The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1946 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 23, 1946
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TUESDAY, APRIL 33, 1040 Training Issue To Be Postponed Election Year Vote Might Bring Defeat, Leaders Believe WASHINGTON. April 23 <UI>> — The Army, fearful that an election- ycar vole would menu defeat, has asked Congress to forget about universal military training until next year, it was learned Monday. House members, who asked that 1neir names be' withheld, said a decision to delay action until after lh c November elections was reached at n recent meeting c f \ V(1| . Department officials and House members. Those at the meeting included Secretary of War Robert p Patterson, C3cn. Dwight n. Eisenhower Army Chief of staff. Chairman Andrew J. May. D.. K.V.. of the House Military Affairs Committee, mid Reps. R. Ewing Thomason, D Texas,, Walter G. Andrews, R., N. Y and James W. Wadsworth. R., N. Y! Thomason and Andrews are hlgli ranking members of the military affairs committee, and Wndsworlh Is a leading exponent of universal training. Committee members said the army proposed postponing consideration of its long-advocated training program to keep it from becoming an election issue. Peacetime training, like the draft. i s not popular with the public. The war department was said lo fear a pre-election vote would mean sure defeat. There was some speculation that the army also figured that a delay might strengthen chances of polling a more satisfactory draft extension. The House voted a nine- month extension but suspended all induction lor the first rive—a pian which the administration calk unworkable. The issue is now before the senate. The house military affairs committee held extensive hearings on the war • department's request for p. year's training for young men between the ages of 18 and 21, but failed to report out a bill. Hearing:* were completed Feb. 21. President Truman also sent a message to congress urging enactment of a program similar to that recommended by th c Wai Department, but it too got a cool reception. Since that time—with the election slowly creeping closer—congres sional sentiment has continued to grow colder. Some members now predict such legislation hasn't a chance. "Universal training is a dead duck for this session of Congress and perhaps indefinitely," one member said. He said there was a "slim chance" that some form of pro- Brain could be approved next year but added, "the President's pro- peial is dead." "It- is Possible in my opinion to pass' a~c~ompfon)isifpYo"p6sal such' as the-recommencied bv the American Legion, provided the War Department gets behind it," he said. The Legion proposal would call for four months basic training, followed by various alternatives including reserve training, enlistment in thc regular army, advunc cd technical training or employment in an essential industry. Read courier News Want Ads. Helping Hand Jerry Schnv, •}, holps pnt fin. ishing touches on playinf; field at Polo Grounds. His dad is : gronndkccpcr, as was his : grandpa and great grandd.v! : Jerry will be fourth genera. tion gronndkccpcr for Giants when he grows up—if they ' '" thai lung! RADIO REPAIR 1 and 2 day Service on any make o^ rrmrlel Reliable Workmanship. PHONE 2642 We Call for and Deliver Fred Collihan Electrical Appliance Co. d M«lor«U Radte 8»Je« uai Serriec 106 So. First St. foster Parent Program Helping To Rebuild Europe's War Orphans _BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS By KAV KH!:H\VOOI> NKA SlaiT Corrcspundenl NEW YORK, April 22 <NEA).— Five minutes ago. llio comfortable dinjng hall had been a jicncclitl, niiict. orderly room. Then p;uirio- moniiim broke loose. With less warning (him a rocket bomb, 20 small children, all of Ihem irphans from ureas shattered by var, bcyiin sercaming and Kobbin^ lystericnlly. Tables and chairs overturned. Disl'.ss crashed on the floor. The .scene was Little Bardfiold Hall, near Braintrcc. Essex, in Ens:land. where the uncontrollable oiir.- bursl had happened before, and will linpuen again. The children are noi were born and reared in the terri- were born and rcndcd in thc terrible thunder and screatn of war. :u\d ionictimes the impact of the :ur,v quiet that has come with peace is more than they can hear Impossible? Not, at all. i'sy chologists find strange things hav< . these four Dutch children typify (he o.milili f llrnl »ml n-lihans brouKhl t» foster parent rolr.nles for rehntaltUtlon. Dlspalr marks lli.'ir fans unrtrrnui a five-year diet of siifar beets ami tulip bulbs. ' huprlros lshrd by happened to the minds of these children. Such hysteria Is only one of the problems the child psychologists and social workers face in (ho delicate task of rebuilding the live;; of thousands of these battered llllb remnants of war-torn families. Many agencies. American and European, are contributing to their relief. But a sympathetic, personalized approach to the probU-m has been the goal of thc American Foster Parent Plan for War Children in Its work to rebuild Europe's homeless children—waifs taken from concctniatlon camps, found wandering along roads, or sitting bewildered In a ruined city 40,000 SHELTERED Started 10 years ago riming the personal Inlcrosl null lonn-dhlr<iiro "ITectlon for at lenst u year to help his''ward." There are no legal con- Imds and children cmmot come to America lo live with foetcr families. H cost* »15 a month to "ndopi" « child. This feeds, clothes, houses »i« cdiicntes him. Renewing ilio cmirts sens« of security In tha woiU begins when ho Is told in detail • bout his American friend who tun cliiwon him lo help. The "fosliir parent" receives the child's plcturo *nd history. U'llciK must lx> exchanged al len.u once H month through the cxecn tlve ortki's In New York; 1, birthday Spanish Civil War. the Foster Par- cut Plun lins sheltered 'more tlinn 40.000 children since then. It is rtni anced by voluntary contributions nuil maintains SB "colonies" — usiij ally liirgc old homes or chateaux , In Eiujlniul, Pmncc. UelgUim, Hdl- Inntl, Malta and Hilly. "Homeless and hungry children. | tiliakcn by the war, need more tnan food mid clolhlns;," reasons Mrs. Kdna Blue, executive clialrninn "They must l» taiiglit to be children again. They must l» glvei back the sense of security ilui conies with normal home life.", Here's how the plan works: Tin "foster parent" (who may be individual, a school group or club) iigreo.s to contribute inonc 1 .'. Keam of InwcurUy no lonjer mark face, of Njmone. Thom»». who has brtin sheltered at a fmtcr colony in Fruire since M»y, 1945. llor fuiher waN n«ni to Germany ax a fclave. Uborer, never returned. Radio Sales & Service Felix A. Carney 138 East Main Phone 3616 Bale. - Fhimp, Eobtawn Serrlce - Fetti Camej Here's one sample of rebuilding Nine-year-old Ruth, British war orphan, radiates happiness white unpacking cifl box with the help of Mrs. Ivy Mason, plan's deputy • secretary in England. THE BEAUTY CLINIC Margaret Deen Smith, Owner I In (ram Bid*-. Phone 3274 I BABY CHICKS Finest, rjuarity at all times. Complete line of poultry feed. The handiest place in town. "We Buy Poultry is. Kggj™ Chester Lewis Poultry 413 Kast Main St. ELECTRIC RANGES $9575 Apartment si/.c Three large top burners Full size automatic controlled oven . • • . Full porcelain GAS RANGES for Bottle Gas or Butane Apartment size Four top'burners ' Full size oven Full porcelain $ 59 50 CLARKE HARDWARE CO. Phone 11 Steele, Mo. Vow Need a GARMENT A! RE The New Method of Home Storage for Wool Suits, Coats It Saves Storage Fees! I'Ot us show you (his wonderful new home storage method now . . . and how easily and wifely you can store winter clothes in your closet. For GARMENTAIRE. Home Cleaning Supplies and ELECTROLUX Cleaner MRS. ROBT; M. GRAVES' Call 2650 you TAKN THCK Of course you want your harvesting to go off smoothly. And that's why it's wise to take these steps now: Step 1. Check your combine to see what pans are needed. Step 2. Make a list of the parts needed. Step 3. Give us the list, or bring in your' combine for service. ; We'll have you'all ready to go before cutting starts. M-cCORMlCK-DEERING MACHINES PARTS AND SERVICE DELTA IMPLEMENT COMPANY Blyrh.yill*, Ark. McCORMICK-DEERING MACHINES. PARTS AND SERVICE l.ORENK'H BEAUTY BHOP 1Z1B W. Main Street PHONE 2M2 Lorenc Hamilton Georgia Hudson cmils a/id occasional small glfls In. (•reuse (he bond between them, in nearly livery c«se a marked linproiv. incut Ui the child's progress Is noted when the letter* start coming «ad he fe»l» his "foster parent" really does care. One French orphan adopted by a 'California hl«h schoal WHS given honorary membership In classes and school activities and let- tors about studies, football gsmcs and |Mrtl«s of which he Is "spiritually" H part My back mid forio acroH the Atlantic. The children^ letters, usimlly accompanied by a floridly crayoned drawing of their colony, are pcigu- xnt testimony of their eagerness for friendship. "The world isn't such a fi'ienrtleM place anymore," writes a French orphan. "My sister wriiei you and you wr^te her. Would It'bu nil right If I ywots you, too?" hint-, HII English orphan. "May I c«ll you Atinlit H*»n?" l.i another llmM Inquiry. / -,-One Bngllsh boy /roil l-oiidon's K«st £nd. summtiig t\p war expert, dices tlml Included 'Injuries, a wrecked home *'nci separation from family Kiid'frlfnds, concluded mm- ter-of-f*c.lly thai "rtwnlcs to 'the dreadful wnr, though. I now live in u \\nust with * iwth." Renorls from children too youiiij lo write are Bent by social workrn LONG WAIT1NO M8T To give the restless refugees n feeling of family life within tho colony, they arc divided Into groups of three or four and a (rained sooml worker is their '/mother." Tlir colony ponionrul'Is recruitexi from tin- social workers, lenolier, doctors, mid nurses of thc country. ' Native languages nrtd customs, us well as practical training coursns, FAOI NOTICE! We Will CloM at lljOO a.m. Sunday April 21, 1946 MARK'S AUTO SERVICE Ash at Second BUILDIHG COSTS HAVE INCRfAStD! How about the increase in replacement value since you last arranged your insurance? Stop in or phone for a copy of the Handy Building Value Chart, and make your own estimate — it's easy. ; > ' THK FARMERS BANK & TRUST CO. —Insurance Department— "28 Years Dependable Service" —Phone 3121— Is It Out of Order? • Our mechanics are Not Factory Trained—hut They are G^OODI • Their work is GUARANTEED! • Their Prices are REASONABLE! • They are well equipped to do' Light Repair Work 6n any make of Car or Truck! • They Guarantee to SATISFY! NEWT SHORT in"'•Charge of Garage. MARR'S Auto Service Prompt Road Service Washing, Grrasinir., Polishing All Standard Products Phone 2611 Ash a( -Second USED CARS WANTED We will pay you the full OPA Ceiling plus your extra equipment. If you arc going to keep your present car lei Us give you ;in estimate on reconditioning your motof, body and paint imr.. ; Credit forms csm be arranged. Tires, Tubes and auto and home radios for sale. I Lee Motor Sales, Inc. OldsmoMIe (•>st Main S(. CMC Tracks Phone 519 •re Uuirhl to preiMure'th* Ptopl* lo help In the rebulldlria of their own countries. ; Wl«t it the future of these youns- •ter»? Some, u concentration camp record are clarUled, will be rtunit- wlth th«lr reUtlm; others will be l)Uced In home*. Many will »row up In the colony. At present theie are MOO children, ranging In age from a few month* to 1« years, in thc colonies. But Mr». Blu« points out Krlmly that, there arc the neediest, mo»t d*»uer»U cases. There In Mill a waiting list of «veml thousand. Read courlrr News Want Ads. Cencrrt* Gihwrt tH« SIMS 12 h. to 36 hi. Hwy. 61 at SUt« Liac Phone: BljrthrriU* 714 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTIIN Let us figure your total contract including labor. Service and Repair on wiring and acces- torier. Appliance Repair. -;\ WALPOLE ELECTRIC CO. 110 So. S«. Phone S371 For River-Washed SAND and GRAVEL Phone 965 W» Alto Sell Good Black Sandy Loom Dirt tor Fills Larkin Service Station 219 East Main St. K. M. LuUn FOR SALE! Ki Ga. Corrugated Steel Culverts in 16 Ft. Lengths with Connecting fond*. They're Lighter than Concrete, Easter to Install and Will Last a Lifetime. CALL OR WRITE— LEE WILSON & CO. Phone 18 Wilson, Ark. CELLAR DRAINERS (Sump-Pumps) Are Available Again AT PLANTER'S HARDWARE co., INC. FOR SALE 35TONSofD&PL Planting Seed From 1944 Certified Seed LESLIE E. SPECK, Sr. Frenchman's Bayou, Ark. Office Phone 2348 Residence 2309 KORSALE 100 Tons D & PL Cotton Seed Delintod and Treated. $125 ton FOB Amoral. 2000 Bu. Ralsoy Soy Brans. Ivm Weight. New Bags $3.50 per b«. Lee Wilson & Company 4 ' » ' * • '- * Araiortl, Arkansas

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