The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1947
Page 12
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PACK TWELVB BLYTWEVILLK (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS Radio Evangelist Seeks High Office Jamn Mackrcll Say< H« Will Mak« Race For. Governor f By Bftb Brown (MM 'Fret* SUtf LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, Dec. IP. (UP)— June* ' Mackrell, soft-spoken Little Rock radio evangelist, re- TMied today that he will be » candidate for governor In next Summer'* Democratic primary. Kt, made hi* announcement an the eve of » promised statement from Oov. Ben.Laney concerning hfe future plans. The gaunt, nat- tily-dnued Mackrell said "I'm go- Ing to run. I'm In It to » finish and I'm not fi*tn' to sell out, swap out or pull out." He said he' would open his campaign March I In Hope and would follow with an organized tour of •v«ry Arkansai county Mat. In thi meantime he will continue daily trip! to pie supperi, church f«ativali and other rural gather- Ings where h« talks to the country folks and entertains wi(h Die music of a hymn-singing quartet. In addition he will continue Ms long- lUnding attack on the State Education Department and the Lauey administration. Uackrell U the first of many • rumored candidates to definitely announce. Oov. Laney reportedly Is •otuidering a third term and ha* promised a statement tomorrow. He may simply announce further delay In his decision. However, Mackrell's definite entrance Into the race may be the ipark needed to assure Lauey'f candidacy, It it well known that he ' considers Maclcrell's defeat of par- unou ntimportance. Born In 1 Houston. Tex., in 1902, Mackrell says it was necessary for him to quit school and go to work when 13 years old. He served in the U. 8. Coast Guard In World War I and taught navigation and meteorology at Adams l^cld in Little Rock during World War II. Starting In commercial radio work in 19.18 .he Jumped into the •potlight In recent years by ills violent attacks on various state Agencies In dally radio broadcasts and hia fund-seeking pleas for his home for boys at Arlborg and a home for girls on ' the Mabelvale Pike. Me led a tuccessful fight against » proposed initiated act last Summer' which would have brought •bout compulsory consolidation of achojols. He has announced opposition to a jimllar plan proposed by tile Arkansas Educational Association for next lurnmer. And along th« »ame line he plans to sponsor a constitutional change making the office of slate education commissioner an elective post. :X self-termed advocate ol simple boot-keeping system In ail state , account*, 9 he has recently brought •event j^uiU against the slate, b«- ing , aweessful In preventing the Board of Fiscal Control from paying operating. funds for Ihe neH'ly- oreited legislative council. HU lat- ««t reaoxt to the courts was an effort to contest a law under which the AEA Is allowed to draw its dues from the teachers' salary funds in the Tarlous counties. The action la still pending. Playing on the ever-popular theme: of schoola and roads he will mulct his appeal to the country P«opi» and will advocate home rule u compared with what he terms the "grip of Little Rock." ''Over 75 per cent of us are rural folks," he said in a recently-published pamphlet. And "three out o! lour Totes in the Democratic primary neit Summer will put the common man back in the driver's •*»* whert he belongs." MESSAGE (Coullniiea from F*r« 1) European recovery (or vlfish endt are clearly contrary tn Iheae purpose*." The president conceded that the very size of the project will require "self-denial" by the American people. Although the burden should not b« Ignored or minimized, h« Mid, "neither should It be exaggerated." He told the lawmakers that under the program, American exports to the whole world during the next year "are expected to be no greater than our total exports during the past 12 months." In this connection, Mr. Truman got In a plug for the'ID-point sntl- Inflallon program that he presented to Congress with little success. He said the proposed exports—Including grains, steel, cotton, petroleum and machinery—doubtless would have an "Important Impact on our markets," but lie added: "The measures I have already proposed to Ihe Congress to tight genera! domestic Inflation will be useful, us well. In cushioning the impact of the European aid program." T.ess Ksjienslve Tlian War Then the President noted that the tolal estimated cost of $17,000, 000,000 would be only about five per cent of the cost of the U,,S. war effort, and less than Ihree per cent of U. S. National Income during the next four years, "As an Investment toward the peace and security of the world and toward the realization of hope and confidence In a better way of life for tile future, this cost Is small indeed," the President asserted. '.Mr. Truman emphasized that he could not. guarantee (lie success of the largest peacetime request for foreign aid ever asked of an American Congress. He gloomily observed that some "unfavorable changes" have occurred since Secretary of Stale George C. Marshall first proposed a broad European aid program last June S In Ills now-famous Harvard speech. On the debit side, the President said world prices hart Increased, serious ilrolighU had occurred In Europe." ami aggressive aclU'Hfc-s by Communists and Communlst-ln- splrert groups aimed directly at the prevention of European recovery" had cropped up. , But on the credit side, he pointed out that coal production in the German Ruhr district had Increased from 2.10,000 to 290,000 tons a day. coal output has also Increased ,ln Brllnln in recent weeks, with corresponding boosts in Iron and steel production. "Political events In Europe and in the rest of the world cannot be accurately forseen," the President continued. 'We must not be blind to the fact that the Communist! have announced determined opposition lo any effort to help Europe get back on Its feet. "There will iiiiituexllbnatily be further Incitements to strike, not for the purpose of redressing the legitimate grievance's of particular ' groups, hul (or (lie purpose of bringing rtinn.s in Ihe hope that it will pave the way for totalitarian control." "On the other hand, if confidence and optimism are reestablished soon the spark they provide can kindle united efforts to a degree • Luxora News Mi»« Posey Driver, daughter of Mr. and Mn. James D. Driver ol Luxor*, was recently elected publicity chairman of the newly or- ganiied girls pep squad at Centenary College, Shreveport,, La. Miss Driver U a member of Chi Omega • •orority, 'Alpha Sigma Pi, freshman- | aophomore honorary fraternity, the I Student Christian Association, and the Ministerial Club. which would lubstantialjy «ocelerat« the. progress of European recovery." The nations which would receive American aid under the unprecedented peacetime program are. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lnxcmuourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal. Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, ttnd the United Kingdom. Aid would also he extended to their territorial possessions, which are rich In ninny raw materials needed by the U. S: In addition , to thoss countries, Mr. Trutnnii nald, "our program of United States aid also Includes Western Germany." In passing, the President noted that the Soviet jmM'Ue countries in Kaslern Europe had turned doivn the Marshall offer of American aid, He satd (hat their decision "makes this effort more difficult and will undoubtedly prolong their own economic difficulties." In his message, the president also: I..Promised other nations In this hemisphere and Asia that their needs have not been forgotten. lie said ftpecial recommendations jn aid to China would he sent to Congress during its regular session. 2. Declared that only the United Stales has sufficient economic strength'lo cope with the war-Induced shortage of raw material*, productive capacity, nnr! exportable commodities that have "set up vicious circles of increasing scarcities amf lowered standard* of living" In Europe. In Harmony Wiih UN 3. Reiterated that the productive capacity of Western Germany be effectively utilized for European recovery, but "every precaution must of course be taken against a resurgence of military power, . ." Congress early next year will be asked for at> additional 5822,000,000 to prevent "disease and unrest" in the Anglo-American wme, 4. Asserted that the European project Is In full harmony with the United Nations charter which expressed determination "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." TJie greatest practicable will bt made of UN facilities and It* related agencies In the execution of the program. S. Attacked Communist-Inspired "suspicions, prejudices, and fabrications which undermine cooperative effort, both at home and abroad." Mr. Truman warned Hint "halfhearted and half-way help" would only amount, to niore "relief—not recovery." A skeletonized approach, he added, would likely destroy chances for stability in Europe. The President told Congress that his proposed "economic cooperation administration" to hnmlle Ihe program should be on a level with other major government department* with a single administrator In command. But the agency would be sub Jcct to direction from the secretary of state to Insure that Its operation* were coordinated with American foreign policy. Provides J2»,0»o A Year Job • The top Administrator, who would be paid $20,00* a year, would be appointed by the President, subject lo Senate confirmation. A deputy director would serve for $17,500 a year. They would work directly with an ambassador-al-large who would carry out responsibilities of the program In Europe. He would Oc' paid $25,000 a year. Mr. Truman asked Congress to give Hie new agency wlrte powers to Initiate the program project-by-project, country by country; to regulate supervision, cooperative assistance, and other policy matters, and to Award it "flexible" power to determine operating methods and use of funds. Quarterly reports on Us operations would be sent lo Congress. Legislation requested would au- thorise the Reconstruction Finance Corp. to advance $500,000,000 lo start the program until actual funds are appropriated. The official breakdown of Ihe proposed aid disclosed that It would fall into approximately 28 major categories, including grains, cotton, Iron and steel, petroleum and macn- inery. No estimate was made of dollar loans or grants. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1947 fresh STEWART'S POTATO CHIPS THE BEST! IHstribntcd h> I. ]). Kleminjr. Klylhcville, Ark. 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