Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on August 29, 1949 · Page 3
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 3

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Monday, August 29, 1949
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Foreign Arms Program To Be Costly Venture Sprrial to the Kaqairer mad News f rom lt Wuhinctoa Bnrran "WASHINGTON Arms for Europe is going to cost more money. How much depends upon what congress finally does about giving the Truman administration the $1,-400,000,000 it wants to re-arm the defenses of western Europe. The house of representatives, which writes the checks to pay the , government's bills, has lopped half ' of the fund off the bill authorizing the spending of more miUions for planes, tanks and guns. Nothing: Before October 1 The senate is working on the project now. The house has paafced its bags and gone home, which means nothing will be done about arms-for-Europe before October 1. A major research organization estimates that Michigan's share of the first year's cost of the foreign arms proeram will run something like $65,520,000. The organization of the Council of State Chambers of Commerce, a private, non-profit group with headquarters in Washington, figures that you, as a Michigan taxpayer, carry almost five percent of the federal tax load. Actually, it's 4.68 percent. $4.68 Per Person That simply means that every time Uncle Sam spends another $100 bill as he does quite frequently $4 68 comes out of your pocket. The council, in its analysis of the cost of arms aid for Europe, noted that President Truman and Secretary of Defense Johnson haven't said anything about where the money's coming from to pay for this program. Two Michigan congressmen, both economy advocates, say the only way the government can raise the money to pay for arms for western Europe is to borrow. Shafer's Argument Rep. Paul W. Shafer of Battle Creek, argues that "the government already is spending more than it is taking in." Obviously, says Shafer. the money isn't going to come from reductions in the nation's military budget. And. he says, "no specific new taxes are contemplates to pay for the program." Shafer says that one reason the house of representatives was so adamant about cutting down the size of the program is that "the nation's taxpayers and our citizens of Michigan win be required to pay not only the $1,400,000, but also an undetei lined amount of interest." Shafer is a member of the powerful committee on armed services of the house of representatives. Shafer said that the law for which President Truman and Secretary Acheson asked "provides no time limit on the duration of the program except that an appropriation is authorized for one year." He added that "any more money needed to extend the program would require congressional authorizations again next year. He added that "Defense Secretary Johnson has estimated that the program may be carried on for four or five years. Those estimates obviously do not take into account the possibility that arming western Europe might precipitate a costly arms race with Russia. "That." he said, "is a situation which some members of congress believe will occur even though Secretary Johnson and Secretary Ache-son said it would not." Shafer explained that since the arms program is aimed at implementing the North Atlantic Pact, "it is conceivable that it could extend through the full 20-year life of the treaty." Can't Tell Cost He recalled that Defense Secretary Johnson bluntly told congress that "the man does not live who can make an over-all guess as to the final, over-all cost." The congressman said this problem is one of the things he wants to talk over with his constituents during the present recess of the house of representatives. The Council of State Chambers of Commerce explained just how it figured out your share of the cost of the arms program. It did the calculating this way, taking: 1. The'sum total of individual income taxes, plus federal employment payroll deduction taxes collected in Michigan. During the 1948 fiscal year, this represented 55.5 percent of all federal taxes. The distribution of these taxes was made on the basis of actual collections in Michigan. 2. The total corporate taxes collected in Michigan. During the 1948 fiscal year, this added up to 23.7 percent of all federal taxes. The distribution of corporate taxes was made on the basis of income payments in each state during the year before, in this case, 1947. 3. The sum total of customs, excise taxes and miscellaneous taxes collected in the states. During the 1948 fiscal year, these were 20.77 percent of the total taxes. These taxes were distributed on the basis of Michigan's population. Some 50,000 Indians live on New Mexico reservations. M ' " AGAINST S '' pg ill HOOPS IT S551.27I TO I THE BIRTH OF QUADRUPLETS. JAPANESE, BY 0PDS IN 4, DEPEND UPON IMPORTED FOOD, (ah import-WQutsnaA MH6HAM tNl. HOSPITAL, CALIF. OUTDOOR SPORTSMEN, BY 7 TO 3 ODDS, WILL SUFFER MORE FATALITIES IN HUNTING, FISHIN4 AND SWIMMIN6 THAN IN ALL OTHER SPORTS. Cily Boards Decide They'll Get Together ST. LOUIS (U.R) The board of estimate decided, in effect, to let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. The board declared that the comptroller's office henceforth will notify the city plan commission when it intends to sell property Recently, the commission was laying plans to clear a certain site as a recreational area without the knowledge that the comptroller's office had sold the property. CLAIMS GADGET TRANSLATES SALERNO, Italy (U.R) Federico Pucci claims he has invented a machine which can translate copy from any language into any other? Pucci said the machine was electrically operated, but refused to disclose other details. He said he has entered it in the Paris international fair of inventions to be held next month. 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Boys Dept. - Balcony Huge Land Buys Create Dither in Chelsea Area . CHELSEA UP) A $500,000 secret has the people of this area in a dither. ' Farmers and merchants are de voured with curiousity about a land transaction a mile or so south of the citv limits. John H. Hanna, a Detroit realtor, has bought practically all the prop erty in a 4.000 acre tract bordering on the southern side of TJ. S.-12. But he won't tell why.' Rumors, that followed his refusal to comment, would have it automotive proving grounds, or a huge race track, or a practice park for the New York Yankees, or a nudist camp de luxe, or take your pick. Ex-GOP Chairman's Funeral Wednesday NEW YORK (JP) Funeral services for Charles D. Hilles, 82, onetime 'assistant secretary of the treasury and Republican national chairman who died Saturday, will be held here Wednesday. Hilles, who came from an Ohio farm and rose to prominence in the administration of President William Howard Taft, died at his summer home at Speonk, N. Y. A funeral servce will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. (EST) at the Madison avenue Presbyterian church. He was named assistant secretary of the treasury after Taft's election in 1908. After two years in that post he was appointed to serve as secretary to Taft. Taft in 1912 insisted on Hilles election as chairman of the Republican National committee to manage DES TEX DRY CLEANER Cleans Carpet, Upholstery Like New WELSH'S Soft Water by LINDSAY A National Institution NEW LOCATION 740 Capital Ave., N. E. Ph. 3-5104 NEW and USED SAFES! PIPIT DC KEY & LOCK rirCiiv o service 43 W. State Phone 2-2941 his campaign for reelection as president. Hilles headed the Republicans until 1916. Years later, he was New York state's national committeeman. He was a partner in the insurance firm of Dwight and Hilles and at his death was a member of the executive committee of the Employers Liability Assurance corporation of New York. The goldenrod has been accused falsely as a hay fever source. A person could get hay fever from it only by burying his nose in the blossoms, since the pollen is not carried about by wind. Its pollination is carried on by insects. Battle Creek, Mon., Aug. 29. 1949 THE ENQUIRER ANO NTWS POLE INSURANCE -j A COVERS THE 1 U ENTIRE FAMILY FOR U YEARS $5,000 COVERAGE ON EACH FAMILY MEMBER SP PROVIDES $5,000 COVERAGE O D FOR ONE INDIVIDUAL FOR U YEARS FLEMING-JO!! fiSTQil AGEKCY General Agents for Continental Companies 416 POST ELDG. PHONE 3-4309 1 8 T! BUY EXPENSIVE PAPERS NOW AT A FRACTION OF COSTS REGULARLY 50c - 75c - $1.00 - $1.50 ROLL ALL SALES FINAL NOW ElLS C ROLL 339 Capital, S. W. Ph. 2-7966 BUY NOW AND SAVE SataBBBaaaaaRaaui W bite uidewmD tbm mad wbtwl discs optional t ntn coat C7? 7 , The leader leads again! A breath-taking new car! A dynamic new triumph of Studebaker's overwhelmingly popular new ideas on automobile designing! A 1950 Studcbaker styled ahead and engineered ahead for years to come! A MERICA expects the unexpected from Studehaker j and here it is the "next look" in cars! Dynamically new in form and suhstance, this is a truly inspired 1950 Studehaker. - Its styling is even more hreath-taking than the "new look" that Studehaker originated three years ago. This is a complete line of completely new 1950 Studehaker cars paced by a sensationally advanced Studehaker Champion in the low price field. Every car has increased wheelbase and over all length plus the new performance of higher compression power! Stop in for a look you'll never stop short of getting this 1950 Studebaker's distinctions. New in eye appeal and drive appeal, it starts another Studehaker buying wave. & h'K Stand-out advancements mark the 1930 Studebaker ! A new longer Champion and Commander! A new longer special Land Cruiser sedanl Self-stabilizing coil spring front wheel suspension Higher compression Commander and Champion engines of increased horsepower Wide-rim wheels and extra-low-pressure tires Self-adjusting brakes Symmetrically centered variable ratio steering Oversize windows and windshield "Black light" instrument panel dials Wear-resisting Studebaker craftsmanship throughout Automatic hill holder (extra cost on Champion only) Gas-saving automatic overdrive transmission thermostatic control Climatizer heating and ventilating Studebaker-engineered Philco radio available on all models at added cost. HE NRY T. O W EN, Inc. 14 South Jay St., Battle Creek Phone 2-8581

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