The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1953 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 15, 1953
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PAGE TWELVE • BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE, 15, 198* 3 Years in Korea Cost U.S. $1017.40,000,000 R.V ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has spent about $101,740,000,000 in th past thre« years on rearmament and the Korean War, the Defense Department estimate today. During that time, Congress has granted the military about $155,579,000,000 in nev obligational authority — the right to contract for material and service. With the help ot the $101,140,- + ——— 000,000 expenditure, the Defense Department has formed a force of about 3% million men, started reequipping and expanding the number of weapons for the Air Force, Army and Navy and fought the Korean War. This expenditure does not include money used by the Atomic Energy Commission for atomic bombs. In a similar three-year period of World War H (the fiscal years 1942-44, inclusive) expenditures were $162,767,000,000. In that time, the strength of the armed forces increased to about 11 millions. The war was being fought on fronts In Europe and the Pacific. One thing demonstrated here'is that the price of war, like costs for everything else, rose sharply over a decade. Everything, from the cost of a bomber to the salary of a soldier, is higher. While that may be a primary factor, other elements enter. Questions have been raised about the business acumen and practices of the armed forces. Last year Congress called a halt to a long-established custom of the services—the rush as each fiscal year neared an end to spend whatever money Was left. That often mounted into millions. An amendment to the appropriation act now limits obligations Alabama City Starts Cleanup Drive to Fight Polio Outbreak (buying orders) during the last two months of each fiscal year to 125 percent of the average for each of the preceding 10 months. The Defense Department estimate for expenditures in the fiscal year ending with the close of this month Is about $43,001,000,000. It calculates the military estab- ' llshment—all the armed forces- will enter the new fiscal year with $62,600,000,000 left over from previous appropriations. To supply the munitions and other materials and services going Into the over-all national defense program, which Includes items In addition to those procured only for the Army, Navy and Air Force, about 15 per cent of the gross national product is required now. For the armed forces, the figure Is estimated by the Defense Department at 12 per cent. At the peak of World War II, the military "take" of the national product was about 45 per cent. By BEX THOMAS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (/Pi—An urgent garbage, trash and barnyard cleanup campaign Is under way In Montgomery to combat the nation's worst outpreafc of polio thus far In 1953. But the first response has been discouraging, and Dr, A, H. Graham, Montgomery County healt officer, warned that the "peop must co-operate" in the drive stamp out breeding grounds for dl. ease-carrying insects, particular! flies. Forty-four children and tw adults have been stricken with po lio, the heaviest toll recorded her at this time of year. Twenty- eigh of the victims have suffered par tial or total paralysis, but ther has been only one death so lar. Parents have been advised to keep children out of crowds, especially the younger ones, since at leas two-thirds of the polio patients havi been 6 or under. Ministers have urged the smaller ones to skip Sunday school for a while, and some public places have closed their doors to pre-school age boys and girls. Dr. Morris Schaeffcr, director of the virus laborator yof the U. S Public Health Service here, said Montgomery with a population of 105,000 is the hardest hit community in the nation on a per capita basis. The toll here is greater than the rest of Alabama put together. Wihotit any proof that polio .is borne by any one carrier, public Immigrant Bill Approval Seen WASHINGTON W)—Sen. Wntkins (K-0tah) said today he expects the Senate immigration subcommittee he heads to approve before the week's end a bill to admit an additional 240,000 Immigrants in the next two years. The legislation has been urged by President Eisenhower as an emergency measure to aid refugees and escapees from behind the Iron Curtain and to relieve population pressures in Europe. Tallest Kentucky Man Is 6' 8" LOUISVILLE, Ky. (fl>) _ Kenneth C. Snyder, a human skyscraper, won the tallest Kentuckian contest yesterday by one-eighth of an inch The Bedford, Ky., giant's official measurement of 6 feet 8% (In stocking feet) barely nosed out John P Mills of Flat Lick. As the tallest Kentuckian, Snyder won an appropriately tall cup — 'a Inches high. The contest was held In connection with Louisville's 176th anniversary celebration, which hits Its penk tonight with the opening of "The Tall Kentuckinii," a play based on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Wheat Fraud ' Laws Sought WASHINGTON (/P) — Investigating senators today were seeking government action to end reported fraud and abuses in the import cf large amounts of Canadian wheat. A special Senate Agriculture Committee report said yesterday more tljan 60 million bushels of damaged Canadian wheat imported during the last three years — officially classed as "unfit for human consumption" — has been milled for human use. Nationalists To Get U. S. Jets TAIPEH, Formosa OT—The first American Jet wnrplnncs for Nationalist China will be delivered tomorrow. The number and type hnve not been disclosed. But they probably will be only n small traction of the 150 the Nationalist Air Force snys are needed. health officials nevertheless ar concentrating on the cleanup cam palgn, together with a block-by block city-sponsored insect spray ing project. While ft may be Just coincidence Dr. Graham says, the fly problem I worse this ear than he has eve seen it In Montgomery. There are about 11,000 dogs In thi city, about 60,000 chickens, 301 horses and 300 catle, the health of fleer pointed out, and "the basli fact Is, wherever you have manure you have production." Montgomery has been too lax in enforcing its garbage restrictions too, Dr. Graham said, "and we're cracking down on that to eliminate another breeding place for flies." Whether flies alone can cause severe outbreak of polio, this much is certain, says Dr. Schaeffer: Scientists know that the virus Is present In sewage, and some types of flies can become contaminated ivith it. 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Unofficial reports were current that he might pe permitted to fi»Yi ttv* country. NUDM e»Mmt The new President named a 13 m«n cabinet including Army officers affiliated with no party and member* of both Conservative factions. Rojai Pinllla said they would govern under military control until "clean elections" can be held. Rojas Pinllla took over after Gomez, who gave up the presidency temporarily in 1951 to Acting President Robert Urdaneta Arbelaez, returned unexpectedly to the presidential palace Saturday and tried to force Urdaneta to lire the Army chief. Colombian sources abroad said Gomez long has suspected Rojas Pinllla of plotting to put former President Mariano Osplna Perez, leader of a. dissident Conservative faction, in power. ' When Urdaneta and War Min-1 liter Luc;o P»bon Nunw refused, Gomez announced he was taking back the presidency, named a new war minister and drafted the decree to change th Army command. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 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