The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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fAGK fWd BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Engle Advocates Hew Canal Site • Michigan Republican ' Irfced by Panama's Rejection of Bases WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. (UP)— Chairman Albert J. Engel announe- ad yesterday he would ask his House (Subcommittee on Military Appropriations to provide the Army with funds to surrey new canal sites in Central America aa a result of Panama's rejection of a defense base agreement with the U. s. Furthermore, the Michigan Republican said, until his subcommittee Is aatured that the U. 8. had th« baaes necessary to defend th* Panama Canal, he would oppose the expenditure of any funds for new work In the Panama Canal Zone. "And," he added, "I shall proceed- with the Idea in view of taking steps (or a survey to find another canal Site, where we can get bases for de, ferae. - ' "•" • i "In the event of a second' canal, ' I feel certain we would retain th« Panama Canal only on ^standby basis. It Is absolutely Inconceivable that the United States should have a canal it could not defend." He said that, in the original agreement providing for the cannl site, Panama granted the United Slates the right to maintain defense bates. But, Engel said, the late President Roosevelt gave up that privilege "as a grand gesture." "Panama, therefore. Is within Its legal rights to say no to us," Enl«l said. '"But we're In our legal rights to go some place else to find another canal." Re said there were at least three or four prospective sites outside Panama. He said he could not say Just where they were, but that he thought-some of them were in Nicaragua and In that part of Colombia that extends to the Isthmus. "This is solely a matter of defense and not a question of territorial expansion," Engel said. "Since Panama has seen fit to bar us from defense sites, I am against spending i another cent for improvements or i new work In the Canal Zone. I ex- ; pect 'to advocate to my committee I that It Include In the next civil i funds appropriation a bill for the Army money to make surveys for i new sites." i Engel said the canal was not only important to the United States, but to every Latin American country because It provided the simplest link between the East and West INVITATION TO LIVE-THIS WINTER Braking Distances on Various Road Surfaces at 20 mph New winter acddcnt facti, based en research and t«t« by National Safety Council, reveal alarming increase of skidding and poor viability crashes during snowy, icy weather. Authorities urge equalized brakes, using tire chains, windshield wipers, defrosters, good lights mid lower speeds to minimize the added seasonal hazards at inadequate stop-and-go traction on snow or ice and reduced visibility. Not All New Patient* Approximately one-half of the 03.918 patients hospitalized by the Veterans' Administration are veterans of v/ari other than World War II. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947 Ten Yean to Bulli China's Great Wall was begun by Chin Shlsh about 220 B. C., and Is constructed of brick and slone. Ten years were required to construct It. Meat Packers Will Ask for Higher Wages CHICAGO, Dec. 24. CUP)— Officials of two packinghouse workers unions said yesterday they have .notified the packing industry, that they will demand wage Increases to meet higher living costs. Rfllph Helsteln, president of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers of America, said his union would ask for more pay "since it Is obvious that the present Congress has defaulted on Its responsibility to en- coast ol South and Central America. act legislation which would curb rising prices." Spokesmen for th* A*L Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen said representatives of the major packing companies had been asked to meet with them to discuss pay Increases "a* soon as possible." President and Family Plan Typical American Christmas Observance WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UP)— President Truman will deliver his Yuletlde message to the nation tomorrow and then begin a typically American Christmas' celebration with his family. The president will speak at tree- lighting ceremonies on the South yawn of the White House at 4 p.m., GST. Mr. Truman and his family plan to attend midnight church services on Christmas Eve. They will open their presents after breakfast on Christmas Day and will enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings in the evening. Guests will Include the President's sister, Miss Mary Truman of Independence. Mo., and Mrs. Truman's three brothers, D. F. Wallace of Denver, Colo,, and George P. and Frank Q. Wallace, bolh of Independence. The White House Is decorated for the holiday. Trees are lighted on the Pennsylvania Avenue portico and a large cedar wreath hangs over the North door. In the foyer, red poinsettlas lend a festive touch. 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