The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST • BLYTHEVniE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB Europe Needs U.S. Troop Aid To Build Up Sagging Spirits By PRESTON* GROVEK PARIS, Aug. 16. (AP—American officials in Prance are pressing Washington for a .solid promise of aid to Europe hi the form of U.S, troops to build up badly sagging West Eurpean spirits. Their proposals are double d-bar- ne — the United states should (fiver at once, or promise to tie- liver quickly, at least five more divisions on European soil. Two — a commander, preferably American, should be appointed to unify present undirected efforts at rearmament. The same officials believe Britain also should agree, now, to send fi/e more of its own divisions to Germany or northern France. The crisis in Korea has brought the American position in France to a low point. The first blush of gratification at American intervention in Korea has heen succeeded by a wave of dismay at U.S. reverses. The French long have expected the strength of American arms-especially the atom bomb—to pi'.'e them time to'get well from tt>e last war, and to rearm. America Is Determined Americans newly-arrived on ihis .side of the Atlantic report that the defeats in Korea have hardened American determination to re-evm and. if necessary, to be ready for a showdown with Russia. There has been no such reaction In Prance. Top French government officials arc facing the problem to a degree that generally is pica-sing to American observers. But a sampling of sentiment among the French population, brings no such re- Ig^iLse.s. ^The lack of a "will to fight," siich as resulted in the French collapse of 1940, is in evidence again. Many Frenchmen solemnly weigh these alternatives: Would another war be worse than simply to sit down and wait to be occupied by the Russians? yeulral Course Or would it be better to try to take a neutral course in the hope that Russia would not march into Frr-nce? It staggers Americans to hear Frenchmen they have known for a long time seriously weigh such considerations. It is even more staggering to hear so many Frenchmen give answers which, to Americans, sound like capitulation. The philosophy of "ait and wait" is widespread in Francs. The French appear to have lost confidence in aerial bombardment —even with the atom bomb—as a mea:is*,of stopping ground forces. TJfc Korean experiences have hclp- wffbring that, and the French eon- i «; ; • rewnnber how long it took United States to get into,the REDS' FOE — John Myun Chang. South Korean ambassador lo the U, S,, is expected lo be the target of a Russian move In the United Nations Security Council. The U S. S. R. will probably use its veto power to object to Chang's continued presence during the Council's discussions of Korean fighting. Deaf-Mute Girl Killed by Train BIRMINGHAM, Al»., Aug. 16. (/P) —An eight-year-old deaf-mute girl w»s killed by » train yesterday, Jmt as her brother wai killer' several years ago. Prances Devlne was struck by Seaboard Air Line freight while returning home from an errand for her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Devlne. Train crew member* said they were unable to halt.In time after seeing her on the tracks. A 'ive-year-old brother of tin girl was killed by a freight sevem years ago. Happy Britons Instigate New Guessing Game; Seek Name tor Young Princess LONDON. Aug. IS. (/P) — Happy Britons had a favorite new guessing game today _ naming their ne» princess. A sU-pound girl was born yesterday to Princess Elizabeth, firs Maybe Ants WiH Spoil It Foo(.|,«OM and Ctrrfre* AnicuiK bints, the less th« m»l« BUFFALO. N.Y., AIIJ. 16.. W") —(shares hi (lie c»r« of the eggi ind Ttilcvr.! who pnlered n bakery i J">"»f[. (he gaudier hl» plumage, in- warehouse here took « ton of sugar,! cordltiB to th« BncjrolopedU Brt- nothliiK else Unnlca. • • AMKR1CAN TANKS IN ACTION IN CIIINJU ARKA—American tanks, somewhere In the southern battlefront, fire on the North Korean positions In the htlts (background). Tills bailie action was innde by Associated Press Staff Photographer Max Desfor. (AP Wirephoto via Army radtophuLo). Beatley Cautions Of Budget Padding MTTLE ROCK.' Aug. 16. M'i— Arkansas State Comptroller Lee Roy Beaslcy has cautioned against "padding" of budget requests. Beasley said some state agencies has uppcd their requests above amounts actually needed to allow for any cuts by the legislature. Anti-Religious Petitions VIENNA (Sfi —Petitions denonnc. ing "church renction" are being circulated throughout Hungary, according ot Catholic sources 1n Vienna, The petitions ask that all religious instruction be abolished in Hungarian .schools because "it poisons the soul of youth." They also ask that all monasteries and convents be closed "because they are center* of reaction and espionage." In the line of succession to the British throne. Attending doctors | Beasley met yesterday with a subcommittee of the Arkansas Lcgisla- reported last night (hat both mother and daughter were doing well. The newest member of Britain's royal family Is the second child of 24-year-old Elizabeth and her naval officer husband. Prince Philip. Duke of Edinburgh. Their son. Prince Charles, Is 21 months old ' Britons toasted her he.ilth. Royal salutes of 41 guns were fired in Hyde Park and by Royal Navy ships. From 'he ancient gray battlements of the Tower of London a 62-gun salute boomed. The bells of historic Westminister Abbey pealed for a full hour, and those of famed St. Paul's Cathedral rang out for 45 minutes In her hon- tive Council and institution heads department and for preliminary discussion of 1951-52 budgets. Governor McMath has ordered all departments under his direct control to reduce requests at least 15 per cent below those submitted (or the current biennium. 3(:£ ictly RESINOL "'"" ench oflicials have told their American colleagues that the defeatist ntmosphere in Prance will change If at least five U.S. divisions are added to the defense force In Western Germany. They also want an equal allotment of Britisn troops. . Troops Not Avail abV* Although such troops may not- lie available immediately In America. U.S. officials here are advising Washington that & promise to send those troops at Lhe earliest possible moment would buoy the French, ' These troops would not be expected to stem any Hvussinn attack They would be Intended instead to stem the wave of pessimism which is felt, perhaps most heavily, in France- Coupled with this demand for troops. 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