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TUESDAY, OCTOBER '*, 1949 Effects of Labor Influence Cited Rep. Hays Points out Democratic Party Must Represent All WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. (AP) — The Democratic parly must noi become the labor party but must represent and protect all grou|)s, Hep. Brooks Hays <D-Ark.) said yesterday. The Democratic party is at the crossroads, and next year may be the crisis year, he told a reporter. "While the Democratic party has first claim on labor's affections, it .should not become a labor party." Hays said. "It must speak for all groups—we must not abandon that to theory." A labor government, he said, would not be the best interests of either labor or the country as a whole. Ways said the country "can be thankful that a few years ago we headed away from anti-labor government when labor's growing pains produced irritations." Now, he said, "the tremendous power wielded by organized labor and sometimes used irresponsibly— as shown by strikes in public utilities— creates a very real'problem. "Are we headed toward a labor government?" While an anti-labor government would mean an anti-progressive, anti-liberal movement producing stability at the expense of justice, he said, "there Is no guarantee that •a labor government, merely because it purports to speak for millions of people, would protect Democratic institutions." Arkansan is Trouble-Shooter, Peacemaker for the President BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS Embarrassing Moment WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. (/P) — Rookie park policeman Michael J. Piore reluctantly -.'ported Sunday that a thief broke Into his parked car and stole Ills blue uniform and new police badge. In profiling John R. Steelman In the October issue of The American Magazine, Washington newspaperman James Y. Newton says the 49- year-old native of Arkansas' cotton patches is Hie first wan ever to have the actual title of "the assistant to I the President." Moreover, says Newton In a lengthy article reviewing the impressive career of the one-time Alabama college profassor, Steelman "is proud of the title and guards it Jealously." Dr. Steelman (Ph.D. variety), 1 In fact "is the- chief peacemaker—or 'fall guy'—for the world's biggest and most, quarrelsome family, the United State.? government," writes Newton. In Washington Since 1034 Dr. Steelman first was called to Washington In 1934 by the then Secretary of Labor, Prances Perkins, and has remained In the national capital ever since except for a 10- monlh sojourn in New York as a public-relations consultant. President Truman, shortly after the surrender of Japan, ended this fling !\t private business by Dr. Steelman by summoning him back to Washington anci making him a spEcin) adviser on labor matters in October 1045. The rise of tlie youthful-looking presidential trouble'' shooter has been rapid in the past four years. "Steelman's job is an unenviable one. but he loves It." says Newton. "As the only 'outsider' privileged to attend the weekly cabinet metings. Steelman sits to the right of Vice- President Barklcy and • directly across the table from President. Wins With Diplomacy "When official tempers flare, cabinet members start to square off. or a..couple or departments become engaged in a row over administration of this or that program. Sieel- man generally is the man sent rushing in to cool things off. Big and friendly, he uses neither fire nor a rubber hose. An indefatigable worker with the patience of Job, he WOMEN'S AND MISSES' COTTON DRESSES NATIONALLY KNOWN FABRICS USED IN DRESSES SELLING AT 7.98, 8.98 1 t Famous Dan River end other big names — rte«d we say morel i Wide selection-highly styled copies of better dresses. • Woven ploidi, woven stripes; woven checks—not a printed fabric herel • Sanforized, well tailored—cot to fl» well at waists, shoulders, sleeves. i Fashion—plunge, roll, winged collars; bffl pockets; full skirts! Fall coJori-iizei 12-20, 38-44 in dark *had«f fo suit HI« s*aion.' His Is a dictator of peace terms, settlement, formula consists of <llp- lomncj', liberal iisc of tlic old malarkey, supiwited ,soniethnc.s, by injection of a ward as to what The Boss 1 — Harry .Truman— wants done. "Steelmsm • shoulders a huge chunk of presidential responsibilities, far more than any other man. He is asked to direct i>lans for mobilization of man power and Industry against a war emergency, chart, n new policy toward the Philippines, and work out ways ol easing the country's unemployment problem." The electric shock of a torpedo fish can temporarily disable a man. Overloading Seen In Air Crash Fatal To Radio Crooner 1.0S ANGEtES, Oct. 4—«>>—The Civil Aeronautics Board today Is investigating whether the plane which crashed in a busy mldioivn boulevard, killing crooner Uurtdy Clark, may have been overloaded. Five others. Including Sam Hnycs top West coast NBC newscaster were Injured In the crash Saturday night. The plane u'as returning from the Stanford-Michigan football game nt Palo Mto when Us gas supply ran out. James N. Peyton, regional CAH chief, said: "Two-engine Cessnas of that type usually carry a pilot and four passengers. TWs plane was carrying five passengers. We nrc investigating the possibility of whether the plane may hru'G lx?en overloaded." Hayes, 44, suffered minor Injuries Hayes' wife, Sally. 28, sufferer! ley Injuries. Frank Reread, 56, National Broadcasting Company executive, sustained head injuries, aiirt j en . MIIKS Pierce, 52. also NBC executive, suffered a brain concussion. All were reported hi "satisfactory" condition. Clark, 38, was a top recording and radio artist. In recent years, ho starred on his own NBC program "The Contented Hour" and previously on the "lilt Parade." Senate Committee Okays Appointment of Minton WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. 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