The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 10, 1950
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PAGZKKRT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 19, >Th« Nation Todayt Th« VA Hospital Fight— : Bitter Battle Brews \ ] Over Program, of VA i (Mllor's Note: 'llils is (lie first i of rive stories explaining the lithl over the Hoover Commis} ilon's proposal to lump Hie VA hotpUal program tn with other < government hospital programs) 5 By James Marlon i WASHINGTON. April 10. (/P)— Jlheie's a bitter, burning fight over Uhis' question: Should-the veterans Anmlnlstrft- ", (ion continue to run Its own medical ,and hospital program for war vet' ernns? * Or, would ft be better ftiui cbcap- 'er to merge the VA's medical pro- grani with other government med< leal prorganis in one big. new , agency? Areumenls Spread Out The arguments over this have been spread out widely. This Is an . attempt lo pull the pieces together. But keep this In 'mind: Anything Involving veterans Is touchy business for politicians. This Js an election year for Congress. So^BA^prw ABA Announces Forestry Program Agri Commission Launches National Woodlands Plan HOT SPRINGS, Ark., April 10. M —A nationwide forestry program for banks was announced here today. The program was launched by the agricultural commission of th American Bankers Association, which opened Its annual meeting here today. It was announced In letters to various state bank asso- sident nn nnnn of the don't, expect Congress to make decision this year. In 1929 president Herbert Hoover recommended to Congress—In the interest of efficiency and economy —the various jobs the government was doing for veterans should be brought together In one agency. Congress arted on this and in 1930 created the VA. (An attempt Jn this direction had been made in 1921 when Congress set up the •Veterans'Bureau to take over some bonrd of the First National Bank rmrl Trust Company of Patterson N,J. The forestry program Is designed to work for protection of CAUSES OF DEATH—The Newschart above shows how diseases o£ the heart, blood and kidneys have grown as mpjor causes of death—from 39% in Ihc Twenties lo 61% In 194G—while deaths from infectious and other diseases have declined, The development of "miracle drugs" lo curb infectious diseases, and the fact that people live longer now, accounts for the rise of diseases associated with old age. THC NAT/ON TODAY— forests against fire and lo encour.^e *S n!n make J° kes about sprin K *ar- Penitent Columnist Apologizes For Sneer at Garden Addicts NEW YORK —(A 1 )— T will never apartment that his smoke-dimmed Japs Report plantlng of new woodland.* stiff!-1 rteners. clent to reverse the present dlmin- I w11 ' 'ishtng trend. The bankers forestry program follows closely the organization last November of the forestry committee of ABA's Agricultural Commission. veteran activities.) So .since .1929'the VA has been handling not only insurance and pension' problems of the veterans but also has been running its own hospitals and medical care fur vet- 'eraiss, Both Grow Up Buteshire 1929, the VA and the government ha\e grown to enormous size. And in July. 1947, Congress established a "Commission on ^Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government." Its purjwse? To make a thorough study and recommend ways for running the executive branch—the 'departments and agencies—better und cheaper. This commission, made up nf six distinguished Democrats and six distinguished Republicans, was headed by former President Hoover. 1 It has been known as the Hoover Com mission ! Tius commission called Upon 1 more than 300 experts in various 1 fields to dig into the government and advise the commission. By the , middle of 1949 the commission, finishing iLs v,ork, had made about _,3W recommendations. ... - • " ~ Congress HA~. Acted V? \ '„ Congress already has acted upon V'flome of those recommendations, , is considering others. Among them 3s this Hoover Commission suggestion : J That the hopsital program ol the VA, Army, Navy and Air Force and <.' i he Pubile HeaIth Service all be * .combined in a brand new angecy J to be called the United Medical * Administration. * It ^as the proposal to take veterans' hospital program from <VA that -brought ian uproar. Battle 11 ne.s formed st onc'e. Opposing the idea are four big j veterans-.organizations claiming ' 5,- j 000,000 members: The American Legion; the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Disabled American .Veterans; and the AMVETS, the American Veterans of World War II. For the idea are: the U. S. Chamber of Commerce; the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce; the American .Veterans Committee which i claims a membership of about 25,000 veterans; and the Citizens Committee 'for Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the government (called also the Citizens Com' mittee for the Hoover Report). Citizens Group Set-Up T When the Hoover Comission finished its work, the Citizens Committee WHS organized nationwide to see that the commission's recommendations were acted upon and not forgotten. Headed by. Dr. Robert Johnson, . President of Temple University, tills Citizens Committee has main offices in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. It has branches in 42 : .states.-It Is made up of citizens : from various walks of life. Financed by contributions from Inter-, ., csted people, it is spending about $400,000 or $500,000 a year to keep plugging for the Hoover Commission's recommendations. What makes the picture confusing, > of course, Is this: many . veterans who are members of the four veterans organization fighlin; the hospital proposal are also members of the organiwitions favoring it. never again make jokes about spring gardeners. I will never again, etc., etc., etc., etc. . ' The reason for this penitent res- G. G. Ware, president of the Firat National Bunk. Leesburg, Fla., Is committee .chairman. "N r o One Better Suited" A pamphlet on the program prepared by the forestry committee states that "no one Ls better suited lo the work of persuading farmers and small woodland owners of thr potential profits to be made Jrom timber growing than the bankers of their communities. 1 *. - . It recommends that banks, in cooperation with federal, state and private agencies, make an aprals;i1 by counties of tlie economic Importance of forests. The pamphlet says that on n national basis, more timber Is be- In? consumed than Is grown, and reports that about one-third of the total land area of the nation IK forest land. Prrrately Owned Of that area, three-fourth* Is "privately owned by 4Vi million owners, Ihc, greater .share In small tract.';.'' the committee said, and added: "It Is plain that the 4 VI million farmers and small investors In land must be made to realize that their forest holding. 1 ! are an Important tangible and intangible economic and patriotic resource." Other members of thr -forestry committee include: Dr. Llppert S. Ellis, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture dean, Fayetteville, Ark., advisor. olution Ls simple— my eyes are full of green thumbs, stuck there by people who garden for fun, A week ago I wrote a piece lightly too Robber Takes Teeth From Weary Janitor T.OS ANGELES, April 10. Robber* sometimes can go far, Assamoto Kokichi complains. Three times In one week, the janitor told police, the same man met him near work, stuck n knife in his ribs and robbed htm of a few dollars. KoWchI called the police in yesterday after the fourth hold-up. The robber took not only his money but also his false teeth, Including a $50 gold molar ribbing—T thought—the foibles of the suburbanites who ply the good earth this time of year In quest of crocus and artichoke. Bucks for Dime* v The gist of my thought was thai they spent a buck growing a tomato they could buy for a dime at the corner grocery. And I wound up by suggesting that instead of bragging about minor victories over bugs ant rose blight they should prow something really Impressive like a redwood tree. It turns out that It would have been better—far, far better- if } had attacked motherhood or pro posed changing the American flag from red. white and blue to taupe bei^e nnd ivory. The reaction couldn't have been more virulent. For the man with j hoe is a man without a ha-ha—at least he R'on't stand for any ha-ha's about his hobby. Green Thumbs Tell Without meaning to do so T seem really to' have browned off the green-thumbed gentry. And more in anger than Jn sorrow they have been writing me alt week, hinting Just what I and other Jesting non- gardeners might do with ourselves. Th^. most Intriguing suggestion, one:carrying real merit, too, arrived on a postcard from an anonymous phuorfernlrort-lover. It said: "Why don't you try growing something useful yourself—say another head? Then you could save the'one you have now for emergencies." A letter from a lady admirer in Cincinnati—she also thoughtlessly nostrils may feast upon the dcll- ate aroma of the newborn rose. Jive us the opportunity to sooth ( is'Jaundiced outlook—to relax his i y per tens ion." And rosegrower Ellsworth then is- ued this stentorian call lo his fel- ow bent back heroes: "Awaken, Ye Addicts!" "Awaken, addicts of green-thumb- tis, and donate to this worthy cause! Unite, slaves of, gardening, and give freely of your newly vital- zed blood In the Interest ol transfusions for depleted journalists!" Aw. shucks, Shcrrill, that Isn' necessary. But it's swell-to find a gardener who wants lo give me blood instead of shedding mine. Let's forgive and forget. T will never again make jokes about spring gardeners. I will never etc., etc., etc. Go and grow your crocus. EDSON Continued from P»te « old, "cattle for livestock shows, ong hit records. Tonl dolls when hey were the craze, TV, mistletoe, til-imp, strawberries, southern okra the colored markets o( the north. Small Operators Have-Touch fight To get this business ,Uie freight ines have had to huck the toueh- !.st kind o[ competition. They op- crated first as contract carriers under special exemptions from CAB regulations. Rates on the first air freight business ranged up to 30 rents a ton- mile. The regular airlines began cutting rates to 11 cents. This drove a lot of independents out of bust-' ness. To stop cutthroat competition, CAB In April 1948, put a floor of 15 cents a ton-mile on all air freight shipments. The fight for business has been » little more even since then, but the freight lines claim the regulars still run flights with less than pay loads In order to beat the Independents out of customers and capture the market. The freight lines, through their i Air Freight Assn., and the incie- i pendents, through a merger- of six avuUl trade associations Into the Independent Air. Carriers Conference, claim that the regular lines are using their airmail subsidy money to destroy'competition. Two bills to separate mail pay from subsidies ore now before Congress. The regular airlines contend thai they were in business firrt ud therefore hav« priority rtghU to keep out competitors: The Slick Airways anti-trust suit will tert that theory. AMERICAN LEGION Presents Five Die in State During Holidays By The Associated Press Arkansas recorded five violent deaths over the Enslcr week-end. Traffic 1 , accidents took two lives. Leo Williams, 33, was injured fatally in an auto-truck collision near Elaine Saturday. He died in a Helena hospital. Injuries suffered when struck by car which did not stop, caused the 'death Saturday of Lee Roy Strother, 50, North Little Rock. Injured when thrown from a horse at Savoy, 14 miles west of Payette- ville Friday, Sterling Jones, 44, grocer, died Saturday in a Prairie Grove hospital. He moved to Savoy about three weeks ago from Watts, Okla There were two suicides. Explosion on Planet Mars OSAKA, Japan, April 10. (/P>— Japanese astronomers reiwrt ne observations of strange cloud formations on the planet Mars, caused possibly by a "terrific explosion." Tsuneo Saekl's discovery of the phenomena Jon. 26 set oft a worldwide watch of the nearby planet. Now Tsuguo Eblzawa tells of observations begun March 29. Saekl Joined him in the watch and reported that clouds originally grey turned dirty yellow in two days, bluish white in another four days and dirty white but without brilliancy after a week. I Saeki said the clouds were simi- ' lar to those he saw In January, j "When I first observed the clouds j n January I thought It was an II- usion," he told Kyodo News Agency. "Now I know I was not wrong Because my observations have been confirmed by the recent observations made by' Edizawa. However, I am still unable to establish whether the clouds were caused by volcanic ashes." - . - . Seaki had expressed the opinion In January that the clouds were caused by a "terrific explosion." He said he haci reported the latest sightings to the MacDonald Astronomical Observatory in Texas. Mother Disowns Pup For Leading Monkey'* Life Around Circus 6TANTON, Calif., April 10. (jp) —It's a . monkey's life now for Butch, who once led a dog's life. Butch Is a six-weeks old puppy whose ^mother Ls a trained dog with'the Sparton Bros. Circus. Ch'tco, a Javanese monkey, has adopted Butch and "carries him around in her arms like a human mother. Butch is becoming spoiled and likes It. But Batch's mother thinks he Is making a monkey out of himself and has disowned him. How Mary ended Stomach Distress Hollywood , Continued from Paje « gestlons: "The. Francis-stein Monster." "Ma and Pa Kettle Buy Francis." "Abbott and Coslello Ride Francis." A team-up of Fred Astnire and the. mi'le in "When Francis Dances With Me. 1 ' Marie Antoinette helped popularize the potato in France by wearing blossoms. fast a.i you want, but there'll be no firing squad at dawn." And the "Old Man" burled his head in his arm against the mantle. She used SSS. —family favorite for over 70 years. Now she eats all the things she should, without discomfort of acid indigestion, thanks to gentle, helpful S.S-S. Tonic. It promotes a better flow of stomach digestive juice, relieves distress and increases appetite. S.S.S. at all drujf stores: Family sire, $2. Regular size, ?1.20. forgot to sign her name or enclose a pressed flower—said: "Go climb your own redwood tree, and T will be happy raising small daisies and the like." » More friendly was a missive from Sherrill Ellisworth of South Bend. Ind.. which bore his thumbprint In ereen ink to prove he was a true- blue gardener. Columnist N«d Fund "What thi.s country needs Is a benefit fund for underprivileged newspaper columnists." he said. "Visualize, if you will, the enslaved, impoverished journalist. His lot casts him Into an airless den of clacking typewriters. While we watch the unfolding of another rosebud, this mortgaged soul I: watching the approach of another deadline. "Let us arise and rehabilitate thl: forsaken occupant of the crowded MacKenzie Continued from Vast 8 Father." 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Doesn't tho* »ugg«it— "Better set the foclil Belter llnd out —for my- xllV Any Buick dealer will be glad to show you why Buick means more for your dollar. HWTftf* YOUK MVCf XMftt FOR SALE 3-i>cclrdom Home in good location. Will G. I. or h". H. A. Priced to sell. New 2-bedroom house, attic fan, gas floor furnace. Low down payment. Have several more good buys for FHA or GI buyers. See or call SAM GODWIN DAVID REAI, ESTATE & INV. CO. Phone 3363 Phone 4124 \/ed. Apr. 12 Matinee and Night 4 p.m. t p.m. 24 Thrilling Acts American Legion Auditorium ADMISSION: Adults »1.20 Children 60c (Tax Included) Advance Tickets on Sale At Floyd White's ShM Start PENNEYS AFTER EASTER CLEARANCE WOMENS SPRING COATS & SUITS DRASTICALLY REDUCED YOUR CHOICE OF ENTIRE STOCK Suits - Short Coats Long Coats in Wool Gabardines, Covert - Wool Sharkskins and Other Fabrics *»• r**r »VKX STOP-SHOP-SAVE At PENNEY'S —First Quality Always— S T O P • S H 0 P • S A V E WOMENS SANDALS One Group of Odd Lots. Most All Sizes. 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