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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1050 THf NATION TODAY— BLYTHEYTU.E CARK.V COURIER NEWS Democratic Power in Congress Limited by Tuesday's Elections By JAMES MAKI.OW i WASHINGTON. Nov. 9. (IP)— If you're wondering what Tuesday's elections mean in Congress, here's « brief fill-in. The Congress due back here this jppth is the 81st—elected In 1948 ^and not the 82nd, which you voted for Tuesday. The two-year term of the 81st, which began at noon, Jan. 3, 1949, ends just before noon, Jan. 3, 1951. And nt noon next Jan. 3 the 82nd Congress begins its two-year term. Democrat Power Limited 111 the 81st the Democrats had a majority over the Republicans. They'll keep it in the 82nd. but slimmer, as a result of this week's elections. This majority gives the Democrats a position of |>owcr. But because It's slim, they won't be able to ram through any legislation they please. For example—because they're in t majority, the Democrats will have a majority on all committees. And all committee chairmen will be Democrats. Ttie.se committees, of course, are of the utmost importance since it's in them that new laws get thci start. For example: If the 82nd Congress raises income taxes, committees will first examine the whole problem. And if the full Congress votes an Increase, the size and details will be pretty much what the committees decide they should be. But for President Truman and his followers there's a catch in all this: For Instance, take the Senate In the 82nd Congress. There the Democrats will ollt- number the Republicans only 49 | o « ^Any time the Republicans show in full strength and the Democrate are minus three votes the Republicans' vote will be decisive. But more than that: It's seldom that Democrats and Republicans line up solidly nnd vote solidly as a party. And the narrower the margin between Democrats and Republicans at the start of a vote, the worse the chance for Mr. Truman's ideas to get through since n few switches by the Democrats will help the Republicans. Health Plan Hurt You can see wiiat that means in something Jilce Mr. Truman's proposal for compulsory health insurance. I-In the 81st Congress, where the r VEOE SAILING—This -tvedish-built 44-foot craft loaned to Sea Scouts at Rye' N. Y., by the Swedish Consul is equipped with the novel Ljiingstrnem rig and single full-rotating mast and . sail, which doubles the effective sail area. The sail is reefed or furled simply by rotating the mast. KEROSENE FUEL OIL Dial 4091 or 740 Shirley Hipp YOUR FRIENDLY MAGNOLIA DEALER GIRLS! WANT TO EARN $125-$175 MONTH? ecome a Beauty Operator Enroll Now in New Class Tuition Reasonable • G. I. Approved Eagle Beauty School 124 N. Second Blylheville, Ark. Navy Seeks Explanation for Two Red Flares off Virginia Coast •+ NORFOLK. Va., Nov. 10, (IP) — The Navy sought nn explanation today for two red (lares which last night roused fears for the safety of one of its newest submarines. For four hours—between 7 p.m. and II p.m. — preparations went hurriedly forward to rescue the UBS Sirago and her crew of approximately 83 men. The submarine, a new Snorkel type, radioed it had fired no flares and was in no distress. Sighting of two flares had been reported shortly after 7 p.m. by the submarine Rcquin and the auxiliary ship Mississippi. The Navy feared for the Sirago because it was operating In the area. Submarine rescue ships were sent out from here nnd New London, Conn., but were recalled when the Sirago reported all wns well and other submarines in the area were located. ASSUMPTION MEDAL-Herc are the two sides of a gold medal commemorating the Marian Congress of Holy Year 1950, and the proclamation of the dogma of Virgin Mary's bodily assumption into Heaven. The work of Italian sculptor Andrea Mistruzzi the medal bears a portrait of Pope Pius II, top, and a representation of the Virgin's ascent into heaven. Democrats' majority was larger, this health program got exactly no where because too many Democrats Joined with too many Republicans in opposing it. Now it will have even less chance. And on some issues. like civil rights, there'll be even smaller chance for the Trumanites to do anything. On civil rights the southern Democrats break away from the Truman Democrats. Any time they do that, the Trumanites wind up in a minority. And on foreign affairs the Republicans—because of the slim margin between them and the Democrats—are in a stronger position now to have a hand In what's done. You can see why: Mr. Trumn.n's advisers, in the Defense ami State Departments, may come up with a program in the foreign field. But almost any program costs money which has to be voted oy Congress. This means Congress can Realistic Outdoor Sign Gets Owner a Buck Dinner SEATTLE, Nov. 9. fAP)— The big signboard at Jim ' Brady's Service Station realistically shows a sample of outdoor living in wet weather. To add to the realism. Brady added some decoys. At dusk yesterday a mallard duck sailed in, spotted what appeared to be a pond where some of his feathered friends were swimming, and tried a high-speed landing. ' Brady got a duck dinner. Ballots by the Spear MALAKAL. Sudan (AP) — Nuer tribesmen in this isolactd Upper Nile province picked their first district counci lin a secret ballot recently. Each candidate laid his spear alongside an empty gasoline tin. Voters walked up one by one and each dropped a stone in the tin of his choice. The headmen then counted the stones. put strong limits on any such program.- Being more powerful than they were in the 81st Congress, the Republicans can pretty much vote a stop or go-ahead signal In the 82nd. 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