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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMWANT NVWW4 I OP J*JWIB*A»T ARKANSAS AMD BOOTMBABT UHMOUM VOL. XLYt-NO. 4T filytheyfili 6ourler BlyUicvUI* D»ttjp M*m Valiey BlythevllU Herald BLYTHFA'ILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNKSDAY, MAY 17, 1950 rOURTEEM PAGEg SWOLB OOMKB KYH OKNTt Excise Tax Cat in '50 Jrows More Doubtful WASHINGTON, May 17. (4>-Ne w doubU *row on Capitol Hill oriay that there will be excise Ux reduction* thi* year—unless presidenh Truman changes his,mind about vetoing any (AX bill that rectuc« Mie WORKMEN PREPARE DIESKI, AFTER STRIKE ENDS—Workers Hi the New York Central rail yard • f, 63rd Street and Indiana Avenue in Chicago began work on this Diesel Locomotive yesterday after th end of tha strike of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engmemen. This engine draws the line's 20t Century Limited between Chicago and New York City.—<AP WirephotoJ, ivcr-all revenues of the Treasury. The House Ways and Meaiu*^ CommlUce. by voice vote lat< ye.s- rcjected the President's proposal for a {400,000,000 increase tn "edcral levies on Inheritances and big Rifts. This was one of the big increases —along with higher corporation taxes and the plugging of tax law loop- lote.s—by which Mr. Truman pro- rosed that Congress offset the loss "rom proposed reductions, Tax law managers, after yesterday's action, predicted lo newsmen .hat Congress never will be able lo offset, with higher taxes elsewhere, the $1.080,000,000 In excise cuts the Ways and Means Committee estimates it has approved already. Twice Truman Limit The figure is almost twice as big * tlie $655,000,000 limit Mr. Truman recommended. It includes reductions on furs, Jewelry, ladies' handbags, toilet preparations, movie admissions, travel tickets and scores of other Kerns. The committee has yet to act on Ihe President's proposal for a $650,000,000 increase in corporation taxes. It also has some votes to take on Report That Alt Fore* Is to Take Over Air Base Appears to Be Unfounded A report that (he TJlylhcviHn Air Base Rgnln will be taken over by the Air Force and Hint, civilians will be evicted apparently is unfounded, according to a. recent check. Seemingly, the story has grown out of a misunderstanding re- Kardfng the use of the Held by the u. S. Air Force Reserve. The reserve corps is to use the bnsft only as an auxiliary field for a three months training program for reserve personnel. Porced Vote Expected Friday on FEPC Debate WASHINGTON, May 17. (*>—Pnr more than enough Senator* have BOW signed a. petition to force a vote, expected Friday, on whether to otioXe off further debate on a motion to bring a Fair Employment Practice (FEPC) bill before Ihe Senate. Democratic Leader Lucas of H--K— luioLs filed the cloture (debate lim- 'Railroads Strike Cost Set at $50 Million Haiion) petition shortly after the Senate met todny. it carried 40 names, 24 more than the 16 needed to force the test but 24 less Wian 6he 64 voles required to limit d«bate and force a vole- Signing the petition were 26 Re- pubKcans and 14 Democrats. Four »*w signers today were Senators L*»hy (D-RI), Martin (R-Pa). Taylor (D-Idaho) and Walk ins (R- mah). ' L>ICM, of Illinois, urged aU v x*n- »*br* t fa br on hand lor a ^volc •i noon (EST) Friday. mk» rote* might' be%|fcUj*£ Senator Edwin C. Jpl "^ Colo) succeeds in the meanwhile'ir felling the .Senate to act on two of President, Truman's reorganization plans which he opposes. Johnson satd, however, that If ttx Senate should agree to take up his resolutions, they could be disposed of with no more than foi hours of debate. They deal with the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Federal Communications Commission,. With the voles of 64 Senators— two-thirds of the entire member- Etitp— needed to limit debate on the motion to bring (he FEPC bill be- fara the Senate, southerners fight- states have accepted similar legislation while 19 have rejected it and 21 haven't even considered it. Ing the rights bill expressed eonfidence that the move will fail. Both Lucas said the Republican floor leader. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, appealed lo Senators to b« present Friday. They noted that in absentee Senator will, in effect, vote against cloture. Lucas said he felt sickness should be the only excuse. Wuulri Ban Discrimination The PEPC bill would ban riis- orlmination In employment because of race, creed o r color and create a federal commission to enforce the ban. Senator Humphrey (D - Minn) € sterday accused Southern Senat- s of resortinc to lesislntive tricks' lo prevent the Senate from voting. '"Hie American people don't understand thi.i nonsense," he said. "They think were are debating FEPC. Actually W e have been talking for 10 days about whether we are going to debate it," His outburst follow sharp criticisms of the bill by Senators Holland (D-PIal and .leorge (n-La> Holland said that only eight Army Overpaying Said Inevitable Dependency Allotment .Errors Attributed fro VASHINGTON," May 17, WV-Assistant Secretary ol the Army Knrl Bendetsen' said today overpayments of $157,000,0(10 in servicemen's dependency allotments were "Inevitable" under the wartime "get 'en paid" philosophy. Most of the overpayments either have been or will be recovered, Bendetsen assured a House tinned services subcommittee Investigating Congressional charges of maladmin- istration, laxity and Communist infiltration In the Army's finance center ai St. Louis. 583 Million Redirnrif He said of the "total erroneous payments and over-payments," $83,000.000 lias been paid back. $15,000.000 legally waived for hardship cases and 525.000.000 referred to the government accounting office foi recovery. This leave.-! only $35,000.. 000 and he said he expects that t( he recouped. Bcndetsen asserted there has bcei "no evidence of fraud uncovered w fnr" in various investigations of thi finance center. He said "corrcctiv. action" had been taken In all case, of irregularities. "Naturally, In such R giganli undertaking some mistakes will be mode," he said. Oiuiscfl liy Tlnsle But for the most part, BendeLio continued, "the overpayments wer a direct re.suIt of the get-'em-pai philosophy of wartime and the de mobilization." He recalled that Con gn-ss itself wanted the paymenl speeded up. Otherwise, he continued, the dir crepancie-s were in part the resu! of confusion resulting from chang* in address, belated notices of scp a ration from the service and ad minfstrativc errors. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and not Yinich change in temperatures tonight and Thursday Scattered thimrierfhowers Thursday and in north and west portions this altcrnoon. Missouri forecast: partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Possibly lo- SHOWERS cal thundreshowcrs extreme we-st Thursday. Little change In Umpcr- alure. Low tonight, 58-62 south; high Thursday. 80-85. Minimum this morning—62. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—6:57. Sunrise tomorrow—4:55. Precipitation 24 hour.« to 7 a.m. Krliy—none. Total since Jan. 1—29.33. Mean temperature imidway be- iv.crn hhh and low)—76. This Date Uibt Year Minimum this morning—60. Maximum yesterday—50. Palpitation J«n. 1 to tni.s date —2394. CHICAGO, May 17. (/Pj—The nation's railroad transportation was most back Lo normal today after the short but costly locomotive fire- en's .strike against five big carriers. The six-day walkout—settled yesterday—took a .solid wnllop at bus- anri wages WRX estimated up to Assault Charges Brine? $65 Fine Mnry Franc &s w'esticy. Negro, was fined J65 and cos Us in Municipal Court today when found guilty of as-nult with a deadly weapon. She was charged with the stabbing of Van Murray, Negro. In a second case, T. J. Rogers, Negro, was fined $100 and costs on his pica of guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. Testimony indicated Rogers had failed to less and labor. The loss i. 50,000,000. The railroads said: ''The losses, inconvenience and iterruption of production occa- oned by this strike simply do not lake' Only about 18.000 firemen struck tt their walkout made idle about 00,000 other workers—mostly rail mployes. The tieup, the nation's orst in four years, disrupted much f the country's freight and pas- :iiger service. All Pennsylvania freight and pas- enger service was approaching full onnal schedules and all Q5,QOO UrJoughed workers called back to iife'ir jobs. The PRR estimate.!], jts ^'' * '("and pa.sseiiger losses n.t-$15,-' 00,000 and the employes lost $6,00,000 in wages. ! A second struck line, the New 'ork Central, estimated its freight nd passenger losses at $12,000,000 .nd employers' wage loss at from 2.000.000 to '$3,000,000. No figures were given on losses iy Ihe other struck lines—the Santa j Fe, the Southern Railway and parts | of the Union Pacific: However, he cost of Hie walkout, including esses in business and wages, *ras estimated-to hit, around $50,000,000- Cr;ick Trains llollin^ Many crack passenger trains that iad been cut off by the strike were •oiling today. These included the VYC's 'JOth Century Limited; the s Broadway Limited; and tlie Santa Fe's El Capitan and Grand lanyon. The Southern said it expected to have Its trains "running is usual" this morning. Freight embargoes lifted immediately after settlement was announced early yesterday, and most of the carriers said service wuold be at or near normal in about 2-1 hours. Strikers and furloughcd workers were ordered to return to work immediately. So were workers n other industries—including thousands or coal miners in Western Pennsylvania—who were marie idle by the walkout. Tlie striking union—-the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen anti Engmemen—nnd the carriers planned to meet today with the National (Railway) Mediation Board to work out details of (lie agreement. The chief issue in the dispute— which has been a sore spot between the union and carriers for 10 years —was the brotherhoods demand for a second fireman on multiple uni 1 Diesel locomotives. The railroads snid the union withdrew its principal demand. Union President David B. Robertson, who termed the agreement "satisfactory," said the brotherhood merely modified Us demand.' Labor to Demand Pay Hikes If Rent Control Act Dies WASHINGTON, May 17. (jP)— Tlift CIO and A.F. of I/, today said labor will demand & new round of wage In creases If Cmigre** teU rent controls die June 30. Hie hard J. Gray, speaking for the A.F. of I,., told the House Bunking Committee that remoTal nf rent controls would have the same, effect on million* of workers as a nationwide pay cut, "If'rents are decontrolled on * nationwide basis, I am absolutely crr-LiCn that unions all over. Ihe: country will demand an Increase In wages," Gray declared. is suggestions for plugging tnx Inw ocpholes, that would yield more mil- Ions. There is substantial doubt that the bill filially sent to the White louse will follow the President closely either ^n the corporation hike or the loophole plugging. But. while the committee^ yesterday turned down the bigger estate and gift taxes, it did move to Lap »o\ircc of additional revenue not ipeiflcally suggested by the President. It voted 16 to 9 to impose 10 per cent withholding tax on corporation dividends, designed to collect 5150,000,000 annually Irom persons now dodging tnxos on dividend :icome. Nn New Obligation This puts no new tax obligation on ony pprsons, but crticks down nn those who now fail (,o rc|x>rt their dividends when they make out Income tax returns. It Ls patterned after the pay-as-you-go lax withholdings from W»KCS and suhu-ies. The committee was LoUt that $!,•100,000.000 of the approximately $B.- 000,000,000 paid annually In corporation dividends never Is report eil in individual income tax statements. The dividend withholding scheme would give the tux collector a sure check on how much dividend income each taxpayer got — and tax- dodging In this field might become a thing ol the pHSi. .^^ ". , Counting the : pick-up from dlvlr dend tax dodgers, the committee thus far hus found only $^20,000,000 of the SI, 080,000,000 it needs In new revenue sources to counter the excise reductions Council Passes Ordinance for Gas Franchise Mcaturt Unanimous Vot« At Special Stssion An ordinance granting MLssomi Power Company nn exclusive franchise lo.(U.strUnite and sell iinturnl gn.i In Blythcvllle was pass? ed last, night nl R .special meeting of tlie City Council In City Hall, II passed the three required readings by mmnhnoiLs votes. An emergency also was adopted by a unanimous vole, placing the ovtli- nnnce In effect Imincdlntcly follov.'- injf its pn.s.sfif;e and publication. The 17-sectlon ordinance received three complete readings, nnd because of its length, City Clerk W.I. Malin, Mayor Doyle Henderson nnd AUtcmmii JimmLc Sanders took turns reading it. Usually, only the titles ol proposed ordinance. 1 ; are read on the second and third readings. To Bechi Work In Year According to the franchise granted under this ordinance, Ark-Mo Is to begin laying pipelines to serve Blythevlllc within ti year. The company has .said It will complete this work within 18 months. Passage nf the ordinance night set the periods during which the city IK to receive cert (tin revenues in lieu ol A privilege llciue fee, Under tlds ordinance, Ark-Mo will pay the city $100 H month from May 16, 1350, to May 16, 1065. For the next, five yenis, the pay merit will amount to one per cent of the company's gross RIIS revenue.* from commercial and residential recieipls. Industrial revenues are specifically excluded as R basi.s for this payment. After May 16, I960, the revenue will increase to two per cent of U.S. Presses Allies For Nations' Army To Halt Red Threat By GLKNN WII.MAM1 LONDON, May 17. (Al>)—Tho United Slates Ls press, ing Its H North Atlantic allies to rush formation of an it*, ternatioiml army against tlie threat of Russian HggreaHion, The decision whether to do so probably will be mad« today by the foreign ministers oC the Atlantic Pact countries*, meeting in nccrcL deliberations here for the third and per- Million Acres of Cotton May HOY* to Be Planted Again Because of Flood* lAI'VLE ROCK, May 11. <AP) —The Crop Reporting Service -says some 1,000,000 acres of cotton mny have to he replanted on flooded Arkansas farms. The service -also reported ywt- tcrdny that much of the corn crop will htive to be rc-plantcd. Fall sown grains — particularly oats, svheat nnd barley— are in only "fair lo poor condition in most areas." the service said. Nf> monetary CjLlmntc of expected crop damage was given. 4'i!>l)s final liny. Diplomatic Informant! emphasized, however, that military might )« not the only aspect of the defence question. rilBBei and more efficient Industrial production particularly in needed lo underpin the costly dc- feiwc effort, in the view of American diplomats. The United stoics U reported lo be urging Europe Ui show more .speed, determination and confidence In Its economic efforts. Would Sel Up "Super Command" The international army Idea ha* these nun i ml revenues. A resolution to awcml Ark-Mo the was adopted hy tlie council at a .special meeting May 8 at tlit Courthouse here. New Bicycle Prize in Annual Race to be Staged on June16 Someone Is eotns to win a new bicycle June 16 tn Blythevilte's annual bicycle race aclivitlw, Worth Holder, Chamber ot Commerce sec- Marine Airmen to Talk PEARL HARBOR. May 17. <}?,-Refreshed by sleep and vitamin pills Iwo American fliers who were held 18 montns by Chinese Reds prepared today to tell the world of their experiences. Marlre Master Sgt. Elmer C. Bender of Cincinnati and Navy make a turn at and Sixteenth chiet Elcc' Icians Mate William C Strcels Ami had driven through a Smith of Long Beach. Calit.. ar- yard and hit a parked car. I rived last ;iight from Ihe orient. Jonesboro Has Unofficial 16,258; Blytheville Figure Due Thursday JONESBORO. May 17. W;—Jonesboro's unofficial population is 16.258. according to Area Census Supervisor Rupert Blalock, who announced the figures here today. (In Jonesboro today. Mr. Blalock said lhat the unofficial population figure for Blythevillc was scheduled to be available Thurs- oay. It will reflect the growth of the city since a special census about » year ago set Ui^tpopulation at 15,091.) The joncsboro figure represents a gain of nearly 40 percent over 1940's official count of 11,729. A special census here early list year counted 14,857. Mr. BlaWk said 488 of the resident* were enumerated on the campus at Arkansas State College, which now 'u part of the city. etary, announced today. « The bike will be given as first irize for the most original and best decorated bicycle in the big parade u'htch will be open tfi all &ge*. T\vo trophies, six medal awards and at least 12 other prizes are FJI donated by local merchants Mid bicycle dealers. RacinR and ridirur events will be held at Walker Park at 10 a.m. after the Main Street parade. This year's bike day is sponsored by the Blythcville "Y". the Merchants Division of the Chamber nf Commerce, local merchants and bicycle dealers and the Bicycle Institute of America. Safety Is to be slre.sscd In this year's races which will feature the innovation of an antique bicycle contest. A prm will be given for the oldest bicycle to be ridden In the parade Anyone, regardless of age, may participate In both this division am the parade. ITcsc decisions were made at a mcctin? this morning of the hicycl' safety committee with W. D. Swaner ac'<nn as chairman. Further Plnn.i Srhrrlulcd A board meeting of the Merchants Division of the Chamber o Commerce was to be held at 2:31 n.m. today for further planning •> blcvclc (lay. The parade Is to form at Si.xt> and Main Streets at 9 a...i. wher t will be given a police cscor through the city to Walker Par' for the bike events. These will include speed racing plank riding, cycle gliding and stun riding. Contestants In these activities »T. be divided Into age groups of 1 yrars and under. 11 to 1.1 years an 14 years and above for the boys nn ?lrh' age Rrour« will be 12 years an under and 13 years and over. Motor bikes aic eligible to cntc the parade only. Trophies provided by the Blcycl Institute of America are to be o display in the windows of local h 1 cycle dealers until the racing da These will be the grand prizes tr the day's best narliclpanl In hot thp parade and racing activities. A safety contest Is being consld ercd with further plans to be an nounced later. In event of rain, bike even 1 •*ill be held Saturday June 17. Two Alabamans Suy Blytheville : lying Service W. H. Yarbrongh hns sold his iterests in the Blylhevlllc Flying ervtce lo Shirley and Billy Milts f Tuscaloosa, Ala., It was announc- d today by the new owners. As a new feature, a crop spray- ng and dusting service has been cVled by the new [Irtn. Billy Milts nld. Paul 3j-R«llcy holds the remaining merest in the flying service. Mr. YorbroiiRh plans [or >, did not future. disclose his Korean Chief Hits Red Vote Tactics SEOUL, May 17. lit;— President Syngman Rhce today accused communist Morlh Korea of pumping noncy into his Sonlh Korea Republic lo Influence the May 30 elections. "Voters should be cautious ol those who are spending loo much Gainings Cites Importance of Flood Projects WASHINGTON, May 17. W) — Unp. Gainings (D-Ark) said today that obtaining Congressional authorization for the St. Francis and Cache Rlvor flood control projects ia "as important us nnythlnj? that ever happened In Eastern Arkan- sa s.'' The two projects are contained tn nn authorization bill now awaiting prnstdentinl action. The bill would authorize $20.000.000 for the St. Francis River Bnsin Project nnd $10,000.000 for the Cache River-Bayou Devlew Project. The bill makes no actual appropriations, merely authorizing future appropriation. 1 ;. Gathings, in R statement, said projects, when complete, "will remove the dread of catastrophe" In an area he called the bread basket for Arkansas. "The proposed Improvements will prevent about 95 per cent of the present large nnnual flood crop losses and will also insure considerable benefits In this area due to increased land utilization for crops.' Gnlhings said. The St. Francis River program, he said, calls for construction of n backwater levee above and below Walnut Bend, installation ot a culvert and pumping station at a point where the backwater levee | would cross the St. Francis River rast, of Marlanna, nnd construction 1 of a cutoff in the St. Francis River Social Security Bill Advanced StnaU Committee Approves Increased Coverage, Payments WASHINGTON. Mny 11. TO— A bill lo bring additional million* or persons Inlo the Social Sccuri'/y system Hinl .sharply Inccasc benefit payments was approved today by tlie Senate Finance Committee. Clialrmnn George (D-Ga) said 11 committee members voted to report Ihe bill lo Hit Senate. Two members itlil not vote. George salt! they mny file statements laler objecting to some features of the legislation. The bill recommended Is n-rtvlsed version of, a measure passed, by the House Inst year. . ; Persons already retired under the old-nfje and survivors In-surancc program would have their monthly benefits Increased ar average of 90 percent by Ihe Senate bill. Average benefits payable to persons retiring In the rutnre would be about double those provided under prcser.l law. The Sennle measure would extend coverage of the retirement system to about 8.000.000 persons on n compulsory basis and lo nearly 2.000,000 more on & voluntary basi.s. Some 35,000,000 "re covered now. Gcorye .-mid the committee's written report on the bill will not be ready until next Monday or Tuesday. He said he hopes to call II up for Senate action » week after that. developed from n view, held on an Increasingly • wide scale, that, t group of national armies added lo each other do not make a unified or efficient defense force. When a comparatively weak nation attempts lo provide Itself with all the components of modern war —fighters, bombers, armor. Infantry and sea power—Its defenses are spread so thin that no branch Is effective. By contrast the American Idea U lo set. up a super-command under the Atlantic Pact to weld together the armed force.-; of the 12 member* while at the same time looking out for their economic strength and possibly for closer political lies. 'Die conllnenlial countries, for Instance, would be expected to go In more heavily for ground force.i. cxperta are reported to have recommended a minimum of 30 divisions—nbout 4M.OOO men—a-i a standing force pegged strongly on France's trooiw. The total, however, probably would Include British and American Iroops stationed 111 Germany. Brlatln, some informants *ay, might be a.skcd lo concentrate on Jet fighter forces and a strong antisubmarine naval force for two reasons: to give quick air support' to continental troops In case ol attack and to combat the strong Russian submarine.fleet. ' ; .'. : "Super-Dlplnrniit" Urged : ; , That ,would leave easily lienvy naval vessel* and big, high-speed bombers lo be provided by the United Htiites. An overall command Ls envisioned. It would consist of deputies appointed by Ihe foreign ministers lo meet frequently, even continuously if necessary. To head Ihe deputies, the United Stales urges Ihe appointment of a super-diplomat. There Is considerable Insistence lhat he .should be a civilian. A civilian, It l.i felt, would glva more nccaisnry weight lo economic. Teen-Ager Fined $25 After 'Chase' Buddy 10-year-old .Jones- at this point. The plan for the Cache fliver- Biiyoii Dcvicw project calls for channel enlargement in the streams and In some places for new channels for both streams. Soybeans and political matters than would a military man. One civilian under consideration Tor the Job reportedly Is W. Avcrlll Harrtman, now roving U.S. ambassador for the Marshall Plan. New York Cotton horo youth, lortay win fined $25 and costs In Memphis Municipal Court on his pica of guilty to a reckless driving charge. A 10-day Jail sentence was suspended. Hall was arrested at 2:30 a.m. last Saturday after a two and one-half hour chase which Involved H police cars and caused road blocks to he set In seven towns In Mississippi and Grlllcndcn Counties. He was caught with his companion, Roger Scott. 17, on a levee fast ol Joiner. This aflcrnoon. Hall was lo be tried In Osceola Municipal Court on the same charge. No charges were filed against Scoll. Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May Open High Low . 3275 32SO 3274 3230 . 3122 31W MO 3130 . 31O) 3130 3107 3130 3111 3132 3111 3132 3110 3130 3107 3130 New York Stocks CHICAGO, May 17. MV- Closing money In llietr election campaigns." | Flhec warned. He urged some can- Mny Soybeans: dirlatcs to withdraw so their strength will not be divided against Communist-backed office seekers. July Nov Jan Hi^li Low 291 'i 233 2Q2',j 281' 219", 215 220 217 Close 291-DHi 292 -02 '.i 219-IS'i Deserter Gets Pay-Off STOUL, Korea. May 17. President Syngman Ithcc today presented l.OflO.COO wons to Lt. Lee Kuti Soon, who deserter 1 , the Communist Korea Air Force last, month That's about $510. Electric Motors Closing Quotations: AT&T Aincr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler ....... Coca Cola Ocn Ccn Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tnt Harvester .. National DisMllers . Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stuclcbakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp U S Steel •Scars Southern Pacific . . 159 3-1 70 1-8 33 3f! 3-4 69 3-8 154 1-4 SO 1-4 B5 5-8 58 1-2 11 3-8 29 1-4 22 1-8 33 1-2 19 7-8 18 3-8 33 7-8 74 1-8 B8 3-8 32 5-8 . 45 54 3-4 Taft Voices GOP't No. 7 Promise in Official Bid for Control of Congress 'Oppose Reds Abroad, Oust Them from U.S. Jobs' WASHINGTON. May 17. (API —, United stales and reduce It to, proved and refused \n Congress. 1 A pledge lo opj>ose Communism | bankruptcy. It will bring, first In-i Taft noled that on his recent trip N. O. Cotton Open High Low Close July 3260 3275 3J70 3273 Oct 3117 3133 3113 3130 Dec 3103 3124 3098 3121 Mar 3103 3125 3103 3125 May 3104 312« 3103 3125 aboard nncJ eliminate II from government a^cndr-'; at home !-•> the No, 1 promi.^ In an official Republican hid lor control ol ConKrc.w. Senator Taft of Ohio marie the CJOI* promkf.i nij?rU over a na- llonwldc rarlto hookup. It U.M.S the Republican reply to President Truman's crrv«-coulUry speaking tour. Taking the olfrnslvc, Tail .-alrl rjemocrnUc |»lk!es have raised the threat of a third world war and at home have pointed the nation toward rcglmentallon and socialism, leading to bankruptcy. He said: "The general program of the Truman cnisadc Is clear. Promise everyone vcrythlng, and hope la back il lip with government money. Every American knows In hb heart that »uch » policy will wreck the Nation, and then depression." Preslrient Truman "accused oppon- Tnfl said midway of his speech tnlx Indiscriminately of greed and that "the political morality of the Truman administration has shaken the confidence of the people In their government." Then he referred to the A!;;er Hiss and other cases involving the State Department, given new attention by the Investigation of charges of Communism hurled by Senator McCarthy (R-WW. They are being probed by n Senate subcommittee but Taft made no direct reference to that. Says Flla Suppressed laslcad he recalled President Truman's shouts of 'red hr 'nzj'." and added: "Every file und every fact which reflects on the past policy of the administration U ruthlessly «up- privilpge . . . But Taft said Mr, Truman "said not. a Tord about greed and privilege- ami crime— In his horn; balll- •A-ick of Kansas City or In the White Hnuse Itself." To support this Taft ijuotcd a recent Senate speech by Senator Ferguson (R-Mlch) about Mr. Truman having once made a Senate speech In behalf of the late Tom Pendergast. Kans-- City political leader, the presidential pardons tor Mayor Curlcy of Boston and others convicted of crime, and "privileges . . . of John Maragon, the friend of General Harry Vaughan." \faragon, one-time holder "of a White House pass, recently was convicted of perjury. He Is a former friend of General Vaughan, the Pre.sidcnt's military aide. "What about the vote frauds and ballot-stealing cases In Kansas City quietly passed over by the Department of Justice?" Taft then asked. r'onrerned Wilh \Var Threat President Truman had returned here a few- hours earlier aboard the special train that carried him to the Far West and back on what he called a "non-political trip" for most of the way. Taft said Mr. Truman was out politicking for the election this fall of more Democrats who think his way. On the possibility of war, the Senator said: "The people are concerned with the threat of a third world war. I am myself hopeful that It will never occur, but It is the foreign policy of • the Democratic administrations which has made it possible;

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