The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1951 · Page 21
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 21

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 20, 1951
Page 21
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1951 McMahons Suggestion for Arms Meets Better Fate than Peace Bid BI,YTHEVIU,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TWENTY-ONE By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, Sept, 20. (iP, — •enator Brien McMahon Ls a man In whom hope does not seem to die easily. His hope is that mankind, through reason, can keep peace ln^ th« world. This has been the dream of many >jyen of goodwill from away back. ^Tfar it has been a dream only. But there Ls always someone, like McMahon, who persists In thinking that maybe tomorrow ... or tomorrow ... Eighteen, months ago the pinfc- cheeked McMahon, who dresses fashionably and I* a Democrat from Connecticut, was troubled by the race between Russia and the West to get armed. He arose in the Sea- ate to speak. He U chairman of the joint congressional committee on atcmlc energy and he received thoughtful attention from his colleagues 'al-j though in the end nothing came of what he proposed. 1 As he spoke that day he repre- | cented the conscience of mankind, troubled by the ancient problem: Does the world have to settle its difficulties by force? If we're civil- lied, can't we use reason instead? Thought He Saw Doom Hi looked into the future and thought he saw doom if the terrible arm* race continued. Bo he wiled for a ipeclal meeting of the United Nations' General Assembly IB Moscow Itself. The purpose: to work out "rascal- prool" safeguards against atomic war and the ungueased perils of the hydrogen bomb. noted that auch a plan for olUng the bomb had been offered four years ago by the United State*, had won U.N. backing, but had been rejected bv Russia. A few montha later the Korean War byoka out, a clear demonstration that communism was relying on force Instead of reason, since then In Korea the U.K. and communism have been relying on force. On * wider Kale the West has plac«d ita faith In an accumulation of auch force—through the Atlantic Pact—that Russia will be discouraged from trying force herself. Senator KepeaU Fear* Yesterday McMahon arose in the Benate again and repeated, with more detail, hia feara as to where force will lead us all and thi possible solution If we try reason. This time he suggested, as before, a special session of the U.N. general assembly for the "single purpose of stopping the armaments race" by working out an agreement for disarmament and control of the atom. And as evidence of this country's good^ will,'- he suggested Congress pledge':-itseli—once there was real agreement on disarmament—to do this? 0 That all the country. Including jf United States, should chip In 3xJ. through the United Nations, htlp raw« the world's living standard* by agreeing to spend for five year* a large part of the money saved through disarmament, Reason Can Triunvilt K we had udd just this and nothing else those who share his hope that maybe In the end It's pos•Ible for reason K> triumph could har« nodded and murmured that hia thought* were noble. If that's all h« had to say, o! MUTM, critics might have accused him of being a dreamy-eyed Yale man who somehow had drifted Into •the TJ.S. Senate which likes to prlda ty know this, but will not admit 11. lie says the Japanese with whom he has talked also know that they are! now committed to a policy of rearmament. Some Military Strategy Militarily, Rep, Judd declares that the real, hidden reason why the United States wishes to maintain air bases on Okinawa is so that It will be able to bomb Japanese industry and destroy It If the Jnps get too strong or whenever they .start supplying military supplies lo the Reds. Tills somewhat sensational statement Is branded' as utterly fantastic, and no help at all, by State and Defense Department officials who have worked on the Japanese peace treaty and the military agreement. Heal purpose of the proposed American trusteeship over Okinawa and the Ryukyus, they declare, is lo help protect Japan from aggression by Its stronger and much more heavily armed neighbors, Russia and Red c! 'J n "; I olhers were responsible for -.™- Crlucisms of the Japanese peace | flcatlone In the original treaty draft. treaty such M those advanced ny The original draft gave Ruaaia out. Rep. Judd are typical of what may be expected from some few objectors during the coming Senate ratification hearings and debate. Rep. Judd claims that previous objections raised by himself and right possession of the Kurile Inlands to the north of Japan. In tti« treaty as signed,- Japan merely r»- nounces title to the Islandi ui< their ultimate disposition win b* left lo the United Natloni. HAWKER OVER ENGLAND—Seeming lo hang in mid-air over Ihe patch-quilt English countryside is the new swept-wing fighter, the Hawker P-1067. The jet, called by the British Air Ministry "the fastest in the world," is being put into quantity production. Performance and armament details are closely guarded secrets. Nicky Hilton Set To Wed Starlet NEW YORK, Sept. 20. (AP) — Betsy Von Furstenbcrg. 19. German- born movie starlet, and 24-year-old Nicky Hilton, 205-day husband of Actress Elizabeth Taylor, are engaged, the Journal-American said yesterday. The newspaper said the actress, a countess by birth, confirmed the engagement In a telephone call from Los Angeles. Hilton's divorce from Miss Taylor becomes final in January. Miss Von Purstenberg said Hilton, wealthy hotel-heir, had obtained his father's permission for the wedding. EDSON itself on its realism. But McMahon didnt stop there. While he offered hope and a proposition for peace arrived at reasonably, he himself demonstrated that he is,quite realistic about all this himself. He did so by offering two suggestions, the one explained above for peace through peaceful means, and this: He urged a vast speed-up In the production of U.S atomic weapons, so the arme<i forces can be equipped with them in far greater variety, (or "more security for the United States." In other nurds, while he suggested a peaceful settlement, he urged the U^. to be prepared with overwhelming and terrible force, Just in case. It seems likely that his startling suggestions about new weapons will receive more Senate attention than his suggestion for peaceful settlement. (Continued from Page JO) vcntion in the Internal affairs of i another government, Rep. Juddi seems to ignore completely. j As for the Japanese peate treaty,! Rep. Judd considers it as utterly unrealistic. He does not believe that Japan can be made into a democratic country. Within ten years.! perhaps even within two or three} years, Rep. Judd says he expects! Japan to be doing business with Red China. Gradually, he" expect* Japan to be absorbed in the Communist block of countries. His reasons for this are that the natural trade relations for Japan are with China and Manchuria. Rep. Judd says It Is unrealistic for the Japanese to buy high-priced American cooking coal for the making of steel, when such coal could be and always has been bought much cheaper from China and Manchuria. Similarly. 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