The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
Page 6
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955 Image of Nixon as Acting President Is Fading Fast By DON WHITEHEAD emer WASHINGTON (AP) — The image of Vice President as "acting president" — which ged briefly during the first days of President Eisenhower's illness, — is fading fast. Key administration officials, after a second look around, have decreed a business as usual" policy. The raw political reality of the* tituition is that the vice president baft no greater authority today in the affairs of state than he had before the President's heart attack. Psychologically, Nixon has been raised to a position of new prominence because he is first in line of succession in case of the President's death or incapacitation—but actually his legal position remains unchanged. The fact that Nixon is not in a position to make final decisions which are given by law to the President is underlined by today's meeting of the National Security Council in which Nixon assumes the role of presiding officer in the absence of the President, a role he : has had before. The council came into being in August 1947, during the administration of Harry S. Truman. The XJ .S. Government Organization Manual says: "The duties of the council are to assess and appraise the objectives, commitments, and risks at the United States in relation to our actual and potential militery power, in the interest of national security, for the purpose of making recommendations to the President; and to consider policies on matters of common interest to the departments and agencies of the government concerned with the national security, and to make recommendations to the President." The law designated as its members the President, vice president, secretaries of state and defense, and the directors of foreign aid and defense mobilization. During the 1952 presidential campaign, GOP candidate Eisenhower called the NSC "more a shadow agency than a really effective policy maker" and he promised to do something about it if elected. After nil election, he did raise the NSC to a higher policy-study level and to a place of greater prestige. In addition to the membership fixed by law, he called j to other members of his Cabinet,) executive agencies, and the military to help with the policy planning. But despite Its new position of Influence in shaping national policy, the council remains an advisory group which can only 'recommend. The council cannot legally adopt or promote a national policy which does not have the President's approval. Thus it is that Nixon, as pre- •iding officer, can help the council in shaping recommendations but it is the President himself who must act to transform those recommendations into action. Secrecy Wrap Is Taken Off Details of Nike Installations SAN FRANCISCO (IP) — Hitherto It will track and shoot down any secret details of Nike, th! guided missile guardian of major American target cities, were disclosed yesterday. To illustrate how Nike works, and to dlspell unfounded rumors of the danger of Nike installations, the Army today took newsmen on a tour of Nike nests in the bay area and into the control center, where the plotting and firing will be done. The Army spokesman was explicit and emphatic about the safety of the Nike installations insofar as surrounding areas are concerned. But he was more secret as to the accuracy of the devices—how high, how far and how fast they travel. Doesn't Miss Maj. Gen. Hobart Hewitt, commanding the 6th Antiaircraft Regional Command, said: "It doesn't miss in tests, .either mechanically simulated or actual. Marie Dionne Back at Convent QUEBEC (ft— Marte Dionne, one of the quintuplets, is back at the Roman Catholic convent she left 16 months ago. Authorities at the convent of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament said Marie, now 21, has been permitted to return Sept. 12 as a novice instead of starting again as a postulant. She also resumed her religious name, Sister Marie-Rachel. She first entered the convent in November 1953 but left in May 1954 because of poor health and extreme homesickness. She cannot become a permanent member of the order until she has served as a novice for two years. Unconfirmed Rumor RUTHERPOHDTON, N.C. tm— A tourist court at nearby Lake Lure advertises on a roadsign: "Davy Crockett spent his honeymoon here —we think." FREE! Shetland Pony Complete with Bridle and Saddle, to be Given Away in Front of our Store. PH.- Sept. 30th Register Now . . . Any Boy Between Ages of 4 and 14 Nothing to Just Come In A Register! Accompanied by Parent*. HO. HUGHES Company combat aircraft now known." The Nikes, fully armed, nestled in underground chambers ready to be moved by powerful elevators to icady positions for firing at a moment's notice. Three groups of four Nike rockets make up a battery " l each launching nest, and each battery at each launching nest, and each battery is backed.up by dozens of other spares ready in rows in the racks below. Each of the slim missies is X feet long, and with its booster weighs just over one ton. When the missle is fired, if it ever is, it will be pointed out to sea, so when the booster breaks loose, it will be in unoccupied territory. It makes no difference which way the missle starts. The guiding radar beam immediately takes over and starts swinging it to its target. Steaming Liquor Barrels Illegal, Grand Jury Says LOUISVILLE. Ky. W—Steaming old barrels to get whisky is illegal especially if you fail to pay the federal taxes on the liquid obtained. A federal grand jury returned indictments charging 15 men bought more than 16,000 used whisky barrels, took them to farms in Nelson and Anderson counties and obtained a gallon of whisky from each by steaming. The conspiracy deprived the government of approximately $168,000 in taxes, the indictment charged. Benson Officiates At Marriage Of Daughter Today SALT LAKE CITY (/P)—Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson officiates today at the wedding of his 21-year-old daughter Barbara to Dr. Robert Karris Walker, 33, of Calgary, Alto. The ceremony takes place In the Salt Lake temple of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church. Benson is a member of the church's ruling Council of Twelve Apostles. Members of the council are empowered to perform marriages. Pickets Follow Circus to Town KWT WORTH, Tex. (ft — The circus came to town—and also some union pickets who are making the (tand tour too. Tli« pickets an members; of AFL Teamsters Union Local 447 of St. Louli, Mo., national bargaining agent for clrcui and carnival workers. They were calling attention to a dispute between the union and Singling Brothers and Barnum * Bailey over wages and working conditions by displaying placards and paasing out leaflets whenever the circus sets up its canvas. Canada Is second only to South Africa in gold nroduction. Ttxat Silt SAN ANGELO, Tex. Wl - Texas does impress the nonnatives. Mrs. Charlie Remick, a native of Austria, said that certainly was a big rat she saw run under a house, tt. was a raccoon. UNRELATED The wives of Presidents James Madison and Abraham Lincoln both had maiden names of Todd. Madison married Dorothy Todd and Lincoln married Mary Todd. NOTICE TO Taxpayers OCTOBER 1 is jost day for payment of 1954 County Tax on Real Estate without penalty and, also, final date for payment of 1955 Poll Tax. PERSONAL AND DRAIN TAXES ARE ALSO DUE AND PAYABLE Under Section 1 of Act 480 of the 1949 Legislature, "payment of the Poll Tax must be made to the County Collector, or his authorized deputy by the person named in the receipt, or by the husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, father, or mother of such person. Payment of the Poll Tax may be made by remitting the payment to the County Collector by United States Mail." If payment of the Poll Tax is made by mail, sender should give the name of the person to whom the receipt is to be issued, relationship to the sender (if remittance is made for a person other than the sender), color or race, residence, post office address (if different from resident of city) or township (if rural resident). Payment for 1955 Poll Tax must be RECEIVED in the Collector's office by OCTOBER 1. 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