The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 20, 1947
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PAGE SIX BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS State Income Tax ReturnsfoGoOut 30,000 Arkonsons/ Largest Number Yet, To File by May 15 By Bab Brawn Wnllri Tm» Staff Cerreapoiufent) LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 20 (UP> —«tate income tax returns will go out Jan. 12, 1MB, to some 30,000 Arkansas taxpayers—the largest number In the history of the stnte. They must be filed by May 15. Meanwhile, tlie income division of the State Revenue Department Is putting the finishing touches on th« largest collection year In history. In fact, collections-will alomst double the previous high of $3700 000 in 1943. Collections as of Dec. i totaled $6,082,862, and Revenue Commissioner Otho A. Cook' says the 12; month total will top $8,500,000. Much of the increase is due to the revised Income tax-laws passed by the 1917 legislature and upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Other reasons for the Increase arc better collections, more emphasis on taxes through out the state, and genera) prosperity. In announcing that tlie new forms would be sent out, Cook pointed to a few revisions In the law: 1. It provides for the deduction of only 50 per cent of the federal Income tax paid Instead of 100 per cent as heretofore. 2..It raises exemptions to $2.500 for a single person and $3,500 for a married person. ' 3., It makes It mandatory for everyone- having a gross income ot • «2,500 If single and $3,500 It married io file a return. 4. It changes from $1,000 to $2,500 the mlniumum amount of wages, salary and other Income to be reported to Ihe Commissioner as having been paid to any person during any tax year. 5. It eliminates tlie necessity of filing the return under onih. Beat the Odds—So He's 'Dead' Because his OS years exceed the Insurance company's life expectancy table, James J. CJuigley (seated), of La Cringe, 111,, ii considered technically "dead" and entitled to collect the amount of hli policy. He's pictured surrendering the document to Henry W. Persons, center, and Charles 1 'H. Barthel, Chicago Insurance company executives, who give him a birthday check for $642b.45, the policy'i matured value. Reticenf, Nearly Friendless Man Who Lived Simple Life Leaves Fortune Alf London Urges Truman to IFire Pauley Forthwith TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 20. (UP)— Alf M. Landon, 1936 GOP presidential -nominee, yesterday called upon President Truman to "fire : immediately and forthwith" Edwin W. Pauley, special assistant to Secretary of the Army Kenneth Royall. Landon said he was 1 ".surprised that Mr. Truman appointed him and I'm surprised to learn oj his ' grain dealings." ' j He cited specifically Paulcy's admission mat, ne bought DOO.OOO. pounds of lard In a speculation on the market Just before new export | allocations on fate and oils were , announced by the Agriculture Department, In an interview upon his return from a trip to Ne\v York and the Nation's capital, Landon said "public pressure should force the President to get rid of Pauley." GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 20. I UP)—Oliver Copper's philosophy of life was a simple one. He lived in a $10 n week room, din as he plcxscd, and marie almost no friends. It came as n surprise to the town today Io Iciirn that the well-dressed artistocrallc - appearing old man. had left nn estate of $1,189,526 when lie died at the age of 77 while visiting at Manchester, Vt., last July 26, ' When his cstnle first went Into probate court, attorneys figured ha hud lelt around $10,000 and Judge L. Paul Burke set Ihe administrator's bond at that amount. A recent examination of his safe deposit box. however, revealed 5619,624 In cash on deposit in a Brooklyn, N, Y., bank, and $1,074.384 In slocks, bonds and mortgages. He left no will,'and unless other heirs are found, the estate will rw divided between two nieces, Isabelle C. Malcolm of Palm Beach, Fl»., and Lorraine C. King of New York, after deduction of about 5500.COO in inheritance taxes. At] acquaintance said that Cooper deliberately avoided making a will, believing that "the law frequently makes a fairer distribution" of an estate. This same friend explained Cooper's reluctance to disclose his wealth because "he created a pattern for the life he wanted to lead, and followed it out." Coouer was born In Brooklyn, the son of a clothing merchant.'After a brief fling in his father's store, he set out on hts o^n. Part'of his wealth he inherited. The rest he built through wise investments, lie never went to college, anil there Is no evidence that he CVCB worked, except for the lew years wlih his father. The youngest of four brothers. r.ll of whom now are dead, Cooper came here in 1940, took a room at. the home of Mrs. Velma Idc, but ate all of his meals out. He enjoyed horseback riding and walking, and Twos the Week Before Christmas, And Plenty Was Stirring for Santa SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1947 GLEN COVE, N. Y., Dec. 20.—» . (UP)— Twas a week before Christ- ... ma» — and plenty was stirring — AJ«vn DXo^...^. -I when Santa cl»u« paid an early /VlUfl f\65C(lGU vlelt to this Long Lsland town. - Tht genial old Kent wag nursing bruises today',' but thankful that, with the aid of neven cops, h* escaped with hit life from 1,000 disappointed Glen Cove kids. Santa came to town Thursday at the Invitation of the local Chamber of Commerce. He was greeted by a 100-ptece band and the crowd of kids when he stepped off a> train and onto a. gaily decorated float loaded with brightly-wrapped packages. }.. The float moved Into the business district,; where Santa began to give out candy. When the swee(« were exhausted, tlie .kids began to clamor for the packages- Santa tried io slave them off. but he was mowed down by a rush of eager youngsters who snatched the package* from the float, (ore open the boxes — ahii found them empty. "Santa Glaus Is a llnr," shouted one enraged lad and the empty boxes began to fly at St. Nick! The police moved In Just as the kids began mauling the old gent. The small fry had only one answer when told that the boxes were Just Intended as window dressing for the float: "Foul!" But the Chamber ot Commerce snid Santa would try again— with A larger upply of candy. Government Employe Indicted by Grand Jury NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 20.— <UP)—A federal grand jury yesterday Indicted prank W. Kraemer, U. S. Internal Revenue collecter for Connecticut, and two deputies on t charges of Illegally soliciting an<i receiving Democratic campaign funds-from government employes. Indicted with Kraemer' were Ralph A. Piccolo, division cfclef at was described as "evWy inch an arttyoorat." I Have On Hand At All Times Several tractors and equipment . . . both new nnd used ones . . , JOHN DEEEE, PAUMALL and other makes. Also, I have for sale nt all times 70 to 80 head of mules. Terms can be arranged. Will trade for most anything you have. * New Ford Tractors Ready for Delivery F.C CROWE 1 Mile S. of Braggadocio So tiro Apparently Found Guilty in Cuban Trial HAVANA, Dec. . 20 (.UP)—The homicide trial of Patricia (Satira' Schmidt, charged with slaying John Lester Mee of Chicago, ended yesterday. A court announcement said the trial had been "concluded for sentencing." Legal observers, familiar with Cuban' court procedure, said the announcement meant that the exotic dark-haired dancer had been convicted of killing her lover and that her, sentence would be announced later. ' Miss Schmidt, formerly of Toledo, O., faces a maximum penalty of 25 , years in prison and a minimum penalty of six years. She was accused of slaying Mee lust April .aboard yacht Satira which he had' named for her. Attorney General Rules Oh Taxicab Regulation* LJTTLE ROCK, Dec. 19. <UP)~ Attorney General Guy E. Williams •aid yesterday that a 18*7'law r«-i quiring liability Insurance on all! taxic»b» does not replace a ?5.oofl ' cash deposit required under a 1938 i In an opinion to Mayor Earl T. After 8 Days In Sealed Car FORT SMITH, Ark., Dec. 20.(UP)-Fort Smith.official* rescued . „ „. a 24-year-old man yenterday from I "That the condition. Imposed by ; a boxcar of umbtr In which hei'sw upon the operation oJ ,, la« ' had been /sealed^ without food or business may, In some cases work pugnant must stand. " water for*. He identified himself as Earl E. Harry, an unemployed railroad mechanic of Wells. Nev. Weak from thirst and hurigery, Harry told officers he climbed Into i the car In Wells last Thursday, ! Dec, 11, Intending to ride to Ogden, Utah. He said tomeone shut and waled th» door 'without his knowledge. Every time the train stopped, he shouted and pounded on the door but failed to attract.attention. He «filct he, weighed ISO pounds when he got Into the car. He weighed less than 100 pounds when taken to a Fort Smith hospital yesterday. great hardship or apparent in- : ustlce are matters addressing 1 themselves to the legislative branch of the government," he said The famous Washington TDITP s P ruc « • • - holds needles I littu well ~ doci not dr ALL SIZES — ALL PRICES * ORDER CHRISTMAS TURKEYS NOW . . . PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET 10M Chickmawba Phone 204] Bridgeport, and Thomas J. O'Neill, chief of tlie Income Tax Division at Hartford. Arkansas DESERVES THE BEST * We Give Yon KOURBOH At Its Best STRAIGHT from KENTUCKY • 169 /'roof Sour Mash Whiskey • Ask Far It at YOUK PACKAGE STORE JlpSTONE BOTTLED IN BOND Also Black Label—90 Proof Barrett Hamilton, Inc. Distributor, Little Rock Flawless emeralds are the most precious of all stones, and are even more valuable than diamonds. WHEU A MWV BRJWGS HIS WPP FLOWERS FOR No REASON-— THERES REASONi "There's a reason—a good one— why folks will .trade At the TRADING TOST where rwnest bargains are made , . . Weary Christmas shoppers always get a Wg lift they stop by THE THAU- ING POST t« Klecl » gift!" HOLIDAY OPENING! THE FLY INN A NEW, BETTER PLACE TO EAT "OUT-F ROM-TOWN' OFFICIALLY OPENS TONIGHT! "* " wv •-" • "SA^.-^A^V Try Our Good —Foods— Take a "breather" from strenuous Christmas shopping tonight and visit Hlylheville's newest eating place. Here you'll find the informality of home, apd foods so downright delicious you'll actually feel at home. Our foods are seasoned just vight, so nourishing and delicious! Our steaks, chops and chicken are prepared in such a. way as to hring out the real flavor. Count on us for dinners too, they're a grand pickup over the "usual run" of foods you find most places! COME ONE! COME ALL! BIG, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOW at the RITZ THEATRE Monday Morning, 10 O'Clock Doprs Open 9:30 a.m. ALL-CARTOON SHOW f Featuring Your Favorite Cartoon Characters * BUGS BUNNY * LITTLE LULU * POPEYE THE SAILOR And Many, Many Others ADMISSION: FOOD Meats - Fruit - Vegetables - Bread Cakes-Canned Goods This show is being sponsored by the BLYTHE- VILLE JAYCEES and KIWANIS CLUB. This food will be given away at the Jaycee and Ki- wanis UNDERPRIVELEGED CHILDREN'S big Christmas Party! Don't Miss This BRING YOUR NEIGHBOR BRING FOOD!

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