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Monday, August 2, 1954
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEYILLE (ARK.) WCTRIER NBWI MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 1W4 Tox Revision New Deductions Will Aid Taxpayers For Medical Costs (First in series explaining how new tax bill will affect individual*.) By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — If medical expenses are taking more than an incidental bite out of your poeketbook, you may get some help from another source: an income cut. get some help from another source: an income tax cut. Bigger deductions for medical $1,250 per person, for yourself or expenses starting Jast Jan. 1 included in the giant tax revision bill just passed by Congress. They show up in your 1954 income tax return. Under the new law you may deduct from your income, before figuring your tax, medical expenses above 3 per cent of your income. It was 5 per cent under the old But there's another- provision that may trim your benefits somewhat". Under the old law, all outlays for drugs and medicines were Included as medical expenses. Under the new law you can count only those drugs and medicines which exceed 1 per cent of your income^ Must Itemize Deductions And remember you don't get any deductions for medical expenses unless you itemize all your deductions. You won't benefit if you take the standard deduction, of 10 per cent of your income, which the government offers gratis to most taxpayers. Because of the medical allowance and others, you may find you wii benefit by listing your deductions 'next year although in the past you have been taking the automatic 10 per cent deduction. And the revised plan would be an especially big- help if you run Into really extra-ordinary medical expenses. expenses. Under the old law the maximum medical deduction was MORNING GLORY—Viennesa ballerina Helen Sedlak is a delightful sight along the beach in Ostia, Italy. She attributes her youthful beauty to early- morning exercises under Mediterranean sunshine. your dependents, or up to $5,000 for a family. The nevv law doubles the maximum deductions to §2,500 per person and $10,000 for a family. Here are typical examples of how the change from 5 to 3 per cent would work: If your income is $5,000, you now can deduct allowable medical expenses that run above S150. Under the old law, you could deduct only those expenses above S250. If your medical costs were actually S200, you could deduct $50 under the new law but nothing under the old law. If your expenses were $250 or more, you could deduct an extra S100 under the new law. j At the minimum 20 per cent tax j rate, the extra $100 deduction would amount to a tax cut of 520. Your tax reduction would be greater if you are above the minimum bracket, or if your medical expenses were above the old maximum deductions. NOT JUST A PIPE DREAM—H pipe smoking among women continues to grow in popularity, scenes like this will be no novelty on New York City streets. The young lady at left is lighting lip a new'white-bowled pipe trimmed with tiny jeweled metal flowers. Pipe smoker at right has a zebra-striped pipe to match the rest of her attire. Df THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF: No, 2255 JOHN W. WALKER, DECEASED. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on the 16th day of July, 1954, a petition was filed in the above court by Mrs. W. J. Boss, of 1705 West Vine Street, Blythevffle, Arkansas, Mrs. R. B. Wilbanxs of 1917 West Vine Street, Blytheville, Arkansas, T S Walker of New Albany, Mis- sissippia nd P. B. Walker of 1312 Norvell Avenue, Nashville (6). Tennessee, in connection with the estate of John H. Walker, decedent and father of petitioners, in which they state: That they are the sole and only heirs of the decedent who died on the 8th of May, 1954; that decedent was a resident of this district of Mississippi County, Arkansas; that he died intestate; that the debts he owed at uis death have been paid in full b petitioners; that the assets comprising the estate of the decedent are of an aggragate value of less than $3,000:00; that no other persons other than the petitioners have any right, title, claim or interest in, to or against the estate of the decedent. Any person having any interest in or claim against the estate of the decedent should file the same with the Clerk of the Probate Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within 30 days after the date of the last publication of this no- tice'which date will be the 9th day of August, 1954; that such claim must be properly authenticated and must be filed with a true and complete copy of each document, if any, upon which such claim or interest is based. If such claim or interest is not filed within said period as Set forth hereinabove then said claim or interest shall be forever barred. ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, Clerk of the Probate Court, Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas SEAL Harrison and Harrison, Attorneys for Petitioners. 7/26-8/2-9 Kansas Votes Tomorrow For Candidates TOPEKA, Kan. (#)—Predominately Republican Kansas will nominate candidates for the U.S. Senate and six congressional seats tomorrow but the state's main interest has centered around .the governorship contest. Control 01 the Republican party machinery hinges on the outcome of a race between Fred Hall, the present lieutenant governor, and George Templar, former U.S. district attorney. ^ Rep. Sen. Andrew F. Schoeppel is seeking re-election but his opposition is not considered strong. He has remained in Washington while Congress has been in session. These five Republican congressmen also are seeking re-election: Myron V. George, Ed H. Rees, Wint Smith, Errett P. Scrivner, and Clifford R. Hope. Kansas' only Democratic congressman, Howard S. Miller of the 1st District, also is up for re-election. He, Scrivner and Hope do not have opponents in the primary, The others regard their opposition lightly. There also is a spirited contest for the Democratic governorship nomination between William C. Salome, mayor of Wichita, and George Docking, a widely known Lawrence banker. Unless there is a strong division among Republicans, the Democrats in Kansas normally are not considered a potent factor. In the GOP governorship contest. Hall has contended the state's government is dominated by Republican leaders interested only in power and indifferent to their responsibilities. Templar has the backing of the administration forces of Gov. Ed- <?/ Ir? rtn ^-i _ -* i L- \J fj Blytheville's Only Exclusive Children's Shop 110 South Second Street SPEIL New 1954 I Ton GE Air Conditioner Cools Up to 500 Sq. Ft. Room Space ONLY ONE LEFT! One 1953 I Ton GE Air Conditioner 4- Year Guarantee! CO Phon« 2-2487 Detroit Dentist Given Tests ALLEGAN. Mich. (5 s )—The first in a series of hearings to determine the sanity of Detroit dentist Kennith B, Small was scheduled to start in Allegan County Circuit Court today. The hearings is the first round of an anticipated legal battle to determine whether Dr. Small shall be committed to a state mental institution or go free. The handsome dentist was found innocent by reason of temporary insanity after a five - day trial last month in the slaying of Jules Lack, 45-year-old New York businessman. Small had accused Lack of stealing the affections of his wife Edith. Wealthy Recluse Dies of Malnutrition BRIDGEPORT, Conn. {£>)—After John J. Panso, 75, died of malnutrition in St. Vincent's Hospital last night, police searched his basement flat. They found a DanKDook showing deposits totaling $6,000 and two encashed income tax refund checks for 1952-1953 amounting to $200. The hospital reported that Panso, found unconscious Saturday night, apparently hadn't eaten in a week. ReynoldsAluminumStrikeExpected To Reach Arkansas Plants Today RICHMOND, Va. CfV~Workers at three widely separated plants of the far-flung Reynolds Metals Co., one of the nation's largest manufacturers of aluminum, were out on strike today. Employes at five other plants were expected to follow suit within the next few days. Already idle, as the result of the breakdown of contract negotiations between Reynolds and the CIO 'United Steelworkers, were approximately 2,500 USW members at Phoenix, Ariz., and Troutdale, Ore., and McCook, m. Union officials here said they expected between 5,500 and 7,500 more to walk out as the result of the strike call late Saturday. Delay in receiving official notice of the strike apparently was keeping Reynolds workers on the job in plants at Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Jones Mill and Hurricane Greek, Ark., and La-Grange, HI. Marine Found Dead SEOUL (-P!—A U. S. Marine was found dead alongside his bed yesterday, the 1st Marine Division reported today. An investigator's report said the Marine had fallen from his bunk. He was found with bruises on the forehead and had been bleeding from the nose. His name was withheld. ward P. Arn, although Am him self has taken no public part in the contest. Templar says he does not owe allegiance to any faction. Hall has called him "a hand-picked" candidate of the administration. Brazen Burglars WTLLTMANnC, Conn. (JP) — Passers-by watched last night as three men carried 250 suits out of a clothing store, loaded them in a car with Rhode Island tags and drove away. Police said it wasn't the routine mercantile transfer the witnesses thought. The burglars got away with merchandise worth $15,000. Small Vote Expected In Michigan DETROIT (£»)—A relatively small number of Michigan voters is expected to go to the polls tomorrow to select party candidates for November's general elections. The tightest primary contest centers on the selection of a Republican candidate to oppose G'ov. G. Mennen Williams. Williams is seeking an unprecedented fourth t$rm in of ice. Four Republicans are making a bid to stop Williams. They are: Secretary of State Owen J. deary, State Treasurer D. Hale Brake, former State Police Commissioner Donald S. Leonard, and former Lt. Gov. Eugene Keyes. The death of former Sen. Blair Moody has left Patrick V. McNamara, former Detroit city councilman, unopposed for the Democratic nomination to oppose Sen. Fergerson (R-Mich). Ferguson is seeking a third term. The strike call came immediately after the company and the union failed to reach agreement on a new contract here shortly before midnight Saturday. Charles M. Smith, chief USW negotiator, said the talks collapsed when Reynolds refused to accept a union demand that vacations and weekend premium pay be made uniform at all eight plants. Smith said the negotiators didn't even get around to the subject of pay raises. Earlier it had been indicated by both the company and the union that a wage agreement might be reached patterned after the 5-cent hourly boost granted USW workers Saturday by the country's biggest aluminum manufacturer, Aluminum Corp. of America (Alcoa). In the Alcoa settlement, the union's general counsel, Arthur J. Goldberg, figured the new terms mean a "package increase of at least 12 cents an. hour." Pay scales ranged from $1.54 to 2.24 J /2 for the 15,000 to 20,000 Alcoa employes represented by the USW. Besides the 5-cent hourly increase, the con- tract also provides, Goldberg said: 3 cents an hour on the average to straighten out inequities in the present wage scale, plug pension and insurance program improvements. WILSON'S TV & Radio Service Guaranteed Service All TV and Radios (home or auto). Phont 3-4237 Day or Night 114 So. First—Ingram Bldg Oldest Manufacturer Oldest manufacturing plant in the United States still to be located on its original site is the cocoa-and chocolate division of a food firm in Dorchester, Mass., which was established in 1764. A mosquito bite itches due to a tiny drop of formic acid which irritates the sxin ana causes the itch. There was a time when many of us believed that alcohol was the only thing that made life bearable. We could not even dream of a life without drinking. Today, in a strange, miraculous way, we do not feel that we have been deprived of anything. We feel, instead, that a new dimenson has been added to our lives. We have new friends, new horizons and new attitudes. After years of despair and frustration, many of us feel that we have really begun to live for the first time. We enjoy sharing that new life with anyone who is still suffering from alcoholism, as we once suffered, and who seeks a way out of the darkness* and into the light. We appreciate that nothing we can say will have any real meaning until the alcoholic himself is ready to admit, as we once did, that alcohol has him licked and he WANTS help. Bitter experience has taught us that until the alcoholic has made this admittance to himself—and accepted it as fact—NOTHING will be of much benefit to him in maintaining contented sobriety. If you feel you have an alcoholic problem and honestly want to stop drinking, more than 200,000 of us can testify that A.A. is working for us—and that there is no reason in the world why it should not work for you. too. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blythevill«, Arkansaf Anyone Interested Invited to Our Mtetingi Open Meetings S'OO p. m. Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniturt Co. E. Main Street — BlythtvilU, Ark. Box 281 — OSCEOLA, Arkansas Meets Thursdays — 8 P.M. Phones 933 or 889W Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p, m. 5S Sat., & Sun. 1:00p.m. Phone 3-4621 TLj r A yn C On West Main St. I nCAl KC [ n Blvthcyiile Stevenson in Montana GREAT FALLS, Mont, (£>)—Adlai Stevenson, tanned and fresh from an Alaskan vacation, arrived in Great Falls last night for a talk before an estimated 500 Montana Democrats at noon today. DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Air Conditioned For Your Comfort 2 BIG DAYS Thurs. & Fri. — Aug. 5 & 6 TOLD WITH A BOLDNESS THAT WILL ROCK YOU! NO ADVANCE IN PRICE Man's best friend Running water brings us health And other things worth more than wealth, Without it we would thirst and swell, Our homes would burn or would not sell. It irrigates sweet peas and roses Washes necks and ears and noses; At the movies cools the air For the lovesick, spooning pair. Running water puts out fires, Sprinkles the lawn and never tires; Bathes the babe, his pants and gown; Makes insurance rates go down. Flushes'toilets, fills the tub For dirty clothes, ay«, there's the rub; Wets our whistles, keeps us clean Makes the vegatables green. These things running water brings Alike to common men and kings; And so from birth clear to the end Running water is man's best friend. Blytheville Water Co. "Wottr /i Xouf Crieoptst Commodity"

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