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PAGE TEH BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUH1KR SATUKUAY, JUNE 27, UH5* Winged Dollars Won't Fly, Senator Tells Harry Truman By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich.) today said former President Truman is still "hooking feathers on dollar bills and calling them Air Force wings." And Ferguson said Truman apparently had forgotten that as president he had impounded 615 million dollars Congress voted to expand the Air Force "and refused to let it be spent." Ferguson, along with some other Republicans who are supporting a cutback in Air Force funds and goals, expressed surprise at Truman's statements in a speech before the national convention of the Reserve Officers Association In Philadelphia last night. In it, Truman argued for the defense goals he set up and said it Was dangerous and foolish to con- recent statements by Secretary of Defense Wilson that the country must not upset its economy for over-spending for defense. One quick reaction to Tnmian'B speech came from Leonard W. Hnll. chairman of the Republican National Committee, who said: "Mr. Truman is back at the old stand—soft on economy, soft on money and soft on communism." Ferguson, chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee now considering Air Force and defense funds, commented that Sen. Symington (D-Mo), who was - , , ., . j secretary of air during part of the tend this country could not afford Truman administration, told the to spend a few more billion dollars for increased defense, especially air power. "I think that those who talk about our defense program being too big may be letting their pocketbooks obscure their judgment," the former President said. Slap At Wilson This was an obvious thrust at Getting Along, Taft Maintains No Saboteurs In Party, He Tells Press By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (&— Sen. Taft (R- Ohio) today dismissed a contention that some Republicans are sabotaging President Eisenhower's foreign policy program with the smiling observation that "we seem to be getting along all right." The Senate's majority leader declined to comment directly on a. proposal by Chairman. Wiley (R-Wis) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Eisenhower crack down on GOP "saboteurs and malcontents and goldbricks." But Taft made it plain he doesn't believe visible differences of opinion arnong Republicans on foreign policy matters will block any major international legislation. The Ohioan, said he hopes the Senate can act speedily next week to approve a year's extension of the reciprocal trade agreements program and a $5,318,000,000 foreign aid authorization bill. Taft said he believes a compromise may be reached between Sen. Brlcker (R-Ohio) and Eisenhower representatives on Bricker's proposed constitutional amendment which Would restrict treaty making powers. Wiley has called the proposed amendment "dangerous" because he said it would hamper the President in dealings with other countries. Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles base their opposition on similar grounds. In a speech in New York yes- Senate in a speech this week that defense planning and productiorj under Truman was indeed "sad and disgraceful." Symington has said he resigned as Air Force secretary after the Truman administration cut back Air Force funds and goals in 1949. And he is now bitterly opposing the Eisenhower proposal to cut about five billion dollars in new funds for the Air Force and to reduce the 1955 goal from 143 to 120 wings of 30 to 75 planes each. Ferguson said hte Eisenhower administration will provide adequate defense funds that will assure "modern, combat-euqipped Air Force wings faster than Mr. Truman planned, instead of the plan of trying to make dollars fly." Referred to '49 Action Ferguson's comment about Truman's impounding: 615 million dol- ars voted by Congress for the Air Force was a reference to the for- ner President's action in October, 1949. Truman, in signing the military appropriation then, placed In reserve 615 million dollars designed build the Air Force up Lo 58 groups. He said he took the action to keep from upsetting "balanced military forces in subsequent years." j Chairman Snltnnstall (R-Mt\ss) j of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Truman ''has given us no new facts" in his speech last nipht. "Of course there is danger from atomic attacks and there always will be," Saltonstall said, adding that under the Eisenhower defense budget, for the year starting ncx Wednesday, this danger would decrease because there would be better defense." Sen. Hcndrlckson (R-NJ), member of the armed services committee, said the Truman speech "is additional evidence that he personally never did understand these defense budgets." Truman's remarks about the defense budget and the reaction they evoked came at no slack period in the continuing controversy over the cutbacks. Disagreements ' Gen. Hoyt S. Vnndcnberg, retiring Air Force chief of staff who has vigorously opposed the reductions, hnd more to say about the potentialities of the Soviet air arm. And two Democratic senators, Russell Long of Louisiana and Willis Robertson of Virginia, disagreed flatly on Eisenhower's pro posal. Long urged the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday to support the cutbacks, saying: "I certainly hope there will be no effort to make this a partisan matter and I don't want the Republicans to get all the credit for economy." Robertson, Interviewed last night during a CBS radio program, said le opposed the cutbacks and 'might vote to add as much as i billion dollars." He contended the nation's strength lies in its atomic bombs and planes to deliver them. Vimdenberg told a House appropriations subcommittee, which re- eased his testimony yesterday, that Russia has many planes in he Far East area which could carry atomic bombs to a target 2,000 miles away, drop them and •eturn home. On on a one-way nission, he said, they could hit 'any target in the United States." WHOOPEE!—Up in the air EO reams of notes as Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Southern celebrate the completion of their graduate studies at Duke University in Durham, N. C. They worked hard ' for a combined total of five years on graduate research while holding down full-time jobs at the university. Their rewards will be master's degrees in education psychology. TRUMAN (Continued from Page 1) Cooler Lions Install Officers RHEE (Continued Irom Page 1) the north. His "minimum demands" for an armistice have boon the withdrawn! of D. S. and Chinese troops, a 90-day time limit on n post-armistice political conference, and a security pact with the U. S. Associated Press Tokyo Bureau Chief Robert Ellnson quoted a high South Korean source as indicating Rhce might drop his demands for troop eviicuntion and a time limit the peace conference—if the U. S. aprec-' to a firm military defense pact. Eunson quoted the spokesman as saying the part "is the one point TAXES | (hn President will never back down terday, Wiley said nobody was go- on." ing to be able to hurry the meas ure through the Senate. Bricker and Atty. Gen. Brownell have been conferring about a proposed 'compromise designed to prevent treaties from having the effect of domestic law unless Congress approves, but without other restrictive clauses on presidential Dowers. Taft said that, if a satisfactory compromise is reached, he assumes the Senate will net on the proposal. But he said that, if debate threatens to delay passage of priority legislation before the July 51 adjournment goal the measure may have to go over until next /ear. Wiley's observation—without mentioning names—that some of nis fellow Republicans are ".sabotaging" Eisenhower's program found agreement among some Democrats. Sen. Mansfield (D-MonP, a for- sign relations committee member, said it seems clear to him that a sharp division exists within the Republican party. In Washington. Scc'rotary of Sl.ite John Fosior Dulles said President Eisenhowov was talking of a post- armistice meeting when he said Thursday he would be willing to semi any high I). S. official to meet with Rhee out.side Korea. (Continued from Page 1) er than over the President's tax proposal itself. Eisenhower has urged a six month extension of the controversial tax. The levy died next Tuesday, but can be extended retroactively. For almost a century and a half, the ways and means committee h.-s .started all revenue bills through Congress. But when the 78-year-old Reed slammed the door to a vote on the Elsenhower proposal In his committee, Ihe admin- islration resorted to the drastic maneuver of forcing it to the floor by a 7-4 vote of the House Rules Conunitl.ee. The rules committee normally clears bills to the floor mily after they have been approved by legislative committees. In the first test. Monday, the , HOU.SP will decide whether tt np- ! proves this procedure and agrees •;'to take up the lax bill for action, i Both sidos concede the bill will ' pass if it clears this hurdle. I Rood, oldest Republican in con. t unions service in the House and a j stout foe of the "New Deal," found ; h'nv-eif banking chiefly on Dcnio: era tic votes on the issue. He nre- The President had been quoted j P::i'cd to try to overturn what he as. telling U. S, senators that he i C!i!lerl n nl £ n handed and would be willing, to send a high i stlhuional procedure. official to meet'with Rhce in an I House Speaker Joseph W. Martin Washington. effort to win the South Korean j ( R-Mass> told reporters today he president over to 1 a truce, i bfl'cves less than 25 of the 220 Re- Rhee's press secretary sfiid there • P llblica n Houss members would would be no comment until a m / i- I J° ln Reed's battle against the ad- ing was officially proposed by ! ministration. Other Republicans close to Uie maneuvering thought that might be an optimistic estimate, but even foes conceded the un-at bulk of GOP members would follow Martin nnd the President. Democratic leaders, however. said the great majority of their party would oppose what they With the Courts INSECT DAMAGE TO CROPS? We offer to the farmers free field inspection for Thrips, Army Worms. Red Spider and oilier insect damage. We have six pound toxaphonc, 25 per cent DDT, BHC and DDT 9/15 liquids. Also dust. If you have insect or poison problems, feel free to call on us at any time. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phones 6Snfi — fi957 — 6858 Headquarters for Toxaphenc, DDT and Other Poisons. CHANCERY: Divoire decrees filed: Je?sie L\nn Rece vs. Howard R. Rece, James Powell vs. Inseboig Kramer Puudl, j called trampling on (.he traditional committee system of Congress. But fhey rnnccriod fh.it pomo of ihe 1\'l Driimcrats—estimates ran»ed from 1!0 in '•}{)— would support the 1 i Bai king for the rules procedure cnnir- rmefly from Nonhern nnd Kfistern Democrats who have traditionally supported the excess profits tax. Irene Smith vs. Tom Smith. Lois McGrath vs. Gene McGrnth, Dorothey L^ugley vs. Charles Umulpy Kathryn Burnett vs. James C. Bar net t. TV and RADIO SERVICE Irons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Ma this ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 2M W. Main Ph. 2071 SEE TMI FABULOUS NEW BEHOOC CWlfe;,,. It's a WASHER...ifs a J>RYER... all in one cabinet! Th« Bcodix Duomuic Atji u well QoihM come 001 re »<ly 10 we«r, M wajbc* fovf clotb«3 >«oouu. iroa or put *wiy. See & dcmoo- ctUj m oat ooocioooBt operation, wiiion it our itorc loJjj. DICK OSBORNE FURNITURE CO. IM E**t Main Phon« 3221 COOTER, Mo. — Lev/is Lester cut to about 3fi billion by the Ei-| was installed as president of the senhower administration. Most of i Cooler Lions Club at a dinner- the reductions in the budget for the 12 monUi.sg eibn ign plln y p JJa to the Air Force. The goal -set in .he Truman administration was for an air forcu of 143 wings and the >resent goal is for 120 win^s by mid-1955. A wing varies in size 'rom 30 bombers to 75 fighters. Reaction First reaction to the Truman nd- dress came from Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican Na- ional Committee who declared: "Mr. Truman is back at the old tand — soft on economy, soft on money and soft on communism. In a statement issued in Wash- ngton Hall declared Mr. Truman •fis given a. well-deserved rest by he American people, and he should ake U." Republican senators reactions to he speech were chilly. Sen. Ferguson fR-Mich), chairman of the subcommittee considering- defense funds, said Truman is "still hooking feathers on dollar bills and calling them Air Force winqs." The Michigan senator said Truman "apparently forgot he impounded some 700 million dollars Congress voted for Air Force expansion." (This was in reference to action Oct. 2!), 1949. when Truman ordered placed "in reserve" a 615 million dollar item in military appropriations to build ihe Air Force to 58 groups, saying the size the House wanted would be "inconsistent with a realistic and balanced security program which we can support in peacetime.") Chairman Saltonstall (R-Massi of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Truman "has given ua no new facts. ... of course there is danger from atomic Httack.s and there always will be," SaltonF,tnli said, adding that the Eisenhower budget will decrease flanker by providing "a better defense." meeting Thursday night. Other officers installed include Tom Lewis, first vice president; Erodes Presser, second vice president; Joe Burton, third vice presl- det; Tom Hopper, secretary-treasurer; Merman Towles, tail twister; Therman Ashcraft, lion tamer; and Guss Cooper, Hal Rhea, Virgil Jones and J. E. Godwin, directors. WEATHER (Continued from Page 1) at Deering to have hurt. Hayti — About one-half inch fell in town. Rain around Hayti followed pattern of more toward river, less away. Generally, less fell around town than inside city. Sen. Hcndrlckson (R-NJ), armed services commtteeman said the Truman speech "Is additional evidence that he personally never did understand these defense budgets." LITTLE LIZ— Experience is the word we use to describe our mistakes. <QNIA» TOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Enjoy Cool, Air-Conditioned Comfort SUNDAY and MONDAY Up to C^adwood the going was easy... THERE ON IT WAS UP TO YOUR GUN! N E W * SUNDAY MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Community Center" Don't Miss! Reorganization Plan Okay Seen Defense Department Revamping Due for House Approval By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON W— The House headed today toward expected quick endorsement of President Eisenhower's plan to reorganize the Defense Department, but only after hot disagreement on key provisions. Its unusual Saturday session was called to wind up debate after lengthy wrangling yesterday. The dispute centered around sections in the plan which would give the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff authority to manage and pass on the membership of the Joint Staff, subordinate planning group. The disputed sections were assailed as "a barefaced attempt to impose military domination on the American people," and defended nothing more than a simple provision to pinpoint the chairman's responsibility for greater efficiency in military planning. There was no such argument over the rest of the plan. In general terms, it would clarify the authority of the civilian secretary of defense over many functions of the military and would authorize six new assistant secretaries to Secretary Wilson. It also would abolish the Muni-, tions Board — military purchasing and supply agency— the Research and Development Board, and the Defense Supply Management Agency. Their functions would be transferred directly to the secretary of defense. Due fa 60 Days Unless disapproved by Congress, the plan goes into effect automatically on Tuesday, 60 days after it was proposed. Rep. Hoffman (R-Mich), leader of the opposition to the change in the Joint Chiefs of Staff setup, sought an eleventh-hour compromise to knock out the controversial portions and approve the rest of the bill without a floor fight. He told newsmen he was turned down. In yesterday's debate, Chairman Short (R)Mo) accused opponents of the plan of making a mountain out of a molehill and, asserted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs was being given no "command" power. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. •••••••••••••••••••••t** SATURDAY TRIGGER JR. ROY ROGERS and "TRIGGER" SAT. NITE OWL SHOW SEA TIGER With John Archer Marguerite Chapman SUN & MON COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA With Burl Lancaster Shirley Booth MOX In West Blytheville Air Conditioned by Refrigeration Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always A Double Feature SATURDAY Abbott & Costello In BUCK PRIVATES ALSO SERIAL: Mysterious Island CARTOON SAT. NITE OWL SHOW THE INVISIBLE , MAN With Claude Rains Gloria Stuart Serial — Kinjr of Congo • •»••••••••»•••••*••••• Oklahoma bonkeys Imported for Gam* OOTTONWOOD, Ariz. «P) — Donkeys Imported from Oklahoma were used in a game of donkey ball — basketball on mule back — here recently between Future Farmers of America at the high school and a team of merchants. The score was not announced. Donkeys wore rubber shoes. Rep. Dodd (D-Conn) asserted that "under the guise of executive reorganization, the long-sought objective of a certain professional military clique appears about to be reached." He said there was an attempt "to sneak through this proposal although the Hoover Commission on government reorganization, after a seven month study, "directly and completely rejected" a similar one. Rep. Hebert (D-La) said he "wouldn't give my own brother such power," and called the Joint Chiefs proposal "a dictatorship, a military man on horseback." Rep. Reams (I-Ohio) said in ft Congressional Record' statement that under the plan "the chairman of the Joint Chiefs would become absolute in his power to overrule the chief of staff of the three services and to manage the 210-man military staff," while at present a majority of the Joint Chiefs must act "with the veto power staying with the President." Deaths Jack Smith Sendees for Jack Smith, 69, who died Wednesday at his home in Luxora, are to be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Luxora by Rev. I. H. Harvey. Burial will be in Luxora Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in Charge. Survivors Include his wife, Mary Smith; two sons, Walker Smith of Osceola and Robert Wiley of Blytheville; one daughter, Willie Mae Robinson of Blytheville; and one sister, Effie Mitchell of Grider. Red Women Seek Cash HONG KONG i/P/— Press reports say the Chinese Communists ha\"| issued an increasing number of round-trip tickets to women crossing into Hong Kong from red China to demand money from their relatives here. The independent Kung Sheung Dally News estimated 300 women and children, mainly from the towns of Toishan and Sunwui in Kwan- tung province made up most of the recent influx. Wins Sales Contest Mrs. Josephine Rollison, saleslady at the Darling Shop here, has won her second consecutive S10 first prize in weekly contests, being sponsored by the chain store company in competition with 46 other Darling Shop in the Mid-west, area. Announcement DR. MICHAEL SAMUCHIN VETERINARIAN Graduate — Licensed Large Animal Practice • Small Animal Practice 1020 N. Highway 61 Phone 4121 ifyrtof PRIGIDAIRE GREAT CIRCLE «> COOLING $233.00 Super 33 — complete oir conditioning, top qgolify features, at <r new low pricol • Up-and-arburid air circulation surrounds you with healthful, refreshing coolnas* .. . positive comfort at all times. • Cools, dehumidifles, circulates, ventilates, filters, removes stale air. • Quiet, dependable, low-cost operation. • Meter-Miter mechanism warranted for New Frigidaire Room Air Conditioners $323.22 $394.48 $465.00 Super 50 ieti new Twin 75 with two Meter- Twin 100 for larger standards for complete Misers. One operates rooms. Twin 75 or 100 air conditioning, com- on moderate days; both olio available with fort. Beautifully styled. team up to double cool- ttiermostatic Automatic Economical operation. ing power on hot days. Selective Cooling. HALSELL& WHITE MAIN & DIVISION FURN. CO. PHONE 6096 WE MEET ALL PRICES WHOLESALE OR RETAIL HOT or COLD A Slice or a Truckload Special Prices For Picnics and Parties BIYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Main St. Blythtyill.

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