The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 21, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 81, 1955 Just What Did Molotov Say About H-Bomb Race? By TOM WHITNEY AP Foreign Staff Exactly what did Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov say about Soviet success with the H-bomb in his recent policy speech? The Russian leader is frequent- v ly quoted as having declared Feb. 8 that the U.S.S.R leads the United States in manufacture of thermonuclear weapons. Apparently this is the impression the Soviet government would like the Western world to have. Since Molotov's statement, certain Soviet commentators have said precisely that. For instance Maj. Gen. F. Isayev, writing in a foreign affairs magazine primarily for circulation outside the Soviet Union, declared his country was well United Slates in hydrogen weapons. Can Mean Nothing •A careful examination of Molotov's remark in Russian, ns reported in Pravda, indicates his statement can mean a lot or almost nothing, depending how one reads it. An expert American translator, who has done a lot of official translation work, renders the sentence in the Molotov speech this way: '•Things reached such a point that in the production of the hydrogen weapon the Soviet people attained such success that it is not the Soviet Union but the United States which has found itself in the position of being backward." A translation into English issued by the Soviet delegation to the U. N. reads: "It has come to a point where the Soviet people have made such progress in the manufacture of hydrogen weapons that it is the United States that is lagging behind and not the Soviet Union." An American expert on Russian ahead of the production of language and grammar commented: "It sees to me to be deliberately vague. If Molotov wanted to say the Soviet Union is now at the present time ahead of the United States in its rate of production of H-bombs or in its stock pile of H-bombs, he could have said just that. Instead he used a rather indefinite phraseology." If Molotov wished to imply that the Russians at this time are stronger in thermonuclear hitting power than the United States, there are authorities to contest the claim. Both President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill nave indicated the United States holds a big lead. FIRST TO FLY—-Ever since the days of Icarus' unsuccessful flight to the sun, man has been trying to fly like a bird—by flapping wings. He never succeeded, but he has just now produced the world's first mechanical bird, shown above. It is powered by rubber bands connected to a drive unit under the wings. Launched into the air, the wings flap and the "bird" swoops, soars and dives like a real one. Wings and tail of the toy are covered with mylar polyester film, which makes them very rugged. Police Patrol California Hills As Uranium Prospectors Fuss Time to Complain SAN ANTONIO, Tex. W) — City Manager George Rice holds a "Squawk Day" once a week for the average citizen to tell his complaints about city services. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. UP) —Kern Bounty sheriff's deputies patrolled ,he hills Saturday to prevent trouble among uranium claim disputants following a report of a feud. At the same time, weekend prospectors from six Western states, Alaska and New Hnmpsire swarmed into the county's lower Sierra Nevada Mountains following the release of a uranium map by the Atomic Energy Commission earlier this week. Sheriff Leroy Galyean said he .posted officers in the Calicnte area. ' 30 miles southeast of here, after a row among five men. The disturbance, over a 20-acre claim, was quieted by a deputy who persuaded the men to settle their dispute at the county recorder's office. County Recorder Charles Shomate said more than 8,000 claims have been filed since uranium was discovered in the county last year. Hotels and motels, jammed with fortune hunters for a week, are I again booked solidly for the week! end. Bars and restaurants report [ i boomtown business. THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR TELEPHONE SERVICE People talk more than ever over improved facilities.. . rural service improved Just released, the telephone company's annual report for 1954 tells the, story of 58,000 Southwestern Bell people working together as a team to bring you faster service, expanded service, courteous service. Here are some of the things they did to improve your telephone service. ON THE "GROWTH" FRONT Millions of miles of wire were bnill into the system, most of it in the form of stormproof aerial or underground cable. Telephones in 85 communities were changed to dial operation. More service, improved service was brought to rural areas. At the year's end, 200,000 more telephones were in service than in 1953. More requests for private, and two-party lines were filled than ever belore. DOLLARS AT WORK Growth like ihis costs money .-i.-$173'£ million in 1954. Added to telephone payroll dollars spent locally and the taxes paid by the company, these "growth" dollars contributed much to the prosperity of each of the communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas served by Southwestern Bell. Las! year, you talked more by telephone lhan ever before. You made an average of 25 million local calls and half a million Long Distance calh every day— about doubla the number of calls just ten yean ago. INVESTMENT, EXPENSES UP The company took in more money — but paid out Slo million more than in 1953 for [be expenses of providing good service. This is to be expected. As more money is invested in new telephone facilities, the day-to-day costs of operating a larger system grow. The balance of expenses against income is watched closely because only a linancially sound telephone company can keep service growing to meet the needs of this and hundreds of other communities in the progressive Southwest. BRIGHT PROSPECTS FOR '53 This year promises to be another good year for telephone customers. Further improvements in your service are planned. Still more homes and businesses will be added to the growing circle within reach of your telephone . . . making your telephone even more valuable. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO. FTA DELEGATION — This group of Blytheville High School distributive education students attended a statewide Future Tradesmen : of Arkansas convention in Little Rock. They are (first row) Gerald Snyder, Jerry Cable, Douglas Graham, George Mc- Caslin; (standing) Dean Sexton, James Posey, BUI Colston, Joe Melvln and Fay Davis. Colston took a first in speech and Snyder was named state sergeant at arms. {Courier News Photo) 1963 Is Goal For NAACP's 'Emancipation 1 SHREVEPORT, La. </P) — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has set 1963 as the target dafce for the emancipation of "Negroes in every phase of American life." Golser B. Current, New York city director of NAACP branches, said the goal will be attained "through reasonable demands, the courts and constitutional rights." U. S. Tate of Dallas, NAACP attorney, said the decision has been interpreted in some courts as applying also to transportation, recreation and housing facilities. Such a ruling he said, would void Louisiana's recent constitutional amendment which permits the state to exercise police powers to maintain iegregation. A hlizzard, technically, is a snowstorm accompanied by zero or sub-zero temperatures and by high winds. PAINT & WALL PAPER FREE ESTIMATES LOW PRICES E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-4551 3 YEARS TO PAY A PAINT JOB Let us write specifications and get several bids. Aluminum Screens and Storm Sash. At prices you can afford. ANEW ROOF of Certain-teed quality. Have us check room and make estimate. Remodeling Or Repairs of all kinds. Big or little, PHONE 3-4551 E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-4551 plus a few dollars more To assure you a dependable water supply through the years which lie ahead, large sums must be spent within the next decade. Engineers who have been appraising our national needs figure (hat (he bill will run over three billion dollars for (he country as a whole. And that's just for physical equipment and installations—that's just for the things which make up a water supply system. What about the men who make these things function? How much should we pay for their knowledge, their experience and, above all, their unceasing vigilance? Everything about a water works involves big money except the remuneration of the men responsible for its dependable operation. Perhaps no other enterprise in America puts more solemn responsibilities upon men and pays them less for accepting them. Our people have been fortunate that so many able and conscientious men have been willing to accept these responsibilities in the face of the low financial rewards their services command. But their numbers grow fewer as the cost of living mounts. Already, water systems are finding it difficult to enroll and hold on to young men qualified for advancement to key executive jobs. The will to serve is there but it withers in the face of a dollar that has lost almost half its purchasing power in the course of a decade. Satisfaction in discharging a great public responsibility with honor unfortunately doesn't heal the house or clothe the children or buy (he food for the table. If billions of dollars must be spent on plant facilities, it becomes all the more important that the men who direct these purchases and operate these facilities shall he of the highest character and ability. Can we afford not l<> invest thousands in human inlelligence and integrity? We need to spend a few dollars more. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Competition In the production of Mural Gas or any other product? Natural gas comes to mostconsumers through interstate pipelines and local utility systems. They have franchises from state or local bodies, and have long been regulated. The producers who find the gas have not been regulated because more than 5,000 of them compete vigorously—and free competition is the best of all price controls. Yet these producers have recently been singled out for Federal controls and pric«- flring. This is a step without peacetime precedent— to price-fix a consumer product at its source. It is a step that deeply disturbs many Americans, including the undersigned committee. They believe the proposed controls are against the public interest and can benefit no one. They believe the issue goes far beyond gas. It goes to the roots of America's greatness. They believe the controls plan ia unwise for many reasons. It is Unnecessary because gas supplies have tripled in sixteen years. And costs to consumers have risen a nation-wide average of only one-eleventh as much as the cost of living. It IS DangerOUS because It could easily be the first step toward Federal controls on coal or oil—or lumber or grain or your busines*. it IS Unfair because It singles out on« competitive industry for such controls. It IS Shortsighted because it stifles the bold and risky exploring that'i needed to assure adequate supplies. m% 'to* COIT or UVIHO / I As shown by the chart above, baaed on figures of the Rurerui at Labor Statistics for n national average, the cost of natural gas to the residential consumer has gone up only one-eleventh as much as the cost of living in sixteen years. I Protect the Public Interest Through free Competition NATURAL. GAS ARKANSAS NATURAL GAS AND OIL RESOURCES COMMITTEE H. P. Jolly, Chairman 1246 Dohnghcy Building, Little Rock, Arknnsiu Made up of individuals and companies concerned with natural Ras and Ilia hrondor basic issues of a free economy. Thin Commilltr Mima thai it /ins n responsibility In plate HIF. /ncl.i Ac/ore the America* pm/ile, that they may form a judgment o/ llicir earn free will.

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