The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 11, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 11, 1949
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THURSDAY, 'ATOUS1 1 11, THf NATION TODAY— Some Congressmen Experts At Producing Bills to Show Voters What They Are Doing R.v James Mirloir WASHINGTON, Aug. u. WV-Coiigressnun Mlmilrer Mistletoe joes home and tells the folks: "Why. sui-e. Congress passed a housing bill for the low-Income people. Now 1 think Congress ought to do H for you moderate Income folks "in fact. I introduced a bill In Congress to do Jusl that. I'll show vou. Here's a copy of the very bill with my name on U." Sure enough. .ere It Is. Just a . 5 + ... he said. But maybe h: forgets to tell (hem how he came to get his name on (he bill in the first place, for instance: Last may a congressman Introduced a housing bill for moderate- income families. A couple of ol months later along came another congressman who. for some reason. wanted his own name on the bili so. without changing a word in the j[S)l itself, he scratched out the ™.ime of the first congressman and wrote in his own name In Ink. Then the bill was sent down to the government printer where new copies of the same Ml! were made except' that now the second congressman's name was on It. He may go home later and tell (he folks about the bill, and himself. Or. maybe he hart another reason for doing what he did. There's a lot of that done. In the House (here's a rule that only one member's name can appear "IT a bill. • 103 Identical Bills Listed Just to show how much support that particular bill has. a whole Bang of other congressmen may nave the same bill reprinted with their name on it. All this costs the taxpayers minify, or course, since It's the government printer who does the printing, allrt the cost of printing a bill denends unon the number of pages For instance, (he fdea of n world federation ''as a lot of support In the House C I I pnticm but rrom Jonesboro congressman to Introduce * bill for it as his own. Some H»ve Faulty Mr— >r)w Some congressmen don't always remember—or even -ecognlze—« bill they introduced. For example: Rep. Wolverton. Ncvc Jfrsev Republican. Is a member of the House Intel-stale Commerce Committee. Silting with other committee members this week, he was discussing a railway safety bill. It had been introduced this year In Congress by the committee chairman. Rep. Grosser. Ohio Democrat. There were some things about the bill which Wolverton disliked He protested that the committee never liati been told who wrote tt Just then William J. Patterson a member of [he Inter-tale Com- m»r<-c Commission, spoke up. He said he and a member of his staff had wi-H(en the bill a year aeo and that a year aeo it was Introduced for them by Wolverton. This year It was re-introduced by Grosser. Wolverton remember- then and said he had introd'-ced it as coiir- tesv for the ICC although, when d"ing that. congrr-s'niHn may not like everything in the bill. • About 103 bills—nil Ide bearing in each case the name of a different congressman— were Introduced to back up world federation. In the Senate (here's no role like that of the House. There any number of senators all can have their names lumped together on one bill. And a Congressman's name on a |jKll doesn't mean he had anything \i> do with writing It. The job may have been done for him by the bill-writing experts employed by Congress, after he told them what he wanted. Or. maybe it was written by the lawyers In some government agency. Or even by the lawyers of some outside organization which got a Draughon Provides Placement Service Business provides a wide range of opportunities, to suit many varying personal interests and talents. The demand for business- trained young people of superior ability is usually greater than the supply. Kor the young "person of intelligence and proper training, there are far more opportunities in business than in the professions. . Nearly everyone who considers business training is interested in the possibility of securing permanent and profitable employment when he or she finishes training. Draughon School of Business in oSi.Ule Hock teaches business as Business is actually done, thus making their students thoroughly qualified upon completion of training courses. Draughon School of Business conducts a systematic free employment service, to assist their graduates in securing the more preferred type of positions immediately upon qualification. During the past year, one hundred per cent of all thoroughly qualified students have been placed. The Draughon School of Business is the only private business college in Arkansas lhat is fully accredited ant! approved by the Stale Department of Education. In its 48th continuous year of operation, the Draughon School is one of the oldest business training ichools in the south, with more than 50.000 graduates. [f you desire information ic- garding any type of business raining, write DRAUGHON CHOOL OF BUSINESS, uttie Rock, Arkansas. There is no obligation whatever on your parl. Kiwanis Members Hear Minister The Rev. John Tettus of Jonesboro addressed members of the Bly- tnevillc Kiwanis Club at Its weekly dinner meeting at Hotel Noble at noon yesterday. The Rev. Mr. Tettus used as his subject "The Instruments of American Foreign policy." It was announced at yesterday's meeting that the Blythcrille club had donated Slim to the Eastern Arkansas Council of the Boy Scouts of America in the form of a sustaining membership. Members of the Blytheville club also donated $15.19 to a family of seven that was stranded in Blytheville yesterday en route to their home in Oregon. Ptak Regains Municipal Judgeship in fayettevtISe FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Aug. II. Iff} — After a 16-month lapse. V. James Ptak is back in undisputed possession of the office of Fayetteville municipal judge. He won a special election TtiCi- iliiy. settling with finality a dispute which had been in "litigation since Paul Jameson apparently won the jndgeship in the Democratic city primary Feb. 15, 1948. The count was Ptak 681. Jameson, who resignert last month the day before the circuit court threw out his 1948 nomination. 603. Glen Wing. 514, and Proctor G. Johnson As the certified nominee. Jameson was elected municipal Judge at the 1948 city general election and served until last. July 6. Ptak. who challenged Jameson's nomination on the ground thai University of Arkansas student* voted illegally, was finally declared the valid nominee in the 1948 election, after the case hart gone to the Arkansas Supreme Court and back to the Washington Circuit Court. After his court victory, Ptak wa.- named acting municipal judge and has been serving in that capacity pending yesterday's special election Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clcrt yesterday: Sol Krom and Miss Ruth Erickson. both of Chicago. 111. John S. Hudson. Jr., of New Bern r».C., and Miss Julia Ann Woodson of Blytheville. Arkansan Rebels At 'Rebel' Tag, Slugs New Yorker WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. (ft— A 17-year-old House page from proctor, Ark., knocked down « fellow Page from New York because, ttiB Arkausan said, he resented beinz called a "rebel." The Arkansan 1s Tucker Oliver a husky six foot, four youth who is serving as a House page for one month on appointment by Rep Gainings (D-Ark). Gainings told > reporter he had heard of a "fight" involving Oliver and summoned him into his office and heard this story: Oliver and a boy from Texas were discussing segregation In Washington swimming pools while In a room used by capilol pages. Another lad who, Oliver said, was from New Vork. made some derogatory remarks about "you southern rebels" Oliver- told Gallilngs he objected tt Ihe remark, swung on the olher boy and knocked him down. But. he (old Oathlngs. they later shook hands and now are friends. The name of the New Yorker was not made known. (ARK.) OQURtgn KEW8 Senators Seek M'Arthur View On Foreign Aid WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. lift A group of 10 Senators yesterday "urgently requested" Secretary of Defense Johnson to recall General Douglas MacArthur from Japan. Nine Republicans and one Democrat—Senator- Byrd of Virginia- said in a letter lo Johnson lhat the pending $1.450.000.1300 foreign arm* aid bill deals with "a problem which is global In character." Noting that the chiefs of staff have visited European countries but are not likely to have time lo go to the far Pacific, the senators said they want the views of MacArthur and Vice Adm. Oscar C. Badger, naval commander In that area, before voting on the arms measure. Senator Knowland (R-Calif) and 12 other senators have proposed that sns.OOO.COO of the bill's fi'nds be earmarked for military aid to non-Communist China. Those who signed the letter urging MacArlluir's return included Know-land. Byrd and Republican Senators Bridges of New Hampshire, Smith of New Jersey Htck- enlooper of Iowa. Morse of Oregon Wiley of Wisconsin. Saltonstali of M-wachuselts. Baldwin of Connecticut and Gurney of South Dakota. the Courts Chancery: Betty Lou Godwin vs. Billy Ray Godwin, suit for divorce. Uba Greathouse vs. Orall Willard Greathouse, suit lor divorce Ethel Wiles vs. E. H. Wiles, suit for divorce. Playwrights Given a Break In Seattle's Tryout Theater Father and Son Signatt Link Airline and Railroad DENVER, Colo.—«>)—Pissengers on the United Airlines' flight from Deliver to Cheyenne h»ye noticed » train far below them winking Its big headlight In the night. Passengers on the 1:16 p m. Colorado and Southern between the same two towns hive on more lh»n one occasion spotted the huge airliner (lying parallel to the track, systematically blinking the lights on Us wings. This h*s been going on for three yenrs now. The engineer of the train and the pilot of the plane are father nnd son. The blink-blink of Ihe Wit* Is 64-ye«r.old Clarence Chapman's way of saying "How're you. boy?" to his airborne son, 31- I'oar-old Capt. Leroy ciiRpmnn. Occasionally the senior Chapman 'nnrlcs-up his nocturnal hello by WUtng a red railroad flnre anil lolnjnp it out the window of hts cnb. "I'm right proud of my bov " Clarence says. "And I just like him to know Ihe old man's still up and around and on the Job.*' PAGE HIOH DRAMA! A pUy by »n unknown .ulhor r«cher a moment of electric pmolion, as voluntary ai-tors N»ncjp Lou Oflkrmin, Philip Scrlf- nam>, iVlordie Kskrniii and Wall Klltnre (left l» rijhu (lerform the play tor Ihe first time. Seattle's Tryoul Tliealer only shuns plays by unknown lilaywrighU. By Fred ZaTallcro NTA Staff Correspondent SEATTLE, Wash.—( NEA)—Tryout Theater is giving the would-be Eugene O'Neills and Maxwell Andersons a chance. Unknown playwrights usually have a hard ',ime getting anyone to produce their works. The success of Tryout indicates that untried plays can still draw paying audiences to see "live" talent. Tryout. a community theater operated by volunteer workers, produces only plays by unknown play- wrishta. Authors from as far as Paris and South Africa have been introduced at Tryoi't, Besieged by cries from his play- wriRhting students—"We never get a chance to see our plays on a singe" — Oeorge Savage, associate professor of English at the University of Washington, persuaded 12 or his friends to Invest 515 each in his venture. When (lie first production made its debut tn August, 1943, Savage was sorry he'd been so persuasive. The only theater they could afford sat 64. Expenses for scenery, lights, and equinment were high. The play selected for the first inosculation was so new it was unfinished. The cast rehearsed the second act while the last act was being written. The wife of the president of the University of Washington painted scenery. A blind student washed all the seats with soap and ivnter. Since lhat initial effort. Trymit has run a little smoother. Active and associate memberships have been sold tn Increase the carn'tal of the venture. A 15-man board of directors decide* what plays are to be produced after hearing the recommendations of a five-man play Frigidaire WATER HEATER • Piemy of clean, hot water always on tap with 2 Frigiihire Electric Water Heater. It's low-cost, clean, safe, dependable — and completely automatic! ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. Inc. Compfeto Scrvic* Department In Connection H»on« 2071 206-08 W. Morn selection committee. As word of Tryout spread, playwright* rushed in manuscripts. One play had 30 separate scenes, including a full-.slze swimming pool. But most indicate that [here are a great number ol talented playwrights yet to be discovered. • » • One major problem has been to find writers of good comedy. Toe many young playwrights are more interested in presenting serious messages than light entertainment Several plays first presented b\ Tryout have won prizes, others have been published in book form. Some were produced by other community theaters. "Accidentally Yours." b> James Elliot, was produced on (he west, coast, starring Billic Burke nnd Grant Mitchell. Another wa.i purchased by the movies. Besides Its artistic triumphs. Tryout Is a financial success. Thcj plan, within n feiv seasons, to have their own theater with a paid, full- lime administrative staff and director. Woman Boat Enthusiast Become* Garland Deputy HOT' SPRINGS, Ark.. Aug. 11.- Vfl— A fancier of spi-cd boats and an ardent outdoor sports enthusiast has become Garland County's first woman deputy sheriff. Siie Is Miss Coy I). Wright, whose balhvick covers about 310 miles of land and wnter. Her laiv enforcement weapons Include a high-powered speedboat and a pair of strong binoculars. Miss Wright has been ordered to legulale and control speed boa* truffle on Lake ^Hamilton. "I don't wanfr to make anyone angry," she said, "but I am going to try to put a slop lo the large craft speeding near the smaller boats." Vacuum Trouble During a tornado, it's usually (he lack of air that cause* trouble. As the funnel passes. It lowers outside air prcssu:» so sudden lhat buildings are torn apart as the air Inside rushes out. COOK KILL Those / Roaches Ants-Moths Waterbugs • Silverfish ' Missouri Accident Is Fatal to Illinois Man MOBERLY, Mo.. Aug. 11. ivp>_ Aldcn L. ' -minis, 66. of Liicon. II! was fatally injured and his wife suff :d critical Injuries in an automobile accident near here today. Loomis died shortly after his arrival at a hospital here. The hospital reported Mrs. Loomis is being treated for several fractured ribs, head injuries <ud internal injuries Highway Patrolman J. B. Busch said the Loomis car overturned after the driver apparently lost control. FREE IRN-EZY Coupon this FREH -JfullybunJt BLUE IRN-EZY SAVES CLOTHES I MAKES IRONING EASY Take this coupon to your Grocer and he will give vou ONE Pkg. Ml\-| /y FREE with, the purchase of ONE Pkg. 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