The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1949
Page 10
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MJ: '(AMTJ COUTITER NEWS Legislators Want s A Pay Raise, Too Senator Cain Demands ' $25,000 Salary for | Members of Congress • WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (AP) Senator Cain-(R-Wash) yesterday • demsnded a *25,0«l-a-year salary for Senators, snd Representatives-If this slim Js voted for President Tru> maii'.s cabinet members. ; The Washington Senator told the Senate he opjxvsed any salary increases for top-level government officials, at, this .time. But if Congress does appio\e the bill to increase, executive salaries, he' said, then the lawmakers should get as much money as the cabinet members. • Cabinet members now get $15.000 yearly. Members of Congress receive $12,500. in salary and a 52,500 tax- free allowance. Cain offered an amendment in the bill to boost the'lawmakers' pay to a flat $25,000 without, the tax- free expense, money. v As the Senate began debate on the measure. Senator Long (D-I/i) ar- jued that the-pay Increase is nec- .essary to keep the best qualified men working for the government. He said that "enormous savings in efficiency" would more than,offset the added cost of the bill to taxpayers. President Truman asked that the Kalary of cabinet members be lifted ;to $2S,OQO, but Senate administration leaders ;: have-agreed to accept a compromise of $32,500. Economy Threat The pay bill also faced a threat *from -a new economy move. Sena tor.;-Ferguson (R-MIdl) brought the money saving Issue tip b} offeunK an amendment to an 'executive paj raise bill This proposal, ofleied originally bj Senator McClellan (D \ik), wasn't attached to previous moncj bitb! because two-thirds -= of those voting failed to approve It. Such a majority was required by the rules prevailing in that situation But Ferguson, needed only .a ma joilty to tack it on to trie pending bill. He obviously was trying to attach It to a bill-he thiriKs the President wouldn't veto, Mr. Truman has urged pay, In- trenses repeatedly. High Railroad Officiate Rid* Fast Freight Train KANSAS CITY, Sept 29— «V- Burlington Railroad, officials canie here vesteiday from St Louis * on a frieight train for a luncheon celebrating the start of the line's short; cut ' freight service between the two cities. A private car earning the Burlington officials was attached to a fast freight train on tile new r;m which started Monday Among the officials were S Lee, vice president In chalrge of , operations, and L. R. Capron, . vice president in charge'of traffic. Harry C. Murphy, new Burlington president, was unable to make the trip Memphis Oil Man Dies MEMPHIS, Sept. 29. (.<Py— J. D. Ungerecht., 51-year-old foreman of •'Memphis oil. firm, was killed near here Tuesday night in the collision of his pickup truck w ith A parked yehicle. He was en route -home from.Hol- landale, Miss. Ungerecht !was known in Jonesboro, Ark ^ where he held an interest Jn the D & H Oil Co. FILES MINE SUIT—G. H. Livengood, a lifelong coal, miner, filed the suit In Washington charging illegal use of the UMW health and .welfare fund. He received a $100 a month pension from the fund before payments were suspended recently. (AP Wirephoto). Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickosowba V SWIFTS PREMIUM BRANDED BEEF We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries , We Deliver Plione 2043 PVflfy of Parking Spact TIRE STILL BOUNCES AT'75 BELOW--The tire resting in the ilccp freeze above is made from a new synthetic rubber compound that bounces instead of shiiUcrinit nt 75 degrees below zero. Physicist G. I.. Hall at .the Firestone Company laboratory in Akron, O., checks data on the Arctic rubber tire which may enable engineers lo solve many problems o[ machinery operation in sub-zero climates The best rubber tires freeze hard as rock at 60 below develop peimancnl flat spots when parked, and lose their trends through chipping.. The new lire is expected lo remain serviceable at 75 degrees below zero. Cause for Screaming, But Motive Misjudged By the Curious Crowd •LITTLE ROOK. Sept. 29. W) — The curious crowd, which collected, was wrong. The woman standing on a pi;nny weighing machine at a busy downtown corner wasn't screaming because she had gained a tew pounds —there was a mouse under the glass cover of the 'fortune telling portion of the machine. One of the In slanders (.ontcssed he had seen the mouse earlier, but decided to.Keep (inlet, until he had consulted hfs doctor. U.S. occupation troops in the Far East served by 217 Rod Cross field workers stationed at 45 military installations and 19 hospitals. New Chief of Police ', Appointed in Batesville nATESVlLtE, Ark., Sept. 29. (AP) James M. Mllchum, former Independence County deputy sheriff, Im boon appointed Bntesvill'c chief of ]io|ice. ;' He succeeds Earl Rider, who .s'ub- mitted-Jiis resignation to Hie city, council .several \veehs ago. , The Civil set'rtce Commission also has appointed Jay H. Walter/Dire assistant, chief and William E. Collins, patrolman. The reorganisation of the police department resulted, from fatal shooting of Tom Williamson, Balas- vllle businessman, lasl. June by former Patrolman Long, who Is helq on a'lnst egree murder chaige. Western Allies Propose Seven Cent Cut in Value of German Mark BONN, Germany, Sept. 29. (/P)— The three western allies yesterday proposed cutting the exchange value ol the west German mark from 30 cents to 23.8 cents. The German.'; hnve disclosed that they want the value ol their currency reduced more than that. The government of the new went German Republic declined to proclaim a new rate immediately ami called Instead for a meeting lasl night of Ihc American. British ami French high commissioners with the German cabinet tonight. On Sept. 22 the Germans had suggested a rate of 22 5 cents. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, head of the Republic, told a news conference, however, that final authority on the matter rests in the hands o( the western allies since (he occupation statute gives them control over Germany's foreign trade and exchange. Adenauer said Hie allied recommendation on devaluation._had been given to his cabinet as a result of the devaluation of the British pound. Pieces of String Clue to Jail Break HOT SPRINGS, ftrk., Sept. 20— '•I 1 !—String wrapped around bars at the Garland County Jail aroused Sheriff r. G. Brown's curiosity ves- lerday, * Unwrapping the twine disclosed two bars sawed through and another partially cut. The sheriff immediately searched the jail and found five hacksaw blade.5. "I had a hunch something was going on last night," he said "so I stationed guards outside the Jail and no one would have gotten away even if there had been a break." ARKKSTM) IN PLANE CRASH I'riOISK—Mrs. Arthur pilre (above) was held in Quebec Clly, P. Q. in probe 'Of crash of airliner which Klled 23.people Sept. 9. Police said Mrs. Pltre told them she put a package aboard an airliner not knowing what it contained. J. Guay was arraigned Tor murder, accused 01 inducing Mrs. Pitre to place explosives aboard plane. (AP Wlre- pbolo). : THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 191» ^ Cost of Living Shows Increase Slight Gain Noted During August, Data From BLS Discloses WASHINGTON, Sept. 29-m— Higher food prices shoved the cost of living up a Jittle between July 15 and Aug. 15. The Bureau of !,abor Statistics (BLS) said that In Mid-August its consumers' price Index stood at 168.8 per cent ol the 1035-39 average, up 0.2 per cent Ironi a month earlier. . That was 3.3 per cent below a year ago and 26.6 .per cent higher than in June,* 1046, just before most price controls were abandoned. H was 71,2 per cent above the August, 1939, or pre-war, level. The BLS said an 0.4 / per cent increase in food prcles was mainly responsible for the August boost. Miscellaneous, goods and services, fuel, electricity and refrigeration, nnd residential rents also were frac- tlonally high than a month earlier Price* for house furnishings dropped 1.1 per cent and clothing prices declined 0.6 per cent. The index on food prices at mid- August was 2026 per cent of the 1935-39 aveiage.'it »as a little losier than a year ago but still 39.1 per cent above the June, 1946, level. More than 2.000 American Red Cross field workers nre still "serving the armed forces at home and overseas. ' 2,000,000 Sheep Saved By Geological Freak ADELAIDE -</7><— A geological freak may save 2,000.000 South Australian sheep from drought. Eyre Peninsula, at Uic eastern end of the Great Australian Bight, has had an exceptionally dry winter, rts reservoirs nre at a record low level. The outlook vvns grim. Then geologists made a discovery —a perfect underground reservoir holding 7,500 million gallons of pure water. Th«t- Is more water than South Australia* • blggcsl manmade reservoir holds. Permanent springs led geologists to the hidden underground water store. They found a reservoir nt 19 square miles lying from 50 to 100 feet beneath the surface. I 1 DEFOLIATE .' '. : AIRPLANE Pel-led coverage. Defoliant available at competitive prices. 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