The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1949
Page 11
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1949 Action on Budget Balancing Urged Norrell Says Time Here to Stop Talking And Start Working WASHINGTON, Dec 23 W — Hep. Nor, ell (l)-Ark) said ycsler- nay it Is time to quit talking and to start cloliiK something about balancing the federal budget. A member of the House Appropriations Committee, Norrell told a reported he believes emigres.*' innln concern next year should be to balance the midget without Increasing taxes. •\ i "' Km som K to spend most of my time in committee tryiiiB to accomplish that, possibility." he said. Anyone «-ho talks balanc- I"S the budget. Norrell said, shmild be prepared to offer some coticrete suggestions. His suggestions, he said, are: 1. Cut out non-cssonlia] matters ami programs which the country can do without, even though they are desirable. 2. Reduce federal personnel to a "sound basis" and consolidate agencies and bureaus where possible. 3. Reduce expenditures on such essential programs as flond control, harbor . works and reclamation works by spreading construction over a longer period, thus cutting down the amount needed for the next feiv years. Sees Foreign Alii Cuts Norrell, who recently headed an appropriations subcommittee on an Inspection trip to Japan, Korea and other Pacific areas, said he believes substantial reductions can be made in foreign aid programs. In regard to Japan and Korea, he said that "at a time of heavy financial burdens being carried by our people, it Is encouraging to he able lo report that there Is every Indication that the appropriation for both Japan and Korea can be reduced." Elaborating on his suggestion for spreading out consti-iicUon work on various projects. Norrell said it is his Idea that if a 550,000.000 dam, for instance, Is to be built In five years under present schedules, the time table be Increased to six or • seven years and a corresponding reduction made In the appropriation for the coming year. . "No project, would have to be eliminated—just delayed a little," he said. "I am perfectly willing to accept such a program for rny own district and believe oilier representatives will be willing to cooperate in order to balance the budget." He said he also fax'ors repealing wartime excise taxes on necessities which "were, voted as wartime measures wilh the understanding they would be eliminated when the war was over." The u. S. Supreme court, established 1789, first occupied quarters in the basement of the Capitol and after 1860 met In the Old Senate Chamber. The court didn't get, Its own building until 1937. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS How Expensive Can Christmas Get? Here's How the Other Half Gives- Hy Jiichiinl Kleiner i\[;.\ Staff Correspondent NEW YORK —(NBA)— Looking for stocking stuffers? So arc a lot of gold-plated citizens, who are clutching their wrinkled thousand dollar bills in (heir well-manicured little paws and heading lor the exclusive shoppes. Among the baubles, doodads and thingamajigs they can select are these rare items oii display in New York's tonicst emporiums: For larlies with hair, there are bobby-pins. Not just ordinary bobby-pins but 14-karat gold ones at 514 the pin. If your gal is something special, you can gel white gold bobby-pins decorated with diamond motifs at $935 the pin. Pop has always wanted cuff links with a 17-jcwcI watch in one of them, hasn't he? All righty. you can get him a set,. In gold, natch, for Even rich babies like rallies There are special ones, 3?i Inches long, in the shape of dumbbells fashioned \ from sterling silver, to S7.80. For the older child, there i an imported bird covered with rea feathers sitting on a perch In ; golden cage. It> only a bird In : gilded cage, but ll'il set you bac' $175. • • * There's nothing like a couple o decks of playing cards to salt nivn in the Christmas stocking. Thcs are silk-backed and come in a pig skin case and the man wanls $79.5 for Ihe works. If you're off your budget for [h season, nothing like a ncal littl bracelet spattered with 276 dia nionds. Six are emerald cul an six are baguettes but the. other 26 are just the routine round kind The price may seem a bit over you reach—it's $13,200—but you mus realize Ihe tax is included. If father Is a bit on Ihe game side, give him a traveling gam case of pigskin. Inside he'll fin 12"0 chips, four decks of cards, n riencil, sonic scorcpads nml a bill for $47.50. Another wee Biftie for Junior Is a working, although loy-s^d, wire recorder and reproducer, The t-ig says $33.05, Next year the kld'lt be able to dictate his letters to Santa. l.rsl (he Park Avenue rmoi'ii thinks he's neglected, one New York store has a large stock of dog collars In yellow leather dolled wi(h green stones. They run 518.95 per ant! presumably will hold n dor. 8 .'. well as rope. For the gal with lets, there's never been invented a gift as satis- f.ving as nylons. This year thev add a few polka riol.s to the hose, which lifts milady's spirits nnfl. incidentally, also Iwosts the price to $"J8 Another decent present for" the old man Is a cigarette case. There's a hand.son. ensine-tiirned job that sells for $G25, Cigarettes not in- clmlccl. And there's a gold key for him, too. It's a blank that he rlll have made lo fit tho door of his choice. It's a mere $57.50. Tlie fashionable stores are fectn- ing wilh olhcr suggestions, just as practical and just as high. There's a lady's umbrella with a perfume compartment In the handle rfor stinking weather, no doubt) at $-15 Then a veddy delicate little hand-' kerchief of French hand-spun linen wilh all kinds of lace and uupljmicd Junk on it that costs $35. And a woven gold belt for $700. NOTICE We Will Be Closed From Noon Saturday, Through Monday. OPEN TUES., DEC. 27 L K Ashcraft Co. We earnestly wish that aJ5 of the excitement, enjoyment and good fellowship of the Yuleiide continue to be yours long after the \ Holiday Season has passed. FEINBERGS Three Tulso Men Killed in Plane Crash Near Dallas MCKINNBY, Tex., Dec. 23-<,l>,__ The wreckage of n small pi,,,,,, missing since Monday on a fllglit iiom Tulsu. okla., to Dallas war, found yesterday six miles west of here. McKlnney police said the bodies of the three occupants ol the plane were found. They were u, J. Happel, president of the Huppcl Construction Co.; C.' W. llcaley, an engineer, and W. J. Crawlcy. the pilot, all of A pair of petite, chic diamond earrings rate $2u"J5. Hat pins, made of Bold and diamonds, are $GO. And a cotton twill burberry shooting suit for women, imported from England just (or the bate who hasn't laid that pistol down, is SI25. And a jewelled table cigurctte lighter thnl sends $5000 up In smoke when the bill come.s hi. You can kill a couple of birds with one checkbook bv gelling mulching set stuff. There's n matching woman's belt and dog's collar which lakes care of the missus and the mongrel at one fell swoop for $15.45. And there arc three-way combinations—matching dresses for mother, daughter and (loll at $07.50 for the works, Have fun. PACE ELEVEN For Health's Sake... Roller Skate at the New Automatically-Healed Roller Rink BIytheville, Ark. For A Night of Good Clean Wholesome Fun, Visit Our New Modern Rink Located on E. Main Open Every Night, Including Sunday • Under New Management Rink Available for School & Church Parties Nite Phone 4914 Day Phone 2218 Wade Lee, Owner Jimmy Brock, Mgr. hope that this Christmas brings ' fulfillment of your every wish and that it finds you happily surrounded by the things .and people you love. For this is what makes for contentment — and nothing is more precious! And if our greetings were to add one iota to your enjoyment of the holiday, then our Christmas will be happier too! ^ / « » R. D. Hughes Co

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