The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1955 · Page 5
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MONDAT, Al'RIL 28, 1955 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Twining Warned Congress Of Red China's Air Potential By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. Nathan F. Twining advised Congress in February that Red China's air force could be doubled or tripled "overnight" from Russia. to testimony given Feb. 9 and made public today, the Air Force chief of staff said Red China's "rapidly expanding system of bates gives the Communists the ability to move in aircraft rapidly from the Soviet Union." "We cannot ignore their c pabllity to double or triple their air strength in the Par East over- 3360 3386 3401 3375 3407 3415 3325 3357 3388 3401 Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton <«:» Q»*Uti*ft May 3325 3345 July Oct Dec Now Orleans Cotton May . . 3323 3348 3323 July 3360 3375 3360 Oct 3390 3*01 3384 Dec 3400 3416 3400 Chicago Corn May .... 145'/4 14514 1451/8 July .... 147y g 147 7/ a H7i/ 8 Chicago Soybeans May .... 253% 254% 252% July .... 245, 245 243 ft Sept .... 236% 236% 234% Nov .... 233% 233 7 / 8 232% Chicago Wheat May .... 213% 213% 212y s July .... 196!/ 2 196'/ 2 192£ New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler 3399 3412 3347 145 . 147% 254% 244 >/ 2 236 'A 233 >/ 2 2131/j 195'/ B . 181 . 69 5-8 . 60 1-4 . 146 1-4 . 80 1-2 . 121 1-2 . 51 3-4 Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ........ 77 1-8 N Y Central .............. 42 Int Harvester ............. 373-8 Republic Steel ............ 85 Radio 43 1-8 Socony Vacuum 54 1-4 Stud-Pak Standard of N J ... Texas Corp ;. Sears U S Steel 12 5-8 115 7-8 night," he told a House Appropriations subcommittee. He did not publicly locate the new Chinese airfields nor discuss their relationship to the Formosa Strait. Early this month. President Eisenhower, in discounting predictions of a possible Red attack on Quemoy and the Matsu Islands by April 15, said the Communists still lacked sufficient airfields and supply bases to support such an assault. New Air Force Twining testified that in the last four years the Communists "have created a whole new air force in Red China and have made it the fourth most powerful air force in the world." t Apparently the others are the United States, the Soviet Union and Great Britain. The buildup, he said, is continuing and "includes many jet aircraft." He said the U.S. Air Force is continuing "important studies" to develop "a hard-hitting, self-protective combination of.fighters and light bombers" capable of delivering tactical, or close-range, nuclear weapons. "We already have units of this type in position overseas," he said, and "we will continue to improve and organize additional tactical atomic forces." Additional Information Twining gave this additional information: 1. Of an estimated 20,000 Soviet combat planes, thousands of jet fighters and bombers now can reach targets in Western Europe, Alaska, Japan or the PhiRppines. 2. The United States plans a total of 23,000 planes. By early 1956, all medium bomber units will be equipped with powerful jet B47s. 3. The Soviets are "putting va^st resources" in the race to develop workable 10,000-mile-an-hour intercontinental missile "with sufficient range to destroy targets in the United States." 4. The United States has given top priority to this weapon, be- use these missiles ' 'with intercontinental range" present a defense problem more difficult than any faced before in history." Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III. HI— (USDA) — Hogs 10,000; active 180 Ib up 50-75 higher, mostly 50-60 up; 170 Ib down 25-50 higher; sows 25-75 higher; choice 180-220 Ib 17.25-75; about half deck choice No. 1 and 2 17.85; one deck 18.00: 220-240 Ib 17.00-50; 240-270 Ib 16.5017.10; 270-300 Ib 16.00-50; 140-170 Ib 16.50-17.50; sows 450 Ib down 14.00; boars 10.00-12.50. Cattle 6,000, calves 800; active; strong to as much as 50 higher on steers and heifers; good and choice 20.00-25.50; choice heifers 24.00; few commercial and low good 17.00-19.00; cows active and strong; utility and 12.50-14.50; anners commercial and cutters 10.00-12.50; bulls steady; utility and commercial 13.50-15.00; canners and cutters 11.00-13.00; veal- ers and calves steady to 1.00 higher; good and choice 20.0025.00; prime 27.00-28.00; commercial and good 15.00-20.00. Investigation Asked SEOUL 0Pj— South Korea will ask the U. N. to investigate if Korean War prisonares now in India have been pressured to return to Communist North Korea. Foreign Minister Y. T. Pyun said today. $57,000 in Savings Bonds Sold in County Sales of Series E and H U. S. Savings Bonds in Mississipl County during March amounted to $57,778, the state office of U. S. Savings Bonds Division reported today. This is 17.7 percent of the county's quota for the year. Auto Accidents Concern USAF WASHINGTON — The Air Force has expressed "serious concern" about accidents — auto accidents. In a report to a House Appropriations subcommittee, released today, the Air Force said its men have about five times as many auto accidents as airplane acci- ents. In 1954 there were 757 fatalities rfom airplane accidents and 008 from auto crashes. But 5,324 military personnel were injured in auto accidents, compared with 529 in planes. Altogether there were 6,460 auto accidents, 1,326 airplane crashes. IKE NEW MEXICAN GEMS .. The Cerrillos hills, near Santa Fe, N. M., are pitted with old Indian turuoise diggings, gems from which are identified by their peculiar color and hardness. (Continued from Pace 1) Ing for enduring peace. It was against the background of that concept that he 'nade this announce ment: Tells of New Ship "We have added to the United States program for peaceful uses of atomic energy an atomic powered merchant ship. The Atomic Energy Commission and the maritime administration are now developing specifications. I sha shortly submit to the Congress a request for the necessary funds together with a description of the vessel. "The new ship, powered with an atomic reactor, will not require refueling for scores of thousands of miles of operation. Visiting the ports of the world, it will denon- strate to people everywhere this peace-time use of atomic energy, harnessed for the impi'ovement of human living. In part, the ship will be an atomic exhibit ; carrying to all people practical knowledge of the usefulness of this new science in medicine, agriculture and power production. "In every possible way, in word and deed, we shall strive to bring to all men the truth of our assertion that we seek only p just and lasting peace. "There is no precedent for the nature of the struggle of our time." The new merchant ship would take its place with the world's first atomic powered submarine, this country's Nautilus, already in operation, and a second atomic submarine now being built by the United States. The President told his audience of publishers and editors that America's newspapers "have traditionally been a guarantee that truth will reach every part of our country and all the free peoples of the world." He said it never was more important than it Is today that the people of the entire world .have free access to the ,ruth. And he asked: "Cannot you, men of the pen, propagate knowledge" of economic .ruth just as your professional forebears spread the truths that Inspired our foregathers to achieve a national independence? "Fertile Soil" "For, when all people, everywhere, understand that trade is a fertile soil for the growth of a shared prosperity, of all kinds of cooperative strength, and of understanding and tolerance, the fruit thereof will be another historic step on the road to universal peace." In talking about interrmtiomd crises, with those created by Red China and Russia obviously in ninci. the President declared: "Every day, in our newspapers, we are confronted with what Is )robably the greatest paradox o\ list or y. "Out of a n instinctive realization of the horror of nuclear war thb hunger of virtually every human 'being on this planet ! for tranquil ' security, for an opportunity to live and let live, for freedom, for peace. And yet, defying this universal hunger, certain dictatorships have engaged in a deliben ately conceived drive which periodically creates alarms and fears of war. "In our uneasy post-war world, crises are a recurrent international diet; their climaxes come and go. But so they have—in some degree i —since the beginning of organized 0/ytht ?///• Insurance M*n to Attend Muting A BlytheviUe delegation will attend the 23rd annual Arkansas State Sales Congress sponsored by the Arkansas Association of Life Underwriters to be held in Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, on Friday. Over 600 life underwriters are exepcted to attend. Blytheville delegates include Paul Mahon, John Duncan, Lynn W. Brown, Ed Townsend, Edward Evans, J. Louis Cherry, L. E. Old, Jr., J. L. Thompson, Jr., and H. L. Halsell. Alvin L Allen Services Held At Cooter Church Services for Alvin Lee Allen, Sr., of Cooler, were conducted yesterday afternoon at Cooter Baptist Church with burial in Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville. He died Friday at a veterans hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born near Humboldt, Tenn., he came to Southeast Missouri a, child and was well known In the .rea as a car salesman. He leaves Ills wife, Mrs. Ettei Allen, Cooter; a son, Alvin Lee Allen, Jr., Memphis; four sisters Mrs. Annie Wray, Cooter, Mrs. Louise Harnish, Blytheville. Mrs. Minnie Renfro, Wardall. Mrs. Myrtle Marks, Muncie. Ind., and one brother, Willis Allen, Tyler, Mo. Frisco Safety Program Is Set For Wednesday A spring safety rally has been scheduled by Frisco Railroad for Blytheville Junior HlRh School's auditorium Wednesday at 7:30. Frisco Superintendent J. K. Beshears has aiinounced that a special program, which will be free to the public, will be presented using tal- eiu from public schools. High school band, under direction of Bob Lipscomb, also will take part in the ailair. For the program on safety, Frisco will bring to town various safety experts from its system. Among prizes to be awarded is a new bicycle. Anyone may register for door prizes and need not be present to win. J. H. Linsman Services Today Services for Johnny Henry Linsman, 49, former resident of Blytheville, who died . at Methodist Hospital in Memphis Saturday, were to be conducted at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p. m. today by the Rev. Bill Cook, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. Burial was to be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Linsman moved from Blytheville In 1933 and served there as chief of police for several years. Bom at Paris, Tenn., Mr. Linsman came to this area with his family when he was a young boy, settling in the Barfield community. He later moved to Blytheville Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Zula Linsman of Blytheville; his lather, Fred Linsman of Sikeston; a son, Johnny Linsman of Caruthersville; one daughter, Mrs William Harwell of St. Louis; a brother, Guy Linsman of Slkeston; and a sister, Hazel Linsman, government employe in Germany. society. By their effect on human action, the peril within them is either magnified or dlminshed." The Presdent said that a crisis •'may be fatal when, by it, unstable men are stampeded into headlong panic." He added: May Forget Hope "Then—bereft of common senso and wise judgment—they hastily resort to armed force in the hope of crushing a threatening foe. although thereby they Impoverish the world and may forfeit the hope for enduring peace. "A crisis may likewise be deadly when inert men—unsure of themselves and their cause—are smothered by it In despair. Then, grasping at any straw of appeasement, they sell a thousand tomorrows for the pottage of a brief escape from reality." A crisis also Is "the sharpest goal to the creative energies of men," the President said, "wlu-n they recognize it as a challenge to their every resource, and move to meet it i n faith, in thought,, in courage." He said that under thosi circumstances men "can act for today in the light of generation. 1 still to come." Then he declared: CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page 1) the end of hostilities in the Formosa area. Chairman George (D-CIa) of the Smatc Foreign Relations Committee said this country should accept Chou's offer of peace talks. "I unhesitatingly say that this nation should be big enough and great enough, through its high officials to sit down and talk." he told the American Society of Newspaper Editors Saturday night. "It is time that we should relieve the tensions of thi? world if we can . . . "We ought to be willing to talk wi!h the Chinese People's Republic and their lenders, because we have a high obligation to all men everywhere . . . and out of that conference may come, not a final solution, but a step—nnd perhaps a great step—to a solution of. our problems." Approves Talks Chairman Richards (D-SC) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee voiced approval of talks If it appears that the Communists are willing to make "bona fide proposals." He cautioned against Peipfng efforts to get this country to violate Its mutual defense treaty Military Meals Below Standard WASHINGTON tfl — The Hoover Commission says the meals served at U. S. military bases wouldn't meet the standards of a good res- tflurant. In a report on government buy InR and handling of food mid cloth- Ing, the commission said last night that the armed forces buy good quality food but fail to meet commercial standards in the way they prepare and serve it. HISTORIC NORMANDY.. Normnndy, historic region of France between Picardy and Brit- nnny, owes Its bane to the North- men who settled In northern France during the ninth century. Dinosaurs lived during the Mesozoic era, which extended from about 200,000,000 to 60,000,000,000 years ago. Man has appeared on enrth only during the last million years. with the Chinese Nationailss . Sparkman said that by taking by the initiative in trying to renew the U.N. cense-fre effort, the United States might be able to learn quickly whether Chou was talking only for propaganda purposes. Pelplng rejected a U.N. offer to discuss the Issue three months ago. Sen. Humphrey (D - Minn), appearing on an ABC television program yesterday, als' urged that the talks be held through the United Nations. "Every time we bypass the U.N., we weaken it and every time we bypass the U.N. we come out much less than good," he said. Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP lender, said he is sticking to his contention lhat any conference with the Chinese Reds Is unlikely to produce any tangible results other than a "Munich" settlement of appeasement. "liiere Is nothln to negotiate that would not mean giving up free world territory and peoples to the Communists," ho said. He said the Reds hope to get the coastal islands of Quemoy and Matsu at the conference table and "cast a cloud over the title to Formosa" while gaining admission to the U.N. themselves. FORMOSA (Continued from Page 1) raised the question, by saying: "There Is Uie need to eliminate suspicion on both sides, and I believe .China could help by .releasing the American airmen or perhaps arranging for a Nationalist Chinese evacuation of the offshore islands." The seven-day conference was marked by frequent clashes between pro and anti-Communist elements. But it reached last-minute agreement on the major issue that nearly caused a stalemate—the touchy colonial question. After hours of deliberation a subcommittee finally came up with an acceptable resolution condemning colonialism "in all its manifestations." It carefully avoided specifying either Western or Communist colonialism. Both sides in the cold war seemed to have profited during the parley, Pew Slaps at West There was little or none of the bitter condemnation the West had expected from the formerly sub ject peoples. Anti-Communist spokesmen captured the initiative at the outset of the conference with telling blasts against Red imperialism. Western observers were particularly impressed with the anti-Communist stand of Ceylon's Premier Sir John Kotelawola, one of the five conference hosts. On the Communist side, Chou devoted himself mainly , to winning friends. He attracted considerable favorable attention by refusing to pursue the , arguments with his anti-COmmunlst critics. The strategic Indochln, .e kingdoms of 3nmbod!a mid Laos both espoused Indian Prime Minister Nehru's neutralist policy, which Chou favors for the rest of Asia. And the Chinese Premier's gesture on the Formosa Issue was applauded generally, although some delegates were skeptical that anything concrete would result. The resolutions drawn up at the jflrley covered a wide field, rnng- Ing from demands for n ban on manufacture and testing of nuclear vcnpons to cultural cooperation among: Asian and African p«opl«t. Stands Outlined The final • conference communi- que outlined these principal stands —in addition to that on colonial- ' ism—adopted during the meeting: 1. Universal membership in the United Nations to promote world peace—an oblique reference to Red China's demands for a seat in the world organization. It was the closest the conference came to backing Peiping o n that score. 2. Economic cooperation among the Asian-African nations "on the basis of mutual interest and respect for national sovereignty." 3. Cultural understanding among nations through cooperation. This stemmed from the resolutions condemning colonialism and racialism. 4. Pull support for the principle of self-determination "of peoples and nations as set forth in the charter of the United Nations." The conference agreed on a seven- point blueprint for coexistence, including opposition to collective pacts designed "to serve particular interests of any big powers." 5. Support for the "courageous stand taken by the victims of racial discrimination, especially by the peoples of African, Indian and Pakistani origin South Africa/' 6. Support for the rights of the North Africans to self-determination, a reference to the Nationalist demands in the French territories there. France was urged to bring about a peaceful settlement "without delay." Supports For Arab* 7. Support for the 'rights of the Avnb people of Palestine" and a call for a peaceful settlement there. Though the resolution did not mention Israel by name, its anti-Israeli intent was clear. The resolution on nuclear weapons was sweeping. It called for an end to production, experimentation and use of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons and effective international control to c-"ry out such a prohibition. The delegates agreed to leave the decision whether to hold another conference next year to the five sponsoring countries—India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Indonesia. Following up his bid Saturday for direct talks with the United States, Chou told the closing session: 6,000,000 Women must be right About Summer Storage! They couldn't be wrong . . . for they place their confidence in Certified Cold Storage year after year. It just beats anything for dependability! It's your absolute assurance of complete protection against moths, heat, mildew, fire, and dust for only 3 per cent of your valuation on furs, 2 percent on woolens. It's time to store now; pay next Fall on delivery when your clothes are brought to you freshly pressed and ready to wear. BLYTHEVILLE STEAM LAUNDRY-CLEANERS 210 S. Second Member Certified Cold Fur Storage Association Phone 3-4418 Today! Our storage vaults approved by American Institute of Refrigeration. Ladies! This Is Just What You've Been Wailing For! 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