The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1950 · Page 11
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MONDAY, MAY 22, 13BO Racial Equality Seen for Armed Forces BLYTHBVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGS ET.1TVRN Study Committee *. Predicts Change In Near Future WASHINGTON. May 22. (/!'j—A Presidential committee predicted today that there will be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons In the armed forces "within the reasonably neur future." It predicted also that a gain in jjjtfhitnry efficiency will result. . *^The .committee was created by the President July 2G, 1948. Its job was to investigate rules and practices of the armed services and recommend steps that should be taken to carry out an executive order issued on the safe date, in which Mr. Truman .said: "It Is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national oil- Bin. This policy shall be put into effect as rapidly as possible, having due regard to the time required to effectuate any nece.ssary changes without impairing efficiency or morale." T?ccommcn-T:iti[ms Approved In Its report to the President today the group said that all of its recommendations have been 1 approved and accepted by him, by .Secretary of Defense Johnson, and the secretaries of the Army. Navy and Air Force. "They are now in effect," it added. "It is the committee's conviction that' the present programs of tiie three services are designed to accomplish the objectives of the President.. "As the programs are carried mil, there will be, within the reasonably near future, equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces with a consequent i'_2jjjpvciiicnt in military efficiency." and Inefficiency" "me investigators said they found that Inequality had contributed to inefficiency. It gave two reasons: 1. Insofar us n service refused a single Negro the technical training nnd job for which he was qualified, by Just so much did the service waste potential skills. 2. Segregated Negro units could not be created which would perform the complete range of functions of white units, and use of the skills of highly qualified Negroes, because tiie majority of 'Negroes in the services did not have'as high a level of skill and education as the majority of whites. "Quite apart irom the question of equal opportunity," the report said, "the committee lieve the country or services could afford wastage." did not be- the military this human The group said Its study of past and present policies of the armed forces had convinced It that: Kcporl of.Groiip Vpolicy of eqiialttyof treatment Jfopportunity will make for a better Army, Navy and Air Force It is right and just. It will strengthen the nation." The committee disclosed that the , , c / 1 » z< *. ; JUL! 1949: !ch £pradfi s mit Martin Bormann . HjTLER LIVES?—This was the cover of the pro-Nazi magazine, "Tempo dor Welt," which was an immediate sellout in Frankfurt, Germany, with its edition commemorating the German surrender. An American Negro GI with bayonet is pictured gloating over a downed German fighting plane. Featured story was a purported interview with Martin Bormann, long missing, onetime heir-apparent to Adolf Hitler. The magazine claims Hitler lives, aud promises "world Fascism will win." Army on March 27 this year abolished its rule limiting the number of Negroes in the service to 10 per cent of Its total strength. There no longer are Negro quotas for enlistment, it said. The report was signed by the following: Charles Fahy. chairman, former solicitor general of the United States and now judge of the court of appeals in the District of Columbia: Lester B. Granger, executive director of the National Urban League: Dwight R. Q. Palmer, president of the General Cable Corporation:' John H. Sengslacke, publisher and editor of the Chicago Defender, and William E. Stevenson, president of Oberlin College. One of tiie members appointed by the President. Alphonsns J. Donahue of the Donahue Sales Corporation, died in 1949. The committee said that another, Charles Lnckman, former President of Lever Brothers, "has not actively participated in the work of the committee." English Prince Commands Ship LONDON, May 22. lypj— Princess Elizabeth's husband. Prince Philip, won nis first command in the British Navy Saturday. The admiralty announced the tall handsome Philip will take charge of the anti-aircraft frigate Magpie in August. Court circles also predicted that nbont the same time he would be lipped from lieutenant to lieutenant commander. Philip, 29 next month, now is first lieutenant of the destroyer Chequers, based at Malta. Dick Powells Expecting HOLLYWOOD,,May 22. (AP) The Dick Powells are expecting:'" The actor mid his wife, known on the screen a-s June Allyson, said they anticipate the arrival The Seychelles nut Is the largest mey anticipate the arrival m r>p known tree seed. It may weigh upcember. They have an adopted" to 10 pounds. daughter, Pamela, two years old British Humorist Praises Churchill LONDON, May 22. W)-Sir Alan Herbert, a leading Dritisli humorist, ranked Winston Churchill today at Hie top of Ills list 6f Knt'llsh- spcaking funny men. "Whatever the emotional background, Mr. Churchill can always raise a laugh without any breach of tnste or tact," Sir Alan said in his presidential address to tile English Association, a cultural group. Kir Alan said it would make a bis difference to the world It "some of the gentlemen In Moscow" had more of a sense of humor. Admiral Lauds Unification Move TOKYO. May 20. (/r>— Vice Adm. Cltarles T. Joy saW tonight Americans prefer to live in peace, "but if we are denied that choice, we arc teamed for defense and we arc teamed for victory." In an Armed Forces day talk prepared for a reserve officers' convention, the commander of U.S. naval forces In the Par East said] "In the event of a future war, we ate determined to have the best team In the field," Tile armed forces unification act, he said, "provides for the unification of every American who wants to survive." Baby Cries Heard Six Minutes Before Birth in Hospital ARTESIA. Calif., May 22. (AP) — Little Lynn George has a distinction few babies can claim. She cried before she was born, says the doctor who delivered her. Born yesterday, the child cried six minutes before actual delivery. Dr. Clifton N. Brakensick reported. He said the medical rarity occuircd because the baby was face up. instead of face down, and an air pocket formed to keep the baby from drowning in the fluid. Doth the attending nur.se, Fuitli M. Fisher, and the mother. Mrs. Earl George. 27. under spinal anesthetic, also heard the cric.s. Dr. Brakensiek said he had heard or only one other case of prenatal crying. Little Lynn, weighing six pounds, two ounces, i.s Mrs George's first child. The historic Mississippi River steamboat, race between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez started June 30. 1810 and was won by the Lee July 4. Here's Our New Phone Number 6817 CITY DRUG CO. GROWS FAST With MIXED FERTILIZER — RESULTS OF COLLEGE EXPERIMENTS — Results of careful experimentation by colleges show that: • NITROGEN in fertilizer promotes plant growth. • PHOSPHOROUS hastens maturity. • POTASH keeps the plant healthy, prevents rust in cotton, prolongs the period of productivity, helps bolls to open well. That's Why You Should Side Dress Your Cotton Now It's not too late to use mixed fertilizer on your cotton . . . and phosphorous and potash are important to your crop. Plan now to side dress for an early-maturing, bigger crop this fall. All Regular Grades of Mixed Fertilizers Are Available BLYTHEVILLE FERTILIZER CORP South Highway 61 BlytheviUe, Ark. WALKING PAPERS-A woman picket before (lie Snvoy Hotel in London carries signs ur|<iii|> U. S. Secretary of Stnlc Dean Acheson to "clear out." Achcson, in London for "Big Three" talks with British nnd French foreign ministers, was being honored .-it a dinner by tile Pilgrims Society, an organization for aiding Anglo- American friendship. Hollywood EDSON Continued from Page » workers In the Sneta! Security System. The House bill would lake In 7,000.000 more. The Senate would raise this to nil estimated 8.280,000 Lewis, aro the bo<*T~lhat tuue Hollywood BKOST. Kathleen win- sor's "Star Money" isn't, big box- office yet. "Kallilcni's hnok Is hardly the l.v]>e or novi-i we would recom- inpnil to O<m:i O'Neill, Ann IJaxter or Jeanne ('rain," says Constant, rrlincil by Itarlir). "They would fri'Kio tin on its, hut (n ;t wry nice ' v;| y, of course." C'on.'lunt almost forgot. Ray Mlllnml i s n bur- about whodunits, preferably the type with n crisp Iliitish accent w lio can smell a bnily flonUnj. In the Thames, nay sounds off right in fron of everybody when the (,'iim.shnos and cadavers lot him down, "Ho lets you know when he hits a lousy book," Constant shudders. "Bo does Marie McDonald." • » » Music lover: A mnn who hears a beautiful b)on:[i> .singing in her bath and puts his EAR to the keyhole. Rev. Chiasson Relieves Aches- Pains of Neuritis eauwil l,y Vitamin 11, ami II,. Niirln and Iron Deficiencies Reverend Fidele Chiasson of Lafayette, La., permits himself to ho quoted in hope bis , experience will help others troubled Mils way. "For (|Ulle some time 1 suffered pains In my legs and hands (note commonly referred to as neuritis or * rheumatic pains) ' I couldn't even kneel down to pray. 1 started Inking iiAnAcoi.iuul am now perfectly well. I've lots of energy. I no lunger have aches or pains." If you suffer from such pntns, stomach distress, K"s, constipation and a run-down condition due to deficiencies of vitamins Bt and Hi. Continued from Page 8 more, "she buys almost every novel and mystery story published—at least so n month. j[c r chauffeur I understand, is starting a. lending library." Right now. John Hershcy's "The Wall," Lenora llornblow's "Memory and Desire." T. s. Eliot's play, •'The cocktail party." n ,,d -The Naked Eye," a thrillcr-dillcr by a • - , coup!, of ,«,.„ named Martin and | ^ rSy'or'ttl^e, %%\ nlacin ami Iron — let this anuixlni' new IIADACOI. medicine help yon gel that it'om/cr/irt HAHACOI. fcellncl MADACOI. does not give temporary relief. It treats the cause of nllmeuta due to such deficiencies. Big Im- pruveracnt Is often noticed within plus miothfr 1,500.000 who might be brought In Bs voluntary participants. The total number covered by the Senate would therefore be close to 45,000,000 workers. The Senate would lake In 800,000 Jarni workers employed by one employer for 60 days and earning S50 or more in nny three months. The Senate would also take In an undetermined number of sharecroppers—estimated to be as high ns 300,000. The Senate would also take In 200.000 employe* of nonprofit or- ganisations. There was a curious cominltlre fight on this. Under the House bill, both employers and em- ployes of nonprofit reunions organizations would be remilrcil to contribute to the social security system. The Catholics objected to this compulsory taxation. Other denominations Joined |,i the protest—all except Hie iiaptlst.s. At first the Senate Finance Committee voted to exclude employes of religious organisations on R mandatory basis, This created such a protest, however, that the Semite committee finally reversed itself and voted to allow religious orcnn- i/Mlons to obtain soslal security coverage for their employes on a voluntary basis. The Semite committee also voted to take In about 170.000 federal civilian employes not now covered un- der an existing retirement system, nnd about 90,000 agent-drivers — bakery and laundry truckers wh» work on commission. The Senate knocked out thi complicated House bill formulas Intended to increase fcderol shure of public assistance grnnl* to stat«> making low assistance payments to the needy. The Senate also recommends making no additional pay. incuts to the mothers or caretakers of dependent children now eligible to receive public assistance. The Senate committee voted 'to Increase appropriations for various child service programs from $29000000 to $01.000,000, While Ihc House had recommended increasing federal old nge and survivors' insurance benefits by an average of 70 per cent, the Senate committee recommends Increases of 90 per cent. This is the way the various proposals line up: Present Hmisn Bill $25 30 43 53 £1 Monthly I'iivment $10 20 25 35 45 Srnal* Proposal $25 36 48 62 The National Geographic Society .says the Transvaal district of Africa Is the world's leading gold producer. fej From where I slt.../y J oe Marsh Curley's "Musical Cows" Tticy were riding Curky Lawinn lite other m'Klil because lie's been siTriiailiiijr his cows wilK music frum an old radio he Iiooked up In his Imrn. "\Vltnt if the cows start dancing?" inquires Squint Miller. "No, they're high-brow" puts in some one else. "They only givo milk when they hcnr classical music 1" Curley just smilc.i nnd nays, "Von go right nlianil mid have fun. Only it 1 so happens Ilia cows nro KivinK more milk." That kind of slowed Iho boys up. Ami from Hie thoughtful look on Squint's faca I wouldn't be isurprlncd If there wan a radio in fiix Imrn by now. From where I sil, making thinjrn more plrnsnnt nml imprnvhiK surrounding* usually pays off. A good example of Hit., is the way Andy runs Itis Garden Tavern. He to- onerntcB with the Brewers' Self- llegiilnlioii Program dial «ni|ih«- shes the importance of cletn, attractive, plctwtint Hurroundingi. With a plnco of business, us with m lieraon—looking right usually leadl to leelltiK right nnd doing right ARKANSAS DIVISION, UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION tor rrtAMio HOC., unit IOCK, *>K. LERS ARE COMING Now Chryslef's rolling at top production . . . new, new beautiful cars are being shipped as fast as possible. And they're coming in a rainbow of colors —in all kinds of smart body styles, from long, low and lovely sedans . . . sleek convertibles ... to America's most beautiful hard top convertible, the Chrysler Newport. Once again we're ready to demonstrate how great engineering . . . great comfort . . . great performance . . . great safety make the greateit possible difference in the value you get for your money! And you'll find a car priced just right for your pocketbook — for Chryslers come in a wide range of prices from the sensationally modest priced Royal and Windsor model* up through the luxurious New Yorkers and Saratogas to the glorious Crown Imperials. Come see the most beautiful Chrysler* of all time. Drive them! Compare them! And you'll be doubly glad you waited! T. I.SEAY MOTOR Co. o 131 E.Main Street

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