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PAGE SIX BLYTrTEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER HEWS CO. H, W HAINE8, Publisher BARRY A RAINES, AjtlStUt PuMUher A A. FREDRICK8ON, Editor PA OLD HUMAN. Advertkln« aUna«*r Sol* National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wlttner Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, alemphli. Entered u second eke* matter at the poat- offic« at Blytherllle, Arkanafct, under act of Con- grew, October >. 1917 •' Member of The. Associated Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the cltj ot Blythevllle or anj luburban town where carrier service la maintained, 250 per week. By mull, within a radius ot 50 miles 15.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three montha; by mail outside 50 mile lone, I12.SO per year payable In advance. Meditations The Lord Is known by the judgment which he execuleth: the wicked Is snared In the wort ot bit own hands.—Psalms 9:16. * * • Heaven takes care that no nun *ecures happiness by crime.—AUleri. Barbs Halloween is over but there still are a lot of pumpkin heads around. * + • Life Is so short, maybe tt'ft belter to go broke than not to to at all. * * * It won't be long until most garden flowers are gone. Right now, mum's the word. * • » Take food care of your furnace—always remember that the heat la on alter a shake-down. • : * •' * * Cheer upl The longer this coming winter last*, the longer it will be before you try to open train windows. , Smear Tactics of 1950 Ill-Adapted to Times Few voters will be able to recall a : political campaign worse than 1950 for • name-calling, mud-slinging- and outright misrepresentation. • To be sure, the electorate has long since grown used to the exaggerations of standard American campaign ora- •tory; 1 If people didn't discount them heavily, they often couldn't conscientiously vote for anybody at all.. Yet this year's, spectacle of candi- / dates-for .high office hurling mud by the bucketful and lacerating each other's character • is a sorry one indeed. It's hard to see how voters could wholly discount all the things that have been said. The caliber of campaigning has been particularly bad in New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and to some extent, California. Candidates have dubbed each other thieves, bums, fakers, grafters, unmitigated liars and Communists. In Pennsylvania, one nominee for high office was chided by his opponent for saying something publicly about him that he knew wasn't true. The candidate replied: "If I say something and you don't deny it, that means it's true." What better measure could you ask of the low level to which political morals have fallen ? You can't help wondering what has . led politicians to conclude that these shrill cries of wolf are effective campaign tactics. The voters certainly have seldom shown any love for this kind of politicking. In New York, for instance, a newspaper quoted one citizen as being so disgusted by the catcalling that he was tempted to write his own name on the ballot. Perhaps these extreme charges reflect an inner tension that runs through all of us in these troubled times. Critical issues beget violent feelings, and people in such a mood will pick up any weapon they can find. The Republicans, for their part, are smarting severely under a long series of reverses in presidential campaigns. Many of their standard-bearers arc apparently willing "to use any strategy they think might pay off. They're in , o near-desperate frame of mind. On the other hand, long tenure in power at Washington seems to have made the Democrats increasingly intolerant of their opposition. They characterize their opponents as "stupid" or "miserable" and act as if there were only one possible point of view in this world. Both these attitudes are ill-adapted to the times. This is a moment for sober attention to vital questions. There is \vido room for legitimate differences of opinion among honest, sincere men. Some of these difcrences ought to cryslnlize «s firm party policies between which voters can fairly choose. To deflect voters' minds into countless irrelevant sidepsitha, ns was done in th« 1950 campaign, is to do them and the country a vast disservice. Democracy is on trial in many quarters of the world. It can't indefinitely stand being discredited here in its American stronghold—as it was discredited this year. MONT3AY, NOVEMBER 18," 1950 Colorful Ernest Bevin Ernest Bevin, Britain's foreign secretary, has an idea that the color of a conference room has a lot to do with whether the meeting is a success or not. He says international gatherings are more apt to flop if the walls of the meeting room are green or brown. Something too somber about these tones, he feels, and that depresses the delegates and pre-disposes them to disagree. ' Now for a good cheerful color that will keep the boys smiling and ; give them that urge to sign on the dotted line, Ernie suggests "sunshine yellow." We've had no report from the psychologists on this yet, but if there's anything to what Bevin says, '• the United Nations ought to revise its interior color schemes pronto in the new UN buildings in New York. Question for the skeptics: "Will yellow really neutralize Red?" Views of Others Bureaucracy 'Understaffed?' From Washington late In October came word that the government bureaucrats have a new worry. With the tide of governmental paperwork already on the rise due to the national emergency and the new agencies being set up to bear a hand,.there is reported a serious, and ,worsening shortage of stenographer!. -Intensive search indicates the supply far smaller, than the bureaucratic demand. "Civil Service," we read, "lias authorized the individual agencies of the government to hire qualified stenographers directly and Immediately—whenever they find one." Tlie worry over recruitments,for Army service, which has set Gen. Hershey to babbling again, must be trivial by comparison with the bureaucratic travia! over the stenographer shortage. With more than two million civilian: employes to handle "directives." the dally or hourly interpretations and changes going therewith and the Interbureau communications; multiplying by the minute, a Inclt of stenographers to record and type them might throw the whole gigantic bureaucratic machine out of gear, stall our governmental paper-work operation and create ultimate chaos in bureau-land. It a taken for granted, we- suppose, that no chief, assistant chief, subchief, chief clerk of a department, division, subdivision, 'brunch, agency, section or subsection can do his job .without his own quota of stenographers. The sum of all these quotas must be gigantic In normal peacetime. Doubtless these Trumanite times have multiplied it over,an.d,over .and the new emergencies are multiplylrrot again. Will It come to the point where the manning, organization and equipment of new military divisions to supply our Imperative defense needs will have to be stopped dead, and all the governmental energies concentrated upon the search for more and more stenographers for the more and more bureaucracies? —NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE So They Say The stupid course . . . would be to have a program which involved laying a wn ger - that peace fa. surely coming, or a wager that* there can be no peace. In the event we wagered badly, we would lose either the war or the peace.— Atomic Energy Commission chairman Gordon Dean. * * • Women themselves are extremely conservative about other women. They still prefer men doctors or lawyers or bosses.—Barnard College president Mrs. Millicent Mclntosh. * » * The conditions of the average man under communism have not improved in 31 years—a full generation since the Russian revolution.— Bernard Baruch. + * * It is all loo easy to adopt laws which, while nimed at the Communists, will ensnare a dozen or a hundred innocent people for every guilty one that is trapped.—California Institute of Technology president U A. Dubridge. » » « We must go through this dark, dangerous and difficult period of years, but I am optimistic about the outcome. Any person who wants to live a • peaceful, quiet, uneventful life, has just, picked the wrong time to live.—David Ullentlinl, former Atomic Energy Commission head. • + « I ask all my countrymen to appeal to the Most High, that the God of our dithers who Has blessed this land beyond all others will, in His infinite mercy, grant to all nations that peace which the world cannot give.—President Truman. • * * I don't see why people are always nagging me. to run for president.—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. 1 » » » The common objectives which make broad compromise possible between the Soviet lenders and the rest of the world are now lacking. A compromise which moves one just a little closer to hie own elimination Is not a compromise.—Dean Acheron. • • « The ballot I* the foundation of our representative government where Individual rights are cemented as from the Creator and not from the itates—Herbert Hoover. Awo it ing the Signo I Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Republican Gains in Both Houses Forecast Some Bloody Battles By PETER Washington EDSON Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA) — The nickname to apply to the next Congress may well be "The Bloody Eighty-Second." For while the De- mocrafs retain nominal control of both' nouses, the slim majorities guarantee that they will be the •=cenes of "battles royal" for the ext two years. The real balance of power in the ext congress will be held by. the Southern Democrats, to a degree far greater than ever'before. Two- thinis of the Democrats In the n e w Senate and slightly over half of the Democrats in the new House ,-— ar e from the Peter Edson South. What this means Is that if Presi- ent Truman wants to salvage any f his.programs—foreign or domcs- ic—his first job will be to make peace svith "the Dlxiecrals. If no such peace is made, there upends a battle for control of the Democratic parly. It will be Dixie- rat vs. Fair Dealers on every con- roversial issue. Some of the southerners, like Seniors Hill and Sparkman of Ala- jama, and Fullbright of Arkansas, lay still be counted as'progrcsslve ather than ultra-conservative on most issues. The lines o[ division re liol sharp. The election of Mike vtonroney. ns senator from Okln- loma to replace Elmer Thomas is s net gain for the liberal wing of he party. But on the showdown. . will be the Southern conservatives, rather than the old New Deal crowd from the-big city Democratic machines In the North who will call the turn in the Democratic caucuses. Byrnes' Stock Goes Up In this Increase in power for the conservative wing of the Democratic Party, the position of James F. Byrnes is not to be overlooked. His election as governor of South Carolina puts him in a position of great strength to take over leadership of the party. It will give him considerable influence in naming the Democratic candidates /or the 1952 presidential race. As a long-shot guess—if the conservatives take over the Democratic Party, the Republicans should be able to win in 1952 with anybody who has even a slight leaning towards progressive and liberal Ideas. If the Republicans should also lead, from conservative strength and choose reactionary candidates, the choice between the two old guards would be a toss up. Cocky as the Republicans should feel over their great gains In both Senate and House, any idea that they got a "mandate" out of this election is just as silly as the Democrats' claim that they got a mandate out of the 1948 election upset.- After all. the GOP did not win control of Congress. It is still the minority party. It Is. however, a most potent minority. If the division in the Democratic Party develops into aU-out warfare between the Dixiecrat and Fair Deal factions, it will be the Republicans who hold the real balance of power. They can sit back and let the Democrats quarrel. Then the Republicans can throw their weight with the conservative faction to ride whatever Truman policies they may not happen to like. . Labor Groups Failed to Gain Their Objectives Perhaps the most significant defeat in the campaign was the complete Hop ol the so-called Labor vote. The CIO's Political Action Committee, AFL's Labor League for Political Education, political action groups of the Railway Brotherhoods, the Independent machinists and mine workers failed to'."deliver the key elections. They failed In their number one objective of defeating Senator Taft In Ohio. Thej failed to elect Jimmy Roosevelt and Helen Gsihagtm Douglas in California. They failed to re-elect Scott Lucas in Illinois, and a host of others. Senator Taft emerges from the election as the undisputed GOP leader in Congress, if not in the whole Republican party. The nex. two years give him his big chances at the presidency. The defeat of ' Democratic Sen Millard Tydings in Maryland was unquestionably a victory for Sen Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin He campaigned heavily ngains Tydings' chairmanship of'the committee which investigated charges of communism in the State Department, and he made more headwas in Maryland than any other state. What this presages is probably a resumption of McCarthy's charges In the next Congress and a demand for new investigations. All of which will contribute greatly to making the 82nd Congress a bloody'battle ground, regardless of whether we ge into a shooting war. IN HOLLYWOC Bv ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent .HOLLYWOOD (NEA) - Exclusively Yours: Jane Wyinan has informed her >r_sses at Warners that she wants a skip the movie tragedy business for the next few years. That's the reason she nixeti the co-starring role opposite Kirk Douglas In "The rravelcrs" lo be Bing Crosby's partner in "Here Comes the Groom." Business is belter-than-cvcr note: Sam Levin, the San Francisco .heater tycoon, built a 2500-scat theater, then Installed only 1220 seata to insure more leg room. Beams Sam: "It's so comfortable you can sleep in any seat. The house is always packed no matter what picture I'm playing." » • » Bill Morrow— he writes Crosby's air show — and Pat Dane, ex-wile of Tommy Dorscy, deny those secret! marriage rumors. . . . Current ou- f jccl oS pinky Tonilin's affections is a job as a Hollywood publicity man. Ava Gardner and lier slFtcr. who quarreled Several mouths axo over Ava's refusal to say "So long" to Frank Sinnlra, have decided that blood U thicker than water. They arc together again. • • * Wherc-lhcce's-Hopc-lhcre's - mo- tlon rlept.: Rob returned from Korea for two added scenes In Bob Welch's "l,cm- on Drop Kid," hops (o New York for iinolher TV show, thru plays onc-nij;hlcrs until his next Paramount movie. « » • Paramount and Van Hc-flin are huddling about the lead in "Night Man." . . . Ginge' Clinic after "Two of a Kind" at Columbia. More flesh-melting. Layedes for Lucille. • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnnz have given their hoped-for stork date priority over their first Independent co-starring picture. Her doctor has assured Lucille that she can be a. lullaby-crooner in 1951. • * • Bookworms will have lo get along without copies of "I Was Ingrld Bergman's Private Secretary!; by Ellen Neuwald. Insrkl's gal Friday keeps turning down offers of hefty See HOLLYWOOD Page 7 hearts. This brings up the firs question: Should West have shiftc to spades at the second Irick? "South w o n with •• the ace o hearts and led the ten of diamonds West played low. and East won with - the king. Second question Should West have hopped up with the ace of diamonds in order ti lead spades? "East now laid down the ace o •spades. casion king. He was able to win th Declarer rose to the oc by • discarding dumm Man." . . . Ginger', Rogers and Greg Bautzcr, the grapevine insists, r , sss, will be married before the end of the year— probably after she com- lte d en for "The iJACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALT) JACOB? Written for NEA Service Glory for Defense Here "In the Metropolitan Championships,'held in New York City In October, a very unusual hand wns the subject of a dispute between two partners," comments a N'cw York, correspondent. "As usual, in such arguments, cnch of them was at fault; but each insists that the other was the chief culprit. "The bidding was enterprising enough to satisfy the most jaded taste, but It didn't have much effect on the real argument, which concerned the play. West opened the queen ol hearts. Bast carefully played the three, and South played the six. "South could^ not, of course, M- ford to win ll'ie first trick, if he did. East would win the first round of diamonds (whenever that suit was led) and clear the hearts, Than West would have the ace of diamonds as entry for the rest of the hearts, "West studied Ihc first trick carefully and 1 c d Ihe Jack ot NORTH (D) IJ V84 43 *AKJ83432 WEST EAST 47632 *A984 VQJ10972 T53 »A75 »KS< 4 None * Q 10 9 « SOUTH *QJ10 VAK6 . 4QJ 10982 N-S vul. North East South 1 * 2+ Pass Pass 1 3N.T. West 1 V Pass Pass Double Redouble Pas» Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q spade continuation in his ow hand and force out the ace of dia monds. Now, of course, West ha to lead lo South, and declare easily won the rest of the trick making his redoubled contract. "This brings us to the third ques lion, should East have led a lo spaile or even any club but lh six Instead of .aylng down the ac of spades? If he hart done so, U contract would have been defeate "Por example. It East leads low spade, South's best play Is win with the ten In his own nan and lead another diamond, til carding the king of spades fro dummy. West takes the ace diamonds »nd leads a spadt Red China Sitting In Midst of Trouble Th. DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service This week (or Hie third successive ar the American Diabetes Asso- atlon, with the cooperation' of lysiclans and local groups In many fferent communities', Is condiict- g a diabetes detection drive. This Is an • Important public ealth measure. Diabetes Is a serl- us disease, especially if allowed to o untreated for too long. Moreover Is common, for something like .Illion persons In the United States one are under treatment. But the main reason for the deletion drive Is that only about half thase who have the disease are ware of their condition. Conse- uently nearly a million people are iking chances with their health hlch would be unnecftsary if they ere under treatment. The drives By DeWlTT MACKENZIE AF Foreign AffaJn Aulyat As a war-weary world awaits tht advent of the Chinese Communist envoys to the United Nations to discuss ,the explosive Korean and Formosan problems, it Is worthy of not* that Red China is sitting in the midst of potential trouble, therefore might be In negotiate. One hastens .to add that doesn't mean Red China la in chastened frame' of mind for she isn't. It is rather to suggest that her' astute leader, General Mao. is bound; to have seen danger In the writing on .Ihe wall, especially since he u the one who has constructed the semi-circle oJ trouble on his borders. Ma* Co-operated With Moicow Mao of course has been working hand and glove with Moscow. Under the 'guidance" of the Kremlin he has been giving strong support to the North Koreans in their war against the United. Nations forces. Latest reports from General Mac-' -ive already proved their value In! Artn « r 's headquarters say the Chi- io.se communities which have i ! lese are 1'°"™? Into North Korea inde the effort. Emt year, for example, four-fifths f the people In Virginia, Minn.. in large numbers. And apart" from the Chinese Reds in Korea, there are 300,000 more ready for action ere tested and 50" were found who' on tne Manch'urlan frontier. :d not know they had diabetes. !ere. then, are 50 people who have much better'chance for life and ealth than they did before. But that Is only part' of Mao's activity. He has be«n aiding the rebels in French Indo-China on his southern border. He has filled Of course it is not enough Just to Bu ™ a with agents. The great and now that one has diabetes. The' stro "S countries of India and Pak- The roper steps must be taken to treat Fortunately better methods of oing this are available today than n the past. In mild cases attention o diet alone may serve to control he disease. In more severe ones isulin is often desirable in addi- to a careful diet. " The use of insulin has also been istan have been put on the alert by China's Invasion of Tibet, north of the Indian sub-continent. Thus far Mao has been stalling out his jone of influence. His operation against Tibet was definitely of that nature, since that 11^* mountain'state is of small valujK him except politically. It'is a sortof mproved. More is known about how' swor d °ver the heads of India and inch to'give and how often. Also Palcl stan. Korea Danger Spot The scene of actual large scale nere are now available several dif- erent kinds of insulin such as the low acting ones which need be tak- n by some patients.only'once a ay. .' ' . SHf-Treatment Is Unwise The main ai mof treatment is to prevent the loss "of sugar In the rine. If this is done most of the ymptoms and complications can brought under control. The pa- ient should not try to do this him- elf since it will result In many fail- res. Also the victim must realize that ,e or she cannot expect' good re- ulls unless the diet and other di- ections prescribed are actually fol- owed. .There are many tragic caths and complications which oc- ur because of a patient's careless- less in following his physician's lirections. East's ace. "East then leads a high club to ummy • (which''has' only clubs eft) and must eventually get the ifth defensive trick in the" shape f a club. No matter how South ilays, he must get locked in the lummy or permit the enemy to et- up a long spade. "And now our fourth question is his: Assuming that each player was guilty Of » crime at the point lescribed, who was more guilty?" The first three . questions are asy. West should have led a s'pade t the second trick .It was clear hat the hearts could not DP brought Perhaps the spades could be leveloped. Having failed to lead spades at he second trick, West should have aken the first diamond in order lead spades. This was very un- ikely to cost a diamond trick ,'hereas failure to do so might cost i spade trick. When West failed to lead spades t either of his opportunities, East hould have led a low spade in- teart of the ace. At that point he ould practically predict what was ;olng to happen, ' Now for the fourth question— s to who was more guilty. I pass. hostilities has been Korea, and that is where we must look for further major . trouble miles diplomacy comes to the rescue as mediator. There is no present likelihood' that the Chinese Communists will tangle militarily with India or Pakistan. Both those countries miintaln strong standing armies and have, huge reservoirs of manpower. Without doubt they would pool their interests in event of attack on either one. • The job to which Mao has bttn assigned, so far as one can see, is to perpetuate the oKrean War with the idea of bleeding the United Nations forces. This crafty scheme naturally is aimed especially at the United States with the Idea oJ whittling her^down to size economl- > cally and militarily. Perpetuation of this struggle might not be difficult for China. She Is reputed to have anythij up to 5,000.000 regular troops 'another 5,000.000 trained mill) which could be armed and put into commission. Peiping- could keep on tunneling these forces down into Korea Indefinitely. Still, while that, appears to be the present program, the Western Powers haven't abandoned hope that China may be made to see reason. Thus the visit of the nine emissaries to Lake Success—H it 1* made—may be a' fateful one. There's no glory in this hand for anybody but South. Each defender was so much to blame th&t should be far to crestfallen argue with his partner. 75 Years Ago Today- Cotton ginned in Mississippi County prior to November 1 ffom the crop of 1935 amounted to 73JD58 running bales. . Last year I10.9S7 bales were glnndd vln the county prior to November 1. < Bethany Faught, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Paught. has been elected president of the senior class of Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. . Young Paught, who is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa fraternity, has been 'outstanding for a number of years in agriculture anrl livestock. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Coldwater. Miss., who lived jrfre he | lor several years, have retunSd to I here for several weeks while Mr. | Veazy Is buying cotton. Flog of State Answer to Previous Puiili \ IJIJI. .IJLIJLI. I T—T—rx:'- 1 \ HORIZONTAL 3 Us 1,4 Depicted is the state flag of 10 Creates 12 Wakens 14 Folio 4 Weary 3 Ireland 8 Highway 7 Diminutive of Susan 17 Enervate 18 Chinese city 19 Lengthens 21 Artificial .language 22 Weaving device 24 River in Tuscany 28 Crack 27 Christmas carol V28 Knight (ab.) 29 Fish 30 Fourth Arabian caliph 31 Till sale (ab.) 31 Escape', 33 Ledger entry 36 Places 37 Norwegian capital 38 Arctic guU 39 Its capital ' Is 45 Accomplish 48 Stuff 48 Shun 49 Pronoun 50 Daubed 52 Entrances 54 Enrages 55 Belongs to It' textile 11 Number 15 Perches 42 Bows slightly 13 Small cylinder 30 Southern state 43 Palm lily 16 Niton (symbol) It Least filled 20 Approval M Famous markswoman oftheU.S.A. Si Runs 34 Seniors 35 Anchors . 40 Unusua 41 Always 44 Peculiar 47 Lair 49 Torrid 51 Silver (symbol) 53 Dipthong 1 Country 2 Piece out

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