fAGB SPC ValditY of State Law Challenged Suit Fiitd to Halt Payment of Teachers' DIMS with Tax Money ttTTLE- ROCK, Ar*., Dec. 4. (UP)-^Tames (Unclfr Mac) Maek- r*ll. Little Rock radio evangelist, yesterday filed suit in Pulaski Chancery ' Court challenging the constitutionality of a 1041 law which allows state tax money to be used In paying • teachers' dues to tlie Arkansas and National Education Associations. Mackrell, In a complaint drawn up by Little Rock Attorney John R. Thompson, asked the court to enjoin Pulnjki County Treasurer Carroll W. Stegal) from paying dues to "teachers' professional organizations" from the teachers salary fund. • "That part of Act 310 of 1M1 , which: attempts to authorize the payment of such fund to teachers' professional organizations, as dues of teachers in said organizations.^ repugnant to the constitution of the 'fetate of Arkansas and- Is, therefore, of no force and effect,' the complaint said in part. Thompson explained that practically all county treasurers in the state, under the 1941 law, have been paying a total ol S10 as dues for each teacher In the AEA and (ho NEA. He estimated the total at $125,000 for this year alone. Puls Teachers In Class White he'did not elaborate In his complaint, the attorney said he believed the act was unconstitutional ; in that, it set teachers up as a class. "Why shouldn't dues to civic and fraternal organizations be paid out of lax money?" he asked. While tlie suit was filed In Pn- laski County only, Thompson said any high court ruling would apply ' to all counties. The 1941 law allows'the treasurer to pay money' out- of the teachers salary fund for thc.se three purposes: teachers salaries, contributions to the teachers • retirement fund, and fpr dues to professional organizations; , ; "We are iiv no way contending that th« • law is being violated," , Thompson'.'said. "We simply con- i tend that : it i is unconstitutional." Today's suit was one of a series filed recently by Mackrell, who has been mentioned '.prominently as a . 1948 gubernatorial candidate. He i was successful recently In preventing the payment of emergency . funds to set up a legislative council ' In Arkansas. ; Thompson indicated that other i ruits are being contemplated. BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS I THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1947 Rained In Santa Clous' Busy Assistant Finds It Difficult to Buy Gifts for Men By Bllb:ir* Bumltrliu United Fre«s Fashion Writer NEW YORK, Dec. 4. (UP) — A nationwide Santa Claus survey proved today that the woman who think.s her man is hard to shop for Is absolutely right. Ladies ,l[ it's any use to you. five per cent of ihk gentlemen button-, liolcil by United Press want you to give them guns. LC.S.S than two lit 100 would rather have a licclute than anything, But hordes of them can't think of anytinnK at all to ask for. And many of tro.se w|io tried obviously (his hard nnd came up with exactly what you gave them last Christmas, BiKi the one before that. If it's a husband between 3D and 40 or a single son or sweetheart under 30 you're shopping for, you are a little better off than average. Man in these groups had more varied Ideas and expressed more sen- timentality than any others. A young man in St. Louis will settle for an angel food cake from his mother's oven. Another wants a picture of his girl. Clothing and sports or hobby equipment were mentioned equally I and accounted for more than half ' the requests. Jewelry and watches will make 10 per cent happy, most of them in tlicir 30's. Others wJtnt promises: "A budget nook with a note promising she'll stay within It," said a Des Maine. 1 : nihii; "a pledge to stop backseat driving," said another. An Indianapolis husband just wants "plenty of 'love." Married men in their 30's like books, too. "Forever Amber" is wanted In Los Angeles, an encyclopedia in Minneapolis. This group also wanted more liquor than any other, but not much at that. Jewelry requests were half watches, the rest cuff links, a diamond stick pin, rings, pens and pencils and a pocket, knife. Men over 4fl may be more ex- pensiv*. Two of them want automobiles, and one of those, for a man in Albany, N. Y., better be i Packard. An Illinois man not only wants but expects to get an auto- gyro. The Ornnhan who wanta a horse, however, is .under JO. One fifth of those who want clothing don't care what kind. Shirtt got the largeat number of specific requests, with robes and overcoats and ties In next place and socks, xweatert, (loves, dippers, lials and jackets mentioned by one or two. A young lowan wants loud iiupenders. Hunting equipment—including all those rifles and shotguns—and photographic equipment and cameras accounted for half the sports and hobby request*. Golf and fishing came second, despite the Mason. Radio*, radio-phonograph com- binations and records were asked lor by as maiiy.M wuueo Jewelry. Only one man wanted a wallet. A couple of others asked for luggage or brief cases. Read Courier News Want Ryder Cup team captain Ben Hogan gets an assist from caddie Ltfo Home as rain pelted the English and American players during the lu'b-day international tournament in Portland. The U.S. team blasted the British 11 points to 1. Canadian Cougars Invading U. S. OLYMl'IA. Wash. (UP>—Grab | your guns, cougar hunters, and run for the Canadian torcicr. There's an invasion on, according to Pete Hart, federal trapper. Foreign mountain lions in large numbers are slipping over the bor- 'der into the forests of Washing tons Oksnogrm Country from the Canadian side, he said. The Influx of the Dig cats has raised the county's cougar population to third place" In the state Hart saidxSSO would be paid tn bounty for each'cougar killed. Fireman Caught Turning Iff Fa/se Alarms Fired MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 14. 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