The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1951 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 6, 1951
Page 14
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THTJMBAY, S George Says Gambling Tax Can Net $2 Billion WASHINGTON, Btft. t. (*) Chairman Orcrgt <z>Oa) of the Senate, Finance Committee said today to* new gambling tax approved by his group could raise as much as W,000,000,000 a year. Owrge and other committee members an highly dubious as to how much money the levy actually *U1 yield, however, since it deals ferlth an activity which is Illegal in most state*. The House, which first came up with the tax In it* (7,200,000,000 revenue-boosting bill, estimated the levy on commercialized gambling would yield MOO.OOO.OOO annually. The levy may face trouble when the tax bill comes up for debate next week. Senator' Kefauver (D- Tenn) told a reporter today he will confer with his former crime committee colleagues on whether to attack the gambling tax. "Color of Leiallty" Kefauver, former chairman of the crime committee, argued before the finance group two weeks ago that a tax on gambling would give some color of legality to enterprises the government ought to be trying to shut down. Besides approving the gambling tax, the finance committee yesterday approved House provisions which will lose about $224.000.000 in revenue annually as compared with the present law. . • With these decisions, the Senate version of the 'tax boost stood' at 15,972,000,000. very close to the »6,000.000,000 increase favored by George. The committee meets again today to work on the few remaining minor items in the house bill. ^JThe gambling tax would include ™ ten per cent excise on all bets en sporting events elections or other contests maae with bookmakers or other persons accepting wagers for a profit. Lottery Is Included It also would apply to bets with lottery operators and to wagers placed in a pool on any sport* event or contest if the pool Is conducted for profit. A $50 a year occupational tax would be imposed on persons > accepting bets and on persons who receive bets for bookmakers. The lawmakers expect most of the revenue would come from off- track horse race and numbers' bst- tlng Specifically excluded are friendly bets between persons who are not commercial gamblers, card auch as poker, dice games, roulette wheels and bingo games. George's estimate of $2,000,000,000 lotential revenue was aitd* In an interview, it Is supported by a report of the crime eemmltta* which said 120.000,000,000 Changes lands every year In tha United States as a gambling. result of organised Doctor Ruled Innocent of Manslaughter MUSKOGEE, Okla.. Sept.: 6. (/n —A city judge acquitted Dr. Perry E. Hewitt, Jr. of manslaughter charges yesterday, ruling he believed the brain specialist wai "scared" rather than drunk while treating a Texas woman who died later. Hewitt. 41. vis accused of drunkenly Injecting a drug known as intracaine into Mrs. Shuler. 38 of Borger, Tex., lor a headache, then —panicked by her collapse—seeking to revive the woman with a slup of gin. She died Aug. 9, less than 24 hours after treatment. City Judge J. V. Beavers dismissed the first degree manslaughter charge after a lengthy preliminary hearing. He said "in my opinion it has not been proved that a crime was committed." "Five doctors nave been unan- imouj in stating they didn't know what ' caused the death of Mrs Shuler." Beavers jald. German Reds Halt Mail Cars BEHLIN, Sept. 6. (/Pi — Russian zone Communists turned another screw today in their harassment ol Berlin's lifeline traffic with the West. They barred mail cars loaded with parcel post for the West German republic. This newest interference was disclosed while the Western Allied High Commission met here to debate what counter-measures coul<! be taken against the Communlsl road tax which is squeezing highway traffic with the West. West Berlin postal authorities revealed the Communists had held up and sent back to Berlin more than 60 railroad mall cars carrrinf packages to West Germany. Prom early times China's coast was subject to raids frcm Japan. •LTTmETTLLB (AMC.) COURIEU NEWS . . . WHILE TRUMAN BURNS —Stn. Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D., WTO.) pufTi contentedly on a pip« §iv«n him by President Truman d urine • Whit* House visit Bow) of the pipe is a carvea caricature ol the Chief Exacutive «ent mm oj an admirer in Germany VA to Dismiss 48 Employes UTTUE ROCK, Sept. «. (fl Party-eight employes of the Arkansas regional office ol the Veterans Administration will be dismissed by Oct. 10. Thl* was announced yesterday by A. H. Hainman, manager of the VA for the state. Hamman said ihe staff reduction was in line with cuts in the government's budget. Hamman said the reductions will be in non-medical services. They will not-affect field contact offices over Arkansas. The Arkansas insurance office ol the regional set-up will be abolished under the new budget. The work of this office will be consolidated with the VA contact service. said Hamman. Flood Threats Ease in Kansas As Rains Cease Industrial Areas Remain on Altrt Remembering July KANSAS CITY. Sept. I. (API—A flood threat to metropolitan Kansas City'a Industrial 'district* lawd today a< ralni diminished and the rampaging Karuaa Hirer dropped steadily upstream. The Industrial areas remained «n the alert, however. They art <Ull recoverlni from * July flood that caused an estimated K.M«.000,MO damage in Missouri and Karuai. President Truman, ipendini a brief visit In nil home at*I* aft*r attending the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference In San Francisco planned to tour the flood-hirrasi- ed dlstricU lite today. Army Engineer* expressed "rea. unable confidence" no new flooding would occur but continued around-the-clock work on dikes. The weather bureau lowered Us crest prediction from 1 31 to 29 faet and the dikes are believed capable of containing the Kanaa* River at that figure, Precautions Taken Businessmen In three threatened district — Argentine. Armourdalr and Central—took precautions, however. Merchandise and machinery were moved to upper stories. Railroads moved their freijht can • to higher ground. Two major packing plants—Armour and Wilson—suspended operations. The Kansas City Stockyards, placed an embargo on all livestock! shipments. East of Kansas City, the Kansas Uiver spilled out ever somt farmlands. At Topeka. the state capital, the river fell steadily. 'Approximately 2,600 residents of North Topeka had been evacuated as & precautionary measure, but the river did not overflow there. Some towns were partially flooded. Lou/liana Governor Declines to frtfervon« lit PIWM ?ASE ELEVEN LAKE CHARLES, La. Sept. 8. (*>— Gat. Earl K. Long declines to step Into the case* of five Lake Charlaa newspapermen charged with detaining 15 parish (county) official! and three admitted gam- blers. The governor said h« didn't think he had the power to suspend Sheriff Henry Reid of Calcasteu Partah and District Attorney Griffin T t Hawkins. JUld, Hawkins and 11 members of th* police; jury (parish governing body) were the officials allegedly defamed, Tha people's action group, an or- gsnlaation of eltlMns joining the Lake Charles American Presa ta a crusade against gambling, had asked that both be suspended. Long told newsmen In Baton Rouge yesterday. Read Courier News Classified Adi. Husbands! Wives! Want new Pep and Vim? XStS°i!jirtJ b££S iSr'SS;. 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