The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1949
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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THRKK U. S. Trading Guns For Time to Save Western Europe By Janet Martow WASHINGTON, July 26. Wj—Trading guns (or time, with the emphasis on time. ^ That's the core of President Truman's request to Congress lor amis for. thU oouiitry'i allies. The State Department—backing him up with a 41-page booklet explaining his request In detail—says: "Our assistance must reach it's destination In time to achieve Its purpose." Why speed? The thinking goes like this: This country's allies, particularly In Western Europe, have been try- Ing to recover Irom the war, with our help. They've been making progress but their recovery will remain jit- terv and incomplete so long as they're afraid of Russia. Says the State Department: "Beneath the confidence that the present degree of recovery has engendered, there Is a pervasive fear that the gains may be swept away by aggression on the part of the "soviet union." That "aggression" could take several forms. For one. direct attack. Right now Russia is In much better shape, militarily. It could overrun the Western European countries. Counters Bloodless Ajjrfssion There's another form of aggression. That's Russian pressure without a shot being fired. For example: Under pressure from heavlly- arnicd Russia, an unarmed Western European country—fearing attack if it didn't agree—might let its own native communists take over. •Jresiclent Tinman made that cWfr in his message to congress yesterday: "... The nations of Western Europe have not been able to Ig- more the necessity of a military defense foi themselves. "They have seen what the Soviet Union has done to nations (in Eastern Europe) for which it professed friendship and with which It *as recently allied. "They have observed how a Communist coup d-etat, operating In the shadow of the massed military might of the Soviet Union, can overthrow, at one stroke, the democratic liberties and the political In- dependfuce of a friendly nation." He was referring to Czechoslovakia, of course. That country's frontier adjoins Russia's. Czechoslovakia's own communists got themselves into key positions in the government. Seeks tr> Blnrk Communists Then, when they felt the time was right, they grabbed the whole government, with Russia standing by. watching. Immediately, Czechoslovakia became a Russian puppet. But suppose we send a Western European power arms, and In some way. Communists legitimately are elected to office by the people of that country, putting them In a position to gr.nb control. Suppose then they do grab it. jjcing over the government and ne arms we sent that country, and then ally themselves with Russia, as, they would. They could use our own arms against us. What then? Mr .Truman didn't supply an answer for that one, at least directly. But the whole aim of his message, asking money of Congress for arms for allies was this: If those countries recover economically, the people or those countries won't have to elect Communists to find a solution for their poverty, because there won't be poverty. But, unless those countries have arms to stand off Russia, they'l remain so jittery they won't recover economically—at least completely—and. unless they do, the door is left open to the communists So. he reasons, the way to block the Communists, inside and outside as country. Is to help it economically and militarily as soon as possible. PROPOSED BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES TOGETHER WITH TAX LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, ISM, TO AND INCLIJIHNG JUNE 3». 1951 The Board of Directors ol Dell School District No. 23 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in compliance with the requirements of Amendment No. 40 to the Constltu tion of the State of Arkansas adopted November 2. 1948.' have prepared, approved, and herebi make oublic the proposed budge' of expenditures together with the tax rale as follows: Gercral control, $1200; Iiutruc lion. $53.000: Operation of -sclioo building, iSHOfi: Maintenance school plant and equipment, $MQO Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation'. $8000; Fixed charg es {Insurance), $900; Debt Service 113,000; Capital outlay, $1000. To provide for the foregoing projwjsed budget of expenditure, the Board of Directors proposes tax levy of 28 mills. This tax lev ncludes the present continuing lev the retirement of present in debledness 15 mills of the abov 3roposcd tox levy of 28 mills is fo proposed bond issue of S25,COf estimated to run 3 years, for th purpose of erecting and equippin new schoo', buildings and mukin improvements and additions to present school buildings and refunding outstanding bonds, which will corstitute a continuing annual levy until the principal of an interest- on the bonds are paid in full. Given this 21 day of July, 1949. Board of Directors, Dell School District No. 23 of Mississippi County, Arkansas M. H. Giiffin. President and R. B. Crawford, Secretary YEOMAN OF THE GUARD—Like a scene from one of Hollywood's own gangster movies is this dramatic photo of Dave Ogul, one of wounded gambling czar Mickey Cohen's body guards giving a sharp-eyed once-over to the corridor outside' Ihe Los Angeles hospital room where Cohen lies. Cohen wiis wounded in a grin* ambtjsh as he left a smart Hollywood restaurant. He is a key witness in a grand jury investigation of police vice tieups. Deputy Sherift K. E. Irving, right, calmly eats his lunch, lie's the oflicial police guard, but Mickey Cohen's boys took no chances. They stt up Ihe-ir own sentry system. The Tom Thumb, first American- built steam locomotive for passengers, made Its initial run at Baltimore in August, 1830. British Navy Splits War Booty With Seamen LONDON ••-ifl't — British stamen are to receive a share of the war booty they helped their country capture from the Nazis during the war. About $16,000,000 is to be divided among all mcri and women who served at sea—from the admiral of the fleet down. Another 35.000,000 will go in a lump to the R.A.F. for its share iti helping to find and capture enemy ships and submarines. The lowest ranking seaman— even the cooks atid stewards and deck-swabbers—will get about $16.80 each. That's one share. According to rank, other officers and men will get more shares. Admirals will collect $42 each. Most rural mail boxes arc mad of galvanized sheet steel. Mexico City of Germany n Question of Beet? MEXICO CITY — UP)— Decupled jfijnaiiy and tlil< ancient Aztec apital are In a lug-of-w»r over rcsh meat. Mexico doesn't have a year round supply of f»t cattle or both herself and foreigners. Allied authorities bought fresh meat lere to be added to the ration of German coal miners, and thus per- uiade them to keep on being miners. Mexico City has long relied on the rich Kiiasteca plain for Its »ccf. The Huastcca doesnt have enough to go round. Mexico City butchers said the cattle were being sold in Tampico. The government then banned export, of Huasteca cattle. Tills brought a protest from the Allied occupation authorities In Germany. They salrt the interruption in meat shipments endangered (heir program In Germany. The situation is further complicated by Mexico's need for dollars. Meat shipments arc paid for In dollars. Doctor Receives State Welfare Appointment Dr. K. W. Cosgrove, supervising opthalmologlst of the State Department of Public Welfare in Little Rock, today announced that Dr. Jack Webb, of iilythevllle, had been appointed consulting outlialmolo- glst for the Rlythevllle area. Dr. Cosgrove pointed mil tlint the appointment menus thnt op- thalmology patients" who require surgical care and treatment c»n now receive treatment in Blythe- vllle and will not have to go to Little Rock. Toronto residents think their Yonge St. Is the longest street in the world. It continues as Ontario Highway No. 11 for 885 miles. Chertsey Abbey In England wa« once decorated with clay tiles ori which the romance ol TrLstam md Isolde was portrayed. SHEET METAL WORK- OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 With the Courts Chancery TloEnnd E. Ktitlon vs. Sammy HiiUoii. suit for divorce. 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