The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 2, 1949
Page 7
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' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1949 BLYTHEVII.I.E fARK.i COURIER NEWS PACK SEVEN Cigarette By Sales Mail Blocked Federal Law Puts End To Lush Business; Court Test Is Seen JOPUN. Mo.. Nov. 2. (/!>)—The .mail order cigarette business, which In recent years has grown to great ttze here, has been knocked into a cocked hat by a new federal law aimed at stopping tax evasions. .Sidney Smith, a h.eer and cigarette distributor here who heads the National Consumers Mnll Order Association, said yesterday there «ill be a test of the law's constitutionality before Ihe supremn court. Meanwhile most of the eight or ^len dealers in the Joplin area have Wniit shipping by mail, to customers in other states. Already there has been a big out In the volume of business handled at the Joplin nostoffice. The parcel post bill for cigarette parcels cleared through this postoffice has been around $200,000 annually, or about one-third of the entire receipts. Close to 20.000 parcels containing four to 10 cartons of cigarettes have been shipped from Joplin monthly. This indicates an annual gross volume of more than $2,000,000. About 50 persons have been employed here. The largest individual shipper has i been the Capitol Supply Company,] affiliated with the Joplin Tobacco Company. Leonard Royer, manager, said his company has quit shipping since President Truman signed the new law October 16. Many Shippers Quit Smith said most other shippers also have quit but some shipments will be made as a basis for a te3t ,case. • Joplin has been a main shipping point because it Is near the corners oi Kansas. Oklahoma and Arkansas, all of which have state cigarette taxes. Smith, however, advertises and distributes nationally. He salt! shipments also have been made in volume from Seneca, Neosho. Sedalia, Springfield and Crocker. Mo. As Missouri has no state tax on cigarettes, they are shipped at ^ prices ranging from $1.40 to $1.50 •M carton, to customers in states " with cigarette taxes, some as Wgh as 8 cents a package. Most shipments have gone to Oklahoma which has a 5-cent tax. There is nothing In the new law to preclude Oklahomans, Kansas and other out-ot-staters, who come here to trade, from taking home a few cartons of cigarettes with them. So Joplin Is expected to continue'to be a retail cigarette" shopping center. Proud JJefferson Military College Openns Campaign to Raise Finances NEW FIELDS OF COTTON—Rupert Cox, a Corpus Christi, Tex:. oil man, looks over the cotton in his fields, the first ever grown in Culberson County, Tex. Discovery last fall of a huge underground water supply near Van Horn, Tex., enabled growers to produce bumper crops of cotlon where none had grown before. Ex-Convict Tells of Spending $3,000 To Attend Truman's Inauguration Wedding Lcqds to Strike ROMFORD. England, Nov. 2. (if} —A wedding led to a strike here. Jack.iyiurton, .a meat loader, got tnarrled and went off on a three- day honeymoon/ His three iel!o\v loaders at the wholesale meat supply depot asked for a substitute. Refused, they KANSAS CITY, Nov. 2, (fl>)—An ex-convict told a federal grand Jury he spent $3,000 — muoh of it on clothes — to attend President Truman's inauguration. File jury is investigating underworld activities In Kansas City. Siax Ducov, who described himself as working "in wh.ic you call handbook operations, bnsebali and football," was questioned about his Income tax payments. He asked how the trip to Washington could cost $3,000. "1 bought some clothes," Ducov replied. "I bought $000 or $100 worth. 1 bought' a high silk hat. I bought tails and I bought some stiff shirts and an overcoat I wore once —and I'll probably have to give it to the Salvation Army. I wouldn't wear it again. "And I bought a hat. of course T had to be appropriate aud of course I had to be up to date. After 50 years, why that Is once in a lifetime." D'JCOV testified Friday, a transcript of his testimony was filed in district court Monday in connection with a contempt citation against him. Bassin Testifies Ducov and another, witness, Nathan L,. Bassin, also testified tha Charlie Binaggio shared in profiU from a beer distributing busines: in exchange for Influence. Btnaggto is chief contender fo: ontrol of the old Pendergast pollt- cal machine. is opposed iy a faction headed by James Pen- .ergast, nephew of the late boss. 1'om Pcndergast. Bassin, owner of a beer distribu- Ing firm, told the jury Binegglo ind Tony Glzzo, a Bmaggfo associate, each received 25 per cent if 11 ic Duke Sales Company prof- Is "It's their influence that lands | customers for me." he satd. Ducov testified he was a former owner of the firm. He also told the iury he served a year in'prison 20 years ago for a federal liquor violation. The grand Jury cited Ducov and Bassin for contempt, charging they save evasive answers during the lengthy questioning. struck. The area's meat ration is stand- mg unloaded. NATCHEZ, Miss., Nov. 2—WO— Rich in tradition but poor financially, Jefferson Military College yesterday began a fund raising campaign directed by former vice Admiral Aaron Stanto iTip) Merrill. The. ^47-year-old prep school had expected to solve its desparate financial situation with a $50,000000 endowment. The board of trustees turned down the offer last week, however, when it learned millionaire donor George Armstrong wanted the college to advocate white supremacy. Merrill, famed commander of Task Force 39 in the Pacific during World War II, agreed to become superintendent of the college If It reaches financial security. Meanwhile, he became chairman of the school's Endowment Committee and pub:: relations "fficer during the campaign. A. J. Armstrong, son of the oil and steel millionaire, resigned last night as trustee and business manager of the school. Gerard Brandon, Jr., Natchez attorney and son of the board president, was named to succeed him as trustee. The board and Merrill felt thnt enough contributions would come in to save the school which Jelfer- son Davis, first president of tbe Confederacy, attended as a student. James Audubon, the naturalist, once taught there. Already the school had received contributions ranging from $5.000 from Nathan Klein, ice cream manufacturer of Houston. Tex., to $100 from /.rgo Lodge 413 of B'iwi B'rith of Washington. D. C. The Chicago Negro Chamber of Commerce also sent $101 as "a token of our interest in your refusal to sell yourselves and your school for $50,000.000." Kaiser, Army's Faithful Carrier Pigeon, Dies FORT MONMOUTH, N. J., Nov. 2. 'API—One of Uncle Sam's most faithful soldiers died last night. He was Kaiser, the army's 32- j'ear-old carrier pigeon, who had outlived a dozen wives arid served his adopted country through two world wars. " . . Back In World War I, American doughboys found Kaiser In a Ger- imviv (rant line trench - during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. They put the well-trained carrier pigeon to work against the Germans. During World War Two the Army used Kajsei 1 to train other pigeons some of them his own great-gveat- grcat-great grandchildren. The bird's' final resting place will be In the 'Smithsonian Institution In Washington, D.C. The long-time Signal Corps mascot will be mounted a«d displayed there. Girl, 75, Who Killed Mother, Sentenced to Home of Love and Care OAKLAND, Calif.. Nov. 2. (3-|—A fifteen-year-old schoolgirl v:ho killed her mother with a butcher knife was formally sentenced yesterday to "a home with love and care." Placed in the custody of an aunt, the girl will remain a Juvenile court ward until she is 31. Superior Judge Albert T. Shine said "the tacts were Insufficient' to substantiate a finding of murder against the girl, Celeste Morrow. He also refused to make a finding of manslaughter. Testimony at the hearing he conducted indicated the mother. Mrs. Walter Morrow, 41 had been drinking And that Celeste's hotne life had become "Intolerable." A quarrel ended In the slaying two .weeks ago. "She needs a home with love ant care." the Judge declared, award- custody to Mr. and Mrs. Wll liani Harsh of Berkeley. Testimony, the Judge remarked owed that Celeste was not fully aware o( her act: "It was the resul Traces of Uranium Ore Found in West Germany HOP, Germany, Nov. 2. M') — A German enfilneer claimed yesterday to have found traces of uranhun ore deposits In the American zone of Germany near the junction of (lie Soviet zone and Czechoslovak borders. This was the first report of uranium being discovered in West Germany. The engineer. Dr. Albert Kumnier, told newsmen he found the traces in the Pichtel Mountains. 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