The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1950 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 15, 1950
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PAGE 8UT£EN Trained Troop Demand Speeds Reserves' Overseas Movement BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WASHINGTON, Nov. H. (if)— • The demand for trained troops in Korea hu ipeeded the overseas movement of reserves, defense of- Jtciai» said today. They malnUHi- ed, however, that this has not broken down the priority system based on age and previous combat service. • : ' Individual reservists and groups stationed In camps around the country have been complaining to .their hometown newspapers and friends that they were being rushed overseas while olher reservists with less World War n service were being permitted to stay in this country. The reserve assignment program , ; was announced by the Defense ; Department last month. Tills program set up a schedule (or the eventual release of reservists and a point system to determine whlcl •. men would be sent overseas. The whole program, Army an Department officials pointed out was .based upon (he "exlgencie of the services." Th-'.y said tha in plain language this meant ani still means that military need come' first in every decision tha has to be made regarding the al ' ertlng or shipment overseas of res ervists. Besl Qualified Sent The army said that policy o sending abroad those best qualified to :do the Job is still being followed. Spokesmen explained thai this often means that a reservist with a particular speciality or qualification has to go ahead of another man who put In less combat jervice during the last war. The army also pointed out tha reservists voluntarily accepted their reserve status on the understanding that they would be ready for dutj whenever the government decided they were needed to meet an emergency." Defense officials stressed the right of any reservist to appeal to the office of the Army Inspector General if he feels that he Is being treated unfairly. Vet Takes 60,000-Mile Trip to Visit Buddies Most of the complaints from reservists have been in the army, because this branch has had to »upply ;the big proportion of the additional forces needed in Korea. 'Bicyc/e Thief Star Goes to Moscow on Cultural Pilgrimage '.• ROME (£>—Lamberto Maggior- »ni, a modest Italian machinist who won film fame as the star or the : prize-winning' movie, "The Bicycle '• Thief," has gone to Moscow as a ; member of an Italp-USSR cultural pilgrimage, "I/Unlta," the Communist newspaper says. ;- Hard times followed fame for • Maggiorani and last January his : plight reached newspaper front pages. The Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE) reported that he was penniless, unemployed and unable to buy a birthday present for his 12-year-old son, Enrico. CARE provided, a birthday dinner with a package which had arrived ftom .New York. Later it w ns reported . Maggiorani had obtained a job. The "Unila" announcement said Maggiorani was a member of a delegation of 20 persons making the trip sponsored by the organization for cultural exchange between Italy and Russia. The Hawaiian Islands, discovered .by Captain James Cook in 1778, 'were originally named the Sandwich Islands, after the Earl of Sandwich. JOE PRETSCH AND LADDIE (and the Jeep) wen*' for . W p to »ee some of Joe*. Army buddies. In tg month*, they uw tSO of them. But (here ve >till 30 left for next tim*. By JACK P. GABRIEL NBA Staff Correspondent BLOOMING GLEN, Pa. (NBA) — After a long hitch In the Army, a guy gets homesick to see his old buddies—homesick enough to spend 28 months on the road in a jeep. GunthcT (Joe) Pretsch, a 29-year- old ex-GI from Blooming Glen, didn't want to let his experiences fade nto dim memories. He'd made a lot of friends. He also had rosters from >ach of those four units, and the osters contained the addresses of he men he'd served with. Joe de- ided to go on a little trip. He didn't have too much cash, lut he had a good jeep he'd bought n Paris. He converted • 4 by 8- oot Army trailer Into something hat would fit the requirements of ravel, with a bed, stove and an ice box; it was wired for electricity nd even had * water purification ystcm. One' day in January, 1948. he tnrted out, taking Laddie, a four- year-old collie fdog, along for com- oany. Florida' was the first stop occause one of his closest buddies ived there. "He didn't know I was coming," 36 says. "I never let anybody now that because I didn't want ny fuss." The visit was so pleasant that it ave Joe an idea; he'd spend six lonths touring the country and ooking up old friends. He. dropped In on another pal ' . a hen hit the trail to still another' rnere were 2BO names In those ros- ers with nmrks beside them; each epresentcd a guy he wanted to see gam. • • • • When he realized he was getting arther away from home than he ary job. As he kept traveling, he took more of them; picking-apples put a lot of gas Into the Jeep; a few tons of salt got shoveled in Denver and some cows were tended near Sacramento. "I even did n stint of short- order cooking. The job 'was short, too," Joe grins. "The boss found out I didn't even know how to cook." - After each visit, Joe continued on to another address, always assured of a welcome. And there were personal messages he picked up at each stop to be delivered farther along his route. Before the six months were ended, Joe knew he couldn't turn back. The adventure of travel almost lured some of his old .pals who wanted to accompany him. "But they were mostly the married ones," rie explains, "and their wives were n't in favor of anything but my quick departure. • • • Although his addresses led him to only 39 states, he criss-crossed all M of and got into Canada and as far south as Mexico City. Part- time work In Mexico was a problem, but Joe managed to stay abreast of hii ihree-squares-a-day by stocking up on cheap trinkets dear to the natives' hearts and exchange them for personal needs. Heading north again. Jce stopped in Tucson, Ariz., long enough to attend the state university for a course-- In business administration under the .GI Bill. He had former army friends there, too. Then those remaining addresses In the rosters proved too tempting" Three months after he began the school term, Joe was on his way again. He finally saw 250 of the 280 on his list. ANY WEATHER Yes, it's always {air weatlicr when gooil friends gel together — wilh iliat tincsl of American whiskies — Seagram's 7 Crown... Sure forecast of ideal drinking enjoyment. far jromr friendt .. .snre |}ut the drinks y<» Krre them will be Hell >tt?C f*r 7f*nrir.,.ivtc tint you'll ke d<mWr plKucti- By the compliments jo« hear. By (tie superb whisker Seagram's 7 Crown. Hlcridcd Whiskey «t8 Proof. 65 C /. Grain Neutral Spirits. S«*gr»m-Disfflm Corporation, N.Y. Labor'* Lou to Toti; And In Hard Cash, Too CINCINNATI, Nor, li, (AP) — The American Federation of L»- bor'« L*»gue for Politic*] • Education spent 120,735.73 In an effort to defeat Senator Robert A. T»ft, Republican, Ohio, for reflection. A Herben, treasurer, filed the report with the county board of elections yesterday. : Taft defeated Joseph T. Ferguson, his Democratic opponent, by * landslide majority. The report was held rup because it was not accompanied by recepits ror expenditures and hu not been sworn U). Receipts were given as 123,520.46. \-Year-Old Hindu Reported Married NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 15. (AP) -New Delhi newspapers reported way that three-year-old Gyanen- ra, placed on Neptal's throne when U grandfather was deposed, had tarried but the Nepalese embassy enled It. "No good Hindu gels married this month, which U fit only for dogs io wed," said the embassy spokes- nan. , The newspaper .report' said Gy- inendra married the granddaughter ' the prime minister. denl of nlles at a cost of about $4000 M'ery cent hard earned. "Maybe I'll start out again pretty soon," he says. After all, there are sii'll those 30 buddies he didn't get to see. He may find them next time—unless they've gone to Korea. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IB, I960 Slippery-as^Soap Tot Helps Pop Get 'A'in Speech Class PLATTEVILLE, Wil., Nov. 15. W»» -Nine-month-old Jimmy Millard ha« helped his dad pull through on a tough assignment at platteville State Teachers College. Speech teacher Claire Schellhase had assigned Ray Millard to talk on some process with which he was familiar. Nine months of helping his wire Ruth, care for Jimmy should qaul- Ify him to speak with some authority on tlie subject of baby's bath. Millard decided So yesterday, he showed up at s l=« ec . n . c!as f with bath equipment and baby Jimmy. i «• "Did you ever try to capture an elusive cake of soap In (he bath tub?" Millard asked a giggling "That's just like Ij-ying to hang on lo a slippery baby." Jimmy wriggled out of his father's graps, grabbed the soap and waved It at the class. When the bath and speech were finished, ylininy permitted himself to be passed from lap to lap. And daddy collected an "A" from Miss Schellhase. Memphis Candy Maker Draws Fine of $500 MEMPHIS, Nov. 15. W) — S. L Bright, owner of the Reliable Candy Co., was fined »500 in federal court today on a charge that his firm shipped contaminated candy. Bright pleaded nolo contendre (no contest) (o the charge of violating the Pure Food and Drug DOUBLE TAKE-Hollywood actress Andrea King, visiting a California Marine base, picked up a beauty title. Leathernecks stared appreciatively and tagged A»ir«» "the second look girl." Act. The government charged that candy sent to Hope, Ark.. June 27 and Brinkley. Ark., July 3 contained Insect particles. Asst. U. S. Atty. Thomas C. Farnworth told Judge Marlon S. Boyd unsanitary conditions In the .Memphis plant had been corrected. Folks Saved From Fire by Teen-Age Ldd PROVIDENCE, H.I,, Nov. 15. fAP)—Wayne Spearfven, (3, didn't go to school today. He didn't have shoes that matched. Also he was a neighborhood hero, man-of-the-house ror a family of nine and chief of Ihe worry department. At midnight he calmly led eight brolneri and listers «ad a «<•«• from their flaming home when 'unable to extinguish the jir* him. self. He wac slightly burned when an oil tank exploded u he tried to throw It out: Household fum- Ishing and the family 1 ! clothing were consumed. That's why "~ shoes didn't match. Hit mother, Mri. Leda Spearftefl was *t lying-in hospital to be with a married daughter, which left Wayne In charge. 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