MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1948 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Republican Policy-Makers Plan Legislative Program Designed to Put New Man in White House By RAYMOND I.AHR United Fret* Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. (0.P.)—Senate Republican policy-makers »ere called together today to begin hammering out a party legislative : program which they hop* will put a Republican in the White House i 1'eaT hence. The second tension of the 80th Congress convene! tomorrow. Aim >n the eve of this campaign year session, Chairmen Robert A. Taft, W the Senate Republican policy committee summoned the group to de- side how it should proceed in developing a program. The House Republican policy committee will meet later this week, and joint discussions of House and Senate leaders probably will follow. The new session of Congress must + Hid In time to send the members to :heir party conventions in late June ind July. The Intervening months promise to be filled with political bickering and violent conflict.'; between the Republican majority in Congress and President Truman's Democratic administration. The heaviest firing will be heard in connection with Ihe Marshall plan lor European aid, tax reduction and ways of combatting the high cost of living. The political lines on taxes and prices already have been fairly well drawn, but views on t the Marshall plan probably will not crystallize until House and Senate committees have wrest ;il with it. a while. However. Republican spokesmen have begun shooting at the administration plan. Truman Plans Messages In developing their own legislative program. Republican leaders will have a chance to second-guess Mr. Trumar. who will set the administration course with three messages within the next eight days. X As Congress convenes, here is the oullook on major Issues: Marshall plan — A program of European economic aid probably t will be authorized, but Republican ' leaders doubt, that it will carry the Statute Is Blamed For Big Pensions Army Secretary Gives Reason for Generous Payments to Officers WASHISGTON. Jan. S. IUP) — Aimy Secretary Kenneth C. Royall Saturday blamed a defective law for the Army's apparent generosity in granting "disability" pensions -.0 hlgh-mikiug officers. He recommended thai the statute be changed immediately. | The recommendation was con- i tallied in a memorandum made public by Defense Secretary James . PAGE THKKB llevcd 6f active only for physical disability since V-J day. Mr. Truman hart asked for the names, presumably as the first step in a move to determine whether all I lie retirement* were Justified on disubility grounds. Royall conceded lliat some "human errors" hare been made In approving the Ux-free pensions which are equivalent to "75 per cent of an officer's: base pay. Law Followed "But," he said, "what hits ap- pctued to the public as a widespread abuse has, I believe, been principally merely the £rniiilu? of rights prescribed by a statute which ahonld "I am informed," Royall said in Charges that the armed forces have been too generous with "disability" retirements, were prompted mainly by Hie case of MuJ. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers. The former Air Force procurement othrer Is uc- cusi>,1 of having hnd a financial interest In a coiupnuy thnl profited from warpltme contracts, Following a Senate Investigation, Meyers' »5M> monthly pension WM tut. off. Royall said he hud been iiclvl.soit by Attorney General Tom C. Clnrls that under Ihe present law Ihe Army secretary does not huve len.il authority lo rf-ocninlue retirements of regular Army officers for physical disability. Read Courier Mews Want Ads. 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Farm Legislation—Congress must enact a long-term farm program unless it agrees to a temporary extension of the wartime price support plan which expires next Dec. 31. lion asked by Ihe President. There : will be a fight to limit the , first commitment to one year and to trim the *6,700,OOD,000 proposed by Mr. Truman for the first 15 months. Inflation—Congress probably will vote to extend rent control and may agree to other still unapproved pro- Trade School in Texas Offers Earn-Learn Plan The Blytheville office of the Arkansas Security Division will assist in acquainting both veterans and non-veterans with the training program at LeTourneftu Tech. a new mechanical trades school at Loug- view, Teras. It was announced here today. / Objective of the training Is to develop mechanical capabilities of World War II veterans. The schoo is operated on an "earu-us-you- learn" basis. posals in Mr. Truman's 10- point program, such as the restrictions of bank credit and regulation of commodity exchanges. If the price situation grows worse; there is a chance for approval of some controls such as meat rationing ani restricted allocation of scarce materials. There is almost no chance -. _. . that Mr. Truman will be granted Gets China Assignment requested power to impose price and wage ceilings. Taxes Hold Spotlight Representatives of the school will visit the Security Division officer here Jan. 7, J. M. Cleveland, manager said. Non-veterans who are high school graduate also are eligible to attend the school, he said. - ' Charles W. Hill, seaman second class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hill of Rl. 1, Blytheville, has returned Taxes—Republicans will fight to enact an -income reduction bill, over a veto if necessary. 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