The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1949 · Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS T-ACB SEVEH THl HATIOH TODAY— Poll fax Arguments Sound the Same Year After Year Bf Jamcc Marlow WASHINGTON, July 21. Wj—Like Ihe birds in the spring, (he anti-poll tax bill comes back every year. fa It attracts attention and then goes away, only to come back another day. Thai's just about what will happen to the anti-poll lax bill passed | by the House yesterday. It can't become law unless the Senate also approves, and Ihe Senate almost certainly won't do thai thus year. Then the bill will ob up again*— next year. Four other limes in recent years the House has approved an anti-poll lax bill. Each time it died In the Senate. It c > always be passed In (he House with ease because: Northern Democrats and Republicans, on this Issue anyway, join forces (o swamp the Southern Democrats who fight the bill. The Southern Democrats ran be stopped cold In the House where there'.! <v limi' on debate. Senate Too Busy to Act It's a different story (n the Senate where debate Is "nlimited and the Southerners, with a filibuster. can talk for weeks and jam up the whole Senate program for a year. If anyor.e tries to bring up Ihe Ho use-passer! bill in the Semite this year, which is unlikely, the Southerners *=<?ero a chinch lo block It with a filibuster: Congress wants 'o quit for 1949 bv Sentcmber. Between now and then the enatc wf have its hands foil with other thhlBS. A filibuster would wreck Ihe schedule and the vacation hopes. Yet. an anti-pell tax bill has been aSfered In Consress every year for Tfe past 10 years. Volumes have been filled with the testimony if hundreds of people who have trudged up to the capilol to speak for or against the bills. The poll tax problem has been argued so long that every time the bill come- i "n the H""se tor n vote, both sides say "ie same th!•"!.•> they've been saying for years- It's like listening to a phonograph now, This bill parsed ycsterrtav is aimed at vrlnine out the noil tax seven Southern states where it has to be paid before a man can vote Those states are VirEtnla. Arkansas. Texas. Mis.sissinnl. Alabama South Carolina. Tennessee. Arguments Go On and On Briefly, some of the main arguments KO like this: For the bill—No one should have to >iay a tax lo vole: the tax keen? millions of noor whites and Nc- proes from votine at all; It keens them, particularly the Negroes from havtntr a voice In their jrov ernment: because the tax keeps people from Acting, Southern congressmen renre c ent only R cnmnar nttvelv small percentage of the! people, the ones who do vote. Acainsl the bill- States have i right to make their own voting laws: it's unconstitutional for C^n press to interfere with them: be ;. Southern whites and Neeroe ild be allowed to work out thel own problems without Norlhern interference. Each year's death of a poll ta: bill is « blow to 'V Nemo am other organizations which hav been fighting for years to get th tax wiped out In the South. But they'll keep plugging awa, next year to get R bill finnlly'pass e<i. just as the Southern Democrat will plug away to see that it Isn' passed. So it seems likely we'll be hearing about the poll lax for years to come, although both Democrats an! Rein-bticans. in their 1943 cam- paigM platforms, promised to wipe it out. Strange Requests Filled Jy Columbia University NEW YOR/'.. — Publisher.-! omelimes gel some strange orders "he Columbia University Press puz- )ed over a reqi-'ost for "Behavior r Pants." out finally filled it with copv o' "Bchav'-r Development Infants." Another man ordered a copy of United Nations Chatter." It turned ut he wanted the deluxe edition •£ the "United Nations Charter." n Its magazine "The Pleasures of •Liblfshlng," the Columbia Press ive. c some other ci'itous examples: "The person who ordered "Alge- •raic Emotions' nrobably wanted a -opy of 'Algebraic KQuations. Someone with mother-in-law trouble must have ashed for 'Crime !n Relation to Relations.' We sent a copy of Crime in its Relations to Social Progress.' An animal lover for haterl wrote in for 'Dog Catcher.' The nearest we could come was A SOUR Catcher In Southern Moun- :ains.' " Red-Dominated Polish Rulers Act to Prevent Catholics From Enforcing Vatican Decree FAITHFUL PAL -The sad- looking dog al lop raises his paw. apparently begging hunum fiid after railing to help his injured friend. The other deiK had been sUtJck by an automobile in Cliicago. Dog Goes to the Rescue Of His Canine Species ALTON, ill. — fjp;— Mrs. Pauline Hoffman, her son Gerhard t and her dog ponto wire driving through Rock Spring Park. Suddenly Ponto be^an a series of maneuvers that meant he wanted to "get out- The car was stopped. Ponto bounded away, his ears tunrcd to faint cries in the distance. SLKJII tie ran back anti. by sound and snot ion, indicated he wanted company on a return trip. T h e Hoffman's trailed him. They found a small cocker spaniel By Larry Allen . WARSAW, Poland. July 27. (AP) —The Polish government moved today to prevent enforcement here of the Vatican's excommunication decre* against Communists. At the same time it announced acceptance of a church proposal to negotiate a church-state agreement. The government forbade Catholic priests to excommunicate any Pole belonging lo the Communist Parly. denouncing as an "act of ap- ion" against Poland the Vatican's decree threatening excommunication The Communist government's statement was the first news given to Polish citizens by Ihelr newspapers and radio about the Vatican decree. At the same time- the government announced it had agreed to a proposal by Ihe Roman Catholic Hierarchy in Poland "to start negotiations between the government and the episcopate aiming al a settlement of mutual relations." The a n nouncem en t ca me from the Ministry oi Public Administration rtiui was regarded by the government as a victory in the conflict between church and state. The church's full projjrxsal.s for negotiations were not disclosed. The ^overnmenl called the Vatican decree "a brutal violation of the religious feelings of believers' Hint could neither he enforced nor IH'0[jas'nod :n Poland f contravened national iaw der. Tt charged the Holy See's order constituted a facsimile of the North AUauiJc |>act and "other aci.s of polHica) aggression." The .-taternent said Communists and "other democratic parties" lorm t!n backbone of the new Poland and that discrimination agaitLst Communist member. 1 ; is an "attack against the Peoples' state." In the face of this "act of a^prcs- sion," 'he government con rinded that it expects "the whole of the enlirrMiricrt clergy to adopt a patriotic attitude." Students Hag Terrorists JOHOHE BAHKU, Malaya—i. Mohn Valley in Germany Still Marked By War Mohn Valley in Westphalia looks | on him. Only his nose and one ; the British Far Bast Land Forces today as if It had been the play- | paw were in sight. He was dug out ground or a mad giant. Ten-ton j quickly while Poiilo wnlchcd, head boulders are heaped as if left ' ' ' , — i,>— trapped in a hole. The best guess Six new officers of the Malaya was that he had squirmed in after ! Regiment went out on paJrol as rablrit and the earth caved i" | part of a jungle warfare course at Enjoy the whiskey that's M**l MM KMtackr dwmpiM TM-MI <HD StlHKY ItOOKI \ If* • pUosurt! Kcw J'vc had (*• good rounds. QM on Ita (oime and ^/^"^X' one h«r«''o«lh«$*Miny|rooltiide"l -A ), jm — Sf*-~i^ ?3/ OLP SUNNY BROOK moor McKesson £ Kobbiiu, Inc. Kicluslve Distributor* • Little Kock S" > Uriln NealraJ Hpirite MORE OR LESS—Frances La- Maire places herself strategically behind a shower curtain to show off a new, individual bath mat beine used by the Las Vegas, Nov.. Motel Association. training course at Tampoih. Tl\ey lay in ambnsh. a.s the instructors Lold them lo do. Suddenly, three armed and uniformed Communist terrorists walked inlo the ambush. It was not part of Ihe training. The patrol set up a rapid fire, killing two. after an olympian game of marbles. In 1943 Ihe valley had what is believed to be the biggest nian-nmde flood in history. May 16 British bombers breached the Mohn dam. high and tail wagging. First Hebrew Edition Most of the houses .swept iway Arabian Nights Finished have been rebuilt. Their bright newness contrasts with the rusting JERUSALEM. WN — Hamn-al- metal of destroyed factories. Rn.«ln(1. the Caliph of Bugcliul. pow- Evcn today it is not known rx- [ crlul 8th century ruler in ma^Ic actly how many people died in [He ; aiK * splendor, celebrates another flood. But those who worked there literary renaissance-----this time in after ' the attack recall thai the I Jerusalem. Joseph Rivlin is v.'ork- victims totalled beween 1,700 and ing on the first complete. Hebrew .. . . .. . edition or the .seven hundred year 1.800 dead. The dam itself was repaired by men working day and night for three months. This was f The Hebrew version when coin- old "Arabian Nights/' a vital water source for the war * plcte is expected to comprise 15 industries of the Ruhr. 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