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MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1950 BI.YTJIKViJ.U5 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Middle- Income Housing Bill Faces House Battle PAGE THREE Backers Admit Privately They Expect Defeat By Francis M. L« May WASHINGTON, March 20. (/!>) P^ldent Truman's $2,000,000,000 cjpi> housing bill came up today (or a now test Iri Congress, this time In the House. Administration men conceded privately In advance they expect defeat. The Senate rejected the middle- income co-op housing Idea lost week, on a 43 to 38 vote. A leadership poll of Hovise Democrats indicated doubtful strength there. Under the legislation before the House a $2,000,000,000 Government corporation would be created. II would borrow most of Its capita' from the public. It then would finance, through co-operatives anc other non-profit organizations, the building of homes for families with annual incomes of from $2,400 to 54,700. Leading the House assault on (he co-op housing proposal, Rep. Wolcott (R-Mich) said: "It's Inflationary, It's discriminatory, it's socialistic." Called "Rent Subsidy "It Is not a home-building program, but a rent subsidy program." he told reporters. "It does not propose that anybody own a home. It would help only about 3 per cent of the population in the 52,400 to 51,700 class, and would discriminate against those people who are building nnd buying their own homes." The legislation proposes that the government corporation make loans Busing co-ops at around 3 per interest and these lonns could run as long as 60 years. . Under the present housing program; the government's function through the Federal Housing Ad- Arimlnisfration Is to insure mortgages, thus protecting private lenders. PHA insured loans 011 individual houses usually are at 4'X: per cent plus about one-half of one per cent in FHA premiums. Most run for 20 years, with some at K and 30 years. Insured mortgages on homes through PHA and veterans legislation now total about ? 13,000,000,000. No Vnte Seen Today Although debate was set for today, the House is not expected to reach a -vote on the co-op housing bill before tomorrow or Wednesday. The Senate. In rejecting the co-op program; decided instead to expand the PHA program and added some other housing aids. The co-op bill put before the House would expand FHA's authority to, insure mort- gag'es-rby •'$2,150,000,1] 00. Opponents of the co-op Idea contend this program is of primary borjcfit to the middle-income, group, jvever, the administration con- that through such co-ops cheaper housing can be provided for many families. Senator Spark- mnn (D-Ala). one of the sponsors, said after the Senate defeat: "We hnd the whole works against us— the real estate crowd, the bankers, the home builders, the building and loan group nnd everybody else." Tht Nation Today: Th« Natural Gas Fight— Pro and Con of FPC's Natural Gas Powers Officers to File Charges on 'Beer' OZARK, Ark., March 20. (AT—Officers are planning to file charges in connection with seizure o( 486 cases or beer at a warehouse here yesterday. .Revenue Department Investigator James Evans said the beer was confiscated after he contracted to "buy" a case. The "seller" had no permit, Evans said. He said charges of selling beer without n permit would be lodged. The investigator reported two men posted bond after the seizure. He identified .them as Buster Threadgill of Alma, Ark., and R, S. 4JUon of Oznrlc. WWanklin County Sheriff William Riuuscll and state Police Sgt. Doug Morris participated In the seizure. Joins New Detachment Pfc. Freda Jean Cox. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox of Blytncville and a member of the , "I"?"' 5 Air Force, has joined the SK", th AACS Detachment of the 1900th Airways and Air Communications Service Sq.iadron at Waiter Air Force Base, New Mexico. She nas necn assigned duties as an airport,^ control tower operator. . 1 By James Marlow WASHINGTON, March 20. (AP) — The Senate Is debating a change in the. Natural Gas Act to cut down some authority of the Federal Power Commission. This commission, made up of five men, has several duties. For instance, it can control the rates charged by electric power companies when the power they sell crosses state lines. Commission Decides And under a law pissed In 1938— the Natural Gas Act—the commission can decide what rates shall be charged by companies which deal In natural gas If it's piped across slate lines. Natural gas is found in the ground, mostly in the Southwest, and is pumped from there.through more than 30,000 miles of pipelines which crops and criss-cross the country. This gas goes Into all but 12 states. There are about 13,000,000 consumers of this gas, the people who buy it for home or commercial use, In cooking or heating or In other ways. Are Three Groups' To understand the argument going on now in the Senate, it Is first necessary to understand the picture of the people who are involved in gelling the gas to those 13,000,000 consumers. There are three groups: 1. The producers. They are the ones who get the gas out of the ground. Some are independent. Others are tied up with oil companies. The independent producers sell the gas they get out of the groundto— 2. The transporters. These have, the pipelines through which they pump the gas for sale to— 3. The distributor.';. They buy the gns from the pipeline companies and sell it to the consumers. FPC Controls Rates There's' no argument about the ight of the FPC, under the'law. to ontrol ihe rates charged by the ransporters. The FPC has no con- rol over distributors of natural ;as. That's up to the statej. So here's no argument about that, either. The argument is over whether the. aw means the FPC has the right o control the rates which the independent producers can charge vhen they sell the gas. to the pipe- ine companies." - ; ^ v '' ' "' " The language of the law Ls worded in such a way that for a long tjme a lot of people, including a majority of the five-man FPC, thought the FPC had no right to regulate the rates of the independent producers. Supreme Cnnrt Decision Then In 1947 the Supreme Court handed down a decision which changed some people's views on the FPC's power. Eventually, a majority of the FPC swung over to the belie the law give. 1 ! it the right to regulate producers' rates. A Senate committee held hearings on [his last year a n d finally recommended that Congress amcnt the Natural Gas Act of 1938 to say— so clearly that thcre'd be no mon argument—the FPC does not havi the right to regulate producers rates. Two Oklahoma, senators—Rober S. Kerr, a millionaire oilman, am Elmer Thomas—are pushing a bil to keep the FPC's hands off the Independent producers. Douglas S«s Hi.lh Rates Senator Douglas, plinois Demo crat, argues that this bill. If it be comes law, would let the producers hike their prices as high as they please and that— Since thi.s would mean higher prices to the pipeline companies which bought the gas from the producers and higher prices to the dls tributors who bouzht from the pipelines, the whole thins would In the end mean those 13.0CO.OOO consumers would have to pay higher prices for the gas. Other Senators Ai;rpe Other scnatods — for example Langer. North Dakota Republican and Myers, Pennsylvania Democrat —Joined with Douglas in charging the bill would mean hlsher gas prices at the expense of the consumer. Senator Johnson, Colorado Democrat, plugged fod the bill along with Kerr and others. Their argument was that passage of the bill would have an effect like this: The independent producers, no longer worried about FPC control over their rates, would produce more gas and this Increased production would bring down the price of gas all along the line. Johnson said the Independent producers are unwilling to sell their gas In interstate commerce if It means running the risk of having heir whole operation subjected to ederal regulation. Dog That Killed Boy 'Executed' SOUTH PORTLAND. Me., March M. W)—Patches, the Siberian husky whose fangs killed a five-year-old :>y. also is dead. The vcar-old pup was .destroyed ast night, three days after the dealn of little Donald A. Boucher. Owner Emile J. Morin's decision o have trie rlos killed—it was up to urn as Patches was chained on his p.orierty when the child was at- acked—was made wnile Donald w-is being buried yesterday. A veterinarian Injected a killing drug at "Shaneri La," an animal hospital in Auburn. Donald's mother. Mrs. Stanley Scuc'ier, said she was "greatly re- ieved due to the fact that it (the dog) won't have a chance to do the .ame thing to someone else." By FELIX CABNE And if jnu don'l mind having • j radio In your hnmt thai fades oat every few minutes . . . then we can'l offer you any help. Bnt If you like (o get the maximum pleasure out of your *el T (hen Brylhcrille Sales Co. is at your service. We have the men and the equipment to gtre yon prompt, expert service—all yon have to do hj call 3616. 'Tinkers Damming' of Italians Admitted by Radio Newscastei LOS ANGELES, March 20. (IP)— Radio newsman Clele Flobcrtsjias acknowledged at an' fCG hearing that he once wrote the people of southern Italy were "lazy. Indolent" and "not worth a tinker's dam." Trie statements were from a letter Robert's said he wrote to C5. A. Richards from Rome July 2, 1945. The excerpt was quoted by the latler's counsel, Hugh Milton, at a Federal Communications Commission hearing charges that Richards, as owner of three radio sta- hours late after hitting the worst weather of the winter in the North Atlantic. / Tiie skipper, Commodore C. M. Ford, said the wind readied hurricane force in the middle of Die win and the liner churned through a gale for three days. The major cause of the delay, however, came when the 83,000-lon ship reached Cherbourg and gales whipping through the Channel prevented rtobiirkation of passengers for France for a' day' The captain said It was an amazing thing that no one was liiirt and there was very little seasickness. A ship's doctor explained that the passengers had been given a new American seasickness remedy. lions, ordered news slated. B'ulUm has denied the charges. Richards also Is seeking license renewals for his stations, KMI'C, here, WGAR, Cleveland, and WJR Detroit. Roberts, fired as public affairs director from KMPC two years ago and who accused Richards of Ulas against Jews, said yesterday he ,ias never seriously expres- himself sed rin opinion against any racial or minority group. Then Fulton produced the letter. Roberts said that was his opinion then of .southern Italians "when we fed and clothed them." "When 'did they beco'ne worth a tinker's dam?" Milton demanded. "After an election In 1947, "I Roberts replied. Hobcrts, who has accused Richards of Instructing him how to handle news, admitted an employer has a right to tell an employe what may or may not be broadcast, "insofar as it upsets the balance of the news.""I seriously question an employ' er's right to order he added. news withheld," Under subpoena, Rogerts produced at the hearing news commentaries and other papers he said he look from KMPC discharged. when he WPS 2ueen Elizabeth Late Due to Heavy Storms SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., March 20 l/Pl— The liner Queen Elizabeth arrived Saturday from New York, 36 SICK Prayed for Each Night DEAF, BUND, LAME BEING PRAYED FOR Blytheville Assembly of God Church ___ 7th & Ash Streets Po//ce Strengthen Chinatown Patrols in Fear of Tong War NEW YoniC, March 20. (fP) — Strengthened police squads patrolled Chinatown today apparently fearful of a blortdy outbreak of long domain TOUR warfare. Increase of patrols was nUrlbutcd in some quarters to a belief that a longstanding peace pact between the Rival [Up King and On Leon Tongs mlfilil have been endangered by recent Chinese murder and suicide. One |»licc officer in Chinatown In lower Manhattan snld last night: "It's a little too quiot for n normal Sunday night. And there arc 'a lot of new faces among the Chinese." New faces used to appear In the I920's and I330's—and in the years before (bat—before every renewal of Tong wars. No police department sources, however, would officinly acknowledge any link between the stepped- np patrols and last veek's killing in Brooklyn. The bloodshed followed a quarrel over money, police suid Chin Yik Win, 48-yenr-nli| laundry owner was shot to death In his laundry by Chin young Tlioon, -IB, also a laundry proprietor, who then committed suicide with a clcnvcr. Police have not said whether there ivas any kinship between the two men, who had the same family name, chin. Neither have police disclosed whether either was a Tone member. Peace In Chinatown depends traditionally on good relations between the vip sings and on T-oongs, the country's two strongest associations of Chinese residents. These Tongs combine many of the (unctions of Insurance organization, burial societies, social clubs chambers of commerce and employment agencies. Memphis Base To Handle Air Cadet Selection The Naval Air Reserve Training Unit at the Memphis Naval Ah Station has been designated as headquarters for the selection of Naval Aviation Cadets—called Nav- Cads in this area, according to a Nm'y Department announcement. Previously, the examination and selection of young men as Naval Aviation cadets was the mission of the Offices of Nalval Officer Procurement, in the new directive, the nation-wide Naval Air Rercrvc Command with Its 27 Naval Air Stations was assigned the job. 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