The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1952 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 13, 1952
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PAG8 Yardrtitk lor fer«/f« Aid: Fourth In a Series— Britain Is Brightest Spot In Rearmament of West By RICHARD HOLLAN'NER NEA Special rnrr^siinndonl ! (EDITOR'S NOTE: How many millions have ue poured into the I Hefens* of Western Europe? i What have we gotten out of il • so far? j 'These arr tlie quo* If mix mil- ,; lions of Americans arc nsklnj; \ thprnwlTCS as Oonprpss delates j Preside nl Truman's refiursl for $3.9 billion In new Foreign Mil. j fArmed wj(fi hfflirrfo-itnjHiit- I lislied figures on poimfry-by- | country assistance, an ouMaml- \ Ing; edltor-rrportrr has IravHrd through Europe measuring llir | oxicn( of (lie jfnfns bought by I America's hi] I En us. * (Here Is his analysis, En tin 1 fourth of five dispatches supplier! • exclusively U trough N'ICA Servire ; and The CfMirier News.) j LONDON (NEAt — The »riti., r i : have been arciiMoinrd (or snmr 1 ' centuries to being blatnrri for :inv-i thins t)iJit- fiors \vrojijr nuywhrrr, H Even noiv. when it lias hemmr ' America's !nt to shoulder the bin-- 1 <leri of responsibility for w^rld .>/ fairs, people still havp a tpudency to Jnrnhn?!e Britain nf cwrv turn. Since thr rnd of World War IF, the U. S. has spent ripnrlv 51.7 bil- j linn jn grants to the 1 1'nUeri Kin?- : dom (src eliarl) and has alrmi',1 another SS billion In oiilslamling loans and other credits. Tn answer In this nk]. however. '. Britain has a number of licirtrn- i ine facts to muster in the general : council fit western ro arm P. merit. I where other NATO nations seem i to be fumbling for a reply. [ For example: | 1. Britain's (ofal rearmain JUDY AND FIANCE — Judy Garland relaxes !n the son them sunshine at PrUm Bench, Fla. t with her fiance. Sid Luft. The two have said they will mnrry when they return to New York. Judy recently ended an engagement at the old Palace theater In New York in a return of vaudeville. IAP Wircphoto) effort. Is greater than all the of the NATO countries combined —exclusive of tlic U. F>. Hrr $13 billion military budget 'eovnine a three-year period) is 35 per cent, of the national budget. <Ours, Inr the year endinc June 30, is $10 billion, about 70 per cent of the nn- honn) btirieet.) 2. IlrJlain lias more troops, $rr~, on active riuiy than the IT, R. .'*. Thrcofidiirtrrs of all {fie hnttj military coorts. liko tnnk.i and hit? cuns, produced In Kiirnpp will ronir? frnin Britain, I. TJic Inerrasp In the r;i( pro<Jtu iivity of British Indus* ry since the war is higher than anywhere elpp in the world. This is the top of the plu.i Mdp of the ledger. ThF>iT i 1 - n niimi^ .snip, (no. Tlnmin came out of tbn -.van pier.- iy ne.-ulv povcrty-strlekpn, with nifiM of her oversent riTriiis mnne the wny of military nrmsMly, Her Industrial tools Imtl been working on war production for FO JUNK tlint must of tlif-m striiM Invo lipnn 5<rn plied atul a whole n^'v pl:uu. dcvcJnprd for pmt-war civilian Bonds Then (lie Korean war explnderi and the nerd for mutual defence 1 fiEninst possible Russian vir,'* region {:!'ranie obvious, Tho Labor fv 1 ''^ 1 ' 1 - inerit teat ted posit ivclv. do^pitp I ho aru;iiishr(l cries of its own left j whip, led by Ancurln llevan.. The , PIT sent rcarmnrncnt pi'ocr?m. br 1 - | pun unrler Clement. Atllcr, tins | wide blpnrli.san .support under V/in- i ston Churchill. I Hut tlie RotiiR Jins been rotiRh, especially on l>ic avernpe Mrftl^hrr hlmsrlf. Thr ne« hnitc" 1 ! of i'h;m- : eel lor of 11m Kxclicrnn-r Kit-hard Fitdlor will me;in clmm-stir liartl- ; ships that u-onUJ ninkr Frcncniiirn go on a siidnwii stride. The crux ol the British eronnmh: problem I. 1 ; conL Rritnin has \'nst i conl fields. They nre much more j difficult to mine trwn ours, nnd the mfninp Is Inefficient from the American viewpoint. But U. S. machinery developed won't function j in British mines. New machinery j must hr developed. Morwiver, -since the war. thousands o( British miners have left the pits (or other work. Today, Britain needs at least 50,000 more miners. f AHlioiiKti many of Italy's Z.QOO,- j 0(H1 utiemployed would lifer to be- : pome ennl miners In Britain, British | mine unlnns \('nn't have It. The unions claim that non-English speaking workers would be n danger factor in the mine operation. 1 ;, that Imported miners rould' well be used 35 strikebreakers, re- j mcmberlnp whnt hnpprnoti in the 1020s with imported PollFh miners. ' But If J3rltnin could mine even 20 ] million more tons of coal a year, says Butler, .she uxnild have a surplus to exchnn^e for steel, nnri her Industrinl recovery, largely dependent upon steel imports, would be well on Its way. The British armed forces are \n n. better way. anil u1!h nmilrrnl/pd erjnipnirnt they wilt he by far the | most potent western element after i ours. ' The nrniy and navy have been ' subsisting larscly on material left' o\-er from WorJrt War II. Perhaps j the most archaic equipment Is in i 551.527.000 336,900.000 62,770,000 52,237.000 22,036,000 COUTUER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1952 $4.775.470.000 - WHAT WE'VE GOT reparation for defense MILITARY FORCES D«il in western »lli«nce jfter U. S, ; mode^niialion of equip- ent yoing forward with oui help. INDUSTRIAL PPOOUCTIONrfti In I58',l ol 1933 Tpjrt; mi incraaied productivity cince WAT h f.hcit in th« world, though itiora rn-pliasit on mflsi production neetfcd MILITARY BUDGET $13 bitlion, 36% of nation at budget MILITARY PRODUCTION Major produn*. next to U. 5. ol all lypai ol •quipmBnt; will tup- p'y ?5% ol all h«avy equipment proif'jced in Europi V POLITICAL CONDITION Bnth party leadershipi support rearmnm«nt program electronics surh as rarlar warning , devices. The U. S. is working to (ill! some ol the trnp.s. j On [lie bright, lirle Is thr; factj Hint b"ransn of wartime Icnd-lcase. i British troops ncerl nnly a mini-! mum of instruction about U. S. equipment. The British remember too '.veil they were a prime aerial tarcrct j flimiiK World War II Except, tor I yelps from the Ictt-wlng Bevans. 1 they welcome the hie buildup of American air strength on their little Island. Tin- Ilrlllsh aiirl American air units litre have three missions: 1. Immediate area defense or Itrilain. U. S. fighters are Integrated Into the RAF plan. 2. Close ground support for possible ground action on the continent. 3. Strategic bomhing of the continent. Of these, the major American mission Is the strategic bombing. A vast air base buildine program Is under way with British labor and American materials. The average expense split is about 60 per cent British. Contrary to wide-spread gossip, we do not pay rent on these basis. A total of 27 American bases is now planned, tinder an agreement that will continue "as long as it Is in the Intsrrs'.s of both countries" Ilrllkh industry* efficiency step, up slnrc Hie war still Isn't rnouirh In Hip light of HrllatiTs population density ami lark o f raw materials. The main, problem the British must overcome, according to American economists, is their preoccupation with perfectionism In craftsmanship, which naturally obstructs production volume. As one American puts it: "W e must convert the British Irom.riutOUy to quantity." But the Brkistrpmphflsis on quality has an invprirtnnt bearing upon defense preparation. British "idea men" developed the first Jet engine 'now In K Washington museum), rartar and penicillin. It remained for Americans to conceive mass EDSON production methods for these vital assets. | After Journeying through some of: Hie "small busted nallnns" of niiri ileveloplni; alliance, Britain is a| llreaflL of Spring. Despite the nearly 13 years of personal hardship since the beginning of the war—the war that has never really ended for any British householder— the people of Britain can still smile. In Britain there's none of the primness of Belgrade, nor the ra'.h- er footless good humor of Athens Rather, there Is tt: e Intelligent un- derstandlns of a bad situation, which no Individual Blitz-ridden and rationed Britisher had any parti In making, but which he accepts as n problem for whose solution he takes personal responsibility. N'KXT: Germany and the sum- The Province bell, later known as the Liberty Bell, cast In London arrived In Philadelphia in 1753. It cracked during Its testing. It was recast and cracked again when toll- at thf funeral of Chief Justice John Marsha)) in 1335. Continued from Page 8) Liter. The word as used by French militarists is the opposite, or the supplement, of "superstructure." This perfectly good word is used by naval men to mean everything above the main deck on a ship. From this it, is broadened to include tjie (op command of any military orcanizition. Anything hlKh up. Evcrtyhing "infra" or below on the ground, therefore, is taken to be the Infrastructure. When this explanation was given lo high Pentagon brass, they said they'd never heard of the word. Its first use in NATO circles seems to co back to tile September, 1050, mcetinc of the North Atlantic Council in New York. Some Frenchman, thus far unidentified, seems to have popped it. As for killing the word, or petting something simpler, the chances now seem to be dim. ltl-:c<IKI) IN ICKVKFISB MADE IIV IMC The State Departmenl-run ruler- national Materials Conference set! some kind of record last week. It! put out a press release on its sched- > ule of committee meetings for the; coming' week. Then at the end If put this notice: . | "Press Releases—There were none] Issi'r-ri this week " NO .NTH 1 2<VS FOII NEW I'KNTHOIISK When President Truman added his balcony to the White House South portico, Bureau of Enslaving! had to Issue a new S20 bill, to keep! tile picture on trio-back up to date i Addition of the Presidential pent- i house on the roof, however, apparently won't make another reissue I necessary. Alvin W. Hall, director i of Bureau of Printine and Engraving, explains that the penthouse! can't lw seen from the street.' though it can be seen from the' Washington monument. Anyway, no new doublc-sawbuck in sight. PHIMPI'INE JIUnOET ON IIOAn TO HECOVEIIV Philippine government which a couple of years aco svas near bankruptcy, has got Itself fairly we'll straightened out. Tills Is tile word trom Dr. Roland R. Renne, president of Montana State college, temporarily on leave to head up the U. S. STEM—or Special Technidl and Economic Mission to Ihe Philippines. Two years ago the Filipinos were spending for luxuries all the postwar aid given them by the U. S. They bought automobiles and iceboxes and radios instead of fertilizer and farm implements, which they needed badly. They used up ail their dollar exchange. " Following stiff tslkins = -to oy Secretary of Stale Den Achesoii, HEAD S'l'UDKXT f'Ol'.VCII. -Shir.vji above are (lie four students who will head the Blytheville High School Student Council tor the 1952-53 school year. They are deft to richli Bob Children, vice president; Lorna Horner, treasurer; Max Hill, president; and Sandra Lor.8, secretary. ; Off both Florida coasts. <hrllcM dredge the bottom and bring up living mnHn.ikK of all steps, which Economic Cooperation Administrat- ; I'rlrr i.uwforcl nnrt IJorky Coorrr ni'C sorted mechanically through grapevine. • • • Not* from a press agent: "Edgar Bergen just ordered a pme-and. cedar scented cologne for Charlie McCarthy and 'a new-mown hay fragrance for Mortimer Snerd." Chinese Repatriation ' Planned by Malayans KUALA ' UMPTJR, Mala;-?., '!P> — The Federation of Malaya government is proposing to repatriate Chinese who wish to return to China, with their families. The government has asked thf legislative council to appropriate $133 COO to: give th« scheme a three mcnths' tnal. Purpose of the voluntary repatriation scheme is to pet rid of Chinese ivho feel they hare closer ties to China than t/> Malaya. It would apply primarily to those Chinese squatters who are dissatisfied with the government's program to put them in resettlement areas In order to curb aid to Communist ter- roists. 0!' William C. Foster and ex-Assist- arc licing onttvincd aKain atil Treasury Secretary Dnnifl W. i Hell, who wrote a special nmsuin' rcporl on the Islands. President Q'.iiiino's c;ovcrnmeiu stai-tecl to reform. Today an Import Controls Commission strictly repulntes foreign cxclinnec. Taxes have been raised. The Philippine budpet for this yosr is balanced. «-i(h estimnted revf>- nucs at about 292 million U. S. doi- i lars, and cxnendiuires of 288 million dollars. The cost of livinu index is still hijh. at 391, but this represents a drop of 21 points from 412. i U. S. economic aid to the island for the 15 months ending ne.xt June uill run about 45 million U. S. dollars. Improvement of Ihe Philippine economy Is believed to be the best possible medicine (or reducinc the threat of the Hukbalahap Commu- on the ; progressively smaller screens. Hollywood Continued from Page 3) Lamarr as a new twosome, by the way. There's a buzz that Mickey Rooney will Join Betty Hutton and Donald O'Connor in Paramount'si "Look. Ma, I'm Dancing." The very thought of all that combined enersv makes me tired. . . The names of STORE BUILDING FOR RENT Store building located at 105-107 West Slain Street, across from the Roxy Theater, and formerly occupied by Jim Krown Store. This biiiltiing: is 50 feet wide by 120 feet long with upstairs SO feet wide by 4fi feet long. Freight elevator to use for upstairs. Will rent to one tenant or would divide into 2 rooms, each room 25 feet wide by 120 feet long and upstairs 25 feet wide by •if) feel long. Also a paved parking space 20 feet long between building and alley. Building has 2 front entrances now...each side with display windows. 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