The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 1, 1949
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PACT TITO BLYTHEVTLH (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1949 THI NATION TODAY— 81st Congress Takes Holiday With Much Work on Calendar And Little in Way of New Laws Ry James Mariov ^ WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (AP) It's time to take stock of what Lhis Congress, the 81st, has done, v It's been in continuous session since carlv January. Now the House has taken a three-weeks' vacation, its work practically finished. The slower Senate is slilt grinding along. It may be here for weeks, after it returns from the one-week holiday It started last night. But mostly It will be winding up Its part of the job which the House already has completed. So JHtle j new can be expected. Every year Congress parses a number of laws xvhic! don't make headlines. This Congress has done the same. That means a tot of work. But the work of any Conprewi ts judged by the big pieces of lawmaking It puts through. On that score—major legislation —this Congress does not have a very distinguished record. Six Rljr Rill-; Passed Here are the big bills passed by this Congress, meaning finished action by both Hoi'.se and Senate: J. It continued the Marshall plan for Europe. (The Two differed ^n how much mr ley to spend on It They'll have to Iron that out.) 2. It voh'd to keep rent control from April 1, 1949 until June 30, 1950. 3. It set up a government housing program: 810.000 dwelling units for low income families; slum clearance; and housing help for fanners. 4. It unified the Armed Forces more closely, strengthening the hand of Secretary of Defense Johnson. 5. It approved six of the seven plans President Truman submitted for reorganizing; the government. These plans followed in part the recommendations of the Hoover Commission on governmental reorganization. 6. It passed a new minimum wage bill, raising ths present 40 cents an hour to T5 cents for people working for firms that do business across state lines. The House acted weeks ago on this, the Senate last night. AH they have to do now is compromise a few differences. Pending In (he Senate So much for the big bills actually passed by both houses. Now for the bills that were passed by the House and. although still awaiting action by the Senate, are expected to pass •there and become law: 1. Military aid for Europe to back up the Atlantic pact. 2. Renewal of the reciprocal trade agreements act. This act, continually renewed by Congress since it was first passed Sn 1934. Is a cornerstone In this country's foreign trade policy. Under It the President can lower .-(-American tariff on * goods, from a * foreign v country which' In turn agrees to lower its tariffs on some of our goods. 3. Revising the displaced persons act to cut out features which are considered to discriminate against some groups of DP's who wanted to come to the U,S. (The Senate may act but that's not cer- tain.l 4. Keeping for another year the present system of holding farm prices up. It's not clear what the Senate will do on this, whether it will 'agree to the House plan or vote one of Ms own, or what, It probably will do something. The following items, all major points which Mr. Truman wanted this congress to pass, have no chance of parsing this year: 1. A bill to repeal the Taft- Hariley labor act. The Senate voted to make mild changes In it. The House hasn't acted. Isn't expected to. So T-H stands unchanged. 2. Sncial Security. Mr. Truman wanted the social security program widened to cover more people, give higher benefits. No action this yenr Maybe next year. Last, among the major things, comes federal aid to education. The Senate.passed a bill to grant such aid. Before the House could act. the whole subject was engulfed in a religious controversy. Small chance of House action this year. Therefore small chance of federal aid. Parade Ends GAR's Final Encampment INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 1. IAP)~The Grant! Army of the Republic broke up for the last limp tortay. There =was a final clasping of .shaking old hands last night, a Godspeed from their commander and a prayer. Todas 1 six old veterans are scattering to Ihe four winds, never to meet, acain, at least in formal encampment. They signed ami sealed the decision in their only business session yesterday. Then lor more tlian hour, veterans of later—but no more colorful —wars marched behind the separate cars in which the six tired old soldiers _rode in a Iwiltght parade. Almost 100,000 thronged the curbs along the- 12-block route, cheering Ihe aged men In their blaze of martial glory. Bands and fifers brought back the almost-dead memories or '65 with "The Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Tramp, Tramp. Tramp the Boys Are Marching." Theodore A. Penland, 100, Vancouver. Wash., waved happily from (he back of an automobile seat all along the parade route. At Ihe last "Campfire." he bravely sang "Tenting on the Old Campground " Penland proudly received a diamond-studded past commander's badge, though he'll now be commander for life. The badge recognizes his service for the past year. The OAR now becomes a scattering of 16 members and a collection of historic mementoes. Until the last member dle.s and NEWSPAPER APPEAL MOTORIZED HIM— Ever'since he broke his back six years ago. Floyd Nowak, 12. of Denver. Colo., has got around in the hand-pou-ercd wagon at left. When he outgrew the wagrin. Floyd appealed to the Rocky Mountain News (or help in getting a motor-driven invalid chair, which he couldn't afford. Denver's response came quickly, and now Floyd has the dandy motor-powered chair at right. With Floyd as he tries oul the new vehicle is Tom Kiliian, right, Denver businessman who bought the chair for him. and at left. Tom Murray, who arrived to net the chair at wholesale price from a Cleveland, O., flrm. Stone Cross Covered On Communist School ROMK —</]>,— When a workman was unable to retnuve a granite from atop a Korean Catholic School building. Communists covered the with a metal drum. Fides, the International Catholic News agency, reported from Seoul. The report said that when Reds occupied Wou-San they look over the Benedictine School for use as a Communist School. A workman wns ordered to remove the cross atop the building but the heavy stone was too much for him. the GAR is at last disbanded by the U.S. Supreme Court, the relics will be in charge of peppcrv. gray-haired Cora E. GtllLs. GAR secretary. After the disbanding, the last, records r;o to the Congressional Li- biiny. Hnss. badges and the seal go to the Smithsonian Institution, Nash Distributor Wins Key Award Made to Dealers The Shelton Motor Company. Dlythevillc Hash dealer, was awarded the Nnsh 10 Point select dealer award at a dinner-mooting for company employees nt the Rustic Inn last night. This was the third straight year that the Blythcville dealership has received the award. The award was presented by Joe Allbright. district manager of the Memphis Zone of the Nash Motor Car Division of the Nnsh-Kclvinator Corporation, and was received by Snnford Shelton, president of the Shelton Motor Co. The mvard is given annually in recognition of general excellence in all phases of Nash sales. The Shelton Motor Company is the third dealer in the Memphis zone to receive the award this year. Quarry Officials Fined for Work Hazards MOSCOW — <if,— The labor un- inn paper "Trud" recently reported that sentences had been meted out in the Urals to officials of a quarry in Miass at which safety rule's had been violated. The chief of the quarry was sentenced to three yrars deprival of freedom, a shift 'foreman to two years and a safety ensinrer to a fine of 1.500 rubles. "Trud" said because of the negligence of these persons workers in the clay quarry harl to work hi difficult and dangerous conditions. RUPTURE Expert Coming Here Again GKO. L. HOWE Well-known exprrl. or lndi:in*pol!,«. will personally demrmMnUf his ni«- ihod without charge M Ihe Noble Hot*), fltythevllle. Monday, Sept ilh from 9 A M. to 12 noon. Mr. Howe says the Howe method con Iracia the oprnSnsjs In remark- nbly SHOTi limp on the average cas*-. rrsarcllfsx of Hie slr.e or location ol the rupture, and no miutr: hn\v much you lift or strain, and puts you Bnrk to work thn same day a.i el [if lent »5 before you were rup- lurttl. The Howe Rupture Shield tin* no ICK strftp; waterproof, sanitary. br worn while bathing. Each -.Meld l* 4*HlluLly molded *ml mted to the riRrts under heat, which sUes R perfect fit and saUsT&ctLon, I Atf,e Rncl dltricuH ruptures lot- lowing opera t lorn especially solicited l>o not overtook tin* opportunity It y 0 u w»tlt urAtltytiiK rejmllx Mfttllnx Address P. O. Box 5J23 R MlrhlgaR Si. Station. Indianapolis i, ind. Tipplers Test Patience Of Minister With Same \ Name as Big Bootlegger I OKLAHOMA CITY. ept. I. (/!>>— | Baptist Minister Thomas R. Byford I is a patient man. evetl when he Is 1 continually mistaken for a boot- i It seems that customers ol Harold Byford. convicted Oklahoma Cily bootlegger, mistakingly call the minister when they get low of spir- j its in this constitutionally dry state. i Night and day. for months, the ; slightly tipsy have been phoning . for delivery service. ! The minister thought it was i amusing at first, but then il became i more than annoying. "One fellow even called me long distance from Detroit and said he | had a truckloatl ready to leave." j Byford explained "I tried to teli I him he had the wrong number but j T couldn't make him understand. j Finally I told him I could give him a number to phone. I gave him the number of Ihe sheriff." Scout Leaders Report Gains In Activities Marvin Melton, finance chairman of the Eastern Arkansas Area Council of the Boy Seoul* of America, WM the principal speaker at the South ML«L«ippl County District Scout meeting last night at Osceola. Mr. Melton presented a plan to the finance committee for sustaining membership, putting the finances on a more businesslike scale. He Indicated that memberships would be offered to those who had evidenced interest In Scouting activities, in an effort to keep finan- CM of Scouting on a plane equal to increased activities. la tills connection, Oral E, Smith, Scout Executive of the Eastern Arkansas Area Council, pointed out that the Boy Scout.s in the area had increased by 282 since January, 1949. and that the lowering of ages for cubs and ScouLs to eight and, respectively, lunhcr increases' are ex- pected. Among those attending the meeting were: i/>uis George, finance chairman for Die district, who pie- sided, Weslon P. 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