The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 20, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19M Little Chance of Full Scale Lobbying Probe This Year Br JAMES MARLOVT Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — "Fat chance" was the way cynics sized up the possibility the Senate might permit a double-barreled, all-out investigation into political spending and lobbying. This Is an election year. Such* — — an Investigation might be explosive. It almost certainly would have to dig into the campaign money received by members of Congress and how they spend it. Both parties would be affected. Nevertheless, such a twin inquiry shows signs of getting started. Sen. Gore <D-Tenn) says .he will investigate campaign contributions and attempts to influence elections. Sen. Kennedy (D-Mass) —says he wllL-tovectigntc lobbying. But over the weekend the Republicans' Senate leader, Knowland of California, while saying there would be an Investigation, made a move which may throw aand in the wheels, if enough Democrats and Republicans join him. Special Commit!** Knowland questioned whether the subcommittee headed by Gore has jurisdiction to make the kind of investigation Gore has in mind. Knowland suggested the Senate might set up a special committee to do the job., Special committees usually are more restricted than regular ones, like Gore's. Gore is a member of the Sen ate's regular Committee on Rules and Administration and chairman of its subcommittee on privileges and elections. Other members are Senators Mansfield (D-Mont) anc Curtis (R-Neb). The three men met last week and voted to make the investigation which Gore then announced, But Knowland says It might be better to have any such investigation made by a bigger committee comprised of an equal number ol Whistle, Whistle, Where's A Whistle?-What Whistle? BY SO.V.Vr SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE—There's a whistle in Caruthersville with a familiar sound but a strange story behind it. And now, when tha whistle is probably wanted most oi ill, it has become lost. In 1930, the Greehline, Cincinnati boat company, bought the "Kiwa- ns" from the Carlo Perry Co. The Greeneline used it at the Mays- vine, Ky., ferry until the nev, bridge went and it was no longer needed. The "Kiwanis" was converted in > a freighter for the Cincinnati and Huntington, trade. equal , number and Republicans. Knowland says i of Democrats "jurisdictional" question is involved—that the Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over any revision of the Corrupt Practices Act. But Gore's group held jurisdiction last year. It spent weeks holding hearings on proposals to Improve the Corrupt Practices Act. It drew up a bill to amend the act and the bill is now waiting lor Senate action. The Committee Further, the Senate Itself, under Rule No. 25, long ago specifically said the Senate Committee on i Rules and Administration — of I which Gore's subcommittee part—is the one to which: Is a "Shall be referred all proposed legislation and other matters Since the whistle sounded like the one on the tow boat, "Sam P. Suit," Capt. Chris Greene of the "Kiwanis" put a different whistle on it so that people along the shore could tell the difference when they wanted to hail the boat to pick up frleght. The "Kiwanis" was then rebuilt and renamed the "Evergreene." A Caruthersville man went to Cincinnati soon after (about 20 years ago) and said to Capt. Chris Greene, "If the 'Evergreene' has the whistle which was on the ident; vice president; or members of Congress; corrupt practices; contested elections ..." Nor can there be any doubt that Kennedy—as chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on the reor- ganiza ti on of Congress—has a u- thority to look into lobbying. The Lobbying Act of 1946 was part of the general legislation passed that year by Congress to reorganize itself. Kennedy's group has authority o study how the Reorganization At—including the law on lobby- ng—works. It's possible the Gore and Kennedy investigations might overlap o study how the Reorganization Act—including the law on lobby- ng—works. It's possible the Gore and Kennedy investigations might overlap a bit—on where lobbyists contribute to campaign funds—but they could work out that problem be- 'Knvanis' at Carlo, I'd like to hear it blow." The man added, "That whistle was on the old Lee Line packet, 'Sadie Lee,' out of Memphis." Capt. Greene explained that Ue whistle wasn't used any more-tmt- it was stored under the pilot house of the "Evergreene." He agreed to sell It to the man from Caruthersville. Then, in 1943, Capt. Greene took the "Gordon C. Greene" to New Orleans. Returning, he stopped at Caruthersville. J. Ralph Hutchinson had since bought the whistle and had installed it. In the United "Farmers Gir on West 15th Street at Ward Avenue. Hutchinson took the captain and Purser Robert H. McCann out to see the whistle. Since it was Sunday, there was no steam up in the gin and the captain and purser didn't hear it blow. "Someday I'd like to hear that whistle blow ag-ain," said McCann who is purser today on the "Delta Queen," Last of the overnight passenger cruisers to ply the Mississippi River, The "Delta Queen" will pass Caruthersville early this week as it returns to Cincinnati from week at the Mardis Gras hi New Orleans. The purser would like to hear the whistle again, but Hutchinson has been vacationing on the Caribbean Sea. He is expected to arrive home from Miami, Pla., before the "Delta Queen" passes Caruthersville. J Ralph Hutchison Jr. says the whistle was taken from the gin four years ago and that his father is apparently the only one who Icnows where it is. The question Is, "Will someone find that whistle and blow it for McCann?" CAPITAL MOVE —Plans to transfer Brazil's capital from | Rio de Janeiro to the central i highlands are nearing comple- • tion. Maps show location of the 400-square-mile-site, which has been expropriated. A two-mile long landing strip has been laid • out, with streets and sewers to follow. The new city, modeled after Washington; is located on the so-called Formosa Central Plateau, one mile above sea level, assuring cool temperatures throughout the year. No industrial development will be allowed in the vicinity. Medical Expert Sees Defect Of Common Cold NEW YORK (ffl — A medical ex. pert predicts the common cold maybe within five years, won't be so common. Dr. John S. Dingle, Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, spoke Friday at a symposium sponsore'd by the Common Cold Foundation, an organization supported by. a large number of industrial concerns. Dingle said the best bet to get rid of the common cold is a yet-undiscovered drug rather than a vaccine, which may prevent one type of -virus causing a cold. But, he noted, there are many different viruses leading to the sniffles. He said psychology affects treatment of colds, citing cases where people given worthless dummy pills or shots for colds reported feeling better. relating to the election of the Pres- tween themselves. 5,227 Flee Reds BONN, Germany (/R — The Refugee Ministry said Saturday 5,227 refugees fled Communist East Germany to the West last week. This figure compared with 6,465 for the previous week. Park Is Closed To Prospecting COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (#1 — There'll be no uranium hunting hi the Garden of the Gods. The Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Advisory Board was on record Saturday against any form of uranium exploration in the famous city-owned park west of here. One member questioned whether blasting might topple the famous "Balanced Rock." COLON TROUBLES FREE BOOK Tells Facts Solon Pushes Wrong Button RICHMOND, Va. Cfl — After half an hour's debate, the Virginia Senate adopted an amendment to a bill that boosted the salary of members of the State Highway Commission. A few minutes later, Sen. John H. Temple of "Petersburg addressed his colleagues. Did he have consent, please, to have the record changed to show he voted for the amendment? Seems he inadvertently pushed the wrong button and voted against it. Author of the amendment? Sen. John H. Temple of Petersburg. Here's a Way To Cut Expenses LOS ANGELES Ml—Want to keep household expenses down to 50 eents a day? It's simple — just hypnotize your wife. , That's what Mrs.. Lavtna Nugen testified in winning a divorce from Roy Nugen, amateur hypnotist and wealthy property manager. She testified' her husband kept her in a state of suspended animation and allowed her only 50 cents a day to run the houshold. Her father, Clyde M. 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