Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 3, 1967 · Page 11
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 11

Brownwood, Texas
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Sunday, December 3, 1967
Page 11
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Army Surrenders Fight With Draftee SAN FRANCISCO (API _ f| ie Army announced Friday The Army has surrendered in that Pfc. Joe A. Smith. 23. of its battle to hold on to a draftee Brownsville, Calif., would be re- who spet his entire ]8-month leased from active duty proba- hitch at home with his wife, bly next week, some ofthc time earning $130 a At the same time the an- vcek at a job. j nouncement was made by the ,6th Army. U.S. District Judge i Robert C. f'eckham was issuing a show-cause order, for the Army to explain \vhy Smith I should not be discharged. The | judge laughed when he heard ' about the release. Like 31! the other draftees.! Smith received 30 days leave at ! the end of his basic training al Ft Hood. Tex., in November 1965. He went to his Sacrafnento ; Valley home to await orders. j i Smith waited...and waiter!. , .and waited tfo orders. Finally, he took a $130-a- week logging job with Sillen Bros. Inc., Si nearby Ytiba City to support himself and his wife. Glenda, 23. He wailed a year and a half. All the while, the Army sent Mrs. Smith a monthly allotment check of $95.2&—and in Smith's name they sent an $18.50 tLS. bond ivtty friril months. But he didn't gel his private's pay because tit wasM af 8 post to sign 'for it. Last June 13, Sfnith figured his time was up. donned his almost new uniform and present-1 ed himself for discharge at the Oakland Army base. There was a bit of a "You've got to "be kidding! exclaimed an officer when he hearS Smith's story. Smith said he saw wasn't. The Affny #Mted Sfnith to sefve-fof feal-hts 18 months, to return all the money they had paid if, allotment checks and bonds. The American Civil Lib- erUes Union took up Smith's cause. While the Case Mi tog, Smith fas mild JM Arm? presidio to SfftJ^ and Miplttyetf as 8 fflfttrtf. HI gven Wade jtfivfile Uftt class. Sm!th sai d the Afmy h w b " * . tion. but dropped it Tor I cient evidence. Mediterranean LIVING ROOM The timeless charm of this remarkable Early American grouping will reflect your unerring good taste for years to come. Consists of channel bock sofa and choir In durable vinyl plastic. Note the maple finish trim and knuckle arms, Complete with Eorly Americ-an coffee table.and two end tobies turned legs ond end trim. • Sofa • Matching Chair • Two Lamp Tables • Coffee Table SMARTLY STYIEO SOFA LOW BACK CHAIR MATCHING ROCKER COFFEE TABLE TWO END TABUS SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL EARLY AMERICAN SUITE NOW . . . SAVE!! i«««fif»ffy dyM M*dft«rr«n«on firing worn that wffl compbt* ffcc Jargeit of firing roomi tr family roomt. Choou Hit pie you nctd to •ahane* your Home. Six cuthton toFa, lor* chair and ottoman, luxurious rocker, lamp robUt, lorfe sqvanr occasional fable and coffee table. Choice of fovefy fabric* and ceJor*. Se« Hirt smart yroup now. Youll Jove Hit inf awl Mpett workmarwhip. Modern 3 PC. Bedroom • framed tilting mirror! storage space in bookcase bed! • heavy plank top! • serpentine curved,' • double dresser, mirror and bookcase bed CHEST These ore manufacturer's overstock. We got 'em for less so you $ave t 5 PC. Chrome DINETTE Only $39.50 Braided Rugs 1-9x12 1-2x3 1-3x5 ALL THREE LARGE SELECTION Artificial Plants In Wooden Buckets 19.95 Value Special $12.95 EXTRA LONG BEMCO MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS (Compare with $119.95 Sets) Yours for $77 5 PC. Living Room Groups CHOICE • SOFA » ROCKPR . COFFEi TABLE * PAIR END TABLES MODERN! SPANISH! EARLY AMERICAN! YOUR CHOICE! $ 199 9x12 Felt Base LINOLEUM RUGS $A9S 6 STEAK KNIVES 3-PIECE SPANISH OAK Bedroom COMPARE AT $299 GOOD MAPLE Child Rockers ff Group 1... 9.95 Group 2... 11.95 '.,vj'.:•-'.,* ,i^-> ''-^^jft *#„•«£ "^^^^H«il 5,' (fy^J-' 'iVskt'%. .js-vJStn Zeh • ft* >&8,®W

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