The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1955 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1955 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Preview of Operation Sage Brush: Stage Set for Biggest Peacetime Mock War By DOUGLAS LAKSKN NKA SUM Correspondent orresponen WASHINGTON — (NEA) — They're putting the finishing touches on the biggest, most significant Army-Air Force maneuver ever attempted in the peace time history of the U. S. ' Called Exercise Sage Brush, it will involve 140,000 troops, 900 aircraft, ground opera- ions covering 7,000,000 acres of Louisiana and air activity over seven southern states. Be- lions on ,, ginning early in November, it will last 45 days. Basically, it is an effort to train troops and commanders in the new troopers. pst"concepts of atomic warfare, how * * * i use such new weapons as guided One of the most important goals action as the dropping of para- concept of communications will be tested, as an advance over the for- iner front-to-rear system. It con,..„» ,,„, ,.„„. a,,..... sists of communications from flank missiles" »nd how to defend ngainsti is to test the smaller, more mobile | to llank, to air units overhead, as ruitoloEical biological and chemi- combat unit, designed to give max-1 well as to front and rear. ' I we apons imum dispersion of ground troops Increasing ground-air cooperation j Jane Terry Heads Jr. Tri-Hi-Y Club Jane Terry was named president of the eighth grade Junior Tri-HI-Y when it had its first, meeting last week. Other officers include Peggy Coch- DIGGING IN TO REPULSE "INVADKItS," infantrymen and tank forces at Fort Rdvoir ^et a taste of what's in store for them in November during mock Mexico. nvaslon of U. from Gulf of hundreds o! new Hems including I communications equipment, hel- ' runs, guns, tanks and other weapons. ... j Never before in history has sci-; cnce produced such changes in : warfare so rapidly as those which; have taken place during the past! few years. The whole range of nu-j clear weapons, plus guided' mis-! siles, top the list of weapons which 1 have revolutionized the character] of warfare, i The maneuver will attempt to catch up with this revolution. This fantastic war game will start with the assumption that an enemy has invaded the U. S. from the Gulf of Mexico. A line will be drawn and commanders of the opposed friendly and aggressive forces will be given a free hand | and free use of the whole array of | new weapons in any way they see i fit to win their objectives. j Of course, it will be a kind of pa- [ per war, with umpires and referees swarming all over the vast maneuver area. But actual field conditions willi exist and there will be such live' been rejiggered toward creating j smaller, more sell-contained units, j This concept calls for more com- j munications equipment, such as l improved radio, and TV cameras; Lo report conditions of the battle i field to rear area commnnders. ' The Army has many new devices • in this category and will give them | all a thorough testing during Sage Brush. [ At the start of World War II, for i example, the division headquarters had three radios, and several more in lower units. The average division in Sage Brush will have 1.700 radio sets, all vastly-improved over the ones even used as late as the Korean fighting. The average piece of World War! n communications equipment had a total of 16 message channels.! compared to the newest equipment j which has 10-1. The new "handy- i talkie" for the infantry man is a far better instrument than the old "walky-talkie," using longer-life batteries, having greater ranges and able to contact artillery and armored units which might be far How Many Fingers Does Man Have? ver. And to make sure that a new I level of coordHViiUon between air ; and ground units is achieved an Air Force officer has been put in i charge of Sage Brush. He is Gen. 0. P. Weyland, Com-| British Medical Journal and Lancet, mander of the Tactical Air Command. LONDON OP}— It's time the medi- | zation thai represents doctors in cal profession decides whether man [legal actions. He says suits have i has 10 or 8 fingers and 2 thumbs. i Another reckons 10 fingers. In the away. Also in Sage : irush a new "grid" Actually, the Air Force will have only 500 planes in action for the big game. There will be Included everything from the latest supersonic fighters to the new troop carrier aircraft. | The remaining- 400 planes which will be used will be aircraft attached to the Army, including light observation planes and helicopters. This figures hows the extent to which the Army has taken to the air recently. No troops from the NATO count ries in Europe will participate. But problems will be cranked into the maneuver simulating the working with foreign troops under combat conditions. It is expected that the maneuver will be followed by a complete revamping of the divisional structure after all the reports are in and have been analyzed. Dr. Robert Forbes writes: "There is confusion everywhere. Textbooks disagree. Anatomists generally refer to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger, but surgeons often number them 1 to 5 from the thumb. "To number the lingers 1, 2 or 3, etc., and to record that finger 3 needs amputation is to set the stage for a serious surgical mishap." Dr. Forbes is secretary of the Medical Defense Union, an organi- Named 'Dixie Darling' Miss Pat Speck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Speck,, Highway 61 South, is a member of Mississippi Southern's Dixie Darlings a talent organization which is preparing lor its part in the half-time ceremony of Mississippi Southern's homecoming football game a week from Saturday. Miss Speck, a graduate of Blythe- •ille High School, is a freshman at Mississippi Southern. "REHEARSING FOR OPERATION SAGE at Fort Beivoir, v». Big show win be on LOU- BRUSH, Infantrymen and engineers of Hie assault Isiana coast, wave crosi the river under "enemy" shellfire YOUR FUTURE HOME may have electric master panels like this, where you'll control lighling, indoor wealher and scores of electric helpers, some not even invented yet. Atomic energy will provide much of the additional electricity you will usc-and electric company engineers are now developing ways lo apply it economically and praclica/ly. YOUR FRIEND... THE ATOM More electricity, Improved health, better foods, new products—All coming from the atom The rlay is coming when the power of the atom will be used more for peaceful purposes than for weapons. Probably the widest use of atomic energy will be to produce electric power. It is expected to join coal, gas and other fuels as a vast new source of heat to run power plants. And it will be needed, too. For yon tri- putting to work more electricity all the time, doubling your use every 10 years or so! America will need much more power to maintain and advance a high standard of living. That's why the electric light and power companies are studying and planning for atomic-electric power plants. Now that use of the atom is no longer limited to weapons, the people and companies most experienced in producing electricity —and medicines,' chemicals, foods and other products- are free to develop its promise for yoiu Ark-Mo Power Co. Johnny Appleseed, American folk lero, died on March 11, 1847. arisen because .surgeons mistakenly amputated the wrong finger due to the different, systems of counting. Imlividuals-Groups-Farm Bureau Blue Cross - Blue Shield Call representative WAYLIN CHESSER P.O Box 30J P.Iythcvillc, Ark. Phone POplar 3-3106 Melvin Halsell. Ben Mac White and Lloyd Hise shown above of HALSELL && WHITE. Main at Division, local Prigidaire dealer, are members of the sales force now in the process of conducting a 64-hour sales marathon. Ar.corriing to our information, if a customer finds a Halsell & White salesman asleep at the store during the 64 hour sale, a Prigidaire Appliance of the customer's choice will be awarded free ot cost. According to Mr. Halsell 2 car loads of Frigidaire products must be ?oki during the 64 hour sale. (Adv.) ran, vice president; Sura Lou Moodjr, secretary; Linda Dover, treasurer. This club will meet on Thursday'i at 5:30 p.m. In the Y at City Hull. All eighth grade girls are ellglbl« to attend meetings. Read Courier New.' Classified Adi. [VCRWAY, MORE PEOPU SA!T 'Old Taylor 86 is the liglilestjnildesl good bourbon lever'tasted!" is Never tafore has the rich, salisfvin" true bourbon OLD TAYLOR flavor come to you so light and inilri! 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