The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 22, 1949
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PAGI mo BLYTHEVITXie (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST ZZ, l»4f THt NATION TODAY— Rent Control Boss Sees Need For Use of Some Volunteers To Help Staff with Enforcement Bjr Jimn Marlcw WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. Wi— Sound asleep. That's the story ol the senators and congressmen who are friends of rent control. They were sound asleep when Congress made its slashing cut in the money for carrying out the controls. The cut was so deep that— unlessH it's changed— Rent Control Boss ! Tighe E. Woods says he'll have to drop controls In one-third of tile areas now controlled in order to keep effective, controls in the rest of the country. (Even then, he says, he may need civilian volunteers to police rent controls in some of the areas remaining). This Is the story of the sleepy business: Last March Congress voted to keep controls another 15 months, or until July 1. 1950. There's a difference between voting controls and voting money to carry them out. Voting for the controls came first. Then Congress had to vote the money. The government's Budget Bureau, which decides how much money the various agencies and departments should have, figured Woods' rent-controllers would need $26,750,000. The Senate debated this and decided $26,750.000 was too much. It voted him only S21..667.000. The Senate friends of rent control were there at the time nnd argue against the cut. but lost Full Debate In Senale At least there was full debate in the Senate on the problem, and everyone in the Senate knew what was happtiing—at that time. But when the Senate and House vote money bills, their amounts usually differ and a committee of senators and representatives has to sit down and work out a compromise. It happened in this case. But—the House had not voted any money. In this committee session the House membcis said they thought the Senate figure. »21.667,000, was too milch for Woods. They thought $17,500.000-would be enough Tnen the House committee members went back to the House. They rattled off a number of changes in various money bills they had talked over with the Senators. Okay, okay, okay, okay, the full House membership .said in effect, as the House committee reiwrt was read. And when that part was read —about cutting the senate figure of $21,661,000 down to S17.50U.OOO— nobody t n t ti p House objected. There was no debate. Didn't Know What Happened Then the House action was re- jjotttd immediately to the full Senate. And the Senate—which previously had spent'a lot of time ar- •julng before it cut Woods' money down from $26.750.000 lo $21,661.000 —spent no time at all in agreeing to the House action which made the cut still deeper to $11,500.000. There was no Senate debate. But w'iy weren't the friends of rent control alert enough to know what was happening. This explainu- tion come.s from Senator Paul Douglas, fllinois Democrat and a Mend of rent control: "Friend* of mine who were on the floor (of the House) and who perhaps were not paying close al^ j tention. slated they did not understand what the ino'tion vias . . . not many members were on the floor 2u/z Shows Never Gave Away The World But Came Close to It SUPER - ACTOR — Handsome actor Paul Lees must overcome more than ordinary obstacles lo make a name for himself in Hollywood. He must memorize, riot only his script, but also the location of every object on the movie set. A bemedaled Marine hero, he is 90 per cent blind is i result of acid burns received on Corresidor. He has developed such a fantastic memory that he learns his lines from hearing them read once. His wife, a nurse, is «n eye specialist. "There was no discussion or debate whatsoever on this appropriation reduction. 1 think it Is true that, there were very few member* either in the Senate or it) the House who realized, some not until two days later, that this severe slash had been made." The vote in both houses was on Aug. 15. Douglas has asked the senate to reconsider ils action and give Woods more money. If this isn't done, Woods will get only *n.5co,ooo. Senators and representatives who back the cut say they think Woods will need less and less money before next July because between now and then rent controls will come off anyway in increasing numbers. Woman of Few Words Wrecks Service Station SAN FRANCISCO, Alt!?. 22 (AP) —A sLi>art!y-dr<yyiCd woman drove her bi«. finshy automobile briskly ituo the service .station. Her bumper caught a pop stand and a d?ez:l bottles »'enl flying. Tlic car'hit the oil display stand and a tire rack, and oil cnns and tires went a-rollin? Then she squarely hit two gas puniiu. bowled them over—and drove away. A.s .she f^cd through, attendant William Wartlley tolrl police, the smiled -uicl said. •'Hello." By Arthur Everett NEW YORK, Aug. 22. (API—They .tier got around to giving away the world on one of those radio Jackpot ororams—but they came darn cloee o it. Taey gave away part of it. Art L'liklctier's NBC program last .•ear gave Marie Beatty o( 3harleslown, Ind., a glacier four niies Ion? In Alaska'. > She also got, 1200 for a trip there lo remove! her properly. FVr a* NUO kr.nws, though, it's still there. And there's the «,000-pound elephant won from ABC by Mrs. rile- da Pen;, of Donor a, Pa. last April. At the time, Mr.s. Perry .said .she mk'ht g've the elephant to a aoo. Yep. if the Federal Communica- iotis curb ends the giveaway craze, it will spoil a lot of fun for a lot of people. Not for Fred Allen, though. The comedian hatea giveaways. They drew listeners away from other proiriams. Fred's too, maybe? Anyway, he promised to give *5,000 lo anybody who missed out on a giveaway prize they | ve-e listening to his .show, j Down in Seasirt. N.J., where he's vaoationinc, Fred gloated over the FCO's b'm on giveaways. "They have taken radio away fr->m, the .scavengers and j?iveti it back lo Hit entertainers." lit said. "And Marconi (radio's inventor Is applavidin? from his grave." He rolled giveaways "chi.sclers" wh'j sei/ed radio after entertainers established it as an entertainment medium "They've been givin gaway ice boxes on radio for years," Allen Alice Heany. 17, a Pawtucket, R. !., meat market clerk, won come- diani Bud Abbott and Lou Costtllo from ABC one night last December. She only got them for one night though. Mrs. Jean Sanford, 18, of Cedar Rapids, la., divorced from her husband, wanted money to start over again with him.. Last March she won MOO from CBS. "I'll be home, honey," she hollered to him over the mike. Mrs. Cleo Weston, «4, of Grafton, W. Va., won a complete new kitchen. Worked out fine. She owned a restaurant. But James Locke, 41, won 1,500 cans of tinned groceries last April. Discouraging. He sells groceries for a living out in Tulsa. Okla. Strange things happened times on giveaways. Mutual once awarded a »7.500 check to Jack L. Adams of Hunt- Ington, W. V«. Salesmen started pestering him Arkansans May Receive Fire Insurance Reduction when they started siving away d"ep freezers down in Washington, that started this upheaval. Down in Washington, they didn't even have a program." One Sunday night, Allen did a take-off on Rivenways. He pretended to pive swf.y a saloon complete with bartender, 4,000 yards of used dental flo^s, SOO pounds of putty and 12 miles of railroad track. Sounded real funny. Fred's pro- srn-m rt'.rl that night. But not much funnier than ft real l:ve giveaway he said he wouldn't take the money Didn't want to be "hounded to death." • But he finally took it after Mutual got down on its knees and begged. About the biggest prize ever give! was $52,000 won. from CBS by Rus] Clarke, 51, of Rochester, N. Y.. las June. He identified a phantom voic as that of Gertrude Ederle, the gir who once swam the English Chan ney. Then he clinched it by giving her time, almost exact. NBC gave Ann Notre of Unloi. City. N. J., its top price of $31,000 lust a couple of weeks ago. Merchandise worth $35,200 ABC's biggest giveaway. Mrs. Juli Hubert of Philadelphia, won It las March. Radio people say the giveaway starter In the early 1930's with NBC "Pot-of Gold" program. You didn have to answer any questions then Death Takes a Holiday in Arkansas Sunday But Three Die on Saturday BT The AsuM-laled Press I Ike Long and another Negro were Sunday passed in Arkansas with-! arrested at a nightspot where both out a reported violent death or se-j Ncgi-oes and whites were reported dancing. Deputy SheriH Sam Bradley said Constable Ed Bost shot rloua. injury. Saturday, however, a traffic accident and two suicides took three lives. Two other persons were injured 'seriously, one in R plane crash and the second in a gun battle with officers. Era Easter, Negro woman, 34, was killed when the automobile in •which she was riding overturned on Highway 79 In Columbia County a mile north of the Louisiana state line. John Mitchell, 76, who built his own casket three years ago, shot himself to death near Nashville, Coroner Rector Cltty said. The body ot Wade Huskey, 46, a bullet wound in the head, was found In a stream near Prescott, and a Long when the latter resisted arrest. One Cast, One Goose LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 22. (fl>)— Owners of fire Insurance policies In Arkansas may get a rate reduction. The annual report of the State ^^-"on a'rival network. Insurance Department Friday said underwriting profit on fire insurance in the state had beeti 5.02 per cent from 1944 through 1S48. Stale Inw allows reductions tf profit over a five-yen rperiod is above five per cent. Tile report said the State Insurance Commission now is making "necessary calculations" to While Fred was talkiim. they wore 5ivmsr Kenneth Crosble of Bluff- Ion, inf.. a pop-corn machine, job in a movie, d year's supply of rroien food and a bicycle (or himself and every member of his family. ABC once gave a listener a trip to the North Pole. They'd like to diust t knew if he ever went. If he did. Forty-two per cenl of American arms now have telephone service, •lighest percentage In history. Central Park, in the heart New York City, was set aside 1848. It covers 100 acrei. ASPHALT — _. _^ COTTON PICK SACKS THE LONCEST KIHHC OOfPN PK> S*d 01 m NMNCT. OUTUSTS TWO OK-/,, THREE DUCH UCS - BY JkCTUM. TEST:};' THE ASPHALT MTTMI KABS Utt WOt BEMIS BRO. BAG CO. MfMPM* ». 1MM. For Sale By ALL LEADING JOBBERS SEEKS SON'S SEAT— Unique in politics is the candidacy of Mrs. Robert Coffey, Sr., of Johnstown, Pa. She is the Democratic candidate for Congress in a special election Sept. 13. Unusual feature of Mrs, Coffey's campaign is that she seeks Ihe post held by her son, the late Rep. Robert Coffey, who was killed in an airplane accident. Widows have beort elected to fill out their husbands' terms, but thi*^ is th« first time a mother seeks W iucceed her son. Excitement, fright, and anger all cause chameleons to change color, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. If they called you. you won a prize, ABC'later took over the program It died a natural death a couple of years ago. ABC has 13 giveaways running today. NBC has six. the i-nYcs so ihe profit will not be ' *>' r V'd ]i * f to know if he evcr got above five per cent. 50 Grove/ Truck Drivers Go on Strike at Wynne WYNNE. Ark., Aug. 22. tfPf Approximately 50 grnvel truck drivers for the McGcorse Construction Company of Pine BlufT are on strike here. The drivers, wlio operate their own trucks, seek an increase of one cent per cubic yard mile for hauling. They now receive five cents \ bark. | Got so you couldn't pick up the t elephone for f ea r they'd unload something new on you. Look at Mrs. Florence Hubbard. fia. of Chicago. Minding her own business, eating chop suey In her LIVINGSTON, Mont.—//P>—Boyd Engles reports he was fishing the Gallatin River when he flipped a black gnat fly around A bend hop- : — 0 . —., -~~ ing for R blincistrike from a trout, j per cubic yard mile. He got the strike—from a nan-. |_— —-nV".'^'"'" aciian goose which grabbed the [ lure. Flew when it saw Engles but ' spit out the hook before tbe startled-4 fisherman had to worry about lh*Nr technique of landing a honker. Listen to DuPont's Cavalcade of America every Monday evening WMC — 7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributors of DuPont Products LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Phone 4474 kitchen. 'Phone rings. Picks It up. Answers a question. Wins an airplane. "I certainly don't know what to do witii it," she walled. Arid Mrs. Lillian Finneran, €7. ol Providence, R. I,, had a problem, I oo, She, won Cab C a 1 low a y's orchestra for a one-night stand. coroner's jury returned a verdict of quire, that Bulcide. service be Air commerce regulations re- Edwin Berry. 35, a Warren Krnior dealer, suffered a serious head injury when his light plane crashed near Monticello. A physician gave him "about an even chance" for recovery. At Little Rock, James Nelson, 69- year-old Negro handyman, shot it out with officers who went to his j shack near State Police headcjuar- ters in response to a complaint that he was threatening two white men with a shotgun, He was wounded critically and State : Trooper Guy Downing was wounded slightly in the exchange of shots. Another Negro was wounded less seriously when he was shot in an srm during a scuffle with a constable at Tucker, near Pine BlufT, Saturday night. months. parachutes in active repacked every two CHILLS AND FEVER WITH QUININE MOW AT YOUR - DRUGGIST COUNT TEN RINGS BEFORE >OU HANG UP TO GIVE MRS. WEST TIME TO GET TO THB TELEPHONE WHY DOESNT MARV WEST ANSWER ? THE 'PHONE HAS RUNG FIVE TIMES' BLAH HEATH CO. Invite y«v U Imp*" th» <*»p[tti MW lii HtH-CKUM-MBtche* 1 U M«ecrnlz« yevr S$<"T&"?* ^rrTrr 7 r ^ i ^^* *, t > -—*) •( H*Fp*l*1 uttil c«U- tiliM «t MW Uw oil. 4 ilFOHI ™-« 'MY 'PHONE ALWAYS RINGS WHEN I'M BUSY.' I'LL HURRX ANP ANSWER IF /HOLD THE 'PHONE.. 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