TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1949 BLYThEvnLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE NATION TODAY— Wrangle Over Size of Air Force Steeped in Uncertainty With House, Senate at Loggerheads By June* Mu-low WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. (*>>—You can get gray hair just trying to keep up with the size, of the Air force. Should it have 70 groups? Or «- There's been a wrangle over thai for years. Congress Ls still see-sawing. (A group can be any number of^ . , planes at any given time, depending on several things but mainly their size. (Usually, the smaller the size of the planes, the more of them in a group. There'd be only a few big bombers in a group.) Start from the beginning so you can see how the wheels have gone 'round and 'round on this one. In 1947 President Truman appointed five civilians, called the President's Air Policy Commission, study our future air problems. On Jan. 1, 1948, it reported. It • said we needed 10 groups by 1952. It indicated Russia might be able to start an atomic attack by 1953. Then Congress set up an Air Policy Committee of its own. made up of senators and representatives. And in that same year, 1948, they, too, came out for a 70-group air force by 1952. But getting up to 70 groups would take time: making contracts, expanding plants, replacing old planes with new ones, and so on. Since In that year, 1948, the Air Force had only 55 groups, a start- had to be made fast to get the total up to 70 groups by 1952. It had to be done gradually: year by year Congress would vote money for adding more groups until 1952 the total would stand at 70. 70-Group Idea ApproYed So. in 1948 Congress—it was controlled by Republicans that year— approved the 10 group Idea and voted money to get it started. But Mr. Truman was cool to the 70-group idea. Thrt would cost a lot of money when government expenses already were high. In January, 1949, when his Democrats controlled Congress, he said 48-group air force he thought was enough. (By that time, January, 1949. the Air Force had grown to 58 groups ^.1rom the 55 groups It had had In H948. Wijh the money Congress gave it In 1948 It planned on having 66 groups this year.) With Mr. Truman's message, the Air Force started to trim back to 48 groups by cutting its force from 58 groups to 54. Then In the spring of 1949 the House voted 1800.000,000 to help tha Air Force keep building toward 10 groups. Further, it approved, or authorized, the whole 10-group idea. But the House action atone wasn't enough. The Air Force couldn't get the »800,000,000 unless the Senate also approved. Senate Balks Plans And late yesterday the Senate voted not to let the Air Force-have the $800,000.1)00 voted by the House That isn't the last word. Now senators and representatives will have to sit down and try to reach an agreement or compromise on the money for the Air Force. So at this moment no one can •ay whether they'll let the Air Force have the $800.000,000 after • II, or part of it, or none of It. But— the Senate did something else which may not make to you. Although voting not to let the |) ir Force have the $800.000.000 to build toward 70 groups, it "authorized" 70 groups, Just as the House had. But, in Congress, to "authorize- something without voting the money to carry it out Is meaningless Its another way of the Senate's *aymg: "We think the 70-group Idea Is good, boys. But we won't give you the money to start building toward 10 groups now." Meanwhile, the Air Force itself M? " ow has « groups-it had t? •* ""start of (he year _ h cut back its groups to 48 l»T h w°H der to d ° thls went ° ut last Wednesday when Secretary of Defense Johnson ordered the Armed t exp * nse by " bout •J^l 8 " 1 the Air Forcc ™y n<" get that $800,000.000 to build to- >ra 70 groups. Congress is giving to "» th! Stuttgart Man Dies When Crushed by Log l*y The Assocfafcd Prwi Charles Miles, about 40. Stuttgart logging contractor, was the seventh violent death victim In Arkansas during the first two days of this week. He was crushed fatally when a 4-H Club Members To Help Compile Data on Accidents The 4-H clubs in North Mississippi County are to be one of three county groups to help compile statistics for the State Farm Safety Committee relative to farm accidents in Arkansas. Keith J. Bilbrey, North Mississippi County Agent, said today that, the various clubs would select leaders at their September meetings to solicit Information for the committees. Other counties where 4-H Club members will compile information include Jackson and Pope Counties. In three other counties, home demonstration cluti members will work on the data.- and in still (hree others the information will be compiled by members of the Future Farmers of America. SAILS FOR U. S.—The Rev. John William Charles Wand, Anglican Bishop of London, (above) lias sailed from England for a coast-to- coast tour of the United States. The 64-year-old prelate who was the moving force behind tile biggest Church of England revival in years, will attend a series of six eucharistic congresses commemorating the fourth centennial of the founding of the English prayer book. They will be in New York, Cleveland Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Fond du Lac, Wis. (AP Wire- photo). Young Attorney Joins Firm in Little Rock W. A. Eldredge. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wilson, 1509 West Walnut, will be associated' in the law offices of Charles Earl and Lee Cozart, of Little Rock. Mr. Eldredge, who has completed his work at the University of Arkansas School of Law In Fayetteville. said he will assume his duties in Little Rock Thursday. Mr. Eldredge completed his undergraduate work at the University of Arkansas also and Is to be admitted to the bar on September 26. log rolled from a truck he was unloading at Stuttgart Monday. Two farm accidents, a gunshot wound, a drowning, a scalding and a suicide took six lives In the state Sunday. I»n*eti Railroad The Trans-Siberian railroad is the longest In the world. Reaching from Vladivostok and Siberia to Moscow, and connecting with Leningrad, it covers a total distance ol about S500 miles. It's thought to be lucky for people to stand during the home team's half of the seventh inning at a baseball game. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Com- AP&L Asks Permission To Sell Mortgage Bonds LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 30. I/TV- The Arkansas Power and Light Company yesterday asked formal permission to sell $8.700.000 'In fi 11 mortgage bonds to mature in 197B. An application filed with llic Arkansas Public Service Commission .said proceeds would be used to help finance the company's 1940 construction and expansion program Tlie program U estimated to cost $25,100,000. The application said the bondt would be sold competitively but estimated that interest would not exceed three and one-fourth per cent. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, Saturday a nrt yesterday: Ed Wiley and Mrs. Monie Ann Tilry. both of Dell. William Lonnie Alexander and Miss Beatrice Tyler, both of Manila. Reedy Morris and Miss Hazel Price, both of BIytheville. Cfay J. Matthews and Mss Joan Adair, both of BIytheville. Yrasias Bias and Miss Beatrice Mcndoza, both of BIytheville. Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickosawba JSWIfTS PBEMIUM BRANDED BEEF We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries ' We Deliver Phone 2043 Plenty of Parking Spar* 8-0-l-O-V-A SPUIS VAWK DHEIFIS Announcing. NEW SCHEDULE OF PRICES Fowlston School of Music PIANO LESSONS AS LOW AS $4.00 PER MONTH 815 Chickatuwbo Telephone 2049 mlssloner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as South Hiway No. 61, BIytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime PAGE THREE Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned tins been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this slate or any other slate, relative to the sale of alcoholic lltiuDrs. Application is lor pciuit to be 1s- aued. for operation beginning on th» 1 clay of October 1949, and to eiptre on the 30 day of June, 199. Oliver W. Keener Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29 day of August 1MB. 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