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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of XOHTRK*«v inriu... .„, _ * ¥ " K^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 300 Blythevllla Daily Newi Blythevtlle Courier Blythevllte Herald Mississippi Valley LeMer THE DOMINANT KEWflPAMB OF KORTHEAST 4MUMBA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUW Committee Urges Major Changes In Interior Dept. Hoover Group Split On Ways of Ending 'Wasteful Conflict' By Vern Hill eland WASHINGTON, March 11— (IF}— A sharply-divided Hoover Commission todny urged major changes In the Interior Department to tighten efficiency and eliminate "disastrously wasteful conflict." In a report to Congress studded with "dissents," "abstentions," and "further views" by individual members, the 12-mnn commission proposed a vast expansion of the department to Include all "major public works" projects. If a similar proposal offered In 1924 had been followed then, the government reorganization group declared, "hundreds of millions of dollars would have been saved to the public over these years." Now, It added, "It Is a complete necessity." ^ Three conimisssloners, headed by Secretary of state Acheson, the bl- partisian group's vice chairman, suggested replacing the Interior department with a "department of Natural resources." Four Functions Assigned But the majority turned that' down and recommended Instead including In the present department these functions: 1. Flood control nnd rivers and harbors improvement, now under the Army Corps of Knglneers. 2. Public building construction and community services, now major functions of the Federal Works Agency. 3. Hospital construction, Including the *1.000,000,000 Veterans Administration program and the hospital-building activities of the Army and Navy, but not the grants-in-aid program now under public health service. 4. Civilian airport construction on behalf of the proposed Bureau of Civil Aviation of the Commerce Department — again expecting grants-in-nid programs. Under the plan, Interior would lose only the bureau of Indian affairs, the Bureau of Land mnng- •"gernent (except minerals), and commercial fisheries. The Agriculture Department would get the Bureau of Land Management; commercial fisheries would go to the commerce department; and Indian Affairs, would come under a. new department for Social Security, deduction Indian Affairs. : The k .J* depn.i.,;iiu^i»rbpi3s*d £ Acheson; and Commissioner Jamt ; Pollock and James H. Rowe, 'i~ mid combine river devetopmen nctlonf of the Army Engineer with present functions of the Re clamntion Bureau, as the mojorlty proposed. But it would exclude construction agencies and would set up a fores and range service to take over th Forest Service the Bureau of Lam Management and the research fun ctlons of the Agriculture Depart ment. A fourth member of the commis sfon, retiring Secretary of Defens Forrestal, In effect went along with the minority. Fprrcstnl, because of his cablne position, abstained from recommed Ktions relating to the Army Engln eers. McCIdlan Dissents Senator McClellan (D-Ark) and former Rep. Manasco (D-Ala) strongly at odds with their assoc latcs over the functions of the en Kineers, offered an eight page dis sent which said: "In the- Interest of economic progress and national security, the Congress should repel this assul upon one of the most efflcien agencies of the government by rejecting the unsound and dangerous recommendations of the majority.' Even the commission chairman former President Herbert Hoover took issue with a part of the majority report recommending a "boarc of Impartial analysis for engineering and architectural projects be under the president. Hoover said there should be two ro.irds, one for engineering and one for architectural projects, and both should be in the Interior Department. BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1949 Move to Cut CottonAcreage Hearing End WASHINGTON, March 17. «v- Action to discourage greater cotton planting neared completion In Congress today. The Senate agreed to a conference report on a bill providing that 1949 acreage will not be used In computing planting quotas In 1950 in view or an existing cotton surplus The bill Is designed to discourage cotton farmers from expanding acreage this year as a base for larger future quotas. There is an estimated carry-over of some 5,000,000 bales from the 1948 crop. The acreage bill passed the House Feb. 2 limited to cotton, but the Senate included other commodities as well. As finally agreed to by the Senate, the House version Is ac cepted. House hearings are expected to be lield later on other acreage considerations for such commodities as corn and wheat. There have been no cotton ac,^- nge allotments or regional quotas under the Agricultural Adjustment Act since beginning of the war in Weather rkansas forecast: Cloudy with occasional rnin, colder except in extreme southeast portion this afternoon, cloudy and colder tonight shoiver.s in east portion. Lowest temperature ne:ir freezing in ex- :reme northwest portion tonight. Friday partly cloudy, warmer In afternoon. Missouri forecast: Light snow or light freezing rain or drizzle cen- tre; and north; rain extreme South this altcinoon and tonight turning to ight snow or freezing rain southwest tonight, ending southeast Friday m?ht. colder extreme south tarn night, continued cold Friday. Low tonight 2f-35 south; high Friday 38-40 soulh. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—49. Sunset today—(3:09. Sunrise today—6:07. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a,m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—14.65. Mean temperature (midway be- uveen high and low)—S0.5. Normal mean for March—51 2. 'this Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday—62. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -—14.34. Improved Mail Service Sought Star Route Proposed To Speed Delivery To Manila, Leachvilfe Substitution at mail service over a star route between Blythevilie and Jonesboro for the present handling by the Frisco branch line was suggested last night at a meeting in Manila of postal and railroad officials with community leaders In the area served by the branch line. The Frisco has an application pending before the Arkansas Publi; Service Commission In Little Rock to abandon passenger service be tween the two cities, which also would mean discontinuance of the mail service by the train which makes one round trip dally. The officials met last night in Manila with the mayors of Manila and Leachville to discuss the proposed changes In service. R. J. Mc- Kit'iion, chairman of an organization of mayors and civic leadera along the route, presided over the meeting which was conducted in the Manila High School. ^__Frfseo Send. 1 ; KepretMituiue* "Frisco officials attending the conference included A. W. Arnett, assistant general passenger agent with headquarters in St. Ix>uis; X. H, Campbell, of chaffee, Mo., superintendent of the Frisco's River Division between Memphis and St. Louis; W. S. Johnston, general agent for the railroad In Blythe- vilie, and the company's atorneys. Westbrook and Westbrook of Jonesboro. The railroad officials assured the group that the company is seeking to provide better freight service for the branch line and will assist the various communities to obtain new industries in an effort to increase the volume of freight moved over the route. It was explained thnt passenger operations, however, have been at, a loss for several months. Star Route Proposed T. B. Dunahoo, district superintendent for the Railway Mail Service in Memphis, suggested that the star route service should be an improvement over the present mail service to the towns betwen Bly- thevilie and Jonesboro and Indicated that possibly a truck would leave Blythevilie early In the morning with mail from Memphis and St. Louis for Dell, Manila, Leachville and other towns to the west. On the return trip the truck would bring mail from Kansas City and the Southwest which normally would be routed through Jonenboro it was Indicated. Pre.sent at last night's conference were Mayors I. D. Shedd of Manila and John Hannl of Lenchvllle; Atlierton Hiatt, recorder at Leachville and Oscar F^ndler, attorney for the Mississippi and Cralghead county towns which organized to protest the removal of the passenger service by the Frisco. It was indicated that agreement ghftje reached to permit discontinuance of the rail passenger and nail service and substitute tntcX service for the handling of mail. Most of the passenger traffic between the two cities already is being handled by buses. New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Am. Tobacco .,'..'. Anaconda . , Beth Steel ..'.'..'.'.'. 3hrysler 'ohn Deere .... . Jen. Electric ..,.." Jen. Motors ] nt. Harvester Montgomery Ward .ockheed National Distiller's" • C. Penney iepublic Steel' xjcotiy-vacuum "tnndard Oil N. J. ears, Roebuck 'exas Co. '• S. Steel .' Southern Pacific ... 146 1-4 67 1-4 31 1-2 32 1-8 53 7-8 35 1-8 3fi 5-8 59 3-4 25 67 1-4 18 7-8 18 45 3-4 12 3-8 24 1-8 16 68 1-2 37 1-4 53 73 42 1-2 Blytheville, Manila, A r more I Schools Add Many New Pupils School district consolidations In Mississippi County under authority of .n liilll.ted let voters In the general election last " from 30 to 18, it was disclosed today. There Is prospect thnt two more+districts will be merged with larger school units while a third may show sufficient gain in enrollment to qualify as a separate district with an enrollment of not less than 350. Ark»n Three districts have been consolidated with (he nijlhe- villt district, which through earlier coniKilldaUonj was the largest In the county. It now has itn enumeration of 4,323 pupils of school ajre and assessed valuations of $5,282,480. With the Lone Oak, Number Nine and Promised Land districts now a part of the Blythevllle district, the gain In enumeration was from 3,594 last year to 4,323 for 1948. New High School' rlannrd Plans are under way to erect a new high school for the Blythevllle pupils and under the consolidation program it will mean thnt the facilities of the new school, when It Is completed, will be available to the high school students living In the nreas which were annexed to Blythe- vllle. The consolidation program does not mean thnt fewer schools will be operated, but it will result lu better educational facilities for pupils In the advanced grades and overall economies In operating costs which in turn should mean better schools throughout the county. Armorel enumerations Jumped from 517 last year to 965 this year with the annexation of the Hickman, Huffman and Tomato districts and the assessed valuations In the new and larger district total $621.236. Even greater gains were noted for Manila where (lie enumerations Increased from 82T to 1,767 and brought Shady drove. Brown, Blrck- water and Mllllgon Ridge Into the Manila district to give It nn assessed Valuation total of $1,250,817. The Leaclivllle district gained In enumeration from 1,114 to 1.316 and the assessed valuation Increased to $1,080,623. Rocky now IB a part of the Lcnchvllle district. Pending before (he Mississippi County Board of Education Is the matter of annexing Rosa with enrollment of 137 to a larger district, ooBslbly to Uirora, and Boynton with an enrollment of 152 which inay become a part of the Leaclivlll district. Patrons of the 8tlllmnn district nre seeking to retain their stutiis ns a separate district and are seeking to work out a plan which will give this school the enrollment necessary to operate as a separate district. AWMmtnt Flrurm 1'rwntrd Mr. Maye.i yesterday announced the following assessment figures for tho 18 school districts on which taxes were levied last year and are -#to be paid this year. District No. 1 Osceola No. 2 Luxor a No. 3 nosa No. s Blythevllle No. 6 .Qosnell No. 9 Armorel No. 10 Shawnee No. 15 Manila No. 17 Boynton No. 23 Dell No. 25 Wilson No. 31 Reiser No. 35 Burnett* No. 36 Etowah No. 40 Lcachville No. 52 Brlnkley No. 55 SUUman No. 58 Dyess Total Real $1,105,230 859.330 103,780 3,918.265 337,220 481.103 794,950 899,011 100,390 6*0.179 1,251,945 80T.858 497,535 341,775 689.850 148,130 166,025 3M ,275 $12,232,608 Penonal $ 621,314 260,065 •41,680 1,361.635 60,640 106,710 294,125 273,965 31,340 167,445 456,525 304,700 143,000 136,135 318,900 67,070 81.HO 94,480 $3,790,W3 UtllUIn * 273,056 166,939 3,020 Total 41.67S 33,423 365.123 83.181 31,218 61,496 325,169 55,769 163,594 13.690 171,873 6,610 4,784 20,430 »2, 1 70,83 J 1,286,354 148,480 IU 62,480 345,530 621,2 3« 1,355,398 1,256,811 162.948 819,122 2,032,639 1,168,354 804,129 492,250 1,086.623 211,810 222,369 384,1115 $18,193,626 $3,000 Is Asked To Aid Cripples Mississippi County Gets Quota in Sale Of Seals at Easter A J3.000 quota for helping the crippled ol Mississippi County has been set for the Easter Seal drive to begin here, March 21, John Mnyes, county chairman for the Arkansas Association for the Crippled, announced today. Mr. Maycs said that last year only $1,269.87 was rafecd toward $3,000 quota nnd that more than thai amount was spent by the county group, besides providing for care in the convalescent center at Jacksonville. He said that there were 13 cripples from Mississippi County now at the 'center, and that during the past year patients from this county had been treated 666 days at Jacksonville. He pointed out that $1,476.22 was spent here last year from the fund. The largest item of expense was transportation. Wheel Chairs Provided Other expenses of the county association included JJ28.86 for wheel chairs, fg.56 for crutches, transportation to school for a crippled child, $67; tonsilectomy, J69.M; trusses. $28.66; clinic expenses for crippled children, $30; ambulance fares to Little Rock, $137.50; shoes for crippled children, $10.44; x-ray for a child, $5; laboratory test. $25; transportation to cancer hospital for two, $100.60; maintenance for crippled boy in Memphis school, $30. transportation by automobile for a cripple, {66; and for a Nocro woman with a neck Infection, JSS-. and food for children attending a clinic for crippled, S28.85. Mr. Maye-i satd that It was hoped to do more to help with the crip- pleJ children next year, but that since welfare agencies could not, pay transportation charges much of that fell on the crippled aid agencies. Missco Officers Arrest Memphis Negro for Murder James T. Sandlln, 27, Memphis Negro, Is being held In the county jail here for Memphis authorities on a .charge of murder. Sandlln was arrested yesterday by Sheriff William Berryman, Deputy Clarence Montgomery and State Policeman George Trwin near the Hlghtower community on a warrant Issued by Memphis police authorities. Sandlln Is wanted In Memphis for the fatal shooting of another Negro Saturday night during an argument. Sheriff Berryman stated that Sandlln signed an extradition waiter and Is scheduled to be returned to Memphis today. Purchasing Agent Named For Highway Department LITTLE ROCK, March n.(/T>— John K. Brown. Little Hock, today was named purchasing agent for the State Highway Department by Governor McMath Brown has been serving ns chief • •( tlie Warehouse division for the War Assets Administration In Ark- nnsas. He formerly lived in Hope. He was emp'oyed in supply and purchasing work for the federal government prior to World War Two. He Joined the staff of the WAA following his Atmy discharge. Public Heolth Worker Completes 17 Years Service in North Missco Today markJ the completion of 17 years of service with public health tor MH. Annabel Pill, North Mississippi County Health Nurw, who Joined the State Health Department March 17, 1931 Mrs, Fill came to Mississippi County two years later, and since then has helped bring epidemics of typhoid, scarlet fever, meningitis, and diphtheria under control. +_ During her first year here she was confronted with 71 cases of ty- pholtl fever causing, clinics to be held from 5 a.m. until late at night with inoculations averaging from 1,000 to 1,500 each da.,, Her work here includes maternity work, veneral disease' control, Infant and pre-school work, school clinics, communicable disease control, tuberculosis control, crippled children service, and well child and trachoma clinics. Mrs. rill is also nurse vice chairman ol disaster, medical nnd nursing committee of the Chlckasawbf District Chapter of the American Red Cross. Serves Under Seven DI recto™ During her 15 years in Mississippi County Mrs. Fill has worked with seven directors and eight nurses, and was in the county as the only public health worker for five years. Mrs. pill said she remembers particularly vaccinating boys In the first gratis and later giving them health check-ups to send them to the Army, and assisting doctors In home deliveries. She recalled assisting In the delivery of twins, when the mother died during the birth of the second, and during that same day she had assisted the same doctor In three other home deliveries. Mrs. Fill has supervision of midwives, which she terms a "necessary evil" since doctors do not attend all cases, and conducts teg- ular course of study for them, »nd gives them instruction relative to their own health. Mrs. Fill stated that health conditions in the county were greatly Improved but that public health here would be a problem until more public health nurses are provided to handle the Inrge volume of work Two nurses now are trying to look after the public health needs of nearly 90.000 people and health officials feel that one nurse cannot adequately serve more thnn 5000 She entered training at the Bap- list State Hospital 22 years ago later completed a dispensary nursing course at the University of Arkansas Medical School, and did private duty as a registered nurse until March 17, 1931, when she entered public health work. U.S. Jury Indicts Three Sfeele Men Mail Fraud Charges Preferred as Result Of Cigarette Sales NEW ORLEANS, March 17—(/P) —The federal government moved today to halt mnll-order cigarette sales blamed with depriving 43 states of staxea totaling $160000,000 a year. A U. S. grand Jury Indicted one New Orlenns man and three In Steele, Mo., on charges of using the malls to defrnud the state of I-oufslnna of tax revenue through cigarette deals. U. S. Attorney J. Skelly Wright snld It was the first time the KOV- ernment had Invoked the mnll fraud laws In this connection, "It the prosecution l s successful," he salcl, "the Intcrstnte traffic aimed at beating the cigarette taxes could be blown up all over the country." Frank W. Manning, of the Louisiana Revenue Department, said collection agencies estimated the states without tobacco tax Into the 43 with such taxes. Among Individual lo.vies he listed JIT or seven million dollars a year to New York and three million each to Louisiana and Oklahoma. Named In today's indictment were Samuel Angiizza of New Orleans and Henry Loch, Maurice D. Plough and Simon S. Steinberg of Sleolc Mo The Indictment said the Mi.ison- rlaiis operated the Steele Salc.1 Company. I t continued: The business of the Steele Sales Company wns the shipment through the United States malls of cigarettes to purchasers In various states in order to evade the payment of the cigarette tax levied in such states." Arjguzza wa« described a.i "a purchaser of cigarettes for re-sale from the Steele Sales Company." Jobless Father, 13, Waiting for Help In Tarpaper Shack Behind City Dump PAW PAW, Mich., March 17. —In a two-room tarpapcr shacX behind the city dump, an increax- Ingly desperate 13-year-old father waited today for something—anything—to happen. Crowded Into the tiny hous« »re Carl Harvey Blake, Jr., his wife Winifred, 16. their three-week-old son and eight In-laws. Carl U jobless. There ia no prospect of work despite all his efforts. Icy Maich winds seep through the cardboard-lined walls. The main diet for ell the family Is bread »nd potatoes. 'We eat 30 loaves a week," gald Leo Singleton, 43, the father-in- law. His »20 weekly earnings from a Junkyard Job buy little more. Winllred recently tore the baby's four ragped diapers in half to make them go farther. She has sacrificed her own food to buy him canned milk. She and Carl want above all else to remain together. Officials were silent on Uj« question of whether Carl would be »ent back to school. Carl quit the sixth grade last year, prior to his marriage, and doesn't want to return. His chances of getting a Job were dim because Michigan law forbids Issuance of a child labor permit to youths under 14. Most everyone In this town of 2.000 Is siding with the young father. "If he's man enough to have a kid, he's man enough to go to work," said one oldtlmer. "If I hadn't lost my old Job," Carl said, "I would've made a go of it." He had worked in a pickle factory at Lawton, home of his parents, until he moved here In January. Unpaid bills were hanging over his head—$58 to Lakevlew Hospilni, $50 to the doctor, »50 for drugs and food. Carl, who wolgh-i 176 pounds and is five feet, six Inches tall, says he "can do anything." Friends say he is level-headed and mature for his age. US Withdrawing Pacific Defense Line to W. Coast Only Weapon Not Cut Down on Is Sub as Cold War Gets Stress By I.lcf Krlcknon PEARL 1IARUOH, Mllreh 17. (jV)— Only four yours niter winning miis- tcry of tho Untied Slnlcs Is main from Japan, the backlriicMng ll.i defense line on this greiit ocean to Its own Wesl The one weapon not bcliij; cut down in the Pnclflo I* tho .stilmm- rlne. Paclllt] commanders here ilerllno ctl.scu.vstou, bul obviously tho lluu thoy would like l<> man and hold U as fur (rom iho U.S. iiiniiilnml mul ns close to Asia as posslblii. Under present niul contemplated budgets, however, forces loft for tho Pacific, lire loo sivnity for mnliita- nnnco of n. distant line. Supply und shipping costs would bo tremendous to maintain in Japan, Oklnmvu nnd DIB Marlniins, the kind of meter defense which Pnclric commanders would Ilko. With priorities ixmcontrnUMl on Europe, tlio Mediterranean iiiul eLvjwhcro, the Pnclfic'.s rolo In lliu cold war strategy seems even mom secondary than In World War 11, West (taunt Prize- TarRd American military observers hero —where the memory of Dec. 7, 11)41 Is still green—agree the West Coast's Industrial and plane-producing belt would bo tho prize tar- gel for an enemy surprise, attitck by long-rniigo bombers or sutann- rlnc-lnur.clied guided missiles. With expense us a conUollInu factor In Pnclflo deployment, thoy feel tlio best defense thnt ran be afforded against such attack Is U: concentrate major defending clement.? rlKiit on the potential target and In Alaska, Steady cullinck.i of Mr nnd nnvn forces based In Hnwall niul westward are ci-ldence-s of Uil s . .' Lnsl week, Adm. DewlU O. n«rn- sey, Pacific fleet commander, announced Nnvy and Marino PnclfU. air hcudnuni tors wcro moving from Hnwnli to Snn Diego. The commands hnvc no forward forces, and the overhead rtecronsM as Ihii supply line Li shortened. Tho Air PVircc Is sending back to the mainland ll.s Blsl, Fighter Wing the last in tho Pacific couuimnd. i AB air Intercepting forces, lla- wtiu'haa left one Ad- National Quiird 'sqlindron of 2S ovvrngc F--I7 Thunderbolts and u Navy all-wcivUici fighter, training unit. In lint, when Jnpaii wns the po- tenllnl Fnr East, enemy, tlic Pacific fleet commander hnd four big carriers and 13 bnllc-shlps bused on Pcurl Harbor. Nn l!i e Hhlps »( lliiwull In the curenl cold war status wllh Russia, no caller or battleship Is based In Hawaii. In fact, only two first-line carriers nre oiwrnlliiR In tlie Pnclflo. Both—the Boxer ami Valley forge—lire bnscil on tlic West Const. It Is known tlml In China nnd Japan waters there now are no more Ihnn four cruhers, one small escort cnrler nnd a small force of destroyers. OlKcrvors estimate no Fnr East enemy could project, n serious surface threat In the Pncllic, Tlic Russians are reputed to hnvc many German-developed "schnor- We'' type highspeed submarines but Ihc U.S. Nnvy Is not. ciiltl;ig down on Its Pacific submarines. Schoolmasters Entertained by Student Musicians B'.ythevllle grade school sturtcnl.i and the Junior High uoys Glee Club presented a program relative to Music In School nl the niorlltig of the MKMsslppi County Schoohnn.i- iei-3 club at the High School lust night. The program followed n dlnnei for the principals anil s ii|ierlntend- cnl.i at Rustic rnn. Approximately 30 incDibcra of tlie ciub nnd nn equal number of guests attended the program. The ?lec club presented four number.? under the direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry. The 26-mcmber chonui snnR Olo Black Joe. with Johnnie O'Brien, Johnnie Ilalsell, D. r,. Bailey and Tommy Harrison, featured on the verse; unison numbers, Snnla Fe Trial, Cornflrld Mel- odie.i, nnd Dying Cowboy. Johnnie O'Brien wa a In the Cornfield Melodies, Mrs. Ralph Bcrryman directed the musical numbers in the remainder of Ihe program, when Miss Sunshine Swift presented the Central fifth grade studcnLi In a group of }Hsh nielocllc.i. The second grades a( Sudbury, sponsored by the teachers. Miss Beatrice Rargett and MLw Ellai- beth . Couch, gave n musical play entitled, the Boy and the Billy Goat. Following the program. Ihe -school masters decided that an nil-day teachers meeting would be held In Biythevfte, April 9. At that lime it Is expected that Charles F. Allen secretary for the teacher retirement system In Arkansn* will speak to the teachers of the cdT'ly. Hearing Delayed Hearing for W. F. Cob!) on a charge of driving w htle under the Influence of liquor was continued until tomorrow In Municipal Court this morning. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Some 'Civil Rights' May Yet Pass; Tair Deal' Bogged Down Coalition of GOP, Dixie Democrats Gains Control By William V. Arboruit WASHINGTON, Murch 17. («•>- Coniiresslonal leaders today conceded prlratflly that (ho Truman proxvnm lor tho 81st Congress Is In deep trouble. It Is clearly apparent, thoy tola ncwsnuni. that from now on R conll- Hoii of Republicans nnd southern iVmocrnla will call tl,« turn on ICK- Islijllon despite tho fact Hint Dctno- cniU hnvo nonilnul control In both Hit* Semite nnd tho House. .Tho coalition rolled In high gear this week when (1) the House riddled tho President's rent control bill ivllh amendments, (2) the administration took H touting in t | 10 senate on its filibuster n«)it anil (3) a Senate coinniltleo shelved the Presidents nomination of Men Wnll- «ren to hcml tho National Security Resources liorml. More TroulilB Si-en House Republican lender Martin of Mn.wncliu.ictt!) predicted thnt other major proposal of the President would faro Just ns badly. Jf they wait for Tniiunn's pro- Kriini to bo ennctcrt, we'll bo horo when the snow files ,„ D(!ccmbcr 1950," Mnvlln told reporters. I'he Congress expires then inn! n new one will replace it In January, 1051, Martin would not admit that there s such a thing R3 formnl coalition ii the House, but one of his llcu- i."""..'..?"" 1 ™' 1 "» tl18 situation happens that many of things eye to eye with tho licpub- ncnnn. This Is particularly true of "It Just ! "" t orn Democrats, who owe no to p « 5i 'I<!»t Truman any- This parly spokesman predicted that the House would not sharply modify the Tiift-Hnrllcy labor law would not boost tho minimum W In industry to 76 cent.,, would n TnnM , fCt ' eni1 M to ^cation would not approve tho PrMldent'n Pj'e-pnld mcdlcal-henUM imur" plan, and would not rights program ., There inny, he Bald, be a boost to 0.' cents In the nitnlmum wane some "mndcrnte revisions" of tha I Bit-Hartley Act. a broadening o «ic Social Security - anil-lynching bill. " ° r R " Hut there will to no nut giillon legislation, he said. Democratic lenders would not art- lost ranl'rot 1 !,™ 1 "" 1 "'^ " 1Cy """ privately there iiJiriitl. "Tlie Republicans seem to wnnt to write the record of this Congress one Democrat commented If they do, they W |j| have to run on It, In noxt year's elections " A lender of Southern Democrats '". »'« House put it this wny The honeymoon Is over. H didn't !i! a i ro "iiT" n " nypeoptou>oi « M Of troubl0 End-of-fhe-World Rumor Frightens German Farmers !7 Germany. March u. f/P;— A minor panic grirmei backward rum. arens of VVesTrn 1 he rumors that today Is the last (lay for mnnklnd have been growing throughout Ocrmnny for sere ml weeks. They hnve been bnsecl upon n publicl/cd prediction of an nsuolngcr whom nobody cnn fden- Mosl city dwellers went gnlly nbout their work but reports from Bavaria snld superstitious country folk were flocking to churches and making their wills. In the Bayrische Wnld (Bavarian Woodland), a furious blizznrd Insl night cut electric power cables and caused considerable excitement reports from !'ns,inii snld. The reports said altars were put up In homes and churches jammed with people who were prayed at . . - .. ..~ for hours and refused to be calmed by prtesl.i. The official weather station Rlcs near Pnssnu said U had received many cnll. from frightened folk asking the exact hour of the expected catastrophe. Frankfurt weather station said ft nlso hnd received dozens of calls mostly from farmers. In Nuernberg, a rumor circulated thnt today would bring the out- weak of a new world war but not the end of the world. Church leaders and scientists la- belled nil the excitement as "nonsense." New York Cotton NEW Yr .<K, Mar. 17—1:30 p.m quotations Open High Low List r 3230 3235 3222 3233 (out) y 3201 3207 3197 3207 J»'y 30D2 3099 3090 3098 Oct 2803 2»!3 2800 S8I3 Deo 2182 21» 3780 2783 Passage Is Seen Under Filibuster Rule Compromise WASHINGTON, March 17. «•}— Senator Taft (R-Ohlo) said today no thlnlui "Imjiortant features" of civil rlehts legislation can be put through tho Senate under the QOP- Ulxlo "compromise" on K debate- curbing rule, ^ They can bo passed, Taft sa'-l In H statement, "If the majority (Democratic) leader presses" for consideration of them. Tall ciimo out with his pronouncement whllo tho Senate continued dutete preliminary to the already- iissurcd adoption of the compromise-? proposal to let a two-thrda - vole- of tho Senate membership (64 when there i» a full membership o£ W shut off a filibuster. The Vule would not apply on any future pro- ]X>sal to change the rulea. The dcljuto pivots around the question whether juch a rule would harder to get make It easier or o ge throuuh such things as unti-lyncU- >n«, mitl-poll tux nnd other measures on President Truman's civil rl«]ils program. Wanted Tljthter Rule Tho lultnlnlstratlon'set, out to get a IiRhler imtl-llllbuster rule to clear tho wny for such legislation They wero licked In their efforta to Ret a rulo letting two-thirds of tho scimtom voting clamp a gag on detmte at any time. Under prwent rules, debate can't be limited at all in B ome situations Southern foes of antt-lynchlnir laws and the like huve taken advaVtage tl Democratic Lender Lucas of nil- notfl told tho SenaU) yesterday that r_...f?S p ™ mIs<> "makes It nearly srt: to - t "'»« ne ^ Senator Wherry (R-Nob), a lead- n *? rkl "ff «»' tha compromise disputed thnt. Now Tnft hai lotaeS The new rulo Is certain of even- Ih. ft," 01 '," 0 ." bc ™ uso fl majority of t'J*; 111 ' 8 '" PklWd to vote for it Mta __*$£ '•fct Ttmlnjr When tho Senate met, T took lelzcd the administration's tlm- In bring ing „„ t | 18 ru i e change He snld l,o believed the Southern Hbuster could have been hrZIlf^ ,. -ave been broken the ma ter hnd been brought Jan. 15 Instead of Feb. 28. up "We aro confronted with th» ol cnmtlvo of accepting u"s ament e nt 0 an""T" SC> , ° r no amm *went at all," he sa d "Tho nm»n»» l bring an end to thepoill of unlimited filibuster against measures which two-thirds ofS£ benators rieslrn to bring to a vote ' State Agency To Increase WelfareGrants ' 0 ' )CiUitC a e grants Is Mrs. * , in". VM C the rolls the case of O P cr50 » s 0" or old nee assistance and nlcl to dependent children must be reviewed nnd re-evaluated befors any grant can be Incrensd. A spot check will be made In every county In the next two weeks to determine ho-v much grants can be Boosted with money aval In We. These reports will be sent to the welfare department headquarters here and distribution will be based on them The latter Job will require five to six months, Mrs. Bethell said. Tiie welfare commissioner said It Is hoped that future grants will average $30 a month but that the nmount will depend on how much the welfare rolls are increased. At present nbout 700 persons are being added each month. I want to emphasize the fact that the $30, or whatever the figure Is, will not automatically go to all on the rolls," said Mrs. Bethel], 'The size of the grant will depend strictly on a person's need and degree of self-support. "In -order to raise the average to WO monthly, we will have to have an additional $23,000,000 a year, providing rolls are not appreciably ncreased. The state's $9,300.000 when matched by federal funds, will ]ust about provide that amounl." 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