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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' " THB COURIER HEWB CO. • H, W HA1NE8. Publisher BARRY A RAINES, AisMut Publisher . A A. fREDRICKSON, Editor -' PAUL D. HUMAN. Ad«erttaln« Muugu ' Sol* National AdterUaini ReprwenUUrn: WkUw» writmer Co,'New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphta. ' ' Entered u wcond clu* nutter >t tht port- etflc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con, October », 1817. Member of Th* Associated Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • By carrier In the city o! Blythevllle or an; •uburban (own when carrier service li maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per ywr, $2.50 for alx months, 1125 for three months; bj mall outside 50 mile aone. 112.50 per rear payable la advance. Meditations And be aid, Go lhy way, Danlrl: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of ihe end.—Daniel 12:9. " : ; * » • Shall man alone, .for whom all else revives, ' • . No resurrection know? Shall man alone, Imperial man! be sown In barren ground, .... .Less privileged than grain, on which he feeds? —Young. Barbs ^ We understand now the meaning of "time Is '.money." If you haven't, the money, you buy on -'time. " i ''***' ~- A collefe professor Bays few married women --swear well. Now, if they'd Just listen to their has- -feands once In a while— . - . ' * . *-. * --. The old lawnmower your neighbor borrowed aeon won't be wh'at It used to be—It'll be your '&nosrshovel. .. , ' . *••'.*•'*' --- , It's a lot eulrr to deliver thf foods in life 'when joo are not afraid of belnf overburdened. v " . *' * - * ... Careful nursing "will cure a lot of things, but .7«eldom a grouch or a grievance. Ipdo-Chind Is the Hot Spot, Not Korea^ Experts Claim ' ^ 'The Chinese Com'mijfiists have turned down &' United Nations "invitation to ^discuss before : the Security Council their, ^intervention in'the Korean war. .:: There can't be'any great surprise in '•'this. .They could not have denied the r : presence of.their troops in Korea, since ; . they have broadcast appeals for "volunteers" for all the world to hear: They rajuld only have tried to offer some :ex• .,'c'uae for their action. ' . But all but one of their possible ex':. cuses would no'fc have carried much '..-weight in the UN. There is evidence that , a good many nations, including the Unit. ed States, would have given considera- ..tion to the Reds' obvious interest in the ! -power dams on the Korean side of the ' Manchurian border. Yet the chances are Mao Tse-tung has other aims as well, which would not ,:«tand UN scrutiny. As many observers have suggested, he may want to prolong 'the war through'the bitter winter, to •• help Reds generally to regain some of ;;their lost prestige in the Far East. •;_< He couldn't easily talk of such things :/to the Security Council. If he chose '••to speak only of China's worries over ;;power dams, he might find himself em- t barrassed by a UN promise to safeguard Kr ' his interests there. Then he'd have no • course but to get out of Korea. • That the Keds have decided not to • come indicates pretty strongly that the W rdams are only part of the story, And . they much prefer to keep the rest of • the world guessing as to what the oth- , er parts are. As Communist forces continue to advance in Indo-China to the south, a .. new theory is emerging that the whole .Korean operation may, in the Reds' view, be merely a diversion. The real show is. Indo-China, some experts are saying. According to this version, everything the Communists arc doing outside that French-defended land is aimed at dis- ' trading the United Slates, Britain and other potential allies of France i 0 " >s argued that for the future of all Southeast Asia Indo-China is vastly more j important than Korea or Tibet or Fori mosa. Indo-China in Ked hands might „ open' up India, Burma, Malaya and In' donesia to relatively easy Communist conquest. Since no western nation has any wish to invade Ked China and get in= volved in a war with her hordes of sol• ';. tilers, Mao is definitely i n a position to thumb his nose at the West. \Ve have , no choice but to go on guessing his motives. But on the chance that he is trying to distract us and scatter our strength, we can al least deny him the opportunity of nuking Formosa an «ffectiv« BLyi-MEVTLLE (ARK.V COURIER XEWS part.-of his smoke-screen. Though he refused to send anyone to the UN to discuss Korea, he has agreed s to dispatch A delegation to talk about Formosa. It's plain any such representatives will only unleash a propaganda bombardment against the West, designed to suggest the U. S. has "invaded" Chinese soil. Aside from its general political effect, this could b« part of the technique of diversion. We should refuse to play the game. We should insist that any Chinese Reds who come before the UN talk first about Korea and secondly about Formosa. If they will not, they should be denied an opportunity to employ the UN for their own imperial aims. They should be sent back to Peking without gaining the UN's ear for so much as a minute. Our strategic position with respect to Mao is not strong. The least we can do is to take advantage of such aces as we have. Views of Others Look at the Property Tax Record, Governor. If. you can believe assessment figures, Arkansas might as well quit trying to get ahead. .Our efforts, our achievements— -so Impressive that they've been written up In national magazines— are of little avail. That's what the,assessment records say. FV>r 21 years ago, In 1929, our state property assessment was 624 million dollars. Now It's put at only 685 millions. In that 21-year period, our people have greatly expanded and improved their farms; have developed a flourishing livestock enterprise; tiav« acquired thousands of new Industries and businesses; have built countless homes; have transformed quiet towns In(o bustling cities;' have Invested hundreds ol millloiij of dollars in roads and streets. Yet our gain in property wealth from all that vast accomplishment Is a paltry 61 million dollar*, If you accept comparative assessments at face value, They are not to be accepted, of course. Such a view would be a slander on the enterprise of our people. What the figures do reflect Is the effort of an overtaxed citizenry to squirm out of some of the ever-Increasing tax burden laid on them in the past 21 years. . • Arkansas has had one of the ^highest over-all millage totals In the 48 states. The final stroke was the adoption of Amendment 40, two years ago. which allows any school district millage the people, will approve. People—especially owners of personal property—have had to assess nominally In self-defense. The shrinking assessments due to predatory rates, cost the schools and counties and cities millions of dollars a year. It sent them scrambling and clamoring to the state tor aid—to come from taxes on grocery bills ana .'incomes' which - are decimated by federal taxes.l . And now-we read that Governor MoMath favors an amendment allowing the counties and cities to hoist their millsge rates. Look at the record, Governor. It shouts the need of an assessment system to get valuations up—not to foster tax-dodging with confiscatory millage rates. You can whip an overloaded horse Just so far, Governor. — ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT You and Your Help Say, lady, do you realize.that,.come January 1, you're going to be part of the Social Security machinery—If you have a cook, maid, gardener, furnace man, handy man, chauffer, practical nurse or baby sitter, and "24-50" applies. Your cook or maid, for example, is covered by the law if she Is paid at least'$50 In cash wages lor work in your home during any quarterly period and she works at least 24 days during the same quarter, or the one Just before it. And get. ready to be a tax collector, lady, and a contributor. All employers of household help, except in farm homes, must deduct one and one half per cent from the help's cash wages and contribute a like amount. At the end of each three months' period, you must send the lax, with a report of wages paid, to the Collector of Internal Revenue. If you're "eligible," lady, you belter be getting ready for your new responsibility—and expense. The only way you can escape it all Is to perform cullnnry and other household duties with your own hands—perhaps with some aid not sufficient to bring you or your part-time help under the provisions of the law. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say I'm not afraid of the job of managing. But I'm afraid of following In the footsteps of the man who went before me.—Jimmy Dykes, upon replacing Connie Mack as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics. '.'.'* * • What happens from now on until early next year will determine the extent to which we must be faced with controls to prevent food price Inflation.—Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan. * » « > The charge of "socialism" is most often made by men who pay i! P service of freedom but mean only their-freedom to exploit others.—sen. Herbert Lehman (D., N. Y.). . '•' ' !•..»,- » • Only on the framework of universal military training can we build an invincible modem Amcr- I lean peace establishment.—American Legion national commander Krlt Cocke, Jr. Yeh, This Colls for a Different Strategy FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, Peter Edson's Washington Column — Stricter Government Controls Are Needed to Stop Inflation «7 A.QUTVfVTrmj /»tr?«, i.> till . _ . , .• • .. -*- ,~J WASHINGTON (NBA) - With he election'all over except the postmortems, it would behoove pollti- ans of both parties to start pay- ng attention to something "really mportant. Namely—dat ole debbil ' iflatlon. . . When President Truman signed the defense production act two months ago, he said he would not Impose price and wage controls unless non-compulsory efforts to stem . Inflation failed. Peter Edson^ So the question is whether the non-compulsory measures applied thus far have curbed Inflation, or whether they have been able to do any good at all. To date there have been half-a- dozen of these actions: • 1—A preliminary tax-increase bill Intended to ' soak up $5 billion of potential spending power. 2 — A voluntary agreement to allocate steel for freight-car construction. 3—A ban on coiistruction of. bandstands, race tracks and 40 "other" types of nonessential luxury building.' 4—inventory controls over 30-cdd critical materials. 5—Federal Reserve Board's new regulations W and X. curbing installment buying arid home repairs. 6—A curb on civilian consumption of rubber. A 35 per cent cutback In the use of aluminum for civilian consumer goods has just been ordered for Jan. 1 by the National Production Authority. Similar orders are expected on copper, nickel and other scarce materials. . ' ' ' Inflation-Hasn't Been Halted Yet There is ample evidence that these comparatively soft and easy measures have by no means stopped inflation, or even scared it. This can be said in spite ol the howls of protest from home-builders, automobile and appliance dealers who claim they are being mined. The prices on rubber and tin, for See EDSON on P»ee 10 N HOLLYWOOD By F.RSKIXE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Guys and Soils: Maybe Nelson Eddy and Jeantte MacDonald ought to be glad icy're out of camera range these ays. There'* a new Hollywood trend o turn every warbler Into a hoofer nd Nelson and Jeanette would robably llnd themselves doing the lucktaouck on the screen. Vic Damone. a singer who's re- eived the report-to-the-dance- lircctor ultimatum along with Doris Day, Tony Martin and Jane 'owell. told me: 'Nick Castle Is teaching me to loof.. He's real good to me. too. N'ever says anything harsh or un- tnd. He just says I'm impossible." Is he afraid of filling Sinatra's hoes at the studio? »u»hs vie: "I c »n always go »c)i to ushering. I started at a heater in Brooklyn making Sl.iO week. Thtn I moved from Brook- yn theaters to the Paramount on Broadway. I used to sin* In Ihe nshtr's dressing room and the bind eader would pass and yell: 'Shaddup! You're making too much noise.' " - * - * A movie fur designer is still blinking. A producer with a story ibout a stenographer called him Tor an expensive mink coat for his tar. "Hut," said the producer, "spray t or something to make it, look Ike an imitation mink. After at!, he heroine's a working girl." "Why don't we sU\rt with an mitatiun mink In the first place?" the furrier wanted lo know, "it will save you a lot of money." The producer coughed and answered : "Don't be foolish. This Ij 3 very Important star." I Want lo Know Why? 'Why Hollywood say such naughty, naughty thinks about me?" That's what Isa Miranda, once Paramount's answer to MOM's to darbo, moaned when I asked her about the tcmpcrmental didoes she Is reported to have pulled In movie- town before the war. Isa's the Italian actress who costarred with nay Mllla'id in "Hotel Imperial." wllh George Brent In "Adventure In Diamonds." then found herself replaced bv Clau- dctle Colbert In "Zaza." '•Temperament! It's not Irur." Isa w»tlfd ."I worked In •' four (vr five days, Suddenly they said mj- English ' wasn't good enough. That night I fell Ilki killing: myself. Sill! now I don' know wh.v 1 wa.« replaced. I oiilj know I wanted lo kill myself." Isa's now the owner of an Oscar for giving the best acting performance In the world In "The Walls of Malapaga." according to Ihe Judges dt the Venice Film Festival, she goes into rcl.c'nrsnl any day no? for Fred Pinklchoffo's sldRe pro ductlon. "Mike McCaulcy." li which iht. playi t ballerina work Ing in the Italian underground. The war prevented her return to Hollywood: and she sold her Hollywood mink coat and jewels to keep alive in Italy. Once, she says, an abscess developed In her hip from the vitamin shots she took when there was no food. She sighed: \ "No anesthetic. I Just drink wine while they are operating on my hip and I am thinking, 'Oh. I want to die glamorous and beautiful like Marlene Dietrich in Hollywood spy pictures. T'/is is no way for a movie star to die.' " Oh, Mama! Arthur Kennedy came right out and confessed to me that it was no lead-pipe cinch pretending that Gertrude Lawrence was anything like Whistler's Mother in 'The Glass Menagerie." "It was her legs," Kennedy whistled. "WVd be playing a mo- '.her-and-sfln scene and I'd get a Blimps* of those Lawrence gams. Brother, sne has beautiful legs." It isn't generally known, hut <ennedy first arrived In Hollywood to test for the role Jole Mc- Crca snagged in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Foreign Correspondent." "I was 25," he said, "but I looked 14. Warners ran the test and I ooked so thin and undernourished that they started giving me brother roles." Kennedy was Jimmy Cagncy's Brother In "City of Conquest," Ida biipino's brother in "Devotion," Kirk Douglas' brother in "Cham- lion," and Donna Reed's brother 'in something I don't even remember." "A lot of times," he shuddered. "I felt like an actor in the 1,' stage of drowning." Kennedy admits to tightening' his belt on Broadway before he hit his stride in hit plays like "All My Sons" and "Death of a Sales- Bian." 'Once I was. sent to John Logan." he related, "as the kind of actor lx>f?iin might help. The lining In my overcoat sleeve was out Twice I tried to shake hands' with Logan am) twice I gave him the lining Instead or my hnnd. Finally I tore the lining out. lore (t up. said 'howjatlo' to Logan and rushed out of his office." to steer declarer away from the right line of play. Today's hand shows how this sort of thing can be done by a wily defender. West opened the deuce of hearts, the Jack was finessed from dummy, and East won with the ace. East thought, long and anxiously about hts return nnd finally hit, upon the seven of diamonds (the best choice). South played low, and West won with the queen of diamonds. West returned a diamond, dummy, played low, East played the ten, and South won with the ace. Now. of course, South hud to get over to dummy with a trump to discard his losing daimond on the king of hearts. When he did so. West naturally played the Jack ol spades on the trump that South led to dummy's king. . Declarer discarded his losing diamond on the king of hearts, as planned, and wondered what to do next." If the jack of spades were nn "honest" card, it was vitnl to return a trump and linesse the nine. If West were false-carding with the jack-ten, South had to rely on the club finesse. After a brief huddle, he led the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Use Board Entries To Best Advantage Every experienced player is familiar with the. problem of not being able to get to dummy quite a* often M necessary. In such hands It is all the more Important to use every entry to dummy to best advantage. Equally, It \n Important for the defenders, In such hands 17 • QS54 South 1* 3* Pass NORTH *K2 VKJ95 * J63 + ft 1065 EAST * 10763 V A 10 8 3 4K107 *74 SOUTH (D) * AQ9854 «• A9I + AJ3 Both vul. Weil North Pass 1N.T. Pass 4* Pass Eul Pass P«si Opening; lead—V J Child Marriages Common in Nepal By DeWITT AP Foreign Affaln Analyst Tlie report persists that baby king Gyanendra of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, on the northern frontier of India, has been married to a granddaughter (age not given) of his Prime Minister as a political expedient. Denial of the story by the Nepalese ambassador to India hasn't Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILBOY, D. O. One of the most .remarkable stories In the Bible Is that of the meeting of Jesus and the "woman of Samaria," at Jacob's Well, near the Samaritan clty.of Sychar. It is recorded in the fourth chapter of John. It is remarkable for various things besides Us major delcara- tion of the Messiahship of Jesus, and His words concerniug worship. It meeting was remarkable that the should have occurred at all. for it was contrary to custom and the assumed proprieties of the time chat a man and woman should have thus been conversing In a publio place. When the man was a Jew and the woman a Samaritan, it was all the more amazing, as the woman herself Indicated In her question to Jesus. This aspect of the incident Is important as It revealed how Jesus lived above the conventions and prejudices of His day, practicing In His relationships the principles of the kingdom of • love that He had come to establish: But the great importance of the Incident was In the-statement of Jesus concerning worship in spirit and in truth. Nowhere else, ex- ceptit lie in later chapters of John, is the statement concerning God as a'spirit, and true worship.-quite so clearly enunciated. How did it come that so great a declaration should have! been made, to a woman, whose questionable character Jesus mildly but pointedly brought out? • - •• Was It that he saw in this woman, beneath her unconventional "sex life." as one might -call it today, the elements and possibilities of a' nobler character, which seemed • to emerge as she went In to the city? • •. , Be that as it may, here is set down the greatest declaration concerning God and worship. Later translations omit the "a," saying only- "Ood Is spirit.." This is conformable' with God's where. In an age of being radio, every- has taught us to know that physical vibrations are everywhere present, we can comprehend-.more easily the mystery of X3od as Spirit; everywhere manifest, and • everywhere to be worshiped. The. woman's question concerning Jerusalem and -'this mountain" was historically apt. The tendency had.been, as to some extent It Is today, to localize worship in certain sacred places. At'one period of reform in the religion of Israel a definite effort had been made to center, all worship in 'Jerusalem, as a barrier against the idolatrous worship In. the "high places." But the worship of God in spirit and in truth is the natural outcome of the recognition of_ God's spiritual presence everywhere. What does it mean to worship God. in spirit and in truth? It means that worship is something more than bowing down, and p r- 'ormlng certain rites. It means a >erception of God as the one su- Jrcmely good, the source of righteousness and truth; and it nenns the yielding of the heart and. mind to the quest of the knowledge of God and the dl- ine will. . / As a friend used to say to me. 'No- religion is true that It not as >road as a man's whole Hfe." The spirit of man controls his wrtile icing, and worship In spirit Is the whole man reaching out toward "•od. That worship can. and must, be wherever mnn is; and hol3' >laces are holy only as they help ten of clubs from dummy and let It ride for a finesse. West couldn't be sure what Hie situation was, but he could make a pretty shrewd guess. He therefore played a low club on dummy's ten—without the slightest telltale hesitation. This play steered declarer In the wrong direction. The club finesse had succeeded. SurQly, the right play was to reepat the club flne.isee rather than try a tnmip finessee that might not even be necessary. Of course West won the second round of clubs. He then led third club, permitting his partner I ruff. This set the contract al once. If West had won the first round of clubs, declarer would have made his contract. Regardless of West's return, South could get to dummy with the queen of clubs in order to take the trump finesse. the omnipresent omnipresent God. quest of the to laa* killed It. This Is a sequel _ ,„ week's sensation when three-rear- old Gyanendra's grandfather King Tribhuvana, was deposed by prim« Minister Maharajah Mohun Bham- sher.jang Bahadur Rana. and fled into exile In New Delhi, India, The Prime Minister placed the baby on the vacant throne. The key to this Himalayan dramt^l is the fact that the king Is only' 1 .! a figurehead and that the hereditary Prime Minister Is the real ruler ot the realm. The Prune Minister 1 ! family has controlled the thron* since 1867. As the result of his action in deposing the king, who wa* bent on liberalizing the government, he now Is battling aui uprising by the so-called Congres* Party which supports the monarch. Child Marria<e« Common Amazing as such a child marriage would seem to Western peoples, It Isn't an event which would cause much surprise in Nepal, or in other neighboring Asiatic countries, for that matter. Child marriages have been going on In that part of the world from time immemorial, although the practice has decreased greatly in the more progressive countries .like India. Many of the marriages-have been made for the sake of uniting old families of wealth or rank. In cases where both parties have been very young, the ceremony has been a, formality and the couple haven't set up house-keeping until they were old enough. In instances where the boy has been much older than his baby bride, he has waited until she reached maturity before the marriage was consummated. Unfortunately. however, child marriages haven't been confined to such moderate Cases. It long ago became a widespread practice ln/^ many eastern countries for grownM men-to marry little girls as youngT 7 ' as five, and set .up -housekeeping forthwith.- ' The results of course have been . tragic •• beyond : words. During my visits to India I heard appalling accounts of such practice. Marria { rs Restrained . Things got so bad that back in 1929, while India was still part of the British Empire, the Indian legislature passed an elaborate act on the census of. 1921, the number of married girls under fifteen was at follows: Under the,age of 5—218.W3; between 5 and 10—2,016.681; between 10 and 15- «,330,207; total, 8,565 357 The number of girls married before completion of their fifteenth year was set at 25,168,585. - Under the restraining act, a child and defined as' a girl under 14 boy under 18. Punishment was-provided not only for the contracting parties to an Illegal marriage but for anyone performing or directing such a marriage. - : Since those days there has been a vast decrease in child marriages in India, though fhey still .persist in some circles. The result has been M an great increase in health and' happiness. • Another practice, which was indirectly related to child marriage, also has been done away with. That was suttee—the custom under whick. a hindu widow immolated herself on her husband's funeral pyre. Naturally the girl bride of an elderljvman was almost certainly condemned to this horrible death. 15 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Guard, and daughter. Molly Frances, Mr. and Mrs. E, J. Heaton and L.'ur. Ross, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Guard, and family of Caruthers- vllle, drove to Equality, III.. Sunday to attend a birthday dinner tendered C. A. Guard, father of the two Guards, and brother of Mrs. Heaton and Mr. Ross. It was Mr. Guard's 74th 'birthday. Mmes.-W. A. Stickmon, J. E. Patterson, Curt Edwards. Raleigh Sylvester and Gus Eberdt will attend a meeting of the Grand chapter o the Order of. the Eastern Star (I' Little Rock Tuesday and Wedm day. 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