The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1946 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 27, 1946
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MONDAY, MAY 27, 1946 Caste System Due Army Overhaul Doolittle's Board Recommends Changes To War Secretary By WILLIAM F. MrMKN'AMIX United Press Stiff Correspondent . WASHINGTON, May 27. <up)_ A special Army Investigating board loUay 'recommended revolullonary changes in Army regulations to correct abuses by officers and to strengthen the rights of enlisted , wn , .The "gripe lx>ard" liradrcl by Lt Gen. James II. (Jininiyi Daolltll blamed the cnsto system abuses 01 a minority of poor office™ mid remnants of Prussian mllitnrlsm li Army routine. The board, formed by Secretary of, War Robert P. Pntlcrson to stiidy GI 1 complaints,,heard or took testimony in writing from hundred? of witnesses. "Tlie present system does not permit full recognition or tho dignity of man," the board concluded "More definite protection from arbitrary nct.s of superiors is essential." . To accomplish this, the hoard recommended thai the Army: 1. Provide a system for a\i\f'.i dismissal " ' . . With pr'oir merit instead of seniority. 2. Abolish rules aKainsl social fraternization of officers and enlisted men. Would Ban Off.Duty Salutes 3. Give enlisted men and officers equal ' food and . equal allowances for food, travel and quarters. 4. Require ' every officer except technicals to serve one year as an enlisted man. 5. Eliminate ofT-diity .saluting except in occupied enemy countries. 6. Permit enlisted men to serve on courts martial. The selection and training of officers should be improved, the board said, with every future commando? KCttinu instructions in human relations. The very terms "officer" and "enlisted man" should be stricken forever from Army orders and 'every member of the Army referred to as a "soldier." the board found. It said "irregularities and abuses were inevitable" as the Army multiplied In size 40 limes at the start of World War II. The. causes of poor relations between commissioned and enlisted personnel, the board said, were traceable to "undeniably poor leadership" on the part of a small percentage of officers "and a system that encourages a wide official and social i.'ap. Officer Training Criticized It criticised the peacetime Army Ul-Stcirred of Incompetent officers, " lannca motions to be 'based on yp ™' Better Films Are Sought By ' Show Owners LITTLE ROCK, May 27. CUP)— Independent theater owners of 'Arkansas \\ill attempt to become n corporate member of the American Theater Association In their neeltng here tociny. Claude c, Mundo of Little Hoc*, president of the Arkansas organization, said the purpose of the ATA Is to eliminate unwanted films ami cut public collections to a minimum. ATA regulations limit theaters to one collection a-year and practically outlaw screen propaganda, he said. Ted R. Gamble of Portland, Ore., chairman of the ATA boa\i of directors reported on the group's- activities. Officers will be elected later today. The state convention oiwned yesterday with 175 members present. Chicago Museum Plans Dozen Expeditions in 1946 CHICAGO (UP)—Expeditions sponsored by Ihe Chicago Natural History Museum are in full swing again for the first time since Pearl Harbor. Two expeditions already are In the field, white 10 more are for the remainder of this BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGfc TKKfc* Those now in action are a zoological expedition in Peru headed by Colin c Saiiborn, curator of mammals; and a botanical ouling to Cuba conducted by Dr. B.' E. Dahlgren, curator of botany. The 10 scheduled expeditions: A paleontological trip to Alabama; archaeological, to Peru: zoological, to Texas and Mexico; zoological, to the vicinity of Highlands, N. c.; palcontologlcal, to thi> Southwest; botanical. ' to Central America; zoological, lo Trinidad. for not training Us officers to handle civilian men in tlie ranks who were of "superior intellect." "There is need for a new philosophy in the military order, a ix>li':y of treatment of men, especially in the ranks, in terms of advanced concepts of social thinking." it said It pointed out that GI's complained bitterly that officers had access to better quarters, food and among other things "ready acces: . .,. to greater number of women and'belter female society." "It is' In the realm of social behavior that the frfling of sdper iority on the jiarl of commissions personnel most rankled the enltelec personnel," the ,I»ard said. "SoeiA distinction, both on and off duty directed attention to the uhnecess<ir> Indignities suffered by soldiers. The board recommended a more equitable distribution of decorations among officers and enlisted men. It specirtcany cautioned agains giving so many medals- to officers that it "will tend to cheapen them. Tlie higher the rank, the boart said, the more difficult it should lie to Win a decoration. For two years Jane Greer has bcen;on the Hollywood merry- go-round, trying to catch the brass ring of stardom. Gelling tired of having her best scene end up on Hie culling-room floor, of having her "closeups" turn out to be background blurs and of being filmed behind desks, posts and other actors, Hollywood's "Everything - Hap 1 pensrlo-Me" Girl says she's going lo have an American flag painted on her car to see if that will help her steal a scene. Army Corrects Some of 'Caste System' Abuses WASHINGTON, May 27. (UP) — Tlie War Department,- to correc "caste system" abuses, already has: 1. Ordered identical uniforms for officers and enlisted men. 2. Started sifting its officer personnel to eliminate misfits. 3. Ordered a review of procedure for giving enlisted men "blue" discharges—neither "honorable" nor "dishonorable." 4. Radioed all theaters to abolish signs and marking certain areas "off limits to enlisted men." 5. Guaranteed every enlisted Man the privilege of presenting grievances to the inspector general at least once a month. 6. Asked a committee of distinguished jurists to investigate the' Army courts martial system. According to weather records, the wind velocity in the Lander, Wyo,. district is the lowest in the United Slates and that of Sheridan, Wyo.. second. Baby Chicks $4.00 fo J12.W per 100. 3 days I* 4 weeks old—At Store Feeds and Supplies. WANTED Ear and shelled Corn—All grades. One bushel up - Oats - Wheat Barley - Alfalfa Hay and Poultry of a>-l kinds. Pay top market prices. Elevator Feed Store N. 4th Broadway at RR Crossing J. J. FitW, Mjr. The Four-BIHion-$$$ Joke "<'"!. \Va»lr pastrd (hr rndur.imr ( without (unilii); a lialr." Flfly years agn, when the "horseless carriage" was born, HUMV- «()died u new field for Jokesters and comic carloonlsis. Today, in ll« Golden Jubilee year, the automo- llvc Industry Is a $4,l)00,COO,OOU business, and the "gas buufjy" Is a luxurious, efficient. Uiue-savinB machine. The cartoon at lop right Is a typical example of iflio automobile humor, by T. s. Siilllvanl In "Life." loiiB-dctunct comic m»Ba- zinc. Cartoons below are by J. n. Williams, NEA "Out Our Way" cartoonist. Qoltlfn Jubilee ci'lebrH- llons in Detroit Mny 20-Jiinc 9 will tji-iilg out iiuiny autos of ancient vintage, and motor pioneers who have lived lo laugh back at the oW-time jokcstcrs. British Museum Adds famous Portland Vase. DOES HE KNOW ANYTHING ASCOT A MOTOR CAH WE CAHT B£ PARTI CUUR ABOUT THAI Nine Year Study fxpiodes ' m * nt » 1 ""f"*!* 14 »L IA • + i tii IMUC*. the ouhU, Myths on Mental Ills PUEBLO OMj. <Ui?> —Tlie riilbtiS Ims the wrong Idea about what niusi'x mental Illness, according -to Ur. I". II. '/.Immrniian, superintendent of the Colorado stale ho u p!ui The common belief that alcoholism, syphilis, epilepsy n iid drug ad- illcllon ar ( . behind most of the e»ses In menial Institutions Is exploded In th t i report O f Dr. 7,lni- mcrmiin'K nine-year study of admissions u> the slate hospital. Kishl per cent of the cases were <tuo (o .syphilis, Ur. Zimmerman, sulil, a little more than six |Wt (•fin (In,, |o alcohol, four per cent due lo epilepsy and 'ess tliim oiw per cent due (a di-iig addiction. "Theio llxuivs avon'l Km pi kins 5lx!d to psychlntilsls." tho doclor pointed out. "Hut (hey will be to the public, llrcanse of »n apparent reluctance to discuss anything about Rny of the*e know »hat they mean or not, Dr. Zlmmennan said. I YAKIMA, WMh~<,OT>— Or Doug, las a Copron, rrwdlci} mlarioaary^ awaiting tr*n»porUtkSn to China, [passed prlv«t*> night' requirements •at the Yaklma City airport with F O Schweitzer Dr^Coproii, who returned from- his mission In China In 1M1, plans to use his aircraft in' his work Bbiond Th« mlnskm hospital, h« Js 250 mile« from Shanghai' frorrt Nanking Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist GUARD'S JEWELRY 2C9 W. Main . LONDON (UP)—The Portland Vase, found in . famous 1532 in a tomb near Rome, was purchaser by the British Museum last year, it was disclosed recently when the museum reopened for the first time since the war. Tlie ticket 6n thb case display- Ing the vase revealed thai it had been purchased by the unisiuitn in 1045 with funds bequeathed by James Rose Valentine. The purchase had never been announced. The sale price was not given but In 15)29, when offered for sale at Christie's, the vase was withdrawn after $150,000 had been offered and today its value has been placed as high as $400,000. The vase Is 10 inches high, made of dark blue glass and decorated with opaque while glass figures., Onc c owned by the Duke of Portland and forniiMly on loan to the ,'iuisemt]. the vase was smashed into fragments by a demented visitor In 18« but so skillfull:,- rcpalrc-' that Ihc cracks now appear inlmitv. One Who Should Know Denies Octuple Births SIOCHIANGCHUNG, China, May 27. (UP)—Mine. Tchcnn 8ia- Po vigorously dented from th« doorway of n mud-fenced compound In tho village south of Pelplng today (hat she had given birth to eight children. Nut only had she not produced ocluplctB, Mtuc. Tclieng siild w!Ui some heat, she never in her whole lift nave bli'lh lo any child whatever. So fell Ihc rumor Hint n woman at Siochtngchuaitg had gone Mrs. Dlonne Ihrco belter. The Social Welfare Dally ill Pelp- |ng yesterday published the fantastic report of the bhih of octiiplnts —all boys, and the vlllam' wrnt wild with enthusiasm in celebrating. Head Courier News Want Ads. Heard about June 3O th , Joe? Here's the^story. June 30, 1946, is the last day on which you can enlist... or reenlist... in the Regulnr Army and f still be sure of retaining your old grade and family allowance for the duration of your enlistment. Those are two very important points. First of all, if you have served with the Army and earned a.stripe or two, you can enlist within 90 days alter discharge and be/ore July 1, 1946, and be sure of keeping your grade. And if you have a family and dependents, you can enlist before July 1, 1946, and make sure the family allowance will be continued for a l>/ 2 , 2, or 3 year enlistment period. Those hard-earned stripes mean extra pny. Why throw them away? And your family will live comfortably if you enlist now and get the advantage of the family allowance benefit. So think it over and act today. These two points mean opportunities for advancement and added pay as well as that all-important security for your family. Stop in at your nearest Regular Army Recruiting Station today. They'll give you all the information you want on that very important date .. - JUNE 30, 1946. Highlights of the Armed Forces Voluntary Recruitment Act 1. Enlistment j for 1 }<, 2 or 3 years. (Onc- yenr enlistments permitted for men now in the Army with 6 or more mouths of service.) 2. Enlistment nee from 18 1034 ycnrs Inclusive (17 with pnrcnls' consent) except for men now In Army, who imiy rccnlisf at any nftc, and former service men depending on length of service. 3. An Increase in the rccnlislmcnt bonus to $50 for each yenr of active scrviee sluco sucll bonus wns Inst paid, or since last entry into service, provided rctollslnicnt is within 00 days nftcr Inst honorable discharge. , 4. Up to 90 dnys' pnid furloucli, depend- my oti len^lh of service, with trnvcl pntd to home nnd return, for men who rcenlist within the prescribed time'alter dir.cfmtKC. 5. A thirty-dny furlough cncli year with full pay. 6. Mnsterin K -r)uti>«y (b.iscd upon | cnii th of service) to nil men who arc discharged to rccnltRU 7. Option to retire at half pay for the rest of your life nflcr M years' service—tiicrcns- ing to thrce-qnnrtcrs pay after 30 years' service. (Retirement income in grade of Master or First Sergeant up to $155.25 per month for life.) All previous nc-tivc federal military service counts townrd retirement. 8. Benefits under the GI 1)111 of Rights for men who enlist before October (i, 1940. 9. Fnmily nllownnces for the term of enlistment for <]c|>cndcnt!i of men who cnlint or rccnlist before July I, 1946. 10. Choice of hrnnch of service find overseas theater (of those still open) on 3.yc«r enlistments. 11. Reserve and A.U.S. commissioned officers released from active duty may be enlisted in Grade 1 (Mnster Sergeant) mid rctnin their reserve commissions, provided they rccnlist within the prescribed time. Enlist How at Your Nearest II. 5. Army Recruiting Station Room 305 Federal Building, Jonesboro, Ark. PER MOUTH-ENLISTED MEH euK"" MaslcrSerfjont <., 800 5(89.70^155.25 or Fir* S« K «nt . #138.00 ^ ^ ^ Technical S«rg«nt . 1"-^ 7« ^^ Siaff Servant . . »« " Q 87 . 7S Corporal . . . - »•"" „ ,„ S4« 35 5fl Benefit wonJnfeHr inm ftnnu editor's,iUcgrenr uW reii«vei Lacltathe, rm-ttpn kdwf fa' to mm iciiity m tb« mat "trriYkrr, «r. Who A CIVIC-MINDED WOMAN STAttD: "I bolievo staunchly in reforms which furttm lockl progr««. Howevor, I try *o limit my jupport to rtforrra ftaf «r« attainable; reforms which do not conflict too mueti with human nature. Obviously the brewing Industry It organ'ntd to m«e+ Its responsibilities. That Is why I belitve In the soundness ot the Self-Regulation Program of tna United States Brewers Foundation." • , , ./' This Committoo urges you to assist In its wort by patroniilnq only thoso who regard their refail beer permit as a privilege thoy will not abuso. Tho Committee worls closely with representatives of the State Revenue Department to s«s that beer permits arc granted to responsible butlnesimen only.. UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION J. HUGH WHARTON, STATI OIRICTOR 402 PYRAMID BLDQ., LITTLf fco"ck ' WANT ED; To UKC automobile for trip lo -Nashville, Ten'n., • Thursday iiflcrnoim, returning Saturday.' "' ''^,.'.'•'" .'.'."I. Will |iny well, guarantee tare of car and be most careful. ••....'•'. Would accompnity motorist lo Nashville or other i point in thiil section of stale, paying, well for. two , I'lt' contact immediately Samuel F. Norris, at 2513 or Mlmroon King Norris, at 4til or 2084., ',..''' Your Time Is Valuable Our Service Is QUICK? (all 2611 ie re • for Road Service • Tires Repaired—arty Kind. • Batteries Charged—Quick or Slow • Washing and Greasing • All STANDARD PRODUCTS • Mechanical Repairs. MARR'S AUTO SERVICE YOU KNOW WHERE FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING RR1 VAT E ROADS : , : . v"T3OR" S ANV EXCAVATION S*J. COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILIE ARK • (Phone,'36-t6 aw 252J

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