Las Cruces Sun-News from Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 8, 1951 · Page 9
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Las Cruces Sun-News from Las Cruces, New Mexico · Page 9

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Sunday, April 8, 1951
Page 9
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Sunday Morning-April » HSl v LAS CRUCES rfT M ) 80S Eft. ·PAGE "Witt? Soldier Who Adopted New Outfit Finally Squares Peculiar Status SOMEWHERE IN April 7~-UPi-- "Charlie Five and One-half" may get' nls peculiar Army status squared away~-at last. The. First : Cavalry*- Division today requested his transfer..from another division which had listed him as miss'lmj in action,.*. 'Charlie adopted his' Cavalry -"The First Horse Division", he calls it--last December when it rescued him and his broken down truck right out of the path of advancing Chinese Reds. Charlie, who draws his pay as Cpl. Dennis Daniels of Drewton, Ala.i ignored his ^'mlBsing" stains and stuck wiUi" the Cavalry. ·Daniels' 2',£ ton truck quit running Dec. 3 during the retreat north of Pyongyang. "I was at the tail.end of'a convoy," he recalled. "I tried all day to fix that truck. It was too-good a truck to leave. About 5:30.p. m. some men 'of Charlie's company came by. headed south, and told me the Chinese were just behind them. "They gnvo nic » tow for. 10 miles and then fixed the BUS linn of tltfi truck. I'vft iR'cn a mem- hf-r of the 'First.. Horse ever, .since. ' · ; · "On Dec. 8 the. War Department sent a message to my wife (Priscilla Daniels of Blqormngton,.Ala.) saying .1 was missing in action. She was nervous about it but when J- sent her some 'money Dec. 26 she knew I wasn't missing." Jn Charlie company Daniels and truck hauled troops and supplies. If the truck had been numbered "Six" it would have made the company over strength In vehicles. So the truck--and .Daniels, too-- were called "Chnrlle Five arid One-half". Daniels' former division was notified that he was wAh the First Cavalry. His battalion compiander wondered if it might hot be proper to send back the truck. "Sir, they done combat lost that truck," Daniels grinned. "Kact'is, sir, I'm combat lost, too." Orm day the regimental commander, Col. Wllllnm Harris of San Antonio, Tex., noticed Daniels hml'painled out the number of his former' division on . the truck bumper. Ho hiul substituted First Cavalry markings. "1-told Him .to get. the proper numbers back on that bumper," Harris chuckled. "And -he did. But every time I saw the truck aftei 1 that the bumper was strangely covered with mud." "We couldn't apply for a .transfer. Charlie until colored troops were first assigned to-the division this month," explained Capt; Don J. Ersner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Office Borrowing Replaces Ball As Most Popular National Pastime ny HAI, BOYLE NEW YORK-HW'--· Baseball is no longer the ^national pastime. Uorrowing is. ' . Take the average business office, for example. Arenlt"there at least twice as many eager. bor : rowers as there site eager baseball fans? Actually, borrowing is' :today America's biggest indoor, industry. " ' " ' ;' ! Some jjoople still frown on borrowing us. If It .were something Immoral at Mhbwtxj a lack, of forethought and chflriw.t^r.-'; However;-that Is nil' 1 '' bid-fash'-- 1 ioned view and is dyinfc'pUt.:-' The reason is simple. Roughly half the people In the nation now bon-ow from Uie ·'othe'r half one week--and the \ next- week, the second half borrows from j the first half. So that doesn't leave · any^ one who can p.oint the -finger, of scorn. Who wants to be · an · ant anyway in a . neighborhood'_ of; grasshoppers? . -;-..; , /,' . . And there iaic'erUiinly^one^mce. thing about bcb^a'borr'6wer.''Ypu associate wIltrtr'TSeJHfrvpilwS-l'ot people--people : with m6ney:;..Bor- rowing also develops .in 'a/ man the power of. iniaglnation,/.the art, of narration, and the ability/to act. The borrowers.seem to fall;Into certain pigeonholes: ·· ' t ;',.'. . l..The wet-eyed or emergency, bofrowur. This 'in the types tiwt Is In deep trouble. 1'Oiir family · r:it just hai to have nn oi*era- tion," he says',' "and .the. vctw. inarlan refitsfts to Uft :i will pet unless I plunk down $25. Plrtiso, please, hp-lp mo wive our. iieiir old Uihby. If.shpi ever hflfe Wt- tcns,- I promise to numc oho after you." 2. The gee - but - you/re"-'lucfcy- to-have-the-chanee-to-do -'me - fuvor borrower. If you leiitt this gent enough to buy his children a television set,- he also won't hurt their eyes. He is back right away with a suggestion that you finance his new-car and help send his mother-in-law away on a good . long vacation. When it comes to pacing you back, he has a memory like a herd of elephants --all stricken with amnesia. 3. The Robin Hood borrower. Tills type has a heart too big for one chest, and he goes;arotind borrowing for other people. "Old Jon Dpake..s-hit. ine yp for $ buy Bonie'. store teeth, but I'm strapped myself," he - says. "Lend 1 me the $200 and I'll give it to good old Joe". But when you try to collect it back you find Robin Hood is somewhere deep in Shenvood For- 4. The "it-ftil-adds-up" borrower. This is usually a wrath- ered' little character who goes ' around borrowing nickels, dimes, quarters, nnd dollar bills each ;· Week' tram as many people as he'can. Ho has no.Intention uf -' rfjMiyinif, but uveryoni!' "knows ' .-i.his.^ecret. He Is trylufr to borrow \Cnpugh; to retire on. Give him : '-thirty yemrs tind he.will, tot). ·' '5./The, pack rat or compulsive borrower.- Every 'office has at least one of .these.. Borrowing 1 with them is like kleptomania. They will borrow'anything they see on your desk-- scissors, paste pots, ash trays, cigarets, or. old love letters. They are a harmless race, by and.Iiirge. J keep a bunch of old handy for them myself. VViherieyer.- one- comes by I just CHILE TO ovERFLOW_wiTH WINE George Washington, Like Marshall Had Problems On Military Support CHILI'S GREATEST 6|tAPE HARVEST, expected to produce more than 5,'000,QOO gallons or wine Tor.export, is the story here as {from IcftJ Sefioritaa Eliana Schneider, Olga Correa and .Carmen Valdcrama show, you*some.grapes in Ciirlco, \vinc industry center. (lutcrniitionul)' Weatlier Bureau Report For Temperatures through . March ranged close" to seasonal in 'the Mesilla Valley, according to J. C. Overpeck, cooperative 'obgci-ver* at New Mexico AM college, Mean temperature for the month was 50.1 degrees, _or 1.1 degree below normal. Maximum · high through March was 78 on March 23, resultliiR in 'a mean maximum for the month of G7.4; Low for the month was 14 on March 4. Minimum mean temperature was 32.8 degrees. Precipitation 1 was below normal, as everyone knows. «imv'ng a total through March of .16 Inches, or. exactly .they mucn -- .16 below normal. . r ' Fourteen clear days were recorded against li "partly cloudy" and 6 days "cloudy/ 1 Maximum wind velocity through the .month was recprded on March 2 from the southwest at 29 miles per'hour. silently hand him a shoe lace, and he goes away whistling. He has had a happy 'day. ;Photoslalic Copies Keep an exact copy of your Family Records and Personal Papers Las Cruces Abstract and Tiile Co. Coniult 129% Main . Phone 444 VALLEY LOAN FINANCE COMPANY 122 West" QHegs A've. -- · Las Cruces, N. M. -- Phone"818 LOANS - DISCOUNTS - REFINANCING AUTOMOBILES - REAL ESTATE - COLLATERAL --- We Buy All Types of Contracts . "Il'a Ea«y To P»y Our Finance Way" S T Y L E 3100 . . . and no need for bells on her fingers, for this tangerine leather sandal that is all slim straps will lake all the admiring attention. She'll be a barefoot girl with shoes on. Only $3.49 The Others S1.98 and up Horn* of Famous Known Sho«B Next'to Mesilla Valley Bank Security Fence; ; : IsJnslalled By ' Elecldc Company . A fence, complete with lights, Has been .installed for security reasons around ' the Rio Grande plant property of the El Pnso Electric Co., in cooperation with local civilian defense. Cost of the fence and lighting was approximately $12,000. An electrically-controlled 'and operated gate is part of the project." The fence runs for a distance o£ approximately 4500 feet. It is sev 1 en feet high, of the cyclone type, ivlth a barbed wire top. It is ; d signed to keep unauthorized persons off the plant's .property. .Lights of 4500 lumens in intensity have been installed on poles at a height of 25 feet. The poles arc located 12 feet inside the fence and are 125 feet apart. ' By ELTON C. FAY (AI Military Affairs Reporter) "· WASHINGTON,'- (fr\ -- -Gen. George Marshall isn't the only defense chief to try-for adoption of universal military' training WH or to be astpnished over what he caljs relaxation .in public support for an cduring. defense program. Nor Is tHe 82d Congress tiie first to get the issue. Gen George Washington ami t'la Continental.Congress had the same go-around. Off and on, it has L-oen g'oing around since. Washington Wrote It was Washington, not Marshall, who wrote Congress: 'It may be laid down as a primary position, and the ^aais of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government,' owes not only a proportion 1 of his property but even his personal service'to the defense of It! - , , . ' ' . _ '-'' : ··';;" . ··: · -They ought to tic'regularly mustered and trained, and able-bodied young men between the ages of 18 and 25 drafted to form a corps in every state,- lo_ be employed whenever it may become necessary in the service of their country." '. Writes Hamilton Washington put his ideas about the need for universal military training into- a letter to Alexander Hamilton, then chairman of n Congressional committee. Washington wrote liia recommendations against the background of experience in the Revolutionary War when he. led a valiant but virtually untrained army. In any of the seven years of that war, the largest force committed by the British to the American campaign was 42,000. On vhe other hand, during the seven years the American forces employed nearly 500,000.. Finds Argument Washington felt this .was a compelling- arfc"uuient for military U'alnlrig in peacetime. He rennwed his plea to Congress several times during his two presidential administrations.' ' ; Congress didn't like the universal training idea.- Eventually the Militia 1 Act of 1792-was adopted' by Congress, but it wasn't a universal"! rain ing act. It provided :or enrollment of all able-bodied males between 18 and 45,-but enforcement was left to the indivUhuil states and the citizen-soldier was supposed to equip himself. . The citizen-soldier training 1 idea thereby fell flat on its fade, where it has remained until now except for trie sporadic periods af national draft when actual war compelled universal training. Now, seven wars and 1G8 years later, Marshall is presenting substantially the same argument us Washington. And like Washington, who probably wondered at the waxing nnd ', Govern or. Turns Doion Mixing Politics, : Sdfety Gov.'EihvIn MwrH-m iiu «*r cd Ms'niiW left uff safttjf ·« tos prlntrd on the b»ck of iiljji brake and lljcht .stk'kers. '. · Cluirlra Du font, .M Mcrrtary, »«I1 the H "Doesn't bflievr politics be mixed with tlw state's «*(5fiy . program. 1 ' -' ' '" ':";.:''·'·" For tlii- Inn! four years Vff wlndshlFld stlrkrrs have carrlfi u sntpty nicsMiffe over 'fbriStf. fiov. 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