The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1947 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 1, 1947
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PAGE TWO aaianoo farmer Getting Cheaper Dollars tut H« is Betur Off Than His Dad Because More Are Rolling in Auto License Sales Yield Record Sum MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1947 .. Too Late To Classify LITTLE ROOK, Sept..). (UP) — An unprecedented increase In truck registration in Arkansas during tlie- llrst haif of 1£47 caused motor v'c- | Jilcle license registrations to break . nl] previous records, the State Higlu By GKANT DI1 I.MAN I wa; Bjpartment reported today. "I Press Staff Correspondent) Collections through June 3J were i WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (UP)— £30 ; J CC:> more, than tor the 12 months The fanri*r;£;;dojbt-;Jjqugljt.., Jess. q(, l?* a - .with '-lie siate needing to last monttil :,thuv eifer bwore'/'But''sell' o:.:y 3,003 plates . - — -'...••-?' T. •_'• " ' • • • • For Sato al!-time High' during: . _ ended Au«,;,15 ; while;' 1 farm''-prices, snagged, at;; least'.temporarily', 1 'on the July plateau. •, ,'jr '.' As a result, the farm t parity Index jumped four points— or two per cent — to set :a ncy record. Tile parity index 1 .'measures the buying power of the" farmer's dr!- lar against the base period 1910-H which was regarded ns 'prosperous for agriculture. The index now stands fit 235 per cent of Iho base period. This rneaiis the farmer is taking In two- and-two-thirds dollars for cv:?ry dollar, received in the peiiixl. ' Rice is an example. During the 1909-14 period, farmers felt they were ding well at 81.3 cents a bushel. For a bushel of rice to buy as much for him now as H did then, the modern farmer '.voukl have to get $1.91. Rice actually was $2.11. on Aug. 15. The base period price of corn averaged 'G4.2 cents a bushel. On Aug. 15, 'corn was $2.19 a bushel and now Is considerably higher. Parity on^ S1.51. Sometimes it .works the othev way. • . The base average price of, tobacco waj 22.9 cents a pound. To get a comparable price for this year's crop, considering bikes In In living, costs sincu 1909-14, the grower would have lo receive cents. The ^Aug. 15 price was 30.1 l sale, experiencing a rush Of ta(!-l>u>:ng]] die mid-year 50 per cent reduction in ail licenses. Ccllcclions through June 33 totaled 84,103.343 from the sale of 343.493 lillis, continued with $4,354.5)53 from the sMe !0t 343,823 tans for the full year of 1946. The higher revenue Irom fewer tugs was brought about by the In- trc.iM 1 in truck registrations. A tolnl ol 101,033 iriicks r.rnl motorcycles was registered this yenl 1 roinpurcJ with Sli.Ktt for tlic full year of 19-lli. The (U-pirtmenl i : xptahicd thut many fanni'i';* in thi 1 cotton-yrowin^ couml(v> use Inick only fur fall cotton-hauling. The <lf p:H Uiu'ni IjeiievcH that lo- cent.s. 'I'nbiiccu prices arc expected to go even lower as a result of British Import reductions. If they do. the Agriculture Department will be required to go into the market :iml buy up tobacco at 90 per cent of parity to .supprjit the price. The sharp rise in larmer's living costs last month resulted from higher feed prices — a by-product of the disappointing corn crop — and generally higher consumer prices. Higher clouting costs contributed most to the increase in rural living costs. Automobiles, furniture and building materials also .were sub- slanlblly higher. We have exclusive listings on approximately 20 farms ranging in size from 10 acres (o large tracts. It you ar« interested in buying or selling, or in ma!>- inK.a loan be sure and call us and we will be glad In .show or discuss these farms with vou. Cecil Earls Noble Gil) Agency O«ceola Telephone <W Biytheville Telephone 3131 9 1 ck It ElKhly ucrcs 3'.v mites of JitCi'lf. Missouri, on (jrftvtl r.iaj electricity nvatlnUlti, two house),, unc train. 80 ucriis 'i\' t inllra Southwest or Dell on Knm-1 roiul, cloctrlclty. ACnool IMIB IOIUV. IWO llOUhttti. OI1C MUUE1 hard. Iti-alLy nlC4> funii If you lire louklnu fur this s!?.e. 120 mTi-K 4 nilli-.s NnrllHjast of SU-eli!. MLKsciirl. i^ruvul road, electricity niui Hetioot him route, better tlmn av- CTage Improvements, n real huy. ICO acrpji 4 Inllc.s EJOUtlllrnHt of Hlv- tlievLllir. Fair . luu>rovcnicnui. ICO iicreK 2'/ v miles Northwest UUSKQU, •t liatUci, 2 bums, extremely wall (IraLl)cO, llltill [)rod\lclllK (arm. A|>|)roKltimlcly 1GQ ncrfts 1 miles South of lilyihi'vlllt.'. ftiH' linprovciiitints. well • locittc-ii. Kravi-1 roiui, mall untl st-liool tniH route, (ilctnrlrlty. One of ttur fumiH luciited It) tills fuinilry. 200 LICJT!, 4 l.lilefi SuuthWesL Of Dell. Krixyol road, olrctrlclty. school bus rovite. Well ]ocate<t. extremely line furm. 222 ucrcii H miles or . Osccola 01^ xiavcl ro&U, fair linprovo- inelltN. well clrnllieil anil a reii) farm for tile money. 2-10 arii:B,2 miles Nprtli of lillTlicvllle. good h]i})roven)eiit-s. j^ravet road near n jiood .schmil, cleqlrtclty In ml house.';. One of the finest farms to lie offered for sale ]n this coimimnl- ty nils year. 290 ncrcn 5 miles Wrst of Oeceola on Krftvel roiut, fair !im>rove.l|ients. ek'e- trlctty iivtillllljlet. A real l;uv at 1 10.00 ner itcre. II you do not find what you wnnL In the Altove ILstliiKi:. Hive us t\ chiillce to dlsctiKK with you theTal- :">'•'! ol ihn TJUIIVS we have (or sale. Will lie Klacl w show you these, or any others we hnvc Rt anytime. Cecil Eftrls N'ohlc GDI AIKIICV Osccota Teleuhoiie 93 Dlj'thevltle TelODhonc 3131 rooms all new .furniture. Includes ft. General Ehictrlc; lro txjx Ost'eol(\ flrBt liouse North Judue OI'iUI)')!'^ homr. Dll-iik- Wonted ILrcma;i and nlKht w*tch- 11. I'lionc- 0,u. l-ck-15 Help onted Lady 10 krci> homo nnd care Apply Houititrn Auto Ht inJiops v.-iintec!. Amily Orivr-liin altor I u. Personal round V. CLUI c asa:*. trip isikc Notice ICr;war<l for lnforJimUOd leading to re- tni ti of ]y;jo Fonl Iloatlstur. Freslj hl!\ck puliu iolj. jnntor no. A-3fif)i!>^7 Lii.-c-iiSL- iiiiniljiir unknown. No front bmnuor, ti-niii-r tiltch on rcnr. Broki-n wLndslilckJ. EitiLtiitLun leather ton Notify Ti-li-phniLK 4411. Ulythevllle _ 0 l-DH-3 Position Wanted intitoynufiiL deslrc'd Ijy pijrfion tnrtihiu from California who in pi-ilt'[itri-c( in w I in If- .Mile ami u grocery IMISHLC.SS. Also liavr; r-t nu:<; in ^in work und wltti' rov inent w;iri-honso Mitit'rvUnr. 'W consider furni CJiiiJloyinuiit.. im:i W It. Morunn. Ph. i}2^. r Old Cars Still Popular In State, Figures Show LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. SepU 1, (V}'i — Every motorist lias had a sneaking suspicion that his old jalopy is getting no younger every day, but Saturday for tile first time the State Highway Department dug out figures to prove it. The statistical division reported that liore than 14 per cent of Ihe 345,000 automobiles on Arkansas highway* today are 15 or more years old, compared with only two per cent of the same vintage In 1939. And, .say.s the department, Arkansas now has 3,147 cars more than 20 yoar.s old, while in 1939, only 140 vehicles claimed such an ancient background. • Tile statisticians also • revealed tliat there are now more 1940 and If41 models riding the highways than any other, these two years making up 25 per cent of the total. In 1939, the 1934-37 cars led all others on the road, -with 40,000 of them making up 22 per cent of the total. This year there are 41,770 1930-37 models on the road, .slightly more than before the war, but they make up only W per cent of the total. Proof that new cars are sl)ll re- latlvfiy scarce Is the fact that the department has registered only 23.11130 post war cars, or 11.04 per cont I of tlie total oji the road. money, p.m. for service pilots at 3:20 Supermarket Opened In Caruthersville, Mo. CARUTHERSVIL-LE, Mo.. Sept. 1 — Kroger Stores will open a new supermarket here Thursday. Form erly operating two stores here, Iwth have been consolidated i room house, from and hack tjorrrh ^221 MftixuroK St. 0;l-nk-8 HtitlrooiTi suite vjltli s trnsti. Apt M5, Air 3602. . . 'M ttftllon Plcctrlu Phone 3522. liot water beater. Unn Thprin henter. Reasonably nrlc*»'l Cnll 2238. 9I1-PX-4 tal license tag sales will near 400.- OCO this year for the first time in ! history. As lisual. Pulaski County led in lotnl registrations for tne first six months, selling -40,250 for $650,503. In .second place was Sebastian County with 14.GCO sales totaling S230.750. ippi County wa.s third with sales totaling $177,712. LOTSOFFUNFORALL AT THE Repeal Urged Of Federal Gasoline Tax LITTLE ROCK, Sept. I. — Each month Ihe federal gasoline tax costs American motorists .substantially more than Ihe total'annual tax receipts of the national government a hundred years ago according to M. R. Springer, chairman of the Oil Healers' Association, of Arkansas. He made l^iis comparison hi a statement iri which lie urged Hint Ihe federal gascjne tax he repealed. Mr. Springer pointed out thai receipts... from the one-und-one-half cc-nC federal tux on each gallon of gasoline have averaged $32,500,000 :\ month for the first five months v>f 1947, while for the entire year 1847 receipts of tlie federal government Irom all revenue sources n- nionnted lo only $20.495,109. "My point is." he added, "that the motorists as a class are today bearing a larger share of federal taxation on just one product alone in just one month than was borne n a whole year by all the tax- Daycrs of the nation a. century ago. And this doesn't even take into cons id e r at ion the other federal taxes on lubricating oil and motor vehicle parts and equipment."The one-and-one-halr cent per gallon federal gasoline tux. he continued, is imposed on top of. our "enormously high" state gasoline tax of six-and-one-hall cent" per gallon with the result that ."the total tax the consumer pays • en' each gallon of gasoline amounts to more, relatively, than he would pay on some of the most extravagant luxuries. This is probably the most vicious example of multiple taxation thai you could find in the entire country today. "Twenty-seven state governments, as well as countless individual citi'/.cns throughout the nation, have petitioned Congress to res; this tax since it was adopted as a 'temporary emergency' measure 15 years ago. Now Congress is studying a complete revision ol the structure of federal excise taxes, li am convinced dial this study eitn only conclude that the. federal tax on gasoline should be placed at the very top of the list of levies to be repealed. As a violation of stiUe's rights and a discrimination against an already overtaxed group of citizens, it is a measure that camio 1 . be defended on cither logical or equitable grounds." one large su|x>rmni'kel tliat will cover one-halt block on East Fifth Street and Walker Avenue. Byron Tlnsley will lie store manager and Jake Latlmcr market,' manager.. Bollr have been with the Kroger; company for several years In these capacities. Allen Pickard's EAST END SHOE REPAIR SERVICE FARM DITCHES 3ITCH BANK LEVELING RRIVATE ROADS OR ANY Surplus Supplies Army Goods • Shoes See us for the very brst In Army surplus shoes. Nearly new— Ite- buill— To Be KebuJlt. Hundreds for .sate. Quantity 1'rices Available. 112 Lilly Street Blk South .East Main S. J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLD6. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. Caruthersville Seeks Girl Scout Troops CAIIUTHERJSVILI.E. Mo., Sept. 1. -- A movement is being undertaken here lo secure a air! Scout Troop for Ciiruthersville, sponsored by various women's groups of the town. Already two "Brownie" troops of pre-Girl Scouts are functioning, sponsored by Mrs. Juck Hopke and Mrs. Johns S. White. The District is making an effort to hire a Girl Scout Executive and Carnlhersville has been invited to join the Council, by organizing a troop along with Dexter, Sikeston and Charleston. Round-the-Yforld Fliers Arrive in Brussells 'EKUSSELS, Sept. 1. (UP)—Two Americans flying around the world in Piper supercruisers landed at Eveic Airport, outside Brussels last iirglit after an uneventful flight from London. Cliflord V. Evans and George W. Truman went to the Palace Hotel where they slept late today. A heavy fog prevented them from taking off lor the iHagne, their next .scheduled stop. Ace Aviators Compete In Races at Cleveland CLEVELAND, Sept. 1. (U?) — Twelve /speed kings fight it out around the pylons in the VMJ.OOO Thomson trophy race today, Atner^;s Kentucky Derby of the Air. fTlic race is scheduled to be flagged off at 5:50 p.m.'There will be a"sp«..ial jet division without prize SELL YOUR CAR CASH! If you have a lute nnulel car that's clean, well kept . . . we'll pay you the highest possible cash price for it! Clean up (hose bills that hang over your head by selling your car while prices are hiijli. Ifcink the difference if you want, or ask us about the new, versatile .1KK1' — might for every purpose ! A Complete Line of Jeep Parts POOLE MOTOR CO. South Highway 61 at Steele, Missouri Phone Stcelc 49 OLD CAR DERBY At the Mississippi Co. Fairgrounds Sunday, Sept. 7,2:30 p.m. AND EACH SUNDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER THRILLS! SPILLS! FUN GALORE! •Full Racing t Stock Model Program! Racers! See the Jalopies in Action! ADM. 60c SpomofW by Dud Cason Post 24, of th* American Ugron Upholstering Add new colors to your home and prolong the life of your furniture. 1. Expert Craftsmen 2. Finest Materials 3. Custom Styling E. V. WALLS 21 si Street at Gateway ELBERTA PEACHES $2.50 and $3.00 Per Bushel We Sell: • By the Pound • By the Bushel • Truckload BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 130 E. Main. Phone 973 The Public Is DEMANDING Of Us... OUR BETTER CLEANING • 8 HOURS SERVICE • With the HUDSON FINISH! Better Dye Work Hat Re-Finishing Suits Made to Order Bring us you Leather Coats to be Re-fiished, Re-dyed, Re lined—New Zippers HUDSON CLEANER CLOTHIER TAILOR Wwt Main St. BlythevilU, Ark. PhoiM 2612

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