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GUM BY MAJOR THOMAS M. NlAl (This is the second article de- mcribing a new veterans' bill— tht «o-called "Veterans' RFC.") The "Vets' RFC Bill," it was explained to me, would not just be an extension of the present Reconstruction and Finance Corporation (RFC). That outfit was set up to help private industry, business and' banking get out of the depression mess of the early '30's. . This "Vets' RFC" bill, which has been introduced in the SQth Congress, would be intended to stimulate private enterprise to expand • NOW SHOWING « CONT. SHOWS — 1 To 11 P.M. A WARNER BROS.!/ ACADEMY * TODAY ONLY* itself — and, most important, to create jobs. From the nosing around I've done on this bill in Washington it appears that every one is in favor of it ... but no one will hazard a guess as to its chance of becoming law. Everybody from the President to Congressional lobbyists seems to think the bill has the business, but none will prophecy its future. One reason for this doubt in the minds of people familiar with the bill is the tight-rope position of the present RFC. In order to remain alive the present. RFC must be extended by Congress before July 1. Some people seem to think the present RFC ha- outiived its use fulness and should go by the boards. If that's to be the case, why set up another RFC? That brings this column right back to the starting point . . . the proposed "Vets' RFC" bill would not be an extension of the present one. It would be a whole lot more, and then some. The central idea of this bill is to create jobs and by creating jobs to ffelp not only the veteran ->opu- lation but all Americans. Supporters of the bill point out there are many ways to create jobs. One is to develop undeveloped regions and exploit natural resources. Another is to create trade, aiid thus jobs, by putting to work our unused war plants, our unused natural resources and our surplus shipping and thereby utilize out- veterans' unused skills. Boosters of the bill point out there are possibilities in foreign countries for American veterans who mastereu skills during th^ war. They say these skills can be used in countries which need mod- Start Right With HOWARD'S BABY CHICKS Blood Tested 5-7 E Baitimore St. rh. 80G Delivery Service Hagerstown Bookbinding & Printing Co. TELEPHONE 2000-2001 STARTS TOMORROW LAWRENCE TIERNEY JS^:J;|^~!>M:i;;J-::. BARTON M«tANE I^S&rtSpB* MARIAN CARR ^&>fi!:P>s& JOE DEVLIN ^$f£M:ii :- HARRY SHANNON CAROLFORMAN t^&v^^HSi feltsl^ft STARLAND * ROLLER RINK Security Road 1 Block from Pangborn Blvd. Skating Sessions 8-10:30 P.M. MONDAYS and THURSDAYS v RESERVED FOR PRIVATE PARTIES Sunday Matinee 2-4 P.M. L Special Rates to Parties i CONTINVOUSHA.M.to11P.II. ROOM AND BOARD \ By GENE AHERN ALL ME DO ID BIG RASSLE FELLA IS MAKE HIM NO MORE UM HONOR, CHIEF IN MY TRIBE/" 1 HIM NO WANT SELL UM ME : LITTLE PIG, SO ME PUT HIM OUT GREAT, WAPAHOO TRIBE/ YOU CAN SETTLE BACK AN' ^ RELAX. WHILE HONING YOUR, % TOMAHAWK/• • -THAT LITTLE PET OF GRUNTING LARD WILL SOON BE YOURS/- -I'VE GOT TH' EARL THINKIN'YOU ALSO- PUT TH' WAPAHOO HEX OM HIM - - -AM' HE'S AS SUPERSTITIOUS' AS A DREAM BOOK/ HEX IS TERRY'S IDEA THEATRE NOW SHOWING CONTINUOUS 1 to 11 P.M. ernization and economic strengthening. The bill would make this possible. Congressman Bernard (Pat) Kearney, New York Republican, is one of the bill's sponsors on the House side of Capitol Hill. I stopped in to have a few words with. him. Kearney, a past com- mander-in-cMef of the Veterans ot Foreign Wars and a present member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, is plenty interested in the welfare of veterans. "The President's in back of this bill," he said, "and so are American labor and American banking. "Why, 1 have a file chock-full of correspondence sent me last summer in support of the bill." "Last summer?" I asked, surprised^. "I thought this bill was a new one." "It's a new one in this Congress," Kearney explained. "But I introduced the same bill in the 79th Congress, too. Why, people have been working on this bill almost since the beginning o£ the war." Kearney said he could see no reason why the bill wouldn't be a "great thing" for the country, especially veterans, "It wouldn't cost taxpayers a cent," he emphasized. "The money lent by the "Vets\ RFC" would go to self-liquidating enterprises. "And don't think for a second that only veterans would profit. As I see it, everybody would benefit." Internal Revenue Off ice To Remain Open Saturdays For the convenience of Hagerstown area federal income taxpayers, the Hagerstown division office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue located on the second floor of the Post "Office, will remain open on Saturday, March S. and Saturday March 15. from 8:30 a, in. to 5 p. m.] Allen H. Mumma, collector in charge, announced Tuesday. The office has been granted authority to remain open for the last two Saturdays of the filing period to assist in filing income tax returns for 1946 or in preparing declarations of estimated tax for 1947. Mumma said the office has been closed on Saturdays since the end of. the war. Midnight of Saturday March 15, is the filing deadline but the office, contrary to previous custom, will close promptly at 5 p m on that day. Those ,waiting in line before that time will be served however. • ' Five deputy collectors are now on duty at the Post Office to assist m handling any last-minute rush before the filing deadline. Mumma asks that the public not wait until the last day or last week but call at once if assistance in filling out returns is desired. OPPOSING SALES TAX Cumberland, Md., March 4 (/P) — Representatives of 12 labor .unions in Allegany county have circulated petitions in opposition to the proposed sales tax for Maryland. 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