The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1956 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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FA<ffi] BLTMETILLE (ARK.)' COTJRIEB TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, Russians Are Wrong Again In Latest Cold War Move By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are doing the wrong things if they want the Amer loan government to reduce its spending, particularly military spending, in the belief this \v.il bring on a depression here. They're reported to be thinking that way but — They won't agree on disarms ment and they talk of developing an intercontinental guided missile So the United States will step up defenses. The Russians promise economic aid to Asia. The Unitec States will boost its foreign aid. This isn't the first time the Rus> sians got the opposite of what thej may have hoped for. The classic example was in 1950 when Stalin let the Nbrth Koreans attack Soutl: Korea. Early that year the Truman ad" ministration, bent on economy wanted to cut military spending The then secretary of defense Louis Johnson, said he would ask Congress for only 13 Va billion dollars. Prosperity at Peak The Korean War began, the United States jumped in, American military spending shot up. jfense plants have done a lanciof- lice business, and American prosperity has reached a peak. This is the total of American military spending since and including 1950: $224,197,000,000. The Ei• senhower administration gradually has been cutting down on it. The Defense Department estimates that in the present fiscal year, ending next June 30, it will spend about 34'/2 billion dollars. But now Secretary of Defense Wilson, figures spending will hit 35*i billion next year, in part because of higher costs. The United States can't afford to lag behind the Russians, who talk disarmament but are armed to the teeth. And probably this government heard the Soviets are working hard on guided missiles- Premier Bulganin said as much last week. $1 Billion on Missile* Wilson said one billion dollars would go next year into developing missiles. The United States is spending 750 million on them now. After Bulganin and Communist party chief Khrushchev made their trip to Asia with promises of economic help, Secretary of Staei Dulles said foreign aid spending by this country would go up from *S,500,000,000 this year to $4,400,000,000 ne-xt year. This news broke at a time when many members of Congress wanted spending reduced. This is an election year and if they could economize they might be able to pat through a tax cut. But they have read about the Russians' plans. They come back to work today, no doubt, with some change of mind. Sen. Wiley of Wisconsin, No. 1 Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said over the weekend: The Bulgnniu-Khrushchev per- formance will spur a strengthen ing of "our over-all military-diplo ma tic position ... I do believ there is no reason whatsoever for diminishing our vigilance or pre paredness." HE SOAKS HIS HEAD—"Icicle," a member of the polar bear colony at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, shows how he beat* the heat The idea is fine, tf you're not the forgetful type. Ex-Mental Patient Held For Murder Dinah Nearly Loses, Dress PASADENA, Calif, tfl — Singer Dinah Shore almost lost her $1,000 gold plated dress during yesterday's Tournament of Roses parade. As she was taking her place on a float, there was a heater to keep her feet warm before the parade began. An astonished spectator noticed peculiar things began to happen to the dress. Before the heater could be grabbed away, Dinah had lost nearly two inches of gold from the bottom of the full-length gown. NEWARK, N. J. (ffl—A young ex- mental patient has admitted to police here he killed a Texas A&M j senior during a drunken brawl. Ronald Edward Menter, 22, formerly of Keene, N. H., was picked up yesterday for routine questioning after selling a car radio to a junk dealer for $10. Police said he was using the car and driver's license of his victim, Jan David Broderick, 20, of the Panama Canal Zone, but was unable to give the date of birth on it. Taken to police headquarters and confronted with a bag of 28 bullets found with a gun in the car, Menter was quoted as saying: "Yeah, I murdered that guy in Texas." Broderick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gee, Was found dying of a bullet wound near Hempstead, Tex., Saturday. Menter is being held on a charge of murder. Texas Rangers are fly- Ing here to pick him up. The slain youth's stepfather is a civilian employe of the U. S. Army in the Canal Zone. Sea Elephant Has Appetite ST. LOUIS (JP) —Have an appetite like a bull sea elephant? If so, better waich that waist line. The one acquired by the St. Louis 200 last spring weighed in at 2,500 pounds at the time and since then has gained more than l.COO pounds. Johnson Given Doctors' Okay WASHINGTON (£•)— Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas says his doctors tell him his recovery from a July 2 heart attack has been so satisfactory that he may continue to act as Senate majority leader in the Congress session opening tomorrow. "I'm going to be sensible about it," Johnson told reporters Saturday. "I'm not going to try to do everything. ... I plan to take eight or 10 two-day vacations. They will do me more good than one longer one." Federal Grant ToDeafShool WASHINGTON X — A federal grant of $14,860 has been made to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine to finance a study of the function of the general-duty nurse in record-keeping. It was one of a number of grants totaling $401,906 announced Sunday by the D. S. Public Health service for research In improving hospital services. Heading the Arkansas research will be Dr. Donald D. Stewart of the University Hospital staff at Little Hock. Form Coalition SAARBHUECKERN, Saar (.4=) — Leaders of the three pro-German parties in the Saar agreed yesterday on a coalition government for the coal-rich border territory. They said it would be headed by Hubert Ney as premier. Ney, 63, is chairman of the Christian Democratic Union, which emerged as the strongest party in the Saar's parliamentary elections Dec. 18. North California Floods May Hurry State's Water Program SACRAMENTO Wl — If northern California's Christmas time flooc water weru behind dams insteac of wasted to the sea, it would be worth about $10 an acre foot next summer in thirsty cities and on dry lands. On paper, California has a statewide water pian for dams and'oth- er works that could have saveci much of the 84 million acre feet of water state engineers estimate came down during the storm. But without the works, most oJ the water was lost. Theodore Neuman, s'tate^ division of water resources engineer, estimated the water would have sold for from $3 an acre foot for irrigation to $25 nn acre foot for city use—or an average of $10 an acre foot—total of 840 million dollars. Add to this is the 150 million dollars in actual property damage attributed to the floods, not to mention the loss of life. Why aren't the dams built? politics," answers one state official without permission to use his name. The California Water Plan now being shaped up, provides for 270 major dams about the state and state engineers say such cities as Santa Cruz, Yuba City and Eureka would have been spared by disaster had they been ready. Harvey O. Banks, acting state engineer, estimates the dams would cost from 10 to 15 billion dollars. But had they been ready for the rains, Banks said "the damage Would have been negligible." Newsman Finds Story Easily WACO, Tex. (£>)—A Waco newsman didn't have far to go to get a theft story last night. 'Heard about the big crime wave?" asked a Waco police officer over the, telephone. The newsman said he 'hadn't but walked down a flight of stairs to the News-Tribune's circulation office to check on it. Police are • holding a 14-year-old aoy for theft of- about $15 from the newspaper's circulation office. Wife's Suicide Caused Crowd LOS ANGELES (ffl — Harold Chester, 23, looked out his hotel window and saw a crowd gather- ng. Curious, he left ttis hotel and discovered a young woman had lumped to her death from a near- ay bridge. After a closer look, he txclaimed: "My wife." Police listed the death of Mrs. Settle Chetser, 28, a suicide. The husband said they had come here recently from Dallas, Tex., and hat his wife had been suffering "rom cancer. The proposed 1& billion dollar Feather River project, authorized by the Legeislature four years ago, is an example of how politics can be delaying. The Legislature declined to vote any construction money at its session last year. Lawmakers couldn't agree on the major features for moving water as far south as San Diego County. Had the Feather River pam above Oroville been ready;.say the engineers, Yuba City would have escaped instead of suffering 58 million dollars worth of damages? Terminus Dam on the Kaweah River and Success Dam on the Tule would have spared the Visalia area, say the engineers. Levees could have saved Santa Cruz, they added. Would Have Saved Them Dams on the Eel, Klamath and other north coast streams would have Jeft Humboldt and Del Norte County communities infract Engineers point to Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River north of Redding and the new Folsom Dam on the American River east of here. Redding and Red Bluff, below Shasta, both escaped, So did Sacramento. Projects in the state water plan would not necessarily all be buiV by the state. Its purpose is just to show what can be done. 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