The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1956 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1956 BLYTHEVILLS (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Arkonsans In Washington Gathings Has Part in Drafting Final Version of the Farm Bill By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Gathings (D-Ark) is one of the 10 men in Congress with • major voice in the final version of the farm bill. That's because he is a member of the conference committee charged with drafting compromise between the widely different House and Senate bills. the conference committee this looking for a sellout for its annual Conference committees play a vital part In the operations of Congress. They frequently write the final versions of important bills. The case of the far. i bill is typical. The House msc year passed a bill which provided chiefly for a return to support prices of 90 per cent of parity. The Senate recently passed a radically different version which provided for the soil bank, a 2-price plan for rice, dual- parity, flexible parity and set- aside—some of which the House hasn't considered at all. It would be unwleldly for Con- By Compromise "It is our duty to coordinate the two bills and make them one. This is done by compromise after much discussion on both sides. After we have come to the best agreement possible, the combined bill will have to be approved by both the House and Senate again, and then signed by the President before it can become law." While either branch could re> ject the compromise version the usual practice is for both to ac cept the conference bill since it represents a compromise. House for consideration of the! The conferees are bound by cer- amendments and thru back to the! '-".in rules. They can't for instance. Senate for consideration of thei add something entirely new to a changes made by the House and so bill—something not in one or the on That could *°o on and on. I other of the two bills before them. Ranking Members I Bufc "?<* have wide latitude otherwise m shifting and' re-writing. So the bill goes to a conference committee, generally composed of the ranking members 01 the House and Senate committees which originally handled the bill. In this case the five top members of the Agriculture committees were named— three Democrats and two Republicans in each case. Gathings-is fourth Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee but since one of the men ahead of him coundn't serve, Gathings was named. This particular conference involved long, hard work. The committee has had 10 day-long sessions, meeting during the Easter recess while most senators and representatives enjoyed a holiday. Gainings explained the work of Skeptical Gathings reports that one of his Arkansas constituents , recently seemed a bit skeptical when told Gathings was working at night on agriculture. Gathings said the constituent put in a long distance call for him one night and was told by the operator that Gathings was working but, if the matter was important, could be reached in the agriculture conference. "He isn't working on agriculture tonight," said the caller. "I'll call him in the morning." Fortunately, Gathings added, Mrs. Gathings knew he was working. The Arkansas State Society is brunch April 22. Winthrop Rockefeller, chairman of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, will speak. Rep. Hays (D-Ark), an entertaining speaker himself, will introduce Rockefeller. Osceolan Chief Counsel Mark A. Hollabaugh of Osceola Ark., slated to be next president of the society, has been named chief counsel of the Senate subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, headed by Sen. O'Mahoney (D-Wyo). Hollabnugh took over this week. ending 18 years with the Department of Justice, the last seven ol which he was chief of the special Itt/Tr' :-m section of the antitrust division. State Loses 75 Acres of Forest CLARKSVILLE, Ark. ({?)— Seventy-five acres of Ozark National Forest timberland was destroyed by forest fire over the weekend. The blaze was brought • under control Sunday. Forester Clyde Campbell at the Devil's Knob tower said the origin of the fire was not known. About 50 volunteers from nearby communities helped fight the flames, he said. The United States is the world's major producer of sulphur, an indispensable material. 'Operation Oat Lift' to Aid Horse Snowbound in Rockies GUNNI'SON, Colo, W) — Things were looking better /or Elijah yesterday but chances are the shaggy horse's early resuce from t snowbound ridge high in the Colorado Rockies still seemed dim. His benefactors below in the snug Gunnison River valley said Elijah was going to gel a change in diet "We've received so many contributions for Elijah's welfare from all over the nation that we'll b« able to buy him some oats now," flier Gordon Warren told newsmen. .He said he hoped to supplement "operation hay 1 lift" with an "operation oat-lift." Warren, operator of a flying service here, and pilot Wallace Powell have been dropping hay to the beleaguered Elijah since his plight was discovered late in February. Elijah is at the south end of A block-square clearing atop a 12,800- foot ridge. He is hemmed in on all sides by deep snow drifts. He apparently was abandoned by hunters last fall. Warren said he believed Elijah would just have to wait it out until the expected thaw next month. "We'll keep feeding him in the meantime." "WEDDING" DRESS-Business firms in Monaco aren't missing a bet in their efforts to cash in on the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. This young model shows off a "patriotic" gown promoted by a local dress shop. Featuring red arid white, Monaco'* national colors, it is designed \o be worn by schoolgirls on itie wedding day. BIRD MOLTINGS Most birds go through one molt- ng period a year, at the end 01 he season in which they rear heir young. Some birds, however, molt two or three times a year. Employment Up During March WASHINGTON (fl — Tile Com merce Department reported yester day Uiat employment increased by half a million In March while un employment remained about steady at 2,800,000. The monthly report on employ ment said there were 63,100,000 Job holders in early March, when the Census Bureau made Its monthly sample survey. This was half a million higher than employment in February, and it was 2!/ a million higher than employment in March, 1955. 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