The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 18, 1949
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[FRIDAY, MARCH is, i Ingineers Shift Ian Is Opposed State's Lawmakers Criticize Proposal By Hoover Group IjVASHINGTON, March 18. (AP) b Hoover Commission proposal to ansfer the Army Engineers to the •terlor Department drew heavy op- Iisitlon today from Congressmen of me lower Mississippi River Valley. • Senator McClellan (D-Ark), a •ember of the commission who dls- •nted from the recommendation, lid the proposal would "complete- 1 emasculate the Corps or Eiigl- rers." • Stripping the corps of its civil •notions— construction o! flood pntrol and navigation projects— ould be a crippling blow of seri- s consequences to our national fcfense establishment," McClellan lid In his dissent. • Former Rep. Carter Manasco p-Ala> also a commission mem- r, signed the dissent with Mc- llellan. 1 Rep. Whitlington (D-Miss) chalr- ian of the House Public Works • ommlttce, said the proposed Irans- »r would not promole "either ef- •ciency or economy." Argument "Unanswerable" I Arguments of the McClellan - Eanasco dissent. Whittlngton sMr) i an Interview, are "unanswer- ble." |"No evidence Is submitted that e change would result In more Rifaclory worts." he said. "No val- ' reasons for the transfer are as- fgned. Many reasons against the ansfer are readily apparent." Rep. Norrell (D-Ark) said he bases • Is opposition on two reasons— I d' That the peacetime work the |nglneers do Is Invaluable training fr what they are called on to do in • me of emergency. | (2) That the Engineers by rea- pn of their years of handling it are hrmllar with all details of flood ontrol work and a transfer to another department would cause a loss |f at least some of this experience |nd delay Important projects Rep. Trimble (D-Art) said he fared that If the engineers were r ans . f « rred "mlra - departmental kmabbles and rivalries might arise fcork" ° Uld halllpcr this im Por'ant Praising the 125-year record of ne Engineering Corps, McClellnn •aid that "covetous eyes have long |aze<l upon Its accomplishments." Mexican Police Probe Weft of U.S. Uranium b CITY, March 18. f/p,_A ftheft of refined uranium U.S. atomic laboratory Is A month ago a Mexican : was ar- tested. with a small cylinder ^ Iranmm, police sa id. but r,e^p£ ers were asked then not to publish the Information. The uranium was said by the police to have been earmarked for "Jiipment to Panama The arrest of the Mexican with [he uranium has been kept secret to give U.S. agent* time to inquire Into the case and to locate a ,,,nn Iwho might know something of the (theft from the Vs. atomic labor- Vtory. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Courage and Plenty of Fight Needed to Overcome Handicap By Hal Hojle NEW YORK, March 18. W)-A .sudden blot In the brain struck down an elderly civil engineer at' (lie peak of his career. The stroke left him bed-ridden, voiceless, hopeless. In time he came—on a stretcher -to the Manhattan Beach Veterans' Hospital in Brooklyn. He found company there among It* "forgotten men," graduates of the first and second world war with ailments so serious their recovery chances were doubtful. And he found women there who were willing to spend endless time lo help him find his voice again. They H'ere volunteer gray ladies from the Brooklyn chapter of the Red Cross. They took him Into a small room for treatment of victims of aphasia the lass or impairment of speech that comes from certain Illnesses and brain injuries. It was a bright sunny room. Init the engineer felt alone an<t lost. He winted to be by himself. ••He would get hysterical and weep." recalled Miss Elizabeth Kelly, one of the gray ladies The engineer tvntcl.ed morosely as Miss Kelly and Florence Conklin. another volunteer, held up small cards on which words had been printed. He saw other natlenls pronounce anew the words—"book," "bird," "eat"—slmpl • childhood words thai had become lost In the broken pattern of the vocal paths 1 their brains. Pi«M, Fight, Fight There was a young combat veteran who had been struck by shrapnel. He learned 400 words In a year There was little Frankie. a veteran of the first war who learned to walk after being paralyzed for 12 years. Frankie, the hospital's best morale builder. Inched on tortured feet to the engineer, as he did to all the other patients, nnd mumbled to him through a thick tongue"Fight! fight! fight!" ' And gradually the engineer summoned up the will to try—to fight to overcome the damage wrought by the hidden enemy in him a broken blood vessel. There was nothing wrong with his Intelligence He could still understand. He could still read. But he couldn't even nro- nounce his own name. "That Is what often comes back to them first—the ability to speak their own names and the names of those they love." said Bernard Felsensteln, chief of educational therapy at the hospital. Word by word the engineer worked to recover his spoken vocabulary Miss Kelly and Miss Conklln worked with him alternately, week after week, as long as his strength permitted. Sometimes he learned a Tonsils, frequently remoi-ed be- of their tendency to become *eats of infection, are places where fcmal!, white blood corpuscles »re pormed. New low-cost magic for your dream kitchen WHEN 7011 H»TB your lovely Youngstown Kitchen, you"!! be free forever of the garbage p«U and all its meanness. For the Mullinaider electric garbage disposer — Youngstown's newest kitchen magic — grinds away your food scraps and wbiska them down the drain! 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"I've seen some wonderful things happen here," said Miss Kelly, a retired schoolteacher. And she and the other gray ladles have helped them to happen. "What do these people here have to do to get well?" An attendant asked Frankie as he sat down lor a lesson. "Fight! fight! fight!" said the Kmy-halred little veteran. Jt is the word he says most often because it has kept him alive and hopeful. Sometime, If you think the world has kicked you around, go out to a veterans hospital—and get a lesson In courage. <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Gamblers in Indiana Can Get Unemployment Insurance, Official Rules GARY, Iiiii,, March 18. (/1>| _ O&mblei.< H'lio me out of work prcbubly can collect imemjjloyiireiil Insurance In Indiana. Bui' pmsll- tutea cun't. The tllstlnctlon Is thai nriwll- lutes arc classified us Independent contractors, says Lviimn K lints manager of (he Indiana Unoiii- ploytncnl Compensation Bureau liere. 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