The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1955
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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGEPTVB Formosans Fear War but Go About Daily Tasks as Usual By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — Remembering World War II air raids, Formosans fear th war that threatens to break out over their island. But with truly Orientaly fatalism they g about their daily jobs as usual. If it comes, it comes, they say. Formosans don't give the question us much thought as the more politically conscious mainlanders who fled here before the Red armies. The mainlanders want to return U) the subcontinent. But to Formosans this is home and they intend to stay. Farmers, who form 60 per cent of the island's 10 million population, worry more about crops and price of goods than what might be brewing in Formosa Strait. Take as an example Kwan Teh- lai, 23, who farms a small plit in northern Formosa with his father and brothers. Kwan, married and the father of one child, faces an early call to military service because he has brothers who can help care for his family. What does Kwan think about the Communists? ' 'Older ones thinK Communists bad because they take away the land," he replied, squatting on his heels. "We younger ones think they are bad because they take away freedom." Are you afriad of air raids or • invasion, Kwan? "Of course we are, Even now we still talk about the American air raids when the Japanese were here. "The raids were * -Hble and we know that with atom bombs they could be worse. But we also know Americans will help us' and air raids would not be too bad. "I and my friends are not worried. It's just a matter of luck if you are there when a bomb falls. If you are lucky you are somewhere else." Would Kwan fight invasion? "Yes, we would fight for we arc Chinese and communism is not for us. My father, my brothers and I —we will fight against enslavement. It is all we have in this life—our freedom and our Jand.; War or no war, we are going on with our lives. This is our life— ( to live and to work and sometimes to fight." Formosans, like mainlanders, are subject to compulsory military service. Between 25,000 and 30,000 are being drafted every month. Service ranges from four months to two years. More than 100,000 Formosans already have been trained. In actual combat, however, almost all front-line responsibility would fall on the mainlanders, most of them veterans. Formosans and other reservists probably would fcx used in home guard duties. I KETTLE ON THE SHELF?-When you MC Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride in their new picture "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki," you may be seeing the last stanza of the Kettle saga. Pa Kilbride wants out. Says he's tired of the role and this will b« his last shot at it. Ma Marjorie isn't tired. She'd just as soon go on and on, but Percy says his mind's made up. MASTER RETAILER - Max He*, Jr, at Allentown, Pa. It 199S'i "Wan at th« Year In Retailing." H« »».« selected bj Drakf Bullnes; Schools In 1952, Hess. presJdenl of an Allentown department store. was named 'One ol America's Twelve Master Salesmen" by Forbes Magazine Salt Mine Seen As Bomb Shelter LANSING, Mich, tffi — Natural bomb shelters, bigger than the tallest skyscrapers, lie far underground in various parts of Michigan and could be put to use In the event of an atomic attack. The state conservation department is studying parts of the state where large beds of salt are surrounded by formations of hard rock. Officials say the salt could be mined or washed away, leaving FRESH CAGED EGGS Delivered to your door E. S. MULL1NS&SON Ph. 3-4779 Day or Night large caverns suitable for bomb proof storehouses. One of the largest of theae ca\ erns is an old salt mine under th southeast section of Detroit. It lie 250 feet beneath the surface an contains 250 million cubic feet < space. If converted to storeroo use, it could hold more stores tha a building a block square and 10 feet higher than the Empire Sta building. PILE VICTIMS: for MST RtfieffAof lojfi, m/fcfc»o THORNTON-MINOR Work* io minutes. liuU for hminl Thii clinic-proved ointm*ot it * com- pUtt formula witb faffradieot* io r*- li«v* pdln, burning, itching, tnd io help reduce swelling. Enjoy avw comfort!— uk today for Thornton-Minor Ointment or Suppoaitoriv, only 11.00 at *nr drug »toie. Power Mowers and Aluminum Screens at New Low Prices. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-4551 PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES . . . Hard to do? True, you can't always avoid fire, accidents, sickness , . . hut you can insure against them. Get your protection today, call us'. RAYMOND ZACHRY US N. 2nd. Insurance Agency Phone 3-8815 HEAT DISHWATER ON RANGE? Or • THE "ALWAYS PLENTY" WAY! To solve your household problem of plenty of hot water, whenever you need it, install a HEATMASTEK automatic water heater. Generously thick Insulation and the most advanced principles of heat transfer assure you the maximum hot water with the minimum fuel cost. And your 1IEATMASTER automatic water heater i.s adjustable for exactly the temperature you prefer. Buy From Your Plumber or Plumbing & Heating Dealer MIDSOUTH PLUMBING SUPPLY COMPANY (Wholesale Distributors) R Mr 213 213 W. Walnut BLYTHEVILLE "•• 3-8353 3881. Johiuon JONESBORO Ph - 2 ' 3562 Former Call-Girl Pat Ward First Witness in Jelke Trial NEW YORK W)—Jurors to the i love with Jelke and then sharing Mickey Jelke trial, assembled in four days, today get on to the business of hearing testimony about cafe society playboys and their call girls. Former call girl Pat Ward was scheduled to be the nrst wltnc Asst. Dlst. Atty. Anthony J. Lie- bier said yesterday he would call her right after the prosecution and defense complete their opening statements. Pat, now 21, was the state's star witness In Jelke's first trial in 1953. She is expected to repeat her previous testimony about falling in Linda Christian Begins Try for US Citizenship LOS ANGELES (fl>>—Actress Linda Christian, recently Involved in litigation over $132,500 in jewelry took a test yesterday on the U.S. Constitution. The quiz was at the U.S. Immigration Service office and is part of the flame-haired actress' quest for American citizenship. She was born in Mexico. She said she has lived in America since 1943. Miss Christian, 31, estranged wife of actor Tyrone Power, is the daughter of a Dutch oil executive. Recently she won court permission to keep the $132,500 worth of jewelry she said wealthy Robert H. Schlesinger, of Milwaukee, gave to recover the gems on grounds a $100,000 check given in part payment has bounced. with the oleomargarine heir the fees she got from dates she said he arranged for her. Ill Ills first trial, Jelke was con- victerl of Inducing Pat to lead the life of a prostitute and of trying Io do ihe same with Marguerite Cordova, now 25. This conviction was thrown out on appeal because Judge Francis L. Valento had closed the trial to the and public during presentation of the prosecution's case. The appeals court ruled this deprived Jelke of a fair trial. If convicted again on the two touijts of compulsory prostitution, Jelke would face a possible maximum prison sentence of 40 years. Jelke, now 25, was sentenced to three to six years in prison at the reversed trial. The new trial is expected to bring cut the names of men who allegedly paid fees up to $500 for ihe favors of Jelke's girl friends. The men, some of them reportedly prominent figures, were previously protected by the court ban against publicity. In armoumng inai ^at would be his first witness, Liebler denied a rumor that she had been married over the weekend. He said she had told him this was not true. Father of Radio III SANTA MONICA, Calif. ({?}— Dr. Lee de Forest, the "Father of Radio," is seriously ill in St. John's Hospital today, suffering from bronchia] pneumonia. He entered the hospital yesterday. Dr. W. L. Marxer said the 81-year-old inventor's vitality was helping in the fight against the disease. Lad's Request Is Fulfilled BUFFALO, N.Y. UP>—About two plant operation performed on a television program. "After I die," he told his mother, 'my eyes won't be any good to me. I want them to go to some poor little boy who can't see." Yesterday Gregory was killed when struck by an automobile in front of his home In the nearby town of Evans. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Masters donated his eyes to the Buffalo Eye- Bank and Research Society. They were flown to an eye clinic in New York City. SHADY DESIGN—At least one person believes in flying saucers, and why not? The idea is worth money to him. 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