The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 25, 1953
Page 9
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PAGE TWELVB (AKK.) COUK1KR NEW8 MONDAY, MAY 26, 1968 Battle Looms Over Slash in VA Funds WABUNOTON (AP) — A "harp "economy" battle shaped up In Congress today around prospective budget cuts of more than half a bil lion dollars >a veterans funds requested lor the fiscal year starting July 1 Th» J»«t that the largest single cut ii contemplated In hospital con- atructlon, medical care and administration already has touched off •trong reaction In the House traditionally sensitive to veterans' affairs. An appropriations subcommittee begins closed hearing today on the Veterans Administration budget of $4,285,046,664, some 280 million dollars less than requested by former President Truman. Organized counter measures may b» forthcoming after a meeting of the House Veterans Affairs Committee called for Wednesday by Chairman Edith Nourse Rogers (R-Mass). Mrs. Rogers said she was summoning VA officials and others to "Get the facts" before the House Appropriations Committee can bring its recommendations to the floor for action. Mrs. Rogers' committee already has criticized reduction in medical services In battling for additional funds to meet deficiencies In the VA's medical obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30. "Low Blow" Lewis K. Gough, national com mander of the American Legion objected strenuously to proposec cuts in the VA hospital program He called them "a low blow below the belt to the men now fighting in Korea." However, a VA spokesman whi declined use of his name said thi Eisenhower budget would provid' more money for hospitals than VA got a year ago. He said it would permit hiring of 2,400 more hos pitai personnel. All existing hos. pitals will be kept operating, he said, although "we cannot open 1: new hospitals this year as we had planned." The VA originally estimated Its 1954 needs at $4,863,681,131 but this was cut approximately 290 million dollars by Truman and another 280 million by Elsenhower. Rep. Phillips (R-Callf), chairman ol the subcommittee which landles VA and other Independent offices appropriations, indicated his committee may knock as much as 13 million dollars more off total VA requests. Sailor's Hectic Wedding Day Is Marked by Several Near Misses NORMAN, Okla TO—You mlgh call it a story-book wedding—a hor ror story! Gilbert Mills, 19-year-old Comp ton, Calif., sailor stationed at the Norman Naval Base, was beaming as he drove the 14 miles between here and Oklahoma City to rharrled this weekend. He gave an other sailor a ride and began tell Ing him about his whirlwind ro znance. That's when the car went off AIR WAVE QUEEN - Her erown topped with a golden newsreel camera, Lynn Connor holds a microphone sceptre u sh« prepares to reign as queen at The Radio-Newsreel- relevisidn Working Frew Association's dinner in New York. The 17-year-old blonde beauty hails from Detroit. the highway. Mills was so engrossed In his own tale, the front wheel slipped off the shoulder and the vehicle overturned. His companion suffered minor cuts and bruises but Mills was unhurt. Time was running out. Mills flagged passing motorists who helped him set his car back on its wheels and he raced to Oklahoma City. He reached the license bureau minutes before the doors closed. Then, a wild dash to his bride's home. The preacher was waiting. His bride was blushing. Things were going right at last. That's when the shore patrol walked in. Collaring Mills, they began to haul him off Tor failure to report in accident, despite his protesk, 'but I'm getting married." The Navy cops explained, sadly, there ivas nothing in the code of naval aw to cover' the situation. Mills' future father-in-law, Joe T. r ranklin, persuaded the SP's to Ive the sailor a few hours, enough ime to tie the knot. After the reception, the happy, and unhappy sailor showed up at leadquarters. At last, his luck changed — most of the policemen were married men, and sympa- hetic. They agreed that the auto wreck, arrow squeak with the license bu- eaii, and arrest during the cere- noney were bad enough. To make •lills spend his wedding night In le brig would be too much. He reports to base police today. Ex-Slave Marks 110th Birthday Watching Video DETROIT W) —Mri. Mary King who started life as »n Alabama slav Ju»t 110 years ago, spent her birth day Sunday in her customary fash Ion—puffing on a pipe and watch Ing television. Mrs. King, believed to be Mlchl gan's oldest resident, has lived fo years with a niece. MM. Beatrlc Hosklns, whom she reared. Sh said she still loves fried chicken an. occasionally has "a little nip o wine." "I thank the Lord for my niec and for the people who give me m old age money every month," sh said. "I have no worries now. I Jus watch television and smoke m; pipe." Dinner Not Ready, Man Beats Wife NEW YORK I/PI — "I'd prepare! his favorite food for him — sauer craui and potatoes—all I had to do was warm it up," said Mrs. Jennli Srabowskl. But the 51-year-old mother o: ive children told police yesterday her husband, Stanley, 59, wanted i eady as soon as he got home Saturday night. Because It wasn't ready, she added he tied her to a ellar beam and then kicked and ilackjacked her into unconsciousness. GrabowskI, a construction worker was held in $1.600 ball on charges f felonious assault and weapons aw violation. Mrs. Grabowski was eported In poor condition at Queens ospltal. They have been married 25 ears. Edson Continued from Pagt 8 im the explosion of the experi- ental Bell X-2 rocket-powered ane.which fell into Lake Ontario urlng a test flight. The plane ex- oded while being launched from B-50 "mother ship." Two Bell st pilots, Jean Ziegler and Prank elko were reported missing. The Air Force has at least one her X-2 with which experimental ghts can be continued. This Is in accordance with regular practice In ordering two or three aircraft for each test model, lor protection against' loss or damage as in this case. Not much Information has been put out about the X-2, but it is presumably an improvement on the Bell X-1A In which test pilots hope to reach Mach. 2—double the speed ol sound, or 1530 miles an hour—at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., this summer. Neither the X-l nor the X-2 is o tactical aircraft. Both are experimental planes with turbine fuel pumps using liquid oxygen, alcohol and water for their rocket- power. The X-2 has stainless steel wings and tail with a K-Monel metal body to withstand the air friction heat developed at supersonic speeds. Kentucky Girl, •forse Invited To Coronation PHILADELPHIA I/PI — A 12- ear old girl and a Kentucky-bred addle horse will make sidelight ews at the coronation program in England next week. Little 12-year old Harriet Susan larrison of Ardmore, Pa., has been invited to participate in the program by the Earl of Athlone, president of the Royal Richmond Horse Show. She will present a troilhy to the .show on behnlf of American saddle horse interests, who for the Ilrst time will be exhibiting one of their breed, Royal Charm, abroad. Among the Shlahs of India, & husband may have ,as many temporary wives as he chooses, accord- Ing to the Encyclopedia Britannica. AMERICA'S LARGEST SELLING KENTUCKY BOURBON... SOllncniselnAgt... No Increase in Price! Still S A06 3 only... *"" 4/1 IT. 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Because their only communication is by native runner to Katmandu, Nepal, reports from the climbers usually are delayed a week or more. • "It depends on how long the weather holds," commented, Robert Botz, secretary of the New Delhi Himalayan Club. "My guess is they will keep trying until the monsoon strikes. If they have enough time they win be able to use each team of climbers more than once." Th« Indian government WMrifur station In New Delhi has predicted »t least one more day of fair weather. The double attack plan calls for * couple of two-man teams to try th« last dash across the south ridge to the summit, one at a time. DEAF? Now thert is no need to le hearing handicap you In businew or in social activities. The new "AUDIO- TONE" Hearing Aid may help yoU regain the joys of better hearing. This tiny instrument has many advanced engineering features, such at its printed circuits which eliminates most servicing problems, yet has a powerful.beautifuUyclearand natural tone. "AUDIOTONE" Is approved by 'the American Medical Association, Come in for a KREK demonstration. Kirby Drug Stores Ball Players Beat Man Who ^atally Stabbed Woman Friend NEW YORK (/Pi — A 32-year-old nan fatally stabbed his woman riend at a Central Park baseball ame yesterday, then was savagely leaten by enraged players and pectators. The-man, Edward Cartagena, was saved when mounted patrolmen Intervened and guarded him until the arrival of police radio cars and an ambulance. Cartagena's victim was Carmella Ollvo. 32. a widow described by police as his estranged common-law wife. Detectives said the woman was with her sister in the rcowd of 1,000 with her sister In the crowd of 1,000 play. Witnesses were quoted as saying Cartagent appeared with a six- inch knife and attacked Mrs. Olivo. She sought to flee but was cornered at the backstop. Cartagena, who was treated for cuts and bruises of the head at Knickerbocker Hospital was booked on a charge of homicide. 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