The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 31, 1953
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS fATURDAY, JAN- 11, Ike Apparently Assured Of Congress Backing on De-Naturalizing Formosa By JACK BELL | WASHINGTON (fl — . President Klc«hhow0r Apparently Is assured of strong support in Congress for his expected move opening the way. for Nationalist forays from Formosa against the Communist China mainland. Four- authoritative officials told this reporter that—barring a. last- minute change in plans—the President will announce In his State of the Union message Monday ho Is releasing the Seventh Fleet from its duty at Formosa. This would wipe out a June 27, 1850, order by former President Truman under which the fleet has neutralized Formosa. It has stood by ready io defend Nationalist- held Formosa from a Hack nnd at the same time has prevent Chiang Kai-shek's forces from carrying out *Ir and sea operations Rgnlnst the mainland. One effect of the expected move would be to release Chiang's Nationalists for commando-type raids and possibly air strikes against the mainland. This could draw off Chinese Communist troop strength from Korea and Is regarded ns Elsen- hower's first step toward the ad ministration'* announced goal of making 1 It unprofitable for the . Keds to continue th* atruggle there. Secretary o* State Dulles, who left with Mutual Security Director Harold fitassen yesterday for * 10- day inspection tour of Western Europe, put that goal into words tn'hU televised speech last Tuesday: *'Th» enemy thinks he 1 * gelling an advantage by continuing the war. j I believe Gen, Eisenhower will find the ways and mean.s to make the enemy change -Ills mine to that respect BO thfit they too Will want peace." Attitude Elsenhower's reported decision' ' to go ahead with the plan apparently represents a new nnd much tougher attitude toward the Chinese. Reds than any the Trumnn administration was willing to risk. i The assumption In Congress wns that America's allies had been— or ware being—consulted and their reaction will ,b« studied closely. There was no . advance word from, the White House as to why 'Eisenhower called fleet Acini. Wll> liam p.. Leahy lo a conference there: today. Leahy, like Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Is on acllve duly wllhoux assignment. The admiral wns World War n chief of staff U Presidents Roosevelt and Tnnnim. . He la seeing Ihe President one day before Adm. Arlhiir B. Rnd- ford, commander-m-chlef of the Pacific fleet, returns to Washington. The' Navy announced he \R due Sunday, to remain for a week. MacArthur was.relieved by Tru- 'mnn as Allied commander In the - l Par East nearly two years ngo. In the great debate 1 which followed, * MacArthur testified before Con- ftress thst he strongly advocated (I) a naval blockade of the Communist-held China const, (2) the 1 use of Chiang's Formosa forces •nd (3) air action against Communist supply and communications centers - north of the Ynh Ki\ er. Truman and - other Demo cratic administration lenders con tended this would bronden tho war and possibly lead lo another global conflict. The general Congress was would make U clear that Chiang will be strictly on his own In hit-and-run raids he mny make against the mainland. The Nationalist lender has i force of about 1,000 trained pilot on Formosa,, but they outnumbe: tho planes of nil 'types he hni available. And hla nlr force, sucl as It Is, was designed primarily for the defense of the Island wit concentration on fighters insteai of bombers. Hair-Billion In Aid The U. S. has been helping bull up this force, ns well as othe military branches, with about half billion dollars worth of dlrcc miHtay aid assigned to Chlan • since the outbreak of Ihe Korea Wnr. Republicans in Congress gen erally applauded the proposed re versa! of the Truman policy scaling off Formosa, where Chiang s credited wElli having up to jOO.OOO men In uniform. Democrats generally Indicated hey will go along, although some expressed misgivings. Sen. Morse (Intl-Ore) attacked I vigorously, asserting that if the move Is mnde it may "go down In ilstory as "a sly tactic for en- cournging incidents that mny start World War IH." Morse bolted the, •OP during the presidential campaign. Sen. Taft of Ohio, the Rcpub Icnn loader, satd; "H seems to me It will be a step Ici the right direction nml about as long a step as wo should make at this time." Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark), forvign relations member, observed that if (lie nation's top military leaders soy Ihe move Is feasible "I would nol quarrel with the plan," "But whnt do we do If the Reds Iry lo invade Formosa?" he asked. Sen. Goro (D-Tcnn) snld he w!V be listening to Elsenhower's Slnte of the Union message with these two questions In mind: "1. Is this to be unilateral ;i/7v)n nnd If so how will it nl>ecl our relations with other members o lha United Nations, pnrtlculnrly Indiu. Grent Britain and Australia? "2. Whnt further military action would this portend?" Ike and Labor Headed (or Tiff Mixed Reactions Follow Revival of Living Cost Index By KOWLAND EVANS, JR. WASHINGTON (fty — The Elsen- hower administration's first decision in labor relations—to revive on nbnncloncd cost-of-Jiving index— seemed hearted today lor both protest nnd approval from Inrge segments of organized labor. Yesterday's presidential order had been opposed by Walter Ucuthcr, president ot both the ClO'and the Auto Workers Union, amid hints of dire things to come In tho niito Industry If the order went through. It was sought by many employers and a number of unions, ninong them the railroad brotherhoods with over a million members, as well nfi President GCOJ-KC Mcany of the AFL More than three million svorkcrs have thetr wages tied by contract lo the of living as measured by the Bureau of Lnbor Statistics GOING ON DISPLAY — International Harvester trucks for 1953 will go on display in Blytheville Monday nt Delta Implements, inc., 312 South Second. Shown above Is ni's model R-110, a 115-inch wheelbase pickup with six and one-half foot body. It is one of nine new pick-up models available in the It scries. Korea-Bound Newport Sergeant Returned to Tragedy-Torn Family NEW YORK (/Pj—Bewildered and grief-stricken, an Areny sergeant was returned here last night aboard C. OF C. (Continued from Page 1) discrepancy between rond construction and the general development of the state during the past 10 years. Miss Lnwfion pointed out that while the number of rcRlstcred vehicles In Arkansas had almost doubled in Umt period, the Highway system hnd been incrcnscd by only 400 miles. Emphasizing thut she was spcnk- ,g for herself and not the entire i in miss ion, Miss Ijiwson Indicated er cagerr.css to see n InI\K-term ond building program developed ml presented to the people. Discussing some of the important ue.stions confronting tho commls- lon, she rc-nfllrmcd Her position qnccrntng primary and secondary onrts. She emphasized that the ilghwny system should be ''stalc- vlclo" entirely, and not Include only rtcrial roruls. Concerning highway flnances. Miss 4iwson said the department loses 21,000.000 nnminlly from obsoles- cnse and depreciation. In ndiUUon, she ,satO, nbotit one- nlf ot the highway revctnie must >e spent each year before any contraction- is begun. This includes inch expenditures as the cost ol collection,, county turnback—over vhlch the Highway Department ex, ; no control—and debt service. understanding n that Eisenhower Estimates by the chief engineer VIEss Lnwson said, Indicate that II vlU lake Sa'H.OOO.OOO to conslnicl complete system for the state and $n > V,000,OflO for a "get-by" system. On the riueslion of toll ronds which has been raised often recent- y, Miss Lnwson felt ccrliifa thi commission would have no nbjcc Lion to n study of such n proyrntn though she snld projects of thi kind, where the roads nre built b private capital and turned over tc the state, are sttJl in the mental Mage. In closing, Miss Lnwson said sh hnd never worked with a ncrso 1 with a more, sincere desire to tm prove ' Arkansas than the prcscn governor. '' Acting as master of ccremonie at the banquet was Herbert Hobb first vice president of tho Osceol Chamber of Commerce, who Intro ituced the special guests. The welcome address was give by Mayor Ben P. Butler, Sr., an the invocation• wns given by th Rev. Garland C. Taylor, pastor o Oxccoln Methodist Church. Chambci of Commerce olftcers to the coming year were announce and the board of directors ItHn duced. New officers include Hare Ohlendorf, president; H c r be r Hobbs, first vice president; nnd : B. Bowker, second vice president. Several piano selections were BLS brought out a new kind of Index thin month, saying It more accurately represented present conditions. However, most of the affected Industries and employes —with the significant exception of Routbcr's auto workers—said they wanted the bureau to continue for a lime with the old Index as well, bile they worked out a change- •cr In their contracts. The matter went to the President id ho ordered the bureau to con- nuc the old Index through June i of this year. BLS Commissioner Ewnn Clague aid In an Interview his ngcncy ! ould do Its best, although there ould be difficulties because Borne 1 the Information needed for the Id-stylo Index had not been col- ictcd, May Not Be ClmiiRed The aulo workers' contract with he Industry clearly slates that It lay not be changed In any way eforc 1955 unless the old index Is [^continued, Koutlier already had indc Aubstantial demands on the uiuslry for higher wages and cttcr pensions. To press demands he must rguc -that the nest old-style In- cx, dtie out next month, la not a alld continuation of the old series. This position would certainly be eslsled by the Industry. If matters went so far as lo urenten a strike, a court might nve lo decide on the validity of lie revived index. A. finding thnt lie bureau had accurately contin- icd the old series would make a trlke illegal—a breach of contract. The outcome of the index row is he second defeat Heather hns suf- cred at the hands of the Eisen- lower administration. After the President appointed Martin Durkln, nn AFL union official, us qcrctmy of labor, Rcuther suggested that the number two post under secretary go to n CIO nan. Instead, Elsenhower appointed another AFL member, Lloyd A. Mnshburn. rieulhcr gave n hint of his altl- ude toward the administration last light in a -message to a dinner sponsored b'y^Vthe Americans for Democratic Action, lie said the "orces of "Democratic liberalism" would not go into " opposition" but would be on guard to sec how President Eisenhower deals with "reactionaries," ilSENHOWER (Continued from Page 1) from patrol duty in tbe straits of Formosa. This would free Chinese nationalist forces on the Island for attacks on the Communist-held mainland, as well as withdrawing the fleet's protection r gainst any Red Chinese" thrust at Formosa. The sources said Eisenhower may make the announcement in his State of the Union message, to be delivered In person Monday to Congress. Members of Congress, Democrats as well as Republicans, said generally they would go along with the reported plan to withdraw the Formosa fleet. Speculation about developments En the Far East have been rife since 'Eisenhower, as pi j esfdent- elect, made his trip to Korea. Observers returning from there said the troops anil officers were talking about "end runs" around the Chinese battle lines. That is, amphibious operations lo put U. N. forces In the rear of the Hcd defenses. When Gen. MacArthur talked about n plan for ending the Korean' righting, Elsenhower promptly invited him to a conference In New York. No details ol that conference were disclosed, In advance of their parley with Elsenhower, Cnpehnrt and V/ol- colt agreed lhat present price-wage ceilings nre no longer needed to fight Inflation. And they chocked to Eisenhower whether these controls should be a Europe-bound military shin which turned around -40 miles at sea so he could go back to his tragedy- torn family In Arkansas. SRt. Finnls F. Purnmlll of Newport, Ark., was headed overseas on the Military Sea Transport Service vessel Eltlne. Word was radioed that his 2-month-ald daughter, Barbara Jean, was dead, nnd his wile, Ora, 26, seriously ill. The Eltinge reversed Its course and raced back to Ambrose LJgU't- shlp, where a tugboat watted to bring Pummill ashore. The Red Cross arranged for a loan so the sergeant" could fly home. He was scheduled to leave La- Guardla Field today. The Pummills have another child, Mary, 2. The nature of the wife's illness was not disclosed. Pummill has been In service six years. Truman Puts Moratorium On Comments KANSAS CITY If, — Former President Truman today put a mortatorimn. for a time at least, on comments about national and International affairs. "I am not commenting on anything," he told newsmen »t his of- Hce this morning as he surveyed a mounting pile of mail. He said he wanted to devote his time to unpacking at home In Independence and answering his mall. His statement that he would make no further comments for a time followed a request ir he had anything to say on Washington reports that the Seventh Fleet might be released from Its duty at Formosa. Restriction o( the actlvllles of the fleet was one of Trunun's first acts after the outbreak of the Korean conflict. He reiterated hts statement ol Friday that he would have noth Ing to say on that and then added he would not comment, for the lime helng. on other matters. Last Monday he made it known he will accept no public speaking engagements for the next feu months to avoid raising an un necessary political strife at home until he has had lime to see th Republican administration in ac tlon. He said he wanted to carry out, as far as possible, his prom ise lo cooperate with his successor COLLINS Reds Do Hove A-Bomb/AEC Official Says WASHINGTON (tfi — Former resident Truman'« expreeilon of doubt Monday that the Russians ave a workable A-bomb got another official disclaimer yesterday, this inie from the chief of the Atomic Energy Commission, Said Gordon Dean; "There If no doubt of the existence'of a supply of atomic weapons in the USSR." Earlier three leading members of the Senate-House Atomic Committee had Issued a Joint statement calling the Truman remark "highly unfortunate." DULLES in the White House. RAID (Continued from Page 1) shown a secret report by Gen. James A. Van Fleet, retiring Eighlh Army commander. They added that the objective of capturing prisoners failed for combat reasons which "are not unusual." Short citiid failure ol tanks to proceed far enough nnd slowness of.nifantry In advancing. In Korea, MnJ. Warren Phillips, who commended the ground assault In the operation, said the congressional Ire was "uncalled for ond probably due lo a lack of civilian understanding of what we did." Out of approximately 220 Americans in the attack three were killed in action and Gl wounded, of (Continued from Page 1) probably won't have as much air support and we probably won't have the visitors." He said "our own infantry part of the operation was not too successful In that the position was not saturated and we didn't find dazed Chinese who could be taken prisoner." . ^ Phillips said It Is necessary to take prisoners in war to determine enemy strength and capability and thnt was what the raid was for. Prisoners "are our best source ol information," he added. He said the operation "should deserve no more attention" thar other actions which have been staged all along the front to get prisoners except lhat "in this case we had more help:'* eliminated Immediately by excel:-1 wllom 52 wcro scnt back to nl<l sta - Obituaries John Garcia Dies at Home John Garcia, 310 Wilson. 78 years old. died yesterday at his home after tin illness of two weeks, A native ot Si. Louis, Mexico ric wns engaged in forming. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today pending nrrtvnl ot relatives. Survivors Include his wile, Mrs. Dclorcs Garcia of BlythevlUc; three daughters, Filar, AtiRclltn. Poln and McrgiUJa; and five sons, Jesse. Ynes nnri Fcrnirta Garcia nnd Pete and Paul Nino. Cobb Funeral Home Is In cluirge. L. Ware, nnd vocal numbers were ' live order or permitted to end April 30, when the present wage- price controls law expires. Capchart and Wolcott told a reporter they had no recommendations to make on the Question. But they were iti disagreement over giving Eisenhower standby power lo clamp on controls after present ceilings are eliminated. No Recommendation Capoharl said, "I can't conceive of not having legislation permit- ling controls to tie Imposed again, if needed, so long as the Korean War continues. "We ought not lo be caught without the mechanics for controls if the war suddenly expands or we find ourselves in some other inflationary emergency." The Indiana Republican said he s preparing a cor.lrois bill and may Introduce It soon. Wolcolt. however, niter a conference with Capelmrt late yes- lerdny, stuck to his position urging thnt controls be removed without leaving standby powers for tbe Eisenhower administration to put tions, the congressmen reported. None \yere missing 'in action. them back on again. He said the mere existence of such powers would tend to deter business from long-range planning ami expansion to meet any economic dip lhat might come with reduced defense spending. Both lawmakers said Ihey did not think the difference between them is so strong it cannot he reconciled. They confidently predicted that Republicans will exchange ideas on the Questions and come up with a unified program. (Continued from Pase 1) "wanted us,lo come here Immediately to talk things over with the heads of the . Western European governments." The two American officials' packed schedule Includes an official call on President Luigl Einau- dl. a meeting with the lull Italian Cabinet, a private talk with De Gasper! nnd a full scale conference belween heads of the Italian government and top U. S. ollicials in Rome. Tonight, they will be dinner guests of the Prime Minister. Although Dulles said he was here o listen, his blunt emphasis or America's interest In the European Defense Community Indicated strongly that was the direction he vished" the talks to take. On that point, his Italian visi' should serve as an easy practice round. Italy is a staunch supporte of the EDC and has expressed a. strong nn Interest as Dulles I n getting the plan into operation. He unlikely'to run into any argu ments for a change or delay In th' project until he goes to Paris am some of the other capitals on hi hurried trip. During their talks with Dulles Italian leaders, like Wiose of inos of the other countries to be visited are expected to press for lowe U. H. tariffs. Some of the other probably also will plead agalns cuts In U. S. aid. In addition, Italy's spokesme undoubtedly will bring up the! nation's claim to Trieste. Th! border area, split into two eectoi under Allied and Yugoslav occupa tlon, is a prime cause of Italian Yugoslav friction. anuary Was aood Month For US Pilots SEOUL lm — V. S. Sabre Jet* osed out the first month of the ew year today with a claim of 40 lIOs destroyed in January against loss of two Sabres or at a ratio f 20 to one. • : The Fifth Air Force, proudly an- ounclng this tonight, said the lop. ded January score was a big fac- or In boosting the edge of the eadly Sabres over the M!G-lSs or the Korean War from the ratio f eight to one to 11 to one. Two pilots became Jet aces during anuary to boost, the total numbov. f Korean War aces to 25. '^' Sabres also claimed a p rare prize n January. They shot down a twin- nglned, Russian-designed Com- lUnist bomber yesterday off the est coast of Korea. It was Ihe irst. time In U months Allied fliers owned a Red bomber and only the econd time they accomplished the eat In the entire war. False Alarmers Beware CAMBRIDGE." Mass. (iP) —Police and firemen may get three extra days of vacation *ith pay for Jecomes Law Partner Vance J. Alexander, Jr., has be- ome n partner in the firm of Canada. Russell and Turner, Memphis aw firtn. He Is the husband of the former VIIss Betty Phillips of Blytheville. Parcels Await Red OK HONG KONG {/P>—The British ed Cross reports more than' 35,000 food parcels for British Commonwealth prisoners-of-war in Korea are here awaiting clearance by the Chinese Reds for delivery. Redistribution Summary HONG KONG (#j— A high Cii Communist official in a summary on the Red land redistribution program reports that. 300 mil- catching adulU who pull false • lion , jeasai j t s have acquired ap- • • • ------- -alarms if a plan advanced in city council is adopted. The council authorizrd the mayor to confer with fire and police chiefs regarding the advisability of making the proposal permanent- policy. One councilman pointed out that there have been at least 25 false alarms in recent weeks. proximately 116,670,000 acres of land. This conies to a little mora than one-third of an acre per person. 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