The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1950 ^YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NETTO PAGE THRER The Nation Today: 150 Million in a Stormy U.S. Policy Making Is Steered Through Complex Channels By JAMES MAR LOW ^WASHINGTON, July 5. (At — Vflpe a nation of 150,000.000 people In • very stormy world. Our ship has to be steered with thoughtful planning If we hope to siay afloat. But how is it done? Who makes—and how arc they made—the plans on our foreign policy? On military preparations, just In case? And throwing our whole civilian life into a war, if there is one? For example: we couldn't decide to go into Communist China and try to clean up, if our military experts said this would consume so much of our strength that Russia tflen could seize the rest of the world. Our decision and policy-making set-up can be exaplained this way: 1. President Truman, of course. Is top man. As cominander-ln- chicf, final decisions rest with hitn, Hg's assisted — which means he consults vilh and is advised—by: Defense Department 2. The Defense Department, made up of Army, Navy and Air Force; the State Department; the National Security Council; the National Security and Resources Board; a» J the Munitions Hoard. Take them one at a time : 1. Defense Department. Louis A. ^fltoison is Secretary of Defense. " civilian head of all the armed services. Directly under him are the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General J. Lawton Collins, chief of staff of the army; Admiral Forrest Shcr- ] man, chief of naval operations and General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, chief of staff of the Air Force. The JCS has a staff of its own of about 200 officers from all services helping them.) Peacetime ForCft The JCS flgm'es out how big a peacetime military force we need; what kind of war we can or should fight, with whom, where, under what circumstances; how many men we'll need; what kind of weapons and supplies. In short, they figure what we can and can't or should do. They pump this information Into Johnson who advises the President. 2. State Department. Dean Acheson . is secretary of state. He has the advice of a staff of specialits on foreign affairs and foreign countries, since the department's representatives are all over the world. He advises the President on foreign policy. Truman Weighs Idea* So the President has to/ weigh Johnson's^ideas on what we can or should do against 'Acheson's ideas what we can pr* should do. Then fcjan sit down with: ». The National Security Council. This Is made up at the Presiijent, Vice 'President' Barkley, Johnson, Acheson, and W. Stuart Symington chairman of the National Security Resources Board (to be explained In a moment.) This Is the top policy-making jroup in the government. But—the President makes the decisions, since the other members of the security council are only advisers. It meets when the President wishes. 4. National Security Resources Board, NSRB). Symington, former secretary of the Air Force, is chairman of this. Other members of this board are cabinet members; the secretaries of the treasury, defense, state. Interior, agriculture, commerce and labor. The NSRB's job Is to advise the President on the "coordination of military, industrial, and civilian mobilization." Which means: The Job of Planning It has the job of planning—In case of war—for getting equipment and arms made for the military forces; converting plants to war- Lime use; and using civilian manpower. It has to plan in such fields as transportation, public utilities, price control, exports and' imports, materials. The NSRB is an Independent agency, under no other agency. Symington reports directly to the president and, as 'jointed out, is member of the National Securitj Council, the top policy group. 5. The Munitions Board. The chairman Is Hubert E. Howard, a civilian appointed by the President. The other board members are clvll- an officials of the three armed services. Its 'job Is to buy Jip and store away, for use in case of war, scarce and strategic materials, and to arrange for plants to switch over to war work. This board is part of the Defense Department and is answerable to secretary of Defense Johnson. (The research and development board Is another planning agency and is part of the Defense Department, too. its Job Is to arrange for scientific research and develop ment of weapons or Instruments for another war.) In addition to all this, of course, the president has the advice of the heads of various departments, his cabinet members, like justice, treasury, commerce, agriculture and so on. All of them would be involved ir running parts of a wartime show They all deal directly with the President. ^ CARUTHERSVILL.E NEWS By Joan Douglass — Phone 389-J ministration. L*«Ai Mitfle Teacher -Atl«nd* TnlBlBf SCBMi Mrs. Guy E. Michle left early this week for Peoria, 111., where she Is aking a thort course In piano workshop offered by Bradley Uni- erslty. Personal* Rev. and Mrs, Floyd V, Brower eft early Wednesday for a southern vacation trip to fori Lauder- iale, Fta. They were accompanied >y their daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Surge, their grandson, Jerry, and Mrs. Minnie Arnold, mother of Mrs. Brower. The group expects to return about July 1. Miss Jacqueline Coker attended the, Presbyterian youth Conference at Fulton, Mo., last week. From there MLSS Coker traveled to Lamont, Mo., where she spent several days visiting her aunt, Mrs. Minnl Walker, Miss Gwendolyn Ball, who is attending the summer term at Southeast Missouri State Teachers' College at Cape Oirardeau, Mo,, tpenl the weekend with her parents, Mr. met Mrs. Charles Ball. Mr. nd Mrs. Jack Hopke and daughters left last Thursday for a vacation In Chicago. Mrs. S. C. Neff and daughter, Miss Patricia Neff, arrived home Thursday from several clays vacation spent In Texas. Miss Helen Coker, a music student, Southwestern In Memphis, spent the weekend visiting her mother, Mrs. Francella Coker, and slsler, Miss Jacqueline Coker. Miss Coker is a sophomore. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cunningham have as their guest this week, Mrs. Lyda Ellis of Cape Girardeau, Mo., who is Mrs. Cunningham's mother. Miss Nadine Downing, daughter of Mrs. Doris Downing, Is attending Murray State College, Murray, Ky., as a special music student for the summer term. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vlck drove to Kennell, Mo., Saturday, going to visit his brother, Mr. and Mis. Karl Vick. Their children, Sonja nnd John Charles, who had been visiting in Kennett, returned home with them. Harold Parkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parkinson, left last week for Fort Sill, Okla.. where he will take a six-weeks course In ROTC training. Mrs. Van Johnson, Mrs. Murray Zarecor, Mrs. C. A. Robertson and daughter, Miss Peggy Robertson, spent Wednesday in Memphis. Miss Jacqueline Roland, dtuie ter of Mrs. Daphon Roland, spent, the week end visiting at home. Miss Ftoland, a music student at Southwestern in Memphis, is singing In the MOAT this season. Dr. Doyle J. Brewer, chiropractor, spent the weekend In Jonesboro, Arkansas , attending a chiropractic convention. Miss Barbara Shaw and Miss Ellis Hayden were In Pol tageville, Mo.. Wednesday as guests of Mrs. Juanita Roone. Misses Carolyn Bookoul and Phyllis McClanahan arrived home this week from a two weeks vaea> lion at Hot Springs and Little Rock, where they visited relatives of Mis* McClanahan's. Gene Bennett, returned isust week after spending several day« at hli home In Bloomfleld. ML'.s Louella Vlck of Kennett, Mo., Is a guest In the home c* her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vick, Ihla week. SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for (fins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custon Shearing up fo 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phon* 2651 Concert Given by Local Soloists A concert of sacred music was presented Sunday evening at the Presbyterian Church by Miss Anne Wilks, Miss Jacqueline Roland, and Mr. Jack Allen, vocal soloists, Miss Helen Coker, pianist, and Mrs. Janet Cain, organist. The program consisted of favorite sacred numbers and included 'Alleluja 1 ', Mozart, "Intermezzo" from "Cnvnllcrm Ruslicana", Mascagni, and "How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings", Liddle, by Miss Roland, Miss Wilks sang "Sweet Little Je-siis Boy", MacGiinsey,, "Deep River", and -"A Perfect Day", Bond. "My God and I", Wihol, "I Walked To- dny Where Je.sits Walked", and "My Cathedrnl", were rendered by Mr. Allen and two duets, "The Holy City", and "Largo", were played with Mrs. Cain at the organ and Miss Coker at the piano. Miss Coker pre-sented "Partita", Bach "Fantasia in C Major", Haydn, and accompanied the vocal soloists. Miss Wilk-s leaves soon to study music in New York City, having completed two years of study al Southwestern Univresity. in Memphis where she received much recognition for her outstnadinK voice and musicianship! Miss Roland, singing at'the MOAT this suihmer and Is » music Rtrttent at Southwestern in the winter. Miss Coksr was a winner as pianist in ^i wide competition with other Memphis musicians recently. Mr. Allen is also a music major at Southwest em. Following the concert, a reception was held in the parlor, sponsored b'y the women of the church in honor of those presenting the con cert, Seven From Femiscot County Graduate From Missouri If. Seven students from Caruthersville were among the '1,850 candidates who received degrees at the animal commencement exercises of the University of Missouri in June. .The seven studnets of Caruthersville of the twelve Irom Penuscot County who received degrees are Warner Shields Byars, son of Mrs. H. T. Byars, B. 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