The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 25, 1951
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1951 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACTH HYS A 'Month of Decision'— Decision on Boosting Nation's Armed Might Due in October By ELTON C. FAY (Associated Press Military Affairs Reporter) WASHINGTON, July 25. (APj—The decision on whether to boost the avmed strength of the United States beyond existing plans apparently will be made by the kjmd Defense Department next October. P Defense Secretary Marshall indicated this yesterday in a news conference which: 1. Followed President Truman's message to Congress warning it might be necessary to exceed the present 3,500,000 military manpower •\Vihte House fiscal year. Expanding Plane Output The defense chief disclosed objective, 3. Preceded Detroit speech by Secretary of State Acheson which estimated the strength of the Communist world armed forces at about 9,000,000 men, of which Soviet Russia has more than 4,000,000. Marshall said October will be the "month of decision" because it Is then that the military must begin the The objective now is 95 (of which 87 are in exis- Air Force is expanding plane production capacity so that the aviation industry can turn out, if necessary, enough aircraft to form 180 groups, groups tence), with proposals by some congress members to expand that to 150 groups. (The size of a group varies from the 30 planes in a heavy bomber unit of B-36s to 15 aircraft In a fighter unit.) Marshall was asked if the Octo- working on the budget for the next ber decision on whether and how much to expand would be predicated on the Idea ol a "balanced force"— whether Jhe Army and 'Navy would be expanded if the size of the Air Force was increased. The secretary replied no, not necessarily—other factors might be Involved. He said, as an example, the balanced forces idea might not apply because U. S. commitments under the European defense program might impose different requirements than those for Army troop needs outside of the European area. Draft Reports to Be Factor One factor that will help decide whether the present ceiling should be exceeded, Marshall explained, will be reports from the Selecive Serv- Last Times Today — Double Feature AAOX Phone 4621 Weekdays 7:00 Always a Double Feature Show Starts — Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Last Times-Today — Duuble Feature BERTGRANETp.essm. PAUlRIf «D*0 COLOR Bf TECHNICOLOR 2 REEL SHORT SKYLINE Miles Norlh of Blytheville on Highway 61 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT NOTICE! New Name Contest Winner To Be Presnred V/ith $50 Bond THURSDAY NIGHT Be Present! Be the First to Know the New Name of the Skyline Drive-In! JANE VAN -••*' a 3<. WYMAN - JOHNSON HOWARD BARRY ' KEEL • SULLIVAN 1 .^A- Last Times Tonite Rurl Lancaster Roht. Walker VENGENCE VALLEY (Color by Technicolor) Plus 2 Cartoons ice system giving estimates on the ot the manpower pool from which further expansions could be nade. Meanwhile, Senator Taft (R.- Ohio) said the defense production >Lucprint contained in Mr. Trunan's economic message makes It Philadelphians Elect Minister IUv. Poling Wins GOP Mayoralty Nomination PHILADELPHIA, July 35 WV- The Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Poling scored a surprisi ngly ea sy victory today In the race for the Republican nomination for mayor of Philadelphia. But at dawn today It wa« strictly nip and tuck In the two other major contest* in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. Taking a bit of lustre off the mayoralty primary In Philadelphia were spirited battles for the Congressional seat left vacant by the death of majority whip Frank A Buchanan (D-Pa) and for thi Democratic nomination for a sea on the state supreme .court. Mrs Vera Buchanan, widow of the congressman, held a slowly-growing lead early today. Dr. poling's opponent, Walter P Miller, 49-year-old paper box man ufacturer, conceded defeat short! before midnight after the 66-year- old Baptist minister had piled up a rgln of better than five-to-one. Shortly afterwards, Joseph Sharf- clear that spending next year will each $90,000,000,000, as Taft had >redicted earlier. "The administration has truned I of their previous final goals into interim goals/' the Ohioan who leads the Senate Republican Policy otnmitteej said. Although Taft previously has called for a reduction in the number of men In uniform, contending that manpower is being wasted, he told a reporter he wants to study Nfr. Truman's porposals further before announcing his stand on them. The prospective military manpower increase threatened to divide lawmakers sharply. Howevar, they have already given Mr. Truman authority to boost the total to 5,000,000 men if he chooses. Senator Lodge (R-M&ss), just back from a tour of Europe, lined up with Senator Morse (R-Ore) In favor of a speedy buildup of the armed forcea. Disagrees on Increase I Senator Gillette (D-Iowa) who accompanied Lodge on the tour, said in a separate interview he sees no reason for an increase In the present goal. ,He said "I don't think it Is necessary or going to be necessary under any conceivable circumstances." Senator Bridges (R-NH), a member of the Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, said he thinks those groups will want to "go slowly" on any huge Increase in military spending. "Congress Is going to provide all of the money necessary for an adequate national defense," Bridges said. "But we must remember that the same people who are now advocating these huge sums were the ones who were saying a year ago Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW 'Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Ph. 58 s£n, former city collector, conceded that he had lost out for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Philadelphia to City Controller Joseph S. Clark, Jr., onetime head of the Americans for Democratic Action here. 4 Handcuffed Prisoners Overpower Two Officers INDIANAPOLIS, July 25. (fP) — Tour hanccuffed prisoners overpowered twu deputy sheriffs in station wagon yesterday, took their guns and the vehicle and escaped. The deputies were dumped from the station wagon. They were no 1 hurt. The prisoners were being takei from the county jail to an isolation hospital. The break occurred near the downtown district. State police joined In an Intensive search for the men. . we're happy to be back! More Casualties Listed WASHINGTON, July 25 W)— The Defense Department today identified 40 more Korean war casualties (List No. 362). Nine were dead, 23 wounded, six missing and two injured in battle zone accidents. Read Courier News Classified Ade we could have adequate defense at a cost of about $14,000,000,000." Senator Brewster (R-Me.), Foreign Relations Committee Member, said that if the administration program I? carried out, "we are going to have some mighty big deficits." Mr. John Henry Hughes Mrs. John Henry Hughe* After 16 months absence from Blytheville . . . we're happy to be back. We have purchased Stewart Drug Store from Mr. Harvey Stewart, who has retired after haying served you courteously and efficiently tor 40 years in the drug store business. Our objective if to continue giving you the same courteous and efficient service . . . service you have received in the past. Mr. Herbert Kininmonth, who worked with Mr. Stewart, will continue in his position with the store. We would like to take this means of inviting our many friends in this area to come down and pay us a visit ... to those of you who we do not know, we're anxious to make your acquaintance. 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