The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1951 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1951
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JUONDAY, APRIL 1C, 1051 Tn« Wot/on Today: Servicemen's Insurance JRLYT1IEVIU.E. (ARKJ COURIER NEWS Here's How Uncle Sam's New /.i/e Insurance Will Operate for G/'s By JAMKS MAKLOW WASHINOTOO, April 16. (AP>— This Ls an explanation ot the new —and free—510,000 government In- tjUiranc* for servicemen. Congress- mien approved it Friday. President Truman will shortly sign It into NSLl .and the $10.000 free Insur- ' ance. If he had no NSLl at all, the survivors will get $10,000 free.' In short, the purpose of this soon- to-be-law is to see that the survivors of a serviceman get $10,000 insurance, but no more, from the U covers all men in service on or 1 Boveviimcnt, provided he dies as a after June 27. 1950 airi for 120 days| r " ult of ierv ' cc «'' »'»)>in 120 days utter getting -out. «nat of those -who tiled as a result of service on after getting out, _ „„,... „. .,...,„,!; „., | None of this free $10,000 will be or aftef June 27 and before this taxable in any way. And none of new insurance becomes law? The next of kin will receive $10,000 insurance. It will not be in a lump sum but in monthly installments of about. S92.99 for 120 months, or 10 years. Until now men in service had no insurance unless they botisht what is called National Service Life Insurance, l-'or tills they had to pay. They cotitd buy up to'$10,030 worth, or any part, of it. Many didn't- buy When (.hose who did buy it ?.nl course. But they could «et NSLl "term" or permanent insurance. TI ,. . 2 . If he had permanent NSLl. he The most they could have was $10,- „,„ keci) on payjng fo; . jt lvl]i!c h , ! service hut with much smaller pav- veteransj nients than when he was out ol Most World War II dropped the NSLl when they •' ~ .-.j~. "j^m, ',,uj ^,ut, it-ivice, co, wtien ne ag;i out. Only about 4.000.COO veterans of service, he'll still have that wai\still have It, although 'ml . . ....i N«- .1 v -,"" ,11,.t n. iLiiuvjLi^ii permanent policy and will resume cheaper than Hie regular com- making (lie regular payments niiil in^.rr.,,^ 3 H( , c;in ,;„„,,„(!(,,. |, js NSL , fo , its cash value, within 120 days aftei merciii! insurance. Some, but no; nil, ot the men who entered the service since World ------- ,...,„ , c g II have bought, and have NSLl back, by applying for it. but- paying for. this NSLl. The "" ..... ' ' War many veteran; ivho kept NSLl after the war and were called back since June 27 have kept on paying. *You- Comes- Question Now comes a question: what about the man who bad—or didn't have—NSLl nmi was killed on or after June 27, 1050. now much of Ihe new free $10,000 insurance will his next of kin get? If he had $10,000 NSLl, his survivors will get the full 510,000 but none or the free S10.000. If he had some NSLl. but not $10.000 worth, the government will pay the sur- Bevin Services ToBeWednesday -> Cremation to Follow Rites at Golders Green; Few to Attend Funeral LONDON, April 1G. {/Pj-Private funeral 'services for the former Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin will be held Wednesday afternoon at C-olders Green, a London suburb Cremation will follow. Only members of the family of the veteran labor party leader, friends and close associates will attend the services. Bevin died Saturday at the „-„ o' 70, a month after he resigned from the cabinet post he held since the labor government came into power in 1945. His death stepped up the undercover tug-of-war for power within the Labor party, a fiaht that niav hasten a general election. Aligned on one side are Prime Minister clement Attlce and Herbert Morrison, Bcvin's successor as foreign secretary. The two, along with Bevin, controlled party policy and together were able to withstand any serious challenge from a more e.xtrtme party faction headed by Labor Minister Aneurin Bevin WRINGING BELLE—For Great Grandma il may have been the "good old dnys," but Jean Cnld- \vell Harris of Beverly IIHIs, Cnlif., has her troubles wringing out a few tilings at Ihe "Great Grandma's kitchen" exhibit st a New York City nniiques fair. FOR SALE Concrete culverts, li Inch to 18 inch, plain or rcenfnrccd. Also Concrete Kihlillng Illticks cheaper than lumhn fot barns chiokcn houses, pump houses, tenant houses, lool sheds. We deliver Call us for irrt estimate. ^OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. rhone 691 a medical examination. 1 Or. if he.gave up his NSLl, got the casli surrender value, and now is out of service and wants to ic sumc it but doesn't have that cash value to pay back. He can resume the policy but at the rate for his age when tie does resumes. So the premiums in thnt ease will be n little higher thnn formerly since lie first took out that policy at a younger age. Here's the Pattern But what of the men now in service, or who will be going in, who have no NSLl but will be covered by the free insurance? What can they do. when they get out. about continuing some ki'ud of go\ ' eminent Insurance? 1. Within 120 days after getting out, they can apply for NSLl "term" up to $10,000—and get it without a medical examination. But the price of it will increase evu\ live years a.s the man gets oldci This "term" insurance, for the man who never had it before, can't be converted Into a permanent policy I When a serviceman who had bought the old NSLl insurance before this law—goc out, he could set it changed from "term" insurance to the permanent kind. That's a bi£ difference made by the nc \ law Now a man buying NSLl for the first time can't get permanent insurance unless he's disabled.) 2. If he disabled in service, mak ing him ineligible for normal commercial Insurance, a man when he Then he-,,' have ' to' pay. back to | o^crlne", "lasis^Jud "of U'rsT le government the cash surrender , i le 'n h!wc to start ''"„,'„^ . collrse ' Hue which he received and pay I 3 . If totally disabled in service a it can be claimed by creditors of the dead serviceman or his family. Now comes some more quest-ions: Suppose a man now in service, or one called back into service, has some NSLl Jor which he's been paying. Now he can be protected with $10.000 insurance free. What can he do about his NSLl? One of several things. '. If lie lias NSLl "term" coverage, he doesn't have to pay tor it while in service. When bo gets out he can simply resume paying on c ;, n . |>!lv Oll 2 . If he had permanent NSLl. he crvice. So. when he leaving the service, he can get his ' " •>• i i u.iinuj' ui.-niuieQ in il) a small part of the premiums he man ;vncn nc ts out rill ' < would have been paying if be hadn't surrendered the policy at all. He can resume his old NSH without eminent insurance up to SIO.OOO for free so long us ho is totally dis- Argument Over FBI Files Blocks Nominations to Control Board WASHINGTON, April 16. ffl—A •eporfed argument with the White House over access to FBI files is said to be blocking Senate action on President Truman's nominations to the subversive activities control board. A senator in close touch with negotiations for the documents said today situation would have been cleared up weeks ago if the President had been willing to cooperate and turn over those files to Congress." The senator asked not to he named. "Long ago," he'told a reporter, "the Senate Judiciary Committee ashed tor the reports" on the routine investigations the ?'B1 made of nominees lo the the President's control boarrl, "The committee was told the reports had been sent to the While House and that the matter -would have to be discussed with (presl- dcnlial aide) Donald Dawson." The While House proposed the senator said, that the FBI documents be made available for examination only by the committee chairman. Senator McCarran (D- Nev). "The committee turned thnt down as not id] satisfactory," this informant said. Blue and fin whales reach length of 65 tcct in two years. AfRDO« INFANTRY REGIMFNT PAclK THREE Sec. Pace Back From Far East HONOLULU, April 15 relary of the Army Frank Pace, Jr., arrived toJiisbl after conferences In Tokj'o with General MacArthur and frontline trips in Korea with 1,1. Gen. ftfattliew D. Rfcigwny, MacArthnr's successor. ( The secretory was met by LI. Gwi. I!. S. Aiirami, cotinrmndiciK general of the American ground forces in the pacific. Pace flew licrc from Manila wlierc he had private conferences with President Blpldio Qnlrino. lie said (here thai Allied forces In Korea would be able to take care of themselves If the Chinese Reds mounted counter-offensive, MIGHTY AI1TB: Donald V. Matrcr, four reel nine, smallest man in llio Army, wallis out of regmiriilul headquarters ivilli O|.l. Thomas ,!. Stearns ol Greenacrcs City. Flu., tallest man in (lie 82ml Airborne Division at Tort Brass, N. C. Small Size Paratrooper Has Large Size Heart FOR THE BEST TRADE YOU'VE EVER MAD! WE HY By DOUGLAS I.AiiSKX NEA Stuff Correspondent PORT BRAGG, N. C.— INEA}When Uonnld V. Mnteer first gat into the 82nd Airborne Division they called him "Shorty" and a couple of other names he didn't like. That was natural, however. He was four feet nine inches lull and weighed 90 pounds. He easily qualifies as Ihe smallest man in America's armed forces. Now they call him Mighty Mite Mateer of the 82nd, with great respect in their voices. And when yon get respect in the 82nd, you earn it. Five times the recruiting officer back home in Harrisburg, pa., shooed him out of the office because of his size. Then the recruiting man decided to take Mateer over to the Army doctor. Mateer says he just out-talked the doc and found himself In the Army. The quartermaster boys found even the smallest uniforms had to be cut down la fit Mateer. Tin smallest Army shoe, size five, fii just about right. The 82nd got Mnlccr, along will a batch of draftees, for basic train ine. Some of the B2nd's ulamor rub| u:d off on him. and at the end ot basic Mateer was the first lo volunteer for the rugged airborne niu parachute training for which the 82nd is famous. Then it became a matter of getting the 82nd to let down its bars on minimum height and weight Mateer had bnuvned up to a rugged 112 pounds, although his height stayed the same. He wasn't anywhere close to the minimum. But by that time he hrd had experience in getting around Army limitations. He made it. The stiff training thnt Followed wns a breeze for the Mighty Mite. There were only a couple of inconveniences. He had to nsk the man next to him to ham; bis rip con on the static line above ills head before jumps. And because of Ins weight he floats down rather slowly, always landing n few minutes nfler the rest of the men. 15ul he has made six jumps so far and—as the boys say—"ho hasn't failed to reach Ihe ground yet." Fully rigged In a combat outfit. Malcer himself Is 31! pounds lighter than his gear. Hut this doesn't bother him, he claims, lie is classed as a rifleman scout and can linndlr his assignment with the best of them . licfore getting in the service Mn- tcer wns a painter, the brush and bucket variety. He doesn't Intend to make the Army a career; he wants to try business next. Since lie's been at Fort Bragg. Mateer will assure yon the 82nd i.s the best division In the Army. The. 5D51h is the best regiment. In Hint I outfit he'll Fight any man who .says! the 1st battalion isn't the best- li Company is tops in the battalion. He's dead sure the 2nd platoon is the snappiest of n Company ami the prize of all is (he 2nd squad And who's the best man of the 2nd squad? Malcer pauses there lo say: "I'm just too modest to BO on." About 80 per cent of u. S hnme-i arc made of wood : MEET JOE SHANKS You have already? Well, Unit's cjiiile likely, too... because Joe luis been around Hlylheville lor a good many years. Here we wish In announce that lie has just accepted the job of sales manager for used cars at Noble Gill t'onliac. You're invited fo meet him soon ...and gel ai'tiuainlud with the friendly service that's always yours at (he I'ontiac place. Now at our new locution, atlt & Walnut, of course. E 5TH. & WALNUT-WHERE AUTOMOBILE ROW BEGINS Noble Gill Pontiac, Inc. Phone 6817, Blytheville Student Snares Rattier To Buy Wife a VVas/ier lly WILLIAM I'KAIIT OKKENE. Ofcla., April 10. (AP) Het you didn't know a rattlesnake will buy a washing machine. Well, a 20-year-old college student Ii-am purl Wcrtli, Tex., dUI- n't believe il either nmil ye.sler- day. Thai's when Royco Klrby, who's ntletiriiiiB Southwestern state College In Weatherford, O\;\:\., came to town for the annual ritlUer roundup. And, wliile tramping about, the ju'arhy gypsum hills with some 7.- 5CO other snake-hunting eitiwns from 2-1 stales .he crabbed himself n rattler mid then traded it for 300 wonderful dollars. "1 was really floored," Klrby ,",ys. -Just (liink, $300 for n snake." Kirby. a mltjhty proud papa of a Uvo-wceks'-old daughter, knows where tile money is J!0ln ( ,;, "I'll liny Wnshcr" 'I'll buy my wife ti washing machine," he .says, "because she really needs it with that, wonderful lit- lle baby we've got. You know. :i!l tliOM* t'-<n-'s she ha.s to wash nc:w." Tlie money came from the International Association of KatllrMHike Hunters, which «nnns<>r.s—through the Okeene Junior Chamber of Commerce the -search for the snakes. The rattler Klrhy snared—alive, of—was u deluxe model, ft w:is n four-footer association officials caught, before the Until, Lai ged. arid then released back in the nvn hiHs. The s:iOO was tlic prize for Us recapture. In all, the hunters snared almost 2,000 deadly diamond bnrks diirlil' ye.srerdayY, lyth session. The catch made Mick Eplcy, the association's chief rattler, a happy gent. "The [lest Year, Yet" "This was the best year yel," Ep- le.v says. "\Vc had our largest, attendance- aac i th c bluest catch. Wow, what a day for Okeenc." Ira Tomlitison and Russell Strayhorn, a couple of experienced snako-hunling hands from Waton«a, look the honors for bagging the lotifie.;l raltler-a mean looking number which made 71 inches. "That was a record, too," Eple.y explains. "They got tile one last, year." The hunters roll to the gyp hills in car convoys, unload themselves and their snake-catching equipment, and st-u-l the "world's most lisusual sporting event." The Jayrecs buy the rattlers for 50 cents ;\ pound and Ihen resell them—for the snme price—to medical laboratories, zoos and canneries. This was Kirby's roundup and he left the little woman at home. "Gnlly," he says. "I sure am Riad I came. N'ov I can buy my wife that w:'.shiu;; machine. v "I wish she could have come :i!onn with me on the hunt." Kirby adds, "but she couldn't make It. She hud lo stay home and wash some diapers—-the old-fashioned way." 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