The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 1, 1954
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE AF Secretary Talbot's Hot Temper Warms Morale He Hits Ceiling f To Get Better Life for Air men By DOUGLAS LARSEX NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The other day Secretary of the Air Force Harold E. Talbott strode into his office waving a letter, obviously in an advanced state of irritation. Despite a neat, conservative business suit, a carefully clipped mustache and other marks ol restrained dignity, Talbott stilt looks like a tough guy with a temper, and his temper wae showing at the moment. "This tops everything," he shouted, "imagine this guy writing a letter saying that airmen had no need to buy refrigerators and toasters." Aides buzzed around him trying to soothe the ruffle. "I tell you what I'm going to do." he stormed_ "I'm going to denounce this guy by name in my next k .speech, and don't think I'm afraid to do it." Talbott had just come out of a meeting on post exchange problems in which this letter from a private merchandising outfit had been read complaining about unfair competition. Talbott hit, the ceiling because it struck a raw nerve. Trying to improve morale and living* conditions in his service has be- i that complaint Talbott ordered that come a fetish with him. all men in the service He literally pounds the table when he says, "We can build the best airplanes in the world but they're only as good as the men who maintain and fly them.". "And I propose to do every thing possible to make the Air Force a popular service and one that is sought after by the best young men in the country." he adds. This could be public relations AF SECRETARY TAL8OT: Planes are only as good ; He has worked just as vigorously Jobless Negro Laborer Faces Murder Charge Hearing Today On Brutal Slaying of 16-Year-Old Girl BEAVER FALLS. Pa. lift — A jobless Inborer faces » hen ring 1 today on a murder charge in the shiyinu. of 16-year-old Hek'n Jenn Bryant, whose pnrti:illy disrobed body was found covered with leaves and dirt on a hillside near her home. Elijah Thompson Jr.. 23, a neighbor nl [he slain Alicniippa tP:O High School sophomore, was arrested Saturday night about 12 hours after the girl's body was discovered, Her head had been crushed. The information c h a r g i n g Thompson, a Negro, with murder was filed by Police Chief Matt Zvonar of Hopeu-ell Township, where the slaying occurred. Dep. Coroner Margaret Sanders said there were indications that nn attempt had been made to rape the girl, but she said there is no conclusive evidence. Dist. Atty. Richard P. Steward of Beaver County has declined to go into details about Thompson's arrest. Chief Zvonar safd he believes Helen Jean was killed Monday when she was reported missing alter leaving home for school. Thq girl had to walk along n narrow path through a wooded area to roach her bus. Meanwhile. 100 miles southeast of here ul Conevmuigh. Pa., state police and Cambria County authorities continued an around-the-clock! investigation of Hie pre-Hiilloween j "trick-or-trenl" slaying of G-ycni'-i HE'S A PEDAL-PUSHER—UUest gadget in the tnsl-growing sport of skin-diving is tlu; aqunped, which this diver is demonstrating nt Azusa. Calif. Something like an underwater unieycle, it propels the swimmer more efllcicntly than swim fins. The swimmer sits on a bicycle-like seat, straps on suspenders to hold the nquapecl in place and then pedals away as he would on a bicycle. Pedals are geared to two propellers, counter-rotating to eliminate torque. Being almost wholly aluminum, the device is light in weight. talk. But it happens that Talboti is dead serious about morale and is personally attacking the problem at all levels, as the government expression goes. One of Talbott's aides opened the right bottom drawer of the Sec- retarys desk "Read a few of these and get an idea of some of the problems he handles personally." he said. The one on top was from a colored lad who had been in a colored college AF ROTC program, but who had to drop out of school be- caust of finances. He had tried to enlist in the Air Force but was having difficulty doing it because of a technicality in the regulations. Talbott personally eliminated the technicality. Another letter was from the wife of a sergeant in Germany. Her husband had gotten his transfer orders and they had shipped all their possessions back to the States and given up their house. But his orders were suddenly cancelled and the whole family had to move into a hotel, at great expense. Talbott sent a personal order cancelling the cancellation, allowing the sergeant to move on as planned. The Secretary has soaked up an awful lot of first-hand knowledge about the gripes of airmen, officers and wives from visits to close to 200 bases. He has learned thai, about 50 percent of all the irritations are of the type which the service itself can cure, and has done something about them. At an Air Force base in Ohio he first-heard an airmen gripe about always being busted at the end ol the month and running into debt. After collecting .more evidence on month. paid! setting Congress to a the Air Force. Hf > itire ihis'll end the silly j has helped w still Congressional I found In a cemetery early Friday. I of having to stretch a! complaints about wttra flight-pay.! An autopsy showed she had been ( twice i "I'm business single pay check over a 30-day pe-j And lie talked the riod," he says. At a reception at an AF in the west he overheard a mother dp its part to [ ok! Kren Miuik. The youngster's - nude body Snake Handler Recovering From Cobra Bite complain because her husband was being transferred in the middle of her children's school semester. After a deeper look into that one he has now ordered a policy on all Air Force transfers to avoid this conflict as much as possible. Pony Falls into Tree MEVAGISSEY. England tfr •— It took 15 men to get a local pony out of a tree here yesterday. The He's going to warn on new legislation of the some nature when j Congress comes back to town. j His bit; concern in this regard j is housing. } "Men's families have got to have decent places to live and the men in barracks have got to have good, comfortable quarters if thuy are going to want, to stay in the service," he says. As a parting shot lie adds: "And I bet when we get the fig- j ores we'll show that the improvements we have made in living con-, .._ , slipped ""and fell into; ditions have made the divorce rate' the top branches while grazing on | i» the Air Force lower than in any ; the edge of a small cliff. The ani-1 service, too." mal was not hurt. .a,,^. .,«, , L ,^.-.^..,., ..ito i suffocated by clothing or some oth- raising tin 1 reinlistment binus from | cr bulky object, Coroner Joseph $1440 to $2000. 'Govekar said. He added the girl : had not been criminally assaulted. Population per square mile of arable hind is GH in Russia. 102 in (he United States, 500 in Italy, 587 in Germany, and 2430 in Japan. Really "SOCKS" RHEUMATIC, ARTHRITIC PAIN Thousands nre grateful for the way the salicylutr nctiori of C-2223 speeds relief to rheumatic, arthritic, muscle pnin. Many coll it "the old reliable," use it time and agoin to enjoy riiorc pleasant periods of greater comfort! Price of first bottle back if not satisfied. Get C-2223. DURANT, Okla. Wi—Jerry Quick, 39-year-old snake handler, bitti.-n by one of the world's most poisonous snakes Saturday, was recovering today and considered out of danger by his physician. An Intlum hooik'd eobnv he was displaying for only a handful of spectators at his reptile garden nesir here nipped him on the thumb. "These snakes have lo bite or chew tin- venom In, unlike uther snakes. Quick knew to turn (he snake over on its back so It would turn loose quickly. Then he Incised the wound." Swelling- in Quick's torearm hud jsmeti »nii he wa.i nt)ift to fi-n out of bed alter recovering from nausea. A veteran of 20 years at snake handling. Quick declined to make a trip to Dallas lor an antivenom injection for fear "the cure would be worse than the bite." Road Courier News Classified A.ds. tfursery for Nurse* HUDSON, N. 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