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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 22, 1950
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FACT SIX BI/TTHEVTLT.K (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W HA1NE8, Publisher ' HAJIRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Uuugcr Sol* N»tlon»l Advertising Representative*: Willaw Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis! Entered ai second class matter at the port- olflce it Blytrieyllle, Arkansas, under acl ol Contress, October 9, 1(11 Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES:' By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any lUburban town where carrier service U maintained. 25c per wedlc. / By mall, within a radius o! 50 miles $5.00 per yeir. »2.50 (or six months, »1.25 (or three months: b; mail outside 50 mile acme, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The way of peace Ihejr know not; and there is no judgment In their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever ffoefh therein •hall not know peace.—Isaiah 59:o. • * * The very thing that men think they have got the most of, they have got i the least of; and that Is judgment.—H. W. Shaw. Barbs You can't blame old-fashioned elderly women for being proud of their gray hair. It's perfectly natural! ' . * . * t Bandits got $3000 from an east coast doctor's «afe. It might Interest other doctors to know his collection methods. * * « Maybe the best suggestion for speedier mall , delivery, ladles, Is don't give those letters to hubby i to mall. * » * A ttrrlfic demand for pennies h»s the government turning out more than eight million a day. What's a penny good for—except tax? * * ' • Some women who would go through anything for friend hubby, start with his bank account. Our Liberty Is Cause Enough For Fervent Thanksgiving The year 1950 brought us a war we never dreamed of in a place called Korea of whiph we knew little. It brought death and pain and new-taxes and chaf- .• ing controls—and the promise of more. It has seen no lessening of the Communist threat which hangs - over the free world. Rather has that menace grown, despite tremendous eforts on our part to reduce it. And so we find ourselves getting a bigger Army and Navy and Air Force, though "peace" ha s been the order of the day for a mere five years since World War II. ; All the world seema beset by strife . and strain. There is almost no quiet corner any more. Far-off Tibet, land of lost horizons, has tumbled off its high pedestal into the turbulent news of the day. What's next? Bali? Switzerland? Little America? Yet it wouldn't be right to say we have nothing to be grateful for on this new Thanksgiving Day. We have much to be glad about. Of course, our bountiful crops and thriving industry which together are lifting us to a plane of living we've never before enjoyed. Our nagging anxiety over what's in store for us tomorrow can't wholly mar the bnsic material satisfactions an unmatched prosperity is bringing us. But beyond all this we can be happy that liberty i s still a word with meaning for us as individuals. All the turmoil and anguish of the times have not yet robbed us of that freedom which is our greatest hope for fulfillment. To be sure, the danger from the Red enemy has spread an uncommon fear among us. Many frightened people have been spurred to accuse others of subverting our liberties, too often on frail or non-existent evidence. By their charges they themselves have put our heritage in danger. But essentially it is still intact. We can walk the land with beads held high. We are still free to build sound character and purpose in ourselves and our children. We are slili £ree to think pretty ' much as we please, to build the kind of life we want to work for good within ,,ur homes and beyond them. And free to vote as we think best. We should be deeply thankful we still have these things. And we should recognize clearly that having thorn imposes on us a Heavy responsibility.'For .In the wise individual uses of freedom lies the greatest assurance that freedom, as a fundamental of our lite shall never vanish. once over lightly— By A. A. Kretlrlckson During my not-too-long and ful life as a bargain hunter, I've absorbed a good bit of the advertising copywriter's art in magazines and newspapers, over the radio, on billboards nnd on handbills. I'm also addicted to reading the labels on candy bars and patent medicine bottles. In the process, I've been Intrigued by some ads, gulled by some, amused by others and annoyed by still others. Currently, however, there is a form of advertising abroad In the land that Is sticking crosswise in my craw and threatening to nauseate me. 1 Eim speaking of the new low to which the television industry has sloojxid in an effort to lierinlc its wnrcs to the gullible American public. 1 didn't mind nil the razzle-dazzle about the niirnclcs of modern science that one can have planted In Ills own living room. I don't mind Hop.ilong CJissidy being elevated to juvenile sainthood or a wooden-headed Howdy l)oudy achieving the snme prominence as the current oaken- skulled humans high In public activity todny. But when the television Industry, itself an upstart on the American scene, starts probing the Juvenile psyche to find reasons why lax-strapped parents should shell out for a costly Tv^set, then 1 get my stinger out. Kven If you haven't seen any of the full page newspaper ads on the subject, you no doubt have iieard this new approach ns screeched Intermittently over the radio. And if you've quit reading newspapers nnd listening to the radio, then you probably are on the road to recovering ycur sanity and ought to stop here to avoid a rclnpsc. According to the current TV advertising, parents who don't Imve a television set In the house are denying their poor, little children the finest thing in life since the Invention of the disposable diaper. Children NEED television, the ads cry, and the toddlers without a set to toy with' are becoming psychological waifs. The ad agency boys handling the TV industry's joint account In this Instance have even gulled such a child belmvlor authority as Angelo Patri Into prostituting his profession by breath- Ing heavily into a mike to the effect that your child needs television as much as he needs, and 1 quote, "fresh air and sunshine." Palrl and the TV ad writers imply strongly that a TV set is the only thing that stands between your having a normal progeny or an eight- cylinder idiot, two heads and all. "Mornle," "social competence," "conflicts" and other such tld-blts of psychiatry arc being tossed at harried parents by the TV Industry, which Is apparently desperate for customers. The American public knows an unnecessary luxury when It sees one.' and the TV boys are In a lather about It. I fully expect to see the next TV ads proclaiming;'that my hair willfall out and I'll be only haft-safe unless I buy a set. In one of the current king-size ads run by the TV industry, a young boy Is cuddling his sister, down whose cheeks large, glycerin tears are rolling. The lad is staring accussiugly at the reader. The Import Is clear: If you arc among the sadistic parents who squander money on food, rent nnd clothing but who won't mortgage the homestead to buy a TV set, then you're a revolving s.o.b. and probably beat your wife, too. Jealously among children is an old tnle in anyone's psychology book. A youngster is likely to want anything from a hot-rod to a dead cat because his young neighbor has one. This generally is grief, enough for parents without some advertising genius nibbing salt in the wound by trying to bend this natural inclination into a handy sales lever. One radio commercial recently Informed me thnt 1 needed a television set if I was to stay "hep"—Hint's the word the man used—to things In this bis;, wide world. He mnric it nauseallngly clear thnt anyone who didn't spend every evening enhancing n case of TV squint was a bumbling cretin who probably couldn't graduate from the fifth grade without tutoring. Well, friend, I may not be "hep" nnd the TV industry mny regnrd me ns tilted ns a three- legged pinball machine. Nevertheless, I regard these cffoils to drum up business by telling parents they're dooming tlieir oflspring to Idiocy nnd sctiizcphrcnin by not buying'a TV set as hardly dealing off the top ol the deck. If it Is, then the TV Industry ciin bet its last puppet thnt I'm perfectly willing to re- mnin un-hep and raise me n family or Mongolian idiots. So They Soy It is clear now that the only way to save the human race frcm destruction is for all the pence-loving nnd free peoples to stand together nnd put more faith in the UN.-Oencralissimo Chiang Kai-shek. * " » » Women, ns a whole, were never as well dressed ns they were during She depletion, rhey couldn't afford to Buy so many clothes, so they were forced to thtnk.--Dress designer Charles James. * * » You must go on living day to day, but you cannot go on ... without hope. If there Is not hope, then we would all lie down niid expire. —Poet nnrt plnywright T. S. Eliot. * * * Men are afraid of intelligent women. They admire brains but mnrry the wide-eyed, clinging vine who flatters Ihem.—Mrs. Nellie Brooke Slull, founder of the Widow and Widowers' Club of America. No Foreign Birds for Us on This Thanksgiving Day! WEDNESDAY, NOVT5MBBER a, 19S» Peter Fdson's Washington Column — Plan to Reopen Arms Aid Question Brings Up Still Bigger Problems WASHINGTON (NEA)— Senator sTihli^nt. »h<> f rno .S^J-'-j .. .. _ __.. • . WASHINGTON (NEA)— Senator Robert A. Taft's announced Intention to reopen the question ot American arms aid to western Europe brings to the fore still bigger Questions on which hang the prospects for world peace or a third world war. One assumption has to be made .before considering these questions. It is that Soviet Russia Is still intent on carrying^ out; Its plans for world revol u 11 o n to overthrow capitalism. If you ac- Fetw ecl»n c e p t this assumption that the Kremlin aims to! subjugate the Iree world" and establish a dictatorship ot the proletariat, then the various Russian peace drives have to be -dismissed as meaningless. If Senator Taft doesn't accept this premise, then he must be prepared to try to make a deal with Stalin to stabilize a peace. Gov. Harold Sta-ssen has indicated that he would like to try talking with Stalin. But few other people in responsible positions believe It possible to work out any lasting compromise with the Russians. After agreements, with the .United States, made in the'last ten'years. .This being the situation, the only riddle Is when and how the Communists will attack. Further, what do the United States and its anti- Communist allies do to meet, stave off or delay the attack? Here Is Wliaf Some European Statesmen Have to Say It so happens that in the past month a series of leading questions on this subject have been put to Eurcpean statesmen. Their identities and detailed answers cannot be disclosed for obvious reasons of not .revealing their governments' policies. But the consensus on four of the main questions can he given, and they have a direct bearing on Senator Taft's proposal to reconsider American, arms aid. This- is the substance of the questions: ' • . 1. What effect will stepped-up American defense preparations have on the Kremlin? 2. Will Russia start her armies marching before the western European nations are prepared to re- See EDSON on Past 14 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— The Laugh Parade: John Hoyt, the character actor, admits walking out on only one show during his long acting career. It was Orson Welles' "Julius Cae:ar." in which Hoyt played Brutus. "In the Interests of realism," Jnhn recalls, "Orson substituted > real in tbr assassination scenes. In (he Interest of self-pres*rvation. I took it on the liim." * * * Mack Sennctl. recalling Hollywood's good old days: "On n Monday morning one of our stars had automobile trouble so he cnmc to the studio on a street car. He and John Barleycorn had had n big weekend and he was in nn extremely nervous condition ns he sat In the car trying to read the morning paper. "We were using a snake cVmrmcr at the studio and she sat beside the actor. She always carried a few of icr pets with her. They were harm- 'ess king snakes. Suddenly n snake came out of the ady's coat, crnwicd over (he shoul- Icr of the star with the hangover nnd started rending the paper with ilin. The sl:ir was a litlle laic for i work thai morning." Toush on Trtny The butt of most of the current practical Jokes nt UI is yount;. | n T-daze Tony Curtis, who is 'being zoomed to stardom. The other dny Tony walked into .he studio publicity department ng n photograph of Jinet nnd swooned: "She must love me. Look, .she pave me an autopr.inlicrl pirltire." H was nscrihcd, "To Dear Tony." Nexl time Tony went to the publicity department every desk and wall In every office was decorated with photographs of Janet I.ctgh. ill endearingly Inscribed to various press agents nnd studio executives. • • • When Avn Gardner first came to vtOM from North Carolina via a Broadway modeling job she sweated :hrough diction lessons to drop a heavy .southern accent. One day Director George Sidney, rehearsing her for a scene In "Show Bonl." stopped and said: "It's great except for one thing— your southern nccent sounds phony." Avn Is back with a diction teacher recovering the lost accent. • • * An Independent press agent, who ias been trying for months to col- cct a long overdue fee from a noted iroducer, thought things were nil straightened out when the producer offered him n contract for further iiibllclty services. Then the press ngont's lnwy«r explained the fine print saying: This Is Hie s<ranftcst contract PVK ever rcarl. In one narajrrapli th« producer ngrees U (My JOB the JZ500 he owes you, In another paragraph he_takes an option to pay you the $250fl »nrt In another parnsraph he claims you owe HIM JZnOo! The fight's still on. Salchmo's TOH> Generous Trumpet king Louis Armstrong is on a close weekly budget, self-imposed because of his slippery fingers. His business malinger pays all his living expenses and Louis gets only a small amount of cnsh for pocket money and can sign no checks. Trying to outwit the business manager, he recently bought a TV set ns n gift for a friend on n $10 down. S10 a week basis sifter filling out the usual credit form. But the business manager soon neard nbout It from n credit mnn- ngcr. who wailed on the telephone: "Tlicrc must be sonicllims wrnnir. Tlii.s euy Armstrong pnf SIO limv'ii nn n TV set. Then lie says liis weekly salary Is 510,000!" • • • Eye-popping. Oussla Moran flavored double marquee sign: "I'll Get By" with "Fancy Pants." • • • There's n yarn about a lah-de- dah starlet whose ngent telephoned her to get right over to Paramount to see about a role In "Qunntrell's Raiders." The starlet was puzzled nnd snld. "What's the title?" "QuniUrell's Rnlders," roared (he agent. "You know nbout Quantrell. don't you?" There was n pause nnd then the starlet snid: "Oh, yes, Carmen Miraiul.-i is always singing nboni htm— Quanlrcll l.i £iisla." points above the nnc (countlnp the overtrick and the honors) The' value of having a part score must give the hand a full count of close to 300 points, if he had bid four hearts (or if North had done so) West would have bid four spades;' and then n double would have produced only 200 po)nt s for a one-trick set. "Now for our question. Were North and South foolish for not bidding the game In hearts? If so, who wn's at fault? Or were they very clever instead of foolish for bidding less than they could make? Or, break it to us bluntly was it a case of dumb luck?" > Well, I don't think it v,-as very clever of North and South to miss a laydown game. I'll rule that one out fast! Also 1 don't think they were so lucky—but I won't go into what kind of luck they may have had Who cnn say with any certainty th«t West would have bid four spnrtes if North or South hart gone to four henrts? Maybe he'd double thus Increasing the North-South score. Maybe he'd just pnss and hope to beat It. While we're considering. [jossi- JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD Game Should Hare Been Bid Here "We have a very mixed up question to nsk you." confesses a Denver correspondent. "Part of the question Is whether North or South is responsible for not getting to game on this hnnd. The rest ot Ihe question Is whether or not they were better off for having underbid the hand." 'South made ten tricks, of course, by virtue ol the fnct that the ace of spades nnd the king of clubs were both favorably located. If the king of club- and the king of diamonds were exchanged, the bidding might be substantially the same, but four henrts could not then be made Likewise, West might have held [he -ing O f diamonds and not the ace of spades— and then the game would still be Impossible. "As It turned out. South scored 90 points below the line and 130 NORTH 4.K62 4 A984 + A-Q6Z WEST <D> A AJ 105 V A 4 Q 1062 + K J73 BAST A QD83 V 763 » KJ5 * IQ85 V KQJ 10D52 »73 SOUTH Wont Pass Bolh vul. North Easl South Pass 14 2 V 3 V Pass Pass Opening lead—4 A bIJities, maybe if west did bid four spades, he'd go clown 500 points. After all. South might happen lo pick a club opening lend; and then he'd get a ruff. Unlikely .of course, but {Kwsible. I think If this hand were bid to four henrts ten time.', assuming that West didn't know anything about the hand each time, he'd pass about six times, double about three times, and bid four spades only about once. In the long run. North ,ind South would gain a lot more by bidding the game than by keeping under game. Who underbid? That Isn't close. North I s the culprit. South had bid two hearts vulnerable with North silent and both opponents bidding. Surely South could be. counted on to have a very strong suit -ind at least six taking tricks. North couldn't be sure tnat he would »upp',y « full four tricks. European Indifference Worrying Democracies " The slowness of Western Europe In responding to the needs for defensive rearmament is causing concern among the democracies. While .observers generally aren't expecting any attack from Eastern FXirope at this Juncture, the cold fact Is that right now the Western Allies probably couldn't stop Russia If she suddenly decided to send her powerful armies through to the English Channel. Potentially the Allies have the power for the Job, but practically the defense organization has been marking time. This has been due in part to Indecision In some quarters, and in part to lack of accord on vital |K>ints. One of the major problems has The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service One of the most common problems of adolescence Is the skin condition called acne—or pimples. This Is never fntal and most youngsters recover entirely without any scarring of the skin. But a lot of trouble with breaking out of the skin during adolescence is a devastating experience. It is during adolescence thnt shyness reaches its peak. Acne makes this much worse. Most youngsters who have ncne of the face become terribly self-conscious and stay nwny from their friends nnd social events just because they nre so sensitive about this blot on their appearance. A youngster with acne should make a specin) effort to fight, this self-consciousness and should force himself or herself to take-part In all of the usual social functions. This Is difficult but worth the struggle. Also family nnd friends cnn help by not pnylng too much attention and by refraining from making remarks.. Some parents or brothers or sisters comment every day on ump with which it •ts turns Into a "whltehead" which contains a mixture of pus, germs, destroyed tissue cells and skin oil. This pimple eventually breaks and forms a crust. In mild cases the piraplea are rather fnr apart and near the surface. The more, severe the case the closer they are togthr and the the deeper they lie In the skin. * Is only in the deeper cases that a permanent scar Is formed in the skin. The cause, or causes, of acne are not all known. Although infection Is present, several different kinds of germs can be found and there are undoubtedly other elements which enter into the development of this condition. Diet Plays a Part Because acne Is most common nnd usually most severe during the period of adolescence In both boys and girls, it probably has some relation • to the changes in the glands nnd hormones which take place at that time. Also diet almost'certain- ly plays n part. Many, If not mcst, adolescents have a" craving for. sweets which almost Invariably make ncne worse. The pimples almost always get better In th£ .summer with reasonable exposure to the sun.- in fact acne can be helped a great deal In most cases and, in my opinion, its principle • importance Is the cflect it can have on the personality at a sensitive and socially difficult time of life. >ut he knew his hand was worth very close to .four tricks. He was Behind the opening bidder, and here was n very good chance that he kins of spades and the quceri of clubs would both take tricks, 'f not. South might have some other kind of "fit" which would produce the tenth trick. and make her a part of th« defen- I slve force. The Allied military «x. < perts reluctantly decided that, despite the original firm decision t» i keep Germany under wraps for a I long time, her rearmament wa» w !. sentlal to protection ol thla ke» x -TJ* posltlon'of Central Europ*. • France and Britain finally *er«ed to this, with misgivings and reservations because' of Germany's past transgressions, Federnl Chancellor Kbnrad Adenauer of the West German regime had announced that hli government was prepared to cooperate. It looked as though that tick- llsh problem had been solved. Socialists Win Then, last week-end elections weje held in-the states of Hesse and Wuerttcmberg-Baden, in the American sector, and Socialist* blew th» lid off. The Socialists, who had been fiercely opposing Oermnn rearmament to support Western defense, won R smashing victory. They forthwith claimed the result an endorsement of their opposition to rearmament and a protest against Adenauer's policies. More than incidentally, the Socialists also gave the Communists a terrific beating. Not one Red candidate was elected, and the result Is hailed as a complete rejection of Mascow policies. Of course this Socialist rejection of German rearmament Isn't, neces- snrlly the final word, though it's & clear-cut Indication that the proposal has powerful opposition among the Germans themselves. The Western Powers undoubtedly will continue working on the project and it will be surprising If there Isn't some sort of German rearmament, with the Incorporation of ^, German units Into the Allied forces. A Job for Pact Nations - 7 German rearmament naturally i» only one phase of the broader problem ot building up Allied defenses in Western Europe — and building them fast. That is a Job for the Atlantic Pact nations, headed by the United States, Britain and France. .And strange though It seem, the tnsk of rearming Western Europe Is * the slstance pact Just signed by Russia and Red China. Under this treaty it is agreed that each nation will come to the aid of the other If it Is subject to an attack by Japnn—or by any state allied with Japan. This reference to nny state allied with Japan undoubtedly Is meant for Amerlcn, to drag her In if Jnpan should become Involved. The Russian press has been claiming there have been secret American negotiations with Japan towards an alii-' ance between the two. * " ^^^ All this hns its relation to the re- '^T' armament of Western Europe. That Is the more vital theatre from America's" standpoint nnd she ts anxious to wind up the Korean show as fast as possible so she can' concentrate on the European defenses. 75 Years Ago Today Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce yesterday voted to help enlist the aid of Blytheville businessmen In raising funds for graveling of the Gosnell-Calumet road a WPA project. Charles Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Joseph, has been initiated into Theta Tail, University of Arkansas professional fraternity for engineering student's with outstanding scholastic records. ed grand conductress of the Grand Order of Eastern stnr In Little Rock. Roland Bishop led Coach Ace Puckett's Junior High School Pn-' pooses to a 13-13 tie with,a favored Jonesboro Junior High School team* led by Tillcy. fl Led by Smotherman. Armorers football team defeated Parngoufd's junior high, 12-6 yesterday at par- agould. Wading Bird Answer to Previous Puzzle . 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