Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 4, 1938 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn In Union Then 'ement and political into rents of Hope COR 1938 the M should do this: Issue a call to all the other towns and farm scttlerm-nts on the east side of Red diver and unite them at a meeting here for direct action in wetting paved highway construction —on which nothing has been done in this region since the ^completion of No. 67 seven years ago. A review of construction during 15)37, published last week-end by Chief Engineer VV. W. Znsa of the State Highway Department, reveals that roads are being built almost everywhere except in our own section. - The only time we hear our own section mentioned is w whon the cities that are already getting new paved roads persuade the politicians to talk about freeing the slate- owned toll bridges—which would load about 1) million dollars' additional debt service on the gasoline tax and pretty well assure us we would never gel any pavod roads. • _ The only way we are going to get action in this matter is to give the politicians and these other cities something to worry about on their own account. The bt'sl way to do that is to organize the towns and country-side east'of Red river for united political action. —© e Economic Peace in U. S. Is Advocated by Secy. Wallace G o vernment Spokesma n 9 Adopts Decidedly Conciliatory Tone CAPITAL IS VITAL ^But Some Sections of City Labor Deserve Living- Pay Standard PITTSBUKG, Pa.~i,1V.-.Scrrelary of Agriculture Wallace declared Monday ^nifihl thai "it doesn't do either labor or agriculture any good to .scare capital; instead they must all finds ways to work together." Tile address, strikingly different in tone from the fiery siweches with f which Secretary of the Interior Ickcs and Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson assailed big business "abuses," was delivered before Ihe community forum. "Balanced abundance," Wallace said, is to be achieved only through Ihe co- 9 operation of agriculture, labor and capital. He spoke briefly of abuses by j some business men, .saying "workers' and government are often critical of a j few capitalists for very good reasons." But in moderate language he assur- 4 ed his listeners thai "it is important to remember that capital itself is different from a few short-sighted capitalists." He said business men in general were not seeking predatory privilege as against agriculture and labor. « Kami and City Independent * He admonished industrial labor not to forget the peculiarities of farm life Strikes at harvest time, he .said, were likely to meacn "completely lost op- porlunilies lo earn by both farmer and farm labor." He argued that the 9 farm and city workmen were so interdependent thai any great disadvantages suffered by the one group would eventually be visited on the other. Wallace expressed regret that Ihe wage-hour hill was defeated at the » special session of congress. "Some sections of eity labor are well paaid already," he said. "Other groups are miserably paid and their pay should be incrc.'i.sed more rapidly until they have al least a minimum standard." £ Says liusini'ss Hise Unsound Wallace asserted that most |>eoplc knew the business expansion of la.st spring was not healthy. He said it resulted from such things as bonus expenditures, other government spending and a widespread belief that inflation 9 was around th (Cnginecr Zass' report last weekend showed that during 1!).'I7 highway No, G5, running from the Missouri to the Louisiana line through Little Rock, and highway No. 1G7, connecting Little Rock and El Dorado with the Louisiana line, were completely paved. In addition, Texiirkann is getting some construction on No. 71, the Kansas City highway; and El Dorado and Texarkana are obtaining some blacktop work on their connecting mad. No, 82. But the Hope territory never has received official consideration of highway No. 29, which is the main feeder road for Louisiana traffic connecting with No. G7 to the' North and East. What we should do i.s (o line up the support of Nashville, O/an and Washington, to the north, and Bradley, Lewisville and Stamps to tin- south, and get the whole project nf Nc,s. 29 and •! under consideration. East of us cities like Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Gurdon and Proscotl will naturally be interested in anything that builds up traffic on Nos. G7-70-and the only material resistance we are apt to meet is from Little Rock and Texarkana, which would oppose any jxiving in the direction of Shrcveport. But we can hardly expect any peaceful approach to the matter of roads. The policy nf other cities is .strictly a "strong arm" one— and since persuasion doesn't seem to have gotten us anywhere the last seven years we might as well get our own political shooting-irons on. What do you think? Clearance Sale of Used Cars Begun 12-Day Sale at Reductions Is Announced by B. R. Hamm Agency A used-car sale at especially reduced prices was begun Monday at the B. H. Haiinn motor agency, dealers for li.'dge and Plymouth. 'I lie sale will run through January IS, for 12 i lays only. Thirty-five ears arc featured in the .•air, .selected for long, low-cost service to the buyer, and marked down at bargain prices, according to Mr. llamm. Purchases may be financed in \2 to IK monthly payments. Quartet Heard on Kiwanis Program corner. \ .. rp i / , , • "Whal we need i.s a long, steady pull '"HI 1 UyiOl' (jI'OUp (jlVCS upward," he said. t J, L, Lewis, Former Hope Citizen, Dies €>uccumbs at Ml. Holly at • f Age (>0—Funeral at 2 p. m. Tuesday J. L. Lewis, (id, formerly of Hope, died Monday at his home in Ml. Holly, _ Union county, after an illness of sev- ™ era! years. ] Funeral services were to be held at I 2 p. m. Tuesday with burial at Sleph-! ens, Ark. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. J. L. Lewis of Hope, two daughters, 9 Mrs. Henry Hayne.s and Mrs. Thomas ' Boyclt of Hope, and a son, James Lewis of Shrcvepoi t. Four Numbers for Kiwanians The curious malady thai develops in steel under pressure i.s known to en- y gineers as "fatigue failure." X-ray plates show that the grains of which steel is formed break up into much smaller grains, thus weakening the structure. 9 1. Is the peanut a nut or a vegetable'.' 2. Are there any active volcanoes in the 'United Stales'; 3. Is it true that no one applauded when Lincoln gave his famous ~, Gettysburg address? w 4. What is civil death? 5. Can you give the approximate, weight of the average dozen of eggs? Answers on (.'lavsified Hie Jim Taylor quartet, assisted by Miss Guyola Basye at the piano, was featured in four musical numbers on theprogram of the Hope Kiwanis club Tuesday noon at Capital hold. The program was well received. It was presented by Olin Lewis. The cpiarlel is composed of Jim Bourdon. Jim Bowden, Claude Taylor and Olha Taylor. The four numbers given by the quartet: "Old Black Joe," "Fairist Flower." " 'Dal Watermelon," and "Far Away In the South." Plans were discussed for an inter- club mooting with the Texarkana Kiwanis club to be hold there Friday night, January 21, at 7:.'iO p. in. The Jim Taylor quartet plans to attend, along with members of the Hope club. Kiwanians Bert Webb and A. W. .Stubbeman made brief talks in which they told of vacation trips through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, the Gulf Coastal area anil through Louisiana. Chairmen of various cuivnnissccs and directors of tl )c club will hold a business session at 7:,'iO p. m. Tuesday in the office of G. T. Cross. -«->««»_ Civil Service Test for Ozan's Postmastership A civil service examination for the post of fourth-class postmaster at O;tun will be held at Nashville. Ark., the enry list closing January 21. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 65. The Oznn office pays $925 it year. Cotton Star WEATHER. Autumn*—Fnir, not much change in temperature Tuesday ni>jhi and Wednesday. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 71 'HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1938 PRICE 5c COPY DEFICIT OVER BILLION Spain at Stake as Desperate Battle Rages at Teruel Armies Still Are Deadlocked in Civil War's Major Test JAPANESE PUSH ON Invade "Holy Land of China" and Capture Tomb of Coni'ucious Hy (he Associated I'rcss In Spain Ihe desperate .struggle for Teruel still appeared deadlocked Tuesday. The insurgents, seeming to hold an advantage, battled at bayonet point lo recapture the city, but the government lorees held on grimly. Deep snow drifls, .sleet and ice, hammered both armies in the battle, in which 200.01)0 men are engaged, and may prove the decisive test of the civil war. hi Egypt, defiant, ousted Premier Mu.stapha Nnhas Pasha fought to restore power to hi.s Nationalist party, WAFD, after a riotous chamber of deputies session broke up in disorder. Troops and police patrolled Cairo to sliffle any violence. .laps Moving I'p SHANGHAI, China.- -i/l'i—Japanese infantry columns Tuesday drove deep into the "Holy Land of China"—central Shantung province—and reported the capture of cities more than 50 miles south of Tsinan, the already-occupied provincial capital. Domci, Japanese news agency, in a dispatch to Tokyo said the Japanese vanguard had caplured Chufu, 70 miles south of Tsinan, where Confucius, China's great sage, was born in 550 n. c. (71ie Japanese army said it would accord full protection lo Ihe tomb of Confucius nl Chufu.) NEW ORLEANS.—Wi-January cotton opened Tuesday at 8.29 and closed at 8.42 bid, 8.44 asked. Spot cotton closed steady 10 points higher, middling. 8.GO. Bodies of U.S. News Men to Be Returned Solemn Funeral Rites Are Held for Reporter's Killed in Spain XAHAGO/.A. Spain i/1'i-Tlic bodies of three war correspondents killed in Spam were taken to the French frontier Monday night after solemn funeral .Cervices and tribute from high insurgent army officers. The bodies of two Americans, Kd- v,*ard J. Neil of tin, 1 Associated Press and Bradi.sh John.son, correspondent of Ihe maga/ine "Spur" and "Newsweek," wen; on the way to the United Stales. The British newspaperman, li. R. E. Sheepshanks of Renters (British news afifiicy), will Iw.' taken to England. Generalissimo Francisco Franco was represented at funeral services by General Jose Moseardo, hero of Ihe defense of the Alcazar. With civil authorities and members of Ihe .staff of the (Kith army corps. Moseardo followed the flower-covered hearses through Zurugozn's ancient streets to the yatewiiy of the Plaze de I'araiso for a brief service of the Catholic church. Mass was said for Neil at the same lime in the famous cathedral. La Seo. where the kings of Aragon once were crowned. Three colleagues of the victim.'; had watched over the three mahogany caskets until about noon. Military and civil officers, members of the £arago/.a Press Association and foreign news men formed a procession that threaded through streets lined with crowds lo Ihe edge of the city. The three correspondents were riding in the same car last Friday, watching progress of the major insurgent attack on Teruel—where a great battle still rages—when their car was struck by a 75-miIlimutcr shell. Johnson died instantly. Neil and Sheepshanks, dietl later of wounds. Harry Philby, correspondent of the- Times of London, also in the eai, was injured only slightly. (Monday at the moment ma.s.s was being .said the Cathedral of X.arago/a. the wires of the Associated PI-CM* were silent for two minutes a.s an expression of honor and affection for Neil.) Dwight. L. PilUin of the Associaled Press bureau accompanied Ihe funeral party. Claude G. Bowers, United Stales ambassador to Spain, .sent his "ersonal secretary here from Hendaye. France to facilitate the transporUition of Ihe bodies. No More Nickel Beer vSOLT LAKK CITY - l/l'i - When western hop growers' and brewers' representatives met here, their presiding officer asserted there could never be a general return of nickel beer. Taxes have killed all hope of thai. G. L. Becker, Ogdon brewer, declared. House Majority Quit President in Wage-Hour Fight Rodney Dutcher Reports 24 Chairmen Against F. D., 22 With Him HISTORIC UPRISING First Time in Years House Majority Has Blocked Own President By UODNKY DUTCItEK NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON.-One of the items which contributed no especial merriment or happiness in New Year outlook to the Roosevelt holidays was his realization that 16 Democratic committee chairmen in the house voted for the burial of the wage-hour bill. The president expressed himself! forcefully and bitterly on that point. The committee chairmen are traditionally part of the administration leadership, and F, D. II. felt he had been let down in a big way. Perhaps Mr. Roosevelt would have felt even worse if he had counted them up correctly. Actually there were 24 house committee chairmen who voted for the motion to recommit the wagc- hour-child labor bill, which administration forces tried to put through. Only 22 of the house committee chairmen "stood by the president" on the occasion, when he received his worst congressional licking to date. Tho.se Who Deserted H had been a long time since any. majority party in the house had given such a performance and Rooscvelts embittered distress has been commensurate with the significance of the facts. Eighteen of the balking chairmen were from southern states and three from border stales. Only three southern committee chairmen voted against recommital; Jones of Texas, Agriculture; Ramspeck of Georgia, Civil Service, and Hill of Alabama, Military Affairs. Among the more important chairmen who deserted the administration were Stunners of Texas, Judiciary; Warren of North Carolina, Accounts; Doughton of North Carolina, Ways and Means; Stcagill of Alabama, Banking Tup Steals Show There were some big-time cele- 1 ritics in for dinner tre night the Clifford Pine-hots entertained the John L. Lewises and others, but Niety.schc, the pet Great Dane pup ol Ihe 1'inchols—and about as large as a pony—nearly stole the show. The sonorous tones of C. I. O. Leader Lewis, embarked on an iiflor-dinner discussion of the depression, lost some of their effect when Nietzsche began to snore. After that, in response to a call to the kitchen for bones, the huge dog leaped right over the bead of Supreme Court Justice Harlan F. Stone, who wore the most startled look observed on the face of a justice for many years. and Currency; McRcynolds of Tennessee, Foreign Affairs; Bland of Virginia, Merchant Marine; Vinson of Georgia, Naval Affairs; DcRouen of Louisiana, Public Lands; Mansfield of Texas, Rivers and Harbors, and Cartwright of Oklahoma, Roads. Turned Into Triumph Friends of Senator Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming now know the inside story of the popular senator's cross-country automobile dash Irom Chicago to Cheyenne last summer to meet Roosevelt when the presidential train went into western territory of senator:, who had led the successful attack on the court plan. At the time Joe was widely pictured us having attempted u frantic leaep back onto the president's coat-tails. O'Mahoney had received a tip from Washington that the president intended t omake a personal attack upon him at Cheyenne and that the speech was already written. The informa lion may or may not have been cor reel, but O'Mahoney guessed it w.is and anyway, he thought, if he failed to put in an appearance he would be accused both of trying to affront tlu. president and of being afraid to come. "1 made up my mind 1 would be there so he would have to look right at mo when lie said it." a friend quotes O'Mahoney speech the event was sort of an O'Mahoney-Rooscvelt triumph Model Air Raid Tunnel Is Built in London LONDON—I/?)—A long slcel tunnel for shelter from air raids is being built near the main entrance of historic Cuxton hall. Eight to nine feet high, the tunnel is said lo be gas and splinter proof. It will be covered with sand bags and gravel. Object of the construction, says a Caxton hall official, is to show large firms how easily .shelters can be built in a .small space for protection of their employes. IT'S ICE WORK IF YOU CAN TAKE IT ynvMiwwgPwoowaoMBaMaBMMHgBMgpgBTOWweawiavwtiw fy^ntswf y-x^ v f f 't '•. Xv ( v/ ^ vw."''w s c S%-,v S" j . \*.?^^y// ' \^J .Ice cold cuties are Jacqueline Gladney, left, and Lorraine Milliard, a-dunking off Seaside Heights N J* 'Hot dog! Ain't we having an ice time?" they shriek. But the splashed pooch seems to feel differ-' ently. Insignia on the mermaids' suits proclaims their membership in the Pelican Island Polar Club Alabama Is Voting for U. S. Senator Heflin, Hill and Williams Debate Wage & Hour > Proposal,. ,.... BULLETIN BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— (/P) —The first absentee boxes reporting from Alabama's Democratic primary, which will name a senator io succeed HIIRO Black, gave a command- in pt lead Tuesday (o Representative Lister Hill, of Montgomery, who • promised the voters "to stand by tile New Deal." Other candidates arc: J. Thomas Heflin and Charles Williams. B1RMINGHAM-W 1 )—Hailed in political circles as the first test of the popularity of the wages and hours measures since that bill's defeat last month, Alabama's Democratic senatorial primary Tuesday will draw national attention. The wages and hours bill has been a primary issue since the three candidates announcdc. Representative Lister Hill, Montgomery's veteran congressman, favors the measure. Former Senator J. Thomas Heflin, seeking return to the .seat he once htld, and Charles W. Williams, political newcomer, oppose it as harmful to the South, 11)0 bill was introduced in the son- ale by the man y/hose vacated scat is at stake, Hugo L. Black, now associate justice of the Supreme Courl. Mrs. Dixie Graves, serving until the Democratic choice has been made, will resign and Governor Graves, her husband, will appoint the party's nominee. If no candidate receives a majority Tuesday, a run-off primary will be held February S. The Senate term at .stale ends in January, 19H9. A Democratic nominee for the full six-year term is scheduled to bo chosen in May. In some quarters, it has been suggested the winner in Tuesday's primary be declared the party nominee in May. Heflin, Hill and Williams stumped the state, although Heflin's personal campaign was halted two weeks ago when he was stricken with lobar pneumonia. The colorful former senator was reported on the road to recovery Monday. Britain Opens School to Train Ocean Pilots LONDON —i/l 1 )-- Imperial Airways has opened an "aeronautical university" to develop commanders for the future translantic service. Pupils will be experienced imperial pilots now serving with second class iiir navigators' licenses. While in port the men will attend lectures on mathematics, nautical astronomy, compass work, dead reckoning navigation, meteorology, international law and convention, and sig- nalling. While on duty they will get to try •jut their knowledge with the cooperation of their plane's commander. ONTARIO, Calif.—(A 1 )—Ross Hadley. businessman and aviation enthusiast, wanted one of (lie famous "Jenny" planes flown in the World war. ajid was willing to wait and pay to get it. So for Iwo years aeronautics students at Chaffey junior college have been rehabilitating the craft and have spent $1,000 of Hadley's money for parts. They now promise delivery "in about six months." Social Security Claims at Age 65 Applications May Be Filed Then for Lump-Sum ........ ^ayments Claims at age 65 or upon death before age G5 under the old-age insurance provisions of the Social Security Act are rapidly growing larger, John H. Cooler, manager of the field office of the Social Security Board at Texarkana, Ark., said Tuesday. One claim of $420 was recently paid in Region IX, of which Arkansas i.s a part. This, however, was unusual, being due to the fact that (lie applicant worked for four different employers. The amount of benefit is payable at the rate of $35 on each $1000 of accumulated wage credits. Since claims arc now for larger amounts, Cooler is expecting that less time will elapse hereafter between the dale when claims become due and the time when those entitled to payments file the necessary papers. "Another reason for an expected increase," Cooler said, "in claims is lhal employers and accounling departments of larger firms arc rapidly becoming familiar with the procedure of filing claims and arc assisting employes or rclalives of employes to file claims when due." The following persons are entitled to make lump-sum claims undor the Social Security Act at the present lime, 1. Any employe in covered employment, such as Irade, commerce or industry, who has reached the age of 65. 2. The wife, husband, father and mother, close relatives, or estate of any employe in covered occupation who dies prior to reaching age 65. The amount for which claim may be made is 3',£ per cent of the total earnings after December 31, 1936 in covered employment up to attainment of age of 65 or death prior to that time—• or at the rate of $35 per $1000 of included wages received. No amount in excess of $3000 per year from one employer i.s counted. It is not necessary lo retire lo receive the lump- sum payment. Among claims recently paid, Cooler reported the following: Mother (death of son, aged 25) — wage, $50-1.03, claim $17.64. Worker (age 65>—wage, $724.52, claim $25.36. Worker (age 65)—wage, $9D7.3G, claim $33.51. Administrator—wage, $1009.61, claim, $35.35. Father (death of daughter, aged 30) I —wage, $1068.351, claim, $37.39. ] Worker (age 65)—wage, $1350. claim, $47.25. Widow (death of husband)—wage, $1810.35, claim, $65.36. Kxecutor—wage, $2000, claim $70. Widow (death of husband, 3 employers)—wage, $9000, claim. $315. Full information regarding claims is available at the Texarkana, Ark., field nffii-e, 406 Federal Building. Texarkana Ark. No casts are involved in filmy .1 claim. Counties in the Texarkana. Ark. area arc: Polk, Montgomery. Sovier, Howard, Pike, Clark. Ouachiui. Nevada, Hempstcad, Little Rick, Miller, Lafayelle, Columbia. Union. Bowie (Texas), and Cass Daughter Thought Kidnaped Is Wed Gertrude Bennett, Daughter of Ford Police Chief, Disappears DETROIT, Mich.—{/Pj—State Police Captain Donald S. Leonard announced Tuesday afternoon that Gertrude Ben nett, missing daughter of Harry Ben nett, Ford Motor company personnel director, and Russell Hughes were married Monday in Auburn, Ind. He said tile couple had not been found. Firs! Reported Kidnaped YPSILANTI, Mich. —(/P)— Gertrude Bennett, 17, daughter of Harry H. Bennett, Ford Molor company service department chief who has assisted in solving several kidnapings, was missing Tuesday. Authorities considered every possibility, from abduction to elopement, as they conducted a widening search for her. Thieves Make Light of Tokyo's Darkness TOKYO - M'j _ Light-conlrol in Tokyo, during recent air-raid maneuvers, has put a barrier between the home office and the war office. During the maneuvers, all street lights were turned out, windows were shrouded and complete darkness prevailed. Taking advantage of the situation, thieves stole 38 iron manhole covers from a street under construction. The home office presented a bill to Ihe war office, H came back with the statement that, under wartime conditions, the home office would be responsible for its own property. Spokesmen Admit P. D. Will Revise U. S. Loss Upward Government Behind 645 Millions for First Half of Years DRAFT FARM BILL Joint Committee Agrees on Two Points Disputed Between Houses WASHINGTON.—OP)—Amid predictions that President Roosevelt would revise his deficit estimates for this fiscal yeaer upward to 51,250,000,000, the Treasury Tuesday announced that the deficit for the first half of the year reached $645,068,770. (The government's fiscal year ends June 30.) The president expects to send to congress Wednesday his budget for the fiscal year 1939, which begins next . July 1. Informed officials forecast the budget would propose a one-billion- dollar deficit. To this they added another prediction—that the president would change his estimate of this year's budget deficit from $895,245,000 to $1,250,000,000. Agree on Farm Points The joint congressional committee reported agreement on two points Tuesday in its attempt to write a single farm bill from separate measures passed by the house and senate. Chairman Smith, South Carolina:. Democrat, of the senate agriculture committee, said the group had decided to give the farmers complete control over the eelcting of local county committees to administer the "ever normal granary" program. Chairman' Jones, Texas Democrat, of the house agriculture committee, added that the group had "about decided" it could alter the "dairy livestock" amendment inserted in both bills over objections of the adminis-- tration. Unemployment Program The special senate committee opening a study of unemployment assured both business and the government Tuesday it planned no attempt to blime either for the recession. "It is our desire," said Chairman Byrnes, South Carolina Democrat, "to secure the co-operation of employers, employes and officials of the government to determine what legislation, if any, can be enacted by congress to encourage individuals to provide more jobs." For those who can not be thus re- em-ployed, the committee hopes to work out the mos teffective possible relief program. The British and Foreign Bible Society now issues Bibles in 18 languages. A Thought They that deny a God. destroy man's nobility; for clearly man is of kin to the beasts by his body, and if he be not kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.- llacoii. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. ShouKl an older woman rise for an introduction to a younger woman'.' 2. Is it. yiH-ul manners to carry on a private conversation in a crowded elevator? .'i Js it good manners for one to put on his wraps while the Star Spangled Banner is being played at the end of n concert? '!. Doe.s br.hg a chatterbox mean being a good convcriialioiuilist? 5. Is it K<"'"1 manners to em- 1 hasi/.c tho meaning of a statement by .-a.vmj: "Get mo"? What would you do if— You arc leaching your small child the way to answer your neighbor. Teach him to say— (a) "No. Mrs. Smith"? <bi Simply "No"? to "No, Main"? Answers 1. Not unless the younger person is a guest of honor. 2. No. S. No. 4.No. 5. No. Be.st "What Would You Do" solution uii. Comptroller Hits Gov't Bookkeeping Elliott Criticizes Handling of Funds Outside U. S. Budget WASHINGTON .-t./P)-Acting Comptroller R. N. Elliott criticized New Deal bookkeeping methods Monday declaring: "Hundreds of millions of dollars have been received and expended by the federal government for agencies threof without having ben covered into the Treasury and for which a proper accounting and audit is not bad." He blamed the Treasury, in part, for the practice under which certain government-owned corporations handle their funds in special checking accounts outside the budget. He asserted this method was being used by the lectric Home and Farm Authority, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and the Virgin Islands Company. Elliolls aid the Treasury refused lo adopt a uni'orm system of bookkeeping symbol-., necessary for the standardization of government accomus. His n.-port to congress also heaped fuel on the controversy over reorganization of government departments. Under President Roosevelt's reorganization program, most of the present prc-auditing duties of the comptroller general would be transferred io the Treasury. An auditor general would be .substituted for the comptroller general and the new official would have authority only lo study government accounts after they were paid. Elliott nrged congress to retail) the present system, under which hi.s office makes an independent audit of most Rovcru- mcnt spending before claims are paid. "As now constituted." he s^id, "the General Accounting Office is an agency responsible directly to the congress. The manner of keeping public financial records should net be subjected to the whims and fancies and possibly the abuses of changing administrative personnel but should be care» fully guarded by thu congress." People of the United States us approximately 38.500.000 jwnm.ls of snuff, annually.

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