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Successor to The Kennewick Courier-Reporter and
The Pasco Herald
Published every Saturday morning in Kennewick.
at Front and Cascade Streets, Benton County,
Washington by the Scott Publishing CO,, Inc.
Telephones: Kennewick 6751; Pasco 3366;
Richland 4-1207. ,
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Franklin Counties, $4.00 outside; or $1.25 per
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'Saiurday. December 24. 1949
Prospects Appear Dim .
For Taft-Hartley Repeal
Although few are likely to he think
ing about politics at this time of the year,
it is but a few days until congress will
again reconvene. - .
And, when the senators and represen
tatives reassemble Jan. 3 they undoubtedly
will find that the No. 1 objective of Presi
dent Truman will be the repeal of the Taft-
Hartley act. .
But, the chances of a change in'the
act appear slim at the moment.
In fact, Mr. Truman’s lieutenants 'at
the capitol have indicated clearly they
plan to advise the president it likely would
be futile to try again for repeal during the
1950 session. .‘
Thus repeal appears almost certain
to be one of the stormy issues of next
year’s congressional electiOn campaigns,
just as it was in the presidential and other
contests in 1948.
The Truman Democrats' aren’t un
happy about that. Ori the contrary, many
of them feel the party’s chances for suc
cess at the polls will be enhanced if the
Taft-Hartley argument can be put to the
voters again. a
Repeal advocates have contended all
along that Mr. Truman’s election and the ‘
overturn last year of Republican control
of congress constituted a mandate from
the people for the scuttling of the Taft-
Hartley measure. They are working for a
big enough margin in the senate and house
in 1951 to achieve it. ' ,_
The administration lost its fight for
repeal at the last session because a big
bloc of Southern Democrats lined up with
the Republican opposition, while only a
few Republicans voted with the Truman
Democrats. ‘
The GOP foes of repeal, led by Senator
Taft of Ohio, havé argued that the major
ity of the voters want theessentials of the
Taft-Hartley law kept. ‘ ’
Taft himself, whose campaign for re
election next year already is in high gear,
says he has found that many rank-and
file Ohio workers are against erasing the
present labor law. He says many of those
who do want it repealed “have a prejudice
against it, growing out of labor newspaper
propaganda.” .
‘The dim prospects for repeal this year
don‘t mean Mr. Truman will not ask for
it in thestate of the union message he is
preparing for congress. Both sides expect
a renewed demand, and there may even be
a stir toward carrying it out—one to which
the Democrats can point in the congres
sional campaigns. 1
But at this time noserious effort is
shaping up in the house, which would have
to make the next move.
The move is there because the senate
at the last session passed a labor bill and
sent it to the house. The measure is a long
way from being what Mr. Truman wants.
It retains all the basic features of the Taft-
Hartley law, including the labor-hated in
junction against national emergency
strikes.
The senate bill, drafted mainly by
Taft, went to the house after that branch
had rejected the administration’s - Taft-
Hartley repealer and came within a few
votes of passing another bill which would
change the Taft-Hartley law only slightly.
House Democratic leaders final] -
ceeded in getting that latter bill seng’bsauci
to the.labor committee. There it has been
ever smce. All efforts to get an agreement
on a compromise have deadlocked so far.
Undoubtedly there will be oth
matters on the agenda of the congigslsfig;
at the 1950 session.
BB": wjt_h Aghe calendgr crowded as
it is with jegislation ot}_ler than thatflcfeat—l:
ihéwwith lanr there does not a ' "m
. be much chan’ce for action on tfigefiffi
Hartley repeal in. 1950.
And, too, it .must be remembered that
some of those, 1n congress must get out
and master votes for the fall election
Which could mean there will be an inclin:
ation to sheNe some matters so that only
a brief session will be held.
G-Man Picked To Check AEC Security
_V WASHINGTON. Dec. 23 u?)—
The atomic energy commission
" has named a former FBI official
._. to look‘ into its security division,
m which'guards the nation's atom
“ ic secrets.
2 ABC, General Manager Carroll
w Wilson said an advisory panel
: selected for the two-month job
..., will be headed by John S. Bugas
of Detroit. Bugas. vice president
' in charge of the Ford Motor
company's industrial relations.-
fcrmerly headed the FBl's De
troit office. .
Aééociation, Iric.
Act of March 3, 1879.
With him will serve Dr. John
Tate. chairman of the physics
department of the University of
Minnesota and former president
of the American Physical society.
and J. Arthur Mullen, president
of Glenvale Products, Detroit. _
Tate served on the national
defense research committee in
the last war. while Mullen—a
former Export-Import bank and
stafie department official—was
with Army yntglligence.
7 Wi!son 'said in ‘an announce
ment yesterday that one or two
fly Tucker
Won’t Shoot Santa
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24—Not only for
Christmas Day but - throughout 1950,
President Truman will present the Ameri
can voters with the king of a Santa Claus
that people don’t shoot, to paraphrase the
late Al Smith.
Under the politico-economic formula
he and his advisers have framed. at Key
West and Washington in the dying days
of the current year, there will be no let
down in the current level of business activ
ity and high but subsidized prosperity if
he and the national treasury can do it.
Nineteen-fifty will be what Treasury
Secretary John W. Snyder, after a confi
dential chat with Mr. Truman, describes
as “a good business year based on sound
factors in the economy.” ' -
RlSK—Skeptics like Dr. Edwin? G.
Nourse, who resigned as chairman of the
President’s Economic Council because he
could not stomach the Administration’s
spending-and-taxing schemes, look into
the future through darker glasses.
“Managed inflation,” he says, referr
ing to the Truman-Snyder prosperity.for
mula of huge expenditures, peak taxes,
continuing high wages and prices and gov
ernmental stimulation of business, indus
try and agriculture through federal use of
money, “is a greater riSk than we can
afford to take.”
So far, so good. But what does .this
high-level-discussion of 1950 prospects
mean in bread-and-butter language, and
how will it affect ‘the average man’s
pocketbook and llis_wif_e’s weekly budget?
INCREASE—The basic and primary
consideration in forecasting economic
trends for 1950, and possibly for several
years beyond—certainly until after the
1952 presidential contest—is that the Tru
man Administration has increased or
sponsored the increase of the three items
which determine all living costs.
Messrs. Truman and Snyder have
agreed that they, must be kept at a swol
len state through use of the government’s
power to tax and spend.
These items are, in the order of the
importance of their financial reaction on
every individual, family and corporation:
Wages, taxes and transportation.
MANAGED—Dips and lifts of price in
isolated fields may affect living standards
and costs slightly and temporarily.
But there can be no sharp downward
movement in prices and in the size of the
individual or national budget as a result
of the Administration’s inflationary poli
cies in these fields. Those policies and
prices are fixed. '
Thus the politico-economic watchword
for 1950, as Dr. Nourse suggests, is “man
aged inflation.” " N
CONTROL - From the ballot-box
standpoint alone, Mr. Truman cannot af
ford what is variously called “deflation,”
“ a recession” or a “depression.”
Business stagnation, a drop in prices,
unemployment and a— consequent decline
in Treasury receipts would be a Demo
cratic calamity on the eve of the 1950
Congressional election. It might prove po
litically disastrous in the 1952 presidential
contest. ‘ _
Therefore, President Truman 'and Sec
retary Snyder will utilize every ounce of
their unchallengeable control over federal
money and credit to prevent any serious
decline.
In short, Uncle Sam will pay out, pick
up and cash the checks as long as the
money holds out. He will make the old
fashioned Santa Claus look and feel like
a piker. . . . '
DROP—The Truman-Snyder wage-tai
policies indicate that the general level of
prices in 1950 will drop only about five
per cent, possibly ten, whereas a normal
readjustment at about. twenty per cent
below the 1948-49 peak has been antici
pated by private and government experts.
Incidentally, in this analysis’the term
“wage" includes federal subsidies to farm
ers as well as factory‘pay boosts promoted
by the White House.
'There will be price drops in certain
areas, but they will be offset by increases
in others. And if ever the general pmce
line should sag too low for politico-econ
omic comfort, the Treasury will rush m to
prevent any real (Feline; .
OFFSET—In the field of food. for in
stance, cuts in pork will be offset by lamb
and higher beef, although the-latter meat
should react sympathetically. » .
Savings on poultry, eggs and potatoes
will be eaten up in higher charges for most
vegetables and fruits. Canned goods will
be up because of higher wage and trans
portation costs.
OUTPOURING Don’t expect any
great reductions on clothes, household tur
niture, electrical appliances, rents, auto
mobiles, utilities, building materials.
Despite expectations of peak produc.
tion of all these articles. in 1950, barring
a war, Truman-Snyder inflationary poli
cies, deliberately conceived and executed,
will keep them near their present figures.
There will be plenty of money to pay
for these goods even at inflated prices
under the Truman-Snyder program. For
the Administration’s new spending pro
gram for foreign and domestic items, con
templates the largest outpouring of fed
eral funds in any peace year.
t . fi
more persons may be named to
the panel, adding that the group
also will be asked for adVlcg on
a successor to Adm. John Ging.
tich- Who quit as atomic security
director seven months ago.
The AEC official gave_ no rea
-5011 for the survey of the Security
division. Tlie division is rgspon
sible ”for protecting atomic in
stallatlons, granting, personnel
security clearances, and gpard
ing secret materials and mien
mation.
George E. Sokolsky
Ruining Our Children
THE DECEMBER issue of “The
American Legion Magazine”
contains an article by Dr. J.
8.. Mathews which every Am
erican parent should read and
ponder. It is entitled, “The Com
mies Go After The Kids.” and
begins with this doggerel, issued
by People’s Songs, Inc., whose
national director was Peter
Seeger. .
On the national board of di
rectors were Tom Glazer, Hor
ace Grenell. Millard Lampell,
Earl Robinson, Kenneth Spen
cer, John Hammond, Jr., Alan
Lornax. People’s Songs”, Inc.,
has now gone out of existence
but the songs still « circulate.
Here is the doggerel:
“When Jesus came to town,
‘ the working folks around
,GrainGSmut
Exhibition}
Set Jan. 4 _
Wheat growers in Benton coun
ty will have a chance this year
to see a traveling exhibit on
smut control.
An educational car featuring
discussions and demonstrations
for control of this major disease
hazard of winter wheat will be
in Benton City Jan.‘4. The rail
way car will hold open house at
the Union Pacific station.
. Frank Webster. county exten
sion agent, said the all-day ed
ucatibnal program planned in
connection with the demonstra
tion car would begin at 945 a.m.
and continue until 4:30 p.m.
The morning program has been
developed especially for junior
farmers, 4-H and FFA members.
Program features will include a
film on smut control; and dis
cussions on the genetics of smut
control, the 4-H and FFA seed
wheat program. and the job of
producing better seed‘ wheat.
Speakers Will include M. R. Har
ris. plant pathologist. and LaMar
Chapman. agronomist. both of
the Washington Agricultural Ex
tension service, and Robert Flet
cher. secretary of the Pacific
Northwest Crop Improvement as
sociation.
The general program In the
afternoon for both youths and
adults will get under way at
1:30 p.m. under the chairmanship
of George Penrose, agricultural
agent of the Union‘ Pacific.
A special feature of the day’s
program will be analvsls of .seed
wheat samples brought in by at
ttndine growtrs. Miss Mary Ha
ferkamp. seed analyst, from
Washington State college, will be
on hand to analyze each seed
samnle for purity. All growers
are inVited to bring seed samnles
with them to the meeting. They
should be in Miss Haferkamp’s
hands by one o’clock.
Other afternoon program at
tractions will include a reshow
ing of the film on smut control.
and discussion. of wheat varie
ties. kinds of smut and resistance
in wheat varieties and other cur
rent local problems such as weed
control. other disease. insects and
variety mixtures. , In addition.
LaMar Chapman will explain
the services provided by Crop
Improvement associations. Other
speakers will include Harris.
Penrose and Fletcher.
Hickory Dickorv 13:5;
' —-vuvu' 'M
PETERSHAM, Mass, (UP)
—. When the Petersham Unitar
ian Church clock stopped strik
ing the hour but continued to
tell time, Janitor Kenneth Clark
Was puzzled. Investigation re
vealed that a mouse had run
up the.clock and got caught in
the strxking mechanism.
6‘ l l, ‘\
IHI a, .
Believed what’ He did say;
The bankers and the preachers
they nailed him on a cross,
And they laid Jesus Christ in
His grave.’
“Poor working people, they
followed him around,
Sung and shouted gay;
Cops and the soldiers they
nailed Him in the air,
And they laid Jesus Christ in
His grave.
“This song was written ,in
' New York City,
Of rich men, preachers and 3
slaves; . - .
If Jesus was to preach like he‘
preached in Galilee.
They would lay Jesus Christ in
_His grave." _ .
IT rs SOUND t 9 show, during
Christmas Week, precisely what
our enemies are doing to our
children. Perhaps the best reso
lution we can make during the
new year will be protect our
children, our families and our
country against those who would
undermine its moral stature.
Dr. Mathews says; _ . _
_ “A large part of, the work
which communists do. among
children is under the‘ supervi
sion if the International Work
ers order. The children’. activ
ities of, the IWO include cos.
tume dances, drum and bugle
corps, dramatic plays, comic
strips, short stories with a “class
struggle" angle, essay contests,
and summer camps. The oldest
and largest of the IWO child
ren's camps is ‘Wo-Chi-Ca,’
situated in the northwest New
Jersey hills. The camp’s name
is derived from the words, work-
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enjoyment. You’ll find a holi
day trip by Greyhound in I
merry and carefree experience.
lusts Leave Kennewick:
For Yakima and way ogoints
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ers’ children’s camp. Paul Robe
son is the hero and best-known
sponsor of ‘Wo-Chi-Ca.’ When
he last visited the camp, he said
to the children who were camp
ing there under these commun
ist auspices: ‘When I look at
you, I know the future is safe.’
ALL OVER THE United States.
there are summer camps for
children which are run by the}
communists and .the numerous‘
organizations Which ‘are under
communist control. The number
of these camps runs into the
hundreds.‘ During the summer
of 1949, not less than 50,000
American children went to these
communist-controlled camps. . .”
’ So - called liberals may say
that we must {er the commun
ists do as they choose because
it is important to preserve free
dom of speech. but it is also im
portant to preserve our child
ren. None of us would willingly
put our children in a pest-house;
yet we often do not give a sec
ond thought to the corruption of
their minds and moral welfare.
We permit them to be corrupted.
There is a law against the im
pairment of the morals of min
ors: is that to be applied only
to sex morality? There are other
immoralities.
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Rain'aow Prop Still There
HONOLULU. Dec. 24—The old prop Rainbow they have especi
ally for tourists is still there and the trees on Diamond Head give
Ithe headland a slightly unshaven look. Otherwise. Oahu bea
lsmall resemblance to the pineapple purgatory that was so sir”
cerely hated by the hundreds of thousands of men who mange...
Hawaii in wartime. )
~ The twisted barbed wire is gone from Waikiki now, and a
great many of the Coney Island-ish cheapjohn shops have digap,
peared from Kalakaua Avenue. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel ~ the
old pink palace which once was the castle of submarine crews
back from patrol, is a site for civilians again. It has had its face
lifted to remove the ravages wrought by thousands of ebullient
military men on leave, and is again a symbol of lush island living,
Hawaii is only just recovering from the inroads of Harry
Bridges’ lengthy longshoremen strike which came close to rumin
the economy of the island. The tie-up of trade bit so deeply mg
the life of the people that an egg is a rarity on a place like
Molokai. There are no eggs because there are no hens. and there
are no hens because the hens had to be killed. The hens had to be
killed because there was no feed for them. There was no feed be.
cause the strike prevented its shipment.
BUT THE gaiety of the islands which we sensed but never
tasted during the fouled-up conditions of wartime overcrowding is
returning and the tempo of living is slowing slightly to its old eaSy
pace. This lovely land never was truly keyed to the speedup of
modern American commerce and never really enjoyed the fabulous
prOSperity that came to its merchants as a result of war. It left too
little time for singing and the hula.
Hawaii's tourist industry, its third largest source of income
has suffered some since the war because of a solid sabotage on thé
mainland by the hundreds of thousands of men who put in time
here and hated it. They have spread the word that Hawaii‘and
Oahu in particular was a rock full of frustration. As it returns to
normalcy it is probably as good now as it was bad then.
I recall the island of Oahu as a horrible lace to be c .
ridden, blackout-shrouded and seething with regentful citizenlsrfsxd
equally resentful soldiers. These last were too far from home to be
happy and too far‘ from the fighting fronts to find satisfaction in
a at. .
TRANSPORTATION was unendurable and telephonic communl.
catibns between the military reservations and the city were so
fouled that merely calling Honolulu from Makalapa at Pearl Har
bor was a full afternoon’s work.
This was a spit~and~polish town demanding creased khakis
and neckties, but sending clothes to a laundry was a bigger gamble
than a crap-game. Sometimes clothes came back from the washeries
but they were seldom yours. It became a sort of game to supple
ment your gear with articles tilched from your neighbor.
Thousands of men looked sullenly at the lush scenery the‘
bichloride. blue of the bay, the dramatic mountains, the constant
rainbows - and were moved to thoughts of romance that never
materialized. There were girls on the island, true, but they always ,
seemed to belong to some colonel with a jeep and a blackout pass.
There were apartments to be had, but somebody else always had
them. It was a party town but you couldn’t buy a bottle of booze.
That is the memory the men took back and it has hurt Hawaii's
post-war tourist trade. It is still going to take some doing to con
vince the potential customers for the beach at Waikiki that the
paradise of the Pacific. once lost, now has been at least partially
regained. .
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