The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1948 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 14, 1948
Page 11
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHBV1LLB (ARK.) COUR1BR NEWS WK1JNKSUAY, APKlL 14. Russia Niiidir Huge Air Force Air Ucratory Warns Congrcwmtn of USSR Aviation Expansion BT Frank Eteuer (United PKM Staff Corrapondent) WASHINGTON, April 14. (UP) — Russia is building the world's "greatest air force" in order to "reach a decision with this country," Air Secretary w. Stuart Sym- hsuin said yesterday. Symington told the House Armc<? Services committee that the USSR Ic building 12 times as many war planes as we are. He added that the Russians "seem to want to read i decision with this country rind Ihey want to reach It In the air.' Agreeing with a statement that this country' is in the gravest peri of its history, Symington asserted that the Soviets "are building the freatest air force in the world." As Symington testified, Repub llcan leaders were given top priority to legislation calling for boosts In military spending. First measun scheduled for House passage was supplemental appropriation lor pur chase of additional Air Force am Navy planes. While House leaders agreed tha more defense spending Is they pooh-poohed suggestions tha production controls will be required in the near future. Symington urged quick enactment of a draft law to provide manpower with which to keep the Army and Navy In balance with the Air Force. The Air Force, he said, wants to boost its strength to 502, by the end of 1950 to give it 10 air groups. It has been asking for this boost for three years, he said- Urge Start Now Many congressional leaders feel efforts to achieve the TO-group goal should be started now. The administration, however, has limited its requests to 55 groups on the grounds that too rapid expansion now would throw the Armed Services out of balance. Rep. Lyndon Johnson. D., Tex,, told Symington' he had "a suspicion that there are forces In operation that are trying to muzzle the air force." But Symington said that when the 55-group figure was settled on, he asked Defense Secretary James Forrestal whether the Air Force should stick with its previous position that 70 groups are necessary by 1950. "I« his typical fair way." Symington told the Committee, "Mr. Forrestal said, 'of course.'" To build to 70 groups, Symington said, the Air Force will need 1,512 planes In fiscal 1849 and 3,174 in 1950. Johnson asked Symington if he agreed with a recent statement by Gen. Ira Eaker, retUed, that the United States is in Vae greatest peril of its history. "Yes. sir," Symington replied. Elaborating, Symington said It Whatever Goes Up—Comes Down flU.K>NS Of OOUAtt -3 1929. 1933 1937 1939 1940 1941 1942 1944 19X5 19« 1947 Jn 1941 (first war year) Americans started socking money away In the bank and had enough moola left in their pockets lo pay cash for most things. The money-in-the-bank curve went up and up all during the war. As il did, consumer credit (charge accounts, Instalment buying, etc.) went down. But alter the peak of 194), the rising cost of living started to drain the bank accounts. At the end of 1947 cash savings hit a new postwar low of $8,900,000,000, while consumer credit kept rising. And that's bod, brother, because il means more and more people are buying more and more on the cuff— without knowing where the money's coming from to pay for it. Scienf ist s Find New Departure In TB Surgery NEW YORK, April 14. (UP) — A new departure In tuberculosis surgery—the use of plastic balls to collapse a diseased area of the lung and prevent chest deformity—was disclosed yesterday. The balls are somewhat smaller than a table tennis ball. They are put Into the chest u> stay permanently. At least 100 patients have undergone the new operation in two hospitals. These institutions arc tilt National Jewish Hospital at Denver Colo., and the Duxe University Hos pitnl,.Durham, N. C. Preliminary results were reported from Denver as excellent. Results from Duke were declared satisfac tory. At Duke University, about CO pa tients have undergone the opera tlon. Ot the number, 31 were from North Carolina S:\nitorium. Results at Duke were reported on the latter group. The late Dr. Paul B. McCain reported that in nine cases, or 30 per cent, all cavities were clast-d and sputum tests were converted from positive to neuatlve. Nine other improved in symptoms without sputum conversion.. in all. lie ro- Youngest Prexy John B. Brown, Jr., is the youngest university president in (he inilion, after his elevation to the presidency of John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark. Brown is only 2ti. np;i.'i Courier News Want Atis. porircl. If) patients, or GO per cent, \vcro improved by the operation. A Friend of the Family's! The Universal JEEP "EVERY COMPARISON P/LfS UP PROOF" See It! Drive It! Buy It At— BLYTHEVILLE WILLYS SALES 410 East Main Street AUTHORIZED DEALER Phone 554 NLRB Requires Bargaining on Pension Plans WASHINGTON. April 14. (UP) — The National Labor Relation Board uilcd yeslerday that employers must bargain with unions on pension plans when unions request such bargaining. In a four-to-one decision, (he board said pensions clearly fall within the Taft-Hartlcy Act which requires employers and unions to bargain collectively on wages, hours and "other conditions of employment," The ruling was the first board decision in Its 13-year history on any of the so-called "social fringe iies." Heretofore, employer.? could bargain on and grant pension plans it Political Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the Democratic primaries, July 20 and August 3: COUNTY TREASURER Frank Whitivorth COUNTY COURT CI.EKK Elizabeth Blythc KOR CORONER E. M. HOLT FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR Herbert T. Slitppen STATE REPRESENTATIVE L. 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