The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1935 · Page 4
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•'., PAGE 'FOUR TUB BLYTHEVILL1S COURIER NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO.; PUBLISHERS C, R, BA11COCK. Editor ' H. W, HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole' National Advertising Representatives: Aii;ansis Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Lpuis, Dallas, Kansas Oily, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer at Hie post olfiM at Blytheviilc, Ars- . Uiisas, • under act of Congress, Oo•* lober 0, 1917. Server! by Hie United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By earner In Die City of Blytheviilc, 15o per week, or $0.50 per year, In advance. By nmhVwilhin a ratlliis of 50 miles, $3,00 por year, Sl-50 'or six months, 85c for three monllis; ijy inKll in poslul zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 |>er year; in zones seven and cighl, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Personal Property Taxes Vilnl to any suecc.-st'iil program for lux leaks in Arkansas is lir the more complete as- and collection of n<>i\soit:il t.ixes. Al (he sanio linio, liowover, it jniglit as well he admitted thai one rcusun '\vb} po-ional proporl.v laxation m;i'u>;> such a poor .showing'is that the present laws impose tiixe.s Hint, are neither just 1101 pi.iclieuble. We hear a lot iihout failure to col- leil taxpb on so-called "inlangiblcs," meaning, \,e presume 1 , cliielly stoclis, bonds moi Images and similar valuable but easily conceahible properly. We forget that .such paper, nine limes oul of Icn, is nothiiit' al all bill documentary evidence of ownership of an equity in or a lien upon certain real piopcil} 01 noii-diiicealable pcr.simal piopeih Taxiilitm of such evidences of uwnerehip is in ell'eel nothing but double taxation of the properly it represents;. Suppose a man owns title to a f<n in He must pay the taxes on il Another man holds a mortgage on the farm. In theory if not in gcn- ei.il piactite that mortgage also is taxable. Who would pay'this latter lax? Nobody but the same fellow who pays tlie first, one. For the investor in .mortgages is not going (o loan money without ic.tsoimble assurance of <i fair re- tuuj And if he mn.sl pay a lax upon the moilgagcb he holds he can and will demand a i,ite of interest high enough to oAsel that tax. - : • / 'Iho^iu'f re.snlf of any .sevioii.s al-' tempi to tolled such I axes would of couise bo thai Arkansas capitalists \\ould bo driven, to conline llieir in- vcbtmeiitb in securities to oul of stale piopeities, their ownership of which toukl not leadily be traced. While Ar- Kiins.tb boiiowers would have to seek money out of the slate to avoid the penalty of double taxation. The bame thing is tnic of laxalioii of nione.v If a .serious attempt were ni,u!e to assess and tax. as minimi by law, Ibe bank deposits of Arkansas citi/ui-, all surplus money, of which tlicie is little enough in' the stale at best, would he driven elsewhere. Plainly our tax law.s need modification betoio their rigid application can be demanded, (i is our opinion also thai some small exemption of house- BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK,) COUK1ER NEWK hold goods and farm equipment unil livestock should be provided, if only lo j'liciliUile collection, it costs more than the tux is worth lo force payment of the'personal properly levy on ?2fi or ?50 worth of household goods. And to expect llic collector lo sell for a dollar's worth of (sixes the bed and stove that constitute the chief possession.? of many of our people is lo ask him to do something lliat no decent man would do. Taxes on such small possessions are not collected in actual practice mid the law should be changed to cxempl them. The Honor Roil Three cilics deserve to have their names written high on a roll of honor for 193*1. They are- San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. The .first l\vo because! they were the only ones of the do/en largest cities which were able to cut down the 1111111- bi'i- of persons killed by automobiles in 19,3'J as compared with 1933. And the lasl because, although il fchowcil a [ilijfhl increase, il remains at the bottom of Ihe list of 12. Preliminary estimates of the National Safety Council .show that Los An- gelt's was the inost dangerous 1 city regarding auto deaths, with '17-1 in 1934 compared with 415 in'; 1933, or 32.7 for every thousand people, the highest in the country. New York, naturally, led in fatalities, with 1,005, yet wa.s second lowest in percentage per tiioii.saiid, 13.7. Chicago had almost as many fatalitto, 980, for a rate of 27.5 pu- thousand, second highest. Thirty-live thousand lives were sacrificed in 1934 to the'automobile, and idreut a million were injured iti 900,000 accidents. Reduction of this horrible .slaughter is fasl becoming & national problem that must be tackled more energetically than we have yet tackled it. Al Goes Prohibitionist One of many-, protests .against the showing of a foreign movie* called "Ecstasy" came direct to the Wtiite Hoiisc fi-oiii a.: fellow named Alfred I 1 ). 'Smith. lie wauled the government to prohibit its exhibition on grounds of indecency, since the heroine is said to appear in the film with no more clothes than she wore "Ihe day she was horn. Now Ihis Alfred E. .Smith is Iho same Alfred K. Smith who a lew years ago was pretty much steamed up, because the government had prohibited people from drinking what they chose to drink. Al was against prohibition then. But he has no objections, il is clear, to the- government prohibiting people from seeing the movies they choose to, sec. All of which proves thai when il comes lo prohibition, it all depends on whose Iocs arc stepped on, and which Loes. OUT OUR WAY By Williams ^V^ViiV^ ?r ":Vy":^ ( / -- "'" / ' ' '"^', \' - ^ BOf?N YEARS TOO'SOOM ' ™. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "How miiny yoitnjf men from the office can vou nromisu us for Angclii's piirly?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson FREQUENTLY ARE HEARD AT DISTANCES OF A HUNDRED MILES AWAY, WHILE THERE ARE LARGE AREAS OF INAUDIBILITV MUCH NEARER. THE SOURCE OF SOUND/ THESE "ZOUES 7H€ NUMBER. DESIGNATING THE SIZE OF A HAT (5 OBTAINED BY ADDING THE LENGTH AND vVlDTH OF THE. CROWN, IN INCHES, AND DIVIDING • THE RESULT BV TWO. YES-THATi5\ /VVEVe ALWAVS •-,.,.- ^^^ V useo ruRFtNl LAf?O AMP TURPEMTIME, FOR TVl' CHEST — AND SUGAR, \NITH TURPENTINE, TAKEM INWARDLY! IT'S piy.ED MY FAMllV. UP EVEftV TIME t UON'T KNOVV OF ANYTHING BETTER THAN C-^OSE &REASE— T. ALWAYS SOME IM THE HOUSE • /--l;s>^ »N MOST HUNTING UC£f-tS£S MUST BE OBTAINED, IN OSDER- TO HUNT &ULI- f/SOGS/ i-n From a collection of rcj>nr!,« on recciu obseiTalfons, it appears th;il is usuiiily a large area of audibility surrounding the" source" of ™nt^cy ".o^arc ^.TSru sound, and beyond this lies a circular zone of inaudibility. Then, be- ghmuiB about 100 miles from llic source, there is or audibility, extending perhaps 150 milts liom llic second source. NEXT: How docs the puffer fii.li protect himself from hid cnumics'.' Chronic Disease of Joints Worse Than' Acute Inflaramation THUHSDAY, JANUARY "17, 1935 (Conllnucd From Pneo onr-i of G5 or more years. Non-contributor )H>i)Sloiis would meet Die problem of those, now old and without mentis of support. The committee said many Males could not assume the financial burden of pensions wllliout assislance and, tncrefore recommended that the federal government pay one-half the cost of these pensions but not more llian $15 a month for any individual. States would be permitted to establish property and Income limitations upon the inmions system but: "No aged person, otherwise cliiii- bb may ba denied a pension wlioss properly docs not exceed $5,000 in value or whose income Is'not larger limn Is necessary for a rca.soil- ible subsistence compatible with decency and health." Slates may maintain an age limit of 10 years lo Jan. I, 1040, thereafter reducing it lo 65 years. Pc<i- 'ral benefits shall coii.rtilutc a lien on Hie eslatc of the aged recipient and uiioii liis death Hie state shall enforce Ills lien mul make tlie refund to the federal treasury. Tlic commuice said its objective was: ! 'To give to nil dependent aged persons not in need of inslitulion- al care a decoiil subsistence in their own homes." The committee reported that actual calculations placed the pension cost so high for the year 1080 that Ihe problem, must, be re-examined In search of means to reduce estimated government contributions in that year. Sound nuances, il was explained, requires simultaneous establishment of a compulsorv annuity system lo rallies the cost of llic foregoing |«nslon syslem. Compulsory contributory" annuities: The committee recommended a compulsory assessment of one per cent against payrolls to be divided Cftnally between employers and em- ployes. The rate would be increased by one per cent every five ycar.s until it rcacfcd a maximum of five The Dooliiilos "Step Out"-- per cent al of 20 years. Tlie syslem would include all manual and non-manual workers earning less than $250 a month except employes of. governmental units and persons covered by the United Stales railroad reti rcm en t ac t. Receipts arc expected lo exceed expenditures to an extent that \vill make government conlribiitiuns unnecessary during Ihe first 30 years (lie plan is in operation, in launching tlic plan tlic committee said it would be necessary to pay "reason- Accompanied by. his wife, for whose sake lie. had. torcmovn the thrills of breaking air spscd records, jimmy DoolUth'.«••,(, i n\ tiamcoiumeiiliil mark for transport planes when he nmils Angilcs-Ncw York nijiht in a minute l»ss than twelve hours Meyer c. Ellcnstein dell) is shown greeting the Hying couple their arrival al Newark airport. commercial iusiiraiici; cojiip:iiiies. [operating costs made il miiirnfU- Tliey would oiler irersons not in- able .to conliniiu. Hiijh i>rk'r- o( eluded within the - compulsory sys-jgokl. established by llic U. S. gov- tem .a systematic and safe method i eminent brought rcnewad interest of providing for their old age but in the field. it could be used also by insured persons to supplement their old age income under the compulsory system. Premiums as low as' SI mouth were suggested by the committee for a minimum annuity. The maximum annuity would be $50 a month. The committee suggested a study o[ the feasibility of government, contributions toward annuities tori Last summer a number of miners working by hand earned ?;i to $5 per day on Kcnai River bars. Drillings before the war reached 35 feet deep without" touching bedrock. Tlie sand and gravel assayed about 40 cents worth of Bold per cubic yard. A-vsxrsXvtz S-3-- "• ~-» __ auumm> iwi Steel Leaders Sec 1935 persons now middle aged or older! As Good Business Year with incomes of Isss than $2,500 a year That would aid (arm owners, tenants, an;l other small-income, self-employed persons v.'l'.u might bo as much in need as eminent lo persons now middle aged a or older who cannot In ['the few ! remaining years of their industrial life accumulate a substantial reserve. The tax assessment against em- ployes and employers would be deducted through the latter and they WOIIM lie. entitled to deduct the employes' share from wages due. Actuarial estimates placed the reserve figure whan federal contrl- plau YOUNGSTOWN, O. (UP) —Tom M. Girdler. president and chairman ol the Republic Steel corporation, believes 1935 will be a uood year for the steel business, but wauls less "government intcrftr- .ably mm, i.H.mately lo S50.000J100, addre . i ---------- ....,.». IULU The committee also recommnided ! B lcc] meeting [>art of. the costs of trans- valescent (iictiypsd children. , ., , u . , ln Risks .Arising from ill Iralt'u: The ! an honWt . "The Workman of lotiay," id con-j said, "is little different from n nan- , workman of several years :igo. an honest- day's work billions would begin at $15.250,000. Bicneflts would not be paid until the system dad been receiving con- (.ibutions ,or Bvo years. "They ^^^^'^^ Short Minify iVJcjiwry 1 VAN BUREN.'.'Mo. lUPJ—H. A. was not . Smalley,' sawmill owner, forgot a rU^ fi£ &A^^**^^Z\The committee said it at this ly contributions nor to any person under the age of (i5. Thero is provision for compensation 10 Ihe estate if a contributor dies before attaining retirement IIKC. Voluntary okl aimuilics: sudden alccmptf; to lengthen them are accompanied by certain discomforls. health insurance. Alaskan Gold Ficici | lie received Hie cheek 'in Hie mail, la Iclephoni! call came in. He Finished the check back into Ins Idesk and dirt not find il until wvs Is Being RconpRpri Mar - h " r 1M3: Hc ~ is s " i " s a b:ink lb ueiug rVLUpCfiCa | rec-iver for preference on his SEW MIL), Alaska. IUI>)— Alaska mining men today anticipated ,. ,. -•- i sumption of dredging in the Coop-' BRCCKTON, Mass (UP)—1'alnh II Ihe person remains long ill in j cr's landing gold district, 30 miles i Gilbert, a jewelry sale-man fount! bed as a result of a considerable! from here. •• ' ihrec pearls in -in ovstcr lir- w ' iimomit of [Mill, movement oil got- j Work was slurlcd there before catiiiis at a Im-al lunch roimiiV" HiiB up w even more difficult. ! the World War, but increased 'Business immediately picked up * OUR BOARDING HOUSE By'Alien i IIV I>K. MOKIUS FlSlll!i:iN in the body. UcWor, Journal of Ibc American I Mo.st iiillfimmation.'.- of llic joints! Mciltral Association, anil t,f Ify ' "- ' ' " '" ' ' Si'i.i. Ibc llcaltli .M^t-wiiii- . ppear In people |:;uM "!(p, but of| course young people arc u!su occa- ami may be associated wilh I ciiangcs in tlie blood and in the I S 5'' n l" ollis " r chronic lnflain:na- tissucs of a more permanent nnd' tlml of a J " il11 nlc mllch Iifcc lllt)sc magluR character. l of lhc •' lt: " lc ^'P«- There may be Scientifically, the chronic tonrs pilill> sti(flles - s , swelling, limitation of Joint inflammation are clinst- o! Iliotl011 ' fatigue oil action, and fied according lo their causes and sometimes deformity. to the changes that take place in' Another exceedingly InlercstinB the tissues. .symptom is the rustling sound or Doctors recognize many |>ossi!>lc ' cnicking which is likely lo causes, including chaiiRc.s m ihc:' lca rd hi an inflamed joint. Blanriitlar mechanism of llic body, errors ol did. poisoning by a: be This THIS TWO EVENINGS, CALLEt) WYOUR HOWS' TO CHArr^AN-D EACH TIME VOUVE \ TAKEN r/\E OUT -5UST ^BEPORt / YOUK "DINNHR WAS SERVED / I I COULDN'T HELP NOTICIN ( WE WA6HORN6 H/^/E AM ACUTE Vvj SEN&E OF &fV\ELbr—nvAAT YOU iL_^ ( WERE GOlNCb TO H/XVE KRAUT AMD sound is like tliat of tivo pieces of . .. . ..„ -., ..„., leather beinji rubbed together or tobacco, or lead, cUsturhaiice.s of like p llic crackling atsocialcd with tlic clrciilntion of the blood, the crushing of tome stiff paper, changes in the nervous lysicm' * * and deformities like kuock-kticcj-! People wild arthritis !ccl llic 3wlci,'.s. nnd i>oor j>ostuie. ' stiffness of their joinl.s more par- Fiirlhei'inorc, ihcre arc I«in; of llcularly when they get up in the fcnsltivity to varlou.s tubitomT., m I mornlii.!—tho reason being lhal which rcaclions occur in the ' I() i,,( Si the tissues have hud a diancc to Tlicte reactions diiapix-.ii '.. v i li:u I become set during tlie long con- t|nucd tiuiel. . . • • Wheti Ihe condition brcomui worse, tins ttiffnets may even when the patient rests Ihe sciuitivilles are '_... the possible exposure cl tlciil to the protein M prevented. „ ml ion n , y bc tll[Iam ° ;vm! a suet Must a moment during The afnlclC(t pel ' so " ' olm , . for the day. lhat '« 'has dilficulty In gelling up after, blow on u jumi sucn ns may cccnr durin.1 athletic sports. In nui.v in- nicca the injury followi],;.. a ' b , 0l i. ...-linV™'" B i VC3 0 lV" rlll11it V 'of nnrt thnl Is forced to gel up slowly. j The cxp'.inntiei) of this is, of, collide, lhat the lisiur>s sliovtcnl •'u:l:w t!'.D rclaxsill"! p--'i ".-, '(tjjMt EGAD, COLON EL .Trifcf^' " IS iV\Y I HAVE -BEEN "PUT ON A STRICT DIET— — VERV 5TB1CT/ —-VE&-AI--ID TO 'REMAIN IN THE: HOUSE WHILE THAT TEAST OF OLYrAPUS SERVED, PUT ME IN' WI&NERS -FOR "DIMMER) — HOW COULD YOU, SUH,WA.LK OUT ON THAsT'CLASSIC "REPAST ? *|

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