The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1948 · Page 9
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1948 BI.YTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NKWS Streamlining Act Suffers Assaults Members of Congress Urged to Observe Bill They Passed i •JTii WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UP) — Nation'.) Cbmir.tttee for Strengthlng Congress today nracd memben of both houses to "live up fully" to til the provisions of the legislative streamlining act. In a letter to each senator and cases have been completely ignored." representative, t!i« committee said three phases of the act "in some They were: 1. Strengthening »nd Improvement of fiscal control, 2. Improved staffing of all standing committed. 3. Legislative surveillance of government departments by standing committees. The letters were signed by the committee's president, Robert Heller, Cleveland industrial engineer. They came as one of the authors of the streamlining act said it 5 "very seriously endangered" by the practice of setting up social congressional Investigating committees. Rep. A. S. (Mite) Moroney, D., Okla., said Congress has failed to comply with about 50 per cent of the *ct. It became effective at the beginning of the last regular session. [ The committee said that one of the j principal improvements proposed I in one measure was adequate staff- 1 ing of Congress with experts. But it said that this has been -'only part- ] ly carried out." [ The committee estimated the cost \ of a streamlined Congress at 1 1-2 cents per month per capita. j "The people have already given | every indication that they want their Congress fully equipped to do /J.he biggest legislative job in the ffcorld," It said. "The cost l» so «mall that to use economy •* »n excuse for non-performance could very well be interpreted a* a mark of insincerity." Moroney deplored special investigating groups . "Every time a special committee Ix set up, It chisels away just that much of the act," said Monroney, one of the act's authors. "So far, not very much damage has been done but the trend is not encouraging." Two Bandits Hold 16 Captive in Club for 5 Hours COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 3. (UP) — Two bandits, armed with a carbine nnd a .sawed off shotgun, hold 16 persons captive In a fraternal lodge room today for nearly five hours before escaping with $1,000 from the safe. The two, who forced their way Into the rooms of the Loyal Order of Moose before dawn, accosted the victims, all employe* o[ the lodge, they reported for work. The iler, the janitor, who went to work al 4:43 a.m. Hn wu trussed up and tied lo a chair. The final victim, Mis. Qiace Evans, secretary to manager J ami's A. Fan-ell, arrived at th« )odg« »l 9:30 a.m. "There ir« » lot of people here whose lives are In danger," the bandits told Mr*. Evuns. "If you value your lile give up Ibe dough." With a gun at her back, MM. Evans opened the office and worked the combination to tlie safe. Th« bandits then took a strong box in Ihe safe to the ballroom and began i counting the money. Rplurning all checks Immd in the box to Mrs. Evans, the men took her tandits 'placed'them In various elm- to ' checkroom when a woman els and cloakrooms. The two drank employe and two men were held six bottles of whiskey while await- 1 prisoner. Ihey then lelt the build- In-Low Gets Reward .MEMPHIS, Term., Jnn. 3 (UP) — Molher-ln-law Emma Allison left all her estate estimated at "less than 110.030" to daughter-in-law Luclllt Turner of Hinsdak, III. Th« mother-in-law's- will prob«- ted today laid that daughter-in- law had cared for her In the final years of her life. PAGE NINE I i[](- the arrival of sonicono with key lo Ihn office. The iirst victim was Charles Ke.s- then," he said. "My son here (ought will) the Yanks In World War II. We want to see the record of things for which we fought." For the .second day of the freedom train's exhibition here, lines stretched for JO blocks from the Unloo Station and the average watt was two hours to get a 15-ininute glimpse of the train and its historic cargo. ing. None of the innptoyes were harmed and none were robbed. Steel Oil Barrel Racks Any Sit* T. L MABRY «3 MISSOURI ST. m. Mil Singing Cowboy Politician Slow to Decide About Taking Wallace's Offer *====; Dance Nightly In The Chick Room Say, fellas, here'i your chance to really gel the (tans together. The Rustic Inn in opening ih* Chick rnom for dancing nightly with nn cover charge. Come in any night after mealtime. (8:00 p.m.) New Hours: 11 a.m. 'til 12 p.m. Rustic Inn Walnut at Division Buy Your Plumbing, Heating and Appliances From An Old Reliable Firm ... The Wm. Frusrr 1'lumbini and Hrntinu Comp»ny hai been In business in Itl.vlhcville for Ihe past M years a ml have a fine atnrk of plumbing needs on hand fur Immediate delivery at 401 Kast Cherry Street, We Carry Well-Known Brands Such At: • Smirhwoy Electric Water Heaters • Arvin Electric Room Warmer • Evans Automatic Oil-Fired Heater • Smith way Butane Water Heaters ALSO— Winkler IVrfcHion Dcl.uxs Oil Spata Heaters, I.onerRiin DeLu» Oil Space Heaters, a few used Oil Burning Space Heater! and the well-known Iron Flremun conversion Oil Hunrer for your present coal furnace. Delco Waler 1'unips. Peerless Walcr Kinp Walcr Tumps, Raton Beverage Coolers and Home Freezers and Wilson Uprile Frceiera. Gilcor Floor Furnaces, 50.000 HTU capacity. Kohler plumbing fixtures— also sotnt good used water heater*. Why be satisfied ivllli anything shorl of Ihe btsl ... See thi« Stock of Equipment before you buy! "We Service Any Equipment We Sell" Wm. Fraser Plumbing & Heating 2 blocks ens(, 4 blocks south, Blylhevllle Hospital 401 East Cherry Phone 2422 WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. (UP)— Sen. Gl«n Taylor, the singing cowboy from Idaho, nays It may be. Apolitical suicide" ir he accepts the vice presidential spot on Henry A. Wallace's third party ticket. The Idnho Democrat, who fought and sang his way up from a vaudeville trouper and *a- radio, cowboy to Ihe U. S. Senate, said he still hadn't decided whether a third par- r ty was a healthy thing lor the ' '"liberal" cause. "There are a lot of considcra- lions," he said in an Interview. "First. 1 have to make up my mind whether I want to commit suicide —political suicide. "The chances are I'd tie in very bad shape for re-election to the Senate In 1950 if I accept a third party offer." By Rene Ryerson Mart coi>,,,,i,tb»N£A SERVICE INC. THR STORY J I ean'l finJ Ihe oi-Ln or n'>t*oR a»yi*h*rr. It »c- -ut* (6 me that I bin*! have- lefi i in the Ulrehr* nft«r ctvinp; iintt- 10 ih<- rnt anil ibnr ibe i-lrnn- n^ M-oninn threw li out. Jeff hot R*t wr AvI*' mil Id, X»rnry )• KlT<-n trHt* MI mito lor \\irn pan and c Im cnlhtivlaittr nboni her. Pplcrit drive* mr? hume. Narnry In the mnmt nul- nons Ihinx • nnntural |;lrl •« m»r*. Former British Subject, Now an American, Keenly Interested in Freedoms ATLANTA. Ga., Jan. S. (UP) — A man on crutehM who wore the British badge of honor waited In line with thousands of others yesterday for a glimpse or the freedom train and explained "I, too, am art American." "I fought In the Canadian Army IB World War I and loat a leg I Have On Hand At All Times Several tractors and equipment . . . both new and used ones . . . JOHN DEERE. PAKMALL nnd other makes. Also. I have for sale at all times 70 to 80 head of mules. Terms can be arranged. Will trade for most anything you have. New Ford Tractors Ready\for Delivery F. C. CROWE 1 Mil* S. «f Brm«adoct» XX T SAT up and look notice, re- mcinbering how I'd suspected there was something between Madge and Jimmy the morn in?, she came to see me fter Avis Vaughn died. I hart thought she was worried for (ear Jimmy was somehow mixed into the affair — "One," Jimmy admitted. "I took her to the Oscar linner lasl winter, iust after 1 got out of the Army. She seemed to go for .112, too. But every time I called her after that she was busy. Finally 1 quit. You know a fellow isn't going to rim after a girl forever." And so. I thought, he had gone for Avis Vaughn on the rebound And I could imagine Avis, for all her preoccupation with Art. still finding time to lead Jimmy on "Why don't you try nstijn?" I said suddenly. "Madge may fee 1 differently about it now. And I wouldn't wait too Ions either. If she's (he hit 1 think she's go'ins to be in this picture you'll have u lot of competition-" Jimmy looked at me and grinned. everyone at the studio knew about his infatuation for Avis. But this crack of Jimmy's sounded as if the shoe were on the other foot. It had all the earmarks of jealousy. "What's the matter, Jimmy? Did she throw you over (or someone else?" Jimmy murmured something that sounded like "nuts." He pressed his foot down on the accelerator and the speedometer registered Blty when we ware stopped by the next red light. "The trouble Is," he said violently, "she doesn't date anybody. Has some freak idea thnt men would interfere with her career —and nothing is to interfere with that. The girl's career mad." "That's the wrong attitude." 1 1 agreed. "How can she act life if ' she doesn't live it first?" 1 Jimmy hedged. "She's .lot al: together lo blame for it. It's her j mother. She's had Madge in dra: malic school and little theater ! companies ever since she wns able : lo walk and talk. Gelling her • ready to be a great star. It's al' [ Madge has ever known." | I wag still curious. "Did ever hav« a date with her?' ''What are you trying to do, play Cupid?" He grinned some more, "At that it might not be a bad idea." The funny thing, looking baclv now. is how closely 1 came to the motive for our murders in thai alk with Jimmy Peters. He had he key to everythin" and nobody ever asked him. And. of course, he didn't know that what he kne s ii.iporlant. |IMMY let me out at my driveway and I said goodby lo him and went into a transformed house. Heaven knows where Marie, my new maid, had learnec the arl of homemaking. Bu somehow, somewhere she had. The place had been cleaned and waxed and dusted from top to bottom every chair, every cushion, every magazine was invitingly in place: the windows were open to the afternoon breeze; Ihe taffeta drapes rustled luxuriously. Contentment filled me like a honey-drowsy bee. For just a moment I forgot the nagging worries of the present and let myself drift into a rosy dream of a suddenly tantalizing (uture. 1 had this lovely homa. I had a promis- ng career. I could have Jeff Ila- verson. now that he was free. He made that clear. Life could be beautiful after all. 1 thought. «E nai.'ply as If I were still sixteen. The raucous voice of Marie Maloney broke it up by announcing that dinner was ready. I stepped of! my dream train, made a little face of regret, picked up the day's mail that was piled on my desk, tool: it downstairs with me and rend i( while 1 nte. The front dncr- hell, above, chimed just as I finished Ihe iced fruil dessert and Marie came back from answering it and announced Detective Robert Leiphan. • • • J.TE was wailing for me In the livinR room, lie wore the same drtrk suit he had worn the day 1 first saw him, h h' th« ^aine battered gray hat in his lands, and he looked at me with lie S;IMK' cool gray eyes. 1 apologized for having kfpt m waiting, offered him a cig- aret, allowed him to light mine, and sat down and waited for him to begin. "I'm sorry lo bother you again Miss Dorm." II is voice wns brusque in spite of his words. He went on. "We're finding it necessary to check further c e peoole who were Here at your house the nighl Avis Vaughn and Art Cloves died. On everyone, you understand." His eyes were on my face. "Mis? Donn. you were in a sanitarium just before you came out hnre to Hollywood. A serious nerv- out breakdown. I was told. What cnused it—overwork? Or some- Ihlns that happened lo you""' The perspiration poured oui on the palm? of m v h:mds. I clenched them tightly trying to hold on to my self-control through sheer muscular effort. I had never lolrt anyone about thai—anynne V fclAStfmci, I**C. T. M. MO U. ft. fAT. CfF. "You should havt It, mother! It would give you that now look, and inaybi I could wear it once In a while!" >UISCIU,A'S POP KKKCKI.ES & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLOSSER Prologue *ROUT THIS rxieu WITH IARO. WALLACE ( ReMEMRUH WHAT VDO • OlO TQ THAT POAK FOOLISH BW AN UNKXTUN/W OCIOENT; MY FOOT SUPPED) All JUSf AIM To EDUCATE LAUD, N01" EXTERMINATE HIM! Bur wiiew A MAW INSULTS ,V CARTCg., IIC HAS TO TAKB HIS SUITS ME.' OOBS SMITH KNOW THE - we'll. WITH RAPIERS — tN PACK /ina only two days ago you promised me that this year you'd keep them VIC FLINT Willie Still Tallin ](> MICI1AIOI, O'MALLEV and RALPH LANB COULD!!'! SEE AIMING IN THAT MIEY. IIB8Y.TOO DARK IS THIS THf SUV THEY *HO7 ? MYNHEER, LOOK.' THE 1VOMHN IN THE WHITE TURBAN AND THE TWO MEN/ HUE QSTRICNCS OH THE VELDT THIY RUN T«Y MCAPE f ROM SOMEONE.'AW IT IS NEAR E WESHOUIOFINOOW 1END WILUi JS INVESTIGATE n's wnvit. AND HI'S NOT SHOT. HIS NECK -VIS--ISALlTWISTfD. HE'S TRYING TO SPttK. WASH TUBHS One More Victim liy LKSLIE TURNER T:.e only person in Hollywood v i:o could hove known about it was JelT Hnverson. Max Hotter hat! told him. Told him because he wanted someone lo know, wanted someone to watch out for me. I .suppose, jusl in case 1 went haywire again. / And Jeff—Jeff h,.'~ told the police. <T« B* Continued* , OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople VOU FATHEADS.' A GUY WITH A SNOWBALL WHEN I'M SO HANT71CAPP&D TO RUM: AN' _^ , KAUOICAPPd? V TO THROW/ / DID VOU SAV I FATHEAPS THE RUNNING MATE NO R6FLECTIOM OM VOUR COOKIES, VOU'Re THE PIRST HOOPLe TH/^V COULDNS-T OF TKES6 STONEUITDS COL5L.D A BUZZARD so IT TASTED LIKE QUAIL Oi TOAST .'-«~A,\.V AK\OS WS COUfCTINS WE l« PAC IW AS MUCrt FEED A.S ThS sev STABLE.' VOLl'RE EITHER. WORRIED OR U5TEMTO ME, THdo! SOU ARJ BRIU.IMrt.. < (Ol)'UE TW<EU IV SUBSTANCE CMLED BI01INI &ND PERFORMED *. MIRACLE MO SCIENTIST THOUGHT POSSISIE! BUT J KNOW NOW THCT SOU'RB SICK,TOO...IftrNTM.W SOU'UE LET MJ IM5RME HMRED FOR IRIX N3PAMS VIWP HOUR WIND IUIO US;:.o HIM DISCOVERS TO GF1T IC REUENGE! NO.,.SOU HftD ft MORE DIR80LICM. PVMJ./WW I HOUYP'UE LOVED BUT SOMEONE ELSE . BUTFMEIHTEH- FCRED! MOW WU CfwTT RWCM. NOUK DISCOVERS 10 lilt NORtD VlVtH- OUT SfMJDINS TRIM. FOR HIS OEMH-. f» 1HRI) WtH HIW.SOU Cf\H 1URN »E iM TO (HE RED RYDEK .fust Some Humlils By FRED HARMAN AI.l.i'Y OOI> Ucliivcd Reaction By V. T. HAMUN HOOTS ^N'l HKH WTMHKS

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