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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 15, 1955
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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 19S5 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Menderes: Turkey's One Man Show Premier Is Pushing Big Industrialization Program By FRED ZUSY ISTANBUL (AP) — Prime Minister Adrian Menderes is an expert politician who runs Turkey as virtually a one-man show. He is extremely sensitive to criticism. He explains it's all right for his enemies to say his government is dragging Turkey to the brink of ruin. "But the law will be invoked against those who say, 'these infamous and treacherous people are dragging the country to ruin,' " he says. He means that such name calling will invoke stringent press laws, which he holds necessary to protect the dignity and honor of the nation. A number of editors have gone to jail for various reasons over the last year or two. Menderes' country has received about two billion postwar dollars from the United States, mostly as military aid. Just now he is engaged in a vast building program: one of the local papers calls him Adnan the Builder. Since his party swept to power five years ago, Menderes has pushed an unprecedented program of industrialization. The development program now takes nearly 25 per cent of the government's budget. Turkey is constructing seven big dnms and power stations, costing from 35 to 50 million dollars each, and improving seven ports at a cost of 10 to 20 millions each. Hoads and grain silos are going in all over the country. The government is building sugar, cement and textile factories, Processing plants for meat, fish, wheat, macaroni and canned goods are going up in more than 38 areas. There will be new assembly plants for tractors and trucks. Menderes' backers say his bold program to lift rurkey from a stagnant, subsistence economy will rank him in history with great Turkish heroes. His critics think otherwise. Some claim Menderes' program is catch-as-catch-can, without a master plan, and thus far a fiasco. They say foreign investors are afraid to put money into Turkey. They complain some of the new factories had to shut down because Turkey's shortage of foreign exchange prohibits import of needed raw materials. They charge that the accelerated expansion has caused inflation. Evidently Menttcres Is taking a calculated risk based on two premises: 1. The future will take care of itself through increased production, which will pay off expansion debts. Menderes says the turn will come in two or three years, when new factories go into production. 2. The United States, which has poured millions Into postwar Turkey as a bulwark against communism—75 per cent in military assistance—will have to bail Turkey out of trouble if necessary. There seems little doubt U.S. diplomats here recognize this latter facet in Turkish official thinking. Coupled with this is »n attempt to put the brakes on Turkey's expansion, to make any bailing out cost the American taxpayer as little as possible. American missions in the country are discouraging new expansion plans unless they directly aid the military effort. Menderes argues that an expanding economy is necessary to support a vast military establishmen: a division of troops for every million people. It's Good Business for Britons To Recognize Yankee Visitors By JAMES F. KING LONDON 'JT—The stranger was puffing on a cigar and wearing a wide brimmed hat and flamboyant sport shirt. "How do you like it over here, Yank?" the pub keeper asked. "How did you know I was an American?" the stranger countered. The bartender only smiled. The English find ft easy to recognize "the Yanks" even without such obvious trademarks. The same is true over the rest of Europe. For one reason, its' good business for Europeans to recognize American tourists. Coming up is the biggest American tourist invasion in history. Big Dollar Earner Transatlantic visitors are Britain's biggest net dollar earner. This summer's estimated deposit will run up to 115 million dollars— about 45 millions of this going to British ships and airlines. The English find a different type of American coming over on va- cation these days. The rich executive is the exception rather than the rule. Thousands are ex-Gls who served here duing World War II. Favorite attractions are much the same, however. Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is still the best show in London — and free. Nor has the Tower of London lost its lure. And as always, there's Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon. Paris is still "Gay Paree", but French travel agents regard Americans first and foremost as 3ight : seers of historic places. They spent about 90 millions in France last year—nearly a quarter of the country's dollar income. The harvest Is expected to be richer this summer from 500,000 visitors. Million Expected West Germany satns dtobe ne- fit perhaps more, than any other country. A million Americans are expected this year—surpassing the 985,000 of 954. They will spend hundreds of millions of dollars, augmenting the 200 million the American troops stationed in Germany contribute annually to the country's economy. Italy is another favorite for Americans, with about a million expected this year. Many come to visit the Vatican. Four years ago Spain counted only 30,000 American tourists; this year it expeits a half million. In 1954 Americans spent about 200 million dollars there—significant when it is realized that Spain's total dollar holdings were only 125 million. In Switzerland somp 150,000 American visitors are expected to spend well over the 24 millions they spent in 1953. More than 40,000 Americans are expected in Ireland this season with seven million dollars to spend —important to the country's low geared economy. Rescues the Cash < CHICAGO W) — Flames raging in a laundry almost destroyed by fire could not stop Conrad Nordis as he fought his way to retrieve his spare pants. There was $100 in the pockets. Met Is Seeking Bigger Quarters NEW YORK m— The Metropolitan Opera Assn. has moved to get a more spacious and modern home. The Met's board of directors yesterday approved a resolution to have a committee discuss with Mayor Robert P. Wagner the possibility of moving to a west side area between 60th and 69th streets. This section may be redeveloped under slum clearance laws. The Mct's opera house, erected in 1883, is on Broadway between 39th and 40th streets. The directors also voted to extend general manager Rudolf Bing's contract through the 1958-59 season. Burglars Save Time DALLAS, Tex. (/P)—Burglars had knocked off the knob of a lumber yard safe when they made a timesaving discovery. The safe was unlocked and there was no money in It. Colorado's Atomic Fall Out Scare Termed All a Mistake DENVER (flv-A government sci entist says there really wasn't uny reason for alarm over an Indicated radioactive tail out in Colorado. Dr. Willnrd F, Libby, speaking for the Atomic Energy Commission, said yesterday it was all a mistake. His explanation: Atomic dust particles strayed Into a geiger counter tube, causing a falsely high reading. Dr. Theodore Puck and Ray Lanier of the Colorado University Medical Center brought up the subject after March 7 tests in Nevada. They inquired publicly whether the Indicated fallout could be safely Ignored. Gov, Ed C. Johnson in turn denounced Puck and Lunier, arid Denver Mayor Qulgg Newton asked the AEC to consider a survey of possible danger to Coloradonns. The two scientists, admitting they were puzzled, already had reported their findings to the AEC. Dr. Libby gave his verdict in a letter to Newton. He said AEC readings for March 2 ,and 8 fallouts in Denver, after high altitude winds carried radioactive clouds eastward over the mountains, "were insignificant from the point of view of health." In addition to the Puck-Lanier check with a dust-contaminated counter, Libby said U.S. Public Health Service equipment here also monitored the fall-out. Red Science Fights Church MOSCOW Ifl — To give the Russian peasants the thrill of star gazing — and, also to propagandize them on the theme of Natural Sciences vs. Religion — the Soviet Astronomy Societies are sending mobile observatories to tour the countryside. The Blue Bus of the Planetarium is becoming an increasingly familiar sight. In it are mounted powerful telescopes and then the farmers are invited to come and look. First they are given a lecture on astronomy in which the lecturer Invites the fanners to "become imaginary passengers on a space ship . . . This is what you will BLASTS SCOUTS-Rev. Joseph L. Lonergan of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., soys that the "13oy Scout is about 20 per cent girl. He Is hybrid, and that Is where alcoholics and broken marriages come from." Scout officials have been unable to cx- nlain his blast at scouting. New KP Order Is Rescinded , TOKYO (AV-The U.S. 9th Corps has rescinded ft recent order which would have put troops back on kitchen police duties. The change would have cost 225 Japanese their culinary and dish washing jobs. The Army explained, "we would rather have them the soldiers out training than dish washing." Read Courier wews Classified Ads. see." Also they get considerable atheistic propaganda In these lectures which dispute the Bible story of the Creation of the World. Ducks Delusion Delights Dog SEATTLE W)—George It a duck who apparently thinks he's t dog. He Joined the Duvld Dugnn family last summer. Where he came from, they do not know. And Smoltey, the Dugan spaniel, possibly flattered at his success In winning frlendi and Influencing mallard:, Is willing to go along with the duck's delusion. They pal around together, even teaming up to chase cat> and can. There Is a complication, though. "They fight like everything at meal time," Mrs. Dugin explaini. "George lllcei meat." f 1e/ep6one tint- NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS The Beautiful New TEXACO SERVICE STATION Ash and Division Streets Operated by Bob Logan & James Mizell MARFAK LUBRICATION By Manufacturer's Recommendation Watch for Our Grand Opening and List of Prizes TM SIT N TOP OF A MOUNTAIN UNTAIN GROWN COFFEE" There's No Shortage al the Dixie Pig! Cn sale 7 days a week-18 hours a day! ...and Speaking About That Pig Meat... W/ien You Feel PIGGISH Drive Out to ERNEST'S! Bring A Copy of This Ad and Enjoy a Free Cup of Mountain Grown Coffee FREE DIXIE PIG the Highway 61 North

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