t. PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1350 Tfo Nation Today: Rent and Housing — Congress Starts Fight On Rent Control Today I , ',• Bj, Janin Mario* • WASHINGTON. April 24. W>— The fight over Steeping federal rent controls starts today in Congress. ;-' The present law ends June 30 unless Congress votes before then to continue it.... - President Truman wnnls the present law kept as is for at least, »nother year, until June 30, 1951. He told Congress so In a message Friday. ! Bill real estate people can be expected to make a strong pitch lor wiping the controls off the books. ' The answer—a law or no law— won't be known for weeks, until Senate and House vote on it. j" Kirst Conic Hearings * 'First come hearings by the bank- Ing committees of the Senate and House where both sides can state 'their ease.« '.'The Senate hearings start tortav. iThe ,House hearings open May 8. ; . After the hearings the two committees • can make one of several recommendations to the full Senile and House. ; -. Keep the present law unchanged 'for another year or longer; keep some kind of law. different from 'this; or wipe out all government controls., j. If Congress removes controls, 'then It will be up to the states and cities to set. up their own controls,' If they want any. :, The President's idea can be stated elmply: he doesn't want government controls lifted suddenly; he «ays he wants them lifted gradually. ;as provided.in the present law. Why "gradually? Because, he says, the demand for .housing is still greater than , the -.supply. He says he wants controls kept until supply meets demand. Here are some of the main fea- tures'of the present law: 1: The government's housing ex- ipcditer. In charge of controls, can sue a landlord for treble damages IX he violates the law (Previously, IRISH DIPLOMAT-The first Irish ambassador to the United States is John J. Hoarne, above, who recently presented his cre- Hentials to President Truman. the tenant had to sue, the government couldn't.) 2. The housing expediter has control over evictions. A landlord who wants to oust a tenant must get the expediter's okay first. (Previously, the landlord could go to his local court to get approval for throwing out a tenant; the housing expediter had no say.) Can Sec (looks 3. The housing expediter can force a landlord to show his books to prove lie hud the expenses he claims when asklnr permission to raise rents. (Previously, the landlord didn't have to show his books.) 4. Landlords can get permission to raise rents if they are not earning a fair net income. If they've made Improvements, and so on (There ha.e been 5,000,000 rent increases since rent controls were first established in 1942.) 5. The expediter must end government controls whenever a state wants to do Its own controlling, or when the legislature votes to be de-controlled. 6. The expediter can also de-control by himself whenever he decides there's enough housing to meet the demand In any community, or when the local rent advisory bnortl, made up of volunteer citizens, advises decontrol. .032 Areas Decontrolled In the past year the expediter has decontrolled 532 areas. About 249 cities, towns and villages have voted controls off themselves. Wisconsin took over its own controls last August. The "late of New York will do its own controlling job. starting May 1. The state legislatures of Alabama, Virginia, Nebraska and Texas have voted an end to government controls in their states.. And— UUh and Arizona were de-controlled in the past year by joint action of the expediter and the cities in those states. That leaves -10 states still under federal controls. In whole or In part. About 8.000,000 dwelling units will still be under control by June 30 when the present law Is due to die. The control peak was reached In 194G when 16,000,000 dwelling units were under the government's say-so. Forced Landing Delays iturbi WYE MILLS, Md., April 24. (J11- Jose Iturbi. the pianist, had to postpone a Baltimore concert yesterday when his private plane ran out of fuel and had to make an emerircncv landing. The plane, enroute to Baltimore from Rochester, got lost in the heavy-overcast and circled for an hour before landing In a cornfield near here. No one was Injured. Iturbi. his sister, Madame Ampai'o Iturbi. and his secretary, Mlrlsn Seabury, went on to Baltimore by car. The pilot flew the plane lo Baltimore after refueling the cratt. The concert now is scheduled for Tuesday. LORD IS THEIR LEADER-Twenly-five New England ministers. led by their bishop, John W. Lord, donned work clolhes and gave a thorough spring cleaning, inside and out, to their Methodist Conference Cenlci at North Andovcr. Mass. Seen workino over are. left to right: fJ Gv . •Willard Arnold of Boston John Collier of Webster and Bishop Lord boulders flev. Jo Portageville News By Mrs. Raymond Toombs Phone 220 Hlllibard-Sllerrill Xupllals Miss Dillie Jean Hubbard. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hubbard, became the bride of Rice Thomas Sherrill Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Catholic rectory with the Rev. S. p. Stocking' officiating. After a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride's parents the couple left on a short honeymoon. They will be at home to their friends Monday at 301 North Lorl- mer Street, Cape Girardeau. 1VSCS News Circle one met Monday with Mrs. Shawie Noclfel and Mrs. Leeds Butler as co-hostess. Mrs. Mary Hamra WHS program leader. Seventeen members were present. Fourteen members of circle Two met with Mrs. DC Lisle with Mrs. Normnn Taft co-hostess. Mrs. Fritz Stanner was program leader. Circle Three met with Mrs. Bobby Worth. Mrs. A. A. Swilley was program leader and ten members were present. Circle Four met with Miss Vlrgie new member, Mrs. Charley Bowles, Smith. Eleven members and one were present. MIS. Norman Stewart was program leader. Next meeting, featuring a potluck supper, wil Ibe May. 1 at the church. ^ . Two Injured In Accidents Sherry Le Sieur, ten months, and Kenneth Hamra. 12 years, were injured in different accidents last week. The Le Sicur Infant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lnvclle Lc Sicur, was burned when she came in contact with a hot iron. She Is reported responding to treatment for burns on her hand and arm. Kenneth Hamra. son of Sam Hamra, broke his arm Monday eve- Scout meeting in the High School ning during recreation period at a gymnasium. Innocillatlons Begin at School Inncculatlons, under sponshor- ship of the State Board of Health, PTA and local doctors, began Thursday al the grade school. The program Is to continue four weeks. Dr. L. B. Painter and the following mothers assisted: Mrs. E. R. Lai-gent, Mrs. Lee Peerson. Mrs. W. C. Krcegcr, Mrs. John Pcques, Mrs Merlin Prance, Mrs. T. A. Hogue and Mrs. Clarence Stewart. Social NolM . Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Foster and son, Billy, entertained with a dinner Sunday at Mae's Cafe. Mrs. Jack Barnctt entertained the Tuesday night Bridge club this week. Prizes for the evening went to Mrs. Roy Moore, Mrs. W. W. Howard and Mrs. Janie Easterly. The Tuesday afternoon bridge club was entertained by Mrs. Paul Stryker. Prizes at bridge were won by Mrs. T. A. Lee, Mrs. Margaret De Lisle and Mrs. T. C. Pinklcy with ML's Stella De Lisle and Mrs. Stryker won at canasta. Miss Ellen De Lisle entertained the Victory bridge club Tuesday Prizes went to Mrs. Buddy King and Mrs. Buddy De Lisle. The Shetland Islands were conquered by the Viking king Harald the Fairhaired. iooLTom! Pick? ....and'hum// I - W HATEVER you want most in your next new car-Packard's got it! And all at a price that's even Jess than you'd pay for some of today's sixes! 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Weapons More Destructive Than Ever Known WASEIINQTON, April 24. (AP) — The United States now has weapons which, In the words of Secretary of Defense John-son, "surpass In destructive power any arms previous-, ly known." ' In a weekend report on the state of the nation's defenses, Johnson declared thai this country leads the world in the making of new armaments. He .said they "may make the difference between victory and defeat. .In war." He disclosed in his semi-annual report that the U.S. atomic arsenal 10 longer consists merely of "a small number of bombs of a single .y|)e and size." Program Expanded Johnson didn't discuss the atomic stockpile further, nor did he say what he referred to in speaking of arms more terrible than the world has. ever seen. He did say that the new weapons result from a program which was greatly expanded after Russia set off an atomic explosion last year. The Soviet explosion "came eir-! Her than expected," Johnson ^atd, I forcing this country to step up its. timetable for improving Its de-' fcnses. | Along with Johnson's report were others submitted by the Sacreterles of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Secretary of Air Symington said In Ills report that under the proposed defense budget for the 12 months starting July 1, the Air Force won't get enough money to keep up even a 48-group Air Force. Air Arm Adequate As for the 70-group air arm which he and many members of Congress would like to see, Symington said next year's aircraft, production won't provide even one third of the planes needed for the many groups. Symington quits as Air Secretary today to take over as chairman of the National Security Resources Board, the nation's top defense planning agency. His successor In the Air Force post Is Thomas K. Finletier, who first proposed the TO-group strength as chairman of the President's air poticy commission in 1948. In a report for the navy, Secretary Matthews said the sea arm i j s appearing for high-school exam- could use more carriers "to advant- inations for the second time in his age." but is otherwise in fair shape. || fe . H e failed when he first ap- Former Secretary of the Army I pearcd 31 years ago and ha* had Gray said that by June 30 the no free time since. ground 35,000 In the last six months of 1949, with prospects of another 12,000-mnn cut in the next two months. High School Test at 52 LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A 51- year-old headman ol a local village Come in-fry ill Packard Ultramalic Drive! Available now, al reduced extra cosf, on off models of the 1950 Packard line! MOTOR SALES COMPANY 217 West Walnut, Bjythevillo, Ark. WANTED TO RENT 2 or 3 Bedroom Unfurnished House Ry Responsible .Party Permanent Residents —Phone— 4051 or 6962 From where I sit... &y Joe Marsh "Ghost Story" with a Happy Ending Seems Red Fowler's family was away and he was all alone—working in the fields— when h« heard a horn blowing up at the house. Red looked up, and smoke was pouring from the shed used for housing his brand-new half-ton Pickup. Racing home, he found the truck was backed out of the burning shed — and was Bounding its horn. N'ol a soul was arouncll Figured there must be a friendly spook—'til he reasoned things out: Fire slatted by spontaneous combustion (oily ra^s) . .. heat short- circuited the starter, causing the truck (left in reverse) to back irp ...horn, also shorted, gave the alarm that got him there in time lo put the fire out. From where T sit, if Red had checkcd-up on his shed —as, say, Andy docs on his Garden Tavern— no fire would have started, Andy co-operates with the Brewers'Self- Regulation Program and watches to prevent any trouble before it begins. Andy puts his trust in cleanliness, and law and order— instead of luck, or "friendly apooks." ARKANSAS DIVISION, UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION K7 rruMin tisc., unit HOCK, UK, CANASTA COCKTAIL ...A DEE-LIGHTFUL NEW DRINK FROM LATIN AMERICA! RECIPE: 1 jigger Southern Comfort . .juice of 1/2 Lime or Lemon.. .cracked ice in shaker. Give 15 vigorous shakes and serve in cool cockfail glass. Get other unusual drink recipes at FOSTER'S LIQUOR 106 North Broadway STORE Phone 2868 Feather-bedding scheme of Firemen's Union to put an additional fireman on diesel locomotives has been CONSIDERED TWICE! "•? / Fact Finding Boards appointed by Presidents Roosevelt and Truman have said these demands were "devoid of merit" and they were REJECTED TWICE! Now the Firemen's leaders seek to paralyze railroad transportation to compel the railroads to employ a wholly unnecessary additional fireman to ride on diesel locomotives. This scheme is plain EDDING! LEADERS OF the Firemen's union have called a nationwide strike starting with four great railroads on April 26. These railroads are the New York Central, Pennsylvania, Santa Fe, and Southern. The union claim that a second 6reman is needed on grounds of safety is sheer hypocrisy. Safety has been dragged into this dispute only in an unsuccessful effort to give a cloak of respectability to vicious feather-bedding demands. After a careful study of the first demands of this union, a Presidential Fact Finding Board on May 21, 1943, reported lo President Roosev'cll that there was no •' need for an extra fireman on diosel locomotives. Again, on September in, 1919, after a second hearing on the union leaders' demands, a second Board reported to President Truman that: "there presently exists no need for an additional fireman... upon cither the ground of safety or that of efficiency and economy of operation." Safety Record of Diesels h Outstandingly Good Although the railroads accepted the Board findings, the union leaders have brazenly rejected them. They represent that an extra fireman is needed for ''safety" reasons. Here's what the Board had to say on that point: "The safety and on-time performance of diesel electric locomotives operated under current rules have been notably good . . . "Upon direful analysis of the data submitted on safety, we have con-, eluded that no valid reasons have been shown as a support for the Brotherhood proposal under which a fireman would be required lo be at all •• times continuously in (he cab of road dicscls. The proposal must be rejected." The real reason behind these demands is that the union leaders are. frying to make jobs where there is no work. In other words, a plain case of "feather-bedding." The railroads have no intention of yielding to these wasteful make-work demands. "The Safety Record of Diesels is Outstandingly Good..." P»M1D«NTI»L FACT FlHDIKO BOARD RxroUT Rend thc» efccerpls front official reports of Presidential Fact Finding Boards: "The safety record of Diesels is out- aUndingly good, and it follows th«t the safety rules now applicable have produced nood result*." "The safety and on-tima performance of Diesel-elcclric locomotives operated under current rule* indicate that Diesel-electric operation has been safer than steam locomotive operation . . ." Remember! Those are no! statements of the railroads. They are Ji>«t • few of the manysimllar concltistonareachcO by Prcsl- dent Truman's Fact Finding Board which «pe"t months investigating the claim* of the union leaders. 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