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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 18, 1950
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PAGE SLXTEKM BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUK1KR NEWS Soviet Has 7 Million Men Under Arms Hj El.TON C, FAY • AT. Military Affair* Ktparier WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. (flP)— When president Truman said that "the Soviet Union and Its colonial ntellltes are maintaining turned forces of great size and strength" he presumably meant that at least 7,000,000 men are under arms. That Is the estimated total of ground, air and sea forces of Soviet Russia, Its European satellites and Communist Asia, on the basis of •vulhoritive Information available here. These are actual forces-In-being. They do not Include the hordes of recruits or reservists with World War n battle experience who could be drawn from the almost unlimited military manpower pool which exists among the 665 million population of the communist nations of the Occident and Orient. In his San Fran:-isco speech last night, Mr. Truman said that "in both Europe and Asia, their vast armies pose a constant threat to world peace." He obviously was using the term "armies" In the broad sense of military force. The threat! from Russian air and, to a lessor I degree, naval strength also must be i taken into account. i 4 Million Man Arni«d Force | Russia and her European puppet »Uites are assumed to have some: thing over 4,000,000 men in their armed forces. The estimates on the •size of Red China's regular army range from 2500.000 to more than 3.000.000. The North Korean Communist army, once estimated at 150,000. now is being cut up and destroyed by United Nations forces. The regular Soviet army is estimated at a little above 2,500,000. This is the army alone. It doesn't count m perhaps 400,000 of the so- called security force, the NKVD. Nor does It Include a flexible force which is seasonal In nature—about I.OOO.OQO men who are called, by age groups, for military service. The time for these men to return to civilian life normally occurs in the fall, but the Soviet army is reported holding them in service until the epring of each year. The Russian army has excellent artillery and in quantities. It demonstrated its artillery power In •World War II. The Red Army Is believed to have more—and : perhaps better— tanks than'any of the great powers. Some guesses in military circles are that the soviet armored force now may have more than 25,000 medium tanks, not including an unestimat- ed number of the huge, 60-ton Josef Stalin III models. Some of the medium tanks — the T-34s—were turned over to North Korea for Its invasion of the Republic of Koren. but the number probably made lit tie difference in the total Russian tank force. Eestimates of the rate ot production for new Russian tanks range as high as 5,000 annually. MO,DW-Mzn Air Force The number of men in the Red Air Force is placed in about 600,000, but in view of Soviet efforts toward expansion of Its' air fleet may be well above that figure. Russia is reported concentrating on swift expansion of her jet fighter; plane force. She presumably leels she needs them as interceptors to challenge long range American bombers of the B-36 and B-39 type should she launch war and bring down retaliation on her cities. But Russia has not neglected her bomber force since World War If. It "is known she is producing quantities of four-engined 'Tri-TOs. copies of the American B-29. There are only guesses as to whether the Soviet designers have tried to dup- SPECIAL PROGRAM Tuesday Night, Oct. 24 7:30 P.M. E.C."Took"Gathings Speaker InviUUnn Extended In All "G.I.'s" In Mississippi County REFRESHMENTS LOOK BEHIND THIS EMBLEM You'//find... More then 3 mill ion •*•• *n«l woman, ALL VfTMANS ... Trwrncrnkm physical r*tot»rc*» . . . Mlnh t-f I- *a,m • • wvyn •WVMIA t * • .viron^ f^trf&ta • * « rTMvt m b^* Ing « v«t . . . Why Not Pay Your American Lefkm Dues Now? DUDCASON POST 24 Blythevill* MORE CRIME IN THE CITY—Crime in the cities during the first half ot 1950 was up 1,9 per cent over the same period in 1949, according to the FBI's semiannual report. Negligent manslaughter taw the steepest rise—19,8 per cent over the preceding year; auto theft was next with 3.2 per cent. inree crimes—murder, rape and robbery—declined slightly during the period. Blytheville Youth Held for Thefts A Blytheville youth and two f.-om Hot Springs have confessed to a series of burglaries in North Little Hock, Pine Bluff and Hot Springs'. He was icientifed as Bobby HotJge, 16, a former Inmate of the Arkansas Boys Industrial School. Also arrested last night In North Little Rock were Danny Darrel and veil Holly, a Negro, both 16. Police Chief Jack Pyle said the trio admitted the burglaries. Chief Pyle said the boys admitted taking S24 from a Valley Street food market in Hot Springs and $13 from a Korth Little Rock service station last night. He snld Hodge also admitted entering a drive-In 'and filling station In pine Bluff about three weeks ago. Korea's best farming land Is In the southern part. Hurricane Rips West Florida's Citrus Belt MIAMI. Fla., Oct. 28. M>j—A hurricane sweeping upon Florida'.", citrus belt today left n trail of injuries, one death nnd property damage estimated at $5,000,000 or more in four South Florida "gold coast" counties. The storm now losing strength' over land gave south Florida a rough and tumble fight with 125 mile winds and possibly a tornado as it swept in from the sea last night and early today. Mrs. Owen Adams was killed, her husband critically injured and their four children hurt when the hurricane or a twister spawned by it smashed their trailer home at West Hollywood, a community of 2.CKIO persons 16 miles north or Miami. Twenty-five persons were hospitalized there and 40 more were injured in Miami. licale the huge B-36. Among the newer Russian interceptor designs is a reported twin- Jet night fighter, equipped with radar for locating enemy bombers and having a speed in excess of 600 miles an hour. At sea. primary Soviet interest is in expanding the submarine fleet. In the past, estimates ol the Russian submarine fleet have ranged up to 350. But the British naval publication, Jane's Fighting Ships, says (he Soviet goal Is believed to be between 750 and 1,000 long range submarines by 1951. it] which cemetery the burial will be Pallbearers will include Bob Puryear. Lloyd Rcbsamcn, ' Gordon Matthews and' Bob Fincher o Joncsboro and W. J. Pollard, Eltoi. Kirby, W. L. Homer and Dr. Don Smith of Blytlieville. Mr. Crawford Is survived by h,,, wife; two sons, Dick, a member of the Joncsboro High School footbal team, nnd James Hiley; three sis tcrs. Mrs. R. L. Sanders of Blythe vllle and Mrs. Harvey Hart, of Gos nell; and Mrs. John Mosley of Ala bama and one brother. H. R. Craw ford of Dell. CRAWFORD (Continued (rom paee 1) of the Arkansas Association of Insurance Agents. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Orcgg Funeral Home chapel In Joncsboro by the Rev. Arthur Forgartle of Joll- esboro, assisted by the Rev. Harvey Kidd of Blytheville. He will be burled in Blylheville. Brief graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. at R Blytheville cemetery. It was not known WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1 950 Obituaries Rites Ar» Conducted For Missouri Woman Services for Mrs, Robert L. Jones of Netherlands, Mo,, were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home of a 'sister, Mrs. Henry Petty of Concord, Mo,, with the Rev. Harvey Ahart officiating. Burial was In the Woodlawn Cemetery In Hayti, Mo. Mrs. Jones, 40, died Monday In the State Cancer HosplUI at Columbia, Mo. Survivors include her husband- four sons, Jerry, Harvey, Eldon and R. L, Jr. and one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Maye, all of Netherlands. Magazine Story Tills M Frisco Train Wreck A six-page storjr of the Frisco passenger train that was wrecked near Holland. Mo., July 2J O y la- rear-old William Godsey of Holand, Us one of the feature stories n the November Lssue of Inside De- •ectlve Magazine. The story was written by w. W. Ward, professional detective story writer, and gives an account of the accident that resulted In the death of the train's engineer and injury x> several crew members and passengers. The story also contains a picture of the wreck scene, two pictures of Oodsey and a picture of Blytheville'! Chief of Police John Foster, who assisted Missouri officers with the Investigation of the wreck. 78 Association Officials Return from Stot* A4«*t Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary or the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association »nd her office secretary, Mrs. Prances Gammill returned yesterday (rom Little Hock where they attended a two- day meeting of the State Tuberculosis Association. Sessions were conducted Monday morning and afternoon and Tuesday afternoon with lalks by Dr. Gcneivcve Harkin of New York City the feature of each session. Mrs. Redman stated that she interviewed Dr. A. C. Curtis, director of the Tuberculosis Control Division of the State Health Department, during which time the doctor confirmed a previously-submitted schedule /or the mobile X-ray unit to be used In Mississippi County. The next mobile unit will be operated in this county during Peb ruary by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association with the co-operation of the State Health Department. MELLOW AS MOONLIGHT A really rich, light Straight Kentucky Bourbon with that old-fashioned flavorl Naturally good — naturally aged. All whisky — Straight whisky- Kentucky whisky! Try it today. None fincrat any price. 'FROM THf lift AND WCO* OF THf,G»AIN" IKISVT"-''.r IS 4 WHS DIB... IS mOF • Sllllid )| ([«.». IICIU IISTIUIK tl»fl»Y. Act No. 2 IS PROHIBITION VOTE AGAINST PROPOSED STATEWIDE PROHIBITION LAW l.t's the last Measure a ) the Bottom of fhe Ballot prohibition! This political ad p«d fc* ty Aik. Against Prohibition, Little Rock, 0. J. "Don" Gr««M, •secutiv* MC>. — Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III., Oct. 18. WJ— CUSDA)— Hogs 8,000; active, 15 to 25 lower (ban Tuesday's average; bulk good and choice 190-260 Ib one' prlc« 20,15; one choice load 20.85; few early sales 20.60-65; few 270-320 Ib 20.25-15; 170-190 Ib 20.50-75; 140-160 )b 19.0020.25; odd lots 110-130 Ib 11.50-18.75; good and choice sows 400 Ib down 19.25-20.25; heavier sows 18.75-19.25; slags 13.00-15.50; boars 10.00-13.60. Cattle 3,000, calves 1,100; around 20 loads of steers offered; Including fairly liberal percentage of good heavy offerings; a few early bids weaker on these; light weight steers and heifers active and fully steady; cows opening steady; bulls unchanged; vealers 1.00 higher; odd lots medium and (rood heliert tint mixed yearling: 25.00-29.60; a few good cows around Ji.00-10; com- omn and medium cows largely 190021.00; eanners and euloeri lino 19.00. . 124 95 ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes triple test" a shrewd investment ff you demand full value for your clothing dollar, then we suggest that you choose this Triple Test* suit of sturdy worsted sharkskin. For here M a suit Hart Schaffner & Marx designed to combine long wear and quality in a handsome manner. At ot/r low price Triple Test is eosfly your best buy in town.

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