The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 15, 1950
Page 7
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DBCEMBEK IS Nation Has Been in Emergency Since 39 !, (A*x.y OOPKIBR mews New Declaration Technically Is Not Necessary Br MMES MAKLOW WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. (*) — Thk country hu been In > eonttnu- em sUte of national ' emergency tint 1938. But thl* week Resident Truman, la expected to declare * •tat* of national emergency. This ma; sound confujlnz but bn't. The declaration won't'affect the general public In such a wide •ense a< price and ware controls and rationing. Under a law passed by Congress this fall the President can order price and wage controls and ration- Ing any time he thinks they're necessary. He doesn't have to declare an emergency to use them.. ' Why then declare a national emergency at all since we're already living under an emergency' declaration and have been since 193S? rt rnay. of course, sharpen the public's realization of national danger. ! BuU—it is only by declaring on emergency that the President can put Into motion certain laws which he may think are necessary for this country's arms preparation but can't be used without the formal declaration of, emergency. Generally — for the purposes of this story—It can be'said Congress passes three kinds of laws: .1. Permanent laws. They're In ef- £k In peace and war. They stay tKCTianged unless Congress Itself changes ; them. Example: the Tafl- Hartley Labor Law. Emergency Lawi 2. Emergency laws. They may have - been passed years ago but Congress, because It thinks they'd give the government too much power in ordinary' times, has written Into' them a warning that they can't be used • unless "the President says there's a national emergency. Example: During, an emergency the President can restrict the manufacture and distribution of explo- lives. 3. Temporary, wartime laws. Congress pauei them in wartime to fill some special needs. When the war it over, or Congress thinks they're no longer necessary, Congress repeal: them. Example: The training course for Army officers at West Point: ordinarily, la four years. During World War H Congress made this three years..Later it made the course four yeara again. Back In 1»3>. when Hitler wai rampaging, President Roosevelt declared a limited national emergency. (He later called It an unlimited emergency.) This permitted him to bring Into action Itwi which already were on the books but couldn't be used except In emergency. •N« One Ended li Bo this country still remains In a condition of unlimited national emergency because neither Mr. Roosevelt nor Mr. Truman has ever ended It. And we're still, technically at war, too, since the war has never formally been ended. But In 1941. two years after the shooting stopped, Congress decided that: 1 Many of the temporary, wartime laws it passed after Pearl Harbor were no longer necessary. So It repealed a number of them although the war Itself was not declared over. 2. Many of the emergency laws were no longer needed. So Contress declared the emergency waa over—In so far as it applied to use of some of the emergency law* — while letting the emergency continue in so far as it applied to acme other emergency laws. This meant that the President no longer could use those emergency laws—for which Congress said the emergency was over—unless lie again declared a national emergency. So, if he declares a national emergency this week, the President will be doing what he thinks Is necessary in order to use some laws wh^ch would have to lie dormant on the books without such a declaration. , There's a question In the minds of some Congress members—because the emergency declaration would give the government much wider powers than It has now—whether the emergency declaration Is necessary at this time. Professor Proves Pop Point; Downs Mouse-Filled Drink OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 15. (If)— 4 A University of Oklahoma professor proved his point—but, he had to drink from a pop bottle occupied by a dead mouse to do It. Dr. Elomer P. Marsh, professor of bacteriology at the Oklahoma Medical School, startled a district court here with his drinking feat. He was an expert witness lor a bottling company In an $8.000 damage suit. Thomas M. Owen, a utility company employe, charged in his suit he drank from the mouse-filled bottle last.March 15. He said It caused him to suffer stomach spasms and he has been unable to digest his food, losing weight. Dr. Marsh testified for the defense.-He related some experiments he made. He placed bacteria harmful, to the human Ijody Into soft drinks and found the acid In them killed the germs within 12 hours. But the Attorney Bob Bates clul- ched the mouse-filled soft-drink bottle and cross-examined the professor, climaxing his inquisition by asking: "Would you drink this?" "Why yes." the doctor shot back. Dr Marsha took the bottle, calmly removed Its cap and drank it down. The mouse stayed inside. Judge Glen o. Morris ordered the jury to return a verdict tor the bottling company. Man Walks to First Aid Room After 6-Foot Strip Of Wood Pierces Skull MEAPORD, Out., Dec.' 15. (AP) —A razor-edged, six-loot strip of hardwood pierced the head of a .flooring plant worker here Wednesday. The man calmly reached up to steady the five feet of board projecting from his skull and marched lo a first aid room some distance away. The employe, 35-year-old eKIth Bumstead, then sat quietly while Dr. j. c. Finley and plant Superintendent Ivan Knight of the P. Stanley Knight Hardwood Flooring Ltd. sawed off the projecting board. Bumstead was rushed to a ho- pltal 20 miles away and the remaining wood was removed by surgery. The man's condition was described as satisfactory last night. The board, ejected by a suddenly-stopped machine, had entered the scalp at the left temple and projected from the back of his head. LUCKY LADY? NO,-NOT LUCKY---SHE JOINED OUR CHRISTMAS CLUB LAST YEAR! Yes, she has more lhan enough money to buy presents for everyone...(he merriest Christmas in her life! Why? She planned for i(. Last year she joined our Christmas Club and began saving a small amount each week. Then, just a few weeks ago she received her Christmas Club check from the First National amount that really came as a surprise! Y«s, if you're having trouble meeting Christmas bills, drop in to our bank and let us show you how smart it fa to join the club. You'll be glad you cam« by. COTTON MARKET QUOTATIONS Hi* Fir>t National Bank is presenting, a» a public *ervic« fea- l COU< ? 1 ,™ arket 1<wtation9 each weekday over KLCN cm yoar dial) at 10 A.M., 12 Noon, and 2:30 P.M. i RRST NATIONAL BANK I . Th* Only Notional Bank in MHtiitippi County K MEMBER: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM j| FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ._ -"—, Ark., D«e. IS. <Jf>— A retired Iowa farmer, 73-year- old Henry Lewis Wilson, died yesterday of injurtei-suffered In art iwrrioblle accident near her*. ' Wilson's wife iUo was injured when their car overturned on an ice-coat«<J highway Dec. 5. She Is "Tal Verln " lt * P8 > 1 * tt « vlll « hos- The Wilsons recently came to Arkansas from Boone, Iowa, and bought property at Bentonville. .Wilson Is survived by two sons. Raymond E. of Radcllff, la., and timer L. of Arizona, and two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Johnson of Clyde, Kas., and Miss Glada Wilson of Boone. . . to^ will be sent to Boone for burial. Iowa Farmer Dies in State Buick Price's Up 3.2% FLINT, Mich., Dec., Dec. 15. (AP) —When Buick Introduces its new model automobiles next month, they will carry price tags from *45 to $127 higher than those on the 1950 models., This increase .averaging 3.J per yt. was announced today by Ivan Teaching by Television Moves Toward Becoming a Reality BALTIMORE, Dec. 15. (AP> — Teaching by television—long a cherished dream of educators and TV executives—has moved closer to be- ccmlng « workable reality through use of the "split screen" technique. This two-way television permits teacher and pupils, miles apart to see. hear and talk to each other. It retains the personal contact element In teaching—something that most television-education programs now lack. . The method was demonstrated here yesterday by a sixth-grade geography teacher and class for persons attending a TV-education' clinic sponsored By (station WBAL-TV. There was a camera and receiver In front of both the Instructor, Mrs. Barbara Long, at the studio *nrt her students «t the school, in that way. Mrs. Long could ask and answer questions and observe her pupils' reactions. On the TV receiver, the split screen-technically known as a "horizontal wipe"—showed both Mrs. L. Wiles, Bulclt general manager, us (he new models were shown to Industry writers at a press preview. Long and the students. Since the program was carried on the stations regular channel, that permitted anyone sitting at home to check upon TV-education at work After olass. Die pupils were eager to express Uielr enthusiasm for earning by television. Sonic spoke ot how it would help "sick hoys and girls who can't go to school, but stud"" '" tnA a " rt WT " e *" d One boy remarked;, "ft this keeps up, they'll have ° n * teacher leaching Ion classes." Adulls at the clinic also foresaw useful applications for the technique. Charter tleslcp, chief of the Atom- Ic Energy Commission's Radio and Television Branch, fell tt would be a ynjiiablc means of Instruction In fields relating to atomic energy now lint much material on the subject has been declassified. Interest In the method also was snou-n by representatives of the armed services anil the u s Department of Education and 'delegates from several eastern cities who attended the clinic. However some TV producers saw hitches. They said "Intellectual ac- ton" and 'TV Khoobnanna w^o Jf. n «<>«d to add «howman»hlp to the teaching. '• .P'*; 1 " *'«re m«d« to aei up a Middle Atlantic stat*. Television Coun.!' m ™'.," p ot f'Pi-esentallvM from the PMJufelphlt- Baltimore- Wash- inston area, lo develop . and Improve educational programs Representatives of television stations appeared enthusiastic even though such programs are on a non- Profil ba*ls Stations normally provide the air time and achools the program with an additional coaU shared among them. •rfehfc Attack TB Treatment Dec. 16. <*)—Medical "Pert* "Id ye«terday that In Brl- t»ln 'four hundred people a week are dying of tuberculosis before they have had a chance of life." Accusing the Ministry of Health which rims the nation's big health program, of "complacency," a report by a tuberculosis committee of the British Medical Association said treatment and after-care of the dlj. ease was "a national scandal." CO..INC. H*» Christmas rt NOW, Planters Hardware NORGE TRIPLE-ACTION WASHERS \ mo<f«m ym f fohrM? Compkf* BacfrW ' I . . . SAVE M. reJut. > ITIek.n forty,,. To. t Nor9«l t)««- . .9.1 FROVf . 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