Illinois, DAILY TRIBUNE, 30 June 1952, page
IN A NUTSHELL
tricks used in getting military appropriations have been
well described by Rep. John Phillips of California, a member
of the house appropriations committee. Gen. Bradley, the
chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was before the committee.
The defense department has sought 51 billion dollars in
appropriations and Gen. Bradley was arguing in favor of
3 billion more for the operations of the atomic energy commission.
you work 20 years on appropriations, general," Phillips
said to Bradley, "you do not get cynical, but sometimes
you get a little skeptical. I always know there are going
to be Russian submarines seen off either the Pacific coast
or the Atlantic coast just about the time the naval appropriation
bill comes before the subcommittee, just as I know that
the people in the Indian schools are always going to be
notified they are about to be let off the payroll on the
first of June, just at the time the bill for the department
of the interior comes up."
Gore of Tennessee interjected, "Do not forget the flying
the flying saucers appear at the proper time," said
Phillips, apparently referring to scares to put over air
force requests. "I do not say it is deliberate; it
is just a coincidence."
we don't think the congessmen really think it is a coincidence.
Illinois, DAILY TRIBUNE, 6 October 1952, page
SAW 2 'SAUCERS' 50 YEARS AGO, GERMAN CLAIMS
Germany, Oct. 5 (Reuters) - Flying saucers were seen more
than 50 years ago, according to Wilhelm Blunk of Hamburg.
children and the teacher of our elementary school near Segeberg
saw two of them on a sunny day in 1883 or 1884," he
said in a letter to a West German weekly magazine.
were two fiery balls about the size of full moons and traveled
comfortably side by side from north to south. Finally, they
disappeared on the horizon. Flying saucers are nothing new,"