The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 13, 1952
Page 7
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, MARCH 13, 1952 W/iere Does Security End and Censorship Begin on Home Front? BLTTHEVJLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEW! ISfteni of a Series) By JAMES DEVLIN' NEW YORK w,_Military censorship poses the question of where •ecuritj- endi and the cover-up of mistakes begins, particularly on .*ile home front. spapern in their constant against unwarranted suppression of news have nr> fjuarrel *'ith omitting news that jeopardizes the nation's security or the life of • single xprricejnan or civilian. They demonstrated thai during World War TI by their careful adherence to a code of voluntary censorship. It is when "security" Is invoked to cover up something that appears to have no connection with security that friction arises. How Thinking Conflicts Here is an actual example of how rniHUiry and ne\vspaper thinkiriR can conflict: The spoi'ls editor of the Beloit (Wis.) Daily News reported th-n the loin Air Force radar station had decided to entp-' a team in the Central Wisconsin Baseball League, whereupon the commanding officer demanded that his nine be known Eimpiy as "another team." The officer's icJe,i. no doubt, was to conceal knowledge that the radnr station existed. The newspaper's position v.-ns that this hardly could concealed because the station's tf.nnz tfas easily visible to anybody In the area. The Navy conceded recently that "loo often newspapers are m-t with evasiveness, double-talk or outright refusnl to co-operate." Navy Belongs to Public It sent a public relations newsletter to responsible officers reminding them that "the Navy belongs to the public" and urged them to eive whenever possible "frank, honest answers to questions from newspapers and wire services." The letter declared truth Is the best policy "even when the truth hurt*." The Air Force changed Its regulations on photographing air crashes this month after a campaign waged by James S. Pope chairman of the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Freedom of Information Committee. Pope Was Aroused Pope was aroused by incidents of Air Force police prohibiting'news photographers—sometimes by physical measures—from taking pi c - tures of crashed planes on nonmilitary property. He argued Air Force regulations isrnored civil authority and gave the military a fancied right to declare martial law on territory. He contended this right could be granted only by civilian authorities. The Air Force no longer "prohibits" the taking of pictures outside military reservations. But if a photographer takes pictures of secret pQUipment and re| fuses to surrender them, he will he warned that under federal law he can be fined 510,000 and imprisoned for 10 years. If he still refuses the FBI will be called In. An example of hoy. officials and the press differ on what constitutes security cropped up at one of President Trumans 1 recent press conferences. A reporter wanted to know why maps showing atomic installations were hung on airport bulletin boards. The President rebuked the reporter. He salt! sucli questions only attracted attention to the maps. The maps are Intended io guide pilots so they won't fly over such installations. Was security jeopardized In han<>- ing the maps on bulletin boards in the first place, or in asking how come? It depends on the point of view (Tomorrow: The President Stirs a Controversy) .NEGLIGEE SWIM SUIT—Before you get the idea you've stumbled into Esther Williams' dressing room, let us point out that this is a s'.um suit. The shapely swimming star wears it in the movie, 'Texas Carnival.." . The ensemble is of white nylon and guaranteed not to fall apart as she glides about under water. CAP Wirephoto) Hiss Attorney Says 'Typewriter' Is Fake Machine NEW YORK «';_An attorney for Alger Hiss charges that the battered typewriter which helped convict the former State Department official "is a fake machine" planted ss incriminating evidence. The lawyer. Chester T. 1,-inc, (»Ing supplemental affidavits yesterday seeking n now trial, called the typewriter "a deliberately fabricated job, « new typeface on nn old bcdy." Hiss Is serving a five-year federal prison term lor lying to a grand jury when he denied passing government secrets to Whlitaker Chambers, confessed courier for a pre-war Soviet spy iimr. Hiss was convicted in a .<wond trial after the first one enrietl In a hung Jury. Argentine Auto Makes Debut BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Wi — Tha government unveiled the PAGE SEVEN Wro* Argen+tn«-ma<)« ml.inwtXlj l«t night—« flivver car «,1Ui a two-cylinder engine developing 23 horsepower and an outside appearance much like the American-made Henry J. It i( expected to do 60 miles m Visiting Around Arkansas BY J Q E M AR S H hour md carry four p«5«nsw« In a two-door «edan body. Men and boyj I/, Yemen, small kingdom at the southern tin O f I the Arabian peninsula, wear wide belts holding curved dagger*. A melooriM weighing !6'4 torn was dl-fovered in Greenland In 18M and brought to the United States bj Robert Peary, discoverer of Uie North Pols. Read Courier News Classified Ad-v 'GiganTiT N i I r o j> e n Helping Marines to £nd Draft WASHINGTON (/Pi—The Marine Corps says it plans to draft no more men after June 30 because- volunteer enlistments are increasing and the corps is Hearing Its authorized strength of 235,320. Virginia hnd its own "tea party" in 1774. A consignment of tea was taken from a storehouse and pa:*i- otically dumped in the York River. Down at El Dorado the other nay, I saw a lii^, new nitrojrcn plant that's making fertilizers for Arkansas farmers. It seortjs they take what's called "sour" gns and fonarnte out the nitrogen. It certainly helps a lot of Arkansas farmers who use nitrogen t" urow lupcor aru i better craps on run-down land. That nitroircn they call it ammonium nitrate—is niiKluy powerful stuff! Speaking of farmers and their cri»!>3 reminds me that they sure have mi enormous tn.-irkct in the Brewing Industry. Yes, sir, along PUnrtT El DTTaTiT Arkansas Farmers" with ]ol* of oilier farm proihu-tg, millions of pounds of Arkan^ns rice are sold anminJIy to make gooii American ni:ill bcvorngen I reckon the hrt-wpr niui t>io Ar- kaiisjflfl farmor if am up pretty wcl] for hetter business, prospority anri more of the comforls of life." And one nf the comforts of life is to enjoy n Riiod plnss of beer in a clean, whole-some, ]»n--Abiding e?taV>li?hment like we have do\vn here in Arkansas! ^ OFFICE ROOM FOR RENT Office room 18 feet wirlc by 75 feet long. Very best fluorescent lights, K as heal, tile floor! 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