WTONESPAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1981 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Atomic Wonder Weapons Are Near But Soldiers, Bullets Still Work Br ELTON c. r*v WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. (AP) — American* Ixad the word ol top congressional and military authorities today that atomic wonder weaponi are nearer the hands of U.S. fight- lug men, but that loot soldiers and bulleti won't lade away. AShere were expressions from (Virrnan Brien McM»hon CD- Conn) of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. Secretary o( the Defense Lovett and Secretary of the Army Pace. They «11 agreed swift progress has been made. But there w»« a polite differing of emphasis. For hi; part, Pace cautiously let It be known that when the stuff Is ready, the Army win want it in quantity, McMahon, who in a Senate speech last week: urged that the nation get! started now on all-out atomic weapons production which he said would reduce the cost of conventional armament, renewed his plea last night in an address at a Federal Bar Association, dinner. Among other things. McMahon said the Atomic Energy Commission has in being or in development "literally dozens" of different types andj kinds of special purpose atomic, weapons models. Weapons Are Tested He said "the so-called wonder weapons" he was talking about weren't just a gleam in the eye of scientist* but "down - to - earth" hardware, proven, demonstrated and confirmed" or proof-tested or about to be. McMahon had prepared his speech before Lovett Issued, at a Pentagon news conference, a statement which t^t secretary explained was to an^Pr misinterpretations of what McMahon had meant in his last week« Senate speech. "Recent publicity about new weapons, new development in warfare, and optimistic statements on tht military application of atomic energy have given the exaggerated Impression that a quick, easy and Inexpensive security might now be at hand," Lovett said. Progrew Cited Over a seven-year period, he added, considerable progress has been made toward a "variety of new weapons" and particularly in the past year there have been marked results. The Pentagon has "geared" Ito request.-; for carriers of these new weapons, "airborne and otherwise," to these developments. He explained that, because aircraft "now and for some time will represent the most efficient method of delivery" of atomic weapons' the defense department had asked tor increnscd air power. "No M.jtn W»y" "Many future weapons may ne dramatically different from our present armaments." Lovett stated. "Meanwhile, however, we must rely on the proved, tested, and available models to wln^today's battles with r*|n prewntly trained to UM them. '"Even hi view of these new d«- velopmentA, there is no new, inexpensive, or mafic way to win wari in the near future." McMahon, in his talk, took pains to point out some of Hie things he didn't say in his Senate speech. Like we can ever afford to do without conventional forces, On the contrary. I expressly stated my belief that although conventional forces are | far more expensive than the atomic „_ ... I ...~.~ - n> ,._,,.,., t ninil me nl.U!l]lC I did not say, for example, that! weapon, we will always need them." Genera/ Hails Young Marine As 'Patriot' IHLEN. Minn., Sept. 26. l/T'i—A Minnesota marine corporal killed in action Jast week in Korea was described by a Marine Corps general last night as "among the truly great compatriots of our country." At the age of 12, Tommy Johnson of Ihlen had offered to Join the Marines in 1942, saying "1 am not afraid of danger." "I am sure the Marines ail over the world will be proud to stand with me tonight in saluting your son," Major General MacQueen told Mrs. Gerard Johnson of Ihlen by telephone. Corporal Johnson had written his parents that he was injured by shrapnel on Sept. 7. By Sept. 14 he was back in action. The de- tense department informed his parents that Tommy was killed in action just three days later, on Sept. 17. AFL Chooses Green Again SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2«. W)— The American Federation of Labor went into its 71st year today supporting a broad program of labor unification—and with the same officers which hav« guided its recent history. Delegates to the APL's 70th annual convention yesterday unanimously reelected President William Breen to hlj 28th successive year. Thirteen vice presidents and Secretary-Treasurer George Meany also wer*> given unanimous support for another year in office. New York was named 19S2 convention city. Cotton Farmers Want Assurance 'Of Fair Price' MEMPHIS, Sept. -2C. (/Ty—Farm extension directors from 12 Mates have suggested that cotton farmers be given "proper and definite assurance of a price in keeping with the increased costs of production." Under this proposal, they said, dinners would respond to a call for higher production. The directors opened their two-day meeting here yesterday, with Dr. J. H. CcLecd of the University of Tennessee presiding. Freedom Train Pair Send Our Balloon 'Notes' MUNICH, Germany. Sept. 26. if] —The engineer and'the dispatcher of the "Freedom Train" that brought. 31 Czechoslovak political refugees into West Germany released 'huge baloons early today carrying messages to tlielr Communist-controlled homeland. Th« batloons were launched at 2 a.m. Irom a lonely spot in northern Bavaria, only three miles from the Czechoslovak border. They were released by Engineer Jaroslav Konvalinka and Dispatch- . er Karl Truksa. Hie first of 4,COO i carrying 2.500,000 messages to be sent up by radio tree Europe of' CMfhoslovakia the true story of the "Freedom Train" dash across the border Scot. 11. "Dear countrymen," say the mes- sages, "don't, believe that any American agents Had anything u> do \vltli our escape." Vile messages said that Czechoslovak government, charges U. S. agents aided In the plot were "more in a series of lies spread by the Communist government." f AGE NTJT1 Cotton Crop Held Back MEMPHIS, Sept. 26. Wi-Farmers in the cotton belt are holding back 45 to 70 per cent of their crop to bolster market prices, according to a survey by the beltwide cotton produces committee. 3. C. Wilson of Pecos, Texas, disclosed the result of the committee's poll yesterday In a telephone interview with the Commercial Appeal. "This has been the most expensive crop in history," Wilson said. "It will take a minimum of 40 cents a pound to bririf the farmer out of the hole." Concrete Culvert Tile Sizes up to 36 in. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes up to 84 In. Automallr Flood Gates Concrete Septic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Sewer Tile Best Pricn W* Deliver A. H. WEBB Highway 61 at State Line Phone 4114 PROGRAM SCHEDULE KOSE 860 On Vour Dial Thursday, Sept. 27, 19ft1 MORNING S:45-Sign On 5:45—Musical Roundup 6:00- Ken's 6:05 -Farm Fair 6:15—Musical Round up 6:45—Southern CJospel Singers 7:00- .News 7:05- Yawnin in Mawuln' 8:00 -News 8:15 Ring Sings 8:30 KOSE Kapers 9:00- Woman's Viewpoint 8:30- Tin Pan Alley 10:00 News 10:05 Modern Cancerl Hall 10:30 -Meet the band 11:00 News 11:05- Farm frolics 11:46—White Cross Plan AFTKR N'OON 12:00—News 12:15—Noun Serenade 1:00—Behind the World News 1:05—Matinee Melodies 1:30—Here's to Vets 1:W—Guest. Star 2:00—News 2:05—Hillbilly Roundup 3:c» News 3:05--Heptime 4:00—Blythevllle News 4:05—Murray's Madhouse 5:00—News 5:05—Record Rack 5:30—Scoreboard 5:45—Navy Show 6:00—News 6:05—Evening Serenade 6:15—Sign Off BRAND THf 010 SUNNY BROOK C O M P A N V, IOUISVIU?, KENTUCKf We* Weaving The weaving ol Panama hats is not done under water, as is commonly believed, but both the fiber and the fingers must be kept moist during the process and, ior that reason, the work chie/ly is done at night or in the early morning. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Beat Price* ' Kirby Drug Stores 5 2,500 In Cash Prizes! NATUNAL COTTON PtCXMG CONTEST OCTOBER 5, 1951 MtMtMtppi C*<m*y, Ark. Contest Open to Anybody From Anywhere FRIZES! PRIZES! tint . . $1000.00 - - 250.00 -- 100.00 5 $50.00 12 PTJM* $25.00 Enter Now! CNp TW, Women's Dmnom: Fwrt $254.00 S*C«<M|--- 1M.OO TbM - - - M.OO 4 Prix** of $25.00 E«cti (Worn** CM •(«• •Kgifcle for O p • • Dfvnion Priz«c.) Don't Woit/ ||«f* Moil U! I HEREBY apply for i>«rmiition to enter Hi* 12tfc ANNUAL WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP COTTON PICKING CONTEST to b« conducted at Blythtville, Arkantas, on Oe- t*«*r 5, 1951. I «•*•« »• a«4«« ky **M n»U« Ni St. or R.F.D. City • (Entry Fe« of $10.00 Must Accompany Tim ! ! Application.) i " - - J National Cotton Pkkrng Contest BlyHtAvtlU, ArV HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN MERCHANDISE PRIZES i To Be Given Away During Everyone Will Have An Opportunity To Win! SPONSORED BY THE MERCHANTS DIVISION OF THE BLYTHEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE King Cotton Days Will Begin October 1st! WATCH THIS NEWSPAPER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IN REGARD TO KING COTTON DAYS AND MERCHANTS WHO WILL PARTICIPATE!
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