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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 19« ary 'Extras' rry Congress iflotor* Say iw Basic Salary n't Tell Story ""JVASHINGTON, WJ — All thase M iftn*" that the officers of the j iervkes get in addition to *[k«r regular pay are bothering tht amt members of Congress. R»t{ A lev legislators made a great Ls• b^uc of them during debate in (he *Hou»e ot Representatives when Hie ffenUitary pay raise bill was sent back Bi-nn committee. "t Th« truth Is that the "extras" ei )ar» very iubftaiilial and a flat f abatement of officers' relatively low i' buk pair does not lell (he whole *tory. On the other hand, the value of "ertras" can b« easily over-rated. Oive a Marine major's commLs- aion to a husky figment of your imagination. Make him 38. with 10 yttn In the service. Station liim in Washington, where he supports a wife and t\ra children. "Mr base pay is *3,795 a year— •916.3ft "a month," he willingly replies when you ask him. since Rnv- ernment pay is no secret. 'I set $5,- tll a year, when you include my allowances for quarters and sub- aistenee. That's »106 a month for rent and Ma a month to buy food for the family." "What about your extras?" "The big Item there is medical ear*. I g«t that and all my dental work fr«. The family geU medical care from the service, but no dental work. The regulations say dependents get both medical and dental care if available, but l' vc Ilcv * er »«n a post where dental care wa* available for wives nd chil- dten. A* a matter of fact, about half in* officers r know In Washington call in a private physician when anyone in the family is ill. They have to pay for that, o[ •mint*. ; ''Don't you save a lot. of money buying at commissaries and posL ••changes?" . "Well, 1 pick lip » few knitk- knaefcs at the Post Exchange when I «*t:fn the neighborhood, but it's eat «if the way for me. Tlie wife •Imott never gets over to the com- mfeaary.-She finds that chain stores are }u*t about as cheap, and it takes k«r nearly an hour to drive to it. Puoplfc hive big notions about the Vfthu of PX'* and commissaries to military men. Here's the real dope." The major produced a table which the National Defence Es- Wblfehmtnt recently submitted to tti« Hou*e Armed Services Committee: It luted the total sales in com- miMarieft (food stores) and post •rehangesf general stores) for the calendar year 1948. It showed that to ''commissaries, the prices were 12.4 percent cheaper than In comparable store* . in the community and that in post exchanges the prices wm 16 percent cheaper. The average military man spent, Mm during the year in Post Ex ~ "HANDS OFF" SAY RUHR WORKERS—A large crowd of German workers parades to protest the partial dismantling of their nitrogen-producing plant near Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr Valley. Signs read, "Dismantling brings need and misery," "Don't defraud our youth." and "Hands off." Similar demonstrations and outbreaks of violence occurred at other plants ear-marked for war reparations in the area. 5 Arkansans Die Violently During Week Hy The Associated Press Traffic mishaps have claimed five live.s in Arkaims this week. Homicides, dron-nings, fiirm .accidents and misccllc-anous accidents have caused five other deaths. Seventy-year-old Joseph Williamson of Memphis becrune Arkansas' 13th traffic death of the year when he died in a Memphis hospital Friday night of injuries suffered in a bus-truck colllson. The accident occnrcd near Neuhardt in Crittendcn County June 8. Eighteen Negro cotton choppers were injured in the wreck. A 50-foot plunge from a scaffolding brought death to John J. Dobbs, of Spadrn Friday. He and a o\v workman were working atop n an shaft at the Clark.svillc Coal 'ompany when the accident occur- cd. John Anderson, 17-year-olci In late of tile Negro Hoys' Industrial School, drowned while bathing in a n( near the Institution Thurs- The itching sensation from chig- ers comes from a liny spurt of aliva which the insect injects when t bites a person. Minister Tells Siam To Prepare for War BANGKOK. OTV-Military leaders of Thailand r Si anil have, been told by Defen.se Minister Lt. Gen. Luang Chart Kakrob they must not meddle in internal politics because it Is their duty to prepare themselves for "the war that lies ahead." "At present, the struggle is now merely a verbal one between those supporting opposing political doctrines." the minister told 23 lieutenant colonels just graduated from the Army Staff College. "Each day this verbal struggle can be seen developing into whivt in the near future will be a real .struggle of foi'ce. Once the .struggle has begun, there can be little question that Siam will be involved. Therefore, we must prepare. We must be on the alert. "En preparing for this struggle, we must he careful not to meddle In internal politic. 1 ; or allow ourselves to be instruments of politicians. "Our irteal must be that as soldiers we are not to meddle in poll- tics and to see that politics does not meddle with the armed forces, 1 ' Part of Hand A To Be Operated ICC Okays Plans For Use of 54 Miles Of Abandoned Line HELENA. Ark,, June 18— Wy—A 54-mile section of the long Idle Missouri & Arkansas Railroad Is scheduled to be In operation next fall. C. w. Ferguson, star City, general manager of the Helena and Northwestern Railway Co.. said to- rtay his firm expects to have freight, trains moving between cotton Plant, Ark., and Helena by Sept. 1. Tlie company was authorized to acquire that section of the M. & A., by the Interstate Commerce Commission yesterday. "We've been anticipating the order for some time," Ferguson said here this morning. "Crews have been at work along the trackage for several days," The ICC authorized the Helena and Northwest to issue $100.000 of securities in connection with the purchase and operation of the line. Owners of the 335-mile system In Missouri and Arkansas had received authority from the ICC to abandon the line ami sell equipment for Junk. The abandonment order was [xwtponed several times by the ICC at the request of Arkansas authorities who asked for additional time so that plans could be svorkctl out for getting sections of the railroad back into operation. The commission lias under consideration an application by the Arkansas and Oziuks Co.. to operate about 70 miles of trackage between Harrison, Ark., and Seligman, Mo. Ibifuaries SHINFUL GOINGS ON—Wallace.Wender gave a new twist to the Adam's rib gag \vlien Chicago doctors used a bone graft from his shin to heal an old injury of his wife, Jean. Now, both are wearing casts, but if operation's a success they'll l je off soon. changes and coininuyiaric-s, mostly overseas. His average -saving wn.s 1-4.4 percent, or $57.56 umlev what he would have had to pay if he had dealt in civilian .stores. Your imrome. tax is pretty low. Isn't it?" 'Ye?. I get a break there. I didn't have to pay any tax at all during the war alter figuring rny exemptions and dudiiction.5. This ye fir T figure T'll pay $168.66- rm taxed only on base pny." 'What about your retirement benefits?" "Good. If I make colonel by the time I retire ,iti another 2o yettrs; I'll get S412 a month. But when I die, of course there'll be nothing for my wife. I have to carry life insurance, to provide -something fur her," "Well, what about the rr.st of the. 'extrn?'?" "There aren't any more a.s fnr as T know." "What about government Automobiles?" "I never climb into a government car except on official business. Only four officers in Washington are assigned cars lor their private use— the four chiefs of staff. If you're on it past out in the Vxumdoeks, you sometimes get away with uMng a little free government trmi.spnrta- [ Danes COSe b " 1W5lPOSl5al ' C ' n ' Clty ' Str " ICl Now TO TRY CHANNEL—Pretty 16- yenr-old Shirley May France rim.s through surf after a practice swim near her home in Somerset, Mass,, in preparation for an attempt to swim the English Channel this summer. Holder of several women's professional swimming titles, the 177-ponnrt high school sophomore comes from a swimming family. Her father mid coach J. Walter was tong distance swimmer. (AP Wire- photol. Israel Cuts 21-Gun Salute Down to Five TEL AVIV, (,iv-The Argentine embassy in the United States forwarded to Israel R'request for information on how many gun salutes arc fired here for Israeli Presldcni Weizman. Actually the new state hnsn' : hnd time yet to work out. a lot oi these matters. But ils protocol tfc piirtmenl set to 'work, drew up a code, and replied: "21 guns, a oth'cr states do for their presidents.' But the note added, confidential ly, that in fart so far they've oul> been firing five guns—because o the war and munitions supply am all that. (And whether it's five o 21. it is the first time mtlltar. censorship has pnssed the fact Ilia Israel has that many guns.) Jnwise Owl Gets Shock EU&AHETK, III,—(il'i—The wise old owl apparently isn't so wise vhen it comes to electricity. An owl picked an electric transmission inc for a pcrcii and disrupted service to rural users in two novtUern Illinois counties and part of southwestern Wisconsin. Dr. Samuel D. Smith Dies In Hospital at Magnolia \ MAGNOLIA. Ark.. June 18. <&>--, Or. Samuel Denny Smith, head ol| the political science department i at Magnolia A A: M College, died; in city hospital here this morning. Dr. Smith, author of the* widely quoted book, "The Negro In Congress." had been ill for several months. He was a native of Soutli Carolina, received his education at Davidson College, Princeton University, and the University of North Carolina. 0/yfbev///e-Luxorcr Legion Tilt Is Moved Coach James Fisher said today that the Blytheville-Lu-xora Legion junior baseball game will be played at Walker Park tomorrow afternoon instead of on the air base diamond, as previously announced. The game is set for 2:30. Only one game will played, he First Methodist Services Cancelled for Tomorrow Due to the conference wee now being held at the First Metl odist Church and also the abseni of the pastor, the Rev. Allen D Stewart, there will not be a naon itig or evening worship servl< there. Church school and fellow ship hour will be held as schedule Read Courier News Want Ads. Texas !* the ducing state. biggest cattle-pr unerol Services Held or Mn. Sarah Lamb Funeral lervices for Mrs. Sarah j ilcn Lamb, 80, wife of the la C. Lamb of Cooter, Mo,, were ! onducted yesterday at the Baptist | hurch in Cooter by the Rev. J.; Cooper, pastor. Mis. I,amb died Thursday. She irvivcd by three sons, Doyle LauA f Cooler, Horrace and Clay Lams' f Steele, Mo., and a daughter Mrs. Hugh Ellis o! Campbell, Mo. Burial Mas at the Mt. Zion Cem-£, tery under the direction of German'; Funeral Home of Steele. Hollywood Continued from Fife I sold it to Columbia and mjit hli* M-G-M Job. He followed the script J Columbia and worked as writer. Then he sold several stories to' ictwork radio shows. One of r"«.!| radio scripts was sold to M-G-M ind he mr-ed back to the lot withj lis story. Produce] 1 David Loew' •ilred him as an executive assistant on two films. "So Ends Our _ Night" and "Moon and Sixpence."' : j Tie spent three years with the , Signal Corps during the wnr.- : emerging as a Mrsl lieutenant. May of 19J7 he formed Screen; I Plays, Inc.. with no money but uotsi] of ambition. Screen Play's first venture, This Is New York," was mildly suc-j ccssful. Then came "Champion" and} Home of the Brave." Holly stopped asking "Who Stanley Kramer?" • * • Gene and June Lockhart arev playing father and daughter ini, "John Loves Mary" this week inj Germany—the first time the twc} have ever been In the same play. The play is being staged by Air) Forces Celebrity Troupe sponsored; by Constance Bennett and Jean Wright. . . . Talking about a cer-j tain boastful actor, Mike Curtis, said: "What that guj needs Is little humidity." Read Courier News Want Ads. NEW Bn\ Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sal.-Sun I p.m Cont Showing Manila, Ark. St.uws eVER* NKiHT Saturday 'Shine On Harvest Moon' Roy Rogers Saturday Owl Show "THIS IS MY AFFAIR" Robert Taylor Barbara Stanwyck VIOLENCE VICTIM — Bil Htm.. co-cnraer ot the Cahaba Coal Mining Co. near Birmingham. Ala., sits dejectedly after lie was roughed up by a mob estimated at 300 men. EJis partner. Carr McCormack, Jr., and two employes also Tvere manhandled, but none injured seriously. The mine is a small, non-union operation which did not heed the strike ciiil ol John L. Lewis. OMW president. (AP Wirephoto). '•Wouldn't you save money on rent if you were n.^i^neri to quarters on a Marine Base-'?'' "Sure would. BiU do you know how rmmy quarters there arc.tor Marine Officers in Washington? Six And 657 Marine officers arc stationed here. There arc 974 quarters for officers altogether in the area, und Ihere arc n.047 officers here, counting all four services." RiTZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. on Soaps COPENHAGEN. (/!>>- -The latest restriction to be lifted in Denmark is the rationing of slinving soap. It is ofTicmlly predicted thnt soap rationing will be lifted entirely during the .summer. Sunday & Monday 'COMMAND DECISION' Clark Gable, Walter Pidpcon Van Johnson mmin liLYTHf-VILLES ONLY Slum siarls Weekday* 1:1X1 .liirdn> anil SiiTidiiy: OiiH sluiwins from I:IH) i>.m Saturday "FALSE PARADISE" with Hopalong Cassidy Cartoon & Serial Saturday Owl Show 'Ghost of Frankenstein" with Boris Karloff. l*n Chancy & Rela Lugosi Also Cartoon Saturday (DOUBLE FKATUKF.) "ARIZONA TRAILS" >ilh Tc\ Hitter A Fuz/.v Knight frank Buck's Sunday & Monday "EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE MARRIED" wkh Car? Grant A- Betsy Drake Warner News A Shorts "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Serial: "Mysterious Mr. M" t'liuptcr 'i Aho Cartoon Satunlay Owl Show 11 p.m. "SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE" w itli Fliillip Terry .lacquelinc While and Margaret Lindsay Serial: "Myslcrioui Mr. M" No. 2 Alsn C.irloon THEATRE OSCEOU YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE lk>x Ollici Opens al I Week Mghts Show Starts at 1:30 .VUliner Saturday * JSundaj .11 i p.m nit.i continuous showint Saturday "FLASHING GUNS" | .Tiihnny Mack Brown j Serial: Cpt. 11 of "Be.v * liinly" Sal in day Midnighl Show STARTS 10:45 p.m. "THE RAVEN" Knris KarlofT, Beta I.iignsi Also Shoits Dial 1261 Hot Office Oprns ml 7:W Show Starts at 1:3* Saturday "CHALLENGE OF THE RANGE" Charles Slarrelt as Tlie llnr.umn Kiri rial: Cpl. 'i "f "The Lost Junfrf Saturday Owl Show Starts 10:45 p.m. "CAMPUS SLEUTH" The Trcti-.\!*crs Krrtlriie Stewart June I'rcisser Also SV.orts I I It's a pretty gesture, of course, to fence off a day a year for Father. But, actually, every working day is Father's Day. For Dad's the lad who makes the money to pay the way for the family. Like everybody else, Dad worries about the high cost of living. Everything costs so much! Sunday & Monday "FOUR FACES WEST" .Inel McCrca Frances T)ce Charles Bickford Nous nT tlic Day A- Cartoon Sunday X- Monday "I WALK ALONE" Bert Lancaster I.frabeth Scolt Kirk Douglas' \Varner News A- Serial Cpt. 3 of ••Batman * Robin' Everything but electricity, of course. We'dltlc? to remind Dad—and you, too—that electricity is the one item in the family budget that «till gives high living value at penny prices. What else does so much for so little? Yes, a penny invested in electric service will do any one of these things for you— * x \Jl // 91 T.ll yei H« tlm for ubett • w*« D* fc«H • wt**'l Wllhinf / U 9 kf • IM-w.ff kilS f«r »«r« rk(> } toirl !«r(« nfi Ark-Mo Power Co.

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