The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 25, 1949
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MONDAY, JULY 25, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE 1'URRK THf NAT/ON TODAY— Truman Arms Request To Add to Argument on Method of Halting Reds By James Marlow WASHINGTON, July 25. l/l'j—President Truman, taking the next step in the cold war with Russia, asks Congress today to vole money for arming Western Europe against Russia. S^iis will intensify the argument* — that's been going on for months about ready the arms program. It's nl- so intense there's a riuesiion whether all, or any. of it gets Congress' okay this year. There is no real disagreement between President Truman's planners and Congress on this big point: the spread of Communism nnd Russia's power must be blocked. The disagreement: have always been on how TO do H and how much needs to be done. And that's at the heart, of the present disagreement about arming Western Europe. Last week the Senate, after full debate, overwhelmingly voted for our joining the Atlantic Pact. By joining it, we have agreed that: We will no to the defense of the Western European countries, who have joined with us. it they're attacked. Russia wasn't named as the only likely attacker, but Kus- sia was meant. We weren't being unselfish in this agreement. The countries of Western Europe are onr friends. We neec them badly to stand off the pus! of Communism. Need Assurance But they might not have the wil to resist Russian pressure withou this assurance from us that we'd, stand beside them In any crisis. Now Western Europe, through the Atlantic Pact, may have the will to resist Russia. But does it have thj ability? That Is, does it have xlP arms to stop an attack? That's where the argument over Mr. Truman's arms program begins. He thinks our allies need the arms, and plenty of them, from us. Critics of his program think our allies don't need the arms in the amount, or as fast, as Mr. Truman requests, or they say that arming Europe might actually bring on war instead of preventing it. Some of them suggest we send only a token amount of arms at this time and watt until the allies' military experts, including ours, figure out precisely what is needed and what will be done with it. They raise this question, too: suppose one of our allies Is taken over by its own native Communists. Then It will ally itself with Russia and the arms we sent it can be used against us. The supporters of Mr. Truman's program argue this way: To stand up against a Russan attack until we can swing into full scale war effort. Western Europe needs arms. It doesn't have them now. althoug^ it may be able to produce enough for itself within some years from now. Problem Is Immediate So (he problem of arming Europe is immediate. It's not something that can be delayed or done in half ^jjfcsasure. Unless we send the arms, ^f'cstern Europe may doubt our sincerity in saying we'll help at all. Continuing this line of argument: If Western Europe feels doubtful of us, it will lack the will, since it lacks the ability, to withstand a Russian attack, or even Russian pressure without an attack. Without arms, our allies could be overrun if they did fight back. That would Icnve us without allies 011 the continent of Europe. Then we could do one of two things, or both: I- Try to fight our way onto the continent, where we would then have no allies left to help. 2. Try to beat Russia into surrender by atom-bombing her with ong range bombers. Without bases on Europe, we'd have to Tight ong-range war. That would be cold comfort to our friends. Negro Captured In Hiding Place After Gun Battle STAMPS, Ark., July 25. (/1Y-A Negro who l\vicc barricaded himself to shoot at passersby and officers without apparent reason was wounded nnci captured here yesterday after hr had shot the ell; mrn'shaL. N The Neuro, Curtis Fomish, 28 a war veteran, hid In a smokehouse in the back of his grandmother's noire and .shot Marshnl Mclvln Wommack when the latter went to the house .seeking him. The previous night. Cornish had fired from inside the dwelling until he \va.s routed by tear gas and escaped into the woods. Wounded in the left shoulder but apparently not dangerously hurt. Wommack returned the Negro's wild fire yesterday until other officers "rrivetl at the scene. When team gas was Ineffective, the officers fired into the smokehouse until Cornish ceased shooting. Then they entered to find the Negro wounded in the legs and abdomen. He was taken to a LJttlo Rock hospital. Sheriff W. H. Baker said Cornish :iacl been dismissed only recently from the Veterans Hospital at Fort Roots, North Little Rock. McMath Asks Legion Support of Arms Plan TORT SMITH. Ark., July 25. AP)—Governor McMath wants the American Legion to sui>EX>rt a United Stak-s arms program for European con n t ri c.s in c! u ded in t he North Atlantic Pact. He told the Arkan-sas Department of the organization so here yesterday at the opening session of its 31st convention. McMath linked continued back- Ing of t ne European Recovery Program with support of the North Atlantic Pact. Himself a Legionnaire, the governor expressed confidence in the organization's integrity thu.s: "I am sure the Legion will not follow* demagog u e.s who would use it tor ulterior, political, selfish motives." tryker To Build "aruthersville's Elementary School CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo', July 5—Bids for the new Elementary School Building for Carulhersville ten opened July 19. and the successful bidder was Joseph Stryker if Portageville, Mo, Mr. Stryxei-'s bid was »M 1,69* 30. There were nine firms bidding for he contract wilh second lowest bid bein goCfeied by Alden Parks of layton, Mo. Mr. Stryker has made a performance and material bond in the sum >f $1*0,000.00 and has contracted to complete the building in 30fl days. The Ward Avenue site for (he new building is now being cleared of several dwelling houses that had ireviously been elected there The smaller buildings have been moved :o the tear of the property and the argcr buildings have been sold and will be moved iti the near future. The building, a low modernistic structun.', will have 12 class rooms and an office for the principal It will be constructed of brick, concrete nnd structural steel. Plans were drawn so that addtiona) rooms INJURED I.AD AWAITS All) Dennis Cook, nine, of North Holly wood, Calif., grimaces with pain as lie lies on the pavement tollowin: the collision of his bicycle with a parked auto. Neighbors apply ice [• his neck and provide umbrella shade while waiting for the ambulance The boy, who apparently blacked out under the blazing sun, suffered a slight concussion plus arm, hand and forehead contusions. AP Wircphotoj and * gymnulum can be added at liter dite without detracting from the beauty of th« original ircliltectual MM**. The new school will have many new features now bein« used in school buildings. The floors will be of concrete covered with asphalt tile, in solid colors and with contrasting border and wall*. The corridors and lavatories will be finished in glazed tile in order to keep the building clean and sanitary. The heating contract was sublet to the Campbell Heating Company o[ Kansas City, Missouri. T«r]B Electric Service, of this city, received the contract for electrical installations. The building will be finished In time for the 1950-51 school term and will house the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The coyote originally lived only In the open country of the West. Colorful & Casual... exciting creation^ .vfi^ *^t*TiLr3S. ^^\ . .I'.'Ai'ti', ./ *. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Slock G ua ran I eed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Mexican Labor Ban in Texas Blamed For Big Increase in Illegal Entries Smog Blanket Envelops Manhattan in Darkness BROWNSVILLE, Tex., July 25— iVT,—Mexico's ban on the use of Mexican laborers i n Texas was blamed today for a ulg increase in the number of aliens entering the United States illegally. The ban also was blamed for one-a-day drownings of wetbacks in the Rio Grande. Wetbacks are Mexican nationals who enter the United States illegally. Mexico imposed the ua'n on the grounds its citizens were being discriminated against in Texas. James Butter field, district commissioner of Immigration and nat- uralisation at St. Alba us, VL, said Saturday 20 patrolmen had been ordered from his district to temporary duty on the Mexican border. During the harvest season In Texas, Mexican nationals have been drowning in the Rio Grande at the rate of nt least one a day, Ygnaclo Garza, Jr.. of the Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce saici. GarzR is chairman of the chamber's Inier-American Relations Committee, which seeks to have the ban removed. "II. legal entry of braccros (Mexican laborers* into the U.S. were arranged, this tremendous loss of human life would" On .said. "The need for legalizing 11 u? wetback is being brought more sharply into focus every day.'' Willard P. Kelly of the immigration and Naturalization Service said, in Washington that there is u "terrific influx" of Mexicans enter- NEW YORK. July 25. Wi—Darkness enveloped Manhattan af 8 a.m. lES'H today, puzzling work-bound New Yorkers but not the weather bureau. The weather bureau .said the phenomena was due to a fiow of very warm and moist air moving into the area. The smog-like blanket was accompanied by flash showers and thunder. Soaring temperatures with a high of 90 degrees were forecast for later in the day. ing illegally. During the year ended June 30. 1949, he said, the Mexican border i>atrol apprehended 2T9.379 aliens trying to enter illegally or already in the U.S. illegally. Most of these were Mexicans, he said, and a good many of the cases were "repeaters." $20,000 Hotel Robbery Loot Found in Drawer MARGATE, Eng.. July 25. f,T)— Mrs. Franke MacKie. cleaning her attic found a dirty napkin pinned together in the drawer o( an old chest. She undid It rxnd out rolled 5,000 pounds (520,000) worth of rings, brooches and bracelets set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Her husband decided It must be the loot from a 1937 jewel robbery at the Queen's Hotel, where he was night porter. He was given the chest after the hotel closed In 1939 but had never thought to look Inside. MacKie turned the Jewelry-over to police. American .steel production In 1948 was 88,533,729 tons, a peacetime record. The alt-time record production in the United Slates was 89,0-11,600 i tons in 1944, a war year. Listen to DuFont's Cavalcade of America every Monday evening WMC-7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributors of DuPont Products SHEET METAL WORK- OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up lo 1/4 inch thickness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Hroadway Phone 2651 DiFFEf FERENT fruits realistically hand painted on individual disheg . . . when assembled on your table you have an eye-compelling "orchard" of luscious California fruits! 16 PlfCE STARTER SET FOR FOUR Regularly 916.00, ifpiecet are purchased leparately Pay for It with Your Budget Money! Absolutely No Extra Cost for Credit! D R EIF li S Me«l llreifui . , . Wrar Diamonds MUNIVItll Ut» IIIIIUUM Many of the most important British abbeys and cathedrals of the 13th and Hlh centuries had' clay ti]e floors. 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