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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1958 BLTTHBVILLI (ARK.) COUR1CT PAGB fTVB Beating Income Tax Is National Sport with Rich, in Italy, France By STAN SW1NTON For Ha! Boyle ROME W—Beating the income tax is a national sport among the rich of Italy and France. Mass chearing costs both governments untold millions. Each has tried to crack down, with limited success. The American taxpayer has a stake in this situation as he prepares his tax return — with no cheating permitted—for the April 15 deadline. Part of his tax goes for foreign aid, and he can ask: "Why should my money go to help countries where the rich often dodge taxes?" The U. S. government agrees, there's no justice in that. It has used Its influence to encourage tax reforms in these countries. The French and Italian governments agree too—but look at their problems. Gina Only $4,800 Gina Lollabrigida is probably the highest paid film star in Europe. She declared an income of $4,800 last year. The government estimated her minimum earnings at $40,000. That's sheer gallantry if you credit a private estimate in the film Industry that she may have taken in as much as 5350,000. Handsome actor-director Vlttorio de Sica told the tax man he earned $16.000. The collector thought $64,000 was about right. An authoritative Italian source says De Sica probably made 5900,000. Blue-blooded Prince Alessandro Torlonia declared $17,200 income- somewhat short of the $1,279,880 the tax man estimated. How do they get away with it? In Italy the present tax law has no provision for sending tax dodgers to jail. In France, cheaters who are cr.ught get off with fines, almost Invariably. Most never are caught. More Complicated But the basic problem is more complicated. The income tax is old stuff in the United States .which derives over 80 per cent of governmental income from individual and corporation income levies. Here the rich always have been powerful and most revenue comes from hidden taxes, taxes that hit the poor harder proportionately thiyi the rich. Only in recent decades has the balance of power shifted and the tax structure been modified. France collects only about 25 per cent of national revenues from income tax. Hidden tsxes on industry, food, sales and the nile make up the rest. Italy picks up about one-sixth of the government income from direct taxes. The bulk comes from a three per cent tax on every transaction in the country, national monopolies on salt and tobacco and similar levies. Leaders in the countries recognize that income taxes are a fail- way to apportion the cost ol gov- I ernment on the basis of ability to j pay. The public is hard to convince, however. Latins prefer paying in dribs and drabs. Some Excuse Actually it costs them as much or more under the present system. The over-all tax burden in Italy is 27 per cent of gross national New Red Ministry MOSCOW liPi— The Soviet, government has set up a new ministry in an apparent move to boost coal production. It announced Wednesday night the formation of a ministry of construction oi coal industry enterprises to be headed by Leonid G. Malmkov, former am-1 bassador to .Romania. i product. In France it's 31 per cent. There is some excuse for the rich ducking taxes. If an honest man paid all the indirect taxes and the full income tax, he could go broke. The tax rate anticipates cheating in declarations. In France, for example, Income tax rates for tl.e middle and upper brackets are higher than in America even despite the tremendous additional burden of indirect taxes. The tax collection system encourages bribery and evasion, too. Many a tax collector is a $150-a- nionth civil servant. Temptation is great. Moreover. Europeans don't talk about their incomes the way Americans do. Nobody ever really knows how much a rich man has. Complete books are rare. Often the honest collector estimates wealth on the basis of the number of yachts, grand pianos, Riviera villas and sports cars he can trace to the tax payer. It's a grim picture—but not a hopeless one. Italy expects to have a new law on the books this summer instituting jail sentences of up to six months for major tax evaders. The average taxable income declared by Italians tripled between 1951 and 1954—strong evidenc- the higher income groups are being more realistic in their declarations. The number of returns rose during the same period. France has had less of a crackdown on income tax payments, but both countries are trying to extract more of their taxes from the rich. Each is meeting resistance from the citizenry. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICK AS A WB A DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNT!', ARKANSAS Delia Mae Baker, Pltf. vs. No. 12.951 James Freddie Baker, Dft. The defendant, James Freddie Baker, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Delia Mae Baker. Dated this 31st day of March, 1955. SEAL QERALDINE LISTON. Clerk'. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Harrison and Harrison, Attorneys for Plaintiff. Elbert A. Johnson, Atty Ad. Litem. 4/1-8-15-22 WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. Again . . . We ore buying TIN CANS Must be free of dirt, glass, gre;ise, elc. BLYTHEVILLE IRON and METAL CO. Ph. ^-8962 Moultric & B'dway RAINBOW FOGT Flairs tur-ed TO ire rainbo-v for soft spectrLin hues. . , paie p>,U. ., pale blues. .. In me si^iesf of l-ta'sk'fts $10.95 Pink Kid lor while BON SON i Weltlrooi \ FAMILY SHOE STORE 312 W. Main; 2-2342 i DYESS NEWS By Mrs. J. L. Jacobs Mrs. Helen Ford and sous of Wilson were Wednesday guests in in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mvs. Warner Hargraves. Mrs. Effie Williams spent Tuesday aftrnoon with Mrs. Josie Jacobs. Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Gearter have moved 10 Palestine, Ark., lo make their home. , Mrs. Louise Brownlee and children spent Saturday night in Memphis. The Rev. and Mrs. W.'B. Youn; from Cherry Valley and Mrs. Ruby Kelly of Hardy were visiting friends in Dyess Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest LambacK left Monday for their home in Memphis after spending the weekend with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Williams. Pvt. Raymon Hanard left for Germany Wednesday. Mrs. Leatri.ce Hays of Mt. demons, Mich., spent the weekend here with her parent*, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan, Butler. Dennis Anderson spent the weekend in Booneville, Miss., visiting relatives. Garvin Holland of Detroit. Mich., came down for the weekend and returned his wife and children home. They had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Butler, for the past three, weeks. Mrs. Butler has been in University Hospital in Little Rock for several weeks due where she underwent surgery. A. T. Edwards spent the weekend at Searcy with relatives. Several of the teachers attended Good Deed Comes Home SHERMAN, Tex. (fi>> — It was a good deal, said Mrs. Roy Good, when she gave her husband's old clothes to a chanty organization here. The Goods' home was destroyed here in a windstorm Wednesday morning. One of those given clothing oy the organization which Mrs. Good favored was storm victim Roy Good. KooLViNT ALUMINUM AWNINGS CALL NOW Ph. 3-4293 FOR FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. US S. Firsl The*House Co Perfect Sound & Protection Starts Saturday At 7:15 P.M. ==All THE GUYS = Au THE GIRLS...AU THE GLORY OF - WARNER BROS.PBCSENTITIN CINEMASCOPE WARNEHCOLOR-STEREOPHOSIC SOUND VAN ALDO MONA KIN- NANCY JAMES RAYMOND TAB DOROTHY ANNE EN MUSIS OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Excellent Location L. E. ISAACS Ph. .1-3490 or 2-2915 Ui« dUtrlct tawhtri. meeting In Wett Memphis Friday. Mrs. Clarence Nichols »nd daughter, Melba, »nd Mist Mozelle Williami were In Memphis Sut- urday. . , . Mr. «nd Mrs. Jack Marshall and children spent Sunday In Deer- Ing, Mo., as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Uncbey. A'SC William Barnes of bcott Field, 111., spent, the weekend here as guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes. Miss Alice Taff of Bcbee Junior College week here as guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Taff. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cash and children of Memphis spent Sunday here visiting relatives. Mrs. R. R. Holland spent Saturday in Blytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmle. McAfee and son of Laporte, Ind., arrived Friday for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Mc- Pfee and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Carey. Miss Ila Jean chrestman. student nurse at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, is spending a three week vacation here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sonrson were in Sturky, Mo., Saturday to visit her mother. Misses Mary Mae Modesitt. Betty Hendon, Jackie Proffitt, Bobbie Mann, and . Bobby and Tommy Ward and Emery, Hall Jr., went to Crovvley Ridge Friday evening fcr a picnic. Miss Lonme Brownfield of Pontiac, Mich., and Harry Boswell of Little Rock were visiting friends in Dyess Thursday. Dean Nichols of San Antonio, Tex., vill irrlvi homi thii WednH- d«y tor i H-d«y visit *ith relatives. Vernon Nichols left Friday for Germany via New Jersey. His wife \\ill remain with her parents at Marie. Scott and Junior Worten and Tommy McArthur are expected home on leave from San Antonio, Tex., about April 10. Misses Peggy Balch, Ann and Alice Taff, Nila Rtmbrell. Mary Ixw Balch and Jackie Proffitt spent Friday in Marked Tree. Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal Little and her dauKhur, Linda, of Truimum .spent the weekend here as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nichols. 'Hie Junior Class will honor the seniors with a prom and bunquel on April 15 at the home economics building. Mr. and Mrs. Murl Guy and son. Glen, of Memphis made a briei visit Tuesday night in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Darnell. Miss Mlirtha Bt'llton spent Uie weekend at Marked Tree with friends. The Dycss junior and .senior classes attended the Ted Mack amateur talent show in Memphis Wednesday night. A. T. Edwards and Mrs. Willie Johnston, sponsors, accompanied them. Pfc. Billy Ingle of Camp Gordon. Go., has been visiting friends her 1 ; the past few days. Misses Jo Ami Blnch, Franclne Cox and Joyce Butler had as guests Friday Thomas Brown, Gerald Butler and Don Ray Sornson. On W. Main St. In Blytheville p| Phone 3-4S21 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p. m.—Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p. m. The Finest in Cinemascope Presented in High-Fidelity Optical Sound! SATURDAY Double Feature A REPU ALSO CARTOON & SERIAL SATURDAY OWL SHOW Brought Back by Popular ALSO CARTOON SUNDAY & MONDAY To Our Patrons: With many hours of deliberation on what picture to bring to you on Easter—we take much pride in prc- Kenlinj'; what we feel is the greatest of all motion picture achievements—Ouo Vadis! we at the Mox want to wish all of you a Happy Easter Holiday! This is NERO .. . the pagan emperor, and I.ygia, Christian slave girl in is golden house of women! M-G-M's ALSO COMEDY i CARTOON See These Fine Cinemascope Pictures Soon at the Mox • The High and The Mighty • Lucky Me • Hell &Hif{h Water • Women's World • Garden of Evil • Seven Brides for Stven Brothers Mr. luici Mrs. H. L. Modesilt were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Williams Sunday afternoon. Jiu-kie Bhu'ktird. son of, Mr. tuul Mrs. Jack Bhu'knvd ol Uyt-.ss, and Miss Opal Fox. dtilighter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fox of. Memphis, were married Snturctay afternoon at 4 ). m, in Herundo, Miss. The Rev. C. H. Skull. Pusiur «I the Firsi Baptist, Church in Hcrn- audo. performed the double mis j ceremony. j Mrs. Leroy Citimmi t'.nd daughter.! Joanie. nud MHCV l^ell Mi-Voy \vi-n 1 j Memphis shoppers SaturcUty. j Mrs. Richard SheUon has been ill for the past several weeks, but is reported :o be improved. Mr. and Mrs. 'James Jacobs and j son. Jimmy, of Memphis were din- j ner Ritests Suruhu in (he home of j his parents, Mr. nud Mrs, J. L.! Jacobs. j Don. Singleton of Wliition spent i Thursday nlphi'with Ronnie Jacobs. Mrs.,Carl Loyd \\n,s hostess Friday afternoon al her daughter's birthday purty. Tn youngsters helped Martha Ann celebrate by playing games alter which ice cream and cake were served. Pfe, Clyde Daniels of Fort Knox, Ky.. is home for u few days, visit with relatives Mr. and Mrs. Jiminie Allen ami (•on, Kim, of O.sceola spent the weekend here its guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Kiinhrcll and Mr. inui Mrs. Leo Allen. Henry U'f AleVey, .sun of Mr. and Mrs. Lee McVey, leaves Hoppers Island. Calif.. April 12 for Korea. Members ol Uyesa Parent-Tench- IMS Association met Monday nighl. at the school house tor iheir regular meeting. Russell Clifton left Monday for Pontiac. Mich, Mi.ss Delink Glover of Washington. D. C,. is home vlvsttlng her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Glove/, RHEUMATISM— ARTHRITIg SUFFERERS OFFERED AMAZING RELIEF A truly rcmar'.cabJe new medical discovery now offers wonderfully fast relict from nagging, crippling agony of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Neurltii and Neuralgia. Sensational Ar-Pan- Ex tablets work through your blood i stream to bring blessed relief from j gnawing. siabbinR pains in Joints, muscles and ntrvcr. Why keep on fluttering when won- rieriul Ar-Pan-Bxcan make your lifa worth living again••-bring back restful ni«h:. p —arrive days. Host stubborn cases nro helped by Ar-Pan-Ex. KIRBY DRUG STORES Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15r & 35c At All Times nil., & SAT. Double Kent lire _ ROCK DM-IONIH ED IKMCMN ML WET-HUM UK Hf, I* WnM MtUa «J ID — AND— Serial "Buffalo Bill" No. 9 And Cnrloon: "Prescription Kor Percy" SUNDAY and MONDAY Double Feature PICTURtS MIAMI AND— THE MQNSTER • TAKESABRlbE! FRANKENSTEIN'S CHOUtlSH MONSTCfll Boris KARLOFF Elsa LANCHESTER BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN A XEMAR1 RE.REtCASE A1KTRO NEWS Cinemascope at Us Best With Stereophonic Sound! Listen to KI,CN at 10:10 tun and 1 p.m. for RU? A Roxy Pros ram Aimuunrumciits LAST TIMES TODAY PARAMOUNT NEWS & SELECTED SHORTS SATURDAY ONLY Double Feature They Rode -' West TWO CARTOONS: "Gopher Spinach" and "Horses Tail" SUN. •mi «TUES. Mew 1955 Air Conditioner 95 Hubbard & Son Furniture Ifit IDdSt violent caiwas of love and adventiirc ever filmed! PARAMOUNT NEWS & SELECTED SHORTS Coming Soon to Ritz "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA" With James Mason & Kirk Douglas "A STAR IS BOHN"— In Cinemascope with Judy Garland & James .Mason "UNDERWATER"—In Stiperscopc with Jane Kussell & Gilbert Roland "FIRE OVER AFRICA" with Maureen O'Hara & MacDonald Carey "REAR WINDOW" with James Slcwert & Grace Kelly "THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA" with Humphrey Bogart & Av» Gsrdner

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