The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 19, 1955
Page 7
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MONDAY, DKCBMBER W, MM BLYnTETTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Military Air Camera Has Proven Very Successful By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — How effective is the military air camera today? Could you really detect a military buildup in another country through photo reconnaissance? These questions have been raised by President Eisenhower's proposals at Geneva for the exchange of military blueprints and aerial inspection as "the gateway to a reduction in disarmaments." The issue remains very mui»i Many government figures are privately hopeful the Russians will in time agree to the proposals, perhaps when supplemented by further suggestions on their part. The President's "open skies for peace" plan, is strikingly dramatized in an exhibit of aerial photov- raphy now on display in the Carnegie International Center here. It shows concretely how effective the camera has become as an eyewitness from the air. The exhibit, planned by a U.S. government interdepartmental committee, has impressed many U.N. delegates and other visitors. What Can It Dol Just what can photo reconnaissance do? The most impressive single display is a single strip of film 200 feet long and nine inches wide. The strip maps an area of the United States 2,700 miles long and 490 miles wide from New York to Los Angeles. The strip was filmed in 1948 from 40.000 feet—nearly eight miles up—in less than four hours. The same job could be done today by only two jet planes in less than tow hours. To the untrained spectator such a lilm reveals little. All he can pick out are mountains, cities, lakes, rivers and some roads. But when sections of the film are enlarged and checked by trained photo Interpretation experts with special instruments and new techniques, they reveal a very great deal. Just how much? "Suppose I lived in a house that city," I said, pointing &t the film. "What could you tell about it—from 40,000 feet up?" "Many things," replied Lt. Col. Ralph Steakley, a photo recon staff officer and veteran flier. "We could tell pretty accurately the height of your house, what it was constructed of, and the relative age of your community. "We could make a good guess on your own economic status. We could tell whether you used a rotary-type lawn mower to cut your grass, whether you had a telephone and an underground septic tank—and probably even describe the clothes hanging on the line in your bact yard." Could Spot Them "What if I had three tanks around the house camouflaged by covering them with old tree branches?" I asked. "We could spot them with camouflage film." he said. "The live green grass would show up red on the film. The dead tree branches would show up a dull gray-green, and they'd be easy to spot." Isn't there any way to fool the aerial camera? "You sometimes can fool a lens —that's true," acknowledge Col. Steakiey. "But i. isn't easy to fool a good photo interpretation expert. "On a large scale it would be very hard to do. You might be able to hide a small building. Sure. But not a whole complex of buildings, or a really big buildup of troops arid installations." An example of the speed of the aerial camera: A jet plane flying Big Labor Drive Set for State LITTLE ROCK LP—An intensive organizing campaign, timed to capitalize on the recent merger of the AFL and CIO, will be made to enroll Arkansas workers in labor unions. Ed Stone of Little Rock, regional director for the CIO, said that the drive for new members would be the first effect of the merger in Arkanssa. Stone added in a speech to a civic organization that labor expects more success in the forthcoming campaign because the merger eliminates competition between unions for members and "we will be pulling together." Stone said the unions' drive would help Arkansas' efforts to ob- tain new industry. He said only "sweatshop" Industries are attracted by cheap wage rates, and that Arkansas doesn't need that type of company because they have an "unsound financial status." "Factories are coming down here and offering cheap wages simply because no boss wants to pay more than he has to," said Stone. "But things like transportation, adequate power and nearness to market are responsible for new industries — not cheap wages." Cashmere wool is the soft winter underfleece of a small, semi- wild goat that ranges from the Caspian sea to western China. 500 miles an hour at low level was able to photograph and identify the cards in a poker hand laid out on an airport runway. Hov; long would it .ake to photo graph all of Russia from the air? "Ambassador Lodge said the job could be done in less than six months," answered the officer "All I can say is the Air Force stands ready and capable of carrying out any agreement that is recahed." Trial of 4 US Soldiers Delayed MAEBABHI, Japan WI-A Japanese court Friday postponed the assault trial of four U.S. soldiers, one an Arkansan, to allow time for a U.S. constitutional test of whether American soldiers can be tried in foreign courtf. Judge Tsmieo Yamaguchi said steps are under *ay in Chicago to start a test case for one defendant, j Cpl. Alan C. May. The others accused of - assault, battery and inciting a pinball. parlor riot in which six Japanese po-; llcemen were injured are Cpl. Wai-1 ter B. McKenzie, Detroit; Pfc. Ken-' neth C. Reynolds, McOehee, Ark., and Specialist 3.C. Jessie Nortyhe, Minneapolis, Kan, There was no word on a request that the Army ask Japan to let it j court-martial the men. Honolulu has never been hotter j than 90 degrees nor colder than| 52 degrees in the history of the' U.S. Weather Bureau. Perfume under a pretty pink parasol. Perfume on a miniature (oce-fr/mmed chair. 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