The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1950 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1950 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN /8 40 Was Good Tax Year;' National Debt Was '21 Cents' By Arthur Kdson WASHINGTON, April 11. W) —, Ah, but it was great to be allvi in 1840. ' .. ' ' That was the year the national debt almost fizzled out, and became a mere 21 cents per capita. Compare this with the present, when vjl has skyrocketed to 51,098.06, and '•fcii'll see how times hnve changed. ^Thls fiscal Intelligence conies to us today from a booklet put out by the Senate committee on executive expenditures. The title of the booklet: "Increased Cost of the Federal Government." It contains a lot of Interesting figures. War Debts Climb Such as the fact that not until live Civil War did the per capita debt amount to much. In 18155 it climbed to 475.01. Then it dropped to around $12 to $15 per each and stayed there to World War 1. Tilts set us off. anil we've never • been the same since. It went up to $242.52. in 1949: dwindled to $131.51 In 1!)30, and then began creeping up again. World War II lit the fuse, and the debt went sky high. The peak was 1946, when it was $1,907.32 for^each man. woman and child. Senator McClcllan (D-Ark), who heads the expenditures committee, says he thinks the debt ought to be lowered. And he throws In some quotes to back his stand. For instance, George Washington said In his farewell address: "As a very Important source of strength and security, cherish public credit." And Franklin D. Roosevelt, campaigning In 1932, said: "If a nation is living- wllhin Its ne, its credit is good. If In ; -srlsis It lives beyond Its In- 'cb'mfl for a year or two. It can usually borrow temporarily on rea- i«onable term*. "But If. like the 'spendthrift, it throws discretion to the winds, Is willing to make no sacrifice at all In spending, extends its taxing up fco the limit of the people's power to pay, and continues to pile up deficit*, It Is on the road to bankruptcy." "No P1»e« to Arynft" WeH, this is no place to argue how much debt Is. too much. But I thought you might be Interested In that taxpayer of 1840, the onf with »he 21-cenfc per capita national debt. Was he happy? SiHT>risingly, the answer is no. , Martin .Van Buren was President In those days, and the "World Almanac 1 ' says this in his biography: • "He, advocated tariff for revenue only and opposed Internal Improvements at national expense. -His refusal to spend land revenues led to his defeat by Harrison In 11MO." ^sWe taxpayers are hard to pleafte. CHINATOWN HIGHLIGHTS—Dancer Dianns Shinn has * big "O-o-o-oh"'for the eight-foot Chinese lantern hanging in a San Francisco restaurant Made In Hong Kong, the giant lamp feature* i portrait of Chines* philosopher Li Po. NOTICE • Notice It ibereby given that Hie undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenue* of the Stale of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer «t retail on the premises described as 419 West, Ash St.., BIytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he haa never been convicted of a felony or other mime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five year* last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of TlotfltlngT the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application to for permit to be Iwwd for operation beginning on the 1st day ofJuly I960, and to expire on the 30 day of June. 1981. Tom Xenos Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of April, 1950. , Max A. Parks (Notary Public) My Commission expires: July 1st ,*3SK. Green Stamps Okay on Labor Merger Plan WASHINGTON, April II. (&) — AFL President William Green yesterday strong^ endorsed the Wea of merging all American labor unions Into A single federation, but avoided taking a stand on a CIO plan for fill unions to cooperate politically pending the merger. _ Oreeii wrote CIO President Philip Murray that the AFT. favors formation of "one strong, weli established labor organization" In America. But he said he WSB referring Murray's Idea of a political-economic coordinating committee to the AFI/s executive council for a decision when the council meets at Philadelphia May 8. : Murray proposed last week that tti* CIO, AFL railroad unions and other major labor group* Join In 4flO West Ash, BIytheville, Ark^ This permit Issued on the 8 day of April 1950 and expires on, the 30 day of June, W60. R. T. Rc«5« such a committee and also work fc organic unity. The AFL's traditional position h been that labor organizations ahou merge first, and that economl political cooperation would folio automatically. A. & P. Retorts o U.S. Suit Food Chain Claims Public Would Suffer If Trust Is Broken NEW YORK. April 11. W>—Slrlk- ng back at a government anti-trnst nit, the great-Atlantic & pacific 'ea Company says the Justice De- lartment's legal Ihoortcs would up- et the nation's' whole economic truclure. Denying charges that It Is a mo- LOpoly, the big food chain said ycs- erday the public would suffer "Irre- larable Injury" if the company Is >roken up. There Is "no Justification in fac ir In law for the drastic and con- Iscatory destruction" of the chain he company said in its flrsl forma •eply to the civil anti-trust aclloi n U.S. District Court. The government suit, filed las September, accuses the company o monopolistic restraint of Irade li violation of the Sherman Anli Trust Act. The company described Its ex pansion over 90 years as "natura growth," almost entirely within th company, and not by mergers o absorption of competitors. The firn claimed it has contributed greatl to "revolutionizing the food busi ness" with vast savings to consnni ers and "especially to 'worker 'fam illes." Its activities have "greatly pro moled trade and Increased compel! tlon," ralher than stifled compet tion, the AA:P said. It added tha dissolution of the company Is un warranted because: "1. A&P • is not a monopoly otherwise illegal in itself. . •"2. There Is no clear, wilful, ser ous or continuing violation of th anti-trust laws. "3. Relief,, If any were neccssar could be ootalned through olhi means. "4. The public Interest will 1 harmed and not served thereby, ai compelitlon would not be Increase but diminished." NOTICE OF GRANTING OF |k WUOR PERMIT ~ Notice Is hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of the State' of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 641 to Norfield Seln Rossie, to sell and dispense, vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at ret-all on the premises described as The State Financial Responsibility LAW Is Very Strict! Before you have an accident, call 3361 for automobile Insurance protection. For small premium, we include $10,000 Personal Liability. W.M.BURNS insurance Agency 1 "Say It With Flowers" BIytheville FLOWER MART Memphis Hiw»j Phone M*t Our Complete Line of PITTSBURGH PAINTS REDUCED 10%! In cooperation with other BIythevilie dealers, we are glad to give this special price reduction during "Paint Up—Clean Up—Fix Up". Ask for Pittsburgh Paints. HUFFMAN BROS. LUMBER CO. North Highway 61 Phone 729 Ark-Mo Power Co. Hero'Held n90-Cent Jobbery Case PHILADELPHIA) April 11. (/P)— young messenger, acclaimed a ero for bringing nbout the arrest two men who robbed !ilm of n .170 payroll, wns held without ball estcrdoy on a charge of taking art In a 90-cent robbery. James Brown. 20, was committed y Magistrate E. David Kclser yes- errtay for grand jury action on a obbcry charge. Held with him were oscph DoiieBun, 19, and Joseph )onovan. 18. On March 29 two robbers waylaid Town at the Enterprise Engraving 'ompauy. As the men fled with the ash Brown gave chase, noted their utomoblle license number, tcle- 'tioncd police. For flint Mayor Heriard Samuel hailed Brown a hero Yesterday 32-year-old Charles Hudson told police Brown and his ompanlons attacked lilm and slolc ils topcoat and 90 cents. » citizen of Arkansas, of good tioral character, that he nas never been convicted of n felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license lo sell beer by Hie undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and Hut the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of :hLs state, or any other stale, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the st day ot July 1D50, and to expire on Ihe 30 day of June, 1951. Philip Applcbaimi Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of April 1950. Elizabeth Mason (Notary Public) My Coramlsion expires: 4-28-50. AMERICAN LEGION I'resenls .ady Liquor Peddler pends Night in Jail With $50,000 in Sack ATLANTA, April 11. (/I 1 )—A 50•car-old woman was arrested carl; oday on charRcs of selling llquo' vithout a license, nnd went off (t all hugging a flour sack containing nore than $50,000. 1 Detectives R. A. Boone and J. E. likes said they declined to allow Mrs. Elizabeth Spears to post a cash wnd because It would be unwise for icr to go abroad unprotected with so much money. They said that one mckagc of currency alone amounted to $10.000 In $100 bills. Mrs. Spears spent the night in an office—not a cell—at police headquarters. The detectives said they were worried "about what might happen to that money" If they locked Mrs. Spears in a cell with run- of-the-mill inmates. NOTICE Notice is hereby (;Iven that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the Stale of Arkansas tor permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 110 S. 5th BIytheville, Mississippi County," The undersigned states that he Wed. 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