The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1942 · Page 3
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__ THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1942 WA'TIIEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Wait Until Final Acceptance To Settle Private Affairs, Compere Says Pointing out Unit the examination of registrants by local board physicians is merely a preliminary examination to eliminate the obviously unfit, Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, state director of Selective Servcc. today warned registrants that they should await actual induction into the Army before making any final disposition of financial and personal affairs. "Every selectee," the director said, "must undergo iinal physical cx- aminaton at an Army reception center. The examination by local board physicians is merely perlimi- A Cordial Welcome Awaits You at The Beauty Bar One of the finest, most modern shops in Northeast Arkansas. I'honc3202 Glencoe Bldg. nary lo the Army ,test. No selectee, therefore, should assume that be-1 cause he has passed the local board ; tests, or even because he has been ordered to an Army reception center for possible induction, that he will be accepted by the Army." Will Be Given Furloughs •Registrants who are inducted will be given ample time to return to their homes to adjust their personal affairs within a few days after induction, Director Compere stated, pointing out that a liberiiz- ed policy regardng furloughs for newly inducted registrants has been announced by the War Department He said: "Local boards have been instructed to attach to the delivery list for each group of prospective inductees the names of those for whom furloughs are recommended and the Selective Service System has been assured by the War Department that such furloughs will invariably bo granted if recommended by the local board." These furloughs for inducted registrants will begin not later than live clay after induction, the director said, and will not exceed ten days except that when an inductee lives at a considerable distance from the Army reception center, a leave up to fifteen days may be granted. Prevent Undue Hardship "This new Army policy should pervent any undue hardship to selectees who are inducted," Director Compere asserted. "In the past there were some cases of hardship under che present system of inducting forthwith selectees who pass their final physical examination at Army reception centers. iSpme men, expecting- induction, had made final disposition of their personal affairs and then were rejected. Others were considerably inconvenienced after induction while awaiting leave to adjust pressing personal matters. Now, every prospective induaee can be assured that if he requires reasonable time to return to his home to dispose of his personal affairs, leave will be granted to him within a few days after his induction." All local boards in Arkansas have been advised to give full publicity to the policy now in effect, the director said, and to inform their selectees not to release their possessions, or otherwise make final di-spoiton of financial and personal affairs, before final action is taknc by the Army Examining Board. PAGE THREE Home Demonstration Notes Plans were made for an all-day meeting and picnic at th*- honn-" of Mrs. C. M. Abbott May 12 when the Flat Lake Home Demonstration Club met April 28. All clubs in Group l will meet with ihc Flat Lake club on this date. The girls' glee club sang two selections at the opening of the meeting. Mrs. E. C. Thompson was in charge of the devotional. The characteristics of a good club member were given by each member in answering roll call. Mrs. W. A. Coalter, vice president, will be in charge of the Better Homes tour to be made in May. A demonstration on candling eggs was given by Mrs. W. L. Bynum. StJoseph ASPIRIN*^ WORLD'S LARGEST SELLER AT Mrs. 13. (i. shdlon made ft report on tlu- yroup meeting held at Clear Luko, and Mrs. Essie Davis gave a summary of the County Council lu'Uj April 25 at the Woman's Club. Mrs, Hob cisminings, Mrs. Reu WilUard and Mrs. Johnny Young arc new mt-mbm or the club. Iced drinks and coukies were served during the social hour by the hosti-.sa-.s, Mrs. Gurrett Abbott and Mrs. Thompson. Bright Child Wonders About Daylight Saving MEN A, Ark. iUi>)-AiUt children's bright sayings: A M«Mi«i youngster suf listening to his parents am! visitors discussing changi-s brought on by the war. When Uu'y pot nround to daylight saving time, he wondered: "Daddy, Where's tin: President keeping all that daylight he's had everyone saving?" 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