The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 19, 1948
Page 12
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FAGS TWELVB BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COUR1KR NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 1». 1948 Lilienty Warns Of Atom Barriers Political, Military 1 Rule of Science Can Block Development 8O6TON, Mar. 19. (UP)—Chalr- •ttn David E. Ultenthal of the U. B, Atomic Energy Commission fcvrned yesterday that political or military domination of scientists would "stop this country's atomic energy progress dead In its tracks." In an address prepared for a 1 9ofiton Chamber of Commerce din- Mr, he denounced "bullying and baiting scientists, using star chamber proceedings and gestapo methods and firebrand journalism on men of science." "Tliese are excellent ways to accomplish one thing," Lilienthal said. "To stop this country's atomic energy progress dead In Its tracks— •Bd, even more than that, to pol- jon the soil of Tree inquiry SOT nil Americans." He said wartime Nazi failures to create an atomic bomb ma v contain a lesson and n warning for Americans: "That science does not flourish under terrorism or political and military domination." Lilienthal said It l s not known yet if atomic power will be cheap enough to compete commercially with conventional fuels, nnd that In any case It probably will be Jive to 10 years before the first practical nuclear power plant goes Into operation. Dismissing fears that atomic energy might suddenly make much of American Industry obsolete, he said businessmen could go nhend with development of conventional power plants which would be "supplemented rather than supplanted" by ' nuclear energy. wllllnj to provide faculty members for graduate work during the Summer session; additional books and reference material; nnd resident credit to Negroes toward University degrees. "If we decide to proceed with this plan, we want to do a good Job," Dr. Jones said. "We would accept a long-term obligation to staff such a school annually until A. M. and N. ij able to develop Its own graduate school." Earlier, when announcing the dinlttnnce of Negroes to the Unl- rslty's graduate school, Dr. Jone.s xd promised University cccpcra- 011 In building up A. M. and N. sllege. Willa Lcvola Is a slack wire balance artist with the Hicks Brothers Clr cus, which will appear in the I31y theviltc Armory today ami Satur clay under the auspices of th Junior Chamber of Commerce. Pro ceeds from the Jaycee'.s share o the circus will be placed in the or anixaUon's playground fund. Loney Doubtful He Would Run Even if Drafted LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 19. (UP) — Any draft-Laney movement in Arkansas would have to reach "enormous proportions" before the Governor would consent to reconsider hte Jan. 19 decision not to seek a third term. And there was no Indication yesterday that his decision would be to run again. "I am not anxious to gut back Into the race," the Governor said, "and I haven't said to anyone that I would reconsider under any circumstances." Laney said he did not know if h« would yield to a draft of enormous proportions. "I don't believe sMch a thing has CTer happened in Arkansas," he declared, "and I doubt that It will h»ppen In this case." The Governor admitted, however -';< ^ttut he has received "a stack of ;••'; letters" and telephone calls urging ^ hU' candidacy. . *; ' "^fl appreciate their sentiment," he "'" kftld, "but'so far as my changing m> mind, that remains to be seen." The Governor repeated that an} move to place his name back In the running was being made without rila knowledge or approval. Summer Courses Will Be Offered Negroes by U of A PINE BLUFF, Ark.. Mar. ID. dp -University of Arkansas official •cstcrday were working on a pla o offer graduate courses for Nc roes In Summer school at the Ag Icultural, Mechanical and Norinn College here. The program was suggested b ,he A. M. and N- board of trustee Wednesday. Dr. Lewis Webster Jones. Un! 'erslty of Arkansas president, an Dean H. II. Kvoncnherg, director c lie University's summer school, nc :eplcd an invitation to submit ilnn for tile special courses at ,pecial uoird meeting to be hcl April 1. If the plan proves feasible, D Jones said the University would Read Courier News Want Ads Red Army Cut Misleading, U.S. Charges WASHINGTON, March 10, UP) — Official government sources .said yesterday that the Soviet Union deliberately sought to mislead world opinion with Its statement that the lied armed forces are demobilizing all bul 20 and 21 year old soldiers The Russian announcement wn.« distributed by Tass, official Soviet Union news agency. America! sources said the announcement wat timed to contrast with president Truman's message to Congress ask Ing lor thr draft and universal military service. They chained that Its vague and Incomplete wording indicate that Tass sought to gain the maximum of propaganda value Jrom a routine operation. These sources pointed out that the decree icferred to by Tass was actually dalcU early in February, referring only to the Army ground forces and not affecting the Soviet navy, air force or security troops. 'nicy said that the Soviet Army totals about 4,000,000 men, Its navy about 300,000 and Its air force about COO.OOO to 100,000, The men remaining in the Army will Include two classes of 1026 and 1927 mentioned by Tass. But these official sources said Tass neglected to mention considerable numbers of volunteers. and De!t Radio Amateur Gets Wide Range of Contacts Harry Cook of Dell, operator of a federally-licensed amateur j-fullotila- tion at his home, lias been awarded a certificate for having contacted other amateur radio stations on six continents. Called a "worked-all-contlncnts" certificate, the award was given him by the International Amateur Radio Union. Mr. Cook has established radio contact with stations In North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Call letters of Mr. Cook's station arc VV5HPQ. technicians from older classes plus the 19-year-olds In the 1928 class. Draughon's College of Mechanics Post Office Box 835, Memphis, Tenn. Will give you specialized training on motors, motor tune-up, painting, auto electricity, body and fender work, clutch, brake, transmission and deferential repair. A conijilele training, approved for VETERANS Call or write for free information. Electoral College Candidates Say 'No' on Truman BIRMINGHAM, AIR., Mnr. 19.— (DP)—Twenty-two of 28 Dcmc;;ri\ tic candidates for Alabama's 1 fieats on the electoral college hav pledged that they will not support President Truman for re-election, a private poll showed yesterday. The 22 candidates signed pledges also that they would vote lor no other Democratic nominee for president who advocates a civil rights program similar to the one advocated by Mr. Truman. Horace Wilkinson, a Birmlnghr fi attorney, polled the candidate nnd said he had received the 22 signed pledges. He said a 23rd candidate had indicated he would sign If he knew the pledge was constitutional. He referred to a state law which bind s the electors in Alabama to the Democratic Party nominee for president. Many anti-Truman Democrats beUave the law unconstitutional. Goy. James E. Polsom, himself a favorite son candidate for prcsi< lo n- tial nomination, was repoiV ';ly ready to ask the State Supreme Court for an interpretation of the law. SEMO THEATRE Stecle, Mo. Phone 27 This Is It! 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