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The recent report of the Prei
dent's Advisory Commission on Uni
country. Thera is
new in compoboty
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of study by the CpmmisiilltijFglvSa it
an unuSbal ihgnm of force. So does
the Commission's membership. It did
not inchxb n single military man or.
professional Jingo. Its chairmen was
the distinguished physicist, Karl
Comnton, president of the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology. Other
members included Daniel Poling,
editor of the Christian Herald; Chaa.
E. Wilson, president of General Elec
tric; Dr. Harold Dodds, president of
Princeton; and ex-ambassador to
Russia Joseph E. Davies.
It is stated that, at thy beginning,
then waa a wide diversity of opinion
among the various members. But, at
the end, nil of them came "reluctant
ly" to the same conehsnon. That
conclusion consists of an eight-point
security program of which compul
sory training for all* males at the age
of 18, or after finishing high school,
is the keystone. That woald affect
from 760,000 to 960,000 young men
each year, and the annual cost' of
this part of tne program alone Is
estimated at 81,760,000,000.
The' suggested training plan>is an
interesting one, and in some respects
it it novel. The Commission believes
that it should be placed under the
control of a three-man commission,
reporting directly to the President,
of whom two would-be civilians and
only one a military man. Training
would be in two parts. Part one
would be of six months duration, ?rul
would consist of military training in
an Army camp Ob abroad d Navy
ship. Part two would offer a number
of options, including enlistment in
the Army or Navy for a two-year
period, enrollment in the National
Guard or the IJeeerves with 48 even
ings a year of drill phis two-week
periods in summer camps for three
years, or enrollment in college R. O.
T. C. courses
In addition to this^the Commission
feels that national security demands,
seven more ingredients: a united and
informed nation; a coordinated intel
total cost of this
. not estimate It
Bat, it added, the alternative wm an
"invitation to extermination."
The Commission beUsves-us do allj
military authorities?that the i
war, if it comes, will arrive with
believable speed. It observed that the
obliteration of twelve American
cities in a single day, along with es
tion, and power resources wee not at
all impossible. Our monopoly .-of
atomic weapons, it said, will sod
shout 1951, and by 19W an all-cot
atomic attack couid be mounted
against us. The program it ad
vocates would take six years and
perhape longer to achieve significant
The Commission forecast that its
universal training program, would
.produce a long list of benr&s. First
and foremost, of course, it would
provide a trained force which could
he rapidly absorbed into the services
hi time of emergency, said thus tre
mendously shorten the tiAe neces
sary to effective mobilisation. In ad
dition, the report -gees on, it weuld
improve the quality of the regular
establishments in peacetime; it
would provide a large, trained group
in each community capable of deal
ing with problems of civilian defense
and mass disaster in the' event of
bombing and other attacks; it would
help to channel young men into
scientific sad vocational training im
portant to national defense, and it
would give greater military strength
at less cost than would be provided
by a large standing force. And, to
quote the report directly, the pro
gram would reduce as far as possible
"tiie disruption of normal family life
which Inevitably attends the calling
of young men from their homes in
the national interest In another
paragraph it met an obvious objec
tion to compulsory training by say
ing that "we are convinced it is en
tirely possible to provide for Ameri
can-youth a whblesome, moral, and
religious environment in training
camps." It pointed to the widely
publicized experimental unit at Fort
Knox in substantiation of this.
The report is 44ft pages in length,
and a brief summary can touch only
the high spots. The big point is the
commission's somber belief that pre
paredness for war on a scale never
attempted by this country in time of
peace is absolutely vital if we an not
to risk the chance of being extermi
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June 22, at Garfield hospital, Wash
ington, D. C. Mrs. Simpson Is the*
former Miss Virginia Lang of
NOTICE OF EXECUTRIX
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The undersigned, having this day
qualified aa executrix of estate of
Lixsie Gey, deceased, late of Pitt
County, this is to notify all
pieasiit them to tte ttderaigned, or
to her attorney, itemised and veri
fied, on or before the 1Mb day of,
June, -lte8, or this notice will W\
pleaded in bar of their recovery. AH]
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or her attorney.
This the 10th day of Juno, 1M7.
EASTBE MAY GAY, Executrix,
619 Market St,
Wilmington, N. C.
Wbl J. Buady, Atty.,
N. C. 1M
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to the provisions of Oen-?
s Statutes 160-37, the Board of!
Commsrionots of die Town of Farm-J
vflle, North Carolina, do herewith no
tify all interested parties that the
roll for the paving itn
within the Otjr
Limits of FfcrmviBe, North Carolina,
daring the years 1946 and 1947, has
completed and has been deposit
ed in the offiee of the Clerk of the
Town of. Ffcrmville, North Carolina,
and is now open for inspection to all
interested parties; _
Notice is also given that the Board
of Cammtssionen and .Mayor of the
Town of Farmville, N. C., will hold a
meeting on Tfceaday, July 8, 1947, at
eight (8:00) P. M^ for the hearing
of allegations and objections to the
Meeting will be held at Town Hall.
The above mentioned assessment
roll and the above referred to meet
ing is intended to cover the entire
paving project es started in 1946 and
now steering completion. ~fl
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE TOWN OF FARMVILLE, N. C.
By: J. W. JOYNER, Mayor
By: C. M. PAYLOR, Clerk
Bny "Savings Bonds" Have
J. V. JOYRER
The Prudential Insurance Co..
DR. KENNETH L. QUIGGINS
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