Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 25, 1955 · Page 3
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 3

Dixon, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 25, 1955
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Analyst Notes Change in Air Force Views in Year Most Experts Acknowledge Russia Making Big Strides By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (£> — A year ago Secretary of Defense Wilson said he thought the Russians were building a "defensive" air force. If that was rignt the United States, which had been building long-range bombers that could attack Russia, -seemed safe. But now comes word from Wilson that the Russians have made enormous strides in building long-range bombers? which could be used to attack targets far from Russia. Did this mean the Russians were ahead of this country? At once a dispute began; one word led to another. This is it: May 12— Sen. Symington (D-Mo), who was secretary of the Air Force under President Truman, said the country's military program "is- menaced by a deliberate policy on the part of the government" of withholding information. Pentagon Speaks May 13— The Pentagon issued an announcement, with White House approval and based on an analysis of Air Force intelligence reports made after the Russians flew a group of planes over Moscow recently. The statement said the Russians were cutting into this country's lead in the production of heavy, long-range and medium jet bomb-May 17— Symington said Wilson had underestimated Soviet air strength. He said the United States, "along with the rest of the free world," may have lost control of the air. May IS— President Eisenhower told a news- conference "It is just not t,rue'\ that this country "has lost in a twinkling all of this great technical development and technical knowledge as well as the numbers in our total aircraft." Praises Russians May IS— That same day, in Detroit, Brig. Gen. Woodbury M. Burgess, deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the Continental Air Defense Command, was quoted by newsmen as saving. "The Russian air force is currently at least as good as ours, possibly better." May 19— Burgess said he had been misquoted. Newsmen who heard him stuck to their stories. Burgess already -had been publicly rebuked by Gen. Nathan F. Twining. Air Force chief of staff, who said Burgess had not told the truth and had exaggerated. May 19— The same day as Burgess' denial. Secretary of the Air Force Talbott said this country's air power was greater than Russia's. But he acknowledged surprise at Russia's progress and said. "It makes us sit back and take notice." May 20— An Air Force officer, Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Power, toned down a prepared speech saying SEWERS CLOGGED? Why pay big money to havt your front lawn dug up when drsinag* lines become clogged? Boytr's amis-in$ Septic Tank Cleaner and Drain Opener will remove rooti, ragi, paper, Erease and other organic matter. Cost is low and rtsultt are quick. GET SOME TODAY1 W. H. 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The Wilson statement was a far cry from the optimistic view of a year ago that the Russians were building a "defensive" air force. Women's Clubs Urge Creation Of Department for Consumers PHILADELPHIA (J) — The Gen eral Federation of Women's Clubs gets down to business today and considers resolutions including one, calling for creation of a new U.S. department of consumer interest, that got a pat on the back from Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson, in addressing the General Federation's convention Tuesday night, commended the clubwomen for their interest in people" and noted that among: their proposed resolutions was the significant and novel idea" for the new department. This department, which would be headed by a Cabinet secretary, would educate consumers and protect their interests. In his speech Stevenson said the international scene is calmer and called for "a crashing effort" to control the hydrogen bomb as a way to permanent peace. "Surely if we could afford a crash program to build the hydrogen bomb we can afford a crashing effort to control it," he said. He said the opportunity mav be at hand to boldly tackle arms control again. At a press conference prior to his speech, Stevenson said he obviously is in favor of the coming Big Four meeting. "I'm for such conferences when there is any reasonable prospect ot success." Convicted Slayer Wins Review by U. S. Appeals Court DENVER m— The appeal of Don Jesse Neal, convicted slayer of a Salt Lake City policeman, is being considered by the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. His appeal has been financed, in part, with money raised by Mrs. Lois A. Hacker, 66, a school teacher in Depue, 111., in Bureau County. Mrs. Hacker placed several ads in a Chicago newspaper appealing for funds for Neal's defense. She collected some ?500. Mrs. Hacker, who never met Neal, became interested in his case through a newspaper story. Earlier this month, the court granted Neal, 35. a stay of execution two days before he was to Navy Officer Runs a 'Tight' Ship, Divorced LOS ANGELES W — Retired Navy officer Charles B. Day may have run a "tight ship" at his home but the crew finally muti nied. * The "crew," Day's wife Loretta, won a Superior Court divorce Tuesday. She testified before- Judge Louise H. Burke that Day, a former lieutenant commander, insisted the home be run like a ship. She said: Day called his den "officers' quarters" and she could not enter when red, white and blue pennants were flying. He insisted on "a clean sween down fore and aft." In the settlement Mrs. Day was awarded the couple's furniture, a car and $1,800 as her share in community property. Day, who had also asked for a divorce, was awarded the family home. Mrs. Day, who is 53, had been married to the Navy man for 27 years. Moving Post Office DETROIT m— Detroit's marine post office is on the move again. The 45-foot launch, J. W. 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