The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1950 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 20, 1950
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVTLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDA'Y, DECEMBER 20, 1950 Eisenhower's Authority to Be Clarified in NATO Directive ' B.r ELTON C. PAY AP Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (AP) — How } much authority will Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower have as su- prem* commander of the eastern European force? President Truman wrote Eisenhower., last night thai the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would give him a directive shortly on his "responsibility and authority." The.. 11 nations joined with the United Stales In NATO have agreed there js urgent need for a common land-<sea-r\ir defense against Communist aggression .They were unanimous in asking that Eisenhower head It. But it still isn't clear how much control the individual countries are willing to give him. will he, [or instance, be given permission to move the force.s under .his command into whatever areas he thinks they are most needed? If Eisenhower believed the danger of Soviet attack particularly acute in Norway, could he take French or Belgian army divisions from positions In or near their countries and move them to the Srariinavian penisula? Or move Norwegian tioops down to western Germany? Or would the individual nations, nervous about defense of their own homelands, insist they remain on guard there? General Given Free Hand For its part, the United States has given the general a pretty free hand, Mr. Truman wrote Eisenhower he has been "a-ssiRUGd operation- Mi command, to the extent necessary for the accomplishment of your' mission, of the U.S. Army forces In. Europe; U.S. Air Forces. Europe; and the U.S. naval forces, eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean." The President added that "sub- ject to overridiiiR requirements ol Lho Supreme Allied Command, Europe, the missions, routine employment, training and administration of these forces will continue to be handled through command channels heretofore existing." What this latter apparently, meant was that the American' forces would continue to carry on! their daily jobs under their prc.i-i ems chiefs—Gen, Thomas T, Han-; dy. head of the Army's command in ! Europe; LI. Gen. Latins Norstari, : commander of American Air Forces in Europe; and Vice-Admiral H. B. Carney, commanding naval forces, Some Implied Exceptions But ihere were some apparent or implied exceptions. Although Mr. Truman specified Eisonhosvcr's operational command would include U.S. Air Forces in Europe, this didn't appear to mean lie would have control o! the. USAF's strategic Air Force except for whatever B-29 or B-50 groups of medium bombers might be operating at any one time from bases In Britain. (About, three such medium bomber groups usually are in England on rotational training mission.?.> Thus it, seemed thai, conlrol of the strategic Air Force, which some time ago was placed under the overall guidance of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would remain under that control. If, in event of war or for purposes of a show of strength, it was found necessary to send ultra-lone rau^e B-3fis to Europe, the decision would be made by the joint chiefs at Washington. . Germans Under "Ike" After devoting World War II to fighting Germans. Eisenhower now may find German units serving under him. Among the 1.000,000- man combined force—if • the Ger- mans ilu'mselve.s agree -— will be about 25 German ground combat units ol 6,000 men each and probably some small units of Ger- mmi aircraft to support the ground troops. Aside from the obvious military advantage ol arldiriR to the Western European manpower, these benefits can accrue: 1. German soldiers, de.spite the political leadership of Nafci days, are rxcclletH fighting men. 2. German staff work (and there is no thought of reviving the old, much - feared German general staff) is equally good in planning liel dtarlirs—the daily, operational problems, not grand politico- military strategy. 3. The. Germans, like Die other Western F.uropean Allies, know in- limately the seosraphy. terrain and local peoples and customs of I heir country, hiphh valuable in defensive fighting. ^Jjkfj Arkansas Farm Crops Value: $442 Million LHTLE ROCK. Dec. 20. «>> — Arkansas' principal farm crops this year have been officially valued at a tolal of 4442.000.000. an Increase of 10 per rent over the 1949 value. Agricultural statistician Miles McPcek said the Increase is due altogether to higher prices. In Arkansas 1830 production [railed that of 1!M!> by 13 per cent. Cotton accounted tor f>7 per cent of the total crop value—$251,000.000. Corn accounted for $52.000.000; rice, $-12,000.0(10: hay. $33,000,000: soybeans, SM.OOO.r>00. and truck crops. $11.000.000. WAR WIDOW AT FIFTEEN—Mrs. Barbara Sullivan, right, 15- year-old expectant mother, has been notified by tbe War Dariarl- ment that her husband, Pvl. Lawrence Sullivan, 17, was killed in action in Korea. The young widow is seen in Louisville,' Ky., with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Decker, and a picture ol the soldier husband. Rogers Man Fined For School Obscenity FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. •_>(>. (TV—Claire E. Hess, 24. o[ Rogers, has been fined SlOfl [or passing out. obsccnfi pencil drjuvinge to pupils at Snrinsdalfi schools. The line was imposed In municipal court here yesterday on a formal cliarce of contributing U> the tielino.nency of a minor. Hess also •*-a.i sentencert (o six months in jail, but .Judge V. Jnines Ptak suspended the sentence, pending good behavior. Hess pleaded uuilty. judge pink dismissed a second charge of displaying lewd and lascivious pictures. Hess resigned Monday R.= aaent- opcrator al Ilic Frisco Railroad donol. at Springdale. He had worked for the railroad for three years. I- LIVE IN ABA.VDONKl) OLD BUS—Mrs. Frederick Mayer posra with nine ot her eleven children who •«re found'living in an old abandoned bus at Arlington, Vt.. after her husband was arrested for violation of probation, non-support and failure to abstain from liquor. Welfare official!- admitted the mother took good care of the children despite the poor living conditions. The Meyers, have been married 22 years, have 10 children, live of them married. The group: ifirst row. left to riehti Alice, tf; Lorraine, •?• Margaret., H; (second row), Maurice 6; Rita, I; Linda, 23 mos.; Frederick. Jr.. 3; Mrs. Mayer c third row) Flnrien, 9; and Henrv 12. (AP Wirephotc». $75,000 Civil Defense Budget Asked for State LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 20. M'j—The Arkansas Civil Defense Advisory Council yesterday recommended that permanent defense agency be set up In the state with an annual operating budget of $15.000. The suggested allotment is S50.000 more than Governor McMath previously had said he would request from the l!).il legislature for a civil- fan defense department. The council also suggested that McMath ask the legislature for a "standby" fund of $500.000 which would be available in case of a crisis. A third step was local! for a meeting of county Judges and mayors next month to explain the urgene.y of local defense measures. N'o date for the meeting was set. The council agreed that little could be done UMLil operating funds are available. Up to now any preliminary steps toward sta/e civilian defense have ! lii'cn carried out through the statt ' military department with Adjutant Gen. H. L. McAlistcr as director Maj, Car] Martin as deputy. Major Martin, •) no met with the council, termed "misinformed" persons ivlm believe Arkansas is In no j | danger in of war because of itsi i distance from the coastline. The Age of Smoke BONN. Germany — HPi— At what aee should youngsters be allowed to smoke? Grown-ups in this country are just as w'.d^'v split on the issue as anywhere else. Now the law-makers of this young republic have made an energetic dash at it. What the law-makers wanted to decide was (his: at what ace may youngsters be allowed to smoke "in public?" After ten months of deliberation they emerged with a draft of a new "youth protection law" to reduce age limit from 18 to Ifi years. Pearson-McCarthy 'M. C. Now Means WASHINGTON. Dec. 2f). tJT) _ Tbe frud helwcni Senator McCarthy (R-\Visl and columnist Drew Pc.irson show.s no signs of dying out. McCarthy lolrt the Sennln inle yr.stcrriay thai Pearson is a "political terrorist and character Feud Continues; a Mental Case' And, said McCarthy. Adam Hat Stores. Inc.. should stop sponsoring him nn the radio. i Pearson retorted In a statement: ("Senator McCarthy is rapidly mak- j ing the initials 'M.C.'. supposM to incut! rnrmhcr of Congress, take on A ue'.v meaning—'mental case'." The long-standing unfriendliness between the senator and the columnist erupted into a roughhouse in the cloak room of a private club here last week. And Friday. McCarthy blasted Pearson on the Scu: ate floor calling him a "Moscow, 'directed character assassin." F J ear- 'son replied he was fighting com! muipsm while McCarthy was help< IML' it. An Adam hat official said that nji:hl (.cat. Pearson's views and policies do not represent his company's. NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION fOK LIQUOR PERMIT Notice Is hereby given that the. undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arknsans for permit to sell and dispense vmous or .spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 122 B. Mam. Blythcville. Ark. 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