The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1950 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 10, 1950
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rAUK i', >iAl 10, Plans to Build Servicemen's Homes Halted by Committee WASHINGTON, May 10. (AP)—«• Th House Armed Services Committee yesterday shelved a plan to let the government build »97,643,«K> worth of horns for families ol servicemen in this country. The committee struck (he provision from a mult!-million dollar mllltray public works bill on the recommendation of Chairman Vinson (D-Ga). He said the Job of building homes for military people should bo turned over to private firms operating under the Wherry Act. ,That act gives government aid U> contractors putting up houses intended for military tenants. In addition, the committee knocked out about $1,072,000 authorized for expansions and improvements at several military hospitals which Secretary of Defense oJhnson has ordered closed. Tills brings down to $589,695,181 the total approved by the committee for military construction. Price Too High Vinson asked the committee to reconsider the bill because the House Rules Committee objected to a provision thnt permitted spending up to $14,750 on an Individual home. Vinson said he had "never been wedded to the idea 1 ' of the government doing the home building. "Let private enterprise build them," he said, "and let us spend our money on weapons, ammunition and planes with which to defend the country." Furthermore, Vinson continued, three-fourths of the people in America don't live in 514,750 houses. "A man to have that size house has to have a good sized Income," he said. Vinson jaid that under - the Wherry Act, adequate houses could be built for $10,000 although they might not be as large as originally planned by the military. The committee left in the bill authority for the government to put up family dwellings at military bases outside the United States. Names of 200 Sex Perverts Released To Employing Agencies, Paper Says WASHINGTON, May 10. (fl 1 )—The*- Wasliinglon Post said yesterday hat the names o( about 200 sex jerverts in government jobs have iccn turned over to their employing agencies and "many of them either lave been or will be fired." The Post said the FBI gave the names—"of men and women alike" —to the Civil Service Commission ftcr top government officials agreed to a "purge of perverts from he government rolls." The commission then passed the lames on to employing agencies for appropriate action," the paper snid. A commission spokesman told the Associated Press that it is "routine practice" for the FBI to report to he commission any police action against any government employe. These reports come in as often as :hc FBI receives them from the po- ,ice, he said, and there is "nothing startling" in recent reports. lie added that some perversion has been reported and In those cases em- ployes have been dismissed. The Post said "the drive against lomosexuals" began when the Stnte Department disclosed It lind fired 91 persons for sexual perversion over he past several years. Washington police officials are reported to have told a Senate ap- jropriations subcommittee recently hat there are 3,000 known perverts here, and that most of tnem were employed by the government. The Post quoted a top Civil Service official as saying: "Our check showed that there is nothing like 3,000 or even 1.000 of these unfortunates In the federal service here. We have the names of more than 200 but some of them are no longer in government." Russians Keep Walkout Pace In UN Meet BANGKOK. May 10. ftp)—Russia walked out of a regional United Nations meeting over the issue oT seating Chinese delegates yesterday. The Sov lets stalke d out when delegates retused to take up a Russian resolution calling for unseating • the representative of NtiUonnlfst China and seating the Chinese Communist delegate. The meeting was the first gathering of -the Economic Conference .for Asia and the For East, a regional affair involving the Industry and trade section. It was' the 24th and last of the major United Nations bodies from which the Soviets have walked out rather than participate because the Sinn Red delegate was not seated. Chaplain Appeals For Religious Aid WASHINGTON, May 10. W)—Tlic president of the Military Chaplains' Association said yesterday that approximately 50,000,000 Americans who believe in God "are not affiliated with any religious group." In a-speech prepared lor the opening of the association's annual convention, the Rev. Fred C. Reynolds appealed to "these non- church, non-synagogue members" to join "the religious group that most nearly harmonizes with their personal convictions In an effort to strengthen the forces of faith and morality of the nation. "For unless these forces arc strengthened," the chaplain said "democracy, freedom, peace and prosperity arc doomed." Princess Named Health Chairman GENEVA, Switzerland, May 10 'IP) —India's minister of health, Princess Amrit Rajkumarl Kallr. yesterday was elected chairman of ihe World Health Organization's third annual assembly. Delegates from 41 oT the 89 member nations of the U.N. organization applauded when the slight, gray- :iaired princess took the presidential rostrum in her purple and green sari. Her election was unanimous. The princess was for 16 years private secretary to India's leader, the .ate Mohanda.1 K. Gandhi. 'Ditto' Becomes Word for Weather Story In Stephen, Minn. STEPHEN, Minn.. May ,10. f/p) — Here is the weather story published on the front, page of the weekly Stephen Messenger: "The wcatiier report needs only ditto marks for parts. H snowed Saturday night; ditto Sunday; ditto predicted. Roads nearly impassable, ditto predicted. Sun practically unseen for w»kf; ditto Uxfajrj ditto predict*d. "Mercury hovermg iwar th« freezing mark for day*; ditto today; ditto predicted. Snow banks still.many feet high, postponing seeding operations for weelcs;! ditto as far as can be seen. "Mud is feet-deep; ditto the snow; ditto the watcr-and »o, ditto." Stephen Is In the Red River Valley but so far has not been as seriously affected as other corn- unities by the present flood. Parish Is Held For Circuit Court Action James Parrish, 21-year-old Dell resident, will be tried on a charge of first degree murder in the July term of Perniscot County circuit court. He Is being held without bond in connection with the death of Henry N. Downing, of New Survey, Mo., who died after a ni[;ht clui) fight April 22 near Steele, Mo. Parrish's case was bound over Monday at a Canithcrsvillc mag- j isfratc's court preliminary hearing. I Pcmiscot county officials said the ' fiKlit occurred at the Wagon Wheel I night club after an argument in- | volving PariLsh, Downing, and three other men. j Darrell Daniels, also of NEK- Sur- j vey and companion of Downing, ' preferred ehr.rges against Parrish after Daniels' death at Kennedy Veteran's Hospital in Memphis where he was taken after the fight. Loig-listiRg Relief for Itchy Skii Irritation Here's a lipl So m»ny people depend on Rfsinul Ointment to relieve- smarting itch of dry tciema, chafing, common rash, it muit bt lood. Al alt druggists. The to*. i« •mall—rclirf is fcreat. Try ill RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-Trained Any Make o Mechanics : Model Prompt Service Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 Wt Pick Up »nd D«l)T«r Fred Callihan UOSo First St., Rlytheville Announcement We Arc Again the Exclusive Retailer in Biytheville for Benjamin Moore&Co. Paints-Varnish-Enamel Moore Paints, Known to Our Friends As Top Quality Material, Are Now In Stock! 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