The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 18, 1953
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MONDAY, MAY 18, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS New JCS May Place Heavier Accent on Civilian Defense By ELTON C. FAT WASHINGTON (AP) — The new look at strategy which Secretary of Defense Wilson says the Incoming loint Chiefs of Staff will make probably will focus sha.-ply on protection of American cities and Industries from an aerial Pearl Harbor blow. Heavier accent may be placed on such weapons a: interceptor planes, anti-aircraft guided missiles and conventional anti-aircraft artillery. Exponents of the plan to hit hard t . with long-range bombers at Soviet bases, from which strikes at the U. 8. would be launched in sudden war, privately express concern over the future of the Strategic Air Force. This is despite the recent insistence of Wilson that the Defense Department has not lost confidence in that force and has not changed its mind regarding the importance of air power. In this connection, significance i* attached to another Wilson comment. The defense chief, after announcing that the new Joint Chiefs of Staff would make an intensive »nd detailed restudy of all aspects of defense, said: "The size and composition of the Air Force in the future will depend on the results of this new strategic study and the National Security Council determinations based upon it." 120 Wings He fixed an "interim goal" for the Air Force at 120 wings, to be attained some time in 1955. There are now 103 wings, but not all of them at full readiness. A wing contains from 30 to 75 planes, depending upon types. Air Force officials estimate that the number of planes now on order, including those to be delivered this year, will just about supply the difference to make up the 120 •wings—no more. Nor is there certainty that more are contemplated. Wilson says, "The numbers are not so important as how good some of them are; the Air Force will concentrate not on numbers but on the quality and effectiveness of new planes and their missions." FDR's Granddaughter to Wed Son of Barber Next Month MANHASSET, N. Y. IM— A party in Philadelphia. A barber shop on New York's East Side. An extensive estate here on Long Island. Talent and youth and romance. Today it all added up to a wedding next month for a granddaughter of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the gifted piano- playing son of an immigrant Italian barber. She is Sara Delano Roosevelt, 21, daughter of James Roosevelt, eldest son of the late President. The .bridegroom-to-be is Anthony Di Bonaventura, 23, once a child prodigy at the piano, whose father operates a bnrber shop near the family's brownstone home on East nth Street, Manhattan. Sara's mother, now married to millionaire sportsman and financier John Hay Whitney, formally announced the engagement here Saturday night. Yesterday Di Bonaventura's par- rents visited the Whitney estate and later told newsmen that their son is marrying into a very nice family. Met At Party The couple met at a party Bonaventura, on 17th Street before the engagement was formally announced. Mrs. Di Bonaventura told a newsman tl7ey liked her "very much." Yesterday the Whitneys sent a limousine Into Manhattan to take the Di Bonaventuras to the Long Island estate. "Wonderful people, and they have a Beautiful place — a mansion," said the elder Di Bonaventura after visiting the Whitneys, who are said to have about 54 million dollars. Anthony, who expects to. go into the July, was at the estate for the week end. He helped show his parents around the grounds with its stables, golf course, swimming pool and field house, be- 1 sides the main house. The father reported he had a good time and met lots of people. The prospective bride's mother, the former Betsy Cushing, divorced Roosevelt in 1940. The engagement announcement also disclosed that Whitney bad legally adopted, her daughter in 1949. Philadelphia more than a year ago. Both are studying in that area, She is a Junior at Bryn Mawr College, and he graduates from the Curtis Institute of Music this month. Sara had visited her fiance's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Di YMCA "3u"S .-AI K- HANDY-CYCLE—French inventor Charles Duval, above, thinks he's solved a big problem for cyclists. He claims that leg-muscle strain can be eased by switching to hand pedals which he tins mounted on his bike's handlebars. Or, if you prefer to make like a jet, you can use both hand and foot pedals to increase your speed. The gadget is one of many shown at the annual inventors' exhibit in Paris. Egyprian Belly Dancer Reported Considering Divorce from Oil Heir CAIRO, Egypt Iffl—Egyptian belly this whole deal," he said. "They're Truman Longs To Be 19 Again Ex-President Tells Youth of Opportunities KANSAS CITY W) - Harry S. Truman, at 69. says he'd give anything "If the good Lord would let me be 19 again." The former President told children at the religious school of Congregation B'Nal Jehudah yesterday he'd like to be 19 so that he might live during the next 50 years. "You are at the end of one age and the beginning of another," he sad "You young people are going to see the development of the atomic age. It's a great responsibility you face." Truman, who has said he likes to tour the nation talking to young people about their opportunities and responsibilities, also told the children: "You always must do right. It will please some people and as- 'lOnish the rest." dancer Samia Gamal "is considering' divorcing Sheppard King.of Houston, Tex., but "has not yet made up her mind," her lawyer said today. The lawyer, Anis Attia, said S a m i a—now visiting here—has taken no steps yet in the Moslem courts because no definite decision has been reached. He added that Moslem law does not require a husband's appearance in a divorce case brought by the wife. King said he plans .to leave Houston Wednesday to fly to Cairo. He said there has been no rift between them and reports of a divorce are "ridiculous." "The Egyptian papers cooked up the biggest liars in the world. If theres' no news, they'll make up a story." Asked why Samia—whose 1851 marriage with the Texas oil heir made international headlines—was thinking of divorcing, Attia said, "Samia feels she should stay in Egypt for some time. "King Is cabling her every day urging her to come back to the United States. If he Insists that she goes back immediately there will be no alternative but divorce." Asked whether the dancer an her American husband still wei in love, the lawyer said, "Yes, bu after 18 months-." He did elaborate. Young Mother Questioned in Fire Death of Three Small Daughters C.l.'s CREATE LIVING MEMORIAL - The 5th Regimental Combat Team has raised $18,000 to found a Boys' Town for Korean orphans on a Han River island, 12 miles from Seoul. The project will be a living memorial to men of the 5th who died in the Korean war. The $18,000, raised by two successive payday rallies, was increased to $21,700 by a collection taken by the Third Army at its Fort McPherson, Ga., headquarters. The Seoul Y. M. C. A. will manage the Boys' Town, which will be a combined farm and industrial school for 200 youngsters, all under 18 years old. Above, Col. W. P. Knowles, representing the 5th, presents the check to Dr. Dong Wang Hyun, general secretary oi the Seoul Y. M. C. A. MOX In West Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:0 Always A Double Feature LAST TIMES TONITE Double Feature —PLUS— i Bftos.\ mcM*BO nusn AKITA ifflki CARLSON mm LOUISE PLUS CARTOON & LATEST NEWS TUBS - WED Double Feature THE STORY OF A j ZfeMvw^&e/ I M.C.M'i —PLUS— - HOKIZOH HOOUCTIONS MESENI "WHEN I GROW - U! • MMT nun MOIM awn »tem4 Iliroutli Elili tin SELECTED SHtiiRTS ••••••••••••••••t***t**« THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE NOW SHOWING! 2 Shows Nightly 7:30 & 9:30 cou»*< nouui RITA HAYWORTtt STEWART GRANGER SALOME, l MM* e CHARLES UUGHTON Adm. 76c A 25c Men are more susceptible to writer's cramp than are Women. ALMA, Mich (a—Authorities renewed questioning today of a 23- year-old mother held for investigation in the fire deaths of her three small daughters. She is Mrs. Leila Rouse of Alma. The children, who suffocated in the fire, were Kayleen Rouse, 5; Patricia, 3, and Lewanna, 2. Mrs. Rouse told police an overturned candle apparently started a fire in the bedroom of their small home. Prosecutor Kenneth Plaxton said, however, pollc found traces of fuel oil on the floor on charred papers under the bed and on the mattress. A lie detector test in East Lans ing proved inconclusive, Plaxto said. Mrs. Rouse said her husban> Ferris left home five weeks ag and that electricity was cut ol two weeks ago for nonpayment o bills. So when Kayleen awoke a midnight Saturday and asked fo not for water alone Look at your water bill; then look behind It. Consider some items which might well appear, but don't. There's no reference to medical service, yet the health of your community, of your family and of )>ourself is protected by the vigilance of the men who check and treat and rechcck water to make sure it's safe for you. There's no fee for securing reduced fire insurance rates, yet the whole schedule of these rales is substantially reduced if an adequate public water supply — so necessary to an effective defense against fire — is available. There's no contribution levied for community development, yet key industries can produce goods and provide employment only because a dependable water supply is available. / Without a continuing flow of water, sewers could not be properly flushed or streets kept clean. You could conceivably obtain enough water through your own efforts to satisfy your thrist, clean your body, and water your garden. But only through an organized system of collection, storage, distribution and treatment can water resources be mobilized to produce the broader benefits which you, as a citizen, enjoy. The price which you and all consumers pay for the water you use helps to meet the costs of making these benefits available to all. Without a water works system, the cost of urban living would be prohibitive! Blytheville Wahr Co. "Wattr It Your Cfeoptit Commodity" By RICHARD KLEINER, NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — Giuseppe Ouarnieri has been dead (or more than 200 years. But he has a hand in Plorian ZaBnch's upcoming Decca records, and ZnBach thinks his fiddle playing will be improved because of Giuseppe's assistance. ZaBach, the only swoon-provoking violinist in captivity, Just plunked clown $75,000 (payable over a 20- year period) for a genuine Guar- nlerius, which is considered by some •^•Including ZaBach—as better than a Strad. "It has a robust tone." says Za- Bach. his eyes soft and dreamy, like a man talking about his sweetheart. "It's clearer and more brilliant on the fast passages, and more sonorous on the slow ones." This particular violin, which Gunrnicri made in 1732, was once played by Pagininl, a concert-type fiddler. Paganim never heard the piece that ZaBach made famous. "The Hot Canary." Neither did Quarnlerl. The catchy tune, originally a French number called "Le Canari,' took ZnBach out of the ranks of orchestra leaders and made him probably the top single instrumentalist in show business today. Za- Bach says his good fortune was the result of "being In the right place at the right time with the rieht act," but his good looks and pizzicato perfection helped considerably. Now he also has Guarnieri on his side. ' "That violin makes a tremendous difference," savs ZaBach. with that look again, "when I'm playing something fast, there's no work to it. It's like there was an angel inside. It has a soul.' • • • Renzo Cesana. "The Continental," makes albums for Columbia like "Songs for My Beloved." That one just about holds the world's calch- as-catch-cnn album-making record. Cesana says the idea was conceived on a Saturday, he wrote it on a Sunday, and it was recorded Monday. Cesana, incidentally, Is attempting something new on records -with his efforts — conveying romantic emotion with spoken words. "There's a light in the room, the mother said, she lighted a candle and stuck it in a pop bottle as a makeshift candlestick. She said she returned to the living room to resume reading, but dozed off. She said the heat awakened her and that she Immediately ran to neighbors to summon help. She said the fuel oil found about the damaged bedroom apparently spilled through a loose valve on a space heater. even a way of blushing with the voice," he says. Very handy talenl to have, in a pinch. • • * ON THE CLASSICS: Spoken records are big lately. RCA Victor Is preparing one with highlights of Adlai Stevenson's campaign speeches, and another, "Through Childhood to the Throne," which is the story of Queen Ellzabet's life . And a new Columbia album, Honegger's dramatic oratorla. "Jeanne d'Arc Au Bucher," features Vera Zorlna reading her lines along with singing soloists and the Philadel- hia Orchestra. DICK'S PICKS POP SINGLES: "Homln 1 Time" (Gordon MacRae, Capitol) "For Me" (Jerry Vale, Columbia); "Half a Photograph" (Kay Stnrr, Capitol); "Don't Call My Name" (Helene Dlxon, Okeh); "If I Had a Golden Umbrella" (The Cloverleafs and Art Mooney's Band, MOM); "Heap Big Heat" (Buddy Morrow's Band, RCA-Victor); "Yes. Yes, Yes" (Elsie Rhodes, Mood); "Why, Darling. Why" (Georgia Carr, cnpitol); "I Cry Your Name" "(Mindy Carson, Columbia): "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Bill Hayes, MGM); "Thunderbird" (Ray Anthony's Band, Capitol). POP ALBUM: For real smooth background music, try "Noel Coward Favorites" (Paul Britten's Orchestra, MGM). CLASSICAL: Ippolitov - Ivanov's popular "aucaslan Sketches" is given a loving reading by the Phllharmonia Orchestra of London, conducted by Wtlhelm Schuechter, In a new MGM recording. True or Not He Keeps Dog WHIPPANY, N. J. (ffl - James, the 13-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hull, left home Saturday with his dog Shep because he heard that his parents wanted to dispose of the animal. The neighbors had complained Shep was a nuisance. Police found the pair yesterday sitting beside Route 46. near Parsippany. James told a story of hitchhiking to Scranton, Pa., and then riding a bus back, but police were inclined to doubt it. Anyway, the story has a happy ending: James gets to keep the dog. Manufacture of one pound of the arthritis remedy, AETH, takes 400,000 pig pltuitarles. PAGE FIVB Koo Threatens Veto of Red China Question WASHINGTON Iff)- Ambuwulor Wellington Koo says Nationalist China would use Its veto power to keep Communist China out of th» United Nations. Koo, interviewed on a CBS television program yesterday, was asked about speculation over whether the U N. should admit Communist China after a Korean truce. "That would be simply overlook- Ing—ignoring—the aggressive policies of Communist China." Koo said. Since China already Is * TJ. W. member there is some question whether a veto could be used to keep out the Red government. Th« charter prohibits the veto on procedural matters, under which tht issue could be classed. Communists Are Neurotics, Doctor Says NEW YORK «•)—The Communist party, a Baltimore psychoanalyst says, is a "tailor-made haven for neurotics" who use it as a temporary solution to their personal disturbances. Dr. Robert M. Linder told a meeting of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis last night that the hard-core Communist party leadership and many members of Fascist organization* have psychopathic tendencies. WHITE TODAYri lit r HOME DEMONSTRATION NEXT WUK •Wl COVIR THI DOUBLE MONEY BACK IF YOU DON'T AGREE Sta Nu PROCESS MAKES YOUR GARMENT UHMCBEITER^FEEl BETTER THAN ANY OTHER DRYCLEANING JOB YOU'VE EVER HAD BEFORE! You con l« In* difT*r*nc* with your own iy«ll Cletkn Stay N«w wiffc Sta Nu Vital Tutlll Olb lock Into Tin Fabric BOONE CLEANERS 119 So. 3rd Phone 8144

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