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PAGE EIGHT THE BLVTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS • 7HB COURIER NEWS CO. a. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A RAINES. Assistant Publisher A A. PREDRICKSON, Editor / PAUL D HUMAN, Adverttring Manager Sol* Nation*! Advertising Representative*: Wmilaw WItmer Co, New Sfork, Chicago. Detroit, AtUnU. UemphJ*. Entered *• wcond clau matter at the post- office »i Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- treu, October >. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the'city ot Blylhevllle or anj •uburbin town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. Bjt mall, within a radius ot 50 miles 15.00 per year. (2,50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; bj mall outside 50 mile mone, 112-50 per year payabl* In advance. Meditations One nun oi you shall ch&ce a thousand: for th* Lord your God, be it is that flfhtelh for you, . iU be hath promised you. Take rood heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.—J«hua 23:10, II. • * * * One on God's side Is a majority. —Wendell Phillips. Barbs j Maybe youthful writers live in attics because they can't live on first stories. * * * . Durlnf hunting- season, says ft game warden, • gun should be loaded with caution. And ft hunter with good old common sense. • . » « « A doctor advises against letting yourself gel too fat. A word to the wide is sufficient. * - • • Two Kentucky men were »hol In ft drunken brawl »f(er a crap fame. II sounds »s if the dice wen loaded, too. * * * Front door collectors are usually unpopular, yet a lot of people always ask them to come back. Emergency Cutbacks Won't Put U.S. on a Starvation Diet Before our armed forces began pushing the North Koreans back toward the Manchurian border, it was realized that the greatest test of American mettle would come when victory seemed assured and the Communist threat reduced. Then would come the uaual cries to ease restrictions imposed by the emergency, the usual demand to "get the boys home by Christmas." Sure enough, we were beginning to hear just that sort of talk after Allied ; armies captured Pyongyang and set out after the remnants of the North Korean forces. The intervention of Communist China silenced that talk. Whether China has a limited aim, as the most seasoned observers are saying, or wants to push us out of Korea, her stepping into the war will make it far easier to exact sacrifices from the American people. But we ought to appreciate here and 'now that the kind of sacrifices we probably will be called upon to make in the next year or so will neither crush our liberties nor drastically reduce our booming standard of living. The economic experts put their finger on the most significant feats in the 1951 picture: Production in many key lines of consumer goods will be cut below the frequently record 1950 levels to allow for armament output; but almost without exception that reduced production will still be better than any other year in U. S. history except 1950. Thus, under present arms plans, we're hardly in for a starvation diet. We'll still be getting heavy output of automobiles, refrigerators, washing machines and many other household appliances. Our leaders will be belter stocked than ever. In the clothing field, \ve may have to accept some substitute materials, but otherwise output will be high. OC course the prospect is dimmed a little by the likelihood that both prices and taxes will soar upward. Both individual income levies and corporate taxes are due for another boost, though personal taxes aren't expected to rise above World War 11 peaks. Yet, if anyone asked you if you'd fool badly off if things were just a little worse than in 1949, the chances are you'd say no. So, unless the Chinese arc leading us to World War 111, none of us need view 1951 as if we were heading for a Spartan life patterned on depression models. We'll still be fat for all our "sacrifices." Hats Off to the Eagles • The Fraternal Order of E«gl es ga ve « heartening display of human compassion the other day. The organization handed the President a ?1000 check to •tart a Harry S. Truman Foundation for the health and educational welfare of the children of "those men who die while serving so faithfully in protecting the life of our President." Such a fund would, of course,,be of immediate and specific benefit to the young stepdaughter of Private Leslie Coffelt, the White House guard who gave his life in defending Mr. Truman against assassination. It's a good idea, and the Eagles ought to get a lot of help on it from sympathetic people all over the country. BLY-rHEVTL.LB, (ASK.)' OOURIEB NEWS Views of Others Aid to Red China Our government seems to have a chronic weakness for shipping war materials to our potential enemies. We helped the Gemjans run the blockade during the early part of World war I. We let vital materials go to Italy even after sanctions had been applied by the League of Nations. We sent vital materials to Hitler's Germany long after it was evfdent that Hitler wai getting ready to fight the:world. We tinned on even a greater scale In our shipments of petroleum products and scrap metal to Japan. Now Victor Riesel and others are hitter in their denunciation of our shipments to Hed China. Why do we persist In this policy? It Is partly because we bungle In nrest ot our international negotiations, it is a concomitant of our Inconsistent foreign policy. Yet there is sometimes an extenuating angle that the public has difficulty In grasping. Our ambassador to Japan, Joseph C. Grew, defended shipments of vitaJ materials to Japan until the eve of war. He contended that Japan was ready to declare war on us the moment we stopped those shipments, but that, in our state of unprepared- ness, it was necessary to hold them off for a period of time. While we were shipping materials to them we were, by intensive effort, bettering our own military position relatively more rapidly than was Japan. President Roosevelt seemed to nave concurred in this opinion. Under the present situation the seeming obstinacy and stupidity of our Commerce, Treasury. State and Defense Departments may be Justified' by their secret knowledge that these shipments have been buying off Chinese Reds from attack- Ins in Korea. Of course, there can oc logic only for a moment In such a procedure. But It may be that the government thinks that the saving of the situation for the moment Ls of paramount importance. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say The action of the United Nations in almost unanimously backing a strong stand in Korea, greatly Increases the outlook for an effective peace organization.—Sen. Tom Covmnlly. » * * When this country is busy in one spot vou can be sure Ihe Russians are busy somewhere else While we were licking them with the Berlin airlift, they were in Asia communlzing China.—Adm. Louis E. Denfeld. * * * The root of an epileptic's trouble is not his ailment so much as the community's misunderstanding.—Mrs. Dixie Yahraes, mother of an epileptic. * * * The time Is past tor our Secretary ot State to shake hands with the representative of Stalin. If there Is to he any appeasement let the Initiative be made by Communist Stalin.—u c p. Edith Nourte Rogers <R., Mass.). * * * Jf Ihc United States does net correct the wrongs and Injustices done to the red men, the Hop! sovereign nation shall be forced to go before the United Nations,—Hop! tribal leaders, In a Idler to President Truman. Learning the Hard Way HCL—Added Ingredient Frozen foods, baby foods, toasters, television sets, and lotions which help women give themselves "permanent waves" are going to get more attention In the Bureau of Labor Statistics' new consumers' price index. Watching It balloon, you might never suspect that the index was weighted. But the government's consolidated figure, like the highly regarded one of the National Industrial Conference Board, attempts to measure the effect ot each commodity's price changes on the total of living costs In proportion to the use of Hint commodity by the average family. Big items like food, fuel, clothes, and rent "weigh" more than lotions and baby foods, toasters and televisions, but the lalter's growing importance is now to be recognized. If it is any consolation, you may wish to note that according to the Indexes of both the BLS and the NICE the cost or living is still slightly below the 1948 level. However, It has risen more than 4 per cent since March and retail prices do not yet reflect rises in efrect. It Is Interesting to note that there had been a considerable price rise between March and July, when Korea started panic buying of many commodities. It occurs to us that one Ingredient of higher living costs which does not appear in the Indexes Is income (axes. Of course, [axes of many kinds —excise and property taxes especially—do add to prices. It has been estimated that half the cost of a loaf of bread, a ton of coal, pr • pair of stockings is due to taxes on producers, processors, and sellers. But the recent increase in income taxes will show in prices only as the Uxes succeed In compensating themselves through higher profits or wages. Meanwhile, millions are feeling the increase as a direct boost In HCL. It will not be strange if they demand » strict accounting as to how their money Is spent. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR .WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 15, 1950 Peter Ed son's Washington Co/urn WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Wis- insin Sen. Joe McCarthy pulled new one in a political speech In Washington just before election He charged that at the end oj the war, some 120.000 tons of VS. Army ammunition,' worth billions of dollars, were dumped into the ocean. At the same time, he said, Chiang Kai- shek's guns were silent for want of shells to halt the Communists. There are presented below ver- ,-._ from the prepared text ol Senator McCarthy's speech. Following lhat are excerpts of a ,-eport on Ihls subject by Maj.-Gen. Edward F. Witsell. the Adjutant Genera! of the Army. Read the record and draw your own conclusions: Sen. McCarthy: "When the war with Japan ended, there was stored in India—as a way station to China —billions ol dollars worth of Lend- Lease arms and ammunition. "For eight months.. 18 liberty jhips were being loaded with those mountains of ammunition. Loaded, Ihey left the port and returned ;mply time after time to be re oaded and leave again. One hun Army's Records Differ Greatly From Story by Sen. McCarthy WASHINGTON -(NBA)— Wis- rtrPrf .„,< t™ ,v, ^ . . . -/ Russia's Real Aim Unknown to China Peter Etbon jatim excerpts and twenty thousand tons of ammunition those ships took from the ports of India. Yet every day during this eight-month period the artillery of Chiang Kai-shek remained silent for lac' of ammunition. "Why? Because under State Department planning, the orders were dump this miles at sea. , ammunition 200 "One hundred and twenty thousand tons of ammunition dumped in the Pacific Ocean. When I. heard this story, I couldn't believe It We sent investigators over to check and found it was true. Finally u'e got a letter from Maj.-Gen. Witsell General Witsell admits that this ammunition actually was dumped in the Pacific Ocean. But of course there is the usual double talk . the claim that the ammunition was corroded ... as though a rusty bomb wouldn't kill a Communist as dead as a shiny bomb!" True or False? That's the end of the excerpts from Senator McCarthy's speech Tills was duly taken to the Penta- question of request for before Senator McCarthy- got hot. The person to whom General Wit-sell's letter was originally written was not revealed, as a con.'i- dential correspondence matter Presumably it was some other" congressman or high government official. It was not written to Senator McCarthy. No other report was are excerpts from General gon with the simple "True or false?" and comment. After a few hours' search, copy of a letter on this subject.'written by General Wltsell. was found in the files. Date of the letter was ie hun- July 17. 1947. This was three years found. Here Witsell's letter: ". - . War Department records reveal that ... on V-J Day, .some ammunition remained in the U.S. supply channels which, due to Its markings, could be identified as Lend-Lease to China. "Due to storage conditions in many instances in outsirJe dumps' during the seasonal monsoons • or even if placed in bashas native storage depots. It became extremely deteriorated and corroded. Chinese Agreed to Disposal "This matter was discussed with representatives of the Chinese supply mission and representatives of the Chinese army in India at which time it was decided that the most practicable disposition for this ammunition was to destroy It. This was not a unilateral decision mode by the United States Army The Chinese representatives present agreed, nnd a Chinese army officer signed shinoine tickets authorizing See EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) - There may b« a howl from America's mothers, the youngsters and the milk industry, but I have to report today that Paramount's new 10- year-oid-kid star drinks wine instead of milk with his meals. But just a small glass, please. Adolescent imbibing In France is as ,'re.spcctable as junior's com Hake chomping in the U. S. and Jacky Oencel. who is French, knows his vintages like Junior knows his box tops. Jacky, who has appeared In 16 French movies, Is at Paramount to play a French war orphan «-ho Is adopted by Blng Crosby and Jane Wyman in Prank Capra's "Here tomes the Groom." The studio sent Irving Ashsr to Paris to find, a not-too-pretty French moppet who could give' Crosby a rough time of It in the 1 , film. Asher looked at over a tl-ou-i sand French kids. I Jacky. wilh his Jimmy Cajney jaw, slrtn s y mop of hair, and U nose spread all over his faro. B nt Hie job rlesplle his complete lack of English. j Now Jacky's learning hU llnw in English, sipping his wine nnri writ-1 ing home to 'his parents in Paris lhat already he knows how io say, 'I'll punch you in the nwe" in English, it's in the script. Red Skelton's observation on N'ew York TV shows: "They're bringing back vaudeville' to kill It at a more convenient I time." • • • Patty Andrews Is denying that she'll sprint Io the altar with a mysterious suitor about the same time her almost-cx-hn.sbanrt Marty Melchcr weds Doris Day. . . . Marie Wilson has been secretly testing for the comedy lead in RKO's "Two Tickets to Broadway." White House Visitor Edward Arnold, back on the screen for the first time In six months in "Dear Brat." lnt.s iiie rond for a six-month stage lour of 'Apple of His Eye" Dec. 26. He explains his lack of movie work with: "I r"«s (hey Jiisl jot ilrcrl of my face." "Mr. Picsldcnt," hi* »irshow, will) be broadcast from cities on the stage tour. The show is in Its fourth year, with Eddy grinning: "I'm just lucky that Dewey didn't try to get the Job." • * • Dorothy Shay, who is dragging night-club stay - at-homers away from their TV sets with her hillbilly chanting at a local night spot, has a new song with a. marathon title: "If it Wasn't for Your Father, Would Your Mother Be Your Mother? So Remember Dad on Mother's Day." *. • * Millionaire HunUiigton Hartford of the A. and p. fortune bought the film rights to William Saroyan's short play, "Hello. Out There" and shot it with his wife. Marjoric Steele. as the star. Now Hartford's wrapping the footage. . . . Their friends are groaning about the careening of the Barry Sullivans' marital boat and arc predicting a divorce. . . . Tony Beauclwmp. husband of Sara Churchill. Is still waiting for the green light on his MOM acting career. The studio announced him for "S.AIers Three" then replaced him with Dan O'Her- lihy. Damone's Xo Dope Vic Damone, the warbler, argues that, he's no moth where glitter spots are concerned and that rte hasn't met half Ihe girls he's been lirkal with In newsprint. "Once (hey had me snip* out «ilh Arlcnc ll.ihl. Look, i never «rnt O .,i with Arlene. Lex Barker's '00 bl(T l guy." • • • Inside on why Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis aren't rushing ( 0 the nearest Justice of the peace Is Tony's midget salary at TJI Tony told me: : "I have my wliole family here In support. Why shonlrl I rush Into marriage? Maybe n«t year. Mayhp tomorrow. What am I saying?' Next up for Tony: "The Son of Ali Baba." Tony (Tioanctl: "They're making a male Yvonne de Carlo out of me." : • •. • CliUidettc Colbert nixed a radio cries based on "Tho. Eg ; aurt I" character*. She »as afraid u would lay one. . . . Hedy Lemarr and Liam O'Brien, brother of Eddie, were a twosome at the Chianti. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NBA Service When in Doubt Use Suit Contract A doubtful no-trump contract is likely to be more dangerous than a doubtful suit contract. The value or the trump suit is that it will usually stop the enemy's long suits This may be seen in a hand taken from a recent tournament. It was all right for South to pass WEST AKJ7S V832 NORTH + Q10 ¥ A J 10 0 5 « KJ4 + 632 BAST 4 A84 + A9, Soqtb Pass 1 N. T. Pass • 107 + KQI084 SOUTH (D) + 9532 VQ7 « A9S2 ' +J75 N-S vul. West North Pass I * Pass Pass Pass Pass East Pass Double Opening lead—+ 6 the double of one no-trump. For one. thing, he had no suit of his own to bid and could not be sure lhat North had a live-card heart, suit. Moreover, he wns right In following the o I d motto "Don't scream until you're hurt," For nil he could tell. West might bid; and then North-South would be out of trouble. North had no such reason to pass. He knew thai he had a fine five-card heart suit. He also knew lhat he was in trouble, If he passed. Ihe auction would be over; there was no hope than an opponent would bid and thus take him oui of his misery. Al no-trump, Soulh did not fart Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN" P. JORDAN', M.D. Written for NBA Service Step by step the conquest of tu- Jwculosis goes forward. There was scarcely a family of a generation ogo which did not lose loved ones carried away by this grim reaiwr Today the situation Is vastly different and many.of us have not known of a case of the disease among our relatives for 40 years. But tuberculosis is not yet wiped out even though the end Is in sight The end Is in sight, providing m actually use those methods of lighting it svhfch are now known. To win this war Is .Important, since advanced tuberculosis Is i danger to life. Treatment of 'tuberculosis has been greatly Improved over the years and young Bill who might have died from It 50 years ago today stands a good chance of recovering and getting back to his Job. His chances are better, though, if the disease Is found early. Moreover he is not so likely to Infect his wife and kids. For tills reason one of the most hopeful developments of recent years which may yet drive the final nail In the coffin of tuberculosis Is the community survey Thanks to technical Improvements with the use of X-rays it is now possible to take films of the chests of millions of people at small cost. These miniature X-ray films are not quite as reliable as the full-sized ones, but they do reveal anything suspicious and then a regular film can be made. ' Many People Are Helped What makes these small film, particularly valuable is that th»y permit so many people to have X- rnys taken and thus serve to discover unsuspected cases of the disease in the early curable stages. Tliis idea of community surveys Is no wild dream or untried scheme It was probably'tried first in. Sa- vannsh. On., where nearly 75000 residents appeared voluntarily 'for chest X-rays. Since then other cities. Including Seattle, Washington. Cleveland, o and Washington, D.C.. have carried out surveys. At the present the largest campaign of all is taking place in Los Angeles and If the people cooperate that city will probably exceed Cleveland's total of nearly 700,000 chest X-rays. well. West opened the six of ipades. dummy .put up the queen md East won with- the ace. East returned the eight of clubs, and West won with the nine. After some thought, he cashed the ace of clubs to unblock : his partner's -.ult. He then laid down the king >f spades, and East carefully dropped the eight. . . West next looked around for an entry to his partner's hand. He tried a low diamond, fearing that his partner might have the ace of hearts. Dummy played low East put up the ten, and South won with the ace. Declarer now had to take the heart finesse to have -my play at all for his contract This lost to East's king. East thereupon cashed the rest of his clubs and returned the four or spades. West was able to win with the seven of spades and cash his jack -for the tenth defensive :rick. Declarer was down. 1100 at a contract of one no-trump. If North had bid two hearts Instead of passing, there would have been a different story to tell. At the worst, he would have' played the hand at" two hearts doubled. fie would' make four hearts and three diamonds, 'thus losing only 200 points instead of 1100. As a matter of fact, North might not have lost any points at all. The opponents might have played the hand at three clubs instead of doubling two hearts. East might very easily lose two hearts, two diamonds-, and i spade, for a one- trick set. < In short. North showed more courage than brains when he passed the double of one no-trump. By DtWITT !*»«*..„„.«.. AP Ferrlm Attain Aa»lr«t We folks of the Western world ,u, ow r° r at least shou| d know br this time-that Moscow Is behind the Communist aggression in Kore* We know that this is part ol th. Soviet plot to throw us off bilanc* militarily, and at the s*me tlrn.v bleed us economically so as to whjM t(e us down to Russia's size. r* However, the people of Asia u * whole don't know these facts. Even the millions of Red China, who .", so vitally concerned, don't know them. On the contrary the Chinese have been bombarded by the Communist government at Peiplng with propaganda (imt they are resisting American aggression in Korea. Thev are being fold that Ihe United States | 5 bent on a program of imperialism in the Orient, As a matter of fact, well Informed Chinese Nationalist quarters tell rn« there is considerable doubt wheth er the Chinese Communist leader General Mao Tze-Tung, has figured out yet Just what his position Is as regards the Russians. Many think he pictures himself as having an equal partnership in the creation i't " Brent Communist empire In which rana will play ttie leading Asiatic iUio Due for Awakening If that is what he thinks, he is due for a rude awakening before long. He certainly is playing an Important part In the creation of , Communist empire, but neither China nor any other satellite has equal partnership with Russia. The sovereignty of each and every one of them rests in Moscow. They are lust cogs in the Soviet wheel. The foregoing 1, an important prelude to the projected appear auce of a Chinese Communist rtel^ gallon at the United Nations tP discuss the explosive Korean situation .which has In It Ihe possible makings of another global war. The aim of the peace organization is to neutralize China by convincing her that the U.N. forces haven't any designs on her territory, and plan the creation of a united and democratic Korea which will In no way threaten China. Broadcasts Inaugurated Coincidently, Generalissimo Chi- ig Kai-shek, the Nationalist leader, has Inaugurated dailv broadcasts Io the mainland from his headquarters on the Island of Formosa. These messages call on Chinese troops not to fight against the United Stales and the other members of the United Nations, who are the friends of China. Yesterday for instance, the "Gimo" broadcast'"I wish to tell you this plainly When Chou En-Lai (Chinese Communist premier in Peiping) arid Mao Tze-Tung (Communist president) send you to fight In Kor«a they dp.not do It for Chlna^nor for Korea, but entirely for "Soviet Rupsia." ' The Nationalist broadcasts have been calling on the Chinep troops in the Communist armies '_ revolt where they can. And Nationalist quarters say some mutinies nave.been reported. In any event, ihese daily messages are bound to iielp spread the truth about'"Moscow's true designs in the Par East. 75 Years Ago Today J. C. Hlis of Barfield, and W. H. Holcomb, of Memphis, have 'purchased the H. Highfill Implement company, which they will operate under the name of the Ellis Implement Co., with Mr. Holcomb as manager. Ke has already ' taken charge. - " Mrs. Jim Harwell and Mrs. T. L. McHaney were guests of Mrs. Charles Penn when she entertained the Younger Set Bridge club Tuesday for lunch and a bridge game. Miss Peggy McKeel won high and Mrs. Allen Huddleston. second ' ilgh. A son was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Berfielrt. of Pana, 111. Before her marriage Mrs. BUM Held was bliss Sara Lang, daugl^ ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lang. Ocean Mammal Answer to Previoui PiuzJ* • HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,5 Depicted mammal 9 H lives in Ihe 10 Perfect 12 For what reason? 13 Type of fur 15 Cooking vessel 17 Sloth 18 Root word forms ZO Behold! 21 Diminutive of Stanley 23 Unoccupied 25 Drove 26 Deprivation 27 Depart 28 Hebrew deily 29 Correlative of eilher 30 Negative reply 31 U produces valuable 33 Cut 36 Prescribed amount 37 Domeslic slave 38 Preposilion x 39 Legislative bodies 45 Exists 46 Bite 48 Mercenary 49 It is -— able to walk on land , 50 Sletvilcss garments 92 Communion plat* 54 Color lUfhUy 55 Winter . pretiplUUan 1 Dry grasa 2 Near 3 Repos* 4 Ask 5 Storage pit 6 English slalesman 7 An (Scot.) 8 Fold 9 Ils body is yellowish 11 Sprawls 12 Cleanse 14 College degree (ab.) 1611s have Jong rjaws 18 Signs 19 Quiets 22 Crude creami of tartar 24 Sorrowi 31 Norse fod 32 Style of architecture 34 Vegetable 35 Nuisance 40 Level 41 Bird's home 42 Article 43 Bugle call 44 Dash 47 Light touch 49 Fresh 51 Mixed typ« 53 Toward

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