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PAGE SIX commit THURSDAY, AUGUST S, Th« Nation Today: Ercryone's Two Cents— Congressional Slowness Can Hurt When Nation Has Need for Action By JAMES MA RLO W WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. MUse everybody there has a right to put In his two cents worth— •nd does—Congress is usually pretty clow-moving- and awkward. That'i all right In normal times, Th at's ri einoc racy a t work, we' ve been told many times. And Congressmen, when there's no danger, have the sweet luxury of talking u long as they like. But In a time of danger, sucli as n'e're in now, Congress can't afford to be slow, because the very danger means that democracy 1s being tested and must show it can work, At this moment Congress is being very awkward with the way iU going about giving President Truman the kind of economic controls he asked lor. If it winds up ,being slow, too, we may a!l suffer. Maybe this will explain what is meant: Middle of July About the middle of July, after we saw we were up to our necks iti Korea and in poor military sliai^c. it was generally known President Truman would ask for controls to stop inflation and pay for re-arming. He sent his message to Congress, asking for those controls, on July 19. The message asked for higher taxes, control on credit and real esUte deals, and power for the government to have first crack at scarce materials and to say what firms could have them to do defense work. Just after the message reached Congress, a, couple of the leaders ol President Truman's Democrats in Congress dumped a couple of bills into the capltol to carry out the President's request. , Not Far Enough But many people throughout the country, once they saw the President's request, thought he didn't go far enough. They called for Congress to pass controls on prices, wages and rents, Bernard Baruch, who has had s lot of experience with government controls, told Congress the same thing. Almost at once, a mood swept over congress to give Mr. Truman more than he had asked, to give him price and wage and rent controls. Then Rep. Kunkel, Pennsylvania IIKADKI) FOK THE I'KONT—Laden with heavy flame-thrower equipment, Corp. Coy Atkins (right) of Cam|)bc!lsrjurg, Ind., moves toward the front line in South Korea. IM. Ray Blair (left) of Clear Spring, Md., accompanies him with a bazooka. Both are with First Cavalry Division. (AP WirephoicO. Republican, offered a hil! in the House that would give government not only much of what the President asked but price and wage controls too. House Began Debate The House began to debate all this en Tuesday. This week President Truman salt! he'd be satisfied if Congress save him power to control prices and wages. But, he said, these controls are not needed immediately. So lie said he thought stand-by authority to use the controls would be And yesterday some of his Democratic lieutenants hi Congress introduced another bill, to take the place of the first one they had offered. This bill must have been prepared in an awful rush. For one thing, six lilies were dropped out of it. And— many members of the House said they hadn't even had a chance to rend it,. They said they couldn't vote, on It until they knew precisely v,'hat powers It gave the President. So there'll be more de- Wiretap Check Plans Are Mode WASHINGTON, Aug. S. (AP) — A Senate group will start an Investigation, probably this week, into reports that Washington policemen have engaged In wiretapping, The District of Columbia Committee named a five-man subcommittee to study the reporti • after Chairman Neely (D-WVa) said he had heard that phones irt the Senate of/Ice building had been tapped, among others. The Washington Times Herald said the group had received Information that among those whose telephone wires have been tapped recently wns Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois. Lucas said i. . had no knowledge of that, and Neely declined comment. BUDGET Or EXPENDITURES TOGCTBEB WITH TAX LEVY FOB FISCAL YEA* BEGINNING JULY L, mi, TO AND INCLUDING JUNE M, 19M The Board of Directors oJ Manila School District No. 15 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in compliance with the requirements of Amendment No. 40 to the Constitution of he state of Arkansas, Adopted No•ember 2, 1948, have prepared, approved, and hereby make public the >roposcd budget of expenditures to;ether with the tax rate as follows: General Control, tl)25; - Instruc- ioti, $90281; Operation of School Buildings, 111,000; Maintenance of School plant and Equipment, *10> 000; Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation), $11,100; Fixed Charges, »2400; Capital Outlay, J3,- 079; Debt Service, $12.074. Jap Publishers Agree On Red 'Firing' Policy TOKYO, Aug. 3. II?}— Japanese publishers have acted In agreement with General MacArthur's views in firing Communists and suspected Communists from their staffs, his top civil information officer said today. Lt. Col. D. R. Nugent Issued a statement calling the discharges "timely and courageous." Publishers discharged 34! In the purge, the Japan editors and publishers association reporicd. Another 706 employes were dismissed by Japan Broadcasting Corporation. Nugent noted the publishers' action followed a mid-July warning from MacArthur to Prime Minister Sigcru Yoshida that there was "dis- linct" danger In the use by communism of the media of public information to propagate its tenets of subversion and violence." bate loday and tomorrow. Senate Considers Bills Meanwhile, a Senate committee was considering similar bills. This committee will have to agree on some kind of control bill before it goes up to the full Senate for action. Important as time is, Congress still needs time to examine whal it's doing If It's going to act Intelligently. And It's understandable that tlie House is delaving action until It can study the bille before It. But before the final action and some kind of controls are set up we'll have a good chance to see whether Congress realizes the present dangers, or la going to wine up playing politics or making useless speeches. Board of Director!, Manila School District No. 15 of Misaiulppl County, Arkansas By C. W. Tipton, Presictent C. B. 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