The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1955 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 3, 1955
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LB CAHK.V COTTRTTR xwrs THtmSTUY, NOVEMBER 8, 19811 'FAST-New U.S. Training Program for Foreign Service By KENNETH 0. GILMORE N T EA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Uncle Sam has a new training program for overseas personnel. Both the Army and the State Department are giving high priority to far-flung education programs so that U. S. representatives abroad may operate with greater skill. At the State Department's Foreign Service Institute, plans include bringing the highest ranking U. S. diplomats from the field to partici- diplomats from the field to participate in strategic "diplomatic games.'' Other U. S. agencies with personnel overseas are taking advantage of the wide range of courses offered by th2 institute. And it is hoped that this will become the place where all specialized training for foreign assignments can be given. The Army is carrying out, a highly" selective educational- program for officers stationed abroad with its main emphasis directed at study and understanding of the Soviet Union. Foreign Area Specialist Training or FAST is the title i;iven to this unique Army project which takes in only 50 highly qualified officers each year. The: men must be college graduates .with exceptional Army records and three years experience with troops. "This is a very expensive form of training." says Maj. Gen. Arthur G. Trudeau, recent Assistant Chief j of Staff for Intelligence. "We esti-1 mate that over-all cost is between 550,000 and $60.000 per man. So we get them into the program while they are young enough to give the government full return on its in- vestmenj;." The FAST grind starts off With a vear at the Army Language School at Monterey, Calif. This study is supplemented by 12 months at a civilian university in this country or abroad. * • • Here the student concentrates on the geographic, cultural, social economic and military background of one area. He can choose Russia, China, Japan, the Middle East or South Asia. Then he spends approximately two years at what amounts to "on the job training" assigned to Army military attaches in various countries or special training detachments in Japan or Germany. Approximately 40 officers In this category are now stationed at Ober- fimmergau, Germany, where they are becoming experts on Soviet Russia. For obvious reasons they cannot train in the USSR. "We look forward to a time,' 1 Said Trudeau, "when every one of Dynamite Blast j Starts Work On j Chicago Channel CHICAGO i/pi—A dynamite blast I yesterday started a 186 million dollar project to widen a bottleneck in the nation's Inland Waterway con- necunp Ehe Great Lalcea and the Gulf of Mexico. The immediate work, under a four-million dollar appropriation by Congress, will be expansion of three miles of the Calumet-Sag channel from 50 to 225 feel in width. Eventually, , the entire 23.8-mile channel will be widened from Lake Calumet, south of ChicaKO, to the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Cana! near Lemonc, north of Joliet. The improvement is expected to increase annual cargo tonnage capacity of the water link from 3 1 ? to 8 million. < The narrow Calumet-Sag channel is the main waterway link between Chicago's principal port area on Lake Michigan's southwest shore and the 1,000-mile route to New Or- . leans along the Illinois and Missis- • sippi rivers, ! The waterway serves such inter- '. mediate cities as St. Louis and. Memphis. It connects with the northern Mississippi route to Min- nrapolis and St. Paul, and with' the Missouri. Plate, Ohio. Tennessee and • Arkansas River systems. LEAR.VIN'G \E\V WAYS: Japanese manners and customs are a part of the course for Army officers who choose that country under the Foreign Area Specialist Training Program. Students at srhool in Mehlro-Ku, Tokyo, are U. Col. Jodie G. Stewart, Jr., Washington (left) and Capt, James H. Buck, Lima, Ohio. our attaches, missions and Military years of his career. Assistance Advisory Groups will be; "And we're not just giving aca- staffed bV FAST graduates. At'dpmic courses. We expect our stu- present. the attache designates to I dents to USP what they learn..We're Iran. Japan and Russia are FAST! going qn the theory that FSO's are officers." i not compeltcly trained when they . , , come in. And we don't warn them comprehensive program to give in- j the Country. service training to employes rang- ... ing from file clerks to career min-! The institute has set up three ba- ; Isters. i sic courses. Junior and middle; The institute also offers courses ! grade officers are now required to j to overseas employes of the U. S. j take three months of courses be-j Information Agency. Commerce j fore they can be assigned abroad or j and Agriculture Departments, and promoted. the International Cooperation Administration. A high level seminar 1? being worked out, for lop flight FSO's and Its main purpose, however, is to I career ministers who may partici- give FSO's extensive training as : pate on a volunteer basis. Hoskins they go up the ladder. This .course 1 hopes to initiate what he calls was recommended by the Wriston j "strategic games" for these men. Committee last year after it con-1 Somewhat the equivalent of war Veteran Pentagon Newsman Dies WASHINGTON <*P) — Joseph R. Flynn, 70, veteran newspaperman and retired Pentagon press chief, died last night a^'his home after suffering a heart attack, Flynn, who retired last Septem-' ber as chief of the Defense Department's public informatioA press Branch, had been recovering from an earlier heart .seizure. A native of Ste. Genevieve. Mo.., Flynn joined the staff of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1907. He later worked for newspapers in Philadelphia. New York and Washington. Before entering the government in 1938. Flynn was assistant managing editor of the old Washington Herald. • Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survivors includle Flynn's widow. May Scott Flynn. two sons, two brothers and a sister. eluded a thorough study of the Foreign Service. "Now that the U. S. is such a world power and because the Foreign Service has expanded to such games played by the military, they] will deal with diplomatic problems such as colonialism. The instittue now has an enrollment of 250 full time students and a degere, It is important that we | 650 part time students. Their staff, have the best possibly trained men; which is drawn mainly from within nil over the globe," says Harold B. j the ranks of the Foreign Service. Hoskins. director of the institute, numbers approximately 40 full time "We are attempting to give each j instructors and 60 part time teach- man a rounded picture of what he ers. needs to know for the next few Twenty languages are taught, Fast Flyer Perhaps the st creature to exceed the speed of sound was the deer botfly, whose speed in flight has been asserted to be 815 miles an hour, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. from Polish to Portuguese to Russian, And the courses, to mention a few, include communist strategy, readme rate improvement, the current American scene and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 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I will insist that the finest trairvna, possible be given to every member of the Police Department. A modern system of reporting and accounting will be established, including traffic violations. Personnel requirements and equipment needs will be carefully studied. I will insist on recognition by all members of the Police Department of the importance of courteous and impariial relations wth the public in our city. I will insist that the Police Department c'v^er^e to t**e f" 1 !est extent with all law enforcement agencies at Federal, State and County levels. A Good Police Department is a Sign of a Good Community! VOTE FOR TOLER BUCHANAN i Candidate For Mayor Municipal Election — November 8th I am trying to see everyone personally before the election, but over 6,000 voters makei it a slte- ablc job. If I do not get to see you, please know that your vote and influence will be sincerely appreciated. Pol. Adv. Paid For By Toler Buchanan

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