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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1949 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Hoover Report Stirs Up Battle 12-Man Commission Not in Agreement * On Recommendation By Clarke Beach WASHINGTON _ The "Hoover Commission's" report Is a plan of battle, it was drawn up amid Intense controversies within the 12- man, bipartisan commission Itself Af-as revealed by the many dissent- Ing; recommendations—but the majority did agree on a program for reorganizing the executive branch of the government. Now the battle lines will form In Congress, Out much of the program can be quietly adopted by the President and his agency chiefs If the President wishes to do so. The Budget Bureau hits made a tentative analysis of the commission's reports and has estimated that they contain about 277 recommendations. It has figured that about 89 of them can be put into effect by executive or departmental orders. Congress would have to act on the rest. By passing the pend'..ig Reorganization Act of 1949. about 66 recommendations could be adopted. The President could mate extensive .,hlfts in the present set-up He could do such f.lngs as transfer the Coast Guard from Treasury to Commerce: or place the Reconstruction Finance Corp.. the Export- Import Bank and the 1 °dcral Deposit Insurance Corp. within Treasury. The commission recommended these changes. The ncorganizailon Act 1ms passed the house. The House bill exempts certain agencies from any general reorganization plan, but provides that each plan as submitted by the President shall go into effect within 60 days If not disapproved by both Houses of Congress The Senate version, now pending on fjj hf Senate calendar, contains no 'Wxemptions. but provides that a resolution of disapproval by either of the two Houses can kill any plan submitted. The Budget Bureau analysts believe that 17 of the 277 recommendations would require appropriation legislation. As 'or the remain- Ing 105 recommendations, in the opinion of bureau expcrls Congress would have to pass laws leading specifically with them. Undrr this heading would come the commission's proposal that an accountant general be established to supervise al! accounting In th.- executive branch: the creation of a new welfare department, and the authority for department heads to appoint postmasters and other officials under the rank of assistant secietr.ry without senate confirmation. Many bills are now being prepared by executive agencies' io provide the legislation required .The stall of the Hoover Commission itself is drafting about U bills to provide the -legislation it believes necessary. The commission also Is in favor of the passage of the Re- organi».tion Act. although l t . wants no agencies exempted. Thrs- Hoover Commission proposal;:, among others, are expected ^to arouse fighting fury: 9 I. Creation of an accountant general, allowing the comptroller general only a power of review over his decisions concerning accounting practices within the executive agencies, The comptroler general is the agent of Congress. The President has no control over him. 2. Transfer of most hospitals of the armed services and the Veterans 1 Administration to a new agency, the United Medical Administration Veterans' Organiatlons already have raised an uproar, and t!ie arni^d services are not expected to Ill:» the idea. 3. Transfer of the work of the Army'* Corps of Engineers to the Interior Department. This would be part of a plan to give the Interior full authority over ail water development work and public power planning. Tlie highly oontrover- sional public power and reclamation issues are involved here. 4. Giyins the Secretary of National Defense full power within his department, denying the secretaries o! each of the armed forces their present risht of appeal to the White House. In the original unification plan, the Navy insisted on this right of appeal. •p 5. Turning the Civil Service Com- •^injs.iion into a policy making body. with administrative agencies doin^ most of their own hiring and firing. Opponents see this as a return to the spoils system. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION PRICES PtrOnt Monthly l«35-3» tqoalt 180 Month* PAGE SEVEN Tiny New Contact Lenses Developed; Held in Place by Wearer's Tears 170 160 1M* PRICES AND PRODUCTION ON DOWNGRADE—Th«* newscharts .how how indurtri.I production and prices declined In the first quarter of 1949, according to current economic rcporti i»sued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Production a down from 1»5 ptr cent last November to an estimated 179 for April. The decline has been general, since activity hat decreased in 13 of 19 industry groups. In price., basic commodities dropped the most, while consumer prices show only slight reduction. Most significant decline this y«ar has been in metal markets, with steel scrap and non-ferrous metals scrap down 40 to 50 per cent The price support program lor many farm products has prevented more marked declines In that field. Puerto Rlcon Fascinated by Handcuff; Gets Self Locked to Seat in Plane Anti-Lynching Bill Okayed by Senate Group WASHINGTON. June 7. </P>— An anti-lynchlng bill was approved yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure, introduced by Senator Ferguson (R-Mich.). was the firsl civil rights legislation to be approved by a Senate committee at this session of Congress. Chairman McCarran (D-Nev.) (old reporters after a closed meeting of the committee that no roll call vote was taken on the bill. A similar bill was approved by the committee in the closing days of the last Congress but it was not brought before the Senate for a vote. The legislation provides a maximum penalty of a 810,000 fine or 20 years in prison, or both, for conspiracy to incite, aid or commit a lynching. It would apply to peace officers as well a s members of lynch mob. It also provides thaUany officer who wilfully fails or refuses to protect persons against lynching can be fined up to $5.000 and imprisoned for five years, or both. A like penalty is provided for federal officials who willfully refuse or fall to make "all reasonable efforts" to capture and prosecute any person who violated other sections of the act. A person who Is lynched, or his next of kin, would be entitled under the bill to file civil damage suits against those responsible for the lynching. New York Times Reports Political Purge in Russia NEW -YORK, June 7— <&>— The New York Times said yesterday a political purge is taking place in Russia. A Pails dispatch from C. L. Sulzberger said evidence can be assembled showing at least 300,000 members have been expelled from the Communist party and that membership in the Komsomol—Communist youth league—has fallen. The Times listed several Important party leaders as having disappeared quietly. These include: N. A. Vozensensky, former Politburo member. A. A. Kuzentzov. centra! committee secretary. P. S. Popkov, member of the presidium of the supreme soviet. Yuri A. Zhdanov, son of the lat Politburo chief. All the time Foustino was using I I. T. Ooldyakov, former chief o KANSAS CITY, June 7. «>)— Gomez Faustino knows only one word of English—"glmmle." The pea picker from Qurabo. Puerto Rico, used it frequently yesterday after he got himself handcuffed accidentally to the seat of a plane. Faustino with other pea pickers was enroule on the plane to Walla Walla, Wash. On Faustino's seat was fastened one end of the cuffs —used on a passenger in H previous flight. Faustino began playing with the other end of the cuffs and promptly closed it on his wrist. His' friends tugged, the pilot tried to help. So when the plane landed here at 2 a.m. police were called. They tried a big bunch of keys, but none worked. The pilot said he couldn't fly on—there was a law against having passengers fastened to public carriers. By DarctU Salisbury NEA Staff Correspondent LOS ANGiUS (NBA)- rhe Incite that nude the bubble turrets of combat aircraft is now being turned into • sort of bubble turret for tlie poor-eyed public. It 1* the material from which tiny new plastic lenses, covering only the cornea of the eye, are being produced. Although they were considered in the stage of "active resea/ch" until a few weeks agd, the cornwl lenses may some day make contact lenses obsolete. The leiui cape only the colored part of the eye, and is held In place natural capillary attraction. There is no flange to (it the eyeball, and no auxiliary fluid needed. Nor do they flip out with a hearty slap on the back or a sly wink. Tears, Just tears, hold them n. They arc visible only to the expert. Many ophthalmologists who have ieen them say the new corneal enses promise the most nearly perfect, possible physical correction. Kevin Tuohy, 30-year-old Los Angele* Inventor who has worn his miniature contacts for more than a year, conceived the idea little nwre ^n two years ago. His wife, Mart-A, lias discarded her own glasses to ^o alone with her husband They boll see 20-20 (with their new "eyes") and to date, have no complaints They even wear them !n swimming. So far. Tuohy says. 750 cases ure wearing the corneal lenses suctess- fully. all of them still under close observation. Most of these have been yomi persons—Id to 35 years—who disliked wearing glasses eiKHlgh to go through the process of a fitting. Prescription ts made from oph- thalmometric measurement. Th first time anything comes In contact with the eye is when the lens?, are tried on. The corneals are worn the only engllsh word he knew. Between strings of Spanish, he would Insert the word "gimmie." Police finally freed Faustino with a pair'of bolt cutters, anti took him to the police garage. Here mechanics tried more keys, pliers, bobby pins. Faustino now was down to one word: "gimmie." Finally a locksmith was routed out of bed. He fashioned a special kev and the lock flew open. Faustino smiled, rubbed his wrist and with a string of "gimmies" joined his companions on the plane at. 5 a.m. All slate of the Union have either an estate or inheritance tax ex- i cept Nevada, where the tax w repealed in 1205. Domestic canaries suffer no 111 effects out-of-doors even at 50 degrees below zero, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Originally, the word "catle" meant wealth or property. RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere You Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 the Soviet Supreme Court. Sulzberger said It appeared those now suffering were members o the so-called "Shdanov faction, persons who were close to or followed the line of Andre! Zhdanov who died Aug. 31, 1948 at 52. The cause of his death was listed officially as heart failure, but thei were world-wide rumors that he had been "liquidated." He had been Stalin's favorite and regarded as the generalissimo's most likely successor. However, the Times said, he had fallen from favor before 'his death and been replaced by his repute* rival Georgl M. Malenkov. Corneal lensei (center) are smaller Ihan contact lentec (rljcht) and fit in a l!j»tkk-sil«l box when n.l IB lue. only 20 minutes the first day. with daily Increases until In about a month they may be worn all day. An obvious drawback, of course,' Is the cost. In comparison to the conventional correction, the new lenses are expensive. Until manufacture becomes more production-line and the highly speclalired training nee- e.ssary for doctors to prescribe and fit becomes more widespread, the averape myopic will have to dig somewhat deep to afford them._ B"rrme possibility of losing them bcrnu.se of their diminutive size, the lenses are expected to last about five years for most wearers. Tiny scratches or blemishes from handling are compensated by a fill o: tears. Intensive experimentation ant research ts continuing at the Los Angeles College of Medical Evangelists ,of which Tuohy has been a staff member since 1D40. and at ( .h; White Memorial Hospital of Los Angeles, which has also flgure< prominently in the development. oraign Firms Told "y Mutt Adhere to Red Ruin lor China SHANGHAI, June 1 (If}— Foreign rms were told yesterday they could •ade with China if they adhered ) Communist regulations. The regulations require that per- ilCs be obtained before orders can e placed in foreign countries. Fore- gn exchange for Importing goods >ay be placed in foreign countries. 'orelg.il exchange for Importing oods may be obtained either from he Bank of China or can be provld- d by the importer himself. No Indication was given as to how uuch foreign exchange to finance niports was available through the ante. The Ross barrier In the Antarc tic Is a sheet of ice 500 to 1,50C feet thick and about the size o France. Th whiskey with Age in its flavor.,. ANCIENT AGE America's largest-selling lull {) year old straight Kentucky bourbon Stre&l ixsurtm, vhiskr,. 86 /maf. Anamt Agt Dist. Co., Frankfort, Ky. The English Inngunge Is spoken today by more than 270 million people, of whom more than half arc Americans. GENUINE OLDSTYU SOUR MASH KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY BONDED 100 PROOF ,«»-i*rv •IBS* SPECIAL SALE of PAINTS TOM SAWYER PAINTSATCOST ROLUSON LUMBER COMPANY TENTH STREET CAMP MOULTRIE DRIVE BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS SALE FROM JUNE 1 T015 + Paints - All Colors INSIDE OR OUT: WOOD, CONCRETE OR METAL + Best Quality GUARANTEED TO BE AS GOOD AS THE BEST Manufactured at Blytheville by MARTIN TRENKLE, Inc. WATER IS FREE! Wherever you find it, water is free, Deep in a well or out of the sea. Gel all you want wherever you go, — Read the simple directions below. Put a barrel under the spout, Collect the rain the clouds give out; But watch for wiggler and bacillus,— Some bugs are almost sure to kill us. Melt yourself a pan of snow! (It's a crystal form of H20) Or just apply a little heat To frost or ice or hail or sleet! Dig a hole both deep and round, That's where lots of water's found. Pumps are needed, so are tanks,— You pay for them with more than thanksl Put muddy water in a kettle, Leave it for the mud to settle. Even the water in the sewer Is ninety-nine one hundredths pure! Build a dam across a creek And do it well so it won't leak. Then lay a pipe. (The cost ain't hay: Be sure to get a right of way.) Wring the, water from a blanket of fog! Strain the tadpoles out of a bog! Get up early and gather dew! Sprinkle a cloud with C02! With a bucket you can bring All you want from pond or spring. Two hundred trips or so a day Are really fun when you don't pay! ******* Your water works adds this last line: Delivery is where we shine! We can't sell water because it's free,— W« sell only PRESSURE and PURITY! 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Box S3 n, Bljtheville. Ark. Say H . . . With Flower* THE FLOWER SHOP GlentM Bntldhit FhoiM MSI or 1747 Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickasowbo SWIFTS PREMIUM »^. BRANDED BEEF We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries We Deliver Phone 2043 Plenty of Parkins Space MERCHANTS PLATE LUNCH Frnh Channel CaUtih Fried Chicken Roatt Pork Roast Beof Chicken £ Dreaainc Steak & GraT7 Three TCIetabla Special 60c Special HOT DOGS ' lie HAMBURGERS . . "tfc CLUB STEAK, «. FRIES 14, Chale* T-Banes * Slrlalna "Where Friends Meet and Eat" the NICKLE STAND Vickie Saliba, Prop. 103 W. Main A real ihoenuker aided by modern equipment and finest material* bring* new life to worn footwear here. SHEET METAL WORK-OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Sheering up to 1/4 inch thickness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651

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