The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1946 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 21, 1946
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SATURDAY, DICCKMHRR :>1, 19-10 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) GOIIRIKR NEWS I Army to Move Divisions by Air Revised Infantry Units To Follow Parachute Troops by Sky Route liY W1I.MAM F. McMENAMIN (United Press Staff CoriTS[>onrtentl WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—The Army Ground Forces today announced ,a rcorsjani/ation Irom which wil' t 'leri^c a new army division coin •stely transportable by air and . Jssessin?, 250 per cent more fire . power and 20 per cent more manpower than World War II divisions. Gen. Jacob I/. Devcrs. ground forces commander, said the hew di- visifcn win n; in the field in four (| r five months. He said the reor- Mnizvillon "takes into account les sons learned in World War II and locks forward to the atomic age American army divisions, prove i'<|iu«l or superior to the best t triend and foe alike in the 'i it just Won, will henceforth be unparalleled fighting niK-Jhines," 13ev- i-i's said. The new division, although it streamlined and light-weight cquip- iJiciil will be transportable by air,! will not constitute and airborne division. IM-.uis for a new airborne divi-! • v -"ii. a iiai'd-hittins striking force j 'li'siyiicrt to spearhead invasions by | p.iru'jhute and glider, will be announced later. Ti> Need Many Planes Under the Army's new tactical concepts, after airborne troops have ^.ecured a footho.ld, the air-trans- • ".orted infantry will be flown to T captured airfields in big transports to expand the beachhead. It would take 1500 planes of the C-47 type to transport this new division. But 400 planes of a new experimental type of transport could do the job. The new division will have: 1. Between 11,000 and 18.000 officers and men. an increase of 3.00D over World War II division strength. 2. Tank battalions, formerly included only in armorey divisions. 3. Kilty per cent greater artillery and howitzer firepower. 4. A fourth company and a bridge platoon added to the ennincer hat- tallion. 5 An anti-aircraft battalion. The armored division of the future, Dcvers said, will have 15,000 oficers and men. more heavy tanks of the Sherman tvpc with 99MM suns than its World War II cc I - terpart. It will, however, disperse with anti-tank guns anfl armored cars. The new army will fight tanks with tanks and use light tanks to replace the'armored reconnais- i sance car. W/7/ a Surplus Bring Flour Prices Down? •WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. (UP) An agriculture department report that fanners are headed toward another stagBcrliie wheat crop today bvov.jjht congres a step closer to, the issue of what to do about farm I support prices. In the rcpnrt, the department ..•id farmei's despite tlie government's advice--had planted Hunt p;r cent more winter wheat for Jim vest next Summer. AsSumine, a yield of 1G8 bushels per acre, this Would mean of crop of 04G,- 527.CCD bushels. U Epriiii! wheat acreage should show the same eight per cent hike. Spring Pig Crop Promises to Be Above Average WASHINGTON. Dec. 21. (irr> — The Agriculture Department today estimated the 1917 Spring pit crop in 53,000,003 head, (compared with 52.S74.000 in 181(i and a 1Mb- 44 average of 49,941,000. Thy dt>]:iirlmcnl b:ised Its estt- | mate on farmers' repo:ts that they would favfow about 8,0^6,000 sows This would be about By clay, Pn'trolmiin Ian Cosman, Kew Yoik Cily policeniiin, is busy directing trallic, ns seen at top. -At night, he keeps cqiuilly busy practicing for his delnil as a concert singer. Bottom picture shows him ;it recent dress re- licarsul. Last year Cosman, a tenor, matlc his operatic debut in Cavalleria Riisticana. Threq Youths Injured HARRISON. A'rk., Dec.. 21. (UP) —Three boys were in n Harrlsoi hospital with undetermined injuries today the resut of Ih'eir car overturning on Highway 65. elevel miles north of here iate yesiertiay The \ictims are Roy Thompson -19, driver of the car; Albert Jackson, 1R. and Ivan Atkinson. 19 physicians do not balieve their injuries to be serious. six p3i cent nbave both 1913 mid Dion ((-n-ycar ni'eritfe. Pigs born in the sprlnuiof 1U1V will reach retail matkels In I In? form of ba-on and pork iu the fall nnd winter ot 1917-48. The department estimated Ihe 1910 Pull pig crop at 30,,627.000 head, the total wheat crop next year .11 per cent below 1945 and five might trp 1.250.000,COO bushels for ft usr cent below the 10-year aver- new record. The present high mark ape. It was the smallest fall cvop cf 1.155,179 CCO b'.ishels was set this since 1940. year. ' Coupled with an expected cnriy- over of about aSO.OOD.OOO bushels from the l!MG rroi>. this would mean at least 410.000,000 bushels more wheat than this country normally would use and ship overseas. Publisher Heads New Arkansas Booster Group LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Dee. 21. iU'P> —Clarence P. Byrns, Port Smith newspaper publisher, today heads the newly-organlxed Keep Arkansas Green Association. Other officers elected at yester- fiay's ine'etini! here were Fred J. Vernier of Little Rock, vice-chairman; and Harvey C. Couch, Jr., of Little Rock, treasurer. Named on the executive committee were State Forrester -Fred Lang, Jeff Burnett. K. A. Enge), Hollis R. Williams ond Aubrey D. Gates, all of Little Rock; Stnart P. Clark of Crossetl; Mrs. James Patterson of Arkndelphia; William Shephard nnd Plncliback Taylor. Jr.. of Pine Bluff: W. L. Hall of Hot Springs; Een Mayhew of Pordyce; and Mrs. Clyde Taylor of Texarkana. Four other members wilt be elected later. The organization, sponsored by the State Junior chamber of Commerce, will distribute educational material in an effort to combat fire losses in Arkansas forests. Fire Escapes Ordered for Big Buildings MEMI'IIIS, 21 (Ul'l ' .. . — Owners of four bl|{ building's '< Memphis have Ix'en (old lo Install oHisldi- fire escapes to provide maximum pioteollj.i. m-» Chief Connie o'Sulllvnn snid [o- day. The added protection UKrtHK I'liiiu- uixiiii more rnpidly t« n ro- a-ull <>l the Atlniila Wlnei'oi'f Hotel fire. nlihouKh o'Snlllvnn said n survey nf conditions hits been un- derwuy tnr some time. The buildings are the nnptlM Hospital, luryesl In the '<lly; I.owi'iif.teln'.s IX'purtmeiit Sloiv, one (i) Memphis' liu'uest; Ihc 10- stoiy RxchiniBc Hulldinj;; unil Iho Kins Cotton Hotel. PACK TMtXif Union City, T««n., Mayor,C. 6f C. Secretary Dies Sheriffs to Submit* Resignation ONION CriY, TCIUI.. Ht't. 21. U)I J i—J. Mullah Kedbcny wits the new innyor of Union City loclny following the surprise reslgmitlon of W. M Miles, who had Ijeon mayor for almost is yeurs. Miles made 'known Ills Intention to resiyn In nn unannounced nulio broadcast yesterday nl'tciiiioon nncl then summoned the board of ulder- men last n!nlit t» itnike Ills resignation efeclive (it once. 8c('!)i'iTy, n civic lender mid coal dci"cr, was Miles' nominee to succeed hlin. toluene W. Tnlley, lonil Iji'islne.'i.'i mail, was muni'd street commissioner to siU'Crcd Lewis II. McAdoo, \vlu> resigned several weeks LIUO. Tlut slu ke-i>.p came as the net- tor Union Oily and Oblon County O:|:«n:z.illun pressed for « change In the adir.tnislinllnn unit the appointment ot Lewis llrunlmm slrct'l coiiinilssliiner. The opposition group Is led by Wllllimi (lillli •runner, n lleuteni'iii, colonel in World Will' II. -:!^,r^; ux ^^^iy^! ^'^SrgffiS' «S TSf ..MSSJ^^K; r£HHS#£S\S ..U'd .mu-rdny. He Is io-year-old ™ C cO Woodruff D?e^dent in M. R M,UCM. Cham^r SS? te S -tarf £SlV ^ ' "c of oommo.-ce se.-rc-lary for the pmtt Wdotfruff bald the association ' '" , ' hi) Invited J Edgar Hoov'er, dlrec- • Smvlvlm; are ills wife and two tor of the Federal Bureau of In- ' diuif;liter:>. . .... . .... vc.itlijatlon .to attend tlie meeting :«i.»! :•:;*.»>:> »«••••••"»•••»,»««» -COAL- Deep Vein Illinois Coal 100 Lbs. or Carload — We Deliver PHO 3780 0. W. COPPEME GIM *:**"*Kt"*w^^^ DREIFUS Bank Robber's Loot Dwindles to $5,000 BOLIVAR, ,'relin., Dec. 21 (UP) -^rhe nmnuiit stoK-h'by'a robber who staged a daring daylight bank holdup with nothing m ore deadly; than an omn:y whiskey "ootlle' Thursday dwindled today lo onlv S5.COO. OiiSJihally. p. Simpson cashier i I of the bank of Middlcton had ' reported about S15.COO taken by the lone bandit. He said last night that bank officials were "unable ' I to say just what amount was stolen" j I but ^ it was believed to be about The bandit, identified a s ' Rov Mc- nuffey; 38, of Wilmot, Ark > was wounded and captured shortly after the robbery and about $5050 recovered. ' GOTHAM Read Courier News Want Ads $27.50 $42.50 $52.50 $39.75 Bring the Kids In To See R.'tul Courier News Wnnl Ads, Last Minute Shbppers are finding gifts by the HUNDREDS Manila, Ark. Appealing in Cur Store Each Afternoon Until Christmas From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. * Metal Coaster Wagons * Scooters * Tricycles Many, Many Others, Too! Remember: McKinnon's Can take care of you or no one else can! Do Your Shopping Now at BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. McKINNON'S Manila, Arkansas "We Have It!"

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