The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1947 · Page 20
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 11, 1947
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SATURDAY, DEOKMBKH «, 1U47 GOP Accused Of Placing Obstructions OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 11 (UP) — Gael Sullivan, executive director of the Democratic National Committee, told Midwest party leaders that too many Republicans today are running for the presidency, and "running away from the facts of life." Speaking to leaders gathered for a 12-state regional party conference, Sullivan said last night that the American people arc concerned with prices and Peace, but the Repu- bbllean "engineers of obstruction" are more Interested In "the Battle of the White House in 1948." He said the Republicans in and out of Congress are "mining every road to peace and lower prices with explosive fears and dclaylng-actlon bombs." Sullivan blamed Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., and Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry, R., Neb., for "present In tlatlonary high prices." Personal Income Slump Reported i During October JS. Power Policy Probe Promised Republican Leader Assails Tactics of Interior Department By Grant DUnun United frrts Staff Cormpondrnt WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (UP) — Phalrman George A. Dondero of the House Public ' Works Ccmmittec lharged today that the Interior Department'has adopted a "delib- rrate policy" of trying to force pri- r»t« utility companies out ot busi- tess. The Michigan Republican told a reporter that he will demand a Ihowdown in his committee during Ihe forthcoming regular session of Congress on his bill to "take the 1 lovernment out of the power business once and for* all." He said he had evidence to show that in the construction of combination flood-control-powcr pro- lects, the federal government, had lharged up most of the cost to flood tontrol to enable it to charge Iheaper power rates. . Dondero, who traveled through the West last Summer, said "ev- •rywhere. I went the .pattern was the same—to destroy the private utilities that already are serving She people and to prevent the dc- WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (UP) — I'elopment of new ones." American pocket less personal In- The government campaign, he • comc i r , October than In Scptem- claimed, includes the construction I her. the Commerce Department re- of parallel electric transmission ported today. Unes In areas already served by pri- But the drop was due entirely to rate utility firms and appeals , to j tho fuel Hint they wished in fewer city officials not to buy electric GI terminal leave pay bonds. With power from private companies. .... Hits Administration Policy "This Is a direct policy of the Interior Department which hns been encouraged and financed by the .administration in power for the past 12 years," Dondero said. "I'm not against developing our river basins. I'm for it," he said, j , , "But 1 am opposed to having the ^"''™ 1 " 1 ' ncome government build power ctnms mi- der the guise of flood control and then sell electricity at. retail through Rural Electrification Administration in competition with private firms." Dondero's bill would permit tho government to build combination flood control and power projects. But it would provide that all electric power produced by such projects must be sold to private utilities already operating in the area. The government would be permitted to establish new power transmission lines only if there were no private firms in the area or if the private companies were unable or unwilling to buy the federal power. The Public Works Commutes held lengthy hearlrfes on the bill last session but reached no conclusion. Dondero conceded there was opposition to the measure but insisted that he wants a showdown to settle the issue. bond cachings out of the picture, personal income was higher In October than in the previous month. On tills basis, personal Income showed a rise to an annual rate of $202,1500,000.000 in October compared with an annual rate of $199,400,000,000 in September. With bond redemptions Included, was ill an annual rate of t204.500,- 000,000, compared with the September annual rate of $210,900,000,000. Nearly 50 per cent of the terminal pay bonds—$889,000,000 worth- were cashed in September, the montli they first became cashable. In October only (158,079,000 or seven per cent, were redeemed. The average level of personal Income dining the first 10 months of this year was 12 per cent above the average for a, similar period In 1510, calculated on an annual rate. Infant is Buried Funeral services were held Friday at St. Augustine Cemetery, St. Augustine, Fin., for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carter of that place, formerly of Blythevllle. The baby, one of twins, was dead at birth. Condition of the other infant is satisfactory. The Carters also have another son, W. A. Jr., who Is three. Six Men Survive Transport Crash 23 Aboard Army C-54 Lose Lives, Rescuers Report to Officials WESTOVER FIELD. Mass., Dec. 11. (U,P.)—The Atlantic Transport Command announced today that 23 persons were killed »nd six survived when an Army C-54 transport plane crashed and burned near Goose Bay, Labrador, Tuesday night. Receipt of a radio message from Col, Paul A. Zartman, commanding office of the ATC at Goose Bay, was announded at 10:45 a. ni p by the westovcr Field public relations office. Names of the dead and of sur- fivors were expected to be an-' nounccd later today. A short time previously, Zarl- man had Informed the ATO that the rescue parly "is at the scene of the accident . , . and we believe there are some survivors." "Extreme difficulty in communications is being encountered." the colonel's message .said, "due to the rough terrain. "The helicopter (which was assembled at Qoosc Bay after being flown in a disabled condition from Westover Field) has landed with additional doctors one half mile from the wreck." The. helicopter had been flown to Goose Bay aboard a C-82 packet. It was reassembled at Goose Bay airport and took off soon after dawn for the scene of the C-54, about 10 miles from the airport. Weather reports indicated the temperature was sub-freezing with a low overcast The huge C-54 Skymaster, the Air Forces version of the commercial DC-4, crashed and burned in the sub-Arctic wasteland shortly after taking off on a training flight to Wcstover Field. Ground units were dispatched by dog sled after the wreck was located from the air, but heavy undergrowth made travel difficult over the eight miles of rocky hills from the air base to the scene. Air Force officials said telegrams had been sent to the next of kin of the 19 passengers and 10 crewmen" aboard the plane, listing them as "missing." Because the crash took place on foreign soil, a spokesman said, the names of those aboard would be withheld for 48 hpurs. Royal Canadian Air Force planes circled the area before the rescue team arrived and reported there was no sign of life and that there were no camp fires in the vicinity of the plane. British Voice Accord With UN's Decision GOP LONDON, Dec. 11. Intends to lay down her mandate over Palestine next May 15, Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones announced today. Ail British troops will be withdrawn from the Holy Land by Aug. 1, Creech Jones said. Tills will end the British rule of Palestine which began 30 years ago today when Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby inarched into Jerusalem at the head of his army which had routed the Turks. The British have been there ever since, ruling since 1923 under a League of Nations mandate. TJi« decisions were in complete agreement with Ihe United Nations plan to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states which would receive full independence by Oct. 1. Creech Jones announced tho British'plans as the House of Commons opened two days of'debate Palestine, now torn by Arab- Jewish iloting that has plagued the British off and 'on ever since they look over. Creech Jones said the date for ending the mandate was "subject to negotiations with the UN commission (which will administer the partition)." He added, however, Hint Ihe British now had in mind May 15. After the mandate is officially ended, Hritish troops would not be responsible for keeping law and order, but would protect only their own lives and property. UN, in deciding to partition Palestine, set Up a five-nation commission which would take over Britain's legal responsibilities. The commission would set up the new Arab and Jewish governments, and empower them to carry on after Oct. 1. ITALIAN STRIKE tt SlcWi CotuJies THE FINEST CHRISTMAS GIFT Russell Stover Candies are made of the finest ingredients,' scientifically blended (o make the most delicious candies, appreciated by... «nd appropriate for . .. everyone, WOOD'S DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Phone 507 Toft-Hartley Law Powerless to Halt Telegraph Strike WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (UP)— Rep. Fred A. Hartley, R,, N. J., said toddy there Is nothing In the Taf|-H«rtley Act to prevent three AFL unions from staging a pre- Chrlstmas strike against Western Union Telegraph Co, "All we can do la udmit that we rllcin't go'fsr enough when we wrote the act," said Hartley, co-author of the new labor law. "We should have gone on and done the complete Job I wanted to do when tlie bill was before congress." Hartley said the three unio: s now taking a strike vote have compiled with all the provisions of the net. He said no action .can be Workers in Atom Plant Agree Not to Strike for Year OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 11. (U.P..—A no-work-stoppage clause in a new contract governing 2,800 atomic energy workers here today assured uninterrupted production tit the huge gas diffusion plant until 1049. The agreement was reached early today after a strike that threatened production earlier in the week had been averted. Workers won a io-cent hourly basic wage Increase with, differentials of ID-cents for the second shift'and 15-cents for the third shift. This would give roughly cue- third of the employees the 25-ccnt hourly Increase originally asked by the union. (Continued from Pace 1) Mr. Truman could find little In the GOP program that resembled the anti-Inflation proposals he made when lie called Congress back Into emergency session. • The Republicans completely Ignored Mr. Truman's requests for price and wage control and rationing authority. And they substituted a .voluntary allocations and priorities program for the compulsory plan he recommended. The GOP program bore Wolcott's name but had the approval oi both House and Senate Republican leaders. It was scheduled for discussion at a Senate Republican Policy Committee meeting today. The plan of action In the House wits to set the bill out oJ commit- tcc'at the earliest possible moment and on the House floor Monday. An appropriations bill to put the program into effect will be considered us soon as the legislative measure Is out of the way. Republican leaders believe they can get tlie anti-Inflation bill with the accompanying appropriations measure, enacted by next weekend. Prolonged debate in either the House or Senate, however, would interfere with that schedule. To Delay Truman Plan Wolcott told reporters he and other Republican leaders felt that Mr. Truman's request for price and wage control and rationing authority was "something to be dealt with in the future." He recalled that administration witnesses had said voluntary program would be preferable, t Wolcott discussed the proposal ii detail ac a dinner meeting las night of the 10-odd freshman Republican members of the House. In making provision for Indus Irywitie voluntary agreements fo allocations and priorities, the Re •publican bill waives anti-trust laws except In the case of price fixing Voluntary agreements also mus not be made effective beyonc March 1. 1949, when all provisions of the bill would cease to be effective. The voluntary agreements are made subject to the approval of tlie President or his representative and may be entered into in the fields of industry, business and agriculture. Export and transportation controls under the bill would be con* tinned also until March 1, 1949. They now are slated to die next Feb. 29. 'flic provision relating to Federal Reserve Bank requirements reinstated a law that was In 1 effect prior to June, 1945. Up to that time the reserves of gold certificates in federal reserve banks were at least 40 per cent of currency in circulation and 35 per cent of deposits. (Continued from P»«< * , "The Winner in Pnoio*—Catholic Leader Schuman." Government officials negotiated with labor leader* even after the strike had started, but their meet- ng broke up at 1:46 a.m. and it was announced that no agreement had been reached. Officials douljt- d that the labor leaders really wanted to reach an agreement. In an effort to avert the strike, he government offered a 10,350,900,000 lire <»17,5*5,000) public works program earlier. The labor leaders refused that, although they had originally demanded a public works program of only 10,000,000,000 lire. There were two other demands In an ultimatum from the Chamber of Labor: that the government punish policemen who fired into a "lommunlst-led mob last week and give Christmas bonuses to the unemployed. The public works program was the main demand, however, and oiflclals believed it had been deliberately placed at a figure the government was never expected to accept. Fir«t Major Strike Since 19Z1 When the government offered public work* program of 10,350,000,000 lire, the unions refused, saying it was a "big bluff which Included only 1,000,000,000 lire In funds which actually represented lew appropriation!." The general strike promised to )« the first one of any duration In Rome since 1921, when the Socialists tried vainly to stop the rise of Benlto Mussolini's regime with general strikes. There have been [enerai strikes of a few hours in Rome since the «nd of the war. Minister of Interior Mario Scel- ba, after conferring with Premier Oasperi, ordered out reinforcements of police and carabinierl to prevent violence. The Communists have been conducting a campaign of strikes riots and sacking of Rightist newspapers and party offices throughout the provinces for the last six weeks. The government believed the strike in Rome was another phase of this campaign, and the Communists would try to bring their attacks against Rightist newspapers and party offices here. The whole campaign was aimed at overthrowing the government of Christian Democrat Premier De Gasperl. He put Communists and their allies, Hie leftwing Socialists, out of his cabinet last May. Christian Democrat Union offi- cials denounced the strike as "p» litical Imposition," said they had not been consulted and ordered their fellowcr* to stay out of it. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Dec. U. (UP) (USDA) — Livestock: Hogs 11,000. salable 10,000; weights 160 Ibs. up fully 25c higher than average Wednesday. Lighter weights and sows steady to 25o higher. Bulk good and choice 180 to 300 Ibs. 26.25-26.50; top 2650 paid mainly Tor weights under 240 Ibs. 160 to 170 Ibs. 25.50-25.75; 130^f 150 Ibs. 22.75-25.50; 100 to 120 TrfS; 21.60-23.25: good sows 450 lb«. down, 24-25.50; over 450 Ibs.' 23.2521. Mos' stags 18-21.50. Cattle 3,800, salable 3',000; ISO*, all salable. Market slow on steers. A few butcher yearlings and heifers about steady. Canner and cutter cows steady at 11.75-14, with some cutters to 14.50. Beef cowi meeting restricted inquiry. Egg Production Soars WASHINGTON. Dec. 11 (UP) — Tlie nation's chickens are paying little attention to the government's campaign for ef-gless days, it'ap- peared today. The Agriculture Department reported that total egg production last month set a new* record high for November. Farm flocks, averaging 8.1 eggs per layer, produced 3,281,000,000 CFJfJS. taken against them "unless somebody can rule that the strike would impair public health and safety." Sour milk will remove Iron rust from white goods. Massachusetts Boy Is Top Vegetable Grower JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 11. (UP) — A 16-year-old Massachusetts farm youth who grew $750 wortii of vegetables on less than a acre of ground was the nation's new champion young vegetable grower today. For his outstanding work, a S500 agricultural scholarship was awarded to Lewis G. Schaencman, Jr., of Eastlongmeadow, Ma^., at the annual convention of the National Junior Vegetable Gowers Assn. Santa Says: ' Only Shopping Days ' until Christmas Credit is Free at 12 Fitzpatrick's JEWELRY STORES It lakes only 3 Minutes to Open a Chharge Account BLYTHEVILLE Machine Shop Xmas Specials on Permanent Waves PANSY'S Beauty Shop Leachville, Ark. 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