The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1948 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1948
Page 1
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Sales Tax Return Hay Reach Peak , $20 MillM« All-Time Hlflh SMH for State; Collections Lauded LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, April . <UP)-S*lef tax collections In Arkan*M t or th* current rl*c*lye«r may reach tin »U-Ume high of (20,000,(HM, K.-E. McIXs estimated today. McUes.U »upervtsor of the Income la*. divtelon of the 8Ut« .Revenue Department. .That toUl— one-third of the •ttte't toUI Income— U * far cry from the »3,268,S48 collected froij that •oure* durlnc the 1635-36 fUcaJ year, the ?l»t year Arkansas ctttam paid the grow receipts tax. McLtat bated his record-breaking artlmat* upon collections totaling 112^67^08 during the first eight monttu of the current, tiscal year. That wa* (1,600,000 more than wu taken In during the same period lut year. Total collections last jxar were fl7,4IB,34]. EffldtBt Collection Cll«d The tax »upervlsor said the steady Increase can be attributed largely to better busnesj condition. HU figures reveal a steady ctlmb all throngh the years. The blffttt jump was from 13 1(2 million doll»r» In 1846-W to 17 l'[2 million dollan lut year. The department, he said, has cut delinquencies from 10 and IS per cent before the war to less than five per cent. Monthly collections have grown - from (225,836 In July of 1636 to th* all-time high of » 1,942 ,251 lut December. UcLeei alto laid that for the flrit Urn* In history he expects the sales tax to be the leading revenue producing levy In Arkansas. In the put It has been topped by the gasoline tax. • However, sale* tax collections moved out. ahead late last year and currently are leading by about »100,000. fARK.) COURIER JCEW1 Jdywolkers Get 'Guardian Angels' n*:ti Pedestrians in Ravenna, Ohio, were a bit startled when confronted by a pair ol winged angels garbed In white gowns—and bobby-sox. The "angels" warned against Ignoring traffic lighli and distributed pamphlets telling how many fatal accidents art cauied by jaywalking. The heavenly helpers pictured above art Carol* Ana Frelsi, left, and Bridget Romano, drivers until they report back. The judge sain he believe* the lesson the film Indicates Is more effective than sending tralfio law violators to look at auto accident victims in the Cook County Hospital, a* he did In the past. Read Courier News Want Ads. Street Cars to Vanish From Columbus COLUMBUS, O. (UP) — street can will disappear completely from Columbus streets this year. One of two such lines now operates to. the Ohio State University campus. Morgan L. Evans, executive vice president of the Columbus: and Southern Ohio Electric Co,, said that line and the other would ie converted to trolley coaches this summer. The traction company had a big change-over program put into effect last fnll in which trolley coaches and buses were put on most of the traction Una. Traffic Violatort Sent To Movie as Lesson . CKtOAGO (UPJ^Judge John T. Griffin is treating traffic violators to a movie. ., "Young traffic violators especially will have to watch 'HUghwuy Maniac.' then come back and tell tos If they learned a lesson," drlf- 1th 3*1(3. He continues the charges against Children's Sandals For Dress or Play! Brown Red Beige Soft Elk Uppers Heavy Leather Soles Shoe Store 312 W. Main Blylhevllle Japanese Gangsters Drink Blood, Cut Off Fingers in Underworld Rites MONDAY, APRIL M, 1948 By Earnest Hoberecht (United Press staff Correspondent) TOKYO, April 2«. (UP)-Ix>cal gangsters bind their agreements •with toaslB In human blood and off Ihelr fingers wnen they "*<?, leaders, according the Hello, Gorgeous! Come in... meet ffie glamour qu««n of the motor ear world! If Atlantic City were holding a beauty contest for automobiles this year, there'd be no question about the winner. It's pictured above-the breathtaking new Packard Convertible. And it's beauty that's backed by brawn and,brains. Its newly engineered chassis gives this Packard a safety, a rigidity, a glued-to-the- road stability new to this type o f car. Its low-slung body is the quietest any Packard convertible .ever had. The new engines-whether tbe 145-h.p. Suj>er or the 160-h.p. Custom—well, you h»ve never known performance that could touch what they give you. And every ultra-smart interior appointment is what you would expect in the finest Packard ever built. But come in, meet this dazzling darling, From the first glance, there'll be a new love in your life! IHI MAN WHO OWN! ONI Bickard MOTOR SALES CO. Inc. 217 West Wolnur Phone 3524 "' res<l1 " • ntl current not tales out of pages oi history," Kashikawa explained. Kashlkawa, who has served more than 50 year* in the criminal Investigation section of the police hoard, «ald the toasts In blood are purl of ceremonies In connection with admission of a new member to a gang. "Admission of a new member Is solemnized by the exchange of cups between the boss .and fellow gangsters," ht said. "Th« cup does not contain wins, it holds the blood of thos« participating In the Ceremony. , "The quantity of blood drunk Is ' determined by the status of the drinker. The seniors drink a half I cup, the junior a quarter and so on down the line." The toast pledges adherence by the newcomers to adhere until death to the "Jingi," or unwritten code of ethics of the Japanese underworld. The code binds the) member to unconditional loyalty to ! his gang and absolute obedience to his boss. "A gang msmbcr who has Incur-1 red the displeasure of his boss through negligence or mistake will demonstrate hU penance by cutting off part of a finger," Kashlkawa said. "The amputated member Is carefully aim formally wrapped In paper ana offered to the boss by an Intermediary." The veteran police officer said sojne gangland bosses have as many as 15 sub-executives, 25 supervisors and 1,000 employes. The boss Is obligated to look after his flock as a father must look after his family. Members of the gangs, he said. are extremely loyal to their leaders and will often attempt to takt 1 prison sentences and other punUh- •• ment ordered for the bossas. | In the old days, he added, the gangs were merely out for money Now, however, they are trying to enter politics by supporting candidates who promise to do them favors, i The police have a pretty tough time trying tto break up the "blood _ drinking" gangs, Kashtkawa mused, • j I ~ Read Courie ••] New> Want Ad*. YOU LL SENSATIONAL FLOOR SAMPLE SALE MATTRESSES! VALUES UP TO $39.95 '24.95 and up ?1nr« that old lumpy worn out tir*si with one of these irood Ulty Innerspringi today at this • mnzlnr low price. 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