The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1956
Page 9
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MONDAY, APRIL w, 1958 BLYTHKVTLLB (ARK.) COTTRIER NHJWS yXGB HTTTH Report from the Arctic; 'Dew/me Could Easily Be Missile Base of Future By DOUGLAS IARSEN NBA Staff Correspondent ABOVE .THE ARCTIC CIRCLE — (NBA) — An ideal foundation has been laid for' a 3,000-mile string of offensive-defensive guided missile bases across the top of the North American continent. A tour of the full length of the Distant Early Warning radar line — the first visit ever approved (or newsmen — reveals this startling fact. The DEW line was built primarily to warn of enemy bomber attack. U. S. and Canadian officials refuse to comment on whether converting DEW line sites was considered in the original plannnig. But whether by design or luck the obvious fact remains that the DEW line can easily be made into the guided missile equivalent of America's war-deterring Strategic- Air Command and Air Defense Command. Just as for enemy bomber!, the route over the Arctic to U. S. cities Is the shortest for the interconti- nenal missiles which the Russians are building. And the Arctic will be the palce to base the anti-missile missiles which the D. S. is trying to develop. DEW line sites also are the ideal locations for the retaliiatory Intermediate range ballistic missiles — able to travel 1,500 miles — which the U. S. is rushing to build. From the Arctic the IRBM could hit vital Russian industrial targets. Actually, when the DEW line U completed It will be far more than a "foundation" for missile bases. The O. S. Air Force, Its contractor Western Electric Co. and the Canadians have already done about 75 per cent of the Job by licking the unbelievable difficulties of extensive construction work in the Arctic. Excellent aerial, sea and sled- train supply lines effectively crisscross this vast frozen region, depending upon the season. The .terror of survival up here has been eliminated by excellent clothing, ihelter and experience. • • • Each DEW line itatlra Is a email, completely self - sufficient unit designed to support constant radar surveillance of the skies. Altering that mislson for guided mis- aile operation probably would, be much less than the original »400 million cost of the DEW line. Tax Expert Fails To File Return CAMDEN, N. J. W) — A former deputy collector who bus special- zed in preparing tax returns since tie led the Internal Revenue Serv- ce has been charged with not tiling •eturns on his own income in 1953 and 1954. The government accused Atty. Joseph P. Wilson, deputy collector in the service's .Camden office from September 1936 to 1940. with not riling returns on income of $11,109 for 1953 and $10,487 lor 1954. Asst. U. S. Atty. John H. Mohrfeld III, who filed the charge, said HIGH ABOVE THE FROZEN NORTH, in Air Force plane winjs over Arctic terrain th.t typifies the 3,000 mile DEW Line system. Living quarters and housing for most of the electronic equipment are long, rows of box-shaped, connected buildings built on timber stilts to eliminate snow drifting. Adding more rows, or making them longer would be a simple job compared to starting from scratch. The bigger DEW stations have huge garages built of structural steel and covered with aluminum panels. These, too, are designed for easy expansion. The garages are heated and have elaborate; machine shops. Little redesign would be necessary to adapt them for missile storage. • • • Powerful diesel generators to run the electronic equipment and provide power for other needs are built into the box-like structures. They, too, could supply power for th« electronic needs of missile guidance and tracking systems. It's obvious from the excellen materials and equipment which have ben used for the DEW line thatt he installations were built t last between 50 and 100 years. Missiles are delicate electron! devices probably difficult to operate udner Arctic conditions. But rada is delicate, too. And experience, ha proved that it can be operated with extreme effectiveness up here. Rigid security restrictions cove details of the effectiveness of DEW line radar. But U. S. officials are convinced that It will give a three to five hour warning of the ap proach of any jet aircraft. By the time Russia has effective missiles, U. S. and Canadian off] cials are confident that effectiv missile countermeasures also wll be developed. DEW LINE RADAR STATIONS, like thin one on Baffin Island, offer possibilities for conversion Into guided missile bases. Wilson was one of a number of attorneys in southern New Jersey whose tax affairs nave been under investigation. Wilson did not file returns since 1948 but Is subject to prosecution only from 1953, Mohrfeld said. Only about one-half the popula-j lion of India survives to the age 1 of SO. Paint Closeout M»*T Typn An* C«l»n i Price Hubbard Hardware DON'T MISS THE ONCE-A-YEAR Large $1 sizes now only TUMT Cream Deodorant. Exclusive acid-control formula. Helps protect against acid-damage to skin and clothes. Stops perspiration odor instantly! Checks perspiration moisture. Dependable all-day prelection! Tnssy Stick Deodorant. Ne*L Eaty bo u»e. With wonderworking hexachlorophene to suppress odor-forming bacteria and Tussy's «afe non-acid formula. . Glides on easily . . . cools ... driee at once I Woods Drug Store 221 W. Main Phoni 3-4507 The Boy And The World! 'A FATHER was trying to read his newspaper while his young son kept demanding his attention. At last, the father, seeing & map of the world in the paper, tor* it into small pieces, and giving them to his son, said, "Here, put this map of the world back together, and I'll give you a dollar." Then, thinking his son would be busy for the whole evening, he turned again to his paper. In a very short time his son returned. "It's all finished, dad," he said. "How did you do it so quickly?" asked the father in amazement. "Well, dad, there was a pictuure of a boy on the other side of the map, and when the boy came out all right, then (he world came out all right." That is a startling, true statement. We need not worry too much about future world affairs if we see to it that our boys and girla "comt out all right" through development of their characters along high moral and religious standards. —The Reverend Albert C. Baker. Blytheville Water Co, " Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity Wedded Couple Weighs Half-Ton JACKSON, Tenn. W)—A 23-year- old man, who says he weighs 640 pounds, married his 360-pound sweetheart Friday night. W D. Cowland of Erie, Pa., and Mabel Ruth WatkJns, 21, of Aliquippa. Pa. were wed in the bus used by a traveling show In which Cowlan appears. Technicians from a medical laboratory here and deputy county clerks had to go to the bus to take blood tests and issue the marriage license. Cowlan, because of his size, couldn't manage the trip to the courthouse. The new Mrs. Cowlan said she will 'join the show. The couple doesn't plan a honeymoon. "We're traveling anyway." the bridegroom explained. "We can just call the tour our honeymoon, and have one that lasts all year." DELTA PROPANE CO. Gas Appliances • Gas Installation Tractor Carburelion (Factory Type Installation) R.C. Farr&Sons Petroleum Products Butane — Propane "Serving (his area for over 20 years" Office: Phones: 400 So. Railroad St. 3-1567 & 3-4662 r The Most Complete Selection of GARDEN & LAWN TOOLS Blytheville's Most Complete Hardware Store! General Hardware & Appliance Co. Phone 3-4585 SPRING B Featuring Quality Construction at a Price to Attract Multitudes ROOM DOUBLE DRESSER & BOOKCASE BED MATCHING CHEST $49.95 In Full or Twin Sizes \ Modern Lime, Selected Oak Veneers \ Full Dustproof and Center Drawer Guides > Bright Brass Pulls and Knobs • Beveled Plate Mirrors on Tilting Frames KOW, f FALL OF '56, I FALL OF'57 EASY MONTHLY TERMS, IF DESIRED HUBBARD & SON Phone 3-4409 FURNITURE "Cash Talks at Hubbard's" Blytheville, Ark:

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