The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 2, 1950
Page 14
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i i^—^-^— Senate Banking Group Okays Federal Rent Control Bill WASHINGTON, June 2. (£>)—Th •cnate Banking Committee ap proved S to 5 today legislation I keep federal rent controls for an other six months. The present con trol !>w expires June 30. Like * bUl pending In the House th« Senate committee's measur also would permit cities to keep controls for the first six months o 1851 if their governing bodies votei to keep them. This Idea has been called a com promise between the Truman ad ministration's request for a ful year's extension of controls nnd the view of some Congress members that controls should be allowed to end when the present law runs out House (o Vote The House is due to vote on its bill about June 12. A Senate vole may be held up unlil after the House acts. There is only one point of difference between Senate and House bilts. The Senate bill would decontrol the few hotels remaining under federal ceilings. Senator Douglas (D-II1) asked that all hotels be removed from the federal controls. He said they arc applied now only to a few residential hotels in Chicago. Meantime, Housing Expediter TIghe Woods, whose agency administers tile federal controls, was faced with the need for Immediate action to prevent the firing of most of his workers. Woods has said hi office will be broke June 6 unles Congress votes more money. Agreement Reached It was understood that he has reached an agreement with House and Senate banking committees which would postpone the effective date of the pink slips already sent rent control employees. There was no statement on how this would be done. The present financial plight of She housing expediter's office fs not connected in any way with the bills which would extend controls. The agency's money troubles result from R cutback by Congress of some $200,000 in a deficiency appropriation given the rent controllers to operate 'for the remainder of the .fiscal year which ends this month. Even if the Senate Banking Committee voted against any rent ceiling extension, Chairman Maybank <D-SC) snid in advance, the Senate would have a chance to act on the proposal, • To Make Report "I've promised to report something out to the Senate even if It's in adverse report,' he told a reporter. Maybank said the committee would vote on proposals calling for: 1. A two-year extension with stronger controls, as asked by sena- tor Lehman (D-Llb-NY). No com-+ mlttce support was Indicated f Lehman's measure. 2. A one-year extension with a thority lo reconlrol areas vise ceilings already have been lifte This proposal, sponsored by Senat Myers ID-Pa), also lacked com mlttec support. 3. The one-year extension sfjoi sored by Democratic Leader Luc; of Illinois and supported by Don; las, Taylor nnd Ives. 4. Tlie sis monlhsi — plus fi< months if requested—bill pending I the House. 5. A flat six-months extension. FASHION Continued from Page 3 misty layer of black net over al vas worn by Mrs. J. R. Culloni Jr ind the "piece do resistance", a original of imported Point de Lyon. ace embroidered in silver was mod led by Mrs. Earl Smith Jr., to con hide the fashion show. All gowns worn by Ihe model •ere from Levy's of Memphis. Mrs utia Wise, assislcd by Mrs Fan Quinn, dircclcd the fashion dls lay. Punch and cake were served fron indie-lighted lea tables arranged about the gardens, before the guests were Invited into the main house where they were received by Mrs Florida, her mother. Mrs. c E Welch of Memphis, Mrs. C. H Watson, president of the Osceola Progressive Club, Mrs. Lee Wesson chairman of the Garden Department, and Mrs. B, H. Jones. Features of special interest throughout the house were pointed out to the guests by members of the newly organized Garden Department of the ciub who served as hostesses in the various rooms which were beautifully decorated with masses of rose and gladioli An address of welcome by Mayor Ben P. Butler of Osceola, and a brief history of the Osceola Progressive Club by Mrs. John w Edrington, general chairman of the event, preceded the fashion show European Currency Exchange Sought PARIS. June 2. (a-)—The European Marshall plan nations told their experts today lo work out more details on the plan to make their currencies interchangeable by creating a European Payments Union (EPU). Cabinet ministers from 17 na- lons making up the council of the ARMS \AKK.J NAMED SAI.KS MANAGER— Jack E. Morton (above) of Memphis tins been named sales manager for the B B. Gee Sales Co., 117 South Second. Formerly sales manager for the B and B Appliance Co. of Collierville ami Whitchaven, Tcmi., Mr. Morton will assume his duties with t)>e Blythcville appliance lirni June 15. Fie Is married and has four children. lotarfans Hear 'iano Selections Members of Blythoville's Rotary lub listened to piano selections by Ine year old Bill Haney, son. of Ir. and Mrs. p. T. Hnney, and Mi-ss Tomm Pledger yesterday at Ihe eekly luncheon meeting at Hotel oble. Young Hancy, winner of several natcur events In the mid-south, pened the program. Miss Pledger, of Birmingham, la., is the houseguest of Rosemary ohn.ston, daughter of Mr. and Mis. '- S. Johnston. Mr. Johnston introduced Miss edgcr. Guests at the meeting included ie Rev. Allen Webb, Wyatt, Mo.; J. Meyer, Cape Oirardeau. Mo.; aber White, Osccola; Josh Pruitt nd Miss Johnston. rganizatlon for European Econo- Ic Cooperation (OEEC) took that tion here on the United Statcs- pportcd proposal. (Continued from Page 1) lions everywhere and the urgen need to rcenforce "the ramparts freedom has never been more plan Truman Sees 1'eace Later Mr. Truman followed wit a news conference comment tha he thinks the aorld is nearer ncac today than at any time during in past five years. Achcson said the opportunity for (he United States lo make cf fectivc action In fighting roiamua ism in the Par East are llmltct uul ho noted some bright spots i that part of the globe for Ihe anli communist world. He said "the seeds of democrat have been well sown in Japan an a democratic government has beei established in South Korea." H also cilcd "the democratic prin tlplcs" ol His Philippines govern mcnt. I" his message. Mr. Truman aske< specifically for $1,000,000,000 fo urther armament of the Western European democracies opposing tin idvnnce of Communism. Taft Is Opposed Senator Tail of Ohio,'chairmai of the GOP Policy committee, tolc a reporter he Is opi»se<I to the whole principle of trying to arm other nations because he is afraid il invites Russia to go to war. But he conceded that since Congress embarked on the plan last year, It won't turn back now. "I don't approve of the policy, but I won't lead any fight on the 'pro gram," the Ohio senator said. TOMKINS Continued from Page 1, 1348 when the World Council was formed. Active in the Student Christian movement in Great Britain since college days, the Hev. Mr. Tomkins was editor of the Student Movement magazine from 1038 to 1010. Planning World Conference As full-time secretary of the Commission on Faith and Order, he has charge of preparations for n third World Conference on Faith and Order to be held in Lund, Sweden, in 1952. In 1917, the Rev. Mr. Tomklr.f nadc a speaking tour of the United States following a trip to the Neat East as a member of the. Work- ouncils delegation to the Greel: Orthodox Churches. The Rev, Mr. Tomkios Is schcd lied to arrive in Bly.hevillc about won next Friday. Following hi.' addresses here and In Osceola, he vlll go to the Tollville Community ocatetl between DcValls Bluff and Stuttgart, for an address at the Episcopal Church (hero. OPENING SUNDAY BLyfheviile Municipal Swimming Poo! Open Every Day From 1 p.m. lo 9 p.m. Certified Life Guards At All Times Concessions Open All Hours Russell Mosley, Manager FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1MO n •: JL contmum, spiral ot display booth. Edmund j. Senate Crime Check May Become Biggest Check Since Prohibition WASHINGTON, June 2. </H)- A Senate Investigation of crime and ambling appeared to be snow-baling today into the biggest govern- icnt crackdown on the underworld Ince prohibition days. With the full support of Presl- cnt Truman — reaffirmed at his cws conference yesterday—a spe- lal Senate committee moved to- •nrd a scries of fast-breaking 111- nirles stretching all the way from ew York and Florida to Califor- fa. In the latest- move, Chairman Ke- uver (D-Tenn) disclosed he will sk the Federal Communications omrnission to "freeze" all Western nion message tiles to prevent" them om being discarded. The FCC has ordered such a eeze on telephone toll slips at the quest of the Kefauver commit- e. Normally the telephone com- panies destroy to]) . 5 )i,, s after hold- Ing them for six months. Western Union keeps Its message files for the same period. The investigators hope, through these communications records to establish that big-time gamblers and racketeers are using Interstate communications to conduct their operations. At his news conference, Mr Truman pledged his personal support— and the full cooperation of federal agencies—to the Senate committee. He opened up a whole new field of Inquiry by promising to give the senators access fo information which usually is highly confidential material. Mr. Truman said he will leave it to Attorney General McGrath to see the committee gets tax Information if necessary on suspected gamblers and racketeers. Livestock June 1. (a-t— (USDA)— Hogs 7000; uneven; barrows and gills 25 to 50 higher than Thursday's average; most advance on weights 230 Ibs down; sows steady to 25 higher; bulk good and choice 160-240 Ibs 20.0040; top 20.50 for several loads; most 250-270 Ills 19.50-75; 270-300 Ibs 18.75-18.50; 140-170 ; .bs 18.00-20.00' 100-130 Ibs 14.25-17.50; good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 16.50-n 25410-500 Ibs 15.50-10.25; heavier weights mostly 14.50-15.25; slags 10.50-12.50. Cattle GOO; calves 800: mostly steady on steers, heifers and bulls in cleanup trade; odd lots medium anil good lightweight steers and heifers 26.00-30.00; medium and good bulls 21.00-22.15; cutter and common bulls 18.00-20.50; cows very slow; some deals weak to 50 lower; good cows 21.50-22.00; common and medium beef cows mostly 19.0021.00; some light dairy beef cows 18.50; cauners and cutters 14 5018.55. Jap Reds Face Showdown Act TOKYO, June 2. <yp) _ Japan'. Communists, goaded to figbitn* temper by International revolutionists, may lace a showdown in tomorrow's anti-American "general strike." Reliable Japanese sources said today General JiacAithui's headquar, tors is studying a government plan to outlaw the Japan Comnwubt Party. g9 The details already are kjiown t» the communists through the usual leaks, the sources said. Whether the plan will be adopted may depend greatly on the Communist demonstrations tomorrow. The Red party predicted more than' 400,000 labor unionists and thoui sands of students would join in th« nation-wide slrike. ; Negro Is Charged After Truck Wreck Hearing for James Lusler, Negro on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor was continued until tomorrow In Municipal Court this morning. Lusler was arrested after th« truck he was driving collided with a truck driven by James Moore, Ne- sro. yesterday. In court action yesterday, James Cathcy forfeited a $30.25 cash bond on a charge of obtaining personal property under false pretense. He was charged with writing a worthless check. Dempsey Dortch forfeilcd a $46.25 cash bond on a charge of d while under Uie influence of Leopold Vote Is Sunday BRUSSELS, Belgium. June 2. OPj *• —With the people showing unmis- akable signs of weariness with the vholc situation, Belgium vo',e> once Sunday on the fate of exiled King Leopold. Exclusively at Mea Swim wear Yes, Mead's has landed the season's most colorful catches. McGregor Swim wear is hand screened in deep- sea colors. Neither sun nor surf will fade the shades. Gay as a Mexican fiesta. The colors are here to stay. The styles the nation's most popular. Come in for yours today. ' ' 1 1-/ < I > i. • .-".*<-,i\ /\A%

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