The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1955
Page 12
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Proposed Boost in Defense Spending DimsTaxCutHopes By SAM DAWSON XMMV vnnjc (*V\ Push-button warfare comes high. The indicated rise of one billion tot^W™fflte&^™\&£ businessmen today that the heavy load of taXati The 1 in t creas S ^ S cos C t a iine e ss of'today'fsupercomplex weapons may also cut the chances of the individual taxpayer for much relief soon If you must blame someone, blame the sclentists-their ideas grow costlier. Business hopes for tax relief had grown out of the business boom itself. Oross earnings are so remarkably good and payrolls so high that the U.S. Treasury stands to take in next spring; a billion or two more in tax collections than It had counted on when the budget was drawn up a year ago. t This seemed sure to balance the budget am' perhaps leave room for tax relief-most likely at the individual income tax level, and possibly at the corporate income and excise tax level. Canadian Boy Finds Santa Kentucky Sam and his friends bad names. Defense needs are more apparent now than in the days of the "spirit of Geneva." But the real coup de grace to cuts in defense costs was given by the scientists. New weapons in this age of atomic warfare and guided missiles come with ever higher price tags. Businessmen have seen the scientists do the same thing to them. The days when a firm made one product s'ear after year—maybe, generation after generation— arej fast fading. Higher Katlnr This year's gasoline has a hlghei octane rating than last. The drug: that grandfather used are overshadowed on the shelves by ones he never heard of. The kitchen you consider a simple necesslt would have been unbelievable to great-grandmother. The cars, appliances and othe durable goods you buy today cos more because today's gadgets ar more complicated and sclentlflcal ly advanced than the ones Dar bought in the good djd days—one that you Wouldn't buy today ever if they were offered at a com parably lower price. More Apparent That was before the Russians turned their smiles in other directions and returned to calling Uncle Seeing-Eye Dog Goes to Hospital With His Master HOUSTON, Tex. WS—Punch, a 20- month-old German shepherd See- Ing Eye dog, was admitted to Jefferson Davis Hospital Wednesday with the privilege of beding down in his owner's room. Hospital officials slashed red tape and a long-standing rule against dogs to reunite Punch and Elbert Spencer, his blind owner. When Spencer was admitted Monday . to the . hospital for eye treatment, Punch defied all efforts to calm him or coax him to eat. Tuesday night he had a convulsion. In arranging for Punch to have hospital privileges, Spencer's physician said, "It's best for both the patient and the dog. Spencer was nervous and upset over the animal and it was becoming difficult to treat him. The dog was becoming ill and it would be criminal to let anything happen to a very intelligent and highly .trained animal lik« him." WE RENT • HOSPITAL IEDS . . . IAIY IIDS • ROLLAWAY IEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. 1-flW HAMBURGERS For your protection, our Hamburger Patties art prepared and delivered frozen by a nationally known government inspected meat packing plant. A warm well-seasoned bun enhances the wholesome delreiousness of this pur* hamburger. KREAM KASTLE Walnut t DiTision Phone 3-8051 DRIVE-IN LOUISVILLK, Ky. 1*1 — Th« 9-* ear-old Canadian boy who be- eved he could find Santa Claus Kentucky Instead of the North "ole wasn't mistaken. Edward Christie had tied a note a Christmas tree destined tor shipment to Louisville. The note was discovered by lembers of the St. Matthews Ki- .anls Club as they unloaded some f the Canadian trees. It read: "Dear Santa, "I hope you get our letter. We Ive in Canada. Out in the country. am 9 years old. I have a brother Stewart, he Is 7 years old and 1 sister Sally she is 4 years old. Would you please bring us a truck nd a doll and a train and some •ames. From Master Edward Christie, Harvey Sta. York Co., . B.. Canada." Alter toys were purchased, Kiwanis Cliff Eblen said the children will have a fine Christmas — more than the boy asked for." Geisha Cafes Are Attached TOKYO (Si — Tokyo's tax office yesterday attached seven of the city's most elegant geisha restaurants for $83,000 in oack taxes. The attachment suspends their legal titles to buildings and land and — worse yet — cuts off telephone service. 'Hie restaurants — called "ryo- riya" in Japanese — are Invariably exquisite examples of classical Japanese architecture in the form of a feudal nobleman's pleasure villa. They are the places where geisha, who live elsewhere, gather at night to sing, dance, pour rice wine I and otherwise entertain tired businessmen. According to popular belief, tax official* in supposed to hav« considerable knowledge ol this type of establishment, Traditionally, the biggest businessmen take the tax men there to thresh out knotty problems of overassessmen. M«mfwr Gtti H«/p CLIMAX, Va. W) — M«nb«« ot the Future Farmer* of America chapter saw a photo of the home of Ed Wabsh. 1«, of Durand, 111., who was stricken with polio. A flgn In (he picture showed he wa« all FFA member. • The boyi here decided U,rta.W» tor Ed. They also »t»rt«<> • fln ™ to get other Virginia chapters to raise funds. TONIGHT IS STAG NIGHT atWhitsitt's MEN ONLY 6 TO 9 P.M. nCMT • FLASH CAMERAS KtN I MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Stltction of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movi« Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 LET Nat first TAKE ALL THAT AWAY FROM YOU Here's a proposal from Nat First that should interest you: end those worries about lost receipts, unaccountable expenses, and wasted time by opening a convenient CHECKING ACCOUNT at your friendly First National Bank. It's a sure cure for those nagging little detail* that so often upset your carefully planned budget. Your Christmas Shopping Is much easier when those presents are paid for by check! The First National Bank Blytheville, Arkansas Th« Only National Bank in Mississippi County — Member F.D.I.C. »|^.fe»fl?ifStl^».3KIS=ii=»iIK-«.rw»<«*H«»s-««-rti»r,..-™w,..- T -.-.-- •— _ _ ^^^ PORTABLE TV FOR CHRISTMAS Wf I VALUE STAMPS G.E. TV i i \ w$ -»i New, Lightweight TV Goes Where You Go! Only 32 Ibs. in weight. But heavy in the fun it will bring! And the price? Portables start at $9995; G.E. TV G.E. TV m i Shown in this ad is the compact Terra | . Cotta and Ivory cabinet with conven- | 1 ient aluminum carrying handle. It has | a full! 4-inch picture. , I ni9 95 BLYTHEVILLE SALES 109 E. Main St. "Give G.E. TV for the wwipiiwjiwiiw^ COMPANY [ mtmm Phone 3-3616 immmmmmmmmmt

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