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Arkansas ·ranir FafatlatUla Oellr -----Published dally except Sunday by TAYETTEV1LLE DEMOCRAT PUBLISHING COMPANY . . - ' · ; . Hoberla Fulbrlghl. President Found«d Junt 14. 1IM Entered at the post office at Fayettevllle, Art., as Second-Class Mall Matter. Sam E. Gtnrhart. Viet Prts.-Qtneral Manaftr T«d R. Wylit. Edttot · MEMBER OF THE "ASSOCIATED PRECS The AscoclaWd Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this · paper and also tho local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches Herein arc also reserved. ] SUBSCRIPTION HATM Pel Wei* (hy c»rrl«r) Mall rnUh In Washington. Benton, lt»dl»on tin. Ark. ind Atlalr county, Okla. Onf mv.tA - Tmw month! Su montlyt \.. One year . --,,._.._.:. Mail In ccuntlci other than abovt: On* mc.-nlb .... .......-.-.--.«---- Tfirpr month! ... ,.._.... -Six montm- ....«- , . . Onf year i--· All mall payable In tdvanw «*« coun* -,'JS HJJ »»· '* M .-58 t» '. :£ ' Mimbw Audit Bureau of Circulations : There is a great difference between . A not wishing to do evil and not knowing ' how.--Sonera. ' Let's Find Out ·An article In the current issue of Sports Afield, called "Pattern - For Murden" written by -Arthur H, Carhart, sternly takes-the Reclamation Bureau to task for "flouting congressional mandates to protect. recreattonal and fishing values" in the Colorado River. Says the "article, "Plain): are,,cooking in Washington for 'water development' on every basin in the nation. Yciir favorite stream probably is on the books for some future 'development.' " It warns sportsmen to get busy if thej*want to protect recreational and fishing values. These values are important in the - Ozark mountains. If, as Author Carhart "writes, there is danger they may be de!" Blroycd, the time has arrived for some of the sportsmen's groups to take action. Let's find out what, the situation is like-' , lyUo,bc. - . . . Th£ System of Bids Attorney'General Ike Murry has ruled that/M'jiy: contract let by the state to an auditing company to revise the bookkeep- tittg and purchasing methods of the state of Arkansas must be. awarded by competitive bfds. "Under this ruling it would be Vnecessary to advertise for bids on the v Avork, rather than to allot the job to any one special company, which .might be chosen ,at will, ·; The'city of'FayeUevtlle does .'not fol-, low the custom of taking' bids on its auditing jobs. This may or may not be ad'! viable, according to the" way you look at it; "he firm which Is accustomed to going over the books, and those men who helped | : get up the : »ysfem of bookkeeping now fol~. Ho.WBd.'-cerfainly/ajjeyu'qre; faniiliar than «'·' * "strange' company wonld'bS On the other hand, it is entirely possible that if bids .-·" were taken the city might get the job done ' lit a lesser cost. ., " ; .. It is an open subject, and (he people Would be well served If the aldermen would give the subject thorough study and discussion before tfme for decision comes up next time. . . if'--"' ' Women's Day ' Tomorrow Fayettevillc is celebrating Women's (Bless 'Em) 'Day. Merchants, as j'ou can see by today's edition of the TfMES, are going nil out in an endeavor to make'it worth while for the women of Northwest Arkansas to take part in this event. . February 20 conies around so seldom lhat_it becomes entirely proper to make a special observance of the occasion. When sufficient effort is made, as in this case, to see that folks profit from the festivities, it is very worth while to share in the occurrence. ·Who overcomes by force overcomes but half his foe.--Milton. No wind'serves the man who has no port of destination.--Montaigne. All Bilcncing »f discussion re an as- · sumption of infallibility.--Mill. THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round ·r DREW KARION Washington--The secret drive of corn-belt livestock feeders lo k i l l all price controls has recalled the story told by sage Chief Justice Fred Vlnson about Sid nichardson, the big Texas oil and cattle man, who was riding with Speaker Sam Rayburn find Bob Anderson, quiet, efficient manager of the giant Waggoner ranch in Texas. Someone asked Anderson how much he had got for his calves, and he refilled 41 cents. Since the Waggoner ranch had produced about 7,500 calves, the deal involved over a million dollars. "Forty-one cents!" exclaimed Sam Rayburn. "Who would be fool enough to pay that much?" Anderson replied that the buyer was Howcll Smilh. "What!" roared Sid Richardson. "He's my partner and brother-in-law! You mean to say that he paid 41 cents a pound for calves!" · · * » » Later the chief justice was attending a Texas luncheon In the office of Senate Secretary Lcs B i f f l c and was called upon !o make a few remarks. He told the story about Sid Richardson and the price of calves, then added: "Over there in the b a c k - o f the room 1 see my old friend Joe Montagu." The chief justice' referred to the Washington lobbyist of the Texas and SouthwcSt Cattle · Growers .Association.. "Joe used to come around to see me when 1 was economic stabllzcr In World Wnr II, entrusted with keeping prices down," continued the chief justice, "and Joe used to weep on my shoulder. He was against any celling price on entile then, a n d / I 3ce he's still around, fighting OPS and trying to protect the price of cattle. "I feel mighty sorry for Joe. Sometimes I just feel like weeping for him. I remember, d u r i n g the war. we put a celling price of 12 cents a pound on beef and kept it there. Now It's up to around 41 cents, yet Joe gets mighty unhappy when OPS calls for a rollback of only about .three rents. · ". "Yes, I Just feel like weeping for Joe and the '· cattlemen." The chief justice told the story, as he always does, with such humor that not even Joe Montagu couM take offense. But the irony was not lost on the assembled legislators who" have to pass on price controls. _ . Note--Bob Anderson,-manager of the Waggoner ranch, has Tt'pt strictly, aloof from any price-control lobbying. Though managing the second biggest ranch in the U.S.A., he has berm · sincere and liberal defender of his fellow men, has opposed reactionary Interests in Texas. * * * .' It still 'isn't ton late to win the "cold war of ideas" with Russia, COP Congressman' O. K. Armstrong of Missouri told the Conference on Psychological Strategy.last week. But he warned that time is running out. "The free world Is losing the psychological struggle," declared Armstrong. "The enslaved peoples are losing hope, and the neutral peoples are losing faith." The Mlssourlan branded as "false" the assumption by many that the "only way to overthrow Bolshevism is by another major war--a worldwide atomic war that would wreck civilization Irretrievably." The contrary Is true, he said, because we would drain our resources and manpower until we became so weak that no armamente could protect us. "Do you not see that this is a policy of fear, of hopelessness, of reliance upon weapons that will neither prevent nor win future wars?" asked Armstrong. "Lei us realize this great and fundamental truth: The struggle'against Communism is the struggle for,the minds and hearts of mankind. It cannot be won by guns and bombs alone. 1 ' -'-The'strongest weapon we hold In our hands Is truth itself. Our strongest and most valuable asset in the crusade to overthrow Communism, without war, Is: the burning desire of captive peoples for freedom; . "Let us then move bolflly to prevent further aggression, and war by a crusade to liberate the masses enslaved by Communism.': continued the Missourlan. "Let us recognize that this world cannot exist half slave and half free. Our primary :weapons will not be guns, but ideas. Note--Thousands of. American · high-school students are now joining In local competitions to write the best messages to Moscow in the war of ideas, not guns. The prize-winning messages will be broadcast behind the Iron Curtain by the Voice of America. Messages should be about 150 words long. Consult local school officials rcgardlng..your participation. * * * The Kremlin Is secretly scheming to slip Japan a Trojan horse. Here is the inside story: A f t e r V-J Day, Japan's Kurilc Islands were handed over to Russia as a prb.c of war. Immediately Russia began making Communists out of the natives, and has now built up a strong Communist government on. the islands. So the secret Soviet plan is to offer the Kurlles back to Japan--on one condition: That the natives be allowed to elect their own local government. On the surface, this will, appear as a great gesture showing that Russia has no imperialistic ambitions. But the truth Is t h a t the Kurilcs will bo a Communist stronghold, which the Kremlin hopes will pollute all Japan. In other words, the Kremlin Is willing lo give up the Kurilcs on the gamblc'that the Kurilcs will admit more Communists into the Japanese bloodstream and They'll Do It Every Time ·-- By Jimmy Hallo rrs MUCH DIZZIER TH4M M3GT OF THC PBOSB4MS WEVE GOT-DO XXI KMOlV POOR JERRV- GOTTO LISTED TO EVQ?y LUMK- HEAO THAT EVER PL4VED PARLOR G4MES-- 6EE-irs A QUIZ -BUT EVER/ me THE R4MEL GETS PMSELSHCW TOR EVER/ UeHTOfJ (MT1L THEV MOVE UP TD TH£. USAD OF THE CLASSICS OME U» M/IKES we MOST JUMPS GETS THg JxtCK R3T- NO WtXDER TOE PEOPLE Iri THIS BUSINESS C4MTGET THE tMKKET RJR /W r£\V SHOWS- K3U1.L PAROOI ME fJOW- I'VE SOT TO MXKE A PUOrJE CALL- Due to Recede About March Twelfth eventually weaken Japan for Communist conquest. * * * Old Senate friends who have dropped in on Attorney General Howard McGrath recently are shocked at the change in him. Usually genial and self-confident, McGrath now complains to visitors: "I'm being hounded. Nothing I say or do is right. Every time I make H statement, it's distorted. Even In my own state, the people don't get an accurate picture of what I'm trying to do." ·McGrath's .wife, Estelle, one of the most - gracious ladies in the cabinet, was so concerned about liis blues Hint she ordered the onetime governor of Rhode Island and senator to take-a vacation. During tSe Nazi occupation of Paris a burly, , mean-looking storm trooper strode into a subway car and tripped head-long over theumhrella way car and tripped heart-long over the umbrella He picked himself up', bruised and besmirched, and launched into a tirade of abuse against the terrified old lady. Then, suddenly conscious of the hostile glares of the other occupants of the car, he lurched out at the next station. The passengers waited until he was gone, then burst into spontaneous applause for the little .woman with the umbrella. She hung her head modestly and said, "I know.it isn't much --but he's the fifth one I bagged today." * * * i Mark Twain once reminded a group of young hopefuls in a school for writers, "The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning'and the lightning bug." Irvin Cobb also had a tip for would-bo scriveners: "A good story-teller is a person who has a good memory and hopes other people haven't. That joes double for television comics! * * * Gypsy Rose Lee reports th»t she's having trouble with the books in her private library. "The minute I pick one up," she pouts, "the jacket slips off." * * * The Florida beach looked beautiful, and the waves broke gently over It--but the tourist from Philadelphia noticed that nobody was venturing into the water. "Are there alligators around maybe?" he inquired of a native. "Ain't seen one in nigh on twenty years," averred the native; Reassured, the tourist plunged into the briny. After he had paddled out about a hundred yards he.suffered fresh misgivings, and hollered, "Are you absolutely sure there are no alligators here?" "Of course I am," hollered back the native. "They wouldn't-dare come around .here. They- afe scared to death' of the sharks." · ' *-_ r . Questions And Answers Q--What is unique about the continent of Australia? , A--Australia is the only inhabited- continent that does not have another continent within a few miles of it. Q--Was there a Supreme Court decision about Nevada divorces? A--By a 1942 Supreme Court decision, Nevada divorce decrees were recognized in other states. 1 Q--Are the public utility 1 companies in the United Stales operated mostly under public or private ownership? A--There is some public ownership of public utilities but private ownership with government regulation is" most common. Q--What was the Caxton.Memorial Bible? A--In 1877, four hundred years after the introduction of printing into England by William Caxton, this Bible was printed and bound in 12 hours, to celebrate the occasion. l« -Dr. Logan's Wife r rHE gavel finally silenced the unison of shocked protest. After a reprimand to both men the chairman recognized Dr. Pel- Ictier. "I admit," Dr. Pelletier said, having recovered enough calm to lace his tone with venom, "that it is not customary for the commit- 1 tee to pass on the people I choose to employ. Normally, I'd Jake on Dr. Surinov without consulting anyone--except perhaps the superintendent himself. Unfortunately, Mr. Cota's judgment no longer seems valid to me. His personal animosities ((0 beyond logic, beyond reason, beyond the interests of the hospital and the wider Interests of science and humanity." "You're the one that's biased!" Cota interrupted. "You're the Commie-lover. ..." The gavel. chopped through Uic babel of angry voices. '.'Please remember," the chairman admonished, "that while this Isn't a court of law, neither is It a back fence." There is nothing that offends medical men more than a breach of public dignity. This wns perhaps the reminder that the chairman meant to convey when he added in phrasing somewhnt confused by Indignation, "At least ,wo expect doctors to be gcntlc- , men." , Coin, tho only lay person in the .room, turned a shndc darker. The v a i l was up agnln. Not one of the boys. The outsider of whom gen- llemnnllncss was not expected. He spoke to himself out of a «re»t Inward quiet. "Nothing la expected of me. Nobody cares what I do. I dont have to do anything." He realized he was still on hl.i feet. He tat down. f. . . Dr. Surbiov'i loyalty Is now beyond qiMeilon," the chairman waa aaylo*. "But the reaaoo for his dismissal from Angels was his defacement of the oath. Can you assure us, Dr. Pelletier, that Dr. Surinov is prepared : to sign an unequivocal oath at this time? "I can assure the committee of that," Dr. Pelletier replied. "Although he has scruples against test oalhs, he is willing to do anything that will restore him to his work. I have his word that he'll sign." ( The chairman shrugged. 'Then I see no need for further argument. The Government wants to give Angels a large grant of money for a research" project which ( may make our hospital famous--to say nothing of benefiting humanity. Dr. Surinov seems to be-the man needed for the job not only because he's trained and available but because it's his idea. Let's not carry the matter of personalities too f a r , . . ." "Mr. Chairman," Maxwell Cota said, getting to his feet slowly. He squared his shoulders, adding what he could to the stature that had bc«h his first defeat. The black blrdllke eyes darted around the table of men among whom he had no vote and among whom now he [clt he had no face. Bllnklngly. because the unrelenting light could publish his tears, he said, "It Is obvious to me that 1 have lost the confidence of this committee. If the vole on this matter overrules my conscientious Judgment which for 10 years has served this bos- pltaj in good stead, I shall (eel obliged to tender my resignation." Drawing his stomach fine to escape the wooden arm of hit chair, Maxwell Cota turned and, walked the length of the backs of the men, his own back stilt as K then were a horse between his high, dlfflng heels. * · * lETER reached (or the phOM. Jennet tumid on her lid*, tw her fingers down his ptjamaed back. "Oh, hi, Walter," Peter said. "How are you? 1 ' Her (Infers ceased their idle provocation, stiffened at the heraldic n o t e ' i n Peter's voice. "Cleared? No! They did? Tonight? No kidding; ... Unanimous vote-oh, Walter . . . What about Cota? . . . Resigned? Oh, wonderful, in fact, hooray! Walter, I can't believe it.... I can start tomorrow, yesterday . . . Oh sure, I know they'll release me--I took the job with that understanding No, nonsense, who wants to sleep? Come on by, we'll have a drink. Celebrate. I want to- hear the details, every word, and I want to see that blessed letter. . . . Swell! We'll expect you in 15 minutes." Jennet grabbed the receiver, ing into it, "Waller, you angel! We'll never be able to thank you.. Hurry over!" Her bones cracked in Peter's embrace. "I'm so (lad, my darling, so glad," she murmured over and over. When he could release her, he lung himself back across the bed, his hands under his head, his eyes roaming the ceiling as triumphant- y as if it were sky. Jennet sat with her feet tucked under the small of his back, hugging her knees. · · · THEY spoke in ellipsis, reinter- ·*· pretlng the .future, salting the relief by reminding each other of he pain, savoring the joy of their wcllwlshen--Peter's parents, Fred, tella. They fell silent, their .thoughts urned loose to pasture. Jennet's eyes, after a long stare nto space, came back to Peter, and It was a shock to her to find his face act In frlm lines, his eyes ine hard. "Pamyl" she d*mao4ed. He leaked up at her, Md hH smile was cold as rtae. "I Wai Juat thlBkinf," he Hid, 'ell this tejoklac om e*«MratlM rom e crime I dldnt commit and want even accused of. It (ivta e Wjpeuee." unw . *1ulay and By WALTER LOTH ANN At times there are problems the .world being what it is, to which there is no good solution as long as all concerned are primarily interested in having their righteousness publicly recognized. The painful problem of the prisoners of the Korean war is of this kind.- In principle the'problem is quite insoluble. The United Nations cannot agree to return Chinese and North Koreans who have deserted to our lines or are known to have become anti-Communist. In principle the Peiping government and the North Korean au- (hofities cannot admit that their soldiers have a right to "desert or to renounce their 'allegiance. So there we sit. Or rather, there sit the unhappy prisoners of war --waiting. · . · * * The real question, I believe, is whether the prisoners are now a pretext for avoiding an armistice. If they are not a pretext then, despite the principles, their problem should be' soluble. "We are not, however, likely to find out whether they are a pretext or not merely by exchanging public declarations at Panmunjom. The crucial matter cannot be tested except by diplomacy. We ought to begin by realizing that while we are in honor bound not to repatriate unwilling men, we have messed up our own position. We have no. legal case under the Geneva-Treaty which we did so much to-write. By the 'earful error of supplying - the Communist authorities ' With a complete list of names and the regiments of all the prisoners we lave captured, we have made it extremely difficult in practice to carry out our principle that only .hose shall go back who want to ;o. The Communists ca'n now unish the families of Uiose who do not go back. And, even if the central governments were dis- rased to an amnesty, they would y such leniency lose face with .heir own henchmen. On the other hand, if only they had never been given the names of the deserters and the defectors, fhey would never know--as the .South Koreans - do not know--who 1s dead, who escaped, who crossed over to the other side. What they did not know would not bother them very much. * * * We are dealing here not with abstract principles but with a i condition of affairs. Once we had recognized our own blunder, the way to repair it, or rather to ex- tricate ourselves from Its conse quences, was b y . « diplomatii negotiation away from Panmun. jom and at a different level than that of .the field commanders. F Bt the essential difficulty of solvlni the problem of the' prisoners lie: in the publicity. It can make no difference, at' all to the Com. munlsts If .a few thousand mtr more or lest return. Had those men been killed, or had they disappeared 'somehow--if only their names were' not on those cursed lists--the great principles which neither side can' now renounce would not be wearing out men's lives. . f The U. N. has many ways of making diplomatic contact with the other side.. Is there any reason why an unexcitable intermediary should not quietly explain to Peiping and to Moscow that there has been--shall .we-say--an unfortunate bureaucratic error, as a result-of which the official notices announcing the death and escape of x-numbers of their prisoners have been delayed. . . and that while there are still" the great principles, of course--"which would Drofitably be discussed by a cojn- mission representing 1 all the nations--they do not for the moment have any particular · bearing on the Korean question. , · * · Something of this sort would work, I have no cioubt, provided the prisoners are not now a convenient pretext for not concluding an armistice. There are dozens of. ways of saving the principles, of saving face, and of saving the prisoners, if there is a will to end the war. 1 If there is not a will to end the war, then the unhappy prisoners will provide -a talking point for not ending the war. To say, however, that the problem of the prisoners Is soluble if there is a will to end the war is tb use a .very big if. For my own part, despite occasional moments of wishful hope,. I have never been able to see clearly how an armistice in Korea could be co'n- cluded with the Peiping government as long as we are committed to Chiang and the war he is pledged to wage against the Peip- ing'government. Can a war be halted and can peace negotiations begin on one frontier of China while wars go on in Indo-China and in the Formosa strait? Maybe such strange things are possible. But it seems more likely to me that the several Chinese wars will prove in the end to be inseparable. Dear Miss Dix: My boy friend has asked me to marry him when 1 finish high school, which will be in another year. I sometimes feel I'm too young to consider marriage, but he insists age makes no difference when two people are in love. Do you agree with him or do.you think we should wait? We also have his draft status to consider; he will probably go into the service within the next few months. ' Sue t Answer: You are so right to delay marriage until you think you are old enough. Don't be rushed into so important a step. When you finish school your sweetheart will probably be in service, and will be too unsettled to marry. Waiting another year or two will see him back in civilian life and able to take up the project of a home and family. i Wife la Bored Dear Miss Dix: My husband and I are both In our fifties, and have been married one year. We get along very well except that he doesn't like radio. When he comes home from work he has dinner, and then settles down to read for the evening. .By 9:30 he is ready to retire. He never takes me any place, we have no company and I am really very_lonely._ ^belong to several clubs.but haveri't gone to meetings since our marriage. I wouldn't leave m'y husband for anyone; he's a fine man, bur* I would like to get out more. A. L. Answer: Be thankful for a happy, contented and settler! husband, and don't yearn for the moon. Since you are home all day and probably don't have too much housework, you want activity in the evenmg; your husband's situation is 'just the opposite. He spends the day working and meeting people; by nighttime he's satisfied just to sit and reatt after one of your line dinners. Why don't you get all your social activity during the day? You can listen to' the radio all day if you like, attend club meetings, have people in for unch or tea, go to the movies or a meetings, have people in for lunch things you like, the evenings will not seem so long or boring. The first patent for a system o£ wireless transmission In the United States was issued to Dr. Mahlon Loomis, of Washington! D. C., in 1872. 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