The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 17, 1948
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THURSDAY, TUN'S 17, 1548 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE U.S. Jury Indicts Four Lobbyists Two Firms Charged With Violation of Federal Statute WASHINGTON, June 17. (UP) — Tiie Justice Department, announced yesterday the indictment of two state agricultural commissioners, two farm organizations and Wo other persons on charges of violating the federal lobbying i»w. Indicted were J." E, McDonald, i Texas Commissioner of ARrtcul- ture; Tom Under, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture; Robert, M. Hariiss, senior partner of tlie New- York cotton brokerage firm of Harriss &; anil Ralph W. Moore, a commodity tnidei of Granger, Tex., and Washington, The two organizations indicted arc the National Farm Committee, a Texas corporation of which Under and Moore ant! president, and secretary respectively; and the Farm Commissioners Council of Washington, of which IJiuter and McDonald are the principal officers. The indictment was returned by a ir-dcral grand jury here. ' It charged that ! inder and Mc- Armed Forces Now Hove to Serve Butter BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN Report by UN Agricultural Mission in Red-Dominated Poland Shows Nation's Farmers Are in Dire Straits WASHINGTON, June IT. (UP) — The btttter-oleo battle bobbed up in the House again yesterday—but this time the dairy state Congressmen, won. They blocked consideration of a bill to permit the Army and Navy to serve oleomai-garine. As a result, the armed services will have to serve butter. The House Armed Services "Committee, which had recommended the bill, sought to bring it up on the floor by unanimous consent. Hep. H. carl Andersen. R., Minn., one of the' leaders In the unsuccessful House fight against the oleo tax repeal bill, promptly objected. Several other members joined him. Speaker Joseph W. Martlrx, Jr., observed that "the chairman has heard one or two objections to the bill." Since one objection IB enough to block consideration of legislation on the consent calendar, the bill now is dead unless revived by the House Rules committee. The Navy Basic nation Act bans the use of nleo for table use A similar prohibition is written into the Army's money bills. Donald, while appearing to act for •» r mm • the people of their own states, ac- I | QIT O I¥S tually acted lar^elv for their own personal financial interests in Ipb- byiriK for or against certain legislation. Failed lo Register The grand jury charged that each of the individuals and the organizations had unlawfully failed to register as lobbyists. ;That- Congress Stay in Session WASHINGTON, June 17. (UP> — Son. Robert A. Tftft, R., O., today rejected President Truman's dn- The"ln"dividuals"were charged nl- ! mand that Co"^^ sU - v in scs ~ TO in the indictment with conspir- ! sion until it was enacted price con- in violating the lobbying law. I trol and other legislation, •rhey were snici to have personal accounts in commodity markets •Ahich were affected by high commodity prices. The alleged conspiracy involved an agrcemont. that Moore was to lobby In favor of legislation that won 1 d i nc rcase c om modi ty pri ces and against legislation tending to lower them- Part of the conspiracy, the Indictment charged, was that Moore would not register as a lobbyist as the law required because this would He denounced price controls as "new czanstn." In a telephone speech lo the Association of Sales Executives meeting nt New York, Taft defended the decision of Republican Congressional leaders to press for adjournment Saturday. Tnft, Senate Republican policy chief, said he was "optimistic" that all bills requriinK action tin's year Through FAO missions, western iw- (tons still huve contact with Coin- innnlst'tiomlimtcMl peoples behind tho iron CiirUln. An KAO <Fooil and AC.riciiilLiru OrgniilKiUton of (\\K UNI mission Is R Rioiiii o[ cx- |x»i'ls, usually from sovernl countries, \vhirh KOI'S to a i:ounlry lo study Its food, nKi'lriiHin'o, fuiTjilry and flslieilt's problems, It K<H\S only ut. I he iTC]iu\st of the country's KOV- I'mmrnt. Ttu'si> pU'turi's 1110 Iroiu tin- rt'poil, Jitsl ri'tmsrtl, of the KAO mission to I'olund. its 10 i'X|H'rts pjx'iit twii months in I'oland l:\.st Miuimcr. They tiuvclc-d some -I&.OOL1 inUe.s within Hit* country. They re- poi U'd: Polish itKvlciiUim*, food supply rxnd r<m\';try are In n slide of ciwM'pe.tury. Too miiny people ni't tle<l to In r ins. Thou.s:u His of women, who should be lending theh fmnilies, serve u-s rU'Ul Immta. A f i eat ilointh of farm lUiU'hlnory 1 U'k of lert ill/or miners vital crops. Hnu.shi£ J.s critically Inuilrquate, 1 imiers aro-over-taxed, uncliMpiiiiL C ittle ure liibn'culnr and milk distribution Gultport to Gto Coivjrft MorrM July 28, 199%, xp*ns«-Pakf Vocation OUUPORT, Uii>, Jun* IT. <W> —The city of auKport y«*t*ntay ivlted every couple minted OB uly M, I8£S, to writ* to th» OuU- «rt bu«ine£> uid Profmtornq Women'* Club. The club said a would tortu th* ouple living the greatest «"•'*"«• ram Gulf port to be tU guwti Mr ftitlre wwk, and with ill » >en.';cs paid. The wlniilnn couple will be "mu- led" ai;aln on July It, *hen OuU- iort will obserK Itt Golden JubU «. Letleri should be addrexed to Mi.s. Edith Hinten, preddent of th« club. provlrir* thiji worn R«ad Courier Mm Want Ate. could be cieaned up by Saturday [ night. ^ __._ ._..„ I "Congress will be criticized for obviously reveal their personal fiiian-! not dealing with various matters," cial Interests. That would injure be said. "No Congress can cover the entire field today when the federal government is asked to interfere in every phase of human activity. Long-range programs involv ing basic changes in policy do not suffer ponement." In a Los Angeles Speech Monday, Mr. Truman outlined a legislative program and said Congress ought the weight of their testimony before Congressional committees considering legislation that would af- fecfc the commodity markets, the Indictment charged. The Justice Department announcement said the Federal Bureau of Investigation made an extensive jpnquiry into the lobbying activities of each person before the case was presented to the grand Jury. Hearing: Planned Recently, the Department of Agriculture set July 7 for a hearing on Moore's commodity dealings Moore was directed to explain why he should not be barred from future trading on commodity mar- bets for allegedly putting out false press release. The release, the department said, purported lo be an official government release say- Ing the government, intended to buy lard. Actually, the department said, the release had no official status. Commenting on the indictments, Attorney General Tom C- Clark said: "The act calls for a. complete disclosure of money received as well is of all sums expended in connection with any lobbying activities. These provisions of the law- were ignored." The grand jury investigation was supervised by Irving R, Kaufman, a special assistant to Clark. government from post- I arm fim h s home In a devastated region, built of vagert wood and grass thalcli. Dairy \vtiniun pen bottle hroiigh by milk, frmn unsanitary l buyer at right. Refined Woman Sales minded, 35 to 50, food chariu'ler reference*, for f»t- manent work. Hours convenient for women Be'--' . Write, give phone to 22fi, Baltimore Bldf?., Memphis, Tenn. t.umlicr jiriHluctloii for IIIIIIS]M£ imisl b« douhlcil, nuj'f FAO. Sonic sawmills have so little yard spare they can't operate to capacity. ATLAC1DE Kills Johnson Grass E. C. Robinson Lumber Com pony 519 West Ash St who made the proposal, said the project is essential to national dc- reuse, lie said it also would greatly; Jury to Hear Rape Case reduce wntor transportation co.sts between the Midwest and Gulf of Afexico. to stay in session until it was enacted. It included price controls and welfare bills. Funds ior Proposed Waterway Voted Down WASHINGTON, June 17. (UP1 — The House shouted down a proposal yesterday to add $1,500.000 to n deficiency appropriations bill to start work on the Tombigbee Waterway in Mississippi and Tennessee. Rep John E. Bnnkin, D., Miss., It Wfis defeated after Rep. Francis I. Case, R. r S- D., explained that the project originally was erased from the Army Civil Functions Bill in favor of more urgently needed flood control projects. Case salt! the Tornbigbee project would be an "excellent one to re- ' serve" until the time comes when it is necessary for the federal government to undertake an extensive public works program. • LITTLE ROCK. Ark., June 17. i UP)- The County Grand jury will meet litre Saturday 10 con.siaer an alleged criminal assault on n scven-yriu-old Little Rock girl by a 27-year-old white man. an Little Hock grocery slon; on June ti. The niim has wi-n held in Pu- Ins'rii Comity jail .since thai lime. Prosccuthu; AUornry Edwin Duo «»\viiy sflHl lie wmild present four j witnessiv, including the child, and j that the man was entitled lo np- \ pear in his own Iji'lmlf. ! Dunawrty quoted i'io girl as .say| Ing slit' \vus attacked when .slit: went The attack altefiodly occurred In ! to the store two blocks Irom h ( :r home where the man wns working purl time. The^cutoi 1 said the niuti dcnlf's nss;iultini; the child. With the Courts Chancery Pcnrl Cuti'.s v.s. Thomas N. GuLcs, suit for. divorce. 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