The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1950 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1950
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1950 BIATHFATLLE ( ARK.V COURIER NEWS Prospects Looking Up for Tax Bill Passage in lame Duck' Congress PAGE FIVB A Christmas Carol By WILLIAM l\ AKBOCMST WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (AP) — Prospects for passage of some kind of a tnx bill at this session, ol Congress were looking up loday as the House Ways and Mean Committee drove ahead at the tedious Job of drafting a bill. ^ As the tax-framing group stuck lo its target of having a bill ready by Friday. House Republican leaders called a strategy meeting to consider what they should do about it. •- And Senator George (D-Ga). chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, announced plans for & meeting of his committee later this M-cek to start work on a lax bill, While George \vould make no predictions about what the SenaU would do, he said yesterday he hoped an excess profits tax bill would be passed "before Christmas." Earlier indications were that the Mouse would paw a bill only to have it die in a Senate pigeonhole. Committees Under Mandate Both the House and the Senate tax committees are under "a mandate from Congress to try to gel an excess profits tax bill re»dy for c nslderatlqn during the present session of Congress, which goes out of business on Jan. 3 and which probably will adjourn before then. The Administration w»nts an excess profits tax bill that would raise M.OOO.COO.OQO yearly In new revenue to help meet rising costs of defense. It proposes to tax at a 75 per cent rate ill corporate income In excess of 75 per cent of the 19M- 19« average. The first 15 per cent of earnings would be subject to the present maximum corporation Income tax of 45 per cent, v The House Republican Policy Committee, headed by Rep. Martin ol Massachusetts, U expected eventually to support a counter-proposal to boost corporate income levies and possibly Impose additional excise, or sales, taxes. Business svwkesmen have advocated such » substitute. Definite Decklon rj'ot to Sljhi Martin Indicated his committee dlcin't expect to reach a definite decision on a tax stand at today's session. The group reported interested primarily En receiving the views of OOP members of the Ways and Means Committee. The Ways and Means Committee tentatively agreed yesterday to give special consideration to new and growing corporations under a proposed excess profits lax bill. It decided to provide a relief tor- mult to benefit so-called "hard- ihip »MS" which would be adversely affected by an excess prof- Its levy. . The committee also agreed lo a schedule prescribing- the rate of earnings lo be allowed corporations which pay their excess profits tax on an Invested capita) rather than an average earnings basis. The schedule ranges from 12 per cent on capital under $5,000,000 to 7 per cent on capital over »ia,000,000. A Jug of Wine and Video at Home Has Barmen Crying in Their Beer By DOUflLAS XARSEX -NKA SU/f Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— America's drinking habits are undergoing some radical changes. The big trend is more drinking In the home and less fmblbhig in taverns. And most of the new habits are for the 'worse, according to dele- Bates at the first convention of the National Ucensed Beverage Association. The tavern keepers' woes don't offer much solace for the country's prohibitionists and drys. either. £v Total liquor consumption, not in- (p.cludlng beer and wine, Is rapidly approaching the rate of WO.OOO.QOO gallons per year in the U.S. A survey of tavern keepers at the convention reveals three reasons for the home drinking trend. Television, high taxes and the increasing 'sales of beer and wine In drug and grocery stores. A Sew Jprsey tavern manager puts H. this way: "My former customers asX me, *Tony, 'Why should I come to your place where I have to pay twice ax much for my drinks while I watch television? I got my own set and drink out of my own jug. And I leave my shoes off.' I tell them I will let them take their shoes off in my place if they will Just come around once In a while but It don't do n<n good." It was the consensus of the tavern owners that the high tax on liquor and the 20 per cent extra tax when entertainment was provided in taverns was the next most iTnportant cause of Increased home drinking. There was tht same agreement on (he rcsxilt of increased salf. of beer and wine in grocery ^nd | & drug stores. A Michigan tavern own- I «r expresses this typical view: | "They used lo come into my place Vcausc-i It was the only spot to Bet a cold heer. Now their wives order it regularly from the grocery store and there's no need to go out for It., Rushing the. growler is R. thing of the past. They just send their fcids to the corner drug store for A -few cans of suds." On the brighter side of the picture, from Lhcir point of view, the tavern men agreed thai American women were, gradually learning how to hold their liquor better. "It was awful during the war when women first began coming into my place In drnves," says one delegate.--."They got sloppy drunk on two or three drinks and caused nil kinds ot trouble." Now, he report?, the average female patron of a tavern fs just about a.s able to handle her Mcohol as the man next to her. Another woe of the tavern men was the Increased consumption nf wine, "by people who don'l. know what wine is for," as an Omaha, Ncbr., delegate put it. "They haven't learned that it is A wonderful drink , with meals or for sipping, they ^^anl lo gulp it, down like ice water ^fffcn * hot day and it turns out to be a. rheap drunk," he says. Also noted wtre the recent vic- ' torles at the polls over the drys In four states. II In Arizona local option voting was defeated, Tn Arkansas an attempt lo dry up the state was licked. In Oregon a measure which would have banned the sale of nationally- advertised liquors was voted down. WHY TAVERN KEEPERS ARE BMJE—'^ jrot my own sel, my nwn Jujf, and I can leave my shoe* off/' tht absent barroom patron* say. • have separated the sale of food from the sale of liquor. One of the speakers was John M. Niehfuis, a public relations man for *. big soft drink company. He urged the. assembled tavern men to join all kinds of civic organization* And take an active part in And In South cided against Dakota voters de bill which would SI Per Car Times Tonight- Susan Hoy ward in 'Smash-Up" —ALSO— Dick Hoymes in Up in Central Park" Color Cartoon community project* to establish better public relations Tor the trade He told them that their business was not Indlspenslble in the country and that they had lo continue to rvm clean, law-abiding establishments If the public was to continue to keep them in business. Officer Convicted of Disobeying Orders Still Asserts innocence t7. S. EIGHTH ARMY STOCK-. ADB, Tokyo, Ncv. 28. WV—U. .Leon G\lbcrt, informed lhat President. Tniman had commuted his death sentence to 20 years At hard labor, said loday "That'j • long time to be guilty." Gilbert, » 31-year-old Negro, was convicted ot misconduct In the (ice of the enemy. In action in AOutheas- tern Korea fast July. The verdict was reviewed by his commanding general and then sent lo the judge advocate general's office In Washington for review. It then went to the President (or final review. The President's decision wns announced Monday in Washington. Gilbert said he does not consider himself guilty of the offense as charged. Gilbert was found guilty of refusing to obey * direct order to return, with 11 other soldiers, to n. hill where he had been supposed to be defending an outpost. Gilbert said the hill had been surrounded by. North Koreans, that he had led his men out through two ambushes and that he had tried lo "xpltin to a superior that they could not return to the outpost. Czechs Get Phonts PRAGUE. (.T|—Dr. Alois N«Hm»n. minister of po.iU, has reported lo the national assembly (Parliament) that 12.300 of Czechoslovakia's 14,. 700 communities now have been connected to the nation's telephone RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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Socialists Seek Resignation Of W. German Government MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 23. | a clear parliamentary majority and AW — jjols.erct! by three straight ecllon victories, the anti-rcarm- time, Socialist Party loday cum- '•, their algncrt for lite resignation of the r est German Federal Government. In a last minute spurt, the So- ialtsls last night nosed out Fedral Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Christian Democrats for first place! i Sunday's state parliamentary j lections in Bavaria. | Complete official tabulations ave the socialists 2,58G,G-"9 vote-s, pro - renrmnmcnt 'Christ-tan democrats 2,526,780. Bavaria's pe- uliar apportionment system gave Chisilan Democats 0-1 of the 04 parliamentary seats. The So- alisUi got 63. The Socialists .already heartened y similar victories In Hesse antt Vuerttomborg-Baden. again de- inndcd new federal elections lo let he German voters say directly 'helhcr West Germany should ontritmtc troops to European de- cnse. Socialists .Mako Claims The election results "have show- d thai the government parties no onger have the voters hehim: hem. and on the other hand that he Socialist party does have their pport," said Socialist Party chairman Kurt Sclunuaclicr. Schumacher laid the defeats of he government parties to their 'remilitarization politics." The results in the three elections generally were Interpreted a.s a r olc against West German reann- imenL. They were a crushing blow o Allied hopes of toringine West Germany into the ICuropean dc- 'ense system. Adenautl, Suwevor, made no mention of rearmament or other ederal Issues In a statrmcnt on .he Bavaria pnll. ITc said only tluit, ic hoped a "stable" .state government could he formed. The socialists had uaijed strong campaigns against, participation in i .Vest European defense plans. The Christian Democrat unci Free Dem-I octal partie-i. which lost heavily as j -he Socialists triumphed, have hr.en backing the Allied plans. Catholic, conservative Ilavarin had been ruled since the war by Adenauer's Christian Democrats. In the 1046 .state elections Ihcy won 52.3 per cent of the total vote. This with more parties running, percentage was only 27.4. The pro-rearmnment Free Democrats came in fifth among the 14 parties competing. Group Names Committee To Check Red Lawyers WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. M'| _ A special American Bur Association committee has been named to Investigate lawyers who Rre Communist Party members or who follow the party Hrtc. ADA president Cody Fowler, nam ing the group yesterday, said it will study Communist tactics particularly "as they relate to the obstruction ot proper court procedure and law enforcement." Tahiti Gets New Modern Drydocks — Tahiti, the ttnd of romance «nd fiction plots, Ins Just cone modern with >n up-to-date drydoclc. The Marshall Plan paid for It, through the Paris office of the Economic Cooperation Adminls- Irntlon. The aim was to help the merchant shipping which link the 180 pln-polnt sized Islands owned by France In the Pacific. Without the drydock, which cost about $250,000, ships which often battered hulls on the treacherous Pacific coral reefs, hiid lo be> beached anil repaired with sometimes primitive means. Much lime was lost and (he repairs often were only makeshift, Most of the Papeete harbor traffic' Is In schooner-loads of copra, or dried cocoanut meat ready for oil extraction. South Sea Islanders dry the cocoanut meat and sell It to the traders, who haul it lo Pa- peele for reshipmenl to the world's oil markets. Other Soulh Sea Island products handled by Ihe schooners Include vanilla and mother of pearl. Question of Who's Governor n Michigan Still Waxes Hot SHOW STARTS 7:00 P.M. 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The official cnnvnss showed Wil- ains defeated Republican cnndl- atc Harry p. Kelloy by jusl 1,154 oles ol nearly two million votes a st. The all-nepubllcan board's rclus- to certify Wlllintn's election Court. Hie question to the Supreme Because of key appointments at take, both parlies arc anxious to Jan, 1 tf Ihe recount Is not flnlih- ed by then. The Democrats irjtue that Williams should retain hts pott until the Issue Is settled and the Republicans say Republican Lleul.-Gov.- oleci, William C. vandenberg should become acting governor. ontrol Iht gubernatorial post after end ot May. India Plans Big Vott NEW DELHI, (fl'j—The lirgest number of voters In history will go (o the polls next April to elect their representatives to the legiiUturw. Nearly 180,000,000 Indiani—ilmott halt of Hie country's population— voting under adult franchise will elect their representative! to th« central and slate legislatures under the new constitution. 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