The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1952 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, December 22, 1952
Page:
Page 3
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 3 article text (OCR)

MONDAY, DEC. 22, 195J BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGS TKHES House Probers Hit Plushness' At Several Air Force Bases By JACK KUTLEUGB .... WASHINGTON WV— House tnves- iEgators, saying many military installations are too plush, suggest the armed forces are capitalizing, on th« Korean War to wheedle I money from Congress for construe: tlon that Isn't really needed. A House expenditures subcommittee, after an Investigation.of 15 major U. S. bases, said a report released yesterday that It had found evidence ot waste, extravagance, "plushness," unnecessary > "frills" and Improper planning. The report specifically mentioned "over - elaborate construction" U said the watchdog group found at limestone Air Base Force In Maine, McCleUan AFB, CalU,; and Kelly AFB Tex, The subcommittee, headed by *Rep.-Hardy (D-Va), said In some cases the services have shown "hasfn, and anxiety" to replace usable temporary structures with new buildings, and that interserv Ice rivalry for new buildings has *' o ve rs h ad owed th e des ire to the most defense for the leas cost." "This situation raises the qiies lion as to whether the present emergency Is being used to obtain additional plant facilities which are nice but not really urgent," the eport'eald. The subcommittee also suggested hat Congress had voted approprla- ions on the basis of misleading nformatlon. Military men, It sntd, lave been describing their needs n "inadequate, inaccurate or mis- eadlng" terms. 'There have been notable achievements in the expansion of nilitary facilities," the report concluded. "Unfortunately, the dlrec- .ives requiring that the planning and design of construction proceed on the most austere, basis which is compatible with the really essential military requirements, have too often received only secondary attention." The Air Force, the group said constructs Us barracks with hard wood floors, built-in frame closets nnd drawer space, which It plains as "an' inducement lo attract personnel to make a caree In the Air Force." The subcom miltee questioned whether sue! "extras" or "frills" are essential As for the new Air Force has at Limestone, the subcommittee said in part: "The operations building would compare favorably with tha most modern at any private airport, A spacious entrance foyer, with ter- 7,z,o floors and a circular stair ay to the mezzanine, were in :eeping with plush coristructioi throughout Ihe building. 'The bathroom In the BOC bachelor officers quarters) had tile wainscoting six feet Mgh lr he lavatory rooms ouUide of Ih hower stalls. Portions of the bai acts exterior had a brick facln ver masonry block which server 0 functional purpose." The subcommittee said it founi 1 McClellnn Air Force base tha he Global Communications Built ng had been built at a cost ;29.55 R square fool, which it sai was'far above standard but wa easily explained "by the visibl >lushness." , ^ At Kelly base, the group sal t fotmd "one of the most elaborate buildings inspected on Ihe trip"— 5'/a million dollar operational ind administrative structure for the Air Force security service. Cuban Navy Officers, Accusec Of Plotting Revolt, Out of Jail HAVANA., Cuba (*t — The Cuban Navy announced today that nine retired .officers accused of plotting en armed revolt against President Fulffenclo Batista have been released from military prison but still are under Chouse arrest. The announce me n.1 gave no rea- -son for their release bul presumably U was to let the ^en spend Christmas with their families. They are to be tried later by a Navy court. 1 The Navy men, Including three top commanders, had been dismissed from service soon after Batista overthrew the government of Carlos Prio Socarras last March. They were arrested Saturday ni a few hours after police in Mamaroneck, N. Y.,'seized a store of arms there thai they said were to have been used In a "Christmas revolt" ' In Cuba. -Cuban officials did not Indicate whether there was any connection : lood Threatens : rench City BOHDEAUX. France </r> — Borne 000 Bordeaux residents were houfi- d today In garages and other tom- xirary fihelters after a hurried move rom the floott-threntened northern cctlon of tho city. Trucks, supplied by the dly and STUMPER GOES LICKETY-CLUMP—Most puppies tear through the house hckeljr-spUt when romping nml playing, but "Stumper" goes lickely-clump. The young Dachshund, owned by Mr. niid Mrs Leo Lcwomlowski of Milwaukee, lost his left.front paw shortly after birth, and was fitted with a wooden leg. The one he wears now is a de luxe production, with Keep Stumper from skidding on those fast turns. a sponge-rubber tip, to Duke and Waily Arrive in U. S. NEW YORK I/Pi— The Duke and Duchess of Windsor returned to the United Stales jTsterday after several months in Europe. As they arrived ahonrtl the liner Queen Mtiry. the duke rencated his statement of last Tuesday that he would not attend the coronation of his niece as Queen Elizabeth tt. The Windsors said they plannc lo hunt quail ncnr TnllahnSscc, Fl and play golf nt Palm Beach. Pin during the next few months. Read Courier News Classified Ada. military, hauled the people and their farm animals out of the danger area ycsteroay after flood waters surged through two breaks In a dike along the Garonne River. Roman shoemakers organized frequent parades tn ancient times so that shoe soles v/ould be worn out more quickly. zjcrosomc A Baldwin-built Acrosonic Piano in your home will add a wealth of musical enjoyment. It his beauty, stamina, and a tonal capacity amazing in so compact an instrument. See one . . *, hear one . . . play one and you will have no other piano, ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. 208 West Main Phone 2071 J. \V. AI>AMS, MET. t —Good Reconditioned Pianos — Between the two Incidents. An official spokesman, said tl government was not surprised by :Iie discovery of the arms cache In New York because it had known for several months tbat "bad Cubans" had been buying up arms in.the United States. The spokesman said four million dollars were being used for this purpose He added that the New York incident was without importance. This was Interpreted by some here as moaning that it was not connected with the arrest of the Navy men and that the latter plot was considered the more serious threat. The Westchester County sheriff s,aid one of four men arrested nt Moinaroneck " had confessed the arms were bought for the ousted government chief. Prio Socnrras, now living in Miami, Fla. Prio Socarras denied knowledge of a revolutionary plot aj)d said he' knew none of the men arrested in the New York case. Germans, American Gi's to Continue Annual Christmas Friendship Gesture -By TOM STONE Frankfurt, Germany Irfl — Thousands of Germans and American GIs witl eat Christmas, dinner together in what has becoine^an annual postwar gesture of friendship. German families nre inviting the soldiers to share dinner with them in their homes on Christmas Day. Many. Americans have asked their German friends to eat the big y ule d H y rnea I with t he m. The Army is making It possible for GIs to invite their German friends to hove dinner in Army mess halls. The dinner, which the soldier pays for, will Include turkey-and all the trimmings. 'GIs who were invited into German homes last Christmas say they are planning to return the hospitality hy being hosts this ear. Throughout the European cony and American soldiers and Amer- can civilians are" joining in to pro- ide. a Christmas for needy Ger- nahs. At the big U. S. nirbase at Wies- aaden, airmen chipped in $3,000 o throw a big Christmas party for 50 German children. Money left iver will be used to buy food jaskeUi for needy German fain- lies. An American Christmas committee at Bremerhaven will spend $6,000 to provide 3,000 undeTprivi- eged German children with toys, ruit, nuts and candy for Christmas Enlisted men and their wives at Wuerzburg will play Santa Claws :o orphans there. Others are pre paring to distribute food and coa ;o Wueraburg's poor. They are giving H -I-year-oIc German gifl at Wuerzburg a s'fcc brace for her paralyzed back. The American Women's Club Frankfurt announced it would senc Christmas gifts to more Ihnn 1,000 German children in seven orphanages, four homes for the aged and two refugee camps. RARE BIRD—Seen from the rear, this S-55 helicopter re- s«mblps a fantastic, ill-tempcret" bird from some far planet. Trr ^cooler is one ol Icn recent^ defivcred to Ihe Royal Naval Air Station al Gosport, England, ar part of Britain's share o" material under the Mutual De Now that airplanes have traveled faster than sound and broken the so-called sonic barrier', they are encountering another barrier only partially solved. This Is the thermal barrier, which Is due to the heat generated by air friction at high speeds. Read Courier News Classified Ads. FAST, EFFICIENT NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION! Let, a bonded gas organization install your natural gas system and be sure its done right! Installation available on monthly terms. CITY ELECTRIC CO. 109 South 5th Phone 8181 HERE THEY ARE! GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST... from THOUSANDS OF TOP VALUES... < Mans Diamond ExquesUe Ring 7 Diamond Cluster $1.00 Week Mans 21 Jewel 7Sc Week Gotham For Her 75c Week Diamond Cluster $innoo $2.00 Week • Sunheam Mixer Sl.OO Week *46 50 Automatic Percolator 50c Week Remington Shaver 75c Week Manicure Set 50c Week Ronsort Lighter Kodak 75c Week Dresser Seta »__„ Costume Jewelry 50c Week ' ' Charge U Silverplaled Vegetable 50c Week Diamond Set Jewelry 50c Week Dulane Frynia NOTHING EXTRA FOR CREDIT Ha by Cup SOc'Weck Mens Jewelry Salt & 1'epper Charge H $|5O-» 50c Week *6 95 Compacts Charge ft I.D. Bracelets »»•»* 50c Week »O 7:> CHOOSE YOUR GIFTS NOW! TAKE ALL NEXT YEAR TO PAY! • Plus Fed. Tax only If Indicated. DREIFUS OPEN ^ T M L Meet Dreiftts ... W»r iHamonds. WED.* ITMB m nmnrn. ILYT^VILU MW

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page