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Where is Unity of 23 Years Ago? By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AFi - Now in November the mind of many a paunchy, tvsiddlo-apo American goes back 1o the time. 2!i years ago this month. when U.S. troops landed in forre in North Africa. Bui it couldn't really have been a full quarter of a century ago. It still stand? so fresh and green in the memory that it must have happened only a dusty yesterday ago. War seemed so simple to the uninitiated then. All that had 1o be done was to whip that hysterical little man with the mustache in Berlin. Then everybody could come marching home, stand outside the neighborhood pool hall, and start whistling at the pretty girls again. The pessimists feared the whole job would take six months or more. They were right. It took several more landings — and a full 30 months — before the victory in Europe was fashioned. Every man has his own recollections of those days in North Africa, our kindergarten 1o war. As we plowed through sullen seas toward the "iron coast" of French Morocco, a grizzled colonel who had survived the first World War, turned to me and said: "So this is your first experience with this kind of thing? Well, what you'll wonder about forever after is how these men will find the courage within themselves to face the things they'll have to. and to do the things they must." Only a few days later that same colonel performed a battlefield feat that won him the Medal of Honor. Anyone who goes through combat owes his life to the help of others. I owe my life, as a gawky war reporter, to two men, neither of whose names I know and neither of whom I ever saw again. One was a soldier who saw me on the darkened deck, just before we were to embark in our assault boats. I was carrying enough equipment to settle Africa, not just, land there. "This is going to be a wet-foot landing," he said. "With all that gear on you'll go down like a stone. Get rid of it." I did. I got rid of everything except a pencil, a notebook and a slender volume of Emily Dickinson's poems. Saviour No. 2 was a soldier ahead of me who. after we had been dunked in 1he water and I had reached a coral outcropping too weak to climb up, stretched down a wet hand of safety and pulled me from the breaking surf. All my life I'll wonder what happened to those two soldiers. That first morning in Africa I saw the body of a young lieutenant, his middle stained red, being trundled back in the hay of a peasant's cart. Only a few hours before I had seen him in the ship's wardroom, his arms on the shoulders of a couple of other junior officers, singing "Auld Lang Syne." That first afternoon in Africa. I remember. Gen. George Patton came roaring up in a tank, his famed pistols strapped to his sides. He saw a colonel landing there, wearing his green dress Around the Rotunda Rankin Recommends Plan for Budgeting U.S. Funds By Harrison Weber DES M01NES — A problem facing most states is that of budgeting federal money. Iowa, f*r instance, makes no provision for showing legislators how much money the state receives from t.hc federal government each year under various aid programs. Ir some stales, federal funds equal state appropriations. | It's An Old Story . . . that police often are forced to stand in for a doctor when babies choose to arrive off schedule. And military police aren't exempt. Air Force Technical Sgt. James A. Ledbetter of Tyler, Tex., a security police supervisor in Vietnam, holds Huynh Thi Cue, a little Vietnamese bundle of joy he helped deliver. uniform that had row after row of award ribbons on it. "What the .... art you," demanded Patton, "a Christmas tree?" I remember camping with the armor in cactus patches, sleeping on the desert under a canopy of unbelievably bright stars, seeing a German prisoner and being surprised because he looked as dazed and tired and innocent as one of our own men. T remember playing yo-yo with Gen. Rommel's troops at Kasserine Gap, and our slow but steady learning of the arts of warfare, and hillsides of crimson and blue flowers in April and the smell of almond blossoms, and the turning north to Hill 609 and Bizerte and Tunis — and victory in North Africa. Fire Destroys 2 Cenlcrvillc Buildings CENTERVILLE (AP) —Flames which were visible for 15 miles ripped through the Hawkcye Lumber Co. and a vacant supermarket Tuesday night, leveling both structures. Firemen said the blaze apparently started from an explosion in the lumber company building. Damage was estimated at $750,000. FARM WIFE KILLED BLA1RSTQWN (AP) — Mrs. Wilma Landuyt, 49, was killed Tuesday when the tractor she was driving collided with one driven by her husband, Victor, on their farm south of here. BEITER'S MARKET For Delivery Call 2266 CHICKEN — TURKEY — DUCK FOR THANKSGIVING — ALL SIZES Choice Cut Beef Roost L Cubed Tender 50c-55c Minute Steak Lb 65c Lean, No Bone Pork Cutlets Lb . 65c SUNKIST ORANGES Lean Country Style Spare Ribs Boston Butts Pork Roast Lb 49c Lb. 42c End Cuts Pork Chops L b. 55c Ocean Spray Whole, Strained Cranberry Sauce 2 SL 49e Hunt's Sliced or Halves Peaches 3 c ™> 65c Dulany Vac. Pack Sweet Potatoes 2 &.', 59c Reconstituted Lemon Juice Realemon i 2 . OI . 29c Pet Evaporated Milk 4 c™ 69c Gedney Sweet Pickle Chips u. OI 39c All Flavors Jeilo 3 3 ;°.V 29c Baker's Chocolate Chips 2 Y 0 ' r 39c None Such (Condensed) Mmce Meat 9oz 29c Kraft Miniature 2—U-oz. pkgs. Marshmallows 45c Kraft Marshmallow Creme rM 19c Diamond Alum. Foil 2 £ 49c Nabisco Sugar Honey Grahams i L b. 37c Northern White or Colored Napkins 2 M ,1 r 25c Miracle Whip Salad Dressing Quart 49c Hormel's Chili White Beans 3 ",*' $1.00 Celery L arg e Bunch 25c 6 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1967 Gerry D. R a n k i n, the state's fiscal director, is recommending to the legislative budget and financial centrol (interim) committee that the legislature require this information be submitted by the respective state department when it comes time to draw Braly Rises From Pen to Top Author By BOB THOMAS I'm** Writer) CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — The door was ajar, and a voice inside the bungalow said, "Come on in." So author Malcolm Braly and his sister, Barbara Millers of Huntinglon Beach, Calif., entered the house to meet the mother they hadn't seen for 35 years. Then what, happened? "We did the only logical thing under such circumstances," Braly reported. "We all got drunk." The reunion resulted from publication of Braly's well-reviewed novel, "On the Yard," a searingly realistic view of prison life as seen from the inside. As many authors do nowadays, Braly was subjected to the television-radio publicity campaign. One of his interviews was on NBC's "Today." His mother, Katherinc Cohen of Culver City, saw the show and recognized him, especially by the way he pronounced his -name, "Brawlcy." She telegraphed him to get in touch with her. The meeting was another chapter in the amazing life of Malcolm Braly, convict author. He was born 42 years ago in Portland, Ore., then moved to Los Angeles, where his parents' marriage fell apart. He was 7 when his mother left the family, 14 when his father went away His teen-age years were spent in Shasta County, Calif., mostly in trouble. In and out of reformatories and jails from the age of 17, he ran into big trouble in 1952 when he and a buddy tried to rob a San Francisco home. Braly was apprehended and convicted of robbery and burglary. The sentence: one year to life. Inside San Quentin he settled down to the dreariness of prison life. He trained himself to be a clerk so he would have access to a prison typewriter. Braly's writings reached Knox Burger, chief editor of Gold Medal Books in New York. He was impressed and bought two suspense novels by Braly for paperback publication. After 10 years of imprisonment, the author was given a parole. The fact that he had earned $10,000 from his writings helped convince the parole board that he could make it on the outside. VERMONT'S FIRST NAME MONTPELIER. Vt. (AP) When Vermont declared its in- dependance on Jan. 15, 1777, the inhabitants first choice of a name for the new state was "New Connecticut." On June 4, 1777, the name was changed to Vermont. up the state budget. This is not only a problem at the time appropriations are made, but the federal money continues to flow even during the interim, Rankin explained. He said in most states, as in Iowa, the governors are not informed themselves on the multitude of federal programs. Gov. Harold Hughes has pointed this out on several occasions and a real attempt has been made in recent months to keep closer tabs on the state's participation in federal programs. One complaint often heard in state capitols is that a state department head can approve a state's participation in a federal program and it may be months before the governor finds out about it. This has happened more than once in Iowa, much to the dismay of Gov. Hughes. The state planning department now has one person assigned to following federal programs, both those already in existence and those pending in Congress. So state officials, especially the governor, have a much better idea of what is going on than they did even six months ago. States are taking a closer look at these federal aid programs. In Oregon, for example, federal programs have to be approved by a legislative interim board before the money can be spent. In California, a legislative interim board reviews all federal programs 'and has 30 days to reject a program. The Michigan legislature writes into the appropriation bills that no federal funds can be accepted during the interim. Any agency in Minnesota applying for federal funds must first submit the application to the interim budget committee before submitting it to the federal government. In Iowa, the governor can accept, federal funds between legislative sessions if no state agency has been designated by the legislature. The combined state and federal programs for Iowa wiil exceed $700 million! Legislative fiscal director Jerry Rankin said this figure includes $414 million appropriated by the last legislature for the current fiscal year which ends June 30th. This is the amount of money that it takes to run state government, plus various tax credits such as the agricultural land tax, homestead credit, etc. The $414 million figure includes $69.8 million which is credited back to the counties. However the total does not include re turning any money to the counties in school aid under the new plan adopted by the 1967 legis lature. In addition to the $414 mil lion, the highway commission will receive approximately $50 million from the road use tax fund for highway construction. Rankin estimates the s t a t will receive $199 million from the federal government t h i _ year, including $65 million for highways, $31 million for edu cation under programs administered by the board of public instruction and another $11 mil lion under programs adminis tered by the board of regents $52 million for welfare pro grains, $7 million for health programs and $11.2 million for programs administered by the Office of Economic Opportuni ty. 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