The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1950 · Page 1
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) CQUKIER. NEWg MONDAY, Changes W/uc/i Affect Civilians Not Expected to Come All at Once By JAMES MAELOW WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. <AP) — President Trun|an has called for much, leas than all'out moblllsa- tion right away. And, except for the draft, the changes'which.affect civilian* .will not come all at once. In hU talk to the nation last night ,.:he set some "Immediate" jo»ls. They will get the country started .on mobilization mid war production.-dice under way, these goals can be steDired up. They lay a foundation for a much" wider and sudden expansion, if that's considered necessary. The question, of course, b this: Wijl the Russians wait that long before; starting a war? The President is going to build up the armed forces. And he called for higher tnxos and much greater defense - production, which will mean less civilian goods. But all- out mobilization would mean A terrific cut in civilan goods, ccnsorshp, such n rigid government control of people , they could be told where to work, and other things. That may come, but. not now, \ The President said there must be wage and price control 1 ?. And in time all wages and prices may come under 'controls. But at- this time the President wanta only limited rfage and price controls He said the government is starting at once to put price controls.on items'mostly important-to defense production and living costs. And he • aid the; government would hold down wages in .those controlled businesses. But; what about all the other businesses and people not put under price, or wage controls? Mr. Truman said the governmnt would try-to'.set up for Iheim fair standards of prices and wages. No Control Machinery The fact h the go\ernment simply .can't Impose blanket price • nd wage controls immediately It doesnt have the machinery The office:;of price .control has a staff of only about 160 people It mould need, thousands. 'The .most, that can be done at this time Is to clamp price and wage control* on certain industries Later, when the price control office ha-s more people, the controls can b« widened perhaps to everything and everyone Mr. Truman did not appoint a price control administrator until three months after Congress passed « law giving the government control oyer wages and prices He nam- ed Michael DiSalle on Dec. 1, two* days after the government's figures showed living costs have reached an all-time high. Even 111 defense production there's no sign of all-out mobilization at this time. For example, Mr. Truman said within one year from now this country will be turning 'out planes at five times the present rate. It has been estimated here, on good authority, that this means, by the end of 1981, this country will be able to produce perhaps 2,000 planes a month, which Is at the rale of 24.050 a year. That 'doesn't mean we will have produced 24,000 In 1S51. 18,000 Planr> In 1M! After Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for an output of 60,000 planes a year. In that y«r, 1942, the factories turned out almost 48.000 warplanes. Biit fn 1942 the factories had a kind of a head-start. This country's defense program sfarttd before Pearl Harbor, for In 1941 the plants turned out planes at the rate of 25,000 a year, or about 1.003 more than Mr. Truman Is figuring on for 1951. The Chinese »re believed to have 4,000,000 men under arms, and the Russians more than 4.000.000. At the time of the Korean outbreak tht» country had 1,500,000 men under arms. • Mr. Truman want* to step our armed strength up , to 3,500,000 a year "as soon as possible/' He didn't indicate this was the limit. At the time of Pearl Harbor this, country had 2.000.000 men In training and by 1945 had reached '» peak of 12,000,000 men under arms.. In order for this country to swing Into full war production overnight, and produce at capacity, we would have had to be much further along in defense preparations than we are now. .After the Korean shooting started, Mr. Truman asked Congress for what was really a mild program for mobilization, Some of his critics In Congress thought even that much was too much. But other people, like Bernard Baruch, were calling « early u July 26. when Baruch testified before Congress, for all-out mobilization. Now five morithi later, we're still some distance away from that. The modern circus has little relation to the Roman name from which It was derived, which means a building for the exhibition of horse and chariot races and other amusements. Japs Thank UN For Proposed Prisoner Probe TOKYO, Dec. II. (AP)—Japan's government today thanked the United Nations for Us proposed Investigation of Japanese war prisoners still held by Russia. A foreign office statement said the government and people were "profoundly gratified" by the U. N. General Assembly resolution proposing nn Inquiry Into the fate of more than 300,000 war prisoners still unaccounted for. Russia contends that all prisoners except "war criminals" hive been returned. The question ha* been placed on the agenda of the next four-power meeting; of the Allied Council for japas Dec. so. The Japanese government insists (hat 370,000 Japanese In Russian hands at the end of the war never returned, It believes that many of the prisoners are dead. Tydings' Daughter Plans Only Small Celebration WASHINGTON, Dec. It. (AP) — Eleanor Tydings. II - year - old daughter of Senator and Mrs. Tydings of Maryland, will have only a small rf»nce at country club to mark her coming of age, • An elaborate dinner and ball, scheduled at the Hotel Mayflower was cancelled because of the "austerity of the times," members of the family said. A Christmas Carol BE QUICK TiTnit HOICHITjS Chronic bronchitii may develop it your cou»b, chdt cold, or aculc bronchitii k not treated and you cannot afford to tike a chance with.any median, leu pplcnt than Creomuliion which fXi right to fh« Mat of the (rouble to help loown and expel jertn laden phlegm and aid nature to soothe and hal iaw t tender, mfluned, bronchial membrane*. Crtbmuliion bleadi becchwood cr«o«ot« by ipccul proceu with r-'her lim.le.led nwdicintf tor coo. .1. H contain* BO narcotics. No matter how m«ny medicine* you •sve tried, Creomuliion it guaranteed to pleait you or drujjiji refnndi money. Creomuljton hai rtood the «e«t of. many millioni of uten. (Ady.) RAVE TOO «A*D?« Tw'r* • iavitod to iittoMl HABACOi's ADMISSION U just RADACDL BOX TOP COM! EAM.Y FOt A GOOD MAT) Saturday, Dec. 23 9:00 in the morning Roxy Theater Get Your Hadacol Now at by Charles Dickens i«," M id on.. has h« done wirti Kit M<Mwy>" <nlc*d «w»W. "H« houi't Wt il l« mtf louglwd a Aifi. TWS«>irit tool kroog« ro a vile part <>* *« city, <»j o a The* they tow the deed man, unattended by iritudi or mourners. Scrooge was moved. "The case of tbtt unhappy man might be my own," be wept. KIRBY DRUG STORES Whiskey for Water — Fire Burns Harder DETROIT, Dec7 18. (AP)—William Heidy grabbed what was handy to douse a fire In Ills automobile. . • Bui It burned all the livelier. two bottles of wtilskey on the blaze. Firemen got there in time to save about half the car. He h,d cmpued the content, of' A^iTr h£ b^n "Jmed "^ Gen. Mac Arthur Homed 'Man of Year' by Britain LONDON, Dec. 18. 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