The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1949
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1949 Federal Budget Stirs Big Battle Toughest Hurdle Agencies Facing Is Expense Planning WASHINGTON—The big annual family battle for federal funds Is now at its peak. Lights In Budget Bureau offices burned until 4:30 a.m. one night recently. Many a Budget Bureau official will work late Christinas Eve and some even on Christmas Day In the last minute rush to have the President's budget ready by the opening of the 'next session of Congress. The Budget Bureau Is the first and often the toughest hurdle that government agencies have lo clear before they can get money for run^(S expenses next year—the fiscal >/ear ending June 30, 1951. Each agency of the executive branch of the government competes for its share of the taxpayers' dollars. The president makes the final decision on what requests shall be scut to Congress. An agency's plea for money before the appropriations committees ot Congress is frequently an anti-climax. By that time It Is committed to whatever the president and the Budget Bureau have allowed. Most agencies make NO open effort to get any more from Congress. Congress, of course, has the final say on how much each agency shall be given. But it never hears the arguments until the Budget Bureau men have first given the agencies' representatives a thorough work- Ing over. It's a painful one, too. In 1948 the Budget Bureau hatchet men cut S 11,400,000,000 from the amount the agencies requested. In 1949 they cut $9,100,000,000. In the present fiscal year—1950—they cut $4.300,000,000. The spadework is done by about 125 Budget Bureau examiners. They are divided into group. 1 ;, each with its own specialty. Throughout the year they follow the activities of the agencies in which they specialize, watch their management practices and check up generally on how they spend their money. They are engineers, accountants, ^prmer state and city fiscal offi- ^fials, former college professors. Many of them are former employes oi the agencies with which they deal. They earn up to 510,330 a year. The general public never hears their names, but. many prominent bureaucrat lives in secret dread of what the examiners will do to him each autumn, mediations to the director of the The examiners send their recom- bureau, Frank Pace, Jr., and he or his deputies and assistants hold a long series of review hearings. Pace is keeping in constant touch with President Truman these days, sees him three or four times a week. The budget involves policy matters ot the utmost importance to the President. V > Ailer the Budget Bureau has fin- . ished its work and the President has ! approved it, the bureau sends to each agency head a memorandum telling him how large a nappropria- tion will be requested for his organization. These are called "allowance letters." Many of them already have been sent out. If the agency head hits the ceiling when he finds out what allowance is, he can appeal either to the Budget Director or the President for more money. »i The Budget Bureau constantly is Fy>iessured by the lobbies and organized groups, just as Congress is. And .some of the government agencies themselves do .some high-powered lobbying and pressuring when the matter gets before Congress. But they seldom dare to take issue openly with President's budget decisions. Once he has submitted his budget to Congress, his official family is all supposed to stand solidly behind him. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS j New York, has bttn held iince Aug. & on a bribery :horje. Herman Field, llevela'nd architect, disap jecuedinWoriav Auo. 22 ECA employes Aided T. Me«V Icr, of Kindcrhook, N. Y., oncf Albert Willis, of Nev York City, iince Sept. 22, hinting that Ihcy will be released only if the U. $. recognizes the Communist regime oi a government. man Field, expecting her husborvd in from Wor;ow on Aug 23 «nt loi Prooiit O i,i; e |,j to „„,' him. We has not been seen »n«. Hermon'i brother Noel former Stole Department ofli- cial, vanished in frague in Ju U. S, consul general at Muk> den, (oitcd with four aides on Oct. 24. Tried on charge* of beating a Chinese worker. Robert A. Vogeler, of >lew York, American vice preiident of •he International Telephone and Tele- )'"f" Co-, ailoppeared in Budapest Sov. 18. Hungarian government said he and others were arrested for "sobo- '°9e and espionage — Noval flyers William C. Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., and Elrner C. Bender, of Cincinnati, were seized by Communists more than a year ago when their plane made a forced landing in Red territory. They ore still missing. Europe and Asa . st a , DeparUn n «»chu,,, is expect ,„ pu, the c6u " lries ot Infantry Veteran Walks 1,100 Miles En Route to See Daughter in Arkansas NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 28. (AP) + —A young infantry veteran, who left Connecticut in September so he could spend Christmas with his daughter in Arkansas, pulled into Nashville Saturday for a weekend re,st. Robert J. Benoit, 25, Putnam, Conn., said he plans to make it to Litle Hock within 23 diys, in plenty of time to see his four-year-old daughter, Cheryl Lynn, before Santa CJaus arrives. Bcnoil, who is separated horn his wife, hasn't, seen Cheryl Lynn ior three years. ''I didn't have the money to make the trip, and I wanted to sec my little girl," he said, "so I just decided to walk." He lias covered well over 1,100 miles of his 1.500 mile journey from Putnam to Liltle Rock and he says he's walked every step of the way. So far he's been on the road for about 80 days, through all sorts of weather. Yesterday he ran into snow about 35 miles east of Nashville. "It was coming down pretty good," he said, "but didn't stick." He's sure he'll make it to Liltle Rock—snow or not. 'I'll walk through anything to get there," he declared. 68. suffers from asthma and a heart ailment. Bevin Plans Trip LONDON. Nov. 28. M';—Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvin left for a short/ holiday on the south coast "on the advice of his doctors,'' a Foreign Office spokesman said today. Bcvin, ForaCulieWitha Beauty of a Cold Little fellows need Wg help to relieve miseries of colds So do what most, mothers do—rub Vicks VapoRub on throat, chest and back. Instantly.VapoRub starts to work to bring relief. And it keeps on working for hours even white your little one sleeps. Often by morning worst miseries of the cold are gone.Try it. Best-known home remedy you can use to relieve distress of colds .. .vicks VapoRub! It's just like magic! Without lifting a finirer . . . your wash day results are better than ever! Sparkling clean! Almost like new! That's how your laundry looks when we return it to you! And al a minimum nf cost. We call and deliver at your convenience! *•• BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Phone 4418 Gunman Who Wounded Officer Is Charged LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 28. (,4'J — A fast-shooling gunman who wounded a Little Rock police officer in a pistol battle has been charged with assault to kill, burglary and grand larceny. Preliminary hearing for Walter Dedrich, 31. of Laporte, Ind., will be held Dec. 21. He is In University Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds received in the exchange of shots. Chief of Detectives C. o. Fink said Dedrich was slibl after he wounded Patrolman J. I,. Nix who with another officer was investigating a burglary at a drivc-in establishment last Nov. 19. Barkleys are Emphatic, Not to be Disturbed SEA ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 28. (AP) —Hep, Don Wheeler (D-Oa) put in a phone call to the honeymooning Alben Barkleys, to welcome them to liis congressional district. Ssiry, said the room clerk, the vice president left this message; Barring the untimely death of the President or a declaration of war. not to be contacted, much less disturbed." Doesn't Know 'Beau' WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 — (A>j— Margaret Truman says she wishes people who start rumors of her engagement, would "at least pick someone I know." The President's daughter told newswomcn that she has "never laid eyes" on Ed Wall, an API, newspaper editor from Albany, N. Y.. who was the rumor-mongers' chief candidate not long ago. Soviet Composers' Works Scanned For Stalin 'Lines' MOSCOW, Nov. 28. on — The management of the Soviet Composers Union-die highest musical body In the nation—was listening today lo compositions turned out this year by Russian composers. It Is unquestionably a serious milestone In Soviet music and one of the most Important since the decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party which rebuked "formalism" In Soviet arts. (Leading Soviet musicians, Including Dmitri Shostakovich have brai rapped over (he knuckles by Kremlin ail rulers for straying from the Marxian pilch. They were accused of following "bourgeois Ideology fed by the Influence of contemporary Western European "tirt American music." The repented publicly. This U n hearing of their changed strains). The majority of the works arc devoted to "contemporniy reality" and to the Soviet man and his heroic affairs." Included In the list Is Sliosla- Kovich's latest oratorio. "The Song of the Koresls." which Is devoted to Prime Minister Stalin's plnn for transforming nature in the vast Soviet reforestation and Irrigation plan announced last year. The management of the composers union will spend the next several clays listening to nnd discussing all these new compositions According to preliminary reports successes have been achieved. The Shostakovich Oratorio Is his latest major work since he recanted nnd il holds priority of Interest. PAGE THREE Patching Plaster Used With Little Success as Flour for Fancy Steaks WAVERI-iY. 111., Nov. 28. (A!') — The steak dinner given for the Waverly High School football team by the Knlght.s of Pytliliu turned out pretty tough. No one could eat the steaks. E^oms K. of p. cook.s In flouring the Bankers, used patching plaster. Everybody ate liam. Quail Hunter Reaps Dividend or Greenbacks LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28. (AP) — Cecil E. Travis' quail hunt was mighty successful. He not only got his quail, but a handful of frog- skins as well. Travis, n" executive of the City Bureau of Power and Light, said lie shot n quail back or Ventura, south of Conejo Pass. Then he shot another. When he went (o pick It up. he found Its head pillowed on a loll of greenbacks—two 20's, a five and cue. "They had weathered so long thai they felt like purehainent." he said. 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