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WEDNESDAY, MARCH SO, 19BB BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COUKTER MW8 PAOB nvi April 15 Is Showdown Date In Formosa War of Nerves EDITOR'S NOTE: Is a new war likely in the Orient In the next 30 d;iys? Aside from three speeches by Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles since his return from this irea, little has been done to prepare public opinion for such a conflict. Washington Is just now beginning lo realize the dang em involved. Belief that war Is likely and United States participation is unavoidable is countered by equally strong opinion that the U. S. can escape Invnlvement even If MaUu and Quemoy fall. NEA Washington Correspondent has rounded up this situation and presented It in the Important dispatch below. • • • * By PETER EPSON NEA Staff Correspondent ; .WASHINGTON — (NBA) — April 15 is now seen as the approximate date for the showdown between war or peace in the Chinese oi'fshore islands. By this time the Chinese Communists will have completed their buildup against Matsu island, now held by something over a division of Chinese Nationalist troops. The timing for this showdown would be just before the Afro-Asian conference at Bandung, Indonesia, April 18 to 24. Red China will attend that conference. There has been some speculation that the Chinese Communists would delay attack until after the conference. The purpose would be to show their Asian neighbors what peace-loving people Communists are. A more realistic appraisal is that 1 he Chinese Communist, drunk with their own power and recent successes, would prefer to enter the Bandung conference with a show of force to recruit their neighbors to the "winning side." (Washington advices are substantiated by direct information cabled by NEA Correspondent Edward R. Kennedy from Far East headquarters at Tokyo. Kennedy reported U. S. Military experts expect heavy bombardment of Matsu and Quemoy to begin about April 12 and that full-scale assaun on the offshore islands will coincide with the Afro-Asian conference at Ban- dung. This conference opens April 18. Biit111 1 for Headlines "It's going to be a buttle tor headlines," one highly-informed source told HEA in Tokyo. "They've j figured out how to get the heavy fhue up'of "rlghtinR will puU j ute via television _ and sources of ammunition supply and considerable time IB required for buildup. This Quemoy calculation could be in error. By moving supplies at night, as they did in Korea it would be possible for the Red Chinese to screen their movements. But it now expected that the attack on Quemoy wilJ not come until some time afujr the assault on Matsu. U. S. Advising The Chinese Nationalists now have more than two divisions on Quemoy. American Military Advisory Group officers are on botli islands advising the Nationalists on defense measures. It is fully recognized that if the defense of the Ts- land is left to the Chinese Nationalists forces alone, the Chinese Communists have the resources to take them. Both sides would encounter hea- Danish King To Pay Homage To Andersen COPENHAGEN J.fi — A tall man news-1 will sit in Hans Christian Ander- play around the world-a! sen's chair Saturday and pay trlb- - • -• - • interest away from Jakarta 'Band- ung) where they really intend to make their bid." Kennedy an id the Chinese Communists were hopeful of pic-king up the allegiance of many of the 29 Afro-Asian nations while the western world watches the "show" in the Formosa strait, i A Communist attack against Quemoy is not expected for another month or two—mid-May or June. Red China's buildup agninst Quemoy has not been completed. Some 250 heavy artillery emplacements have been detected on the mainland around Quemoy Island. Another sizeable group of anti-aircraft positions has been detected. Not all are manned. Some heavy equipment has been moved in but it is a long haul from China's main Armless Girl Plans Wedding SANTA MONICA. Calif. i,Pi~Although she was born without arms. Mary Cnrolyn Simon, now 20, still learned to cook and sew and play the marimba. And .she had a high Kchool romance too -with Jack Brown, of Taft, who is now in the Army. Yesterday she a nd Broun , 19, obtained a license to get married. Miss Simon slipped out of her shoes and signed the marriage lice- cn.se-uith her foes. She lias appeared with Horace Heidi's orchestra and plays the marimba for the Santa Monica water ballet team. Brown, a private first class, ht-ads for the Far East soon, and Miss Simon hopes to join him, as an Army wife, works of 22 countries to the world famous teller of fairy tales. Three young girls will be among; millions listening on both sides of the Iron Curtain to the ceremony at Andersen's home at Odense. Denmark. It will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth. The tall man will be Denmark's King Frederik IX, The three girls will be his daughters — Princess Margrelhe. heiress to the throne: Princess Benedikte; and Princess Anne-Marie. He has often entertained them, with their favorite bedtime stories, Andersen's fairy tales. The King will speak for the TV cameras and microphones of Danish and 21 foreign broadcasting; companies. Among those represented will be several American Cooter Lions Have Annual Minstrel Show vy losses. But the Red Chinese have the manpower and resources to take these heavy Losses. The Cojnese Nationalists do not. From one-fifth to one-third of the Nationalist forces are now deployed n the offshore islands remaining in their hands. If the Chine.se Reds get their ht-avy artillery in position and can keep it supplied, they can put down interdiction lire which will make re-supply and reinforcement of the islands by the Chinese Nationalists _ extremely difficult alone cannot j ^ conquer the islands, but artillery I H was largely patronized and can make the defense costly. I drev many out of town visitors. • AL the beginning, the Chinese The program* included: Dixie. ' chorus; introduction of end men, interlocutor; Sandman. chorus: By H. L. VKAGKR COOTER — The Cooter Lions Club presented their fifth annual hometown minstrel Saturday night The minstrel show Is featured annually as a project to raise a major part of $2.000 or more the club spends in community projects, mainly sight aid and the Cooter Athletic Park and playground. COOTKR MINSTRKI. — 'front row) left to right: Lewis Lester. Gus Cooper, I. C. Reid, Ha.^keil Nornd, Paul Lynn, Joa Burton, Hal Rhea, Viryil Jones, Jack Rushing (interlocutor;, Iinoyenc- Norrid. Opal Went/ell, Marilyn Evans, Margaret McCann, Lot cue Wagster, Mary Jane Ciawford. Peijsy Holmes, Gail Wiilerd, Nornia Lee Martin, Myrle Cooper, Adinc Rhea, Elhe! Rushing. Others having j parts were Chris. Wentzell, Tom Lewis, Delmar Frnchard, Tom Hopper. David Rohnsaville, Lynn Rohnsaville, Lewis Thomas. France's Faure Gets Special Economic, Financial Powers OWN' THEIR LAND About three-fourths of the Indiana of Ihe United Stales h\e on or statutes. lands which they own, till* 4» which is guaranteed by treaties Nationalists should have air superiority. They have American F-84 jets and are receiving F-86's as fast as they can train pilots to fly them. Only 100 Miles Nationalist air bases on Formosa are only 100 miles or so from the offshore islands. The closest Red China air bases are from 130 to 200 mites away. Closer fields are being built behind Foochow but they are not-yet ready for use. If and when the Communist attack is launched against the islands, ii is recognized ihat it will be impossible to restrain Chiang Kai- .shek. He will immediately order his air force to attack Chinese Communist airfields and supply routes. PARIS Wi— The National As.-,em- biy ^avc Premier Ed'-jar F.iure MH=- cia3 pov.-(;r.s today to work out economic hi id financial reforms, including revamping the tax collection hVMem. Tiie vote wai 329-265. The Premier obtained the pow- by the drill of farm t-r.s. which would permij. the gov-, du.strial centers, trmnem la decree laws without .-embly approval, only after impor- lioiv Mtme time to build up the economically maladjusted areas in the .-.outhwe:.teni part uf the country, where Pou.jade ha:- his greatest strength. Busme>.s; in the largely gricultural area has hr-cn crippled •kers to in- Moonlight Bay, Gail Wilferd; Justih.m concessions to the p?.rliamen A Closer Walk With Thee, Haskell i tary backers of tax rebel Pierre Norrid; Melody of Love, chorus; j Poujadc. More and More, Midnight Carol-' Poujade's movement of .small ers; Tavern in 'the Town, Joe! businewmen Burton; Can't You Hear Me Call-! been among the most insistent Ailing Man Gets Blood from His .nd .shopkeepers has FellOW WorkCfS Niagara Ice Left to Elements NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y. i.4*t— Nature took over yesterday where man's besi efforts had failed. The Niagara River's mighty ice jam was left to the elements. And there wns a good chance that the elements would respond quickly. The weather outlook was favorable for the first time >ince the jam began a week ago when ice from Lake Erie plunged down over (lie falls. LARGKST ISLAND Largest island in continental United States is Long Island. N. Y.. with a land area of 1401 square 1723 Red China can retaliate by air ab- \ reported. Lacks against Formosa. j This is the key factor for the \ United States. An attack on Formosa by Red China would automatically invoke i,he U. S, Nationalist- China Mutual Defence Treaty. Hie key question for America, therefore, is whether a Red China attack on the offshore islands will be extended to involve Formosa. If it docs it will be up lo President, Eisenhower, under the new powers recently granted him by Congress, to decide what action the United States forces will take in retaliation. If we became involved H would be on the calculated risk that, Russia is not ready for war in Europe or Asia and would confine its participation to supplying Peiping. However it should be emphasized that opinions is by no means unanimous in Washington that the U. S. would become involved in war over the offshore islands. Tlu-rc is plenty of support, for the opinion that Quemoy and Mat.su are not essential to ! U S. defense and that we should al- . low them to fall. : It is now recognized in Washington that if fichting forums, no purpose will be served for thi.s country to*become involved under restrict ions such as applied in Korea. i What this means, frankly, is i that tactical atomic weapons will be j used agnmst, strictly miliior:' (•' "s. \ The United States is now expe- < diting all possible muuai'j, - - ce to the Chinese Nationalists. Supplies ivbich were 10 have been delivered during the next six months j or a year are being rushed to give Champ e 1 . fry passible advantage for what is considered an almost inevitable conflict. Onh a diplomatic miracle can now avoid it. ing Caroline, Lorene WagKter: Tweedle-Dee, Margaret McCann; Hearts of Stone, Lewis Lester: reading. Adine PJiea; Lucky Ole Sun, Joe Burton: How Important Can It Be, Nornia Lee Martin: Cross Over the Bridge, Kenneth Lawler. The program was concluded with a "baby contest'' featuring stalwarts of the club. "V/N i,!, Proceeds of around $1,500 were ; I OUTHS, CAMPBELLS VILLE. Ky. <^-—A father of five children, losing blood almost as fast as he receives it in transfusions. WHS civen a 50-50 'maiidiiiii tax reforms. Finance Miniver Pierre Pfiimlin told ihe deputies that only "pru- deiv and progressive"' changes would be marie in the tax system., chanc<To7 .survival todav. But h" >a:d they would be suffi-j Marion Imilo fl- is convinced cicnt to give relief to .small shop-; w jjj ma fc e it keeper- ;md artisans. The yovf-runjpnf hope. 1 - at the Rumbling Cars Bother Bird LOS ANGELES i.-Pi — A mother .sandpiper who laid four eg^ on the rocky right-of-way between ihe tracks of the S Street car line undoubtedly regrets the choice of location. But the .selection was made loui 1 weeks ago and she's committed to it, even if a car does rumble by every five minutes. Frightened, the bird flies away as the car approaches, returns as soon as it has pa.-sed. She manages to get a few hours of rest between the laal car of the night and the first of the moniiru, but she is showing signs ut .-.train. Give Poice a Merry Chase Pl'l 1HBUKGH i/v—Pnlice of suburban Forward Township chased a (.=.:• 15 miles at speeds re»chinp 90 n;ik'.s on hour la?,: night belorc. Saturday ijcinu able to halt it. coushiriE Taken in custody on multiple lalized. 'linraei were James .Hemming, id- cu;:fi2d as the driver by police, and a companion, Victor Rerosana. "1 was in for a surprise" said ar- it-£;:ng officer Tony PlscitteHL Neither one if, five fee; tall and the; boih veii:ii under a hundred. I don't know hrr.v the Fleming kid made- it. He could hardly see over ihe whpel." Fk-mmmu. 13. and Rerosunn, 12, v.pre turned over to juvenile ati- ii-nriuw. Tnr car uas returned to Flemming 1 :- mother. Anything eb,e would OP a dis- p.p point me n t 10 hi.s 75 co - \\ orke r:i and Si.-,ter Angelica, a technician at Rosary Hospital. When the co-workers offered their blood. 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