PAGE TEN 'i 2, 11*60 'X' Becomes Key to Defense Bel9iOBS Retum Of W. Europe; Time Needed By CAKL HARTMAN H PARIS, Aug. 2. (AP)—America's leaders have no hope of defending Western Europe from Russian attack If it comes tomorrow. But in "X" months—there's a top secret label on the value of "X"— they believe Britain and Prance can be so strengthened morally and militarily that they could lead a successful stand. Authoritative sources here who describe that situation say llieV number of months "X" represents can be shortened if many Europeans are won away from the currently popular attitude of "what's the use?" That's the view being forcefully argued to the Europeans at North Atlantic Pact meetings In London and in man-to-man conferences with officials throughout Western Europe. The Americans make no effort to hide it, though they fight shy of putting their names to it publicly. Ruor Edfe Awareness The Communist attack in Korea and Its success have put the rarer edge on Ameriran awareness of how helpless Europe would be in the face of a full Russian assault. Before, this was understood In a dull and distant way ,if at all. This i« the way they now paint the picture: ThR Russians, according to British Detenss Minister Emanucl Shinwell, could put 115 army divl- «loru Into the field tomorrow. Western Europe probablv could not «crap* together 15. While It might not necessarily take 175 divisions to stop 175, It would takp a lot more than 15. American rearmament ol the Atlantic world Is going ahead on the assumption that World War III can be avoided. Top American policy makers are aaid to believe there Is less danger now of a major conflict than there was two months ago. Opposition Shown They reason that two months ago the Russians might have thought they could edge ahead without resistance. The Korean war has show «d they can expect opposition. The fact that the Russian have not moved against Western Europe seems to mean to observers here that the Soviets do not want » big war. If they did, they could hardly pick a better time than now. The Americans are known to be telling the British and' French— who must be the backbone of Western Europe's defense—that there's no use brooding about the scarcity of available opposition to any Russian attack that comes soon. What can be done, they are say- Ing, is to get Into shape in case the Russians decide to attack later. CAB Switches Air Line Route Oiark Is Awarded Area Held by Parks; Jonesboro Included WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. (/P)—The Civil Aeronautics Board yesterday cancelled ft permit lor more than 3.000 miles of air line routes It Issued to Parks Air TJnes, Inc., Enst St. Louis. III., and awarded the routes to two other companies. The board awarded to Ozark Airlines the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley area routes and to Mid-Continent Airlines the north central area routes previously held by Parks. H denied an application by Mld- Conllnent for permission to acquire control of Parks. It also denied all other applications for portions of the routes originally given Parks. Member Russell B. Adams dissented from the majority with respect to the award of the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley routes to Oznrk on the ground It had not shown sufficient capital to operate service over the entire area. Adams agreed with a hearing examiner's recommendation that Turner Airlines, Indianapolis, Ind., be given the Great Lakes route. Ozark Is authorized to serve these cities on Hie Mississippi Valley route—St Louis, Cape Girardeau, Popular Bluff, Jefferson City, Springfield, and Joplln, Mo.; Easl St. Louis. Hannibal (Mo.)-Quincy Davenport (Iowa). Mtline and Cairo. III.; Keokuk-Ft. Madison, Burlington, and Muscatine, Iowa; Paducah Ky.; Dyersburg. Jackson and Memphis, Tenn.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Minim. Tulsa. and Bartlcsville. Okln.; Topcka, Emporla, chanute and Coffcyville. Kas., and Kansas City, Mo. and KEUIS. Welfare Building Contract Let LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 1 (AP) The genera! contract for construction of i state welfare department building on the Arkansas Capitol Grounds went lo Linebarger Construction Co., Little Bock, on its bid of »553,6i5. Other contracts awarded yesterday were: Bragg Electric Co., Little Rock, wiring M«,500; Pfeiler Plumb- Ing Co., Little Rock, plumbing $37,415, and heating 118,621; and Har- tcnstein Elevator Co., elevator, $25,023. The seven-story building will be constructed at the rear of the stale capitol and opposite the state highway department building. Export Controls To Be Tightened . WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, f/I'j—The Commerce Department, is preparing to tighten export controls over materials needed for big-scale arms production. Secretary Sawyer, It ,was learned, shortly will announce the addition of a number of materials to the 600-odd commodities /or which export licenses must be obtained. This will provide data on the volume and type of materials flowing nut of the country; by October I quotas may be Imposed on the .shipment of those needed in the armament effort. The decision marks a. turning- point, In U.S. policy. Since March 1948, export control has become primarily a strategic weapon to bai the leak of war-potential poods to Russia and the Soviet satellites. To Begin Work BRUSSELS, Belgium. Aug. ?. OP, —Belgians went back to work today after > week of near-rsvolutlonary strikes which started King Leopold III on a long road toward abdication. The Liege area, however, still was partly crippled as workers shifted to a one-day mourning strike for three workers killed there by police fire during rioting Sunday. In other areas the General Federation of Labor asked workers to halt for at least five minutes ii: mourning for the three dead. Leopold, meanwhile, still remained official king of the Belgians Mis country had been perilously close to civil war early yesterda; when he announced he would ask parliament to transfer his roya powers to his son, Crown Prince Baudouin. His statement tmpllet that he would abdicate when Bali- douin turned 21 in September, 1951 if the country's three parties stll' were unified In their support of the young prince. WILSON NEWS By Mr*. R F. Boyle* MRS. H. P. BOYLKS . Mr. and Mrs. Joe Owyn left Tues-' day for a two weeks vacation at Daylona Heach, Fla, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Reginold are vacationing at Detroit Lakes, Minn. They will !)<-' gone two weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Summers and children are spending a two weeks vacation in Fayettevllle, Ark., and Midland and Long view, Texas. In Fayeitcville. they will visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Summers. In Midland they will visit his brother Ed Summers and family and in Longvlew they will be guests in the homes of her brothers Hillyard and Keith Muncy and families. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Miller left Friday for a two weeks vacation tour of the Ozark Mountains In Missouri and Arkansas. The first stop will be at Rock-A-Way Beach. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Goodson and son Billy were the weekend guests of her brother J. B. Lakey In Water Valley, Miss. Miss Margaret Thilyaw ajid Mrs. Maude Hopper of Memphis were the weekend guests of their brother G. U. Shull and family. Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Stotts and Mrs. Frank McDonald were in Memphis Saturday night. Russie Perry underwent an appendectomy at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Sunday. His condition Is reported as satisfactory. Mrs. E'erry J, A. Trammel Jenny and I-ewell McAfee will »tend the presentation of Rio Rita at the MOAT Wednesday night. Morris Jones son of Mr. and Mrs. '. V. Jones and Ernie Gene Nelson, son of Mr. and' Mrs. M. N. Nelson arc Die first. Wilson boys to volun- .cer for service in the Navy. They eft Sunday for Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Colejnan and sou Earl of Birmingham, Ala.. are spending this week in the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Coleman. C. p. Grubbs of Kaufman, Texas, is a guest In the home of his son, is wilh him. Mr. and Mrs. have returned home from Hardy where they spent ]ast week. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Busscy attended tlic midget auto races at River- ride Speedway in West Memphis, Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. c. W. Gilmore ol Burk-8urncH, Tex., were the guc.su of her sister Mrs. Bernice Hale and family last week. Misses Annie Rac Rowland, Lit lian Wilson, Dorothy Dean' and T. A. Grubbs find family, Miss Lillian Wilson wu nostcsi when the Thursday Night Bridg* Club met last week it Her horn*. At games played during the evening, Mrs. Joe B. Gwyn won high, M«. George Brewer, second high, Mrs. J. V. Robertson, low, and Mrs. 8, A. Reginold, brldgo. Mrs. Jo ha Enoch was a guest. Mrs. Raymond Cotner and daughter Carolyn and son Ronnie ind her mother Mrs. George Doyle of Osceola visited relatives in Piggott, Ark., and Bloomfield ind Cap* Girardeau, Mo., last week. For Delivery Service Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. U.S. Prepared For Rocket Test In Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 2. f/1")— It's all right now for the United States to go ahead and develop observation stations in the Bahumas for its $75,000,000 guided missile base. The Bahamian hotise of assembly yesterday passed a bill Implementing a treaty signed by (he United States and Great. Britain cnlHiig for joint development of rockets and other long range guided mis- 1 silcs. The measure provides for the er- ' cctlon of telemetering stations on the Bahama islands. These use ra- titir and radio equipment (or recording the passage of missiles and measuring their speed, altitude and course. Other technical observation stations will be developwi to give the United States n range extending about 5,000 miles over the Atlantic from the guided missile /base at Cape Canaveral, nenr Cocon, Fla. Two rockets were fired from Cape Canaveral last week, but Navy air annri surface craft were used to track Ihcm at sea. Yesterday the guided missile base was officially re-named. Patrick Ait Force Base in honor of the late MaJ. Get). Mason M. Patrick of Lewisburg, W. Va,, first chief of the Army Air Service. Truman s Choice Lags In Vote; Hennings Leads Senate Race ST. LOUIS. Auj. 2. (JPJ—Presi- dent Truman's man lagged behind today In a neck and neck race for tile Missouri Democratic Senatorial nomination. With 477 precincis still nnrcport- ed. State Sen. Emery W. Allison of Rolla, the President's choice, was more than 11.000 votes behind former U.S. Rep. Thomas C. Hennings, Jr., of St. Louis. Many of the missing precincts were in the Democratic boothcel of Southeast Missouri where President Truman always has polled a heavy vote. In 4,189 of the stale's 4.676 precincts. Hennings had 171,002 and Allison 159,306. Hennings managers said the nut- look was hopeful but still undecided at 6 a.m. fEST). Other Democratic candidates got only a token vote. Republican Sen. Forrest C. Donncll—(he man Mr. Truman wanted to beat with Allison in November- sailed Into re- nominntion for n second term without a serious challenge. A heavy vote In St. Louis for Hennings piled up a 60,143 vote margin there. He also carried surrounding St. Louis County lour lo one. That was enough to over balance an edge (or Allison in the res of the state throughout most ol thi tabulating. Jackson County, where Allison lad the backing of the revived Pen- ricrgast organization, gave htm 28,000 margin there. 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