The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1950 · Page 3
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• f THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1950 SLYTHEVTLLE (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE I Selective Service Still Hangs Fire House Committee Pondering 3-Year Draft Extension WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. Wj President Truman and his military chiefs aerccti yesterday to a plan lo leave peacetime draft Inductions,up to Congress if the President Is Riven the power to act In an emergency. Secretary of Defense Johnson relayed the views or the President and the Joint chiefs of staff lo the House Armed Services Committee. The group |$ considering; nn admln- rat Eon refmcs t lor a three-year tetistan of the selective service k\v. Johnson's letter was made public as the committee heard pleas for continuing the draft \a\v from Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs; Secretary of State Acheson; and Gen, Lnwlon Collins, army chief ot .staff. Chairman Vinson fD-GfO, who Is opposed to continued conscription now, has suggested a "standby" draft, law to replace the selective service net expiring June 30. Mr. Truman had asked for Us continuance an it. That would mean that the military 1 services would have the authority to call up men if they need them. None has been Inducted for months. Against KmwRtnpy Provision Vinson wants a law on the books ti-nlch would give Congress sole power to re.sume Induction of se- lectees and tnen only by Joint' action of bo(h House and Senate. As Johnson's letter described it. the counter proposal would leave actual Inductions ol selectees (1) up to Congress. TT <2> "until such time as the President, after consultation with the National Security Council, shall make a finding that international conditions warrant the resumption of inductions." Johnson said that "will give us n workable .selective service act." Gen, Bradley told the committee that a draft act on the books "Is probably worth several divisions In added strength to our arguments •fcumd the council table." ""In fact, I have been informed that our passage of the selective service act two years ago had a more salutary effect on the Russians than almost anything el.se we did. The failure .of renewal of this opposite effect on our opponents In act at this time can but have the the present cold war." Acheson urged extension of the law to show the world that this country Intends to stay strong. "WHAT'S NEW. OL 1 SOCK?"—This novel footwear, which may or may not indicate a trend, turned up at a teen-agers' "sock hop" at Arlington Heights, 111. The socks were rigged up with ear muffs with funny faces by Emmet McOougail and Patty Boyle. State Department- Hurfs Hew Charge Russia is Absorbing Parts of China WASHINGTON, Jail. 26-TO— The State department has made new charges that Soviet Russia is absorbing four of China's richest northern arena. Supporting Secretary of State At;.cson's recent accusations, the department Issued a ill-tailed "background document" which said that Russia's designs were in |)arL supported by "two .secret agreements signed by tile Chinese Communists with the U.S.S.R. Liquid nitrogen will quickly chill a piece of metal to minus 32(i degrees Fahrenheit. * 0 COME TO THE FAIR—A ~ long-range invitation to the World Transportation Fair, to be held in 1-os Angeles in the summer of 1951, Is hereby extended you byJackee Waldron. Through spectacles and hundreds of exhibits, the fair will tell the story ot transportation from it's earli- «1 days to the present FAtMEH INSU«AHC« C4OOT *A*M KI MSU«AttC( ntt. Save ttith Safely Vilriftul Sacrificing Protection its economic and domlim- Nationolists Take Heart in Recent American Move TAIPEI, Jan. 26. W)—Nationalist Chinese toolc Heart yesterday over U.S. Secretary of State Dean Aclie- son's approval of « congressional move to send $28,000,000 economic aid to Formosa. The Nationalists hoped this would be (he beginning of a larger aid program. Tlie Nationalists know they cannot l-.oirt Formosa against the Chinese Reds If the Wg Island's economy collapses. All quarters exped it to collapse unless further aid is given. Governor K. C. Wu said Formosa could be put on her feet economically if the Economic Cooperation Administration expands its commodity sale progj.im (the purpose o[ wliicii is to kcc:p prices down) and went ahead with its blueprinted industrial program. "It the United States wants to deny Formosa to the Herts it tan du so by these steps," said the American educated governor. "Without H.T C:V:MJIUJILJL; ilml sllrtllgit. ut'Jlmul- I t< i ,i tlnn." Russian troops occupy Dnir- n , Ml . ! ™° 1>s lh ? rc - An atlcm l* to en and the Pott Aitluir naval base ul)ltl1 " ne * P"vi]e K es °f trade and area, control of railroads and "col- 1 " v , e ; slr ™ M J m Smkiang from the lateral interests reportedly has gone much fnither than was contemplated in the 1945 treaty," Russian influnee in native military forces is "yeiieially r-:cogni/,eri" and "openly admitted" by Chinese Communists. Agrccim-nt S^nri! in July A special trade agreement was AM Th.M SI K n* W.rnins You"Of CHANGE OF LIFE? It -said the.se are known as the 1 signed last July. This gives Russia 'Moscow agreement anrt the Harbin agreement. These propbrtcdly grant further special rights to the U.S.S. R." In Manchuria. Ill a speech before tile National Press Club two weeks ago, Acheson charged thut Russia is detaching Manchuria, Outer Mongolia. Sinkiang aini Inner Mongolia and tying them to the Soviet Union. Foreign Minister Vishinsky in a special statement over the weekend denounced Acheson's charges as a monstrous lie. Backing up Ache-son's words, the State l>;partment suit! of Russian intrigiics in Manchuria: "The Soviet Union has placed (he rightist Industrial area ot China firmly behind the Far Kastern segment of the Iron curtain." Tress Officer Michael J. McDermott said the "background document" represents only part of the State Department's reports "and data on the subject. Submits 1 Summary "We have more but we're not releasing it now," he said. The department gave this sum mary of conditions In the four areas: Outer Mongolia—"Soviet penetration is complete." A so-called government established by Russiai military forces there has been recognizer! by Russia,. North Korea and. Albania. A treaty authorizing the presence of Soviet troops ha been negotiated: "The trade of Out er Mongolia Is oriented toward nm completely monopolized by the U.S. S.R." Manchuria — Russia Is using the 1945 Sino-Soviet treaty to "extend DISTRICT OFTICIt " 1.. "HILL" WAI.KKR Disstricl Ajcnt 200 Isaacs Blflg., There 319« lies, riione 211.1 rej)ortedly 60 per cent of a farm- r's produce" in Manchuria and is ausing "severe shortages while [her areas of China nre cxpericnc- g famine conditions." Sinkiang — Politinal penetration s less advanced "but strongly rein- niccnt" of earlier steps in the thcr two areas. As iu Manchuria. Nationalist government was made u-lipii Nationalist troops were in full retreat. Inner Mongolia—A pupjjet ".semi- autoiumiDUs" regime is in power nnd is "only loosely affiliated with tlu- Chinese Communist authorities. 1 ' Summing up its case, the Slate Department, said the time it will i"ke for Russia to detach these aroas "will depend on the Soviet timetable—and of course on any resistance which may arise in Chinese quarters." When he Hist made these accusations. Achc.son predicted the wratli of the Chinese jieople would descend on Oie Russians once the Chinese realize exactly what the (hem the economic situation cannot be stabilized." Wu wns formerly mayor of Shanghai. Millions of ilolliirs worth of EGA goods remained in Shanghai when Communists took over that city. . Utility Executive Dies FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 26-M>j —A. B. Harper, Foii Smith utility executive, (tied unexnootcmy In his hotel room in New York yi>:,it>rd;iy. His family lu'rn was informed of hi death by W. M. nernmus. Kansas City, chairman of the bnard of the Kansiis City Southern Railroad, with whom lie had gone to New York. Hiiriier, president of the Fort Smith Gas Corp., had. been a prominent busimss man here (or 25 years. Recently he had been active in developing gas distribution systems lor east Arkansas cities. 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