The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1949 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 19-13 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE THE NATION TODAY Governmento/ Observer Soys Congress Operates in Manner Of Buffalo Hunters of Early Era ~ By James Marlow ; V* WASHINGTON, May 11. (IV)— A good question to ask » congressman Just before he votes on something is: "How much do you really know about It?" Congress is like a bunch o[ buffalo hunters. They send out a couple of scouis to shoot a steak and then they all eat It. In Congress there are 96 Senators.* • POOL 435 Hou.se members, and swarms of committees. And almost every member of Congress is on at least one committee. Each committee specializes In a certain kind of bill, like labor or banking, or farming. It holds hearings, brings in wlt- Ulah—who are not members of the committee, asked permission to M in nnd question witnesses. Not Too Courteous About Courtesy Both Senators are critical of the pact. But before they hud a chance to ask a question, Connally accused nesses, studies the subject, and then issues, for all the other congressmen to read, a bill to be voted on by all. In addition, it sometimes Issues a report explaining the bill or a word- for-word copy of the hearings, if there have been hearings. The other congressmen, not members of that committee, can read the bill and get a fill-in by reading the report or the hearings. Buk— Must Rely on Others While the Labor Committee Is holding hearings on a labor bill, the Farm Committee is holding hearings on a farm bill. So neither gets much chance, if any. to sit In on the other com- ^^.ittee's doings. T It has to trust pretty much to the judgement of that other committee that the bill it finally turns out is all right. But then at voting time, say on a farm bill, both the committee experts on farming and those have never seen the bill before, or didn't have lime to study it well, sit tiown to vote. By this time a lot of non-expert* may have their minds already made up on how they'll vote, either because of personal feelings about a bill or because of letters from the folks back home. But. by and large, you can see that congressmen and senators have to depend pretty much on thi judgement. Intentions and inclina lions of a committee to help them Committeemen Sometimes Jealou And the committees are prcttj jealous of thetr rights. Not just an nther member of the House o Senate can walk In. sit down yitl- the committee, and start question ing witnesses or lake any part I the doings. When a non-member of a coir mitlce wants a hand in what 1 pining, he has to ask permission t 4ft*kc part. The most recent examp: of that happened with the Serial Foreign Relations Committee. This committee is probably th most distinguished in Congress, an is very proud of itself. Senatoi Tom Connally, Texas Democrat, chairman. And at his right ban sits Senator Arthur Vandenber Michigan Republican: This committee has been holdir hearings every day on the Atlant Pact. Two Republican senators Donnell of Missouri and Watkins , them of wishing to oppose and filibuster against the pact. Finally, when it came time to ask witnesses questions-gutter al the ommitlee members had finished asking—Connally Informed the witnesses that the two senators were not committee members and wcri being allowed to ask questions onlj by courcsy of the committee. Watkins walked out Monday, feel ing that he had been "lectured am humiliated long enough" by Con illy. Connally said Watkins an onnell had been using tip two irds of the committee's time wit eir questions Taking note of all tills, the Wash gton Post suggests that the prof >sional staffs which work wit various committees hold sem lars, or study periods, for congress en who are not on a ceriain com littec but would like a fill-in bcfor oting lime. Tills might help. But most coi ressmen probably would says the ad too much other business ' d lime for seminars. Congrc likely to go on as usual. Missouri Street Resident Promised Opportunity to Use His 'Old' Garage 'ocohontos Man Heads State Welfare Board LITTLE ROCK, May 11. (iV) — Ambrose J. Baltz. pocahontas, has been reappointed by Governor Mc- .lath to the State Welfare Boar'l inrl has been named chairman. Other Welfare Board appoint- nent.s, announced yesterday at the governor's office: the Rev. J. E. 'ooper, Hope, succeeding R. A. look, Little Rock, resigned; Mrs. Ethel Schmand. Little Rock, succeeding Mrs. Henry Bethel!, now slate welfare director; Bob Vaughn, Wyinc. succeeding Truman Baker. Searcy. now a member of the State Highway Commission, who resigned. Continued from Page 1 • • * Allorney Percy Wright to confer with Mr. Green's attorney, Marcus Evrard, to straighten the matter out. M Never Bffort Council Conflicting at times, the discus- on last night brought out that the iginnl lease had been planned to tabltsh a "trial run" to find i le pool could be successfully aled. However, several aldermei id parties Involved asked why icn. had It been granted for ve-year period? City Clerk W. I. Malln checke Is records and found that tli •ase had not been approved b te council and that there was n ecord of the transaction in any ilmites of the council meetings. City Attorney Wright then point- d out: "The Joker in this lease i.s Hit Hie city leased the pool but .as not bound by the lease lo pro- 'ide any water." There was some Immediate speculation as to why anyone would want to lease a swimming pool vlthout any water. Oscar Pendler. who was attorney >r the VHQ during negotiations ending to acquisition of title to .he air base by the city, said that :he VHQ had never promised '.o provide any for the pool. Third Ward Alderman Joclie L. S'ahcrs said lie snt In on the meet- up during which the lease was ted Mr. Jones and remembered that « promise had been made by member of the :tty administration at that time lo provide water for ttie pool. He said he didn't re- cnll who made the promise, but "somebody promised it." Adding to the complications in Mr. Green's path. Mayor Henderson said the lease granted Mr. Jones was non-transferrnble nnd hence was not valid regardless of the water situation. Plant's Capacity Taxed According to he orioinnl lease. Mr. Jones was to pay the city 20 per cent of his receipts from the pool operation, excluding revenues from concessions. This payment was George Johns, 030 East Missouri.< IBS been living In his new brick ionic for nearly a year now and still hasn't been able to get Into his garage. This, Mr. Johns told the City Council last night 111 so many words, is not as funny us it may sound and he wants to use. his garage after It and to his spending some $5.000 for brccwway connecting home. Mr. Johns can't get to his garage because there Is no road going pas) U. His honse in on the corner o] Missouri and Laclede Streets. It is on the north side of Missouri Street and Laclede ends where It enters the south side of the street. The gnrage Is behind the house and if Laclede were extended, it would go past the garage. And this, much to Mr Johns' relief, Is what will be done. Mr. Johns appeared »t (he council meeting last night In connection with H proposed paving project In that niea. Luck of city street funda, however, precluded starting on the road work at this time. The council, however, agreed lo have the city cut an extension of Laclcdc street north past Mr. Johns' KainRe. It will be cut Recording to engineer's .specifications to ucrmtt proper dmlimge nnd allow future rond work to tie in with II. Mr. Johns said he wns well aware (lint there wns no road neurby when he built his gumge. But, lie told Mayor Doyle Henderson hist night, the administration last year had promised him a rond. "Mayor (E. R.) Jackson promised me there would be a street there by the time I moved In," Mr. Johns said. "But I've been there nearly n year now and I still cnu'l get Into my garage, I've put $20.000 Into thut hoiiM and right now it Isn't worth 30 cents." Indicted Tax Dodger Elected to City Pott; Convict Ninth in Race MILLV1LLE, N.J., Mny 11. (<r) — An automobile dealer under federal indictment lor Income tax evasion is one of Hits city's new elected com mLvs loner*. The voters not only nnnicd Simon M. Cherlvtoh to office yesterday despite the Indictment, hut they gave him the highest vole In the 20-man field. Cherlvlch Is out on ball for alleged evasion of (30,000 In luxes. Another c/indldate, Lewis R. Hogan. campaigned from a cell In Trenton slate prison. A former city commissioner, he I.s serving two years for malfe.saiice In otficc. Hogan came In ninth In the race for five seats. Red Accused as Spy Has No Diplomatic Immunity NEW YORK, Mny 11, M')—Valentine A, Onbltchcv, Mi-spi'Li Ru.uilnu employe of the United Nn- lons, dors not Imvc diplomatic im- tnui.itv nnd may be tried on si»y charges, a tcttcrnl judge ruled yesterday. GuUUchcv. free In $100.000 hall, ii scheduled to K° on tilnl Mny tfi on charges ot complrlnR with JiuUtl Coplon, former Justice IJopnrttiKMi worker, to obtain secret U.S. developments. It Is figured tlmt nbout four per cent of the imputation of (lie United Stntcs Is left-hnnrted. With the Courts Chancery Fannie Russell vs. Robert Russell, suit for divorce. Circuit: Missco Grocery Co.. a corp.. vs. L. K. Homer and the American Eagle Fire Insurance Company, a corporation, garnishee. suit to collect 5543,79 on account. L. C. Jones vs. William Perm Fire Insurance Company, suit to collect $1,888.60 on policy. to be made monthly, but City Clerk Maltn sniri this payment schedule had not been nict by Mr. Jones. Mr. Rice said during the discussion th«t "there's no doubt it's a wonderful poo!" and that he'ri Uke to see It operated if it were not for the fact that tt is so hard on the air bn.se water plant, "I'm nol against- Mr. Green running St." be snlrt, "I'm just against using the water plant," There is at present only S7.000 In surplus funds for upkeep of the plant, Mr. Rice said- This is enough to handle a "small, ordinary breakdown." he .said, but. a major brcak- down wou 1 ri be almost 1 mposslble to cope with. Armed with complete data on operation of the water plant. Mr. Rice told the council that the 400.- OOO-gallon capacity pool was filled twice a week In si summer nnd that a "freshener stream" of continuously-running water used another 200,MO gallons a wwfc. It costs $100 each time this 1.000.000 gallons a week Is pumped through the pool, he said. Since the .ivernge pool does not net this much, the |>ool wns operated as n loss last year. 220 Families in Ami A totnl of 220 families lu the housing area, 70 on the city's side 1 of the base and the industries there last summer used 4,G60.'>50 gallons of water, Mr. Rice said, The storage tank for the system holds 200,000 gallons—only naif the capacity of the pool, he salil. Mr. Rice also said that much trouble wns being experienced with leaks forming at couplings of the trnnslte pipe used in the u'nler system. The water plant Is o $125,000 system capable of pumping 400.000 gallons a day. During the wnr, Mr. Rice said, it was operated by a crew of five men. Two men now do this work, each spending 208 hours month on the job. It cost. 1 ; fi.9 cents per 1,000 gallons lo pump this water, excluding labor nnd materials needed to repair leaks, he said. Lnst month's electric bill was $243.00 while laboi costs amounted to $453.44, Mr. Rio said. He also pointed out that filtering tanks In the system have worn ou and need replacing. This. h« salt will require a portion of the system to be shut down this summer whll these are being replaced. 5 doctors prove this plan breaks the laxative habit For His Graduation Gift : Tailored Tropicals From the Famous House of CAPPS $ 37 50 New Shades of Blue, Tan and Brown Regulars, Longs and Shorts f 3'ou Ukn t ly — h«e'i h *»uwi 6 NBW York doctor* now h»Y» nt vuu m*y break Ihc Umtlv* Will. Anil il|hty-thrw per cent ot tbc <•**«• luted did [U Bo can you. , Stop Uklnr whatever you now taV«. In•U«d: Every n! K ht forono wwk take. 2 Carter'* 1'illi. Second wwA — one each night. Him! wV—oat ever)' olhur nljiht. 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