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December 31, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 81, 1983 RT.YTHEVTt.TJ! (APIO NEWS PAGE FIT1 Army Begins New Experiment With Mobilization Plan Br ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP) — Draftees who get out Of the Army in the next six months in six selected states will have time clipped off their obligatory reserve status because th Army wants to try an administrative experiment, < Beginning tomorrow and extending through the first half of 1954, each draftee in six states who has completed two years of active duty will be handed a mobilization assignment to an active Army, a National Guard of ia reserve organization. If another war comes during the next five years he will report immediately to his assigned unit. If it doesn't come, the draftee doesn't have to do anything, although the Army hopes he will, join an organized reserve unit or the National Guard and take regular training, Including summer training. But whether he joins an organized. unit or doesn't, a draftee living In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin or Washington will have one year cut off the six-year obligatory active reserve status required under the apply to draftees draft act. That doesn't In the other 42 states and the territories. The six states were picked by the commanders of the nation's six Army areas, each of which includes several military districts or states. What the Army wants to find out primarily, is how the experlmen tal system would work nationwide Essentially, it is an exercise in mobilization administration. Sec ondarily, the Army hones that a least some of the released draftee actually will take interest and re port for periodic training. If they don't there is no way'the Army can compel them or any oth er ex-draftee to be active in the eserves. It is a problem the Army has attempted to solve by inducements and proposed legislation. The law specifies that each draftee, upon completion of active duty, mus join an active reserve unit to keep up his military training. But there is no punishment provided if he does not. And all but a small percentage of those who have completed duty in the Ai'my are ignoring the mandate. The Army has been hesitant about demanding that the draft ,aw be changed to provide an en- brcement penalty, action which could be politically unpopular. Among Other Things, Marilyn Also Given Box Office Honors HOLLYWOOD Ut— Marilyn Mon Ilk roe, who has won citations from many Army and Navy units, today was awarded box office honors too. .She was named among the top 10 money-makers .of the screen. Hollywood's sexiest dish was chosen among the winners by the Motion Picture Herald's 22nd annual exhibitors' poll, the most accepted in the field. Here are the top 10 in order: Gary Cooper, Martin and Lewis, John Wayne, Alan Ladd, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, James Stewart, Bob- Hope, Susan ward and Randolph Scott. Hay- The poll points up the fact that Hollywood has been lax in developing new stars. Monroe is the only new name on the list, which is dominated by male stars ol action films and musical comedy. The next 15 money-making stars placed in this order: Doris Day, Esther Williams, Margery Main- Percy Kilbrlde, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jeff Chandler, Jane Wyman, Abbott and Costello, Stewart Granger, Jane Russell, Charlton Heston, Humphrey Bogart and Rita Hayworth. The selections of top western stars showed the dearth of horse operas for the program market. In former years the top 10 were chosen. This year only five were named: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Rex Allen, Williar. Elliott and Allen (Rocky) Lane. Neither Rogers nor Autry, who have shared the one-two position for many years, is now. making theatrical films. Both are active in TV. Times Are Tough For Meteorites Hard Enough to Eton People; Why Pick One Wearing Tin-Hat? By FRAN KCARET AP Science Reporter BOSTON ifi — Meteorites bean someone on earth only once every 350 years on the average—and now it looks as though one has struck 1 guy who was wearing a tin hat! This indication of how times are getting ever tougher for meteorites came out in a talk' before the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, whose 10th meeting: ends today. Dr. H. H. Nininger of the American Meteorite Museum, Sedona, Ariz., reported that a tiny object having all the external earmarks of a meteorite had struck a con- strucion worker "on his tin hat" after first richocheting off a drilling rig. At Not Recent least, said Nininger, that's what the man told him had happened. The "beaning" happened several years ago but Nininger made it public today. The incident apparently marke a lucky day for Nininger too b cause he tested the object in h laboratory — and he says he fee not only that it is goodness meteorite, honest-t but that it something pretty special in th; line. Meteorites, believed to be fra ments of an exploded planet or po sibly two colliding ones, exist i ;he millions and are of all size: 3Ut only a few ever reach the eart and still fewer are recovered Some 4 million a day are con iumed in the atmosphere. In case you're worried about gel ing hit, Dr. Fred L. Whipple c Harvard, a regular fireball on th subject of meteorites, told a re porter: 'Meteorites that reach the earth are mostly very small—some mall as dust particles—but a cou pie have hit the earth that wer ig as apartment houses. Portu lately all the large ones have fall n in uninhabitated places. "Only one person out of all the teople on earth Is struck by a me eorite, every 350 years on the av rage. There's one unconfirmed eport that a monk was killed b; ne back in the 15th century. Injur es, when they have occurred, have een slight." Here's the reason Dr. Nininger •as so happy about the object he tudied: All the definitely identified iron eteorites that have been recov red on earth so far, he said, have ckel in them too. But the con truction worker's "bean-ball" is ntirely free of nickel. This, and some other evidence suggests, he said, that there may be a whole class of "nickel-free" iron meteorites which have hitherto escaped attention. PUSH-BUTTON PARKING—Garage attendants don't have to «nter or drive the cars left in their care at this garage in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. A push-button elevator slides under ithe car and lifts it to a space just large enough to accommodate ithe auto. The garage parks 128 vehicles in a 60-by-90-toot area that normally would take care of 30 cars. TROUBLE? Is your car causing you un due trouble? 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I/Pi— The nation will have a look at Florida's most glamorous show tonight when the 20th annual King Orange Jamboree Parade moves through downtown Miami. It will be described over CBS radio and television from coast to coast. The parade starts at 7 p.m., EST. MOX - Theatre - On West Main Sf. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7'00 Sat. Sun. J :00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen THURS., & FRI. Double Feature •>«~«m GREEN —ANI>— CARTOON Obstinate Bus Driver CLEVELAND ffi — Bus driver Delaney Williams, 32, hit the traffic Jackpot yesterday. He got three tickets foe vipiiillon« commuted In j I;mc. He sa ld he then followed less than a mile of driving. The charges wore the .sume in each case: failing to pull his bus to the curb on discharging passengers. Patrolman Clement Kramer notified him l:i Ills •ii'J llso s.'ino . the next eight blocks. car and Williams UIUIR twice within , (he last 60 years', population of the world has increased driver of the first of- 8(>,ooo.ooo and still is Vising. New York Police Repeat 'Operation Cocktail' SARANAC LAKE, N. Y. Uf — For the fifth yoar police tonight will conduct "Operation Cocktail" — a taxi service for New Year's Eve revelers. Chief William Wallace says n» New Year's Eve accidents have' been recorded since he placed the village police car and a driver at the service of holiday celebrants. Read Courier News Classified Adi 'H > ft i *» «,V*« «-1-:,'\, .£-'^;; : j^f^^'V^ STARTS SATURDAY! SPECIAL! WAVY CHENILLE SPREADS WITH BANDED EDGE 5.00 Chenille — Close-luffed and low-cut takes on the look of velvet in these wavy line spreads! And note the round corners, the banded edge-row! At S5 it's just unbelievable! Get yours now in white, pastels, brilliants, and deep tones. 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