The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1952 · Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY », !M3 Truman Probably Did Not Expect Tax Hike Approval WASHINGTON <JP> — Evidence mounted today that President Tru- mans request for five billion dollars more taxes WHS made with no real expectation that Congress would grant (t. For instance: 1. No arrangements have been made for Secretary oj the Treasury Snyder to present any tnx plan to the House Ways and Means Committee, slratlng point for all revenue legislation. 2. The President himself, In giving newspapermen an advance preview last Saturday ol his S85.-144.- 000,090 budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1. said he planned no special message to Congress on taxes. He Raid he had nmde clear last year what he wanted, when he asked for at least ten billion extra tax dollars, and that is still his program. Not So Heavy Perliaps significantly, Mr. Truman, appeared to bear down somewhat less heavily on a tax boost In his budget message yesterday than he did In his annual economic report to Congress, released last week. In the earlier communication, he had spoken of "some tax rato increases" although he did not specify where as well as "eliminating loopholes and special privileges" ho said exist in th« present revenue code. Rate increases were not mentioned directly in yesterday's message, which spoke kl general terms of Betting at least the balance of the additional revenue Mr. Truman asked for last year. Koullne Action Vsr.il The budget was referred In routine fashion to the appropriations committee. Thus, In the absence of a special tax message, the subject will not IK officially before the Wnj's and Means Committee. Mum- bers of that group have almost unanimously expressed the strongest opposiMon to a fourth fax Increase on t<-]> of the 15 billion dol- lurj extra revenue voted since the outbreak of the Korean War. Unofficially, the committee leadership took steps to make that opposition very plain to the administration. The sentiment against a further increase was checked and rechccked at a Recret meeting of Ways and Means Democrats last Thursday, a member disclosed today, and Snyder was told exactly how matters atood, The treasury chief undoubtedly relayed that Information to the Whito House, which might account for the apparent decision to toss the recommendation to Congress without the customary follow-up. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN You'll Prodably Feel Better After Reading About Use of the Schwa GUARD Continued from Page t und drive, member o! the Country Vlub hoard, chairman of (lie Coun- ry Club Greens Commiltee, vice resident or Mississippi County Tu- lerculosls Association, chairman of .Icthodist Church's 1951 budget drive, member of board of directors of tlie Chamber of Commerce, on X)ard of directors of Community She.st, member of Rotary Club's Fellowship Committee, board membar of Hlythcvllle 'y and member ol Us mber.shli) comiUee. advisor to Junior Service Auxiliary on visual ;iTpenlng program, dlrerjor of the Arkansas Optometric Development Fund, participant In Lions Club visual aid program, and chairman of the 1952 Community chest cam-' paign. Government Cleanup GLACE BAY. N. S.. Iff] — The town of Grace Bay collected 99.1 per cent of its tax levy in 1951. described by Mayur Dan MacDonald as "very satisfactory". Total tax levy in 1951 was $837.516. WARM SPOT IN A BLIZZARD-Hollywood actress Jan Sterling brightens the day for snow-covered leathernecks of the iicst Marine Division in Korea as sho enlerlaina on an outdoors stage during a heavy snowstorm. Jan and her actor-husband, Paul Douglas, were touring the war zone with a USO show. EDSOH Continued from Page 0 Davidson went to dinner one night with W. Avcrcll Harriinan and ft Third Man. Never mind his name because he's still quite a character around to\vn, and it wouldn't do him any good to have this conic out. So call him just the Third Man. Davidson was a magnifieant sketch artist, as well as a sculptor. So to Mil his big dam IdM, h« took out a pencil and began to draw « picture of it on the tablecloth. Averell Hariman became entranced with the drawing and after the dinner he called over the head waiter and said he wanted to buy the tablecloth. The headwaiter said he was sorry, but he couldn't sell, even though he took a somewhat dimmer view of all this art work on hts linen. The cloth belonged to a laundry service company, and not to the restaurant. This rather stopped Mr. Harriman. to find there was something money couldn't buy. But then the Third Man spoke jp. "What company owns it?" The waiter namrd one—"XZY Napkin Service"—or something like hut. "Oh!" said the Third Man, deciding to pull a big bluff. "That makes everything easy. Just tell the manager I said it would be all right to give this tablecloth to Mr, Harriman." Who's in Whose Shoes Now? U. S. diplomats have been made ncreasingly aware, recently, that the position of American leaders and western European leaders has been almost completely reversed since 1939. In those pre-Hitler days, Europeans were doing their best to convince the United States that the ucrld was in great danger from the threat of Nazism. Today it's the United States tha is in the lead, trying to convince the rest of the v;orld of the dange of communism. And it's the Euro peans who aren't buying. At leas they're reluctant to pay the neces sary price. The Reds Will Resent This Boeing Aircraft company has new ecplanation' for the fact that Russian TU-4 and TU-70 four engine bombers look so much like the Americas B-29 superfortress. What happened was that several B-29's forced down In Russian territory during the war were not re- urned by the Russians, who there- pen swiped the design, Playing It deadpan, the Boeing iouse organ shows pictures of th« wo Soviet planes designed by Anrel Tushino. and explains that, the B-29 was invented by the Hus- lans in 1946 and copied by Boeing .bout a half dozen years earlier." Mr. Churchill Misses No Rets Prime Minister Winston Churchill vas going down the hall at the Brit- sh Embassy in Washington when Foreign Minister Anthony Eden's secretary emerged from his door carrying a sheaf of papers. "Anything in there T should see?' queried Mr. Churchill. "No, Mr. Prime Minister," said the secretary, "I think not." Mr. Churchill walked on a feu steps then turned and asked with a smile, "Anything in there I should not see?" MariUm* TT-|—'-1i~'i FM* fc Bet The U. S. Maritime Commlolon to ireatly embarassed bectUM it ha* no medals to give llw d»untl««« kipper. Captain Henrlk Kurt CtrU >en, for sticking with hi* »hip. Uw flying Enterprise, until it auk. During the war, th« MariUnw Commission Issued thre» amurds; he Mariner's Medal, th« M«ltMi- ous Award, and the Dlstla«ul»h«« Service Medal. Authority to present these medal* was allowed to expire In July, l»4T. Captain Cartsen'.s case may inspire the Maritime Commission to ask Congress for new authority to »lt« decorations for heroism at M* 5 doctors prove this plan breaks % the laxative habit If you tikcluuttirtM r«eul*jiy—h«V« tew yem c&n fltop! BecaUM 6 New York dnetori ftow b*v* proved you may brttk tim laxative habit. An4 e*Ubltak yo'ir natural power* ol riffularity. Eighty-thru p*rc*ot of tb« CMM t**Ud did it. So can you. Stop taking whit«r«r you DOW Uk«. TutMdl Every nightforone week take2 Ctrter'aLittle Liver POl*. Second w«elc—cn« Mtb aifht. Third weelt—OD« every other night. Tiwa—• nothing t K very day rdrinVetghttlaMM of water; Mt • definite time for regularity. Five New York doctor* proved thli pUn cam , break the laiative habit. 11 ow ran * 1 »i*tive bT«»V the U i«tiv« habit? Because Carter> Littlt Liver PPU "unblock" the lower digfetive tract and from then on let it make use ol its own Noiurol power*. > FurtKer—Carter's Little Live* PUlj contain no habit-forming druga. Break the Uxatfve habit . . . witb Carter'* Little Liver Pills. .. and b* regular naturally. When worry, o »er«at[n j, overwork make you irregular temporarily—take Carter's Little Liv«r Pitts temporarily. And never get th« laxative habit. Get Carter 1 ! Little Lirtr PHla, ftl* at any drugstore today. You'll be gratcTa the mi of your life. TEXT (Tor Hal BoyJe) NEW YORK (fl) — How's your schwa? Oh, come on now. You've got a §chwB. Truman has R scluvn. So has Eisenhower, Likewise Churchill , Yogi Berrn, Senator Ta ft, Shirley Temple, Frnnk Co.stello. Everybody hBs a schwa because a schwa knows no barriers of sex, politics, class or geography. Before you retire in confusion to I he uportu pages, let It" be explained quickly what a schwa Is. In a discussion of pronunciation, the technology review ol the Massachusetts Institute o* Technology •aya: "Much of the variability In pronunciation of a given word arises from a strong tendency or some English vowel sounds to lo.se their individuality nnri to be replaced by a neutral sound which phoneticians call the 'scViwR'," j Schwa Is Just a Name You must understand, though, that the schwa Is not the pohnetlu spelling of the sound made. It simply Is a name given by the experts to the sound. It could Just its Cnslly have been called schmo or shnook, So what Is a schwn? A schwa, says the technology review is the sound "produced by expulsion of breath with the vocn' organs In a generally relaxed [K>sl- t ion'' and ' 'd ec Ide dl y resembles grunt or groan.' The technology review adds: "The schwa occurs frequently In even the most perclsely spoken . English. For excunple, the vowels of 'above' can be pronounced In no other way. If the render will say this word aloud, he can satisfy himself that both the A nnd the O arc pronounced v,-ith tha equivalent o a grunt." Don't Contact M« Readers who try this simple le.il d do not. conic up with ft grunt! are earnestly* ftdvised lo contact M. I- T., not, tne. I tried It aloud, ;6 times without a single grunt or ironn. It was the guy next to me "/ho groaned. Anyway, the review says, the schwa Ls replacing more and more vowels in good and bad Engl i.sh. As a "rnmloni" example, the phrase, 'Mrfssacliusetts institute of Technology." was cited. "When these words Eire pronounced with utmost formality," the review says, "the schwn occurs In three additional places: the * of "Masachusctts," the second I of 'Institute/ and the second O in 'Technology.' " I)o You Get 117 Thus, if we use a question mark for the schwa sound, the colloquial pronunciation or his phrase is a, < vs?chu3?cttB ?f Technol?gy." Get It? Well, now thnl you understand the xcluva. don't worry about it, for the review points out: "Such .free use of the schwa does not endanger intelligibility, as the consonant framework o! many words Identifies them fully and the context makes meanings clear. In fact, easy speech with liberal use of the schwa sound hns acceptance today ns the standard for radio and the singe," It's Mure of n Click "A tribe of bush in en who live on the fringes of the Kalahari Desert In Africa 1ms Its own version of the schwa. Actually, It's more of a click tlinn a schwa. "The language of those people," says the review, "is described as Torpedoed Toilet Is 'Trying' SAN RAFAEL, Calif. «•>—Slie Ucd [he little Flourlli of July torpedo to the toilet scut. The Colonel snt tlown and . , . DOOM! "Very, very lunny, ii Joke, horse lilny. you might say," Mrs. Dorothy Dennis, 50, told a cross-examiner at her separate maintenance action against Col. Chester I. Dennis, 55. One night, later on, the colonel wound up a timing mechanism from n Inntl mine, tossed it under the bed nnd yelled, "Bomb," the colonel's wile testified. Clad In R nightgown, she raced out Into the garden while her husband leaned out u window and, she said, chldecl: "Yaw, yaw, you got no sense ol humor." Superior Judge Jordan Martlnelli decided to hear more episodes in the life of the colonel and' his lnd> before reaching a decision. Oldsters Get Parents NEW YORK (/P)—Eighty-rive cl dcrly New Yorkers have been "adopt ed' 'into the homes of younger foster pnrents under the Private Res tdence program of the Jewish Com muntty Services here. Sponsors o the plan believe that oldsters thu placed have many advantages the they would not have In institutions consisting mainly of clicks made with the tongue against the roof of the month. . . Although the English-spanking persons employ clicks only in addressing horses or other ' animals. It is striking to note the predominance In curent American speech of a similarly rudimentary sound—-the schwa." Peel better now? Sell if ... by using classified advertising in the COURIER! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Y»ni' nuts! important suit Clothes can't buy success, but jliey- certainly can help. 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