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VHP PERQUIMANS WEEKLY HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY MARCH 16, 1951
R. F. C INQUIRY MORE
, NECESSARY THAN EVER
The charges and counter-charges in
connection with the senatorial in
vestigation of the Reconstruction Fi
nance Corporation drew big headlines
'early this month. The Senate com
mittee, headed by Senator William J.
Fulllbright,' of Arkansas, continues its
investigation for the purpose of dem
onstrating that in its report the com
mittee was "not talking through its
The HFC is a Federal agency which
lends money to financial, industrial
and agricultural enterprises that can
not secure credit from private insti
tutions. It was set in motion under
the administration of President Her
bert Hoover. , Its lending practices
have been under sharp criticism more
than once. -v;''i;::-vi'v:vr
When the committee charged, early
in February, that a group of Wash
ington persons including some mem
bers of the presidential circle exert
ed influence to get loans for friends
or clients, the President,' asked to
comment on ' the report, said it was
Taking what eeemed to be the of
fensive, the President said he found
an immense number of letters from
Congressmen to the KHJ but .that no
body seemed to agree that this Con
gressional activity was exerting un
due influence. The disclosure that
doesn't seem to be excessive.
SPECULATION AS TO
SOVIET ARMED FORCES
The Soviet Government,' 1i a recent .
note to Great Britain, gives for the
first time in postwar history, its esti
mate of the present size of the Rus
sian Army, Navy and Air Force. The
figure, cited by Moscow, is 2,500.000,
counting land forces, air forces and
the navy. This, according to the Rus
sians, is equal to' the numerical
strength of the armed forces of the
Soviet Republic in 1939, before the
onstrate. that Russia - maintains an
armed fore thoroughly capable of
overrunning Western Europe and that,
wunout counting upon tne united, come.
States, the free nations of Europe
have practically no chance of con
taining a Russian aggression.
MISTAKES IN INCOME
TAX RETURNS i
As millions of Americans prepare to
make their annual income tax returns,
it is interesting to note that George
J. iSchoeneman. Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue, estimates that the
Government loses as much as $1,500,
000,000 a year through faulty income
tax returns. . !'.'''.-
The Federal official reports that
nearly 14,000,000 Americans made
miat.nlrAa In thAii waitnwia last vanri
J AT. A ti 1 1 AT. S it.- &t
aiiu umi, alter cuecKing uicjn, . uie
Government collected about $1,800,
000,000 additional. He thinks that if
every return could be correctly pre
Government reveal a fradulent intent; 25 970 Licenses ISSUed
on the part of the taxpayer or a fail- m r t t-i i
ure of a taxpayer to report actual in- lO UTlVe III rebruary
Military Duties Will
Not Interrupt GPs
Who Attend School
World War II veterans now in ac
tive military service, attending school
under the GI Bill during their spare
time, will be able to resume their
ccurses after the July 25, 1951 train
ing cut-off- date, - if they we forced
Al 1 1 . J tTf 1
ouwreas oi ue seoona worm war.i . - L,. ' even thou eh the v do nnt. t out ,.n-
OTlH fcUHl tkon l,ol !l , i'OJLCU, UK lUMCllL WUU1U Ufl .. "
m-wo wihu uwn w. WH3 UUIUCIWOl: . , .... .
strength of the armed forces of France,
Driver's license examiners of the
North Carolina Department of Motor
Vehicles issued a total of 25,970 driv
er's licenses during February, the De
Of the number, 22,663 were opera
tor's licenses issued on new applica
tions, 2,014 were duplicate operator's
licenses, and 1,197 were chauffeur's
Net revenue from issuance of licen
nos was $81,523.25, with $60,935.50
w interrupt meir stuoies Decause ,ci:19Mf. .2,19'j from original chau'f-r.-.iluary
dut es or tranife -3,-Xbe vt.;feur,3 -Mc0ns3 and s1.379.75 from du.
cvans Administration Reirion Office
i iiiawii-CHueiii an;iounceu.
They -will be ailowrd to continue
training within a reasonable period
after their release from active duty
TRY A WEEKLY CLASSIFIED AD
CHAPPELL - HOLLOWELL
The marriage of Miss Rita Hollo
well of Tyner, North Carolina, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Hollowell
to Maynard H. Chappell of Hobbsville,
North Carolina, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. J. Hollowell, took place Saturday
afternoon, March 3, at 2:00 o'clock
in the Edenton Baptist -'parsonage,.
with the Rev. R. N. Carroll psifonn-
ing the double ring ceremony.
The bride was attired in an aqua
and brown checked suit with pink and
Ibiown accessories. Her shoulder cor
sage was a lavendar purple-throated
The only attendants were Miss Lot
tie Ann Leary of Tyner and Wallace
W. Holblbs of Hobbsville.
After a short wedding trip to the.
western part of the state, the 'bride
will reside at the home of her par
ents 'while the groom will begin Ins
training in the armed forces.
Great Britain and the United States.
The Soviet Government links the
three powers together, as one mili
tary force, "first and foremost be
cause the armed forces of these coun
tries are not three independent ar
mies but one army combined by
American military men and put under
an additional billion dollars.
"(Mr. Schoeneman thinks that the big
majority of taxpayers are truthful
and that their errors are "honest."
He admits that the Bureau does not
"interpretation" of deductions.
It should be understood, of course,'
that he Commissioner does not refer
to the. efforts of some taxpayers to
the command of the American General esc payment by making dishonest
Eisenhower." These forces are esti
mated at more than five million.
The Soviet figures differ consider
ably from those recently discussed in
Washington, where estimates of the
Soviet land forces have been 2,500,000
to 7,000,000, with an additional mil-
ion for sea and air forces. Data
presented to a Congressional commit
tee recently estimated the armed
Soviet and it satellite
1 onn tuuTiIw T.r V .Tn, , n CT , I nations at nearly 5,000,000 men, mafc
l 800 or 900 tetters hy Coemm was . m
i taken, in many quarters, to be the . f o, . . nnn
STIOOO. ,Tbese figure, are exclusive of
IVb HID BUUl IMVUO VI HQ IWfiUA
Ibe able to reveal some evidence
legainst Members of Congress. '
Among the recommendations of the
committee, in 'making its report, was
that the Board of Directors of the
lending organization be replaced by a
single administrator, responsible fori
all operations. Shortly1 'afterwards,
the President submitted a reorganiza-
Communist China. Against this, the
estimate in Washington, is that the
'North Atlantic Treaty Nations have
4,600,000 men in their air, sea and
ground forces with about 2,600,000 in
There is no way for anybody in
this country to know whether the
Soviet figures are approximately cor-
tion plan which, m genei foUowed;,, . . that Moscow has
the committee recommendations but
the information was advanced that the
Chief Executive had decided ulpon the
plan before he saw the report.
under-estimated its strength. Even if
this suspicion is unfounded, one should
not overlook the fact that, despite the
force maintained by the United States,
Tf tnav K fnn BONV tti Itnjia inner- .. .. ... - ..T.
. . , j . " tne disparity ol miutary strength m
ment upon the charges made by the .t,,,, , Ao nv ' xU .0mi
. r , . . , 'j. hf vyv 'numb 1 uinnvo i4c Mivovn
Fulirribht Committee, but it is quite 8lWion danger0U8. Even if the Mos
evident that somebody is hot fctolU figure are correct, they dem-
me iruifii uenvrts w3 cuiiiiiiiui-TO. iw
the prospecive borrowers, who report
aporoaches offering assistance for
" compensation, or the individuals, who
deny the charges, are guilty of per
It is not too early to say that the
investigation should be pursued until
the true facts are ; satisfactorily
established. There is a deep-seated
suspicion throughout the country that
men in official positions are- orten
guilty of using their positions im
properly, either to give special favors
to friends or to advance themselves
financially or otherwise. It is well
to dissipate the suspicion whenever
possible. This can be done ,by dis
closing the facts and by the prose
cution of anybody who may be guilty
of the practice.
The President, in getting copies of
letters written by Congressmen to the
RFC, merely emphasized the necessity
of a thorough investigation. Wis ma
neuver was no reply whatever to the
charges made by the committee, The
improper use of influence by those
connected with the presidential office
is not disproved or justified by in
., timatihg tliait other officials of the
'government have been guilty of the
The cost of preparing for war is
illustrated by the estimate of the
Department of Defense that, under
" universal military service, it would
cast 10,000 a year to support a man
This seems Kke a great deal of
money and, to many Americans, an
exorbitant amount. Nevertheless, wnen
one considers the training, upkeep
with the extensive services maintained
for his welfare, the 10,000-a-man
1 1 - iri i m i i i rmj-ij j i ir
- w .... . .
and f raululent returns. There is no
way to estimate what the Government field of study.
til after the cut-off date.
In fact, the VA added, when they
do re-enter GI Bill training, they may
step up the part-time training taken
while in uniform to full-time courses.
However, the VA said, a veteran
taking a GI Bill correspondence
course while in service or otherwise
may not, after the cut-off date, which
to classroom -training, regardless of
whether it's in the same or any other
loses from this "calculated risk" on
the part of the tax-dodger but it must
In connection with the enforcement
of tariff rates, the Government has a
system under which informers are
rewarded for reporting delinquencies.
It might be a good idea to have some
thing of the same incentive to en
Veterans whose training is inter
rupted by military service must meet
three requirements if they expect to
return to training after the cut-off
date, the VA said. They are: con-
duct and progress in their GI Bill
course must have been satisfactory;
period of training obtained after they 1
i - :tt ill i i.'if
gut vui ui ui mural win lie mxiiucu w
courage the collection of information! their remaining GI Bill entitlement;
as to willful income-tax evasions. No I and the course may not extend beyond
reward should go to an informer un-i final deadline of the GI Bill program
less the data made available to the I on July 25, 1956.
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