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PAGETrro BLTTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH fl, 1»W Limited Economy Is Causing Further Cuts In Greek Army By L. S. CIIAKALES SALONIKA, Greece (AP) — Last year the Greek army was reduced 25 per cent for economy reasons. Western military experts opposed the cut, but yielded when shown that Greece's limited economy was being strained to maintain a level of approximtaely 140,000 men. The army is now at 105.000. and' there are indications a further cut may be on <he way. Defense Minister Panayptis Can- ellopoulos told The Associated Press: • "Difficulties which the Greek budget and economy are experiencing are such that the problem of maintaining the Greek -armed forces at the present level during the coming fiscal year appears to be critical. Not Worried "It is only natural that appropriate NATO authorities be particularly interested in the critical sector of northern Greece. We are not worried, however, in spite of the small reduction in the size of our land forces which had to be made a year ago for reasons of economy. "The defense of free nations makes it necessary to combine economic rehabilitation With military preparedness. And this combination is very difficult and always presents a dilemma." Greece has a large, trained reserve potential—upwards of 500,000 men. according to the best estimates available. Military training is compulsory and a man may be called to active service until he is 50. This pool of manpower is backed by huge stores of equipment provided by the United States. Must Preserve Forces Maj. Gen. George B. Earth, chief of the U.S. military mission, argues that Greece must preserve her forces at the present level because experience in the Korean War has shown that new units created after the beginning of operations cannot meet the enemy successfully until after several months training. Barth was a division commander in Korea. Greek military officials don't agree. They are confident that mobilization of the reserves would progressively produce efficient fighting units within weeks and in some cases days. Western experts also privately question whether present Greek forces could stand off a full-scale invasion until the mobilization program could be felt at the front. According to economic experts, ALLEY OOP'S? - DW this stone ax-head ever scalp a paleface? Or could it be the ax that dashing Alley Oop, famous comic page caveman, lost to some rascally Lemians back in early December? The youngster puzzling over the question is Curtis Mix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Mix of rural Bronson, Kan. The Indian theory is more likely, because the curio was found by Homer Mix in a field where arrowheads have been numerous. He donated the unusual find to the Fort Scott Historical Museum. PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture our own High Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN About 475 persons were present for the installation of officers at Sikeston Saturday night after a new DeMolay Chapter had been instituted there, according to Don Lay past master councillor of the Caruthersville DeMolay Chapter. Ninety-six boys from Sikeston were initiated Saturday afternoon along with four boys from Caruthersville. The Caruthersville Chap- ;er instituted the new chapter with assistance from the Campbell De- Molay Chapter. More than 60 Caruthersville High School students attended the. annual career day program at Bikes:on Monday. Students from other schools over Southeast Missouri also participated in the program. The annual music festival for 500 elementary school 'students will be 'resented at 8:00 p.m. Friday at :he high school auditorium here, according to Mrs. Redman Dun- im, music supervisor. "The Circling Seasons" will be the theme of the program. Proceeds from an admission of 25 and 50 cents will be used to purchase equipment for the elementary music department. Horace Dunagan,. Jr., of Dyersburg, Tenn.. will take over as executive vice-president of the First State Bank here about April 15, according to J. L. Van Ausdall, president of the bank. Dunagan is presently employed as vice-president and manager of the farm and service department of the First Citizens Bank of Dyersburg and he will fill the vacancy left by the resignation several months ago by Carl Williams. Williams is the new president of'the First National Bank of Hughes, FIGHTING FOR A SIMILAR CAUSE-The Tolon Na, Yakubu Tali, attending the Moral Rearmament Assembly in Washington, D. C., represents over one million people from Africa's Gold Coast. Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, he said: "What Abraham Lincoln did for America, moral .rearmament is doing for Africa." Over 1250 delegates from 51 countries are attending the assembly. Ferrell's Murder Trial Is Set For April 18 BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (/Pi — Arch Ferrell, former Phenix City prosecutor, will go on trial April 18 for the slaying of ,A. L. Patterson, crome-fighting nominee for Alabama atorney general. Another defendant, Albert Puller, was convicted earlier this month and sentenced to life imprisonment. No date has been set for a. third man charged in the slaying, former Atty. Gen. Si Gnrrett. Won't Hold Water DALLAS (JPi— Mrs. Minnie Keese reported hearing screams shortly after seeing a boy on a Trinity River dam. Officers dragged for the body but found none. They did find a 12-year-old who hadn't been to school. At his home they found sopping wet clothes. Oh no, he said, he hadn't been fishing. clothes got wet Sunday, when there was no school. WAKE ISLAND Wake is one of three coral islets, the others being Peale and Wilkes. Wake itself is only four and one- half miles long and two and one- half miles wide. At its highest point, it is only 15 feet above sea- level. military preparedness is absorbing 40 per cent of Greece's total budget. Added to this last year was 35 millions in U.S. aid. If tlie Greeks have to pick up that 35 million tab next year, then close to 50 per cent of, the budget will go for defense. Lighthouse Gets Automatic Light HART, Mich. {/P)—Automation is gradually succeeding the lonely lighthouse keeper along the treacherous spots of Michigan's Great Lakes shoreline. The lighthouse to become fully automatic if, that at Little Point Sable on the Lake Michigan shore. The keeper, Henry Vavrina, has been transferred to Big Point Sable lighthouse a tLud- ington, The 100-foot tower and buildings of the lighthouse were erected in 1874. And for the last 80 years its kerosene mantle type light has been a warning beacon to ships as far as 17 miles out on. the lake.. The old lighting mechanism being replaced by more powerful, fully automatic electrical equipment Another Trip OMAHA tfi — Police raided the home of Anthony Washington and hauled him to jail on a charge of keeping a disorderly house. He was released on bond the next day, but was soon back at headquarters, Burglars, he told police, entered his home whilv he was jailed and took a pistol, clothing and his television set. .Actors Collide LONE PINE, Calif. \JP) — Actors Arthur Kendedy and Tony Curtis collided on horseback during film ing of a Western movie on location here. Kennedy was taken to a hospital with a twisted ankle. Curtis was unhurt. FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. I Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division ATTENTION LADIES l-39c Pot Flower for Ic With Each $3.00 or More Purchase! EGGS, Large Fresh I Doi. tic CANOVA BLACK PEPPER, Pure Ground 4 01. c»n 29c 2 8-ox. FLAVORING, 1 Lemon or 1 Vanilla, Reg:. ISc ea 25c TURNIPS & TOPS or COLLARI) GREENS lOc SWKET POTATOES Bu. 51.99 5 Ib. BaE 29c POTATOES, No. 1 10 Ib. Baf .We PURE SORGHUM MOLASSES Ql. 89c <A G>1. $1.19 GLADIOLA CAN BISCUITS 3 Cans 29o Save 75% on Your Garden FRESH CAHBAGE PLANTS 4 Bch». 49c KRKSII ONION PLANTS 4 Bclis. 49c SEED POTATOES 100 Ib. Bai S2.79 Complete Slock of Bulk Garden Seed & Plants— Also Lawn Seed & Fertilizer! BLYTHEVILLE CURB MKT. Open till 10 p. m. Every Night Caruthersville News Ark; Dunagan was graduated from the University of Tennessee and served In the Navy for four yean during World War n. Mrs. Dunagan and their three children will not leave Dyersburg until after this school year. The 1955 Red Cross fund raising drive in Pemiscot County has been postponed from last week to April 1, County Chairman Ralph Ennls of Caruthersville has announced. He said the delay is because of various circumstances including his previous business commitments. The goal has been set at $10,000. The annual spring revival at the First Baptist Church here will begin Thursday evening and will continue through April 3 with services at 7:30 each evening. Dr. Wayne Ward, assistant professor of theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky,. will be the evangelist. Rev. Brooks Faulkner, a student in the Southwest Baptist College In Bolivar, Mo., will be the song lead- Caruthersville High S.c h o o 1' s band participated in the annual spring festival of .the Southeast Missouri High School Band Association at the Armory in Kennett Friday evening. Nine other bands took part in the program. Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hawkins have left • by automobile for a three-weeks vacation in Clearwater, Fla., where they will visit in the winter home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Bloker of Caruthersville. Proceeds from play night, sponsored by the Student Activity Committee of the high school, will be used to build a new concrete or asphalt tennis court at the school, according to S. A. C. President Julie Hawkins. She said that because the present tennis court* at the school are •"in terrible condition" new ones are needed. Plays will be presented by each of the four classes at 1:30 Tuesday evening and awards will be given to the best actor, best ackess and best supporting actor and actress, she also said. All four plays are types of comedy. . The freshman pl»y, directed by Mrs. Dorothy Mock, is "Zelma Goes Psychic." Members of the cast are Mary Emma Merldith, Madeline CUy, Ann Going, Frank Hamby, Donald DePriest and George Hutchison. Miss Marion Mayes is the director of the sophomore play, "The Rose Garden." The cast is made up of Dcmetra Reeves. Nancy Dodd. Dorothy Miller, Jerry Pierce and Robert Jackson. "Elmer," the junior class play, is directed by Mrs. Harriett Hawkins Yost. Jerry Figgins plays the title role. Other members of the cast are Bunnie VanAusdall, Jackie French, Clara Ellen Hicks, Shelby Privette, Nancy Roebuck, Mary Ann Walker, KOOIVENT ALUMINUM AWNINGS CALL NOW Ph. 3-4293 FOR FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. 113 S. First Jerry Lyrtl «nd Jerry Butler. Mri. .-Lorene Cunningham's »en- ior play, "Op-O-Me-Thumb," atars Marjorie Baker. The remainder of the cast are Phil Kelley, Charline King, Sandra ZaeUch and Helen Ball. B. F. "Hot" Rogers, chairman of the Pemiscot County Polio Drive, has, released information on the amount collected diu'ing January in the-comity. He said that of a net total of »12,440.M there is a profit of »11.922.82. Carleton Fulbrlght, State Supervisor of Schools from Cape Cttrar- deau. will inspect the Caruthersville schools Thursday afternoon, March 24, according to information released from the office of County School Superintendent Floyd HtmUtt. It li part of an *nnu*l inspection tour. The junior cla«i play, "Elmer," was presented in part at the Rottry club meeting on Tuesday evenlni. Members of the Caruthtrsville Methodist Youth Fellowship that attended a district meeting In Farmlngton March 1-1! included Joe White. Patty Sawyer,- Nancy Roebuck, Jerry I#ell and Patriot* Swiggart. PAINT & WALL PAPER FREE ESTIMATES LOW PRICES E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-4551 NEW IDEA make fertilizer dollars go twice as far FERTILIZER SPREADERS Patented cam agitator discs assure even distribution, ellmlnat* port clogging. New Idea will spread ANY fertilizer. In' ANY condition, In ANX (10 to 5,000 Ibs. per acre) amount . . . uniformly and accurately . . . without closing or money back. NEW IDEA FARM EQUIPMENT COMPANI A VCO Distributing Corporation BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Main St. Phone 3-4404 plumb local! Total advertising investment in five major media - 1954. Preliminary estimates of total 1954 advertising, prepared by McCann- Erickson, Inc. and published by Printers' Ink. Includes production and talent costs. Newspapers TV Magazines Radio Outdoor Advertisers spend more money in newspapers than in television, radio, magazines and outdoor combined! Nothing sells like newspapers - because just about everybody reads a newspaper every day. Thlf nKtu«c nrep»red by BUREAU OF ADVERTISING. Amcrlun Ntwupapcr Publisher* A»»ocl»llon, j mi publl«hed In the Inlircsli of fuller underilindlnf of newspaper* by The u| v | hev j|| e Courier News

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