WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1950 BI.YTHEVrU.E (ARK.) COUTITER NEWS PACT SEVER Mayors to Testify On Gambling Bill Propose I to Outlaw Interstate Exchange Under Consideration WASHINGTON. April 12. WO—A Senate commerce subcommittee agreed yesterday to call mayors of city governments to testify on • f ill which would outlaw the Inter- iate transmission of gambling Information. Chairman McFarland <D-Ar!z) 'told reporters the mayois are members or the Attorney-General Mc' Grain's conference ->n law enforcement. The first public hearing, Me Parland said, will open next Mon day »'lth McGrath Hie major wit ness. The mayors will testify later dates. Other witnesses will Include rep rcsentativcs of the leading pres. services which distribute results horse races and other sports events to newspapers and radios. In Advance of Meet McFarland's announcement can- in advance of a meeting of th Democratic Senate policy commit tee to discuss procedure In luuullln Investigations of crime and gamb ing. The policy group sougnt to sett a threatened open fight as to whether the Inquiries should be conducted by the judiciary committee or commerce group / or both. There .were reports of,a reluctant agreement among the Democrats to merge the committees for the investigation. The Judiciary and commerce groups both have ben pressing to take charge of an investigation of gambling and gangland operations. Ami an open fiqht was threatening until Democratic Leader Lucas of t linois stepped In yesterday with compromise, proposal. Lucas suggested the two groups merge Into one committee with single chairman and a counsel with nation-wide repute to direct the Investigation. "Bolh Were Cool" Chairman McCarran (D-N'ev) of the Judiciary committee and chairman Johnson (D-Colo) of the commerce committee both -were cool to Luciis' proposal. There wasn't much enthusiasm, either, from Senator Kefauver CD-Tenn), sponsor of the judiciary Inquiry, and Senator .'McFarland (D-Arlzl, .who heads the commerce subcommittee. But Lucas and Leslie Blffle, Senate secretary and close personal friend of President Truman, huddled with the senators for several hours arguing for the compromise plan, and Lucas was reported to have won his argument. The plan to merge the committee drew a caustic comment from Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) that high Democratic officials have been OUT OF THE MOTHBALLS—The aircraft carrier Bataan, recently part of the Navy s mothball fleet Lsbeimi reconditioned and prepared for anti-submarine duty. Here workmen check over a battery of 40'-jnm anti-aircraft guns. Love Seats in Park To Inspire Romance LOS ANGELES, April 12. (/Pi— Maybe it's spring and maybe It's because county Supervisor John Anson Ford is a romantic politician. At any rate, he's having two- seated love benches installed In Los Angeles Parks. "If a fellow and -his girl want to sit In the park," Ford said, "they certainly want to be alone." The official bird of Misouri and Idaho is the bluebird. working to "keep this investigation out of the hands of the judtciarj committee." Ferguson te & member of the committee. Not Trying ti> CoYtr But Lucas argued he is not trying :o cover up anything and that his proposal will bring forth a "hard- liittlng" committee equipped to do a thorough Job. Kefauver is interested In a broader investigation than has been pro posed by the commerce subcommlt tee. He says he wants to check on crime syndicates operating in inter state commerce and determine whe ther these operations are corrupting local law enforcement agencies. He said his approval of the Luca compromise would depend on th scope of the proposed hearings an agreement on a broad-scale invest! gallon not limited to gambling. EGA Has Aided : rench Growth WASHINGTON, April 12. W) — 'he Economic Cooperation Admln T stratum said yesterday that Marhall Plan money has helped Prance A) check inflation >nd (B) boost ndustrial and agricultural' produc- ion. In a statement summarizing pro- ress of the European Recovery 'rogram In Prance during the past wenty-four months, EGA added. It s "optimistic about France's future.' Reporting that French industrial production Is now near the all-time •ecords of 1929—and nearly 25 per cent above prewar iverage — EOA said: "Rationing has ended and, excep 1 for some fats and oils and tropica" products, metropolitan France Is able to feed herself." \Aail Helicopters o Fly on Instruments Bonk Robbed o/$25,000 VALIER. Montana, April 12. (/P) Two young men robbed the Nationa Bank here yesterday and escape' with about, S25.000. bank. Presiden Nels Swanson reported. Swanson said he went to the ban at 8:20 a.m. (MST). The men wer waiting for him, he said, »nd force him to enter the building and lock the safe. Swanson said he wa the first person to get to the ban! tare Highway ends to Go On Sale May 2 UTTJ..E ROCK, April 12. </T|— ic second block of Arkansas' new ghwny construction bonds will be > for sale May 2. Date for the sale of Ihe $1,000,000 sue was announced yesterday by ic Slate Fiscal Control Board. fint Storey, secretary of the oard, salrt the average maturity ate for this year's bonds will be ooner than that of the 1049 bonds, savings on the interest, rate In ast year's sale will bring about le earlier maturity dote, said Story. Final maturity date on the 949 bonds is in 1959. The bonds :ils year will mature in the same Governor McMath told board nembers that Charles A. Fuller o: ilincapolts who purchased the 1049 Kinds, will be invited to bid 01 he second block, puller purchased he first issue.with a low bill o: 2.33 per cent interest rate. Sale of the bonds—part of Me Math's four-year road building plan —was appoved in a special elcc- .lou last year. Under the governor's plan, $28,000,000 in bonds will be sold over the four-year period. Money from sale of the ' bonds, coupled with other highway revenues, would finance his proposed $80,000,000 worth of construction. JUNGLE PILLBOX—Vlct-Nainese soldiers build jungle pillboxes asaiusl possible Covnmvmisl assaults iu the "hoi" war i» French lucid-Chirm. On the right is a primitive wooden barricade. The troops wear their full uniforms—consislinc of a pjir of shorts. The National Geographic ays the sweet poUto U the eal potato. VENETIAN BLINK AT LESS THAN COST All stock blinds being elated out at money wring prices. See us now white our clock* are complete. E, C. Robinion Lbr. C*. 319 West Ash Street Ulylheville, Ark. East German Minister Returns from Moscow BERLIN, April 12. (/P)—Deputy Prime Minister Walter Ulbrlcht of East Germany returned by Russlsu LOS ANGELES, April 12. (/P ometimes the smog gels so Lhi „ - ver Los Angeles that even the I plane to Berlin yesterday aflcr iclicopter mall service has to fly | long conference with Soviet lead- instruments. Thai's the view aken by the Civil Aeronautics Au- horlty, anyway. Yesterday, the CAA oificSaly recognized the city's nuch publicized smog as a flying lazard by authorizing the mail helicopters to fly at night under nstrumcnt conditions. ers In Moscow. The Communist chieftain left here Feb. 24 for a "health vacation 1 in Russia. Last weekend lie Jal< • wrealh on Lenin's Tomb. Political sources said Ulbrich' presumably discussed German pro blcms wilh Soviet polltburo, including the "March on Berlin" by SOO.OOfl youug Communists May 27-30." Jap Women Choose Democratic Husband TOKYO, April 12. "—What does Japan's "most democratic husband" get as a prize? v The gals o! Kagohima chose 65- year-old Dr. Rcnma okuda In a 'Women's Week" contest. They gave him suits, shirts and material for a top coat. 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