The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER M, 1WJ* SETAF Important Forerunner Of Atom-Armed Task Force By STAN SW1NTOX CAMP DARBY Italy KP) — The U. S. Army is developing an important forerunner of the atom-armed light task force of the future in mountainous northern Italy. It's called SETAF—Southern Eu- •ropean Task Force. Its commander is Brig. Gen. John E. (Mike) Mlchaelis of Lancaster, Pa. That choice is j. tipoff to (insignificance of the job, for Ml- chaelis rates high among the Army's bright young men. A World War n paratrooper, he was senior aide (o President Eisenhower when Eisenhower was chief of staff. But to the American public, he is best remembered as the daredevil commander of the 27th Wolfhound Regiment in Korea. "Forerunner of Future" Speaking of SETAF, he said: "In my mind this is the forerunner of the future of the Army- tremendous mobility, small manpower (we have only 5,600 men) and great lethality of weapons. More firepower and less manpower." His task force is built around the Honest John, a rocket which can be fired with ;i conventional or an atomic warhead. Discussion of atomic warfare is not possible with the general but few believe SETAF planning is primarily for use of conventional warheads. Around the rockets will be a defense force of infantry and engineer specialists to protect them from any sudden enemy strike. '•Our mission is to support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in northern Italy," explained Mlchaelis. "'llie neutralization of Austria left a void, Italy invited us. in. Our job will be to support NATO forces holding northern Italy until Italy c,m mobilize." In Northeast Italy Michaelis' tactical forces are deployed near Vicenza and Verona in northeast Italy. In case of an enemy strike, Italy's revitalized army would defend the frontiers. Behind would be SETAF, whose rockets could hammer an invader and block the few passes and accesses to Italy with atomic might. Meanwhile, Italian reserves would mobilize. Under the military new look of fewer men and more atomic firepower, exemplified by SETAF. the United States could cut her manpower commitments abroad without weakening her defenses. Atomic task forces of limited size but great firepower could team with European armies of large manpower but conventional firepower and prevent any attacking force from occupying Western Europe, if this strategy works out. Meanwhile, the West could retaliate against the enemy heartland with strategic air- power. 107-Year-Old West Virginia Weekly Publishes Last Edition By EDWARD NICKERSON SHEPHERDSTOWN. W. Va. '.f— '•Only yesterday a reader called up and said: 'Bill. Main Street is as dirty as I've ever seen it. Will you mention it in the paper? It is dirty and we now mention it." William B. Snyder. editor of the 107-year-old Sheplierdstown Register, wrote those words in the valedictory of his weekly newspaper, whose last issue was circulated yesterday. Snyder. in his final -.editorial, ad- i til GOWAN UPHOLSTERY SHOP dressed himself not only io his j readers among the population ofi this town in the mountainous east- j ern Panhandle section of West Virginia, but also to his former competitors in and around Shepherdstown. "To the Shepherdstown Indcpen- p dent — Tcan only express the hope j that you will not relax now that the field is clear," he wrote. "Please. Mr. Independent," he said, "keep our town's streets and nose clean. To the Spirit in Charles Town—please come over here once in a while and pick a fight with our ex-competitor. You'll find that you haven't lived until you have, and besides it will keep both of you on your toes. To the Martinsburg Journal — take daily care of our community." The Register succumbed to conqueror of many another RUNS IN* THE FAMILY — Jackie Sue and Peggie Lou Turpm are identical twins born to Mr, and Mrs. Glenn Turpin of Wilson on Aug: 22. There are many twins in their ancestors'. Jackie Sue and Peggie Lou are the third generation of iwins. Their father and his brother, Lynn Turpin of Parkin are twins; their grandmother, Alice D. Turpin, and Tilda Lee Watson, both of Earle, are twins; their second cousins, Hersche! and Hazel Watson, of Earle are twins and their great uncles, ,A. Z. and J. C. Ford, of Marked Tree are twins. Jackie Sue and Peggie Lou Were born on their grandmother's, Alice D. Turpin, and great aunt Tilda Lee Watson's birthdays. Mrs. Glenn Turpin was Miss Mildred Pauline Smith before her marriage. Brooklyn Fire Fatal to Four NEW VORK i/F) — Two children and two adults burned to denth yesterday, in an early morning fir; in an eight-family apartment building in Brooklyn. Firemen said the blaze was set off by a cigarette dropped Into a wastepaper basket full ot Christmas wrappings. Among those dead was 82-year- old Margaret Murphy, who lived In a third-floor apartment. Frightened by the height, she refused to des- cend » fire escape. The names of the other deed w«r* not available. \ ^ Ten perion* were carried' down by ladders, mostly from the third floor of the building, A mom them was a crippled, IJ-jw-old; girl, Julia Hynes. As fireman Edward Doudt carried her down, leaping flxmei reached her hair. The girl be»t them out with her handi and held on to her rescuer. Just before serving rici, add chopped stuffed olives and butter or margarine. Serve with :welih rabbit or scrambled eggj. the 'Badge-Toting' Farmers Rough On Bootleggers in Oklahoma By JIM MONROE WALTERS, Okla. '.>P) — Fouri crimp "badge-toting" farmers in so'uth-| business. western Oklahoma are throwing a in the state's bootlegging Snydcr's blood, sweat and tears ant j his Cotton County Sheriff Bill Dyer have gone into this paper and thus perhaps you may understand why . this final item is written with a news- lump in the throat and an aching heart.' assistants were "just paper in the United Sttaes — risin; production costs. Snyder said the' But stating that the paper's paper ceased to be a source of-name would be continued as the profit several years ago. When, dc-j na me of his commercial printing spite all efforts to make it pay, it] shop, he closed on a note of hope: contintied to be a heavy drain on "I'm being too sentimental, but his job printing business, the end it is not easy to say goodbye to a • had to come,-he said. i newspaper that has covered Eive "Ever since I can remember. I j wars have been a part of the Register either through my grandfather, my father, my mother and then on my own. Seventy-three years of the depressions, births, deaths and everyday life in Shepherdstown for so many years. Perhaps someday, we can come back. But for now, goodbye." HHEIFL'S Meet ilraifus W. Wear Hiainnnih 'IlliU I M\ \ • Try a Texaco Service Station First! We Can Supply You vvilh the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL "Let us power your farm and heat your home" We deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Blylhevilie Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 a bunch of cotton farmers" a year ago. Now they're f• st acquiring a reputation as "experts" at intercepting bootleggers hauling contraband cargoes from Texas to cities in constitutionally dry Oklahoma. Last May the newly elected sheriff and one of his deputies. David Hooper, were riding along on a county road when two cars sped by them, throwing dust in their [aces "They looked suspicious," Dyer said. "So we took after them" The two motorists were Lawton bootleggers and the two cars were loaded with more than 30 cases of illegal booze. That prize haul launched Dyer on a career of catching whisky runners. He and«Hooper, along with Undersheriff Alvin Clifton and Deputy Bob Simpson, take turns in keeping a watch on roads extend- Wichlta Palls, Tex., a popular buying place for bootleggers. Last week Cotton County reaped its first benefits from the sheriff's crusade. Dyer sold 84 cases 01 confiscated whisky, gin and vodka and 48 cases of wine to a Dallas firm. J. R. Ray Co. The whisky, gin mnd vodka brought 130 a case, and We hop* that aH oat many frienck will be stocking up on the wealth of good wishes sent jour way by am entire staff . . . May your Christmas be sock-full of happiness *nd ever)' rjood (tag k Wd B. F. Goodrich Store Firemen Rescue Chinchillas RICHMOND, Va. (ft — Firemen who have rescued babies, young; ladies, canaries and all sorts of! pets, have added chinchillas. The D. E. Perkins family explained that a 55,000 batch of the little South American rodents — valuable for fur — were in a rock j wool-lined compartment in their! burning garage. With axes firemen i cut through into the air conditioned chamber and saved them. the wine $2. Under state law, money from the sale of confiscated liquor goes to the county school fund. The! whisky must be sealed and taken out of the state. There's no doubt that Dyer is enjoying his first year as an Oklahoma peace officer. "Not a one of us has ever had a day's experience before," he said. "We're just a bunch of cotton farmers. But I don't want them (the bootleggers) to think they can come down here and run over Learn Barber Trade Earn More Money Enroll Any Day — Termi Gl Approved E«ion Barber Collogn 119 Main, Little Rock, Ark/ Minnie's Beauty Shop Mrs. Dorothy Drewery Mrs. Willis Cathey Mrs. Paul Farrington Mrs. Gerald Wheeler Mrs. Frank Whitworth Closed Mon.&Tues.-Dec. 26 & 27 And, may the wondrous peace and blessed spirit of this Holy Day find that all your foade** dream* kwe come troe in the bowity of yowr Christmas gifts... 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