The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1950 · Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE IAKK.) (JUUU1KK Ni,WJ» NUVtAlBiK Democrats Seem Willing to Extend Rent Control; GOP Shows Resistance By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (/P) — Democrats Indicated a willingness today to go along, even If reluctantly, with President Truman's request for a temporary extension o! federal rent controls. Republicans' showed more resistance. The Senate Banking Committee called > closed-door session to decide what to do about Mr. Truman's request that the rent law be continued for 90 days beyond Dec. 31. Senator Maybank (D-SC), the committee chairman, told reporters he "would not oppose" a stop-gap extension. "I am going to leave it up to the committee," he said. In letters to Maybank and Chairman Spence (D-Ky) of the House Banking Committee, Mr. Truman asked an extension bill from the short session which started yesterday. Spence promptly introduced a resolution to continue federal rent tellings until March 31. His committee may begin hearings on it tomorrow. D««nber 31 Deadline Under the present law. federal controls will expire Dec. 31 except In communities which vote to extend them for another six months. In asking for B 90-day extension. Mr. Truman noted that the present law was passed before the o\itbreak of the Korean war. "We are stepping up our production of defense Items and increasing our Industrial capacity," he wrote. "To carry out this program successfully and to safeguard our economy, it will be necessary to keep rents in vital defense areas from rising to unreasonable levels." "A continuation of the present law until March 31, Mr. Truman said would give the new Congress meet- Ing in January time to determine what kind of permanent legislation was necessary. Maybank made public a letter to Mr. Truman in which he agreed that there Is not sufficient time for the present Congress to work out a new rent control law before the first of the year. He,also said he thought the next Congress'would have to pass a rent law for areas near defense plants and Army camps. Maybank said, however, that lie was "extremely disappointed that the communities have not taken advantage of the bill we passed" allowing them to continue federal ceilings until next June 30. . : Although 670 cities have done so, Maybank sold, others such as Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle apd Detroit, "are again passing the buck to Congress." But he wrote the President that "in view of the confused situation and • your request," he would lay the question of a temporary extension of the law before his committee. Fnlbrighi 'Might Go Alont' Senator Pulbright (D-Ark), a committee member, said he might go along with "a brief extension," and Senator Douglas <D-I11). also a member, said It probably would be .necessary. Republican leaders generally have voiced doubt that a continuation of the rent law would be justified. OOP leader wherry of Nebraska »aid the question can wait until 1951. However, Senator Tobey (R-NH) •aid he was "inclined to think" tome extension should be voted. Tobey Is & member of the Bank- Ing Committee. Another GOP member. Senator Flanders of Vermont, said he thought the present law properly provided for local determination. Senator Cain (R-Wash). who has led past battles against federal rent controls, told reporters extension of the present law "would be completely unnecessary unless we as- IT'S iN THE BAG—Two little North Korean girls play happily in a bag of grain abandoned near their home by retreating Communists. The Red troops were hastened in their exit by G.I.'s of the U. S. 24th Division. (NEA-Acme photo by Staff Photographer Ed HoiTman.) ' Council May Hire Out-of-State Expert to Allot School Funds LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 28. (AP) — Hiring of an out-of-state expert to t-ivise a new formula lor ullotSng state funds to local school districts has been recommended to the Arkansas Legislative Council. The suggestion was made by a citizens committee and discussed at a council session yesterday. No action was .taken. ( The council hns been considering recommending to the legislature a possible revision ot the present "equalizing" method oE payment to local districts. Some members have contended that the method penalizes school districts which try to help them- seles and that any allocation should consider steps taken by the Individual districts to raise funds at the local level, The citizens committee was appointed by the Council to work on a distribution system designed to reward districts Tor their financial contribution to.the school program. The committee suggested an ex- pert, familiar with systems used in other states, .should do the detnl work with the committee serving it an advisory capacity. State Comptroller Lee Boy Beas ley said the fee for such an cxper should not be high and that school money would not have to be used. Positions Open In Civil Service The u. S. Civil Service Commls- lon announced todat> that appltca- lons are being accepted for positions as Intelligence research specialists, military intelligence research specialists and foreign affairs offi- crs. The positions Involve salaries of rom $3,825 to 50,400 a year In var- ous federal agencies In Washington, D. C., and vicinity. No written tests will be given, the announcement said, but to qualify applicants must lave appropriate educational or x'actical exixricnce In these llelcis. knowledge of one or more foreign countries or areas also is required. Information and application forms nay be obtained In Dlytheville from Earl Buckley, local secretary for the lommlsslon, at the Post Office. Helen Hayes Takes Backstage Role To Give Some Youngsters a Break •Mt. ?~m -«• * '.s ' ji^^^^Hau-JL a-.Tf^r - wr--•_ **-*>i *rm-» — With the Courts "hancery: Virgil Lee Davis vs. Janle Geneva L>avlSj suit for divorce. Armorel Planting Company vs. J. ! . Ellis. Sr., Paul Ritch and Alma Hitch, suit to recover $442.82 for check erroneously paid. liillie whittle vs. Gene Whittle, suit for divorce. Circuit: (Criminal) State W. State of Arkansas vs, Harvey Casey, forgery and uttering. State of Arkansas vs. Carl P. Freeman, forgery and- tittering. Circuit: (Civil) Buford Martin vs. W. b. Tamkl, ct al, suit to obtain forclosure of mortgage of $1.000. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses Saturday at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk: Guy I,. Rodgers and Miss Delorls Mosiey. bolh of Dlytheville. Arthur II. Chapman of Anderson, Ind.. and Mrs. .Nancy J. Kline, of Blytheville. Howard L. Brown and Miss Betty Jean Woolverton, both of Blytheville. Pugles Sikes and Miss Christine Springer, both of Blytheville. The writhing tentacles of the giant squib, sometimes reaching 30 feet In length, are believed responsible for some sea serpent stories. STAR'S NEW ROI/E IS IJKSK JOB—Heien~IUyes,~ actress turned producer— for a while—takes her place at her desk in the ANTA offices and talks business with actress Gertrude Lawrence. By JACK P. GABRIEI, NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK JNEA) —Anybody looking for Helen Hayes these days will find her on the other side of the footlights. The actress, one of Broadway's brightest stars, has temporarily deserted the greasepaint for the Job of producer. Her switch wasn't made because she has a' burning desire to produce, or because she thinks there's more money in that end of the theatre. In fact, she admits that she doesn't know too much about producing plays. And she's getting $75 per week for her efforts, which is a cut or two below her normal take-home pay. She's gone in for production to give the American National Theatre and Academy a Hand in its crusade to help young actors and actresses. Helen Hayes explains her interest in ANTA and its work like this: "Most of the women stars in ther theatre are almost 50. or over," she confides, she she mentions Katherlne Cornell, Lynn pon- tanne, Judith Anderson, Talulah Bankhhead, Ruth Gordon, Gertrude bnwrence and herself. _ series of ANTA plays, each of A'hlch will run for two weeks only. Each production will have a completely new cast. * » * "But no cast will be composed of amateurs," the star emphasizes. "ANTA Is not made up of beginners. In fact, it hasn't any. Those taking part have ail had experience in some phase of the drama, but they haven't yet made b'ig names for themselves. ANTA hopes to give them that boost." Everyone taking part in the series— even to the bl« names like John Garfield and Judith Anderson — will receive the same salary, the actors' minimum of $75 a week. "I love the theatre and I've had this Ideal. .for a long, long time.' says Miss Hayes, who turned down play and movie offers for her Ideal and $75. "This is the first chance I've had to work ', out— to help other people establish themselves as someone once helped me." Once "Mary Rose" has run Its two-week course, Helen Hayes wil be ready to retire as a producer She'll have realized her dream o helping others reach fame. Am she'll be ready to get back on th. other side of the footlights to de monstrate that she deserves he Physicist Dim After Working On Atom Bomb VALLEJO, C&Uf., N«r. ».(*)_• Lung poisoning conlraeUd durin. work on UM w»r time atomic bomb >roject Is blamed for Uw death of >r. .Eugene' Gardner; on* of th» University of California'* foremost nuclear physicists. Dr. Gardner, 37, wu eo-diicor- erer of th« meson— i fundamental tomlc particle. He died Sunday Seriously 111 since IMS, h* hui attributed his fatal aliment to th* Inhalation of beryllium *jug- it he u. C. radiation labor»tory%om Train Leaves Kails; No One Injured COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 21. (/P) _i Twelve of 13 cars on an eastbound Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train were derailed about 30 mllea east of Columbus early today, five cars were reported to have turned over on their side but, miraculously no one was Injured. ' The Ohio Highway Patrol said the train was the Pennsy's Number Two, bound from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh. The accident happened between Granvllle and Newark, O. The train was traveling over Baltimore &. Ohio Hallway tracks at the time. own fame. "When I was a youngster," she adds, "producers realized the necessity for helping young people to carry on the tradition, plays were written for them and those with talent, were given every opportunity to develop lt|" That's how it was in the past, but something lias changed. Be ginners arc now completely on their own, Miss Hayes points out and nobody tried to help them until ANTA came along. Its aim is to give assistance, not only to talented young players, directors and writers, but to the theatre Itself. Miss Hayes, ANTA's president, is doing her bit by organizing a production of Sir James M. Barrie's fantasy,, "Mary Rose." The play is now being cast, a promts-" Ing young director hns been chosen, and Miss Hayes will handle the technical and financial aspects. She'll supevrise everything that happens' off stage. He production will be one of STMJGHT KNIttOM WM9OT BRAND NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORPORATION, NEW YORK, N. Y. • 86 PROOF sums American cities haven't sense enough to determine whether they do or do not want rent control." Finns for a broad Investigation of i credit and other controls put Into effect under the defense production act passed last September were disclosed meanwhile by Maybank. He said public hearings by a Senate-House committee set up to keep an eye on the operations of the law will start next week. 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