The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 12, 1949
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BIATHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER TTJEStfAY, APRIL IS, IflW ' Brannan Defends Farm Program Agri Secretary Says Proposed Controls Similar to Aiken Law By Orl* A. Mirtln WASHINGTON, April 12. W)— Secretary of Agriculture Brannan ytst*rd«y hit back at Republican criticism that the administration's n«w farm program would Impose rigid controls on farmers. He told a House Agriculture Committee, that controls would be no greater or broader than those authorized by the so-called Aiken law pissed by the Republican 80th Congress. • Senator Atken (R-Vt), author of the Republican law, asserted on the Senate floor last week that the administration program 'Would sub- 'Ject farmers to broader controls than ever before. The administration's program has been offered as a substitute for the Aiken law whlcli Is to go Into effect next Jan. 1 unless Congress directs otherwise. Taxpayer's Suit On Use Tax Law To Be Welcomed LITTLE ROCK. April 12. (IP) — Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Deaii Morley said yesterday lie would welcome a taxpayers' suit to determine validity of (he state'.s new (iv: tax. "If the tax Ls not legal, we don't want to collect it," Morley said. "If .t is legal, Ihen we must collect." Attorney General Ike Murry ruled Saturday that one section of the use tax law exempLs sale-s within Arkansas on which sales tax is paid and that another section exempUs all saleJi from ouLsfde the slate. The use tax was enacted In an effort to collect two per cent on purchases of Itcm.s outside Arkansas for use in Arkansas. The sales lax applies only to purchases made in Arkansas, and thus without a use tax a person could purchase an Item cheaper i» a slate which ha* no sales tax. The attorney general also ruled that Ihc sales tax on automobiles be paid al the time of purchases not when applications arc made for licenses. Airlift Planes to Berlin Under questioning by Rep. Pace Make 922 Flights in Day ;D-Gal, Brannan said a controver- ,,™ TTN A .. ri i 19 r/pi Airlift *'L[«V.f. « "'^"' P,™^™ Berlin "e,'"a payments to fanners—also was contained in the Aiken la*. Such payments would be used to allow prices of perishables to con- iumers to go lower than they would under the present program. Rep. Andresen (R-NSlnnl pressed Brannan for an estimate of the possible cost of the new program. He himself has pridtcicd It might cost $5.000.000,000 or more a year. Brannan. as he said last week when he sketched the pla nbefore the Senate and House agriculture committees, replied that no accurate estimate could be made because of "numerous uncertain factors." But he said his department Is working out sets of figures designed to show roughly what the present program and his plan would ewt under Identical conditions. He did say, however, that the present program would run Into "big figures" when It came time to support prices of milk, pork, and other perishables. He said experience with potato supports have Indicated possible costs of the present program. He suld they had cost more than $300,000,000 since the war. >ew record yesterday—8.246.1 ton? 'resident of Yo7e To Resign Next Year NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 15. (*5 — Dr. Charles Seymour has announced his Intention to retire »s president of Yale University on July 1, 1050. Dr. Seymour. Intel nationally known as an educator and historian, will be 65 years old next year the age at which an officer of Yale eligible for retirement. He hit held the post since Oct. 8. 1937, and was Yale's 15th president. Londoners Are Told Grits Aren't So Bad LONDON, April 12. M'»—Londoner. 1 ? got fair warning yesterday to be on the lookout for hominy grits. Tlie Dally Herald lold them soothingly Hint "It Isnl as bad at H sounds." Rrllons just don'L eat corn, «•- ceiH for a few tcctmlrtc.s who buy roasting cars once or twice In the summer. H's loo cold to much of It here. Bui the Herald's Washington COT- respondent, Arlliur Webb, reported a proposed clause in the European Recovery Program authorlr-atton bill which says thill 15 per cent of 1115 corn shipped to Europe will have to be milted into meal or m«(3e Into grits. Charles S. Lemons, Furniture of supplies in 922 The previous 24-hour record wmr» 8,0258 tonr, in 002 [lights, set last Feb. 26. ^ 2 Arkansas Guard Units Join 35th Division Ranks LITTLE ROCK, April 15. <m— Two Arkansas National Guard units h»ve been voted Into the ranks of th« 35th Infantry Division, which will hold Its 1949 reunion here In June with President Truman slated to attend. The Arkansas units are the 153rd Infantry and the I42nd Field Ar- tlllRT. Blythevllle's National Guard unit. Cotnp«ny M, Is a part of the 153rd Infantry. B«fle-C*mp Candy k the Perfect EaMer Remembrance ..~. a fiJt «xpre*»ion of your love, your wi*h« for a joyoti* lailer Seawn. 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