The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1951 · Page 9
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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1951 BLYTHEVTLLE. fARK.V COURIER NEWS PAGE NTNB I HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Mac Art hur Shares Top Spot With Young Son Record Crowd in New York For MacArthur's Return By HAL BOVLB NEW YORK <AP>— Mac Is back. And at his side, sharing the tremendous ovallons accorded General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, is his teen-age son, Arthur. hat is he like, this tall. dark. b boy of 13—the son and grandson of famous American military heroes? Bom in Manila, he had been through two wars but never had seen his own homeland until this week. A half-smile lit his handsome features as he stepped down the gangway of his father's plant at San Francisco for the firsl time on the soil of the American continent. What turbulent thoughts were in his young mind as he rode with lite father and mother to their hotel through lanes of cheers? Already he has seen more of the dangers of war and the perils of peacetime politics than most adults ever know. Ke tins grown up in an atmosphere of great events and great names. But he has never seen a major league baseball game, played hookey from school—or played stick scrimmage with a battered tin can in the streets. What will he think of his homeland? He won't see it with quite the naive wonder of an ordinary 13-year-old boy. Not after what he has lived through already, Adventure has surrounded him almost since his birth, ^yhen he was four he was on Cor- f?§dor, and the Japanese were shelling this stronghold in Manila Bay. The only birthday present his mother could find for him was & can of Army post exchange peanuts. But when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. he said, "a good soldier—like my father." Soon after that he made his es cape from "The Rock" with his parents by threading through Japanese minefields in a motor torpedo boat. His Chinese nurse went with him, and they flew on to Australia, where he was given a delayed birthday present—a teddy Bear. On his eighth birthday he received a gift perhaps symbolic of his own future—a wooden sword. In Japan he became even more widely known than the emperor's son. He was privately tutored at the embassy, but his father had expressed a wish this year to have him attend a school in the United States The general wanted young Arthur to grow up a normal boy. and when he broke his arm in a skiing accident MacArthur refused to perm! any pictures of him in the hospital He didn't want the boy's hea-d to be turned by undue attention. Young MacArthur is fond sports, particularly football anc NEW YORK. April 19. UP)— A record crowd of 5.000.000 persons ias been predicted for New York city's reception of Gen. Douglas MacArthur Friday. The estimate was made by Grover .Vhalen, chairman of the Mayor's reception committee. The prediction, whloh depends on :he weather, tops by a million the throngs that greeted Charles A Lindbergh alter his, 1927 trans- Atlantic flight and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower upon his 1945 return from Eurojw. All veterans in city employ, except Ihose in essential jobs, are to be given time off for the parade. Mayor Vincent R. tmpcllltteri directed yesterday. The Mayor also urged part-time holidays for other city workers who can be spared He asked private employers to release as many persons as possible. The board of education has arranged to excuse 50.000 of the school children In the upper five grades. Parents Refuse Blood Transfusion For Infant—Court Order Is Sought CHICAGO, April 19. <AP>—The slate today sought a court order to Permit physicians to give blood transfusions to a week-old girl In an attempt to save her life. The infant, physicians said, may die if not given the transfusions. Her parents have refused on religious grounds to permit transfusions, despite pleadings of medical and legal authorities. Darren Labrenz, 25. and his wife. Rhrxla, 20. who described themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses, said they would be violating Biblical di- bascball, and in Japan liked to play I rcctiv " It they allowed their EDSON Continued from Ffcge A would be "exempted" from the draft. It merely said they would be "deferred for one year." Every case was to be re-examined every year. Furthermore, it wns never said and never intended to say that deferred students who kept up their grades would be excused from all military service. Their service was merely to be postponed. As for setting up a special privileged class of students, Selective Service officials say they are not doing that, either. In clarifying this they point to several other classes whose military / service Is deferred and whose deferment is accepted without question. First there are the men whom the Army rejects because they can't pass a mnch simpier mental tes I than is to be given high school graduates and college students. If it, Is ftil right to defer the dumb. It Is Qpketi. why isri't it equally all right to defer smarter guys until such time as they can receive further training which will enable them to give greater service to their country? In this class of deferred students for Instance, there would be the nearly 100,000 students taking Reserve Officers' Training Corps courses in approximately 180 colleges and universities. Men studying to be doctors, dentists,' engineers scientists would also b* deferred tin they had completed their train- tnc, Army, Navy and Air Force al need these trained men. College Deferment If Stop-Gap Plan Present defense planning Is for long period—10 to 12 years or more of emergency. The college defer ment plan Is a temporary measure only. The Ideal goal toward which manpower officials are working Is tc keep a steady supply of trained men fed into the armed services and In to industry over this period, ^Criticism of the college defermen ^Jfcn arose also from a belief th: too many students of poetry o landscape gardening would be de ferred And Selective Service didn' make clear what it was going lo d about students taking "non-essen Hal" courses. Another claw of men registers for the draft who are deferre without question are those with spe cial skills—electronics experts, ex pert mechanics and the like. Man po^ei officials maintain that col lege students receiving training fo a profession would be no more special privilege class that the da ferred workers in essential Industr skilled trades. Tn summary, Selective Service ol ficials claim their new pfogra would defer fewer men from actua service and provide more trainc leadership and special professions skills at less cost. This ts the story and they're sticking to it. they haven't put it over yet In con vincing enough form. them with other American children- He ts a skilled pianist and sometimes entertained at parties for the youngsters at the embassy in Tokyo. In the last year he attended hts first dance and was confirmed In the Episcopal Church, His parents gave him a zither on his 13th birthday last Feb. 21. and young Arthur immediately picked out a popular tune on It. What lies ahead for him? When the parades are over, he Is expected to attend a secondary school in this country. And the road would then seem to lead to West Point—and a third generation' MacArthur In the merican Army. Air Chiefs Plan Washington Meet Within 2 Weeks WASHINGTON. April 19. OF) — he a!r chiefs of the United States ritain. France and Canada wil eet here within the next two ceks, the Air Force announced esterday- An announcement said only thai le Joint meeting /'will afford ar pportunity to review the progress eing .made b.y the air forces of the our nations concerned." Although the four nations are lembers of the North Atlantic Yeftty organization, the forthccm ing conference appears to Involvi ivil regional defense and produc .on problems. Any general strategy discussion, robabty would cover use of thi tomlc bomb should an all out \va ccur. For the U.S. and Canada, rime problem U the futllal prob ;m of defense against any S^vie ir attack across the polar cap. STICKY VALVES? &ifine Tune-up! 85< MOTOR j P OUR |N Nf* *OWI« Cleans oul carbon nnrf sludge. Re. ntrws engine "pep", protrclfi flgfliaal friciion. Add lo g.is and oil. Satisfaction or money refunded. Try MOTOR RYTHM I R. M, ffollixgsticad Corp., » Station), Gero»M, Awt« Sw^ly &ior«i The boy already has the bearing a soldier. He carries himself like s father, and few have ever had e advantage of better training, for military career. But I know what Td do right now he were my boy. I'd send htm to ; the circus at Madison Square arden. That's a trip that should among his memories too! daughter, Cheryl Lynn, to receive blood. The child Is in Bethany Hospital and Dr. William W. Wciand, who attended the birth April 11, «aid she Is in "grave clanger." The condition, RH faclor, Ix caused by the parent's having opposing factor blood types. TlM Infant's life can be saved, physicians said, by a complete flushing of her blood stream. The State's Attorney's office prepared a petition for presentation In Family Court to have a guardian appointed for Cheryl Lynn on a technical charge that the parents are neglecting her health. Navy Blue Gabardine Estimates on Cost Of Coal at Ozark Plant are Made LITTLE ROCK. April IS. f/Tl — Estimates on the cost of coal that vould be used at a proposed steam electric generating plant at Qzirk were questioned yesterday before the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Attorneys for private utilities op- rased to the S10.500.000 project questioned R. A. Young. Jr., Fort Smith dealer in coal mining equipment. Young appeared on cross-examin- alion at the hearing on the Arkanas electric Co-Operative Corpora- Ion's application for PSC authority to build the electric project. Young affirmed his belief that the coal could be mined In the Charleston field and delivered to the Ozark plant at S4 a ton under present economic conditions. However. Young admitted when queried by Richard L. Arnold, attorney for Southwestern ' Gas and Electric Co.. that it was not possible to estimate what the coal would cost in 1954. the approximate date when the new plant would be completed. George S. Stevens, engineer with Young's firm, followed Young on the stand and was questioned aboil! the location and supply of coal near the proposed location of the generating plant. Legion Club Outlines Civilian Job for General LOS ANGELES, April 19. (fft The American Legion luncheon club wants to send Gen. Douglas MacArthur back to Japan as civilian advisor to that government—at cost of $100,000 a year. The club voted a resolution containing the proposal yesterday. The money would be raised by public subscription. A copy of the resolution will be sent soon to all Legion departments in the country. 1952 Mardi Gras Tabbed For 'All Glitter of Past' NEW ORLEANS. April 18. fa*,— The 1952 Mardi Gras will take on all the glitter of the past. . spokesman o! the four oldest carnival organizations said their krews would resume their parades and balls, which were cancelled this year because of the Korean situation, unless the situation worsens. 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