The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947 BIATHF.VIU.E (ARK.) CQURIEK NEWS Meyers' Dummy Takes Real Job ; Former President of [< Prosperous Firm i Again Services Cars f DAYTON, O.; Dec. 24 (UP) — Blcriot H. Lninarre, sclf-stvled 'dummy" president of MaJ. Gen. pncnnctl E. Meyers' Aviation Elc-c- "trlc Co,, started back to work today rr-as a Kas'oltnc station attendant. Lamarre. wearing an old leather jacket and rough clothes, reported (o his job after )wstliiK $1.000 bond In Federal Court Monday on his arraignment- on penny charges The 33-year-old Lamarre and General Meyers were Indicted by federal sjiar.d Jury In Washington Dec. 19 on pcijnry charges in connection with operation of the Aviation Electric firm at nearby Van- rtalla, O., (turlnR the war. Lamarre said lhat through the months the savings he had been able to put back during the war ha1 dwindled and that now about all lie and his wife have left is thcli home and automobile. The young wartime company president salt! that someday he hopes to obtain backing to put into production a bic.ve' he has designer! and patented. The bicycle, lie said, has come as far along as working model and the prototype no wls stored In the basement of his home. Meyers had promised such backing as soon as the war was over. Lamarre said. Today, Lamarre slushed through four inches of snow as lie filed automobile tanks, changed oil and went about his other duties at the station. "I'm not too proud to work," lie said. F .Scars of War Heal Slowly in 'Bulge' Battle Area Court Checking Constitutionality Of State Tax Law It was the Yuletlde season, three years ago when the German armies nearly succeeded in their last great allernnt to smash the mmishlnK. victorious Allies in the Battle ot the Bulge. The area still shows many signs of the desperate fightlne, hut new buikiliiRs are golns up and the patina of peace slowly covers the scarred towns ;uid countryside. In striking contrast are the pictures above, snapped in 1,,-v Irked at Roosevelt; Realtor Offers Free Trees Roche, Belgium. Photo at, left, tuhrn Just after I). S. troops drove the Germans from the town, shows residents staiullni; benenth the Winged Victory memorial n[ World War I, ninld war's destruction. The recent picture, right, shows Ihr same plucp Icxtny. with wreckage removed nnd liouses reuuilt. NASHVru>:. Trnn., l>e. 74 (UP. —Allonieys began work today on bvlei.i tu » ruse attacking con.itltu- tlonaltty of I lie itale'n two per cent retail »»!*« tax law. Clreull Court Jutlje Rlchant p, Uews oi'derrd the briefs prcpavccl lute yesterday alter a two-day hearing on a temporary Injunction that permits four middle Tennessee merchants to remain In hustnei.1 deaplte the fact their retail tax cprllflc«lM were revoked by the stale. The cciliricnies were revoked on charge* Ihe merchant* refused to collect the «ale» tax directly from thrlr customers, aj specified by law, and «ald publicly they wouldnt collect It. in arRumenls before Judge Dews yesterday, however, lawyers for the merchant an Id the state wasn't, (ruing a penny—that the merchauls air paying the tax al- Ihougli not collecting It directly from the buyer. The merchants attacked the "bracket" system of tax collection and alleged that appropriation* In the sales lax law are "vague and un- aueclflc." They charged also that the law Infringes on the right nt a merchant lo agree with his customer upon prices. Thr lour merchants an; Ft. C. MoUley, o! Tounesste Ridge; Porter Freeman and Kred Klausmtcr, Nashville; and W. H. Patterson. Smyrna. Town Takes Matters Into Own Hands NEW PARIS, Pa" (UP)—When * (55,000 fire destroyed hl« place ot business. Harry Flndley waa ready lo give up. Jt-was the second nine fire had caused him extensive damage and IK felt he was through. But Ills neighbors didn't think «ndl*y'» fan*. enabHthneai M an<l,tHejr''l»«f«a «o. They wanted Mndley* machinery repair enabt: their community tnii t work to rebuild it;' More thin 500, person* donated labor,. money or material* > to'help Findely *ee the brighter tl4« acaln. The house centipede J» not. pot. •onoiu. Only the large tropic*] ten* tlpedet are nevomoun. '* A CIO Auto Workers %aeking Demand For Higher Wages DETROIT. Dec. 24 (UP) -Local 600 of the CIO United Auto Workers Union, representing €8.000 employes of the Ford Rouge plant, today backed a growing demand among auto workers for a new wage boost I of 25 cents an hour. The action came by unanimous vote of the executive board of the world's largest local union. Earlier live locals representing 55,000 General Motors workers In the Flint, Mich., area, as well as other locals in Detroit, called upon the International UAW to work for the 'J5-cent figure in next year's contract negoations with major auto companies. Night Clubs Prepare Early for New Year's Rush of Merrymakers LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Dec. U— (UP)—New Year's Eve Is still a week off. but night club owners in the Little Rock, Hot Springs and Fort Smith areas are forecasting capacity crowds of merrymakers, according to a United Press survey. One night club has almost entirely sold out its reservations, while a- nothcr Is saving a small group nf booths for late comers who won't think to make reservations in advance. But most of the night spots will be taking reservations almost to the day before New Year's Eve. The average cover charge for Neve Year's Eve will be about $3.50 per couple. The Little Rock average is slightly higher at S4, but Hot Springs and Fort Smith average 13. In almost all cases the prices on New Year's Eve will be about double the regular or Saturday evening prices. And in all but one case, the cover will not Include' food or refreshment. The exception Is one Little- Rock club, which is planning to WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UP) — Realtor Clarke Daniel got mad when he read that sinuit Roosevelt was selling Christmas trees from his family's Hyric Park estate tor »1 apiece "to niako Christians out of tree, dealers'. " The late president's son accused the dealers of price-gouging. Today Daniel posted a sign on some property In nearby Maryland where he owns 500 trees. It read: "Free Christmas trees—to mnke a Christian out of Elliott Roosevelt." Tfc> Chvistrt.as Spirit COLUMBIA. S. C.. Dec. 24 (UPI-- (Tnc nulomobtlcs-for-rcnt dealer here, is doing his bit today to halt holiday traffic accidents. Last night, he locked up his entire fleet of U-Drtve-Hs, and won't put them back into operation until Jan. 2. i Then, he lelt for Texas to spend I the holidays. 'Hays Joins Objectors To U.S. Education Policy LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Dec. 26. (UP)—Congressman Brooks ,Hay has joined University ol Arkansas President Lewis Webster Jo'nes and Gov, Ben Lancy In protesting a report ol President Truman's Commission on Higher Education, which recommended non-segregation o[ races hi state-owned colleges. I The commission recommended j that the abolUloii of racial segregation be made n jireremilslts for the receipt of federal aid funds. Congressman Hays said he recommendation, il adopted, would "close tilt; door lo acceptance of fcder.il education funds by Southern stater, who need it most desperately." serve its patrons a one A.M. New Year's breakfast. Camden Man Buried CAMDEN, Ark., Dec. 24.— (UP) —Gov. Ben Laney wns to lie one ot the imltbcsrcrs at the fvinernl today of James D. Reynolds ot Camden. Laney and Reynolds were long-time Irlenris. Reynolds died Monday. Ke had been a member or the Arkansus Oil and Gas Commission nnd a Camden civic and business leader. Diamonds In The 'Rough' NASHV1LI.K. Tpivn.. Dec. 24 IDT 1 . —A city dump Is a funny place to look for diamonds. But not in this cnse. Alter going through Ions ot rubbish, a porter nnd n maid lor the Shyer's Jewelry store here round three diamond riiiRs Inte yesterday. The porter Im'l accidentally thrown the rings Into n (rush basket during the Chrlslmr.s rush. Read Courier Neves Want Arti Wife's Desire for Pretty Things Gets Him in Dutch MIAMI. Fla., Dec. 24 (UP)— E. Manuel n'ernian, hanlrd Into court for stealing 100 pairs of sheer la- riles' pnnlles from an exclusive Miami Beach shop, said It was all Ills wile's fault. She made him steal, he said, because he didn't Imve enotifth money lo satisfy her desire for lots o: pretty clothe.i. "I'm glad I cot caught," he snld "No telling what she'd have me do next." May this Christmas bring you gladness and a full measure of contentment • And may the New Year open up new vistas of happiness!! Hu-Wa Laundry-Cleaners I : : : : an'd sincere best wishes for I the coming year i i i \ i It's a genuine pleasure to send you our heart-felt Season's Greetings. F i \Ve have enjoyed serving you and invite you to consult us again wlien- i ever we can he of financial assistance. The credit record you have estah- ; lishcd at this Bank assures you of special attention on any loan or finnnc- ! ing )ieed. ; We look'back over a year that was filled with big events, some of which ; nre already growing dim in memory. But the memory of friends is etched | clear and strong, rfs we come (o another ye>.r-end. We know how much you : and others have contributed .lo our success and we thank you. i If we can be of service to you now or in the future, please let us know. i ! : .We wish for every customer ami friend a very, very Happy Holiday. i II THE FARMERS BANK & TRUST CO. • ^B ' ' Ig; ORGANIZED 1908 MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM IM ! The Only State Bank in Mississippi County Thdt is a member of the lii Federal Reserve System It's Christmas Eve. Everything lies in wait for the Big Day... Ihe stockings ready for the filling... a tree adorned with multicolored balls prepared for the laughter and joyous voices of all who search 'ncath it on the morrow forsplcndid gifts... warm, roomy chairs awaiting visitors to share Yulctidc with the family. ... On this night before Christmas, we wish one and all, a very Meiiy Christinas and a Happy New Year! the RAZORBACK

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