The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 12, 1954 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12,1954 BLYTHEVtt,LS (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN OCT. 15 MAIL OVERSEAS PACKAGES EASIY CEHE jteand legible,'name, rank and address of serviceman and sender should be_ . printed direct on outside of n parcel. Surface transported packages may measure 1OO" length plus jgirth and weigh 50 Ibs. Tie with 4 separate cords. Qecorated or frosted cake and foodstuffs subject to spoilage are unacceptable. tents of all \pareels should 'be cushioned and tightly packed. rseas air parcel post is limited to 30" length and girth Combined and 2 pounds wight. .etches and Ighter fluid are prohibited. ©verseas greeting Cards must be seal and prepaid, ftrf& .qlasa> l@offee and tobacco products may not be sent to certain, areas. // You Have Serviceman Overseas, You Need Yule Mail Information Know a serviceman overseas? If so, you'll want to make a careful study of the information just released by the Post Office Department. It pertains to mailing of overseas parcels . . . and especially those designed to reach the serviceman by Christmas. Here's a digest of that information: The period Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 has again been designated for the acceptance of Christmas parcels for members of our Armed Forces overseas. The term "Armed Forces overseas" includes the personnel of Armed Forces and families and authorized civilians employed overseas who receive their mail care of postmaster, New York, San Francisco. 'New Orleans, or Seattle, or Fleet Post Office at New York or San Francisco. Air parcel post intended for personnel of the Armed Forces serving overseas or in naval vessels should be mailed not later than Nov. 25. "The Importance of mailing Christmas parcels during the designated period cannot be emphasized too strongly," Postmaster Ross Stevens pointed out. "The public can be reasonably assured that parcels mailed prior to Nov. 15 will reach their destinations before Christmas. However, no assurance can be given that surfac.e parcels mailed after Nov. 15, or air parcel post mailed after Nov. 25, will be delivered in time for Christmas." The postmaster also reminded that after an air parcel arrives overseas final delivery must be made through the use of such transportation as is afforded by shipping, railroads and motor vehicles. Parcels destined for Japan. Korea and the islands in the Pacific should be mailed as early as possible, preferably not later than Nov. 1. Postmaster Stevens offered the following suggestions to assist prospective mailers of overseas parcels: 1. Do not send foodstuffs subject to spoilage and breakage. Military personnel are well supplied with food. 2. Parcels for the Navy and Marine Corps personnel serving in the most remote areas should be mailed not later than October 15. 3. Air parcel post, other than official matter, is limited in size to 30 inches in length and girth combined and two pounds in weight. 4. Maximum size and weight for domestic surface parcel post (100 inches in length and girth com- bined and 70 pounds) are applicable to Christmas parcels for the Armed Forces, except that a limit not to exceed 50 pounds applies In the case of ordinary parcel post addressed to APO's 22,120. 124, 125, 127, 129, 147, 167, 179, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, IDS 199, 202, 210, 212, 214, 218, 232, 233, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 242, 243, and 755, care Postmaster, New York. 5. It is absolutely necessary that all articles for overseas delivery be packed in boxes of metal, wood, solid fiberboard, or strong, double faced corrugated fiberboard testing at least 15 pounds. 6. Tie each box securely with strong cord, preferably by four separate pieces, two lengthwise and two crosswise, knotted at crossing. Sealing the flaps with gummed tape strengthens the box but the use of tape alone Is not satisfactory, since the tape loosens if the boxes become wet or exposed to moist atmosphere. 7. Customs declarations on form 2966 or 2976 (secured at the post office) must be completed by senders for parcels addressed to care Postmaster, New York, APO's 10, 11, 16, 17, 21. 22, 30, 44, 55, 58, 83, 84, 87, 113, 115, 117, 119, 120, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, i 147, 163, 167, 179, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 202, 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 230, 232, 233, 236. 237, 238, 240. 241, 242, 243, 247, 253, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 287, 288, 616, 755; and care Postmaster,, New Orleans, APO's 825, 826, 827, 828. 929, 832, 834, 837; Fleet Post Office, New York City, Navy No's 100, 121, 122, 188, 214, 220, 720. 8. In addition to the usual articles prohibited in the mails, matches of all kinds and lighter fluid may not toe mailed. Cigarettes and other tobacco products and coffee are prohibited to a large number of military post offices. It is suggested that the post office be contacted for this long list of APO's and Navy post offices. 9. Please address your parcels legibly in ink or typewriting. It is preferable that the outside addresses be printed directly on the wrappers of the boxes rather than labels. Experience has shown the labels frequently fall off when subjected to moisture. It is highly desirable that a slip of paper containing the names and addresses of both the sender and the addressee, together with a list of the contents, be enclosed with each parcel so as to provide identification and proper disposition of the mail (in event the addresses on the outside become defaced in W. Germany Can Build Big Force by '56 EDITOR'S NOTE: This ll the last of three stories on the new German army. By GEORGE BOULTWOOD BONN, Germany (AP) — Draftees for the proposed 500,000 - man West German army cannot be called up before 1956, according to German military planners. West Germany has no huge res- ervolr of trained men ready to spring to arms ftt a single bugle call. Nine years have passed since the mighty Wehrmacht was humbled in defeat. Its youngest soldiers are now in their 30s. its surviving officers growing bald and gray. • Virtually a fresh start has to be made. And It will be at least three years before fully combat- ready divisions to match those of the Western Allies are in being. For four years the West Germans have ' been constructing: a paper army ready for Day "X"— when they can start rearming. If there is no hitch in winning final parliamentary approvals for the London agreement, X Day should be here in about six months. By then, officials hope, the complicated series of international agreements and mass of German domestic legislation needed to put the London agreement into effect will be in force. The first need will be officers and noncommissioned officers to train the cadre that will in turn train the draftees, on a "snowball" principle. Bonn's embryo Defense Ministry has 140,000 volunteers listed. About 60,000 may survive prelnduction screening. Of those probably 20 per cent will b.e rejected during four months' probationary service. This relatively small pool of manpower has to be expanded to a cadre of 150,000 volunteers before draftees can be accepted. First, a few thousands of the best will be trained in the new weapons and latest tactics with the aid of Allied instructors. Then Intensive training of young officers transportation, or the parcel becomes broken open. 10. Greeting cards for Armed Forces personnel may be mailed at any time, but patrons should deposit such cards prior to November 15: at air mail rate prior to December 1. 75,000 Clinic Cases Helped Develop Hospital's PILE-SHRINKING OINTMENT Thousand* of pile sufteren now can truly report they havo found wonderful relief, and put off the need for surgery, thr.ough tha ointment formula approved by Thornton Minor Clinic's medical staff, ThU pile- shrinking ointment is not a raer« modified akin Halve. It HOM not da- pend for its effect on just one in* ffredient. Experience with mor« than 75,000 clinic and hospital cawa hu shown how an ointment muflt deal with the various prohlerns of itching, bleeding, swelling and pain. For non- surgical shrinking of your piles, get Thornton Minor Ointment—the prescription approved by a specialized pile clinic. SI at all druugiata—oint- ment or suppository form. Wells And Pumps For Form Crop Irrigation Equipped to drill any Size Well 'You can't irrigate without water." ARKANSAS WELL COMPANY ro-3-1110 E. Main SHWTIT The BIGGEST selling job in town . . . Here in th* classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the marks! foi whal you have to offer. They read your message because they wan! lo hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS1 Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day •xctpt for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYIHHVILLE COURLHR NHWS and noncoms will begin. It Is expected that the first pilots will be trained in the United States. The army will need 22,000 officers, including 40 generals. Some 40,000 noncommissioned officers are needed for the cadre alone. For the first time young Germans have the right to object to being drafted. Local draft boards will handle the callup and every mnn will be entitled to object on grounds of conscience, family circumstances, finance and so on. Deferments may be granted. All men 18 to 45 Will be liable for military service.Likely the first men called will be those born in 1935 and 1936. Service will be for 18 months. Afterward the draftee will be liable for four wet'ks annual training. The conscription law also provides for callup of ex-Wohr- macht career soldiers, If needed. 300 Convicts Riot in S. Dakota; Still Hold 3 Guards Hostage SIOUX FALLS, S. D. Wt—Some 300 embittered convicts refused to release three hostage guards early today in a riot touched off by a cry of "Let 'er go" Locked iron gates kept the rioters confined to their sell areas. Six convicts were hospitalized after the rioting started. None was In serious condition and four were released. By midnight, most of the shouting and window smashing had quieted down. Two state Republican officials said accusations concerning' the prison by a Democratic candidate for attorney general figured ns.n cause of the outbreak. However, (he candidate and a spokesman for the rioting prisoners said the cause was conditions within the prison. Warden 0. Norton Jameson met late last night with a convict committee. The three commltteemen said they wanted to go back "and do a lot of talking" with the other prisoners before meeting for a second time with the warden. The prisoners promised not to hurt the three hostages-—George Reed, E. P. Lambertson and Melvin DeYoung. The hostages sent out notes saying, "We are okay. Tell our families." Gov. Sigurd Anderson called out 120 National Guardsmen to relieve local and state police brought In for extra duty. The rioting broke out in the mess hall after the evening meal. When one of the men shouted "Let Vr go." cups and plates began flying. Tear gas was used as the men were herded from the moss hfill to the hallways of their cell blocks. Many of them ran there on their own accord. The three'guards now held hostage were on duty in the cell blocks. A fourth guard, Leonard Skurda, 38, hid in an upper tier of the cells and was later permitted to leave the cell block unharmed. The prisoners based their complaints to the governor on the food served and what they described as Inadequate toilet facilities, a lack of recreatloji, anrl Insufficient denial and medical care. The warden said more space is being readied for recreation facilities and that medical and dental care is not lacking. He snlcl "the great need of the penitentiary Is for more pay for the prison staff so we can get men who will stay with more security." Gov. Anderson snid, "In my opinion, the cause of this riot was the agitation In newspapers and over the radio to charges made by the Democratic candidate for attorney general, Fred Nichol of Mitchell," Nlchol had charged the prisoners were mistreated. A prisoner spokesman said the Nichol charges were uot involved In the riot, but that the prisoners Just wanted better conditions. Nichol said it was likely the riot IN THE RACE—Onetime pig farmer Henry Krajewski, 42, launched his campaign to win the senatorial contest in New Jersey. Running as Off Independent. Krajewski said. "My black pig is going to teach the Republicans and Democrat* clean politics." Corn, Wheat Estimates Cut by USDA WASHINGTON {/?)—The Agrlcul- ,«re Department yesterday estimated this year's, drought-affected earn, crop at 2,949,643.000 bushels nnd the vlieat crop at 959,258,000 bushels. The corn estimated is 22,998,000 nishels less than Inst month's official forecast of 2.A12.641.000 bushels. It compares with last year's crop of 3.176.615.003 bushels and with the 10-year 1943-53 average of 3,057,464,000 bushels. The wheat estimate is 2.817,000 bushels less than last month's forecast of 962,135,000 bushels. Production lust year was 1,168,536,000 bushels compared with the 10-year average of 1.121,506,000. Both drought and government planting restriction served to cut the indicated production of these two major grain crops below last year. Philadelphia Orchestra Ends Wage Dispute PHILADELPHIA (/P>—The Philadelphia Orchestra, its musicians wearing street clothes for the firsl time in history, opened its delayec concert season last night In n half- filled Academy of Music. A wage dispute, which had caused postponement of the weekend's opening concerts, was settled late yesterday. The musicians moved was caused "by the deplorable conditions that exist and have not been corrected although the governor hns nown about them for longer than a year." Ancestry Through his mother's family, Henry Wads worth Longfellow was descndcd from John Alden and Priscella Mullens, whom he made famous In his poem. "The Courtship of Miles Stannish." immediately Into rehearsal under conductor Eugene Omandy and were unable to take time out to don formal attire. The wage .settlement, approved 76-17 by Local 77, AFL American Federation of Musicians, provides for raises of $2.50 over the old $140 weekly minimum. Similar raises ore provided for next year nnd the following year in the three-year agreement. Old? Get Pep, Vim Feel Full of Vigor; Years Younger MEN.WOMEN K e f v ; f^S ft lfi In liiliamlM. Tnkft new, higher-potency Oitjci Tonic Tablets. Often needed niter -10\>y \w«ly oW. urn-down juit because lacking (ton; incr.THr.1 vim, VIROF. vitality. Thousand* fffl full of pep. years younger. Quit being old. "Cot-acquainted" mo 50?. At all diufigiiU. 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