The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1956 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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PAOE TWO BLYTHETTLLE (ARK.) COUKIIR KIWI TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 19M Reds Hunting 'Dewline Secrets in Cloak And Dagger Game in Arctic By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent RADAR SITE Above the Arctic Circle — (NEA) — An epochal cloak and dagger game K now under way on history's largest, chilliest espionage playing field, the area inside the No. 1 goal of the Russians is the detail of the Distant Early Warning radar line which the U S and Canada a re constructing to warn of Red bomber attack. No. 1 goal of U. S. and Canada is to keep the DEW line details a secret as long as possible. Both sides claim successes. Hush-hush, secret operations, and rigid security regulations on communications, travel and movement of materials and people create an atmosphere of mystery and tension pervading the whole area. • , The rule of the Arctic today is "you shouldn't know something if you don't have an official need to know it." It's drummed into every person up here including the Eskimos. Scores of reports pass among the hundreds of DEW line workers scattered across the Arctic about mysterious interrogations of persons caught taking unauthorized pictures or asking suspicious questions. Officials merely confirm that they are doing all they can to enforce security regulations. Each worker, from cook to scientist, is investigated prior to hiring. Officials admit that planting agents among DEW line workers is an obvious trick for the Reds to attempt. A high turnover of workers who can't take the cold and loneliness is I disturbing security problem. There tre scores of reports of ex- DEW line workers who have been mysteriously quizzed about progress >cations and equipment. This ccnld be U. S. or Canadian agents testing security. More likely it's Red agents attempting to piece together the complex jig saw puzzle of the DEW line. Stories that Red propaganda broadcasts by "Moscow Molly" tell DEW line workers of secret details of their work have been hotly denied. But the stories persist. Most numerous are the unconfirmed reports of* Red planes flying over DEW line sites. These are obviously Russian photographic missions. It's no secret that the Russian Embassy in Ottawa is one of the largest single subscribers in Canada to newspapers, magazines and technical publications carrying information on the DEW line. Canadian and U. 3. officials have just spelled out for ,the first time exactly what cannot be written about the line. The rules were made for the first authorized, com- prefc^isive tour of the line by news- DEW Line In northernmost of US-Canadian warning: systems, men. This report is from that tour. Forbidden information includes locations of sites, detail of electronic equipment, numbers of sites nnd their type, other than to identify them as "gap fillers" or possessing rotating radar. Among the most secret aspects of the DEW line is the system of relaying data back to the U. S. Continental Air Defense Command. Construction schedules and 1 dates on which sections of the line xvill begin operating are also secret. On the tour security rules were enforced to the extent that a Canadian security officer stood next to a newsreel man shooting from n plane 8,000 feet high. He was ready to halt the picture taking if a DEW site became visible. This was to prevent fixing it against a land horizon which the Reds might later identify by radar ol pictures. The movement of every person up here on business is rigidly, controlled and checked. Fortunately the remoteness of the area and a small local population make this fnirly "easy. Mail to workers is funneled through central points. Pilots flying cargo to DEW line sites are given only the pieces of maps which show their destination and possible alternate fields. These map pieces are carefully checked in and out and kept in safes in the operations offices. Maj. Gen. James E. Briggs, top U. S. line officer, frankly admits that it's only n question of Lime be- foret he Russians have a fairly comprehensive knowledge of the DEW line. But he wants to mnke It as tough as possible for them to get it. And by the time they know all about H, he hopes it will already have served its purpose of deterring an enemy bomber attack across the Arctic. PIRATE VIKINGS The Vikings were Scandinavian pirates that, infested the seas of Europe during the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries, making raids on coastal towns and cities. is even.a bigger bargain For permit* t day, electricity lights your home, cook* your food, wisrwn your dishes, tervec you in dozens of other ways. It's the biggest bargain in your family budget. And it's even bigger than k looks! Out of every $4 you pay on your electric bill, about II goes for local, state •nd federal taxes. 'Yet in spite of this, you're getting about tu/ict u much dec- tricity for erery dollar today arye* *«" X ywrs ag*. Part of the reason for this lower pric« Is your greater uce of electricity. But more important, independent electric companies are fre« to put their inventiveness, imagination and experience to work for your benefit. Their men and women keep finding more and more ways to reduce the cost of producing «leclricity and delivering it to you. Ark-Mo Power Co. 90,000-Foof Parachute Jump Planned BALTIMORE (fl — The Air Re- sfarch and Development Command Announced yesterday the awarding of a contract (or a balloon gondola to b« used in experimental parachute jumps from altitudes up to 90,000 feet. General Mills, of Minneapolis, Minn., has contracted to deliver the cylindrical gondola, 7 feet across and 7 feet high, by Oct. 5. After the gondola has been properly tested, two Air Force volunteers will make three balloon ascensions, one of them bailing out at peak altitude each time. The balloon is expected to carry the gondola to 64,000 feet the first time, 75,000 feet the second time and 90,000 feet on the third flight. The proposed 90,000 foot 'leap would be almost double the present record for a high altitude parachute jump, now held by two Air Force officers. Lt. Henry P. Nielson, 31, and Capt. Edward O. Sperry are co- holders of the record of 45,200 feet, jet when they bailed out of a B47 jet bomber over the Gulf of Mexico in November 1954. The Air Force announced In Washington last month that Nielson wan Id make the first gondola jump at an altitude of 64,000 feet. Nielson also was to take the final 90,000 foot plunge, the Air Force said. The tests, which will seek the answers to problems of escaping from aircraft at very high altitudes, are to be made this fall, or early next year. Two More File In Missouri JEFFERSON CITY Iff) — Joseph M. Badgett of St. Louis filed yesterday for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Budget! was an unsuccessful candidate Tor secretary of state in the 1952 Republican primary. Elizabeth Bailey Caulk of Kansas City filed for the Republican nomination for congress in the Fifth District. The Democratic incumbent who is seeking another term is Rep. Richard Boiling of Kansas City. Mrs. Caulk previously was an unsuccessful candidate for congresswoman at large. MANILA NEWS Mrt. MH Ltwhon Postmaster Jot Hornberger and Harold Jinks,' postmaster of Piggott, visited In Stone, Baxter, Searcy and Newton counties in the Interest of the National Association of Postmasters Thursday, Friday and Saturday. While in Jasper, Jo« visited with Clyde (Taters) Gordon, who Iz doing well with his tourist court. The Ladies Bible Class of the Church of Christ met at the home of Mrs. Albert Robinson Wednesday for an all day meeting. A pot-luck luncheon was enjoyed during the noon hour by the 16 ladies present. The next meeting of the class will be in the home of Mrs. Wayne Taylor. Star Class of First Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. Pear! Young Monday at 8:30 for a potluck supper. Present were Polly Tucker. Barbara Vasser. Linda Wall, Rowena Carter, Tonceila Webb. Carol Scott, Sue Alexander, Norma Bartholomew. Special guests were Jane Childress. Wanda Whitney and Olenda McWilliams, former members of the class. Several are attending the Area Training School at First Methodist Church this week. Those attending were Mrs. Pete Bnllard, Mrs. Alonzo Fleeman, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford King, Mrs. Harvey Durham, Mrs. Sam Moore and Mrs. Buddy Fox. Margret Ann Parsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parsley, celebrated her eleventh birthday Monday with a party. Sonja Brooks directed games. Nancy Jo Cummlngs and Ernestine Webb winning the prizes. Margaret was presented a number o gifts. Attending the party were Ernes and Evcret Smith, Sonja Brooks Kay Broom, Patty Yocome, Shir Ley and, Ronnie Powers, Ear Moore. 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AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING DRUG STORES: WOODS DRUG STORE, Blytheville HIWAY DRUG STORE, Blythevill. MASSENGILL'S DRUG STORE, Osceola SHIRLEY'S DRUG STORE, Hayti COLLINS DRUG STORE, Caruthersville horn* of Mrs. D»ww Me*. Each member came in her Easter finery with accent on the bonnet. Some ot the most original were modeled by the creators. Judges were Mrs. Clarence Williams and Mrs. Dewey Rlct Judged most original was Mrs. Woodrow Whitney; most beautiful, Mrs. J. D. Llttlejohn; most comic, Mrs. Ode! Holsqlaw. Mrs. Woodrow Whitney opened the business session, Mrs. Paul Robblns, president, presided.' A secretary-treasurer report was read by Mrs. Milton Towles. .Mrs. Joe Bartholomew resigned as group captain because of her position at the clinic. A list of names were taken to send cards. The scripture was read by Mrs. Walter Davis. Mrs. Towles closed with prayer. Mrs. Robblns had charge of the games, the winning prizes went to Mrs. Bud Wortham and Mrs. 1 Towles. . , | .The hostess served refreshments assisted by Mrs. Joe Rice and Mrs. Holsclaw. Twelve members and four visitors, Mrs. Qene Lomax, Miss Mary Word, Mrs. Frank Berry and Mrs John Day, were present. Judy Spence, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Harold Spence, broke her arm In two places Sunday afternoon while riding a bicycle near her home. She was taken to Godley-Womack for treatment. Mrs. Melton Towles was hostess at her home Tuesday afternoon to the Lydia Circle. Mrs. Arthur Hill opened the meeting with prayer. During the business session. Mrs B. A. McCann, Circle Chairman, presided over the meeting. The minutes and treasurer's report was read and approved. Mrs. Walter Davis took a list of names for get-well cards. A community mission report was taken by Mrs. R. D. White. Circle members voted to take money out of the treasury to sponsor the Sun Beam activities. A check will be given Mrs. J. A. Davis each month for these needs' • Mn. R. O. Co«tner led In prayer. Mrs. White had charge ol the afternoon study on missions. The hostess served refreshments assisted by Mrs. Walter Davis and her daughter Ellzibeth Ann. The Mildred Matthews Circle of the Baptist W.M.U. met at the home of Mrs. Bertie Faulkner Tuesday afternoon with 11 members and three visitors,present. Miss Taplan Ellis, who Is serving as president of the W.M.U. during youth week, Miss Iverena McMichel and Mrs. Faulkner's father, Mr. Smith, were present. Mrs. J. M. Wilkerson opened the meeting by having the ladles repeat the "Watch word" in unison. Prayer wai led oy Mr*. M. ft. Franks. The minutes were rend by the secretary, Mrs. Ed Griffin. Community missions report was taken by Mrs. Lena Matthews. Mrs. C. B. Children was In charge of the program, Our North American Baptist Union. Those taking part In the program were Mrs. Ed Orltfln, Mrs. Irm» Stalllan, Mrs. J. B. 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