The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1946 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 9, 1946
Page 7
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MONDAY, DECKMBKU <J, 1910 Money is Sought To Build Roads Governor's Advisory Committee to Meet To Discuss Revenues 1IY BOB BKOWN (United Press Staff Correspondent) LITT),E ROCK, Ark., Dec, 9. lUPI —The specific tax which will be nddrcl or raised lo obtain additional ) highway revenue will lie. the blE question facing the sub-committee meeting in Little Rock Thursday to draw np highway legislation Jor (he 1047 legislature. 'Ate Collins, DcQuccn attorney, cliiiinnan of the Group. Gov. Ben Laney has Indicated he prefers a general tax—such as on I gasoline or sales—lather than a •specific levy on chain stores, sou drinks and the like. However, any addition to the slaters 6 1-2-ceut gasoline tax is sure^to be contested bitterly. Oi>poueht.s to higher gasoline taxes have figures of the Arkansas Public Expenditure Survey squarely behind them. The Survey recently completed tabulation of the tax load being carried by ^Arkansas motorists driv- fng passenger cars at this time— and has come' up with the amazing hitoririation that drivers in only two other states, Oklahoma and Florida, carry a heavier'lax load. The Survey's figures include gasoline taxes, and license fees, but not city licenses or Properly taxes. They show it costs the average , Arkansas motorist $54.69 a year '. state taxes alone to drive Ins car. Oklahoma has a higher rate—$51.68 —but two cents of the gasoline tax will be removed the first o! the year. Fiorina's rate is $01.54, but the state does not charge a prol>criy tax on passenger cars. So, in reality, Arkansas motorists arc carrying the heaviest load in the nation. Levies Run Into Money The survey based Its figures on an average license fee of $11.3E» in Arkansas and an average gasoline tax of- $43.33. The gasoline tax was computed on the assumption that" the average motorist rtrivcr- 10.COO miles a year and gets 15 miles to the gallon. The Eiirvcy's figures show that Massachusetts with $23.37 and Mis sourl with $23.45. have the lowesl total state tax in the country. But'when the committee members get to the trucks driven in Arkansas the Survey will fall in line with figures showing - truck operators arc not carrying thcii load insofai 1 as license fees ai'e concerned. Figures show that the business man and farmer who operates a Nypical truck-tractor and semi- trailer combination to haul his crops to market, his merchandise lo^consumer or hrs logs to the mill, pays less taxes in Arkansas .tljan in mos$ of the surrounding states. knnsas charges an average registration" fee of $30 on such vehicles, while Mississippi charges $498, Missouri $103. Texas $1B6, Louisiana $2CO. Florida $207. Tennessee J225, and Oklahoma $270. The chart shows that Arkansas truckers pay a fuel tax which compares favorably with other states Blay Hike Truck Licenses The chart also reveals that Arkansas charges S50 on the same type of vehicle, used as a cotn- l man carrier in the state, while " Mississippi charges $810, Mis.wur $412, Oklahoma S405, Louisiana $40U and Florida $303. Only Alabama has a lower li cense fee 53/15. And, that brights up tile revcla tion tnat Arkansas revenue official, arc goins to do something abou what they consider the low license fee tor large trucKs. Revenue Commissioner Otho A Cook said he realizes the license are too low and that legislatioi i will be introduced allowing th BI.VTHKVILLB (ARlt.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Arabs Prepare for Trouble Y. M. C. A. Plans Contest to Promote Peace Arkansas Beef Cattlemen Mother of 5 Writes Novel To Meet in Little Rock [In 15-Minutc Snatches Until recently split into two rival factions, Ihe Nnjndn and l-'uluwa, Palestine's "illegal" Arub army is combining under Ihc absentee leadership of Haj Amin el Ilusscini, former Grand Mufti ol Jerusalem. Exclusive photo iibovc shows K;miel Arcikul, left, l-'iilmvu commander, with aides during recent "council of wnr" in ;i Haifa suburb. Behind him, right, is Kazem Selah llusseini, cousin ol the Grand Mufti. The Young Men's Ulirlstlun Association us n worldwide movement. announces 1(3 second nnntml YMOA Hiulio Siniirt Contest, with »'» award of five hundred dolliifs . (MCOCOl In cash for the- script that wilt help most, in the opinion of tin* Jmliirs. l.i stimulate In Individuals :i desia- to live their every dny ilvc.s In a way Unit will licll> promote intcrimttoiml }x.'iu'r. TMe award will be given to the author nf iho script (lint best meets the objectives suited nbovc. The wlunlni; script will utso curry » gunriujtee of production. If other .scripts nix- founil nccpplnblo Mi*)' will be purchased by the Y.M.C.A. at current market prices. The conlcst is open to »ll writers, cxcci)t employees of the Y.M.C.A, i and their families. Hcnriutlu Harrison. national radio derlctor foi the yM.c.'A., slitc.1 that rules for the I'ont'rsl will be available upon request by wrllhiK to the v R IX-paiiiv.rr.t of the Niilloiml Council of YMC.A.'s, 341 Madison Avc- j nur. New York. 11, N. Y. I The contest will close flt mid- I nlKlil, January 31st, and nil r«- t'.ir.s ninsl be in on or before that time. Lirn.K UOCK. Ark., Dec. 0, (Ul'J 1'lans wore bcliil! romi>lcleil i<>d«y 'or the 1'Jlh unniial convention of' DIP Arkansas 'lieef Cattlemen':! Ansociallon, which will uc held hi'vc Wednesday. Dr. Wurivii Oltford, head 01 lh« Oeimi-lmrnt of Animal Industry i>t the University ol Arkansas. »'' 11 s|iei\k lo the i-nnclim inul ciHtlc- nen aUei 1 n luncheon. Officers will be elected in an flernoou business session. Directors vhoic ICIIHS expire this year 111- lude nave Olllisiin o[ l.aXo VII- aito and K. A. Matthews of I'inc Huff. ioo) In Hie ihornlng, and another liidf hour or to while the Vlds slept utter lunch." To protect his dt*( whM «•*, Umdon resident »lgns on tht cat'i Mitii. - slate I" base H* Ices on the actual 1 rated ciiu^i-iiy as is now being done, carrying capacity of the vehicle | Coci: Mid many trucks listed at rather than on the manufacturer's i ] 1-2 tons by die manufacturer ac- tually haul 10 to 12 Ions on Arkansas' highways—but still pay the lo* fee. "We're i;n!ni: lo change that,' Co',1: slid. 1 ! YOU CAN'T HAVE Just Arrived! Ma- Selection of Roberts Number inn Machines all movements up lo S wheels. Columbia Model No. I Spirit Duplicating thine Krror-N'os 12 Inch lo 20 Inch Marhallen Aristocrat Typewriter Titbit's (s Ihinjj new) Speedrife Clieckwrilcrs (^1(1.00(1.0(1 Insmanci; years) Xmas Desk Sets All Styles and All Colors One Model I, Specd-n-l'rinl Duplicator One Model Junior Speed-n-l'rinl Duplicator Zipper Cases and Uriel Cases All Si/.es & Plastic. "// it's office supplies, we have it!" DON EDWARDS THE TYPEWRITER MAN 118 North Second Street KVANHTON, 111. lUl'l—A mother ut five children luis revealed I hat she wnile her 300-lxice novel, |>ub llslu'il this month, In 10-mlnule snalvhes between civrlnc for and ri'eduii 1 , her offspring. Hlir is Mrs. Ann Emery, wife ot LIU KYiinMon EiUleMiuin, jcihn Kin- ftiv. Her book In 11 Juvenile novel eulllli'd "Trndlllon." "Mv loiitlne for 90 dnys." siild the 119-yi'ar-ohl ImUsewlfe, "was to sniilch ir> mlnute.s nl the lyi'c- wilier niter putllni; one child In bed or bHwcini feedings. "I \vj» uljli! In i;el In 'M mlnulr.s i uflei sendinii ttu; two oldest off lo From where I sit... Ay Joe Marsh ^ Meet Our Police Force! i^'*"*>;>>>>;io>!!O!>>;>>>;>;>>;>^ Chiropractic for Health Hours 9 to 12 and 2 to 6 DR. TORSTEN LJNDQUIST , Netiro (.'alomelcf Survive Guard Bldg., 209'/ 2 W. Main Phone 3170, Blytheville, Ark. \ lot n( (owni hoMt itbaut thn Nl/it of Itiolr polk" forcf. We'rn prniMl of Iho »l«i o( oiirn too—»lv (rat Ihw, Mill wrl(ht I wo hundred twenty! Nume of Patrick llymi. Tut dncan't h«v<i * K r '»t denl to do helplni; old ladle* croni th« ulrcet, aeeiriff tlmt kids get homo nl decent hourn. Ami with S«l(- KeKnlxdnn limteHil of Prohibition Ihero'H ml(;lily llttlo trouble on our Hired nl night. Auk l'«t where h« ilnnrtii on I'rnliLMtlnM—mill tli^ laHleMHnrft<l met gunjftiterUm ihat be uietl to Imltle twrnly ynra xf>'....\»k' him to riunpttfe It with the bcew-' erit 1 current program of 3elf-BeJr- * nhilloil—by which tavern keepvn ". ••Illier Ion the Uae or low their, llcCIIMUt : . ' V From where T ilt, our town can ' be proud of having i one-m» n po- • lice, force! It mightn't be enough ,' In towns where. Prohibition hiu en- - courajjcd l»wlcfiBneaii.-Rut It'i * Bl/.nblo enough In our town—whero H wa'vo *ub»tUutcd moderation and v ' £iri, iyfo, Unite, I Dr'fwen Foundation AIL4SET Q nstmas ,:" >, ; '" you'H v/ant to look right this Christmas! FATS AND OILS. THERE'S WIDE SHORTAGE | OF FATS, x ! TUWIN USED/MS! j They're needed today, i more than ever before J HOUSE SLIPPERS We've A Pair for Every Member of the Family Your gift problem is solVod when you come to The Family Shoo Store and choose comfy slippers for every member of the family. Here arc a few sug- ' gcstions. For Happy Feet . . . These Can't Be Beat! Men's Leather OPERA SLIPPERS $3.50 - $3.95 , $4,50- $5.00 Real foot comfort in every line. Made with leather solos and Rubber Heels. Size 6 to 12. For Men. JJy KriiKlinjr your deaniji;; lo us, you c;m look n'trlil and put. for 1.1: an ;ip- peai'ancc you've always dreamt:;! ';f . . . one thai, will mean .so much fo "him". Don't your very Ijcst wi'.h any oilier than the best clciincr.s . . . I'ccrlcsa Clcarnci-s! PEERLESS DRY CLEANERS Brown Plush House Slippers $2.64 MEN'S GAITERS In Urown or Bliick. Siics from (> ti> 12 S3.50 and 3.95 Men's Houae Slippers Jli'avy Quality I'lusli—Lined with Toil and finiHhrd will) thickly patldcd soles. Si/.rs (i lo II'.. MnrUi with heavy fiill.'•. uppers .— herd leathnr stoics and rubber heels. Have brown tip over too. Sl/.cs 6 to 12 Colors arc Brown, Wine and Blue Make It A Slipper Christmas Come in today and make your selections from the largest and most Complete Shoe Store in Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri ' , 416 S. Franklin Phone 24 OQ Boy's House Slippers Keep his feet warm and roKy. Mitdi*. with lirown plnid tippers and padded .solc.s. Si/.cs 1 U> (>. $2.45' Women's Fuzzy House Slippers ('hoicc of red or blue colors. All .sixes. Childrens House Slippers 98c - $1.18 - $1.95 - $2.45 In foil, plush or fleece. Colors? arj Keci, Kluc find Pink. Hi/.es from .little f> to WOMEN'S COZY HOUSE SLIPPERS Made with heavy fell uppers — hard leather solos — rubber heels and leather lips over toes. Colors arc Drown, Blue, Gray and \Vinc. 5 to i). 1.95 THE FAMILY SHOE STORE Phone 2342 312 West Main Street

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