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FAM TWO BLYTHEVTLI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS New Immigration Act Becomes Law Tonight By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON tfV-The nation's new immigration act, which has ploughed a rough sea since its launching three years ago. becomes law at midnight tonight amid signs of frc.sh storms ahead In the new Congress. Passed over President Truman's veto and roundly attacked by President-elect Eisenhower, (lie McCarran-WaUcr General Immigration Act will be enforceable nt 12:01 B.m , EST tomorrow.' When Congress started working on it in 1949, (he legislation was aimed at simplifying (he laws which say how foreigners may enter the United States for a visit or to live. The ensuing controversy, still very much alive, has turned Up some pretty complex angles. Atty, Gen. McGrancry has said the law is full of "ambiguities and defects." McGrhncry, who super vises the Immigration and Nntur alization Service, forecast serious problems or administration and enforcement. McGranery nnd other administration spokesmen iilrcncly have urged rewriting the laws, as have Truman and Eisenhower and leaders of many church and profession el groups. Some foreign countries are protesting some provisions. Particularly assailed has been the section which retains the present, system of immigration quotas TIMBER!—Framed by. some of the million board feet'of lumber which !• being used to construct atandi for the forthcoming Inauguration ceremonies In Washington, D, C.,'^» the nearly completed enclosure where President-elect Dwight Bisenhower Paul Brown Busy Man MOBILE, Ala. I/Pi— It'll take split second timing to get Paul- Brown to three big footbnl! games he's supposed to conch In (lie East, Deep South and Far \v«st on successive weekends. Brown, coach of the American Conference pro champion Cleveland Browns, notified authorities here he'd bo on hand next Monday to begin coaching the North team of college all-stars In the fourth annual Senior Bowl gamp Jan. 3. He assured the Senior Bowl Association he'd remain here through ths game, but vould leave hnnic- ~ diately afterward for the West. P.e has a date to coach one of the teams to play In the all-star pro game In . Los - Angeles Jan. 10. Up until Sunday, the hard-working Brown will be busy coaching the Browns for pro football's biggest game next Sunday In Cleveland. The Browns plsy the Detroit Lions for the National Football League title. COWBOY Of'NOTE-MichacI Clark, J, te * noted New York cowboy. When not chasing rustlers out of his neighborhood, he joins In carolling with the ChU- dren'i Aid Society choir. From the looks ot that black eye, the law-abHln' cowpoke has some pretty tcuab/homhret to handle. orously to this nationa quota system. They Enid I lo other nations, based on Ihe na. | llonol origins of the U. s. popula- lon In 1020. Truman, In his veto, and congressional opponents objected vlg- orlsins it gives 'rent Britain. Ireland and Ger- lany the biggest quotas and deliberately discriminates against people from Eastern and South- rn Europe and elsewhere. During the '•presidential campaign. Elsenhower said a new law "certainly was needed—but with leadership rather than vetoes." That was taken to mean Elsen- hower administration leaders would come up with proposed re- 'Islons in the 83rd Congress. Sen. McCnrran (D-Nev), defending (lie act lie helped author, ac- asfA both sides durinp; the presidential campaign uproar of mls- eprescnling it In efforts to win •otes. He said the measure Is an effective screen against subver- ives trying to enter this country While keeping the national orl- :lns quota . system, the new law emovcs all racial harriers lo ad- nission nnd naturalization, nl. Uiough with small quoins lo some •ountrlcsV Previously some Asia- tics were barred. Sonic of (he other features: The quota system, dating to 1024 md admitting 155,000 • aliens for permanent residence each year, also adds a priority setup. This gives first call on half of each :ountry's quota each month to persons with speclnl skills needed by the United Stales. . * The ban on admissions of Communists and other subversives is nade more specific. But there is 10 prohibition against Nazis, Fascists, Falangists and similar persons who otherwise meet adinfs- lions requirements. Allen crewmen aboard ships must he carefully screened before joing ashore In this country, Americans who servo lii a for- !ign armed service without the written okay of the secretaries of stale and defense will lose their illtzonship. A master index of all border :rosslngs, reported at 100 million ast year counting "repeats," will ic kept in Washington. Aliens convicted of two or more iffenses, other' than political, Involving as much as five-year sentences, will be excluded. Ki::0 CANCELS STAMP- Snle of a new Ueigian stamp, lop. which bears a portrait of King liaiKlouln. has been halted. The Kingr is reported lo be displeased with Ihe likeness, and healed discussion ovei the v np- peara/K'e of ttio stamp is being carried on all over Belgium. Principal objections are that the 22-yoai-nlil King is marie to look loo old. ihal he is not portrayed wearing his spcc'larles. has been given the wrung type of haircut, and B crooked nose. At bottom is a pholog'rnph or King Baudouin as he actually looks. Christmas Card 9 Stories High LOS ANGRI.ES ffl — The 1.400 employees of the Prudential insurance Company's Western home office have unveiled what they believe Is the nation's largest Christmas greeting, 400 feet IOIIK and nine stories high. Covering 012 big windows and virtually (he whole north side of the building, it consists of a series of 41 colored Illustrations which tell the "Babes In Toyland" story. TOIWDAY, DISC. 28, 1981 Typhoon Sweeps South China Sea MANILA I/Pi— A 70-mile an hour typhoon blew Into the South China Sea yesterday, leaving a wide awath of damage but no reported casual- tic.? In the Philippines. The weather bureau jald the tropical storm is moving west- northwest at H miles an hour and Is expected to intensify, n It maintains its present course ItniUsmash into the east coast of Indo-Chlna. Widespread damage to property and communications was reported from Samar. Leyte, Masbate and Southeast Luzon. Shawls? Phooey- Nylons Get Nod . LOS ANGELES !/»,—Elderly women In a ward at lUncho Los Amlgos. the Los Angeles county home, were asked what they wanted for Christmas A shawl? Bed slippers? Warm bed fiocks? No. The nearly unanimous choice of 16.1 aged women was—nylons. Korea GIs Ready Tor inaugural TOKYO lift - Seventy fijjhtlng men picked from U. s. combat, units began assembling today at Camp Drake near Tokyo lor their trip to Washington to march in Dwight Eisenhower's Inaugural parade Jan. 20 They will carry the colors of their regiments, headquarters and the U. s. Eighth.Army In the ceremonies. Trams More CHICAGO UP) _ Tratas of Ihe Hock Island Lines are easier to sec nt night because the company name has been outlined in luminous disks, Some 200 freight cars have been marked with the material as well as passenger and freight illp.sel engines. Nebrii in South India NEW DELHI, India (/P) — Prime Minister Jawahnrlal Nehru flew to South India today and planned (o spend the Christmas season visit- Ing the states of Travancore and Cochin. From All Your Friends at the BLYTHEVILLE WATER Co. FRONT-LINE CHRISTMAS—Dale U Ackerman, hospital corpsman 3rd class, from Morysville, Kan., was mie of the first members of the 1st Marine Division in Korea to receive precious Christmas packages from home. The bullet-proof vest worn by the front-line soldier helps to insure that he will return safely from Korea, to spend his next Christmas at home. • 6'Conwcfs, on Shoveling Detail, Do Work Well-TheyShovelOut CLOSED December 25 and 26 OPEN SAT. DEC 27 Pickard'sGrocery&Mkt WALLA WALLA, Wash. In _. Six lough, patient convicts who scooped out 12 tons of dirt In boring a 200-tool tunnel under the Washington State Prison walls were hunted throughout the Pacific Northwest today. Seven rnnde Ihe spectacular escape early yesterday morning. One. Ralph Courser, 45, sentenced In Seattle on a robbe'ry charge last ^July, was wounded and captured In Portland. Ore., six hours later. The hunt centered in the Portland area, where police believed at least three other escapees headed with Courser In a car stolen from Walla Walla. Courser was alone when he was spotted by Portland police, who shot him in the nee* as )ie tried to flee on foot. The six convicts still at large were described by prison officials as dangerous and "maximum security" prisoners. Authorities at the penitentiary said the escapees must have worked for months digging out the dirt a cupful or/handful at a time The tunnel,' about 15 Inches in diameter, began In an ash pit near the prison powerhouse and came out near a guards'" tower on the north wall. The dirt was scattered each day with the ashes and carted away. The entrance was beneath steel plates used In the ash pit. Most root hairs of a tree are as fine as gossamer, some of them being :-250th of an inch in diameter. ••d Because it is the Holiday Season and we want to wish you every joy in ihe year ahead—we send you our wishes for a Merry Chysfma* to each one of many friends! Ashcraft PURINA FEEDS *»?.