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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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THURSDAY, MAY 19,1949 BLYTHUVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACE mm THE NATION TODAY Sabath of Illinois Launches New Move fo Expose Lobbyists And Let Public Learn the Tricks ^ By Jamefl Marlow * WASHINGTON, ^fay 19. (/P>—Just »s regular »s Christmas, there conies a time at least once * year to write about lobbyists. That's when somebody takes a crack at them or want* to suppress them or something. Tills is one of the times. Yesterday the House adopted a resolution to have a congressional investigation of lobbyists. * — Osceola Plant Continued from Pic* t • • • requires only SO minutes to convert refined oil and other Intredtents Into margarine which U packajed and delivered to the cold atoraie rooms. Special coveyora have been constructed from the end of the two production lines to the refrigerator' the size of a warehouse and from there the cases move over other conveyors to the truck loading platform, or to the railroad siding for milk. The margarine factory i* located on Alternate Highway (1 and op- poclto UM Otceola Product Company'* oU mill, which will furnish much of the crude oil for the oleo plant when the rellnery unit Ia added. The building U of concrete, brkk •teel 'and tile eenitructlon. The floors are of acid-proof (lie, the walls 'of ceramic tile, and the ceilings of concerte. all material* which can be cleaned with steam. Nothing will be done, though, unless the Senate also votes for the investigation. A couple of years ago Congress passed a law which said lobbyists had to register with Congress. This was an attempt to smoke them out In the open so they could be recognized us lobbvists. And about 1,500 are registered In the capltol as paid lobbyists. But this doesn't satisfy Rep. Sabath, Illinois Democrat, who's taken as many cracks at lobbyists as anybody. He says about another 1,500 lobbyists—besides those registered- are running around loose, unregistered and unsmoked out. But who's a lobbyist? He's any person (or group) who tries to persuade a congressman to vote hi way. There are lots of ways of lobbying: visiting a congressman in his office, buttonholing him in the ^hall, having him out to a party, or "testifying before a Congressional v.-ommlttce. Wants Tricks Exposed v Sabath says he's not against the regular represenU'tK'es of organ- iaztions who need lobbyists here to get their views across. But he Is against' 1. The undercover lads who lobby without letting it be publicly known —by registering—that they're lobbyists. 2. The ones who get a chunk of dough from some one by pretending they have an "in" and can get things done in Congress. A lobbyist could be someone paid by manufacturers, or labor unions or landlords, or farmers, to represent them here and plug their case Or, as some congressmen have charged, it might be someone from a government agency who tries to work his charms on Congress to gei something the agency wants. Or, It might be an ex-congress man, who has :* client and has come back to work or his old companion. in Congress. Can an -'X-congressman do that Sure. Anyone who's ever served 1 fj Congress can walk out on the floo " any time he pleases, no matte how long it's been* since he wa a congressman himself. So an ex-congressman tumec lobbyist has a head start on an run-of-the-mine lobbyist who can get no earer the floor than the hall outside. Old Tltneri Hani Around Says Sabath: "One man who was a congressman 30 years afco is still coming back here. A lot of ex-members are 1- bbylng." Sabath says millions if dollars are siient on lobbying every year through salaries for the lobbyists, money for thelf expenses, publicity they liana out entertaining they dc, and radio time the powerful lobbies 'can jlre. And these loooyio — although they seldom would want to claim credit publicly—undoubtedly have a hand In persuading congressmen loading In shipment refrigerated cars for Three 80.000-gallon storage tanks have been provided for the refined oil which Is kept at • temperature of 120 degrees until It IB delivered the huge milk v»t* where the other ingredients are added. One of these to their way of thinking in the laws Ing to try. that are paued. But U you write a letter to your congressman, telling him what you think, you're lobbying In a w»y And a great many organizations have A legitimate right to lobby since that's one way of making their views known. So Congress will have 1U hands full if it tries to solve all lobbying problems- 'hat is. If goes alung with the House In want- The processing room was con true ted wholly without windows In the Interest of cleanliness and, the only air which reachet the interior of the plant comet through a Wcs- nghouse preclpltron which filters the tiniest of articles from the air and maintain* a constant temperature when the plant ii In operation. The building wu erected by Hughes * Company, Blythevllle contractor*. The electric wiring and flxturea were installed by the City Electric Company, and the plumbing by Jew Province, both of Bly- thevllle concern*. The heating and ventilating tyttenu and the pro-' piping were Installed by John- wn and < Lena of Memphis. Associated with Mr. Young in the ownership of the plant are the following officers and directors of the company: D.S. Laney, vice president; RO. Bryan, treasurer, both of Osceola; W.M. Taylor of Kelser, and W.B. Wright of Kennett. Mo, Some of the stockholders live In Blythevllle and niont of them are retldenli of Mtsslsstj>|>l County. The company was organlred little more than a year ago «nrt construction of the plant was started last summer. Dmn Is Kealrsed The completed plant brings allnllon plans which Mr. Young conceived as a student In Vandei-- bllt University in Nashville. Teim. while preparing for a career as a lawyer. He saw the need for processing In the South the product of Southern farms. And he has been doing that ver> thing since he left college. Fire a co-operative cotton gin was pro vlded and then the Mississippi Can nlng Company, the Osceola Pro ducts Company, the Home OH Com my and latrr the OKeola Alfalfa I llltiiR Company. The Oficeola Pro- icU Company operateg the oil mill crow the street from the new mar- trine plant. Wilwn lo Have riant, Too While the OsoeoU plunt Is «n(Irit to designation as the firal o be In operation in the sliitc. a arger unit Is under coivstriiullon li> The Wilson plant, which will bu wned and operated by the Delpro Refining Company, will have Ita own uhig plant as well as n factory or the munufactuie of oleomargarine and shortening. Cost-of I ho Wilson project lins been estimated ill il.2ftO,000 mid when completed it will bo one of he Inrgusl vegetable oil units In he United States. Two scpmnli :cllnts are neailng completion In Wilson and they will have * flooi iimce of 37,000 square feet, and i 'Rpuclly of 4,800 pounds of oleo niu 8,500 pounds of shortening per liour iouthwestcfii Got Co. ?ereo/s Expansion Plant LITTIJ! ROCK, May ». (*)The Southwestern Gas and Elee- rlo company yesterday asked th« Arkansas Public Service Commii- slon lor permission to l»*ue and sell 14,500,000 In builds. 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