The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1948 · Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE Large Air Force Southwestern Bell to Tell of Held Essential U.S. DthrtM Chiefs Agr*« and Congress To Provide Funds By William F. McMenamln (United Press staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Mar. 17. "up," Tlie nation's defense chiefs were •greed today on a plan for immc- / diate expansion of the Air Forces and congress appeared rearlv lo back It up with money. Informed sources said Die joint chiefs ol staft have approved a blueprint that would bring America's air power close (o the 20500- plane strength recommended In- (he Presidents Air Policy Commission At the snme llnic, House Republican leaders pledged themselves to appropriate enough money lo provide the armed forces with "absolutely everything needed" for the national security. They snld they would urge Ihe House to. approve Hie full Jll.000,000.000 budget asked Plans for State LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 17 (UP)—Officials ol the Southwestern Bell Telephone company ivere expected to go into detail aboul their .innounced $22,500,000 Improvement program for Arkansas, during lo- day's session ol the Public Service Commission's hearing on n proposed rate increase. Hill Cobb. commission chief engineer, .saiu the company would probably go into 11 lown-hy-town brcakclou-n of tlie improvemciu.s they propose lo make. Company representative;; presented leMimony and evidence yesterday in support ol its contention that the rale increases are an urgent need. Company Altorney John Alohlor nf St. Louis told the commission that Southwestern Hell earned le.-:s than ono per cent on all ol its operations :n Arkansas during tlie .six months ciulini! Jan 1. Manager MidSouth Police Seek Desperado Model Prisoner Makes Break from Mississippi Prison MEMPHIS. Tenn.. March 17 U.l>.»—MfrtSouth ixjJicc were alerted today for 47 year old Kinnte Wagner, an escaped convict who boasts a record ol live killings in Preparedness (Continued from I'aje 1( • Communist minority" to «.(„ control of i (a j y . ' " " Iw In what seemed a direct btd to "," s * "• M ' - - Triimnn said the United stales "shall remain ready and anxious to Join with n || imuons--! h K 1 '/' "'" iol «-"i every possl- 11° o«ort to reach International un- (lersdindlnis and am cement" by peaceful means. n> V»° r lms llcvcr bccn closc< J. will It ever be closed, to the So- Uul0 ' or «ny olhcr nation TenncH which ">'" cooperate In Mississippi, Arkansas am "'wanner hulls from Virginia near! '"iTi-aiif f 1 *')*"«•' liristol. A life tenner Wagner es-l ,,r ,\ , „ n temporary revival caned from Ihe Mississippi slate' „.,,,, , '' Ml ' Tn "»<'" said such chmnii Mnn.i,,,, ,,i..i,i "".'o" (f > nccc.ssnry to maintain the lor- fle said Hie armed force, now lack tlie necessary men lo main lain (heir aulhorl/ed slreiisth " He cannot meel our InlcrKa- l j"''::!.., res "" 1 " ill " l »'" «'«l«ffl we our ;trmed forces." lo 70 by 1953. This served as a ba- f s '", llot '»' sis for the discussion at tlir- tcov breakers. He s. Packers Say Some Plants Are Operating CIIICAOO. Mar. 17. lUP) A ?wHv M "' !! " '"•'' ' U '" 01 "' * Co - Slli(l meat plants The spokesman said work Is br>- 1ns resinned by "previous employ- .... W. K. GiiMhn f .- — ,...—,—, vuu ulluh i. L i l3 K,. n l . that the firm's net oprrat- j f by president Trumnn. phis an nd-1'" 8 '»™nio suffered a m per cent i '""' ' dltlonal sum for Air Forces exiran- decline Ihe period from 10-10 lo """' ml flan. ' 19-17. Under nil agreement reached at the recent Ke v West, Pin., conference of military leaders, it was said the Air .Force. 1 ! would be almost doubled In plane potential mid the Navy's nlr ami would be vnsllv improved. The joint chiefs agreed thai ijio present Air Force Is Inadequate In the face of the Increasingly .serious world situation. It consists of :!i;o,000 officers and men—-so.000 under Its present authorized strength it Js equipped with 10.800 planes,'including about 580 heavy bombers and 2,300 fighlers. The President's Air Policy Commission's report called for enlargement of (he present 55 air groups . . - sn ''l he dirt not know whether Ihe retiiinini; workers nrc members of the striking CIO United Packinghouse Workers, whose nationwide walkout has cut meat pro- (liiclion in half. Meanwhile, olliclals of Wilson ,V Co., another of the nation's nwijoi sis for Ihe discussion at (lie Kev West conference. A decision to support an expansion program with funds came at ft meeting ol the House OOP Steering Committee late yesterday Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr.. told newsmen the conferees ngrced thai the-Army and Navy must be maintained and that the Air Force must be built up to effective tighlliiK strength. "We agreed." he said, "that we want to give tho armed services absolutely everything needed to put the country in a good defensive i """""• position." • Farmers B en(. the larce.st ship- Sen. Robert A, Tuft, chairman " irl l l ul t '" ttc ' llo t'.s and sheep to of the Senate Republican SteertiiR «>ni'kct so far this week !!c«; pi-ices Committee, already Is on record In vm " s " ulc 'h as Si per hundred favor of a $5.000.000.000 Air j'or- " ' "" ces budget. That Is $2.000.000.000 more limn Mr. Truman recommended. McnmvhJle, Congress «'ns niixloits Tor n belter glimpse O f administration defense plans and for information on "what we're up against." -..,.... i,,MII LUC ivii.ssi.SMpp] at.'lU Prison at Parclimaii Monday nlglil As a Irusly Winner had Ihe freedom of Ihe penal farm. Prison Sllpl. Miirvln K. Wiggins said that Wagner was armed with a pistol and a rifle. Wagner's mime has rigurod In the news for more liian 20 years He iv>eaped [rom a Knoxvllle, Tenn j:ii! more than two decades ago. It was Wagner's second escape 1 from Pnrclinian w'here he was considered n model prisoner belnu granted 10-tlay Christinas furloughs to vlsll his family for the past two years. Rich lime Wanner returned to prison. Wanner run Into trouble bin-It hi 1024. He was Jailed al Grenada, Miss., for a theft. He escaped torn llic small jail nnd before he was Sheriff Murdock Mchitosh "iicKi Mcl-'iln, Miss. The fugitive's trail led to E-ist Tennessee when: he shot It out - ~,,. .-,,.!«• Wl11 officers. Deputy Sheriff [I. n (hat "limiied production" Is I uvl)l) rllltl r'atrolmnn J. F Smith resumed in n of the i\ urf •. wcl ' e kiltcil. and Patrolman o M packing i-huiD's ai . st ,., tck '•" r "f- k ' r "I Klngsport was troundcd' the story goes that Wagner escaped on horseback after n rimnini; Kim fight, out two days later on April 15, 1025, Wagner surrendered He «-ns sentenced to death but pending n request for a new trial Wagner escaped fro,,, (he Knoxville J'lll. later surrendering at Texarkana. ,\rk.. with new slories of two killings. Mississippi mm , hc ri llt <)Vn . ' a ^:;;;,^ 1S i 0(l ^ » p »™. «'<"•.«* -., ..,.^,..„,,.,j, IL , maun;!]!! ' CTisr lfcrccsauiieii>ith Hillary busts," lie added. Urilnjr the nation to Mj (he price of pwe le.1 It pay the higher totl of war, Mr. Truman counseled the Cuntrnu lo be ready <o take "every »lve and necessary slep" lo iv old another world conflict. After selling Ihe stage with a generalized picture of Ihe critical foreign situation, Mr. Truman de- }j vc . rcd a Blistering denunciation of "Since the dose of hostilities, the Soviet Union and its arents have destroyed the Independence and democralic character of a whole series of natfong in Eastern and C'enlral Europe," he said. "II Is this ruthless course of action and the clear design to extend It to the remaining free na- lions of Europe, that have brought about the critcial situation in Europe today." The President called Ihe roll. He i described the Communist grab of ' Chechoslovakia as Ihe "tragic death" of a Republic. He said nusslan pressure on Finland Is a hazard to the "entire Scandinavian Pcnln- ;ula." ',^ " ! ^... d -T lo . red Communist, ac- - "tn Hirers. ,. Mr. lYumnn said "there is no con n iu r —' """"• ac- lilct Between li, c retirements o7 ', i"ff ? """' " l co " tro1 of °»*«»' service for the regular y ' selcctlvc armed forces and ,„,,„, lrnlll _ lilt-far Ihe reserve components " 111 ih 'f rl r V ' CC ' S "^"'-y «•>- -^Xr^^^ e ", e xrra* nnc ,ThM maintained on a voluntary basis " .,"'', '''»"»«» ™id adoption ol unl- jersal training "at this Ume would u-n,i,i ,:'!„,. CT ' d£> "«: to nit the me .i i for peaee ' 1 Strcil « ( " situation has developed M, nn ' ' said, which' forces' the plates to aa Immeinaie v •nic.ii he jumped on Russia fo ,rejecting invitations to cooper-ite wltli ERP and later "aggressively attempting to wreck It." "They .see In It a major obsla- «'l* lo Ihfir designs lo subjugate tlie free countries of Kurope " the I'resiil lit s:iid. "They ,!,> not ii-aiil (he United Males lo help Kurupe. They do not want tho 16 cooperating roun- Inrs lo help themselves." If European recovery i s to be successful, Mr. Tmninii said, the participant nations must be afforded some- protection against. "Intei-- i Unit- and the free nations of f«« f etfard it as my duty, there- lore to recommend to (he Congress those measures which, In my judgment, are best calculated to (five supjwrt to Ihe free and democratic nations of Europe and to Improve Ihe solid foundations of our own national strength." This was by far .the toughest public attitude toward Russia ever taken by Mr. Truman or any other top official of Ihe government. His call for renewal of the draft came only hours after tlie Russians had announced that their army is being reduced to only the 21 and ". year old classifications In calling for UMT, the President warned against again having to pay Ihe "terrible price for our unprc- parcdncss." The adoption of universal training by the United stales at this time would be unmlstakeable evidence to all the world of our determination to back the will to peace with the strength for peace, he said. Mr. Trumnn expressed the conviction lhal adoption of UMT would be a great transfusion of courage to other governments attempting to said. maor . e was rcltirned packers, reported that their I,1 B Los , '° «<"-l»ll»n for trim, and on Oil " ' M "Mil- I J JtH UlrJ J.JVJS Angeles plant has resumed t>roduc- tion on a "limited basis " General Manager l{ w. Eastwood at Los Angeles said Dint workers had passed through jiieket lines, and tlmt I.IJ1VI, 11 I HI IJ|] JO. 1BJO. was sentenced lo lile im- prlsonincnt. nv pared wllli 5,000 y alHt gilts, llneveiil, than Tuesday's nveraije. Sows, steady. Good nnd choiee 180-230 Ibs 23 50- 2-I.CO; top 24.00; 2-10-270 Ibs 217523.50; 270-300 Ibs 21.00-21.75; 300375 Ibs 20.00-21.00; 1CO-170 Ibs 23 - ,,,,ees r<,se sharpiy - j" -*.*» ivi.^v ^iiiiii^iy "gain, with p»rk loins rising from ?3 to 5'! per hundred pounds at New s Tlie Senate Armed Services Committee planned to besin lh c review by questioning Secretary of state George c. Marshall late todny and I Defense Secrelnry James Porrestal tomorrow per hundredweight since Mo,, Hv As the h ,,«e walkom'nteT ,' s second day, President Truman's em- eiRcncy fnj't-fi[i(iin K b'lard iieuan hearlns-s on the issues involved. Life of HII average airplane propeller Is approximately 3000 flviiiv- hours. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, March 17. (UP) —lUSDA) —Livestock • !!<„ 10 00 Sll UL 9000 is (Oil down 10-13.50; o'vci- 450 Ibs 182518.75. Stags 14-10. Cattle .1.800; salable 3,000; calves TOO. all .salable. Market moderate:}' Several loads of law medium to average cootl steers 23.50-27; lop good to low choice 27.75-28.50. Heifers and mixed yearlings along with eows, strong to unevenly higher. Good heifers and mixed yearlings 25..->0-2B.7S; common and medium 1D-25. Odd head good cows as high as 25; common and medium, largely 1850-21; canners and Cutlers 15- ^fSL~T? fal;>iSS --HS^SH to correct tills deficiency Hn, W r Ca "" 0t " lecl ° 1 "' hiteriin- lional responsibilities mile« we maintain our nnnctl forces" M r Truman snld. The President proposed that a temporary draft be set. up a iuI or. "ntecl until "(he solid foundaton 01 uniycrsnl training cnn he estab- Selective service can then be terminated and the regular forces may then be maintained on a vol- I nnl and external aggresssion. The President was full of praise for die work of the United Nations, nut he said the time has come for supplemental help for th e UN by this country. _ , - "There are limes in world Jiistorv President when it 'is far far wiser to net I than to hesitate," he said. "There . . •is some risk involved in action— There always is. But there is far more risl- in failure to act. "For If we act wisely now, we shall strengthen the powerful forces of freedom, justice and peace ---, Fast Kelief For 1 COUGHS»' CHEST COLDS ftUION »t*ve off the tide of Communism "espile Jiis sharp words about f. u « f »; Mr. Truman emphasized that this country wants to join »'<h all nations "in every possible effort to reach International understanding and ajreemenf." "Tlie door has never been closed "or will It e^r be closed, to the Union or any other nation - will genuinely cooperate In preserving the peace," he said. Mr. Truman added, however, thai IMS nation must avoid confusion about what he called "the central issue confronting the world today. "Tlie lime has C0 me when the irec men nnd women of the world must face the threat to their liberty squarely and courageously," he 'The United states has a tremendous responsibility to act accord- ni! to the measure of our power for good in the wor j d . We ' , la learned that we must earn the peace just as we earned victory in he war, not by wishful ll,inki,i s but by realistic effort "At no time in ol ,r history has unity among our people been so vi- tala s It is at the present time." Ihus the President pledged this WKDNKiSUAV, iMAUCH 17, 19 48 country lo continue strong allianc* to the United Nations as the. principal menus for international security "based on law, not on force." uul he coupied tliis pledge with % (lemand for greater American mil. ary slrength as protection against tne rapid, Increasing threats to tree ' 1 " 10 '"'" ° 1 "" p arts of lhe Beware Coughs fwcommcoMs That Hang On to soottie and eal raw t*mrt*»r in- CREOMULSfOK for Couahs, Ch«jtCold$, Bronchitis BRAKES ARE A SAFETY FACTOR . WE'RE SAFETY CONSCIOUS! Let Us Check Your Brakes Matty .serious accidents arc c.-mswl yearly by moons ts who just couldn't stop in time.. You should Imv-e your brakes checked periodically for your own safety ami ll.e safety of others. 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