The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 5, 1955
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1955 BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE FTVI How Trainees See New Reserve Act: Volunteers Call 'Raffa' Big Bargain in Military Duty (Firsl Df Three Dispatches) By DOUGLAS IARSK.M NEA Staff Correspondent FT. KNOX, Ky. — (NEA) — Stop, right up, boys. Buy yourselves the biggest bargain Uncle Sam has ever offered in military service. Do you think pence is here to suiy? bo you want to go to college u'Uhout the draft dogging your hrels? Have you discovered that it's easier 10 get a good job with your military service completed? II so, then "raffa" is your best bet. ••Raffa" is the nickname for the Reserve Force Act which creates a new six-months training program in the U. S. Army. It apparently h:is the draft or enlisting, beat all hollow. At least that's what the boys here at Kn<- think. They're among the fn'st in '.he nation to get in on the program. •rhe reserve act was passed during the confusion at the end of the last session of Congress'. Ike delayed signing it and the Army didn't gel much ume Vo publicize it before starting the program. That explains why only 1.200 lads volunteered for the first group which began .training Oct. 1. The original plan was to have the first class be a pilot group of 5.000 men. with a total number ol 100.000 men FIRST VOLUNTEER under "raffa," Pvt. Ronald M. t.elke of Rochester, N. Y., works with rifle at Ft. Knox, Ky. | per year being trained when the j program is under full steam. ! "But just wait unt'il more guys i know about this," insists Cletus Rable of Lima; Ohio, one of the first group. "They're, going to have to turn 'em away, from it when everyone realizes that it beats the draft, enlisting, or any other choice a man has for military service." "Let's face it," says Harold Q. Wills of Jackson Heights, N. Y. "A man wants to get active duty off his back as fast and as easy as possible and this is the answer." Harold is just out of high school, plans to go to Columbia University and doesn't want his college interrupted • » • Then there's strapping Stell Mac- Howicz of Napoleon, Ohio, who just left a religious school to volunteer for "raffa." While in school he was offered an excellent chance to get In on the formation of a company making concrete silos. But he faced the draft if he left school. "So I learned about this chanoe to get my service over in six months and took it." he explains. All but a handful of the "raffa" lads say they would get in on it if they had it to do over, even now that they've had more than a month of the training. Purpose of the new program is to bolster the nation's reserve force. After the men finish here they are subject to seven and one-half years of "ready reserve" duty. In'this period they can be called up for active duty any time the President declares an emergency or congress declares war. • • • • Activities of a "ready reserve" unit include drill at least 48 nights and two weeks training in the field each year. Members of the National Guard who take this six months training cut their commitment for service to eight years. They don't have to wait until they are 28 years old to complete their service, and with "raffa" training they have a better chance for promotion in the guard Reports from the other Army posts around the country where "raff:!" training is being carried on reveal about the same attitudes among their young men. Those posts include Pi. Jackson, S. C.. Camp Chaffee, Ark.; Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Ft. Ord, Calif., and Ft. Bliss, Tex. • • • Another reason for taking "raf- fa" — which has the Army slightly alarmed — is revealed by Lawrence L. Elchert of Tiffin, Ohio. "I always kind of wanted to get in the Army and make it a career," he admits. "But this six-month deal was the perfect chance to give it a try to see whether or not I really like it." Larry does like it, he insists, and is going to enlist in the regular Army as soon as he finishes "raffa." He can do this under the regulations. But what* worries the Army is that this does not accomplish the basic goal of the program, which is strengthening the reserves. Training officers here, watching "raffa" closely admit that this aspect of the plan is one which no one anticipated. It could become a major drai-. on the pool of men in the U. S. who would normally enlist for three years or more. Most of the young men in the program believe that no war is in ON THE FIRING LINE, "r»ff»" volnteer Charlet M. RusKll, Jr., learns art of prone firing from his coach, Pvl. Joseph W. N»lly, Jr., at Ft. Knoi. Both bojri conn from Kentucky. sight. They believe they will not b« called to active duty within the next eight years. However, if war comes they will be the first ones called for duty. They are gambling on the existence of peace. If they win, the prize is a year and a half more of civilian life than the lad who is drafted or fulfills his obligation of service some other way. Next: Kids become loldfen. Rac« Commission May Wait for Court Decision on West Memphis Dog Track LITTLE ROCK (* — Oov. Orval Faubus has Indicated the Arkansas Racing Commission may wait (or possible court action forcing'it to inspect a dog racing track at West Memphis. Asked Thursday if he thinks the matter is one lor the courts, he said: "That's onft of the things I'm going to consider." Atty Gen. Tom Gentrysaid in an opinion Wednesday that state law makes inspection of the track mandatory on the commission. The inspection would be a preliminary to passing on a requested franchise. The governor declined to comment directly on Gentry's opinion. Faubus has said repeatedly there will be no dog racing at West Mem- Named to Head Baptist Group PORT SMITH, Ark. (JP) — Elder Hoyt Chastain of Malvern was reelected moderator of the Arkansas Association of Missionary Baptist Churches here Thursday at the organization's 54th annual convention. More than 1,000 delegates from 119 Arkansas churches attended the meeting which ends today. phis unless Southland Racing Corp. gets a franchise through court action or unless the sport is approved by popular vote at a local option election. Faubus appoints the racing; commissioners who serve at his pleasure. He has suggested that any who do not agree with him resign. There have been no resignations. Southland, which already has constructed a track, recently filed for a franchise. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Josie P. Hatchel, PHf. vs. No. 13,139 Clyde Hatchel. Dft. The defendant, Clyde Hatchel, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Josie P. Hatchel. Dated this 26th day of October, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE USTON, Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Claude P. Cooper, atty. for pltf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad. litem. 10/29-11/5-12-19 Police Expert Kills Himself BERKELEY, Calif. UP) — August Vollmer, 79, authority on police science, shot himself with his service pistol yesterday and was dead on arrival at at hospital. Vollmer had been in ill health for years and his housekeeper said he did not sleep last ni^ht. The Housekeeper, Mrs. Lida Miller, said Vollmer told her this morning: "I'm going to shoot myself. Call the Berkeley police." Then, she said, he stepped out a Atk Atom Bait MOSCOW yp>— A Joint calling for an unconditional ban on atomic and hydrogen bomb* hai been signed by Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Burma'! Primi Minister U Nu. Read Courier Newi CUMlfUd Adi. door at hli home and a moment later she heard a shot. Vollmer was bom at New OrlMnf, March 7, 1876. He introduced many innovation* in the crime detection. G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division Puts Brake on Relations BONN, Germany m—West O«r- many has quietly put the brake on establishing diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. Senior government officials say there is now little possibility Bonn and Moscow will exchange ambassadors before 1956, at the earliest. CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MARV WITH A CtOTHESUNE . . any more than you con keep a tornado from hitting your house. &vt you cott buy insurance — the right kind, in the right amount. We'll b* 9kxJ lo advitc. • NOBLE GILL AGENCY 3,6868 GLENCOE BLDG. Dr. Charles L Craig Dentist Announces the Removal of His Office to 526 Chickasawba OFFICE HOURS: Daily—8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wed. & Sat.—8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. 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A Letter In Our Files Dated May, 1955 Makes This Statement: "A quoted statement has been removed from its proper context in order to suggest that the American Medical Association did not give an unqualified endorsement for the use of fluorides in drinking water. ACTUALLY, the Americ an Medical Association's position is as follows: FLUORIDATION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES IN CONCENTRATION NOT EXCEEDING ONE PART PER MILLION IS NONTOXIC AND ITS PRINCIPLES IN ENDORSED." THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSED FLUORIDATION IN 1950. COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR FLUORIDATION

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