The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 1, 1954
Page 7
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN, MailMayTipYourTaxBracket ToNeighborsLateNextAAonth By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — A letter you get late next month may provide a tipoff to your neighbors as to what'salary bracket you were in last year. Right after Christmas, the government will, start mailing income tax forms and instructions to taxpayers. And these packets will tell anybody who looks at them what your income bracket was" last year — whether you were in the under-55,000, the $5,000-to-?10,000, or the over-$10,000 class. This is how it works: If you reported on the simplest form an income of less than 55,000 last year, the government will mail you' a new type of return. It will be about the size of an ordinary bank check. The return, which you must file by April 15, 1955, is designed for easy handling by calculating machines. If you reported a $5.000-to-$10,000 income last year, your new form will come — along with an instruction booklet — unwrapped. The package will bear a red stripe a quarter of an inch wide. Yellow Stripe Finally, if you told the government your income last year was over $10,000, you also will receive a no-envelope packet. But in this case it will carry a quarter-inch- wide yellow stripe. There are some exceptions to this system. For instance: There are some exceptions to this system. For instance: Farmers, as well as business firm proprietors and partners, will get special forms. Businessmen's will have a blue stripe on the outside. Farmers' will have a green stripe. In addition, the under-S5,000-type cards will be mailed only to people: 1. Whose whole 1953 income came from wages and salaries, plus up to $100 in such things as dividends and interest: and the usual withholding deductions. These installment plan tax payments are taken out of most people's checks every pay day. If some of your under-S5,000 jn- come last year came from other sources, however, you won't get by with the short return in the sealed envelope. Even If your income Included some such trifle as S3 for the rental of an abandoned shed, you'll graduate to the red stripe class, and have to make out a longer form. Why all this red and yellow stripe business? Internal Revenue Service officials say it was adopted to speed up office rouitne — make it easier to send the right. forms to the right people. Some complaints have been received from people who don't TAKES OFFICE—William D. Gunter, of. Olive Oak, Fla., newly elected president of the Future Farmers of America, receives congratulations from his predecessor, David H. Boyne, left. Gunter was chosen at the 27th annual FFA convention In Kansas City, Mo. like the possibility of others knowing, in a general way, about their income. The internal revenue people don't see much danger of this happening. They point out that mailmen, who would see all the envelopes or striped returns, are federal em- ployes forbidden by law to tell I what they know about such things ns taxpayers' income. And as for others who might spot the red or yellow stripe, or who might pick up an envelope and tell from the feel it contained an under-$5,000 form, a spokesman said: "I suppose that a prying person in an apartment house might learn something, but it would be pretty hard for anyone else to do so." Candidates for the 1955 Caruthersville High School Cotton Blossom queen contest were elected at a special meeting of the yearbook staff Monday afternoon. The senior class candidate is Gertie Lou Johnson. The junior class candidate is Bunnie Van Ausdall. Sonja Vick is the sophomore candidate and Martha Buchanan represents the freshmen. The queen will be selected during an assembly program at the school Nov. 19. The Caruthersville Rotary Club's third annual radio auction began Monday afternoon on KCRV and was scheduled to continue through Friday of this week. The purpose of the auction is to COMING ELLIS AUDITORIUM Xemphlf. Tonn. Nov. II thru 17 Nitely at 8:30 (except Sun.) —! SHOWS SUNDAY— 1:30 P.M. and 6:00 IOL obtain funds for the club to continue its School Health Program. Items given by ' local merchants are sold on the radio with listeners phoning in their bids. Due to (he congestion of downtown traffic with that of high school and southside school students, noon hour dismissal time at those schools was changed Monday. The schools now dismiss five minutes earlier. That means south- side dismisses at 11:50 while the high school dismisses at 11:55. The young people of the First Christian Church of this city held a Halloween party Wednesday evening fit the church. Regular communication of the Caruthersville DeMolay • Chapter will be held ai 7:30 p.m. Monday. The Caruihei'.sville Junior Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the club house here. Ate too much? well, where's your rollofTUMS? 'Crazylegs' Will Try Movies, TV After Switch from Gridiron By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD I* — Elroy HIrsch says his decision to quit football will open tJie way for a full-time career before movie and television cameras. The star pass, catcher for the Los Angeles Rams announced last •eek that he was- quitting pro football "because the thrill has gone out of the game." But there are other reasons too — personal reasons, and his urge for a chance at a show business career. When h« explained that he was hanging up his uniform at the end of this season he told how he felt about football: 'Pro ball has. changed in the last season or two. There used to be fun In the game. You looked forward to each game with a considerable thrill. You had friends on' the other teams in Ihe league— even though the friendship ended temporarily the minute the game started. You didn't see the other team using rough stud to 'get 1 certain star players. "That's changed now. There is a .tremendous pressure to win—or else. It used to be that yon played like the dickens only in the 12 league games. But now the pressure Is on to win the exhibition games too. In a city with good climate like Los Angeles, a team has to make a good preseason show- ing in order to get good sea.soii | ticket sales. | ''I still got Hint uneasy fei'ltMj; in my stomach before a game. But now I don't get that thrill ol anticipation Hint I used to. I get up in the morning before 'a name and have R scrambled egg, some toast and tea, then I can't out anything more. 1 go out to the stadium without any great O\IK>C- tntlon. "If there's no move fun in the game, that's the time to quit. I love football. Directly or imlireet- ly, it has brought, me evorythmi? I own in life. I wimt to leave it with a good feeling." The famed "Cru/.ylegs" denied that n physical .slowdown prompted his decision. "I'm having u much better season this year than 1 did last, when I had a lot of injuries,'' he re-marked. "I still feel that I could keep up with tin* other boy:;. About that .show biz career. He lias worked tor the local ABC radio and TV stntions unit plans have been ready for a network show. Hut nothing could be done as IOIIK us ho was committed to .he Hams. Now he can proceed with his ambitions as a sportscastcr. And his career as a movie actor is eumuiv' uloug nli'oly. He sUu'locl by portniyiiiK himself in the successful "Cra;*,yle(is." He'll soon ut! .seen in a dramatic role us one of the prison^s in "Unchained." AHOUT ASTKltOIDS A.steroui.s are small planetary bodies briwctMi the orblls of Mars a net Jupiter, revolving about the .sun. Tlie first asteroid was discovered by Prnzxi in 1801. The number known at the present Lime is about 900. This Is Hard Luck? PALMOUTH, Va- f/P)—Joe Posey, (32, found $4,000 worth of jewelry on the highway and he calls it bad luck. The owners can't be found and lawyers are uncertain about Joe's claim. Friend's and neighbors have been jealous and he does, n't know what to do nboul. his find. It tie used his new wealth he fears .someone would claim it after tins money was .spent. All he's gained from it so far is worry. Discovery of a "buried gulf .stream" 200 feet or more under the surface of the Pacific at the qua tor ha.s been reported. It is ji iiirrow river under the sea flow- ng eastward at u speed approxf- nalinpr one knot, or six miles an iniir. Its direction is opposite to lint of motion on the surface. When Acid lndig«Hon StrikAt, a bandy roll of Turns in pocket or purse can be "worth its weight in gold." For Turns give top-speed relief from gas, heartburn, sour stomach—yet can't over-alkaUie, can't cause acid rebound. Turns require no water, no mixing—ulc* them anywhere. Get a roll today. So economical— only \Qf a ra* 3-rotfpfci. 25 1 Tops in tht Ice Show World! All Srtli Reiprv«d~fnclndlnf T»i $3.50 - $2.75 . $2.25 - $1.50 HUKBVI BEST SEATS NOW! Central Ticket Office GOLDSMITH'S, US So. Main GET TICKETS THE EASY WAY! 'tut smd cheek or money order with >Unipe<] lelf-ftddreMcd «n- »r)..|iB Mid 'dnlfl ileiirrd lo: SIJNJA tlKNIK ICE HKVUI (-• t'entnl Tlrkat Offle*, Gnlclimllh't, Mr-mpbll, Ten*. (M,\KK C11KCKS FAYAHI.E TO iONJA HENIE ICE BLVUC) "Bobby, Will You Marry Me When You Grow Up?" "Not Unless You Promise to Send My Shirts to Blytheville Laundry." Men's shirts keep looking like brand-new for month? and months and months when we do 'em — because we are so CAREKUL1 Try us! You will like our work. CALL 3-4418 LAUNDRY . CLEANERS Don't Let Them Fool You... YOUR VOTE IS SECRET "Th« right to vot« i« th« foundation of Dtmocracy. Tht right to have your vot« counted honestly it a fundamental privilege and an unswerving re- sponsibility of free gov- ernment." "Any man who claims knowledge of how you voted—without due proc- ess of law—makes him- self liable to criminal prosecution, i n c I u ding both fine and imprison- ment." Every tool of the Machine Politician's trade, including tricks, threats and misrepresentation of fact has been employed in a desperate attempt to elect the puppet candidate who will serve only the selfish interests of the political bosses. THEIR THREATS ARE LIES! You will not be denied the right to vote in future elections because you place the needs and best interests of Arkansas above the greed of the political bosses! You may vote for PRATT REMMEL for Governor without fear-safe in the knowledge that YOUR VOTE IS SECRET. They cannot take that away from you! VOTE FOR ARKANSAS AND REMMEL GOVERNOR TONIGHT ON RADIO HEAR PRATT REMMEL 8:00 to 8:30 PM ALL STATIONS I'ol. Adv. Pd. for by Verne Tindall, Climn., Remniel for Governor CnmpniKn.UUI? Rock, Ark.

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