PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHKVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Senate-House Group Seeks To Combine Draft-UMT Bills .IMP LEAD SENATE HOUSB3-36.. ..WASHINGTON, April 24 (A 1 )—A conference committee today begins trying to write a draft-Univei>vl Military Training bill both the House and Senate will approve. Members of the Senate-House group—headed by Senator Russell (D-Ga) and Rep. Vinson ID-Ga) — said privately they expect little trouble In reconciling differences between draft bills • alrcaly passed by the House and Senate. Vinson Indicated he expects a compromise bill to be-'produced within a week or ten days. The measure will then go back to •ach branch of Congress for action. Principal points at Issue are the age at which men may be drafted and the mechanics of UMT. The Senate bill lowers the draft age from 19 to 18 but the House voted for 1814. The Senate allows a 90-day lag in the lime in which a newly-turned 18-year-old can be classified. The House provision calls for his immediate classification so he will be subject to call when he reaches 18%. Age Applies (o UMT Tue age also applies to a man's liability for UMT. Both bills require local boards to exhaust their supply of men 19 through 25 years old before calling younger men. The Senate bill provides for the establishment of a commission to set up a program of military training to go Into effect after the need for the draft Iras abated. The House version differs sharply. It calls for a commission to make a report on how to create a National Security Training Corps- aside from the regular military establishment. But the commission's plan of operation would have to be approved by Congress before it could take effect. The Senate prescribed UMT for Obituaries J. D. Cook Dies; Rites Tomorrow Services for J. D. Cook, who died at his home last night, will be conducted at the Kelscr Baptist Church at 2 p.m. tomorrow. He was 79. A retired farmer and carpenter, Mr. Cook has lived at Keiser all of his life. He died a sliort time after suffering a heart attack. He leaves his wife. Mrs. Lula Cook;. four sons, Harold Cook and Vole Cook of Keiser, Tommy Cook of Mobile, Ala., and J. A. Cook of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Loie Barns of Keiser, and Mrs. Helen Seabaugh of Aurora, 111.; two brothers, Charlie Cook of Dell and George Cook of Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Releforcl, Mrs. Minnie Williford, and Mrs. Gertie Wilcox, all of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and two step-sons, I.es Johnson of Keiser, and Charlie Johnson of Memphis. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery with Swift Funeral Home In charge. • + • Brother of Bfythevif/e Man Dies in Memphis Services for Robert W. Rigglns, brother of D. E. Riggins of Blytheville, were to be conducted this afternoon at Maury City, Tenn. Mr. Riggins diet! Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis after suffering a heart, attack while at the home of Ins nephew in Memphis. West German Youngsters Are Strong for Texas FRANKFURT, Germany liTl — .West German youngsters like George Washington but they prefer Texas, the' Wild West and cowboys. The illustrated booklet "Aclit Gross Emerikaner" (Eight Great Americans) has made a big hit with German school children. U.S. occupation authorities distributed the booklet to 10 schools—and then asked students between the ages of 10 and 15 to give their views on it. More than 80 per cent said they liked the booklet which uses the comic book technique to illustrate the lives of Washington. Jefferson. Walt Whitman, Lincoln. George W. Carver, Andrew Carnegie, Jane i Adams and Edison. Almost all the children asked tor booklets about life in America. But they said "please give us adventure talcs and stories of the Wild West and Texas." from four to si>; months while' the House recommended * six-month program. The Department of Defense had asked for eight months. Other Differences Listed Other differences between the bills: Length of service under draft- Senate bill provides for 24 months (If leave time amounting to a month a year Is not taken; otherwise, 2C months); The House made It 26 months, without provision for shortening service by ignoring furloughs, Physical-mental standards—House bill says they should be cut back to 1915 level for Inductees, thereby making available an estimated 608,000 men from those heretofore classified 4-P; Senate Hill left present standards untouched. Deferments—Senate version would let high school students continue as civilians until they graduate or reach age 19, permit college students to be deferred until the close of academic year; House bill would end high school student deferments at age 20, limits college students to one statutory deferment. Armed forces ceiling—Senate hill imposes 4,000,000-man ceiling; House bill has no comparable nro- vlslon. Copt. Boyd's Widow Given Medal He Won The Legion of Merit lias been awarded Capt. Bill Boyd posthumously and was presented to Ills wife, the former Miss Gloria Martin, at her present home in Mesa, AriMua. Capt. Boyd, formerly with the J. C. Penney Company store in Blytheville, was mortally wounded by mortar fire in Korean fighting July 10. 1950. Mrs. Boyd. is the daughter of Mrs. S. p. Martin of Blytheville. The award was presented to Mrs. Boyd In ceremonies held before a National Guard Field Artillery battery in Mesa. Capt. Boyd was a field artillery officer. The high military decoration was awarded Capt. Boyd for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service in Korea." Capt. Boyd was praised in the citation for the "high standards of training, esprit de corps, and discipline he instilled in his troops." Capt. Boyd crime to Blylhcville In 1938 and was with the J. C. Penney Company here until he joined the Army in 1942. Other than his wife, Capt. Boyd leaves two daughters, Linda and Byenda, Chapman Tells Opposition to Extended War ST. LOUIS, April 24 (ff>i— Secretary of the Interior Chapman, an administration stalwart, spoke out lotlay against any extension of the Korean war. Chapman critici/.ed proposals to broaden the war, as advocated by Gen. Douglas MacArthur among others, In a prepared address d»nl- ht(; largely with the petroleum situation. Chapman Is the cabinet, officer perhaps closest to president Truman in personal relationships. But In a long period of government service, he has rarqly expressed himself publicly on controversial issues outside his department. REFUGEES (Continued from Page 1) homes are flattened and the buildings are burned out hulks. There are almost no people In them. The. sounds of war come to the trudging people as they walk along. They are not briefed on the military situation. They know only that the Chinese have launched a powerful attack and that the allies have been forced to withdraw in some s]K>U. That is enough information for them. They are crawling slowly by me as I write this. The children, the women, the old men and an occasional oxen. Not one has looked up to ncc what the clatter of this typewriter is all about. They file slowly by to the south. I wonder if they will ever come back. was a newspaperman In Ranger and nearby Eastland and Cisco for. 10 years and writes from first-hand experience. BRITAIN (Continued trom page I) tacles and false teeth. The opposition already had expressed support for the bill, up for a second reading. Ordinarily it could be passed without n vote. Alike Coulrt Hold Margin Nevertheless, observers said it seemed likely Attlee now could hold his slim margin of power in the House against the conservative- Liberal assault, at least until autumn. Bevan and Wilson protested Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Galtkells' new budget. In his .explanation to the house yesterday, Bevan said the U.S. had dragged Britain into a ruinous arms race which was nibbling away at the Labor government's welfare state. TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 19H SQUARE CHUTER—This is the Air Force's new square cargo parachute, made from slrips of cotton muslin, and able to deliver 500-pound londs from a plane traveling 175 miles an hour. The new chute, introduced at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Oliio, replaces the old 24-foot ruyon model that 'had a capacity of only 300 pounds. Added strength in the cotton chute comes from its unique strip design. (U. S. Air Force Dhoto from Acme.) Extension Given Retail Stores on Control of Prices WASHINGTON, April 24. (a-, — The government today granted 216.000 retail olores another 30-day extension —until May 30 —to put their new. margin-type price control ceilings In effect. In ordering the delay, Price Director Michael V. DiSalle pointed out that until a retailer files h\s pricing charts, his celling prices still will be regulated under the general price freeze. This set price levels at the highest figure for which goods were sold during the base period last Dec. 19-Jan. 25. After the new deadline ol May 30, no retailer may lawfully sell any Item covered by the margin-type price control order unless he has filed his pricing chart with an Office of Price Stabilization district office. '•rench Lead India's Visitors from Europe NEW DELHI, <AP>—FVenchmen ormcd the largest single group imong the 3,380 Europeans who 'islted India during 1050. Home Minister C. Rajagopala- chari told Parliame-it that of the i39 Frenchmen who visited India 18 were tourists. Others were bust- iessmen, missionaries, dentists, ar- tste and officials. Eighty-five Rus- ians visited India in 1950. The home linister said that 3,892 visas were ranted to Americans during the ame year. Read Courier News Classified Ads. The sailors of Phoenicia sailed to Cornwall to trade for tin. Good Nitrate Fertilizer I will have a car of Calcium Ammonium Nifrafe here next week. It contains 20.5% nitrogen and the price is $72.00 per ton, F.O.B., Blytheville. Paul D. Foster, Distributor Phones 3418-3153 Blytheville, Ark. Hectic Texas Days Described in Book RANGER, Tex. (AP)—An atmosphere of "mud, murder, and madness," characterized the great Ranger oil rush of more than 30 years ago. It Is described in Boycc House's book "Roaring Ranger. The World's Biggest Boom," recently published by Naylor Company of San Antonio. Corn liquor was a dollar a drink. A hotel cot In • a^ hallway cost $5 a night. The field's biggest well, the Norwood gusher, produced 535,000 worth of oil In one day on a farm which had been bought for $5 an acre 11 years before. A mule drowned in the mud of Main street. Celebrities like Tex Rickard, Tex Beach, Jess Willard. and John Rlngling played a part in the boom. House .author of 12 books, PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Host Prices Kirby Drug Stores "Opportunity knocks every day in the want ads." Adi placed before 9 a.m. will appeal same day All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Read Courier News, Classified Ads. M'Arthur to Review N*w York Parade NEW YORK, April 24. (/P)—Gen. Douglss MacArthur has agreed to review New York's loyalty parade ne*t Saturday afternoon. About 200,000 person* «r« expected to march down 5th Avenue past the reviewing stand. The march, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was organized in 1948 to offset th* annual May Da; Communist parad*. Word that MacArthur would tlclpate was handed down by of the general's ald«. Many Arabs and J<wi beards out of diferenct to law. THE FULL FLAVOR OF OLD KENTUCKY-NATURALLY GREAT SINCE 1888 STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY- 4 YEARS OLD . 86 PROOFl ECHO SPRING DISTILLING COMPANY . LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY! Doing housework? Yes! In fact, 8 out of 10 American women say they don'l mind housework at atll One reason is that women everywhere keep house the easy way. They depend upon electricity to lake ilia drudgery out of housework. Wired help is so usual we sometimes forget its usefulness. Cut chances arc yon rely upon electricity every hour oj every day! Wired help washes and irons your laundry, vacuums the house, protects your food, helps with cooking, sewing, entertaining . . . cools and warms. All this and MOKE for only a few pennies a dayl Your friends ami neighbors in mis company, under sound business management, have combined rfiefc skill and efficiency to make electric service just about the biggest bargain in the fu AILtT CORLISS ARCHER" tot delightful corned?, gumlaja—CBS—I F.M., Central Ttm*. Ark-Mo Power Co.
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