The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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frAGE TWO BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1955 In Six Years US Has Provided 870 Ships to Foreign Nations By ELTON C. FAV WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has supplied enough ships to make a huge tleet to friendly nations, some of them' 1 former enemies. With delivery next month of two more ships to Japan, the number of Navy vessels loaned or otherwise provided for big and little countries in both hemispheres the last six years will total at least 870, a check of Defense Department records indicated today. But there is no danger of the U. S. Navy running short of ships. The Navy now is operating about 1,100 ships, slightly over 400 o( them combat craft. And it still has more than 1,300 in reserve, even after transferring the 870 vessels to foreign nations. Tills stockpile includes a dozen battleships, 68 carriers of various sizes, 105 destroyers, 165 patrol type ships including destroyer escorts, 57 submarines and hundreds of amphibious, auxiliary and minelaying oraft. Largest warship loaned under the foreign military aW program is a 14,000-ton carrier, turned over to France. That nation also received about 15 small ships and amphibious craft used during the lighting in Indochina. Italy Gettint Help Italy, an Axis power in World War n, is getting help from her former opponent, Including the loan of an American submarine. But one of the biggest recipients of naval help Is Japan, the most powerful sea power among the enemy nations of World War II. The United States is helping Japan rebuild some of her former naval might to make her a strong link in the Western Pacific defenses. The .Navy, defense spokesmen said today, expects to turn over to Japanese crews about May 17 the destroyer . escorts Amlck and Atherton. Officers and crews for the ships have been training since last month at Norfolk, Va. They will go to Boston about two weeks in advance of the ships' delivery .time for indoctrination in the Spring Snow Storm Hits California •SACRAMENTO, Calif. (£•) — A late season .-mow storm mnrooncd •n estimated 350 nutornoblles on two trans-Sierra highways and forced the. closing of one of the routes, California hlghwny patrolmen reported early today. At least 200 .cars were stranded on U. S. 40 by heavy snows that began falling early yestedray find by midnfternoon had reached 18 Inches. None of the motorists was reported to be In danger. The south, 100 to 150 vehicles. were reported stuck briefly on higher elevations of U. S. 50. However, latest reports indicated road crews were making fast progress in clearing the highway and frcenlg the stranded cars. SPIRITUAL PUSH—Six "Fralernilas" monks, who tour Italian Communist-infested areas to preach the gospel, give their old, reluctnnt Fiat a shove in Bologna. Called "Flying Missionaries," they direct their campaign to Italian workers who havt (locked to the Communists in northern Industrial areas. handling of destroyer escorts. A five-week shakedown crui.se, with the Japanese crews operating the ships, will follow transfer. Crew In Training At the New London Conn. Naval Base, another Japanese crew is training In preparation to taking over sometime Into this summer the U. S. submarine Mingo, Transfer of the Mlngo will be nt Mare Island, Cnllf. The Japanese navy received last full the loan of two destroyers, the Ellyson find Mncomb, The United Stales »IKO has turned over to Jap- an seven mine sweepers. The types of vessels being assigned, to the Japanese navy indicate the first effort will be to equip that country for antisubmarine operations In event of war with Russia. Russia already has the world's largest submarine fleet, deployed in the Pacific as well as in European waters, and estimated nt 300 boats of nil types. The British Admiralty forecasts that within the next two or three years the undersea part of (he Rod fleet will consist of 500 submarines. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Genuine HICKORY SMOKED COUNTRY HAMS Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In w« Deliver Come In 1044 Chick the boy and the world... A father was trying to read his newspaper while his young son kept demanding his attention. At last, (he father, seeing a map of the world in the paper, lure it into small pieces, and giving the map to his son, said, "Here, put this map of the world back together, and I'll give you n dollar." Then, thinking his son would be busy for lite whole evening, he turned again to his paper. In a very short time his son returned. ''It's all finished, dad" he said. ''How did you do it so quickly?" ask- ed the father in amazement. "~~ "Well, dad, there was a picture of a hoy on the other side of the map. and when the hoy came out all right, then the world came out all right." That is a slartling, true .statement. We need not worry too much about future world affairs if we sec to it that our hoys and girls "come out all right" through development of their characters along high moral and religious standards. —The Rev. Albert C. Baker SUPPORT Your Y. M. C. A. JOIN TODAY THIS MESSAGE SPONSORED BY Blytheville Water Co. "Water It Your Cheapest Commodity" CONDITION FIRST JIMMIE Beat the heat with G-E "Comfort-Conditioned Air"! NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTSI Don't face another summer of sleepless nights and soggy bedclothes. With a G-E Room Air Conditioner you can sleep cool, dry, relaxed and undisturbed. SLEEP DRY AND COOL! A G-E Room Air Conditioner eliminates the discomfort of hot, muggy weather. It provides n roomful of cool, crisp, filtered air— "Comfort-Conditioned Air"! 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