The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 11, 1950
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r TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1959 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS f AGE THREK T<M Nation Today—Hershey Discusses Draft General Wore Civilian Suit - Otherwise 11 Was 'Where We Came In..! By JAMKR MAR LOW WASHINGTON, July 11. OT—Everything seemed so much the same -except Jor the civilian suit the general wore-that one of the newsmen said in'» kind of tired way: "This Is where we came in.'' Mijor General Lewis B. Hershey,*— l>io.)\Ji sjtuvi«> "- — head of Selective Service, had called • news conference yesterday afternoon to talk about the draft. He hart been head of Selective Service In World War II nnd has been ever since. In those World War II days, when Hershey called n news conference, he always wore his uniform. Yesterday he wore civilian clothes. But nothing else seemed different. He sat at Hie same kind of table, leaning his elbows on it. He had the same crew haircut. Behind him. as In other days, stood an American flng. And. as usual. Lt. Col. Irving W. Hart wns close beside him. Less Tension Noted ilart, who has lree.ii Hershcy'sl public relations officer for years, wore his uniform. So did Hershey's other aides. And. as usual, the room was stuffy and packed with news-, men. , Hershey seemed a little more re- 1UM3 than he was during the last wlR But then, of course, he was tensely up to his neck in a war. And today's fighting hasn't reached the stace of world war. Only last week. President Truman told the armed forces they could use the draft, if necessary, to get the men they needed. Hut over the weekend the armed forces didn't talk of using the draft. They talked of getting volunteers. So when Hershey started ta!kin_ It, was about the way the Selective year ir. which they would have bee drafted. On ,the whole, there was no Id ston i" the room, since the dm was something to be used In the future, if needed. Ami when the conference ended, tlic newsmen went off to phone (heir offices on what Hershey had said. (He had talked of the numbers of men that could he called \l|) and those In the various classifications.) But just about this time other newsmen were phoning their offices from a connle of miles nway in the Pentagon, where the armed forces clo busine'-s. Thev Intel a bulletin. Wants 20,000 Men Hope, Ark., Sergeant Has fart in Air Strike AMERICAN AIRBASE IN JAPAN, July 11. (n't— A Hope, Ark., sergeant took Y>nH In one of the livst rmnid- Ilie-clot-k nlr strikes at North Korean troops Sunday. Stuff Sgl. Austin O. Robrraon, 100 North Elm St.. Hope, was gunner of the plane of Cant. Dale P. Slnip- un, S\voetwaler, Tex., which flew ll Associated Press Correspon- it William Jotdcn as a nnssen- orden reported (hat the B-2li's h carrying four 1,000-pnuntl nbs attacked Hcd troop roncen- lions at the northern edge of oiml, advance point of the North\ push soulh of Clionan. ni.AST KOKKAN KAIL BIlinGK—Bombs from planes of the u. S. Fifth alrforce register direct hits on railroad bridges across the Han river southwest of Seoul, South Korean capital captured by the communists According lo (he air force, later observation showed the btWRts were knocked out of service bv (lie sirike The bridges were hit lo retard move merit of North Korean troops nnd equipment ,to II Virephoto from Department of Defense). Service boards—the draft boards- would operate If the armed force; finally asked the hoards to draft | . mves men. • ^ Tourists Welcome DENVER driving int (AP)— Denver the city on visitors The Vmnetin said the Army just I ' „ ' ' Qf Ui( , n| . sl o ,. JB j n:11 photos to be received In the U. S. on Korean bombiHK raids. <A announced it wanted the draft boards to start drafting and to gel them 20.000 men as soon as possible. Uerslicy's office later suit! he lad no knowledge of this Army decision when lie was holding his news conference. This story Is being 'old like this >;o you'll sec a little of the Washington picture as it Is unfolding. Ever nee the Korean crisis broke, a couple of weeks ago. decisions have been made on" a day-by-flay basis That's why It's common sense at this time for no one to try to be a prophet. But now that the Armj has asked for the draft to start, the hoards armmd the country will ixmlevard are Informed by billboard they arc entering the Queen City of the Plains. The next sign carries an advertisement by a livc.sU.-ck rendering company. It reads: "\Ve want your hide." gather up 20.000 inductees tliis. way: Selective Service tslves each slute a quota lo fill lip the total of 20.000 for the country. Each state in turn the boards will start at top of age bracket, taking first those 2 the , 25 to 26. then 24 to 25, and so on down. In most, cafes, this should mean very tow 19-year-olds will be drnft- . One of the newsmen asked Hershey if college men would be deferred. Not just because they were college men, Hershey said. But the newsman persisted In knowing whether for any reason college students could get draft deferment. Onlj Till End of Year Although Hershey Is head of the whole draft set-up, he didn't know the answer and had lo ask one of his uniformed aides. The man said college students could be deferred but only until the end of the term draft boards a quota lo fulfill the state's mio!a. This quota of 20,000 men will be from 1-A's only. cd to fill the Army's present need ' for 20.000 men. This is a simple answer to why the draft boards are going to lake men 25 to 26 before taking the | Luxora Rotary Club Installs New Officers LUXORA, Ark., July 11—Luxora Rotaiy Club officers for the coming year wel'e installed ut the weekly meeting of the club Thursday evening. Tye Adams, acting secretary, today announced. Installed ns president was Tom Callis, succeeding John II. Thweatt. Other installations included Prank Barlmui, vice-president; Vernon James, secretary; and Auten Chitwood, sergeant-nt-arms. Holdovers on the board of trustees were Donald Werlz, Lester Stevens, and John Tliwcnlt. New members of this group are Leonard Ellison and G. C. Driver, Jr. . <A 1-A is a man considered most, yonnRcr men of 19: <A 1-A is a man consuiereu iimsv yumi^i ni^n w eligible for military service because | The closer a to 26, he is physically ha-s no clcpcn- dents, and so orO To Siarl at Top In calling up 1-A's. each board, of course, under present law. can draft only men who have passed their I'Jth birthday but not yet reached their 20th. In choosing from this 19-26 group, draft linard has iuriuct him under present law. Why? Simply because, once he reaches 26, he can't be drafted unless later Congress ups the ape limit. But the 19-year olds will be there for seven years if necessary. So the boards have plenty of time to draft them, if they're needed. Filipino Dimes Disappear MANILA <AP)—Mister, can you .spare a dime? That's a silly question these days. Dimes Just don't get around any more. Two inonthn ago the Philippine central bank stopped Issuing them. It wa.s feared they were being shipped out of the country because of their silver content. Such Luxora Legionnaires To Install Officers LOXORA, AlX.. July 11—An I slalation ceremony will be the orfi of business at the rcguar meetl of Rodgers-I.yncn Legion Post he Wednesday night, it was annouuc today by G. C. Driver, retiring a jut an I. Immediate past commander f ten Chitwood will act as Install! officer. The new slate of offic Lo serve for the year include A. Bradley, conunuiuter; Ge.rald Cl fin, vic'e commander; Bow Thompson, adjutant; .James p inenter, finance officer; H. 1*. Ro -•son. chaplain; John J. Cowan. I )rian; and Sam Ingram, sergca t-artus. oius are In demand in count vherc paper money, puts a prcm their value. achinery to Process avy Reservists Set Up NKW ORLEANS. July 11. UV1 — ear Admiral W. K. Phillips, URN. minandaiit. of (he Ki^hth Naval -strict, announced .vcsiertlay that ar-hinciy hu.s been set up throUK'n- it Texas, Oklahoma. Louisiana, rkansiis and New Mexico for pru- esstng applications of navnl re i vLsts. Tioth organi7.O(l nnd volunteer n - ervcs are wanted, primarily for float and overseas duly. With the Courts ;li;uirrry: lionc Powers vs. Russell Po nil for divorce. Joan Springer vs. Kcllcy Sii r. suit lor cUvorrr. Circuit (Criminal,: Stale of Arkansas vs. .Joseph, BS.sniilt- with Initial t kill. Sintc of Aikiin.sns vs. JolJii Hem V/ilson, robbery. Humitu'cr, Germany, 1ms nboi 475.000 imputation. Record Relief for SOUR STOMACH rthura, !»*. xciJ nKu. Still only IOC. TUM FOR THE TUMM Hew! THE STfMSON GOTHAMAT1C THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN GOTHAMATIC r'^sb&xm ^^^5 •//Gotham • W Watches \ Pay 1.00 Weekly Without Extra Added Co»t LOOK AT THIS.. 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