The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 25, 1952
Page 9
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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1952 (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE It't the Money That Count*— Hats, Ham, Oranges And Cigars Are Okay As Gifts to Officials By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON , WASHINGTON (.'l>-As far as government officials are concerned, the difference between gifts and graft apparently is the money Involved It Is Jairly safe to accept 10-gallon hats, a box of oranges, cigars, a ham, pocket knife, clgaret lighter, belt buckles, Bibles, ties, potatoes. ^cheese, rat traps or maple syrup. Things like that. "r Michael V. DiSalle, when head of the Office of Price Stabilization caid it would be all right to take anything one could eat or drink within 24 hours. But mink coats, and freezers, free vacation trips or cash are almost certain to invite a congressional investigation. Tips Come in Interviews These tips ior worried government workers came today In separate interviews with senators digging into nuilti-milLion-dcllar government grain shortages. Two Agriculture Department em- ployes from Texas, fired for alleged inefficiency, discussed the question of gifts before the Senate Agriculture committee. They said acceptance of "nominal" gifts had been normal procedure until last year when even advertising novelties were blacklisted. Brannan Has Hat One said that Secretary of Agriculture "Brannan himself haci ac^ cepted a 10-gaHon hat Irom Texas , jjidmirers. Brannan has said the gift '^?/as made at a public ceremony after he made a speech. Three senatcrs gave a nod of approval to "nominal" inexpensive gifts: Sen. Aiken (R-Vt> [old a reporter that if a constituent offers him a gift such as "a better mouse trap" he has to accept or the constituent is insulted. He said almost all congressmen get gifts—sometimes unwanted gifts. "A Down Fresh Trout" ."A kindly woman in Vermont mailed me a dozen fresh trout," he said. "The Post-office took eight days to deliver them. By (he time they arrived the gratuity had returned into a liability." He said he wasn't interested in Brannan's hat—or any other gil' hats. But he said he once turned down a home freezer, and added: "When mink coats, deep freezes or simiia Items are offered somebody i either seeking influence or trying to pay off." ¥44 The Peanut Gift Sen. EUender (D-Ln) said niino gifts "are peanut*" and that "hat ties and such gifts are always Ln the open-" He said he even got Texas hat himself once, and tha it was still hanging in a closet un less "the moths have finished it. Sen. Kem (R-Mb) agreed, t •aid he wouldn't push Brannan bout th« hat unless he found thn the agriculture secretary crlticizer department employes for doing the same thing. Cattle Bombed With Hay Bales ELKO, Nev. l/P)-B!g Air Force planes from lour states were to ''bomb" the snowy ranges of Nevada yesterday with hay for starving cattle. A new storm temporarily grounded the operation yesterday. In contrast to Saturday's success in air-dropping 18 tons of bulled hay to cattle Isolated In remote areas, only one crew got through yesterday's new blizzard. It dumped hay in the Ruby Valley east of Elko. Pope Receives Press Group VATICAN CITY l/!>)-Pope Pius \ yesterday received In special aud-1 ience 56 touring U. S. newspaper j ond radio station executives. j The group arrived here Saturday! from the Middle East and will visit J Parts and London before returning i to the United States. Good.. oetter.. .-.4 In whiskey, too, there is good...better...and. Whiskey atfts BOTH 85 PROOF • HILL AND HILL KENTUCKY BLEHDEO WHISKEY CONTAINS €5# GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS • THE. HILL AND HILL COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KY. See and drive the newest of the new! AMERICA'S SMARTEST "HARD-TOP' 1952 Commander V-8 or Champion It's one of eleven far-advanced new Sludebaker style stars! Clean-lined Studebaker design assures you real gas savings! Mo*t admired, most desired new Studebaker in years! Studebaker Automatic Drive or Overdrive available in all models at extra cost ! CHAMBLJN SALES COMPANY W. D. "Bill" Chamblin, Own«r ' Railroad & Ash Streets Phone 6888 Hudson Presents Brilliant Colors Of Tan And Gray Genuine Gabardine Your choice of single or double breasted models . . . See the masculine design . . . Feel the fine quality fabrics . . . Admire the custom-like tailoring features . . . And our stock includes regulars, longs, shorts and stouts in Sizes 32 to 46. DRESS WITH THE BEST FOR LESS! HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR

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