The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1967 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 12, 1967
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Page Fourteen - Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, May It, 1937_ IMMOBILE MOBILE HOMES is a development of that industry, according to a recent survey by a major life insurance company, which revealed that 85 per cent of all J2.foot-wi(fc mobile homes move only once-from (he factory to the mobile home park. The owner of this trailer, for example, encircled it with stone and added a room and a carport, hardly a pick-un-and-go situation. Mobile home owners, the survey wvfaled, move an average of once every fonr years, compared to five for residents of permanent homes according to the survey, made by Northwestern National Life. Negro Engineers a Premium By SALLY RYAN AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) - This year's most sought-after college graduate may not be the class president but a Negro engineer. The emphasis on Negro recruiting by the nation's business firms is intense. One reason is the threat of loss of defense contracts if the government thinks a firm is discriminating against Negroes, an Associated Press survey indicated. "A good Negro graduate with a technical background is more in demand than anyone I can think of," said Bob Millikan, senior employment representative at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco. As a result, companies are stepping up their recruiting on Negro college campuses and offering bigger salaries. "A few years ago, big firms began to hire more Negroes. Then smaller companies figured they ought to do something too," said William C. Gutman, placement director at Temple University in Philadelphia. "It is considered a feather in the hat of a recruiter to recruit a Negro," said Maurice Mayberry, placement director at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "The reason is simple — government pressure." Negroes have it made with companies which have defense contracts, said Virginia Blankenhorn, a placement officer at Occidental College in Los Angeles. In Kansas City, Mo., Ron Erwin, corporate employment States Clamor • By F, RICHARD CICCONE CHICAGO (AP) - After half a century of contributing to the federal income tax coffers, the individual states are clamoring for a stae of the money. More than 30 states have discussed legislation seeking to get a share of the monies collected in personal and business income tax. Ten states have enacted resolutions urging the federal body to consider the plea. The resolutions are varied and nonspecific. But even if three-fourths of the state legislatures passed such resolutions, they would not be binding on Congress. V. this were a proposed constitutional amendment, Congress would be obliged to call a constitutional convention if 34 states requested such a call. Then, if the convention agreed on an amendment, 34 states would have to ratify it. This device never has been used. *.. * * The idea of states sharing in income tax receipts was first deemed feasible by economist Walter W. Heller, a presidential adviser during ftie Kennedy administration. The recent financial plight: of many stales aroused new interest in the concept. Many states led by pro-Johnson legislators are in favor of the plan, but oppose it presently as a drain on the administration's pipeline of dollars to Vietnam. The state resolutions call for rebates of 5 to 10 per cent. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer of Pennsylvania, a Republican, is spearheading a drive to call a constitution! convention. Shafer advances no specific method for the federal-stale tax sharing system but would leave that to the amending convention. Tie Pennsylvania House passed the governor's plan with unanimous GOP support, and near total opposition from Democrats who contend the state should levy taxes if it needs more revenue. The constitutional convention formula was rejected by the Georgia Senate after the House approved the plan and called for a 5 per cent rebate. The Senate feared that an empowered convention could expand its scope! to rewriiing the entire Constitution. The Shafer plan was also approved by the Texas House which provided a 5 per cent return of funds. The measure is pending before the Texas Senale. South Dakota overwhelmingly passed a resolution asking that Congress enact a tax-sharing plan by a "fair and equitable" method. The resolution specified no percentage. Democrats said Ihe 10 per cent plan would return to South iPMllip H. Hoff, a Democrat, Dakota 513 million annually, butlsees (ax sharing as a major too; a per capita system of rebate!to strengthen the states, but would net three times as much. North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Colorado also passed resolutions. North Dako- to included the 10 per cent provision. Minnesota asked for 5 per strings attached" to the rebate funds. Montana asked thai alloca- lions of such relurned funds among the states be based not only on the population of each state and the total federal income tax paid by its citizens, but also the tax effort which the stale makes lo provide for its own programs." * * * Colorado's resolution, sup- Dorted by Republicans and opposed by Democrats, did not specify anything other than it wants a share ot the federal money. New Mexico urged Ihe state's congressional delegation to support any plan lo rebale federal funds. Missouri's resolution was backed by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, a Democrat, who is against the federal programs such as highway beautification and medical which requires states to conform lo Ihe federal plan. Nevada's plan is peculiar to (he one slate which licenses gambling. Nevada wants an 80 per cent cut of its slol machine lax and also asked "I per cent rebate of federal income tax collected in the stale. Vermont is Ihe only Eastern state to enact a resolution. Gov. IS EVERYONE AN EXPERT AT HANDLING BOATS? Protect yourself from beginning hoat drivers with MFA BOATOWNERS INSURANCE. SEE YOUR MFA INSURANCE AGENT Biiel Carter, Agent Blytheville, Ph. FO 3-3361 WAYNE DAOGETT, Agent Oiceola, ph. I,O 3-531S GOLDEN TOUCH' ELECTRIC STARTUP Here's the one you've been wait' ing for — a small, light weight gasoline • powered fishing motor with electric starting. You just press the Golden-Touch'" button at the tip of the twist-grip throttle and you're on your way speeding to your favorite fishing hole. Weighs Just 59 pounds. Features forward-neutral-reverse gearshift and Baii-a-matic® power bailing. Uses 100:1 fuel/oil mix with Me- Culloch 100:1 oif. Also Available McCullock 754 * With Manual Hl.irtlng See Ervln Moore, lit- Is completely experienced In Repair Service on Basts and Motors. Gentry's Garage 517 W. ASH ST. Ph. I'O :!-.|2(i!) says it will have to wait "until the cessation of hostilities in Vietnam." Gov. Richard J. Hughes of New Jersey, a Democrat, bases his opposition to similar resolutions on the same grounds. The bulk of support for the tax splil idea centers in the north-central and mountain states, but the population-base rebate would divert the largest amouni of funds to New York and California. Gov. Ronald Heagan favors STEP ON IT, DIRT INGESTED MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) —Floors of future homes will have a tremendous—but healthy —appetite for dirt. So say students of Philadelphia College of Art, participating in a study sponsored by Armco Steel Corporation. Ingestive, self-cleaning floors will obsoleie today's manual devices. Tiny cells activated by easy pressure, such as walking, will suck in the dirt and transfer it to ducts under the floor, where forced air will carry it off. The worldly gift for the graduate... the 10 per cent plan, but there has been no resolution in the California Legislature calling for it, and it appears unlikely that one will be offered. Californians paid $9.68 billion in federal taxes in 1966. The tax bite for New Yorkers was ttie same as California's but a resolution for tax sharing died in committee despite assertions by Democrats and Republicans that they favored any scheme to bounce New York- derived federal income back to the state. Illinois, Oklahoma, Iowa and Wyoming pushed resolutions through one house of the legisla- died in a Senate committee. In Iowa, the Democratic Senate reworded the bill and sent it back to the House where it is languishing. * * * Michigan has a resolution before the Senate calling for 5 per cent rebate which would net the state $224 million. Republican Gov. George Romney opposes the plan and is pushing for a state income tax which he says will bring Michigan $225 million. Nebraska wants to study the proposal before taking any action. State legislators fear a / population - based regat would manager for Hallmark Cards, Inc., said some Negroes may be receiving premium offers from companies. He added that the degree of aggressiveness displayed by companies in recruiting Negroes may lie in the defense contracts they have. Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford, Conn., recruited at 30 Negro colleges this year, five times as many as last year. Philco-Ford Corp., in Philadelphia has expanded its recruiting to 12 Negro colleges. Sun Oil Co. visits six. One Negro senior at Georgia Tech applied for eight jobs and was offered all of them, said A.P. DeRosa, placement director. "He was so overwhelmed by the choice that he gave up and decided to go to graduate school instead," DeRosa said. At Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., with a predominantly Negro student body, salary offers for Negroes have ranged from $625 a month to $10,000 a year. "Ten years ago you just didirt have this kind of offer for minority group members," said William M. Nix, placement director. Some students are skeptical, however. * * * "Companies are looking for a window dresser-someone to lake pictures of or to show they're employing a Negro," said a Negro senior at Morehouse. 'It'll be token integration in companies for awhile at least," said another Morehouse student. But at the University of California at Los Angeles, Joseph (Scully, placement director, said j industry is no longer trying for the "show" Negro. "We're seeing very little discrimination against Negroes, he said. Mildred's Alterations Specializing In alt., making better dresses, brideraalds dresses ft wedding town:. Mildred McHaffey (09 S. Second PO 3-3589 Riding Academy Join In on the (an — come out and let me teach you to ride a horse for only $2.00 per hour. SAM FINCHER Ph. JO t-2848 3 Miles SE Big Lake Bridge ture. 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