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Friday, March 3, 1950
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PAGE TWO Vinson to Introduce Measure To Curb Freeze of Arms Funds BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER, NEWS XRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1950 1 B>- Ruth Covr«n » • , WASHINGTON, March S. <AP> - U th | nk l sl)0uld ^ crlticlzed flrst Rep. Vlnson (D-Ga) said today he f b j M salesman." - introduce legislation to keep' 6 ' Secretary of Defense Johnson from "freezing" money approved by Congress for specific military projects. Johnson couldn't disregard Congress even In the name ol economy, under Vinson's proposed bill. The congressman Is chairman ot the House Armed Sen-ices committee. Vinsbri safd the bill would require the defense secretary to consult . with the Senate and House appropriation committees before Congress-approved funds are withheld by administrative action. 'Back of this Is anger within Vin- EOH'S committee and in the House military appropriations subcommit- Pirmly slating Congress' constitutional responsibility to raise and maintain this country'R military forces, Chairman Marion (D-Tex) wanted to know how much It would take to .set up nad maintain a modern 48 group force .allowing for ob- solesence'and modification requirements, Lt. Gen. E. W. Rawlings, Air I^rce comptroller, estimated tl.500,- 000,000 for the 1951 fiscal year, end- Ing June 30, 1951. "Does this mean ,now that you will need a program of about $1,500, 000.000 for the fiscal years of 1951, 1952 and 1953?" asked Mahon Haj. Gen. P. H. Smith Jr., Air he Nation Today: Th« Coal Strike Crisis Struggle Is Mindful Of Greenhouse Fight military appropriations subcommittee in January that he took this fiction at the direction of President Truman. He safe! that In his opinion Mr. Truman was acting In his capacity as commandcr-in-chief of the nation's armed forces. Mr. Truman had taken the post- would be larger than In 1951. 1053 would be larger than the preceding year, and it would level off approximately in the fiscal year 1954 at just about $2,000.000.000," he said. Rawlings said that the 1951 aircraft procurement figure of $1,350,- tion" tha"t"4g groups were adequate 000.000 is for U83 planes. for national defense and that any "The requirement at the level-off increase in strength would be more than the current spending budget could stand. Now conies release by the House Military Appropriations Subcommittee of its hearings on the Air Force's request for $4,433,478,000 out of the overall military budget of $13,000,000.000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Billion Inadequate Of the Air Force request, SI,350. 000,000 is for aircraft procurement, and the legislator heard from Secretary :of the Ah- Force, Symington that this "would not bring about or maintain a modern 48 group program." : - , r Symington reminded the representatives that the Air Force position has been that 10 groups are "essential to the minimum peacetime security of the United Stales." ' Apparently having In mind Russia's achievement of an atomic ex' plosion and possible development of the hjdrogen bomb, Symington added that "under modern conditions, even this number should be looked into. It may be low." At one point Symington said, without elaboration, that Russia \! known to have planes capable of bombing parts ol the United Stales arid returning home. •''• .• Symington said the Air • Force rallies that ;this country could bankrupt Itself In trying to run an arms race with, Russia...He nptec that Russia does'not have the problem of the capitalistic system—apparently meaning* wages and hours involved In production and In military pay. Shields the Chief In a seeming effort to take the heat off Mr. Truman and Johnson Symington related that after the Air Force had made its plea, the decision was made that it shoulc not have more than 48 groups! He added: "So if anybody Is to be criticized period for the 48-group Air Force, nrludlng 11 modern groups in the lonal guard. Is approximately 2,000 aircraft a year," he continued. Gen. Smith said that the Air Force now has 44 of Its 48 groups a modern state. He added thai of these, seven bombardment groups one in reconnaissance arid two in weather work will be obsolete by the end of fiscal 1951. Emphasis on 1554 as a "levcllng- off" period was apparent loo Ir testimony by Ma]. Gen. D. L. Putt Air Force director of research and development. "Prototype (experimental) projects Initiated In .previous years, or the .modernization of production aircraft, will equip the Air Force through 1954," he told the subcommittee. However, no new prototypes, ex. cept for an interceptor-type plane "have been Initiated for later avail ability, because it has been impera tlve that continued emphasis be placed on guided missiles, 1 ' he said. He Indicated that before many years the Air Force will be replac ing bombers nnd fighters with guld ed missiles "to do the job which w are now doing with the convention al- aircraft which we think In period of time may fade but com pletcly." Reds Drop U. S. prom Mail Lists MOSCOW, March 3. (AP)—Th United State--! embassy disclosed to day it has been dropped from th mailing list of some 40 Soviet pub llcations it' used to receive. An embassy spokesman said • th magazines Included decrees and of ficial orders, but otherwise wer technical In nature. 'The spokesman said the embass received about the same selection o MERCURY OWNERS! 46 to 48 Models GET A MOTOR TUNE-UP Bv Jamti Marlow WASHINGTON, March 3. (f) — ke two miiRCle-bound giants slug- iii! each other In a glass house, e coal miners and the mine owns may wreck the before :hcr of them gives in. This Is a titanic union-employer niggle, one of the historic ones, though Its true size may have en lost sight of in the beivjlcler- g maze of statements, fruitless oetings, court actions, maneuver- gs. Ever since last May, on and off. ic miners and owners have been ylng to reach an agreement to re- lace their contract which expired si June, or rather, they've been oiijg through the motions. Already millions upon, millions of nllars have been lost by the minis, bo:ause of the weeks away •om their job. and by the owners ecause ot the tmreaped profits rom their shut-down mines. Meanwhile, (he nation's health ml welfare are moving toward (he oint o( crisis, as every passing day lews up what's left o( the nation's apldly disappearing supply of lined coal. Kurt Not in Sight The end Is not In sight. The mine wners. beaten into submission yenr fter year by John u Lewis, the liners' boss, have stood up to him ils time, unyielding, as If to make his the grent show-down. If they cove In 'now, then there 3 months' fight and the millions hey've lost through unmlned coal •ill have been wasted. If the miners surrender and re- urn to work on the owners' terms hen the millions In pay they jaeri- iccd by staying home will be money ut the window. And what do the miners want and vhat Is It the owners are refusing? The demands have been formally taied, publicly. Even the President's three-man board—appointed n February to examine the dispute -seems mystified. It said: The union is demanding a wage- rale Increase of "unspecified pro- an unspecified In- pension fund, plus portions, and crease in the shorter hours. And the owners have said "no" to all these things, according to the board. Through the Taft-Harllcy Act. which It passed several years ago to settle various labor disputes, a majority In Congress thought it had the solution for a national crisis like this. In an emergency, under T-H. th« government could 'ask a fcdera Judge to order strikers back to work for 80 days. In this the government used T-H and got a judge to issue a back-to-work order. K the miners had obeyed, gone lack to work, mined coal for 80 days, )ullt up a new supply, and then struck after the 80 days, as they could under T-H, warm weather would be here. A strike (hen wouldn't be felt so keenly. Miners Didn't Obey But the miners didn't obey. They let the crisis mount. That turns the national emergency section of T-H into a "flop," said Senator Morse yesterday. This Oregon Republican wants the government to seize the mines. Once that happened, the miners would be considered government employes. Then, as Its employes, .he government could call on the miners to return to the pits until a settlement Is reached with the owners. As government employes, w"ould the miners have to end their strike? There's no law compelling any individual to work against his will. They might argue this way In the face of government sel/.ure: Individually, they had no desire to work until the owners met their terms and, therefore, wouldn't work They might do that, since they've already successfully defied one government effort to get them back. In Its unsuccessful ^attempt, the government tried-to prove that It wasn't the miners Individually who decided to stay away from work bul their union which kept them away The government might try that again. BuU- Tills is still cold weather and every day which passes reduces the Romania Gets Tough with U. S. BUCHAREST, Romania, March 3. (AP)— The American and British legations have been asked to close down their information services here. No reason was given. Assistant Foreign Affairs Minis- ter Grlgore Preoteasa relayed the notice to the American and British ministers last night. The information services provided a library of American and British periodicals and Issued news bulletins. The action apparently Is anoth- newspapers It always did. Thej Include H papers from outside Moscow. DANCE HOWARD 'YANCY arid his BEALKSTREET ORCHESTRA FRI., MAR. 3 Dancing 9 to 1 TWIN GABLES No. Hiway 61 ONE WEEK SPECIAL And, al no extra cosl, you get nil the necessary parts for the ' distributor and carburetor, plus a set of S spark plugs ... a perfect tune-up job. Labor included in this special price. 15 70 Hurry! Save Money Nowl STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. \V;ilnnt af First Phone -1333 HELLO STEELE! 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