The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1951 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 24, 1951
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILL.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUOUST «, 1W1 Property Tax Hikes May Boost School Fund by $5 Million LJTTLB HOCK, Aug. 24. (*)—111-, creases in property tax levies may net Arkansas' public school system tame $5,000.000 a year more In revenue at the local level. To be aure, this Is only a rough calculation and may be far wide ol the mark. This is the way il was figured: A State Department official matte a spot check of 40 widely scattered school districts In the state. He found that the districts were seeking an average increase of more than eight mills In their levies at the state-wide school elections, Sept. 25. Property In the slat* te assessed lor tax purposes at around »6flO.- 000,000. Assuming that the eight mill figure holds good for the state at larse —a broad assumption, of course- that would mean around $5.000.000 a year more money. "Holdback" Formula Set Due to a "holdback" formula pre- tcribed br the state education department, only an estimated $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 would be available during 1952-53, the school fiscal year for which electors vote the tax rate tt the Sept. 25 election. For lh» present fiscal year, 1051-52, the millage was set at the 1850 school •lection. Millage Indicates the rate at which property taxes are paid for school and other purposes. Thus if a school district hos an IB-mill rate, residents pay 18 mills, of 1.8 cents, on each dollar of assessed valuation. Directors Propose Millage The millage lor schools is proposed by directors of each district. If voters reject a proposed Increase, the mlllage in that district continues at the current rate. State Education Department spokesmen pointed to financial difficulties which have beset Arkansas schools recently nnd said they believed It Improbable that many—If my—districts would turn down proponed for increases. Apparently most of the state's 421 districts are seeking millage increases for 1952-53. No complete picture will b« available .however, until official reports are received by the Education Department—and they are not due for months yet. Increases being asked run from as little as two mills for some districts to a surprising 30 mULs in the case at the Watson District of Desha County—a rate that would amount to a 100 per cent boost over the present 30 mills. Obituaries Daughter of Former Minister Here Dies Services for Mrs. Edna Alexander Stanford of Memphis, daughter of the Rev. J. B. Alexander who formerly was a Baptist minister here, were conducted Tuesday afternoon In Memphis, Mrs. Stanford, who was 58, died at her home in Memphis Sunday night following an Illness of 10 months. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, A. Y. Stanford; a daughter, Mrs. Carl S. Coleman of Memphis, a sister, Mrs, J p. Wilhelm of St. Louis; two brothers, Roy I.. Alexander of Peorla, 111., and Charles F. Alexander of Memphis; and a grandson. GOP 'Ready' To Fight on U.S. Controls WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. Republicans indicated today they are ready lor a fight if President Truman want* to make a 1952 political Issue of price controls. In a message to Congress yesterday, Mr. Truman called for changes in the .economic stabilization law passed last month. He picked out three Republicans and a southern Democrat, Rep. Herlong (D-FIa), as authors of amendments he wants repealed. The Republicans are Senators Capehart o. Indiana and Hugh Butler of He- braska, and Rep. Hope of Kansas The President used the same kini of forceful language he employee in the 1948 Presidential campaign. Members Back : rom HOC Camp Thlrty-/our members of North Mississippi County home dempn- tration clubs returned yesUr'day rom a three day 'rest camp at Irowley Ridge State Park at Walcott. White at the camp, the women were given demonstrations in leath- ercraft and pottery making. Mrs. Phoebe Harris of Little Rock, northeast Arkansas district home demonstration agent, also attended the oamp. CEASE-FIRE BUSMAN'S "HOLIDAY"—Erskine Johnson, NBA Hollywood columnist who spends his working days reporting the facts, foibles and figures of the film capital, has a hard time getting av;ay from it all. Visiting New York City with his family, "Skinny's" first "outing" was a movie <by demand of his youngsters),at famed Radio Cily Music Hall. With him is Mrs. Johnson, right, and their children, Kathleen, 13, and Ronnie, 10. IRAN Joiner Lad Only Bruised Despite Two-Story Fall MEMPHIS. Aug. 24. (>P}—Max Felt of Joiner, Ark., Is such a tough three-year-old that he fell from a second story window last night without serious effects. Max and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Felt, were visiting his grandfather, M. D. Welch of Bassett, Ark., in Methodist Hospital when an ambulance drove up outside. Max looked out the window—and fell. He hit on a parked car. A bystander rushed him to the emergency room. His m other reported tod ay: "Tht only thing he's got to show lor it is a bruise on his head, a scratched n o s « and chipped tooth." (Continued from Page 1) await your satisfactory answer." Reque&t Catches Kye This request for a satisfactory answer caught the eye of some officials In Tokyo. These officials reckoned that If Klin and Peng meant to end the talks completely, they would not have requested a reply. Instead they would have stood on the original statement by their liaison officer that negotiations were ; "off from now on," The wo.'ding was Intended to put the next move up to Rldgway. Top U. N. command officials made no comment on what Rldgway might do. No Way Seen Some observers said there seemed almost no way that the U. N. commander could give a "satisfactory answer" to the Reds on the incident which he already has called frame-up, staged from first to last." The Communists must be well aware of this, these observers said. In their view, the message of Kim and Peng would be merely another devious step designed to place responsibility for the collapse of tmce talks on the U. N. command. If there is a permanent breakdown, news dlepatches from United Nations In New York .said the U. N. Assembly may have a try at settling the Korean impasse. The next regular Assembly session starts in Paris Nov. 6. An Information bulletin released by U. N. command headquarters described the Communist charges as "an attempt to win back some of the face lost by their own blunders." George Doubts Higher Tax Rate To Affect U.S. Before Oct. 1 Parole Suspect ! Is Returned Mississippi County peace officers today turned over Jimmte Steadman of Mississippi, to Mississippi authorities on a charge of parole violation. Steadman was arrested at a hotel here yesterday by county officers. He was on parole from the Mississippi, State Prison at Parchman after serving time on flu assault with Intent to kill charge. Lorceny Brings Fine, Jail Term Jam«i Kindred, Negro, WM $25 and 'costs »nd tentcnced to fiv* days la jail In Municipal Court tiiti morning on a charge of petit lu- ceiiy. Kindred wai charged wkh th* theft of a watch from H. W. SptUi'l car which was parked ne«r th* Court House yesterday. Read Courier New* OIa*ti(icd Ad*. Pemiscot Singing Group to Meet The Pemiscot County Singing Convention will hold its monthly meeting at Wardelt at 1 p.m. Sunday, S. L. Robinson, secretary of the group, announced this morning. A quartet known ax the Delta Harnumiers will be heard by the convention. WASHINGTON. Aug. 24. (tf) — Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate finance committee said today he doubted that new higher income tax withholding rates could go Into effect Oct. 1. He told a reporter this before his committee went Into session to try to agree on a plan for boosting individual Income tuxes. It Is looking [or a formula which will be easier on nil classes of taxpayers than a House-approved I2 l ,i per cent Increase. The House bill calls for the tax hike and new withholding rates to go Into effect Sept. 1. The finance committee has discarded this and has been shooting for Oct. I. But George snid he thinks It questionable now that Congress can complete final action in time to put new rates In by Oct. 1. He declined to predict what date h 1 s group might pick. First of all Is the Job of getting on a tax rise plan. The committee thought it hat done so when it tentatively adopted a new formula Tuesday. But whei tables showing the Impact at various income levels were nssemblet. the following day, committee members were surprised at the result Their plan would have requirec most married couples in the $5,0(K to $15,000 net Income class to pay nore than the House had voted. 2 Yank Soldiers Die in Wreck French Train Wrecks Near Metz METZ, Frnncc,' Aug. 24. </Pj—The Basel-Calais Express rammed into :he rear of a Frankfurt-Parts train near here today. Ten persons, including two Americans, were kilted, 1 possibly 40 others, about half of them U. S. soldlersj were injured. The two sol d iers kil led were identified as Alphonese Maclraugh- lln of Durham, N. C., and Everett J. Whaloii of Norwich, Conn, n, 53 Army headquarters said the Injured Americans were sent to the 98th General Hospital at Munich, Germany. Seventeen French soldiers were among the injured. The express from Frankfurt, Germany, had just passed the Sanry- sur-nied station, 10 miles from Metz. The engineer halted the train on a safety signal. The Paris-bound train was 30 minutes late. (Continued from Page 1) theories, he ia!d these people hav yet to learn "there is considerabl cli If erence let ween practice an theory" in application of their idea. Marx and Lenin were leading ex porients of Communist theory. Stokes said the main obstacle to breaking the deadlock was how to Handle the British staff at Abartan, ivorld's refinery. Britain winU working conditions guaranteed by a British management. Iran, on the other hand, insists lhat the British oil staff be directly responsible to the projected National Iranian Oil Company. Manager Proposed The BrilLsh negotiating mission proposed appointment of a British general nunager, in charge of all oil production operations, but responsible :o the National Iranian Oil Company. Iran's Premier Mohammed Mos- sadegh Urneii this down, but of fered no counter proposal. Stokes mid Mossadegh's temperamental personality had not stood in the wiy of a peaceful solution "It was more the campaign thai has gone on for the lost 18 months whipping up hate. If we can remove hat and restore confidence,' he said, "I see no reason why. with good will on both sides, we should net find it possible to reach agreement." VAN FLEET Vocation School Held A vacation church school for Ne gro children was sponsored by th Robinson School Parent - Teacher Association and the St. Paul Mis sionnry Baptist Church. The two week school ended Aug. 17. Coren W- Perlct, fourth grade teacher Robinson, and Mary Helen Sledge home economics instructor fron Smackover, were in charge of th .school. Certificates were given 110 children. (Continued from Page 1) ;upport them," Even if the Reds attack In bad weather, he said, the weather will clear after two or three days and they will be sitting ducks for Allied planes and artillery. 'We would sure make them pay." he commented. The present battle area, where Van Fleet said he thought his Army could whip the Heds, liei largely above the 33th parallel. "I won't say we can stop him on any particular line,' he said "but 1 don't believe we'll have to give near us much ground as we did in April." Once Stopped at Han Last April, when the Communists began their spring offensive, Van Fleet's Eighth Army held them north of Seoul and the Han River He was asked if he thought the U. N. forces could be able Lo inflict a greater defeat on the Communists than they have suffered previously. '."Well, 1 don't know." he said, "I'd say we would like to have that opportunity." He said North Korea is suffering as a result of the war. The country is damaged physically, Communist supply lines are ''badly crippled. "There is disease among the civilian populace and the "crops are not • so good," he added. "The enemy is in bad shape," Van Fleet said. "He hasn't sufficient shelter or food for anothe: winter. "We are In beautiful shape. He is not." Oil Stove Overheats An overheated oil stove at the home of Shannon Burr on North Fourth Street was the cause of a fire alarm this morning. No damage resulted. Negro Deaths Services Conducted For Wreck Victim Services for Owen Askew, 20. who was burned to death Wednesday in an Illinois truck accident, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. A. Shead officiating. The funeral wil) be at the Methodist Episcopal Church on Ash Street. He leaves his father. Ruttin Askew; his grandmother. Eunice Jnckson; and one brother and two sisters, all of Blyihcville. Burial will be in Mt ./ion Cemetery with Home Funeral Home In charge. Rep. Jenner Denounce* Japanese Peace Treaty WASHINGTON. Aug. 24, (ff>)— Senator Jenner (R-Ind) denounced the proposed Japanese Peace Treaty today as "a fraud and a booby- trap, " He said U may open the way for eventual Russian control of Asia, Jenner told the Senate the treaty puts Russia In permanent possession of the Kurile Islands, northeast of Japan. He -said this breaks the Island chain of U. S. defenses in the Pacific. Russia to Seek 'Just' Peace Pact for Japan BERLIN, Aug. 24. Wj—The Russian-controlled press here said to- dny that inu Soviet Union's delegation Is going to San Francisco to demand a "really Just" peace treaty for the Japanese and oppose American plans to "gain control of all Japan as R base for nggre,vV.on against China and the Soviet Union." A sharp attack on the U.S.-prc- p:\red treaty to be presented at San Francisco was published in (he Soviet-controlled National 7,ci- tung. MONEY LE AS 28c PEH DAY! now « multiple vitamin capsules are made in a tiny lizo expressly ROGRAM SCHEDULE KOSE 8GO On Yoar Dial Saturday, August 25, 1951 'lOKMN'O 5:15—Sign On 5:15—Musical Round Up 6:00—News 6:05 Farm Fair 6:15— Mxistcal Round Up G:30--Gospel Gems 6:45—Southern Gospel Singers 7:00—News 7:05—Yawnin in the MornhV 8:00—News 3:0o—Varieties in Melody 8:45—Mrs Duclos 9:00—News 9:05—Are You Listening? 10:00--News 10:05- Are You Listening 10:30—Hillbilly HiUi 11:00—Farm Digest of the Air 11:15—Pentecostal Church 11:30—Cards vs. Giants AFTLRNOON 2:00—News 2:05—Hillbilly Hits 6:45—Southern Gospel Singers 3:00—News 3:05—Heptime 4:00—News 4:06—Murray's Madhouse 5:00—News 5:05—Record Hack 6:00—KOSE Scoreboard 6:15—Public Service Pgm. 6:30—News 6:35—Evening Serenade S:45—Sign Off IMMEDIATE DELIVERY REFRIGERATOR FROM 209.95 Electric Ranges FROM 175.50 WRINGER-WASHERS FROM 114.95 ASK ABOUT OUR METER PLAN! delivery with no like appliance in e highest trade-in you trade in will inimum allowance JLes, we will make immcdiat money down, when you trade i operating condition. We allow prices in town. If the appliani operate, we guarantee that the we will give you will cover the imount required by government regulations u a dfwn payment. So— Last Minute Call For Back-to-Campus ARROWS If you've been putting off your back-to-school shopping, don't worry, you'll find everything you need for campus wear—right here. College-favorite Arrow shirts in your choice of collar styles . , . Arrow ties, colorful, wrinkle-shedding. Gabardine and pJnid sports shirts. Comfortable Arrow underwear. We have what you want . . . stop by today! COME IN TODAY -~OR THE FINEST IN HOME APPLIANCES Good Tips For The ^Back-to-School' Groups: Gixjcl tips lor the yining man reluming to school this Fall were given by Mr. Herb Childs of Mead's. "Whether you're going back for the first time or returning lo great old friends." he said, "it's important that you choose good companions—in friends, study males, and clothes." He said that most young,men, entering college for the first * time, carried with them left-over ideas about dress from high school davs. "They should reap the truth In the old saying, 'Clothes make the man.' by adding, 'especially the freshman I" he said. "First impressions can do a lot to help young matriculating students in their college career, and they should give, careful consideration to their college wardrobes, making sure that they pay special attention to shirts, collar styles, and = ties.'' According to Mr. Childs. one 01 the first mistakes the young student makes is choosing the wrong collar lor his own nart'icular face and build. As a handy guide. Mr. Childs suggested that "long, lean men should choose a collar such as the Arrow 'Par' and 'Sussex' which makes their faces appear (uller nnd their necks less like those of a giraffe. A broad faced man should wear a collar style like the Arrow 'Bruce.' which has longer, and slimmer points which give a slenderizing effect to the face. A collar such as the Arrow Gordon Oxford Hatters anyone but is especially effective when worn by a man with a broad'or medium face." In case of doubt he believes that the man should wear an Arrow Par. which is one of the most popular collars on the market and is adaptable for all laces. As far as buying hints were concerned. Mr. Childs said that prime consideration should be given to quality. "Buy only shirts that arc mad- of high-quality fabrics—fabrics which wear well and keep their shape. To insure longer wear, buy shirts with buttons which don't pop ofl. Arrow shirts, for example have » patented button-stay that anchors the buttons on and they will never pop ofl. Don't buy a shirt without trie Sanforized label. It's your guarantee of IKS than l»i fabric shrinkage and San- j fonzed shirts never shrink out of perfect fit. Make sure that you buy the correct size shirt. If you're not certain of your current neck and sleeve size, have both measured before you buv," he said. Ill MAIM ITtltl

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