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   Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - September 14, 1945, Tucson, Arizona                             WEATHER Continued clem- find warmer tonight nnd tomorrow. Temper- nturo nt p. m. LATE NEWS EDITION VOL LXXIV, NO. 221. M wcond-clMi mittar. Petl OUIM. Tuctoa. AriioM TUCSON, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14. 1945. FIVE CENTS TWELVE PAGES STRIKES CLOSE Unemployment Pay Measure To Be Argued Senate Set For Debate On Cash For Postwar Jobless Folks S Y S T E M EXTENDED Heat On Army Over Discharges Is Let Up Some IVv MAX HALT) WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. Congress cooled off a little today on the subject of getting men out of the Army, .font, the senate picked tin a rod-'hot. the unemployment pa.v hill. This hill would help jobless Markers with forlorn! cash. The fight over It. shifted to the senate floor after that, chamber's finance Committee worker! on It for wpoks. The oratory starts then Uio i-....... Americans Note Peacetime Shift Legislature Takes Recess Until Monday Ration Controls Lifted, Others Are Soon To Be Discarded R1SCOXVEKSm-V GLANCE fly ASSOCIATED PRESS Shift to jipnce. enters second nionlh, .sci'ond phase government yielding wins In spur heller liv- ing, travel curbs come off ihls week end. Army discharges ancl unemployed peoples' wore tho main concerns of congress exactly one month nfter .Tapnn surrendered. The Army put on ii drive, to con- vince congress it Is doing about the Taost demobilization job it can un- der the circumstances. Many law- makers seemed convinced. Others didn't. Here's whnt happened: 1, Gen. George C. Marshall he- pan sending personal letters to fill members of congress. He enclosed ft booklet telling how hard the 'Armv is 'trying to bring the boys home fast. Several congressmen the booklet as a "god- ut-nd." They'll get extra copies and nhoot them to the folks who arc flooding them with thousands of letters. To Release 3 Of 4 2, Other generals told the sen- ftp military committee they -are taking emergency steps to speed releases, thnt. they will release three out of four soldiers before July 1, and may release even more If the occupation force In Japan bo cut below present estimates. 3, Members of the senate group generally expressed satisfaction with the Army's plans, They'll hear the Navy's story Monday. Secretary of War Stlmson de- fended the Army in a letter to a congressman. He said the point (flschnrge system may not be the only solution but "It Is the very best one wo could contrive." tender tho present system of un- employment pay, the state govern- ments do tho paying. The unem- ployment bill, ns it reaches the sen- ate, provides federal cash for: federal employes and maritime workers Into the system {they don't get anything expenses up to for war workers stranded away from home. the period of bene- fits for people now entitled to re- ceive provided the state approves. If a person's state payments now run less than 2G weeks, federal cash would be added to stretch (Sec CONGRESS on Page 3) By STERfilXfi V. fiHEEX WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. today sped into its second month of peace, The new phase of reconver- sion is here. Businessmen and working mon are taking the reins from government. In kitchen, store, and factory, tho wartime squeeze is gone or slated to go. All rations hut sugar may end this year. Scarce .clothes are clue back'in 00 days or so, Most travel curbs are off this week end, The war production board re- ports reconversion running two to three weeks ahead of schedule, after the one month of peace. The makers of washers, refriger- ators, atitos, and such aids to good living are still sending optimistic reports to Washington. But they say OPA's rigid price policy ham- pers them, Thev already have reported: By December a production rate 12 per cent higher than the prewar aver- age, In terms' of prewar dollars. By next June, 87 per cent higher. 'Re-employment'doesn't climb that fast. Perhaps persons will be idle by mid-December. Vets I'o Seek Jobs Many wilt just be "between jobs." But by then veterans will be discharged monthly into the labor market. NTot nearly all the millions of lald-off war workers' will re- hired thnt soon, either. To encourage business.expansion, higher, living standards, and more the "new govern- ment drive. The first phase was getting rid of controls. That Is well under For the country at large, this is the outlook in the next few months: The kitchen prospects: Meat rationing may be eased fur- ther by Oct. 1, lifted entirely soon after. Fats and oils-Very scarce now, may bo raUon-free by the turn of the year. Sugar prospects are dim until Canned foods, canned milk and t.hls week cheese, have been rubbed off the ration list, So have gasoline, fuel -oil and stoves, Three remaining rationed items have this outlook: Shoo Rationing Going Shoes-Off by Oct. 1, if 'the re- quest of WPB's leather bureau is Japanese Premier Calls For Buildin Of New Nation Tires Rubber companies you'll get them ration-free by end of' the year, All rationing ceases the on GOP Ponders Program For Next Election Bv AVIIiUAM F. WASHINGTON, Sept. M. House Republicans called a senti- ment-sounding powwow today. I'rom It they hope will emerge the foundation for a legislative program tcuearry them into partial control next year. "'he party's representatives the only ones .invited to at- The meeting was tho Idea of Rep. Jon Martin of Massachusetts, house Republican leader, who said he he- Moved the party's senate member- ship would follow suit shortly, Martin told reporters the pur- pose of tho session was to give every Republican In the house a chance ito sound off and express his views on what bills the party should get behind. Policy Group The views expressed at" the ses- sion will be culled by a subcommit- tee of the house Republican steer- Ing commltten, the 17-mombef group which shapes party policy Eventually, Martin added, he hopes to announce a program which will the hacking of .senate and house Republicans. Asked If he believed the fact thai congressional elections will be held next year made It Imperative that the Republicans define their legisla- tive position on major matters, Mar- tin replied: "We haven't even thought about thnt." But Martin and his lieutenants afc known to ho looking ahead to with confidence. They now ,are 29 seats short of a majority in t'rie house and they believe they can take over the house In the off- year balloting. is becoming a city of lob-jumpers, as the war agen- cles deflate and the regular agen- I cies add more help to handle new I peacetime responsibilities. The office of censorship .is gone. 'Out of business tomorrow Is the office of war information, with the state department carrying on some of its ovrrsras Information chores, Tho American urge to go places gets this encouragement: By tho whole ar- ray "of tra'fn travel curbs goes over- board Sunday, Including the freeze of train schedules ancl the ban on special cars and extra trains. The M-day limit on pullman reserva- tions' stays in force. So does the ban on sleepers on short runs. Plane Priorities Bv passenger priori- ties' will be greatly relaxed tomor- row, wiped out by Oct. 15. By government Is graduallv letting more people cross The mcean. Should be fairly easy six months hence. All priorities end tomorrosv. Hy taxlcabs. streetcars and buses restrictions are off, but the vehicles will be scarce for a while. And all curbs on fairs ancl con- ventions go out Oct. 1. Construction of houses. Us the laggard industry of reconversion. Main reason: Tho lumber shortage. All controls go off lumber sales Sent M They have been relaxed, but it's still hard to find much in anv lumber yard. Tho government, wants to shod Its ban on dwelling construction by Oct I, get along with its program for new houses in the next 10 vears. But it fears sky-high prices on the needed new homes, and may keep some price restraint in force Builders say that would discoui- age construction. BASH BALL National FINALS PhUalelphln 4, Chicago 3. Now York 7. Cincinnati 5. Amprlcnn Detroit 1, Philadelphia 0. (Game called In Btli inning, St. Louis 4, Boston 1, Kartijs Also Given Till Tuesday For Report On Ofeborn Ouster PHOENIX, Sept. 14, The special session of the 17th Arizona legislature today voted a week-end recess to permit, committees to com- plete deliberations of the bills in- troduced in the last five clays ancl to give the house special committee investigating Gov. Sidney P. Os- born time in which to report its findings, As the legislators recessed, how- ever, there was an indication in the senate that one of the governor's most-desired items of legislation was headin'g into a conflict over the method to be It con- cerns the request for funds Lo make an investigation of public utility rates, Sens. A, C. Stanton of Greenlee; H, H. D'Autremont of Pima, and John Babbitt-of Coconino intro- duced a 'bill, conforming to Os- born's ideas of a straight appropriation to pay expenses of federal power commission experts to come to Arizona to make the survey upon invitation of the Arizona corporation commission. 1 Following the Stanton-D'Autre- mont-Babbitt measure into the hop- per was a. bill by Sen, Dan Angius of.. fqr. 'a federal ex- "expense is to be paid by. the utilities investigated; Angius said; his fol- lowing bill passed-by the llth legislature in 1933 calling for rates surveys at the expense of utilities. The senate indefinitely post- poned action on two bills by Sen. Walter Thalhelmer of Maricopa, at his request. They pertained to transfer of administrative jurisdic- tion of the state welfare sana- torium to 'the state health board and approprlaing for ex- pansion of facilities in the state, It would mean that at some future date but not at this legisla- ive session the legislature would be asked lo consider the measures. Two New Measures The senate received two other bills, one from Sens, Norman. Fain of.Yavapal and William Kim ball of Pima appropriating to the Arizona teachers' retirement system and the other from- Sens. David P, Klmball of Maricopa and Wes Townsend of Graham trans- ferring the powers and duties of the Colorado river commission, to the state land department and the Arizona power authority. It con- forms to a request from the gov- ernor. In the house five new bills were introduced.. They are: By Rep. Sidney Kartus and Lee Norton of Maricopa, increasing un- employment compensation to weekly for a maximum of 26 weeks. By Rep. H. C. Armstrong of Maricopa and others, proposing to remove all restrictions on liquor licenses except the 300 feet from schools restriction. By 0, W. Rugg of Final and others, apprepriatlng for completion of a ground water survey. By the capitol building and grounds committee, authorizing plans for statehptise improvements and additions ancl appropriating for the initial program, By the public health committee, allowing the state board of dental examiners to issue temporary per- mits. When the hoifse convened. Kar- tus, chairman of the special in- vestigating committee, was given permission without dissent to delay until Tuesday submission of the committee's report. It was originally planned to ask for a delay until Monday but legis- lative leaders suggested the Tues- day date to allow the committee time to look Into other matters re- portedly unrelated to Colorado river affairs, the original purpose of the Inquiry. Kartus said the committee ex- pected to complete its list of wit- nesses during the day. He said it had still nor, decided whether to Invite Gov. Osborn to appear Keces.s Carries Rep. Jack Cummard of Maricopa protested the week-end adjourn- ment ancl demanded a rollcall vote on the question, The motion car- ried 42 to 33. Before tho vote was' taken sev- eral legislators voiced opposition to the action. Rep. G. N. Baker of Maricopa expressed belief some- thing could be accomplished if the house met Saturday, Cummard's stand also was endorsed by Kartus. Rep. Phelps said she couldn't see "anv reason which the special ses- (See LEGISLATURE on Page By KUSSELT; TOKYO, Sopt. Prince Higashi-Kuni called upon tlm people of America to forgrot Pearl Harbor as builds "a completely new, peaceful" nation, in an c.xclusive statement today to Associated Press. "America lias won and Japan has Hie premier wrote in answer 
                            

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