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How Much For Postal Workers?
When Congress passed the postal pay bill the President faced
two choices: to accept a measure which both houses had passed over
whelmingly or to risk a sharp defeat on his first veto since the Demo
crats took over control of Congress. He has chosen to take the risk.
Several things can be said for the bill Congress approved. It
represents a compromise below the still higher figure the Senate had
voted and but 1.2 above the percentage the President has said he
would approve. It calls for a selective as well as a blanket raise.
iAaui the postal workers have had a long enough history of under
payment that balking at -a small difference could be attacked as nig
In his veto message, on the other hand, Mr. Eisenhower places
•emphasis on the fairness of the selective schedule provided by the ad
ministration’s bill. And he must have in mind that other bills for in
creasing the pay of an even larger number of federal employees are
in the offing. His position on these will be conditioned by what he
does on this.
It is not as though the choice lay between the 8.8 boost set by
this bill and no pay increase at all. The President has indicated
plainly he would accept the 7.6 average increase embodied in the
draft adopted by the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee.
So the postal workers will be by no means forgotten, if, as Washington
reports indicate, the veto is upheld.
Not Quite Automatic
Ask any thousand Americans who elects the President of the
TJnited States and at least 999 of them will answer, “The people.”
Usually, in a practical sense, that is true. But the machinery of the
Electoral College does not always work quite that way.
In the first nine elections there are no reliable tabulations of
the popular vote for electors, since tneu, tne united states nas held
33 presidential elections. In 30, the nominee with the highest popu
lar vote received also a majority of the electoral vote and was de
In three cases, however, another candidate became President.
The first was in 1824, when Andrew Jackson received a popular plur
ality but in the absence of an electoral majority the House of Repre
sentatives chose John Quincy Adams.
In 1876 Samuel T. Tilden received an undisputed majority of
popular votes, yet Rutherford B. Hayes was seated by a special com
mission which canvassed 22 contested electoral votes. Twelve years
later the distribution of electoral votes elected Benjamin Harrison al
though Grover Cleveland had received nearly 100,000 more ballots
at the polls.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has reported a resolution design
fad to correct these aberrations of the electoral process. The spon
sors are Senators Kefauver of Tennessee and Daniel of Texas. A
similar measure was introduced in earlier Congresses by former
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, now chief United States delegate to
the United Nations.
It proposes a constitutional amendment under which the elec
toral vote of each state would be divided in the mathematical ratio of
the popular vote in that state. This would do away with the “unit
rule” under which states now are voted as blocs.
The amendment should be adopted. The existing machinery is
supposed to be automatic; but it is not. How many merchants of
today would buy a cash register that came up with the right total
only ten times out of eleven?
Make It Simpler!
Now that the House and Senate have approximately agreed on
details in the final enactment of the Trade Agreements Act, the next
measure of President Eisenhower’s foreign trade program is the
Customs Simplification Bill, which has been before Congress for a
number of sessions.
The purpose of this bill is to reduce red tape and clarify customs
procedures. Some businessmen consider it even more important to
world trade than the extension of power to make reciprocal tariffs.
It undertakes to improve and simplify the methods of valuation for
assessing customs duties and to make currency conversion easier.
Disputes over valuation or over marking requirements can cause im
porters great uncertainity, expensive delays, and sometimes heavy
United States customs law, essentially the Hawley-Smoot Act of
1330, provides some 8,000 rates of duty, applying to about 25,000 kinds
*af normal imports. Still there are many newly developed products,
smell as synthetic fibers, plastics, and electronic equipment, which
are not defined or classified. As a result, nylon yarn, for example,
takes the duty rate for wool if it is crimped or curled, the duty rate
for silk if it is smooth.
Customs simplification is long overdue. Congress should do
something about it this session.
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News From Around Nebraska
Rain which fell over most of the western half of the state last
week was the big headline for the state’s newspapers. Taking
second place was the graduation of seniors and eighth graders.
Aside from that, there was little activity which got into headlines.
The Atkinson Graphic headlined their front page: “Big Rain
is Week’s Biggest News.” The Arapahoe Public Mirror used a big
two column headline which read “At Long Last, Rain!”
The Ord Quiz used a 3-Column headline which read “3.14 inch
Rain Smashes Grip of Farm Area Drouth.” The Quiz pictured two
Ord men standing jubilantly in the rain getting a good soaking.
The Curtis Enterprise, ‘way out in the west end of Ihe state,
carried a 3-column headline which read “Rain Breaks Long Dry
Spell." 1.12 inches fell at Curtis.
Some newspapers even ran advertisements which were called
“Rain Specials” which offered merchandise at bargain prices.
Everyone was in accord that the rain would halt the untimely sell
ing of beef cattle because of lack of feed.
Blair and Washington County were not so fortunate and did
not even share in any light sprinkles.
* * *
Youthful marble experts will compete at Crete June 4th to
determine the champion who is entitled to go to the state meet
in Grand Island on June 4th. The VFW is sponsoring the event
at Crete. The boys will compete under standard marble playing
rules which have been set up to govern the state contest, accord
ing to the Crete News.
* • •
The West Point utilities department is undergoing some stren
uous times, the Republican revealed last week. That community’s
largest electric unit is out of commission as the result of a plugged
oil line which caused it to overheat and burn out some bearings.
The engine grew so hot that it exploded, doing damage which
will run nearly $25,000. The crankshaft and other parts of the
engine have to be sent to the factory for repairs.
Meanwhile, a temporary line built to a nearby REA line, is
keeping the city supplied with needed current Repairs will not
be completed before July, it is believed.
* * *
Fairbury has OK’d the establishment of a roller skating rink
in the city park, the Fairbury Journal has reported. A portable
type rink is being installed.
• • •
At Central City the golfers held a family picnic and sort of
open house at their links and 150 persons attended. The golfers
played a two-ball game and the ladies played bridge at the club
house. A big family picnic closed the day, the Nonpareil reported.
* * »
The Minden Courier issued a special edition honoring the grad
uates last week. They devoted three full pages to the accomplish
ments of the Seniors. The pages were sponsored by the businesses
of the community.
* * *
The American Legion at Franklin, Nebraska, will hold a street
dance June 1st. Proceeds from the affair will go into a fund in
tended to outfit the Legion’s drum and bugle corps which is to
be organized soon. The dance is the first in a series of fund-rais
ing events, the Franklin Sentinel stated.
* * *
The FFA boys at Lyons, Nebraska have completed the building
of a number of tables and benches to be used in the Lyons park
The business men have paid for the materials and the FFA boys
have done the work. Last week’s Lyons Mirror-Sun showed some
boys putting the finishing touches on some of their handiwork.
* * *
Illustrated Advertising. A Blair restaurant this week is dis
playing a shelf full of toy dogs, horses, cattle etc. which tourists
like to take home. Pinned to the shelf directly under one of the
big fuzzy dogs, looking very much like a price tag for the dog is
a sign which reads: “Veal Sandwich, 35c” At first glance, what
would YOU think?
* • •
The Schuyler Sun and the Colfax County Call, both printed at
Schuyler, have consolidated and that community will henceforth
have but one newspaper.
The consolidation is the tinrd in tiiiii area in the past eighteen
months. Six weeks ago the two Seward papers consolidated and
eighteen months ago the David City papers were joined. The first
joint issue of the two Schuyer papers will appear this week, accord
ing to an announcement in the Sun last week.
* * *
The Burt County Board has passed a resolution which prohibits
the sale of beer at any place in the county on Sunday. The board
has jurisdiction on all places outside the corporate limits of the
, towns of the county, according to the Oakland Independent.
Dr. Jernagin Ready For
Atlantic City S.S. Session
Atlantic City — The National
Sunday School and Baptist Train
ing Union Congress is scheduled
to meet this year in Atlantic City,
NT. J. Expected to again play an
important part in the workings of
the session is Dr. W. H. Jemagin,
head of the organization. (ANP)
Mrs. Nancy Martin
Mrs. Nancy Martin, 67 years,
2720 Maple Stdeet, passed away
May 16th at a local hospital.
Mrs. Martin had been a resident
of Omaha forty years and was a
faithful member of the Church
of God In Christ, 26th and Er
skine Streets. She was a Mis
sionary Evangelist and State
Mother Supervisor. She is sur
vived by a daughter, Mrs. Viola
Lee, sister, Mrs. Martha L.
McClelland, of Omaha, seven
grand, two great grand children,
niece, four nephews. Funeral
services were held Saturday
mcrning from the Church of God
In Christ, 26th and E rksine
Streets, with the Rev. A. A.
Moore, officiating assisted by
Rev. Malcomb Chambers, Rev. D.j
L. Cork, Rev. M. J. Allen. Pall
bears, Mr. Simon McGill, Leonard
Phillips, Rev. D. L. Cork, Rev. E.
H. Halcomb. Howard McKimsey,
D. L. Bradford. Burial was in
the family plot at Forest Lawn
Cemetery with arrangements by
Melva Staurt Buried
Mrs. Melva McCaw Staurt, 471
years, the widow of the late
Joseph Staurt, High ranking
of this area, expired unexpectedly
Tuesday morning May 17th in
New York City while enroute to
a hospital. Mrs. Staurt was a
graduate of Omaha Central High
School and left Omaha in 1937
and moved to New York where
she had taken an active part in
iditics and civic affairs. In
Beauty Palace Opens In N.Y»;
New York — When New York’s
newest show place, the $250,000
Rose Morgan House of Beauty,
was opened recently, more than
18,000 sophisticated New Yorkers
turned out for the occasion. Con
sidered one of the most com
pletely furnished salons in the
country, it is operated by Mrs.
Rose Morgan, internationally
known cosmetologist. Its doors
are open to women of all races
and nationalities. Above is a
view of the showplace.
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Dr. L. H. B. Foote, director of
health at the Florida A and M
University Hospital and Health
Center, was awarded a bronze
medallion by the Florida Tuber
culosis Health Asosciation last
Friday evening because of work
in the crusade against tuberculo
sis. The presentation was made
during the final session of the
annual two-day meeting of the
association in Miami. He has
been chairman of the state wide
Negro committee for the past 20
years. —A and M staff photo by
H. Jones, Jr.
recent years she had been making
her .home in the Virgin Islands
and had come to New York for a
medical check up. Mrs. Stuart
is survived by four sisters, Miss
Berniece McCaw, Chicago, Illinois,
Mrs. Edith Johnson, Des Moines,
Iowa, Mrs. Lucille Gatewood, Los
Angeles California, Mrs. Gert
rude Williams, New York City,
three brothers, Mr. Albert Perly
McCaw, Los Angeles, California
Mr. Herbert McCaw, N.Y. City,
Mr. Arthur B. McCaw, Omaha,
nieces nephews and other rel
atives. Funeral services were
held Tuesday morning May 24th
from St. Phillip’s Episcopal
Church with Father, S. N. Jac
obs officiating assisted by
Father S. G. Sanchez. Honorary
bearers were members of the
Kappa Psi Fraternity, active bear
ers, Mr. Burns Scott, Thomas
Chanleder, Dr. W. W. Soloman,
Att’y. Ralph Adams, James
Jewell, Charles Dickerson. In
ternment was in the family plot
at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with
arrangements by Thomas Mor
Adds Ha If Day
Nebraska’s ’55 State Fair at Lin
coln will open a half day earlier
than usual, starting on Saturday
noon, September 3, and continu
ing through Friday, September
9, it was announced today.
“The Fait, like all Nebraska, is
growing and expanding,” said Ed
Baumann of West Point, presi
dent of the Fain Board, and Ed
Schultz of Lincoln, Secretaiy.
“Therefore, in keeping with this
growth, we have moved the Of
ficial Fair opening from its usual
Sunday morning schedule to Sat
urday noon. This will enable
more people to see Nebraska’s
greatest exposition, and it will
help us to give them a bigger and
All exhibits and displays will
be in place by Saturday noon,
and a complete schedule of enter
tainment events has been planned
for that afternoon and evening.
Meanwhile, Schultz announced
that the top entertainment fea
ture of the 1955 Fair will be
“Holiday on Ice”, the first major
ice show to appear as a grand
stand attraction at a major fair.
Featuring a cast of 125 perform
ing on a 70 x 110 foot rink, the
ice show will be staged each
night of the Fair in front of the
Another new and unique en
tertainment feature will be ost
rich races and a wild animal show.
Other features which have estab
lished a record of popularity will
be repeated. They include big
car races; motorcycle races; a
200 lap stock car race; auto thrill
shows; fireworks, specialty acts;
Dancing Waters; and the William
T. Collins Shows on the Midway.
Most attention, of course, will
be centered on the various ex
hibits and displays reflecting
Nebraska’s agricultural and in
More than 5,000 head of prize
livestock will be on the grounds,
with the dairy cattle housed in a
new $75,000 bam to be completed
this summer. Other exhibits of
crops domestic arts, school work,
and fine arts will round out the
panorama of Nebraska at its
The 4-H club show and the
Future Farmer of America show,
the only complete state-wide
shows of their kind, will as usual
draw a lot of attention.
Industrial and commercial ex
hibits will occupy acres of space,
with most of the reservations al
ready sold at this early date.
“Developments in agriculture ]
are coming so fast that only at
the State Fair can one get an
over-all picture of what is taking
place,” said Schultz. “That’s one
of the reasons why we expect the i
1955 Fair not only to attract a j
record-breaking number of en-1
tries, but to draw a record atten-;
Americans are putting away)
more savings in U. S. Savings!
Bonds this year than in any like
period since 1946.
Sandy MacDoe says, “Spring is
the planting season the world
around. But ye can plant the
seeds of security every month, by
simply signin’ up on the Payroll
Savings Plan where ye work. Mon
’tis pretty to watch the little
green bonds grow.”
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Individual holdings of nearly
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in Series E bonds bought ten
years ago are maturing, bringing
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