The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on June 23, 1944 · 12
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Friday, June 23, 1944
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12 PortI-FRIDAY,JUNE23,1944 COS 5ttgClCS CimCS President, in Ceremony, Signs G.I. Bill of Rights 4 Official Action Sets Up Vast Government Machinery to Help Veterans in Civil Life WASHINGTON, June 22. (IP) President Roosevelt today signed the "G.I. Bill of Right3," setting up a vast government aid program for veterans of this war. With Congressional leaders and heads of veterans organizations looking on, the Chief Executive put his signature to the measure authorizing Federal loans, hospitalization, job insur ance, schooling and other ex-service benefits estimated to cost between $3,000,000,000 and $6,500,000,000. The President read a state ment saying the bill, carries out most of the recommendations he has made for veterans' aid and notifying the members of the armed forces that the people at home will not let them down. . Asks More Benefits He urged additional war service legislation, however, to give veterans social security credit toward old-age pensions for the time served in the armed forces and to provide education and unemployment compensation benefits for members of the merchant marine. What veterans' want more than anything, he said. i3 assurance of employment after the war. Parenthetically he urged the - Congress to hasten work on legislation providing compensation for warworkers during the Industrial shift from war to peacetime manufacturing and recommended prompt action on legislation to provide for the orderly disposal of postwar surpluses. Designated the "G.I. Bill of Rights" by the American Legion and other sponsors, the measure covers generally both men and women who have served 90 days or more "in the active military or naval forces on or after Sept. 16, 1940 (date of the draft law's enactment,) and prior to the ter-mination of hostilities In the present war," and who have been released from service "under con ditions other than dishonorable." The measure includes a provision that whatever benefits the veterans receive under the "G.I." bill will be deducted from any adjusted compensation or bonus which may be voted. Bill's Main Benefit! The principal benefits include: A flat weekly $20 unemployment payment. For each calendar month of active service the veteran will be entitled to four weeks of allowances. Payments will be limited to 52 weeks for the first two years after discharge and will be denied to veterans -who refuse "suitable" work. A minimum of a year's education for veterans whose school ing was interrupted by the war, with the government paying up to 5o00 in annual tuition and other fees in addition to $50 monjhly subsistence, plus $25 for dependents. The law pre sumes that education was inter fered witn if the veterans entered the service while 25 or younger. Those older ones will have to prove interference. Maxi mum schooling, either in pub lic or private colleges, uni versities, trade or business schools, will be limited to four years, depending , upon the vet eran s length of service. He will select his school, subject to Vet erans' Administration regula tions. Government guaranteed loans by private and public lending agencies at not more than 4 per cent interest, repayable in 20 i IO- " " if ' X , "35 ' F J v i r I - y r -&y - V ii - ii M Xf " - Mdfc hi iiii'Iii m ii liil.niHiminiinin m ' Times photo MARRIED Anna Lee, film actress, end her husband, Capt. George H. Stafford, Army pilot, who were married yesterday at church ceremony in Beverly Hills. & maty FOR YOU! The famous FER.RO Brand, to popular in romantic -Old Mexico . . an excellent quality vermouth, delightful straight, as a mixer, or served chilled with a twist of lemon peel. A drink you'll enjoy more and more. . . HECKER CO., INC. 1307 H. WfSTtDN AVf . 10$ ANGHB isitnutoiw T years. The government will guarantee loans for purchase and repair of homes, farms and small businesses up to 50 per cent of the principal; provided the guarantee does not exceed $2000. and the Veterans' Admin istration will absorb the inter est for the first year on the amount guaranteed. In cases where an original loan has been made or financed by a gov ernment agency, the Veterans Administration may guarantee the' entire amount of a second ary loan covering the required 20 per cent down payment on the purchase price of a home. Creation of a job-finding agency within the U.S. Employment Service, with the director of the Veterans' Administration as chairman. Governor Pocket Vetoes State Veterans' Bill SACRAMENTO, June 22 (IP) Gov. Warren wound up his consideration of special legislative session bills today by pocket vetoing measures which would have appropriated State funds for war veterans' education and the construction and repair of waterworks facilities in San Diego and Modoc counties. The veterans' bill provided that if the Federal government failed to meet the complete cost of a veteran's education, the State j should make up the deficit to the school district. In announcing his disapproval, the Governor said the State legislation was prepared before the G.I. Bill of Rights was passed by Congress and that he al- Army Flyer Weds Actress Wedding bells yesterday rang a happy Hollywood climax to a romance that began to the roar of an air transport over North Africa. Anna Lee, 26. British-born film actress, and Capt George H. Stafford, 24, of the Air Transport Command, who piloted the plane in which she and other film en tertainers toured the Mediter ranean war theater nearly a year ago, were married at Beverly Hills Community Presbyterian Church. Alfred Hitchcock, producer, also British-born, gave the bride away. Miss Joan Harrison, another British-born producer, was matron of honor. Best man was Capt. Stafford's brother, J. W. Stafford, of Houston, Tex. After the wedding a reception for about 50 guests was held at the bride's home at 715 N. Palm Drive, Hollywood. The couple left for a 10-day honeymoon in Montana. ready had approved legislation authorizing State-Federal agree ments on veterans education and ' the allocation of Federal funds. The Governor signed 60 of 64 bills sent him by the Legisla ture. 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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY SOUTHERN COUNTIES GAS COMPANY Unequalfodjor economy, heaf-contref and speed THE MAGIC FLAME THAT WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR FUTURE Officials Cite Vital Need for Victory Gardens Victory gardens this year are not only patriotic but an abso lute necessity if the nation s advances in its European program of liberation are to be consoli dated, 25 industrial executives were told yesterday by Victory garden, food rationing and man power officials at the board room of the Chamber of Commerce. Yesterday's conference was called to reappraise the Victory garden program in Southern California in view of the invasion and the problem of feeding liberated Europeans. Food Problem Cited 'Every time we conquer territory, we must feed those liberated for six months," E. H. Spoor of San Francisco, California director for the War Food Administration, said. Guy Kinsley, also of San Francisco, regional rationing director for the Office of Price Administration, said that an unfavorable growing season in 1944 would lead to a 9,000,000-case shortage of canned foods as compared with last year. He pointed out that a 270-day food supply i3 necessary for each soldier on the invasion front. "Those growing Victory gardens are doing as important work as those on assembly lines," G. N. Cunningham of Los Angeles, representing the War Manpower Commission and the United States Employment Service, said. . Plans Outlined Norvell Gillespie of San Francisco, Coast director of the Vic tory Garden Institute, outlined fall and winter Victory garden plans, which will be discussed further by agency officials and industrial executives at another meeting at Warner Bros, studios today. Emerson Spear, vice- president of the Pacific Wire Rope Co., will be today's chairman. . - -Victory gardeners last year, 20.000,000 strong, produced 8,000,-000 tons of food, amounting to 10 per cent of the national vegetable supply in 1943, the War Food Administration announced yesterday. The administration reported that in 1943 nearly 56,-000,000 cases of 15 major vegetables were set aside for war needs and that this year more than 86,000,000 cases will be required. The vital need applies to snap beans, beets, carrots, green peas, sweet corn, tomatoes and tomato products, with tomatoes a "must ' in every garden. RUM IMPORTATIONS PERMITTED TO RISE BY 25 PER CENT WASHINGTON, June 22. (JP) The War Production Board announced today that a 25 per cent increase would be ordered at once in the 1944 quotas for the importation of rum and other beverage cane spirits from foreign countries, along with a corresponding increase in the production quotas for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. , The increase was granted, the W.P.B. said, partly to let the Latin-Americtn countries share in the benefits of the improved alcohol situation which prompted the W.P.B. on Tuesday to grant United States distillers a month-long "vacation" .from the production of war alcohol. The interval will be used for the distillation of beverage alcohol. House Deals Blow at Court WASHINGTON, June 22. (U.R) Moving after a Supreme Court ruling that insurance companies are aable to prosecution under the antitrust laws, the House to day overwhelmingly approved a bill specifically exempting such concerns from provisions of the Sherman and Clayton acts. The measure was passed and sent to the Senate on a 283-54 roll-call vote after a score of members rose to denounce the high court's June 5 ruling as an attempt to "submarine" the Con stitution and :a s"blow at the heart of State sovereignty." Chairman Hatton W. Sumners (D.V Tex.; of the Judiciary Com mittee, crew applause by assert ing 'that I do not propose to yield to the Supreme Court and destroy the greatest democracy in the world ... I call upon Congress to assume its responsibil ity." - Opponents, led by Reps. Eman uel Celler (D.) N.Y., and Jerry Voorhis (D.) Cal., pleaded in vain that the House avoid establishing a "dangerous precedent" in enacting legislation to overrule judicial decisions. Deadline Near on Claims for Tax Exemption With the deadline for the pres ent assessment season in Los Angeles . County next Monday, there are still many hundreds of war veterans, as well as several churches, who "have "not filed their claims with the County Assessor for tax exemption. This was the assertion yesterday of County Assessor John R. Quinn, who declared all claims for tax exemption of any kind must be filed in his office on or before Monday at 5 p.m. Assessor Quinn emphasized that veterans of World War II must have an honorable dis charge or other evidence show ing they have served in the armed forces and subsequently been released from active duty. Quinn asserted that because of the large influx in popula tion and growth of the county the assessment roll this year will, be the largest in the history of the county. - SOLDIER'S SISTER SEEKS VENGEANCE ON NATION'S FOES Sister of a sergeant who was captured at Corregidor and later died In a Jap prison camp, Kathryn A. Kozer of 6035 Venice Blvd. yesterday requested foreign duty as she began basie training in the Women's Army Corps. "I know my brother would wish me to serve with the Army Air Forces," declared the recruit as she took the oath on her 25th birthday anniversary from Lt. Catherine Nolan. Miss Kozer has another . brother, Pvt. Robert S. Kozer, in the Army Air Forces, and a sister Irene in .; defense work. SERVICE EHGIhEER Stationary Boilan Equipment. Technical Gradual or LicanM. Apply by Uttar detailing qualification! and xparienc. C. C. MOORE fr CO. Inflmart S55 S. flower Street American Reporter Seized in Argentina WASHINGTON, June 22. (IP) The State Department today received information that Stanley Ross, an Associated Press re porter, had been arrested by the Argentine regime. No information is available, the department said, as to the reason for the arrest. FOR THOSE PLANNING TO VISIT E?0i DSD Te now offer yon complete convenience ftt obtaining accommodations. Reservations may be made through The Town House Exposition 1234 Thelouin House WIISHIM ILVD. IOS ANOIll tHISr HOTtLS UNDIR HILTON MANAOIMINT " f ' ""v'v-W SW J , it5 IlillHiiii 3 There was a young gentleman --sr (That's what we hear) Who lived upon nothing But victuals and beer; Victuals and beer were The chief of his diet Eastside (of course) If and when he could buy it. enno mm BONDS STAMPS 'DID? Wt art sorry Meed thet it it mot always pouthlt tor yon to get Eashido wbtrt and when yon want it. If at first yon don't succeed, try again. ixtte tOS ANGEIES BRIWING CO.. IOS ANGELES

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