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Thursday, May 27, 1943
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PAGE EIGIIT FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1943 ! Watson Victor In Fight Over State Printing Lobbying Charge Bandied In House Battle Over Cabinet Officers TALLAHASSEE, May 2fi JT) Caustic charges of lobbying activity by cabinet officers enlivened a house fight today on who will supervise statute revision and Printing of laws. In the end, Attorney General Tom Watson emerged the victor on two house tests, plus another victory In the senate where there was no opposition to continuing his work. Rep. Clay Lewis of Gulf charged that other cabinet officers are actively lobbying for defeat of the Watson bill, so that supervision of the work would be transferred to their control. Rep. Leo Wotttiky of Charlotte and others countered with claims that representatives of the at torney general's office and of printing firms were also actively lobbying, even while the bill was under consideration. Issue Stated The Istue. simply, was whether Watson individually or the cabinet, composed of Governor Holland and other state elective officers, including Watson, would supervise the statute revision and award the contract for printing the law books and oth-, er material. First the house voted for Watson. 45 to 38. Then, after the noon recess, it reconsidered. 44 to 43. but a ihort time later it reaffirmed the original action, 45 to 42. "Withstand the pressure from downstairs and stick by your guns," appealed Rep. Lewis, "I know there's been a lot of lobbying here by cabinet ofifcers and their folks, but I hope you will have the stamina and the g-u-t-s (he spelled it out) to stand by what you did this morning." Lobbied on Floor ReP- Tom D. Beasley of Walton, siding with Lewis, cald "five minutes ago I was lobbied here on this floor to vote for reconsideration. Those who can be changed by that kind of lobbying have too little backbone to sit in this legislature." "I deny there has been any greater amount of lobbying by anybody than has been exerted on behalf of the attorney general's office," countered Rep. Wotit-iky. "A member of the attorney general's office contacted me and said they wouldn't hold it against me for the way I voted, but they hoped I would vote against the reconsideration," said Rep. John O. Boynton of Gadsden. He voted for reconsideration. Either the senate must pass the house bill, or the house must pass the senate bill before the measure can go to the governor. It's heen a spirited contest for several days. Legislators said Governor Holland and all the cabinet members, except Watson, opposed the attorney general'? bill on the ground that it gave bim too much authority. Franklin Object' The senate passed. 33 to 1, a bill creating a permanent statute revision department to be supervised by the attorney general so that Florida laws could be compiled into two or three books instead of the dozen now required. Senator Franklin of Fort Myers voted against it. On the house side, a similar bill was adopted temporarily with a 45 to 38 vote that substituted it for a bill prepared by the public printing committee to have the state cabinet supervise the statute work and arrange for printing. However, sponsors couldn't muster the two-thirds vote necessary to advance It to passage today, and it wag carried over for consideration tomorrow. Dic tatorship Hill Rep. CJay Lewis of Gulf offered the attorney general's bill as the substitute for the cabinet bill. "If you favor a dictatorship 'rom where I sit . . . ly Joe Bill Burry was reflecting back on the last war and what the boys used to do when they got a furlough. 1 "We weren't a hard-drinking bunch particularly, but that was in Prohibition," said Bill, "and forbidden fruit always seems worth goin1 after. We'd hunt up a bootlegger, which was easy, and buy a bottle. ?'So, instead of a beer or two, well-I guess we generally drank too much! . . , wonder what the boys are doing this time?" How Savage i H K '! i i-i 1 1 I i -i ? f --i I t h -4h4V i i ' 1 - A - ' L J - t - X q t f f This church at Ying-tan. China, was d strayed bv the Christian-hating Japanese. . ' ... '( j ' '' Jjj These are not bombing ruins in city, leaving devastation and death you should adopt Mr. Lewis' Bill." said Rep. Clement ol Tinellas. who contended it woulu give the attorney general wide powers over the legal printing work. "That bill Is drawn so they don't have to buy a dime's worth of printing in Florida," he declared. But Lewis and his supporters contended statute revision properly belongs in the attorney general's department. "Who Is better qualified for this work than the legal staff of the attorney general'H office?" asked Lawls. Clement contended Watson had violated state law by awarding to Michic company of Charlottesville, Va., a contract for editing and printing forms of status revision, but Lewis declared the firm had experienced men not available in Florida. lie also explained that printing plates prepared by Michie in editing and preparing annotations would be offered for sale to Florida printers in the final preparation of the printed law looks. To Pay For Ads The senate also voted today, 33 to 1, for Ftae payment of $0,350 to Kudner, Inc., of New York for piepai ing 500,000 copies of an advertising booklet for the Florida citrus commission. Comptroller Lee refused last year to pay the bill on the ground that it violated a law requiring public printing to be performed in Florida. Attorney General Watson once said the claim was legal, and had been prop erly contracted by the citrus commission, but Lee still refused to pay, and the supreme court sustained him. Senator King of Winter Haven said Governor Holland had recommended the payment, and that the citrus commission also had approv Marsh I got out the official report the Office of War Information made and read him this: "The fact that there Is vastly less drinking among soldiers In this war may stem In part from the sale of beer in camps." From where I sit, it certainly doesn't look as if we had to worry about our boys. We learned our lesson in the last war, and I'm glad to see we're ' on the right track now. Copyright, 1943 Brewing Industry Foundation Japs Punished Chinese For Aiding Men Who the village of Ying-tan, China. Jap troops blasted and burned the far worse than most of the bombed cities of Europe, have known. ed it. The charge is against the advertising fund of th citrus commission. Senator Unchurch of St. Augustine cast the senate vote against the payment bill. The house passed a bill to create the office of state budget director with broad supervision over expenditures of public funds. lie would prepare records of receipts and disbursements and keep accounts of expenditures approved by the state budget commission. The comptroller could not pay out any money unless approval by the budget commission had been certified to him by the $5,000 a year budget director appointed by the governor. SELL SEIZKI) LIQUOR TALLAHASSEE, May 2 (P) The legislature today voted authority for sheriffs and other officers to sell liquors, wines and beers seized in raids. Such sales could be made only upon court orders and only to licensed wholesale dealers in wet counties. Money received from the sales would go into the general revenue fund of the coun ty. Rep. Murray of Polk, spon-' soring a senate lull in the bouse, I said the sheriff of Polk county had 1 about $10,000 worth of eonf ir--'--i ed liquor that, could bp '-ld for tl benefit of the county. Poll; coun ty is dry h.V local option eb-ction. ' Prisoners of war once paid their own release. fr- fltrfrTT'ifK ip 'iii Somewhere on Highway No. 41, No. 17 or No. 2 One Green Card&oard Filing Case Containing papers of Cone Bros, and J. I). Manly, Fort Myers, Fla. Anyone locating this file Call Phone No. I94 Leesburg, Fla., Collect Miami Suspension Back in Senate .TALLAHASSEE, May 26 (IP) The senate today removed Russell F. Hand as member of the Dad county board of public instruction on recommendation of Governor Holland. Hand was suspended by the governor last Sept. 21 following his conviction at Miami on charges of misconduct. He had already been nominated for re-election, however, and received the highest number of votes in the November general election although F. H. McDonald received over $5,000 write-in votes. The governor appointed McDonald to the board bu llnud, aftor the general election, sat on the board although the governor had refused to sign his commission. The senate previously "had sustained tne governor's suspension of Hand for the old term mid today's removal affects the two-year term that, began in Jan-uary. , The senate alo affirmed the governor's suspension of Hardy Graves last year s constable of Justice of the peace district No. 3 in Hillsborough county on charges of permitting gambling, ap-pointins "notoriously unfit" deputies and using his office to as-nist Jook organ companies in placing machines in his district. ijhynif i'inbitai7Tirt'-M"'j"ni Raided Tokyo Out of China have come these pictures that show vividly how sav-asre Japanese troops spread death and destruction through the Chinese villages where American fly- ers who bombed Tokyo were given aid. The pictures were taken by Vin-centian priests who served as missionaries in Kinnsi province in October, 15M2, when the Japs cams seeking vengeance. Tfhree priests and five American Sisters of Charity hid in the hills while whole towns were laid waste and Chinese were tortured and put to death. Jap military objectives were an ainield and railroad around Yinsj-tnn, but the raid was deemed largely punitive for Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Ponlittle and other Tokyo raiders were fed and given medical treatment here in April, 10-42. Fleeing China after the Jap attacks, the right missionaries traveled on foot, by bus and by boat and plan'', reaching the U. S. five months later. Father Paul Lloyd, director of th" Vincentian Fo.vigrr Missionary society and Father George Yager, Vincentian priest who witnef)e.-.d the raid, released the pictures. (Vincrntian Foreign Missions Photos from NF.A) - S l j I """ )'' H. ( V$i Tragic frameworks of buildings greeted relief workers in Nancheng, China. Party included Fr. Frederick Maguire of Philadelphia (third from left) and Irish Fr. Tom McManus (second from right). The governor did not appoint a successor and the office remained vacant since Oraveg' suspension. PHONE THE MOON WASHINGTON, May 2fi (P) Reporting that the war production board ran up a $1,34(1,09,1 telephone bill in six months, the joint congressional committee on reduction of nonessential federal spending commented: "For the same yearly cost at government rates, WPB could put in hourly three-minute telephone calls to the moon, 221,401 miles away, every hour of the day, every day of the year." The fieldfare, a Norwegian thrush, is easily tamed after capture and specimens are kept as pets in many households. SCARCE? YES... but still delicious! Perhaps you cannot get as much Toinseltia ire cream an you'd like nor a oiton but it'n a grand treat when you do , . , Good or you, loo, because there's real nourishment in every delicious, spoonful . . , And when your dealer says "Sorry," remembar it's not his fault milk and cream are doing II II X VX U U4 IW I W J It,' - 1 American Sisters of Charity and priests fled acros shallow streams and into hrushlands to escape Japs at Yukiang Mission. Nuns doffed large headdress to avoid attracting airplanes. 4t (I A.J. - i - - I 5J Jax Seeking 1,000 Laundry Workers JACKSONVILLE, May 26 (JP) A drive to recruit between 750 and 1,000 workers will be opened here by the United States employment service in an effort to avert a crisis in Jacksonville's laundry and dry cleaning industry, it was revealed today. At the same time, Albert Vor Keller, war manpower commission director for the Jacksonville district, said he had recommended to WMC regional headquarters at Atlanta that an order be issued classifying laundry workers as employes in an essential industry, thereby freezing them in their jobs. A breakdown in laundry and dry cleaning service here is threatened because a labor shortage, industry V H 1 1 I I 4 4 '-:v"x. 5 1 V:V v " i 5 ,1 spokesmen said. Some laundries have declined orders from customers until unfinished work already on hand can be gotten out. Tailored TO YOUR FLOORS BIGELOW Bemwais Carpeting In 9 and 12 foot widths Do you want a choice of beautiful patterns and colors, in an extremely tight, long-wearing weave? Then don't miss our selec- tion of Beauvais carpeting, made by i Robb & Stucky Company Furniture, Rugs, Draperies and Upholstering 2116 HENDRY ST. UKATII PF.NALTY ASKKI) WICHITA.1 Kas., May 26 (Jp) The death penalty was recom: mended by the jury which todajl convicted Walter Ray Severns. 37, of beating to death his eight-year-old niece, Inez Viola Hurling. Johnny Hurling, slx-yoar old brother." testified his slstey had been beaten often, that SevV erns had put cigaret ashes In her mouth, and that his aunt had poured hot coffee In her face. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. Help wanted: Bartender for Officer's club, Ciunnery school. Good salary, short hours, ti days week. Call Howard Naylor,, phone 883 between 10 a. m, and 2 p. m. For sale Two Jersey and Guern sey milk cows. Can be seen at Dowl ing log camp near in. Leon 1). Smith. ing log camp near Alva after 5 p. Found: Black cockeral puppy :1 Phone 312. ' Wanted: Second hand or new 1 washing machine. Call 48,1-J or I 1121 Sandra Drive. 1 Wanted: White woman for gen( eral housework. Sleep on premises preferred. Permanent position and home for dependable person. 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