The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 29, 1947
Page 10
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.{ PAGE 1EH BLYTHEVILLB (AlflC.)" COURIER NEWS To Study Military Retirement Plan Will S**k to N«w Legislation for Military Personnel SUM Carmpondcnt) . . WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UP) — Ch»lrm»n Ch»n Gurney revealed to- <tajr that his Senate Armed Services Committee will study the military retirement system to determine whether Congress should enact new Mediation on the subject. •••'. • The South Dakota Republican said be had- followed closely the unfold me of the wartime activities of " Ma] Oen. B«nnett E. Meyers, the fetch-living Air Force procurement officer who was retired for disability in IMS on a tax-free pension of *S50 a month. Meyers' pension was cut .off by the Army as result of disclosures at the recent Congres- •lorml hearing. A Federal Grand Jury now Is in- T<slter»tin« the General's alleged , undercover business ventures while he was buying warplanes for the Government. Though the Armed Services Committee is not concerned speel/lcnlly with the Meyers case, Gurney said his group was "Interested In obtaining all the facts on the military retirement system." "The committee then will decide what, If anything, should be done In. the way of legislative action," Gurney told a reporter. President Truman already Imd asked Defense Secretary James Kor- restal for a list of all Army, Niwy and Air Force officers who have been retired for disability since the end, of the war. Mr. Truman, It was •aid, may use the material as the basis for recommendations to Congress on the military retirement * system. Administration sources also suggested that Mr. Truman might want to find out whether any officers were retired with disability pensions within a few months after having passed rigid physical examinations to qualify for promotions. Another offshoot of the Meyers case is expected to be developed further In the House next week. An Executive Expenditures Subcommittee headed by Rep. George Bender, -R., O., plans to hold closed sessions Monday at which wartime procurement pratice* will be discussed. . • Bender's subcommittee also plans a series of public hearings In mid- December. A subcommittee source said that while the cases under study had not yet developed to the point where they were comparable to the Meyers case, they nevertheless in- Tolved "large sums of money." Bender said evidence showed that aorne Army and Navy officers "en' riched themselves unreasonably" through their wartime connections The charge was made at the recent hearings of the Senate War Investigating Subcommittee that Meyer* became a millionaire through his wartime sidelines. Gurncy's committee has a meet- Ing scheduled for Tuesday. Though he declined to say flatly that the consideration at that time, Gurney retirement system would come up for admitted that "someone probably will want to talk obout It." Whooping Cough Cases in State Cause 38 Deaths liTTLE ROCK. Ark., Nov. 29.— (UP)—Arkansas parent* have been urged to Innoculate their children against whooping cough by State Communicable Disease Control Director A. M. Wnshlmrn. who predicts the disease will take a bigger death toil this year than at any time since 19*3. Doctor Washburn said 38 children hare died from whooping cough so far this year, and that 28 of them have been under one year of "age. Near all of the fatal cases have been under five years old. Since the first of the year 1,530 cases of whooping cough have been reported in Arkansas, a tremendous Increase over the 435 discovered during the first 47 weeks of last, year. Last r week 12 new cases were re- ported—«ven In Cross County alone. Saline County had three cases and Washington County had two. ' Floridt^ Key* Again Hit By Tropical Wind Storm KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 29 (UP) — Residents of the Florida keys, who thought the storm season had ended a month ago, today counted an estimated $15,000 damage from 86-mllc winds that »truck a brief blow here yesterday. The freak tropical storm swooped across the keys without warning yesterday, felling trees and smash- Ing a number of small boats up on the beach. Ole Man Winter Is Just Around the Corner : - - — ^-.the water from y««r tin* **4 Ml UMB with «l- cfctariwe aati-frten »].We win to t *A t* nuke U cmre for M lit JMT term—tlm WE SERVICE ALL TRACTORS Russell Phillips TRACTOR C(X «».' HJw*y n Phone 2171 Trigger Gets o Dirty Deal Millions of horse-opry fans will be grieved to learn that cowboy star Hoy Rogers' great love is not his horse, Trigger. Roy Is going to marry Dole Evens, his leading lady In 28 consecutive pictures. In those 28 movies, Roy always kissed Trigger and left Dale Hat but she'll get her revenge come New Year's Ev«, when the wedding Is scheduled. Girl Who's Never Been on a Farm Is Named An Outstanding 4-H Leader By Claire Cox (XJnitcd Press Slaff Correspondent) CHICAGO, Nov. 29. (UP) —Pat Wall, an 18-ypnr-old reel-head from Savannah, Gn., won n prize today for being the outstanding leader among the nation's farm girls, but. she's never been on a farm. "I don't even know one end of a cow from the other," she said. Miss Wall, a freshman student nt Georgia State College for Women, Is n city member of the National 4-H Club. Her tvork In behalf of the farm organization wns considered 50 outstanding that she won a giant loving cup B J200 college scholarship. "The closest I've ever been to a farm U the flve-ncre- place I live on," she said. "I hKd a. victory garden during the war, and there's an orchard out back, but all you have to do with that Is wnlt for the fruit to come and pick It. "About all I know about cows IB that they give milk, and r drink a lot of it." Miss Wall got her prize mainly for helping to organize the 4-H Club to which she belongs in a suburb of Savannah. She said that when she was to years old some of her schoolmates who lived on farms belonged to 4-H Clubs and had such a good time that she! wanted to join loo. . \ "There wasn't a club in my neighborhood," she said, "so a friend and I orgnnlzcd one. We don't do anything about fanning, but we're building a camp Tor farm members and we help with community projects." Miss Wall was one of several hundred youngsters i attending (tie National -I-H club's 26th National Congress. She said she didn't have much to say when all the farm boys and girls started talking about their work. "I ilon't know anything about fanning," she said. "I'm so embarrassed I don't knoK' what's happening. "When people talk about Hcrc- forris and Angus It Just goes in one ear and out the other." Miss Wall snld she hoped to make a career out of helping farmers through agricultural radio programs, magazine article.* or extension work. "I want to help better conditions of the farmer," she said, "but I don't «•-•-.'. to live on a farm If I can help It." CAB Issues Stay Order On New C. and S. Route MEJvfPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 29. (UP) Clothing Gifts For Europeans Go to Rag Pile 1IEALDSDURG, Cal., Nov. 29. tup > An liivcstigalton was mnue yesterday to determine why 0,000 pounds of clothing, apparently destined for Red Cross foreign relief, was dumped Into the rag pile of the Bnsall Dock Co. The bales of clothing, some of whclh bore the original price tags, were estimated tg weigh a total of three tons when they were unloading at a siding or the Northwestern Pacific Rnilroad. Healds- bvirg residents took some of the clothing- home for their own families, reducing the pile to about two tons. The bales of clothing bore shipping tugs indicating they.hart been sent by~ Die Fresno County Red Cross qhnrtcr to the American Junior Red Cross, San Francisco via the Valley Express Company of Fresno. They included men's suits, women's clothes and coats, and children's coats. Many garments needed only to b c pressed to lie usable. The railroad company, a subsidiary of Southern Pacific, uormalli 1 supplies the rock company with rags and burlap with which gonrlola cars are lined to prevent loss of gravel and snnd in transit. Employes noticed that the bales were not rags, and contacted the Red cross here. Raymond H Barrows, deputy manager of the Rc:l Cross Pacific Area, promised an Immediate investigation Northwestern Pacific 'and Southern Pacific also investigated the matter. Several rcsWenl.s of llcaldsbnrg said they planned to send the clothing they got from the pile to relatives In Europe. — Chicago & Southern Air Line officials expressed surprise today ut a "slay order" issued by the Civil Aeronautics Board at Washington less than 72 hours before the airline was scheduled to start flight service between Memphis and Kansas City. SJdiiej' A. Stewart, C & S executive vice president, said that the CAB wire, notifying us of the stay order, was sent from Washington less than 12 hours before we were scheduled lo start the Kansas City Italian Commies Order Strike End 'Suitable' Substitute Is Promised; Federal Building Surrendered B>« Glulhnu Fcrrlerl (Unllrct Press Staff Correspondent) MILAN, Nov. 29. (UP)—The Pir- lisans surrendered tlio Feclorii Building today nftor holding It for 16 hours and lite Communists ordered an end to a general Biiike but promised a "fjuflnWc" substitute. The occupation — tli c greatest tnrcat to governmental authority since the overthrow of the Mussolini regime—ended nl 5 n,m. ui pin Friday. ESTJ when Oian Carlo J'a- Jetta. Communisl Central Commit- tceinan, walked Into the courLyifd id told 500 partisans to go home. A frcraing rain pounded on the flagstones and the Partisans many pt whom had been standing out In it, cheered loudly. Ten thousand Partisans marched on (he federal building (Prefecture) yesterday but only 500 remained through the nlfilit. I'ajctta told them that tlio "workers" were united in thdr riahi asahist -The Party of the United Slates, a probable reference to the Clntstlan Democrats. The Communist had tailed a Kcncrnl strike In Milan along wl-n seizure of the Federal Uuildin,. ,uul radio station ;m d Imd beaten ill) shopkeepers and restaurant owner's who did not, close their establishments. Pnjetln told the Partisans the strike was suspended. peiuliu:: a decision on a "suitable' 'substitute. Milan was filled -with shan- shoutjng Bersaglicrl (troops) th.> Kovt'rnmcnt had ordered in to reinforce the police. Premier Aloide Do Gasper! in Rome had ordered the military to "take control" it necessary but generals on the scene decided ngainst it. Kcils Ordered Seizure The Communists, who consider the Partisnns their shock forces ordered the seizure and general strike because the government, dismissed Etlore Troilo. the Milan prefect He is an ex-Partisan and Leftist al- Ihoiish Jie is not. believed lo be an outright Communist. Pnjctlu called off the seizure lln-cn-and-a-hnlf hours after Gi;i- scnpe Marazza, under secretary of interior, arrived at the Federal Building (Prefecture) to confer with Troilo. The Comunlsts yielded on their main demand—that he be reinstated. The Partisans in the courtyard were harangued for -so minutes before Pajetta told them to leave. "Milan workers are now ready to defy reaction," he shouted. "We don't like to have a prefect, chosen and imposed upon us by the tolnvfc government (De Caspars government)." "The workers nre determined to go on In their fight for victory of the parties of Democracy, ngiiinst the Party of America, the party r>r the Agrarians, industrialist; aiul cnpftnllsts. ..the workers in Milan's major plants arc now going back lo the factories whore they have shown what they can do." Yesterday afternoon, two truck- service. "We had no previous indication " Stewurt said, "thai the board would reverse Its decision." The CAB re-opened the Kansas CUy-Mcmphls-Florifia route case involving rive air lines, c & S Mid-Continent, Braniff, Delta and Eastern. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 194T = Maimed Veteran in Federal Office Refuses To Sign Loyalty Pledge WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UP)— Walter E. Davis, 22, who' lost his left hand In combat, said today he has refused to sign a government loyalty qucstlonaire because "1 didn't fight for thai, kind of government." Davis, who is employed In the Insurance Department of the Veterans Administration, said he would not sign because of "general principles. ' He said iie lias been advised that refusal to sign might cost him his Job. This Is the first case of Its kind involving a regular salaried Federal employe. Dr. Colston B. Warne, Amhcrst College Economist and unpaid consultant to the President's Council of Economic Advisers, announced recently that h« would nol comply with the loyalty check which is designed lo weed out disloyal Federal workers. A Veterans' Administration spokesman said Davis' case is still "under study." "I didn't fight for the kind of government that tells you to 'sign this—or else,' " said Davis. ."That's what I thought we were fighting to prevent. I fought for some rights. I think those rights have been stepped on. "They can investigate me from here to high heaven and they won't find any blemishes on my record. I'm an loyal as any American, maylje more so. " Davis was wounded twice during the fighting in France. The second time his hand was hit by shell fragments and had to be am- piilntccl. He was discharged in September, 1945 with a. 100 per cent iMbility rating. "This wnsn't a sudden decision," he insisted. "I never expected to sign the loyalty statement." Since August Federal departments and agencies have been distributing the loyalty qucstionaires to the 2,000.000 workers. D.ivls said he didn't want to lose Ills job because he's trying to save money to bring his wartime sweetheart, and her widowed mother to this country from France. "I don't know jnst where I go Jrom here." he mused. "What can you say on a job application for the reason for leaving your last position in a case like this?" Caruthersville PCA To Meet Wednesday CARUTIIERSVILLE. Mo., Nov. 20. --The annual meeting of the Ca- mthersville Production Credit. Association will be held here Wednesday, it was announced today by U. C. Brewer, secretary-treasurer of the organisation. j Mr. Brewer said that a special [ program was being prepared, featuring prizes, music, singing, and a talk by W. s. Brock of St. Louis, president, of production credit corporations in the sixth district. The Ciiiuthcrsville association has 694 member-stockholders in Pemiscot and Dunklin counties. Local offices are maintained in both Peni- iscot and Dunklin counties. Local offices arc maintained in both Caruthersville' and Kennett. T. R. Cole, Sr., of Pascola, is president of tiie association. Brother Came to Stay NEWBURWPORT, Mass. (UP) — John McGulrc came here from his native Cherryfield, Me,, for a brief Beach 'New Look 7 This "harem" swim suit, modeled by Shirley Model!, of Miami Beach, Fla., is one of the fashions that will contribute to the "New Look" on resort beaches this winter. Made of ocean blue elastic satin, the suit has a skirt cut with a Turkish drape ofTect Bus Drivers Strike CANTON, O., Nov. 29 (UP)—A citywide strike of bus drivers and ga- ragemen began at 6 a.m. today, virtually ending public transiiorntion In this city of 140.000. The local Bus Drivers Union (AFLi voted fov the strike at a mass met- hiff early today after all runs were completed. The company, the Canton Bus Lines, offered a last-minute wage raise of 10 cents an hour but the miloii stuck to Its original demand for 33 cents an hour more. visit with n sister. That was 50 years ago, but he's still here. loads of leftists tried to wreck the rightist newspaper 11 Mattino Di Italia, but troops drove them off. Communists sacked the newspaper plant two weeks ago and it resumed publication yesterday. 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