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ALTON tVBtltttO TIL10HAMI FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH dally encepi Sunday; enheeftpUon art Be weekly It carrtef; tp*iMii, 18.00 a f"**» wtthte 100 miles; tt.OO Beyond too mtUm Entered as eecond-elaas matter at the pmtoMee. « Alton, til., Act of Conines, Mveh «, WW. tuawM o* nut tit* AMOCMM PM* to wmiM tMiuin*i» » for ntubilMtton « an MM met r> at *•!) M an tlft Locai Advartitini - Rate* M MM itmm ~.,. Altm, in. National A4«trf.iki Hoikiih* be 111 The PotJt-DtajMteh On Library Question One of our St. Louin contemporaries, the esteemed Post-Dispatch, has taken editorial notice of the library referendum to be held in Alton tomorrow. The case was ably stated, and because of the editorial's fine presentation of the question to be before the voters, we reprint it. Under the heading, "Cultural Opportunity in Alton," the Post-Dispatch said: Though Alton is one of the oldest and most cultured communities in this region, residents of Madison county's largest city find their library ler- vices in a most precarious situation. Some 50 years ago one of Alton's bankers endowed a library in memory of his wife, Jennie D. H.iyncr. The will creating the endowment set up many limiting conditions, including a bar on the use of tax funds. Maintenance funds from the endowment have dropped to something like $6000 a year—a sum woefully inadequate to meet the library needs of a community of some 40,000 people. To solve this problem, the Alton city government passed a municipal library ordinance last fill. Eventually, it is hoped, a plan can be worked out whereby the Hayncr Memorial library and a city library can be co-ordinated, so as tq eliminate any overlapping of facilities and services, Up to now, however, the trustees for the new city library board have not been appointed. This presumably awaits the outcome of an advisory poll next Saturday, which it designed to show the .sentiment in the community in favor of a library on a tax-supported basis. The Greater Alton Association of Commerce, to iti credit and that of its president, Clayton Schlos- . ser, has led the public activity for the library referendum. If the library gets a generous indorsement at the polls, the Alton city'government will know that the citizens want to solve their library problem the right way. If only a relatively few people vote the officials may conclude that Alton people do not care much about a library. Friends of libraries and schools will hope to see Alton residents make the most of their opportunity. , Supreme Court's Two Decisions The Illinois Supreme Court, Wednesday, rendered two outstanding decisions. It reversed the Greene County Circuit Court and found Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Levisen, formerly of Greenfield, have the right to teach thei| eight-year-old daughter at home, rather than tend'her to public schools. Also, the high state tribunal turned down the appeal of two youths, Chapman and Seger, sentenced to die for murdering a Jerseyville insurance man. In the Levisen case, the decision was a milestone in the fight for personal social freedom. Yet the dis senting opinion of Justice Jesse L. Simpson of Ed wardsville is a balancing factor which must not be overlooked. Simpson pointed out that some parents may construe the court's majority ruling as "a license to keep their children at home instead of sending them to school." Justice Simpson, a wise and mild man, who had been active in affairs of the Alton area long before he was elected to the high court of the state, implies a distinction between the quality of the Levi- sens' training for education and the teaching capacity of parents in general. The majority opinion, written by Justice Albert M. Crampton, stressed the Leviscns are well educated. The father is a college graduate and a minister, and the mother has had two years of college and training in teaching. Nevertheless, one cannot'overlook the logic in Justice Simpson's statement: "Who will be the judge of the facts? What will be the position of the truant officer when he is told by -parents that their child is receiving proper instruction at home?" Insofar as Chapman and Scger's case is concerned, there was a large possibility that the youth of the convicted pair might weigh in their favor. But the court's statement indicated the judges adamant in their determination to make the punishment fit the crime. The tribunal pointed out that "The records of this court disclose few, if any, more brutal murders than the murder admittedly perpetrated (by the two)." The State Supreme Court in these two instances has set into operation the ponderous machinery of justice which resulted in the upholding of basic laws. The freedom of the thinking moral individual wai upheld in the Levisen case and the lives of unmoral, non-thinking individuals were forfeited in the Jersey killing case. New York Times Inerenses 25 Yearn Ago January 20, Charles ft. Kehoe, * Bother-of th« Rev. Father r. B. Kehoe, patter of St. Patrick'* Church, died at St. Joseph's Hospital after an nine* o* eight weeks. Six cases of thigh fracture* In one day at St Joseph's Hospital were believed to have set a recort for the Institution, All cases were not Alton person*. They were: Mrs. Edward Rodger* and George Reu- tcr of Alton \ Hal Homsby of Bethalto, Miss Anna Diet- nf Jerseyvllle and a Miss Rankln of Bethalto The first Ku Klux Klan funeral ever seen In Alton was reported to have been held at the burial of an Altonlan In'Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. S. D McKenney of Cherry Street Baptist Church was concluding the service at the grave when men wear Ing robes made their appearance and approached the grave. There was a large number of them and many KOI out of automobiles and gathered about the grave. The Rev. McKenny stepped aside and the men In robes took charge and held the burial service of the organliatlon. Many of the robed men carried flowers for the grave. Mrs. Warren Shattuck and Mrs. Arthur Waggoner, two Upper Alton women who were neighbor*, residing nn .Tudson avenue In the Taggart addition, underwent surgical treatment at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. 1C. A. Cook of Judson avenue was suffering from an nttnek of sciatic rheumatism. Mr. nnd Mrs. T. L. Crane of Alton quietly announced the engagement of their daughter, Lillian, to William Thnlle. The couple planned a late February wedding. Miss Henrietta Arnold and Ketley Turner were married nt Cherry Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Samuel D. McKenney. Miss Irma Louise Lintz was bridesmaid and Harold Brown was best. man. M.lss Evelyn Simmons played the wedding marches. A letter was received In Alton from Andrew Leigh saying he was the leading mnn of the Permanent Players, a Rcglna, Sask., Canada Company. Leigh was making a success of his position with the company. Mrs. B. J. Rlggs of 895 Washington avenue had gone to Madlsbn, VVis., to visit, at the home of her father-in-law, Lawrence Peterson. From Madison, Mrs. Riggs planned to go to Mlddlcton, WIs., to visit her parents, Mr. and Mr*. Henry Miller. Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Challacombe, Georg*e Brunner, T. J. Fleming and A. Rook had gone to Springfield to attend a plumbers' convention which was in session for three days. George B. Sprlngman left for Palestine, Tex., where he planned to visit his father, George Springman, sr., president of Springman Lumber Co. Mrs. A. M. Ely, sister of Miss Alma Minor and the late Mrs. Richard Holden, died Jan. 11, at the family, home, one mile west of Fidelity. Former traffic patrolman Eldredge McKinney was 111 at his home on Elm street. The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clark fell nt their home on Virden street nnd struck his head on a piece of iron. No serious Injury resulted, but the little boy suffered a great deal of pain from the bruise, John Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald of Defmar avenue, was 111 of chickenpox. Business Must Make Money to Pay Tax BID WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—The Truman administration would like to have the business world believe that It sincerely want* to help business men make money. A* one cabinet officer expressed It—the social welfare programs and the major Item* In a present- day budget are so expensive that they cannot be met unite* business doe* male money. An appreciation of that simple fact become* of transcendent importance at the Pretldent ponders the vartou* recommendation* that have been made to him for the forthcoming message, to be Bent to Congre** next week, on changes In the tax law*. The people a* a whole, of course, never like Increased taxes. .It's a political hazard. The smaller business men In particular are press- Ing hard for a repeal or reduction of excise taxe* which have become a barrier to Increased retail sale* of many consumer product*. How to make up the los* of revenue from the excise tax** without Imposing somewhere else new taxes that might discourage business Is the real problem which the President Is trying to solve. Three different tax plans are before Mr. Truman. They have their advantages nnd disadvantages. In theory, there hns been much support for some new proposals thnt might be classed as incentive taxation. This, however, Involves certain losses in revenue for the time being—that Is, until the Incentives can take effert and SMe B«i»r«ii> (40 "Do I hive to spank him for doing that? He's a lot better speller than I was at his age I" bring In p celpts. If larger volume of re> is unlikely, therefore, that at this session of Congress the administration will press for incentive plans. To make up the loss in revenue from excises, the principal formula before the President is one that would Increase the rates of corporations by a few points, scribed as "moderate." This Is de- But even The New York Times lus decided to increase the price of iti daily edition to 1 cents, beginning next Monday. The Times is the last of the city's stand- ard-siw newspaper* to increase its price. Heretofore, the Times has cost 3 cents a copy within New York City and 5 cents elsewhere. The Sunday edition is 1J cents. The action of the New York Times in increaiing iti weekday price is the second action within a short time in the metropolis forced by the mounting cost of newspaper publication. Recently, the Sun was told because: it could not continue profitably to publish. . In JW announcement of the increase, the Times said the action had been forced "because of the continued increasing costs in all phases of the operation <tf Ihtl newspaper." Thf Times was one of the last newspapers in the fiouawy <o yield to the growing cvpra* O f publk tttm, AU others have been forced to go to the f«MK lw*l» »me have gone beyond tha< price. A ' swwipapcr of quality cannot be produced I 5O Years Ago January 20, 1900 Upper Alton village council enacted the ordinance for the paving of Garden and Manning streets. Length of the projected pavement was approximately one mile and a brick surface was specified. Build- Ing of a pavement was seen a* the third phase of a program to keep the village forging ahead. First had been the securing of electric lights; the second, water service, which in turn made possible the organization of a fire department. Central Union Telephone Co. was granted a franchise in return for a free phone to be Installed In village hall. Heretofore, the company had been extending telephone lines in the village without a franchise. Because the "ringing of the bell on the village hall had proved Ineffective as a curfew, the council, by resolution, provided that the curfew should be sounded by the school bell. The Telegraph, which had adopted part of a new type dress at the outset of the year, completed the change by switching to new head-lines. A light-face type was being used, nnd I even headings set in two banks were far from conspicuous. The rival city and county oil Inspectors both hod Inspected n now shipment of 150 barrels of coal oil received at the Standard Oil depot. But neither issued H certificate when Supt. Wheeler declined to pass judgment on which Inspector had the right to collect. Inspection fees amounted to $15. Alton lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, Wa* making preparations to cnturlain the annual convention of the Fourth district of the order In April. Delegates were expected to number ,'WO. Mrs. J. E. Wheeler of Alton was district president. Colored school children who had been remaining out of school because of the litigation over alleged segregation were returning to their classes In Doug- ass and Lovejoy buildings, where about 70 now were enrolled, The Bluff Line began use of Its new "short-cut" rackage and the new steel bridge over the Plasa at Lock Haven. Joseph Broderlck bought a dwelling on Main street from William Jones at $1050. Dismantling of the old vinegar factory by Contractor D. Ryan was completed, and he now was ready to start its re-erection Into a freight house for the Bluff Line. Much of the brick from the old walls wa* put to fine use In the new freight shed wing, vlth new material being used In the office end fac- ng Short. A new euchre club hud been formed and was to meet at the home of Its president, Mrs. Deterding, on Prospect. The Woman's Council met at the home of Mr*. L. M. Laird, Essays for the program were read by Mrs. H- M. Chlttcnden and Mrs. H. J, Bowman, and Mrs. H. l\. Hewitt read selections from Lowell. Mrs. C F. Sparks was to be hostess at the next meeting, Miss Ariana Blaisdel! was home after a southern slay. Edgar Davis hud gone to El Paso for the remainder of the winter, and Mrs. Davis was to join him In about a month. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sleg- rlct mourned the death of their two-year-old son, Milton, and funeral services were to be held In their home at Godfrey. Mrs. A. W. Young had made encouraging Improvement and her recovery from Illness now wai believed assured, Mrs. A. P. Johnston returned to Bunker Hill after a visit hero with Miss Mary Johnston. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Elder announced the birth of a daughter. Charle* Clayton of Upper Alton returned from a stay in Hot Springs. as much as four points In the percentage scale represents an Increase of about one-tenth in the amount of taxes' that would be collected on every thousand dollars earned by corporations. Can all corporations readily absorb such a tax? Will prices have o be raised? Should the smaller businesses be spared the increase so that it applies only over a given amount? These are the Issues presented as the President, attempts between various tax to choose plans. Entirely apart from tax rates, there's a possibility of a break for business and individuals. The Treasury Department has long recognized the need for clarification 6f the so-called administrative provisions of existing tax laws. It is long overdue. In the 80th Con gress, which the Republicans con trolled, there was a fair' measure of agreement between the Treasury'* representative and both parties in Congress as to what ought' to be done. Many of these provisions affect the nature of business and personal deductions, partnerships among members of the same family, interpretation of gift and estate tax 'rules and a host of other items that could mean a decrease in taxes for many people—if not a saving in the expense bf litigation. It could happen that the advantages to be derived from the changes In the administrative provisions would be very helpful to business men and thus win support for the tax bill as a whole. But it is to be borne in mind that, whenever a tax bill Is opened up for amendments, a demagogic element can bring in extreme amendments which can prove embarrassing for other members !o vote down. A tax law cannot be forecast merely by reading a President's message thereon. The temper of the majority in Congress is the deciding factor., Congress has been imprested-of late with the fact that It Is fatal to .kill the goose that lays the golden eggs—and the administration realizes it needs u whole lot of golden eggs to maintain its spending program and bring about a balanced budget. Only an increase in tax receipts can balance the budget If spending is not going to be curtailed much. So the Truman administration looks to business to make more money and thus help bring in more and more tax receipts. (Reproduction HlfhU Hetervml) Communist prisoners, about 150 of whom went on a hunger strike at Ambala, India, were reported "in good health" and being forcibly fed milk, cream and eggs. ToottorvUlo Folk* Pearson's Merry-Go-Roufid How Gamblers Work WASHINGTON, Jan. 20—Earlier In this series I expressed the opinion that President Truman knew nothing about the link* which tome of hi* henchmen have with Costellolsm and the gambling racketeer*. I base this opinion on the fact that, at this moment, federal grand juries are' probing the racketeers in Los Angeles, Miami and in Truman'* home towa, Kansas City. This investigation Includes the new Democratic boss of Kansas City, Charles Binaggio, who has carried the town for Truman by resounding majorities, but who, nevertheless, was hauled before a grand jury by the Justice Department at the same time Truman was in Kansas City for the Bill Boyle testimonial dinner. Actually, these grand juries cannot clean up gambling, which •comes under* local law enforcement agencies .but they can crack down on narcotics, income-tax evasions and illegal Immigration, which go gambling. hand In in hand with fact, Frankie Costello, an Italian Immigrant, could be deported .to 'Italy tomorrow if the Justice Department wanted to. " • • ; Undermining Law Enforcement The important thing abbut the gambling rackets, whether they be in Miami, Kansas City, or Fresno, Cal., is the manner In which they undermine law enforcement. Most people probably see nothing wrong with a $2 bet or with slot machines in a beer tavern. But along with the $2 bet and the slot machines go pay-off* to the police. These pay-offs may be only $30 a week. But when a cop will take $30 a week to protect a gambling joint, he will also take $1,000 to fix a murder case. Once the pattern of a dishonest police force is fixed there is no boundary line where it can be stopped. Today In Kansas City only two out of 13 gangland murders have been solved by the police In tfie last two years. And as a result of the current Justice Department probe in Kansas City, one witness before the grand jury, Daniel W. Robinson, wits murdered recently. Another witness, Sam Butler, after being badgered by the gang, committed suicide. The invasion of Costelloism Is always slow, almost Imperceptible. At first it can scarcely be detected. Nearly always it gets a foot n the door through heavy political contributions to a candidate for public office. He may be com- tletely honest, but he needs the money and doesn't think twice about the obligations he must ful- ill after he takes office. In Kansas City, for instance, it va* Democrat Forrest Smith, •unnlng for governor of Missouri n 1948, who accepted the'backing of the Binaggio gang. Now that ic's in the governor's chair, Smith IBS no love for the gamblers or what they stand for. Nevertheless Binaggio's political power is an Inescapable fact. Binaggio ha* even been admitted, since Smith's election, to the .secret Democratic caucus of the Missouri legislature, while two Binaggio friends have been named by Gov. Smith to the Kama* City police board. Gambler* Queued Wrong • In Louisana, Huey Long got started through exactly the same process. Frankie Costello arrived with a $100,000 cash contribution to Huey'* campaign, In return for which Huey opened up the *tate to dot machines. This looked harmless at the time, and was the most painless way for Huey to raise money to fight -the big oil companies and utilities then bent on defeating him. But it paved the way for the most ruthless state dictatorship this country ha* ever seen. Or take another town which is pretty much "average City-U. S. A."—namely, Fresno, Cal. Here the gambling fraternity used exactly the same* technique to put a friend in office, and would have succeeded had they not picked the wrong friend. In Fresno, a shrewd and likable public relations counsel, Robert Franklin, with manifold connections, became the campaign manager for Republican Candidate Gordon Dunn, a newcomer 1;. politics. And it was only a couple of weeks after .Dunn's election that he was approached by the man who had helped elect him to "open up" the city to gambling and houses of prostitution. Dunn, naive but courageous, refused. However, the pressure as continued, with the approaches being almost identical to these made in Kansas City. Among other things, Lt. Ed Ellis, a friend of the city's gambling boss, Joe Cannon, was proposed as police chief of Fresno. Ellis had been so clow to Cannon that the gambler used to sit in his office and send members of the police force out for coffee with such an air of authority that rookie cops thought Cannon was a member of the staff. Lt. Ellis Robtrt S. Alien Report* JUybnrn *Swltch' took the civil service ex with others, and flun am, Kid. along But atH Fontaine) We have only Just emerged from a great ordeal. We have stood the test. God has blessed us. As a na« lion we hold our heads high, but we are still bleeding from several wounds , . . Our primary taak (a to heal these wound*.—President Soekarno of |s> dojietiM RapuhUt. EVENT OP THE WEEK 5OME PURN FOOt KIP THREW A SNOWBALL AT MR*. COBB despite this h» was still urged on Mayor Dunn as police chief. Instead the naive newcomer to politics sent one of his best men, Lt. Henry Morton, to Washington to train at J. Edgar Hoover's national police academy and study exactly the opposite law enforcement methods from those the gambling fraternity wanted. Some members of the Fresno police force, however, continued to be palsy-w,alsy with the gamblers, Only recently, gambling chief Cannon walked into Tony's restaurant at 6 a. m. waving loaded revolver. A waitress calmed him down, and unloaded the revolver until the police could arive. But when a patrolman did arrive he failed to arrest Cannon because of the technicality that the revolver, at th< time of his arrival, was not loaded. Other citizens do not get such lenient treatment Cruaadisw Newspapers Curb Racket* In Fresno, as In Kanias City, the rackets have also been curbed by alert newspapers. The watchful Fresno Bee has 'crusaded against Costellolsm, while in Missouri the Kansas City Star has cracked down on every move Binaggio has made. Nevertheless, th* Kansas City police force, which became a model of efficiency after Bow Pendergaat went to jail, is now In a state of jitters. Binaggio has demanded the reinstatement of a former police chief, previously demoted, together with a new chief of detectives, Thomas J. Hlgglns, despite e fact that Hlgglns was once Indicted for perjury in connection with the Kansas City union station killings. Furthermore, the new police t, Jan. S» — Most sliiilflcant lh"*ld« fact about the turbulent battle over restoring House rules committee power to block legislation Is that President Truman Is fighting wRh' one hand tied behind him. It's an enforced crippling — y Speaker Sam Rayburn. Behind the scenes, the Texan t working hamMn-trtove with the Dlxlecrat-Republlcan coalition that engineered the anti-administration ecup. « As Speaker, Rayburn Is top Democrat la the Mouse and as such the President's principal lieutenant In the chamber. Despite this, Rayburn has been secretly active from the start In the maneuver to restore rules committee control over legislation the House can consider. Representative Gene Cox (D- Ga), ring-leader of the Rules Committee coalition, consulted Rayburn before the coup was iprung. Also, before the President's weekly conference with the "Big Four" Democratic congressional leaders, Rayburn had a private talk with Representative Charle* Halleck (R-Ind.). The assistant Republican floor leader Is a strong supporter of the coup; last year he vigorously opposed stripping the rules committee of Its restrictive power*. In this talk, Rayburn made It clear where he stands. "This Is not a question of party politic*," he told Halleck. "This s a matter of national interest. The boy* have come back with word tfiat their voters are complaining about big spending and big deficits. The people feel the time has come for that to stop. The rules committee is willing to take the lead In doing that, if they are given the power. How about t'" "I'm 100 percent with you," was thn enthusiastic reply. While Halleck pledged hi* own backing, he carefully went no further. Reason is considerable divergence In Republican ranks on the Issue. Last year, 49 voted against the rule* committee. Chief among them were Representative Jesse Wolcott (Mich.), Alvln O'Konski (Wis.), and Charles Wolverton (N. J.). Canvassing the group, Halleck 'ound that only a few have changed position. Also, significantly, OOP Floor Leader Joe Martin did not mention he rule* committee battle at. the Irst meeting of the "price tag committee" he has set up. Headed by Representative John Taber N. Y.), rank'lng Republican member on the appropriations com-' mittee, the "price tag" group has he function of acting as a Republican screen of all admlnlstra- ion spending proposals. Substitute Lieutenant To cope with Ray'burr/s walk- ut, the President has turned to a ubstitute lieutenant. He is. Representative Adolph Sabath ' (D., 111.), 84-year-old dean" of the House and chairman >f .the rules committee. Behind the scene*, the President is now work- ng through Sabath in the tense tug-of-war. They confer by telephone several times a day. When Cox staged his "rump" committee session that voted the coalition coup be submitted to the House, the President phoned Sabath before he could call. The President voiced deep concern over the situation. "Look* like the going has become rough and we are really up against it," he said. "That's right, Mr. .President," replied Sabath. "I am now In the minority in my own Committee. The coalition has taken over;'They are out to scuttle your program and there is no use kidding ourselves that the situation isn't serious." "It couldn't be worse,'' said the President. "If this goes through our hands will be tied. It will be the 80th Congress all over again. The President then disclosed he had directed the. Democratic National Committee to summon all absentee Democratic congressmen back to Washington Immediately. "You stall for time," the President advised. "Keep them from voting as long as you can and I'll do everything possible to muster our full strength. It's our only hope to win." Note: If rules committee control Is restored, the "one package" appropriation bill Is virtually certain to be dropped. Rayburn is against such an omnibus measure. Guess Who? Recuperating on .a ranch near Tucson, Ariz., Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas received a long-distance call. "This is a friend of yours," a vocie said.-"I'm calling to find out how you are. I was terribly sorry to hear about your accident." Douglas wa* unable to recognize the caller/ and after a few minutes of fruitless searching finally asked, "I'm sorry, but who is this?" "Oli, you know me. We've had several very enjoyable meetings. The last was at luncheon beside a fountain." "Yes!" exclaimed Douglas, "His Majesty, the Shah of Iran. You arc the Shah." The young Shah made the call before returning to his country Communist Offer Don King, Northwest Airlines manager in Shanghai, has returned to the U. S. with a report of a< Communist offer. But there a hitch to It. According to what King told Senator Warren Magnuson (D., Wash.), the Communists are willing to give U. s. airlines landing rights in China— commissioners appointed by Gov, Forrest Smith, following Ms tion with gambling support, have urged these changes. Binaggio is quite frank about U all. "1 want to open up the tow*" lie says. And his political power hat been «o strong that even President Truman's old friend, Mayor Roger Sermon ef IndependeuM, has hopped on the Binaggio provided the Nationalist blockade is lifted. Operating from Formosa bases, Nationalist plane*.dominate the Chinese coast. A* King tclir It, the Communists are willing to do business If the blockade i? eliminated. StgntfteMt Absentee Democratic politico* are reading a lot of significance into New York State Chairman Paul Fitz- patrlck'a stay-away from the cio rally In Syracuse. He and Representative Franklin D. RooseVelt jr.. had agreed to address the meeting. Young Roosevelt showed up; Fitspatrick didn't. He is known to be cold to Roosevelt's running for governor. Fitspatrick has ardent ambitions In that direction himself. His slate for this year I* Fitzpatrlck for governor, Lehman for senator. EmbanraMlng friends Senator Robert A. Taft's well- meaning friends are continuing to embarrass him. Despite repeated disclaimer* that he is not iking outside .campaign funds, admirer* are continuing to solicit contributions. Latest to do so Is former Senator Albert Hawkes (N. J.). At a meeting of businessmen In Newark, he drummed up more than $100,000 In pledges for Taft. The Ohioan's managers fear hi* foe* will raise the cry that a "slush fund" 1* being assembled to re-elect him. While the Senate bitterly over wiping wrangled out the federal oleomargarine tax, House members used the Issue to indulge In a splatter of partisanship. The House passed the repealer last year. Following Is this example of political jawing: eepresentatlve August Andresen (R., Minn.): "I understand thnt Mr. Luckman ' (Charle* Lucfeman, former head of Lever Brothers) intends to'serve margarine instead of butter at the Democrats' Jackson Day dinner. I also believe his company makes margarine." Representative Reid Murray (R Wis.): "Well, if he had taken the matter up with me, I would have asked him if it isn't true they are taking the Southern cotton boys for a ride on this olea matter." Representative Robert Rich (R., Pa.): "I wonder if we Republicans are going to have butter at our Lincoln day dinner, at $1 a plate. I think we are. Also I think that f we can have butter 1 at $1 a slate, the Democrats ought to have 100 butters for $100." SHORTS—Representative John 3yrnes (R., Wis.), junity member of the House ways and means committee, has been assured of )ublic hearings on his bill for tax ncentlves to manufacturers to nstall sewage disposal equipment :o prevent stream pollution. . . . iVelburn Mayock, California tide- and oil attorney who has announced against James Roosevelt ! oi the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, -sees eye-to-eye with New York's Mayor O'Dwyer on egallzing gambling. In the same statement in which he blasted Roosevelt as "dangerous," Mayock came out for legalized gambling because, "You've got gambling anyway so why not cut the State n on the take?". . . . Half of the $13,500,000,000 military budget will go for pay for army, navy and air force personnel, both military and civilian. (Copyrifht. 1030. Post - Hall Syndicate. Inc.) wagon. That's why the Juatlce Depart* meat's grand jury probes in Kansas City, Miami and southern California, plus forthright Sen. Estee Kefauver's Investigation of nterstate gambling, are among the healthiest things that nave hit this country. Jersey Price Supports Listed 1949 Crop Deadline Set For Jan. 31 JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 2o'(Special) —The 1949 price support, rates in Jersey County are as follows: Wheat $2.10 ($2,26 terminal rate), oats 70 cents per bushel: soybeans $2.11 per bushel. If farmers want price support for their 1949 crop* they must meet a deadline of Jan. 31, according to announcement made this week by Harry M. Combrink, state production and marketing administration commltteeman. Regulations provide that price support loans and purchase agree. ments on wheat, oats, and soybeans will be available to farmers through Jan. 31, 1950, but action must be taken immediately by any producers desiring to take advantage of the loan feature of the program. Combrink explained that lonni must be fully completed by the deadline date. This involves inspection of the storage facilities, sampling and testing the commodity, and processing, the necessary papers. If this is to be accomplished In time, farmers must file their application for loans within the next few days. Procedures are. somewhat differ. ent with respect to purchase agreements, the state committeeman said. Purchase agreement forms can be executed in a relatively short period of time at the Coumy P M A officea and will be available until the close of business Jan. 31. Both loans and purchase agreements offer farmers the same price support level. Under the lonn program, the farmer puts up hi* commodity as security for an actual advance of money. If ha does not Choose to pay off his lonn by the maturity date, the commodity is turned over to the government. Under the purchase agreement, there Is no advance of money and the farmer U free to handle or die- pose of his commodity as he set £ fit. It merely give*, him an option to sell his commodity to the government at the regular price support loan rate. The deadline of Jan. 31 also applies to supports on the 1949 crop! of barley, rye, flaxseed, and certain hay and pasture seeds. Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" ,

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