The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 4, 1949
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' THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1949 THE NATION TODAY— President's Arms Aid Program Would Give Truman Too Much Power, Some Critics Contend By Jame« MarLow WASHINGTON, Aujf. 4. (AI')-The arguments about President Truman's arms program will get more complicated as time goes on. But some of the basic complaints already have taken pretty clear shape and this will explain them, after a moment of background. •*• BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) 1 COURIEK NEWS and strategy board made up of those nations which signed the Atlantic pact—hasn't bee » established yet. Some members of Congress argue that it's silly to go handing out arms to Europe before the council can ticcide carefully on how much gees where. They say. further, that Congress ought to vote only interim arms nelp-only a part of the $1,450,000,000 asked by President Truman for the year—until the defense council can start working. But-lop government officials, testifying before Congress, have urged that the full program be pushed through at once, that speed Is noed- ed to get Europe armed. One former official who testified. Gen. George C. Marshall, said he understands there's pretty clear agreement already among the Western nations on what needs to be done. A couple of weeks ago the Soijale approved our Joining the Atlantic pact. Under it we agreed lo help defend any other country which is a member of the pact and is attacked. Most of tne signers are in Western Europe. Look to US. for Funds >SKurther the pact says the sign- t& \vill help one another get armed against any attack which might come. Since the U.S. is the biggest signer, most of the help with amis must come from us. So President Truman has asked Congress to vote $1,460,000,000 for the first year to help arm Western Europe and any other countries he may choose. Now for the arguments— Some members of Congress think $1,450,000,000 is too much for this country to spend in a year. The amount may be cut down before Congress approves the program, if it approves. But even if this country hands out $1,450,000,COO for one year, that won't be all it figures to spend on the program. Some of our top government officials think the program may have to last three to five years be lore we'll realty be finished arming Europe. But another point of dispute, and it's an important one, revolves a part of the arms called section three. I', says in effect: The President can help any nation he wants to help, any time he wants lo do it, in any way he chooses, so long as he thinks It's lo the benefit of the United States in the long run. $j}This section is the biggest target 6f the critics right now beca\ise they say: They're afraid that—by letting the President decide when he wants lo help, and how—they'll be giving him more power than any President in history. Why? It gives him a blank check, they .".ay, to do anything he wants to do Terrence was taken to Lewis about military tie-ups with other Memorial Hospital in Yosemite countries and in the end this could Valley. get us into war. So section three may be re-writ- tcn and toned down and tightened up. cutting away some of the presi , i.5 willing lo pass the bill. . Another argument against the B . nd p!vck trail to 1 PAGE THREE BUMPER CROP GETS A BOOST-This new trailer lift installed at a 40,000-bushcl grain elevator in SI. Mary year's Iminpi'r crop. Helicopter Takes Injured Boy from Sierra Mountains YOSEMITE. Calif., Aug. 4—MV- I A 12-year-old boy with fractured skull was brought out of one of the wildest areas of the Sierra Nevada by helicopter early today. Terrence rKayo) Hallinan, son of | a prominent San Francisco attorney, hart been lying in a sleeping bag near Benson Lake since he was hurt when he fell off a horse j last Sunday. Test pilot Jay Demmlng of the Hiller Helicopter Co., flew at 9,300 feet on the rescue mission. It was the second try by helicopter to reach the hoy. The first pilot earlier this week said he couldn't fly over the mountain peaks. The altitude of Benson Lake is 8,500 feet. It is surrounded by peaks and is 22 miles from the nearest road. Committee Plans Inspection For Fertilizer Demonstration . res- - dential power there, before Congress Tcrrence's parents. Mr. and Mrs. i.5 willing lo pass the bill. Vincent Hallinaii. had taken a rug- The boy said he was tired but "helicopters sure are nifty." His condition was reported as good. Tcrrence's parents. Mr. and Mrs. arms bill itself, but around a section of the Atlantic pact called Article 9—which tics in with the arms program. Article 9 says: Want Strategy Board First "The parties hereby establish a council on which each of them shall be represented ,to consider matters concerning the implementation of this treaty. The council shall be so . with him at ir 16 lake ' The bo - v was treated there . arms bill is woven, not around their. 16 lake ' The bo - v was treated there arms bill itself, but around a <=nr- y a - doctor . who advised against organized as to be able to promptly at any time. . meet . Tills defense council—a planning carrying him over the traiK The present-day method of sim- plifyin,. the installation of small clay tiles by mounting them on large strips of paper is very similar to a technique originated in Asia Minor in the 13th centuriy. Men are prohibited by law from going ladies' nairdressing salons to get waves or hair tinting! In Massachusetts. The size, color and fruiting of cotton and corn which have had anhydrous ammonia applied to the soil, will be compare to other plots of cotton and corn not having had application, this week. Oral E. HumnciUt. vocational teacher at Dell, and A. B. Smith, a veteran's teacher, also of Dell, had three tractors equipped to apply the anhydrous ammonia this year, and started a relatively new test to see how effective it was. County Agent Keith J. Bilbrcy persuaded the teachers to leave a strip of unfertilized cotton or corn near those where the gas had been applied in order that a visual comparison could lie made, an a tour of the test fields was scheduled for today or tomorrow. Mr. Bilbrcy explained that this was a part of the work being clone by the Soils Management Committee, headed by Hildren Bunch. The committee Is a joint Extension" Service and Farm Bureau Committee, and the members have been work- ins on other soil tests in the county, most of which have Indicated a need of nitrogen in the areas west of the lake. Tn this connection Mr. Bilbrcy pointed out that ammonium nitrate had been used effectively before and soil tests showed that, it did improve the sriils. but that farm leaders were anxious to see the outcome of the application oi anhydrous ammonia, which is about 80 per cent nitrogen, whereas the ammonium nitrate is about 33 per cent nitrogen. The anhydrous ammonia gas is applied through a rubber hose attached to a pressure tank on the tractors. As the furrow is made by the plow the gas is applied in the furrow and two small discs follow and cover the furrow to prevent the anhydrous ammonia from i taping. The anhydrous ammonia was used in South Mississippi last year, and B. M. Regenold, Armorcl planter, has used the application this year; however, there have been no actual tests made to show Ihc effectiveness of the gas by having one unfertilized strip left by the fertilized strip foE 1 observation. Admiral Byrd to Return To Antarctic's Wastes WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. l/Tj _ Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd, 61, may lead another Navy expe'Iiiion into the Antarctic next winter. The Navy Department said tint if budget limitations permit, eight ships and 3.500 men will leave around October to set up an advance base in New Zealand. Byrd is a veteran of four previous Antarctic expeditions, as well as me airplane visit to the north pole. Rotations in Luxora To Hear State Official Attorney General Ike Murry of Little Rock wilt be Uie guest speaker at the Luxora Rotary Club dinner meeting tonight. 'Die meeting is scheduled for 6:30 at the Luxora high school cafeteria. C. C. Danchower, program chairman, will preside at 'the meeting tonight, since the new president John Tweatt, is out of town. Some fish sleep with one Iln hooked over a sea weed, coral, or some other object, to give them support. U.S. to Publish Paper on China Truman Says Report Will Clear Up Many 'Misunderstandings' WASHINGTON, A u g. 4-W— President Truman said loday the United States will publish a white paper on Its relations with China to clear up "misrepresentation, distortion, and misunderstanding." In a forma! statement, the President said the trie dshlp between the United States and the people of China "Is as strong today as it has ever been." He said the problem is to find ways -to give practical expression lo that friendship" nnrt (hat this is receiving "the closest attention of this government." The statement was given out at his weekly news conference. A reporter recalled that there has been criticism that the United ^States government has been "too slow" In Its aid to the Chinese Nationalist government because of reported Communist influence within the State Department, To Corral MIsaprfhcnslfliiK Mr. Truman sal,) that this entirely erroneous criticism would be covered in the volume the State Department is publishing tomorrow. He said in his statement that -some of the "misrepresentation distortion and misunderstanding' arose because this government "was reluctant to reval certain facts. Hie publication of which might have served to hasten Ihe events in China which have now occurred." 'Hie President said, under Questioning, that the while paper on China would Include Ihe Wcdc- meycr rcj»rt as well as reports made by former Secretary of State Marshall when he went to China as a special ambassador for the President. Trie Wedemeyer Report, so-called because it was prepared by LI. Gen. George C. Wedemeyer, has been under administration study for some time but has not been made public. In his statement, the President said that the mutual Interests of the United Stales and China "require full and frank discussion of the facts." Seeks Understanding "ft is only in this way that the people of our country and their representatives in congress can have the understanding necessary to sound evolution of our foreign policy in the p ar East," he said. He added that the report covets our relations with China dating back to the IBWs. If not only includes tnc Wedemeyer and Marshall reports, but also the reports of MaJ. Gen. Patrick J. Hurley, former asmbassaclor to China. He would not say whether any new steps were proposed In the document. He held up a heavy volume which he said was being made available to newspapers this afternoon for publication tomorrow. He said that If the reporters read it and understood It, they would know as much about the Chinese policy as he did and he thought he. knew more about it than anybody else right now. rVoter Carnival Events Under Way in Batesville BATESVILLB, Ark., AUK, 4. I,T,~ A Rolf Imirnament at the Halrs- ville Country Club this mornlnc opened (he city's sixth annual Wtiite River Water Carnival. The carnival, one of the major summertime attractions in Arkansas, will close "iklay niirht with the rrownhn! of "Queen White Rlv- i'r of 1019." The cnli'itamiiK'nt program In- I cinder, speed boat rare bait caLitin Tho beauty review to s Nori.h Arkansas" will b fly nnd d exlnbl- tv review, tcct "Miss held to- (i'l'.ern.jr Mi-Malh will .<prak at a luncheon in his honor tomorrow. is Limited J 6ef (four $UE V&<; <jef-a regular-size, package of POST TOAST7ES •fer only 5^ when i/ou buy a package of GRAPE-NUTS FMKES regular price! 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