The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 16, 1954
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rxomro BLYTHEVJLLE (ARK.) (WTJRIER NSWg FRIDAY, APRIL 1«, Defense, Editors Told, WASHINGTON (AP) — Secrecy on atomic weapons progress has thrown civil defense planning into confusion and hindered development of & continental defense system, the American Society of Newspaper Xdiiors was told today. Paul Bock Jr., co-publisher of tbe Toledo Blade, reported to some 400 editors at their annual meeting: that' despite recent hydrogen bomb revelations, atomic developments have outrun public information. •The public appears toj be rela- tivejy farther behind information- ally than ever before," said Block, the society's one-man watchdog committee on atomic information. The sensation created by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis L. Strauss with his recent description of a 17-month-old hy- and the training of rescue units is pinned to the needs of rescuing other areas rather than one's own city . . . "And what of the many stories about a nobalt bomb—which would set off a rain of destruction by the dropping of radioactive materials many miles from the site of the explosion?" A major question of national defense policy, the editor went on, is whether more money should be spent on continental defense "Clearly the answer to this is in drogen bomb explosion. Block said, i the hands of the electorate," he raises the question "whether the] said "Does it have enough infor- people must not be told much more much sooner." "Witness the confusion of the Federal 'Civil Defense Administration," Block said. "The potential mation on which to base a decision?" Block's message was one section of a comprehensive report by the society's Committee on Freedom of the H-bomb required a major of Information headed by J. Rus- change in emphasis in the teachings of this organization. "Now the watchword is sell Wiggins, managing editor of the Washington Post and Times- evacua-' Herald. ROOFTOP ORCHARD—Picking peaches should be an easy job lor J. G. Harris, of Memphis, Tenn All he has to do is climb up on his roof through which a peach tree is growing Harris didn't want to part with the tree when he started an addition to his house, so he built the new room around the tree. Japanese Farmer in Hawaii By ROY ESSOYAN HONOLULU L*) — A Japanese farmer, indicted on a charge of violating the immigration law, says Japan won World War n "and you can't make me believe otherwise." The farmer, Kametoku Tomei, 64, was accused of refusing to file an annual alien address report and the. U, S. attorney's office said he insisted that Hawaii is part of Japan. "Hawaii is a part of Japan." Tomei told a reporter yesterday. "Everything else is a pack of lies/' Tomei's children, all born here and U. S. citizens, left home several years ago. They were angered and embarrassed, said the eldest son. Shigemichi Tomei. "We .tried everything to explain the true situation to him," Shige- michi said. "He wouldn't believe us. I even offered him money to take a trip to Japan to see for himself but he refused, saying the time had not come to visit Japan yet." Asked why U. S. law was in effect if Hawaii is part of Japan, • Tomei replied: "It takes time to i set up a new administration but Bring Your Fomily To Easter Sunday Dinner HOTEL'NOBLE •Blytheville, Ark." Served From 11:30-2:00 & 5:30-8:00 ?=• M. Price of Entree Includes Complete Dinner HOSPITALITY TRAY Tiny Gherkins Michigan Celery Carrot Straws Queen Olives Radish Rosettes Sweet Relish CHOICE OF ONE Shrimp Remoulade Richlileu Grape Juice Chicken Soup A La Reine Seasoned Tomato Juice Diced Fresh Fruit Supreme SELECTION Roast Arkansas Turkey, Sage Dressing, Old Fashion Cranberry Sauce $1.65 Pan Fried Speckled Lake Trout, Maitre D' Hotel $1.50 Baked Sugar Cured Ham, Raisin Sauce $1.55 Broiled Filet Mignon with Mushrooms $2.50 Fried Spring Chicken, Southern Style §1.70 Grilled Fresh Gulf Flounder. Lemon Butter $1.60 Pineapple Ice ... Or .... Lime Ice Snowflake or Waffle Potatoes VEGETABLES (CHOICE OF ONE) Layonnaise Squash Buttered Cauliflower Early Garden Peas SPECIAL EASTER SALAD Parker House Rolls ... Or ... Sweet Rolls DESSERT—PASXERY Apple Pie—Cheese—Lemon Ice Box Pie Karo Pecan Pie , WhitehouM Ice Cream Strawberry Chocolate Sundaes Pineapple Rainbow Parfait Vanilla COFFEE ..j ,. Hot or Iced TEA We aerre without charge a second portion of any dish on menu—order more if you like! Marilyn Not Expecting, But Wishes She Were HOLLYWOOD OB—Marilyn Monroe says, "I'm not pregnant, but I wish I were. Joe and I want a lot of little DiMaggios." On her first day at work since her marriage Jan. 14 to ex-baseball player Joe DiMaggio, the 20th Century-Fox star also told inquiring reporters yesterday: San Francisco will remain the DiMaggios' home. They'll rent a house here and commute between films. She's learning to cook, but Joe "is much better at making spaghetti." She declined to say how much her new contract pays her. Some reports have put it as high as $100,000 per picture. Before squabbling with the studio, which put her on suspension until she signed the new pact, she earned $750 a week. BikiniBathingSuit, Atomic Style TOKYO UFl — A Tokyo inventor has designed a new Bikini suit. It's the Pacific style, not the abbreviated Riviera beach costume. His outfit consists of jacket, trousers, gloves and full-fashioned headgear which envelop the wearer like a sheet. As a matter of fact, girls, it is white cotton sheeting ap- pliqued over a lead-coated .wire screen. Choichi Tsukada, who introduced the Pikadon (atom bomb) style week, says it's "guaranteed" to protect against atomic blasts, after a fashion. The lead screen deflects radiation, he explained, and the cotton cover deflects heat flash. Price: about $46. IN DO-CHI NA-Th* World's Oldest War By Walter Parkes and Ralph Lane The war ire«t badlt far ft* Frc»»ch and by early 1W9, they wc'C looking for un easy out, wrtfeottf surrender. They thought they hod the answer in 41-year-old, fun-loving Boo Dqi. Hereditary emperor of Annam, be hod been deposed by Hie Viet Mmh M 194S. Hoping tfcat Ho'$ followers were more against French colonialism than for Communism, France tried to woo the natives with a ruler of their own. So Boo Dai was installed as "chief of state" of Viet Nam — under French Foreign Office "guidance." Choice of Sao Doi seems to have been something less than a master stroke. Playboy Boo set up his court in Dolor, a summer resort, where he spent most of his time shooting tigers. His wife, and five children, remained at his luxurious villa at Cannes, on me French Riviera. Reds Said Holding Half-Million Prisoners UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. t/f) — Emigrant organizations estimate that more than 685,000 persons are held in labor camps in six European Communist countries—Czechoslovakia. Poland, Lithuania, Hungary. Bulgaria and Albania. They made public their figures in connection with a debate on forced :-bor expected early next week in the 18-nation U.N. economic and Social Council. the Japanese administration will :ome within this year." One of Tomei's sons was wound:d in the Korean War, but the armer said: "There was no Korean War. My son probably was injured in some Army maneuvers." Tomei said he would believe Japan lost the war "if the Emperor sent a representative" but added: "The Emperor would not do such a thing." Dr. Andrew W. Lind. professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii, said Tomei's attitude was the result of an "emotional crisis at VJ Day which drove some older generation Japanese to seek ques- .ionable mental security in de- usions of Japanese victory." SEATTLE UP)—Superbomb, su- j shape. Chips, scratches, mars, pits, holes, crumbling, blemishes, blurs, blots and cracks. Some people even claim the damage has happened before their eyes. Vandalism Seen Law enforcement officials are convinced that some vandalism was involved in cases reported at Bellingham. Some, but not all, believe the vandalism spread. Then, this week, other communities south of Bellingham said they had suffered an outbreak of the trouble. Wednesday night it broke out in Seattle. The police switchboard couldn't handle the complaints; neither could the newspapers. Some police officers said it even happened to them. Others took the Dr. Ritter attitude. A state patrol official, who asked not to be named because "so many high officials appear to have been taken in," said he hadn't found one actual case outside of Bellingham that couldn't be laid to normal travel damage. He pointed out that winter, with its heavily sanded streets, has just passed. Windshields were dirty, the atmosphere dark and murky. Blemishes didn't show up then. "It's clearer, brighter, now," he said. "And with this wave of hysteria, people are inspecting their windshields closely and find- pernatural or superstition, there was no doubt about it today, the one million people in the Puget Sound country were stirred up by .he case of the pockmarked windshields. Some were even blaming H-bombs. And the mayor of this city of 00,000 was trying to stir up the 'resident of the United States. The mayor, Allan Pomeroy, apparently vas among the believers that something, rather than someone, s damaging thousands of automobile windshields with an unknown ubstance. The mayor asked the President to "instruct appropriate federal agencies to cooperate with local authorities on an emergency basis." Many Doubters There are doubters, too, who think an awful lot of people are victims of mass hysteria, suddenly conscious of something that may have happened days, weeks or months ago. "Tommyrot." exploded Dr. D. M. Ritter, assigned by the chemistry department of the University of Washington to assist authorities seeking an answer to the riddle. "There isn't anything I know of that could be causing unusual breaks, in windshields," he said after examining several and residue found on the cars. "These people must be dreaming!" One thing is certain: the claims of d a m a g ed windshields are mounting into the thousands. And one thing else appears certain: no other glass objects seem to be suffering, not even side windows of cars. Th description or the damage varies from actual holes to pit marks covering every known Prison Without Locks BOSTON W)—All locks at Massachusetts' new. but yet unused, $3.425.000 state prison at Norfolk must be changed because someone unidentified made wax impressions of them. there before." U. Radioactivity On the other side, persons not known to be the hysterical type reported their autos had been hit. Some said a graphite-like substance had been found on the cars and that it reacted in a magnetic fashion. Meanwhile, rumors, were thick that teen-agers had been rounded up and had signed confessions of responsibility for the Bellingham depredations. The cops are just waiting to round up the rest of the gang, the rumors went. But police in Seattle said the reported cases of damage are too widespread to have been done by a person or persons. Some of them, and many of the persons who claimed damage, blamed it on a reaction from explosion of the hydrogen bomb. Others said it was "a manifest£- tion of God's wrath." At Widbey Island Naval Air Station, where a number of marked windshields were discovered, Geiger counters showed there was no radioactivity present. Actress Protests: Hubby Is Videot LOS ANGELES OB — Dorothy Ford, six-foot actress, got a divorce from auto agency executive Thomas B. Chambers yesterday on tola testimony: "He would come home, sit down and look at television. He would eat dinner looking at television. Then he would look at television until he went to sleep. If guests came over he would still look at television. If .anyone objected, h« turned the set up louder." Chambers got the television set under a property settlement. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3122 Wade Furn. Co. PIGS WITH APPEAL! Ole Hickory Inn 707 W. 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Sherwin-Williams Co. 411 W. Main Blyth«»i!lt, Ark. Assistant to Librarian Yvohe Lovelace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Lovelace, 907 North Franklin, binds books and magazines and checks in books at Blytheville Public Library. Yvonne is 16 years old and a junior at Blytheville High School. This Ad Sponsored By ARK - MO POWER CO. Mailing Clerk, Addressograph Rondal Johnson, 17, A BHS senior, operates and serves as mailing clerk for the Courier News, Rondal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Johnson, is a member of the Beta Club. He has made the high school"honor roll consistently since his sophomore year. This Ad Sponsored By BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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