The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 7, 1954
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.PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JANUARY T, 1»M President Can Point To Better Soviet Relations This Year By /AMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower conk justly claim before Congress today that relations with Russia appear slightly better than when he took office a year ago but Only very slightly. Russia has «gr«d to talk about Germany «nd the atom. This time • year ago the United States and the Soviets couldn't agree to talk on anything. It's possible but questionable that com* good will come of the talks. Under stiff prodding the Russians recently agreed to a Foreign Ministers' meeting on Germany. Last night they said they would start ranking arrangements here for talks on posal. Eisenhower's atom pro- The President went before the United Nations Dec. 8 with the suggestion the big'powers discuss a plan for pooling some of their atomic materials and knowledge for peaceful use. He didn't offer a plan but suggested that talking might develop one. If the Russians, once the discus- lions start', follow the line they've mentioned recently, the two countries will probably wind up just as deadlocked as they've been for seven years. Opposite Plans In 1946 the United States and Russia offered opposite ways of getting rid of the atom bomb. The United States argued that before the two countries could agree on destroying atom bombs, each must promise to admit Inspection teams to prevent cheating. The Russians have balked ever since «t the Inspection idea. Eisenhower's suggestion was to seek a hew road: if the big powers could just agree on a plan to make peaceful use of the atom, maybe then they could go on and some day agree on how to get rid of the Truck Driver Saves 11 Lives TOMBSTONE, Ariz. UH—A truck driver was credited with saving 11 persons frorn death by carbon monoxide poisoning yesterday. Fletcher W. Sulllns found the 11 unconscious In * panel truck, tried unsuccessfully to.'revive .them by artificial respiration and rushed them to a hospital. They were given emergency oxygen treatment and revived. "I'm thankful to God that someone pulled us . out," murmured Bernard Berman of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the 11. Police said the near tragedy was caused by fumes from a defective muffler entering Sermon's panel truck. South American Peak Conquered BUENOS AIRES, Argentina HI— _ Alejandro Cassis reported yester- f day he had climbed to the summit j of Mt. Aconcagua, 23,081 feet high. making the assault alone with 18 pounds of equipment. Aconcagua, on the Chilean frontier, Is the highest peak In the Western Hemisphere. Cassis brought back documents left by an earlier expedition, as proof of his successful climb. bomb. World reaction to his proposal was so good the Russians could . hnrdly refuse, although they de- jlayed (heir acceptance, perhaps to find a way to put Eisenhower on the defensive, where he had pushed them. When they did reply they complained he hadn't said anything about outlawing atomic weapons They asked consideration for their old bomb-banning plan, which meant agreement to ban first without agreement to inspect. Then last week Premier Malen- liov sujrpesteri agreement not to :ise the bomb, as a preliminary o agreement on getting rid of the bomb. But mere agreement not to use the bomb in war wouldn't prevent either country from continuing to make bombs as fast as it could, just in case. And both probably would. Neither, on a simple agreement without inspection, could ever be sure the other wouldn't suddenly break Us word with a bomb attack. At the moment the main military advantage this country can be said to have over Russia, and it seems like only a temporary advantage, is that it has more bombs. It's been making them longer. Elsenhower is so reliant upon them that he is cutting down the size of the armed forces. This alsj) reduces expenses. Unless it were sure, through inspection, that Russia couldn't make a sneak bomb attack, this country couldn't very well stop making atomic weapons. That would mean a complete change in defense plans. And, without the defense of the bomb, this country and Its Western allies would be at an immediate and huge disadvantage. They can't match in size the armed forces of Russia, the satellites, and Red 1 China, because the latter have i more-men. ' MISS CHEESECAKE OF 1953' — Hollywood starlet Kathleen Hughes has been named Miss Cheesecake of 1953 by the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes in Darmstadt, Germany. The hazel eyed blonde is 5 feet 0, weighs 125 pounds and has a 38 Inch bust, 36'/2 inch hips and 24'/ 2 Inch waist. She's 25 and a native of Hollywood. (AP Wire- photo) Edmund Purdom Is 'Student Prince' But the Voice Is Lanza's By BOB THOMAS i The fellow does not step before an HOLLYWOOD 1*1—A handsome | audience and start singing; all the young Englishman opened hlsisongs are worked Into the plot, moulh lo sing. The voice was In-'ljamn had never done that on the mlstakabiy (hat of Mnrlo Lanza, iscreen. Virtually all (he singing In This Ktrango circumstance hsvs been happening on the set of "Student Prince," MGM's refurbishing: of the Sigmund Romberg operetta. I watched while Edmund Purdom sang a love song to Ann Blylh. At least Purdom went through the motions. Lanza supplied the voice. This is the picture that launched aw suits asking millions of dollars n damages. Lanza walked out on .he production, leaving it high and dry. He later had a change of heart ' nnd made a' dc-al whereby the fitu- his pictures were arias or Bongs delivered In the grand style. Only in the beginning of 'The Great Caruso was there a song which he did spontaneously." Purdom has never met Lanza, but Is well acquainted with hi style. When the young actor was selected for the part, he ran the Lanza pictures over and over to observe how the tenor delivered his songs. "Oddly enough, Mario exerts very little when he is singing on Army Uses Powerful Telescope To Track Space-Bound Missiles the screen," he commented. "If dio could use the recordings of his pictures were taken while he was voice for the sound track. |.singing for the recordings, he would probably be amazed at the Purdom, was chosen to step Into Janza's roomy costumes. He is rather slim and tall with a well- chiseled face and brown hiiir. Director Richard Thorpe reported he was doing admirably. Forget It's Lanza Aflcr the first 15 seconds on e screen, you'll forget entirely hat you are hearing Lanza's •o'.ce," said Thorpp. When the scene was over, Pur- Icm came over to discuss his fu- ure. He believes that the Illusion will succeed. "It's not like Larry Parks' 1m- icrsonation of Al Jolson," said the inndsome protege of the Ollviers. 'In that picture, Parks was por- raying a well-known personality. ,11 his songs were done with ges- ures and dances, just as they vould have been done on a stage icfore an audience. " 'Student Prince' Is different. Ancient Skulls Unearthed BERLIN (/I*) —Huge, 2Q,QQU-yeRr- Id skulls of wild cattle have been nearthcd in a gravel pit 80 miles vest of Berlin, the official Soviet rione news agency, ADN, reported ^st, night, ADN said bones of a giant pre- .storlc deer and n horse also were otmri in the pit, near Hagleburg the Soviet Zone. 2-Headed Baby Born in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil iffr— A two-headed baby girl born 23 days ago doing well nnd gaining weight normally, reports from Belo Horlzonte said last night. Dr. Armando Achilles Tenuta of Sao Vicente Hospital was reported as saying the baby now weighs 0 daughter of pounds, 12 ounces. The Infant is the Mrs. Geralda Pranclsca de Jesus, wife of a rural storekeeper. The hospital disclosed the baby has Iwo completely separate hearts and respiratory systems, one digestive system, three legs. four arms and 406 W. Main Phone 4591 Killed by'New Fangled' Gadget COLUMBUS, Ohio Ml—A 93-year old Columbus man who was so suspicious of electricity he used gas to light his small frame house has left an estate of $104,233.10. Joseph Buff, a strong-willed man who condemned automobiles a; "new fangled contraptions,' was killed by one last Nov. 27. A bicy. cle rider until he was 80, Buff had refused an offer of an automobile ride home from a visit the night he was killed. Buff, whose will was probated yesterday, left some of the money to a church and an orphanage, the rest to his nieces. Candlelight Burglars Ltavt Ttll-Talt Trail OKLAHOMA CITY W)—Two teen age burglars who pulled three jobs by candlelight were in Jail today, cro*»ed up by tell-tale candle drippings. Officer* said red candle drippings were found at the scene of each theft. One burglary was solved. The youths were arrested and confessed to all three. 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Simulation Problem "I was faced with a problem in trying to simulate his singing. It is such a big voice with such a kick to it that you have to do one of two things: you have to appear big with a huge, padded chest, or you have to appear to be straining every muscle. Synchronizing the lip movement was easy to acquire; making the delivers- of the songs seem authentic was much more difficult. "I do it best by turning the recording up as loud as I can. In that way, I can drown out my own neffective organ. And the voice almost seems to enter into me." That's the system that Parks used 'for the Jolson pictures; he played the songs at a deafening volume. Despite Purdom's modesty, he is reported to have a nice voice of his own. He's baritone, but director Thorpe reported that he becomes a tenor when he has to strain in the cioseups. Purdom is the son of English author and dramatic critic, Charles B. Purdom. Having appeared in repertory and in Shakespeare at Stratford-On-Avon, he came to New York to play in the "Cleopatra" shows done by Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Six different studios offered him contracts, and he chose one at MGM. His only two film chores before "Student Prince" were bits in "Titanic" and Julius Caesar." He married an English dancer named Anita Phillips and they have a year-old daughter. WHITE SANDS PROVING GROUND, N. M. — A "Pe*plng Tom" device so powerful that an observer can see a U-lnch clock dial on the side of a guided missile 50 miles away now i« being used by the Army at thi« desert proving ground. The device— actually a 14-inch tracking, telescope— • is ,u«ed to spy on all Army, Navy and Air Force missiles launched on thi» 100- mile-long by 40-mlle-vride missile range. • • * • Guided missiles —especially those In the prototype state — are extremely expensive. Because of this, the Army makes every effort to obtain complete flight data on each missile from launching to impact. The tracking telescope— an instrument in which the Army combined the techniques of astronomy and engineering — provides much of this information. Other flight path and missile behavior data are obtained by using high speed cameras, radar and complex radio equipment, and i:iKto-t h eodolites — combination surveying and film recording instruments. To date, many millions of dollars have been spent for electronic and other recording instruments to obtain missile tracking data. An army of scientists, engineers, mechanics and support personnel have spent countless hours in the preparations necessary to fire the missiles and record their movements. « • * Men usini: the instruments now available measure the speed of the missile in flight, the height to which it ascends, its relative position in space, and manny other important flight characteristics. 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A network of radar statloni now •»• lures continuous contact with missiles In flight. Since 1946, a radio system known to experts as Doppler Velocity and Position iiutrumentatlon (DOVAP) has been used to keep tabs on the missile in flight. Ttri system uses a radio signal which li wnt to and returned by the (peed- ing missile, providing t sort of "yardstick" to measure th» progress of the missile in flight. Soon a more complex radio system will be in use. It is known ai the DORAN system. It amoutrits to four DOVAP systems rolled into one. This system—He • speedometer—will measure the flight of the missile in 100-mile, 10-mile, one-tenth of a mile increments. This system will feed space- position missile data directly Into a high- speed electronic digital. computer which in turn will grind out information desired in nothing flat. With equipment of this type, the Army has taken far more guided missile measurements than the rest of the world put together. 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