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THE AMERICAN LEGION,

LORD-HATFIELD Post 253,

Irwinton, Ga., January 27, 1960. Congressman OLIN TEAGUE, Chairman, Veterans Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

DEAR CONGRESSMAN TEAGUE: In our regular meeting Monday night, January 25, Lord-Hatfield Post 253, the American Legion, adopted a resolution approving the extension of education benefits to veterans who served in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955, and for so long as the draft law remains in effect.

We would appreciate your support of this bill in the Congress. A copy of this resolution is enclosed. For God and country,

HENRY FORD, Adjutant. RESOLUTION

Whereas millions of veterans of World War II and of the Korean conflict have been afforded educational benefits under the provisions of the veterans' education program established by the Federal Government; and

Whereas the education of millions of veterans has substantially contributed to an increase in the educational level of this country and has produced a major asset which has contributed to the economy of this country; and

Whereas statistics have proved that increased income to veterans arising out of their higher educational or vocational training will more than offset the entire cost of the GI training program by 1970; and

Whereas the President of the United States, by Executive order, stopped educational benefits for persons serving in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955; and

Whereas we believe that it is only fair and equitable to continue educational training to veterans who have served their country since February 1, 1955: Therefore be it

Resolved, That Lord-Hatfield Post 253, the American Legion at a regular meeting on Monday, January 25, 1960, does hereby go on record as approving the extension of educational benefits to veterans who served in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955, and for so long as the draft laws remain in effect; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be furnished to Members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives from Georgia and to the chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

EDWIN M. BOONE,

Commander,
HENRY FORD,

Adjutant, Lord-Hatfield Post 253, the American Legion, Irwinton, Ga. Dated January 25, 1960.

DEXTER ALLEN Post No. 90,

THE AMERICAN LEGION,

Statesboro, Ga., January 28, 1960. Hon. OLIN E. TEAGUE, Chairman, House Veterans' Affairs Committee, House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. TEAGUE: In view of the hearings scheduled before your committee on the GI educational bill for veterans discharged after January 31, 1955, the following resolution from Dexter Allen Post 90, American Legion, Statesboro, Ga., is submitted for your information and consideration :

RESOLUTION

Whereas millions of veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict have been afforded educational benefits under the provisions of the veterans' education program established by the Federal Government; and

Whereas the education of millions of veterans has substantially contributed to an increase in the educational level of this country and has produced a major asset which has contributed to the economy of this country; and

Whereas statistics have proved that increased income to veterans arising out of their higher educational or vocational training will more than offset the entire cost of the GI training program by 1970; and

Whereas the President of the United States, by Executive order, stopped educational benefits for persons serving in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955: Therefore be it

Resolved, That Dexter Allen Post 90, American Legion, Statesboro, Ga., does hereby go on record as approving the extension of educational benefits to veterans who served in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955, and for so long as the draft laws remain in effect.

THOMAS W. PRESTON,

Commander.

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION 1960

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 13

Adopted by House

(By Messrs. Anderson, Arrington, and Waddell )

A concurrent resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to extend the

time limits of the veterans education program established by the Federal Government pertaining to World War II and Korean conflict veterans

Whereas millions of veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict have been educated under the provisions of the veterans education program established by the Federal Government; and

Whereas many veterans were able to obtain further education through the benefits of the veterans education program which would not have been possible otherwise; and

Whereas the education of millions of veterans has contributed to an increase in the level of education of this country and has produced a major national asset in better and more skilled manpower and has done much to improve the economy of our country; and

Whereas reliable statistics have proved that increased income to veterans resulting from higher education and improved skills will more than reimburse the national treasury of the entire cost of the GI training program by 1970; and

Whereas the President of the United States, by Executive order on January 31, 1955, stopped the educational benefits for persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States after February 1, 1955 ; and

Whereas it is believed that as long as the draft is continued that all persons serving in the Armed Forces should be extended the educational benefits that were granted to veterans serving prior to February 1, 1955 ; and

Whereas it has been established by reliable statistics that the investment in education for our own American youth will be more than repaid to the public treasury through increased taxes, resulting from higher incomes earned by such veterans: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi (the Senate concurring therein), That the Legislature of the State of Mississippi does hereby memorialize the Congress of the United States to extend GI education benefits to all veterans who entered or who will enter military service from and after February 1, 1955, and that such educational benefits be extended as long as the provision of the draft law shall exist; be it further

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution, a copy thereof be mailed hy the clerk of the house of representatives to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States and to each Member of Congress from the State of Mississippi.

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D.C., February 5, 1960. Hon. OLIN E. TEAGUE, Chairman, Committee on Veterans Affairs, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In the light of your approaching hearings on the peacetime GI bill, I thought you might like to have the views and comments of my friend and constituent, George N. Robinson, White Street Extension, Leominster, Mass. With best wishes, I am, Sincerely yours,

PHILIP J. PHILBIN.

BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA,

Leominster, Mass., January 21, 1960. Hon. PHILIP J. PHILBIN, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.

DEAR SIR : Last year I requested that you sponsor a bill favorable to peace time veterans who were given medical surveys service-connected disabilities incurred in the line of duty while serving on foreign soil during a military campaign which was so declared by the Congress of the United States. Such veterans be given the same rights as veterans of World Wars I and II and the Korean campaign of June 1951. Please try again this year. Thanking you very much, I am, Sincerely yours,

GEORGE N. ROBINSON. P.S.-Mr. Kennedy is too busy with his presidential campaign to bother, I guess.

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PALO ALTO BUSINESS COLLEGE,

Palo Alto, Calif., January 28, 1960. Hon. H. ALLEN SMITH, Glendale, Calif.

DEAR MR. SMITH: The independent business schools of California are interested in the passage of S. 1138 which extends educational choice and privilege to veterans of the cold war who have been taken out of school by either enlistment or draft for a long tour of duty in their country's service and defense.

We understand that this bill will come before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee in early January. As one of these interested schools, we ask that you support passage of the bill with vigor. Trained men are an economic first line of defense. This has been proved by the World War II and Korean war men who have paid millions of dollars of income tax to Uncle Sam as a result of subsidized education.

Would you also be good enough to see that copy of this letter goes to the
House committee.
An acknowledgment of this letter would be appreciated.
Sincerely yours,

PHILIP D-B. PERHAM, Director.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF WAYCROSS

WAYCROSS, GA.

RESOLUTION Whereas millions of veterans of World War II and of the Korean conflict have been afforded educational benefits under the provisions of the veterans' educational program established by the Federal Government; and

Whereas the education of millions of veterans has substantially contributed to an increase in the educational level of this country and has produced a major asset which has contributed to the economy of this country; and

Whereas statistics have proved that increased income to veterans arising out of their higher educational or vocational training will more than offset the entire cost of the GI training program by 1970; and

Whereas the President of the United States, by Executive order, stopped educational benefits for persons serving in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955; and

Whereas we believe that it is only fair and equitable to continue educational training to veterans who have served their country since February 1, 1955: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Rotary Club of Waycross at the regular meeting on February 1, 1960, does hereby go on record as approving the extension of educational benefits to veterans who served in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955, and for so long as the draft laws remain in effect; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be furnished to Members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives from Georgia and to the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

ORLANDO W. Foss, Jr., President.
ROBERT H. HARTLEY, Secretary.

STATE OF GEORGIA

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE RESOLUTION 313

(By Messrs. Huddleston of Fayette; Floyd of Chattanooga ; Keever of Bartow;

and Smith of Whitfield)

A joint resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to extend education

benefits to veterans of the Armed Forces who entered or who enter the service subsequent to February 1, 1955

Whereas millions of veterans of World War II and of the Korean conflict have been educated under the provisions of the veterans education program established by the Federal Government; and

Whereas many veterans were able to obtain further education through the benefits of the veterans education program which would not otherwise have been possible; and

Whereas the education of millions of veterans has contributed to an increase in the educational level of this country and has produced a major national asset which has contributed much to the economy of this country; and

Whereas reliable statistics have proved that increased income to veterans arising out of their higher education level will more than reimburse the National Treasury of the entire cost of the GI training program by 1970; and

Whereas the President of the United States, by Executive order on January 31, 1955, stopped the educational benefits for persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States after February 1, 1955; and

Whereas it is believed that as long as the draft is continued that all persons serving in the Armed Forces should be extended the educational opportunities enjoyed by veterans serving prior to February 1, 1955; and

Whereas it has been demonstrated that the investment in the education of such veterans will be more than repaid to the Public Treasury through increased taxes resulting from higher incomes of such veterans: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That

SECTION 1

The General Assembly of Georgia does hereby memorialize the Congress of the United States to extend GI educational benefits to all veterans who entered, or who enter, military services from and after February 1, 1955, and that such educational benefits be extended so long as the provisions of the draft law exist.

SECTION 2

Upon adoption of this resolution, a copy thereof shall be mailed to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States, and to each Member of the Congress from the State of Georgia.

SECTION 3

This resolution shall become effective upon its adoption.
In senate: Read and adopted February 2, 1960.

GEORGE D. STEWART, Secretary. In house: Read and adopted January 29, 1960.

Clerk.

AMERICAN LEGION

ROY DOZIER POST 8

Crawfordville, Ga.

RESOLUTION Whereas millions of veterans of World War II and of the Korean conflict have been afforded educational benefits under the provisions of the veterans' education program established by the Federal Government; and

Whereas the education of millions of veterans has substantially contributed to an increase in the educational level of this country and has produced a major, asset which has contributed to the economy of this country; and

Whereas statistics have proved that increased income to veterans arising out of their higher educational or vocational training will more than offset the entire cost of the GI training program by 1970; and

Whereas the President of the United States, by Executive order, stopped educational benefits for persons serving in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955; and

Whereas we believe that it is only fair and equitable to continue educational training to veterans who have served their country since February 1, 1955: Therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Roy Dozier Post No. 8, American Legion, located at Crawfordville, Ga., at a regular meeting on Monday afternoon, January 25, 1960, does hereby go on record as approving the extension of educational bene fits to veterans who served in the Armed Forces after February 1, 1955 and for so long as the draft laws remain in effect; and be it further,

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be furnished to Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from Georgia and to the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

CLARENCE GRIFFITH,

Commander. D. B. ATCHISON,

Adjutant.
Joux V. WYNN,

Service Officer.
JAMES C. PIERCE,
Junior Vice Commander.

RESOLUTION No. 22 A resolution extending education and training to veterans who enlisted subsequent to

January 31, 1955, and to continue so long as men are drafted into military service, thus delaying their educational opportunities because of military service The educational leadership of the State of Mississippi, represented by the citizens, the great mass of superintendents and teachers of the Mississippi Education Association, recognizing the inestimable values which have accrued to this State by the education and training of its youth, under the provisions of Public Law 346, 78th Congress, Public Law 550, 82d Congress and the other GI bills, which training is now denied to all veterans who were inducted subsequent to January 31, 1955, by Public Law 7, 84th Congress.

The Mississippi Educational Association, in conference assembled, March 14, 15, 1957, hereby memoralizes the Congress of the United States to enact legislation similar to Public Law 550 to extend or restore training to those men inducted into service since January 31, 1955, and to continue as long as men are drafted into service.

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