The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1950 · Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, MABCH'M, 19W BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi PAGE NINE Results Needed . /* To Rate Changes Reorganization Must Show Progress to Be Called 'Improvement' , By Clark* Bowh . WASHINGTON—Is reorganization working? It Un't enoufh merely to llgn and consolidate tlie various 'eminent agencies to accomplish purposes of the Hoover Commission to »ave money and pro- mot* efficiency. The reorganised agencies also mutt produce result*, t. progress report has now been turned out by one of the first »rid most important of tlie reorganized units, the General Services Administration (GSA). Jess Larson ts'OSA administrator. GSA, created six montlis ago. Is responsible among other things (or the procurement, use and disposal of all supplies and personal services for the civilian agencies of the government. It coordinates its work with the military establishment, hut has no authority in the military field. Larson's acts and plans up lo now seem to fall generally Into three categories: 1. Devisitij; cheaper and more efficient methods of doing government business. 2. Eliminating such "five percenters" as get fat - fees for acting as go-betweens for businessmen but whose work Isn't nec- ' essary or legitimate .Larson points out, however, that sonic middle-men perform a necessary and legltiniate function. 3. Spreading government business as widely as possible to enable 'small business to get its share ot government orders. Here are some of the tangible steps taken Under the first category: 1. A new type of purchase form is about to be adopted, combining one process a variety of steps _t formerly were required. It's Jailed the "purchase-orler-lnvoice- voucher form." The Hoover Commission eslimatert that adoption of inch a form would save the government $15.000.000 a year. ' 2. A single system of naming and classifying all government supplies Is being worked out. The government now L-uys about 3,000,000 things, but the agencies call them by 6.000.000 names. 3. A plan is being developed for government agencies to exchange within geographical; regions any property not in use. •4. A central traffic agency now helps government offices to ship economically—figuring out the best rates and shipping routes and giving packaging information. This agency is now small, but it will be expanded. • a. Forty thousand . common use items arc now bought on indeflnile- Icrm conlracts. Instead of reniiiring expensive individual conrtacts for each order, an agency can simply order the supplies as it needs them, under a previously'negotiated contract. In addition, 4,000 Items' are stacked in supply centers. Agencies Mn draw on these as they are - needed^. - ° - •, ..;.:.. Here arc some of the steps being taken to aid small business and curb' the "five percenters": 1. To mnke it easier for sellers tn do business with the government without coming to Washington or hiring agente here, 10 regional field offices of GSA are to be established. Also federal supply inquiry offices have been set up to give personal assistance to sellers. And GSA is posting In all field supply offices ; .1 "Supply Report" listing all goods which the government wants to purchase. 2. A simplified contract form is soon to be put In use. The businessman will use It wheiever he deals with the government. Arkansas' Little Hoover Group Begins State Efficiency Study By Harley L1TTU! ROCK, March 22, <AP>— Arkansas' Little Hoover Commission yesterday began the Job of drawing up a plan for more economic and efficient operation of the state government. A six-point program to guide the commission In its work wits adopled at ah organizational meeting here this morning. The plan, as announced by Richard L. Craigo of Hot Springs, chairman; 1. Increased effectiveness of various state organlallons; 2. Coordination and consolidation of state governmental functions! 1. Reduction In the number of stale organizations; '4. Installation of proper financial and budgetary controls; 5. Improved personnel procedures, and 6. Reducllon In the cost of government. In accepting chairmanship of the nonference, Craigo told the group "We have a big job on our hands- one that Is strongly needed." Atlantic Liners Delayed by Seas NEW YORK, March" 2S. (ff) — Rough seas Slid high winds on tin Atlantic have disrupted schedules of at least eight ocean liners ply- Tile ships, carrying more than .500 passengers, have radioed their if fleers here Hint-they ulil b« from >ne to three days late. The Queen Mary arid the At- antlc, both due yesterday, are,hot expected until tomorrow." The Washington also is expected tomorrow, the days behind schedule. )3 Vcendam, the Frmioont», La'Guaidia And Mhe Bxeter, , all scheduled to arrive' today, have messaged they won't' lie able to make- port until Thursday. The Edam is expected Monday, three days late. '• . Task Is Huge He Immediately suggested the study of state government be broken down into the following phases: 1. Charitable and correctional in- 'tilulkms. 2. Conservation and development 3. Education. 4. Financial operation. 5. Health and welfare. 6. Public works. T. Law enforcement and safety. 8. Personnel. 9. Examining boards. Other Officers Elected Other officers elected by the com mission are former Lt. GDV. J. L Shaver of Wynne, -vice chairman and Gaston Williamson, Little Rock attorney, secretary. Advice on how commission members can carry out their job came from Herbert Wiltse of Chicago, an official of the Council of Slate govern menu. He tcilii the group that the primary purpose of government should be efficiency and economy and still get the Job done. He suggested these passible points for the commission to study: 1. Increase the authority of the governor—"If he's the chief executive of the state, let him execute;" Fnur Ycirs for Gotcmor 2. Make the governor's term four years instead of two; 3. Increase the authority of the indivdiual agencies but, at the same time, decrease the number of agencies; *. Increase the number of assistants to the governor with sufficient authority to carry out his program, and 1 , 5. More democracy In government. Governor McMath opened the conference today by telling members: "Tills commission will not sharpen any political axes." He suggested thai 'priority tje given to the study of the state budget. "If you do nothing else but come up with a solution to this problem of the budget, you will he doing a great service to Arkansas," the governor said. McMath asked that the commission study the possibility of the governor preparing the state's budget instead of-the legislature. With the Courts Circuit; f A. J. Abernalhy vs. Ben T. Mays suit to/collcct S325 on debt. Bill/Hurt, et al. on behalf 01 the members of Dlylhevllle Lodgi Number 1501, petition to.'Incorporate the LcyaL oider of the Moose in Hlytheville. Chancery; Joe A. Isabelle vs. Mabel B Isbelle, suit for divorce. Clifford J. Dye vs. Mary Kvelyr Dye. suit for divorce. Ethel Yowell vs. Ed YoWell, sill for divorce. Although Sameul Morse gave his first public demonstration of the telegraph in 183JJ It was not until 1843 that the''first experiments line -was set up between Washington and Baltimore. how much It will take, but we ire going to raise all possible." Towntlolk lriterMt*4 Kobe) snlcl In the pact week a number of townspeople stopped him on the street to ask "How c»n we help Harold?" In \ statement lo police, Mohr said his brother nsked repeatedly to end his life "because he was blind and wos Incurably 111 of cancer." District Attorney Kenneth H. Koch has Indicated he belleVn the story lold by Harold Mohr, "This death," Koch said, "Is « mercy killing on Ihe bans of the defendant's statement td me." Another Mohr brother, Ralph, has ri.KAHS INNOCENT- Harold A. Mohr, 3<i, is shown being escorted from a hearing at which he pleaded Innocent to charges of killing his blind, cnncer-strlckcrr brother, Walter, 54, at Coplny, Pa. Pvt. Dontild Wentzel (right) of Slate Police quoted Harold as saying Walter "plcndctl wilh me, saying: "Put me out of my misery'."-On left Is Police Cpl. Leonard PIcton. (AP Wlrcpholn). Hollywood Continued from Page a are-thcy-doing-lo-me-ne.\t?" ac( when I asked her about her Euro lean vacation with Turhan Be after her "Francis" junket. Her eyes become very tm-doe like. "It's not true," she said, "i n into Turhan in Germany and \ talked for a short time, but that all.-Turhan has a chain of theater that keep him very busy. Yes, was invited to spend a few dn with Ills mother In Vienna, but never got to Vienna." Yvoiine can't get over the way few simple dates can be magnifit by the gossip brigade into torrl romances. She wants it known, too, tha there wasn't a speck of truth i the rumors that she was ready to grab the orange blossoms' a few j months back and marry shipping magnate Ed Litckenback. Yvonne claims she was miscast In "Sam Bass and Calamity Jane" but says, "Oh, those dear horses in the picture." 'Nice Noto ' Kirk 'Douglas will do 'another movie for Stan Kramer nt the same salary ($50.000) he recieved for the first together, "Champion." Warner Brothers are paying him $150,000 a film . , . Fox will team Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughn in a big Negro musical sequence for a new film. Joe Frisco's spring wail: • * t "Peter I. Ind Hayes Is making ?Z,500 a week telling statics about me and i can't ifet a Job." * * • Fading child star, talking about his parents: ' "I feel so sorry for them. I've supported them ever since I was a baby." Copley P?cms Defense Furtf*5 Drive To Assist Accused Mercy SSayer ALLENTOWN. pa., March 22. </l'j gathered at the munlclpnl building The people of suburban Coplny, a town of 3,200. have made plans for a house-to-house canvn.ss to raise a defense fund for Harold Mohr, accused mercy slayer. Mohr, 30-year-old ex-tannery worker, is held without ball on a murder charge in the March 5 shotgun slaying* of his brother. Waiter, 65, who was blind and a victim of cancer. Solicitors Named Monday nlghl lo plan Ihe money raising campaign. Thirty solicitors were limned to conduct n honse- lo-house canvass. A gift of $50 started the bill! rolling. II was donated by local 48 International Pur Workers Union Business agent George Mcrlo snlc every member of the local will I asked Lo contribute. August Hobei, Jr., coplny coa dealer who wtis named treasure About 150 residents of Coplay of the defense fund snid "we know FULL WHITENING POWER! YET PUREXIS GENTLE TO COTTONS AND LINENS -DEFINITELY MILDER Purex » safe—jref M •fher bleoeh rfoei a tetter whrfMiftf jebt Purex whitens your wash with gentle Controlled Action. Scientists say It has "a lower oxidation potential:' That simply means: Purex is milder— milder and safer for your cotton and linen fabrics. AveU konJi bltuching! No other bleach makes whites whiter or fast colors brighter th«n Piirex. Yet Purex is gentle. Used as directed it protect! your cotton and linen fabrics so they last as long ttifno bleach were vttd. Rcmemberl Play safel U*c only Purex; the ecnib bleach. GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! Since we must be out in 10 days, all our stock, everything, will be sold at cost. '' C. R. Maddux Harness Shop Across From the Telephone Office taken a year's leave of absence as Coplay's chief of police. , Turtle eggs arc eaten by natives and Europeans In south America. The Gilbert and Elllce Wands ar» the only territory tn the world to straddle both the equator and Uu international date line, . accord Ing to the National Geographic Soclelj. SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for sins, alfalfa mills, oil mills, Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Hrotulway Phone 2651 oboot Um'$ HOW TO Bf pM OF GETTING WMVCUWANT! — thafs one thing you want I And you've got to be Jor e of gelling l». You're doubly tur»-with Defco-Heal-b«cau5e (t) General Motor* has (he "know how" to build It,* beif, and (2) factory-trained De/co- Hear deafen have tht "know how" 16 inilall if right/ — that'* another thing you Wan). And you've got to be sure of getting it. Yeu'r* doubly jure —with Deko-Htat-for the tame two regions— General Molars' "know how" and your Dmlco-Heat dealer'* "know how." So, for cirefrre comfort you can «//«/ o/r-at roctc-boliom operating cost—see your nearest Dclco-llcit dealer now. lie hia complete line of oll- " fireil Condi ' ••-•-••• • nd Convcf nits,oil-fired Boilers on Oil Burners for new or for replacing incffi- ig heat- cjcnf, huci-imii-muncf -wisunc n tracing equipment. And automatic heat is his is.-j.-VKj"iiot Jim - -•' '- r: --- sideline. CITY ELECTRIC CO. 119 So. Broadway Blytheville, Ark. PUREX-THE GENTLE BLEACH CUAKANTdi W. B i«ront»« *•( fur«», viW *t direcled, will l«l youf toflon orA limn Mx'ro 1*^ (vile •• leog oi W iw bkoch w«r« n«I. O 1950, tun* Cixp., 1M. Once you drive them, youil agree nothing could be finer than the new a — O Tri» t9 While CoiniopoliraTi Spoil S«rfan lirei and 'tH DKA-MATIC optional a| exlra coil. come in and drive one today! Proudly availing jour appraisal arc ihc beautiful new 19.)0 Lincoln and inc magnificent new 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan. Anil a few minutes spent villt cither nf tliese superb new automobiles will assure you that nothing'could bcfincr in motoring today! InsWc, you will find llic mosl bcafiliful automobile interiors in the world—"Salon Styled" wilh rich new upltolslcrics And appoint men Is! When you lake llie wheel—you will discover citsliinn-stnoolli, vrlvcl-toucTi steering . t • Ihe rc-ilfnl quiet of new Fitarghs sutinilproofing. Hut your grcalcst. ihrill will come when you experience llic Ijrillianl performance of the high.- rompression Lincoln "w\'i>'cim.E 8" engine com- hined with *nvr>RA-MATlc. It is sheer velvet in motion, wilh freedom forever from eluding. A new Lincoln is wailing for you now—so why not drive il? We can promise you its price will be another very pleasant surprise lo you, tool STILL & YOUNG MOTOR GO. Walnut at First Street

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