The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1947 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 9, 1947
Page 11
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER », 1947 GI Insurance Law Is Tested Chicago Case Could Prove Expensive for Nation's Taxpayers WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (UP) The U. S. Supreme Court yester- jjjy aegreed to rule on a far-reahc- ^g new Interpretation of the national service life Insurance law which the government believes might bankrupt the entire GI Insurance program If upheld. The Justice Department appealed the case with an urgent warning that "astronomical" claims were at stake. It said the potential cost of increased payments on GI policies under a lover court decision might be "tens of billions of dollars." The case concerns the method of paying off national service life insurance policies. ... The seventh U..S. Circuit Court ^!,_ of ...^ a A of Appeals at Chicago put a brand new Interpretation of the law which might Increase the face value of policies two, three or more times. BLYTHEVTLLW (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! MGB Situation of Victor and Vanquished Reversed For Japanese and Chinese Who Remain Beggars The government, snid if the lower court decision lx allowed to stand the value of outstanding policies might rise from the present $35,000,000.000 to 537,000,000,000. In addition, the government might be liable for another »1 800.000,000 on policies that already have matured Another $19,700,000 000 mfght be 'added to the cast of lapsed policies if only 10 per cent were reinstated. The case concerned a Chicago woman, Mis. Tillie Zazove, foster mother and beneficiary of a $5.000 policy of Adolph B. Schwartz, a soldier who died during the war. Methods of Payment Cited Veterans Administration regulations authorize alternative ways for beneficiaries to collect insnr- § :e. They are fillowcd to collect value of the policy through nthly payments over a 1 period of 10 years. Or they can elect to receive the benefits of the policy in the form of a lifetime' income. In that event, the monthly payments are smaller, based on the life expectancy of the beneficiary. The size of the payments is based on standards mortality tables in accepted use for commercial Insurance. Mrs. Zazove said this regulation was invalid and violated the national 'service life insurance act.. the law directs that the insurance be paid: "''. . -In equal monthly . payments for 120 months certain, with such payments continuing during the remaining lifetime of such beneficiary." Mrs. Zazove said this meant that she should collect^ the full face value of the $5.000'policy every 10 years. The appeals court, In a 2 to 1 decision, upheld her view. "Even ( if Congress passed the act unwisely," the circuit court said, "we know of no authority in law that authorizes the Veterans Administration to inaugurate an ^economy program." ™ The world today has JS.600,000 telephones, an increase of 7,400,000 since just before the war. EDITOR'S NOTE: NKA Reporter- Photographer Arthur Rlckerby went to Japan for a word-picture answer to the e,uetllon: "Where's Japan flolnj?" Now he has revisited the Orient when he served In the Navy dminr, the war, for a. human pen-and-lena report on the strange contrast between the victor nation of China and Its former enemy. Thin i. the first of three dispatches. Picture* and Text By Arthur Rlckerby NK» Start Correepomlent SHANGHAI, (NBA) — Mao Kang. 10, stood on the quay and sobbed brokenly. Her frightened screams of a minute ago had given way to empty hopelessness. Mao Kang was dirty, ragged, homeless, deserted. She had just watched police drag her mother and older sister to jail. Their crime: snatching of coal that Jell from sacks being unloaded on the dock. Actually it was stealing. But Mao Kang was hungry; so were her sister and her mother. The bits of coal, furtively smuggled across the city, might have brought enough i on the black market [or R bowl of ' thin : Pope Urges Catholic Youth to Follow Martyrs' Paths in Defending Faith socl*»r tod*?, Now Mao Kang didn't have even her mother and sister to help her. Police Ignored the sobbing child. . Mao Kang's story, as she told it to me through an interpreter, is the story of millions of Chinese, inflation, civil war. corruption .and Almost anywhere NKA Staff Correspondent Arthur Kirkirrby his camrra In China's cities, he found l>csj;:\rs. This old man's in Shanghai was Just one voice In a chorus of young and ol'.l. VATICAN CITY, Dec, I. (UP) — 'ope plus urged 8,000 Catholic ,'outlis yesterday to be ready to 'ollow the example of the early jhrlstlan innrtyis In defending their faith against Its enemies. "Are you ready!" Uie Pop* d«- nanded In « speech In the Great Hull of Benedictions. Th« youths shouted "Yes." The pontiff's «p«ch wu delivered at the closing se.ulon of th« llomnu Youth Federation of the Catholic Action Organization. Vatican observers Interpreted the Pope's unusual directness M a response to Ihe violence and Communist af- Hallon In Italy. In a passage urging personal courase, his holiness Mid In part: "Young Catholics not only must form a solid and compact bloc, but they must be moved by strong personal courage, not out of violent purposes, but In self defense. If, due (o particular circumstances, yon arc only a handful, or only one atone, you must always be ready to defend the fnllh and. consequently nubile peace and border and social progress In Ihe country." As an example, the pontiff mentioned the martyred St. Steplien who fought alone against great turned ' '"imbers until death in upholding his fallh. cr > "Such people are needed by the wit Awaits His Cue squeezed by government peace that has bought no peace. Mao Kang and the other millions, whose nation won Its war with American help, today are infinitely worse off than are their former enemies, the Japanese, under American military government. "We have no home, no place ''to sleep, no place to go," Mao Kang sobbed.' "When my mother get. 1 ! out of police hands how will she know where to find me? "We have been sleeping in alleyways, on streets, anywhere. Once we were honest.' Today the only way we can get rice is to steal something and sell it. "We beg for foodf for f money for food- Few ever give us any-" hiiiR. When they don't, we go lungry. and steal." Beggars are everywhere in China xaday. The streets of Shanghai, Tstngtao. Nanking and other real cities are full of them. Little rabies, old women, blind old men,. mothers wearily carrying children j 1'efugces from a peace that h n their backs, trudge from door to j like this ragged woman hunt loor, hands 'outstretched; eyes peading. . \ Some are professionals. Most | ..e riot Many are refugees from I abandoned. They have no money, buttle areas fleeing the civil war. j "° w!! >' to <™"i n living. s brought no peace, millions of for scrips in the streets. *-To gel they must find something they can sell. ' ines* | to post-war Japan as I saw it. Japan, too, has felt Japanese prices sre up 3200 times over those or 1937; China's up 34,000 times. While prices have soared, wages have not. Doctor*, lawyers, professors and other white collar workers live » struggling dny-to-dny existence at b»re"mb- sistence level. China's Bovetiiinrnl, always cor- rttj>l, row !$ worse as Inflation , forces civil employe* to turn more ' and more'lo the "sc|iiee7.e" to eke' out a living. I'saw none of the extremes In Jnpnn that I found In China The Nipponese arc not the best fed people in the world, but Ihere is iiule nc.Uml starvation- Few Japanese aro actually homeless ai- thoiiRh some live In caves, other* In ramshackle wooden and dirt dwellings. If th?rp are beggars in the Japan of Unlay, thoy nre well hidden. American ncrusmtion, American nld, and interim! pmce have meant the difference In Japan. The Chinese are Jealous of tills fact even while admitting the necessity. One Chinese bnMm-.v.iniui. who luis had dealings with Ihe UnlUd Slates for many years, loid me rtcc, j seriously: "I wish china had fought the war against the Allies on the side of Jnpnn. Then we conld be treated as a. conquered country, re- celvo assistance, have pence and church and Pope Mtd. The pop* exhorUd hU , latenera to a "clew-cut and atronc faith.. .Indleaolubly bound up with He', 1 In wrier that they should not waver In their rellfton In later ife ••views Ane**m pay, Turning slain, »o'the early dan of Christianity, the pontiff said: "Christiana In the early eenturlM of ^he church never lived apart, lliey vlalled the forum, bathi, faa- lorle* and shops* they were soldiers and farmer* and biulnw men *ware of their duty of eon querlnf Rone and the world for the Christian faith.The mlaaton la ever the aanie for both«the church and the faithful, namely to brine bock to Christ one's entire public and private life and to light for the sovereign rl«ht« ot our Ijord /or the freedom of the faith, for pet** for Justice." When Hit Hollneaf entered * hall, the crowd arose and cheered wildly for several mlnutei, Then they sang their federation hymn. The pontiff (reetefi the youths with "great satisfaction at recelv hid youllw ot my own diocese,' adding that, u they wanted to be the "Pope's Youth," he wished to be the ''Pope of Youth." "The future belong* Io youth who cim conquer It." he said.'The pontiff then cited principles which he sold were'"never U be lost sight of hi the present house." Including his exhortation on personal courage *nd strong faith, . . . After receiving k iW|i»l benediction, the crowd rose and acconj- panlert the pontiff* formal exit with shouts of "Viva II papa." the complaint el the plaln- Iff, Wallace B. Woodyard. Deled this Ith'dajr ot December, e+I. •ARVKT MOIUUaV Clerk Goldilocks, Who'i a Dog, Adopts Stray Kitten , MEMPHIS, Tcnn. ^(UP)— Goldilocks, a six-year-old Pomemnlsn, profited hor nilstres, 1 ! holding a liny kitlnn tenderly In her moulh. Mr*. W. B. Smith walchfd while the rtog deposited her burden In her sleeping basket. "Goldilocks," Mrs. Smith said, "wntchc-K over the kitten an if she were Ihe mother." Where Goldilocks anl the kitten Is B mystery. The neighborhood felines weren't expecting. All their possessions have been All this was n marked contrast of Inflation, but not like China, nn honest government." the pinch .WARNING ORDER Wallace B. Woodyard, Ptf. vs. No. ltt,34O Patinie Mae Woodyard, Dfl. In the Chancery Court, ChlcXa- .Hawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. The defendant. Fannl* Mae Woodyard, Is hereby warned to appear within thirty day* in tin court named In ths caption hereof and Hardly ladylike is the pose of this pocket billiard player, but then Emery Niles, of Baltimore, JId., is hardly a !ady. He's pictured in costume he'll wear as a member ot the ca«t of Harvard University's -100th annual Hasty Pudding Club show. FOLLOW THE CROWDS TO PLANTERS GIFT and TOY CENTER! Better Than Ever . Before Tfi/j it your dayl Set ffoe fime/ jee lh» car you've been told was years away! 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