The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1939 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 8, 1939
Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVJLLE, FYank Arnold Hunts Down *, Waste In Government Expenditures ^ -—^—. • ' • '' , < BY ROSCOE n.KMIN'O NEA Service Special Correspondent DENVER, June 1.— \Vlien you find nn entire steel bridge missing mid.: .count}', commissioners trying to treat it as a minor social error —vilien i'oii find miMlng n whole carload of gasoline tliat (lie ptib- Jic has paid for—wlien .von find $) 25 creosoted fence-posts called piles'and bought /or $12.50 CTC!I— when you find ledger-books-costing $3260 in one county ami $2.50 in the next—then you've really got something on vvhlcli to go to town with n taxpayer's economy cnisade. That's the Imid-bollcd approach to economy In government of Prank G. Arnold, president of the Nebraska Association of County Taxpayers' Leagues. Arnold is rapidly making himself the foremost American foe of taxes and useless public spending. NEW LEVIES CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT. - So effective has Arnold's work been in Colorado and Nebraska that neither state enacted n single new tat this year, Arnold reports ; "In Nebraska the only tax bill to reach the floor of the unlcnmer- al'legislature was for a graduated income lax, and it got only seven or eight' votes out of 43. In Colorado, despite the pressure exerted by advocates of the old age pension and by other spending blocs, no new taxes yen enacted. ; "I find a growing interest In our Nebraska method of exposing nil local public expenditures to the light of public scrutiny. Wlicn people know to the last cent what their money is being silent for, public officials hesitate to spend it extravagantly." In Nebraska, Arnold's associations are orgnnbed virtually throughout the slate. In Colorado, the Governmental Research Association, financed by contributions of> wealthy and hlgh-tnx-paying Coloradans, has already subjected 26 of the 1 63 counties to the Nebraska method of a searching audit and a lecapitulstlon of expenditures for selected years. It is work- nig in seven more counties, and in one of them, Las Animus, n group of county officials have been sent to state prison for stealing every- COURIER NEWS thing not bolted doTVn with brass screws. "That didn't help the county's taxpayers much," notes Arnold .'They Itnvc the costs of prosecution to pay as well us the cost of the stealing. . "How much better II would have teen to have Imd n militant citizens' organization on the job to scrutinize carefully every public expenditure and every official act! KXAMIMiS EVBIIV J.mi.K ITEM "The way we do It Is tedious find inspectacular. Out of some 18 bli- ions of ptiWIc spending in the Jnltert States, six Wiltons are spent ocally. Citizens can do something nbout this latter drain If they will, "We look nt every little item, ev- ciy J'«ir, In every county that we lave organized. The people who tipport our work are willing to which alone can force public officials la account for every wasted mall Items that mount up, In one BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON nv HIlllCK CATTON WASHINGTON, June 5.—WJth- n n few days, Hie Stale Department will formally Invite Die .vorld's cotton-exporting countries 0 send representatives lo a Mg cotton conference )n Washington some time l!>ls summer. This, in casp you had overlooked I, explains Secretni-y Wallticu's pogerncss lo gel his cotton subsidy >lnn okayed. If that plan had been knocked out, (lie invitations voukl not have been sent. For he subsidy plnn Is America's one 16 ace In the hole. America's cotton exports form rly ran around 7,000,000 bales a. eir. This year they are down to 'MftKO bales, lowest figure since ,,™ ,,«. vt.n., n lie 1830's. Yet world consumption to 8D per cent 1 cotton lias been s and face the music. During Ihc war, the alien property custodian seized Borgdoli's riches, which nre still being held They are listed today as follows:' Cash in the U. S. Treasury $308,284.33;' 20 parcels of real estate, appraised in 1934 at R current value of $HO,«0; C |"ht mortgages, having a 1934 value of $19,500; miscellaneous stock wonh today some $7000; and certain stock In the former Bcrgdoll JirSwIng Co,, value of which is Bergdoll gct,s all of this depends partly on the determination of his citizenship, ir an American citizen, he can collect 100 jicr. cent; if not, he is HmiU'd "o SO per cent. - — -••! ...„,.[, Jiiit the catch In (he whole thing iinej'Ica hns laken an even worse was that, as long as he was n Icking than the figures themselves fugitive from Justice, lie didn't have a chance to collect a penny's worth. Hy coming track lo 'stand his rap he will become able to lay his claim to close to half a million dollars worth of properly 1.AI1OK AIIMISTICE ' LOOKS HOI'KI.KSS ndie.ile. U. S. ALMS AT IIGH KXPOIITS The conference is being called It n elloit to gel the cation-export- )g countries—Egypt, ,indln, Bra Iherc were only 5200,000 'worth of Items Hint could by nny stretch of the Imagination tjc called large. The rest went for more than 250,000 small items. "Prom my experience, I believe American cltzens nre becoming more and more capable of Just that, sort of interest in their local govcrmcnt. Temporary crusades won't get the job done." Arnold believes that American slfttc legislatures in general appear II, the Argentine and British ,). Jgamll—lo agree on certain deli ile percentage allotments. Amur will enable her again lo hit tin 7,000,COO-l»le export mark, Aivt here is where conies in. At the conference, Uncle Sam will be able to lalk like this: "We \-\nt our fair share of the world collon trade, if we can get it ihi- suh-iriv inin ( -'" orcc " »y J °nn U Lewis's ore- llic sub,lcly Ulan occupatlon w|m (he soft coa , s|tua _ lion. High authorities, both in the administration nnd In the two thioMgh a friendly" 'ii'erec'mWt' cv f rtl «**s, the prospects for swell: It we can't. w P , r "S"Tn nn ncl "? 1 ,' )eace tretll V' f even fur armistice, are exceedingly dark ' swell: if we can't, we're going to subsidize our cxjwrts—and, be cause we're the most efficient pro ducers anyway, and produce the ! (he most money, \ve can lick Ih pants oil all of you at thai game. The State Department has spent couple of months sounding out (h the different colton countries about s Ihe conference. Finding them all willing (o confer, il is now draft- in!} the formal invltatloas. DID MONKY LUKU BKRGDOM. ItOMK? Records of the alien property office in the claims division, of Ihc Department of Justice show .why Graver Cleveland Dergdoll was willing lo come back to America to have hesitated In "llic mad rush to spend," and that it Is high lime. "Public expenditures are generally reckoned at about 20 per cent of public income," Arnold says. "But I find that income from overnment is usually reckoned as part of the grass public Income. So I suspect that -10 per cent would be nearer the real proportion that the citizen pays for covernment." GENERAL ELECTRIC BELIEVES THIS TQ BE The Finest Refrigerator Ever Built! ANDG-E PRICES FOR^ ARE LOWEST IN HISTORY 'he new 1939 G-E! It's high, wide and handsome! Jam-packed wilh new value, new features, ne\v convenience. It's built for keeps-nothing experimental about it-both your food and your investment are safe in the General Electric. SELECTIVE AIR CONDITIONS Perfected at the World's Greatest Electrical Research Laboratories Sub-Freezing Storage Low Temperature with High Humidity Storage High Humidity with Moderate Temperature Storage Safety-Zone Storfage No other refrigerator in the world keeps foods looking and tasting better, and retains more of the health-giving vitamins longer, than does the 1939 G-B with Selective Air Conditions. fi-E THRIFT UNU daddy of'em all 1 195 =Tfep}l D'gflcu. ft.—Over 11 ""• "• o( '""I' "ca-AILSlcel Cabi. n«—Stninlei, Sttel Sur«r.Frc«rct cel C-E niaitt UNIT. The G-E Thrift Unii, ORIGINAL traltJ , c . frigcraiing mechanism, lias forc<:d-f«J lubrication and oil cooling (tut give quicc opcraiion, low current COM, lonu life. HUBBARD FURNITURE CO. unknown. Whether The he A. peace conference between P. of L. and (he C. I. O. Mrs. Roosevelt Has Worn 'Royal Wardrobe' Dresses THURSDAY, 1939, will be resumed In the near future. Conversations between various, coders on both sides have been' (fling on all through the recess curves, nforccd 'by John L. Lewis's nre- WASHINGTON (UP) — Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt didn't save her new "royal wardrobe" for tho visll of King George and Queen Elizabeth. She's) already worn several of her new outfits, heralded by the New York dressmaker as Die gowns SL'Iccted for the visit of their majesties. She explained that she simply bought her new spring and summer clothes at one lime. Mrs. Roosevelt bought two new formal evening dresses early In May, which were (hen supposed to be Hie dresses she would wear at Ihe state dinner at the White for the king and queen on June 8, and af the state dinner at the RrJUsh Embassy on June 9. One of these she wore lo address a dinner nnd forum meeting of various youth groups, as a farewell to Dr. Homer P. Rainey who leaves the National Youth commission to become president of the University of Texas. It Is of mauve and pink chiffon, with a train of lime green and petal pink, clasped by a pink and green corsage at the neckline, where the two colors join. 1'he waist Is bnsqtie, fitted to the hip line, with a wide-flared skirt. At the neckline and shoulders, the Is puffed in fou;r soft ibor movements, are expressing considerable optimism. Nevertheless, the prospects Since pendcd, the conference was siis- Ihe chasm between the Lewis scrap was a primary factor in the long coal shutdown. The P. of L. is still pressing for ner act changes— and LeiWs 1 charges against certain A. F. of L. officials In that connection eer- tflinly did nothing to bring liar- nony any closer. Itailio Beacon Warns Ships LONDON (UP)—A radio beacon that will wiirn ships of dangerous rocks ahead has been invented by Charles and Alan Stevenson, members of the Edinburgh firm of lighthouse builders. The Invention was awarded the Gray prize by the Royal Society of Arts in London. ' Read Courier News want ads. One Evening Dress of Lace The other evening dress is of ivory Alencon lace made on princess lines with n flared skirt, Under It she wears an Ivory talfeta iimlcrskirl,' ruffled, and adorned wilh two rows of dark blue and rose velvet ribbon. Mrs Roosevelt has not revealed ii-lilcli gown she will wear at either of the sthte dinners. . Her favorite evening- wear jewels for formal are a four-strand pearl necklace, rather long, or a necklace, fitting close to the neck- Hue, of rather large diamonds, which were a 1933 inauguration gift from a relative. Guests are quite likely to wonder nlioitl a slender gold chain which usually supplements any jewels Mrs. Roosevelt wears at night. At the end of this chain isn locket, hidden within her bodice. This old-fashloncd gold locket has her Initials and those of her 1ms- iiond intertwined In diamonds on it. It was young Franklin D. Rcose- velt's engagement gift to his fiancee. Mrs. Roosevelt says all her children teethed on it. and she almost invariably wears it. Mis. Roosevelt is not inclined to wear tiaras or other jewels In her hair. ', On Saturday and Sunday nights June 10 mid 11, Mrs. Roosevelt may wear her new informal dinner dresses ai the private dinners at Hyde Park when the king and queen will be there. One of these is a "patriotic"' dinner dress, consisting of a white blouse, with long full sleeves caught in a narrow band at the wrist, a skirt of red ereiK, white-starred, and a bluebird kid belt. The other is n similar shirtwaist dress a white —, , -p,n l n Willie blouse and black and red flowered skirl. Dress lo Honor Queen Tt is of Scotch plaid chiffon in shades of green, gray, orange, and cyclamen, with short shirred sleeves, will) a wide belt. She may wear It af, one of the dinners at Hyde Park In compliment to the Scottish queen. , When she meets the royal party at the Washington union station she will wear a light, but not pale' blue sheer wool of material sent her by British wool manufacturers. It Is made very simply, and designed to tie cool. Mrs. Roosevelt plans lo wear It all Ihat day, until she dresses for the slate dinner, unless It proves to be too hot The queen probably will wear a still paler blue wool dress given to her by American woo manufacturers. Mrs. Roosevelt's new daytime dresses include a dark bine crepe', sprinkled with white stars, of dressmaker design, and trimmed with narrow pipings of navy patent leather; nnd a rose crepe with small all-over figures of black and green the skirt pleated and the jacket hip-length. As for the picnic at Hyde Park —Mrs. Roosevelt will wear whatever is most comfortable for the day, depending upon the weather. 20,000 Make Inquiries At Employment Office More than 20,000 persons have 1 visilnd the Blytheville office of the Arkansas State Employment Service since Jan. 1, according lo Herbert Whitehead, manager. That the bureau is filling a long felt need here Is proved by a report which shows that occupational classifications for the approximate average of 300 dally who enrolled were of a wide variety and that many have found jobs.' In the Claims Section of the Unemployment Compensation Di- vision, the BlytlievIHe office took 1COQ initial. New and Additional Claims. During the same /our months ending April 30, C.007 Continued Claims v.-cvc accepted. Claims for Comjjcnsatloi! Benefits against other states totaled 044. The present payments of Com- P c " snll °" l xr w «k Is approximately 5UOO or the average per claimant represents $6.57 per week hi Mississippi county. Of Hie 20,000 persons who visited thp office, approximately one-third were representative of physical laborers and skilled eroftmen Professional, , technical and clerical workers represented a smaller portion while workers predominated, Of the 2.5C5 persons who applied for specific jobs during the past four months, 523 were placed In jobs. Approximately 350 were from the physical laborers ami skilled W craftsmen classification. P,estati- rnuts, hotels and private homes placed 175. Professional, clerical and casiia) workers represented the bulk of the remaining' placements. In discussing- Hie employment, bureau, Mr. Whltchend said: "We urge nil employers to elcnr their workers, regardless of trade or In- r diistry, through, our office. In do- i\ ing tills, mi sccuatc record af sta- 8 tistical clnta concerning Jobs and unemployment Is always available to the communities ami in Washlng- ton, D. C. When an employer nsks for a worker lie can feel assured that n competent worker will be referred, one adapted by experience ami training to this particular Job." Crows often drop mussels or snails on rocks to break the shells so they can extract the meat more readily. RECORD BREAKING SALES ARE DINGING THR TJEST TIIE CITY T0 CHRVROLKT ™ TR «CKS. "TTLI? TRUCKS- IN. BVERY PRfCR CLASS. ALL Ol'FER- ED AT BARGAIN PRICKS FOR QUICK SAMS. 1937 Chevrolet L.W.R Truck, I). W. St. Rody 193!) License ................ ^ ....... /_ iJi'l'J 1037 Dodge, ISiS in. W.R. Truck, 1939 License, 'l . buy ............................. $31!) $280 §335 S383 10.37 Ford V-8— 157 in W. B. Truck. Special. 19.%' Chevrolet 131 in. W.B. Truck— Only. .. 1937 Chevrolet Pickup Truck. A dandy ...... 1937 G.M.C.- Pickup Truck. Tires like new. . . lim Dodge Pickup Truck. Low Mileage 1937 Ford V-8 Pickup Truck. Stake hody ...... ?3(J9 1933 Chevrolet Truck C. R D. W., runs good.. $119 1930 Chevrolet Truck I). 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