The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 18, 1955
Page 9
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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1955 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.1 rtiURTKTC STEWS PAGE NINE NEWS OF THE WORLD TOLD IN PICTURES ARMED FORCES "NEW LOOK"—One of the first things President Eisenhower would like the 84th Congress to consider is his new plan for the U. S. military. The Administration puts initial emphasis on atomic rather than conventional weapons, and this would drop military manpower, chiefly in the Army ground forces, as shown on above Newschart. As originally scheduled the total manpower is to be reduced from 3,318,000 to 2,815,000 over a three-year period. The Air Force is the only branch which will Increase Its personnel (14,000) during the period. Number of men in each branch of the Armed Forces is shown within bars. i IT HAS HEAVY "WING TANKS"—No, those tanks weren't really atop the wings of this XP6M-! Martin Seamaster. It's a composite picture, fixed up to dramatize the amount of stress the wings can take. The Navy's new multijet seaplane, to be flight-tested this spring, is undergoing a series of rigorous structural tests in ils Baltimore, Md., hangar Wings alone have been subjected to mi applied load of approximately 350,000 pounds, which is about what the tanks represent. Legend Motor Vehicle License Income f^l Gasoline SALES AND CAS TAXES ARE TOPS—Taxes on sales and gasoline were the greatest single sources of revenue in nearly three fourths of the slates during fiscal 1954, as map above shows. In 22 states sales and use taxes accounted for most of the tax money collected while 13 others depended most heavily on gasoline taxes. "Severance" taxes, peculiar to Texas and Louisiana, are charged against products iaken (or "severed") from the earth—usually oil, but in the «ase( of Louisiana, also sulphur. Atlantic Ocean m^^mm Toll roods in operotion •mmimm Jo|] roods under Construction :••»••• Authorized toll roads --= Other projected toll roads ^—**r '-^'""' pic ' cc .~—..ytampa *\- ^^ B\ •^•3^ S.Hollywood "^••^rix yWiami Key WesTH ^^^^^^^^—^^^^—^—^^—.~.. i i i — • Tn TFT SOME MEW LINKS—New roads for free-wheeling America take the spotlight as President Eisenhower asks Congress to approve his vast $101,000,000,000, ten-year roadbuilding pro- cram Man shows the toll rond situation at present. There are a few other existing and projected toll roads in the western part of the country, but they nre comparatively small ones. Most ambitious nroicct west of the Mississippi is Oklahoma's proposal for an'interstate compact between Texas, Missouri Kansas and Oklahoma for a series of interlocking turnpikes from Houston lo Kansas Cily and °t Louis' There arc in service today 8-10 miles of toll highways and parkways, with 1081 miles under construction. The Eisenhower hifihwa> program for the nation calls for a modern interstate network The federal government will pay about 30 per cunt of the cost, with states., cities, counties and other agencies paying 70 per cent. j WHO? ME?—Macksene Ferre of Salt Lake City, Utah, puzzles ( oyer the draft notice and induction instructions she received from the U. S. Army. The high,school girl is planning to join the arm* after college, but she hopes it will be with the WAC's.- J TWO-WAY TREAT—Terry Brelzke likes flapjacks, as anyone can sec. The eight-year-old Boy Scout from Minneapolis, Minn. dug in not only to fill his tummy, but also to fill the rollers of a fund to build a crippled children's summer camp. The Minneapolis Southwest Lions Club invited Terry's scout troop to a pancake- eating contest and dnnnlccl 50c to the camp for each flapjack thi boys ate. ITHEY'RE SURE-NUFF DAVY CROCKETTS-Davy Crockett, ! fabled frontiersman, woulcf be proud ol his namesake and descendant in Houston, Tex. For D»vy Crockett ill, great-great grandson of the Alamo.hero is a mndest man who acts like he doesn't «wc a whoop or a holler for the current jukebox glorification of his name "They're sure mahin' a thin;; of it," says the 31-year-old architect A taciturn man in the true mountaineer tradition ho admits hearing "The Ball.-.d of Davy Crockett" a "couple of times. And his four-year-old M,n. Davy Crockett IV. also allows as how he's heard it Crockett >;ays he's a descendant of the legendary i Davy through the hero's youngest son. 01 the original Davy's mc, mcntos he hasn't so much as n shred of coonskm. In fact, to show Davy IV ho-v thincs were in the old flays, he rnd to go out ,and 1 borrow a Tennessee \™& M<*. EXCLUSIVE NEA PHOTO. 0039*9" bo " h *"- v lal pro " action ogoimt trans-Polar air attack ind submarine war fart, in shaky pa- ition due to growing anti-American •ntiment exploited by local Communists and "National Defense Party" which aims at ousting U. S. troops. it still occupied by Big 4 and awaiting final, unifying peace treaty. Western half is being armed at part of NATO. Russia threaten! to block unification if West Germany joins NATO. German Reds plan Peoples Police/' future Red German army, to counter NATO. evivos "pwceful ca«xiiii ]«nce" theme. Moicow alms to block 1 reaming of West Germany. Threat- tens to cancel friendship treoHn wirh I France and England, if they ratify 1 rearming. Wants Big 4 to scttto prob- [ fern of German unification. BloiH U. S. pact to defend For mow. ___ ey to : ran<o-Germon rcla- Icmi and .to unified NATO. Both France and Germany agreed a yield their claims n th* Saar and Hit area was "European;ed." But fear of itrman nationalism remain* at threat to European unity. troubles her« are intensi- f!«d. In Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria terrorist activities, strikes and nationalist uprisings are rife, Eiplosivi situation seen os thrtat to Mendei- France regime. _ China keeps rouble pot boiling in critical areas, especially southeast Asia. These include Korea, Indo-Chino, Formosa, Burma, India and •vtn Japan, wherti then Ii Red infiltration. he most critical ipot m me ar East, holding a threat of war that could ivolvfl the U. 5. With invasion force on mainland, Reds are stepping up attacks on Nationalists' off-short islands. Tlrtir ; ate depends on what action it ptrmttttd j, S. Navy and Air Force. U. 5, now It committed only to defend Forntou. (Jonosions dispute possession of West New Guinea (Irian). Problem is before UN, but both sides are increasing their military forces. Despite fckt Hiot the pro • Communist r*. gim« of Guatemala was ousted, Reds have not stopped their agitation and "boring from within" ln> Central America. President Castillo Armat warns U. S. ogainst Red comeback. most of the world's troubles appear. Baby New Year's work Is all cut out for him. The Old d outness to cope with. Above Newsmap showswher. As in every other postwar year, 'ree-world observers gea- ^ mQst troub , cs slem (rom lhc soviet Un i on . - „ _,.. -. _ -~- - - CERONIMO-Jack, Jill and Jim Pyland, left to right, find a new use for high winds and 12-loot parachute In Dallas, Tex. The 'chute was provided by their J«ck Pytaod, 1 company officer ol UM White Rock Civilian Air Patrol In Dallas. Wing tips nave permanent flooti to supply wing-tip buoyancy when plane is ot rest in the water <5 THE WORLD'S FIRST—Photo-tli how Ihr XI'tIM 1 M;irtin Scainnsler. world's tirsl uKuil <ll«° I ..pUn" llhn jutl U«, muulu, I,, Ih, Navy ,. ll,e Aln.T.11 plant at altimore. Md , A tiulj w.iUi-b."Std alrci.,fl. Ihi Scirmslcr- prim iry rmsslnns an- mine-lay nj BauiJMu; i, mu , 'i n iii^ win. 1.1 -MUdbu cm *.•••• t, t»v -- - . - _ vii, tnA and photo-reconnaissance. A unique feature 15 a water-light, "itary mine door, on which mln« stores or a camera port con be Installed Interchangeably. The Scarmistor is expected to p4ay g. major role in the Navy's new concept In naval warfare—the- Seaplane Striking Force. RADIO SIGNALS-i UNDERGROUND CABLES TO BOARD OF TRADE BLDG. CENTRAL CONTROL STATION NOW—RADIO-CONTROLLED TRAFFIC—Chicago took the first step toward having the world'* first radio-controlled traffic lights when It awarded the General Electric Company a contract *• design, develop and manufacture the system. Diagram above shows how it will work. The radio antenna and transmitter will be located atop the Board of Trade Building, highest point in Chicago. The central control station will be a short distance away in City Hall. A master mechanism In the central control station will send out a tone signal. The signal will be carried over the underground cable to the transmitter, which broadcasts It to the traffic lights. Each has a corresponding tone switch or decoder.- Each decoder will select the signal designed for its itreet intersection and will ignore tones Intended for other intersections. At first, traffic light* At IS Intersections In a heavy traffic area just north of Chicago's Loop will be radlo-cant»Ufd,'«fUr which tin system may

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