PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS McMath is Dominant Political figure in Arkansas During '49 But May Face Opposition in '50 By Loon Hatch LITfLE ROCK, Dec, 27. (fl 1 )—Governor McM.ith dominated the 1949 Arkansas political scene. That fact stood out in what generally has been a pretty dull political year—as are most "off election" years. The-37-year-old chief executive pushed through a major part of his legislative program in the general assembly. Under his .sponsorship, voters atfr a special election approved his four- year $28,000,000 bond Issue for highway construction. And as the year drew to an end threat of opposition for a second j term was just that—only a vague threat. The year 1950, of course, may change the entire picture. McMairi probably will have op- pas i tlon—mast A i k;i nsas gov ernors in recent years haven't goi ten aa endorsement term without an opponent. But in the pad 30 years or more only one incumbent has been .defeated for a second term. Early Opposition Fades The only open organized attempt to drum up opposition to McMnth apparently wasn't much of H success, Late In the summer some of the governor's political enemies called a mass meeting with the announced purpo.se of deciding on an opposition candidate for the 1950 democratic primary, No opponent was named, and some of those mentioned prominently a-s pas&'bttUies said they weren't having any part of the move. After that talk of opposition quieted down. However, there was another development which may—or may not —foretell serious opposition for McGrath next year. Veteran political campaigner Jack Holt confirmed reports lie had an option to lease the entire second floor of "the New Capital Hotel here next summer. That apparently meant only one thEng: Holt hoped to be a candidate for some office next year. The New Capital has been a favorite campaign headquarters for many years, and McMath had his offices there when he defeated Holt .the runner- up, and several other candidates for governor In 1048. Senate Race Holds Tnlcrp-sl Holt wasn't saying whether lie hoped to try against McMath next year or had some other office. In fact, he wasn't even admitting that the option had a political motive. There'll be four supreme cmirl jus- ticeships at stake next summer, and Holt has been speculated on as a possibie.candidate for one of these. Successors imist be elected to the late Justice.R. W, Robins and to retired .fustic Prank G. Snmh, whose 1 former posts now nre filled by appointed inctmbenLs. Justices Ed P. McFaddin and Minor Mihvee come up for re-election. Perhaps a.s much opposition talk has centered about U.S. Senator J. William Pnlbright as about McMath. The Junior senator's term also is expiring. Som organizd labor groups have nidicated they actively arc seeking an opponent for him. If one ha* been settled on, his name hadn't been disclosed. Famous Couple Sees Honeymoon Come tb Climax Hour Law To Be Explained New Act Revises Exemptions for White Collar Workers LITTLE ROCK. Dor. 27 — Km- plovers In Arkansas torfny were advised that an explanatory buPftin will be available sorm on the revised regulations govcrnlne: exnrniition of so-railed '•«•!'I tr rolln r" cninlovro* urHpr the \Vnf*p mid Hour I.nw ndontr-ri In \VsT5lihi"ton tnrtav by Athmnisfrnmr Wrn. R. M'-Com. Eri'io O- UicVrs. ti?]tl nffirp siinor- vlsnr of the IT R. Ucmrlment of T abor's 1 Utlp Rook office of tile Wrtce find Hour nnd Public Onn- t rnc's DivlMon.s. al^ri railed nl Irn- liou of rmnlovM',- to the (not th;it th? revised rcr:i'lnti"»i* will tnko ef- 15 tlic rlnv on T r>bor Standards 1010, nnnlylii? to Law as a whnle. fret on Jnnnnr. 1 . vhlrli the Fair Amendments of take effect. Th^se revised recillations govern the Wage-Hour Lrr.v exemptions for workers eninJoyrd in "Fverutivo." "Administrative," "Professional, 11 "Local Retail hie." or "Outside •Salesman" ranneitlM. r.a.st .substan- Mallv revised in 1940. tl'e n^w res- i;Iatioi»s contain t^b of rtvtlrs, re- snnnslbilitics. salary levels, aucl nth- rr brisk' reoniremeuts which cm- plovers must npph- in deter mini ML* "Inch of their ewnl overs niny bn exemnt from the Wnijo-ITonr Law's mini mum wage and over time rmy provisions. For three ctaFslfiraMnns of "whitn cnltar" emnloyer.s, the revised regulations contain new paltry tests. The new salary te.st for "Executive" emnlovcos will be S5fi a week for 3238.33 a month*, instead of the IEMO test of $30 a week, \vhilo the new salary losts for "Administrative" ami "Professional" emnloyces will be $75 a week for $325 a month*, to replace the Ic-sts of $200 a month in effect since 1940. llcriuircnipnfs Kx plained The new reputations include among their basic requirements that f A) "Executive" employers mitft perform mnimperial ciniies; (tit "Administrntive" cmi>lf>yees must pei-form office or normmmml field v,'ork of substantial importance in the niannpement or operation of the business: (C) "Hrofcs- sioiinl" employees mi'.st perform work requiring advanced knowledge in a field of science 03- learning, or perform creative work in an artistic field; <D> "Local Retailing" ern- nTovec-s must make lociil retail s files of goods or servies, or perform wo'k innnedlately incidental to such 5ales; (K) "Outside must be encased to soil, away from their emnloyer's place of business Mr. Hicks cautioned employer r: not to decide an employee's exemption on the salary te.st alone, or on job titles. The explanatory bulletin is intended to aid rmrnoyrr.s in nvoiding errors in chissifyin? employees us exempt. The bi'llctEn also ftdvisos :i:i th<- TUESDAY, DECEMBER Z7, 1948 L ._E SENATOR'S A SODA JERK— U. S. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of .Minnesota spends his time during Ihe recess of Congress helping out in the family's drug store in Huron, S. D. Although a graduate iihutmadst and a partner in the business, Humphrey also pitches in behind the sod.i fountain, where he is seen lending a hand (and a dishcloth) to Delorcs Timin. Temperatures Are Climbing Back to Normal By The Assorialctl Tress Temperatures appeared headed for norm;;! or above marks over most of the country today, with only a few ureas reporting sub-wro rend ings. There were several wet spots, A fresh mjuw of cold air moved Into North Dakota and north western Miimo.soLa to send the mercury below ^.ero. But the chilly blasts weren't expected to hit much o/ Ihe ITS i of the north central area. Readings were above normal throughout most of the eastern and southern portions of the country and around normal in the midwest and west. Light rain fcl! over parts ol New England, Penn.sylvanja, Maryland and Virginia. There was dt : izz/le in much of the southeast nnri north central region and niin in the Washington and Oregon coastal areas. U^ht snow was repented in Minnesota and eastern Washington. Strike Talks Set LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 27. (,V>-Op- 1)rising sides in the Arkansas Cm- zctte strike meet again today in an effort to reach an agreement. More than yo new.s and circulation employe's, members of the American Ne\v&pfipnr Guild <CF,O>, have walked out. in n dispute over the di.smissiiL clause of a pvotwsed work contract. Arkansas Labor Coiumi.ssioner C. I K. Call got representatives of Hie strikers ana management together for a long conference last Friday. The negotiations were recessed over the Christ inn K holiday, but were to be resinned at 2 p.m. today HE LI I FAI The fir.it patent for the coaxial cable, df.signeel for television relay, wns filed on May 2.1, 1929. It was not until October 5, 1936. that the first circui";.. from New York to Philadelphia, was opened for CrcomuhionrelEe vet promptly hccaus- it j:oe* right to ihe sen nl ihe mitibl to help Iwnen and expet Rerni lacltj phEeiim and niil nature to suoihe an< heal raw, lender, intJamcd bronchial mucous niemtu3iv*i.Tel( ynur dni^jjjt [[> sell vim H hnillc of Creomuisinn with the understanding you must like the way it quickly allays (lie couth *>r vou are ir> h.r\e your money hark for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 27. Wi—The honeymoon of Gary Grant anil hi: Christmas bririe, Beuy Drake, is over. Miss Drake. 26, is due to report, at her studio today for a movie role. The 46-year-olct Grant Is slated to r tart a movie in a few weeks. Their one-day honeymoon was as closely guarded a secret as was their runaway marriage Sunday In a desert home near Phoenix. Ariz. Mulli-milllonaire Hov.-;u-(i Hughes, a master of secrecy, piloted the movicland couple In his own plane to and from the Arizona rites. Best guess hart the couple lioncv- mooning at nearby L.-ijiuna Bciu-h. It was the third mnrrim:e for the* handsome Grant, Ki5 firM -.vife was actress Virginia ChprriH. v.-lio later became ttie CouiUrss of Jrr- sey Then he marriotl dime store , heire.si Parbnri Hutton who Is now j the Pr,:icr=s Troubmkoy. It ts Miss Drake's first weiliiins. She and Grant met on shipboard two years ago and have been pnin^ steady since. Grant made hvr his nrntr^e ;n Hollywood and they made one picture tOBcM'fr—"Every Giri Kliould Be. Married/' use of the new provisions of tile revised regulations for dclormir.ini' the exemption status of cinplovves '.vho are paid of least. S1(W a wick on a salary basis. 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