The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1955 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 31, 1955
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 81, 1355 Ike Follows Truman Same Song, Second Verse In Long Far East Struggle By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press .News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — Presdient Eisenhower follows President Truman in wanting toe United Nations to settle the Formosa problem. Once again the U. N. tackles the case. Ine story begins to look like a rerun of an old picture. And if the Red Chinese repeat themselves, as they have so far, they will demand a seat in the U. N. as the price of a Formosan cease-fire. This time their chances look better. Truman was so led up with the failures of Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalists that, when the Reds routed them to Formosa in late 1949, he said on Jan. 5, 1950, the United States would not — "at this time" — defend Formosa from the Beds. The phrase "at this time" would let him intervene if the United States got involved in Asia later. It did on June 25, 1950, when the J-Torth Korean Reds invaded South Korea. Truman ordered the 7th Fleet to defend Formosa. Truman said he did it to prevent spread of Asian fighting. It was not a permanent solution for Formosa. Truman said a solution would wait upon the restoration of peace or consideration by the U.N. Quick Response Chou En-lai, Red Chinese foreign minister, responded at once. He defied Truman, said the Reds would "liberate" F o r mo s a. On Aug. 24 he sent a note to the U, N. charging the United States with aggression against Formosa. The United States said it would welcome U. N. discussion. The world organization asked the Red Chinese to send a delegation to U. N. headquarters in New York. At first Chou rejected the offer, said Formosa was no concern of the U. N. Soon he changed his mind, sent a delegation. .It arrived in November 1950. By then, since it had jumped into the Korean War, Red China was in poor shape to convince anyone the United States was an aggressor in Formosa. Russia, however, had backed up her Chinese ally by calling the United States an aggressor in Formosa. On Dec. 22, 1950, Chou laid down his terms for a cease-fire in Korea: a seat in ttie U. N. for Red China, plus withdrawal of American forces from Korea and Formosa. Like An Old Show Now the picture is being rerun. Two weeks ago Eisenhower suggested the U. N. try to work out a cease-fire in the Formosa area. Chou responded at once. Just as he had defied Truman, he defied Eisenhower, vowed to take Formosa, and said the Formosan problem was no business of the U. N. Nevertheless, the U. N. Security Council arranged to discuss today a cease-fire around Formosa. And yesterday, just as it had before, Russia called the United States an aggressor against Formosa. The Red Chinese haven't been invited to send a delegation to the U. N. yet but probably will be. After more lalk of not wanting U. N. intervention, Chou no doub. will send a delegation. If he repeats himself, he will demand a U N. seat as the price of a cease- SOMETHING IN THE WIND- -The blushing bride is well hidden behind her veil, due to heavy wintry winds in London, England. Sharp breezes sent Miss Sidney Walker's lace gown swirling as she arrived at the church to become Mrs. Colin Paul fire. Heavy Haul PROVIDENCE R. I. W)—Earnest Lake was hauling 18,000 pounds ol macaroni from a Fall River, Mass., macaroni factory to an Army base in New Jersey when the trailer truck developed engine trouble Saturday night. He returned last night and found the truck and macaroni gone. UNFINISHED WORK Work on the Basilica of) St. Peter is never finished. In fact, a Milan sculptor is developing a bas-relief for the "Porta della Morte" (Door of Death) in the interior of the basilica, and will be occupied for two more years. Eight pictures on the bas-relief represent the deaths .of saints and martyrs. ANNOUNCING As of February 1, I will no longer be associated with the Ford Awning Company. I take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for your patronage the last two years. I hope that you will continue to favor my successor with your business. J ora FORD AWNING CO. HouseCommittee Studies Proposed Cuts in Army Opposition Setn To Planned Cuts In Defense Budget WASHINGTON W—The developing Formosa situation provided the backdrop today against which the House Armed Services Committee studied reported Army opposition to Us cuts under next year's defense budget. The committee summoned Secretary of the Army Stevens and Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, the; Army's chief of staff, for testimony in its series of hearings on the military outlook and the plans of the various services for the coming year. The Army would take the biggest cut in an over-all Defense Department manpower slash, and Is scheduled to drop to 1,027,000 men by June 1956—a figure 316,000 below its strength last November. Differences Reported There have been reports Ridgway differs with other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff over potential ground force commitments under President Eisenhower's fisrht-if-we-must Formosa policy. Senators Humphrey (D-Minn), Sparkman (D-Ala) and Douglas (D-B1) renewed, meantime, their opposition to the proposed cutbacks and Humphrey said there is certain to be a strong move to resist the reductions. "This is no time to cut our military strength," he said. Sparkman said Ridgway feared a lack of men to meet any new demands in the Par East, but Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) said Chinese Nationalist troops could fill any need for ground forces in the Formosa area. Douglas said he can "see no sense whatever in reducing our military strength in what obviously is a very dangerous international situation." Rodent in Court OMAHA (£>)—When the burglar alarm rang in a municipal court room at the police station, the cops were sure nobody was really trying to break in, but just the same a squad hustled up to search the rooms. The investigation brought this observation: "It was a mouse that tripped the alarm." Read Courier News Classified Ads. HOT SPOT-The fight of Algerian nationalists to change the status of their country from its present standing as an integral part of France puts th« U. S. in a dilemma. Algeria, three times the size of Texas, with 10,000,000 people, contains military, naval and air bases of great importance to NATO's high command. Thr Arab League seeks action by the UN Security Council. France protests that the UN is not competent to deal with the issue because it is one of domestic jurisdiction. Map also shows Tunisia and Morocco, which are involved in the clash of interest between France and the Arabs- Dulles to Visit Rangoon After SEATO Talks RANGOON, Burma (.f) — Burma, Prime Minister U Nu announced today that U. S. Secretary of State Dulles will visit Rangoon for talks with him after the Seato conference next month in Bangkok. Informed sources said Dulles was expected here about Feb. 25, depending on the length of the Seato meeting. British Foreign Secretary Children's Cold Relieve Suffering fts«-Effectively _ _ with WVAPOR'UB VJCKS i WAPORUB FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS: I am proud to announce the purchase of FORD AWNING COMPANY at 113 S. First. Effective Feb. 1, the name will be changed to SMITH AWNING* UPHOLSTERY CO. Phone 3-4293 Smith Maltress Co. will continue to operate from our location on Highway 61 South. You are all invited to visit us at either location. Mr. Bud Getwist which man are you? One look and you should know which — but do you know WHY? Mr. Bud Getwise at Ihe left plans a careful budget of his income — pays all hills by check. This provides him with an accurate record of expenses and aids in future budgeting. His cancelled checks provide a legal receipt for all business transactions. He knows exactly how much was spent on each item of his budget. On the other hand, we have Mr. Morr X. Pence on the right. He doesn't use checks — thinks they're a waste of time — pays all bills with cash. He has no record of expenditures — no record of payments made. Mr. Pence has no idea how much he spends for food, clothing, or any other item. He just doesn't know "where it goes"! WHICH ARE YOU? Mr. Morr X. Penc* Oldest Bank in Mississippi County THE FARMERS BANK and TRUST CO. TIME TRIED - PANIC TESTED M«mb«r Ftdtrol Reserv* System & F.D.I.C. U.S. Airmen'Get Word' Upon Arrival in Spain By TOM STONE MADRID 1*1—U.S. airmen arriving for duty "get the* word" on Spain the minute they step off the plane. Air force personnel are reaching here a few at a time. They are met by a "sponsor" officer loaded with facts on life in this country. Later on when airmen will arrive in droves, mass orientation will be undertaken. Twelve thousand are due eventually. There is a word about the water. The Air Force fact, sheet says: 'Most of us have been drinking local tap water without any noticeable harm. But if you are worried you can always boil it at home or order bottled, water. And you can follow the local custom of taking wine with meals." Sir Anthony Eden, who also is going to Bangkok, is scheduled to arrive in Rangoon March 1. U Nu said he had asked Chinese Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En- lai to release the 11 American airmen imprisoned in Red China as spl:s on "purely humanitarian grounds." He said he did not discuss the "merits or demerits of the case" with Chou. U Nu said Chou in reply told him he would review the case "sympathetically" and promised to inform the Burmese Premier of "his government's decision before the announcement is made to the world." American airmen already .here follow the traditional Spanish working hours — 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., a two-hour siesta, then 4 until 7 p.m. Like the Spanish the Americans work five days a week. "When the stomach is geared up to Pentagon hours," the Air Force quips, "it kicks up a mighty holler when noon rolls around, but you get used to it." There are no military billets yet for Americans. Everybody must live in private quarters. Rents now run from $75 to $200 monthly for furnished apartments. And they're going up. There is plenty of recreation. Many Americans have Joined Spanish golf and tennis clubs. In the summer, there are bullfighting and swimming. American military men are not permitted to wear uniforms on the streets. But they ore advised not to wear loud sports "Above nil, remember you are a guest," Is the No. 1 rule. Bladder'Weakness' If worried by "Bladder Wetkncu [Getting Up Nights (too frequent, burning or itch- Ing urination* or Strong, Cloudy Urlni] due to common Kidney and Bladder Jrrl- Utloni. try OYSTEX for quick, gratifying comforting help. A billion OYBTEX tabbti used In past 55 yeara prove lafety and success. Aik drutfglst for OYSTEX under money-back guarantee. 0M bow muck b«tt«r you It*! tomorrow. Dr. L. B. Shaw Chiropodist—Foot Specialist .Will be at Walls Hospital Thursday, Feb. 3 For Appointment Phone 3-4406 Only the name is changed! EFFECTIVE FEB. 1 ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE formerly WILSON'S AUTO SERVICE Same experienced personnel to serve you. ANDY MOSES: Operator ASH * SECOND PHONE 2-2611 SARASOTA, FLORIDA Where Summer Spends the Winter Every day it a fun-filled day at sunny Saraiafo! Winter home of the Greatest Show on Earth — Ringling Brothers — Barnum & Bailey Circut, Boston Red Sox spring training, Ringling Museum or Art, jungle gardens, sandy beaches- and fabulous fishing. Yes, you will enjoy eventful, exciting Sarosota — day and nightt Reduced Rates Until february 14 The Sarasota Terrace ii the finest on Florida's famous West Coast — swimming pool, shuffleboard courts, excellent dining and cocktail lounge. American end European plan. Guests enjoy privileges of Lido Beach, Bobby Jones golf course, including free transportation to these facilities. "Southern Hospitality SARASOTA TERRACE, P. 0. Box 1720, Phone Ringling 2-5311, SARASOTA, FLA. price the unpriceable Water is beyond price, yet at intervals you get a water hill. Water is free, yet someone has fixed a dollar and cents value on nature's unpriceable gift. By what right? Go out into the country and you'll find the farmer getting all the water he wants, merely for the effort of digging a well and working a pump. He gets no water hill. Go up info the unspoiled mountains, dip your cup in a bubbling spring and drink your fill. Bring home a few barrels full. No one will impose any charge for what you take. Go down to the nearest river bank. Fill as many buckets as you can haul away. You won't have to pay a cent for their contents. Or the next time it rains, put out tubs and basins. Or do as they do in Bermuda: make your entire roof a collecting system leading to a cistern. No meter will register payments due. But ask the farmer what it cost to dig his well and how much energy is consumed in operating it. Figure the expense of your trip to the mountains, not forgetting Ihe price of the barrels. Compute the value of the time consumed in hauling river water, adding the doctor's bills in case you fail to boil it before using. And compare the amount of water you obtain with the cost of installing and maintaining a Bermuda-type roof collection system. Water is free to all. But it isn't always available where people want it in a condition safe for them to use. It's the water works' job to take over the task of collecting water, transporting water and making sure that the water delivered is safe for human consumption and suitable for human use, 2J hours a day, 8fi5 days a year. And that's what you pay for when you pay your water bill. Blytneville Water Co "Wotw /i 'tout Cfitopest Commodity"

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