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- SENATE CONSIDERS
NEW EARM FEAN
McAdoo’s Substitute Would
Require Fixing of Prices
on Commodities.
By the Associated Press.
The Senate, after four weeks of talk
on the ever-normal granary farm bill,
debated today a separate measure sub
mitted by Senator MrAdoo, Democrat,
of California.
Despite the delay entailed in con
sideration of the McAdoo bill, Senator
Pope. Democrat, of Idaho, a member
of the Agriculture Committee, ex
pressed hope the ever-normal granary
plan would reach a vote by nightfall.
Senator McAdoo's proposal would
require the Secretary of Agriculture to
ascertain the market for farm com
modities each year and the amount
available for market.
The Secretary then would fix a
minimum price at which commodities
eould be sold on the domestic market.
This would be based upon cost of pro
duction. value of farmers’ services and
. similar factors.
Another provision would provide for
revising tariff laws to prevent imports
from depressing domestic farm prices.
Secretary Wallace has expressed op
position to price fixing farm measures
such as Senator McAdoo's, contending
they might interfere with the admin
istration's reciprocal trade program.
Another substitute by Senator Lee,
Democrat, of Oklahoma, embodying a
domestic allotment plan, required ac
tion after disposition of Senator Mc
Adoo's proposal.
/\ireaay weary oi lour weens aeoate,
tlie Senate remained in session until
nearly midnight last night and was
called back today at 11 a.m., an hour
earlier than usual.
Besides shelving the substitute pro
posals, friends of the administration’s
"ever normal granary” measure hoped
to get reconsideration of the Senate’s
action yesterday in voting to prohibit
farmers from "going into the dairy
business” on land retired from soil
depleting crops.
Wallace Letter in Debate.
A letter from Secretary Wallace,
criticizing some provisions of the bill
was tossed into the debate. It brought
a response from Senator McNarv of
Oregon, the Republican leader, that
Secretary Wallace still was avoiding
Indorsement of the pending measure.
^ The Secretary said he was opposed
to proposals that fixed a higher price
for crops sold abroad than in the
United States. It was likely to inter
fere with reciprocal trade treaties, he
said, and at the same time would re
quire "Government licensing of all pur
chasers of farm products as well as all
farmers selling farm products.”
"There are many excellent points In
both the Senate and House drafts ”
V Secretary Wallace added, expressing
the belief that when a joint committee
composes differences between the two
It would be able "to work out a strong
er draft than either.”
Most of the night session was de
voted to cotton, as the session Wednes
day night had been. After long debate,
the Senate rejected, 39-26. an amend
ment by Senator Smith. Democrat, of
South Carolina for the Government to
buy 6.000.000 bales of cotton in an
effort to raise prices.
* Supporters Suffer Setback.
Earlier, supporters of the bill had
taken their first major setback when
Republicans and Northern Democrats
combined on a 49-to-34 vote to adopt
an amendment Senator McNary said
would protect the dairy Industry.
It would deny Federal benefits to
farmers who used land retired from
soil-depleting crops for commercial
production of live stock, poultry and
dairy products. A similar amendment
was added to the bill in the House.
. UTIUtIesTeACE TERMS
DENOUNCED BY RANKIN
Alignment to Force Roosevelt to
Recede From Position on
Power Seen.
By the Associated Press.
Representative Rankin. Democrat.
t of Mississippi declared last night that
powerful financial interests seem to
have aligned themselves with certain
public utilities in an effort to force the
country into another depression.
The apparent purpose, he said, is to
“wreck the administration or force
President Roosevelt to recede from his
position on the power question.”
A leader of the public power bloc in
the House, Representative Rankin
went on the radio to denounce peace
terms which he said utilities spokes
men had submitted to the President In
recent conferences.
«■ Nothing could be further from the
truth, he said, than reports that the
administration had altered its power
policies as a result of these confer
ences.
PROGRAM ON AIR
Western High Students to Pre
Bent Christmas Seal Play Today.
Five Western High School students
Will broadcast the second episode in
“The Hagen Family” at 4:10 p.m. to
day over Station WJSV to aid the
Christmas seal campaign of the Dis
Strict Tuberculosis Association.
The third episode will be given to
morrow at 9:30 a.m. and the fourth
—Monday at 4:10 p.m. The cast is com
posed of Miss Pati Hill, Miss Lucy
Ohler. William Gerns. Cameron
Murchison and Billie Spooner.
--•
Radio Broadcast* Segregated.
South Africa has segregated radio
broadcasts in English and in Afri
kaanas. the last named being rele
gated to a short wave station.
EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS
OF BREWERS ATTACKED
Campaign Called “Colossal Impu
dence” in Dry Leader's
Report to Board.
By the Associated Press.
An educational campaign being con
ducted by brewers is "colossal im
pudence,” Dr. Ernest H. Cherrlngton
said yesterday.
It assumes, he said, "that the in
dividuals' to whom this propaganda
Is directed are Ignorant of well known
and well authenticated facts about
the detrimental, degrading, ordinary
effect of beer as a beverage.”
Or. Cherrington made his state
ment in a report to the Board of
Temperance, Prohibition and Public
Morals of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. He Is executive secretary
of the board.
Coffee shipped from Java In a re
cent month weighed nearly 1,100,000
pounds.
RELIEF APPEAL MADE
TO TEXTILE WORKERS
Head of Union Asks Co-opera
tion in C. I. 0. Program to
Aid Heedy.
Francis J. Gorman, president of the
United Textile Workers and a mem
ber of the Textile Workers' Organizing
Committee of the C. I. O., last night
called on the membership of his or
sanitation to oo-operate In the C. I.
O. program of forming unemployment
committees to eecure relief for needy
textile workers.
Speaking over radio Station WOL,
under auspices of the Citizens' Anti
Nazi Committee, Mr. Oorman em
phasized the necessity of political
action by labor to combat the "or
ganized political conspiracy” of the
country's Industrialists In opposition
to social reforms.
Mr. Oorman said employment In the
textile Industry is at a 10-year low.
SPEAKER INAUGURATES
NEW CUSTOM IN HOUSE
Presents Representative O'Neill
Special Booklet Carrying Copy
of Farewell Address.
Speaker Bankhead yesterday pre
sented to Representative O’Neill,
Democrat, of New Jersey a specially
prepared booklet carrying a copy of
Washington’s farewell address.
This Inaugurates a new House cus
tom. as each year henceforth the
Speaker will present to the member
who reads the Farewell Address in the
House on Washington's birthday an
niversary a souvenir-bound official
copy of the address.
Each year the Speaker designates
a member to read the address on
February 22, and last time he chose
Representative O’Neill, then the "baby
member."
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New roads In Wales have a pathway
1 for pedestrians at one side.
BURGLARS BREAK IN, OUT
Burglars who broke Into a Sanitary
Grocery store at 2844 Alabama avenue
B.E., last night apparently formed the
habit and broke out again.
Wilson H. Kite, manager of the
store, said the robbers evidently forced
their way In by breaking the latch on
the front door, then smashed the rear
door in making their exit.
A quantity of tobacco, silverware,
ham and sausage w as missing, Mr. Kite
said.
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