The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 2, 1952 · Page 2
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PA(Ht tWO HAL BOYLE COLUMN— JSLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER Wilbur Peebles Finds Trend to Make Income Public Is Too Much HOMETOWN, U. S. A. (if,— Wilbur Peeble, America's average cit- l7cn, Joined a group reading a notice his boss had Just pinned u> the office bulletin board. The notice said: "To all employes: "The management has been nsk- e& whether it plans to start a gift, fund to retain high caliber em- ployes who tinve been of/ered government Jobs at three limes their present salary. We don't, "A statement of the firms financial position Is attached, Attention Is directed lo the portions in red ink. "The management ateo announces that if the employes wish lo start a private fund to help the firm meet its expenses their contributions will be gratefully accepted. Signed The boss Wilbur shook his head. Later in the morning he s!ieak«i downstairs to get a haircut on company time. Before attacking with his shear the barber bowed aiid handed hi B sheet of paper covered vvl!h fig ures. "What It Tills" "What Is this, Tony" asked wi bur. "My proflt-and-loss statement fi the last 20 years," replied Tony. "What do I care about that?" sal Wilbur. "I'm tired of hearing the publ say barbers are scalping them," sal Tony. "You will please note my ca Is five years olrt and I am still us Ing the same scissors I started bus Iness with. Just cant' afford a ne pair." Fascinated, Wilbur studied th 1 figures. After work he dropped int a bar across the street. With hi martini the bartender held out black notebook. "My Income tax payments for th last five years," he said. "The po ' Htlcans say they are clean as hound's tooth — well,' I'm clcane than a toothless hound. You can se no tax payment for 1049. I want t< BO Into that In details, l workeo for my brother that year ,nncl anybody knows when he works for a member ot his own family he can' even steal enough to make him owe taxes." Butcher Scribbles Away Still later, when he entered his neighborhood grocery store, Wilbur was dazed to see the butcher scribbling like mart. "The housewives are demanding • complete accounting of my finances," he said. "They even started an ugly rumor that I was cu;!ng my lumbago with a mustard plaster made of $100 Mite. Come with me, Mr, Peeble. I want you to know tlia fulIHruth." \ . . 'A ^ . Wilbur/ollowed him Into the back 1 room, where the butcher peelrd to the waist. Plve $10 bills were bandaged across one kidney. "You can see how easily things get exaggerated, can't you " demanded the butcher. Wilbur laughed to himself all the way home. "The political candidates now have got the voters following their barc-your - bankbook campaigns," he told his wife .and added Jolting: "When are you going to give a public report on your private fur coat fund." "I'm glad you brought that up, Wilbur," said Trellis Mae. She went to a vase and shook out a small storm of paper. "The fund Is empty." she said. "But I have ten of your I. O. O.'s totaling $150. What I want to know is what you did with the money. Anci don't tell me you used it to fight Communism. Are you subsidizing .the new blonde stenographer In your office?" Wilbur's mouth opened and closed like a winded goldfish. "I deny all," he said, "l will not dignify such baseless accusations Cantor's Illness Was Heart Attack HOLLYWOOD tfp) _ Eddie Cantor, who suffered a mild heart attack after his first television show of the season Sunday night was still confined to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital yesterday. weH" " UrS * 88ld he " r " te<l '" The 60-year-old comic collapsed »t his Beverly Hills home after the one-hour show. At first It was reported he suffered from exhaustion bill later his physician attributed tne collapse to his heart. with an answer. This trend toward financial nudism has got. to stop' somewhere, and It Is going to stop! right here." But If you think It did—well, you just don't know Trellis Mac. Firemen's Group To Meet Sunday SEARCY I,F, _ The Central Ar- Kansas Firemcns Association composed of -ibout 40 olfy fire departments within a 75-mile radius of Little Rock will hold Its annun mcetliiR here Sunday. The primary business will be U, outline n district prncram for pres- fntadon at the Arkansas State Firemens Association's convention in Forrest city, N'ov 6-7 FLASH Cameras for Rent Take wonderful Indoor pictures with a flash camera from Barney's nrat. Low rates. All kinds of c»mcra sapplles are available here. Barney's Drug CAMERA HEADQUARTERS ZM6 \\ Main Phone 3H1 Student Paper Won't Back Ike ,, -.Columbia president on leave, ant! R avc 'it's! support to Gov. (Ullai E. Stevenson! tor the presidency. I The campus newspaper, "Colum-' bia Daily Spectator," said Eisen- [ lower in his presidential campaign I liad forsaken "principle for cxpedl-! tMicy" and shown himself a "pfou- i orthodox, unimaginative! ,,.. - •• -/ ~ " oiiijju vv/icai. pictured ilV; m» ey T ,1 Ta ° EU ln Ma *' 1951 - W^at propo Inl^r^^ ^iLS^L'Ss ri thinker. HOLLYWOOD (/Pi—They're sink l"K the Titanic- i-.giin. this lime ci a movie Int. anil the'"rc I'-vlni • d!c'.:cns of a time sifting the' tnc from fiction. ,,, T ,' 1 ,° TUnnie c Pfc Mil star Cllftoi Webb and Barbara Stanwyck rm< ," s hc l, mcd by Charles Brack- stage producer, who has Titanic Again on Lot - ** '• brovsl-.t fojili n Helium Is widely used now (o mi -"jTSi^T" " '"" " ot burn I Is, therefore, much safer. f'.'ins as "Su the most "The remarked. "We have had to discard some of them .because they .ire too ; :nta:tic for movie audiences to hc- icvc Some arc too fantastic for me lo believe. That's only natural, since human testimony is inclined to he^ faulty j n times of great Ship Cost 57 K .Million =:™^A^Si: i? ;a,« ;,-«;»,=.| Thi ^^1^!"^^ servicemen to marry ,.--.-. < c former Leo Kwong months later and, after winding through Christmas Day. They had two ccrc- confldemly embarking on the maiden voyage. Aboard were nine multimillionaires, several editors a novelist, countess and President Taft's aide-de-camp. . On the night of April 14, 1912 a lookout sighted an iceberg dead ahed. The alarm was sounded and the ship was swerved to one side mlsfsng the Iceberg. Unfortunately^ the ship struck a spur of underwater ice. which ripped open the bottom of the ship "like a sardine can." The Titanic went down with 1 517 persons. When the liner Carpat'hia arrived on the scene, only 70T survivors could be tmmd. Many stories ot the disaster caine out of senate hearings and newspaper accounts. Among thenr That the first officer on the bridge continued U» jhlp-f *p««d for 10 minutes afUr the waters were deemed dangerous »nd that he shot himself after the Iceberg was struck. That one rich couple bribed crewmen to put their luggage in a lifeboat. That a man donned a dress to gain a place on a lifeboat. That a crewman supposed to take the water temperature was seen putting his thermometer In a water bucket before the crash. That the captain swam to g lifeboat, deposited a child there and swam back to go down with his ship. That Mrs. Isadore Straus declined to enter a lifeboat and leave her millionaire husband, saying "r stayed with him a good many years- I m not going to leave him now." ' Heroism In Outstanding iv, The 5?^ ot her °lsm outnumbered the selfish ones. Brackett observed that newspapers of the time cited the actions of the disaster victims as one of the high marks of human behavior." .As the ship was sinking, the people aboard sang Nearer My God to Thee." and that Is the current title of the picture The title -Titanic" is owned by another producer. "One good thing did corns out of the sinking." Brackett added. "Investigations brought forth new and safer ship design and a stricter code of ship safety. Things that were carelessness before became crimes." Investigators discovered the Tl- ~2!f!l lookout l'»d no binoculars, Stay beautiful —by avoiding monthly look * Noun-tilt si|» on tier | K > beciuse c.amp,, litter* bclht. MrVSo'r", - THURSDAY, OCT. », 195] ther« were no searchlights on (lie ship and the lifeboats wren too few to handle the people aboard. Abo, there were nearby ships which did occurrences. *"«™«i «ucli JOE ATKINS MACHINE WCPKc COMPLlTf 1HIIT MSTA1 mucn**. ma . «M V^ilMN* • «IM MVAHU • »*« • HAMWftM BLYTHEVIUE, ARKANSAS PHONES: Day 3142; Night 6153 f rill III """"i* "utn 11 'A 1 J I CKJNCE OF UFE s s a pcture but not the fu//story/ U NTIL YOU HEAD these words you might not giicas that this is n school corridor during a recent air-raid drill. Until you rend further you might not realize that this is only one brief moment... one small aspect of a much bigger story. A whole city u<as involved in the drill! But whnt city? When? What else happened? What wore the headaches? The satisfactions? What did the people say and do? What did the mayor say? The Army? ^1 picture, a hcnrttiiir, n brief an- •iiotniccmeiit can whet your appr.tite fnr news, but caii»o( satisfy HOXT h\tn- gcr fnr the whole story. It takes many words to bring you al! you want to know. Words bring meaning, words bring news. Xcivspapcrs bring ncivs. Only the newspaper brings you full stories day after day - pictures and sufiicient words. Only the newspaper can bring you (he full story aa soon as your appetite is aroused. Fast, without delay. • This goes for advertising, too. The brief message that hangs in the air ... or the brief headlines here or there .. . may indeed have a momentary interest. But the newspaper ad CHrries the brass-tacks quality, the urgency of the newspaper itself. Like n news item, the nr! can be cxsmined and reexamined. Can be read any time. Anywhere Can bo clipped and earned in a pocket or pocketbook. And just ns the newspaper speaks tha special language of the town it mirrors, the ads themselves have the same important local quality. A'o other medium can match this qiinlitij. Add to all this the fact that newspapers reach everybody in (own, and you know why the newspaper is (he nations most powerful advertising medium. 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