The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 23, 1953
Page 12
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PACT TWELT1 (AnK.V roUlUER NEWS WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2;-!, 1953 World Today— CarryingOutDulles' Threat to France Won't Be Easy Job By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON Vfi — Secretary of State Dulles has just stuck another needle into the patient to see If some how he can make him jump. Once more he has told the French that unless they join single European army quickly this country may have to revise its plans for the defense of Europe. Whether Dulles meant cutbacks In supplies of U.S. steel or rubber flnly top American officials know. One thing is certain: this country would have to think hard before making any drastic changes in its European defense thinking. The French are divided into KO many political factions that since last Thursday their Parliament in ballot after ballot has been unable to agree on a president. This failure symbolizes better than anything that lias happened in the past two years the inability of the French to bring themselves to join a European army with West Germany. It was the French themselves •who two years ago suggested such an army—called the European Defense Community (EDO—and 18 months ago they signed an agreement to join it. But they couldn't actually join until their Parliament approved. In 18 months it hasn't done so. Again the factions got in the way. t Pfo one faction had enough votes j .. °'? e to put France in EDC or decide a "" CK to keep it out. This French delay has paralyzed EDC. It still is only a paper army. Without France there can be no EDC. Yet this country considers They've been given verbal assurances hut not binding ones. American help and planning have been Right after taking office last January Dulles told the French they had stalled long enough, that If they delayed much longer this country would have to re-examine its plans. Nothing happened. On Dec. 14 in Paris he told the French again and hurt their feelings. Brutal, some of them said. Yesterday, in a speech here, lie repealed the prodding. lie didn't budge them before and may not budge them now. They now this country considers the defense of Europe necessary for American defense and that any change this country makes in its plans isn't likely to come overnight. Physician Kills Wife, Then Leaps To Death in River NEW ORLEANS Wl—A ProminC, nt physician leaped 140 feet to his death in tlie Mississippi yesterday after killing his wife with a carving knife. Dr. Marx Slerbow, 48, nn outstanding authority on children's allergies, and his 27-year-old wife Marria had been estranged several month. 1 ;. Detective William Bazajou said the physician nearly severed his wife's head with the knife, then ••perl to the Mississippi River bridge nine miles above the city and Jumped. TJie body had not been recovered. Barajou said Mrs. Sterbow had taken her 3-year-old son and 2- ypar-old daughter to a nursery school and afterwards gone to her apartment with a friend to pickup some articles for a party. The friend. Mrs. Mae Meyers, waited outside. About 30 minutes Panamanian Bill Outlaw Reds PANAMA, Panama W)—Panama's National Assembly gave unanimous (final legislative approval last night i to a government sponsored bill outlawing Communist organizations and barring Communist and fellow travelers from public office. The bill will become law as soon as President Jose Antonio Remoi slKns it. Money Sewn in Suit SALT LAKE CITY (/P)—Police said yesterday they found $915 111 currency sewed up into clothing worn by an 85 year old retired laborer, who died after being on county relief for 25 years. A friend salt! George Das- kniukis apparently had .saved the money from welfare checks. Alaska Is slightly more than twice the size of Texas. Warden's Car Stolen SANTA FE, N. M. </Pj—Stute Prison Warden Morris Abram reported Ills car was stolen last night from In front of his home just outside the prison walls. City Police said they were told the keys were left In It. Youths Admit Hold-Up 1 NEW YORK l«—Police said two IS year olds have admitted taking i port In the $25.000 holdup of dance master and Mrs. Arthur Murray al their Park Avenue apartment Dec 8. The youths were listed as Earl Htck.son and Joseph Gloia, both [of the New York Area. later she entered the apartment and found Mrs. Sterbow's body. an EDC army vital for the of Europe against possible attack by Russia. Would Restrict Each If EDC became a. reality, Trance, West Germany and the other four nations would put their troops In it. They would all wear the same uniform, be under a unified command, net as a single »rmy. One of the main ideas behind EDC: With French and German troops in a single army, neither would be able to build individual armies to make war on each other. Germany's contribution to EDC would be 500,000 troops. Main reason for French delay In approving EDC: Germany pros- «ntly is unarmed. France fcnrs seeing her rearm at all, even to a limited extent in an army side by side with French troops. This country has six divisions in Europe. The French want assurances, because of their fear of a rearmed Germany, that the United States will keep troops there. France Necessary American planners consider France necessary to EDC. If France doesn't join, what then? This country might try somehow to let (lie Germans rearm. That would cause more problems, more delay. And if Dulles is thinking of anything like that, he hasn't explained how it could be done. France, the United States and 12 other countries are members of NATO— the North Atlnntic Treaty Organization —in which, they nil pledge to come another's aid in case of Suppose tills country wanted lo let Germany rearm and join NATO. France could block that, because under Hie NATO agreements no new nation can join up unless the present members agree unanimously. The United States. Britain nnd France have troops in Gerniany. In spite of the peace contract signed with Gerniany May 26. 1952, (hose three countries still. In effect, occupy it. France, as an occupying power, would have something to say if the United States wanted Germany to rearm without joining NATO. IT'S THE VOICE - Veola Vonn, a regular performer, on the Jack Benny and. other shows originating from Hollywood, Calif., has a novel idea concerning sex appeal for the gals, but it might necessitate some voice training for them. She insists that "voice seduction" is more important than a plunging neckline. According to Veola, many an illusion is usually shattered when a walking dream tries to be a talking dream as welf. Groxer Whalen Loses Job NEW YOriK, f/P)— Mayor elect Robert F. Wagner Jr.. s»ys lie will drop brover A. VVhalen after 35 years as official cll.y greetei 1 and name Richard C. PaUcnson Jr. to Jie job. Patterson, a native of Omaha. Neb., served as ambassador of Yugoslavia and Guatemala, and was minister to SweiUerUind until last June. «i •3 r " For Your Christmas Pictures: | • FILM • MOVIE FILM g- • FLASH BULBS • COLOR FILM :« • POLAROID FILM !' BARNEY'S DRUG STORE •ff 2006 W.Main Art Exhibit Open to Public Marilyn Florman, local artist, is having a showing of 12 portrait paintings in oil at the Uazorback's beautiful dining room on South Highway (H. The public is cordially invited to visit this exhibit. Razorback DRIVE-IN South Highway 61 Blytheville As the glory that is Christmas, rings out, our good wishes are echoing the rich warmth of spirit and the brotherhood of the season— And, to our many good friends, we wish you all the best that this happy season offers! Meat's l?-:!^^-^aW GREETI from the Members of THE BLYTHEVILLE ASSOCIATION OF LIFE UNDERWIT Luther Z. Goings J. 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