The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 23, 1950
Page 7
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M, I»M Aluminum Is Likely To Be Next Defense Item Under Control WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. W>—Aluminum—important In the' build- la* <X *lrcra<^-»p p e»r*d likely today to be the next strategic ina- t»ri»l to torn* under government controls. Officials laid last night that an* *<Ifr now being dratted by the National Production Authority (N PA) for probabi* Issuance within ' wwks, either will contain or »LMMi.nLL». (AMC.) be clc«ely followed by restric- iom or. use of aluminum In non- ««nUal products. Robert O. Goodwin was named, mtanwhlle, to the key job in mobil- ising tht nation's labor force to meet needs of the expanding de- ftn« program. Goodwin, 44-year°'d head of the jovemment's Employment Service, was named ex- •cutlve director of the Office of Defense Manpower. The office was set up by Secretary of Labor Tobin, to whom President Truman has delegated manpower problems ol the mobiliz- —»—~* »""w.^""< UA * ilc muuiiii- »mu LIJ invasions before th allon program. Goodwin and other break ot the war in Korea " " h " r """" '"-' Those divisions, he said were only two-thirds ot full strength and underequlpped. Decrying the "over-optimistic reports" of new weapons, the hero of the allied lighting In- Italy, said n'H'i'* r r" *"•"'"•• "»"""="" tu- we fought the Korean war with ordlnates the employment services the weapons of World War Two " . I*bor Department officials given mobilization tasks by Tobin will 'continue to fill their present posts/ As director of the Bureau of Employment Security, Goodwin already had a major role in the Manpower picture. His bureau coordinates the employment services and jobless benefit programs of the states. Defeiue Outlay to Soar Thus far. only voluntary con- troli have been seriously discussed in connection -with manpower. ........„„.,..„. (nun ui<*ii^*uwui. \^cii. vyiurK said every u S sol- Discussin? the materials picture, dler w'" be trained as an infanlry- 'officials who asked not to be named said, that NPA Administrator William H. Harrison has been told that defense spending is now running at a rate of »18.000,000,000 it year and will hit J2J.OOO,000,000 In first quarter of 1951.. preparation lor this speedup, (arrison was reported planning such new controls as (A) banning building at amusement places, including race tricks, dance halls ind bowling alleys; (B) priorities for manufacture of scarce oil drums and metal food containers; and (C) allocation of sleel for construction of about 63,000 freight cars in the first half of 1951. While (he immediate object of the proposed aluminum order—and A similar one covering copper—is to spread military contracts equitably, offiellla also are known to be atudying eivilian limitations. Military aources have estimated . unofficially that 30 per cent of th« nation's aluminum output will be needed by the armed forces when the Air Force expansion hits full stride. Declaring a national aluminum policy 'may be emerging shortly, • Rep. Celler (D-NY> last night cancelled m hearing into aluminum v stockpiling which his house monopoly investigating subcommittee had planned to start Nov. 1. Call* for Priori!ie* weekend also"produced" these mobilization developments: 1. The Aircraft Industries Association, representing most plane and parts manufacturers, called lor priorities-to assure a flow of new transports-to keep the civil air fleet flying. Admiral DeWitt O. Ramses-, association president, said priority ratings are "urgently needed in the interest of national defense." c 2. Secretary of the Interior Chapman said that a month ago the military was short 3,000,000 barrels of the aviation gaosline it needed for the rest of the year and that while this deficit has been reduced there is still a shortage. He said consumption of aviation gasoline "will increase markedly In 1951." . 3. Stanley Ruttenberg, chief economist for the CIO. blamed commodity market speculation rather than wage increases lor "the flood of price rises that engulfed the nation" after the start of the Korean war. Declaring there was "no significant pattern of major wage Increases" just before June 25. Ruttenberg said on the other hand (here was a rush of speculative'ma- nipulation in the commodity exchanges immediately after that 4&te. ROK Navy Gets 2 U. S. Frigates TOKYO. Oct. M. (AP) _ The United State* today save the Re- ptrolic of Korea two American frigates which were among 27 on Jend-Iense to Russia during World War IT. The ahips, returned to the United States at Yokosuka, Japan, a year ago, were handed over to the Korean Republican Navy at Yo- ko&uka Naval Base. The frifate* are patrol-typt vtt- •els with itandard displacement ol MJO tona and orerall lenjth of JM feet. DON'T TOUCH PIMPLES! I kr u* ifi .!*. ofl«n Wn. A. ,<«, . unifhtl, ^i.pfa. „., H«TI» <• All <*>!• TISTIBI General Clark Hits Lack of Postwar Might PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23. MV-Gen. Mark Clark, Army Field rvjrces chief, says the U. S. ".sciaped the bottom of a barrel" and left only a mobilization base In this country to carry on the Korean campaign. Speaking before the Variety Club of Pittsburgh last night. Geri. Clark said the u. S. "told the world we had 10 divisions before the out- . "We do have new weajwns In the making," he said, "but it will be seven or eight months or two or three years before they will be produced in quantity." Gen. Clark said every U. S. sol- man because "we learned in Korea that because of the enemy's infiltration tactics every man must do his own /iehUng:" The four National Guard divisions recently federalijed. he said, will be at combat strength in seven montlis. In another speech, Dr. Ralph Bunche, winner ot the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation efforts in Palestine,) described talk of a preventive war as "mad—an invitation to immeasurable and certain calamity," Private Rites Held .For Edna Millay AUSTERLITZ, N.Y., Oct. 23. (IP)— A private funeral, service for Edna St. Vincent Millay, i Pulitzer Prize- winning poetess, was held yesterday In her home near this hamlet in the Berkshire foothills. Poems In which Miss Millay wrote of death »-cre read by her sister, Mrs. Norma Ellis of New York City, and by Alan McDonald, a poet and close friend. Miss Millay died Thursday after a heart attack. She was 56. In accordance nllh her wishes the body will be cremated. Friends said the ashes woul Aiislerlit?. 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The correspondent, alter a motor Irip to the scene of Friday's disaster, 200 mile* from Lima, said 28 others were injured. H« reported one tldi o[ Pisoco- cha Lagoon collapsed, loosing a great mas« of rock, mud and water which demolished Loj Cedros hy- droelectrl*. station. The mUslng persons, he reported, were workers at an encampment near Huallanca City. Hopes tluit they might be alive stemmed from reports that ttiey had teen wnrii- ed by telephone of the approaching slide in lime lo escape. Samuel F. B. Mori-Is Inventor of the telegraph, also was an artist. 26,000 Korean Reds Captured TOKYO,'Monday, Oct. 23, (#) General MacArlhur'i headquarters announced today that United Nations forces captured more th»n 26,000 prisoners In the last 34 houra. These brought to more than !»,000 the total ol Red troops taken since the Korean war began June 25. Active rolcano*. otv» existed In nln« wctloia of New Mexico: in 11*0 with «,000,000 aboard. 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