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and You and the Service With the Colors another of a question-and-ansicer series that tells how the Korean war affects reservists, veterans, draft-age men, and anyone likely to be called to service. The author, a member of the Washington staff of NBA Service, conducted a widely- read column on "Your Gl Rights" in th-e months following World War II. Be will answer questions only in this tpace, not by mail.) By DOUGLAS LARSKN WASHINGTON (NEA)--Q. I am In the organized Reserves but 1 have recently had a chance to gel Into a butinevi of my own. If I do, will this get me out of artue d u t y ? A No. You can ask for a de- fr--npr.t of duty on the basis of hard.-vh.ip, but your application v.111 b* handled on .ts own merits. Q. I am a commissioned warrant officer in thp Navy supply corps. I recently took a phjsical nml was classified for unlimited duty. What arc the chances of mv bemjf called to active duty? A No recalls have been made «o far in your category Q- My youngest son is, in the, Air Force. He left home because w e couldn't get alonf^. Since then I have had a spell of bad health nnd have lost my job. How can I Xn about KPtt'mK him to K i v e me art allotment? V\ ho should I w r i t e to about t h i s ? A Your son He has to volun- t»er a part of his pay to get a u an allotment. Q. I hax'e four brothers. Two - w e r e killed in the last uar. Is there any HIIJ I can set out of the draft because of this? A. No. Only sole surviving sons «ire being: deferred . y. Just how flat do feet have t« be to pet you out of the draft? 1 have lost three jobs because my feet -nere so flat. Is that flat ·enough? A No flat answer is possible on this It's up to the doctor who ex- amlnei ou Q. My son has had nightmares since Itie was 10. We have taken i him to a doctor several times j about this matter. Do you think | the Army would take him if they knew ubout it? A. Probably. But he might mention it to the doctor who gives him Ms pre-mduction physical. Q. I ha\e four children and ha\e been turned down by the Army. Will the Navy take me? A. No Railroads, Engineers End Talks 11 to 82 All at One Price $2.98 C ARTIER'S 1*2 WA1ICONAH STREET Across From Ball Park Open Until 9 Every Night DIAL 2-9426 1 WASHINGTON (/P)--Negotiations were broken off last night by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers and the nation's railroail-s over 10-month-old wage demands for 85,000 union members. Both sides immediately appealed to the National Mediation Board to help break the deadlock. A "tentative" break-up of negotiations has been reported Friday night by the carriers. Efforts to bring the dis- pjtants back together over the week end failed. J. P. Shields, grand chief engineer of the BLE, announced the end o£ bargaining talks at a news conference. The negotiations were staited here two weeks ago. The union promptly reinstated its demands for a 20 per cent wage increase for engineers in yard service, a 25-cent, hourly expense al lowance for rhose in road service away from home, and various rules changes. Engmecis get a minimum o $12 97 a day in yard'service or for 100-mile runs in toad service Shields told reporters. . The carriers' offer of 23 cents an hour for ard service and 5 cent an hour for those on the roads was rejected, Shields told reporters, be cause it was part of a "package' proposal involving rules change: which the engineers are deter mined not to accept. The railroad., also wanted a three-year morotor him on new wage demands The carneis had turned dow Shields' counter proposal for an 11 8 per cent pay increase with minimum of 23 cents an hour for those in both road and yard serv ice Shields said his offer was no withdrawn. A strike appeared out of the question, Shields admitted, becausi the roads aie technically unde: government operation and an in junction to halt a strike would o H simple court procedure The rail roads were seized Aug. 27 by th Department of the Arm}, to aver a walkout by 300,000 trainmen an- conductois. MOTLEWICK the crystal {or the-hcarl-of-the-home? Xe\v shipment. Make yonr selection now. A small deposit will hold for Christmas (riving. THE MEYER STORE EN'C. 297 North Street I Dead, 3 Hurt Tn Parachuting BIRMINGHAM (AP)--A three day search for four crewmen wh made emergency parachute leap from a high-flying B-50 bomber wa at an end today with the tally: On dead, three injured. Discovery of the body of Sta Sgt. Henry Dillmgham, 35, of S; vannah, Ga., yesterday ended a 72 hour hunt in which 500 men an several planes took part. The in jured airmen already had reache safety N An Air Force officer said Dilling ham did not pull the iipcord an his parachute failed to open. E dropped five miles to a hill nea the Coosa River 25 miles southeai of Birmingham. The order to abandon ship wa given by Lieut. Henry Morris o Savannah, the pilot, when th bomber ran into h^xvy turbulenc and was thrown out of control. Th ship was righted before five oth crewmen could leap, and wa brought safely to Birmingham. Ike, Warren for 1952 Urged by Sen, Smith ORONO. Me. (ff) -- Eisenhowe and Warren--that's Senator "Ma garet Chase Smith's idea of a win nmg Republican ticket for 1952 The nation's only woman senat suggested the names of the fame general and California's governo at the University of Maine yeste day She did so when pressed, in question period following an a dress, for her choice of GOP pres d e n 11 a 1 and vice-presidenti candidates. To an earlier question, Mi iSmith said she is "not considering t h e vice-presidential candidac Some Republicans have spoken j an Eisenhower-Smith ticket in '5 "I have the job I want and I hop to keep it," the senator said. You Can't Buy Shagmoors at a Mill Back Door! Shagmoors are exclusive, something to be cherished as every fine piece of work should be. You buy one of the finest when you buy a Shagmoor coat. Charge accounts cordially invited HOLDEN STONE CO. 56 Attending Local Session Of YMCA Clubs Fifty-six officers from 11 Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y clubs in Pittsfleld, North Adams and Williamstown attende4 the Berkshire Hills district officers' t r a i n i n g congress held yesterday at the local YMCA The meeting opened at 345 and closed at 830. The afternoon was mainly devoted to group discussions, before which Ralph B Tompkins, district adviser, spoke on "Program Helps From the CrystaJ Ball." These subjects were discxissed in individual work groups: "Need a President Be More Than Winner of the Popularity Contest Known as Election?" led by Mrs. E M. Preble; "WKat Can a Vice-President Do President by Miss Stays Eleanor 1st Lt. Harry B. Wolfe The first local man to receive an r Medal in the Korean war is st Lt. Hairy B Wolfe, son of Mr. nd Mrs Morris W. Wolfe of 232 radford Street. The award was or meritorious achievement while ngaged in sustained aerial com- at over Korea. He has completed 0 missions from his base in Japan o targets held by North Koreans. Lieut. Wolfe, who is attached to he 98th bombardment group, has een m Japan since August A ittsfield High School graduate, he as been in the service about eight ears He was commissioned a sec- nd lieutenant in 1946, and served Manila for 2Vi years. He was tationed in El Paso, Texas, before oing to Japan. While the Healthy?" led Kornfeld; "Do We Really Need Minutes and Financial Reports?' d by Dean H. Temple; "Is a haplain Just a Figurehead?" lee Rev. Herbert Murray; and VIeeting of Advisers," led by John Appleton. A box - lunch supper preceded marks by Ernest Brosseau, chair- an of the Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y mmittee of the Pittsfield YMCA nd by John G. Appleton, two-state MCA secretary. Work groups so gave their reports. The main ·ening address was given by Rev aul Leap, First Methodist Church ssociate minister, whose subject as "It's a Big Job." Curtis Stops at Riviera Victor I. Curtis, 19, seamar, son £ MrC and Mrs. William M. Curtis f Fullers Corner, Becket, has ar- ived at the French Riviera port of t. Tropez aboard the destroyer oe for a week-long visit A native of Brooks, Me., he com- leted sophomore year at Pittsfield High School and was a mechanic or one year at the Biookshire Gaage He entered the service May 1949, and was sent to the Gieat Lakes Naval Training Center. J. G. Otrander Serving On Aircraft Carrier James G Ostrander, 20, seaman apprentice, husband of Mrs. Azoa Ostrander of Greylock Mountain ·oad, Lanesboro, is a ciew member of the aircraft carrier Coral Sea n the Mediterranean A native ot 'ittsfield, Ostrander attended Pitts leld schools and was employed at he Rice Silk Mill prior to entering he Navy in January of 1948 He i married to the former Azoa Jane Croshier. They have a daughter udy Ann, born Sept 28. Ensign G. J. Kirk Completes Advanced Flight Training Ensign Gilbert J. Kirk, son of Mr and Mrs. G. J. Kirk of Dalton, las completed the advanced flight :raining phase as a student carrier pilot at the Naval Auxiliary An Station, Cabaniss Field, Corpu« Chnsti, Texas He has been or- deied to report to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., to complete his naval flight training by making landings aboard an aircraft earner and receiving his wings as an aviator. A g r a d u a t e of Wilbraham (Mass ) Academy, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he re ceived his commission with a B S degree m 1949. After a short tour of duty aboard the aircraft carnei Cabot, he started flight training taking primary and basic at Pena cola before reporting to Cabaniss Field in July this year. He received advanced fighter training in the F4U Corsair at Cabaniss Field. Welcome Wagon Plans Gifts for All New Babies Mrs. Leonora Goerlach will soon open a new phase of Welcom Wagon operations here--presenta lion of gifts to every new bab born Mis. Goerlach, former Citj Councilwoman, becomes represent ative for the third Welcom Wagon service to be organized ir Pittsfleld Mrs. George P Hun Jr. is hostess for newcomers t town, and Mrs. John P. Ryan Ji visits teen-age and engaged girls Inaugurated in this country 1 1928, the Welcome Wagon is system of word-of-mouth advertis ing for merchants, who provicl welcoming gifts to be presents' with the good wishes of'civic an business groups It is organize now in more than 800 cities an towns. The wagon came to Pitts field first in the '30s, lapsed, an was resumed in February of 1949 Mrs Goerlach left today fo New York to begin a 10-day train ing course. Visits to new babie will begin when she returns. She will continue her work fo the Hotel Sheraton, for whom sh is a special sales representative, City Notes --Mrs. Frederick H. Chant an Miss Sarah E. Reagan of 595 Tyle Street have returned from Toront Canada, where they attended th funeral Saturday of Mrs. Edwar Floody. Mrs. Floody was a sister o the late Mr. Chant. --Edwin H. Nottke, 100 Living ston Avenue, is attending instmc lion classes this week in Spring field conducted by the A. 1 stores of which he is a Pittsfiel employee. --V. M. Montsmger of 26 Ree Street Is m Newport, Tenn., to a tend the funeral of his brother, D V. W. Montslnger, who died Fr flay. --Mrs. Robert H. Wyatt of Sout Boston is visiting her mother, Mrs Charles W. O'Malley of 16 H Bur bank Street, who has pneumonia ?axi Stands Approved One-cab taxi stands on two treets o£f North Stieet were ap roved last night by the. City Coun il. The Checker Cab Company wa, ranted a stand on the north sidi f School Street near North Stree nd the Courtesy Cab Company, i tand on the north side of Melville treet near North Street. Legal Machinery Is Set Up To Try Korean War Criminals TOKYO (UP) Arthur's United -- Gen. Nations Mac- headquarters has approved machinery lor the trial of North Korean war criminals. ' Col. George W. Hickrnan, MacArthur's judge advocate general, said he has compiled evidence so far of 62 atrocities in which. Korean R.eds killed some 20,000 South Koreans and 300 American war prisoners. But only three suspects have oeen arrested, two of them for the HiU^SOS massacre of 36 U. S First Cavalry Division troops near Wae- gwan in August. "As we go farther north, we'll catch more of them," confidently predicted Lt Col, William Smonk Jr., chief of Hickman's war crimes division The 62 atrocities already under investigation are in addition to the massacre of American ,war prisoners near Sunchon above Pyongyang last Friday. Approval of the legal machinery to try North Korean war criminals sets the stage for appointment of the first United Nations war crimes commissions in the history of the organization. The commission members will be officers or qualified civilians from the South Korean republic and United Nations actually taking part in the Korean campaign-United States, Holland, Sweden, France, Britain, Australia, New Z e a l a n d , Turkey, Philippines, Thailand and Canada. As far as possible, the commissions will follow the Geneva Convention on the treatment of war prisoners as drawn up in August, 1^49. Each commission will comprise five members, including one law member. All sentences will be subject to review by MacArthur and no deatli sentence will be carried out unlil at least six months have elapsed Hickman said the commissions will, try only "conventional" war crimes, leaving decisions on trials for such crimes as waging aggressive war to higher political levels GETTHEfll J, COATS SUITS DRESSES D M Cleaners DIAL 2-4818 Pickup and Delivery--Cash Carry--3 Day Service Plant--391 Newell St. * The Berkshire Evening Englc. Tuestlny. 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