The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1953 · Page 1
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NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHSABT ARKANSAS AND BOVTMKABT MISSOURI VOL. XLYHI—NO. 238 BlylhevlU* Dally Newt BlythcvUle Herald . Mississippi Valley Leader BJythevill* Courier BkYTHBVlLLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY,; JANUARY 3, 1953 EIGHT PAGES gINGLE COPIES FIVE CEXT8 Ike Is Talkative' But Steers Clear of Policy Statements By MARVIN !.. ARROW SMITH NEW YORK (AP) — Presidefit-elefct Eisenhower is doing a lot of listening to a steady parade of callers these pre- inauguration days, but apparently ts steering away from policy commitments In most coses. Visitor after visitor at the gen-#- •ral's Commodore Hotel headquarters report the general expressed deep Interest In' subjects • they discussed with him—but that he stops , short - of voicing his opinions. The subjects range from various phases of foreign policy to dozens • of equally /controversial domestic Issues. The',,.. callers range from representatives of foreign governments to scores of Americans -Interested in all sorts of projects. .. ~!/One, visitor who said he was \\faJyinB only a social call summed J , ;iip the general's typical reaction '\perhaps better than he realized. Spyros Skouras, a motion picture '•xecutlve, said he told Elsenhower of the Impressions 'he got of the Far East on a recent trip to thai area. And how, newsmen asked, die Eisenhower react? Prefers to Listen "Have you ever talked with Greek," Skouras laughed, refer r . ring to himself. "The Greek docs all the talking. He .(Eisenhower) said thank you. 1 Actually, Elsenhower has no "lack of ability for getting a word h edgewise in the case of even the most talkative guests. But he ob viously prefers just to listen mos of the time. It's different, o course, when he is meeting wilr the lop echelon of the new admin istraton. But the high comnitm Is being just about as silent nbou the policies being 1 formulated as I Elsenhower. The general closed his office fo the week end last night after ap proving a series of job appoinl 'ments to be announced tomorr.o\ «nd Monday. Just before leaving for his lumbia University residence h conferred \yith Goy. ^ Val Peterso of Nebraska, who reportedly line for" a' federal" job. ' •'..„,. Fetersoiij^a. Republican who' com ; his 1 third -term .! as ; goveYno . next .Thursday, declined to say he Is joining the new administr tion- He did say hi* might see th general .again today, presumab at his home. Asked about reports he \vou accept a post In the Mutual Secu "ity Agency, which Harold E. Sta sen will head, Peterson smiled an said: ' "I know nothing about that all." wo Red Attacks leaf en Back by Allied Troops Six MIG* Reported Damaged by U. N. Pilots in Dogfights By JIM BECKER SEOUL «v-Two Chinese com- anles hurled strong attacks at Hied positions on Ihe bitterly cold Vestern and Central Korean 'rants ' last night and today but •ere beaten back. In the air. war. Allied Sabre Jet lilots reported damaging six Com- nunlst MIGjlB jet fighters in dog- ights over MIG.alley today..About 0 Sabres tangled with up to 50 \IIGs in 16 separate engagements. The Red ground attacks were the heaviest in several days. One Red company — up to 175 nen — slammed in two waves against an Allied advance position the Kelly Hill sector of the Veslern Front shortly after dark ast night. The. Allies drove off the ittackers after 35 minutes. The olher company jabbed at Allied defenders atop Pinpoint Hill Sniper Ridge on the Central Front. Counterattacking U. N. roops regained the positions after an hour of bitter fighting. ' Both actions raged in the' coldest weather of the winter. The mercury plunged to 10 degrees below zero in the Sniper Rid^ area. Rail Supplies Hit Fifth Air Force fishier-bombers, flying in .clear skies, pounded rail and supply" routes -in'North'Korea and Communist frontline" positions. In Ihe week ended Jan. 2, the Air Force said U. S. Sabre jets destroyed two - Communist- MIG fighters, probably destroyed .another and damaged a fourth. No Sabre. losses were listed.' A U. S. F51 Mustang was lost to Communist groundfire, and a Sabre, a Mustang and a B26 light bomber were lost to other causes, presumably mechanical trouble. 83rd Congress Opens Today; Filibuster Fight Loses Ground FOLIO DRIVE OPENS —The 1853 March of Dimes campaign got under way here today' as policemen began placing posters In windows 'throughout the city. Shown above Is City Officer Herman Lane. (Cour- •ler News Photo) ^ * * * * * * Po/f'o Posters, Coin Boxes Go Out Official March of Dimes posters and more than 200 miniature Iron lung coin containers were distributed yesterday and today as the 1953. drive to obtain funds to fight polio got under way In Mississippi County. Route salesmen for Coca-Cola Bottling. Co, here distributed the coin containers to business firms throughout the county yesterday and Blytheville police placed the posters throughout the city today. Elbcrt Johnson, county chairman of the drive, said the number of coin containers distributed yesterday was the largest ever set out in a March of Dimes drive in this area. Lie Says State Department Withheld Red Information By EDWARD CURTIS Mr. and Mrs. James Hill Hurt In Auto Wreck in Mississippi Mr. and Mrs. James Hill, Jr., of | Blytheville and their Negro housekeeper were injured late yesterday near New Albany, Miss., when the car in which they were rfding left Highway 78 and overturned. Mrs. Hill and the Negro wpman, .Mamie Tluirman. were in Shand's Hospital In .New Albany this morn- Ing. Hospital attendants said this morning their condition was not gerlous. Mrs. Hill suffered several cuts »nd bruises and the housekeeper received a back Injury. Mr. Hill was Injured slightly but was not hospitalized. : Friends of the family who talked to the Hills in New Albany said the 1951 Cadillac Mr. Hill was driving failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 18. The car was demolished, they said. Mr. v and Mrs. Hill were en route to South Carolina to visit relatives. Weather Arkansas Forecast' — Clearing »nd rather cold tonight; fatf Sun- Jar Association -\ere Honors Two County Officials BIytheville's Bar Association has lonored l;wo re tirin $ Miss isslppl County officials. ' Yesterday, members of the association presented Harvey Morris, who stepped down after 15 years as Circuit Court clerk, with a desk clock. The 'clock contains a thermometer and a barometer as well as a Linie- liece. Jesse Taylor made the presentation. The association also has had a resolution entered on the county's records coinmendtng former Coun,y Jurtge Faner A. White, The resolution, authored by Jesse Taylor, Elbert Johnson and Janies Roy, members of the resolutions CLEARING AND COLDER day, not quile so cold Sunday afternoon. Lowest tonight 20 'In the northwest to -28 In the southeast. Missouri Forecast — Fair south •nd partly cloudy north tonight; Sunday partly cloudy south and mostly cloudy north wtth scattered light snow northeast and extreme north portion; colder northwest, turning colder northeast and west central portions Sunday; low tonight In 20s: high Sunday 30 to 35 northwest to 35 to 45 southeast. Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday—52. Sunrise tomorrow—1:08, Sunest today—5:02. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m.- none. Total precipitation since January 1—.61. Mean temperature (midway be tween high and low)—30,5. Normal mean temperature fo: Jaxuiary—39.9. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—31. Maximum vcs">-d?v....;)3. Precipitation January i to thl 'hey had planned to go to Florida roiii there. Mr. Hill is the retired president if Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. UNITED NATIONS, N Y (AP) — Sec-ytarv-Qeueral Trjgle Lie publicly charged lasl night that the U S, State "T/epaWlnent oelaie.. in' providing,;and in some cases denied him; inloimstiun le could use to oust disloyal Americans from the U. N. ^ ;Lie's jblast ^agtiinst U S offl cials was contained in a'statement sent to" the Stale Department and Senate' investigates! E_- 9r £i£2r ^t not releasefd in 'full to The press' until last night. It was made, public about ' Ihe same .time as Atty. Gen. James P. McGranery announced in Washington that he had ordered a new federal grand Jury investigation into charges lhat disloyal Americans had infiltrated the U. N. The charges were raised by another grand jury before Its term expired last month. ; The State Department declined comment on Lie's charges. However, officials lold the Senate internal security subcommitte at hearing Dec. 31 that the department would have "taken steps to try to work out a new procedure" for suplying Lie with personnel information If .he 1 hart complained earlier about methods being,used. Lie's statement,, prepared by Byron Price, U. S. Assistant secretary general in charge of personnel, said the secretary-genera wanted no disloyal Americans on (he U. N; staff.^At the same time It declared, U.' N. officials were unable to rid the organization of such persons without adequate evidence. Principal Point* The statement's principal points included: 1. The^TJ. N. secrelary-gcnera flatly and often told U. S. officials ha wanted no Americans on his staff against whom there was sub stantial evidence of subversive ac tivity. Since 1948, he asked the State Department for information on about 2,000 American staf members. Adverse comment wa: received on only 24 of them. 2. There have been cases o "long delay". In getting replle: from the Stale Dcparlment 01 names submitted to it. In fou cases, tire State Department late Defeat of Effort To Change Rules Appears Certain But Backers Plan Last Ditch Stand Despite GOP-Dixie Bloc By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — A small but determined band of senators today waited a chance to stage a losing battle for revising rules that allow stnators to talk a measure to death. Commonly known as a filibuster, the tactic uses (he Senate's cherished tradition of free and unlimited debate. Defeat of the effort appeared certain through a combination of most Republicans, under leadership of Sen. Taft of Ohio, plus most- Southern Democrats, who usually follow Sen. Russell of Georgia. It is this coalition that has been the actual working majority in the Senate for the past several years and Is expected to make major decisions under the new administration. There were strong indications that.some of the sponsors of the "anti-filibuster" fight were waging a skirmish • just fo demonstrate publicly who controls the Senate. And most senators agred that Issue was 'decided yesterday 'McCarthy's Honesty Challenged by Group By G. MILTON KELI.Y WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wfs.), blasting back at the Senate election subcommittee's challenge of his honesty, dared'Its members to try to bar him from being sworn In today for his second Senate term. In a bitterly phrased report, the^ night qucs- committee, expresses .the group's appreciation for doing "long-needed work" on the court houses in ,0s- cecla and Blytheville. It also cites the fact that Judge White donated his county salary to Id In financing the remodelling. Rev. E.C. Brown To Take Part in Jamaica Mission The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of Virst Baptist Church here, will leave Monday for Jamaica where he will lake part In, a preaching mission to be conducted by Southern Baptist ministers. He is scheduled to arrive In Kingston, Jamaica, early Tuesday morning. The ministers, working In two-man teams, will be assigned to Jamaican Bapllsl Churches for a week of Bible teaching and preaching. The Rev. Mr. Brown will leave Jamaica Jan. 12 and en route home will spend a day touring the mission field in Cuba. He \vtll leave Cuba Jan. 13 and arrive In Mem phis the next evening. The preaching mission Is sponsored by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and conducted by the Department of Negro Wort ol Ui« Hom« MiMlon Boir'L witdrew its adverse comments. 3. Lie asked for but was dente a copy of hearing by a New Yor: grand Jury which issued a pre sentmcht Dec. 2 which, Lie sal "tended to cast discredit upon th entire staff" of the U. N. 4. The U. S. secretary of stal Ih 1D46—at that time James F Byrnes, present governor of Soul Carolina—told Lie that the U. S lend oficial support to Amer See UN on Paje 8 28 or Circuit Court Perjury Suspects To Be Tried Before Civil Cases Heard Twenty- eight suits have been cheduled for the January term of ivil division of Circuit Court which fill convene on Jan. in with Judge ial B. Harrison presiding. The schedule was set out nt n pre-trial, session here yesterday, January 28 has been set as the date for beginning the final cases. .A special term of criminal dl- ision of Circuit Court has been set to begin Jan. 12. . At this session, Mrs. Peggy Hol- andsworth and J. T. Knolton will be Iried for- perjury in the first degree in connection with testimony given at Mr. Knolton's divorce from his wife, Juanll*. Others up, for trial Include Busier 'Johnson, Negro, charged with rape, and Wilmer Ray. Ashmore, charged with embezzlement. List of petit jurors, by townships, follows: Neal — W. L. Bryant, P. T. Glass Delbert Hooker, p. o. McClaln, Horrace Mooring, O. M. Nelson. Virgil c. Pate, E. S.-Robins, Jerald Sizemore. K, V. Smith, H. H. Thurmond, V. S. Johnson, F. L. Roe, Charles Wilson. Bie Lake — Walter Davis. Amos Decker, Harry Wright, M. L. Bol- Hnger, Billy Joe Hutton, R. B. Holthouse, Glen Horncr, John Falichild. Perry G. Ballard, Millon Towles. Blythevtllc Chlckasawba — Albert K. Taylor, Bert Trumble, Raydo Vcach, C. L. Nabcrs, Charles Ray Newcomb, J N. Smotherman, J. II. Secman, o. S. Rollison, Ernest Roe. Ted Lyslcr. Clyde W. Kapp, Jr., W! Kemper Bruton. Alternates, by townships: Neal — Bob Edgln, T. W. Haslett, Wllburn G. Lovelady, Russell Powers, Earl M. Steed. .Big Lake — K. S. Loveless. R. N. Fox, Franklin D. Robblns, Charlie Henry, Odcll Holsclaw. Blytheville Chlckasawba — B. F. Brogdon. Dale Briggs, W. L, Walker. the when the conference of ail Uepufo lican ^enalors by a-^volce vole, iermed"-,pv'er-;vhe]min'g, rejected the initial plan, for attacking: existing Senate".,rules. "Havjjo Make Flglit" iJ[P? l alo*'5 who lag them iC y ' > * Tal5 " 9 r ' P'osies reporters Ihos had to make uie fight' to let the pub lie understand what.rt filibuster is; and how Senate rules make it vliiunly impossible to choke them off. and get a vote. .- : Senators Anderson (D-NM) and subcommilee last tioned whether McCarthy had profited personally by "gambling" In the' commodities market with "funds advanced for his antl-Com- munlst drive." , < Making no recommendations of its own, the group left to the Senate of the new Congres convening at noon today the problem whclher to take any further action. The subcommlUce's unanimous report also look one swing at McCarthy's political arch enemy. Sen. Benlon (D-Conn). It questioned whether both Benton and McCarthy had violated the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, but the main fire wai aimed at McCarthy, i The group loimd fault with Ben ton's acceptance of donations totaling . $600 from Walter Cos- grlf, Salt Lake City banker, In 1950, half of It Hi ft time when Cosgrlff was angling for Senale confirmation as a Republican member of tho-Heconstructlon Finance Corporation , Board of Directors. Benton was ilefeated In tha election while McCarthy was re-elected. Benton Filed Charge* The .report stems from .charges Benton had filed In the Senale Aug. 6, 1951, accusing /McCarthy "of fraud aild deceit on the : Communists In goverrnicnt issue and In financial nftalrk. Benlr-n bad ask,ed the jSenale.;to,consider whelhcr. it should , expel .-Mcparlhy.' .Tha Wisconsin senator countered with a resolution last April-10 demanding an Investigation of Benlon's finances and with the accusation that Benton as an assistant secre- Income Tax Cut For All Sought By New Yorker V New Ways, Means, Chairman Asks 11 Per Cent Reduction By CHARLES F. BARRETT \VASHINGTON._WI — The new chairman of the House Ways and Means ; Committee called on Con- Sress today to reduce Income taxes on most Individuals by about 11 per cent effective June 30. Rep. Reed (R-NY), announcing he was Introducing a bill for this tax relief on the opening day of Congress, said "thousands of small taxpayers . . . have .placed their trust In the Republican party." Reed, whose committee must start nil tax legislation, also urged that excels profits taxes, now bringing in an .estimated z l / 2 billion dollars "annually, be allowed 'to .expire simultaneously with the income tax cut on June 30. : * The June 30 expiration date for OOP-Controlled Session Sights Spending, Taxes 'New Deal-Fair Deal' Reign Comes to End With Raps of Gaveli By WILLIAM F. AEBOGAST AND .' WILLIAM T. PEACOCK, WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Kepublienn-control- lecl Congress convened today, its sights set on cutting government spending and reducing taxes. The rap of gavels In Senate and House brought the 83rd National Legislature Into being with-'the Jubilant GOP In the majority for only the second time in 22 years. They sounded also the beginning of the end of 20 years of Democratic "new deal-fair deal" administration. , On Jnn. 20, Republican President- elect Dwight D. Elsenhower will be Ives (R-NY) were chosen last night to lend the futile skirmish at a strategy session attended by Democrats, mostly from northern and western stages, four Republicans and the lona - independent. Worse of Oregon. Nfost of the senators who want to make it easier to kill off filibusters frankly concede this is a preliminary to pushing through civil rights legislation and related measures. In the past filibusters led by Southern Democrats have See FILIBUSTER on Fajte S 7952 Postal Receipts Set Record Here Sale of stamps and stamped paper by the Biyttievllle Post Office during 1052 reached record peaks, according to figures announced yesterday by Postmaster Ross S. Stevens. With the aid ol heavy Christmas traffic, fourth quarter sales zoomed the year's total to $160,209.20. This exceeded 1851's previous high by S13.432.8S. , Sales during the fourth quarter were $52.157.63—about 516,000 more than the average for each of the first three; quarters. Previous records were brok(?n In all four quarters. • Even In 1914, Mr. Stevens said, when the air base was at its peak, sales reached only $103,000. Since 1947, he added, there has been steady Increase each year. tavy of state had followed a pro- Communist line. He also filed a two million doiLir libel-slander suit Bgatnst <: 'Benton. Sen. Hcnnings (D-Mo), the sub- comitle chairman, told a news conference Ihe reporls on both men were unanimous and will be made available along wilh supporting evidence "for any action deemed appropriate" by the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Bureau. Will Accept Offer An internal Revenue Bureau spokesman said last night he assumed the committee's offer of the files would be accepted by the bureau. McCarthy, In a statement, said Iho Senate subcommittee had hit "a new low in disiionesty and smear", with its comments about him. In a later statement phoned to' reporters he challenged Its See MCCARTHY on Page 1 $150 Bond Forfeited n Untaxed Beer Cos* Bonds totalling $195.25 were for- elted by Charles Dana in iMunlcl- al Court this morning. Dana had been charged for trans- orting beer without a permit ($150 ond) and operating a vehicle wllh- iut license (445.25 bond). Schools to Re-Open • In City on Monday White schools in Blytheville Special School District No. 5 will reopen Monday, ending a two-week holiday vacation for students and teachers. Weather Here in '52 Notable for Record Heat The weather in Blytheville during 1952 was chiefly notable for the 22-year record height that temperatures attained during a two-month heat wave which brought readings of 109 degrees. Weathcrwise. 1952 In general was waimer by a few degrees than 1051 and drier by about & fool of rain. Although 1952's peak temperature of 109 degrees—recorded on June 28 and July 27 and 28— topped the previous year's high of 105.5. the coldest period of the two years belonged to 1951. On Feb. 3, 1951, the mercury fell to a. minus two degrees. The 1952 low point was 18 degrees recorded on both Jan. 29 and 30 A drouth accompanying last heat .wave kept th« toUi rainfall for the , year — 42.18 inches — below BIytheville's mean yearly rainfall of 46 Inches. This compared to a rainfall of 53.2-1 inches in 1951. Rain fell on 74 days last year 'compared to 105 days in 1951. Six and three-tenths Inches of snow that fell on three days of 1952 added .63 of an Inch of moisture to the total precipitation. This was little different from 1951. when' 6.25 inches fell on six days. The mean temperature for 1952 — halfway between the average Tnnxtmvim nniS nveiage minimum for the year — was 62.3 degrees, compared to 81.2 for 1951. Last year's average maximum temperature was 73.9 degrees while tht *am» tvcrag* {or 1851 WM 71.1. Average minimum for 1952 was 50.6 degrees comaprcd to 50.5 for 1951. Coldest, day.s of 1952 were Nov. 28 and !9 and Dec. 14. when the hlijh was no higher than a subfreezing 30 degrees. In 1951. the coldest day was Jan. 30, with a "high" of only 18 degrees. There was a tie for the warmest night. Minimum temperatures of 82 degrees were recorded on June 29, 1952, and Aug. 26, J951. The heat wave that struck Blytheville last year provided 34 days of 100 degree or higher temperatures. Twenty-one of these days were In June and IS in July. From June 9 through July 1. there uas only one.rrndtn? of under 100 degree* — and that, wai • W. excess profits taxes .Is automatic unrter^ present.: laws. .These laws filso, .U.»i>cr cent income tax cut—but, not until pec.''31.' Reed lllado It 'cleaV^-and many congressmen apparently share Hie view—he doesn't walit to permit a big tax-reduction for business right away, and'make Individuals wait. There .were some :signs Reed may want to push his bill through quietly, possibly without long hearings, so the'Scnate would have plenty of Unip to act by June 30. Then ho would be ready to proceed with a more thorough study of the entire tax picture. Bnggs Favors Idea Rep. Boggs (D-La), a coiiimlUeo member, lold a reporter he favored Reed's Idea of simultaneous Individual and excess profits tax reductions but he also thought excise (sales) -lax cuts "definitely whould be considered." Rep. 'Dingei, (Mich), second ranking Democrat on the committee, announced introduction of a bill to repeal the amusements tax. Dingcll said the tax, which adds 20 per cent to the price of theater tickets. Is forcing many movie houses to closo down and is bringing "devastation upon the motion picture industry." Rep. Simpson <R-Pa),t another committee member, tossed bill to grant relief to business firms suffering hardships under the excess profits law. His bil would be retroactive to apply to Ihe full fiscal year ending June 30. Members of Congress were wari about a propdsal by President Tru man to legislate special living ex See TAX on Page 8 Inaugurated, giving hts parly full national power—and responsibility —for the first time since Herbert Hoover's first two years in the White House. 1929-30. The GOP had ost control of Congress In Hoover'* last two years. The last Republican Congress wns In 1947-48. Rep. Charles Halleck of Indian*, :hosen by House Republicans Hi their floor leader, named a cut in government costs as the No. 1 .task of the new Congress He predicted it can be done without endangering security or hampering government services. And Rep Reed (DNY), who. becomes chairman of 3ov. McMath Sticks by Guns; To Pick New Race Commission LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. McMath says'he will appoint seven new racing commissioners "pledged to deny" establishment of a horsi race track In St. Francis County within the next few days. , The governor's statement yesterday followed Ally. Gen. Ike Murry's opinion that although McMath had authority to fire the commissioners under the Racing Act, they would remain In office until replaced. His announcement also came on the heels of commission Rdvcrtlse- for bids .on a franchise on 'St. Francis County track, ment the sought by Ihe St. Francis Valley Turf Association. Seven of Ihe nine racing commoners last month voted to accept bids on the track. Within a few days the governor fired all seven, citing a law preventing closed meetings of slate boards or commissions. Ally. Gen. Murry ruled yesterday that the governor had no authority to fire Ihe commissioners under the specified law, but he could oust them under the Racing Act. McMath, who Ic&ves office Jan. 13, said Ihe "people who ran the ad have no authority to act because they no longer »re on the Racing Commission." "I'd be Interested to see who Concerning the new commlsion McMath said his new appointee would be "pledged to deny Ih race track In St. Francis County Incoming Gov. - elect Francl Cherry declined comment on th dispute but has Indicated he, also is opposed to establishment of second Arkansas horse race track Oaklawn Park In Hot Springs, Ark is Uie only track In Arkansas lined income taxes of moat Indivl- dual.i'by il per cent effective Jun« 30. Reed, declared: "We can havo the lax relief provided In my bill and also achieve'our major goal of a balanced • budget. . . . Th» resent high Imlivlciual Income tax ales are preventing all segment* our people from realizing a Igher sla,ndard of living." Amu.-wTnenl Tax BUI Rep. Dlngell (R-Mlch), a mem- er of the. Ways and Means Com- iSUec. hud a bill to do away with amusements tax which add» 0 iler cent to the cost of theater ad ^movlo tickets. ,1 But most GOP leaders wer« lak- ig the line that Congress must Irst see what It can do about re- uclng expenses before considering 1 ax cuts. Next Friday, the legislators will ;ct President Truman's proposed mdget for the new fiscal year, be- jinnlng July 1. Tills Is expected to call for spend- ng around 80 billion dollars and vill be the starting point for ef- orts to trim federal outlays. Some of the main items in * thft ?ruman budget already are under lucly by President - elect Eisenhower's staff to determine what cuis he thinks can be made. Today's congressional meeting vas chiefly one for formalities— getting the House members and new senators sworn in and making official the slates of officers already chosen by the Republicans In party meetings yesterday. The big foreseeable Issues facing [he new ^Congress, under the leadership of Robert A. Taft in the Senate and Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr. in Ihe House, "deal wilh taxes, federal spending, labor, foreign aid, the war In Korea, price- wage-rent controls, immtgralion and ttdelands oil, to name a few, : What Will Taft Do? The big question mark hanging over it 1st What will Taft do? . The answers may not be forthcoming for several months, when the Job of actual legislating Bets See CONGKKSS on t'agc 8 Burglars Enter Store at Midway Burglars entered the J. B, John son store north of Midway nea Etowah last night and escaped wit about $40 In cash and probably several hundred dollars worth o! mcr chandlse. Value of the goods taken couW not be determined immediately, bu consisted of several cases of eroc erlts, clothing and some Jewelry Deputy Sheriff Dave Young report ed. paid for their ad because the stale The burglars gained enlranoe I has no fund for advertising pur-i the building by breakinj a. fioi poses," oaltf U» gov*t»or. I window, h* iUt«L • Inside Today's Courier Newt .Chicks In finals of NEA tournament .. .AuslraKan runner lurns In 4:02 mile.. .SporLv.. Fast 5... ...Society News...Page Z... LITTLE LIZ— The little fellow whose trouble* ore reodin', 'ritin', or>d 'ritnmetk growsinlothe man who it .1' roubl ed with ronvsnce, rent ond theumo- tism. ..:. »"'"*

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