The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 10, 1952 · Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLmiEVJUJS (AUK.) COUKJER NEWS Yardstick for Foreign Aid: One of a Series— On-the Spot Analysis of European Anti-Russian Countries Show What We Spent, What We Got MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1952 EDITOR'S NOTE: How many millions have we poured into the defcn.se of Western Europe? What have we gotten out of it so far? These are questions millions of Americans lire asking themselves us Congress debates I'rr-shJeiit Truman's request for $7,900,000,000 In new Fore!en Aid. Armed with lift her lo-unpublisli- ed fijpures on country-by-country assistance, an outstanding editor- rejwrler has traveled through Kur- ope measuring (lie extent of the gains bought with America's billions. Here Is his analysis, In the first of five dispatches supplied exclusively through NKA Service and the Courier News. * * 4 By RICHARD HOLLANOKK NEA Specl.il Correspondent PARIS (NEA) — The people of the United States htive spent nearly $12 billion--exclusive of loans— since the end of Worlrt War II to aid the actively anti-Russian countries of Europe, and every taxpayer has the right to ask: Is this Investment paying off? Obviously, the answer Isn't as £ Em pie as the question. First off, the money we've spent has to be broken down into three main categories. (See chnrl) 1. Immediate puMic and private relief—for DP cnmps nnrt milk stations, for emergency food and Winter clothing—to case temporarily, the persona! tragedies of war. About $1.5 billion went for this purpose to these countries. 2. Long-term economic aid to rebuild the economy and local Industry of the various countries so Umt they might one day stand on their own feet, cease to be a drain on U. 8, taxpayers, and, through domestic prosperity, combat the Internal menace of Communism. (This largely came to mi end with the outbreak of the Korean war.) 3. Military aid to strengthen the countries with this aim In view: to make the an U-Communist and ant! -Russian countries strong enough to discourage Russian tig- gression In Europe, or, falling trail, to resist It until we can get rolling. Thfa Js what Gen. Dwlght D. Els- enhower continually emphasizes ns "enlightened self-interest." To achieve this it IB sometimes considered necessnry to continue economic aid to certain countries, to revitalise those local industries that conceivably can be turned to wnr production, and to make It possible tor the governments to fi- OUTIUGHT CHANTS (Excluding relief) $12 Billion RELIEF . ..: 7. .$1.5 BiJIion ££! AS OF JUNK HO, 1951, .. nmice l»rgcr defense budgets. Itul, with I ho approach of (lie bright Spring of a not her f;iU fill year, we are not rojuly to fuci: the thrriLl of H Uiissian attack. This is the: s«lirr opinion of American observers anil experts ribro;t(l w ho arc prepared to face tbe Kdri) Fuels. BTosl of them do face UK.-SC facls. They arcr too elcise to lhe ^iins to do oilierwi.se. Tho.se iaiprf.ssirjii.s anil opinions, together with the information In th(; re.it of this scries, were gathered on a reporting trip to 10 countries of Europe and North Africa to .study the progress of rearmament of our iilllcjs. • But ns 1952 moves ahead, (here are certain specific Indicators of how our money is bcini? -spent, and why. and with what result toward the ultimate goal or collective security. If you look at some of ou r alUca ami potential allies in Europe with a cold eye you find a conglomeration of what a wry post-World War 1 humorist, called "small busted nations." T-- which the unsympathetic would add "disgruntled, .selfish nncl ciJstitfrecnblc." Tlierf's France. f»r insUiu-e. Unstable politically, she is harboring millions of Communist .sympathizers — and fighting every .step of (he way against further dralas on her economy for development of such prime mutual security projects as nlr buses for the -American JeUs, There's Britain, with 'an economy almost 011 the rock.s, but which could be recalled to robust health If some way rotiltl Ije found to mine annually some 20 inJIJIon more tuns of the cnul [hut lies Icmntin^ly beneath the Jslitnd. Part of t-hut problem could bo .solved with mote mine labor. There arc 2,000,000 i mom ployed people in Italy, nuiny of ulicms would like to ^o to England to \vorJt in the mhie.s. Out the British mine labor wgiml- zaUons woh'L have It. Then there's Italy with those 2,000,000 unemployed, a htgh birth rale, niJrl a Joo.il problrm of Communism .similar lo Frame's. Those millions at Communist party votes represent a .sufficient.- Jy strong danger to make nny government walk ivtirily when it conic.s to our demands thai grenttr portions of the national budgets lie tvir-niarJccd for military defen.se. Take Yugoslavia. newest rol- Inhorator in our alliance against Uusshi. Tito Ls no leas a Communi-st dictator than when he was an hrmor- ed partner behind the iron curtain. His country Ls woefully poor nnci only (\ long and expensive process of ouLshlc Invc.stment will bring the Yugoslav economy for war —• or for poace -- up to tiio po.stiiritig of the Yugoslav military talk. ' Greece and Turkey arc small and poor and havq had to start almost from scratch In becoming modern military powers. N'II one, ii ul even Gen, Elsen- hower lu his North Atlantic Treaty Organization Itcnrirpiartpr.s initsidc I'.irfs. coultl begin [« reatl the future of all Iliis. It adds up to |ilay- liiff the odds of calculated military J ri<, 1; si — since no out- cun tcli what j KOIIS on in Slalln's mind — and ul | the same linio assisting the economy of tbe various countries so Hut in Hi? foreseeable future they i fan take over their own Jobs of military dtli-me. ! There Ls only one thiiuj that lhe.se mU-mfitcd and often traditionally omicLpnitifctic nations have in common. They form a wall around the iron curtain. NATO's aim is to reinforce that wall with steel. And, de.spite the continuing problems that, .sometimes seem at- mcst insuperable, there Ls reason to hope that this can be done — without eventually desLroyLng the American taxpayer. (Next: France nncl Italy) British Reported Ready to Build jA-Powered Subs LONDON (API—A Supply Ministry spokesman has said British scientists have designed an atomic power plant for .ships and submarines nnd ivill begin building It this year. Tile oflidal said construction of the sea-going atomic pile is expected lo cost about 7=0.000 ixninds (52 100.000). The first lord of lhe Admiralty, J. P. L. Thomas, told Parliament ' t ( hiR week the British Navy is ex- perimentmi; with atomic power for Hollywood, Fla., Offer Brings Results for Hollywood, Calif. HOLLYWOOD W) — II took Hollywood. Fla , to make the Los Angeles City, Council act last to keep Hollywood this area's top tourist attraction and not Forest Lawn, a cemetery. A barb from the Florida city's Chamber of Commerce rates an assist for saving the traditional movie premiere parade. Last December, Los Angeles police balked at working parades of a commercial nature such a.9 the famed Santa data Lane parade and the premiere parades. At that time, Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Davenport got his lei- low conncilmeu to delay discussion en the matter for 60 days with this convincing argument: "No politician Is going lo shoot Santa Claus off his sleigh right before Cliristmas." The hassle Stored anew recently when RKO Pictures asked a permit to stage a parade for the premiere of "The Korean Story." Again there was much bickering. The alert Fioridans then wired Producer Eddie Grainger and invited him to stage the premiere there with "the biggest parade yet." Uavenput read the wire to his fellow councilmen and commented: "If v, r e keep kicking the entertainment industry around. Forest Lawn will be the No. 1 tourist Government's Radio-isotope Supply Waning WASHINGTON (API—The Government's supply of free radiolso- toiws for combating cancer may run out for a couple of months unless scientists use them more sparingly. The Atomic Energy Commission AEC sends the materials to hospitals and universities with cancer programs. They pay only transportation fees, other Isotope uses must defray production costs. The AEC has announced funds for the cancer program, at the present rate of demand, will be depleted by May. Further appropriations do not become available until next fiscal year beginning in July. Cancer specialists were asked to trim their orders. submarines but withheld details of progress. An atom-powered submarine for the U.S. Navy is under construction at Groton, Conn. It is scheduled for completion in 1954. attraction here." The Council quickly and unanimously adopted a resolution asking RKO to hold the premiere here. A spokesman for Grainger said he probably would accept. ing Taxes Bring Profits Revenue Bureau Tells Results of Operations ToDateUnder New Law WASHINGTON w>i—The government has tapped 16.02D registered ramblers throughout the country lor S1.243..611 In taxes under the new gambling tax law, the Revenue Bureau reported today. And for the (irst full month of operation minder the Jaw—December—gamblers reported a take of $7,591.838. During January they turned In tax of 10 per cent of this amount, brinpin? total tax collection on gambling operations to S970.94fi. In addition, 2,725 gamblers regis- lered for the first time in January and paid their occupational stamp tax. bringing the total to 10,029. Sale *of stamps through January brought In $484,428.87. The law clamping a tax on bookies, numbers and lottery operators, and punchboards—most of these occupations arc illegal in most states—went into effect Nov. 1, bu,t gamblers had 30 days to take out stamps and start paying a 10 per cent tax on their take. Tbe lay stamn costs S50 for a full year but the bill Is reduced for a partial year. The report showed that gamblers have realstered in all but three rf the nation's 64 revenue collection districts—Lower Manhattan. Iowa and Vermont. 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