The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 13, 1940 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 13, 1940
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WE_DNESDAY L NOVEMBER,^. 1940 Strong Roosevelt Men Hold Key Spots; Co-Operation Is. Assured RY BRUCE CATTON NfiA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. ib.—Presi- dent Roosevelt will enter his third lerm with a Congress more likely to go along- with him than any Congress since the "first hundred FOR SALE New 194 i Chevrolet '/z Ton Pickup Driven only 80 miles. A-I condition. \ViJI sacrifice for Quiok sale, Hardaway Appliance Co. 206 W. Main Phone 233 ci.tys" of ti;e iT?~ DerU. Ou the surface, the new Congress will not be very much different from the one lhat goes out of existence at the,end of .this year. Measuring' by the intangibles, however, it is likely to be very much different. A new spirit is due to pervade the relations between the White House and Capitol Hill. There will be better harmony and closer team-work, which will mean th.e President will have less trouble getting his measures approved and. less trouble stopping measures that he does not like. There are several reasons for this, Foremost is the simple fact that President. Roosevelt won etaction to a third term by a handsome majority. During the first year of his new term, at least, he "will be in. the position of a man whose policies have just been approved by the electorate. His prestige will over-ride opposition in a way it could not during the last two years. Allied with that is the fact that a great many Democrats in Congress will have the feeling- that they owe their own seats to the President. Some of them will be newcomers — the ''coat-tail riders" who are always brought in by a presidential landslide. A larger number will be men who had hard fights in their home districts but MR. FARMER We have a demonstrator MASSEY HARRIS TRIPPER COMBINE AT A BARGAIN PRICE Either Power-Shaft Driven or with new motor assembly at bargain prices WE HAVE NEW MOTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR 1939 MODEL TRIPPER COMBINES AT MONEY-SAVING PRICES $220 F. O.B.Wilson, Ark. WE HAVE UP-TO-DATE REPAIR STOCK FOR TRIPPER COMBINES WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS LEE WILSON & CO. WILSON, ARK. ticket pulled them through. Prom all of these men there is likely to be ready, willing- co-operation. ' Beyond that, the political mechanics of the situation will be improved. KAVBURN-McCORMACK TEAM POTENT Speaker Sam Rayburn and Majority Leader John McCornwck will make a- loyal and effective liaison team between the President and the -House of Representatives — much more effective, probably, than last year's team of the alte Speaker Bankhead and Majority Leader Rayburn. Bankhead was not an entirely well man during a good part of the past session. Younger and stronger, Rayburn figures to be a. much greater aid to the administration than his predecessor was. McCormack. in turn, is able, energetic and loyal. He and Rayburn will work well together. ' j Allied with them will be a new | .source of strength that the Bankhead-Rayburn team lacked—Congressman Lyndon Johnson of Tev- as, a thorough New Dealer. Johnson -served during the recent campaign as secretary of the Democratic congressional committee, with the job of helping Democratic candidates gei elected to Congress. He did an exceptionally good job and the election found a large number of Democratic congressmen feeling deeply indebted to him. The influence lie will be able to exert will be correspondingly in- 'creased. NEGATIVE GAIN WITH WALLACE The picture in the Senate is changed in the same way. In the first place, the vice president will be Henry Wallace instead (of John Garner. Garner had been off the New Deal .reservation for years. Technically, of course, the vice president is merely the presiding officer of the Senate and exercises little influence. Actually, Garner was a good deal more than a presiding officer. He carried a lot of weight with a number of the southern Democrats, and quietly but effectively swung that weight against the New Deal on more than one occasion. Wallace will have much less cloakroom influence than "Garner had. The New Deal's gain in having Wallace up there in Garner's! place is purely negative—but none j the less important. The Democrats retain" a one-sided majority in the Senate; and although there may in actual numbers be slightly fewer Democrats there in the next session than in the last session, from a practical political standpoint the Democratic .strength will be greater. Two Democratic senators .who were completely and irrevocably anti-Roosevelt—Rush Holt of West Virginia and Edward R. Burke of Nebraska—were beaten in the pri- -maries../Holt's successor. Harley M. BLYTT-TEVTLLT! (ARTC.) COTffirER NEWS Prominent Copitol Figures TTS^r-J-- i*i^ s jjd^^^^^^^^lbk >T^; PAGE SEVEN •much to bar pre-fabricated and other types of JOW-COR!,-..housing But the division lacks men mid money. Kilgore, will go along with the administration. Burke's sear, will be filled by the Republican Hugh Butler, .who cnn't oppose the administration much more than Burke has done. ,• Another Democratic senator wl opposed many New Den! measur The 1941 Chrysler with Spitfire Engine and Fluid Drive! TIKE FLYING on a perfect day . . . that's •*-• how it feels to ride in a Fluid Drive Chrysler. It's a smooth, swift glide . . . a powerful, shockless take-off ... a steady, mounting getaway that's not achieved by conventional cars. Mighty Spitfire engines . .. with multiple-jet carburetors having separate jets for different speeds and needs. A separate Spitfire jet for a Niagara of power when you step on it. Fluid Drive transmits all this power through a column of oil, instead of rigid connections. One fan-like wheel drives another by forcing oil against it ... and you control everything with the throttle. LIKE THE AIRPLANE'S VARIABLE-PITCH PROPELLER The whole thing is as simple as A B C ... like the airplane's variable-pitch .pro- peller. The airplane pilot can change the pitch of his propeller for taking off ... for climbing ... for cruising. And he can cruise on a fraction of his horsepower. Fluid Drive with Vacamatic transmission does the equivalent of all these things automatically. Fluid Driving can't be described ... it must be experienced. Come in and drive the new Chrysler yourself . . . and learn about dozens of other fine features that only Chrysler can give you. ' ,- * Tune in on Major Bowes, C B S.Thurs. 9 to 10 P M E. S.T. was William H. King of Utah. His seat. will, be filled by Abe Murdock, who is thoroughly loyal to the New Deal; " ' f NEXT WEEKS j LOOK PEACEFUL f The New Deal .mfYered a blow when its Senate whip. ShermaVi Minion of Indiana, was beateK Offsetting that loss is the fact tluit the extremely influential, Senator Jimmy/Byrnes of South Carolina has ben working in close harmony with . the administration. Between Byrnes and the mapority lender, Senator Alben Barkley of KeiS- tucky. President .Roosevelt.". .\VJ11 probably--have- more: effective -leadership in the Senate in his : 'third term than he had in his second. In the Senate, too, as in the House, the intangible effect of the last election will be great. For the first session, at least, the Democratic mapority will be pretty constantly mindful that it is a majority because it had President Roosevelt at the head .of the ticket in the last campaign. .The numerous anti-New Deal coalitions between Republicans and dissenting Democrats will be noticeably fewer. Technically, of course.' the pre- election Congress is still in session, and there is still some work for it to do before the year ends. It will be much more "co-operative" with the administration than it was earlier in the year. There is not. for instance, an outside chance that such a measure as the Smith amendment to the Wagner act. bitterly opposed by the New Deal, can be brought to a vote and passed in the Senate. President Roosevelt is not likely to have trouble with Congress in the few weeks that remain of his, second term. Beyond that—for his third term, to repeat, he has a House and a Senate very likely to work wiCh him. The big question remaining is simply this: What sort of work is he likely to iiis third term Congress to do "• ' CATTON'S WASHINGTON COLUMN Man can travel as fast as 600 miles an hour, 10 miles a minute, in airplane power dives: LOOK! ONLY FOR A ANDrOUROlD TIRE SIZE 6.00 X 16 STANDARD TIRE By BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington OorroHpoiidetit WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.—Prefabricated .housing might—just possibly—break the logjam in defense housing and help knock, down small home prices all along the line. Experts see in pre-fabricatce) housing an ideal answer to the need (or vastly increased, but largely temporary, housing accommodations In certain defense production amis They recall the famous Port Wayne experiment of a few year? ago, in which serviceable five-room houses were put up ' for around '$900'.' Since 'WPA- .labor/was ' used this doubtless was under any price private industry could be expected to meet; nevertheless the houses came in pre-fabricnted panels which could be erected in one day — and which, after the need was. gone, could be knocked down in another day and moved to any spot where they were needed UNIONS STYMIE CONSTRUCTION Files of the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice are eloquent about some of the things that have stymied pre-fabricated housing. Take the experience of the Gunnison Manufacturing Corp at Belleville, IIL • Gunnison builds pro-fabricated houses. Its piant in New Albany Ind., Ls a C. I. O. shop. Recently it got a contract to put up one of its houses in Belleville. At Belleville it couldn't get a contractor to handle the job, nor could it hire any A. F. of L. union workers. Hence it brought in its own crew of C. I. O. men lo do the job. When the materials were shipped in, iocal workers wouldn't unload them at the freight station, and local haulers would not .handle them. When, finally, the materials were got to the let pickets swarmed around and there were daily fights and near- riots. Efforts to get police protection failed. | Justice Department finally moved j in and indicted a lot of people— ' local building material dealers, local unions, and the chief of police Gunnison.was then able to go ahead and build the house. But the case illustrates the kind of problem the pre-fabricated house encounters. EUILDING CODE REVISION SOUGHT Local building codes provide another problem. These codes undertake to set up reasonable rules for house construction in the interest of health and safety. Sometimes they are framed by collusion between city officials, building supply dealer.- and manufacturers, and local unions, to keep certain low-cos' materials and fixtures off the market. Sometimes they are framed with good intentions but in utter ignorance—as witness the small Arizona city which, anxious to have a good building code, simply copied the New York City code verbatim, thus BUY NOWI PAY LATERI BUDGET PLAN TIRES QS low a T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 121 W. Ash St. _ Associated Dealers at Phone 111 •MUCAftTM OtAIM . 50 C rat WEOC 5th A WaJnni Phone 8W TOP PRICES PAID FOR SOY BEANS CORN RUSSELL BARIIAM'S RED TOP GIN Phone 27 S North City Limits On Highway -61 . The little Pi ? Story' Is Given 1940 Version SPOKANE,' wash. f(Jp)—it took the hired man, a housekeeper, a .salesman and a deputy sheriff to get a stolen pig- returned to its' owner, a farmer. According to the sheriff's office tho, hired man saw two men take the farmer*.-* little piy. He called »i neighbor's housekeeper. The housekeeper told ;t salesman, who look, a .sholKim and went outside to the roiul. Ho met the two men driving a i-nr and found the little pi^ between them, The pig' was taken' home, the two men to jull, where they told deputies they had been drinking. They wore relciwed on their own recognl/unce. COAL High Grtule—l>ow I'Hc Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. • *' • . •. i. .' v •;, • •• i*' J- * Grand Coulee Area May Be Artillery Grounds GRAND COULEE DAM, Wain. (UP)--Grand Coulee businessmen are preparing information-for the War Department to show the'- coulee area provides facilities for the training- of long-range artillery units. The information has been gathered following a suggestion of U.-Col. William H. Nelson, war department advisor on occupational deferment. Nelson believes the region provides "wonderful facilities" lor the training of heavy artillery and urged that- local -officials take the matter up with the War Department. BUY YOUR HOLIDAY LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd Phone 167 CALL FOR writing into its. local code all sorts of. rules devised for skyscraper construction. , . I t The anti-trust people have the idea that a if rent many of these restrictions—which sometimes dr | fantastic things to keep• prices up! —would collapse ut once if tested in court, jrjjtlrc Department cnn't test them, though, unless it can find a citizen directly affer.tcd who is willing to iilc sull on his own hook. It has a standing offer ir- such cases to join with the petitioner' as an arnicas curine, but so far. has not been able io mukc much headway on it. What the anti-trust division would really like is a concerted move to revise building, codes, rewriting them in terms of tests? rather than in terms of specific materials. 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