The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1948 · Page 2
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PAUJU rwo BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 194S Extension of Rent Controls Urged Lawmakers Warned To Balk Landlords With New Contracts WASHINGTON, Jan. JO. (UP) — An opponent of rent control yesterday denounced It as "the police state In the housing industry," but an advocate said It is necessary for another year because of the housing shortage. The appeal for continuance was made by legislative Director Ray Sawyer of Amvets. But lie urged the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Rents not "to dangle temptation before landlords" by contlnuti* controls without also protecting . | tenants who agreed to "voluntary" j '• 56 per cent increases last year. The | j tenants agreed lo the increa'se.s in ) ; excnange for lenses extending ' j through December. Under present i | law, there would be no control on znch properties after the lenses expire. On the other hand, E. E. Brnns- combe of Miami Bench, secretary of She Florida State Apartment House Association, nskcd that nil controls be abolished. Brnnscombe, wearing a sweater under n lightweight business suit that was more suitable to Florida weather, said "it Is believed thia much of the misrepresentation about the housing shortage Is inspired by some leftists who want the government to socialize housing." Ell'edilfr Favors Extension He said lederal rent control m peacetime Is "unconstitutional be cause houses and apartments do no move across state lines." Bran.scoinbe contended that If controls are allowed lo expire Feb. 29. the housing Industry will lia more "confidence" and will build more rental units. "We're not running a charitable organization." he declared. j Branscombe. who owns an apnrl- i ment house, criticized Housing Ex- j petlUer Tifihc E. Woods lor not granting recently a general rent increase in the Miami area. Woods favors a two-year extension of rent controls. Sawyer said tenant. 1 ; who signed leases In.st year for a 15 per cent rent increase in exchange for leases through December should have their rents frozen at those levels if Congress extends the law. Under the present act, which expires Feb. 29, such rental units are decontrolled afler Dec. 31. ISMS. Unless Congress provides protection. Sawyer said, "landlords will be looking for technicalities to thro'.v tenants out." Leases Ton Technical In his own lease, he said, "there arc as many provisions in small print as there arc in my insurance policy." He said he was not accusing all landlords of wanting to evict le'n- "Dognaping" ftocfc** Found in Denver DENVER (UP)—Ray Humphrey*, chief investigator for the Denver district »ttom«y. hM r«vealed the e»lst«nc« here of «n unusual racket —dogn»pln*. Humphrey* Hid th* receives reports of eight missing dogs weekly, mostly good, pedigreed «niuj»;». The racket was described by Humphreys «• working thl» way: Member* of the i»n« keep • list ol valuable dogs. Before making • "snatch" they "case 1 the animal dly police I and Its home. Then they approach ht or ten It much as they would a human m»y bring good price*. Insists Billy the Kid h "Good and Dead" , GLENCOE, N. M. <UP>—Humors One* In a car or truck, they are from El Paso, Tex., that Billy the taken to other states, where they! Kid Is still alive and lives within victim. Friendly dogs are lured Into vehicles with Jood or plain kind words. Less friendly animals sometime* lire taken by (orc«. 100 mllM of th« Text* city brought Maxwell got rid of tht body, and the responw from Wilbur Cot that | u, er , WM no doubt about thit "the Kid Is good and dead." either." Coe said such rumors hold about _ as much water as a worn-out sieve. "When Billy got It In Pet* Max- A butterfly 1 ! wlngi may b« m»d» well's bedroom, there WM no doubt up of more than a million tiny that his career was at an end," Coe i scales, arranged like the ihlnglw on said. "My father told me the way I a roof. Quite apparent in the photo above is everything you need to know about the Queen of the Materials Handling Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio, except hci handle. It's Jennnie, Cambron Taxicab Case Decision Due On February 9 LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 20. (UP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday agreed to take under submission on Feb. 9 n Mississippi County Chancery Court case contesting the validity of a Dlythe- ville ordinance under which taxicabs in the city arc regulated. /v decision will be possible the following week. Tlic high court agreed to advance the- caM 1 , nppcnlvd by Ed Baldwin i and ten other taxi owners, as a : matter of public interest. The appeal was from a decree ants, but "I don't think Congress dismissing the cab owners' contest should, dangle temptation before or Ordinance 412, enacted Dec. 17. •• ••••'•' 1946, by the Blythevillc city council. them Subcommittee Chairman Harry P. Cain, R., Wash., asked Sawyer why he recommended only a one- year extension of controls. The taxi owners objected lo provisions or the new law which increased the annual license fees Sawyer replied smiling, "in view : from $30 ]xr cab to S300 foj- the of the fact that there is an election this year, \ve should not ask Congress to look tcmvsmi on this Issue for more than a year." first vehicle, $200 for the second and $50 for each additional cnb. They i\Uo- objected to a $5 fee levied on ench company to finance The Amvets official ftlso accused ! advertising of license Applications. government agencies of "oversell- \ The taxi owners contended that ing" veterans by encouraging ma- ! although the city council passed ny of them to build or buy hoine.s the ordinance ns a irRiilnlory move, they could r.ot afloni. The housing ln < 1 city had collected &7.&00 with- Fhorl&ge would be nesucr soluUou, he said, if tiie emphasis had been placed on rental homes. Scores Obsolete Mcthnds He also said the housing shortage would be nearer solution "if w weren't, building houses with 1776 \y handciaft methods and old fash- ^ loned materials." Harry Mopsick of the Union County (N. J.} Federation oi Ton- ant Leagues, nsked a two-year ox- tension of the present law became housing is still "critically short." Mopsick charged that the present law Is "clearly inadequate" and that abuses are widespread. He said landlords "ilemaud iu\d receive \\\- \ credibly large bonuses" lor apart- [ menis in violation of the law. anil i asked the housing expediter be giv- j en enforcement, power to break up the practice. Rep. Jacob K. Javits, R,. N. Y., , testifying before a joint ron^vcs- i sional committee investigating tlu: j housing shomqe. called on Con- | grcss to subsidize private housing. 'The present residential housing shortage, being n part of the war emergency, deserves a war ornvr- | gency for Us cure." ho Kaid. 'We \ never hesitated to subsidize a [arm i crop when he wanted more of u i and we should therefore be no more hesitant to subsidize a housing crop when we want more of It." Chairman Harry P. Cain. R,. Wash., of (he Senate's rents subcommittee, said his groui) hopes to be ready by Feb. 5 with a bill to extend rent controls beyond the present Feb. 29 deadline. Read Courier News Want Ads. setting up any inspection or reiTulatory body. The money, they told the court, went directly into the ceneral revenue fund. Joining Baldwin in [he appeal were Laurence Hasscll. Howard Be- vlll, Roy Shepnrd, Jack Ozmcnt. Hueuaixan, Robert Crosno iiron Anderson. A. F. Chaney. John H. Bolln and Eddie McGregor. GRIFFIN THE Sf/M£ THAT smys for'Cam/r'and 'Mrrfy"ti\o MENTHOLATUM TWINS igj*'*" 1 "•*«mi \ ...ease 1 brsathing!\ because it has a hard-wax finish BLACK • BROWN • TAN • OXllOOD QvfCJk MENTHOUTUM • When bead-cold misery mukcs you ga.<tp for air, and nose feels raw and tender, reach forsoothing Mentholmtunr>nd B-R-E-A-T-l I-EI Mentbolatum coctaina comfort- iocCuopbor «ad minty Menthol, two famous, fflst-actinR ingredient* that help thin out thick mucus, reduce swelling, soothe cold-inflamed me.mlirnncfi. Soon soreness easea up, lioail starts to clear. Don't take head-cold misery lying down—use Mcntholatum. AISO mums CHIST-COIO TICWINESS, MMl IMITATION Ml CWmNI Starting Tomorrow* „ 4 BIG Coats for Misses, Women Reduced from 24.75! 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