Army Puts 90-Day
Limit on Dependents
Os Gls in Germany
By the Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany, Mar.
28.—The' United States Army
moved ahead today with its pro
gram of prohibiting dependents
of enlisted men below the rank
of sergeant from staying longer
than 90 days in West Germany.
Under Army regulations, only
the dependents of personnel from
sergeant upwards are entitled to
travel allowances, and housing
when they arrive here.
If a lower grade soldier wants
to bring his wife and children
over be must do so at his own ex
pense, and provide housing for
them on the German economy.
These dependents obtain tour
ist visas from the German gov
renment good for 90 days, and
the Army has ruled that such
visas cannot be renewed during
any calendar year by unauthor
ized dependents who arrived after
May Affect 10,090.
Unofficial estimates said as
many as 10,000 dependents may
be affected, but Army officials
said they had not yet compiled
The Army said it had not
“ordered” any such dependents
home, but the visa ruling auto
matically barred them from re
maining. The Army said the order
was issued “to alleviate the rapidly
growing problem resulting from
the presence of occupation forces
dependents in the zone not under
Acute Housing Shortage.
Lower grade soldiers who have
their families in Germany were
ordered to register their depend
ents, giving arrival dates and
addresses. One officer asserted
that in many cases such depend
ents have been forced to live in
squalid quarters because of Ger
many’s acute housing shortage. He
said some Germans had com
plained they were unable to find
living quarters because of the un
sponsored dependents. The ruling
also will affect dependents of some
85,000 military replacements due
to come to Europe this year.
One loophole was left to con
sider extreme cases. Requests for
visa renewals “with full justifica
tion” attached will be processed
at military posts. The only privi
leges the Army grants these de
pendents are post exchange cards
and emergency medical service.
2 Area Men Honored
For Services in Korea
A former Dunbar High School
football star and an American Red
Cross representative received Army
awards yesterday for outstanding
service in Korea.
A commendation ribbon went to
Patrick H. Boggs, 1907 L street
N.W., formerly a first sergeant
with the 96th Field Artillery of the
Bth Army, and the Medal of Free
dom to Maurice M. Zook, Alexan
dria, Red Cross Eastern area rep
The awards were made by Maj.
Gen. Thomas W. Herren, com
mander of the Military District of
Washington, at Gravelly Point, Va.
Mr. Boggs, an all-city end with
Dunbar in 1939, gained recogni
tion for his rigorous, long-hour
stints in support of the Bth Army’s
artillery mission from June 11 to
October 8. 1951.
Mr. Zook, a former reporter with
the Madison <Nebr.) Star Mail,
headed a 125-member Red Cross
team assisting United Nations
troops near the front lines. He
served in Korea from July 19,
1950, to October 30, 1951.
Hillman Backs President,
On 'Byrnes Memorandum'
A new element of controversy
was injected today into the erte
brated “Byrnes memorandum”
appearing in “Mr. President,” the
collection of President Truman’s
papers and supplementary inter
views recently published by Wil
liam Hillman, veteran reporter
and news commentator.
Mr. Hillman told the Washing
ton Post Book and Author lunch
eon at the Hotel Statler yesterday
that the President read the caustic
memorandum to James F. Byrnes
“face to face, as the President
always did in matters of such
ir f Oirtance.”
Former Secretary of State
Byrnes had said that, the memo
randum had not been read to him
—thereby taking direct issue with
the President He said he knew
nothing about it.
The incident was based on a
presidential memorandum of Jan
uary 5. 1946, to Mr. Byrnes, who
had just returned from the For
eign Ministers’ Conference in
Mr. Hillman said subsequent
editions of the bode would make
clear that the memorandum was
read directly to Mr. Byrnes.
Kansas City Truck Strike
Break Reported Near
By tha Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mar. 28.—A
Federal mediation official re
ported negotiations in Kansas
City’s lengthy truck strike have
reached the point where a break
may come at any time.
Irving I. Pickett, commissioner
for the Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service, said the
break may come either in the
form of a settlement or a refusal
on the part of either union or
management groups to take part
in further discussions.
The negotiators were scheduled
to meet again today.
Some 2,500 local pickup and
delivery drivers have been on
strike since March 7. They are
members of the AFL Teamsters
and Chauffeurs’ Union.
Sympathy walkouts by other
drivers have occurred in other
cities in Missouri, Kansas and
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