The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 4, 1949
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FRIDAY,".NOVEMBER 4, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE THE NATION TODAY— Importers Often Find Customs Payments Quite Confusing and Red Tape is Very Discouraging By James Marlow WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. (Jff— Secretary of Slate Athcson this week look a, few sharp cracks at the trouble a foreigner runs into when he wants to ship goods Into this country. . : lie made a speech which was. a pica for better world trade. Ana he suggested very positively that the United States has to make some moves to help that trade by letting more goods from other countries come In. • As an example of the stumbling* blocks set up by this country cited the red tape that's been wound around world trade by the laws and regulations covering goods imported here. -. The customs Inspectors, in figur- tjfK out how much imported goods ^>i-e worth and how mucli tarlll should be placed on them, try to guide themselves by (they fill a two-Inch thick book) the tariff laws, and court decisions. Said Acheson: "Under present laws and procedures, it sometimes takes as long as three or five years before an Importer knows exactly what amount, of duty he will be required to "" on a given si over tlie American set-up. Wriy? To see how they may be simplified so that more trade can flow, in here. When Congress comes back the customs bureau may suggest some changes ill the laws governing imports. Harahan Roadways To Ee Closed When New Bridge is Used MEMPHIS. Nov. 4. (n't— "I see little reason for mnlntalnlng the Har- [iliflii Bridge roadways after the new bridge is put Into operation," City Engineer Will Fowler said yesterday. The new multi-million dollar span Is scheduled to be ready for handling automobile traffic . across the Mississippi River In January. The Harnhnn roadways are separated by railroad tracks. One roadway handles castbound traffic into Memphis nnd the other westbound moving into Arkansas. The New Memphis and Arkansas Bridge should prove more than ade- muilc In handling the volume of traffic now crossing the Harahau nridge, FViwler added. Crete Meets Deadline For Contract on Wine CnurE —WJ— The people of Crete are thanking prance for half a Million dollars but they're worn out after putting In 24 hours a day for nearly a month to earn It. The money represents the sale of wine under a "deadline" contract ft'llh hnid-pressed French wine Importers, whose own domestic grape production had been cut bid- ly by this year's drought. shipment. Sometimes the duty "may. after a lapse of yours, amount to more than the whole amount of the shipment. Screwy Decisions Possible "An importer can't be sure whether a tire is going to be classified ns a tire or an article (made) in part of carbon. He can't be sure whether one of those little pianos oj-a see in night clubs is going to be considered a musical instrument or a toy. "In order to get in gloves tnmmefl with bird feathers to meet a sudden feminine fancy In tills country, he lias to prove that the birds from which the leathers came were tame, not wild, a process which turns out to be very time-consuming-"It has even been suggested, although I shall not guarantee the veracity of this statement, that there is some question whether coffin containing a corpse should be dutiable us an article of merchandise or considered as the 'usual container' of its contents and hence f -~'x free.ol duty." Red Tape I>iscoura°ing If B .Frenchman wanted to send over those gloves trimmed with bird feathers, he could write and ask the U.S. customs some questions abou the gloves. But— No one can lind out, before his product actually arrives here .for examination by the customs inspectors on the spot, exactly how they'l classify it as to value and so on. A decision by the inspectors be appealed to the collector—1 .of the customs district (there 40 such districts). If he upholds hi inspectors, the case can be appealei to the Bureau of Customs: : ; Ifjhe.bureau' upholds the'.colleb tor and the inspectors, the case can be appealed to the customs cour for final'decision. The customs bureau itself ha been studying its procedures an regulations for a couple of years. And this week experts ol the American, British and Canadian customs services have been going Suspect is Arrested In Robbery on Highway MT. IDA, Ark., ; Nov. 4. </('/—Officers have nabbed one suspect in the highway robbery of a traveling salesman. They are searching the Oittchtta Mountain foothills near here for another. Attested yesterday was a 17-year- old youth, identified as Billy Gene Morris, Wayncsbwrg, Ky. Montgomery County Sheriff Bill Black said officers are hunting for Jack Giles, Sapulpa, Okla. The search for the pair began Vednestlny night after Howard hildress, Baxter Springs. Kas.. alesman reported he was ambushed n Highway 210, 25 miles north of ere and robbed of $87. Childrcss told officers that the audit was accompanied by an erson whose voice sounded like hat of a woman. Sheriff Black said Morris' voice night have been taken for that of a woman. WRECKED AIRLINER—Spectators crowd around the wreckage of an Eastern Air Lines plane near National Airport, Washington. The plane crashed upside down near the Potomac River after n collision in tile air with a Bolivian military plane. Fifty-five persons were killed. The body of one is on stretcher In lore- ground. (AP Wirephoto). Retired Workers Under SSB Musit File to Collect The Jonesboro social security of- ice announced today that ninny retired workers do not come In to cle for their Federal insurance payments because—to quote them, "I didn't want to ask for something for nothing" Remarking that while self reliance was certainly a commendable virtue, Lem E. Bradford, the Jonesboro socal security office manaff.-. said this reflects a complete misunderstanding of the purposes of social insurance. These men made contributions toward social security payments. Payments are being made to the rich and poor alike—not on the basis of need, but because they have worked and earned the payments. "We don't ask a mini when he comes in," continued Mr. Bradford, "whether he., needs the payments. We only check to see whether he has worked long enough to get them. If he has. and if he has retired, he gets them." Nurses Elect Officers At Texorkono Meeting TEXAHKANA, Ark., Nov. 4. (AP) —Delegates of four organizations representing the nursing profession wound up their three day convention here, today. Election of officers for two of the organization, the Arkansas Nurses Association and the Arkansas League of Nursing Education, was to be the last item 'of business. Mrs. Thelma R. Tale of Tcxarkana was named president of the Arkansas Association for Nurse Anesthetists. Others elected: Mary Ruth Wilhclm, Little Rock. vico president, and Mrs. Catherine Boozman, Fort Smith, secretary- treasurer. Mar jorie Gammell of .Fort SmllV was elected president of the Arkansas Organization for Public Health Nursing. Others named: Ethelle Reeves, Little Rock, vice president, Helen Mehaffey, Ho Springs, secretary, and Marcelle Roberts, Litle Rock, treasurer. Need for a stftte- wide program o: phsychiatric service was discussed at a meeting last night. Restaurants Cooperate Although Old Rivals CHICAGO — VPt— George Drak and Marion Isbell run restaurant just, around the corner from cacf other. They are competitors. Ye they recently ran a series of si advertisements — three apiece — i: Chicago newspapers in which eac paid tribute to the other as good friend and fine neighbor. One of Isbell's ads set forth: "In order to get along with the rest of the world we must first Icnrn to get along with one another— with those in our immediate vicinity, .pur neighbors. George and I have learned." ormer Yarbro Residents uy Home in Kennett Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Walton, ornicr residents .of Yarbro, have urchased a home In Kemiett, Mo., 'here Mr. Walton is employed as body repairman in the McCanl Chevrolet Company. The Waltons ave been living in Kennelt since .ugust of this year. Mr. Walton ormerly was with the Shelton Moor company In Blytheville. grandmother of Fire Victims Lives Here Two of the four persons killed vhen fire-raged through an apartment house in South Side Chicago, yesterday, were grandchildren of Bessie Brasfield, Negro, who resides at 110 West Roosevelt Street. The children were the son and daughter of l>ula Wise Jones, formerly of Blytheville, who escaped with an cight-mpnth-old child. i-our persons died in the flames and 25 others were injured. Arkansas' Independent Oil Dealers Pick Officers LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 4, W> Members of the Arkansas Independent Oil Marketers Association again have elected R. H. Green of LltUe Rock as llieii- president. Other officers named at a one- day convention of the organization here yesterday include: E. L. Dlckson, Pocahontas, senior vice president; R. G. Johnson, El Dorado, and Paul McCartney, Fort Smith, both vice president, and B B. Cook. North Little Rock, secretary-treasurer. Arkansas Violent Death Toll is 14 for Week Ily the Associated Prrss At Ictisf 14 persons have died violently in Arkansas this week. The toll Thursday wast four. An unidentified Negro perished when his truck overturned and caught fire on . Highway 65 near Lake Village. The driver apparently vent to sleep anil lost control of the ililclc. He was burned beyond recognition. Mrs. Roiia Rensley, 75, St. Francis County fiUin woman, wns injured fatally when struck by a westbound Rock Island lines passenger train iear Forrest City. She was walking on the tracks and apparently did not see the triiiri. A Veterans Administration em- ploye died in a Little Rock hospital from wounds suffered when shot down in the busine.'is section of Clinton, Ark., Oct. 22. Cairo Houses Falling Due to Their Old Age CAIRO —(HI— Many of I ho dwelling places In old Cairo nre more tlitm 1,000 years old. Almost weekly one collapses Usually there are a number of deaths. The most recent collapse came when a four-story house fell down in the Saycda Zeinab district, killing six and injuring seven. Co-Op Provides Clothes SUN VALLEY, Calif -(/!',_ The parents of five seta of year-old twins put ther heads together and came up with a solution to the problem of how to keep their kids In clothes. Their answer: a cooperative. The five sols of parents formed a twin club, and agreed to p.iss on to other mothers and fathers of double editions any clothes their children outgrow. In turn, they want parents of older twins to join the club and hand castoffs down to them. , Wos/iingtonians Rebel 7"o Check Falling Fruit WASHINGTON — (If)— The fttt- Iztns Association of Anacoslln, a tcction In southeastern Washington, Is petitioning the District of Columbia government to do something about fruit falling from persimmon trees planted along three streets. . ' "Have you ever stepped on one?" asked Mrs. Carrie Smith, first vice, president. Selenium is a chemical clement sensitive to light. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Toniglil Only ONtY ONCE IN A LIFETIME AN ATTRACTION 11KE THIS! A suicide at Rogers accounted for the other death. Some of New York city's commuters live as far away as 00 miles. Serve Aboard USS Boxer Two Blytheville men, Joel Morrison, airman in the United States Navy, Theodore Farmer, seaman apprentice, of 830 Clark Street arc serving as crew mcr.ibers abo:ir< the aircraft carrier UBS. lioxer .which Is participating In amphl blous exercises In the Pacific. Crash Victim Improves Buford Boyle's, Jr., 21, of Wilson 'who suffered a brain concussion n an accident Saturday near Keiser is improved. His condition was considered critical yesterday, his mother, Mrs. B. P. Boyles, said today. Two companions, Virgil Green of Keiser and "Dub" Peeper of Marie, were uninjured. It is believed that the petrified forest of Arizona was once covered by a sea at which time the tissue of the trees was replaced by stone. "Rain or Shine" Open 6:30 FYesh Stock Guaranteed Beat t'rices Kirby Drug Stores Attention Veterans We uige you to be present to participate in the Memorial Dedication Ceremonies to be held in Blytheville Sunday, November 6. All veterans are requested to meet at the cor- , ncd of 6th and Main Streets at 1:30 p.m. sharp. DUD CASON POST 24 HE W Box Opens Week Oi;> 1:04 Miithiee Saturday & Sumlayi Mat. -Sun. 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