The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1947 · Page 13
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1947 BI/YT1IICVIU-13 (AUK.) COUKIKU NK\VS PACK THIRTEEN WAA Sales Lose Billions for U.S. Government Taking 66 To 75 Per Cent Loss In Surplus Goods Deals Bugaboo of Federal Control Raised as Congress Delves Into Nation s Vexing School Problem 'WAKIIhVaTON. IM:iy 1. (UP) — C"m;iv.s.s was toUl yostcirtay tliu '" t is HOllitiR a H'turii ol ' cents osi the dollar on -'^i!cs of .surplus property iil/'o;i« ami V-'ss thim 3'j cciils in Viv.s country. In a rr|»ft on the firsl quartci <i:ciatiom of Hie Ofticc ot Forei^i I'iqiiiihuion, Secretary of State Cicorge C. Marshall said Hie return on sales overseas \vas 23 c tin- every dollar of oris-inal vaJue War Assets Admitiistrator nober M. LiUlcJilin said the return ii tins country was 35.0 cents bolori ik'tiiiciinn ol ;Gl'2,o:p,OSO expenses iu totineclion \vitli the sales. M'u'^ltall saxl surplus property originally vnliifd at 3,CM,CO'J.CO'J rvmains lu be sokl overseas. One itii] d of ibis amount is in Germany. L'Ukjolin iiaid surplus [>rop- < j rty valued at $!3,COT,COXfOO remains to tu- KOW in tins cr.-unuy. l-'roni Jan. 1 tu MiUTli HI. Mar- -fi:*H repoi'U'd, -surplus property with an original value of S373,CO'I.- V'.'li was ...irtd overseas lor StD.OSO.OUO. 1 Ovetseas -sales :;ii\ee June, 1015, now total $1,010.59X000 for priiportv with an original cost ot $7,173,112.000. i LiUk'jolm said the disposal job ;it home wiu, nior 0 than half (in- 1 islicd. Little remains but "lelt- 1 overs," he said, and trie disposal job therelore will be "more formidable" from now on. | Total sales at home dnrinj; the lirsl <|uu;ter were SH,353,CCO.()03 bi"the Kovernment's net return \vas ri'i«j:cil to ,$a.741,OLO.COa after ^x- pcft?,s 01" SC12.000,OCO were deducted. <JV Marshall pointed out that re- llv IIOI'GI.AS l.AUSKN | (NEA Stuff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, (NEA). _ Kdll- calors seem to a^rce, almost unanimously, that Federal aUl is so madly needed by the nation's schools that we should risk any danger of federal control. That position Is taken by most experts who appear before Con- fM'e.sst on a 1 committees that are considering the Tuft, the Aiken nliii the Grecn-McGriitli bills The powerful National Education Association, with ft membership of 775,000 teachers, agrees. But there Is much difference of opinion us lo how much danger of Federal interference is inherent in each of the three bills. As between the first two. \vhich have most support, experts loci lliat the Tail bill offers lensl possibility of Federal control creeping in. It woul<] force a yrealer stale supervision over local school systems, and many local author^ ties fear that this is n first slop In laktiis! control away from home. Southerners, in particular, are skeptical about the provision that local .school administrators must establish certain accounting procedures and tqactum: standards, aiwf would require Southern slnlcs to .';neml m'»r n for educating N' children. They (to not question t more should he spent that way hut Ihey dislike having Washing ton stick a toe into even one dooi lo the ticklish racial problem. On the other hand, the Naliona 1 Fducatinn Association and others charge that the Aiken hill has ; i number of Rimicks that would open I the door lo Federal Intervention | iti state arid local school matters. In particular they cite Kection 105: f "No department, agency, officer, nr employe of Ihe Uniled States i shall exercise any direction, supcr- | vision; or control over the personnel, curriculum, or program of in- How Much Federal Control Arkansos Army Captain tilled on Overseas Duty _I''AYKI-IKVIU,I.;. Ark,, .May 1. ecu c.inimcii to uch .specuinies u iHiiculiui lUlrli ;iii It collet's and ID ies us vocational ami iramlng, aua school •'.-. ilic- slnvklinj Illiteracy un- 1 l>y Die Wi> 10 Wnr 1 draft tree Tl n bo led lliui I'Yil- be kc[)l clear ot '1. l'\>r at) years the 'iiMm/aiion h:is pressed Us It n>nv lias edlll'UliH's I'""- enwicii so ilial Ihey are, i" uy the Bumble, Jiut Ihey vvitli inistslviiiit.s <Ul'>- Mr. imd Mrs. II. W. Huye--, i were not tiled yesterday ttr.u their ' sun, <!ni)l. Clark W. Huye.i, 'JO, .vns \ killed Monday In Japan, where he I had been stationed with Ihc Army ' since July. 10111. i Nu di-lails were (jlven In the War i Di'pailmi'ul mcssaKe. (Jap!. Hnye.s \ was. ultai-hed lo the War Department intelligence turret bi'iinch in '1'ukiii. lie Kiiuluated iron) the Unl- \'IM. and iulional Ihiarcl prlur lo World W,u' II. lie Is survived by Ills \vi(<', Mrs. Claia l.i'r Itnyes of l)U'[]ihii;ham, Ala., nud two children, and one sister. Mrs. Kdiiumd Wulso't ol l-'ay- | ellrvllle. The bmly will l»! ietinnc<l lo I'lijTltevllle. Head Courier Nev.'s Want Ads. • need oi Ked- vei'slty ol Arkansas In ]'.)'.< able to pnnlile . enlen'd service with Ihe N Dr. Jack Webb tionnl nu:iiority shall submit to the head of the u. S. Oflice of Education (in (he Federal Security ; Agency) "such reports In such form and containing such information as he may reasonably rcnuire." II is contended that this would give Washington a powerful left- handed weapon to enforce its ideas on the local schools. But In spite of svich worries on the part of the Association, many prominent educators wo\tl<i COB 033. That property also will have to be' disposed of. li c added, in addition to an undetermined amount of reparations from Germany and other farmer enemy countries. lievicwing U. S. reparations policy. Marshall said lhi s country still .struction of any school or school innccl lend-lease properties from system to which funds have liecn i other nations may total $!.»<».- allotted or paid under this acl." i for the Aiken bill lo Senator Taft s The nssociiilion claims that ttlis prohibition is meaningless nnle.s it protccls nlso "administration" ft- Rains; "direction, supervision or control.' 1 and says that "administration 1 ' was omitted deliberately' The Aiken hill also permits the TYdoral government to audit local plans to claim only reparations that "are definitely considered lo be important to our economy." school accounts. Section 103 (tit requires thai the stale legislature must provide Uiat the .state's cduca- I though It would provide much more money, they feel, and would be, easier lo administer, Taft. who tried lo protect local independence as much as possible in his bill, points out. that any Federal aid measure does raise such questions. "Our experience has shown that Federal aid to local activities, even rcf-ulate and control, may easily bring iiboiu such control," he says. "If Federal aid depends upon Ihe discretion of some' I-Vderal olliccr who ha.s the power to withhold funds, human nature Is such that he is apparently under a constant temptation to tell the recipients of the money how Lhey musl tun Ihelr alfairs." .Si> ediu-utors al'C lorn bUwevu desperate need for Federal aid. on MO- i the one hand, ; ,nd lear of Federal control on the other. They are condoned somewhat (y experience in connection with ircvious Federal aid. which has COTTON SEED FOR SALE D P & L K Delinled one! 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