The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 31, 1951 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 81, 1981 (ARK.) COURIER IffiWS JAPAN: Rebirth of o Nation Illustrated by Ralph Lane t* keorfocKe fof SCAP ptoimen hoi been pljoM ot Japon't forest* which provide tucl million T« *»pply HM needs «t Hie* wo» machine, rite Japanese cu* forests at fo*r timef tkeif rate o* growth And at present Krtt*. mode necessary by reconstruction plant, Japan's importa nt stands ot timber nwv be eMSotn+ed tn 15 j*on . SOB aiwriwr f loamy oipect «f (to fomt atob- ^ I lemr SCAf upcfti estimate tfcat the timfaei* I destroyed by pine botk beetles each reo> n I Mare than enough I* tuppty Japan's oiwixrt need for railroad ties. Full-xale war en the HtM bark beetle hat beet .09*1 by SCAt . with jflformotfMi and education programs. SCAT e««erts, rtwnn, miert that Jopon'i roresh on not irretrievable. A reforestation program that Cfivijogei the planting of 8,000,000 acres of trees by tchool children, private vrntn and government employes Soldi forth great hope, tut it may be 80 to 100 yean before the new-bom democracy con give it* for- sfi a bill of clean heotrh. Farmer's Cut In Dollar Sales Lowest in Year U. S. and Allies Gamble Japan to Remain Friend United States for continued help n rebuilding their economy. American dollars have kept Japanese industry rolling throughout he occupation. At one time $1,000,000 a day was spent for food and vital raw materials. During the past year a total of $187.000,000 was appropriated to fill the gap WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. The United States and her Allies are gambling that Japan will re-1 main a steadfast friend. ' ' The "solt" peace treaty to be signed next week in San Francisco Is In part a, calculated risk.' So is the military and financial support the United States has pledged to give free Japan. Instead. of being Kept In weakness or bondage, the Island nation will be helped and encouraged to iecome a first class power again. There are. two reasons: the Unit- ''ed Nations need strong friends In A.sia; and afrepressive peace probably would stir the proud Japanese to vengeance.- The danger is that Japan might use this strength, .sometime In the future, to renew her dreams of ruling Asia, or might be compelled by circumstances to" deliver it to the Communist bloc. — 1 anese leaders and most of their American forces will protect them people are strongly pro-American I lor an indefinite period, under a At present, the risk Ls slight. Jap- their own feet. and anti-Communist r The country is economically and politically stable. But for years Japan will be plagued by forces more explosive than those which turned her to imperialistic war. She will be under constant pressure from the Communist mainland. And the dense population she cannot now feed is growing alarmingly. Troubles Not Realized Most Japanese, thirsting for independence, do not realize thai with freedom their troubles will actually begin. Japan will not become officially free until the peace treaty is formally ratified. This Is expected to take between six and nine months after the San Francisco conference. It will be much longer before the Japanese can stand entirely on mutual aid agreement to be signed in San Francisco. This will mean U.S. air and naval bases and ground force installations, In tune. Ihe Japanese will be expected to provide their'owri defensive ground troops, supported il necessary by U.S, air and naval power. Rearmament remains a touchy question in Japan. Many Japanese do not .want their militarists 1 to come back Their Oriental neighbors, still bitter from the Pacific War, are equally distrustful. • Army Appears Inevitable In the end, some form of Japanese a r m y appears inevitable. American officials say It could not be turned toward aggression without air and,naval power which Japan is too poor to rebuild. The Japanese also look to the between and her Japan's export earnings Import requirements. The official hope is that this dole can be eliminated. Instead, the Japanese will be paid for Installations and facilities used by American security forces- These were cost-free under the occupation. Special Contracts Filled Japanese factories fined $330,000,000 worth of special contracts during the first year of the Korean War. They are. capable of further business In continued war contracts, in rehabilitating Korea or in helping to industrialize such areas as Southeast Asia. But for 50 years continental China and Manchuria supplied both the markets and . the cheap raw materials needed by Japanese industry. Sometime, Japan may have lo trade extensively with this area, regardless of ita politics, in order to survive. Behind this Is the pyramiding pressure of an unsolved population problem. The total now Is 84,000,001) people, crammed in an area the size of California, improved health measures have contributed to an annual Increase of 1,400,000. These forces may eventually determine Japan's future and her al- I leglance. They are stronger than even ihe most stalwart Japanese democrat might be able to withstand. Reforms Not Obliged The Japanese win noi be obliged bj peace treaty terms lo retain any of the extensive reforms Intro- ,uced by the occupation, what they do with their blueprinted state may ndicate how far Ihey have been weaned away from autocracy and raditfonal belief In their right to rule Asia. American officials expect some backsliding" when the Japanese regain authority. The purge of thousands of wartime leaders already has been lifted, with the approval of occupation authorities. Powerful Japanese groups are opposed to a number of other basic measures, many ol which American authorities would like to see retained. Land reform, considered the n.ost important single achieve/Hen: of the occupation, already has been challenged in the courts as un-constitutional. The landowners case was denied under circumstances suggesting it will be WASHINGTON, Aug. SI. Th« farmer's share of the average dollar consumers spent lor fartn foods was about 49 cents to June and July, the lowest [or any month thla year, the Agriculture Department reported today. The department said prices received by farmers for food product* n July were almost live per cent >elow the record reached in February tills year but the retail price remained substantially the came. "Thus," the Department commented, "Practically all of the decrease In farm prices has been absorbed by Increases In marketing charges." In January this year the farmer's share of the consumer dollar spent for farm foods was 50 cents. This went up to 51 cents for Feb ruary, March and April. It moved ack down to 50 cenU in May. n June 1950 It wu 46 cents. FulbrighttoBock Truman in 1952 WASHINGTON. Aug. 31. (I?) — Senator Fulbright <D-Ark> will sup- lort President Truman tr he is the Democratic presidential nominee In 1952, the senator said last night. Me didn't say whether he would support him at the convention. Appearing on a radio program (MBS "Reporters' Roundup,") Fulbright predicted victory for the Democratic ticket next year "based on the administration's record." VFW Demands Acheson's Job 'Fire the Secretary,' Resolution A*ki NEW YORK, Aug. 31. («—Th» Veterans of Foreign War« hav« demanded the ouster o( SeoreUry ol •ale Dean ACtieson and other policy-making" officials of hlj d«- lartment. A resolution adopted at th* VFW's 52nd national encampment calls for the removal of all persons In the StaU Department 'whose loyalty-to American Ideal! questionable." The VFW aimed Its blast also a* those state department official* whose Ignorance, misfeasance and non-feasance have resulted in failure in the field of diplomatic relations." brought up again when occupation mutual benelit. restraints are gone. Fishermen, laborers and women may also have to fight a hard battle to retain all the .legal rights they have gained. Eventually, the Japanese will evolve their own kind of state from the plans which American authorities drew for them. And for the present, Japan can be expected to stand with the western bloc for the most compelling reason in International politics— PRINCETON'S QUEEN - The men of the U. S. aircraft carrier Princeton heaped honors yesterday upon their queen, a 17-year- old girl crippled from Infancy, an Associated Press dispatch said today. Miss Jane Taylor, 17, cerebral patsy victim, was formally presented with a $5,000 Irust fund for her education at a dinner reception aboard the Princeton. Then she ruled at the carrier's homecoming dance. (U. S. Navy Photo from NBA-Acme.) 3 Die in Greyhound Bus Wreck KENOSHA, WIs., Aug. 31. (*>—A Greyhound bus rammed into the rear ol a semi-trailer truck last night on a double-laned Highway 41 bringing death to three of 111 31 passengers. Eight more hospllal- Izec 1 with Injuries. Ketiosha County Sheriff Leonard J Jensen reported the truck driver said tlie accident occurred as h* pulled back onto the highway after parking on the shoulder of th« road when he became drowsy. Ha said h* dEd not see the approaching bus as he pulled out Into the traffls lane. The truck driver, Carl H, Jackson, 47, of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, was held by Kenosha authorities. He was slightly hurt. Stephen Music Studio Piano and Violin Edith L. Stephan, G.S.M. London, England 207 N. 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