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12 Th Newt-Review, Roieburg, Ore. Friday, June 3, 1949
By Harris Ellsworth
Congressman, 4th District of Oregon
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
The grave concern being gen
erally expressed here regarding
the Increased spending and de
creasing tax income is definitely
affecting legislation recently be-
lore tne House, from my poim
of view the realization of the led
eral financial situation has ar
rived late. Legislation now pend
ing and having the blessing of
tne .fresiaeni wouia aau unnunu
to an already too large budget.
Recently a bill to increase the
pay of the armed forces was un
expectedly sent back to commit
tee. The fact is a pay Increase bill
should be passed. Some officer
grades have had no increase In
pay since before World War I.
However, the armed forces com
mittee of the House was too gen
erous. The increase bill they
brought in would cost more than
$400 million annually. It was
doubtful that even that figure
would have passed the House, but
on top of that an amendment add
ing another hundred million or
more was adopted by the Com
mittee of the Whole House. So
by the time the bill came up for
Sinai passage a majority of the
membership believed the sum to
be too nign and tne nut was sent
back to committee on a recom
mittal motion and by a surpris
ingly large vote.
What happened to the ECA
(European Cooperation Adminis
tration) appropriation was also
due directly to the realization
that we are over-extending 'our
selves financially. The appropria
tions committee made a 15 per
cent cut.straight across the board.
The House modified the cut some
what allowed It to stand but pro
vided that the full amount might
be expended during the fiscal
year if the Administrator requests
additional funds and the Presi
dent approves. The proviso is
clearly for the purpose of meet
ing unforeseen conditions brought
about by crop failures or other
disaster. Otherwise cooperation
with Europe will be 15 percent
less than requested in the Presi
The so-called Federal Public
Housing bill will soon come be
fore the House. Signs now Indi
cate this bill will suffer a fate
similar to the military pay in
crease bill if It Is not defeated
The Housing bill has very little
or nothing to do with making it
easier for people to buy, build or
rent houses for themselves. It
consists solely of the three sec
tions of the big Housing bill last
year which was stopped In the
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Ott'i Plant Dtp.
Corner of Cats and Jaokson
Every Saturday Night
Danoo from 1:00 'til 12:00
K. P. HALL
and his now 7 piece band overy
Friday and Saturday night.
Vets and Their Gucsls
Merchants Lunch 1:00 ",11 2:00
Dinners 5:00 'til 1:00
Open Dally From 12 Noon
Until 2:30 A. M.
115 W. Washington
House of Representatives after
being passed by the Senate. These
three sections provided for pub
lic housing, slum clearance and
farm housing. It is estimated the
total cost of this bill would be $19
BILLION over a period of years
ana oy tne puoiie nousine en
thusiasts that is said to be Just a
Under the public housing sec
tion of the bill the government
would build up to a million hous
ing units and rent them at less
than cost a rent subsidy to peo
ple who live In them which would
total some siuu million per year.
The slum clearance section of
the Housing bill is the best feat
ure In it, but it too would cost
into the bundreds of millions. So
far as the farm loan feature is
concerned, It is generally con
ceded to be a political move to
help the tenant farmer of the
south a little bit and therefore
was designed to get Southern
votes. It calls for an outright
grant of cash plus a loan to low
Income or unsuccessful farms.
It seems to me the Housing bill
is a very much misunderstood
measure. I am sure that many
people in Oregon, for example,
believe the pending Housing bill
would ease the housing situation
In some uregon communities.
That is definitely not the case.
Public housing will be built in
only a few large cities. It will
quite likely be used as a patron
age Did lor increased votes in
some city areas. Under a previ
ous public housing bill, Texas re
ceived the greatest number of
units and Florida was a close
At the beginning of this letter
I mentioned the adverse finan
cial condition of the federal gov
ernment. It is serious. Without
any increase In income tax pay
ments the President estimated a
deficit of nearly a billion dollars
If his budget was approved. Since
he delivered his budget message
It Is clear that federal income
will be a great deal less than es
timated and the income ba
rometer Is falling every day.
The European situation is still
deadly serious. We are commit
ted to a program of assistance
there which, tnough costly, we
cannot afford to abandon par
ticularly while the foreign min
isters are endeavoring to estab
lish a basis for actual peace. We
cannot make much of a cut In our
defense program because to do
so would indicate weakness and
invite attack. We cannot elimi
nate the cost of carrying out com
mitments made to veterans.
These three Items account for
three-fourths of our budget. Sub
stantial cuts In the remainder of
the budget should be made but
there is no indication that such
cuts will be made. Our country Is
almost In trouble without em-
socialized medicine or other
spending Idea running Into bil
lions. At least that is the' way I
feel about It. Our first duty is the
protection of the financial solven
cy of our country.
Truman Opposes Making
Federal Loan To Spain
WASHINGTON, June 3.-AJP)
President Truman came out
Thursday against making a gov
ernment Joan to Spain.
He told a news conference he
does not favor it, but did not
Spain has made an Informal
bid for a multi-million dollar loan
from the government's Export
The bank reportedly has re
jected the request on the grounds
that Spain's economic condition
makes her a poor credit risk.
Bridge Painters Save
3 Youths From Drowning
HARRISBURG, June 3. M')
A crew of bridge painters res
cued three llarrisburg young
sters from the Willamette River
Dick Tweed! , 17, was taking
his small sister, Theresa, and her
playmate, Theone Geidd, for a
boat ride when the boat struck a
bridge plei: and capsized.
The hoy grabbed both girls and
held them lo a tree swirling in
Hie waler. Painters working on
the bridge alHive, saw the acci
dent, lowered a motor boat Into
the river, and pulled the children
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OUT OUR WAY
By J. R. Williams
Conscience Spurs Unnecessary Confession Of Crime
PORTLAND, June 3. VP
A 33-year-old Portlander walked
Into the' police station here to
confess a year-old robbery that
police had never heard of before.
The man told police he wanted
to clear his conscience of "roll
ing" a drunk in a cheap hotel a
year ago, and make restitution to
the robbed man.
He said his roommate lured a
sailor into their hotel room, rob
bed him of $24, and split the
Now, said the Portlander, he is
"bOing straight" and wants to re
turn the money.
Police listened to the story and
checked through their files. No
Flagg today that he was sus
pending the service.
Flapi whn had iveitaH tha twr.
mit to Ralzlaff, ordered him to
submit figures showing cause
wny cue service snouid De stop
ped.. Service hetween Kjilnm nnrt
Tillamook was started two days
ago Dy Koy M. East, McMinn
vllle. This line now is Salem's
only direct bus route to the Ore
such robbery had ever been reported.
Capt. William Browne told the
conscience-stricken Portlander to
go home and contribute the
money to charity. "The seaman
who was robbed apparently never
reported the robbery," Browne
said, "and we would not be able
to bet the money back to him.'
Names were withheld by police.
DOG-GONE GOOD IDEA
LEBANON, June 3. (JP) High
School Principal Burleigh Cash
is having trouble with his mail
because he gave a diploma to a
The trouble: A heavy shower
of letters from all parts of the
It seems that an Associated
Press wirephoto of tne dog get
ting a diploma last week after
five years Of regular attendance,
was seen by people who like dogs.
PAGE LUMBER & FUEL
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Plane Crash At Airport
Fatal To Two Occupants
BREMERTON, Wash., June 3.
UP) Two Bremerton men were
killed when a light plane in
which they were riding crashed
on the Kitsap County Airport
They were Identified as John
W. Driver, 26, a Navy veteran
who has been taking GI flight
training, and Francis Berg, a
Bremerton used car dealer.
The airport listed the plane, a
single-engined Cessna 140, as be
longing to William Lewis of
Sheriff's deputies said the
plane was taken without Lewis'
permission. .They said the plane
was demolished, and that it was
impossible to tell which man was
Peanut Business No Good,
Tries To 'Drown' Machines
PORTLAND, June 3. UP)
Richard T. Meredith wants no
part of the peanut business.
He was stopped by police from
dumping four vending machines
into the river. At police head-
?uarters, after establishing the
act that the machines were legal
ly his, he said he had been "suck
ered" into paying $525 for them.
He hasn't been able to make any
money in the peanut business and
wanted to throw them away and
forget it rather than cause some
one else the same anguish.
Reservations for private
are available at the
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Phone 128 . 402 W. Oak
at the PRESCHERN BARN
Every Saturday Night
Music By Pete Wright
and the Bar-X Boys
' Dancing 9 P. M. to 1 A. M.
4 Miles West on Melrose Road
Salem-Newport Bus Line
Folds Up After Week
SALEM, June 3. (.!') The
Salem-Newport bus service fold
ed up Thursday after It had
operated only for a week,
John Ratzlaff, Albany, owner
of the line, advised Public Utili
ties Commissioner George H. i
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