The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1953 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, June 30, 1953
Page 2
Start Free Trial

FACE TWO B!.YTIfKVIT,LK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE M, Eisenhower Avoided Bitter Fight Looming over EPT By JAMES MAKLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — The main point of the struggle inside the Republican part, over the excess profits tax is that President Eisenhower seems certain to get what he wan tec To get that, his iupporters could . thd let (tie profits tax die have plunged the Republicans in by refusing to call his committee the House into a torrid, wide - open family fight. Or they could have taken a detour around it. They chose the detour. In tloinfr so they beat Rep. Daniel 'A. Reed of New York, This oldest Republican in continuous service in the House was the main obsUclft to Eisenhower's desire for extension of the excess profits tax on corporations. But they did it in such a way that they avoided smashing a congressional tradition — the almost sacred right of a oommiUee to handle Its own affairs—and thus avoided the fight Which Would have tested Eisenhower'* leadership. Method Opposed Many members of the House who might have voted to give Eisenhower the extension of the profits tax at the same time were In a mood to go against him in any j move that meant trampling on | committee tradition. The tax dies automatically midnight tonight. Eisenhower asked Congress to continue It through D«c. 31. His strongest ant! loudest opponent was Reed, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. It was Reed's committee which had the task of considering whether excess profits' should die or be extended. Almost invariably, on any important problem, a committee examines it before the full House can vote on it. If a committee majority then votes against a measure, that almost always ends It. It never gets up to the House for a vote. And If a committee doesn't vote at all, the effect la the same. The measure is virtually dead. And extremely rarely, when a committee votes against a piece of legislation or fails to vote, is any attempt made to snatch it out of that committee's hands and bring It to «. House vote. Used Another Committee In short, committee approval is the-necessary preliminary to get- tiny t bill up to a House vote. Reed tried to defeat Eisenhower to vote on it. Eisenhower's congressional lieu tenants then got another powerfv committee, the rules committee to take the tax bill out of the hands of Reed's committee and send it to the floor yesterday for a vote. This bypassing of the ways find means committee brought storm in [he House, There never seemed much doub that if the tax extension came to House vote, it would pass. But before there could be a vote on ihe tax itself, the House had to vote in effect, on whether it approved the tactics of the Ei.senhowei forces in bypassing the ways and means committee.. This was where many of those who would have voted for the tax itself might vote against bringing t up in the way it was done. A vote against Eisenhower on that score would have been a vote against his leadership. Martin Says No Would Eisenhower have lost on this? Speaker Joseph Martin says no, that the President had enough votes to win all the way through. But it would have been a bitter struggle. Just before it was ready to start, Eisenhower's supporters found a way to avoid the showdown. They got enough members of the ways and means committee to agree to vote on the excess profits tax in the usual, orderl> fashion. It was believed that a majority of Reed's committee, II permitted to vote before all this arose, would have voted for what Eisenhower i wanted. But none of them protested very strenuously when Reed didn't let them come together for a vole. Reed, forced into calling a meet- ng of his committee for July 8, nevertheless remained defiant and said he would oppose the tax ex- ension himself. '-; Now, no matter when the House approves, as it's expected to do, he tax can be made retroactive o June 30 • Air Service For Helena HELENA I/PI — Trans-Texas Air ways began local and feeder air line service lo Arkansas this wee when a DC-3 landed at Helena o: the inaugural flight. Some 80 Helena rrsidrnts wer at the Helena-West Helena Airpoi' (o welcome the first flight fron Memphis. The nirline will operate twi fliRhts daily through Uttle Rock Texarkana, Hot Springs, El Dor ado. Camden, Magnolia. Stuttgart Pine Bluff nnd Helena. The flight will orignafe and end In fihreve port, La.; Dallas, Tex., and Mem phis. TO HEAD TRUCE UNIT- Maj.-Gen. Blacksheer M, Bryan has been nominated by Gen. Mark W, Clark to be the senfo. member of the UN Military Armistice Committee when it is organized. At present he If commander of the U. S. XVI Corpi in Jncan. BUTTER BARGAIN—These housewives seem to be enjoying buying butter at 55 cents a pound. The sale, in • New York supermarket, was part of an experiment by a butter company to prove lo government officials that the current surplus in butter could be reduced by pulling butler on a free market it lower prices. The farmers would then be guaranteed a fair incom* t through increased sales. Truman Tastes City's Night Life Has Dinner At '21' and S«ts Musical Hit NEW YORK I/Pi— Former Presl dent Harry 8. Truman tasted the city's night life last night, turning In shortly before 1 a.m. today. Accompanied by Mrs. Truman daughter Margaret and several friends, he started out with dinner at the plush "21" club. They then took In the Broadway musical "Wonderful Town," where the ex-President met the star, Rosilind Russell, and other members of the cast. He "loved" her performance, he told Miss Russell. The evening was rounded off with a visit to the fashionable St. Regis Hotel roof. There Miss Truman danced with her escort, Col. Warren Baker, a former White House aide. Truman's night on the town ended a long day, for the 69-year-old former President, who began it with his customary early morning walk. During the day, he discussed the Truman Library, to be built on the Planes Menaced 3y Hippopotami LERE (Chad) French Africa (>?> — Hippopotami have developed into major flying hazard in the Chad nd ways and means are now beins ought to put an end to it. The Hippopotami live in the alke of f ere a vast shallow expanse of water sed by the "France-Hydro" air- ompany for flying boats, which fly | otton to the coast, machines and i rinks to the Chad. In the be-in- ing, the. pilots made some low alti- de swoops to chase the hippo- otaml away, but the latter quickly arned that the flying boats were erfectly harmless and today they on't budge. TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts Kiruy Drug Stores /Announcement Office in Ingram Building is closed — Equipment is being moved to new office at 313 N. 2nd Street (across from American Legion Auditorium). New office will be open Monday July 6. Dr. F. Don Smith Eden Will Rest Following Surgery NIWPORT, R. I. Ifi - British Jtorelgn Becrettry Anthony Eden and hli wife settled on * private estate facing Newport harbor today hopeful of a quirt convalescence from hli recent operation. The M-year-old diplomat, appearing much healthier than on his Truman farm near Orandvlew, Mo., with national »nd New York leaders for the library committee The library, h« told them, should be a national, not personal, project. "You don't need a memorial to me," he added. Til b« cussed and discussed for tht next generation, at least." He said he pictured the library as a research center housing records pf the Roosevelt-Truman era and serving small, Midwestern colleges. arrival from England Itt wetki ajo, led the New England Baptist Hoi- pltal In Boston yesterday. He underwent in operation June 10 to clear a bile duct obstruction. Eden and his Witt Clarlsu, 33, niece of British primt Minister Sir Winston Churchill, came directly from the hospital to the estate of John Barry Ryan, grandson of t h • late Thomas Fortune Ryan, multimillionaire New York financier. Dr. Richard Cattell, the dlplo. mat's surgeon, said In a bulletin, "We are convinced that after t full period of convalescence a complete recovery can be assured." The bulletin said the obstruction in Eden's bile duct, "which was non-malignant, has been shown to be entirely relieved." BIG REDUCTION Ladies Casuals and Summer Dress Shoes Dress Shoes Wedges In These Famous Lines: • Jacqueline • Natural Pois« • Velvet Step Leathers — Meshes — Linens And Straws ONE STOP SHOE SERVICE Repairing Cleaning - Dyeing 821 W Main Dial 354$ a Sensational Ready-to-Wear Sale! Just in time for the Fourth! Your once-a-year chance to buy Better Merchandise at such Terrific Reductions in " Price! Buy now at a fraction of the Original Cost! 300 LADIES DRESSES Spring, Summer & Fall Styles 100 Cocktail Dresses 50 COATS 100 SUITS 200 HATS Sig Selection Ladies and Nothing Reserved - Everything Must Go! • Play Clothes, Skirts • Millinery—Summer Bags • Fine Crepe Dresses • Suits and Coats In fact, everything goes on sale at one-half price! We Have Just Returned From the New York Market and must make room for new merchandise . . . Shop in cool 75 degree temperature at Whitsift's, No Exchonges Or Refunds ... All Sales Cash ... Small Charge For Alterations . .. Whitsitts and Whitsitts La Belle Shop (Better Apparel for Women) (The Best in Children's Wear, Tots to Teens)

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free