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WEDNESDAY, DKCKMBSR JO, WW 'Minute Man' Defense Plan Offered by Veterans' Group O., Dec. 19. W)A "mimit* man" type at civil de- combat corps made up of cx- k the plan being offered th» n«tkm today by this town's IM-man Veterans of Foreign Wars Pott. Th« Post adopted * resolution •mbrtclng the plan, and suggested •t b* formed by the federal government M *'a program of civil de- ferue now—not In the future." Added Post Commander Harold Bpltler, a World War II veteran: "The itrongest • civilian defense In the history of the world can be provided under this plan without on« sent at cost to the nation's tax- p*yen, and could be provided within the next few weeks." Basic authority for such a group, Bpitler said, "rests in the constitution which grant* the right of cltl- •mry to bear arms." He estimated ther» »re 50,000.000 able-bodied vet- «r»n» of trw two world wan who are trained in the handling and use of basic army weapons. Kanlu Open l« All Veil Ranks of the "minut* men" — named after the \-olunteen who stopped the British in th« early days of the American revolution— would be open to any veteran, re- gardles* of age. Here's the plan as outlined by the V7W post: Th« "minute man," upon Joining, would pay $1.50 for a helmet, a lapel button, and two minute men stickers (one for his car and one for a window in his home). Each would be required to provide his own transportation, food and clothing, but while on active duty would be covered by armed forces' hospl- talizatlon and disability services and the (16,000 National Service Life In- •urmee policy. DutiM Named They eould be called for duty, the post plan set out, "only (I) to prevent sabotage or seizure of transportation, public utilities or services, industries, or the usurpation of civil functions of authority or (2) in the event or threat of , enemy air ground or sea attack." Under the plan, only the President could call the minute men for service. They could not be used for itrike duty, or similar civilian guard join. Arra« eould b« provided by shipping basic Infantry weapons from armed foro» arsenals to local ar- morfce, the VFW post said—and ihec army officers could be assigned periodically for "refresher training" programs. Ooftn of the Greenville plan, BptUer said, have been sent to President Truman, the Defense Department, governors and other au- -thorities. Other veterans' groups will he asked to endorse the plan, Spitler said, including the American Le gion and th« AMVETS. EDSON Continued from Page I was no ladder tall enough to them down. Lt.-Col. J. Frank Cole First Marine Air Wing squadroi commander, dispatched a hellcop ter to airlift them down. No Immediate Improvement in Vietnam News from Vietnam (Indo-China may get worse before It begins to get better. Communist gucrrlllr leader Ho Chi-minh's forces hav now been heavily armed and beltc trained by Chinese Reds and—pro siwinbly—Russians. Thi s has caused French to change tactics and light en lines. Strategic withdrawal I: not yet complete. . In meantime, U. 8. aid Is sain to be flowing steadily to Vietnamese Country by country shipments are held secret, but total aid allocated to Southeast Asia Is valued ?500 million. Vietnam gets big share. Under arrangements made be tween Defense Secretary George Marshall and Defense Minister Jules Moch of Prance, B-2C bombers are being flown from U. S west coast. Forty F-6-P fighter.! were previously shipper 1 on French aircraft carrier Dlxmude. Eight P- 47's were transferred In July. Navy has given 40 patrol and landing craft. Bulk of the aid, however :s small arms, jungle warfare equlp- nent and ammunition from Army Head of U. S. military advisory Bank Robbers Bank 'Earnings' WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (Fi — What do bank robbers do with the money they rob from banks? Why, they put it In the bank. City police and FBI ngcnts have found part of the loot from two of ---- ....«.„,.., ..,,, 11,7,0 anuweu IJIR thU year's local bank holdups in | f, n !i "l"e they had Just received for Hollywood Continued from Page I year-old son's health. She's Not Too Fat For She Ruth ^Roman is fuming over printed reports that she's been putting on the blubber and blames it on a Paris gown that she's about to shove into an ash can. "If the talk keeps up," ituth told me on the Ml of "Strajlgers On Train." "I'm coin* to put on Bikini bathing suit and show people. I can't help It, though, If I look a little womanly. Got to have a little stuff on you." Until he started going places with Paillette Goddard, Cy Howard dated several band singers. he's switched to friend asked one How come non-warbler?" of Cy's pals. "With paillette's dough." cracked the pal, "Cy can have the voice dubbed in." safety deposit boxes of two other banks— one here, and on« In nearby Arlington, Va. J. Edgar Hoover OK, Truman Tells Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (if)— President Truman -said yesterday he has always thought well of J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That was the President's answer to a news conference question about a recent book by Max Low- enlhal which criticized some of the FBI's activities. Because Lowenthal was once closely associated with Mr. Truman, the publication of the book gave fresh impetus to reports that the President was cool toward the FBI chief. Lowenthal served as counsel for a Senate committee headed by Mr. Truman while he was a senator. "Mr. Truman was asked today what he thought about the•book, whether he approved or disapproved of It. He replied he hasn't read It and couldn't answer the question. . Trankle Van. who pounds excess blubber off in stars, has a sign outside his gym which reads: "Dent. of Weight. 1 ! and Measures." Scott Brady may have to join the Hollywood Kick-Back Club— paying back a percentage of his salary— to secure his release from Eagle-Lion. Cooking on the legal oven at the moment is an Injunction that, will restrain Ihe studio from Interfering with his career. » • • The Andrews Sisters showed their singing on the "Club 15" air show. I read: "Hear Ye. Hear Ye, Five Million Dairy Farmers Through Their American Dairy Associate Salute Club 15 Singing Stars The Andrews Sisters As Favorite Vocalist Group in Behalf of Pumpkin Pie Time." We are very happy," winked Patty, "that we didn't get a pic In our fiices." • • • When Hollywood's old landmark, the Clover Club—once a gamhling joint—was taken over by the Friars Club, George Jessel cracked: "It took us two days to sweep out Hie dice." Now the building Is doffing grease-paint to don khnkl as life new home of the Los Angeles Officers Chib and Jessel cracked: "It'll take 'cm two days to sweep out the [lice." • » • Silent popcorn, with the "acoustical advantages of marsinnallows." will be on the market, soon, according to the Popcorn Manufacturers Association. I'll believe it only when I don't hear it. mission to Vietnam Is Brig-Gen Francis Brink, an experienced Far East and Juugle fighter Congressional Charmer John E. Peurlfoy, as assistant Secretary of State, was such a smoothie In his relations with Congress that they voted him a raise In salary. This wa s in spite of the fact that pcurifoy was front man in making the State Department's Rebuttal to the McCarthy charges. I'eurlfoy never got his congrcssion- ally-granted -alse because he took a sill higher paying Job as am . bassador to Greece. On his arrival In Athens, Peurlfoy lost no time In turning his Southern charm on the Greek govern- nient. Within a week. he and Prime Minister Venizelos were conductln" foreign relations on a first name basis. They call each other "Sooh« cles" and "Jack." Kducalors Organize lo Avoid Freweout National education Association Is determined that school system ft'on't get shortchanged during present mobilization period as It, was during last war. A new National Conference for Mobilization of Education has been formed under direction of Dr. Willard E. Glvcns It will ilde herd on all cutbacks affecting school requirements. Doth Office of Defense Manpower and National Production Authority have given some assurance that school construction won't suffer for lack of building materials, and that de ferment of teachers will ECt special consideration. Frozen Orange Juice Squeezes Subsidy Growth,'of the frozen fresh orange juice concentrate keeping up price of oranges. Last year it took nearly a fourth of the- crap and made 2,5,000,000 gallon..- of concentrate. About a sixth was produced in California, the rest In Florida Department of Agriculture's citrus fruit subsidy program, authorized by Congress with special funds to UJUK1EK NKVV8 encourage exports, though It cost $3,000000 last year, accounted for less than two per cent, of the orange Services' Use of Doctor Big Secret Number of doctors in armed services is now a military secret. As of June 30, start of Korean wa r Army had 2600 doctors, Navy 2650 Air Force <10'16—total 6326. There'were 30.000 medics In reserve corps But when doctors failed to volunteer In sufficient numbers, Congress had to be asked for a draft. On Sept. 29 the Secretary of Defense ordered the Navy to 'induct enough of its V-12 trained doctors to meet current needs, and the Army asked for 570. On Oct. 10 Department of Defense asked Selective Service for 922 doctors by Jan. 15. Now Army says it will need 1715 by April. M figures for Navj or Air Force arc available. Dr. Richard L. Moiling, Director of Defense Medical Services, admits problem Is tough to Justify. During war, Navy 3.5 doctors per 1000 roops, Army has six ddctors per 1000 troops. Civilian population is expected to get along on l.» doctors per 1000 population. PAUfi SLJLTKKN THE_AMERICANDmiLLING CO..INC. New York. .. Still A Complete Selection For Last Minute Shoppers Give him a Mead's GIFT CERTIFICATE Available in Any Amount On the basis of 1935-39 being 100. Canada's cost-of-living index was only 79.1 in 1913. Hart Schaffner & Marx SUE > Arrow Shirts * McGregor Arrow ties Coopers Socks * Interwoven Socks * Pleetway •* Pajamas 4 Sportswear Knox Hats Stetson Hats Florsheim Shoes Hickok Belts Complete Selection in All Nationally Advertised Menswear! / •'_ MEAD'S *. 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