The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 23, 1954
Page 12
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PAGE TITBIT! BLYTHEVILLE (ARK-V JfiftfBXY, Jtfct S*, Itti Farm Support Bill May Be Congress' Final Major Action By EDWIN B. HA AKIN SON WASHINGTON (AP) — The politically explosive farm bill, pushed back on the Senate docket again under disputed circumstances, may be the final major business for the -adjournment-bound Congress. Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) said today he Wednesday." Aiken, chairman of has 'no intention of trying to get Senate action on the farm measure until "next midweek, probably Commodity Arid Stock Markets- Ntv York Cotton (13:It t«otoMdB«) Oct 3427 3435 3427 3429 Dec Men May 3438 3458 3461 3449 3466 3472 the Senate Agriculture committee added in an interview: ^ "All I want to make certain is that if there i s no farm legislation at this session that I'm not going to take the rap fot it." Aiken smiled away a blistering statement issued last night by Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas which branded McCLELLAN as "simply not true" Aiken's 3438 3444 3458 3461 3461 3465 Ntw Orleans Cotton 3420 3438 3428 3442 3458 3465 3474 3462 3468 303 279% Soybeans Sept ... ,301 304% 301 Nov ... 278 281 % 277 Jan ... 282 284% 281 Men ... 286 287 y 4 284 Chicago Wheat Sept ... 2ioy 4 211% 2ioy 4 Dec ... 313%- 214% 213^/4 Chicago Corn Sept ... 159% Dec ... 153 153% 159% 152 210% 213% 160% 152% A T and T 175 Amer Tobacco 58 1-2 Anaconda Copper 40 Beth Steel 741-8 Chrysler 63 5-8 Coca-Cola 116 Gen Electric 44 7-8 Gen Motors ,.. SO 1-2 Montgomery Ward 67 1-4 K Y Central 221-2 Int Harvester 31 3-4 Republic Steel 61 1-2 Radio 34 5-8 Socony Vacuum 42 5-8 Studebaker 18 3-8 Standard of N J 87 3-8 Texas Corp 70 assertion that Democrats forced a delay in Senate action on the farm bill. Aiken called reporters to his office early yesterday and told them the Democratic leadership had served notice on him not to bring up the farm bill until next Tuesday or later. Aiken said this might prevent any farm legislation because of plans,to end the session next Saturday. Whether Congress will meet that target for adjournment is questionable. Late in the day, Johnson fired back with-a statement that Aiken had engaged i n "distortions and inaccuracies." Referring to the all- night session the night before, Johnson said it was "the kind of misunderstanding that can arise when senators are too tired and weary to think clearly." If prospects for a farm bill are "dimming," as Aiken said, Johnson said this resulted from "the artificially imposed deadline of July 31st for congressional adjournment . . . imposed by the Republican leadership itself." Johnson added that the "Democrats are ready to consider farm legislation at any reasonable time." Johnson said "it is no secret" that Secretary of Agriculture Benson "would be perfectly happy" if a flexible price support program, enacted in 1948-49 but never put into operation, became law through inaction of Congress this session. It will take effect if no new law is enacted. Aiken's committee, (Continued from Pag* i) to have the jobs to make work available." Labor laws in the country are generally "pretty fair," he added, saying he had supported much of this legislation. Sen. McClellan told the assemblage, many of whom sat on the Court House lawn while others stood on curbs enclosing the square, that he thinks the United States has given foreign countries "entirely too much" economic aid. Voicing his support of the amendment to the Mutual Security Bill known as the "trade, not aid" amendment, McClellan said 300,000 bales of cotton had been exported since its passage last year, and pledged to work for extension of the program. "We could be selling 500,000 bales during the coming year, and possibly someday a million bales a year." Worked for Surplus Disposal "I worked on a bill for disposal of surplus federal property which has resulted in $30,000,000 worth of federal property being placed in schoolrooms, hospitals and public health facilities of the state," Sen. McClellan said, warming to the occasion and shedding the coat of his cord suit. Pointing to his sponsorship of community property tax exemptions for husband and wife, Sen. McClellan said passage of the bill removed a discrimination against the taxpayers of Arkansas which saved $40,000,000 for residents of the state, according to the Secretary of the Treasury, he said. He has also labored for increased personal exemptions. Sen. McClellan told his listeners, gaining a raise from S500 to $600 for tax- free earnings in 1948, which, according to the Treasury, has saved Arkansans $80,000.000 since its passage. He will continue to work for higher exemptions, the senator said. Moving to the topic of his seniority in Congress, Senator McClellan said only 18 of the 96 senators have been in the Senate longer. His seniority is a matter of paramount importance in the campaign, because of the unwritten rule of Congress placing senior members in positions of importance on committees invaluable to the working of Congress, he said. alwayi tried to stand on my own merits and offer my own constructive program. I want your vote on the basis of my record of progress." Then, condemning "irresponsible political promises" the Senator suggested that "a candidate for the office of your United States Senator ought to have some qualities of his own to run on." He said his campaign slogan of "a working Senator—on the job—getting results" was borne out by his record of answering quorum call in the Senate 91 per cent of the time—"there's not a Senator who has served during the same 12-year period with a higher attendance record." . Tidelands oil drew the Senator's attention as he lashed out against charges that he "robbed the school children of Arkansas of $800 per child" when he voted for the controversial bill placing control of the off-shore submerged oil lands in control of coastal states. McClellan said his vote was cast to "restore to the states their historic rights to submerged lands within the states and the three-mile limit." Defends Tidelands Vote by an 8-7 Sears 65 3-4 IT S Steel 55 1-4 Sou Pac 44 1-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. UFl — Hogs 5,000; fairly active; weights over 190 Ib 25-40 higher; lighter weights strong to 25"higher; sows steady; choice 180-250 Ib 32.25-75; 200-240 Ib mostly 22.50 up; 250-270 Ib 21.50-22.25; few 280-300 Ib 19.75-21.00; 150-170 Ib 20.25-22.25; 120-140 Ib 17.25-19.50; sows 400 Ib down 15.75-17.75, few 18.00; heavier »ows 12.50-14.75; boars 9.50-16.00. Cattle 850,? calves 600; generally active and prices firm; small lots good and choice butcher yearlings 18.00-22.00; utility and commercial 11.00-17.00; utility and commercial cows 9.50-12.00; canners and cutters 7.00-9.50; bulls 50 lower; utility and commercial 11.50-13.00; canner and cutter bulls 8.00-11.00; heavy fat bulls 10.00; vealers steady; high choice and prime 19.00-20.00; good and choice 14.0016.00; commercial and low good "10.00-18.00; culls 7.00-8.00. vote, rejected Eiesenhow- er's proposal for a flexible price support program and instead urged a one year extension of rigid supports on five basic crops that have operated since World War IT. Aiken is seeking to overturn this decision by his committee and enact a flexible price system similar to one already voted by the House. tenant governor Natnan Gordon; state treasurer, Vance Clayton; state auditor, J. Oscar Humphrey; and Secretary of State C. G. (Crip) Hall. There are three proposed amendments to the Arkansas Constitution which are not at issue in the Democratic primaries this summer, but which will be on the general election ballot in November. One of these is a carry all amendment mainly for pay increases of state offices and members of the General Assembly. It also sets the manner in which state officer will .be qualified and take office and give the General Assembly power to set pay scales for some state jobs. Another is an amendment providing for four year terms for* major offices in the state. A smaller amendment was defeated by voters in 1950. The third proposed amendment is the controversial plan to establish a 100 per cent property assessment program for Arkansas. Committee Post Helped Sen. McClellan said it is due to the seniority system that he is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he described as "a power committee of the Congress due to the fact that it must approve all expenditures of federal funds and hears budget requests from heads of all federal bureaus, including cabinet members." It is the appropriations committee membership, McClellan said, which has "helped me to get federal projects assigned to Arkansas." By appraising planned federal projects when funds are first asked in the committee, Sen. McClellan said, he could compare their merit and economic justification with projects within the state supported by him, and often gain favored consideration by making this comparison with various government agencies. "That's horse-trading? That's logrolling? Maybe so, but I've been better able to take, care of Arkansas because of these committee memberships," McClellan said. He also noted that possible Democratic control of the next Congress would move him into the chairmanship of the Senate's Government Operations Committee, of which he is the ranking Democrat, and of that group's subcommittee on investigations known as the McCarthy committee. Stands On Record Loosening his tie and rolling up his sleeves, McClellan went to work on charges of his principal opponent, former Governor Sidney McMath, whom he did not name, prefacing his remarks with the statement that he has "never sought the vote of the people on the demerits of my opponent, and have "I didn't go to the Senate to rob any state of its raw materials," the solon told the crowd. "The same doctrine of paramount rights at stake in the Tidelands • legislation could hold true in the case of the 241,000 acres of submerged land in Arkansas, with rights to our own raw materials. In voting for that bill, I refused to expose our own submerged lands to that doctrine. The bill simply restored the offshore boundaries to the states and confirmed the rights of the several states in respect to inland waterways." Furthermore, Sen. McClellan charged, "it wouldn't have made any difference how I voted on that measure — my opponent would have been out criticizing me ei ther way." Only one tenth of the country's continental shelf, with •only one sixth of the estimated oi reserve in the tidelands area, was involved in Tidelands legislation he said. While denying that the amount involved was large enough to pro duce $800 per Arkansas school child if the money had been routed to federal education aid, Sen. McClellan said, nevertheless, that "by the same pencil, then I voted to give the school children $4,000 each in voting to use royalties from the remainder of the Tidelands' oil for education aid." The latter bill was defeated. Cites Bond Payment Of the bill approving payment to Germany of $2,000,000 to be used for repayment of >rivate American loans made prior to World War H—which McMath has strong1: criticized him for voting for— Sen. McClellan said he was following the lead of "two Presidents, two Secretaries of State, and your other Arkansas Senator" in voting affirmatively. "And my opponent is the man who thought President Truman could do no Wrong." In the passage of the German bond bill, "for the first time we got some money we were voting for a foreign country back into this country," McClellan said. Concerning a McMath charge that he helped block the appointment of Leland Olds — whom McMath has described- as a "friend of the consumer" — to the Federal Power Commission, Sen. McClellan said that Olds was the author of articles written for a press service and publised in the Daily Worker predicting a "new era to succeed the capitalist democracy." Quoting from the stories by Olds, Sen. McClellan told the crowd that "this is the nature of the man whom I voted not to confirm, and whom I can only conclude that my opponent would like to have in a high place of service in our government." Hits McMath Literature Taking occasional drinks of wa- ter to alleviate a creeping hoarseness that has plagued him of late, McClellan waved a sheet distributed by McMath forces recently and called ,ae crowd's attention to "this little dirty sheet." Describing its yellow color as "appropriate for its contents," McClellan said the paper misrepresented his vote on several bills. One, he said, was the bill which would have extended Social Security benefits for the disable*, which the paper said McClellan's vote killed. The senior lawmaker said he voted against the bill to support a similar House bill which Senate colleagues working on the measure told him was superior, and which was thereafter enacted into law. "The paper says I did vote to extend Social Security benefits to Congressmen. That's not true — I voted against that bill and spoke against it on the floor of the Senate when it was reported out of committee," McClellan said. Praised for Hearing Role The 58 - year - old campaigner, making what he says will be his last major campaign, told his audience he had received 50,000 let- Jones Says He Would Do Away with PSC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State Sen. Guy Jones, candidate for the gubernatorial nomination, yesterday said "in the event the people of Arkansas elect me governor, the Public Service Commission must go.' Jones, attempting to couple Gov. Cherry, who is seeking a second term nomination, with actions of the PSC, said the governor was trying to evade responsibility for the acts of commissions appointed by him. The PSC has accepted petitions for rate increases from Arkansas Power and Light Co. and the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Co. The increases were suspended by the commission until a hearing is held sometime in the fall. Both Bonds Filed firms then filed bonds which permitted them to put the ters from over the country prais-j rate increases into effect immed- ing his role in the Army-McCarthy hearings concluded recently. He also called attention to letters from 40 of his Senate Democratic colleagues and the Democratic national chairman commenting fa- wrably on his handling of the hearings from the Democratic standpoint. Again dwelling- on his seniority and the benefits accruing from that status, he told the crowd that "my prestige, whatever it's worth, is your asset — do you want to lose it?" When he asked, "Have I pleased you?" in his conduct in the Senate, the crowd gave a ripple of applause which was repeated several times during his closing remarks. Calling on voters of the state to continue "the tradition of returning their senators and representatives to seniority Congress, and building there," McClellan said he hoped for a first primary victory which would enable him to return for the conclusion 'of the Congressional session, where he said important bills are now pending. "They say I represent the special interests — the power trust," McClellan said, "but they've worn that thing threadbare. The only special interest I represent is that of the people of Arkansas." iately. The bonds will cover any refunds to customers due after new rates are fixed. Jones said the question in his mind was: "If the PSC is not responsible to the people through their governor who appoints them, then they don't have any responsibility for their activities." Cherry, mean-.vhile, attended the dedication of a swimming pool at the Boys Industrial School at Pine Bluff and drove on to West Helena. There he cited major accomplishments of his administration. He said they were: 1. An increase in welfare payments. 2. The building and allocaying of roads on a "non-political" basis as provided in the Mack Blackwell amendment. 3. Appropriation of an additional five million dollars for school purposes. 4. Passage of the fiscal code act, resulting in the saving of $2,~ 500,000 in salaries the past fiscal year. 5. A cleanup of the "unholy mess" he found when he entered office. Faubus Looses Charge There were no tax increases requested in the accomplishment of his program, the governor said. Orval Faubus, a third candidate for governor, criticized Cherry's 100 per cent tax assessment amendment. A fourth candidate, Gus McMillian, continued a four-day swing through south and west Arkansas with no scheduled speeches. Faubus said Cherry's tax proposal would put an unbearable burden upon taxpayers. "A vote for Cherry is a vote for the 100 per cent tax amendment," he declared. The proposal calls for 100 per cent valuation of property for tax purposes, puts a ceiling on the mil- lage which can be levied, bars the state from the property tax field, and requires an election on any millage changes. Cherry says he pushed the amendment through the legislature "because I said I'd let the people vote on it." The people can decide by ballot in November what they want to Obituary Rites Monday For Mrs. Minyard Services for Mrs. Lula Mae Minyard, who died yesterday at her home near Dell, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Dell Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Depriest. Burial will be in Eirnwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Mrs, Minyard, 59, had been ill for two months. She was born in Carolton, Miss., and had lived in this area for 32 years. Survivors include tier husband, R. L. Minyard of Dell; two sons, Jack Minyard of Blytheville and Harold Minyard of Long Beach, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Hogan of Dell, Mrs. Juanita Deadman of Egypt, Mrs. Christine Jackson of Chicago, 111., and Mrs. Betty Jean Hogan of Dell; two brothers, Thomas Corley of Sidon, Miss., and Robert Corley of Thebas, HI.; and three sisters, Mrs. D. H. Wiggins of Oakland, Miss., Mrs. E. M. Sanders of Greenville, Miss., and Mrs. Houston Howard of Tchula, Miss. Pallbearers will be C. A. Smith, Pearl Meadows, Curly Fesmire, Jack Lewis, Jr., Paul Gilland, Junior Smith. Raymond Southard and Dallas Brownlee. There are three linguistic stocks among the 18 Pueblo Indian tribes of New Mexico: Tanoan, Keresan and Zunian. do with the measure, the governor said. "It has no part in the campaign." he said. Negro Legion Officers Installed Officers of Walford-White American Legion Post 438 were installed last night when A. S. Harrison, past commander of Dud Cason Post 24, presided. Officers include, Willie Harvey, commander, Albert Parker, first vice commander; David Surnerall, second vice commander; Boston Williams, finance officer; Burchon Walker, adjutant and service of- icer; Elbert Williams, welfare chairman and historian. Singer Confined BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (/P} — Singer Ethel Merman is confined .0 a hotel suite with sub-acute appendicitis. She is receiving treatment to avoid surgery at present Because she is making a movie. Miss Merman expects to return to her role next Monday. (Continued from Page 1) 1 being wagea are Mississippi County | state representative post No. 4 now held by E. C. (Gene) Fleeman of Manila who is opposed by H. H. (Buddy) Howard of Leach ville; chancellor of 12th Chancery District, James E. Hyatt, Jr., of Osceo- }a opposed by Lee Ward of Paragould;and, for Blytheville voters, Chickasawba Township constable, incumbent Arch Lindsey opposed by Bert Ross. Following is a list of unopposed candidates for county offices which will appear on the runoff primary ballot: (all are Incumbents except where noted); Phillip Deer, county judge; William Berryman Sheriff and collec- ' tor; Frank Whitworth, treasurer; Elizabeth Blythe Parker, county clerk; E. M. Holt, coroner; Geraldine Listen, circuit clerk; Herbert Shippen, assessor; W. D. Cobb, surveyor. Three Mississippi County representatives, also unopposed, will be on the ballott Aug. 10: L. H. Autry of Burdette, Jimmie Edwards of Blytheville and Kenneth Sulcer of Joiner. 3 Amendments Listed Two candidates are unopposed for th« circuit judgeships of the Second Judicial District. Charles W. Light of Paragould is a candidate lor the First Division position while H G. Partlow is listed for the Second Division. ..Other state offices which will be listed only on the runoff primary j ballot and the incumbents are lieu- PCC /ALE Complete Garage Equipment- Repossessed Z Battery Chargers Hydraulic Jack Electric Welder (Glen Roberts) - Grease Guns Assorted Chisels & Punches, Screw Drivers Valve Grinder Growler Armature Tack Armature Low Voltage Tester Two Timing Lights 2 Battery Cell Testers Acetylene Torch and Tips (Complete Unit) 8-Inch Bench Grinder Tap and Die Set 1 Set Micrometers Reamers (Assorted Sizes) Vise Wtlding Stand IH-Ton Hoist Axle Threader Assorted Sockets & Handle Ratchets 11/32" to 1^" Box & Open End Wrenches 11/32" to 1J4" Creeper Electric Drill 1 Allstate Engine Tester 3 Pipe Wrenches Ridge Reamer Valve Lifter & Guide Remover Miscellaneous Body Tools Miscellaneous Hammers 2 "C" Clamps Spray Gun Hydraulic Jack 2 Boomers 2 Ring Squeezers Square Lug Wrenoh, Groove Cleaner Stand Tie Rod Remover, Tin Snips Chopping Axe Truck Winch A. C. 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