The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 28, 1952
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1052 Arkansas Tax Load f * I f^ •**% **& &*& A A • t I » Said $3/2 Million _BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURTER NEWS UTTLE ROCK. «>/—Two stafc officials have estimated Arkansas' tax burden for this year at 372 million dollars. Comptroller Roy Boasley ami Juiian C. Hognn, director of (lie budget, said hi a. report yesterday llisl federal taxes make" up 535 per cent of the total. St<ue (axe; account for 34.1 per cent-, and local taxes for 12.4 per cent, they <aid In money, this means that federal taxes will total 175 million dollars; state taxes will run ill'', million and local taxes 40 1 :- million. Administration Outlined Their calculations also showed that 95 million dollars will be administered by the federal fjovpm- mcnt, and the'remainder—232 million—will be administered by state and local governments. The state's share was broken down in this minner: It per cent for state and local government admin- istration ami debt service; 27,2 per cent, for education; 16.9 'per cent for pub.'h- welfare; ig.i pc . r ccnt for highways; 18.1 per cent (or j veterans assiiiance; one i>er cout for natural resources; and 4,1 per icem for retirement and unemployment benefits. 683,000 Receive Benefit I The report said there are 683,000 j per. k :ons in Avkansas receiving direct t bpm-nts from expenditure of public : funds. In an average c:u..iniy of 25,- |4GO population. this figures out to JG.KW .sehool rhiidvon; 1GO students j in suite institutions of hi^h^r learn!in:-; 373 veterans; 403 persons ob- jt:u'niu<5 sochl security benefits; 1.133 I public, welfare client.?; 10,000 continuously unemployed; 20 retired I teachers; 120 residents who were ; of public institutions, nnd :OG7 fedurnl. suite Juid local ggvcrn- ' :i:ent etnployes. Fulbright, Hays Lead Battle Against Wag? 5k'es in South By COUPON I'ltnv/v WASHINGTON U'.. A i-n;i|.» o; southern L-rn-je^:vcn i- opn^irt" wh.U thpy .say j.s ,1 hbor rjrpi'r.iiicnt threat to iiHlustrh! fx:):>.n?io:i in the south, Sen. FjibrHit and Re:). I! ' Y.-I. Arkansas Democrats, j-aia "they me seeking U) block a possibility the Labor Department will e.«t"ibHsh prevailing wage scnle for the m:nn- de.scent lamp imimhy on n nsitirn- \vicle, rather than on ji rci>ionnl Secretary of Labor Tobin and his a dies nov: have the matter un^cr study, an<l h^ve promised n public hearing before a final ru!in<j is niaclc. Hays said. Fulbright Oudities Situation The situation, Fulbrhdit and Hays told a reporter, is this: The Walsh-Henley Act pro rides that any concern obtaining a contract with the Rovermnrnt should pay the wage scale prevailing in the Industry, "The intent of Congress." Ful- brl^ht said, "was to prevent government contracts frcm going to the so-called 'sweat shops.' My view is that the Labor Department is ignoring the language of t-V.c law. "The department \~. taking the view that the prevailing wage for an industry means the wage oi that industry on a nation-wide basis. I think the purpose of the law wa<; to have the department look at an Industry in n certain area, and apply the prevailing \va ge to that area." Tobin Gels Matter The Arkansas, together with several other southerners and officials of the Electric Corporation, carried the matter to Secretary Tcbin this week. The matter affects Westinghouse Pastor Makes Violins As Hobby to Match Daughter's Talent WASHINGTON CAP)—A psstor, unable to afford a violin thai matched his young daughter's talent, made his own and thereby a hobby was born. The Rev. Clarence R. Ferguson, a Baptist minister here, .stnrted to read up on violins about the time he gave his 7-year-old daughter, Mary Alice, a half-sized violin. She made her first public appearance four months Inter. In four years she won a five-state Contest. The pastor made his first violin in 1040 from scraps from a lumber yard. It was on tiii.s violin his daughter, at 15, played a Bach concerto with & symphony orchestra. Mr. Ferguson's violins arc now marie of imported wood in the Stradivarius pattern. It tnkes him two weeks of steady work to m.iko a violin, exclusive of-the finish. He* is now working on his eighth ii^vni- nient. Air Ccndii-icncd By Refrigeration "Your Comnumil v Cent cv" MANILA, ARK. Milliners Sal. & Sun. I'linnc nS LAST TIMES TONITE "THUNDER ON THE HILL C'laiuloilc C'olherl Ann Blylh nun AY "KANSAS Audic Murphy SATURDAY "Billy the Kid & Sniokmg Guns' IJuster Crablic \vhTt-h opei-str-s out li;ht biijb plant s'. I.-H'.lc Peck and is prt)])osiii» to b','i!-i aiv.ilKT at H-t Springs. Both ir:svs anti Piiibriiiht said tl'-y f«':>.r that if the Labor Depart- :;Knt \ji".\- i>- .'jcturilly j;j}j}JJe(i in- iins-.i-los may cca-e to expand in the . ; nutli ^inc-e cup .soulhc-m advantage is a lower gcnci-al wa^e pattern. I think maybe one of Tot)in's mo- thT-s- is in try to maintain the present intiusM-ird pattern of New England and prevent ihe provvtll of competition." Fulbricht ^aid. Gl Life Insurance Topic of Broadcasts Facts on GI life insurance for recently-discharged servicemen will be the topic of Iwo broadcasts here by William z. avals, officer in chr-rne of the Blytheville Vetertains AriminSstralion office. The programs will be broadcast over KLCN at 2:15 p. in. March 5 and 2:15 p. in. March 12. Mr. Ryals will discuss a-ne',v fovm of GI life insurance nv.'iiJ.ible to veterans lyho served in the armed forces following the outbreak of hostilities in Korea. Foreclosure Suits Filed in Little Rock LITTLE ROOK M'»—Foreclosure suits have been filed in Federal Court here by the Federal Housing Authority against two Con\vay apartment buiWmes to satisfy indebtedness of more than S2CO.OOO. The complaints, filed yesterday against the College Apartments. Inc., and (lie 1 Park vie'.v Apartments, Inc., were in default of notes insured by the FITA, Arkansas New Briefs— Ex-Purchasing Agent Works For Oaklawn at Hot Springs By Tile Associated Press LITTLE ROCK — John K. Brown, former state purchasing agent who resigned during the Highway Audit Commission's recent public hearings, is working at OakJawn Park. Brown's name was included In a list of employes recommended to the track by the State Racing Commission, The list was released yesterday by Carl F. Parker state revenue commissioner. Brown, a star witness in the HAC's Investigation of the State Highway Department which he once served as purchasing agent, is employed as a $15-a-rtay p ar j_ mutuel auditor at the track The appearances of Brown on the witness stand at the HAC's hearings were characterized by his inability to remember details of many department transactions. He testified, among other things, that he had received and solicited campaign contributions for Oov. McMath from vendors of JOIC.V K. nrtOWN materials to the state. Altheimer Oil Firm Files for Incorporation LITTLE ROCK-Altheimer Oil Company of Altheimer, A rk has nied articles of incorporation with the secretary of state here Au thonzed capital was listed at S50.000. ^corporators were K s Barnett Jr., and Virgil Hilburn of AHheiiner and Frank G. Bridges of Pine Bluff. Three Wounded in Pine Bluff Knife Fight PIKE BLUFF-A knifi ng shooting battle in a furniture store here resulted in wounds to three persons. Wounded in the fight yestmJay were J. P. and Wayne Haley operators of the downtown store, and Bernard Franklin. 10-year-old Negro Police Lt. John E. Tolbert said the Raleys suffered minor cuts, and that tranklin was shot in she arm and neck. The officer said the store operators tola him the fight started .when tranklm entered and began turning over merchandise. Lion Oil Grosses Largest Income in History EL DORADO-Lion Oil Company grossed the largest income in its history last year. But, President T. M. Martin said yesterday that 1851 net earnin-s were 16 per cent less than in 1050. He attributed the decline to in ptomtlr 1 ° f materiaU a " d labor> Phls a ""»«• outlay for oil ex - Martin said gross revenue for the year was 586,466,609. compared w,th 581,960,327 in 195 D. Net income was $11,751,026-54.37 a share- compared with S13,988,2« in 1950. Lawrence County Man f>ies of Saw Mill Injuries The death-of a 64-year-old sawmill'operator who fell into a power saw Wednesday has boosted Arkansas' violent death toll for the week to eight. The victim was James L Jones, operator of a sawmill near Lynn (Lawrence County). nym PA OR Kiwanians See Football Film Members of the Blytheville Ki- wanls Club yesterday were shown a film of the University of Arkansas-Texas A&M football game of' last fall at the weekly meeting of the club in Hotel Noble yesterday noon. During the business session, the club voted a contribution of $25 to the heart campaign and discussed plans for their benefit pimento" breakfast to be held Mitr. 27. Guests at yesterday's meeting were Tex McDonald of Dallas. Tex Yates Dilliard. a Memphis Kiwan- inn, Walter Derrick and diaries Moore. Bobby Hill and Charles Ray Hall represented the Key Club at yesterday's meeting. NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATIC) NATO " •'*' "* McMath Purchases Farm at Sheridan NATO COMMEMORATIVE Third anniversary of the sinning of (fie North Atlantic Treaty will be marked by issuance of this 3-rent commemorative sl^mp on April 4. The purple stamp will be on first-day sale in Washington, D. C. here, The governor said yesterday lie paid S20.500 for the farm, purchased from Mr. and Mrs R w Mor ri.s of Sheridan. Marahan Bridge Dispute To Reach Court Today ST LOUIS I/PJ—The controversy over dismantling the roadiroys of the Harhnn bridge across the i Mississippi River at West Memphis Ark., was to come up in the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals here today. The legal battle over the proposed dismantling began last May 7 when J. C. Baker, then Arkansas highway director, said the stnto lBOWL25lb. |i BOWlsVoTb. Lufrrell's Gro. fidi & Chickasawba ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE Phone 4G21 Sluiiv Slar(s Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Sal. 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