The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1950 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 10, 1950
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1950 BI.YTHKVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS t AGE 'HIKES THE NATION TODAY— Marlow Finds Hunting Answer To Question in New Budget Is Needle-in-the-Haystack Job B.v James Marloir WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 <fl—l wanted to write something simple thai vent like this: "The President figures it will cost about $12.4 billion to run the government another year. Of that amount, $ will be paid in salaries to people working for the government." Tim I didn't seem like much work. All I had to do was turn a few pages in the budget slid get the answers, 1 thought.. The President's budget message—* —— together they're as thick as a city telephone directory—went to Congress yesterday. But. rd heard this was a bis Wjirovemoirt—in organization anil iKi'Uy—over any previous message , by any President. rrss Of course, the president didn't write the whole thing himself. He couldn't liuve written all of it. Various assistants helped put it together. And it was the assistants who helped the President figure out it would cost $12.4 billion to nni the government. In other years, when I wanted to dip into the budget, I always approached on tiptoe with a magnifying glass and two detectives. But this year, nfter the improvements 1 had heavfl about in the last budget. I just walked right up to It by myself. All I had to do, I thought, was Just open it and pretty soon I'd find what I was looking for. It was a bad move. I just wanted to find out how many people worked regularly for the government and how much dough they got. Estimate Confusing Under the Defense Department I read: "In the Army's estimates for 1961, 630,000 man-years are esti- mawd (or officers and \ enlisted personnel ..." Quick, I put in a call to a man I knew at the Defense Department and he said "630.1X0 man-years means the Army will have an average or 630,000 men in uniform in 1951. I went back to the budget again and searched some more for total t ures on people regularly drawing ,'ernment pay. Then I picked up the phone again. I phoned all over Washington: to the Budget Bureau itself, the House, the Senate, the Library of Congress, the. Capitol Architect, the U. S. Courts. 1 just wanted to find out how many people worked for the KOVernmont: department heads, civilian employes in the executive branch, the assistants and staffs of the Senators and Representatives, the stenagrophers, librarians, in shoif, ev-eryone regularly drawing government pay. I finally got the answer which may be a little off but is close enough. H will do. The total is 3,500.000 people, including members of the armed forces, regularly flrn\ving government pay. ,-Thq. total breaks down like Ihis: armed forces — 1,507,000; civilians in the executive branch — 1,950,000; legislative branch, including Senators and Representatives — 7,200; U. S. courts — 4.300. And of the 42.4 billion the Presi- 3iH figures government expenses 1 run next year, about $11,00.000.- is for paying " those 3,500,000 people. Deficit Budget Means Return Of Peak Debt WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Oft— The $5,100,000.000 deficit pictured h; President Truman yesterday wii sent! the national debt well on 1L way back to the peak svnere Woi] War II left It. The end of fiscal 1951—or, Jun 30. 1951—will find the debt at $263, 80C.OOO.OOO, Mr. Trunmn said in hi budget message to Congress. The war sent the debt to its MR! water mark of 5279,764.000,000 o Feb. 2&, 1946. There was steady re duction, down 10 $252,000,000,000 c early 1948. Then Congress cut taxes whi federa; spending, helped by the co] war, started up slowly at first, an now rapidly. The debt stood ?256,S05.822.227.91. Economical Lawmaker Devises New Slogan WASHONGTON. Jan. 10— <tPi- Rep. Rich (R-Pa) came up wil a new economy cry yesterday. His slogan for this session, I (old the House, Ls "be. nifty and thrifty in 50." i Rich used to shout, almost every j time a spending proposal came I up: "Where are we going to get the money." Last session he changed to "be wise, economize." THIS BEATS CAPTURE BY REDS—Having escaped capture by the Communists by fleeing into Imio-Cnina. these Nationalist troops march to an internment center near Loobinlh. Women soldiers were among the Chinese Nationalists who crossed the border to surrender to French colonial troops in Iiido-China, after the Reds overran the China mainland. Average Income in this Area Reflected Decline in 1949 failure to Hike Postal Rates To Up Deficit WASHINGTON, Jan. 10—(»V>— Unless President Truman persuades Congress to raise post til r files, his new budget will show B bigger deficit than this year's—Instead of the smaller one he predicted yesterday. Mr. Truman's budget message told Congress that postal rates must and Post office efficiency improved sufficiently to wipe out $305,000,000 of the post Office deficit. He wrote the suggested saving into his budget. If Congress fulls to. comply—as it hits In past years— the $5,133,000,000 deficit will become a $5 r 5'.'8,000,- OQO deficit. That is slightly more I than the $5,500,000,000 estimate of ! red ink for this fiscal year, endliiR I next June 30. ! The hulk of the savings, under • Mr. Truman's proposal, would come from higher nUcs on the second. | third and fourth class services The 1 increases. If ordered, would fall j mainly on newspapers, magazines. direct mail advertising, parcel post, and similar mnterinl. '•It is unsound and unnecessary (or the postal operation to continue us a ri'owiiic burden on the general ta v uaver." the message said. "I therefore strongly urge npain i hat the Congress pass legislation to bring the ix>Mal revenue more In balance with the expenditures of Ihc service." The current mitral tkficH i.s established at $GOO.Of>0.000 Your Shore in Cos* Of Government Next Fiscal Year Is $282 WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. (AP) — Vni;r share in the cost of government, as proposed by president Tinman, averages out to $282.17 for the 12 month* starting next July i. ills compares with $287.87 for the preceding 12 months. 'iscd on an estimated current population of 150.400,000, that Is the cost for every living Amc iimn, woman and child—of U ernmetit's operations at hoi abroad, as reflected in the dent's biutyel message yesU?r The coinpnrntlve cost in t lean— e gov- c and ny. e year ended jutie 30, 1941, the last full fiscal year before Pearl Ilnrbor, was $101,14. The population then was only 132.050,000. Belgian Official Acts And Saves Life of Boy ANTWKRP (AP> — Belgium's minister of health, concerned with 9,000.000 Belgians, took time off recently to give special atlentlon to otie little boy. Joseph Van Horen was pretty far gone with a fever which only one medicine, chloro- myceline, could cure. There wius none In Belgium—the nearest supply was London. A special envoy, sent to London, telephoned he needed authorization from the minister of health to bring it over. The permission was given and two hours later, a health ministry attache was at the boy's bedside with the life saving drug. Little Joseph seem, now out ol danger. WARNING OK DIE* The defendant 1,. 8. Harlzog te lereby warned to appear in the Circuit Court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas within thirty days and answer the complaint of plaintiff, Fidelity Mutual Insurance Company, filed against W. L. Tanike, L. s. Harlzog, et al. In said court In Case No. 4317-and upon his failure so to do the complaint will be taken as confessed. Witness my hand as the Clerk of said Circuit Court and the seal thereof this 29 day of December, 104D. HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk By Betty Bunn, 1>.C. Oscar Fendler, atty. for HI. .James M. Roy, atty. ad lit. l[3-10-n-24 ST. LOUIS. Jan. 10- 01'*—Personal* — . income tn the Eighth Federal Re- -^ . serve District was below (he ilat-JUpera btnger in Mess: ianal average last year the St. 'Loves a Married Man' Louis Federal Reserve Bank rcpnrt- '1918 ye.steidny that she is in "an awful ; In the eighth district the average | mc^-l'm in love with a married ranged from SI.650 in-St. Louis to i m!in •• j S-160 pei- person in Savannah, Tcnn.l gj 1= ^ "ciirorcm"" her hu>1nnd ' The average for the district,_ which j radio" executive Edward Mekny ! 'Perfect Wife' Ready To Shed 3rd Husband HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10. fAP) — Myrna Ley, the screen's "perfect wife," will shed her third husband. She said that she has talked by phone with writer-prodticer Gene Markey in London. She decided to make the announcement- after the conversation and commented: "We're both regretful. \Ve had hoped this would last. But it't worked out." includes much o( Missouri and Arkansas and parts nf Illinois, Indiana, Tenne.ssec. Kentucky and Mississippi, was $1.050. Los Angeles' 1910 population 300.000 has increased 10 tttne&. - About a sixth of txxs -Angeles' daily water .supply comes from the Parker Dam, Ariz. Gales, she said, but hasn't yet ' filed suit, ; "I fiiu'l lei! you the mnni? of i the man ] really love," she told j Other areas In the district almve j reporters. 'I just can't. We're about 1 the national average wore Ensl St. rat a pyint of straightening out \ Lo«;s, III., and LoulsviUv. Ky. In • VWVUUIP t«jnily mutters. U I wen; \ l.itlle Rdt-k the per capita average ; to tell yon his name there would j was ? 1.049. . ; !M? t\vo very imhajipy people." she | The bank's, monrhly review tic- i said. ' ! clarpd a major cause for the dis- j A sonrtp cK^e to Miss 'Kirsteu i trict's poor .showing was over-popn- ! said the junti is a San AiUcmiu, j Inlion of thr? rural nrcas, which re-! Tex., pliysicliu | ported the lowest Incomes. j "i can't .sov I'm gu.., l ( . :»nn-v' As a sok-tion, the report suggested | him." PULE] Miss Kirstcn. "Wo jusi "consUleiable out-itiigratinn along ' ' with growth in total income if real progress is to Vie made in terms of per-capita income." Mosi of the poor districts show a high percentage of woodland, thy report, continued, which "might make possible intensified dcvi'lop- j men t of this resource." j Too man^ people in an area, the 1 vcvic\v paid^ "means'smaller output •• per man on farms and " relatively I small average productivity in in- I dustry." 5"op/v Rntioncd 1 To St. Louis Users ST. LOUTS. Jan. 10 (API—Coal i.s beiiiT r rationed to hon/; eh oldens here.. because of the .strike and tliree-di*v work week in IiVin n)ine c . Paul C^nridns, treiiMii'cr of tlie SL L-iuis Retail Coal Asf.orin- limi. .sairi veftcrday. He oxnlin'ned that orders from householder. 1 - are being tnken care o? but thul the amount ol co^t the deliveries Ls beiiiK held down tn mpke the available supply With the Illinois miners ['cturn lo work today. Con rides .said, a new supply of stoker fuel Ix expected to reach St. Louis Friday or SMnrdny. He added that unless there Is another bitter cold spell, no critical shortage is likely to ^develop In St. Louis. ROCKERS Samples . . . Odds and Ends Slightly Soiled —All New Group No. 1 Group No. 2 Group No. 3 Your Choice Your Choice Your Choice $O95 5O95 $495 Values from $9 to $18 FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! FURNITURE 1'HONU -1-109 1UATHEVIU.E, ARK. don't know yet. "This is murder." Cot Swims ior Meals SPRING F ! E L D, 111. —OVi— There's one cnt near here Uiai not only swims but »ets his daily food at the .same lime. The cat dives iuto lj\ke Bprin?-, field after it spots a fish in the water which is «*ay over iLs head and comc.s up v-vuh a. meal. Out Ahead Claiming to Be Outlaw, Man Seeks Return of His Nome— Jesse James NEW YORK, Jan. 10. (AP) — A white-bearded old man known as J. F^rank Dalton announced from his sickbed yesterday that he is seeking a court order restoring his "true name— James." And'he brought forward five old friends to bear out hi5 story that he Ls the famed outlaw. "History is incorrect," DaHoii said, "in its report (hat f died at St. Joseph, Mo., on the third day of April, 1B82, at the gun of Bob Porri. "The uiiforiunnle victim of that shooting was a man named Charlie Bi.celow." Tn bed while a broken hip mends. Daltou—xvho gave his age as 102— said he filed a cliange-of-name petition in the Franklin County, Mo., Circuit Court yesterday. His lawyer, .Arnold C. Stream, said he wa.s confident the court ftnild approve the name by the end of thus month. ., Kelp r**«r> tfU »f MONTHY . FEMALE COMPLAINTS Arc you Irouhlec! by distress rtf ftmaje functional periodic clinurb- anccA? Does this make TOU sxiffer Tron; pain, feel ao nrrrn*jx, tired— A', stirh timcb? Th»ii oo Uy l.ydia E. Plnkh.yu's Vf;g(-tabtc Compoxind to rcllcte such symptoms. I'lnfcham's has a grand soothing edrct on OKC Of uoi.ian's important or?anxt FOR SALE Concrete colvrrts, 12 inch lo 48 inch, plain nr rrcqtorccrt. Also Concrete Builiiin K Blocks cheaper than lumber for b.irns, chicken houses, pump houses, lenant hnusts, Ino! sheds. We deliver. Call us for free estimalc. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. / * Phone 691. New Power and New Features in Light and Meillum Guty McJd« New "Weight-Saving" Diesel Tractors • Now Middle-Weiglif Six-Wheeler* Once agaip GMC leads thj truck transport parade . . . introducing many important ntw models arui improvements. New camshafts, valves and manifolds step up power in engines of light- medium models. Wider seats, more headroom and improved sealing increase cab comfort. There »re new ch»t«is features, including new hydraulic and optional air brake* on 21^-ton models, new front springs and airplane- typ* shock »bsor!xr» on light trucks. The new models combine to offer GMC power, dependability and economy to many more operators. There's a new 1'/2-ton 280... a new heavy duty 2'/ 2 -ton 470 ... two now 400 and 620 six-wheelers . . . two new "weight-saving" Diesel- powered tractors handling maximum legal payloads in the 45,000-55,000 pound weight range. Get the facts here, today. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Kiiitranlccd Best Prices [Kirby Drug Stores Lee Motor Sales, Inc. 309 East Main Phone 2056 i lipping su'ilclics is Tlic Crcn! American I Inbit. liven children liave it. And it's a habit thill lias given America llic world's liighcsl standard of living, ) In Ihc liome, electricity is just about the smallest ilcni in llic budget, hut \vliat else makes lilc so easy, so healthy, so comfortable? In industry, electricity lends llie employee the strength of giants. Ij'.lectric motors multiply his muscular sticnglh by dozens or even by thousands—making it possible (or him to produce more, belter, faster—to cam more. Klcclricily is certainly a vital part of our American life yet, oddly, this country spends only 2% of its vast income for electric service. Such a bargain in efficiency didn't happen by accident, of course. Business-managed electric light and power companies pioneered the electric industry — progressed and expanded because of investors with faith and \ision, emplosccs with skill and experience. Tlicic ,ITC still broad fields of electric living ycl to he lapped. Business men can do the job belter f/).in burciincrats. That's always been the scud of America's ptogtcss. • "MKI'.T CORLISS ARCllKK" for delightful comcdj. C'ltS— Sundays—8 I". M. Central Time. Ark-Mo Power Co

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