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PAGB TWO ^-««^^^_^__^^_^_^w, "' ' ' ' ••" •— ' Defense of Formosa from Reds To Give Chiang New Chance to Win Backing in United States \ ' Hy So-inoiir 'J'o)>|iliif "" ,,, ? AN FRANCISC0 ' Dcc ' !2 ' m-The Impending battle for Formosa will give Chiang Kai-shek his final cl.nnco to rally Nationalist reliance Successful defense of the big island against Communist attack would' •encourage new American support of the Nationalist caii.sc. Far East experts believe the Na-+> tionallsUs have the material means to hold for a long time the key base off the South China coast. A very big "If" centers around Chiang's ability to inspire the will to resist Red attack. He was not sljle to do that during the last (our years of ' ' BLYTIIEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS civil war foiifiht' In (he ma'intaml. U.S. Kriiialiis Aloof State Department rc/usal lo endorse a program,of further help to the Nationalist is based u]x>n Ihe contention 'that "their defeats are not due io material .shortages. The white paper published last summer was meant to prove that. Inadequate leadership, both administrative and Inspirational, was cited as the real lack. The. battle for Formosa wit] offer Chiang Kai-shek an ideal opportunity to show there hns been a change. H Communist atlneks arc turned back, the powerful American advocates of further ait] in the Nationalists will be given ammunition for an attack on the current State Department policy. A minimum objective would be release by President Truman of Hie S15.000.0CMV by Congress for China earmarked aid. There is plenty, of reason to believe that successful defense of Formosa would result In renewal of a U.S. aid program. Aside from congressional pressures, American policy makers are worried about strategic Formosa falling into Communist hands. But political considerations have forced them to shelve plans for active Intervention. For the present. State Department, officials are stressing that Chiang has everything he needs for the Immediate defense of Formosa which Is the new seat for the refugee Nationalist government. Red Attack Is Expected One hundred mtics of open sea separate Formosa from the Hcd held coast. Chiang has a small navy and air force—that are unopposed —to hit Communist amphibious attacks launched on Junks and other small vessels. When the winds arc- right, junks can reach Formosa's long coastline overnight. Defense of Formosa will depend finally upon availability O f effective. mobile forces that can be rushed to point* where Red landings are made Tor this Job, Chiang has over 100 COO combaS troops adequately armed and equipped to defend the 13890 square mile territory. On the other side of the ledger Chiang has to worry about 6,000000 hostile Formosa™. Nationalist exploitation and mismanagement of the rich Island has made the population extremely susceptible to Red Infiltration. Some 1,200,000 mainland Chinese on Formosa are looked upon as carpetbaggers. What hope the Nationalists have of a comeback seems to lie well Into tile future and is tied in with what success the Communists experience If the ncrfs fall to solve the basic economic problems of the Chinese the raw power for counter-revolution win be sencriiti-d and an opportunity offered to Ihe Nniionnl- or someone else to harness it. Fire Victims Have Early But Merry Christmas WASHINGTON'. C. H., O.. Dcc. 12 •M'/—The Bob Kilcy family hud a Christmas after ull-and a couple of weeks early at that _ Sunday ninht. their small home -ignt miles .southeast of here v,ds Hirned to the ground, wit!) it went ill their pcrfoiiiil possessions The holiday season looked pretty Jlcak for Mr. and MIS RHey and Inch- 18-year-old son. Robert, Jr, But that was before their nclgli- )ors got on -the telephone. One phone call led to another. Almost before knew It. the Finds Life Worth Living After He ^ Takes Hadacoi Al D. Engles, a retired con- nruciton worker of 503 Dennis bi., Houston, has changed his .mind and again believes that life u worth living. There was plenty ' I of darkness be- I fore lisht for I Mr. Engles and I he would not 1 feel like a new j man today if a friend had not rented him a I r o o m in his home and showed him (how HADA- COL w o u 1 d . , L ••«'•• —John A);ar (right) talks with Rory Callio'un backstage at a (heater at Buffalo, N. V., after learning that his wile Shirley Temple, had been granted n divorce from him. The two film actors are appearing with a Hollywood 5tag e unit, Ae ar had no mime- diate comment. (AP Wircphoto). Possible Press Aid To Restore Sound Economy Is Suggested MANILA. DCC, 12—WV-HCV, dad you'll love this! Pio Pt-drosa, finance minister called the press Saturday to help restore sound cconom?. "I think there \vouio oc le.ss party giving if people knew the society pages would not publish any pictures of themselves (the hosts) and their guests." Pcdrosa said In a speech. "One of the Idiosyncracles of our lovely wives and daughters which are past understanding is wiry a dress costing from 300 to l.ooo pesos 'S150 to $500) worn on one occasional can not any more be worn on another occasion." Sure. Pedrosa is married—and the father of .several daughters. Benny Meyers Will Stay In Jail at Least a Year WASHINGTON. Dcc. 12. m — Former MaJ. Get). Bennett E. Meyers, his parole request turned down, 'will have to remain In jail for at least anodicr year. The one-time Air Force purchasing official lost his plea for release Friday after serving the minimum of a 20 months to five year sentence for inducing a business associate to He for him under oath. The district parole board said Meyers could ask for parole again after November 1. 1950. It gave v no reason for refusing his plea. Meyers was convicted in ^farch 1918. on a charge of "subordination of perjury." The government said he was trying to conceal his secret ownership of a Dayton. Ohio, firm from a congressional committee. The firm, the Aviation Electric MONDAY, DECEMBER «, 194f Chinese Soldier Sets False Air Raid Alarm CHENGTU, China. Dec. 12. tjPt— A soldier gave this frightened city a bad scare—and quickly was jailed. An air raid siren's sinister wail startled Jittery residents. People feared a bombing raid by (he Chinese Reds. Investigation showed that a soldier, toying with switches at air defense headquarters, had sounded the siren—and was too confused to silence It until help came. Although most people In the Middle Ages thought the earth ',ra.s Hal. Eratosthenes, who lived 2.200 years ago, taught that it was round. Corporation, received profitable war contracts while Meyers was buying for the Air Force. No Sale of State's Wartime Installation, Liri'LE nocK. Dec. u ,» nonn'ced herl »*bvV'V ""smith. P^Ject^na^r^o^T: bunk's surplus nron»?i« ji division. Property dljposal The Installations include the Ar Seven Are Charged With Strike Violence CLAHKSVH.LE. Ark., Dec 12— '•'V—Seven charges of violating five employes from working for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Chaufers and Warehouse Helpers, AFL, which is on strike. il church In '.vifirh the neighbors planned lo hold a "shower""for the family was too small. So nn estimated 200 persons gathered in -- ^ -» vi the nearby Good Hope (own hall 1 Arkansas' anti-viclnce a c t have They all came bearins gifts-can-I bol>n f" cti in connection with a allegedly sou»hi to nv,.v™i rd foods, kltchenwrm-. linens al strf):p at l '' c O/ark Hardwood --= '--•• °- PJ^cnl was set of sliver. There \vas some much- I Cr '"P.'iny here, iceded cash. too. The latest defendant in infor- prosecutor said the "work . . The Hlleys had nothing to say they were much too happy. Normandy, where the Allies landed in Prance during World War II, was so named for the Normans who settled there in the 9th Century. mation filed In prosecutor Robert II. Williams is a representative of the employer- Mrs. Ada Mills, a bookkeeper for the company. She Is accused of mterfcrring "with lawful enijioly- mcut" at Hie company's plant by using threats and force to prevent e and employment" which Mrs. allegedly sought to prevent was picketing, which "I think would be lawful employment If the picket paid." He added that one of .'iiaanc m infor- is palct." He added that one of circuit court by ' the pickets said he was being paid TT XTHlliaYlle. ie iw Ih*. Illllnn by the union. Hallway and highway culverts make ideal louatlotu for beaver dams and hence beavers become a nuisance when roads and railroads are built. Al D. Engles help him. -, IICJJJ II1JI1. Mr. Engles had been in the hospital for 35 da.vs two vears ago with pneumonia and "soon was a beaten, despondent man He was nervous, could not sleep his food did not agree with him' he suffered digestive disturbances, gas, bloating ; ,nrt pains in the stomach. He lost so mn<-h weight lhat Iricnds sometimes did not even reco.cnize him. He also suffered with rheumatic pains of neuritis. "To say life was nnt wul . in liv _ ing was putting it i.-,ther milillv " "id Mr. Knck'S. "I just fii;i;, :t <] hfe was ov -er and the roma'ininK earth " V " Uld iic ' R '"Brmnr.rc on The fact that he is a changed man today is due 10 a chance rr.eelinj with aq old friend. The friend had beer, unable lo work for a year but Mr. Bugles was amazed to fi,,d him feeling fine and on llie job every day. Wlu-u i\r. Engles expressed arna/cmml Jt ihe change the tnend urpod him to come home with him and see how HADACOI. was hriniji g him rtl. f every day ^ "I was impressed by un- friend s sincerity and had' taken so many remedies lhat 1 \v-is willing to try anything," said Mr fcngles. "I went home with mv friend and started taking HAI).\. COL )ust as he did. 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