The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 25, 1951
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1951 • BLYTHETTLLl. (ARK.)" OOURTER NEWS PAGE SEVEN' Air Force to Have 87 Combat WingsinOperationbyJuneBO WASHINGTON. April 25. (AP) — making them combat worthy." The rapidly expanding Air Force plans to have 87 combat wings in operation by June 30 and to reach its full authorized strength of 05 wings In the fall of 1052. This timetable was disclosed In hearings on a supplemental appropriation bill, made public today by jkjhe House Appropriations Commlt- "'Tee. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff, said the serv ice has increased its total military strength from 53 wings and 500.' 000 men last December to 81 wings and 700,000 men on April 1. When the force reaches the full 85 wing strength, its manpower will number about 1.060,000. "Wing" Is Flexible The term "wing" as used by the Air Force is extremely flexible. A wing is a self contained operating unit which may be made up of a relatively few heavy bombers, or scores of fighters. And Vandenberg made it clear that now and for some time to come the wings are operating units it name only, not ready for combat Much of the needed equipment even some o( the bases necessarj to get squadrons together to operate as a .unit, are not yet' available he said. ; Hut Vandenberg said tin money sought in the pending bil would "go quite a long way towart CATCHY MISS—-One look , and the fish were smitten, the ; bait was bitten and^Diane Van Dusen was happy as n kitten at Cypress Gardens, Fla. (NEA) If the rates of progress at which e ore aiming in the budgets for fiscal years 1951 and 1952 are chicved," he said, "we believe we HI have our 95 wing program com- at worthy but without firstline qulpment in all of its units in the hird or fourth month after Ihe nd of the fiscal year 1952." That would mean September or ictober of next year. Vandenberg outlined four major bjectives for the Ail' Force: I. "To deter global war by continuing to refine and augment our capability of delivering atomic bombs agiinst any aggressor." 1. Adequate defense of this hemisphere against air attack. 3. To continue to develop a greater capacity to perform the Air FV>rce role in unified operations. 4. To fulfill the commitments that the Onited States has made to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Vandenberg said "this means that we must assume the leading rote in providing the capability to deny to enemy airpow- er the air space under which Allied ground forces might operate." Tuberculosis to Become Medical Curiosity, Arkansas Doctor Says Ethiopian Coins Fastly Vanishing ADDIS ABABA (AP)— Ethiopia'! silver and copper coins arc vanishing from circulation almost is [ast as they are issued. The situation Is so grave here thai a paper Ethiopian dollar Is reported to b« worth only 90 cents In coins on a new currency black market. Some believe the shortage of hard cash call be traced to a preference among farmers for metal coins. They have never completely trusted paper currency and generally hoard their savings In the ground. Other Florida Discovers New Source Of Medicine for Child Birth GAINESVILLE, Fla.. CAP)—The University of Florida today announced discovery of a new source of the child-birth iiieill- clne, ergot, in a Florida mushroom. Ergot Ims come mainly from iron curtain countries. Their supplies have been dwindling and costs recently have doubled. The Florida report says the mushroom discovery, the Itrst of Its kind, promises an independent American source. Ergot has been coming frcm a fun- 25. of Munill, Dr. Erdman West, tent reasons for the shortage are be- gus found only on cereal grains, lievcd to be a hoarding of coins forj Tllls d ^ otlc ()f lh their metal content and the under-1 MlA , 1105l imi)oriatll in child-birth, ground transfer of coins to neigh- lt L , lyeJJ almost rollllnelv to boring Eritrea, soon to be federated with Ethiopia. LITTLE ROCK. April 25. IIPl — Tuberculosis, long a major killer, nay soon become a medical ciir- osity, says an expert on the disease. Dr. A. C. Curtis, head of the state board of health's division of tuber- -utosis control, told the Arkansas .ledical Society yesterday* that a decline in the TB death rate in Arkansas gives hope that the. disease fading out. "Some of us may live to see it become a medical curiosity in our state," he said. Dr. Curtis told delegates to the society's annual convention that the TB control problem largely is wrapped up in the state's adult population. "If we can clean up the adults, we won't have to worry about the children," he said. Delegates also heard Dr. J. K, Donaldson of Little Rock describe a new diagnostic procedure for cancer of tlie lung, and held a memorial service for 36 society members who have died in the past year. i Mrs J. G. Martindale of Hope was installed as' president of tile society auxiliary, succeeding Mrs; Warren S. Riley of El Dorado. The streets of Hanoi, Indochina, are said by (he National Geographic Society to be virtually deserted during [lie noon-3 p.m. siesta period. tract the uterus after a baby's birth, Lately ergot lias been reported gcod for migraine headache. The discovery came as a byproduct of a lifelong interest in mushrooms by SO-year-oid Dr. W. A. Murrill, formerly of the New York Botanical Gardens .and now ni the university here. A botnnist friend him a mushroom discovered growing at the base of oaks and palms near Delimd and Gainesville, Fla, To find out whether this mushroom was ]>ot.sonous, Dr. Murrill sent It to Dr. B. B. Wench of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. The later fed It'to rnU and it did not poison them. But one rat was pregnant and she promptly aborted. Tills production of miscarriages Li one of the well-known powers of ergot, The final work wns done by Dr. Koss M. Baxter, now in Toronto and Dr. \V. M. Lauter and Dr. Lauretta E. Pox of the University of Florida. Moslem Rops Minimum Marriage SINGAPORE (AP) — M a u 1 ant; Abdul Aleem. Slddlque, Moslem leader from Pakistan, says he la opposed to any legislation which would fix a minimum age for marriage, He asserted that to put obstacles In the way of marriage would create immorality. "This Is not only a. religions but a riatural statement of focta," he added. the Singapore ItgUlative count!! which would fix th« minimum marriage age for Moslem »irls at l«. In 1900 American farms produced each year about one sixth of the value of their land and equipment. By 1950 they wer« producing an,„„,,, ,, . .. mially almost a third of th« v»lu« Legislation now is pending before of the farms. The format of the modern newspaper wns lirst established In Venice in 15CG. says the Hook of Knowledge, when Rovermnent-sponsorcd news sheets were displayed on the si reels. 'We're Champs at Termite Control" No Charge far Inspection Al,l, WOKK GUAHANTKKD TODAY* Superior Termite Co. 535 Norlli 6lh It has been estimated that China has about 130 people per Square mile compared with about 50 in the United States. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 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