The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 26, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER MEW* FRIDAY, DEC. M, >M| House Fraud Probers Lay Groundwork for New Tax Inquiries By B .1,. IAVJNGSTONK WASHINGTON (Si — Housa lax fraud Investigators, rapping both the Treasury and Justice Departments for what thoy termed a failure to correct mistakes in tax collection procedures, have laid the groundwork for broad new inquii- In a final report based on 19 months of Investigation into the scandal-ridden federal tax system, they turned over to their successors In the new Republican Congress * program of reforms they said were still needed. The oulgoinB members of the House ways and means tax Investigating subcommittee proposed further inquiries involving: 1. The alcohol tax unit of the Internal Revenue Bureau, whose 3442 3447 3416 3118 Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton Open High Low 1:15 Mar . 3389 33!w 3™ 337D May 3430 3436 3114 3422 July 34S3 34fi3 Oct 3430 3430 N«w Orleans Cotton Open High Low 1:15 M»r ... 3388 3389 3307 3378 May 3435 3435 3412 July 3465 34«5 Oct 3428 3428 Chicago Corn Open Hlgli Mch . ...I64K 18«i May . .. 168 V, 168 '/• Chicago Wheat : Open High Mch . .. 23«1 May . .. 239H Soybeans Open 234% 23914 3438 3417 Low 161% 165% Low 23314 237 VI 342' 3152 3419 1:15 162 »i 166 !4 1:15 233*1 237-V. 'powers extend over a- significant area of American industry." The unit Is charged with supervision and control of the liquor Industry. 2. The tax division of the Justice Department, This dllvsion was chided for what the committee called failure to eliminate time- consuming handling of tax cases. Tho group raised the question whether, it Is "the proper agency formulate tax litigation policy." i 3. The functioning of the revenue bureau under the veorganlta- on program which took effect last arch, and which eliminated the Ifices of collector of Internal reve- ue—political plums before the re- •ganlzatlon plan placed them nil er civil service. Early Action Promised Rep. Kean (R-NJ). who will ucceed Hep. King (D-CnlU) man of the subcommittee after an. 3, has said the- subcommittee '111 act promptly to start public earings on tho alcohol tax unit, nd will look Into possible "polltl- al Infiltration" of Ihc reorganized evenuo bureau. The subcommittee's final report call primarily with reforms al- oady effected as a result of Its carlngs over the past year and a ialf. In a scries of legislative and Administrative recommendations, lowcvcr, it suggested stricter pollc- ng of both taxpayers and jjovcrn- nent agents. One way to" "reduce possible ;oriupt practices In the bureau Is o minimize the opportunities and Jan . Mch . May . July . .. 303U ." 303 • ..30154 High 3IXW 303 ',i 303 301 \i Low 29BV, 301 301 299 Vi 302 son 300? Brodie Twins' Conditions 'Unchanged' CHICAGO (/P)—No change was reported today In the condition of tin Brodie Siamese twins. The IS month old boyi have been In critical condition since they were separated In an operation on Dec. 17 at the University of Illinois Hospital. The twins were horn Joined at the head:. Roger Lee has not ra- gitlned since the operation and his condition his been described very precarious. His brother, Rodney Dee, has been given the better chance to live. However, Ms condition Is critical. Mr. and Mrs. Royt Brodie. of M»- llne. III., parents or the twins, spent Chrlstinai day at their bedsides at the Illinois Neuropgychlatrlc Hospital. They have Jour other children, all normal. Including Barbara Ann, 9 weeks old, who Is nt the hospital with her parents. BRINK'S N«w York Stock* A T and T 151 1- Amer Tobacco 64 3- Anaconda Copper 41 Beth Steel 54 3- Chrysler . 943- CocaCola .; - 107 3- Gen Electric 71 3- ,Qen Motors 675- Montgomery Ward GO 1- N Y Central 221- Hepubllc Steel 451-1 Radio . 28 Sccony Vacuum 37 1-4 Studebaker 377-8 Standard of N J.. 17 • TJ S Steel ..; 41 1-2 Bou Pnc ! , 46 1-2 Livestock NATIONAL STOCK YAK US. II!. MT—Hogs 8,300; bnrrows and gills 60 to 75 higher; most advance on weights 220 Ibs down; 180-240 Ibs 19.00-50; few loads at top of 19.75, highest since Oct. 10; 250-270 Ibs 16:25-76; 150-180 Ibs 18.25-19.50; 120140 Ibs 16.00-17.50; sows steady to 25 higher; weighLs under 400 Ibs 15.5W8.25; over 400 Ibs sows 13.5015.00; hours 10.50-13.00. Cattle 600, calves 300; slaughter steers and heifers opened about steady; cows fully steady to strong; bulls unchanged; supply of vealers extremely small; few sales steady; several lots good steers and heifers 22.00-25.00; utility and commercial steers and heifers 15.00-21.00; utility' nnd commercial cows M9.0-IG.00; odd hendjilghcr. emptallons," the subcommittee aid. i As safeguards, It recommended: 1. A larger Inx enforcement staff, with higher pay and ansur- ince of non-polillcal merit promor Ions for agents. 2. ReciulrcmonUi 'or detailed record keeping by taxpayers to substantiate their lax return claims, and to reduce Ihe degree ol discretion permitted- agents in allowing deductions. 3. A requirement for disclosure of the s'qurce and nalure of n taxpayer's Income—a weapon intended for use against racketeers and tax evaders. 4. Elimination of the practice of claiming l=x deductions, as business expense, ot tnx-frec benefits to key employes and "overly llb- ernl" expense accounts constituting a form of tax-free Income. 5. Fullest publicity by the bu- reua on tax compromises and administrative decisions effecting taxpayers. 'Hie bureau already has instituted n policy of limited publicity. Cold Week End Is Prediction LITTLE ROCK (A 1 ) -~ A cold \vcek-end is forecast for Arkansas. The Wcuthcr Buruan, In Its extended forecast for Dec. 26-30, suid temperatures will average two to six degrees below nonnnL The normal mipiinum Is 28 to 3G degrees; the normal mnxtnium 50 to 64. OccftsUmnl rnin Is forecast Sun- \ day through Tuesday. I \ {Continued from Page 1) latlng to the Brink's robbery In vesllgatlon with i curt "no com ment." Meanwhile. Police Chief Dean Merediih of Towanda, Pa., early today that a suspect in th Brink's rnbhcry offered bribe for his release from a gun carrying charge six months afte the fabulous Boston robbery. ' The police chief' named Josep "Specs" O'Kcefe, 44-year-old Bos ton gunman, listed In FBI affida vits as a possible participant the stlckup. ' O'Keefe Is serving time on the gun-carrying charge In Towanda but currently is In a Boston jail while a grand jury is hearing evidence In the Brink's robbery. Ho appeared before the grand Jury for about three minutes before he was charged with contempt of court for refusing to tell the Jurors any more than his name and address. Bribe Offered Meredith arrested O'Keefe nnd Stanley Gusclora of Stoughton, Mass., on June II, 1950, for having five pistols and 150 rounds of ammunition in their car while driving through Towiinda. In a statement from Towanda., In answer to n reporter's query, Meredith-said: "I and 'three slate pbliceme^, Donald Bnrkc, John Mnncauso and Lynn Bohr, arrested O'Keefe and Stnnley GuscloTn nenr To\vsuu\a on June 11, 1950, on a charge of violating the Uniform Firearms Act. "At the time we booked them and were putting them In county jail O'Kcefe asked me If the wasn't sorne way we could palcl this "I said, 'What kind of pntchlni material do you have?' I wantec to see how much money he hac or where be could get It. O'Keefe told me, 'nanis !! anil It will FJLLS NIXON'S SEAT- Thomas H. Kuchel, above, of Anaheim, Calif., has been appointed by Gov. Ear) Warren to fill the U. S. Senate seat which will become vacant upon the resignation of Vice President- elect Richard M. Nixon, Jan. 1, The 42-year-old Republican ii at present California'! State Controller. More Dentists, Doctors to Get Draft Exams WASHINGTON Wj—The nefense Department today announced a lowering of physical requirements which will allow another check of 4,000 doctors, dcntlsU and veterinarians previously rejected for trilll- lary service. The department said Its lowered standards would permit fuller use of doctors who are under Selective Service or in Ihe officers reserve, . without hurliug the quality of medical care in the armed services. The announcement also said a saving equal to the services of 4,000 physicians has resulted from relieving military doctors from non-medical duties. Deaths among wounded getting' medical treatment since the Korean War, It added, are running at only half the World War II rate Obituaries Mrs. C.H.Webb Dies in Joiner; Rites Held Today JOINER. — Funeral services lor Mrs. Christine Hfgglnbotham Webb. 53, were to be conducted this af- WRECK STATE ternoon Church at with Cemetery. Mrs, Webb, Bnssett burial Methodist In Bassett widow of the late Charles Webb who died about n year ago, died at her home In Joiner Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack. She came to Pecan Point with her parents 30 years ago. She Is survived by her sister, Mrs Fladys Etlner. of Joiner. Pallbearers were to include For rest Jenkins, Myer Silverstcin, Roy Koonce, Donald Perry, Jimmi Ralph, Don Fletcher and Rufm Branch. cash on the barral hend.' "T told Mnncauso svhnt O'Keef said and I knew Bohr knew I had been offered, a bribe (Continued from Page 1) on crash took place. All occupants pf the car were taken to Walls Hospital here for emergency treatment and were Inter transferred to Methodist Hospital in Memphis. None of the Bennett family was escribed as In critical condition by lospltnl officials, though all suffcr- d cuts nnd bruises. Mrs. Uennelt iad several fnctal injuries and hiee-months-okl daughter, Diane, uffcred n broken leg and head in- mles. State Patrolman Tom SmaUey reported today thai Investigation of he accident had not been completed, but that witnesses said the col- Sslon occurred when Mr. Wheat's 1940 Pontinc, going south on 01, Irivcn by Ted Vance, also of Bly- ,hevllle. pulled but to pass n truck. Both curs were demolished, he said. Services Held Today Funeral services for Mr. Eason were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Lepfinto Methodist Church with burlnl nt City Cemetery in Lepanto. Murphy Funeral Home is chnrge. Mr. Eason, was born at Bassett, Ark., and attended high school at Wilson. Survivors Include his wife. Mrs. Constance Eason; two daughters, Jere Lynn and Harriet Kason- and his mother, Mrs. Bnline Shelby of Turrcll. Blytheville Police reported a relatively quiet holiday In the city with only three minor traffic mishaps two of them occurred Christmas Eve and the other early Christmas morning. Car driven by Ray Hall, 1121 Hearn, and L. T. Ellis, Blytheville, Rt. 2, collided nt Highwny 61 and Lumerate; Tlcnry C. Curtis of Arlington, Heights, III., and Thomas t (Continued from Page 1) the muss persuasion program designed to afrt the building of a democratic Germany, A total of 160 Americans and 1,882 Germans are employed in (his program. One high-ranking official commented: "These big public affairs staffs might be all right under an occupation but I can't see how they can be justified now. This public affairs activity Is simply over-Inflated. One of the things to go should be these American publications, such as Die Neue Zeitung." Die Neuc Zeitung is the German language dally newspaper financed by the U. S. ' • • U. S. officials here differ over how much (he state department staff In Germany could and should be pared. The economy advocate claim there is ft great wnste In secretarial help, both American and German. They say secretaries In some offices complain that they "don't have anything to do and run out of crossword puzzles and comic books before the day ends." TALIN COLD WAR (Continued *•* * They have also claim many offices special administrative J. W. Garner Dies In Mississippi; Rites Tomorrow Services for J. W. Garner, forme Blytheylile resident who died yes terday morning In Picayune, Miss hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.n tomorrow in Cobb Funeral Horn Chape! by the nev. Carl Burton pastor ol Yarbro Methodist Churcl Burial will be in Elmwood Ceme tery. Born tn Water Valley. Miss., Mr. Oarner. who was 68. resided in Bly- ttieville 27 years. He moved to Picayune two years ago. "" Survivors Include pis wife. Mrs. Bessie Garner of Picayune; two sons Paul Garner of Picayune and O. M. Garner of Lilbourn, Mo.; n daughter, Mrs. Bill Knipper of Lllbourn; and two brothers, Dana Garner of Oxford, Miss., and M. H. Garner of Charter Oak, Mo. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Cecil 'Garner, Leonard Garner, L. J. Garner, D. D. Garner, Keith Garner and Tull Garner, all of Charter Oak. chiefs" who do nothing but pick up paychecks for oilier employes, keep their desks stocked with pads nnd pencils and order official cars from .the motor pool when an em- ploye wants a ride. On the other hand, officials say 800 Americans and about 5,000 Germans have been dropped from the payroll since 1950. The payroll figures for Ihe year ending last June 30 were S15.664,- 834 for U. S. employes and $27,642,402 for German salaries. For this government year, it is estimaled that $1,334.135 will be paid out to American employes and $10,361,193 for German personnel. Clark. Negro, of the Slnte Line Community were involved in wreck at llth and Ash Streets; and autos driven by Mary Lynch. 109 West Cherry, and James Green 10( East Main collided at Second anci Cherry streets. Spellman Speaks To Korean G5's Wt — Francis Cardinal Spellan of New York today spoke at Catholic services at the Eighth Army headquarters chapel and visited American frontline units. Later he took oft by plane for visits to several U. S. divisions. He tentatively plans to return to Japan New Year's Eve. Forget Washday Drudgery, Send Us Your Laundry! LAUNDRY - CLEANERS GET MO F LIFE mod. holel- aiy-Vlne TELEVISION CENTER. Stucco hung. 1 blfc Holl/d. * Vint. Idml (or offlcf. butlnfss * living Adj. to NBC. CBS, JTS month. Mr. DeStir*. HMI15 BEAUT. 2ND Fl- OFFICES ON HOLt-Y-D BLVD. 4 IN HUNT NGTON PARK- REAS RENT. NEH- HE-56K sracrs. l4«I§~Ventur» ^ EENBRIAR BeautifuHr fnrn.| Lvg. nested ': If rtal «t. public Plenty of pa; -tr nu Safeway 3RE—Kurn San Robert?.' g. Conv. to Main Avc- newly h_ hbrrt R' Yucct 10 yr. oval ing t> ONALI. SLEEP 1A1E San Fcrr, WOOD nts so. La delivery a Frl. till 3. JUST RECE1 FINEST keep your eye on ft*. 24-1 ren*. St 1. 55B Hollg^i IT newly Accom. < Reaft to Yucca. First In West First dam and Irrigation system reeled by white settlers in the r est Is lociited just beyond San 3iego mission in Mission Valley. sace In Korea. This reply, It is true, created the lost Interest in Washington, but ome skepticism was expressed rlvately as la whether (he Russian eader was sincerely interested in a new approach to the peace prob-' em, or whether this was more ol he same Kremlin propaganda, In any event, It was evident that as far as the Truman admlnistra- ion is concerned, something more ban Stalin's words—some concrete evidence of hope for a truce—would be needed to create any real Interest. As for the idea of a Stalin-EIsen. lower meeting, Washington wanted more Information on Eisenhower's attitude and oh whether Stalin would -he willing to take any. affirmative action to bring about such a meeting, Britain Wants In It v/as clear, from London dis- patclfes, that Qreat Britain would want to sit in on any such talks. Thus, presumably, there might be conferences between Slalin, Eisen- hosver and Prime Minister Churchill reminiscent of the Big Three meetings o[ World War II days. It was noted that Elscnnower has had considerable experience In dealing with the Russians at first hand. As supreme commander of Allied powers in Europe In the war, he faced high Soviet officials across the conference table on numerous occasions. And Elsenhower, during his successful campaign for the presidency, did pledge that he would go anywhere if it would promote peace. "There is nothing thai I would not do," he said at June 7 news conference, "to promote the whole cause of peace and security for the United States in (his world." Truman In the past lias taken the position that it is Stalin's turn to come to this country, and the Russian Premier has never said he would do that. Capitol Hill commenl was cautious. ; "We should beware of Trojan Horses in Russian peace talks," said Sen. Douglas (D-H1). Sen. Mundt'(R-SD) said Stalin should agree to come to this country. If he Is sincere. "It sounds like the samp old line," said Sen. Wiley (R-Wis), a member of the U. S. delegation to the Untied Nations. Germany can't »otv« their ences over the r4ch &aar Basin or general unrest continues in Mortfa Africa. But if the peace and Defense Community treaties ar» approved, if Europe's economic recovery IB speeded, if the Bltua- lion In North Africa is nailed down, ' then, these Intelligence men say, Russia has two choices fnr 1953: First, the Kremlin can set back its timetable for Communist domination of Europe but keep th« cold war bresving. (This Is the expectation of Brilish intelligence which reportedly believes Ihe cold war will last until 1357.) "Tough Moves" Eipecfed ft Alternatively, Joseph Stalin may consider that, in view of growing Western strength, it is time to take a calculated risk of war by a series of tough moves to strengthen Soviet positions In Europe. One such move may be a new blockade of West/ Berlin. Or the Soviets mas- drop the Iron Curtain in strategic , Austria. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer believes West Germany could be attacked by Czechoslovak or Polish troops. Whether the Russians act for war or for doubtful peace, Intelligence men say there Is no doub that: 1. Russia will continue to rearm Us East European satellites and modernize their armies, which even now have au estimated l'/a million men under arms. 2. World communism will inteii- sify its world-wide "peace" campaign, By this, the Soviets hope to relax more than ever Western efforts to rearm. Further cut-backs In rearmament might leave Europe for a quick Soviet 'military adven- economic difficulties ture lor thai could bring a growth of communism. 3. Communist agents will stimulate colonial unrest to drnin the armies and. economies of Britain, France and Holland. 4. Russia will attempt to end th strategic blockade of the Iron Curtain countries by encouraging more Eas^West trade. 5. The Kremlin and its puppets will try to win Yugoslavia back into the "Eastern fold. Tito and his people are said to be unhappy because t'hey feel they are second- class allies of the West. m The pressure used in making * | snowball melts the flakes enough » to cause them to stick together. 3. r ~! 405 W. Main Phone 4591 "5 Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear tarn* day. AH classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Choice of Our Entire Stock—Regular 2.79 and 2.98 2.69 Z. FOR NOTE THESE STYLES Your top-favorites. Easy-to-slip-inlo lip or ihirlwaist typ«i, button-down coat styles,-side-buttoned types loo. Som« with skirtt 144-ln. wide. AH so well-made. EACH NOTE THESE FEATURES 8Q-sqjer« percales — desired for their <risp, smooth finish dnd long, l«rvictabU wear. BTg seTection. Checks, florals, plaidt; Fresh Yrhfte colfari, criip I ing it i« trirr* MISSES', WOMEN'S, EXTRA SIZES-BUY 2 FOR WGGW SAVING* L J

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