The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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EIGHT Spenders. Eye Surpluses ,. State's Educators Out in Front to G«t Mora School Money ', ! BY BOB BROWN (UftMcd mis Staff Correspondent) urn*; ROCK, Ark., Dec. 23.— The dog fight over surplus funds U shaping up with Die state's educators out In front with suggestions. The chief battle will be over t£OC,000 genuine surplus now In State funds and several millions of dollars which) should accrue during the next couple of ycTirs. The principal mode 'of attack appears at this time.to be an effort to modify the Revenue stabilization Act to Include a fifth category. At the present time the first $30-500,COO collected annually by the state goes into an apportionment fund and is'distributed to institutions and departments muler four distribution systems. Another $1.200,000 goes into a tax-reduction fund, and the remaining state revenue—some. $800,000 last year- makes up the first real surplus the state has hart In many a year. Under the proposal as ^et Out by the educators, a fifth category would be established, going into effect prior to the lax reduction fund or immediately thereafter— with money being distributed on the same percentage liasis as now affects the fourth category. This would'call for 64 ner cent to the public schools and 11 pcf cent- to the University of Arkansas—with other: schools and funds coming in for their share proportionately. Gov. Ben Laney has given tentative* approval to the over-all .suggestion but would probably insist that' his Jl.200.000 tax reduction fluid be left intact. Another surplus which will more than likely take a beating Is the t»,000,OCO which will remain in the welfare fund at the end of the next blennium. At least $2,500.000 already lias been earmarked by the pre-legislative joint budget committee for transfer to the state hospital. And it is generally believed among members of the budget committee that the University of Arkansas is going after the other $3.500,CCO to help handle its 54.600,030 building "program planned for 1948-43. •Practically every school official has admitted to the committee tliat supplement! budget requests will be handed in—requesting immediate use of any surplus money now lit their respective funds. Father of Quads Finds Housing A Bigger Worry BALTIMORE, Dec. 23. (UPI — Charles Henn, 28-year-old ex-Army sergeant who used to say that he never worried, admitted today that being, the father of quadruplets really had its problems. : For one thing, Henn said, he and his 28-year old British war bride now faced the problem of (Indi'.ig »,house.large enough for a family that "was "transformed overnight, from one of a sinylc child to one ofifive. * The quads—three boys ami a girl whb Sre as yet unnamed—were born yesterday at' St. Agnes Hospital here. The hospital reported that .mother and children were doing PweU;- although the babies were placed in an incubator overnight as a precautionary measure. • ; Clarification Needed .In Wisconsin, when the state satnC'law says "pickerel," it means pike, and when it says "pike of any variety," it means wall-eyed pikp and sauger, which arc not Pike, _but members of the iicrch family. It Will Pay You to Sec Jack W. Powell Insurance Counsellor Mississippi County "The things -just a little more' insurance will do arc not much short of the miraculous.'' Office—21 Lynch Uldg. Phone 3702 Residence Phone 3801 Post Offke Box 601 BlytheviTte, Ark. >NAL LIFE Ten school children Die in Crash BLriHKViLLK (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Ten school ch train collided illdrcn and the dUiei v>cie killed «i.t-n,tills school bus and a Southern Hallway nassenue- at a crossing on the outskirts of Hilvc.street, South Carolina. (NBA Telephoto.) Researchers Find Small Farms Produce Richer Community Life BY ROSKMAKIE MIlU.ANi United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—(UP) —A Senate committee report which concluded that small, family-sized farms lead to richer community life was published today amlii Indications of a new congressional fight to eliminate the traditional ISO-acre land limitation on public Irrigation projects In the wc.st. The Senate Small Business Committee published a study of two California central valley farming towns. The study listed 15 Instances In which it said that Dinuba. where farms are small, is better off as a community than Arvin. "These reported differences In the communities may • properly bo assigned confidently and overwhelmingly to the scale-of-farminK factor." wrote Dr. Walter R. Gold- shmlclt, assistant professor of anthropology and socloligy of the University fo California at Los Angeles. He submitted the report which committee spokesmen said took nearly three years to complete. Three Investigators spent a month in each community gathering facts, the report said. As reported In 1119 139-page study, the facts and conclusions were virtually certain to arouse niigry comment from California opponents of the controversial ICO-acre land limitation of the central valley project and others. Reclamation |a\v requires thoV.no water from public Irrigation projects be furnished owners of tracts exceeding 160 acres. Legislators Aroused Rep. Alfred Elliott. D.. Cal, has favored abandoning the law. Sen. William Knowlaiid, R., cal. and Sen. Sheridan Downey, D., Cal., have said they favor revisions. Downey said he lanned to introduce legislation at the last session of congress to change the law, but it was not prepared In time. Chairman James Murray, D., Mont., of the Senate Small Business Committee, issued a strong statement lo accompany release of the study. He described large-scale farming operations as a "new and awful form of the menacing threat of economic power concentration." He, said the one insensivc study of two communities should not form the bas| s for wide generalization, but added that, the findings should "alarm everyone concerned about 'iirescn'ntion o f those institutions which formed the foundation stones of our democratic so- ' duty." Murray's committee researchers reported that Arvln's 214 farms averaged 497 gross acres In s iM while Dinuba'.s 753 farms averaged 57 gross acres. Dinuba was reported to have 1400 more residents than Arvin. The report, said,that most of Ar- vln's North and West faun land was owned and operated by the Diglos'glo Frnll Corp. H did not list- others of the big landholders who It. said owned most of the rest of Arvln's farms. Following is a summary of tho 15 instances in which the report, found Dinuba n communitv superior to Arvin: Diiiuun- had 62 separate business establishments compared [ o 35 in Arvin; volume or Dinuba' s retail traide [ n one year was $4,383,000 compared to 52,535,000 for Arvin; Dinuba residents spent three times ns much for household supplies and building equipment in their community a s did Arvlnltes: Two Communities Compared The small-farm community ^Dinubal had more than twice the organiaitlojis for civic improvement and recreation Hum Arvin; it surpassed Arvin in number or organizations such as Hoy Scouts, etc.; it supported two newspapers with man.v times thc.newspace of the single Arvin paper'; it had more churches than Arvin; "Over one-half the breadwinners in the small-farm community ave independently employed businessmen; In the large-fftnn communi- l.v the proportion Ig'lcss than one- fifth," the report continued. "Less than one-third of the breadwinners in the small-farm community, are agricultural wage laborers icharteristically landless less w ili, lo. v and insecure Income) while the proportion of persons in this position reaches the astonishing figure of nearly two-thirds of all persons gainfully employed in the large-farm community. "Physical facilities for community living arc ra,- greater in Hie small-faun community; | n the industrial-fan,, community some of these facilities arc entirely want- Ooldschmldt reported 'that Din Oil Men Oppose Gas Tax Boost Revenue from Present Levy Tops $15,000,000 In Eleven Months LITTLE ROCK, Alk., Dec. 23. '— iCpcciall—Revenue from the state's six and one-half cent gasoline tax scared to $15.198,000 during the flr.st 11 months of the year, outstripping the last pre-war year by 28 per cent, Win. P. Scarborough, secretary of the Oil Dcalers's Association of Arkansas, reported here today. This sharp upturn in (ja.'i tax revenue Is expected to bring the state a total of $17,000,COO before the year's end, Mr. Scarborough predicted. "These figures," said Mr. Scarborough, "completely refute some of the agitation being heard that the gasoline tax should be increased to finance a post-war highway construction program in Avaknsas. Mr. Scarborough said that even the most conservative estimates of highway fund revenues for the next three years, coupled with federal aid allotments for road construction, show that Arkansas will have approximately $72,000.000 available for highway purposes during the period at the present rate of taxation and with no additional levies, "This is three and one-half times the total amount, spent for state highway Improvements and betterments during the three years,pre- cceciing the war. The figure also is in excess of the estimated cost or the postwar construction .••program proposed by the Arkansas Highway Advisory committee," Mr. Scarborough added. MT. Scarborough said thata-Ar- kansas had experienced the greatest increase- of all the states in motor vehicle registrations this year, and that this trend would mean even additional revenues for road building. [550 m Hotel In Louisville Routed by Fire LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 23, (UP) —The 15-story Kentucky Hotel In downtown Louisville was • open for business today following a. minor fire In a ninth-floor suite which routed 550 guests and employes. The blaze, discovered about 10:30 a.m. (BST) yesterday, was confine* to two rooms but the heavy smoke which spread through the hotel caused panic among the guests. Scores raced to windows and shouted for assistance. One woman in an eighth floor room directly below the fire hung out Hie window and threatened to imup. Firemen persuaded her to remain where she was until they could get a ladder to her. She was the only person who fled the hotel by a duller. Other guests used the elevators. Police described the panicky guests as 'fire conscious" because MONDAY, DEC1SMBEK 23, ]<Mlj Read Courier News TVant Ads. uba merchants did S68 more business per $100 of local agricultural produce than did Arvin merchants- that Dimibaiis had a generally higher standard of living; that phvseicnl facilities such as side walks, paved streets, etc.. were grcntcr in Dimiba as were school and parks. Joyous Christmas Vitli tlm KmHii.K W( , wish to in I tide our cordial wish lor abundant prosperity and contentment, it has IJ'I-CMI !t privik'KC to .servo you ;uid \vo wilt strive with our eve:-v effort lo merit a rontiniui- lion of your patronage. oi recent hotel tragedies. Cause of the fire was not determined. RUSSIANS Continued from Page 1. commanding officer of- the ship were aboard. They were at ttic American consulate awaiting results of Consul General Bcnnlnuhoffs final appeal to the Soviet coin- nander. They arrived on board only at tlie very moment of the iliip's departure. The Russian military commander of (he city, MaJ. Gen. V. U. Korz- hanoff, refused to see the American consul general, however, and the ultimatum was delivered to the ship by one of his military aides. When the consul called at tlie Soviet commander's home to appeal from the decision banning the three Americans from Daircn. he was left standing in the bitterly cold street while a sentry carried his request inside. After some time, he was told that General Korzhanoff was not available. Mr. Bcnnlnghoff had previously called on the Russian consul general. ,. N. Petrov, to inquire why American citizens were not allowed ashore. Mr. Petrov replied that the whole matter was in the hands of Soviet military authorities. He said authorization lor such entries must come from Moscow. The refusal today was the third rebuff the American consuj general had received from the Soviet military during the American ship's brief visit. Previously, Mr. Cjiinlnghoff had asked Soviet diplomatic authorities to forward his request that the three Americans be permitted ashore to the military authorities. No reply was received. Earlier today, Mr. Benninghoff visited General Korzhanolf's office but was Informed the Soviet commander was "not In town." He then called at the Russian commander's home and was again turned away. Cily Under Kcd Army Cvntrul However, the Russian commander was In his home when Mr. Benninghoff called, it was learned. Daircn is completely under the control of the Red Army. The local Soviet-appointed Chinese mayor is a figurehead, who was not even advised by the Soviets that the American ship had arrived. "Had I known you were coming I would have been at the dock to greet you," he said. Armed Chinese police, under Soviet direction and control, paced the docks day and night, preventing anyone from coming aboard or going ashore unless they possessed a soviet pass. Several of the ship's officers and diplomatic courier Harris H. Hall, Amarillo, Tex., were permitted ashore by the authorities. The Soviet ultimatum to leave the port was delivered to the ship by a Red Army major who stated lie was the personal representative of Geneial Korzhunoff. Ensl-n lilhman B. Koons, of Plainflcld. N V., «ho speaks Russian, interpreted for the senior Navy officer on board, Commander Edgar JU Yat?" Portland Ore. The captain of the vel^ty^M 1 . R3y °' W "^ S »9« The , 1L ?;, i 109 ° C!UTlc<1 a crc «' « 26 enlisted men and five officers All of tlie ship's armament was're- moved before the trip to Daircn , -COAL- Deep Vein Illinois Cool 100 Lbs. or Carload — We Deliver PHO 3780 0. W. COPPEDGE GIN TODAY — Bring Us Your 'Poultry Hens — 25c Cocks 18c Geese Ducks 24c Large Hens At Our Regular 1711 W. Vine 24c 20c W* T. DAVIS 666 EASES COLD MISERIES ^^ fSf^Kfj t 666SWAPSWTO . ACTION-STARTS LESSeOREUE INJUST6 SECONDS! 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