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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 056. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1595.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript ——-— i .. had a rather unfortunate experience with aid of that kind in UNRRA. "UNRRA aid accomplished a great many ends which made us very unhappy," he said. "There would be a great reluctance. . . ." Mr. Mehta quickly maneuvered for a position in which he would not seem to state that India wanted no aid unless it were channeled through the United Nations. "I'm not insisting, Mr. Wilson," he qualified, "that this proposition can be put into operation tomorrow. Monsieur Pineau, for example, suggested that while not cutting off all aid ancl not channeling all aid through the United Nations, certain proportions could be channeled through the United Nations, ancl gradually that amount could be increased." "May I ask you this, which has no political implication at all," said Mr. Wilson. "There is discussion in this country about the type of aid which we render, specifically in India, as well as in other countries. What would be the best form of aid? Would the kind of aid in which a technician goes to a village, ancl xxith a relatively small sum of money devoted to the precise area attempt to accomplish something be best? Or should it be on a grander scale? What should we do for India — assuming we are going to do anything?" "You see, you have given aid, both technical ancl economic," replied Ambassador Mehta. "And economic aid has been given in the form of loans as well as grants. My personal view is that it should be in the form of loans." Mr. Mehta was asked why India places 100 per cent duty on gift fooel parcels when the Indian people suffer from a food shortage. "I don't know whether there is 100 per cent duty on the food parcels," replied Ambassador Mehta. "There have been, it is true, some complaints from the people who send these, ancl in every case we have taken up such complaints. It may be that some customs regulation is in the way. "Incidentally," he corrected, "I wouldn't agree that there is any food shortage in India at the moment, but that doesn't prevent our accepting any gifts. However, I have heard such complaints, ancl I am prepared to look into the matter." "Do you feel, after the visit of Khrushchev and Bulganin to India, that Russia has really vied away from doctrines of communism under Stalin?" inquired Moderator Hurleigh. Mr. Mehta indicated that he eliel not think Khrushchev could have made a stronger condemnation of Stalinism than he has made. Asked if, when Prime Minister Nehru visits America, be intends to ask for financial aid, Ambassador Mehta replied, "No, he won't ask for financial aid in the sense ... if he is asked he will explain what our plan of economic development is. But I don't think he is coming at all to ask for aid. He is coming to meet informally with the President to discuss questions which India and the United States have in common." end The New Veterans' Pension Law (Continued from page 23) 50 per cent disabled, receives $91.00 a month. This means that a veteran could have had frozen feet, lose some of his toes, and have severe recurring symptoms and only get $91.00 a month. A veteran can suffer the permanent collapse of a lung, a war injury, ancl only get $91.00 a month. A veteran who has three fingers on his right hand blown off is rated 60 per cent disabled and receives only $109 a month. A widow who lost her husband in the war receives only $87.00 a month. The point I am making is that the American Legion leaders are saying to Page 54 us that a veteran with no service injury whatever and onlv 90 days of service should be placed on a par with these seriously disabled veterans who suffer a war disability. To me, this is fundamentally wrong. Now, the American Legion has taken exception to the cost estimates on this legislation from the very beginning. They do not deny that we are now spending 7 per cent of our nation's budget on the veterans' program and that we are spending nearly a billion dollars a year on pensions at the present time. But they do take- exception to the Veterans Administra tion cost estimates on their bill. The fact of the matter is that the American Legion leaders sent an expert of their own to the Veterans Administration, ancl he checked the Veterans Administration computations ancl said that he finds nothing wrong with them. Now, I do not oppose the American Legion Pension Bill completely on the basis of cost, although I do lx'lieve that with our national debt standing at $275 billion, the cost is important My fundamental opposition is based on the fact that under the American Legion leaders' bill, the veterans' program emphasizes benefits for those veterans with short periods of service, no combat service, and no achial disabilities, at the expense of the service- connected disabled. It is unthinkable to me that a veteran who spent a few months in a training camp, never left this country, and never saw combat, should be treated even better than a veteran with strenuous overseas combat service and a severe service- connected disability. Today we only pay a veteran with a 50 per cent disability $91.00 a month, yet the Legion proposes to give a man — nothing wrong with him — $90.00 a month. V we have money to spend, first consideration should go to service-connected disabled, widows, and orphans. Second consideration should go to the nation's general welfare, our national debt, and our defense needs. Now, since this bill came before ou' committee, the Veteran Affairs Con-' mittee has asked the service officers o> the different veteran groups to f"r' nish to the committee the names "' any veterans in this country that they thought should be receiving a pen' sion ancl who are not receiving one- To date, we've received from tbe en' tire country approximately two hu"' dred names. El*" ADVICE FROM A LEADING FRENCH EDITOR Tin' /ndianapolis Timet of July 8 based its lead editorial upon the follow iii,;; quotation from Raymond (.artier, a leading Freneh editor: "There would be less anti- iineri- canism in the world if America abandoned its philanthropic aspira- tions, its vocation of Santti (.hint- its transcendental morality, all it* missionary trappings, all its Roy Scout gear, and if. at last, it fol' lowed openly the policy of its otctt interest" Facts Fom-m News, October, 10 \ K
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