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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOU XITII-NO. 251 Biythevllle Courier BlyttievUle Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald State Roads Audit Hearing Is Opened • Arkansas Laws Disregarded, St. Louis Accountant Says LITTLE ROCK (AP)—An auditor testified today that the Arkansas Highway Commission repeatedly disregarded state law and its own regulations in its purchasing practices The statement was made by P. G. Wilson, member of a St. Louis firm of certified public accountants employed to audit Highway Department books back to July 1, 1947. Wilson was the first witness * called as the Arkansas Highway County Business MethodsChecked as the Arkansas Highway Audit Commissioner started three days of public hearings here. Btdi Not Sought Wilson testified Hint olten equl- ment was purchased, without bids although bids were called for both by law and commission regulations; and that, when bids were received contracts were not always awarded to the lowest bidder. Actually, he was testifying about two highway commissions and two highway department purchasing agents, Until early in 1949, the commis- •ion was composed of appointees of Pormer Gov. Ben. Laney. since then, the commission has been the appointed by Gov. McMath. Cox Was Buying Ajent Until March 11, 1949, Nelson Cox wa» purchasing agent for the State Highway Department. He was suc- «eded by John J. Brown, McMath •ppolncee. Brown yesterday became state purchasing agent. Wilson's testimony seemed to indicate that practices did not dif- ler appreciably under the two administrations. He detailed figures under questioning by Audit Commission At- Se* AUDIT en Page It For Gov. McMath — Impeachment' Is Threatened Stockholder in Dixie Downs Say* He'll File Proceedings Today |) LITTLE ROCK </p)—A man who ••id h« ii an attorney for Dixie Downs, Inc., threatened today to filft impeachment proceedings •gainst Gov. Sid McMath of Arkansas. Robert E. Park, a stockholder. In »e horse racing firm, said in Memphis that he would file the action today "in the proper court." He declined to name the court. , However,' Glenn Walther, Little Rock attorney for Dixie Downs and » member of the Arkansas Legislature, said the report was "utterly ridiculous." Constitution Forbirh It Under the Arkansas constitution, K would be Impossible for Impeachment proceedings bo be handled In • court. Says the constitution: "The State House of Representatives shall have »o!e power of impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried by the Senate." Walther, who has represented the proposed horse race track at nearly Mall of Its legal bouts with the Ar- ^kansas Racing Commission, said: "Any time the corporation contemplates any legal move this of- fke always is consulted. • To my knowledge, no such move has been contemplated. I know that only the House can Impeach a state official." McMath Unconcerned Notified of Park's statement, Gov. McMath said with obvious unconcern: "Tell him (Park) to so ahead and Impeach. It won't add anything to the other things that 1 have to S« McMATH on Page 10 NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1952 Hew Judge Begins His First Day on Job by Meeting with Employes County Judge Paber White began his first working day on the Job by discussing business methods with county employes in an effort to out line a business procedure for coun. ty affairs. The meeting was held In the county court room here. County property is to be Invento. ried and a report Is to he avallabli by about Pep. 1, Judge White said. A system of requisitions and pur- .chase orders for necessary materl als Is to be worked out and put iritc effect, also, the judge announced • Judge While will fce in his offic here Thursday of each week and h the Osceola office Tuesday of each .week, he announced this morning County Court will be conduct*. on the first Monday of April, July and October in Osceola. In Blythe ville. County Court will be in session the third Monday of January April, July, and October. Judge White was sworn In Monday afternoon by Municipal Judge Walter Prewitt of Osceola. The appointment was made Monday morning by Governor Sid McMath. An inspection tour of the County Farm, bridge crews, anil the :county shop Is to be made this afternoon by Judge white. , Inventories and business records are to be set up in each department and the county^ affairs are to be Judge White-said.**""' : e - ;y^ allnei ; Cooter Resident Critically Hurt In Auto Accident J. Basil Mcclure, -IS. of Cooter, Mo., was reported in a critical cin- dition in Baptist Hospital in Memphis this morning, suffering from injuries received .yesterday in an auto accident on Highway 70 near West Memphis. John H. Wright. 13. of West Memphis, driver or the car in which McClure was riding, also was critically injured In the wreck. Knrl Magers of Dell, whose car also was involved In the accident was not injured. Tile accident occurred at the Intersection of Highway 70 and the new Highway 61 bypass about three miles east of West Memphis. Deputy Sheriff c. M. Bieves of West Memphis said Mr. Wright's car was westbound when it collided with Mr Magers' car. which had Just Dulled from the bypass onto Hteh- way 70. • After colliding with Mr. Magers' car, Mr. Wright's vehicle careened into a truck parked along the hizh- way. U.S. Promises Important 7 UN Arms Proposal Vishiniky Is Told To Keep 'Hands Off Korean Truce Talks PARIS W>|—The United States announced today it will have important new proposals to maVe to the United Nations disarmament commission when It begins Its work. U. S. Delegate Ernest A. Gross made this announcement in a speech urging the u. N. polillcal committee to send new Russian atomic proposals to the disarmament commission. He did not specify what the new U. B. proposals would be. Papers to Contain Proposals A spokesman said the proposals would be contained in the first of a series of papers on atomic control and conventional amis which the u. S. will present to Hie commission. The new group must start its work before Feb. 10, probablv In Ne«- York. In his speech. Gross also called on Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vtshfnsky to keep hands off the Korean truce talks now goine on at the front. "Talks Slow," Gross Says Gross declared the talks have been slowed since vishinsky first referred to them here, and added: "If there is a relationship betwee these two facts, then silence by th Soviet delegate might constitute positive contribution to the end o the fighting in Korea." The American delegate also probed deeply to find whether vishin- sky's new proposals were "a step backward or a step forward " He said the political committee was hardly the place for a full discussion of the plan and it should be thoroughly studied by the disarmament commission. "What Is Visualized?" But, he added, it would be usetu] to know just what the Soviet Union visualized by "simultaneous' 'outlawing of the atomic bomb ant Placing into effect Internationa' atomic control. Gross also wanted to know Jiisl what sort of international rontro Vishinsky meant, and whether hi: insistence that inspectors not interfere with domestic sovereign^ would "cancel out" the apparent art" vancc in Russia's new agreement t< permit inspection on a contlnuiiii basis. Control Remains Problem Even if these quesliojis were ah d.thi Weather Arkansas fnrecas 1 : Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight WARMER ^nd Thursday. A little warmer north portion this afternoon and tonight. Missouri forecast: Considerable cloudiness and continued mild today and tonight; Thursday partly- cloudy and turning somewhat colder north portion; high today 55 to 65; low tonight w north to near 50 south. Minimum this morning—19. Maximum yesterday—12. Sunset today—S:u. Sunrise tomorrow—7:08. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today—trace. Total since Jan. 1—3.10. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)—60.5. Normal mean temperature January—39.9. This Dale Last Yr»r Minimum this mornins—33. Maximum yesterd?.v— 52. Precipitation January l Us d»t«—459, be- for ial control of c itions remains. Russia has opposed this and Gros reminded the committee a sovic scientific expert Alexandras wh. endorsed the international contro idea at the U. N. in 1846, disappeared and has never been heard from since me last word received In the Wes about soviet atomic scientist s->m y<m P. Alexandrov was In 1946 when '-returned to the U. 3. s . R '. /rom 60995 Leads in flection NEW ORLEANS W>>_u. S Ren Hale Boggs. backed by Senator Russell Long D-La, clung to his slim lead today In the race for governor of Louisiana TEN PAGES Truman Asks $ 5 Billion Tax Hike For Nation/Plugged Loopholes' INFORMATION CIIIKF. — Edward R. f. Trapnell, former newspaper man. was named as head of a new mine-man government committee to determine what information fede-al agencies may release for publication. Trapnell, 41. a Virginia Military Institute graduate, is on leave ns associate director of information services of the Atomic Energy Commission. (A! 1 Wlrepholo) USAF Starts Final Airports' Survey Blytheville on List As U.S. Nears Decision Regarding Activation Air Force representatives today uegan visiting areas in which 10 air bases may be set up or reactivated, and Blytheville was or the list of airports to be visited An Associated Press dispatch from Washington announced th start, of the visits, but there wa no indication of when Air Force representatives might Inspect the fromer World War n base here. Reports yesterday from a Blytheville delegation In Washington indicated the visits were scheduled. Blytheville is among the points being considered by the Air Force, and Mayor Dan Blodgett said yesterday that a decision was "in'the final stages." The Air Force said todav Its representatives will seek Information on both possible opposition . and cooperation Irom the •.municipalities involved. • These • visits., however, carry no commitments to establish air bases, the Air Force stressed. First visits will be to Abilene, Tex., and Philadelphia, the Air Force said. In Washington to represent Bly- thcville's Interests in' possible reactivation of the base here arc Mayor Blodgett, Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth D. Holder. C. of C. President Max Logan and Eddie B. David, chairman of the chamber's Industrial Committee. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS President Calls for Repeal of Farm Price Support Law's 'Flexibility By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AI')—President Truman called on Congress today to repeal flexible provwioiw of the farm price, support law and to provide a new method of supporting pi otluccr prices on pemlmble farm products. These two proposed changes are basic pro* f Agriculture Brannan in 1949 Reds Violate All Rules Of Geneva, Allies Claim CO v conv Korea Wj-Tbc United Nations Command charged today •tectmg prisoner of war camps frorTthe hazaU orTaT rpm headquarters In Tokyo in comment on a Red report les bomoed a POW camp at Kangdong Monday night. mittee of the Red Cross, had flown to Panmimjom with Albert de Co- catric seeking permission. U. The statement said the ^ eal , OI would be raised with the Commu nlsts "at the earliest opportunity.' Deadlock Continues There was no hint It K -as brought up during -today's truce talks at Panmunjom. Negotiators still deadlocked on how to exct prisoners and what will be do?e Sice RCd " MiMS aWl " B n " a ™The Communists denied u 0 international Red Cross represcnla- '•'.vcs permissiin to enter North Korea. Dr. Otto Lehner, chief Far East delegate of the international Corn- In his economic report to Con- * gress, Mr. Triiinaii snid n "sliding scale" device for determining minimum levels at which major products may be supported has "aroused concern in the minds of farmers." Producers Fear Losses He snld producers are fearful cooperation with a government farm program calling for o record output of crops and liveslock products this year to meet defense needs "miBhl later result in serious losses to them." Under the present law, enacted by the Republican controlled 80th Congress, supports may range from 75 to flo per cent of parity for major crops. Parity Is n standard for measuring farm prices, declared by law to be equally fair to fanners and those who buy their products. It Depends on Supply The minimum level for 'supports declines as supplies increase and vice versa. The sliding scale is designed to encourage increased consumption and lower production when surpluses accumulate. 'Oils is the second time since Congress convened that Mr. Truman has criticized the sliding scale. In his state of the Union message last week, he said it should not be allowed to penalize farmers, hut he did not ask for Us repeal at that time. Less Cost Is Kequcstr-rl The President also asked, as he did last week, for a less costly method than now used for supporting such perishables as meats, dairy and poultry products, frails and vegetables. The government now buys t and removes frooi the. mark'et. part tff the supply ot'a product depressed In price. This action usually Is followed by price Increases,' "but tho government-purchased portion often Is destroyed or sold abroad at a sharp loss to the government. In today's report. Mr. Truman said use of direct payments to farmers was one method that might be authorized. The Brannan plan would make use of such payments. When a perishable commodity dropped below predctr-rrnined "ffiir" price the government would make up f,he difference to the farmers by means of payments from the treasury, I.egtslalion SJljrge.sleri Mr. Truman suggested other legislation of direct interest to farmers, including: 1. Rc-establlshment of slaughter quotas on livestock. He said they are needed to help combat black markets in meat and to help control livestock and meat prices. 2. Amendment of tax laws to exempt newly organized farmer cooperatives, until they get established, from provisions requiring them to pay taxes on unallocated reserves Control Authority Asked 3. Give the Agriculture, Department authority to control margins Chick Cagers to Meet Bay Five In Polio Drive Benefit Game Two MIG's Damaged SEOUL. Korea lip, _ Outnum- , bercd u S. F-86 Snore Jets damaged are j two Communist MIG-15s today in """•two flashing air battles high over Northwest Korea The U.S. Fifth Air Force said the first fight Involved 36 Sabres a/i<i dO MIOs. Later. 22 F-86s battled the same [light of Communist planes One MfG was damaged in each bat- tie.' CoM Sweeps Frnnf Infantrymen huddled 'in tlwlr foxholrs as subfrcczing we.ithcr! covered the US-mile batlefront Action was confined to a few small raiding operations by the Allies and probes by the Reds. The two air battles over Sinanju on commodity markets.,He said si.ch control is needed to prevent 'excessive" speculation In farm products. The margin is the "down" payment which traders put up wiih their brokers when th^y buy cr sell futures delivery con- commodity tracts. Inside Today's Courier News in Washington strongest Class A teams in District Three, here tomorrow night and will turn al! proceeds from the game over to the March of Dimes Polio drive officials reported meanwhile that S103.87 was collected last night from spectators at the Legion's weekly wrestling program In Memorial Auditorium. Last week, the newly-organized Key Club at Blytheville High School collected another S130 to be added to ihe March of Dimes campaign Jimmy Fisher. Blytheville High School basketball coach, said the benefit game was booked late this morning. He snid he was now attempting to find an opponent for the Ohicks 'B team for a preliminary game. Coach Fisher said that before booking the game with Bay, he contacted officials at Puxico, Mo and, St. Mary's of Cape Glrardea u as poslble opponents for his' Chicks In the benefit tilt, but tnat netther school could make the trip. Bay. a consolidated school In Craighead County, ts one of the stronccst in District Three. [ In the Arkansas staUj College tour- o bd but they were beaten by Leachvllle i leat In the quarter-finals. work the game and turn their usual fee over to the March of Dimes. Scouts from Gcsncll Troop 223 ''"« Company Truck Theft ' rhe W)lso n Motor Company of ' otuuii irom ticsncii Troop 223 lc ""="" r.ioior company of who assisted with the collection af n rc P° rtcd to police here' this the wrestling match were Forrest. m ° rnin 8' lhl> 'heft of a 1950 model Crawford. Donald Katzenber K «Y < c j levrolcl quarter-ton truck last unv* f~~~-t i ^ _ .: -iniwhr Hoyt Leon Crawford. James , Sanford, McRay Mccormick. j .. .Arkansas I'agc 3. -.-I.caclnillc c^scrs beat Jones- born sports J'aRO 6. . : Society... rage 2. .. Arkansas Xews Briefs Pasc 7. ...Markets.. Page 10. Snowplows Gnaw Into Donner Pass COLEAX, Calif, (ff-/—Snowplows gnawed rescue paths throughout, the night In drifted Donner Pass toward 222 persons snowbound for their fourth dny aboard the sleek streamliner City of San Francisco. Southern pacific officials said they hoped to begin moving passengers out at daybreak to a nearby lodge tf a highway plow could clean a five-milc-exit path. * * Morale Runs High for 222 'Snowbound' SAN FRANCISCO rAP)-Pas- sengers on the snow-trapped streamliner City of San Francisco, high In the Sierra, are on short rations, bundled against the cold, but uncomplaining about spending their third night aboard, the Chronicle reported today In a copyrighted dispatch from the train The Chronicle's Art Hoppe and photographer Kenneth McLaughlin. alter a 2>,i hour trip on skis, reached the nmrtioiied' Southern Pacific train In Donner Pass ai 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Hoppe reported: • "The .train Is intact. Its passengers are oh short rations, but they're bundled up against the cold. Their morale Is high and they are not complaining about the prospect of another night before rescue. ... "We found the train 200 feet beyond a short tunnel. The engine is burled in the snow and the cars sUnrt like some permanent strungout settlement of buried cabins. "A .sinjle dark tunnel in the snow marked the entrance to the baggage car and as we entered s musty, sour odor of stale breath, heating fumes and cold food hit us. ... "In the first coach, we found the passengers, their feet wrapped in tern sheets, huddling on facing seats. . DownsJope, an S. P. Railroad plow had pushed within six miles of the locked-in westbound train by 1 a.m., 4 a.m., EST. A relief train snuggled close behind It, Snow was as much as eight feet deep. Chill Kcachrs 20 Degree. As rescuers worked through th night the marooned passengers huddled in the 20-rlcgree chill of th 7,200-foot Sierra Nevada winter. They were wrapped In blankets Fuel oil for heat ran out Monday noon. Snow drifted high against the windows. Drifts buried the engine. Some aboard the train were sick victims of carbon monoxide fume: from a gas hcnter. However, a railroad doctor who went in via dag- sled and snow tractor said most o 60 stricken had recovered. . Pour Make H Out Only four had made It out from the train. They told a story of coli and chill, and of herolo work to de five IHU'seS; . ':'•'. .-:: The tour, all servicemen, still wer steeping this morning at Nyacl Lodje. 5fi miles clownslope. That UBS where rescuers planned to begin taking the 192 remaining passengers at daybreak If the snowplows could complete a road Ther are 30 In the train crew. Bull Path Planned -At the train end. the exit path would lie only a quarter mlic froi the streamliner. , Rescuers said some 20 civllia | cnrs would drive the five miles an meet neasel snow tractors. Th weasels would shuttle back forth with passengers. Pay-As-We-Go' Plans Dropped For Time Being President Forecasts Big Federal Deficits, But Few Hardships By STERLING F. C.RFEN WASHINGTON ( A p ) _ President Truman called today for a 1952 tax increase approaching five billion dollars by boosting "some" rates and plugging loopholes. But Mr. Truman dropped, for the present, his goal of a pay-as-we-go mobilization. And In seeking new revenue, which many congressional tax leaders say they will not vote the President did not specify whether the burden should be added to business, income, or excise rates — or all three. His annual eco- Empty Lifeboat Found in Pacific SEATTLE M> ( — A grim blow to that any of the crewmen the missing freighter Penn- hope from sylvania survive— an empty, drifting lifeboat— brought a sharp reduction In the scope of air and sea rescue operations today. The lifeboat, sighted yesterday afternoon from two Coast Guard planes, was approximately 600 miles off the Washington coasl. An error in computation of position led to early report that two of the craft has been seen. Joiner Vet Returning Cpl Eueeiic H. Burl, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Burt of Joiner. Is scheduled to arrive hcme tomorrow night following nearly a year's service in Korea. He was attached to the 936th Field Artillery Battalion which landed in Pusan last February. nit nomlc message to Congress' forecast the "most difficult" year of the armament buildup, large federal deficits, some cl- - vlllan shortage* Truman but few hardships and a "precarious" price, problem. v Two Major Goals Fixed Mr. Truman fixed two major goals for this "year of strain": First, a five per cent rise in national output; seccnd, one and i third million more men and-women at work. . • His want-list of legislation was long. It began with, a two-year ex. tension of the Defense Production Act; the repeal of "weakening? price control amendments; .improved farm ., price, supports; stronger curbs on :6orts«mer and- bank cred- t; and so on to" a ta'fSl of a" dozen"' laws. But Hie shocker, as far as Congress was concerned, «as (he President's calm demand for th" rest of the "10 billion dollar or more" tan raise he requested last Ms.iion—of which he jot only The passengers would then be taken to Nynck and later transferred to a relief train, one of two held at Colfax. Colfax Is about 35 miles dcwnslope to the west One of the two relict trains has plus pullman and club cars for the passengers. The other carried 12 ot the little box-shaped weasels which churn over the snow on tank-like tracks. Costelio to Face Another Trial Tax-writing leaders of both houses hnve sljited publicly they will not Incrcas-! rates In 1952," after piling 15 billion's oillo the coiiiltry's tax bill in the last year and a ha'lf. Some repeated the declaration pri- vatr'y today. These r.c-ngrcsfincn, as well as l several Wiitc Hnuse fiscal advisers had expected Mr. Truman to cmnliasize the elimination of so- called loopholes and "inequities" by which the President says some w-11- fo-cli groups have escaocrt their full slier" r-! the tux l-urrien. P'uyired l.nopl-iilrs to Help The loopholc-s'opirrs he has mentioned would. In fact, provide two to three billion dollars In revenue^ amounting to half or more of the new reqvest. They are ex- ncctea to -ei n bitter hearing than requests for higher Income, business, or excise rates. But Mr. Truman, (ellins; Congress he expects an el'iht billion dollar d-ficlt this fiscal year, ending June rial for contempt ol the icnatc Crime Committee. And the committee's former chairman. Sen. Eslcs Kefauvcr (D- Tennl^may be a prosecution witness at the retrial. Unable to agree on even one of the 11 contempt charges against Ccstcllo. a Federal Court Jury yesterday gave up Its efforts to reach a verdict after being out 23 hours and 20 minutes. Federal judge Sylvester J. Ryan continued the defendant In S5.000 bail and set Friday for a preliminary hearing on a new trial. Teen-Age Queen of Egypt Bears Farouk a Son, A He/V to Nile Kingdom's Throne SraSi 1 "' 1 ?!-. v . - ,.^ . Thesin i<;ti was described as green Lloyd Mccormick. Calvin Georec i bearing both 1951 and 1952 Ark- and Henry Davis. Louis Green is ! anFfls "«•«« nla'.es. The truck was Scoutmaster. " : stolen in WIHin. Key Club members who collected ; - -.10 collected , f* i f, the S130 were Albert Falrfield Lar- *- £ "''SCr> Starts Again ry Baker. Freddy Gore, Max Hill.i Donald Brown, D. L. Bailey, and SHANNON ------- --- ...„, _,„ ._,. i , olie j, i aim i — -* imm^rki fiinfvjix i ire johnny Loggins. They were assist- i'-JV-Capt. Kurt Carlsen made ed by Sarah Evelyn Wllllngham and • second start tor New York Pat Willingham. " ~ nn ...» L V ~—-, ~-..,< sc ii> UI - p-rnrxncaiiy ann I n.ment *t Jonesboro Iwt moot*, i to driv« XflcitU Route men of the Coca Cola Bottling Company here also have been playing a part In Uie drive campaign officials sold. The route men have distributed the coin boxes to business firms throughout tue county. They also will check the boxes and deliver the contents afternoon in the Pan-American clipper Washington. He is due to arrive at Idlcwild Airport in New York shortly after 10 pm. CST. Atlantic Meet Called '-The North Atlantic Ireland rn \arrlman. a „„„ tor F«w*...»« UK N», u Wlr... Br KIMVARn POLMK CArRO, Eaypt C,T>,—Queen Nar- rinran. teen-age second wife of Egypt's King Farouk. gave birth today in a .son-heir to the Nile kiiiRdomX throne. The br,y—born at, 8:30 am. '1:30 a.in EST)—was named Prince Aimed Kouad alter his Siiiiictr.nlHr. King Fouad I. Palace sources who announced the birih jaid tire Queen and her baby both were "doing well." Kliij F)rou>: has three daughters by ii;.<i 10-year, marriage to former Q-:cen Farida, whom he divorced in Nov., 1948. Under Fjjyptian roastllutiwinl provision, ci>mni'>n [<i nil Moslem rountrlc.s. onlv niKh'.v tan .succeed to (lie throne. Tile Kin? «.?.•, married May R to Namm.in Sadck. rnnimoner daughter o! in Egyptian civil servant. The SJueen celebrated her 18th birthday Oct. 31. Farouk will be 32 cn^Feb. 11. At the announcement of the royal birth, court and govern mcnt officials were summoned to Abdin Royal Palace to arrange (or the formal proclamation of the event. On the occasion of the birth of a. prince to Egyptian kings, a 101-gun salvo Is customary. Until the birth of the baby, the heir-presumptive to King Par- ouk's throne was his first cousin, 76-ycar-olci Prince Mohammed Aly. Itlnli ol the boy gives the Klnf one ot the menlest ble.tttngs that can come to a Moslem — a son. Farld.v.< failure to produce a male heir was commonly believed to b« ih« reason for their divorce. U. S. [ Imlzc the rert ink. I "I urgently recommend that the i Con?re:". as a minimum .provide addition"! icvenues In the amount by whl?h last year's legislation fell short ol my recommendations," he said. "This ran be achieved by eliminating loopholes and special privileges, and by -,omc rate increases." "Pay-as-We-Go" Stressed Once the peak of irilitary spending Is past—possibly in fiscal 1554 —the fcdsral revenues thus bolstered would cover all federal costs, tha ProvderH said, adding: "H Is important that we return, as quickly as posriWe during the period of defens? mobilisation, to a current pny-as-'.ve-^o basis for government finar-cintr." The President may be more specific about his tax proposals In the budget message, due next Monday, or In a spc-ial tax messr-se later. "Don't S'asli Spending" He was abundantly definite on another point, however—he doesn't mint Congress to avoir) a tax in- Sre TRUMAN on rage 10 LITTLE LIZ— i it, lk ^ _ %i _.^ The trouble with the guy vvho thinks he knows of. the onsv,crs is hSot the questions confuse him.

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