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Richter1 - Report Two More Tank Men Freed lob Bill Faces...
Report Two More Tank Men Freed lob Bill Faces Uncertain Fate in U. S. House Senate Passes Toned Down Measure, 71-10; Vague, Is Charge Washington — <»> — Broadly revised revised to the pleasure of its original critics, Hie so-called full employment employment bill traveled today from the senate to a yes-and-no reception in the house. There 114 members stood organized organized as co - indorsers , to shove through the measure which tlje senate approved in its new form on a 71 to 10 vote last night. But, after already holding hearings hearings a week, Chairman Manasco (D-Ala) of the house committee on executive expenditures said "this is a vague bill." Furthermore, questioning by committee members of witnesses who liked the idea has been largely hostile. Manasco said he expects to continue continue hearings for several more weeks. The heart of the bill: (1) Declares that all Americans "able to work and seeking to work are entitled to an opportunity opportunity for useful, remunerative, regular and full-time employment, employment, including agriculture, industry, industry, self-employment and the professions." <2) Directs an annual survey of job prospects. When this shows that private enterprise would not supply enough Jobs, the government government would niove-rin way* to be approved by congress — to supply jobs. Administration leaders in the senate showed no great happiness at the final shape of the measure. However, they took the view that, while President Truman asked enactment of a "full employment" measure, he had not detailed what he wanted. Thus they reasoned the president had suffered no such "let down" as he said the/senate gave him on unemployment compensation. compensation. But Majority Leader Harkley (Ky) did call the bill "watered down" and another supporter, Senator Downey (D-Calif), called it "a weakened measure." A foe, Senator Mcdellan (D-Ark) said changes the senate effected made It "better than it was when originally originally introduced." • The administration had defeated two major amendments in the banking committee, which won out in the rough and tumble of yesterday's yesterday's senate debate. Offered bv Senators Taft (It- Ohio) and Radcliffe (D-Md), they provide: (1) Federal spending under the employment program shall be consistent with the government's needs, obligation* and other essential essential considerations of national policy. (2) Plans for federal spending to create jobs must be accompanied accompanied by a plan for taxes to raise the money. Taft triumphantly hailed the first as a victory over "the Henry Wallace school of thought," which he described as one of unlimited federal spending to make up employment employment shortages. He and others of like mind also said the new language made clear that the government wasn't putting putting jobs ahead of every other government responsibility. On the second point, Senator George (D-Ga) shouted to the senate: "I don't see how anyone can oppose this amendment unlrss he embraces the theory of deficit Kpending. If that is the program, it does not matter what law yon lias*. Vou are not going to have full employment. Vou are going Cpl. Stewart and Pvt. Richter Released; 26 of Unit Now Safe Robert Stewart Lleyd Bfchter War department telegrams Friday Friday afternoon and Saturday morning morning informed next of kin of the liberation from Jap prison camps of two more members of the ill- fated 192nd tank battalion, bringing bringing the total of men now reported returned to the United States mil- itai^control to 26, 21 of that number number "liberated since V-J day. Cpl. Robert Stewart, son of Mis. Edna Stewart, Ableman, Wis., and cousin-of Pat Hanley. 1046 Center street, and Pvt. Lloyd Richter, brother of Mrs. Millard Ellis, 911 Sutherland street, arc the newly freed men. Cpl. Stewart, whose mother was notified.Saturday of his liberation Sept. 16, was held first in the Philippines Philippines and later transferred to a camp in Japan. The Stewarts have received several cards from the former prisoner and a transcript of an intercepted enemy propaganda broadcast was forwarded them last fall from « short-wave enthusiast on the west coast, who picked up the message. Stewart is a graduate graduate of the Baraboo high school and while making his home with his PVT. BEX AT MINES, HX. First 192nd Tank battalion man from Janesville to be returned to this country from a prison camp in Japan, Pvt. Emerson Rex has been transferred from Leltermans hospital, "San Francisco, Francisco, where he arrived Sept. 16, to Vaughn General hospital, Hines, III. He arrived there Friday Friday and his first visitor there was his brother, former Sheriff Owen M. Rex, 120 Sinclair street, who spent four hours visiting with him. In a telephone call home Friday Friday night Mr. Rex described his brother as being thin and weak but making daily progress and anxiously inquiring as to the welfare welfare of his parents, other relatives relatives and friends. Pvt. Rex told of enjoying a visit with an aunt while in San Francisco. He said he made the trip to Chicago by train, a four-day ride which tired him greatly. However, his condition is greatly improved over what it was when lie was liberated and he anticipates a furlough home soon. His wife, Mrs. Genevieve Manthey Manthey Rex, 618 S. Pearl street, and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Rex and children children expect to visit him Sunday at the hospital. cousin here, joined the local national national guard unit. He trained with the battalion at Fort Knox. Ky., went to the Philippines and was captured with them. The'family hopes that he will be able to be home in time for his birthday, Oct. 8. According to the war department telegram received Friday afternoon afternoon by Mrs. Ellis, her brother, Pvt. Lloyd Richler, 31, is reported to be in good health. He was returned returned to U.S. military control Sept. 10 and is being sent to the United States ic the near future. The Ellises received two letters from Pvt. Richter about six weeks (Omtlnnml «• r««r II. Col. f)

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 29 Sep 1945, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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