PAGE TWO BLTTHEVILL1 (ASK.) COURIER NEWS GOP Plans Quick " Action on Taxes Uosim S«0k to Boot TniitM* to Draw on lUdhKtfM for 1948 By Frank Heaur (Uattai Frew SUff Cormpondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. (UP) — Chsannah Harold Knutson today eaned hi* house ways and means committee to a closed session Mon- 000,000,000 cut In person Income taxes, . • The Minnesota Republican directed staff experts meantime to rush work on tax tables and other technical details of the measure and promised It would be dumped in the house hopper some time next week. No action will be taken on the tax cut during the emergency session of Congress, Knutson said. It will be ready for fast passage, howerer, In January, when Republican leaders hope to beat President Truman to the draw. They think Mr. Trumnn will re- terse his previous opposition to tax cuts and recommend some relief, especially for low Income groups- The OOP bill would benefit 50,000.000 persons and lop 6,000,000 off the tax rolls entirely. Even so the Democrats claimed CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Dec. 13 —More than 300 men were present at a ro*d meeting, held recently In Sikeston by the State Highway Commission. Caruthersvllle representatives included Everett Reeves, Charles Dorroh, Ralph Hutchison and J. F. Patterson. The meeting was presided over by Paul C. Jones of Kennett. chairman of the State Highway Commission, and was called for making an explanation of the 10-year state hlgh- \vay expansion program, and to discuss finances of the Highway Commission, with the representatives of the 10th District In an open meeting. After each phase of the Commission's program was explained and elaborated on by a member of the Commission, Mr. Jones held a roundtable discussion. It was pointed out that the Commission received $30.294,374.00'dur- ing the fiscal year 1946-47, and that the tixed charges or the commission totals S22, 278,411. These charges include maintenance, bonds and interest charges, and various other department expels. This leaves a total of $8,016,963 available for new work. To secure federal aid, It Is necessary that the state mate' the fed- 1 funds dollar for dollar. Mem- would boost personal exemptions erai funds derived during the year from the state funds collected dur- of schools, churches and labor unions and has scheduled several extra weeks of hearings on genera' tax revisions, to be covered In a separate bin. , Kaiser Offers Proposal "Very, very essential" to this bill, Knutson said, Is a measure proposed yesterday by West Contt Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. It would let business take tax credit for depreciation of new plants four times as fast as at present. Kaiser outlined the proposal lit a luncheon meeting of two score House and Senate members of both parties. Rep. Wright Pa'man. D, Tex-, was host. Knuteon and other Ways and Means Committee members were present. Under present law a businessman who builds or buys a new plant may take credit for not more. than five per cent depreciation a year. Kaiser said he Should be allowed to write olf the whole expenditure in five years. . "I wouldn't have amounted to a thing today if present taxes had been In effect," Kaiser said. "I got .started in business with »5 which I borrowed, from my sister." . Knutson said the provision is essential to preserve and expr.nd Industry >and to encourage new busl- tceis. He said the Ways and Means , Committee will take It up within "the next few weeks. ised from year to year to match federal funds. Marriage License* The following couples obtained marriage licenses yesterday in the office of Miss Elizabeth BIythe, county cleric. Claud Farrant and Mrs. Martha Greer, both of East St. Louis, 111. Delbert Junior Loyd and Miss Angelean Robcrson, both of Bly- thevllle. Olive Robertson and Miss Huth Dunn of Jonesboro, 111. The British electronic delay storage automatic calculator, Inck- nnmcd "Edsac," has 2i times more "knowledge" than any calculator in operation. Officers Nomad By CaruthersvilU PGA Associotion OARUTHEHSVILLE, Mo., Dee. 11 —At the annual meeting of the CaruthersvJlle Production Credit Association, T. R. Cole, 81., of Paacola was re-elected president, «nd O. A. Knight vice-president, U. O. Brewer, secretary-treasurer for the past year, resigned thU pott, which was filled by the appointment of M. O. Springer of West Plains, Mo., formerly with the PCA of St. Louis. Mr. Brewer will be In the field with the association hereafter. A total of 82 attended trie meeting, .which was held at the Presbyterian Church. O. A. Knight and H. K. Swindle of Senath were elected to the board of director* Jor three-year terms each. W. S. Brock, president of the PCA of St. Louis, was the principal speaker, talking on "Economic Con- dltlonH and the Future Outlook." The financial condition and progress of the association was given by Mr. Brewer. Church Dinner Tonight OARUTHER8VILLE, Mo., Dec. 12 —The E'resbyterlan Church will hold It's congregational dinner at the church tonight at 6:30. It was announced by Rev. Wayne W. Gray. The affair, a family-style pot-luck feast. Is for members and families. Caruthtrnrill* $*>••*« Decorated for Holidays CARUTHWWVILLK, Mo., Dec. 13 —Csruthersllle streets In the main bus! ness section were lighted thss week with the streamers of colored Christmas llghU and evergreen it rands. The lights and decorations wsre Installed by the Ark-Mo Power Co., and extend from Seventh Street to Third Street on Ward Avenue, and from Ward to Carleton avenues on Third Street. The Chamber of Commerce, which I* this year sponsoring the decorations, stated that materials such as bulbs, sockets and wire, could not be obtained this year to light as many blocks as originally planned Plans for next year, however, are to light Ward from Second Street to 16 Street, and one block each way east and west off Ward Avenue in the business district, The sliver sword plant is found In only ope place In the world, on the side of Haleakal* crater In Hawaii. WATKINS PRODUCTS Now Available A Complete Line Famous Since 1868 Mrs. B. Justus, Dealer 1411 Ash St. Phone 3115 Southern Cornbread mad* wlth- tpread with— delicious DIXIE W& It't * Southern favorite.,. srt*m- ina hot cornbratd. Made with DIXIE and spread with DIXIE you get double the nourittu'ng food value and rich flavor of Vitamin, fortified DIXIE. DIXIE i> mada of the fintit farm ingredient*, end •vary pound the year around it fortified with Vitamin A. Tk YOU* OHOCH KM DIXIE MARGARINE Attacks Bring Round-up of Four Negroes HTTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 12 (UP)—Little Rock's drive to break up a series, of criminal assualts apparently reached a climax today us Prosecutor Edwin Dunaway announced that he is holding two youthful Negroes in connection with the rape of a young Capital City woman. This brings (o four the number of arrests on similar charges in the past week. Dunaway said he filed rape and robbery charges against Mlzell Palmer, J3-year-old Granite Mountain Negro, and is holding his alleged companion as an accomplice. The charges were filed after a young •woman Identified Palmer as one of her assailants. , Dunaway said the woman told officers the attack occurred Oct. 19 on a lonely road near Little Rock after she and her companion stopped to fix a tire. She said two armtd Negroes appeared from the bushes robbed them of some $30 In cash and then forced her to accompany them Into the woods. .^^^f^* 0 ™*" and her companion Identified Palmer, Dunaway 5a ld However, only the fora an recognized the second negro. Yesterday charges of rape were tiled against James Harris, a Little Rock Negro whose capture was brought about Monday when a 19- rear-old waitress' notified police that a, prowler was trying to break into her room. Following his arrest Harts allegedly confessed to having attacked at least one white woman •od molesting others. Meanwhile, state hospital officials - have held that Edwnrd Pugh, y>l year-oW Negro who faces charges of japing a two-and-one-half-yesr -old Negroni last week. Is sane The alleged attack occurred near » Negro church which the child's mother was attending. Read Courier News Want Ads. 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