PAGE FOURTEEN B1ATHEVILLF <ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH t, 1»« J Penny Post Card n i ii-i c LI s °y s Pensions Rate Hike Sought Not justifiable But Congressmen Shun j Authorization to Double Present Cost By Barney Livingstone Chicks Pick Shorty for Ma f^^-~-p-; Read Courier News Wnut Atls. WASHINGTON, March 9. Wj— President Truman's budget, director told Congress yesterday "It Is not possible the Justify" the Rankln veterans pension bill. 1 He called instead for eimctinciil WASHINGTON, March 9. W>— of President Truman's proposals foi Congressional friends of the penny expansion of Social Secinlly to post card hollered bloody murder "meet the same needs on n broader today at plans to mark It up to two basis." cents. Budeet Director Frank Pace. Jr The plans »re those of the Post- outlined the stand In a report pie office Department, which is going pared for Rep. Carroll. iD-Colo Into th« red at the rate of half a W | 10 i- C ad II to the House Uulos Com billion dollars this year. mittee. "Diabolical," declared Rep, Kdwln while Pace did not present it (11 A. Hall (R-NY) today. "Asinine, rectly as an administration progrnn Impossible." Ihe budget director norrnnlly speak "Raising the penny post card to [ or the President on financial mat two cents Is the best way I know of ( C is. | making the poor man shoulder the The rules croup is considering the postoffice deficit. It's an American nankin bill to give veterans of the institution. It must not be abol- last two World Wars a pension of Ished." $90 a month at age 65, regardless "Never," says Rep. Jentson (R- I of need and physical condition, 111). "It will double (he cost of ro- Pace estimated the cost of the mance and put the penny post card bill at more than $125.000.000,000 in limbo with the, five-cent cigar." during the next fifty year. 1 ;. Rep. Priest (D-Tcnn) has also rallied to the defense: "The penny The most valuable willow wood post card is one thing in government cnnips from the white and crack that ought to stay as it Is.'' I species of the tree Postmaster General .lesse M. Donaldson has no romantic ideas about the penny postcard in the face of A $550,000,000 deficit. It Is pulling the PostofTice Department In the hole to the sum ol $51,000,000 this year. U.S. Taken Tfrifflc Loss The penny postcard business is big business, he demonstrated to the House PostofTice Committee Monday. All told, his figures showed, the postoflice handled 3.800,000.000 pen- ] ny cards In 1948, of which nearly I 3,000,000,000 were Ihc stamped variety sold in poslofflce and about 700,000 the souvenir variety. I Each government postal card, he ! said, cosls the postoffice department 2,59 cents to print and handle—a tidy loss, he Implied. By upping the price to two cents, he said he thought his department would get an added $36.000,000 toward that half billion deficit. j! "It Is not the poor man's mall as : frequently slated." he contended be- | fore the committee. "We sell billions of penny postal I cards and about 95 per cent of them 1 are used for advertising purposes." | The poslofTce department, In ad- ! cUtion to the penny card, Is asking ! general Increases for second, thivrl | and fourth class mail rates and for postal services such as C.OJX mall, i special delivery, money orders and I postal notes. Letter mail—regular j • nd air—would remain unchanged. ', When John Ca/u, o( Leamington, Ontario, Cnnada, brought home 31 chicks, his fenuile Jox terrier, Shorty, immediately adopted them, and vice versa. They snuggled up to her warm body, and she began to mother Iliem. Now, if one strays from the nest, she picks it up gently and brings it buck. Cnza figures that next she'll start clnckinu. >asfor Facing Ouster Gets Vote of Confidence NEW YORK. March ». Oft— An mbattled Protestant Episcopal rec- or, defying his bishop's order that vacate a Brooklyn pulpit, has won a vote of confidence from hU )arishioncrs. A meeting of members of Holy Trinity Church voted 261 to 27 to oust the nine vestrymen who had petitioned Bishop James P. De Wolfe Lo remove the rector, the Rev. Dr. John Howard Melish. The vestry majority acted against Dr. Melish because he refused to curb the "outside activities" of his son and assistant rector, the Rev. William Howard Melish. These activities include chairmanship of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, which is on Attorney Genera! Tom Clark's list of subversive groups. Two lay parishioners who represented the vestrymen last night said the meeting was "illegal" and would be contested in a civil court. McM.fl. May Palpate In Nationwide KaaiO iftOW ^« .» Wellington. w m routine a dlscus- M<m of "how far Ihe social security LITTLE ROCK. March 9. l/l'i— program can be extended without Governor McMolli lias received an 1 infrmi;mj? on pcr.sonal liberties." Invilation to participate on a na- j McMath snid lie had been in- tlonwldc American Town Hull "f i fnnm'ti thai Sen. Hubert Tsifl, of the air broadcast March 22. Me is Ohio was to he mie of the speakers undecided whether he will be able on the prournm. Italians Protest Taxes ROME. March 9. W)—Shop Own ers throughout Italy closed their doors yeMcrday in a one-day protest asainst government taxes, which they say are too high. Food stores, restaurants, bars coffee houses and barber shops Joined the shutdown at varying hours throughout the day. Blocked Berliner* Ask For Larger Coal Supply BERLIN, March 9. W|—Block- aried west Berliners. shivering in a belated cold wove, are asking for more coal. 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