The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on May 22, 1952 · Page 6
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PAGE 6 THE BAYTOWN SUN. THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1952 Tax Hike Backfires— CUT V*' more. The higher tax also has had its repercussions in the whisky industry, which has been thrown into a slump as a result of bulging ware- By ROBERT F. LOFTUS November. Thus the reduced sales WASHINGTON —(LIE)— The gov- are beginning to'hurt/ them even ernment's higher tax on whisky is having & reverse effect. Its cutting down—instead of increasing —revenue. The apparent reason is that "many oersons have turned to beer or wine—or to bootleggers—rather , house supplies and consumer re- than buy whisky at the higher prices. The government figured that consumption of legal whisky would - drop when the tax. on distilled epirits was raised from $9. to $10.50 a gallon last November. But it thought the higher tax would just about offset the smaller consumption. , The Bureau of Internal Revenue had estimated that consumption vrouid :fall from 134 mUHonTgal- lons in fiscal 1951 to 169 million gallons in this fiscal year. At the same time, it figured that the liquor tax would yield 51,683,000,000, compared with actual collections Of 1,746,005,581 in fiscal 1951; From present indications, how-* ever, the bureau is going to be about $150 million short on its estimate of whisky revenue. • The higher tax has not only put a crimp in federal income but has also cut heavily into the revenues of the 46 states and the District of Columbia where the sale of whisky is legal. The states did not raise their taxes—averaging $1.66 a gallon—when the federal government boosted its excise tax last 6lstance to Higher prices. Bonded warehouses around the country are bursting -with a record total of more than 940 million gallons. But at the same time sales by wholesalers ran about 20 per cent below the comparable' 1951 figures in the first three month's of this year. JfSr- ttr Director Says Actress Drunk On Wedding Day HOLLYWOOD -OLE)— Assistant Eioyie director George Meek won a. divorce from his 17-year-old wife actress June McCall, by testifying she disillusioned him on her wpd° ding day. Meek, 27, told Superior Judge Thurmond Clark she drank so heavily at their wedding reception that she "got very amorous toward 'all the men guests, and final^ fell down and had to be carried to her room." Check-Passer Caught; He Wanted To Be Cop MINEOLA. X. Y. <l'.E>- An unemployment salesman regreted today that he tried to get a job on the Hernpstead police force. .- - Thomas Magruder, 27, was fingerprinted when he applied for the position. The FBI said the prints revealed he was wanted in Flagstaff. > Ariz_ on charges of passing •worthless checks. DANCING WITH Shigeko Hojima in Yokohama, Prince Takahlto Mikasa, youngest brother of the emperor of Japan, learns a new step in the Varsoviana waltz from Pfc. Nick B. Nazzareta of Fresno, CaL Die prince is a square dance fan. (International) Oiivio de HaviSand Pians Divorce Suit NEW YORK —(UP.)—Screen star Olivia de Haviland said today aa she packed her bags to return to Hollywood that her idea of a husband was a man "as placid as a mill pond in July." She is going back to the film capital to begin divorce proceedings against her author-husband, Marcus Goodrich. "It may be ^that I can never 'have what T want in a husband," she said, "but the most precious quality in a man would be the ability to produce tranquility and peace in the home. A woman, like myself must have it or perish." ODOO ^rUCH RAH-RAH FLORENCE, Italy (LIB— Doctors said they had finished treating 3,250 spectators who lost their voice .-while cheering at a football match -^between England and Italy a few \3aj-s ago. WEATHERFORD, Tex. — ttLE)— Famed artist Douglas Chandor, who adopted Weatherford as his home more than 15 years ago, will begin work next month in Buckingham Palace on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth IL Chandor and his wife left yesterday for New York City, and will sail from there June 2. They will stay at ,the Savoy hotel in London while the portrait is being painted. The portrait was commissioned by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, and will be presented to the British embassy in .Washington when finished, Chandor said. It will be the first portrait to be painted of Elizabeth since she became queen. *• The British-born' Chandor, 54, said it probably will take two months to complete it. Santa Gertrudis Herd Arrives At West Coast More than 40,000 boys between 11 to 15 years old-compete m the annual Soap Box derby at' Akron, Ohio. SATURDAY, MAY 24, AT 12 HOOH WE WILL BE OPEN AT 7:30 MONDAY MORNING AS USUAL Use Your Crec/if at Cook's 512 W. TEXAS DIAL 5085 LOS ANGELES — OLB^-A herd~<Sf 275 Santa Gertrudis cattle being shipped from the King Ranch in Texas to Australia has-arrived "in Los Angeles. The herd under the care of six men, is said to be the largest transpacific shipment of cattle in history. The special beef stock includes 73 bulls, and 202 heifers and will be used to start a herd at the 7500 Ranch in Queensland. The herd will be in Los Angeles about a.;week before being shipped. HE LOVES THEM ALL MEMPHIS, Tenn. — <U.E)— A man identified as Robert L. James was booked here on a bogus' check passing charge, but police- said that the 32-year-old Venetian blind salesman had told a story of marrying six times without getting a divorce.. "Red-heads, blondes end brunets, I love them all," James said. The sun Is approximately 93 million miles i away from the earth. 132 WTEXAS AVI. Spectacular Beauty and Savings! ^|fwSF» '*>"? iii^-^Vf a* *• £j?r/ij5f ?? «t^ >t e '?t^i »^ CLUSTER Ri It's new! It's exciting? 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