The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1948 · Page 2
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PAG* TWO BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1948 DeweyRaps Foreign Policy Avowed Candidate Colls U 'Vacillating And Inadequate' AUANY, N. T., lUr, 14. (UP)— COY, Thomas B- Dewey charged jrestradajr that President Truman's foreign policy has been "vacillating and Inadequate," and called (or Immediate expansion of our air force and Intelligence service,' and *eee!«ntlon of aid to Europe. The trowed candidate for the Republican presidential nomination &atd he would discuss the Issues In speeches during the next two months. He declined to s«y whet his aftl*« campaign would »l»r ether VM& that It would be "soon. Dewey said that lie does not believe th»t war Ii the only recourse. He iproposed strengthening our armed forces, and said diplomatic actlvitte* could avert another ca- Urtrophe. "The administration has either failed to recognize the nature of the SOV'et movement In tlic past or has been unwilling to admit It," he added. "In either case the American people are entitled to know the full story-" "The program of the government to meet the situation lias been both vacillating and Inadequate. There should be an Immediate nnrt large increase In our air force. Our Intelligence services, whtcn were built up during the war. were destroyed by a stroke of the president's pen a year ago and should be rebuilt, "Our diplomatic service should oe accelerated. Our program of aid to Europe and the Far East should become realistic and hardbolled so that It would actually serve, Instead of being a fruitless relief program, to rebuild and strengthen the nations whose freedoms are to Important to world peace." Read Courier News Want. Ada. Just a Zip and He's Ready Here's how London fire fighters' uniforms have changed In the past denade, Lineup ihows a prewar outfit, left, wartime, right, and the New Look, center, which Is made ol waterproof material and ready for artlon with just one zip. The traditional brass dome Is replaced by a non-metal helmet for the new ontlH, which Is now being tested under lire conditions. Rescue Teams Reach Scene Of Crash; Find Eight Bodies Boosts Ike WOODIiAND, Wash., March M (UP)—-Rescuers pieced together to- U&y the last hours ot seven men who froze to death after their transport plane crashed Into snow-coveren Mount Davis Sunday night. Torrey Stearns, of New York, (till wants General Eisenhower for President and Is spearheading*'^ campaign to swamp th« Republican National Convention with! written demands that Ike be the GOP nominee. Stearns is •skins all citizens to write c letter or postcard expressing their preference for the general. One man apparently was killed outright In the crash. Two others, both Injured seriously, rolled and crawled down the mountain In search of help, then directed res- uers to the wreck. The cold ashes of a fire, a shat- ered win? of the plane standing pright in the snow for shelter, gave escuers a vivid picture of the Inured men's struggle to survive In he bitter cold. One man In his agony attempted i amputate his .shattered leg. A rial ol blood led from the wreckage to ht« body )00 yards distant. rour bodies were huddled togeth- - around the burned out fire. Three were found in the snow a short distance, away. The body of the eighth victim was In the smashed cockpit ol the plane which somersaulted Into the mountain during a storm. If we'd been a little earlier." >ald Richard Adams, a member of tlie first rescue team to reach the wreck, "perhaps Monday, we might have saved a couple of the men. But a I we found were eight frozen corpses." The two who survived were Ma]. John B. Harding, 21, pilot, Fairfield, Cal., mid Pfc. John M. Bel- montc. Boston, Mass. Although severely injured, they rolled and crawled to safety and di- rected rescuers to the location o! the wreck. "Looked LIVe Plcnlo" More than 26 planes and numerous ground teams had searched for ] the missing C-47 since It was reported missing Sunday afternoon on a flight from Falrfield-Sulsun. Cal., to Portland. Ore. Rescuers .said one man evidently froze to death while attempting to kindle a fire. "It look almost like a peaceful picnic party," Adams said, "but Monday night's cold was loo much lor them." Harding and Belmonte, the survivors, snld they decided to leave the wreckage rather than die waiting for rescue. Belmonte separated 'ram his companion and found a vacant cabin about » mile from the wreck. He returned to assist Harding, whose leg was broken and whose hands and feet were frozen. The two helped each other down the steep mountainside to the shelter. Two loggers heard the men's cries for help .Inle yesterday. They car' i-ied the injured', men Into woodland on u'lumber camp tractor. Coast Guardsmen, Air Rescue Service squads and State Police hurried to. the wreck. The plane which carried five crewmen and five passengers, had smashed Into the crest of the mountain, sheaving off trees for 300 yards. Both o( the plane's wings were broken off. Rescuers said there was nearly Reports Show Aid For Italian Reds Outside Sources May Be Providing Help In Pre-Election Work Br Bmui-4 J. GoaulM (Unit** Pits* SUK C*m>pon4<i>t) WASHINGTON, M»r. 24. (UP)— The United SUt«* U receiving re porU that Italian Communists an getting substantial pre-election aid from tauten ouUlde Italy, H wu learned today. The reports Indicate that the assistance is coming from Russia and satellite countries. It l< said to Include money, paper, paint, Ink and other materials [or left-wlnt campaigning for the April 18 election, By comparison, government officials "Id, the non-Communist Italian parties are having a difficult time obtaining funds and election equipment. The United States Is powerless to $lv« direct political Inanclal aid for lha Important :ampai|n. Reports reaching the State Department point out two possible sources (or the aid to the Italian i Communists: ] 1. Large amounts of gold and platinum are flowing Into Switzerland "from the East." The precious metals are sold lor lira, the Italian currency, which ill turn finds ILs way to Italy. Duee's Fanfe IlKdT 1. Benlto Mussolini's treasure was never accounted for after his capture nt Dongo. Italy, In April, 1845 The treasure chest, believed to have wound up In cotntnuntst hands, may h&ve been opened as a source or revenue for the current political campaign. Official reports also slate that some Italian Industrialists are being "blackmailed" Into giving «on- trlbutlons for "future protection" In the event tlint anti-Communists lose the elections. Meanwhile, there were hints the . United States might not answer Yugoslavia's note of protest over the three-power proposal to return Trieste to Italy. Officials said pointedly that Yugoslavia "hadn't been asked" for Its views on the Amerlcan-Britlsh-rrench proposal. The question 0( rc P ) S' ln s ls stl " under study, however. Blasts Truman Addressing a "Peace Rally" of 36,000 Italians In a Rome pre-April It election rally, Umberlo Terraclni Communist president of tlie Italian parliament, blasted President Truman's St. Patrick's Day, speech Terraclni said It was a threat to Russia's "P e n c e I u 1" intentions. (Photo by NBA-Acme slaft pho- totfrupher Albert Bls-setti.) AT KIRBY'S THIS WEEK BATH SOAP WRISLEY STATIONERY KOLQRBAK ALARM CLOCKS PHILLIPS Regular SOe MILK SOc MAGNESIA Size CUTICURA SOAP Easter Cards 5c up Easter Candy — Whitman's Home Made Ice Cream Pint 25c and SOc Lawyer's Claim Is Rejected by State Commission LITTLE' ROCK. Mar. 24. (UP)— The state Board of Fiscal Control yesterday refused to pay a North Little Rock lawyer J25.000 for Injuries he allegedly received at the hands of a state policeman. The claim was filed by Sam E. Montgomery, brother'or State Sen. Brooks Montgomery of Garland. Ark., Montgomery contended that he was struck by Arkansas Police Sgt. R. E. Drown while at Oaklawn Race Track last Spring. However. Brown testified that he struck ^ ie Attorney In self de- lhe"AineTicai\ note* to (™se while attempting to place him Russia and Italy on Trieste were made public last night by the State Department. In the notes, the United States bluntly accused Yugoslavia of establishing a "totalitarian system" In Its Southern Trieste zone. It said the Yugoslav Intentions became clear "from the first hours of the history or lre« territory...." the areas as a under arrest, Montgomery felled to appear to press the claim. The board approved ten other claims, totaling »91,OCO, including one for *18,158 filed by the Continental Supply Company. The claim was for overpayment of sales tax and was approved by the Revenue Department. With the Courts Circuit Charles L. 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