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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 24, 1952)
VFW Commander Hilton Advocates Military Training for American Youths
Frank C. Hilton, commander in
chief of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, said Tuesday that America’s
youth should be given military
training in order to prevent war
or make their own chances of sur
vival better on the field of battle.
"We know what war means,”
Hilton told a coffee hour audience,
and "want to see young Americans
trained to meet any emergency in
IT.S. Was Second Hate
Five years after World War II,
he pointed out, America was "a
second rate nation” and almost
thrown out of Korea for lack of
trained men and adequate equip
ment. If we had maintained our
1946 armed strength, he added.
"Korea would have never started.” ;
"There never was a bully wno
wouhl pick n fight with a follow he
knew could lick him," Milton ob
VF\V Support* I MT
Universal military training, he
said, was supported by the VKW
as far back as 192(5 and "offers
a system whereby young Ameri
cans can be trained in the art of
war.” While the VFW is opposed
to militarism, no sniu, vjj*ii m me
host and most economical wny to
The present draft Bet-up Is un
fair to many young men, he said,
because people, except In war time,
are not ull treated alike.
VFW Is a Isdihy
The VFW, he said, Is "a lobby
in a sense . . . that It has done a
•1 "• vru'raiiM,
Together with other veterans*
group*, h<> imld, It wum largely n
Hponnlblc for puneagc of the c;I i„n
The organization view* national
defense a* the "basic number one
priority", he added, and Ii«h barked
auch other meaaurca uh the 70 wing
ulr force and the navy's large air
craft carrier program.
acreecnmg Tires, smasning metai ana glass, nve iamuy s: vvnen you come 10 a grauc-crossmg, p*ay
mangled bodies. This driver tried to stop—too late— safe. Come to a full stop, look both ways, and listen.
on wet pavement. His worries are over—and so are his Carelessness costs lives. It could be yours!
One strike, and you’re out! Don’t
get caught off base with worn-out
tires, weak brakes, or faulty lights.
Always make sure your car is in safe
condition. Remember—safety checks
help check accidents.
Out of line, in trouble! Rushing
during rush hours never pays off.
Don’t insist on your right of way and
risk your neck. Give the other guy a
break. Chances are greater you’ll get
home safely for supper.
Did you know this tod? Maybe he
was your boy, or your son’s play
mate. A speeding car caught him as
he darted out between parked cars.
Drive with extra caution, and keep
an eye out for youngsters—alwaysl
An officiol public service
message prepared by The
Advertising Council in cooperation
with the National Safety Council.
Be Careful-the life you save may he your own!