The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1953 · Page 18
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 18

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 30, 1953
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(AMC.) OOUKHMt TOMCAT, /WKK W, 1»6« Vandenberg Tells A F Goodbye Air Boss For Five Years Departs By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP) — The change of the military high command begins today with retirement of Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force and senior member of the joint chiefs of staff. A farewell salute from Jet warplanes and marching men of the force Vandenberg has commanded for five years was arranged at Boiling Air Force Base here. A few weeks hence the others of th« "Old Chiefs" will depart to make way for the "new chiefs" named by President Eisenhower, partially in response to a demand by Sen. Taft (R-Ohio) that there be a clean sweep of the strategy- making Joint Chiefs. President and Mrs. Eisenhower were Invited to attend the ceremony at Boiling field, but the White House said last night the Chief Executive had made no plan to attend. Secretary of Defense Wilson and Deputy Secretary Roger M. Kyes will also be absent. Wilson left Washington .Friday for a 10-day vacation in Northern Michigan and Kyes will remain at the Pentagon. Although only 54, Vandenberg has completed 30 years of service as an air officer. He served a full lour year term as air chief in April, 1952, but former President Truman re-appointed him to a abort term so he could round out hia 30 year military service and become eligible for retirement. When Eisenhower took office in January, he made no move either to rename Vandenberg or pick him as chairman of the Joint Chiefs to succeed Gen. Omar Bradley, whose second term in that office expires In August. Chief A r Defender With the departure from office of the civilian defense and Air Force heads of the Truman administration, Vsndenberg became the chief defender of Air Force budget proposals to carry the Air Force toward a goal of 143 wings by 1955. Vandenberg battled before congressional committees against the plan of the administration and Secretary Wilson to clip five billion dollars off appropriations in the next fiscal year and cut the 1955 goal to 120 wings. The general contended that the danger of delay was great, that Soviet air strength and atomic capability is growing swiftly. But the battle was going against him as he left command. A House committee not only sustained Wil- an[ j son's proposal, but cut the figure even more. Vandenberg, his friends say. retires without rancor at the turn of events—but without any intention of giving up the effort to build up Air Force striking power faster than he beleives can be done under Uie Wilson planning. Vandenberg will vacation a month or two, probably at Colorado Springs, Colo., where he likes to play golf and rest. Associates expect he also may do some writing. There has been no announcement on his later intentions/ but it is expected he will enter business. Succeeding Vandenberg is Gen. Nathan Twining, who served as vice chief of staff. Commodity Arid Stock Markets- N«w York Cotton July Oct Deo , Men Open High Low Close .. 3294 3330 3286 3316 .. 3372 3380 3367 3379 3390 3410 3336 3418 3383 3403 3396 3414 New Orleans Cotton July Oct . Dec Mch Open High Low CIos 3285 3335 3285 331 3311 3318 3365 337 3385 3393 3382 339 3408 3415 3403 341 Chicago Corn Jiy Sep High 156 151 Low 153!4 148% Clos 154V 149? Chicago Wheaf Jly Sep High 192% 196% Low 189^4 193% Chicago Soybeans Jly Sep Nov Jan High 284i/ 4 267 260'/i 263% Low 278 262 257% 261% Close 190 194 Close 278 263 258 261 V, New York Stocks A T and T 153 3-8 Amer Tobacco 74 Anaconda Copper -. 34 3-£ Beth Steel 50 5-8 Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Qen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester 72 109 3-4 71 1-1 59 5-8 58 3-4 24 1-8 27 3-8 Republic Steel ........... 47 5-1 Radio ..................... 24 1-4 Socony Vacuum .......... 34 7-8 Studebaker . . ........... 30 7-8 Standard ol N J ........... 711-2 Texas Corp .............. 53 1-8 Sears ................... M 7-8 U S Steel ............ .... 38 5-8 Sou Pac .................. 441-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. HI OTj_(USDA) — Hogs 6,000; active 190-230 Ibs 15 to 25 higher; others weights 25 to 50 higher; BOWS steady to 25 higher; choice 190240 Ibs 26.00-25; fpw londs choice Nos. 1 and 2 26.35; 240-270 Ibs 25.25-26.00; 150-170 Ibs 23.25-25.50: 120-140 Ibs. 20.25-22.50; sows 400 Ibs. down 20.00-2175; heavier sows 17.75-10.50; boars 12.00-15.00. Cattle 3,500. calves 1,400; slow on steers but demand good for heifers and mixed butcher yearlings; mostly small lots and a few loads good and choice steers and heifers 20.00-22.00; cows active nnd strong; utility and commercial 9.50-13.00; relatively few loads 10.00 canners and cullers 6.00-10.00; bulls vealers steady; utility and commercial bulls 11.50-14.50; canners and culler bulls 7.50-11.00: good and choice venters 17.00-22.00; few prime 24.00; utility nnd commercial 12.00-lfi.OO. TAX (Continued from Page i) Ing about that time. But if the chairman doesn't, it was clear, a substantial majority of the committee was ready to take matters in its own hands. The big break came yesterday as a tense House convened for a heralded battle over an administration move to force the bill to the floor through the House Rules Committee. The fight had been billet! as the toughest test for the administration yet. "It's Off" A flurry of last-minute conferences preceded the session. Then GOP Leader Halieck of BIG THREE (Continued from Page 1) power losses in Indochina. Diplomats nlso believed it likely the foreign ministers would review German developments, in the light of the .recent East German riots, and explore East-West relations generally. Traffic Charge Dropped A charge of operating a motor vehicle without driver's license against Lilly Mae Jones, continued from June 22, was dismissed in Municipal Court today. Gamma Globulin Gels Tryout Big Scale Operation For First Timt In Montgomery By AL LANIER MONTGOMERY, Ala. Ml—Years ol weary trlal-and-error research that cost millions of dollars gets the first lull-scale tryout here today in a history-making effort to save a stricken city from a polio epidemic. The first of more than 30,000 youngsters scheduled to 'be inoculated with polio-resisting gamma globulin during the next four days trooped to injection stations with anxious parents this morning. The nation's polio fighters hope this unprecedented mass inoculation will not only stop the fierce outbreak, but will also sound the death knell for future unchecked ravages of crippling infantile paral- Ex-Resid*nt Dies In California Services lot M»ck O. Wiseman ol Los Angeles, Calif., formerly ol Bly- thevllle and brother-in-law of Jack Bt:.hlp of this city, were to be conducted in Ix» Angelee this week, with arrangement! incomplete this morninx. A former carpenter here. Mr. ysls viruses. The National Fovmdatlon for took the floor to announce the tight was off. The administration was convinced, he said, that the ways and means committee finally would bring out the bill. Reed, 78, ruddy-faced and white- haired, stood tall and erect and denounced the move. He called for & showdown on the principle involved. "This battle ought to be settled here and now without compromise," he declared. "It ought to be settled once and for always so that they should never try again to usurp the functions and the constitutional prerogatives of our committee." Then one by . one, more than half a dozen ways and means members arose to pledge committee action and insist that the committee should be allowed to handle the matter. The administration was happy to leave it that way. \Vhat caused the sudden shift in the situation? Administration officials and lawmakers close to the maneuvering reconstructed it like this: The Story Word went out late last week that Reed might be willing to call » committee meeting. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey quietly arranged * private meeting with Reed Saturday The chairman conceded his committee would meet soon, but iixed no dnte . That started the ice thawing. If the committee were .going to meet, couldn't action be worked out without a big floor fight? At the same time, Simpson, an influential committee member, was wrestling with Hie problem. He had always opposed the tax extension. But he reportedly saw a chance that (\\ his party would be split .. ....... dangerously by the impending floor Indian [fight; (2) the procedure would set what he considered a dangerous precedent for the House, bypassing regular legislative committees; and <3> ihe tnx extension would be pushed through nnyhow. Lesser of Evils Simpson obviously decided it would be far the lesser of two evils if committee Republicans would agree to act on the extension. Simpson, the administration, and House OOP leaders found themselves thinking along the same lines. Quietly key Republicans on the ways and means committee were sounded out. Arguments of party loyalty and committee prestige were put to them. Democrats also were approached. Almost everybody seemed to be anxious to avoid the floor scrap. At a White House conference early yesterday, the President gave his blessing to the plan and told House GOP leaders to call oil the showdown if they were convinced the committee would act. Back on Capitol Hill, the lenders waited for one or two last converts. Finally, Just a few minutes before the session started, they were con- vincd thy had th vots to (1) bring ou th tax bill if Reed called a meeting, or (2) force a meeting by a petition of n malorlly of members if Reed balked again. Infantile Paralysis has shipped in 67 gallons of the scarce Go serum together with 30,000 hypodermic needles, 15,000 syringes and stacks of other equipment. The community itself, frightened by the daily climb to 81 polio cases. 's tackling the huge inoculation job on a volunteer basis unparalleled in the city's history. The gamma globulin doesn't give jermanent immunity. But experts think the month of protection it does provide will halt the pending epidemic through the worst of the lot weather "polio season." At 18 inoculating stations, hundreds of volunteers helped today n the task of dressing- and undressing thousands of babies and small children. Medical staffs at nearby Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Bases aided doctors here in the emergency. And the county health board at Columbus, Ga., 80 miles distant, las offered to help. The national foundation is plck- ng up most of the estimated mil- ion-dollar bill. ng up a strong defense line in ase their attack is unsuccessful. Cautious researchers were build- Lee Schmid, director of technl- nl equipment for the polio founda- ion, ordered tile Atlanta liead- luarters on a 24-hour standby insis to rush in additional iron ungs, rocking beds and other life- Wiseman died early today following a year's illness. He is survived by his wife. Rosa Bishlp Wiseman. New Defense Plan in Action Department's Re-Organization Now in Effect WASHINGTON Ifi — A Defense Department reorganization which President Eisenhower said woulc strengthen civilian control but which opponents decried as making way for a "military man on horseback" went into effect today. It gives to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the head of the Pentagon's strategy - making organization, new functions — a provision opposed by a determined but unsuccessful group of Republicans and Democrats in the House. The efforts to stop the plan from going into operation was beaten Saturday, 234 to 108, with opponents falling 110 votes short of the majority needed to veto it. The Defense Department had ready a series of directives to put into force the first major reorganization plan for the department since it was created under the Service Unification Act of 1947. In addition to changes involving the Joint Chiefs, here are some of the others: : 1. Abolition of two large units of the Defense Department: the Munitions Board and the Research and Development Board. 2. Creation of six additional assistant secretaries of defense, mak- SEWERS saving equipment If the outbreak continues unchecked. Doclors don't expect a sudden drop in the county's polio rate because it takes about n week for he polio-resisting blood derivative ,o build up temporary immunity. :n a week, however, they expect iboul nn 80 per cent decrease. (Continued from Piaje 1) presented for their study, and approved in the ensuing vote, was envolved by a subcommittee appointed to study methods of cutting costs involved at a previous meeting. The subcommittee of C. M. Smart Dale Briggs, R. A. Porter, Jerry Cohen and James Terry, meeting at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, worked through until the full committee meeting held at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Mor ris told the group. C. M. Smart, subcommittee chairman, was out of town yesterday and did not attend the committee meetings. Other members of the sub-committee recommended adoption of the recommendations to the City Council. Pointed out during the discus- Terrier Mother to Squirrels NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. (F> — Porky, a 7-year-old terrier, usually has puppies, but this spring she's playing mother to a litter of squirrels. Her owner, Anthony Zaleski of nearby East Brunswick, found three baby squirrels abandoqed by mama. He brought them home and gave them to Carol Ann, his 11-year-old daughter ,who tried to feed them by hand. Then Porky took over. The squirrls now are frisky, heal- they and about ready to take to the woods. They mean as much to Porky as any puppie ever did—she won't Jet anyone near her at feeding time. ing nine in all. The issue in the House argument over the Joint Chiefs of Staff revolved about the control of that strategy organization over a subordinate group, labeled the "Joint Staff." The Joint Staff, an organ- zation of about 200 officers from each of the armed forces, does the spade work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, preparing studies and plans jpon which they make their recommendations on strategy to the 'resident and National Security Council. Management of the Joint Staff s now transferred to supervision if the Joint Chiefs chairman. It vas primarily on this point that the 'bjection of too much authority for the chairman was raised. slon wu the feet that the "modi- fled" program does not constitute a cut in service or quality of sewers, but la rather an ommisslon of certain parts of the city where the new system would not be a "paying proposition." No Sewer No Charge Under the curtailed system, only those using the new sewer system would participate in payment of the bond issue, it was stressed. Areas not sewered, and in which immediate sewer construction is not contemplated would not pay the sewer service charge required of other residents. Anticipated future construction, eventually culminating in construction of the complete sewer system needed in the city, would, not increase by virtue of not being included in original construction, committee members said. Other than normal fluctuation in construction costs, expense of Installing the additional facilities would be the same as savings gained at this time through deletion of the facilities, it was reported. Majority of the area deleted from the proposed sewer plan lies in the southwestern part of the city where sewers are not needed at this time, but had been scheduled in anticipation o! future construction. Much of the area, lying south of the Cotton Belt Railroad tracks, s now in fields and sewer lateral? could be added as needed without diminishing the effectiveness of the system, it was pointed out. Pride Addition, recently formed into Sewer Improvement District No. 4, is constructing its own lift station, thus allowing elimination of one lift station from the orig- nal city sewer plan. Under the committee proposa: Pride Addition residents would ave the choice of continuing under an improvement district plan and inancing their own construction work, or coming into the city-wide plan on a pro-rated basis. No Obligation They would be under no obliga- ion to abandon their present setup and could choose between the course of action they deemed more advisable, committee members said. The 5300,000 reduction from the original plan lies principally in two construction categories, laterals and lift stations. With construction of the Pride Addition lift station already underway by residents of that area, the original cost of $205,000 for seven stations is now reduced to $185,000 for six statiins. Savings In not extending laterals to include unpopulated areas will result In the major price decrease for the construction, committee members said. Specifications and cquipm :nt subject la channi: without DODGE CORONET V-EJCHT CLUB COU71 \ Sleek and smart . . . low and lithe . . . clean in every line . .. that's the especial look of this incomparable— BEAUTY. In every sleek, low line . . . every fashion feature . . . every facet of design . . . here, truly, is incomparable— STYLE. In every fitting and appointment . . . every smart curve and contour . . . every detail of form and color . . i this, truly, is incomparable— l-'ASHION. V dependable v i DODGE V-EIGHTAND SIX YOU'VE GOT TO DRIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Walnut ft First • Phont 4422 During t discussion centering on possibility of competitive bids bring' ing total costi to a still lower level, it was pointed out that this- factor Is undeterminable at this time because firms would be unwilling to go to expense of laying out a system and compiling bids until a financing method has been approved (i.e., until approval for floating a bond issue had been secured. Lower Coats? Following authorization of a bond issue to cover construction costs, competitive bidding may lead to a total cost lower than is now foreseen, committee members said. On the other hand, it was pointed out, rising costs may increase bids over cost .authorized by the bond issue, in which event it would be necessary to make further deletions in the current plan. In any event, bonds could not be floated in excess of the amount ap- proved for •jwer «onstructloa. Committee members «pp*» r « hopeful that bidding would result it costs lower than estimated, con. structlon expense. The committee appeared furthei hopeful that sections ommltted fron the present plan could be seweret within a short span of years bi channeling anticipated surplui funds into additional construction Approximately $35,000 yearly sur. plus would accrue under the recommended financing method, it wai pointed out, and after a standtaf surplus of some $10,000 had beer reached over a span of a few years further surplus funds could b< routed back into the program. Prior to adjournment, the grout discussed plans for an "educationa program" to point up the need foi a new sewer system in the event/' City Council should call a sp election on the bond issue. Hays Store's Specials For (Wednesday & Thursday) All Brands FRANKS - - ib. 45c Pure Fresh GHBEEF-3ibs.1. Wicklow Tray Pack SLI. BACON - ib. 59c Fresh Field PEAS ib.!5c California Valencia ORANGES - do, 29c Special, Assorted Flavors Ice Cream I gai. 49c Picnic Special! Full Lb. Bag POTATO CHIPS Krispy Sour or Dill PICKLES Full 32 oz. 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