The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 17, 1947
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PAGE \TEM BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.)' COUTUER NEWS Lack of Strength Of Army Scored Head of Reservists Plays Army's Present Thinking on Defense WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. (UP)_ The Reserve Officers Association yesterday charged the Army with failure to develop an effective re- •erv e program and said It would take the Issue to Congress. Brig. Gen, B. A. Evans, executive director oi the Reserve officers Association said today—two «nd one-half years after V-J Day) —lh e nation's defense Li still djs-1 pragnlzed. Tlse Army's present thinking.: he added, "Isn't worth the powder to blow ft to hell." He U>1S a meeting of. the r«- tent officers last night lliat Army strength 1« down and dropping fast. What Army there Is. he added. Is an Army of poorly trained "kids" •pread out, nil over (he globe. He saia.. the National Guard of about 200,00o:"rnen Is poorly equipped and trained. "Out of 500.000 reserve officers of the Army and Air Force, only one out of five has been assigned," fie said. "Out of 630.000 enlisted reserves, only one In 24 lias an assignment." And In this situation, he sold the administration ts busy "making faces at the Russians." "We areMorccd Into the position of making faces across the river at the Pentagon." Evans said. "We must, make drastic statements about what they are and are not doing. The House and Senate Armed Forces Committees think as we do that something must be done about this situation." Dogs Have Their Worries, Too Britain's food shortage worried Michael Coupleditch, 5, and hia 168-pound pet, Rupert, said to be tile larsesl Great Dane in the world. So (hey moved to Montreal, Canada, where Ilia clog will be nblc to gel his daily clicl oi seven pounds of meat, two pounds of biscuits, and one quuit of rnent slock. They arc shown at lefl arriving in New York. At right, Panzar, Harry Parker Strong's scci»g-eye dug, slicks" by liis blind master in Oayshore. N. V., hospital after the dog tried lo save Strong from being hil by p car. All attempts lo separate (lie two failed. Dr. Joseph Toye looks on. Soviet Buyers In U.S. Busy, Report Shows WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UP) — United States shipments to Russia trebled in October, latest Census Bureau figures showed today. The figures, disclosed amid mounting congressional criticism ot U. S.- Soviet trade, showed that this country sent Russia! 59,157,549 worth of goods during October, as compared with $3,031.513 in September. At the same time, Russian shipments to the TJ. S. dropped from $13,993,995 to »7,S35,102. Commerce Department' officials • attributed the'increase to Russian , eagerness to get as many heavy machines and vehicles as possible, In the event Congress carries out a threatened curtailment of trade relations between the two coimlrlej. Lucas Proposes Income Tax Cut Corporation Levy Would Be Restored By Democratic Whip WASHINGTON. Dec. 17 (UP) — Senate Democratic Whip Scott W. Lucas toduy suggested a plan lo cut personal Income taxes $4,ODO, 000,000 a year "without costing the treasury a dime." The Illinois Democrat's plan t-nlls for raising personal Income tax exemptions by $200—from 5500 to $700—and making nationwide the split-income benefit now enjoyed by married couples in the 12 community property slates. He estimated roughly that these reductions would save the affected taxpayers about $4,000,000.000 a ycr.i nticl cut 8,000.000 persons off federal Posture improvement Awards Are Announced was awarded -jifst -prize ..,3., In the J'947' ^Arkansas Valley ture Improvement contest. More than 500 farmer from wunties entered the competition Other winners included T. J. King of Franklin County, Jim Bm- ton of oonway County, Varnell income tax rolls. This reduction In government revenue would be offset under Ills plan by slapping an excess profits tax back on corporations. Lucas told a reporter lie might offer swell IcBlslatlon \as a substitute for any Republican tax-reduction bill when It reaches'the Senate floor. The Republican leadership In both the Senate and House is pledged to make an all-out effort for a st?^ able tax reduction next session.'But as yet the GOP leaders had not de---* clrlcd upon the exact form or the njght I amount.of an Income tax slash. Indications were that the GOP bill would be along Ihe lines of the measure Chairman Hnrold KnuUon Persistent Robber Loses Prolonged Bout With Two Courageous Women EI, DOHADO, Arlc., Dec. 17. (UP) —The determination of two courageous El Dorado women proved too much for a persistent armed thug last night after he failed In two attempts to rob their neighborhood grocery store. Mrs. H. L. Trevathan told officers that the would-be robber entered the store which she operates with her daughter. Lucnplle Trcvalhan. The man fired several shots nt them but caused no Injuries. When lie demanded monty, the daughter 1 chased him out through the back door with a butcher knife while her mother locked the front door. However, tlie thief wasn't through, when a Negro delivery boy was admitted, the robber again forced his way Into Hie store and went directly to register. Mrs. Trevathan said her screams must biu'c frelghtened him. and he left again after firing a parting shot which shattered a window. As lie left, lie pulled the cash register lo the floor. Mrs. Tvevathan took out after the robber but lost him when he sped away. When she returned, she found the money Inlact. Tariff Cuts Irk Congressmen House Republicans Seek to Place Curb On Truman's Power WASHINGTON. Dec. IT (UP) — Angry House Republican)! said today they will try to put firm new restrictions on the administration's right to cut tariffs when the reciprocal trades act comes up for renewal In June. Chairman Harold KnuUon. R., Minn., of the House Ways and Means Committee where tariff kgl.sluUoi) must originate, .said the trade act will b« extended in 1U present form "only over my dead body." The GOP protests followed President Truman's order putting Into effect on Jan. 1 some of the tariff cuts granted by the United States at the Geneva World Trade Conference last Summer. The President acted after an exchange of sharp letters on the subject with Knntson. American distillers also protested new tariff reductions. Import duties on whiskey will be cut 40 per cent under the Geneva agreement. A petition by 28 distillers asked the U. S. Tariff Commission to invoke <iu "escape" clause under which tariff cuts can be cancelled If a domestic Industry Is In dunger oi serious injury. House Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., said no renewal of the trade WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 17, 3947 Egg Bargain Is Offered to Buyers Abroad WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UI>)_ The government was authorized by Congress today to sell to forel«n nations nt 20 per cent of cost the S78.00U.OOO worth of eggs and dried fruit It purchased to support producer prices In the United states, The authorization was contained in an amendment to the slop-can foreign aid bill which President Truman Is expected lo sign today or tomorrow. H would permit the government to sell aboad at a price equivalent lo Ihe caloric cost of wheat all government-held pile" supiMit foods available for export. Al Ihe moment, an agriculture official said, dried eggs, frozen I eggs, raisins and prunes are tho' only such foods available. i The "wheat cnlorlc formula" was designed to enable the government to sell surplus foods to nations which previously declined to buy Iliem agreements act Is likely unless final '•• authority over tariff rcduc- ! tlons is returned to Congress. He I proposed an amendment to bring | trade facts before the Senate, or before both houses, for approval. ; The act now allows the President (o cut tariffs as much ns 50 per' cent in return for similar concessions by other nations. House experts sa:<l yesterday's order covered all but 250 of approximately 1,850 U. S. duty cuts negotiated "at, Geneva. Missouri Man Drowns In River Near Helena HELENA, Ark., Dec. 17. (UP) — Officials today continued Iheir search for the body of Hubert Keel, 23-year-old Prairie, Mo., man who was drowned yesterday when (lived Into the Mississippi River to escape flaming oil on th e tow- because of Ihe high cost per caloric. An agriculture official Indicated tin: department still would try to get the best price possible. Otherwise, he suggested there would be such a rush by foreign nations to buy the choice foods that the U. S. would have lo allocate them among foreign buyers. boat Maude Wllmot. The accident happened at the oil loading dock* below Helena. Two oilier wen who drived la with Keel iwam ashore. Meanwhile, Phillips County officers sought the Identity of th» badly decomposed body oi a man found In the river near the Maude Wllmot yesterday morning. J. W. Nicholls, coroner, said th» body had been In the water l«- twccn seven and ten days. It bore no indications of violence. Many scientists firmly believe that trip to the moon by re" 211 ' is a not far distant accomp incut of man. Wt " m The famous Washington Spruce . . . holds needles well—does not dry out! ALL 'SIZES — ALL PRICES * ORDER CHRISTMAS TURKEYS NOW . . . PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET 1011 Clilck-asuwba Phone 20« Pas- of the House Ways and Means Com- Haskins or Jolmson County, Doy Jackson of Yell County. and mtttee intends to Introduce tomorrow or Friday. It would extend the community lircncrty benefit, raise personal exemptions $100. give persons 65 years iuifi older and the blind an additional $500 exemption and make a scaled slnsh ranging from to to 30 per cent. 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