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The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey · Page 13

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Monday, July 9, 1951
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kimffell differ Classified Ads Obituaries It's Been Said Thou shouldest eat to live; not live to eat. -Cicero. Comics Sports News SECOND SECTION Telephone Plainfield 6-8000 PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, MONDAY, JULY 9, 1951 Radio Programs PAGE THIRTEEN 9 Possession of Car More of a Luxury Thanks to Taxes By BILL GARRETT Gannett News Service ' Washington Today's family needs a car almost as much as it does a house, but owning and keeping up a car is becoming a greater luxury tax-wise than owning a mink coat. Congress and state legislatures poking around for new ways to meet bills with more "climb" than a jet, shortly will have added for collection in the new fiscal year close to 50 per cent to the tax charges of $509.4-million estimated to have been paid in 1950-51 just on gasoline. Taxes in the fiscal year just gone by took 24 cents out of every dollar spent by the average car buyer on that gleaming job he drove away rom the showroom. That's according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. New Taxes Seen Now Congress is" fixing to add something like $200-million to fed eral excises on gasoline and another $10-milIion in new two-cents- a-gallon taxes on diesel fuel. The added burden would be three times that if the nation's lawmakers accepted Treasury Sec retary John Snyder's recommendation that the levy on gasoline be upped from 1.5 to three cents a gallon. The House trimmed the increase to a half-cent and the Sen ate seemed inclined to go along with that. Six states have boosted gasoline taxes, adding $34.1-million to the amount drivers will pay at the pumps in 1951-52. Two others, however, have cut levies by $9.4-million, leaving a net increase at the state level of $24.7-million. There was a time when the states collected all the gasoline taxes. Uncle Sam got a finger in the pie in World War 1. It was out between then and 1932, but in that depression year he put it back in, this time to stay. Tax 'Resented The federal government's enlarging gasoline tax bite is "resented" by the states, according to the National Highway Users con ference. "No other form of transportation gets that kind of slugging from Washington," a conference official protests. Other motor vehicle taxes are going up, too. Snyder wants federal excesses on new cars to be jumped from 7 to 20 per cent, but the House has voted to hold the increase to 3 per cent, adding $196-million to last year's yield of $563-million. The House also has bumped assessments on trucks, trailers and buses from 5 to 8 per cent, to raise $61-million extra, and those on parts and accessories from 5 to 8 per cent, bringing in $88.2-mil-lion more. There are unlikely to be changes in the six-cents-a-gallon tax on lubricating oils, or levies of five cents a pound on tires and nine cents a pound on tubes. REPORTS BULGARIAN MOVE Belgrade, Yugoslavia (JP) The Belgrade radio says Bulgaria is clearing a wide zone along Yugoslavia's east frontier by shipping Bulgarian peasants off to unknown destinations. MID-JERSEY FLOOR COVERING 75 WATCHUNG AVE., NORTH PLAINFIELD PL 6-0818 LINOLEUM WALL COVERING FLOOR TILE SINK TOPS FELT BASE RUGS CARPET BINDING OPEN THURS. TILL 9 NICK PISANI, PROP. RENTS A MODERATE MONTHLY CHARGE WHEEL CHAIRS $6 to $12 DIATHERMY - - 25.00 BED TABLES - - 4.50 INVALID WALKERS 10.00 CRUTCHES CANES - 3.00 - 1.00 COMMODES only HEAT LAMPS - 6.00 HOSPITAL BEDS - $15 First Month; $10 Per Month Thereafter O BED BOARDS - For Sale Only I WIN V4 DOUBLE $3.95 515 PARK AVE. PL 6-7074 (BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH STS.) OPEN MONDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS TILL CLOSED 1 P. M. SATURDAY JULY and AUGUST H&$r ; 'j "' ' '. V-iu:. - ., flil ' ; ' : I rsl ill Wl frMi. ymti-...., "" "sT;rri1liitr'ni-iiiiiiiiiii--'T'imTmfir-n mmm mi in imiiimii rniiniiii i i imn mi i m nm rmnrt'rimnim mm N. J. Seeks to Prevent Radioactive Air ' Pollution . Newark UP) New Jersey is one of the few spates that is doing more than just worry about the air pollution problem of the future radioactivity. In the past three years, some 40 plants using radioactive isotopes have been investigated and approved by the State Health Department. Most of the plant checks were made at request of the Atomic Energy Commission which has the power to bar shipments of radioactive materials. The AEC has commended New Jersey's set-up to safeguard health j of workers and the community against dangers of uncontrolled radio active discharges in Your Home, Your Car, Your Business ON OUR (NM) GffiO REDO PREMIUM BUDGET PLAN You can easily afford ALL the insurance you need, by using our PREMIUSl BUDGET PLAN, which' provides complete insur-ance coverage (except ordinary life) 'on an extended payment basis, with only 20 down payment required. A phone call will bring you complete details. PERSONAL SERVICE . . is a major part of th policy wo writ for You incur no obligation what-toovor in consulting its on your insurance problems. PL 6-0222 RICHARD BUESCllEl AGENCY, INC- -rU AVENUE U7 NOMn - poUCYr GAS PLANT BLASTS SKY IN NEWARK A mountain of flame roars into the sky and imperils the American Cyanamid plant as one of the storage tanks of the Warren Propane Company cuts loose in the series of explosions that shook the Newark area. (International) Seaman Ends Navy Course Peter A. Borden, seaman, USN, of 19 West End Ave., has been graduated from Naval Photographers School at Pensacola, Fla. His new duty station is Naval Photographic Center, Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D. C. Before entering the Navy, he attended the Newark School of Fine and. Industrial Arts. Paul R. Driscoll, airman apprentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Driscoll of 517 Winsor Sr., Bound Brook, has reported for duty at the Naval Air, Technical Training Center, Jacksonville, Fla., where he will undergo training for aviation electrician's mate. He entered service Jan. 18. Peter B. Reid, airman apprentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Reid of 39 Woodbridge Ave., Me-tuchen, has reported for duty at the Naval Air Technical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., for training as a naval ordnanceman. He has been in the Navy "since Feb. 19, 1951. Hugh J. Gallagher Jr., 21, of 311 Watchung Ave., has arrived at Camp Gordon, Ga., to undergo six weeks ROTC summer camp training. A junior at Seton Hall University, Mr. Gallagher previously served a year with the Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of private first class. Edward J. McNelis, 27, of 452 W. Fifth St., son of Mr. and Mrs. James McNelis, is also at Camp Gordon. A graduate of Seton Hall, Mr. McNelis previously served 36 months with the Army, where he earned the rank of technician, fourth grade. Some sun spots are believed to be 50,000 miles in diameter. Come Visit the Borne That Courtesy and Quality Built Taking The "BUGS" Out . . . A good car can sound and operate like an old buggy if bolts are loose, springs are worn and engine needs overhauling. Let us check your car for you and eliminate any disturbance to smooth riding and comfort. Our mechanics are of the best and anxious to serve you. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING! ECKNER'S GARAGE "Home of Courteous Service Dial PL 6-6091 618-24 SOUTH AVE. . PLAINFIELD CLOSED 1 P. M. SATURDAY ' 2 Guard Divisions Expected to Be Called Washington (P) Calling up of two or three more National Guard Divisions as part of a proposal to strengthen the Army by six divisions is reported to be under consideration. This was learned over the weekend from Defense Department officials who may not be named. They said no final decision has been made and that none of the 21 Guard ground divisions not brought into federal service has been even tentatively tagged. Six more units would give the Army 24 combat' divisions and about 10 training divisions. ROOFING -SIDING GENERAL CONTRACTOR John T. Deering Co. 1500 WOODLAND AVE. PL 6-4418 DU 2-6395 DU 2-6490 Call Any Time Day or Night C3 By makers of world-famous Zenith Radios, FM, Tele vision Seta. Highest quality, only $75 why pay morel m FRANK N. NEHER, Optician P J 240 W. FRONT ST. PL 5.8545 W$t (Babcock Bid?.) pi Batteries For All Hearing Aids IF YOU PLAN TO GO EAST . . . WEST . . . NORTH OR SOUTH There's nothing more educational than travel . and there are so many things in America worth the time and money to see. , Nothing complicated about getting a cash loan here. If you earn money you can borrow money here. Loans $50.00 to $500.00 DNUSTRDAIL LOAN SOCIETY. Inc. Room 201, 142 E. Front St., Plainfield GEORGE H. SCHEMPP, Mgr. TEL. PL 6-1215 LIC NO. 153 Announcement A MASS RALLY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 3rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL , With a Moariv and Concert by the Renowned Cantor JACOB EDERMAN TUESDAY, JULY 17 7:30 P.M. At Congregation Ohavey Zedek V'Sholom 422 WEST FRONT STREET PLAINFIELD Jacob Ederman Accompanied by the famous choir leader Samuel Sterner of N. Y. with his Doable Symphonic Choir. Guet speakers will be Rabbi Dr. Herman A. Glatt of N. Y. and Rabbi P. lngberman of Plainfield, N. J. Personnel Trained Although New Jersey's chief air pollution headaches at the moment are toxic gases, odors and smoke, personnel has been trained and the finest equipment obtained in advance of the day when vast benefits from industrial use of atomic energy may bring with them potential health hazards. The state's expert on radioactivity problems is Joseph Rzigalin-ski, Woodbridge chemical engineer. He was graduated from the Newark College of Engineering and has risen to the post of senior industrial hygiene engineer in the six years he has worked for New Jersey. Last year, Rzigalinski underwent intensive -training in the health problems arising from atomic energy and radioactivity. He was one of 15 men selected by the Atomic Energy Commission in the east to take a special course at the Brookhaven Atomic Research Laboratories in New York. Inside Plants Most of his attention as far as radioactivity is concerned is still focused on conditions inside plants. In his opinion, it will be some time before radioactivity becomes an active air pollution danger. The plants now using radioactive isotopes either commercially or experimentally are for the most part small-scale and none has been found in New Jersey that presents any threat of poisoning the air. The AEC and state health offi- AMERICAN SHADE & AWNING GO. "THE NAME TO REMEMBER' FOB WINDOW SHADES - AWNINGS VENETIAN BLINDS 408 WEST FRONT ST. PL 6-0764 Next to Sear, a GARAGE DOORS PUT IN GOOD ORDER Keller - Contractor 37 Albert St. PLAINFIELD 5-3281 cials are taking no chances, however. Minimums for maximum permissible discharges are set very low as a safety measure. The minimums called microcuries are expressed in terms of small fractions of one-millionth part of the rate of radioactive, discharge. Little Danger Seen The minute tolerances are set despite general belief by atomic scientists that the air is an excellent dissipater of radioactivity. For example, they have scotched the notion that radioactive contamination lingers on when an atomic bomb bursts in the air. They have found that a bomb bursting underwater or on the ground will leave radioactivity but an explosion in mid-air which is the most destructive from a military point of view has no lasting contamination effect. But they are frank to admit that it is impossible at the moment to determine what will happen to the atmosphere when and if industry turns to atomic energy as a major source of power. Adequate safeguards have however, been established for. radioactive matter now used commercially. Bias Laid To 49 Hotels New York (JP) The American Jewish Congress has charged 49 summer resort hotels in New York, New Jersey and New England with employing "disguised and indirect means of facilitating racial and religious discrimination." The congress filed a complaint yesterday with tjie New York State Commission Against Discrimination, alleging violation of the New York State Civil Rights law. Similar action was taken in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Official antidiscrimination agencies in these states were urged to investigate and take action against hotels in their jurisdictions. Advertising and "booklets put out by the hotels, the congress added, "were replete with indications that Jews were unwelcome." Forest Fire Controlled Los Alamos (JP) A forest fire which endangered buildings housing top-secret atomic work and destroyed 75 acres on the fenced Los Alamos project is under control. The fire broke out Saturday and for a time was licking its" way towards laboratories, cradle of the atom bomb. It is estimated that 3,404,000 World War II veterans will still be living at the turn of the next century. BONDED WATCH REPAIR Open Mon. to Sat. 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. Thurs-. to 9 P. M. your watches, clocks and jewelry repaired DIAMONDS RESET KINGS REPAIRED DAN MALACHUK 177 North Avenue Opp. R. R. Station Easy Parking PL 4-0745 REPAIRS ON THE PREMISES SAVE UP TO 50 LIGHTING FIXTURES AND APPLIANCES "We Got 9Em" "Come & Get 'Em" PRICES? JUST RIGHT! ANDERSON ELECTRICAL CO. CHARLES E. ANDERSON, "The Show Room With The Homey Atmosphere" 163 EAST SECOND ST. 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