The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 28, 1950
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TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1950 COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEK 'Absolute Security'Program Would Take 10 Years— Atom Defense Would Cost $300 Billion U. S. Garrison State Probably j^ould Be Needed By Douglas B, Corntll (Second o! a Series) WASHINGTON, March 28. (AP)— Ten years and $300,000,000,000 probably would be needed to make the United SUtes as nearly safe as possible from atomic attack. The government's director of civilian mobilization, Dr. Paul J. Larson, says that's what it would take to provide "absolute security." And in the end, he adds, we'd wind up with a "garrison stale." Even If we were'willing to givi up democracy for security, we don' have the money. And we don't know whether we have the time. Yet something must be dom because a military machine require an Industrial machine to keep 1 going, and an industrial macliln requires civilians to man it. Defense Start Slaae A start on civilian defcnie ha been made, although the prograi isn't anywhere near as big or actl\ as a lot ot people would like. The Defense Department is re-i Grilling 150.000 volunteer airplane spotters. They will be trained, then put on call i« case ot war. The department .also is working on a radar screen, putting more ]et fighters In Hie northwestern states and strengthening anil-aircraft cle- € ses around the Hanford, Wash., mic plant. It plans to build ee long-range radio listening posts capable of listening in on enemy battle orders al a distance ol perhaps 2,000 miles. Jusb this week courses were begun for training doctors In treat- Ing radiation injuries to civilians Medical teachers also are taking the one-week courses set up by the Atomic Energy Commission at seven laboratories and universities. To Train Medics They arc expected to train other doctors and teachers, who will thci the training on. lanpower for civil defense. Organization Needed Beyond that is the matter of sct- Ing up some forir of organization apable of qutck, easy expansion In vent of war. Nothing much has Ken done along that line, either in the national or local level. There has been more progress to- vard a stand-by censorship system for use In event of a war. L-ar;en's office Is in charge. Officials ,liere say censorship plans are about completed, after consultations with publishers, broadcasters and Byron Prices, the United Nations executive who was censorship director In World War II. All the plans and studies maj mean that a year from now we may be better prepared for an atomic attack. Know Safest Places Would you know where you woulc he safest, where to turn for help Would you and your neighbors anc your city have" air raid warning and all clear signals worked out? Right now there Just Isn't anywhere you or your mayor or your governor can find out exactly what you, your city and your state should no to get ready and what you should do [[ you are hit. Civil defense authorities here are hinking of inviting the governors conference to talk the whole >rob!em over. Or they might send out two or three officials to consult the governors Individually or in groups. : There Is the possibility that If a skeleton civil defense organization were set up and nothing happened, in time it would fall apart. But Britain . has reinstated her civil defense law and started schooling key men. Skeleton national organizations have been set np In Scandinavian countries. Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Frances. Russian* Take Part In '47 And a recent report by the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee noted that 20.000,000 Russians were said to have taken part In group civil defense exercises In 1917. The report says, too, that: "The aim of the (Soviet) direc- Office Routines Need A Change, Boyle Says By Hal Boyle NEW YORK OT—There ought to be a way to nuikc business offices more eUicicnl—and happier places to work, too. 1 think I know how It can oe done, but I doubt If my plan will oe adopted soon. It Is based'on the facts ol life. To begin with, both the boss and his employes tend to become unhappy because they rcgar dthe office purely a place of labor, Instead of a place where everybody can live a full rounded life. The boss Is annoyed because lie knows nobody Is giving htm a Snll eight hours' or work, and feels hcMs regarded as a slavedriver. 'me employe Is resentful because he must, be cooped up In an office doing nothing but earning a living, desk to water cooler to men's room to desk, Bu 1 . most of the lime lie Is pretending to work. And acting is the hardest kind of labor. Give Laurence Olivli- the task of doing no- Ihlng on a busy stage for three hours—and he'd go home all won 1 out also. And so our office hero trudges out, frustrnted, feeling himself ft martyr, and certain he'll get little applause at home. Under this system the boss gets only a coupte of hours of hones effort, nobody has much pleasure and all feel cheated. Change Office Routine The answer. Make Ihe office » aUrncltve everybody will Want I' come to it and hate to leave. FOR THE "SAUCER" TRADE—In the spirit ot California's catering to the tourist trade, Beverly Hills waitress Mildred Hoskins practices taking orders from those reported 23-inch "flying saucer" pilots—who may drop in for lunch at any lime. "Everybody eventually comes to California," Miss Hoskins reasoned. "So why nol (ho Martians?" xii^s the training nn. ^.^ <*,m ^ LJIC VOUYJ^H uucc- The AEC has set up similar five- torate Is to give basic civil defense week courses to Instruct key men training to 5,000,000 citizens each YiCCA lAJlll'T—* fc-w « J I ., a fL , l._1> „ < 11 , ,_. ,ti,n ... hi detecting and measuring radiation in an area that has been atom . bombed. j More training courses are plan) ned, BS In how to deal with chemt- ! cal or germ warfare. • To give cities and states some dc' finite tips on civil defense in the ' atomic age, the government has published several booklets and pamphlet. More are in the works. Any- .body can buy them from the gov- « nment printing olfice In Washing- n for 10 or 15 cents. ; One ot them goes into that same . •question, of radiation,, and other medical aspects of atomic weapons. Hamate to Buildings Another tackles damage to buildings ami utilities and supplies Ideas on the best kind of shelters. Then there Is one- on scattering Industrial plants. Dispersion is recommended, particularly - for new v planU or branches. For your city fathers, there is a publication that tells what might happen to Washington in an atomic attack and what should be done, to get ready. Problems, in ma, n y other cities would be comparable. Civil defense experts have recommended that states and cities work . out arrangements for mutual aid in case of attack. Some of them, have started studies. Some have adopted laws. A lol remains to be done. In the federal government, various departments have been assigned to make reports and rccommen datlons which Larscn's office wll pass on lo the governors for relay ,to the cities. Survey lo Chtck Hospitals Jfe. One survey, well under way, I w^intended to show how many doctor.* dentists, and nurses will be needei and how many are available in cas of altack. The survey also Is In tended to cover the supply of modi cines, hospitals and relief equip . ment. Other groups are studying rescue, under wartime conditions, evacua lion of cities before and after al tack, tearing down damaged build >"Bs, and the use, protection an restoration of housing and utilitlc. The government also wants th states and cities to make some sur vcys of their own. a sort of censn of equipment and resources an how they win be used In a wa emergency. They are expected to look Int. reserves and substitutes for watc and transportation systems, evacua tlon routes, fire lanes, cmcrgenc shelters, hospital and first-aid re sources, fire fi ? .htiiiR cqnmmcni and year. It Is believed that in 1948 there were 1.060,000 local civil defense sections and that 5,000,000 received training." (Tomorrow: Tonr chances ol surviving an atomic attack.) U S. Protests Change'in Ruble WASHINGTON, March 28. The United States lias protested Russia that the new four-tone ruble exchange rate for Amcri- an dollars Is ."completely unjust- jCCl." •••:, A note delivered last week In lo.scow demanded that the former xchange rate of eight rubles for ne dollar granted to the American mbassy be restored. Moscow served notice pub. 28 that ffective July 1 the embassy will lave to pay $1 for four rubles. Tiic ffcct Is, officials said, will be to ncrease the cost of operating the mbassy by nearly $1,000,000 a year Manners of Moose Makes Monkeys of Men and Menagerie JACKSON, Wyo. March 28. (A 1 ) —Latest moose Invasion of Jackson brought these rapid-fire developments. ' 1. The young bull charged into Ike Neal's yard, stampeding, horses In a corral so they broke out. 2. Bob Brown tried to photograph the animal and was chased up a flight of stairs at a nearby barn. 3. Several other persons and two dogs undertook to rescue Brown and wound up on the stairs with him, a few feet ahead of the charging beast. 3. James Stull of the state game department and Neal combined forces, roped the moose, snubbed him to Slull's car and led him off to the elk refuge where he was liberated. Home Accidents Reduced CHICAGO (AP)—Accidents in the home killed 30,500 persons In the US. last year. That was three per cent under the 1048 toll. The gray and graying folks, who are supposed to use the caution Hint comes with the passing year, had the worst record. Fatalities went down in all age groups but one—the 45 to 64 bracket. National 4-H Club age limits lor membership are between 10 »ml SI and he feels guilty because he feels lie Is expected to give eight hours of real work a. day—and knows he Isn't. Typical Worker's I)aj Examine the day of a typical American office worker. He arrives 15 minutes la,le, cross with himself, his wile and his employer. He sees nothing but trouble—and no fun — ahead until quilting time. He makes ft tew Ualf-licartcd passes at his Job, then sneaks out for morning coffee. When he returns, he becomes an indoor nomiid. a M- co Tolo wandering from desk lo desk, swapping lies and sympathy with his fellow sufferers. The vest of the morning he spends mating round trips from his own desk to the walcr cooler to the men's room and back to his esk. Hy noon he has done about an lour's work, he's waterlogged, he'B vashcrt his Hands eight times, oinbed his hair nine, and hntl hoe shine and cleaned his linger- lails twice. licsl Hours Wasted He knows he's wasted tile best lours of the day. His conscience jolliers him, because he knows the boss suspects It. too. So he ovcrcat.s at lunchtimc. Back nt the ofllce lie reels drowsy. But there are lour liours to kill. He managers to pu : in ail hour of sleepy work. Then he begins his atternon lope—from leave. I'd suggest this routine: The workers arrive at fl a.m shnrp, and are shackled to Ihel desks. They work like beavers unt 10:30, when the Bhnckle.s automat Ically spring open. Everybody the takes a half-hour stretch tlurli which he can have coffee, mak faces in the men's room mlrro trndc gossip, pinch the stenograph e day. ' Locked In Slutcklcs At 11 ajn. they're locked back the shackles for another hour ml a halt without Interruption. t 12:30 they knock n(f for an our's lunch, Then follows "cjulet our," during which they slump vcr their desks and digest their ood under the Influence of soft nuslc. l-^oin 2:30 until 3:30 they can lolly at any office tusks left over rom the morning, visit, call trienils ill the phone, and make last niln- ulc bels on the horses. Then afternoon "fun time" begins and lasts for the rest of the day. rhcy roll back the desks, sprinkle wax oti Ihc floor and dance, play canstita, lift barbells, snack, or Joir lho boss In barbershop quartet singing. Everybody would go home liking himself, the boss, and bragging what a swell ofllce he lived In Wives would envy thck husband and want to go Into business thcrn selves. There mny be some holes in lilt system. Hut I'm sure of one thing He svould get more real work don than is being done now. EGA Prepares Book To Aid U.S. Business WASHINGTON, March 28. </!')— The Economic Cooperation Ailmli Islrntlon Is preparing a hnnclboo Intended to direct more Marsha ric»n exporters. The European recovery ld it soon will Issue for foreign onsumpllon a directory listing Utt .5. firms, with editions In En»lUh, rench, German and Italian—«D4 osslbly Greek and Fortugueie. For Improved KIDNEY FUNCTION In a majority ot cam gated In several hotpHah md clinici, subnormal Kkincy function was improved, Bladder pain and discomfort reduced after rhs \aa of Mountain Valley Water. If your doctor ha» diagnosed your condition a: functional Kidney Impairment Ih1< natural, untreated mineral water may, be very beneiicial. Try il for o few '»••!». A it delicious, pure-toftinj, end may be consumed freely. Croistown Whiikcy Shop Main & Diviiion MountainYallcy J Water —'—* crs and place his horse bets for pj BI , business toward 15,000 Am- Blessed Relief from Cramp Pains Rrorcfl of happy KTrls fln.line Ifcat "lie" I'w l month lk«y it I Wcsstd knc^- before, from fin] r-Uo Thai's because imlifcepni pill. ainlUMels. Car»!uilielp fill contraction, ot the ortn tliut helps Nnturs resume ft rhythm. In llli* way it »c nvcrcomlnn a frwinent "« It y nnj women arc al" Cnnliit (iicli elict llicy never 8tv«ri<«lie]>ain*- mnpil Treat your COUGH INSIDE-OUT! •reel Hom- iclra The tliJit of y\ ily mdt in incut *-..i,— of p.iinfli! ,^in« nri! toe lr> simple for » koill. of C«ninl!"%» 1 u"wm > Ui« jiy nil first tried Ulia t^tcd rcliff. way to (E«l nrl of nntfKinj;. tincMnK h ia Lo tlisIoHne tli*? likcprilfKni which s thn lieklc. Tnke , <i1ii Hell'* Coi:i:h up; and very ly the mcnibranca throut nntl l extra lungi, pou ns «i,f ']i[ch Icnil to nuah »w»y phl*«rn inf. Nu wunder llcll'a stops tickle. ettc ci>'i«ti. EJoclnra preacrihe the *ame in- Krcdicrits. (IiiaranU:c<J to contiin no tloiic. llnrmkas even lo children. Get • bottle nl Training Classes Open for Censors WASHINGTON, March 28. OT— Census Director Roy V. Peel announced the opening yesterday ol :he first of 5,000 training classes for the 145,000 workers who will ake the census count starting Saturday. 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