The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 9, 1950
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TKN (AUK.) COUWEK NKWS New Budget Adds To Defense Costs Military Will Spend $13,500,000,000 More Than in Previous Year WASHINGTON Jan. 9—f/D— President Truman figured today the military will spend $13,500,000,000 in the ycnr beginning Jtily J— $400,000,000 more Mian Jt is spend- Jng this year. Under the President's new budget, the nation \vlll get fewer ships, planes and military n:anix>',vei-—for more mon ey, Ti) e bu dg<? t n la tors blamed higher costs, pay boosts and bigger, more complicated weapons. The Navy's gloomy expectations throughout the unification controversy that it would lose ground both in manpower and ships was realized. The Air Force got a bifi Increase In money. The*c are tho direct figures for the three services: Array — 54,093,000,000, a cut of $130,000,000 from present spending. Navy — $4,141,000,000, a cut Of $263,000,000, I Air Force — $400,000,000 increase for all defense activities stood nut Against the $860,000.000 drop predicted /or total government spending next year. The $13,500,000.000 Military item wa.s by far the biggest in Mr. Truman's budget for the forlhcoin- j Ing fiscal year. But, said the president, "under | current world circumstances, in which the strength of the United States Is making such a vital contribution toward florid peace, we must continue to make Ihe expenditures necessary to maintain a position of relative military readiness." Defense Department Out For the- Defense Department ti-s a whole—including such non-military Hems as flood control and river and harbor work of the Army Corps of Engineers—Mr. Truman figured spending next year at $14,118,000,000. Thai is u drop of $1.149,000,000 from the amount he proposed a year ngo, and of $408.000,000 from the revi.sed estimate for this year. Secretary of Defense Johnson lias been claiming for months that he would be able to trim his budget by n billion dollars or more. Mr. Truinnn took apparent note of tin's in discussing another phase of the - Defense Department's budget. • That concerns "obli^ntionnl authority" — the po\vcr Congress grants the government to contract for such things ns planes, tanks end other weapons. These are ordered in one year but are delivered and paid for in sotne following year. Although It did not appear i" j the military bvidg.H, an Hpyn of j major military importance - -atomic I weapons—was recommended for a • substanlial increase (n the next fiscal year. In what could be n" index of the expanding A-bomb manufacturing program, the bucket recommended spending $143.97?*,5D3 for weapons during the next, f is en I year. This compared with 51140:56.- fj2G for the current year and £90,654,326 for Hie last fiscal year. In the dornnin of conventional warfare, the budget revealed that the' Army ami Nnvy both will have fwver men, but the Mr Force will remain at present .strength. .irrx;t; — Justice HaioUl K- WfscoH in liis chambers at Monfhester, N'. H- after presiding at the arraignment of Dr. Hermann N. Sander, 41, charged with murder in thu "mercy death" of a cancer pa tie tit. JiLsiice We.scott may preside at the trial of the physician, (AP Wircphoio) Obituaries Gunmen Rob Chinese Bank Of $33,000 HONG KONG, Jan. &. WJ—Bold fciinmcn today robbed the Hong Kong branch of the Chase National Rank of an estimated $33.000. Frank A. Howard, American manager, said the robbers mndb oft wilh 195.000 Jlonff Kong dollars fahout $:iO,0(JO U .S. > and $oiiie $3,000 In U.S. cunnu-y. Howard an id (he robbery was cx- p*ct*t' within a 10-mimite period by six or seven Chinese gunmen. Fli-o men. he said, entered' the bank n round HIP 3 p.m. closing Unic and quickly disarmed the Chinese guard. Three men .scaled (he grill work to ro;n'li (lie bank tellers coun- ter.s where they .scooped up banknotes. Tiipy ran out the front door where (hey were joined by (he others and di.sapiiPared into the crowd thronging miclion'ii Hmitf Kong's fifoetvulks. The robbery wn.s carried out with in plain sight of dozens of bank em- ployes. One American bank official sounded the police alarm. Howard telephoned police, Heavy mutt own Iraffic delayed police in their flush to the bank, Thi> ba nk 's loss was co ve red by insurance. To Plan Sex Crime Laws LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 9. M y j—A special Arkansas Bar AKForialton Committee i.s to be 1 named .Tan. 20 j to draft proposed ]a\vs dealing with BOX criminals. The assoclaUon'K 11- member executive committee will meet Iiore on that dnte. Rites for Luxora Pfanter Are Held This Afternoon I>ast rites for Willian Douglas Bowen, Luxora planter, were to be conducted fit 2 !>.m. today at the First Methodist Church at Luxora, by liie Rev, H, L. Rultison, p;us(or. Mr. Bovr-n died at. his home near Luxoru Saturday morning. IH- wa.s C6 and had made his home at Luxora all hLs lite. His father was the ]atn H. V.. Bowen, pioneer Luxora ft-Uter. Mr, Uowen attended .school at I.uxora High Kchooi and Hendrix College at C'omyay and received his law degree from Cumberland Law Sc-hoot at l*bauim, Teim. Survivors include two brothers, Howard Howen of Blytheville; John Bowen of Luxora; a sister, Mrs. Ru.stin Davis of Luxora; and two nephe\vs. Joe Dmven of West Memphis anil Bov,en Thonuxson of Lux- oni. Burial \va.s in the Culhoun Cemetery at Luxora. under tlie direction of the Cobb Funeral Homo of B\y- thcville. Active Pallbearers included: John Allen Williams. S. C. Ingrain, Ed- wiird Teaford, Teaford, T. li. Renfro and Juhn Ford. Lev/is Allen, Cottonwood Point Farmer, Dies at 69 Funeral st'ivnie.s for Lt'Wi.s Alien, 69. of Cottomvood Point, Ma, will be conducted sit 2 p.m. tomorrow ut tile First Baptist Church at Cottonwood Point. Mr. Allen died a.I 8.15 u.m. Saturday, after suffering a heart attack earlier in ihe day. He had made iii.s home, near Cot'omvood Point, where lie farmed, for several IVe ;s survived by his wife, Mr.s. EU* Allen; Hvo brothers, Willis Allen of Tyler, },io., and Alvin Ailcn of Cooter, Mo.; four sister. 1 :. Mr.s. J. C. Harnish of WlytheviHe; Mv.s. -Myrtle Marks of Mnncie Jiuiiana; Mrs. Will H. Wray of Cooler. Mo., atid Mr.s. Minnie Renfro of Ward-ill, Mo. I.aForge Funeral Home of Ca- ruthersrville is in charge. Rites for Bollard Child Held This Afternoon Fundal rilos for Alfred* Marlin Ballard, daughter of Mr. and Mr.s. Charles Balhird of Dell, were to be conducted at Harrisbnrg at, 2 p.m. The onc-uay old child died nt 1 . p.m. yr.-itcrciay nt the Stevens Clinic I iu !>•]!. Slie is survived by net pur- I Fiiui'i'iii :\iTatii>enirnus w?ic made I by Jldli Fiuii'ial Home at lihtlic- ville. William G. Stevenson, Gosncll Farmer, Dies Physical one/ Speech Clinics to Be Held Phyr-Iral and .speech therapy will be provided for 78 Mississippi County victims of polio and spastic paralysis in clinics scheduled for North and South Mississippi County January 1'j to 21. Miss Mary Woody, speech therapist, and Miss Elizabeth Samuels, physical the'.-apist, will conduct the clinics, Both represent the Department, ol Public Welfare, and iirc n part of the Crippled Children's Division. Clinics (or 22 patients are scheduled for O.sceola on January 16 and J7 and 5G patients have been included on ilic Blytheville schedule January 18-21. i Attlce Expected to Nome Election Day Wednesday LONDON. Jnn. S MV-Prime Mill| i.ster Attlee may make an nnriomice- j ment by Wednesday about Britain's i -mvnilcil general election. Lon- MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1950 THEY RE OFF—Handler flicks special slip collar and leash, releasing greyhounds to chase live rob- l)il with 70-yard head start in National Coursinj; Association meet in Abilene, Kans. Over $20,000 in Iiriie money is tillered to dugs, which hunt by si|4ht, anil arc judged on speed, which sometimes reaches 40 i.-lies per hour, abihly to turn and force rabbit olf a straight line and on the kill. BUDGET Continued Horn P;^e 1 \voiild get S8'J5,000,000 le.s.s than this year. The annual interest chiirgc on the debt, off • slightly, would cost $5,025.000,000. But the increased cost of the domestic program. 1 ; Mr. Truman wants to enlarge would tauccl out move than half the spending decreases in the other fields. The chief executive's forecast ol a S5,m.OOO.OQO budget deficit for fiscal 1951 was based on e^stimiitcs thnt the government would spemf $42,-] 3!) ,000 ,000 in ^-months his home at 8 p.m. last night, and funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Buriitl \vi!I follow at the Dug- wocd Hio'tre Ceineiery. Mr. Ste\eiison w-is born at. Wliueville. Tpiin.. but has made !iis ! home near Crenell (or nbout 30; yea rs. Sur\i\X'rs influde six daughters. Mr.s. Mariviu Shniaiilt of Memphis. Tenn.. JIrs Hessic Vaughn of Homestead. Fla., Mrs. Otillion James Mrs. Willie. Jo Sanders ami Mrs. Oncla Moore, all of Hlythe- Mn.: and two soils, Roy Stevenson of liernie. Mo., and Troy Sieven.son of BlythcviHe. Rites Held for Infant GiTrVtl.ilde rites for Danny Joe Aduirfv.lnfnnt son of Mr. and Mrs Charles L. • Adairc of the Calnmet Community were to be conducted at, 1:SO p.m. today at the Dc^vw* HidSfi Cemetery. The baby died a f<-w hours after birth at the Walls Hospital at 6:15 Saturday afternoon The child Is survived by (he parents; four sisicrs. Lois Jean l/.u-nima Faye. Georgia Laverne and Charlene Adaire and n brother Bo!>by Ray Adaire. Funeral arrangements were vm- der the direction of Cobb Funeral Home. starting July 1, and take in only $37,3015,000.0(10. This deficit would be piled atop the one he foresees for the current fiscal year ending June 30, amounting to S5.534.000,000 since revenues of S.TWM.OOO.OOO are expected to fall that far .short of the spending total of $43.29<),000.000. And the federal debt, which accumulates with deficits, would amount to 526:1.800.000,000 by June SO. 1551—over il.'ol for each person in the country. Hclail-s to C'ume Later While tiie President saved details of his general tax boost plans for a separate message later, he urged today several acts by Congress that would bring a bigger bit into the nation's poiiketbooks. One would raise Ine social uisur- ance (old age and survivors! levy on workers and employers to 2 per don |X)litica writers today spectnla- ted the vote might be held Feb. 2 or Feb. 22. Their (Miesses were inspired by Attlcc's surprise 200-mile round trip by automobile yesterday to visit King George VI at the royal holiday retreat at Sandriiigtuim, In Norfolk, so OIK cent on Jan. 1. 1051—a year ahead of schedule—and apply it to income of up to $4.800 a year. Totnl prospective revenue: SI.200.000,000. Another Truinnn proposal would )nt both employes and their bosses with, a starting tax of 25 cents nn on each $100 of pay, beginning Jan. 1, 1951, Co "defray initial expenses" of his national health insurance program. The President did not specify, but presumably the tax would apply only to that part of payrolls now subject to Social Security taxes—the first 53,000 under present law. A third revenue-raising request called for a $395.000,000 hike in mail rates to help solve a $555,000,000 deficit In postoffice operations. The brunt of the rate rise v.'oiild fall on magazines, mailed advertising and newspapers. Sees Urgent Needs Mr. Truman saw some expenditures at home as urgently needed. and the benefits he proposed were numerous and broad: $50.000.000 from tax funds in fiscal 1951 to "aid middle-income groups to obtain adequate housing they can afford"—a start on something Mr. Truinnn culled a brand- new pr'itjnnn. $1.000.000 for beginning a program to assist ''capable youth" to get a college ocU-cfUio», and a new $30.000.001) subsidy to medical schools a Ions? wiih $2DQ,OOQ,OQO-plus it) grants to states for grammar nnd high schools -Mils last the renewal of another controversial is.sue. Those were just nibbles, although most were new ideas. The big benefit proposals wore lashed to aggressive renewals of lout? standing Tru{ man aims, among them: Bigger Social Security bnneliLs for more people, both with respect to oli! aap msurimcc payments anrt unemployment compensation: increased relief payments to the needy ased. (lie blind, and dependent children: further housing akls, business loans, farm price supports, and Hearing Continued Hearing for Lonzo King on a charge of driving while under the influence 'of liquor was continued until tomorrow in Municipal Court this morning. BENEFITS Continued from Page One in [hit fiscal year would, cost 52.500.000 : 000. But the current enrollment is -100.000 above that anticipated a year ago. he said, adding: "Largely bc-cauie of this unex- uccted increase I shall soon trans- nut to the Congress a supplemental appropriation estimate of about S700.000.000. "The bulk of the increase Js in schools below the college level, particularly in trade and vocational .schools "Tlie continued expansion of enrollment in schools below college level, more than four years after most veterans have been returned to civilian life, raises the question whether this program still conforms to the original sound objectives of the Servicen\en's Readjustment Act. "Tnere is some question whether lailie numbers of veterans enrolled in these schools arc in fact being trained for occupations for which they are suited. Asks Corrective Measures "I have asked the administrator of veterans affairs and the director of the Bureau of the Budget to study this situation thoroughly and lo reconuneml to me any corrective measiir'";, administrative or legislative, which shLuIri be Uiken to ass:ire that our expenditures for this program yield a proper relurn." The proposed budget for the nev. fiscal year wovikl provide: FOJ veterans education anc liainins; — 32.481.000.000 compared with an estimaw* cost of $2,713,900.000 In the cuirent year and an actual cost In the 1918-49 fiscal year cf $2.697.000.000. Unemployment and self-employment allowances—$01,000,000. compared tt-iih an estimated $153,000,000 this year and §510,000,000 last year. Loan guarantees—5G8.000.000 compared with $61,000,500 this year and $40,000,000 last 3 r ear. Compensation and pensions—$2,237,000,000 compared with $2,243,000,000 this year and $2,154,000,000 Ia5t year. Insurance — 539,000,000 compared with S5l8.000.OtM) this year and"$95,000,000 year. Hospital construction — Veterans Administration, 5157,000,000, compared with $32,000,000 this year ami $34,000.000 last year: Army Corps of E nfi i i tee ivs, $ D7.000.000, co ni pa red with $1-41,000,000 this year and $103,000.000 »a«t year. Hospital and medical care—$590,000,000. compared with S584,000,000 this year and $535,000,000 last year. ECONOMY Continued from Page one tnller pump-priming effect on business than the sizeable deficit vould indicate, because there nrn oilier government operations which reduce tlie total outpouring of cash. The=e include Social Security system .veterans' insurance, and oilier rust funds \vlnch operate separates'. Social Security, for instance, kes in imich niore each year than t pays out in old age pensions. When such operations are counted in, the excess of actual "rral payments over income vonW tie $2.100,000,000, or a little iiore than half as much as the deficit reported by Mr. Truman. The Social Security luiyroll tax, which rose this month from I to 1!--' Per cent each on employers and rmplnyrs, nill arid about 5700,000,000 to Ihc country's annual lax bill. The receipts In fiscal 1351 will be. ahmil S2.515,- However, Mr. Truman proposed increases j n the pensions and otiier benefits which would drain off $2,200,000,000 of that sum. But he also urged that the payroll tax be raised to 2 per cent on Jan 1 1951, and that It b? applied' to the first $4,300 of the worker's Income, Instead ol tlie first 53,000 as at present, The House already has approved a bill increasing the tax ba<,e to 53,600, and Increasing the stee of the pensions paid by about 70 per cent, and bringing about 11.000 CKW more persons under Social Security coverage. The Senate is expected to approve some such revision this spring. The Home-approved bill svoulrt extend the coverage to domestic servants, such self-employed persons as small storekeepers and dcntiits. and Hie employes of local governments and non-profit institutions. ^ Wants Control of VcnsionsT The more ambitious pro-ram urged by Mr. Truman would" include fanners among the protected groups, raising the total of newly covered workers to about 20,000000 The President declared (hat'the public's demand for more adequate old age protection is proved by labor's demand for industrial pension schemes. •The basic approach should be through a comprehensive public program of old-age, survivors aii'l disability insurance." Mr. Truman argued, "rather than through a multiplicity of unrelated private plans which would inevitably omit large numbers of the working population and treat others unequally." He again callend on Congress to create a compulsory health insurance system. He urged that a "small payroll tax of one-fourth of i per cent each on employers and employes b:come effective j'an- uary 1, 1951. to defray initial expenses." The message indicated this woiild add up to $500.000,000 in new taxes annually, but gave no Indication of the total, obviously much larger, that would be required when the plan went into full operation. From where I sk... fy Joe Marsh No More 'Skating on Thin lce"I Last week. I aavi our firemen aprinklins waltr on the parkinj; lot nevt In Town Hall. [ asked Smiley Ifoljcrts, who was handling'a liose, v-'hat went on. "We think it's dangerous for lads to skate on the river," says Sinilej-. "So, we're making i rink here . .. we're putt.ns; one layer of ice on nt a time, so it freezes from the (.'round uji." By now, almost everyone in town lias trioit out the rink. Parents are saverl a lot of worry and the kids have a good place to skate. It just sho\va how a little voluntary co- operation on the part of a few can do a lot of good for a great manyf I-'rom where 1 sit, our tavern owners deserve credit for doin K much the same thin(,' l in working with the lirc'vcrs and Iheir Sclf- KcKiilation program. They voluntarily coo[lerale to keep their places ctenn and la\r-al)idhiK . . . places that arc "safe" for tmc cilitens to enjoy a temperate glass nf beer, if and wlien they choose. RILIEFATUST for Y cur COUGH r.rconuilsiim relieves pcimiptlyhrc. nisc it jiiii-s ri.ylit to riip \i;\i nf iJie tinublc ir> iir_-i[» Innscn nml c\|u't germ lailcn plik'Uin .nut r\i<\ nature to ^oo[ilc and tn\v, lender, inM.inicil Innrnlii.i1 niunui'i iiiiMuhr.iiit'^.l ell >»nir (]mi;i:is( (a 5cll you i hoillc of ("ccnniuEsiiiEi with the undemanding j' t)U '""''' fikc die uiv it qukkly all-u t ihe inut:li or yon are to IMVC yimr ninntr Kid; CREOMULSIOK HAS TIU : MAX SVri'VOKT—Pre- sident Trnmrm ^aiti ui Wa'iliingioi, lie would Mipjwrt. Emciv W. 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