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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE.(ARK.)'.CjPURIER Charges Pair From Paragould With Assault; Bonds May Be Set JONESBORO, Ark., Juno 24.— Charges have been filed ngainst Weldoti Matheny, 19, and Bobby Tucker, 18, Paragould youths, In connection with accusations made by Peggy Jean Martin, a 15-year- old farm girl living near Manila, Deputy Prosecuting Atty. Herbert McAdams announced Wednesday. He' said Mntlieiiy was charged with rape and Tucker wilh assault \villi intent, .to rape. ' It was indicated authorities would set bonds at $1000 for Tucker and S200D for ivTalheny. The youtbs were arrested by Deputy Sheriffs Roc Hnmm and Ijloyd Stolts early Sunday In an automobile near Manila. The Mar- lln gtrl wns with them. She charged that Tucker had unsuccessfully attempted to attack her and that Malheny hart attal-l 1 .ed her twice after die- and another girl, Virginia Kenchcn, 20, had bren nicked up by the boys on a Manila street Saturday nlghl mid Imd driven to a point near Jonos- boro! McConrlney said bqlh defendants would enter pleas of innocence. Pay-As-Yon-Go Questions And Answers (Fourth of a series of five articles) Q.—Is the withholding lax an additional tax? A.—Mo. The withholding tax is merely an easier way of paying your regular annual income tax on a prepayment pay-as-you-go basis. Q.—I am a married man with OIK* child and am now putting 10 p«r cent of my pay fn War Savings Bonds and 5 p«r cent, after subtracting withholding exemption, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1943 Chiu,-Chili, Chiu, Chiu These Chinese quadruplets, "adopted" by United China Relief, have been nicknamed United Stales Chiu, Great Britain Chiu, Soviet Chiu ami Chinu Chill in honor of the big four allied powers. One . of few surviving sets of oriental quads, they were born In Canton and were originally niimeit kwok> kcung, Kwok-ying, Kwok-yuen and Kwok-hing, meaning Chiu of a Strong Country, Chiu of a Heroic Country, Chiu of a ScU-Rulipg Country and Chiu. of u Prosperous Country, » EDSON IN WASHINGTON This On Is On The House lly I'ETEIt EUSOX Courier News Washington Corn:s|i(Hi!leni Most unpredictable critter In .ill the vast organisation of your far- flung federal government is Ihe honorable, the august, the distinguished House of Represenlalivcs. The remark may be trite, but a truism. You can always predict what the weather in Washington will be — terrible. But predicting how the House will behave is impossible, unless, of course, you want to be stubborn about it and condemn that behavior ^ with the adjective "terrible" too. In the past week, Ihe House has been in one of its worst runaway tantrum moods. On the same day fo« victory tax. How can I pay the Uml approval was whammed additional 20 per cent withhoMme lhtmlt , h tor $a? bl! ,j o ,, fc ,. l)lt , tax on top of that 15 per cent anil Nnvy nml S12 billion for the Army, still have enough lo live on? A—In the first place, your 20 per cent withholding tax includes your victory tax. If you are married and have one child, your exemptions will bring- your lax down to approximately 8 jxir cent. For instance, if your salary or wage ts $50 per week, your withholding tax will be approximately $4 per week, and instead of paying an annual income lax of approximately $212 in a -lump sum, you are paying it at the rate of $4 weekly. Q.4-$u'ppose when I make my re. turn next March I find my employer His withheld mare than enough money to wver ray tax. Will the excess be.refnnded-to me? A—It will;cither be .refunded to you pr credited against other income taxes due from you. Q.—Suppose my employer withholds tax from my wages, but floes not turn it over to the Government. What protection have I? A.—The employer is liable for the payment of the tax and must furnish the employe with a written statement showing the amount of lax deducted. Penalties are imposed upon employes for failure to make and file returns or pay Ihe tax wilhin Ihe time prescribed by law. The employe Ls amply protected.. Q.—Do I have to wait until the • end of January lo knov how much of wants my emplo'yer holds out? A.—Yes, for the official notice or receipt unless your ssrvices with your employer are lerinlnntcd before the end of the calendar year. nlmost without opposition, the House took vicious socks at coni- iir.ralively minor appropriations for Office ot Price Administration, Office of War Information and the President's pet National Resources Planning Board. A few days before a House Committee had cut funds for the War Manpower Commission, and a week before had put curbs on the President's use of his emergency funds. KUTTONHOUNG AHEA1> No' matter how lousily these agencies may be administered, 11 must be admitted by even their most vociferous critics that they have a job to r do anri Ihey deserve better than to be cut off wilh a few mere millions. Stopping their work isn't going to it done, either. And so, following the usual procedure, a lot ot telephoning and buttonholing in the cloakrooms and corridors will be done to gel some of Ihe cut approprialions put back in, and a lot of fixing will have to be done In the Senate lo right the mistakes of the House. An example of this fixing wns the recent action of the Senate in restoring funds to the Farm Security Administration after the House had previously wrecked its appropriation. The question, is why all liiis lost motion? why all (his unnecessary confusion from the House in gumming tilings up in general, requiring a lot of repair work to get j things back under conlrol? Why don't these crazy congressmen set- House and It's usually utter bedlam. Nobody pays any attention, only half of them arc Iherc, anil the whole affair seems run with Ihe utter nonchalance of a combination kindergarten class and cocktail parly. Don't these guys know there's a war on? Were these 1 bums elected just to upset the applecart In this unorthodox, back- alley hoodlum way? , It's easy to condemn the House on" Ihcse charges, but the answers aren't as simple as that, by a long shot, It's a cinch to say this Is I lie worst Congress the country ever had, as some men In Ihe administration are wont to do, and let it go at Hint. Any such blanket indictment, however, misses the truth by a mile. SUNDAY IN THE PARK The fact Is (hat the runaway, wild man House is one of the healthiest manifestations In the American system of democratic government. The well of the House floor Is like a-soapbox In a public park. Any congressman can get .up there and say what he. pleases, the first thing that pops Into his head. Many of them do jusl that. A typical session of the House is like nn average Sunday in the park. It will develop a few fights, a number of squalling babies, maybe a riot call, and a lot of indifferent snoozing under spread newspapers. But the men who mount the soapbox are the people speaking. This Is democracy at work. Yes, It's confusion. But these congressmen have Ihelr ears close lo the ground back home in their beloved dlslricts, and they hear and Ihey echo the protests of their noble constituents. And when the congressmen start slapping OPA and OWI and WMPC and NRPB and PSA around, it is a yell from the angry mob which an alert administration and bureaucracy should do well to heed as a danger signal. Jt Is a symptom that there is something wrong with governmental machinery that needs overhauling. It is an ache in the belly of America Uint gripes for a cure. Tile House ha.s gone on rampages before, and many times it lias come contritely back next ses- i-iim to modify its excesses. The House may have gone too far In its LOOKING AHEAD *fGEORGE llfNSON SltHf. JtktlUtl EDUCATION "The history of the United States is the best advertisement for Private Elliot-prise over written," I don't know who said that first, but I wish I dlil. It Is a ponderous truth. I ho j;)irase, In a very abstract form, caught my eye anew In a magazine advertisement a few days ago. f r iin gliul a great many other |»eoplo sav: it ami I wish (.very American pld eiigugli to read could be impressed by it as deeply as I was. People who know the truth are nei Influenced by falsehoods. Propaganda planted In the minds of American youth by apostles of foreign philosophies would b? ridiculed oiil of countenance if nil the students trained in American In loving memory of our deal' mother. Mrs. n. W. Crawford, who dnm-led this life June 1!). ISMS. 'There's A Vuire Thill Culls" The' llf? on earth Is a pleasure, In, heaven I'd rnlher be. And now that I've had to leave you All of you listen to me. I'm out of my misery and suffcrinf, No matter what people, may say; Don't speak of mother as dead, Just tell them I've cone away. I'm resting in peace and In comfort, troubles nml cares are o'er, Nine Leave For North Carolina; 13 Attend State Band Encampment OSCEOLA, Ark., June 24.—Hand camps, Summer camps and church assemblies have Interested a, large number of Osccoln young people this week and will continue to do so throughout the season as others plan lo leave for cooler climates. A group of nine boys left Monday for Camp Carolina at Brc- vard, N. C.. where they will spend the Summer months. They are Jlmmie Gwaltney Jr., Andy Young, Jlmndc Driver, Johnnie Earl Speck, Prank Williams Jr., Martin Rose Jr., Snow Wilson III all of Osce- oin. with Baker Springfield ami John Ellis of Wilson. Frank Barham left at (he weekend for College Park, Ga.. where he will s/.cmi the Summer at Georgia Military Academy. To the Napoleon Hill YMCA Camp al Mammulh Springs, Ark., went this week Billie Alexander;! Dick Fletcher,. Steve Ralph, David' Gwaltney and David Laney. W. H. Dougherty, director of the Osceola High School Band, accompanied 13 members of the band to the state band meet in Monticello. Those making the trip were Unnar Mayo, Jimmte Hale Carlisle, Billie me too terribly suffer no schools knew, liow great America Is among countries, and why it is jreal. Two recent surveys 'by the Mew York Times exposed how little the average young American knows about his own country. Neglected Education After examining 7,000 'graduates of American high .schools, as they were about to enler 30 different universities and colleges, the Times" made public soms startling IX'icenlagcs. Of those examined, 97 Her cent couldn't name the Atlantic .seaboard slates, and !)4 per cent w;rc not able lo list the original 13 American colonies. Ninety-six per tent couldn't remember ever having heard of the "Homestead Aof, a fundamental factor in developing the West. ' Eighty-one per cent were found unable lo mention two accompllsh- America union? laborers, farmers and Investors. People, who know America's greatness and know why, will be hard to divide. Hut for ueghcllnj! Instructions In Americanism for so many years, we may still pay dearly in sweat and blood, Keeping Up With The Men In Service Pfc. Charlie P. Williamson has , ...„„.,., returned to camp Howie, Texas, mcnls of Theodore Roosevelt and 85 l nfter fl '0-day furlough spent with p:r cent knew nothing of the "Open his,.wife and sister, Mrs. Wylie Door" policy in China, sustained ' Ra| Dh of Luxora and Burdctic. for years by American influence. | Mrs ' Williamson will join him later. More Ihan half of those examined I l *° Cooksey - Dodson, rjeorgc could not name the four freedoms 'Trusty, Eugene Auten and Russell guaranteed by the Arm-Iran Bill of Mosley, former Blytlievlllc Hiyh Rights. And get this: 21 per cent .ScliopI boys, are taking then- nro- of (hem thought George Washing- 'Iteht training al the University o( ton was Ihe Civil War president of I Minnesota, Minneapolis, the United States. i J. C. Curvin who Ls stationed In As An Kmply Tale North Africa, has been promoted Education, especially industrial' froai .private first class to corixu-.il. Mrs. Curvin will remain here for ',he duration. Hugh Nelson Thompson Jr., for- nerly of Blylheville,'who enlisted Wben you mls-s much, Just say, "Mother more." For in the eternal Heaven Whore angels shout and sing— You can look back on earth and say "Grave where is thy victory, death where is thy sling?" I know you nil miss me, There is my vacant chair, But remember I'll always be waiting 1-rom my beautiful home over there. Remember the things I've taught you. Head your Bible nml pray; For this separation will not be long We'll all be together some day. Now in closing I will say, All of yon stick by o."o another; When yon too arc called away You'll be back home with mother. By Relia. Mrs. Annie Mosley, Mrs. Kclia Sanders, Mrs. Kallo Hart, Clarence Hardy and Dixie Crawford. near Little Rock, to the slate Pioneer Conference. In the group were .loan Lnney, Alice Ann Davidson, Peggy Jane Driver, Charlotte Driver, Billie Lcvenstcln and David Chiles. Miss Marjorie Doyle is counsel- lor of the Osceola Pioneer group Ann Driver president, Alice history and the science of self government, have been terribly neglected In America for fifty years. Teaching has been done too ex- lenslvely by professional instructors with only theoretical knowledge; knowing industry and government' only from books. Government itself has been left largely to professional poilicians who didn't fail lo look out for their own Interests, catering publicly to jiopular notions, often admitting privately that they Were wrong. Elementary history too long has been Irealetl as a catalog of dull dates and difficult names, too often made silly by balmy efforts lo float a halo over .some hero's head. It has been taught without emphasis on the American ideal, without encouragement of individual effort, commercial success or scien- liflc achievement. Small wonder so many Americans (natives as well as Immigrants) think this country's greatness is a myth, or an aectden-: (al discovery of fabulous wealth in natural resources. ; Ijilmr I'liie, Capital Free Enterprise, the economic system In America, Ls responsible for Ms riches. National resources, however great, do not make wealth until liiey arc put lo work. Capital and labor are Ihe two legs of wealth. To the uninformed America's economic system may look like an avariscious tug-of-war between entrenched greed and organized covetousness. Even a very superficial investigation, however, disproves such ideas. Hitler has a strategy ot divide and conquer. No spy could do him a greater scrvics today than to foment a (hree-corncced squabMe in » the" Navy 1 several..'month;, ..„,. yl)en a sophomore at University of •"lorldu, nowis stationed in wa.sh- ngtoh; D. C, Called to duly lasl nprith, he is . drawing designs of foielgns guns for Ihe Navy with the rank of. seaman; second class. His Barents' now live in Cleveland, Jop Carlisle, Mollie Watson', Don- '*",'! D , lxv1ds ™', vice-president, and , uld Watson, Joyce Williams, Mar tha Ann Moore, W. R. Holifield; Robert Clay Driver. Lloyd Godley Jr., Steve Ralph Jr.. Betty Jack Milllean and Elizabeth Thorno. • The liev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, accompanied six members of the Pioneers, young people's organization of bus church, to FcrnCHIf, most recent outbreak of zoot suiter muggings on approprintion bills. Behind it all, however, is a fundamental protest against muddling, inefficiency, confusion and waste in the war agencies and it can't uc Ignored. But you have to put the House In its proper perspective to appraise correctly its part in an otherwise silly performance. Betty Jean Colcman, secretary. The Hev. Lawrence acted as counsellor, taught a class and conducted Vesper services each day at Fcrnclilf. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Coleman and daughter, Betty Jean. plan to go to Siloam Springs Inter in the Summer for two weeks at Camp Gypsy, where Betty Jean has attended for eight consecutive years. way? Attend n normal session of the Q.—What happens if the receipt tlc <ll > w " <««' conduct their busl- tbe employer gives me gets lost or ncss in an orderly fp.shton an.v- deslroyed? A.—You should make application to your employer for a copy of the receipt. Q.—Does it make any difference if I change jobs several times during: Ihe year? A. No. Each employer Ls required to withhold the lax from wage payments made to you Q.—What advantages arc there lo me in (his withholding? A.—You will be paying on your income and victory tax as you receive your wages. The chimney swift Is one ot our most common summer bird.? but nobody knows where it goes the winter. Juii for Ealmq MILLER'S BHAN FLAKES tislr tntl—i .FLAKES When others ore wafting... "Please Limit Your I.onj Distance Calls to 5 Minutes." The operator will let you know when it's necessary. It's a wartime way to help. SOUTHWtSTERN BELL TELEPHONE tortuetyMafte Although we arc Pontiac jpecialfcu, we have ihc men, experience, facilities and know-bow to service any make or model— and do a good job, too! Most any Pontiac owner we take care of will tell you that we do competent, honest, moderately-priced work. Talk to one of them and then drop in if you aren't 100 per cent satisfied with the service you are now getting. 5 Points fo Remember: \V'c scill have competent mechanics • We siill use genuine parts • We jiill check rour car without charge • \Vc have jpccially-designed tool* to reduce repair time • We want to be helpful in your transportation problems. IbriKac Service . e *t»ncr or rtre OWENS SALES CO. Ill N. Walnut —:_ O.sccola, Ark. /. H. C. Power Pickup HAY BALER FOR SALE Uscil Only One Season'. PAUL DOWNS C:»r:i\vuy, Ark. Miss. California's cash surplus for ( 1942 was nenily $50,000,000. STUFFED SHIRT \mmmmmmmmnmmimmm\iimiuimtmuuui MOTHER OF 10 CHILDREN oi 60! . , . bo •noil Berth : T»xn§ town, In Juns. 1S«,' o Iror* woman loit h« husband. He lift her wilt two »oa» In W«h Krhool and eight other children. She faced what she thought wo* cm Insurmountable problem, Thonii to Hi* benefit! of her husband's Woodmen ol the World cerffkali, thii woman it now sell -supporting, condhterf. proud ol hit unbtoVen family circle. Your locol Woodmen camp welcomes you inlo It* brotherhood. Th«» you can begin enjoying the price- leu economic, social and fraternal benelij al/orded by the Society. Woodmen membership gives you the two things you lono; far moat— fellowship for yourself. »ecu- ilty far you. lored ones. See Ihe financial secretary o! your local W.O.W. camp today! WOODMEN OF THE WORLD OMAHA, NEBRASKA W.O.W. Representative, E. II. Ford iiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiii!imiiiimiHiuiiiuiuuiiiiii[i]iiiii[iiii]iii[iii[iii]iiiiiiiii!iHi]!ii[[iiiii!ii IIIIIIIIIIIIIH ) WHAT HAPPENED TO FLETCHER'S CASTORIA AFl'RR SKVRN WKKKS of 'intensive work, laboratory re- sciirthor.s have discoverwl I lie rca.son wliy certain batches of Fletcher's Castoria caused nausea. Methods of preventing a recurrence of the (rouble arc now IOIOWD and m;imil';uiiii'c is being resinned. No Fletcher's Castoria has been made (luring this sevcn- \veek period, and at its beginning the makers issued a n;\- lioinvide warning to consumers and retailers not to use or sell the product and lo return all slocks for dosl ruction. The U.S. Food and T)I-UK Administration has been kept informed of ;ill lhe.se developments. Q. What caused (lie (niulile? A. The sugar content of Fletcher's Casloi'ia was reduced to conserve sugar under wartime conditions. A year ago, Casto- rift was made with this reduced sugar content and was up to standard in every respect. Tin's year, in March, we again started production with reduced sugar. However, at that lime a chemical chiuige—harmless in itself —occurred in the characteristics of the water used in n^ak- i)Uf Castoria. But this change, in combination with the reduced sugar, increased the degree and rate of normal fermentation. The more rapid fermentation retarded normal re-oxidation during the ageing process, resulting in a product which caused nausea. Q. Why didn't normal tests show that something was wrong-? A. The changes which occurred were so elusive that they could not be detected by the regular testing procedures—procedures which had kept Castoria a re- specled product for more, than seventy-five years. In fact, even after the nauseating effect was discovered in actual use, it took weeks of laboratory research to identify the factors that were causing the trouble. Q. What are the makers doing to prevent a recurrence of the trouble? A. Now that the cause is known, procedures have been put in effect which will assure normal re-oxidation of the product. Ad- ditional safeguards have been set up. New laboratory controls havo beeii installed. New biological and chemical tests will be applied to every batch of Fletcher's Qisloria. Each bottle will be stamped with a plainly visible control number, in-verification of these tests. Q. Is Fletcher's Casloria now on sale? A. No. Manufacture has been resumed, but because of the time retiuircd for manufacture and distribution it may be about two months before Castoria will again be on sale at your retailer's. When it is, you will be notified in your local newspaper. Q. Will the package be the same? A. No. The Flelchcr'g Castoria now being made will bear a distinctive green band. This green band is for your protection in case any old Castoria has not • boen returned. THE MANUFACTURER OF FLETCHERS CASTORIA

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