The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1950 · Page 1
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PAGE TWO Benefits for Gl's in Korea Studied; May Include $10,000 Insurance Aid BLYTHEVTLLR, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS AS I.ARSEN NEA S(>fr Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — Con- gresj 1$ now taking up the second mo»t expensive Hem of the Korean w»r »utt the big inoblliKallon—vet- erans' and survivors' benefits. The proposal to give a $10.000 OI Insurance policy to every man in service and Ihe payments of such a policy to Ihe survivors of all men lulled In Korea as the first Item of business. The Intent of sponsors of this measure is to make sure that every man has a chance to buy OI Insurance If he wants It. Thousands o( men were rushed into Korea before they even had a chance to apply for It. And thoii- i fands of men have been killed who either had no insurance or less than the maximum of $10,000. There Is some feeling among Congressmen that this automatic granting of. policies to men and survivors should be limited to tSOOO. However, all of the big veteran's organizations are for making \ the amount £10,000. The larger amount or some compromise close to 11 Is considered most likely to be made law. This Insurance will not be provided' free to the men for their lifetime. Most sentiment Is to just make sure that the men are fnlly covered for n period of four months, during which time they could make up their minds on how much insurance they wanted for Ihe future. It Is also likely that premiums, based on newer mortality tables, will be lower than they are for present National Service Life Insurance policies, it was the use of out - dated mortality tables which caused an enormous dividend fund to collect for NSLI, which Is now being paid out In dividends at huge bookeeping expense. Nothing Is likely to be done during the Lame Duck session on a long-range veterans' program for the great na.-n of men now being put into uniform. But It is •haping up as a big Issue for the new Congress. If all-out war can be avoided and a big military establishment is maintained to keep peace for the next 10 years, it Is estimated that 750,000 men will •oon start becoming veterans each year. • • • Thl« poses some controversial »nd highly expensive questions for Congress to decide. Defense officials are on record as opposing IL fat, long-range veterans' program with such things as free education and home loans. Their big goal IB to eneourige as many men an jxa- sible to make careers of the s<tv- FOIt KOHKAN VETS. TOO? OI Hill or Klghts put lw,, veterans of World War II inlo (his campus plclure at Ihe Univfrsit'j•• of faliiurnla. Now Con»r«« faces a controversy on whether in provide similar r! B Ms for veterans rrf Korran romhat »nd olhers moblllwd for Ihe defense build-up. ice. Yet, If Veterans Administration is spending billions w> make civilian life more attractive to young men it actually puts VA in competition with the Army, Navy and Air Force for the futures of all of the nation's youth. The powerful veterans' organizations on the other hand are pushing for the extension of generous World War II OI rights to Korean vets. Some sharp contro- vcrsey Is building up In thl s field. The American Legion favors extension of all OI benefits U> all men called to uniform lot* the emergency and mobilization. Against this all-out grant Is Ihe stand of the VKW and AM VETS who are In favor of .limiting such benefits to men who actually see action or who are stationed in the combat theater. Billions are Involved In this debate. • + . As It slanris now. Ihe Legion's program for extension of OI benefits to all men called Into uniform has the most support. And a-i the draft calls gel bigger It Is apparent that, public pressure will mount for universal application of OI benefits to all men called lo service. Meantime, it Is up to Congress lo unsnarl Its laws governing benefit* to survivors of servicemen. II has Just been discovered that a 1925 law governing benefits to dependent* of r'» :eased government employes applies to military reservists who are kilted In action. It gives the survivors of reservists in some case.s up to twice as much as the survivors of regular Army and Air Force personnel. That doe* not mean that survl- She Shows Her All- For Science By NKA Service CLEVELAND, O. — INF. A) _ There's a woman In Cleveland who has absolutely no modesty at all. The hussy stands on a platform stark naked, and lets people look at her appendix. And. to make matters worse, she actually brags about Her shamelossncss is all ( or science, however. The gal Is transparent (what gal Isn't?) and she talks all the time .(what gal doesn't?! and she's a dummy (what gal — oops, sorry). The 'transparent talking dummy Is a new display at the Cleveland Health museum. It Is designed to instruct people In the workings of their Inner organs. Under its plastic skin visitors can see the bones, arteries, nerves and main organs, All are In natural color and located just where they should be. The transparent tootsie stands on lurntabte which revolves. Each organ—there are 24 In the display— llghls up. and "she" talks about Its functions. Among those "she" discusses are her brain, lungs, heart, liver, stomach and appendix. The gal has one sister and three brothers, who live land are exhibited] in New York, Rochester, Minn., Buffalo, N.Y,, and Chicago. But Cleveland's transparent woman Is the only girl in the family who talks, They're ail German by birth. If you can call that birth. A .father and son from Cologne built tills Xlrl. the youngest in the family, after they had fled from Dresden, the Russian Xone. It was In Dresden that they had construct- WEDNESDAY, DECElvTBER 20, ed the earlier transparent figures. It takes six and one-quarter mlle.s of wire to make the girl's Innards visible. And. in case you're Interested, she hns a pretty neat little shape. Her bust Is only one-quarter of an Inch less than the Venus de Milo's. Maybe she ought to talk about that. If You're Not a Statistician, Skip This; Midnight Dec. 31 Is Not Midcentury TULSA. Okla., Dec. 20. (AP) — Like brain-twisters? Here's one. Accountant Earl Willson says vois of regular Army and Air Force personnel aren't belug adequately laken care of. A recent congressional study reveals, for example, that Ihe widow of a serviceman killed on duty. 28 year* old with no children, gets .up to slli.OOO from Ihe government during her lifetime. If she has three children she will gel up to $80,000 frmti Uncle Sam. Nor are men discharged from the service for disabilities being left out In the cold just because they might not have world War II's OI rights extended to them. They get regular pensions at wartime rates and have all the facilities 'of the Veterans Administration hospitals available to them. that high noon of Jan. I, 1951 will mark the mid century not midnight of Dec. 31, 1950, as generally conceded. The phenomenon, according to Willson. happens every 400 years on the Geoi^ian calendar—first In 3ril. then in 151. once more in 1151, again in 1551 and now In 1051. The first 50 years 01 the 20th Century, Willson explains, will include 12 leap years or 13.262 days, from Jan. 1. 1901. up to and Including Dec. 31. 1950, since 4900 was not a leap year. The Inst half of the century, to end on a Leap Year (2000) for the first time In 400 years, will have 13 Lea]] Years or 18.263 days-one day longer than the first half. Now, Willson concludes, "since the lost minute before noon on Jan. 1, 1961, will be the la.it min- Next Year's Will Call for Crop Production Target About 10% More Food WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. government's crop production targets for 1951 will call for at least 10 per cent more food, livestock feed and nbre commodities than was harvested this year. Wilh a threat of war hanging over the nation, Ihe Agriculture Department Is outlining production programs which, If realized, would top the record (arm output of 1948. This year's crop volume turned out to b« bigger than had been forecast. In its final report of the year Issued yesterday, the Department s«ld the harvest was the third largest of record. A month ago the volume was expected to be the fourth largest. A prolonged fall season for maturing and harvesting crops helped improve the Quantity and quality of many items, the Department said. The aggregate volume of this year's harvest was 126 per cent of the 1923-32 average. This compares with the record of 137.5 per cent in 1948 and 132 per cent in 1M9. To pass the record, production next year will have to be at least one- tenth larger than (his year. Much of next year's Increase will be sought In cotton, wheat, and corn. A very short cotton crop this year has led the government to urge farmers to produce at least 60 per cent more in 1951. While supplies of corn/are large the government would like to see next year's crop top this year's by 15 to 20 per cent. Corn Is (he major raw material for production of meat milk and poultry products. A Well-Balanced Harvest This year's harvest was a well- balanced one. with the single exception of cotton. Only a few crops In themselves set records-r-soybeans grain sorghums and sugar beets' But many crops were far above average. • ,, In Ihe class of large-'crops were corn, oats, hay, rice, potatoes, tobacco, cranberries, and alfalfa and sweet clover seeds. Larger than average crops of Iln.vseed, sorghum silage, peanuts, sugarcane, hops np- p!cs. pears, cherries, citrus fruits and truck crops were harvested The favorable size of this year's crops does not mean, however that supplies of all foods will meet the demand. There is a possibility that lite of -the first hair of the 2flth Century, nncl since the tirst minute after noon will be the first minute of the second hBlf.'it follows that the mid-minute of the Jflth Century will begin at 11:59:30 a.m.. (30 seconds before noon) and will end . at 12:00:30 p.m. (30 seconds after ' noon) on Jan. 1, 1951." Any questions? .slocks of meats may not be as large as consumers would like. IncrensiiiK spending power Is expected to swell the demand. Nevertheless, meat supplies probably will average about 143 pounds for each consumer. This is sharply higher than the prewar average of 120 pounds. But consumers have become accustomed to eating more meat In recent years. 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