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Strive for Employment
Of Disabled Veterans
Act to Furnish Handicapped With Chance for
Gainful Occupation; Industry Pledges
Its Full Co-Operation.
Netvs Analyst and Commentator.
WNU Service. 1616 Eye Street, N.W.,
Washington, D. C.
When a lot more workers than
Jobs begin to plague the employ
ment offices of the country, some
2Vi million men stand to have a
little tougher aledding than their
fellows . . . that Is, unless the pro
gram that will be getting under way
as these lines appear achieves the
worthy purpose that its designers
have for it.
The potential workers who are go
ing to get this special help are
the men who have made the second
greatest sacrifice in World War li
the ones who gave all never came
back. I'm going to talk about the
disabled American veterans.
In times of great unemployment
a person with a disability has two
strikes on him when pitted for a
Job against a perfectly able-bodied
worker. Therefore, the Disabled
American Veterans, a veterans' or
ganization whose membership is
confined solely to the war disabled,
is setting up the machinery to go
to bat for him so that he from whom
much has been taken to keep the
rest of us secure within the wide
bounds of these United States will
have at least as good a chance as
his able-bodied colleague in getting
a Job where be can earn a living
for himself and his family.
For the first time in its history,
DAV, the Disabled American Vet
erans, has set up a highly integrat
ed national network of employment
officers headed in Washington by
Dr. Gilbert S. Macvaugh, a disabled
veteran of this war and a former
lieutenant oommander with wide ex
perience in personnel and employ
ment counselling. These employ
ment officers have their hands
reaching out in two directions?one
toward the'disabled veteran and one
toward the employer in an endeavor
to bring the two together so that
the employer and the veteran may
meet and reach an agreement on a
Let me give you two small exam
ples of the type of thing the DAV
is getting ready to do in a big way.
Take the case of the man who
had been wounded in the invasion
of Normandy. An injury to his
spinal column paralyzed him from
the waist down so that he is bed
ridden. On directions from the
Washington DAV office, the local
employment officer of the DAV con
tacted the man to see what kind of
yvork he might do while in bed and
yet receive gome Income, In the
man's community there was a
Small plant for making hooked rugs.
The DAV representative arranged
19 have the bed-riddej? veteran
make hooked rugs and market them
with this concern.
Then there li en entirely different
type of case?seeing that Justice is
done the disabled veteran after he
does get a Job. A guard was em
ployed in a certain public build
ing. He had a alight nervous dis
order for which a psychiatrist was
treating him, prescribing a little
medication to be taken while on
duty. One day the medicine made
the veteran feel drowsy and he
asked to be relieved from duty for
a few hours until he could overcome
it That was refused him. Subse
quently charges were preferred
against him And hi was giverj g
letter of suspension. The DAV Na- I
tional Employment officer went to |
she m?t for htm and had Uje wnoie
case uncovered, "~1. .
find Boy Can
Do Jab Wall ^
Back of the helping hand offered
to the disabled veterans to get them
into Jobs a lot of spade work haa
been going on ? the ground has
been prepared with great care so
that when the crisis comes?
many workers and few Jobs?the
former Q.I. who literally gave part
of himself for the rest of us will
have an opportunity to work. The
DAV asserts that he can do a Job
<vell in spite of his handicap. It
points to records it is accumulating
which show that when a disabled
veteran is hired, he shows great
care and conscientiousness In per
forming his task. Ifs something
hks the story of the old Washington
airport?it was one of the most dan
gerous in the United States, but
there were no major accidents on
It. The answer was that pilots,
knowing the hazards, took extra
precautions in using the field. So a
disabled veteran, already knowing
what it is to be handicapped,
uses considerable extra care.
I said the DAV had set up a na
tional employment program for the
first time in its existence, headed
up in Washington by a National
Employment officer. Then each
state has a Chief Employment of
ficer. The OAV in each state is
divided into chapters, or local units,
and each has an employment of
ficer also, thus bringing the contact
of this helping hand right down into
the community where the veteran
lives or is hospitalized.
Before the program can begin
operating in the complete way en
visioned by its planners, the men
who can offer the jobs have to be
contacted personally and the chal
lenge of their opportunity to make
work available to handicapped vet
erans has to be put squarely be
fore them. This has been the first
task of Dr. Macvaugh and his corps
of employment officers.
DAV Gets Off
To Good Start
a strong Deginnmg was maae
when at a conference In Atlantic
City the following representative or
ganizations, among others, were
contacted personally by the DAV
National Employment officer and
asked to influence the businesses for
which they are spokesmen to put
disabled veterans on their work
rolls: the National Association of
Manufacturers, the American Bank
ers association, the Chamber of
Commerce, the National Council of
Farmer Co-operatives, the Ameri
can Farm Bureau federation, the
American Retail federation, the Air
Transport association. Aircraft In
dustries association, Investment
Bankers association. Committee of
Economic Development, American
Trucking association, American
Waterways Operators, Association
of American Railroads, National
Foreign Trade Council, National Re
tall Dry Goods association, Interna
tional Association of Lions Clubs,
National Grange, National Associa
tion of Motor Bus Operators, and so
on. But this gives you an indica
tion of the scope of the cultivation
of the soil for jobs for disabled vet
Available jobs are made known to
the Veterans' Employment Repre
sentative of the United States Em
ployment service, which has agreed
to designate an assistant in each
state wno will specialize to the em
ployment of war disabled G.I.s.
The DAV has developed a system
whereby its chapter employment of
ficer knows as soon as a man wno
has a disability is released from
an institution and is available for
work in his community. He also
knows the disabled veterans living
there who need jobs. It is his task
to bring the men and the jobs to
ii is me uav chapter employ
ment officer who take# the man to
the veterans' employment represent
ative of the USES where the Jobs
are registered, and on to the pro
spective employer, if necessary, to
clinch the employment of the ex
There are Ave planks in the em
ployment platform of the DAV.
First, to convince employers
that they should employ dis
abled American veterans, some
Second, to support the train
ing of disabled veterans for
more than one key Job la an
Indus Uj so that when heavy
unemployment develops, the
disabled man will not be the list
discharged, for he will be able
to do more than cm Job;
Third, to advocate Increased
wages far disabled veterans be
cause they have become mere
valuable as a result st the mul
Fourth, to try Is improve
working conditions for the dis
abled es-G.I. so that his Job Is
a pleasant one;
Fifth, to see that preference
Is given the disabled veteran In
staying en the Job when people
have to be released.
BARBS . . . by Baukhage
Corned beef, corned beef huh,
deviled ham, chili coo came, lunch
eon meat and sausage meat made
up the bulk of the protein diet of
the eoldier at the outbreak of the
war. But don't worry, mother, there
?ere 40 canned meata before they
- wdre through 10 you cm eafeiy
^?erve almost anything he used to
lnveetigatora say he preferred
President Truman recently re
moved a little gun-mode! from his
desk and replaced it with a plough
share. Let's hope it won't have to
be reconverted again.
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Need e chain lor your watch-dogT
The navy haa ? lot of surplus. You
can get it in convenient 90-(oot
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CHAMPS . . . Donald McKnight, 21, Street,
Md., and Mary Arlene Nelson, 24, Humboldt, Kan., new 4-H clnb leader
THE MUSIC LESSON . . . Thomas H. Benton's "The Music Lesson," is
the winner of the popular prise selected by the public in the current
Pain tint in the United States, IMS exhibition, which was held at the
Carnegie institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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FIRST FARMING COHSTPnITY . . . Reconstruction and plan of house
hi the llrst (armiv community known to man, placed in the seventh
mllimlum feefefe Christ by archeoloytsts Seton Lloyd and Fnad Sala
of the University of Chieayo, whose important prehistorieal find was
Made at Tell Hassnna. Iran.
IP ANIONS IS TO BLAME . . . LL G?a. Leonard T. Gerow. who told
Poarl Harbor tavestifatiag committee that If anyone *u to Mama fat
failure to Mi Gaaaral Short additional warninga. that ha la "wtllinf to
aaaapt" ?ha Mama. Ha hollared that aaathar aaaaaaga aright taw show
Gaaaral Short that ha war oat falloviac General MarahaO'i IhrtiaiUena.
BLALOCK OPERATION ... Dr.
Alfred Blalock, Johns Hopkins hos
pital surgeon, who has developed
surgical correction for malforma
tiop of the heart.
DEMOCRATIC WHIP . . . Rep.
John J. Sparkman (D.)> former at
torney of Hnntsville, Ala., recently
appointed Democratic majority
whip of the house.
CABINET TROUBLES . . . Alcide
de Gasperi, Italy'* new premier, is
having trouble in forming cabinet,
acceptable to the liberal elements.
MAN OF THE TEAR . . . Felix
Blanchard, Bishopville, 8. C., has
wen the title of "football's man of
the year," doe to his scoring ability
for the Army.
DID SOD KNOW 'EM WHEN? . . .
Three Ilil Olympic game winners,
i Ml I* righl: Alice Lord Laadcn,
direr; Charlotte Boyle Ctane, twim
i mer; and Aiieen Biggin Soong,
i diver, shown at Philadelphia re
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FRIEND OF ENLISTED MAN
WASHINGTON. ? If there were
more men in the army like General
Eisenhower, this newsman would net
be so swamped with soldier mail.
The other day Sgt. Samuel Cohen
of Philadelphia, stationed in Berlin,
received a cable telling of a serious
emergency at home. Physicians ad
vised his return immediately. Two
weeks passed and all Cohen got was
(he usual army run-around. He
couldn't get a furlough. Finally, a
friend suggested that Cohen call
General "Ike" directly.
"What can I lose?" Cohen asked,
going to a telephone.
When he asked the G.I. operator
for General Eisenhower, the opera
tor asked with no surprise in his
voice whether he should ring the
general at his home or his office.
Since it was then about 10 o'clock
in the evening, Cohen said to try
the general's home.
An aide to Eisenhower an
swered and listened to Cohen's
story, excused himself for a few
minutes, eame back to the tele
phone and said, "Sergeant, if
you will call the office of Gen
eral Clay, perhaps something
can be arranged for you.
"Ton had better wait about 10
minutes before calling General
Clay," he added, "to give Gen
eral Eisenhower a chance to
talk with him first."
Ten minutes later, Cohen called
General Clay, where an aide said,
"Oh, yes, sergeant, we've been ex
pecting your call. Now can you come
in at eight o'clock tomorrow morn
ing? We'll see about transportation
Cohen took off by air the next day
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TRUMAN TURNS REPORTER
Congressional leaders who met
with President Truman recently to
discuss serious legislative problems
got a chuckle over Truman's story
about his surprise flight to see his
mother on her 93rd birthday.
Newspapers have already told
how Truman called the Kansas City
Star to announce his arrival in
Grandview, Mo. But in addition,
here is what Truman told" his con
gressional leaders really happened:
It was Sunday afternoon and the
usually bustling city room of the
Star was in a lull. Only a skeleton
editorial force was on the job, and
a young reporter answered the
"Tills is tne president," said
"Who?" said the reporter.
"This is President Truman."
"The hell it is," exclaimed the
newsman, convinced that some
body was pulling a practical
Joke. "Mister, who are you try
ing to kid?"
Finally the call was tranferred to
another writer on the paper, who
knew Truman personally and could
identify his voice. Highly amused,
the President told him the news of
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FOGGY FOREIGN POLICY
Harry Hopkins, now hospitalized
in New York, is not improving. Al
ways a living skeleton, Harry kept
himself alive because of his love of
FDR. Now that FDR is gone, Harry
has no more zest for work. . . .
Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida is
returning from a three-month tour
of Europe to blister the administra
tion's handling of foreign policy.
Coming on top of Senator Ful
bright's two-fisted attack, perhaps
somebody around the state depart
ment will wake up to the fact that
the seeds of World War HI can be
planted right now. . . . The strategic
services unit of the war department
(it was formerly the "Oh-so-secret"
office of Gen. "Wild Bill" Donovan)
has just set up a very interesting
project which will not keep the
peace. It is working on a "plan for
an order of battle for a war with
Russia." The job is under direct su
pervision of Maj. Raymond Crom
well, former Tokyo correspondent
for the Wall Street Journal.
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Former Coast Guard Comdr. Joel
Fischer was in Germany trying to
root out hidden Nazi funds. Cross
examining war criminals, he found
them anxious to get American law
yers to act in their defense. When
asked his views on the best Ameri
can lawyers, Fischer, with straight
face, replied: "You ought to try to
get Clarence Darrow or Perry Ma
son." Fischer's victims took careful
notes, not realizing that Darrow has
been dead for more than five years
and that Mason is a fictional char
acter in Earle Stanley Gardner's
Government press officials recent
ly beat down a second attempt by
War Mobilizer John Snyder to main
tain a peacetime censorship over
I the statements of their bosses. They
| rejected all censorship schemes flat
ly during a secret session at the
White House, promising to check
| among themselves to be sure major
policy statements of cabinet mem
bers and other key officials are not
too tar apart. . . . Randolph Paul,
one of the ablest tax men the U. 8.
treasury has ever had. is completing
a book on taxation, written tor popu
Keep a Jar of ground peanuta an
hand. They add nutrition and Sa
vor to muffins, waffles, coafcsea
and quick breads. They dress op
salads and perk up plain ilrmaih
such as cup custard.
When washing, turn clothes wSh
ties or sashes inside out ktn
putting them into the washing Ma
That discouraged - looking eoS
can be freshened by pressing fc
between two pieces of brown paper
with a warm iron.
Ash trays should be emptied and
washed each night. Otherwise As
house will have an unpleaaaad
odor in the morning from An
If you are forever wearing art
shoe strings, try this method of
strengthening them. Stitch up mt
down each string several tawea
with your sewing machine hdn
BUILDING MATE MAM
100 8x8x16 Cencrete Building nisi? pa
day with hand mold, requiring one Mwro,
no machinery. Write J. C. MWIUl Hi
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A Safe, Sound Investmeafe?
Buy U. S. Saving* Rnadi!
A recent wormy reveals that 84.51
of the nation's post-war trunlsn
will prefer to use automobiles an
their method of transportation.
It Is expected that repair Mb
on future cars may be iw
disced by the use off a asm*
ber off synthetic rebber parte
Average passenger tire cost per
1000 miles of travel has been re
duced from $2.33 to 65c dwfc?
the last 25 yean. 4
It's the air In a tiro that
carries the load and not An
tire Its#Iff. Too little air psee
sere may result in ffahrit
breaks or uaoven tread vsoh
In 45 years the American autaam
Hve industry has produced 88 mB
Don motor vehicles.
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