The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1951 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1951
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PAGE TWO BI,YTHEVIU.E. (ARK.) COTJRfER NEW* THE NATION TODAY ProposedBill Would Make Capital Less of a Bombardiers Dream. By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, April 18. <AP) — Washington f-s a bombardier's dream. An enemy who wanted to drop an atomic bomb couldn't pick a better time than tomorrow, MacArthur day .with all the big government bra.*>5 here. But, except for MacArthur, tomorrow is like most any other weekday In the capital: All the key men In the government are bunched together in a really small area: president, vice president, cabinet. Congress. Army Navy. Air Force. True, all work-in separate offices and 1 separate buildings but when the bombs start falling those buildings aren't far apart. In addition, hundreds of thousands of- government workers are concentrated here. So the brains and records and nerve - centers of the government arc jammed together in a relatively small nrca. Con CT rcss has been chewing over the idea that maybe something outfit to be done to make instoii a loss easy target cr, rather, to unread out- the government a bit so it wouldn't all be wiped out in one attack. If you think the Air Force could keep enemy bombers nway. just remember, that the top Air Force people say: No air-defense system, no matter how perfect nor how well developed, can be relictl upon to'stop completely a determined enemy attack. Top Air ^orce officials have estimated as many as 70 per cent of .any attacking planes would get through to drop their bombs. So^today the,Senate was finally getting around to consideration of a bill that would disperse some government agencies. There's quite a difference between "disperse" and "decentralize. . . ; Decentralize means transferring federal agencies, or parts of them, to places far removed from the capital because they're the kind that can do their work. In war or peace, far from here. For example, bureaus in the Agriculture Department, dealing with animals, could be 'moved to the Midwest or somewhere else. Disperse means moving essential government agencies—very essential to what's being done in Washington—from the heart of Washington to some place outside It but t BULL ON CRUTCHES-This Guernsey bull at the veterinary clinic of Hie University of California. Davis, Calif., is able to walk on the- special crutch lilted to ils fractured shoulder. The novel crutch is adapted from the Thomas splint often used for immobilizing human fractures. The animal will be able to discard the crutch in about four weeks. New techniques developed at the university clinic offer new hope (or saving valuable animals whicb sutler fractures. not more than 20 miles away. For ex .niple. It might he passible to disperse some parts ol the Treasury Department. But neither the President nor Congress could very well be dispersed. If they were, Washington would har.dly be the capital any more. A subcommittee of the Senate's committee on public works held a lot of hearings on the problem of dispersing some government agencies. Tills committee acted on recommendations made by a number of Important government agencies and departments, based on a study begun in 1948, for dispersal. -Finally, the committee came up with a bill that would sUut some of the dispersal. And this bill was laid in the lap of the Senate for consideration, starting today. Plans 4 Buildings Briefly. If this bill became law this is what would happen: The government, on land It bought, would put up four big buildings within 20 miles of Washington, in nearby Virginia and Maryland. Each of the buildings would be big enough for 5,000 workers. And highways would be built by-passing Washington and, by offshoots, leading into It. These highwajs would serve several purpose.;: general traffic which wanted to use the highways to bypass Washington could do so; there'd be faster and easier travel between Washington and the dispersed agencies; and In event of attack these highways could be used in evacuating some of the Washington population. The cost of land, buildings, and highways would rim about $107,000,000. This would..of course, have nothing to do with decentralization of the government, since the less essential government agencies could be moved to far-away places where and when room was found for them. During World War II some agencies were decentralized, taking about 30.000 workers out of crowd; ed Washingtoi.. After the war most of them came back. Whether anything comes of this bill now In the Senate Is something else At least the Ice has been broken to make Washington less inviting as a target. WEDNESDAY, APBT1, lg, Canadians Rap UN Press Pact TORONTO, April 18, Iff) — The Canadian section of the Commonwealth Press Union urged the Canadian government last night to refuse any United Nations convention which hampers freedom of the press. The section's annual meeting also called on the government to reject any U.N. convention which condones the forms of press control I now ojwrated hy the governments of authoritarian countries. Tlie group's resolution deplored Argentina's suppression and expropriation ol the Independent Buenos Aires newspaper La Prensa. The United States already has also come out against a proposed International treaty o( freedom ol Information drafted by a U.N. committee. The U.S. contended that the treaty would limit press freedom rather than guarantee It. Turkey Is a large producer of chromium, Immensely valuable in the building of armaments. ADVERTISEMENT FOR RIDS STREET IMPROVEMENTS, CITV OF BIA'THEVJI.LK, ARK. Scaled proposals will be received by the City Council o( the City nf niytheville, Arkansas, until 2 p.m. Monday, April 23rd, 1951, in the Municipal , Court Room, City Hall, Blythe\'ll!e, Arkansas, for concrete street paving and widening of existing paved streets, at which tinie and place the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. Estimated Quantities' Approx 16.000 Sq. Yds. 6" Non- relnforeed Portlind Cement Pavement. Approx. «,000 Cu. Yds. Earth eacav»tlon. 7 Dr^p Inlels, "' Plans and speclflcatloni and other documents are on file in the Clerk's office. City Hall, and are open for public Inspection. Plans and Speclflcatlom and Contract Document* may be obtained from W. I. Malln, City Clerk, City Hall, Blytheville, Arkansas; upon receipt of 15.00. which deposit will be refunded to each bona fide bidder provided the Flam and Specifications are returned In good condition. Sanforized Ginghams look at these h-i-g pockets ^i . . . piclnrc yourself in ihese K*-3 colorful plaids . . . yes, come • ~'' \ i;-','-* a-running in for yours! Ginghams . . . with a difference! Alert, fashion-wise styling gives this terrific trio their special looks. And they'll keep their clear looks and fresh colors through many • w»shd»y. It •II adds up to a b-i.g moneyVworth! _^^ 12 to 20. «£ tariidage will not e<t«!l% AxPENNEY'S Ch»r«ct«r «nd amount of ty to b«;ft]rnt*h«d b, bUW«r mn stated In the document*. • No bid may be withdrawn wHhla thirty days from dat« of openlnt and all bidders will, be required 5 comply with exi»tin« Act* of tha General AMembly of- th» state of Arkansas. The Council reserve* tht right to reject, any or all bids and ta walvt informalities. ' CITY Of BLYTHEVILLB. ARKANSAS By: Doyl* Henderton, Mayor «J4-11-U Ljicky you! BRAND NEW :-"' /\ tf * C 1 x v ^ «. 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