The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1953 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 8, 1953
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PAGE TWELVE JUiNfi 8, 1963 Debates on Air Force Cut Continue to Rage By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Wilson was called on today to do some defending of his controversial plans to cut funds for the Air Force more than five billion dollars and reduce its buildup goal from 143 to 120 wings. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich.), chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee considering defense money requested for the year starting July 1, invited Wilson "and anyone he wants to bring with him," Ferguson, without elaboration, old yesterday that "figures will come out" today to show the Air Force will have ample funds to pay for whatever equipment can be produced for it during the year. Quizzed by a CBS television panel, the senator contended Wilson's statements have generally been misunderstood. "People don't seem to understand," Ferguson said, "when he says we're going to get as many planes with less money." The dispute over the Air Force outback raged on over the week end. There were even overtones of the heated Navy-Air Force row of 1947, when the two services slugged It out with rival claims of superiority. Secretary of the Navy Robert B. Anderson, joining Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) yesterday In a filmed television broadcast for Texas stations, claimed special advantages for naval air power over land-based planes. Navy Boosted The Navy, Anderson said, could launch planes near targets via aircraft carriers without need of bases on foreign soil. When Johnson asked about the argument, reminiscent of 1947, that carriers are "sitting djicks" for enemy attackers, Anderson said: 'That simply is not true." He said arriers now make a "poor and lighly dangerous target." I Ferguson's subcommittee 11s toned most of last week lo Gen ioyt S. Vandenberg, retiring Air Force chief of staff, and other fly- •SWIFT, SHORT AND STUBBY-Zooming through the .sky near (London, this new,British research plane, the SB-5, helps British (technicians, collect data on problems of swept-back wing design. Ing generals. They vigorously op posed cutbacks as dangerous at a time when Soviet air power is ex pan ding. Some senators suggested privately that President Eisenhower may have to take a personal hand in lining up votes for the program he says Is ampie for national defense Opposition has been expressed in Congress by some Republicans as well as many Democrats. One of the most militant has been Rep. Yorty (D-Calif), who renewed his criticism yesterday of the trimming of former President Truman's request for Air Force funds, a statement prepared for the Congressional Record, Yorty attacked what he called "the cut- and-cover-up technique of the Defense Department defeatists." He said they "seized upon an amount at random" in cutting the Air Force budget, Yorty's statement drew backing from Senators Lehman (D,Lib-NY) and Sparkman (D-Ala).. Lehman said on an ABC television program yesterday he believes the cuts were "based on the desire of the budget director, and not on the realities ol the situation.' 1 Sparkman said in an interview: "I have a definite feeling that the Air Force cut has riot been carefully made. I think it represents a lump sum reduction rather than a cut made on the basis of defense needs." Ferguson, in his CBS-TV appearance, said talk about the number of Air Force wings is fruitless because ' 'a wing means what they want to make it mean." What we have to talk about," the senator said, "is the number of combat planes tind we're not going to cut down the number of combat planes at all." Ferguson joined Sen. Duff (R- Pa) on an ABC television show yesterday in defending the cutbacks. Their debate opponents were Yorty and Sen. Jackson (D-Wash). Jackson contended Russia will h; capable of a full-scale atomic nt- nck against the U. S. in 1954. He said Republican economizers arc counting on Russia not to attack. Ferguson argued the U. S, Air Force already Is better than Rusia's and Is outshooting the Reds ( '12 to 1 in Korea." Duff said all t Eisenhower "wants to do is cut oul he waste." DENMARK'S QUEEN?-A recent national referendum places this 13-year-old girl, Princess Margrethe, next in line for the throne of Denmark. : The referendum changed the national constitution to perniit a woman to succeed the king. It no baby brother is born lo . King Fredenk and his queen, ; then Princess Margrethe will' become Denmark's first queen > since 1412. j Korean Chief Of Staff Departs Gets Orders From President Syngman Rhee TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Cal. If}— South Korea's chief of staff, 3en. Paik Sun Yup, left for Hono- ulu enroute home early torlay by ilane on orders from President lyngman Rhee. , Rhee recalled all ,ROK army officers training in the U. S. In Washington, the Korean Em- >assy naitl there are about 380 ROK flicers in the U. S., most of them re army officers, scattered at sev- ral army posts. Some started quickly for home: triers were to leave today, the pokesman added. "Must Rclurn" Paik arrived last night from Ft. eavemvorth, Kas.. where he had *en attending the Army Com- Tiand and General Staff College. Asked for comment on truce ne- otiations in Korea, he told news- len only "I received orders to re- irn to Korea and report to Presi- ent Rhee." Asked if he thought the ROK -.., rniy could fight to the Yalu river Henry M. j alone, as Rhee has vowed to do, Paik said only: FBI Calls Young Man 'Dangerous' WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI today placed on its list of 10 most wanted fugitives Donald Charles Fitterer, described as "a youthful but dangerous criminal." Fittertr, 28, is sought for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for murder in Iowa. Pitterer, a native of Burlington, la., has been in trouble with the law .since he was 16. He has served terms in Iowa for larceny and forgery. Perle Off for Moscow LONDON (If,— Mrs. Perle Mesta, former U. S. minister to Luxembourg who has accepted an Invitation to visit Russia, plans to fly Wednesday to Moscow. Before she left her Luxembourg jost about two months ago, she told . Russian diplomat at a cocktail party that she would like to visit iis country. The Soviets granted her . three-month visitors' permit. In Moscow, she will be the guest of U. S. Ambassador Charles Bohlen and lis wife. Pitterer had known the victim of the murder for which he is sought only a few hours, the FBI said. The victim was last seen alive In a tavern In Gulf Port. 111. He reportedly departed in his car earl Aug. 11, 1952, wltn two strangers ti had met in the tavern. The avan doned car was found the same da near Denmark, la., and two day later the bullet-riddled body of th owner was found buried in the un derbrufih nearby. Local authorities identified Pit terer as one of the pair who lef the tavern with the victim. His al leged accomplice was convicted o first-degree murder and received a life sentence. The FBI description of Pitterer 5-foot-8; 155 to 160 pounds: medium build, light brown hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. Gold Rush In Virginia ACCOMAC, Vs. («—There was a "gold rush" on Virginia's Eastern Shore yesterday. It all started when two men spread the word that they'd found gold and .silver coins along a road linking the towns of Bloxon and Hallwood. In no time at all, there were scores of folks digging through a new top of sand recently applied to the road. Most of them found what they came after — in moderation. One man carted away about $25 in 50, | 25 and 10-cent pieces dating back about 100 years. The coins were mixed in with sand that a road contractor had got from a nearby farm. Probable explanation: , The money had been buried a century ago for general safekeeping, or to prevent confiscation during the Civil War. Why not "I don't know. My lo return to my country." mission is EVERYTHING'S UP ...OR IS IT? Prices, temperature, even hemlines ! Is there anything that has held the line? Well, yes. Electricity. And it hasn't just held the line, but has actually pushed it down. For instance, since 1937 the cost of living has doubled. But the price an average family pays for electricity has gone down about 07ie-third. That means electricity is the biggest bargain in your family budget today! And electric light and power companies-like yours—are doing their beat to •ee that it stays that way. "MEET CORLISS ARCHEK"—ABC—Fridays, 8:30 p.m., Central Ttnw Ark-Mo Power Co. Law provides for the annual admittance to the U, S. Military Academy at West Point of four students each from Alaska and Hawaii. Taste the whiskey ... ««k (Ai . withJSar f^} j^-v c ^g$|i- i -- ji - cest ^in its flavor... The Straight Kentucky Bourbon SHMHl ffidlEKY IWtmtt • 6 VEWS DID • «6 PBB • © IJ53, JNCOT AGE DBTIttUG CD.. FMNKFDBI. KY. Swiss Misses Miss Franchise GENEVA, Switzerland m — Qen. eva's voters—all males—have decided once more that Swiss ladles can't have the vote. Results of balloting yesterday, on a constitutional amendment to, left women vote in local eections wera 17,967 against, 13,419 in favor, Women do not have the vote anywhere in Switzerland, the only country Iri Europe which still keeps tha distaff side out of the voting booth. Home is Stolen LEESBURG, Va. <f> — Loudoun County police have a puzzler on their hands. A one-story framq dwelling that until last week graced the farm of H. P. Brackett near Sweet Springs Is missing. The 28 by 46-foot house was torn apart and apparently carried away on a truck. HEREFOROS SELLING MOTHERS OF STATE CHAMPIONS SELL! 30 ODD CALVES SELL WITH COWS, MANY SHOW PROSPECTS! ALL BRED MANY WITH CALVES AND REEKED FEMALES THURSDAY, JUNE 11 Daughters of CMR ADV DOM 8th, CMR ADV. DOM 6th, CMR Rolla Dom Jr. Bred to such bulls are CMR Rollo Dam 4; GHR Double Rollo KM ADV. Rollo the Dam of 1953 high selling bull sells with a top show heifer calf! Be with us sale day to inspect one of the best groups of polled Hereford brood cows ever to be offered for sale in this state!" Don't miss this opportunity." Sale at 12:30 at the swine barn. SALE TO BE HELD AT ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK SHOW GROUND LITTLE ROCK, ARK. FULKERSON & SHAW, Auctioneers PHILLIPS MOORE LEE 'oiled Hereford Ranch Polled Herefords Ozark, Ark. Polled Herefords , Ozark *'' drive power... control. .. safety...comfort! You'll never know the tremendous difference that does exist between cars today until you drive this one. 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