The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 17, 1950
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MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Gas Bill Veto Is Called Champion's Move for Common Man of U.S. Democrat Members Support Laney By WASHINGTON, April 17. (AP) — An applauding wing of his party prepared a champion-of-the-pcople campaign dole f6r President Truman, today on the strength of his vateof the K(SV Natural Gas Bill. <P. Truman killed the bill Saturday In an action critics labelled as "purely political" and supporters said was "sound and timely." The measure would have prevented the Federal Power Commission from regulating the sales of natural gas by so-called Independents, who produce 80 per cent of the product but don't operate pipelines. Congress approved the bill despite charges by opponents that it would pave the way for an Increase In Ihc price of gas to consumers. While its proponents denied this vigorously, Mr. Truman made clear that was on his mind when he sent the bill back to 'congress labeled "not In the public interest," Unless the independents are subject to federal regulation, the President said, "there is a clear possibility that competition will not be effective, at least in some cases, in holding prices to reasonable level';. 11 Measure's Chief Onjxmcnl Senator Douglas <D-I11), one of the measure's chief opponents, put into words the thought of snme Democrats who want Mr. Truman to array himself as a champion of the little fellow In this year's cam- pai°n for control of Congress. Said Douglas: "God ble.w the President of the United States. He has once again shown he is the true defender of mon people." senator Ellender (D-La), tj-ho supported the measure: "I think the President's veto was purely political." Said Senator Kerr (D-Okla). one of the bill's authors: "The President has made a mis- fake. Time will prove that the consuming areas which need abundant supplies of natural gas will receive less gas and at higher prices than if the bill had been approved." Veto Will Stand Talking to reporters later. Kerr dismissed any Idea that supporters might try to override the veto. However, he protested quickly when one newsman suggested that thlf apparently kill? the bill for this session. , ! "I didn't say that," Kerr said. "I only say that I haven't any plans yet as to just what I should do." He added: "Tills is only, a skirmish." Mr. Truman was reported to have faced one of the toughest political deegfc>ns In his career in vetoing tluflFensure. .Besides Kerr .arrayed in favor of the bill were such staunch supporters of the President as House Speaker Raburn Find Senator Con- nail. both Democrats from gas- producing Texas. Senators Douglas. Humphrc (D- Minn), Myers (D-Pa), and O'Mahoney (D-Wyo), who back the President's program, fought the bill in the Senate. Republicans Split When it was passed there March 29 by a 44 to 38 vote, 28 Democrats voted for it and 16 against It. Republicans split 22 against to 16 for. with Senators Donnell (R-Mo) and Kem (R-Mo) of the President's home state leading the opposition light. The House passed the bill 176 to 174, with more Democrats against the bill than for it: 116 Democrats opposed the bill, 97 approved it. One senator told a reporter Mr. Truman had given the go-ahead signal on the bill — In the form it finally passed Congress— at a .Whit* House conference before the meas- ure was brought up for senate debate. This senator said he attended the conference, In Oklahoma City, the Daily Oklahoman said in a story from its Washington bureau that Charles Murphy, chief counsel to Mr. Truman, had handed the bill to Senator Kerr with the blessing of the White House. The newspaper said the President "was unable to withstand the great pressure brought against it after its passage." Whatever his view before Congress passed the bill, Mr. Truman left no doubt In his veto message Saturday that he endorsed the arguments of its opponents. Purchasers Couldn't Move He said that natural gas purchasers couldn't move from one source of supply to another in search of lower prices and therefore competition Is limited. He added that there ought to be authority, for use if needed, to block "windfall profits to gas producers at the expense of consumers with no benefit to the nation In terms of additional exportation and production," Tn view of tiie close votes .in Con- press on the bill, some backers said flatly there was no -use trying to override the veto—an action that would require approval by two- thirds of those voting in boll houses. 15 Attend State Insurance Meet Fifteen members of the ville 'Life Underwriters Association attended the stale underwriters an nual convention in Little Rock Frl day. Attending from Blytheville wer W. J. Anders, Lynn \V. Brown, J. A Bryant. W. A. Carter. J. Louis Cher ry. B. S. Chiles, Nathan Devers, C E. Edds, Luther Goinps, Jr., U Z Goings, A. B. Jaggcrs, W. P. Mahoi P. T. Ratliff. J. L. Thompson, Jr and P. W. Wyatt. Mr. Brown was elected presiden of the state association for th coming year. Princess Elizabeth Expects 'Second Baby LONDON, April 17. (.•!>)—The Lon dnri Sunday Pictorial reports tha Princess Elizabeth is expecting he second baby in late July or earl August. The newspaper was the first t publish the news here, ulthoug rumor.s that the heiress presumptiv to Britain's throne is pregnant hav circulated for several month Members of the royal family, how ever, would not comment on the re port. Princess Elizabeth Is visiting her husband Prince Philip, on the Island of Malta where he is on duty with the Mediterranean Fleet. LITTLE ROCK, April 11 (AP) — riie two Arkansas members of the ~>emocrallc National Committee ave come out publicly for former "rov. Ben Laney In his contest with iovernor McMath. Dr. R. B. Robins, the national ommittceman, slid he was for -alley because he was "Interested in cttlng the party back into the amis of real Democrats." McMalli, whom Laney opposes or the governorship this year, is follower of President Truman's Socialistic" doctrines, Robins add- d. Mrs. Jack Carnes, the national ommitteo woman, said she believed n Laney's "sincerity" and couldn't lo other than support him. Both Robins and Mrs. Carnes live t Camden, Governor Laney's former home. i Dr. Robins' announcement served to emphasize the governor's race as i contest between the "conserva- ive" and "liberal" elements of the Democratic Party In the state. Tim race already had been i garded as a possible test of Presl- lent Truman's strength. McMath las followed Truman on many, but not all, Issues; Laney had bit- erly opposed ^he President. Manchuria Undersells Jnited States on Gas KONG KONG (AP) — Gasoline nade in Manchuria Is underselling lie U.S.-made product in Tientsin ecent arrivals froni that north 3hina cit report. The gasoline, produced by the ?ushun Mining administration sells for 30 per cent less than American gasoline. A Communist-press repori from Tientsin says that the Man- churiall gasoline is heavier and produces more smoke but otherwise II 'compares favorably with Imported ;asoline." Dell News By ftrn Allen Attend Convention Charley Ruth Blanlceiuhlp, Vallima Sheppard, Bonnie Lou Shep- !>ard, F-dward Barnes. Braxton Gill, Harold Lewis and Mrs. A. E. Catd- well are attending the annual Beta Club convention at, the LaFayctle Hotel In Little Rock during the week end. Mrs. Caldwcll Is the sponsor of the Bell Beta Club which has EL membership of 14. Eight of these are seniors. Miss Blankenshlp and the MLvcs Sheppards were registration officials at the convention. * • • Spelling Bre Winner Ola Ray Tweedle, after elimination the thirteen other contestants in the spelling match held in Dell High School, represented Dell In the spelling bee In Blytheville. Miss Tweedle Is In the eighth grade. * * • Revival Starts The Spring revival meeting of the Dell Baptist Church, with the Rev D. M. Reiiick from the LaBelle Baptist Church in Memphis as visiting evangelist, began Sunday. The Rev. Mr.'Renick has also conducted a revival meeting at the New Liberty Baptist Church on Highway 61 soutth of Blylhevllle. Trieste Holds First Election Since War KOPAR, Zone B, Yugoslav-controlled territory of Trieste, April 17. (;!'/—The people or this Yugoslav-occupied area outside the Adriatic port of Trieste yesterday voted for the first time since the Maryland plnced the Baltimore oriole under protection in 1882. 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