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The Sun (Newspaper) - June 24, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioPublished he i he greater Tiri Finati Industrial i Timon Council the a it a a a v a to 0 Sun a Liberal Cio weekly owned by its headers vol. 11 no. 7 29 t tic Indiati. It la in entered As second class matter. June 30 1944 at the Post office at Csc innate 2, ohm under act of March 3, i8f9 j nne 21, i my i Truman confers with a Roosevelt farm labor Unity plans take shape across nation shortly after taking his oath of office. Rep. Franklin Roose a Ell or. D confers with pres. Truman at the White House. Roosevelt succeeds the late sol Bloom As representative of the 20th District in new York. Rent control and in Ohio endangered by new proposal co 1 Umbus june 21 a a new legislative Low was. Hit at the state House last night by senator William Boyd d., Cuya hoga. Boyd introduced As republicans chortled with glee a Bill to end rent control in Ohio by october 1. The measure insisted Federal control of rents a is no longer necessary in Ohio or any part thereof a and the Bill is permissible under the so called a Home rules provision of the new rent control Law. Senator Boyd told the Senate the Bill was introduced a at the request of some those who watch the legislature with care insist that senator Boyd s a a neighbors Are real estate lobbyists. B o y d s prepared statement read a any apparent shortage in housing results from a misuse of our present Supply of houses which has resulted from rent Boyds statement parroted propaganda which the real estate lobby has used consistently and the senator was vague As to How Homes were being that there was a crying shortage of Homes was apparent to every teen aged child and every adult in the state with the exception of the senator real estate lobbyists and apologists for these interests. A state wide Survey conducted by the Ohio c i o. Council has shown a desperate Lack of housing in All of the big cities of the state. Reports of hundreds of families living doubled up and tripled up Are commonplace. In one House in Lorain. 70 persons Are jammed into seven rooms. In every big City of the state tens of thousands of families Are listed by housing agencies As being Bona fide hardship cases families not Only needing shelter but families with incomes Low enough to be eligible for admittance to Federal housing projects. The senator s Home City of Cleveland is officially listed As having one of the worst housing shortages in the state. Boyds proposal was sure to re a chive the support of the majority of his Republican Brethren in the Senate with whom he has often voted during this session. It will be recalled that Boyd is the one Democrat w to voted against both Fec and liberalization of the unemployment compensation Law. The measure will be opposed vigorously with the Ohio Cio Council promising to Light it tooth and Nail. Action on housing expected this week action on housing this week seems sure with the administration Hill coming to the House floor on june 22. The measure was clubbed out of the rules committee where it was bottled up nearly two months by the threat of a motion to discharge the committee which would have brought action on june 27. Thus the Dixie rat Republican coalition which killed housing in the rules committee last year came within five Days of the maximum delay possible. The administration plan passed the Senate two months ago. Republican and coalition leaders Hope to shout Down the housing program with cries of a Economy Quot claiming the country cannot afford to Clear out slums build 310.000 units of Public housing or pay for a Rural Home program. Farm labor Unity on a National scale was the subject of intense consideration in Des Moines Iowa earlier this month As democratic party leaders farm organization officials and Cio fac officials met to discuss aspects of the Brannan plan. Present were labor represent Mumm area and Pac officials who took the occasion to discuss with f a director Jack Kroll and other Pac staff members political problems of these states. The 16 states involved are4 Ohio Colorado Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska North Dakota. Oklahoma. South Dakota Wisconsin and Wyoming. Included in the area Are 60 seats in the House of representatives considered in the terms of political statisticians a a doubtful seats Are those won with 55% or less of the vote. Also to be elected from the area next year Are 11 members of the . Senate. Among those who face the voters in this area Are senators Capehart in Wiley wis. Hickenlooper la. Donnell to Taft g.1, and Millikin col. Discussion at the Public meetings entered around the proposal of Secretary of agriculture Charles Brannan for a method of stabilizing the farm Economy that would protect the Farmer against falling farm prices and at the same time give the consumer the Benefit of lowered food prices. Cio s e c r e 1 a r a treasurer James b. Carey addressing 5000 Farmers pleaded Quot guilty to the charge that labor is interested in the problems of the Farmer. He noted that the welfare of labor and Farmer Are closely related. Pac director Kroll put it this Way Quot if the Farmer can t buy our products we can t buy Ham. And he added that if the Farmers Are in favor of the Brannan plan they will get organized labor s support. Vice president Alben Barkley won Stormy applause with the declaration that those who seek to keep the Farmer and the worker apart Are enemies of both. The influence of the Des Moines conference was reflected in the ratified the agreement to guarantee the . An Export r. Arct of 672 million bushels of wheat during the next four years. The necessity for additional markets for wheat was pointed by a department of agriculture forecast of a 1.3 billion Bushel crop the second largest in . History. The 80th Congress refused to ratify the agreement. Reports that the Brannan plan would be held up until the next _ Riv president Truman. He told re porters a. His regular news conference he wants the plan enacted at this session and he predicted it will be. G. I. Insurance will pay off surplus to vets payment of a $2,800.000.000 billion special National service life insurance dividend on approximately 20,000.000 million policies today was authorized by Carl r. Gray. Jr., administrator of veterans affairs. About 16.000.000 Pierani who look out insurance during world War ii will be eligible to receive the dividend. Amounts individual veterans will receive Are not yet known As individual calculations have no i Bee n co m p 1 e Ted. At a press conference today. Or. Gray said that he a hoped distribution of the checks could be Star t e d sometime in january 1950. And be substantially completed during the first half of 1950�?� generally every Veteran who took out Nesli and kept it in Force for three months or More will be eligible for the dividend. Or. Gray indicated. In cases where policyholders have died the beneficiary of the policy if the insurance was in Force or to those shown to be entitled in Case the insurance was lapsed inside City Hall will receive the payment. Or Gray strongly emphasized that veterans should not write a a about their dividend because letters will Only cause the payment to be delayed. Special application Blanks Are now being prepared and it is hoped they can i be printed in time to be available sometime in August in every Post office veterans service organization and a a offices. National service life insurance was created by Public Law 801 of the 76th Congress approved on october 8, 1940. Nearly 20,000.000 policies were issued to More than 16,500.000 i million members of the armed forces some veterans having two or More policies. There currently i Are 7,215,000 policies in Force with a face value of $41,552,000,-000 billion. Cutoff Date for payment of the dividend is the anniversary Date of the policy during 1948. The special dividend will not be paid on policies issued after january i 1949, though such policies May participate in some later dividend 1 distribution. Or. Cray farm plan fair Deal leaders declare that with so Many people living under present cramped conditions the nation simply can t afford not to launch a housing program. Close observers look for a hair breadth finish. They count nearly half the House behind the measure list about 60 other representatives As doubtful. Minority Leader Martin a mass predicted a Republican policy of opposition after a party caucus. But at least 10 re pub Liean representatives indicated they would not go along with this policy of obstruction of All Liberal measures. Democratic leaders have called their party s 262 House Mem be re into a caucus this week and Hope to quell some of the Southern a opposition to the administration a proposals. S study of Gas company operations proposed Sec. Of agriculture Charles f. Brannan addresses the Midwest democratic conference at Des Moines la. He explained How his new farm program which has received labor backing will help stave off a depression. Federated pictures by Rollin Everett. A thorough study of questions relating to the Cincinnati Gas amp electric co., was proposed in a Resolution. I introduced this week into City Council. The study would be by a commission of citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Council. Sought would be citizens whose views could not. Be charged wit h prejudice. The study would be of rates profits operations and regulation of the local company and of Gas and electric operations in various other cities. I have asked this study because there have been so Many figures produced As to the profits of the company and the justification or Lack of justification of those profits that it is difficult even for those who have made extensive studies of the matter to a Gree on the facts or Al least on a Clear interpretation of the facts. I am confident that a commission which has not been involved in the controversy can do a great Deal to clarify this question for the elected officials and the pub i lie. Only when the facts Are in hand and understood can there be an intelligent decision As to a Long Range program. And it is important to the City that such a program be adopted and followed. It is import ant in terms of business and jobs. Cities which have Well operated and regulated utilities serving the citizens at the lowest Rale possible with sound financing and administration Are always going to be away ahead in the race to attract new industries and keep the ones they have. A few million dollars drained out of a City annually through excessive rates can mount up to a huge sum in a few years and can mean the difference Between a prosperous City and one which is not. My Resolution was referred to the Council utilities committee and should come up in Council i next week for a Voto

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