The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 15, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 15, 1955
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1955 BLYTHEVFU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN What to Expect Next Is Biggest Formosa Question By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — Formosa, prime example of an unplanned mess, is fogbound at the moment because np one outside the inner circles of the Eisenhower administration and the Red Chinese government knows what to expect next. They may not be too sure either. But If the administration makes concessions to the Communists, the real Pormosnn fighting may come, not in or around the island, but inside the Republican party. Neither the American government nor the Chinese Communists planned the present Formosan dilemma long-range. It just grew. This government would not have Interfered if the Reds had grabbed Formosa when they drove Chiang Kai-shek there in 1949. President Truman-said so. He was disgusted with Chiang at the time. The Reds stayed on the mainland, missed their chance. FuM-Flcdged Ally Truman decided to defend the Island, to keep the fighting from spreading, when the Korean War began. When the Chinese Reds got Into It, thus becoming an active enemy, Chiang became a full- Hedged American ally. He couldn't then be abandoned. •Beginning last tall the Chinese Communists made such loud vows about taking Formosa it's difficult to see how they can back down unless they can wring enough concessions from the Eisenhower administration to save face. In turn. President Eisenhower talked tough. He got Congress to pass a resolution giving him power to defend Formosa as he saw fit. and he vowed to defend it. This quieted, at least temporarily, Sen. Knowland (R-Calif), leader of Republicans who have demanded tough action. There was nothing for Knowland to do but wait to see how tough Eisenhower would be. Eisenhower let the Reds have several Chiang-held islands, explaining they weren't worth defending and that Formosa's defenses would be stronger without them. Yesterday the Reds began IT'S CONST1TUTIONAL- Ann Necchi (center), nationally known sewing instructor, unveils the Constitution of the United States during the 55th annual Americanism Day sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She started sewing it two and a half years ago on a zigzag sowing machine, using a 70-yard piece of blue fell, 18 inches wide. When completed, it will be presented to the Library of Congress. Miss Necchi is .showing her work to Mrs. Wanda Jennings and Comdr. Edward F. Hart. VFW. talking tougher than ever. They may begin probing attacks on two more island groups, Quemoy and Matsu, to see whether Eisenhower lets them go without a fight too. What will Eisenhower do about those islands? He hasn't said. He wants a cease-fire. What price is he willing to pay :AH the Chiang- held islands except Formosa and the Pescadores? Those are the only ones he specifically has said he'd defend. Yielding any more islands might be too much for Knowland and force an explosion in the Republican party because the questions to which the administration doesn't know the answer to at this time, are: Will the Reds accept a cease- fire? If they do, will they live up to it? Or are they crazy to force a war for Formosa? The Reds have some advantage as long as they can keep the administration guessing. But if the administration gets a cease-fire and pledges itself to observe it, Chiang can kiss goodby any hope of recapturing China unless the Reds break the truce or in some other way force a war on the United States. Scientists Seek To Destroy Noise ANN ARBOR, Mich, (ft — Richard N. Hamme, research physicist, heads a staff of acoustical and electronics engineers whose aim is to trap sound and to some extent destroy it. They are working to lessen sound on naval ships to avoid detection by enemies and in aircraft to help eliminate pilot fatigue. One of the weapons in the battle against sound is a large room built on its own foundation, completely independent of the building that surrounds It, It has 12-inch concrete walls, especially hardened on the inside to keep "sound in. There is a giant paddle, 8 by 16 feet. Hamme explains that sound bounces around in different wave lengths. The paddle mixes it up to make it as equal as possible all over the room. The staff wili determine how long it takes sound to die in the room when it is empty; then with varying objects in the room. It then ctm figure what objects or materi- ials absorb it most readily. Hnmme says there is a much easier way of ridding the world of noise: "Just pull the switch. But the world won't buy that, of course." Sometimes Kids Come in Handy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. W J ) — A burglar fired at by a night watch- mnn while he was looting a machine in a garage shouted: "Don't shoot. I'm married and two kids." Watchman James Godwin, 72, said the man surrendered but broke away and escaped while he was taking him to a telephone to call police. SfRACUSA, Sicily tf) — An archaeologically minded British consul and the Italian navy are going to try this spring to recover 119 sunken ships from one of the greatest naval defeats of all history— that suffered by Alcibiades 2.368 years ago. Dredging for the ancient Athenian triremes is planned for early spring; near Ortitfia Island, at the entrance to this hay which the far- traveling Phoenicians first found. British Consul Arthur Baker of Siracifsa pinpointed the site last summer by fishing up bits .of ancient Greek pottery and equipment lhat might have come from the Fleet of Diaster." Underwater explorations will be aimed nt finding 119 Athenian warships of the fleet of 134 triremes which Alcibiades, the Athenian, led .gainst the Corinthian - founded colony of Slracusa, once Greece's greatest colony. The Atnenmns roresaw defeat after weeks of siege, but delayed WHO'S WHO?—When Betty Lou Willis, of Greenville, Tenn., got married she became her own grandma. The 13-year-old ncwlywcd accomplished this by marrying her stepgrandfather, Ed Early. Ed is the father of a son and daughter Betty's parents had married after a split up. So, she is the mother-in-law of her own mother and father and stepmother of her stepmother and stepfather, and if she has any children she will be their AWRICHT, YOU GUYS!.— Marc Frrgusson, three-month-old son of Marine Sgt. and Mrs. Don L. Fergusson, prepares to tell .members of the Fourth Marine Regiment about "The Olde Fourth." The regiment recently arrived at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, for training as .a part of the 1st " Provisional Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Italians to Attempt Salvage Of Greek's 'Fleet of Disaster' their retreat because of superstition until after the moon eclipse of Aug. 27, 413 B.C. Before they could get away, the Siracusans trapped them In the harbor by anchoring old bulks across the harbor mouth and linking them together with chains. All but 15 of the Athenian warships were sunk. In a subsequent land defeat. Demosthene,s and his 6.000 Athenians v/ere decimated and the survivors sold into slavery. Many historians have called the sinking of the "Fleet of Disaster" the beginning 'Of the end of Athenian power. Singing Meeting As Church of God A singing meeting has been scheduled for the Church of God, 20th and Cherry Streets, Wednesday night. The Burdette Quartet will be 'eatured on the program which gets started at 7:15. It will be an all-musical program. The public is Invited. Crosby Improvet HOLLYWOOD (fPt— Bob Crosby is home alter a bout with lobar pneumonia. He left St. Vincent's Hospital yesterday and expects to return Monday to his Bob Crosby Show on CBS-TV. 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