Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 23, 1974 · Page 30
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Wfcuy^ ,'Pmama ^Ity. Fla.j Sunday, Juno 28,1971 IWr \'/y V If- G.I.Bi Hard - Fought Legislation t ^ _„.jfON (UPI) - In 194)$fti$. John Gibson of Georgia was driven 150 miles at breakneck speed . through a 'driving ralnstornvto a waiting plane, and flown to Washington to attend a crucial meeting at which- House and Senate conferees were deadlocked. As he strode Into the committee room he said: "Americans are dying In Normandy In the greatest Invasion In all history and anyone who Cold War Turned Hot In Korea SEOUL (UPI) -Twenty-four years ago on a Sunday morning, Korea flared up in a war that became the first military confrontation between the West and the Communist bloc. The hostilities, which followed five years of cold war, raged for three years and came to an end with the restoration of the status quo. No one gained anything but all suffered heavy losses. On June 25,1950, crack troops from the 200,000-man North Korean armed forces, backed by 500 Russian-built tanks and 2,000 artillery pieces, struck across the 38th parallel in an all-out attack against South Korea. North Korea launched the surprise push across the border hoping to conquer American- supported South Korea by force and unify the divided land under communism. The United States had withdrawn its forces from South Korea. The 100,000-man South Korea armed forces, originally designed as a constabulary force with light weapons, could not stop the simultaneous North Korean thrusts on all fronts. South Korean troops fell back and the invaders took Seoul, the southern capital, in three days. As soon as the Communist invasion began, the United States convened the United Nations Security Council which asked North Korea to pull its troops back to their original positions. North Korea ignored the U.N. call, and the Security Council on June 27 adopted a resolution calling on U.N. member nations to come to the aid of South Korea. The United States was named as the U.N. executive agent in this effort. On June 30. President Harry S Truman ordered Gen. Douglas MacArthur to use American ground forces to check the Communist onslaught. MacArthur was appointed commanfl- er-in-chief of U.N. forces in Korea. The first stage of the war saw North Korean men and tanks pushing all the way down and controlling most of South K-rea. The rapidly crumbling jvjuth Korean forces and slowly arriving American troops were squeezed into a tiny perimiter along the southeastern coast by July 31. But they held across a 150mile front around the southern port city of Pusan until more men and arms from 16 U.N. member nations arrived. On Sept. 15, MacArthur opened the second phase of the war by landing a force 150 miles behind North Korean lines at Inchon, 25 miles west of Seoul. With the landing, South Korean and American troops pushed up from the south. The U.N. forces, now on the . offensive, recaptured Seoul, the South Korean capital, on Sept. 25. The allies crossed the prewar border and marched on, capturing the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Oct. 21. Late in November, some U.S. and South Korean units reached the Yalu River, North Korea's border with China. It was as if the war was near its end. But the conflict took a new turn Nov. 25 when 600,000 Chinese "volunteer" troops • crossed the Yalu and joined the North Koreans in an effort to r-ck U.N. forces, vthur ordered all his including South Koto retreat to the original border. The Chinese and North Korean forces did not stop there and took Seoul for the second time on New Year's Day, 1951, but U.N. forces soon threw the Chinese and North Koreans back again. From this point on, the war became stalemated with the two sides pushing up and down short distances but generally staying along the 38th parallel. On June 23, 1951, Russia's U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed truce talks. Peace negotiations started but dragged on for more than two years until an armistice was signed July 27,1953. It was a costly war for all parties. The United States, taking the brunt of the allied effort, spent $20 billion and suffered 140,000 casualties including 34;'000 men killed. More than 140,000 South Korean troops were killed in action and the South's combined military-civilian losses stood at some 500,000 dead and 430,000 wounded. Communist tolls were even higher, according to a Pentagon estimate. Nearly 300,000 North Korean soldiers and 200,000 Chinese "volunteers" were killed and 220,000 North Korean and 700,000 Chinese fighting men were wounded, the estimate said. Despite all the bloodshed and money spent, Korea at the end of the conflict remained divided as before, roughly along the same border. The armistice has not been replaced by a formal peace treaty and Korea remains the same way today. dares to cast a vote against this bill should be published to all the world. I'm going to hold a press conference after this meeting. And I'm going to expose anyone who doesn't vote for the G.I. Bill of Rights." The resultant vote was unanimous, ending seven months of hard legislating, and on June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act. In the fall of 1943, America was in the throes of World War II. More than 600,000 men had been discharged from the military, many of them disabled. The American Legion became aware that thousands of these men depended on charity to exist, because the country they fought for had not yet decided how to care for them. American Legion National Commander Warren Atherton proposed that every discharged man be given up to $500 in mustering out pay, depending on length of service. He also called for retaining In the armed services every man WORLD ALMANAC FACTS drive forces re.u:\ii, China Likes NATO HONG KONG (UPI) — China is one of NATO's best friends. For obvious political reasons, the Chinese have never openly endorsed the 25-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization. But in private talks with influential visitors from many NATO countries, top Chinese leaders repeatedly have told them how important the organization is for countering the "aggressive designs" of the Soviet Union. "Go home and tell your people to arm, arm, arm against the Soviet Union," Premier Chou En-lai told a group of left-wing politicians from the Netherlands during a visit earlier this year. Dr. Joseph Luns, secretary general of NATO, quoted Chou's remarks when he told a friend of mine at a recent reception in Washington that China was one of the "best friends'; NATO has in the world today. Chou has made similar remarks to many other visitors from other NATO nations. So have other leaders in Peking, including Mao Tse-tung, the Communist party chairman. Talking with visiting American congressional leaders last year, Chou and other Chinese officials repeatedly made the point that NATO must not be allowed to decline and become militarily weak. Chou and Mao hammered away at this point during meetings with former British Prime Minister Edward Heath only three weeks ago. Peking's propaganda support for NATO is for purely selfish reasons, of course. China feels threatened by the Soviet Union, which she claims has more than a million men- backed by tactical and strategic nuclear strike forces in the area—stationed along the Sino- Soviet border. The border, the world's longest and still not delimited, is in dispute. It has been the scene of serious military clashes in recent years. The Chinese reasoning regarding NATO is simple: So long as NATO remains militarily strong, the Soviet Union must maintain a balancing force in Eastern Europe. The more the Soviets are tied down in Europe, the less pressure they can bring to bear in the Far East. China's main official propaganda outlets, the New China News Agency (NCNA) and Peking Radio, reported extensively on the communique issued following NATO's just- concluded meeting in Ottawa. &RAFVITI' LTifT"— An editorial entitled "Squandering the Public Domain" which appeared in the 1872 World Almanac charged that western railroads received millions of acres of choice land at the expense of homesteaders. To encourage construction of transcontinental railways, Congress f ;ave railroad companies free and through government grants. whose disabilities could be treated medically; enlarging Veterans Administration hospital bed capacity; locating. VA. representatives at the larger discharge centers; and additional help for the VA to eliminate . delay in handling cases. After seven months of struggling, the Legion and supporters of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act helped push the bill through Congress. On May 21,1944, the bill had been sent to a House-Senate conference. By June 8, the conferees had agreed on all but one section. The seven senators were in accord, but the House members were evenly divided. Gibson, the deciding vote, was home recuperating from an illness. A final meeting was set for 10 a.m. the following morning. If no agreement was reached, the bill would die. The Legion reached Gibson after five hours and the ailing congressman, a strong support­ er of the bill, was whisked by car and plane to Washington where he broke the deadlock. During the past three decades, America has invested $29 billion in G.I..B11I education and training for 15 million World War II, Korean, postKorean, and Vietnam era veterans. : There also has been made available since-1944 more than $103 billion in G.l. Bill home loans for nearly 8.5 million veterans, guaranteed by the Veterans Administration. Eleven current members of the Senate and 13 members of the House voted for the original G.I. Bill. The original G.I. Bill was in effect until 1952, when the 82nd ( Congress passed and President Truman signed the Korean G.L Bill. The present form of this legislation —the post Korean- Vietnam era G.I. Bill —was passed by the 89th Congress and signed by President Johnson in 1966. But lawmakers are discover^ ing the battle for more benefits for America's veterans is not over. In February, the American Veterans Movement staged a 19-day sit-in and-hunger strike at the California offices of Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston to protest VA hospital conditions, . The AVM, which claims about 6,000 members, has organized a caravan of cars and trucks in what they are c a 111 n g a "second bonus march" on ' •' w - Washington. Ron Kovlc; art AVM member, said 'the veterans want Improved cftfte; dltlons in all VA .hospitals aW', increased benefits. . Kovlc p r e d i c t e d receii«| tly thousands of veterans across^ the nation will join the march Jn recreation of the 1932 protestjn ! which World War I veterans marched for increased benefits^; The AVM expects, starting 1 ;: July 4, to set up a tent cityjny. Lafayette Park across from tnte White House until Its demaM^ are met. '. QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED SHANK PORTION Lb. WATER ADDED TO All HAM CUTS 1 PRICES GOOD THUUTUE., JUNE 251 SLICED BONELESS SIRLOIN TIP BONELESS SIRLOIN TIP (3 TO 6 LBS.) ROAST , SIRLOIN TIP STEAK Lb. 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