The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 11, 1949
Page 7
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MONDAY, 'ATRTT, 11, (ARK.) COURITTR NEWS PAGE 8E7Kf War Litigations Soon to be Heard Congress Expected £ To Provide Funds for Settlement of Claims WASHINGTON—UPi—Among the messes left by war is a welter of claims and litigation. Tens of thousands of civilians are demanding redress for Injuries and losses, and soon they will gel their hearing. The 80th Congress authorized a War Claims Commission to RO to work on the problem but never appropriated any money for it. So the President didn't appoint the commission, nnd nothing has been done »s yet, Bui Congress is expected to provide the Ixindt- soon. Certain type.s or claims already have been approved by C«ngrcss There are thousands of others, however—questionable cases — which the commission will investigate. It : will then advise Congress as to the i action which seems justified. These j are the war claims payments which ; Congress has already authorised: 1. Detention, injury, disability or j death benefits for persons cap- [ lured on American soil and in- | terned by the Japanese. These are the victims of Guam, Wake and the Philippines. The detention benefit amounts to $60 for each month ol ^ internment for persons over 18. J v Those under 18 eel $25 a month. ; In addition, employs of government contractors who were captured, primarily the group on Wake. will be paid the regular wages they would have earned if they had been at work Instead ol in captivity. The federal security administrator is directed to adjudicate the claims of the government em- ploye*. Churchw to he Re-lmbur»*rt 1. Military personnel who while In Japanese prison camps were not given the quantity and quality of food which l-i stipulated in the Geneva Convention of July 27, 1929 They get $1 lor each day they were 111 fed. Certain religion* organizations which remained in Japanese-held American territory and gave supplier to American prisoner* will be • reimbursed for their expenses. These are the only claims the government has recognised up to now. So the vast majority are «till up i In the air. You get an idea of how 1 many and various they are when j you learn that one government de- j partment has received AS many «s ; 1,600 letter* a day regarding civilian j ||. war claim*. ' ™ The biggest issue which will come | before the commission is: cnn any- ' ; thing be collected by Americans j who suffered war damage in Asia or Europe? International law clearly relieves a nation from n.ny responsibility for damage Inflicted In the course of combat operations, j U. S. military units, moreover, have ) their own claims units which e*n j setMa damage clalmj by natives in- i jured through non-combat Activities, such as being hit by & jeep j behind the lines. - But what of Americans who continued to live and do business in Europe, in Japan, or on the con- \ tinent of A.sia after they had been ! RdvisedjTnat war was likely? State [ Department spokesmen have told j Congress that they felt ample warn- j ing had been given to such persons \ wnd that if they persisted in re- j mafning in t-he threatened area It was their own responsibility. Fund will Amount tn £225,000,000 They see the situation In the Philippines and the other American islands as entirely different. For fear or alarming the popula- I tion or unnecessarily disrupting normal activities, no firm warning was given. The government was thus responsible for their being caught hi the wur. Another ticklish issue is presented by persons who were Injured or suffered property loss in the attack on Pearl Harbor. They contend that ,f as the war had not started, it was '* not a combat operation. They had not been warned to leave Hawaii. Therefore, they say, ihey are as entitled" to damages as persons who were living in the Philippines. Some limit has to be set on the total damages that can be assessed The Japanese nation, now largely dependent on American dollars .to get back on its feet, wtli not pay j the bills. The money will come from ! a fund in the treasury derived from liquidation of German and Japanese assets in this country, both government and private property. U is estimated that the fund, when finally accumulated nil) amount to 'from $225,000,000 to S 275,000.000. No fcrap* MILWAUKEE (UP) — Arnold Bvumm, theater manager, hadn't had a Saturday night off for years. 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