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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 6, 1954
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TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Kerr Thinks Senate Will Okay Income Tax Exemption Increase By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kerr (D-Okla) said today his guess is that the Senate will approve a move he co-sponsors to cut income taxes by increasing personal exemptions of each taxpayer and dependent. He said in an interview he hopes - mtH .^ m .^ m ^ m n~*^~^~m~i^im this action will be taken in the Sen- | ••••••• Commodity And Stock Markets- ate Finance Committee but that, if it is not done there, he believes success will come on the Senate floor. The Finance committee, on which the Oklahoman serves, opens i hearings today on a big tax revision* bill to which Democrats hope to attach the income tax reduction. The Eisenhower administration strongly supports the revision bill, which would make assorted tax cute totaling $1,400,000 to business and individuals in its first year of operation. Just as strongly it opposes any new income tax slash. Senate Republican leaders voice confidence they can beat the income tax cut as things stand now, citing indications that the business downturn is leveling off. Democratic sponsors say it is too early to tell about the economic situation. , Trend to Decide Both sides agree that the economic trend of the next two months probably will determine the outcome of the income tax fight in the Senate. The Finance Committee plans to end its public hearings April 23 and finish writing its version of the bill in May. It could be June before floor debate is finished. Democrats have used the business decline as their principal argument for the income tax cut. They gay efforts should be made to build up mass purchasing power instead of increasing incentives for business expansion, which the administration says is a main purpose of the revision bill. Kerr is a co-sponsor with Sen. George (D-Ga) and Frear (D-Del) of an amendment to raise income tax exemptions by $200 this year, a 4 1 / 2 -billion-dollar tax cut, and by $400 in $955 and thereafter, an eight-billion reduction. Kerr implied that smaller cuts would be pushed if the original plan were beaten. In the House, Democrats tried for a $100 exemption increase, a tax cut of 2V 2 billion. They lost 210-204 in a vote which largely followed party lines. INDUSTRY (Continued from Page 1) ton, Jimmie Edwards, Frank Nelson- R. A. Nelson, J. V. Gates, Eugene Still; Jack Owen, Dr. C. L. Craig, the Rev. E. C. Brown; O. E. Knudsen, James Terry, Jimmie Sanders; J. A. Leech, W. L. Homer, J. L. Westbrook, Jr.; B. A. Lynch, Max Reid, W. S. Johnston; G. G. Hubbard, Sr., Ray Hall, R. H. Kirby. J. W. Adams, C. C. Czeschin, Eddie B. David: R. A. Porter, J. L. Guard, Loy Welch; Russell Hays, Toler Buchanan J. C. Guard; W. P. Pryor, Max Logan, Buford Martin; John Caudill. Dale Briggs, R. L. Wade, Sr.; Riley Jones, Jesse Taylor, R. M. Logan; Alvin Huffman, Kelley Welch, Richard Jiedel. Originally, it was announced that about $125,000 would be needed for the building, the remainder to come through regular financing channels. However, Chamber spokesmen said this morning that the original figure was an approximation and said the drive had been set up on a $150,000 basis. Japan's Cost for Gl's Cut TOKYO (5V-Japan and the United States agreed today to reduce Japan's share of maintaining American troops here by seven million dollars a year. Japan will provide 148 million dollars annually, a reduction of about 4.5 per cent. Thoughtful Burglar KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (#>)—When an ice cream store was broken into, the buhglar remembered to ring up "no sale," before taking $25 from the cash register. New York Cotton * (12:31 quotations) May ........ 3433 3434 3431 July Oct Dec 3447 3411 3407 3449 3447 3414 3411 3413 3407 N«w Orleans Cotton May July Oct Dec 3429 3447 3412 3408 3430 3428 3449 3447 3414 3411 3412 3408 3431 3448 3411 3410 3428 3447 3411 3411 Chicago Soybeans May .... 363*4 364& 362^ July ____ 364 365 363 Sept Nov 364 277% 254*4 278 255% Chicago Wheat Hay July 21614 213% 217 214 Chicago Corn May .... 152% 152% July .... 155 155 & 276 Vi 254*4 214V6 212% 151% 154 363 364 277 254% 214% 212% 151% 154% New York Stocks 02:45 4««tati«B») A T and T- 164 1-2 Amer Tobacco 631-8 Anaconda Copper 34 5-8 Beth Steel 581-8 Chrysler 61 3-4 Coca-Cola 124 1-2 Gen Electric 1083-4 Gen Motors 66 3-4 Montgomery Ward 62 1-2- N Y Central 231-4 Int Harvester 29 7-8 Republic Steel 50 3-8 Radio 275-8 Socony Vacuum ..., 40 Studebaker 18 3-4 Standard of N J 81 1-4 Texas Corp 68 1-2 Sears = ..., 62 1-2 U S Steel 43 Sou Pac 40 5-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. HI., Lfl— (USDA)—Hogs 9,000; fairly active; weights 180 Ib up unevenly 1525 lower than yesterday's average; lighter weights and sows mostly unchanged; spots 25 lower; bulk "choice 180-240 Ib 27.25-65; 27.50 mostly freely paid single price; several hundred head choice No. 1 and 2 or uniform lots averaging below 220 Ib 27.25; 240-270 Ib 26.50-27.25; few to 27.50; heavier weights scarce; 150-170 Ib mostly 27.00-75; few down to 26.75; sows 400 Ib down 24.75-25.25; few to 25.00 heavier sows 23.75-24.50; few 24.75; boars 17.50-21.00. Cattle 4,300, calves 1,400; opening moderately active and generally steady on steers and heifers; good shipper demand in evidence; one load low and average prime medium weight steers 26.00; few high good and choice loads .and lots 21.00-23.00; cows fairly active and steady; utility and commercial cows 11.50-13.50 ;canners and cutters 9.00-11.50; bulls steady; utility and commercial 13.00-14.50; cutter bulls 11.00-12.50; vealers 1.00 higher; good and choice 21.00-26.00; few prime 28.00; commercial and low good vealers 15.00-20.00. Pierre du Pont, Head of Famed Family, Dies WILMINGTON, Del. IV— Pierre Samuel du Pont, dean of the famed chemical family and a major figure in the development of two of the world's largest industries, died last night. He was 84. Du Pont, who took an active part in the Du Pone empire even after his announced retirement in 1940, was stricken with a severe abdominal pain shortly after dinner at Longwood, his estate at nearby Kennett Square, Pa. Rushed to the Wilmington Memorial Hospital, Du Pont died of what physicians described as an aortic aneurysm (rupture of a main blood vessel). A younger brother, Irenee. and his sister. Mrs. R. R. M. Carpenter, were at his bedside. They are Du Font's only immediate survivors. Du Pont, who shunned publicity and seldom made public appearances, was a former president and board chairman of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. He also served as president of General Motors Corp. for three years. Pierre was the great great grandson and namesake of a political refugee who fled to America from France in 1799. His father, Lammot du Pont, was a noted inventor and authority on explosives who founded one of the nation's first dynamite plants, the Repauno Chemical Co. near Gibbstown, N. J. He was killed by .an explosion of nitroglycerin when Pierre was 14. Pierre then took over the leadership of the family ss the eldest of 11 children. A noted philanthropist who once built an $800,000 hospital in memory of his chauffeur, Du Pont was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shortly after his graduation in 1890 he collaborated with a cousin in developing the first successful Du Pout smokeless powder. As the century-old powder company was about to pass into outside hands in 1902, Pierre du Pont and two cousins purchased the firm and organized the present corporation. Under Pierre du Pont the company expanded from powder into a varied field of chemical products. It developed nylon, which revolutionized women's hosiery, cellophane and some 1,000 other products. Du Font's sales exceeded .a billion dollars a year. Du Pont lived alone with servants at his Longwood estate after the death of his wife, the former Alice Belin of Scr'anton, Pa., in 1944. They had no children. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Leochville Man Shot in Scuffle Is Still Critical Gene Renfro, 22. of Leachville was still on the critical list »<• Kennedy Veterans Hospital » Memphis today after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound in the neck received Saturday mgn* during a scuffle with the Leachville night marshal in the Princess Cafe- Pending complications. Renfro will be taken off the critical list shortly, hospital officials said today. He received the wound during &n argument with Al Buckner, 61, Leachville night marshal, when Buckner told him and another man to go home and Renfro interceded and a scuffle began. Buckner said that he fired his pistol while the two men were beat- them off. The first shot struck the ing him and meant only to scare floor and the second hit Renfro in the neck. « A full investigation of the case is being made, according to Sheriff William Berryman, AIL of the wit' nesses have not been interviewed yet, he said. DULLES Japanese Boats Seized TOKYO Iff) — A Soviet patrol craft captured two Japanese fishing boats off the eastern tip of the northern island of Hokkaido today, Kyodo news agency said. The Soviets have seized six boats in the area since March 15. Kyodo reported, and a-e still holding four, plus 25 crewmen. Official flag of the province of Nova Scotia originally was authorized by King Charles I in 1625. for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call LILLY BEALL, 567-M FourChildern Die in Fire CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ark. (/PI— Four children perished whop fire destroyed a plantation tenant house last night. Deputy Sheriff Gladstone Williams identified the dead as Mattie May Curr.ruin?, 8; Matthew Gumming, 7, Rosa Lee Cumming, 5, and Willie Johnson, 5, Negroes. The mother of three of the children, Berthena Gumming, was taken to a Memphis hospital for treatment of severe burns suffered when she tried to rescue the youngsters. Williams said the mother took the two younger children outside when the fire broke out. She returned for the others, and the panic- stricken tots followed her back into the burning house. The flames spread to the house from a nearby trash fire, said Williams. 3 Killed in Train Wreck QUEBEC (ft — A Canadian National Railways passenger train was derailed at Montmagny, 60 miles east of Quebec, early today and at least three crewmen were killed. California's oldest living pepper tree, in the garden of the Mission of San Luis Rey, near Oceanside, was planted by Padre Antonio Peyri in 1830 and grew from some seeds given to him by a sailor from Peru. MOX -Theotre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat,. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen TUES & WED. Double Feature PLUS SHORTS (Continued from Page 1) ing down French planes, that a high-ranking Chinese Red General and a group of "technicians" are at the front and that in other ways the Chinese are "coming awful close" to a new aggression which he has warned might force American retaliation. But committee members, after questioning Dulles in public and secret session, said they were still in the dark about any specific plans this country may have for countering a Red. Chinese threat in Indochina. He has called for "united action," but this has not been spelled out. Dulles told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the United States has made no commitments to send armed forces to Indochina. Pressed by newsmen later on whether this statement was intended to foreclose such a commitment in the future, he said: "I had better not comment." Rep. Morano (R-Conn) said one aim of Dulles' recent speeches warning against further Red encroachments was "to bluff the Chinese Communists." "Now they .are calling his bluff," he said, adding that next the Chinese might "send in an army and call them volunteers." Rep. Gathings Public Housing Plan Rep E. C. (Took) Gathings. in his hm-st newsletter to constituents, has branded the public hous- ins program as "excessively priced" ruthcr than "Low cost housing" and u>ok n stand against revival of the 1949 authorizing 810,000 public Hitting subsidization of housing 3 Men Killed In Accident At Paragould PARAGOULD. Ark. men working on ix county project, were electrocuted — Throe Should Cancer Patient Be Told Of Illness? Doctors Undecided Hy FRANK CARKV Associated 1'ross Science Reporter CHICAGO (fit—Should a doctor nour "toll" n patient if ho has ctmcer— here yesterday when a truck oar- pile driver touched a power cable. Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill "Hyde said the truck driver, C. H. Grafton- rood. 50. \vas moving I he vehicle across the bridge when the pile driver hit a hifih tension cable car- Rep. .Oathmss said public housing j ^R 7 -^'<> VO J^proponents are attempnlg to re-' ""•••'"' vive the 1949 program, which con- He worker Otis Sims - 5 '~ who HEIDELBERG, Germany {ffi — Two American soldiers patrolling the East - West German border were seized by armed Russian soldiers yesterday and have not been returned, U. S. Army Headquarters reported today. Two Bavarian border police who went to the scene to investigate were also seized. The Army said the two policemen were released after four hours of interrogation. The names of the two Americans were withheld. Church Ends Revival JOINER — Wardell Baptist Church near here ended a 16-day revival Sunday duriug which 40 members were added. The Rev. D. M. Kreis of Calico Rock, father of the Rev. William Kreis, pastor of the Wardell church, conducted the revival. Song leader was Herbert Johnson of Mountain Home. gress ended a year ago, by amending the administration's housing bill. Fed oral subsidies necessary to carry out the program amount to about $300 a year per unit. Rep. Gathings said. HP also hit at contractual agreements by which cities waive all taxes for a 40-year period on housing project sites- 'In Blytheville. however, the agreement between the Housing Authority and the City calls for the former to pay an amount toatling 10 per cent of "shelter rents" in j lieu ot taxes. This amounts to about $4.000 a year frmo both Chickasw- ba Courts and Cherokee Courts. "Shelter rent" is total rental minus cost of utilities. 1 Rep. Gathings summed up his feelings on the subject by saying : "Public housing is socialistic. It is costly and extravagant. It breeds political corruption. It is bad anyway you look at it." was standing nearby, shouted at Graftonreed that he had hit the or should ho hide the information from him? A smau group of doctors, interviewed .separately—and at random --today at the annual meeting' of tho American College of Physicians, were agreed that there's "no set answer" to the question, admittedly one of the toughest they have to face in practice. The decision largely depends, , , , , .. ; thov said, on the emotional make- line. When the truck driver stopped up - o( . nut p;ltltin( ,... nnd onch ufusc has to bo handled individually. But, in general, according to most of the doctors:: 1. If the patient is nn emotionally stable typo who can "take it." then tell him. 2. If he's the type who might "£0 to pieces" emotionally, don't tell him. As one doctor put it. telling; such a person he has cancer might even lead to suicide. And one of the doctors said it's well to "individualize" not only for people who have an incurable cancer, but also for those who might have a cancer possibly curable*by surgery, X-ray or radium, "The very word 'cancer' still scares some people." said Dr. George Miller of Long Beach, N. Y., adding; that people of that to the ground, his body grounded the truck and was electrocuted. Sims ran to pull him nw»y and he too was killed. Hyde said the job foreman. Willie Cox. 48, who was standing on the bridge, also dashed over to help and was electrocuted. "All three of them were piled up together," Hyde said. The men wore from Greene County and were employed on the county bridge gang. ELECTION" BRITISH (Continued from Page 1> bomb "degenerated into a sterile, angry and pitiful party wrangle— and the responsibility was the Prime Minister's." Churchill put the House in an uproar with his charge that it was the "responsibility or misfortune" of Alice's 1945-51 government that a hitherto secret 1943 agreement for British-American atomic cooperation was no longer in effect, Under the accord, reached at their Quebec conference in August 1943. Churchill and the late President Roosevelt set up the two-nation agency for development of the atomic bomb and agreed that neither would use atomic weapons against a third nation without the other's consent. In Washington, the White House confirmed that the secret agreement had been made in 1943 but emphasized it is "not in effect at the present time." The Conservative Daily Telegraph called it "a pity" that Churchill "should have tried to fix the blame on Mr. Attlee" for postwar lapsing of the British-American atomic cooperation. and is being opposed by George Phipps. Only Gilbert Hazel of Word One is unopposed among aldermen, Wymnn Dilhnati. incumbent, is! opposed by Wilson Fox in Ward j Two. L. K. Van Ausdall. Wtird Three incumbent, is opposed by Jesse Watkins and incumbent Clyde Magers is running against Dee Barnes in Ward Four- Caruthersville voters also wili consider the following for positions on the board of education: Mrs. Jessie Markey UncumbenO. Ralph Ennis, Frank Slentz sad Dal ton Teroy. Hayti voters today were settling two aldermanic races involving five candidates, none of thorn seeking re-election. Earl Wimberly and Willis Miller were seeking the Ward One post and Cory Leltner. Floyd Shirey and Dr. L. D. Denton were in the race for the second ward seat. Neither of the retiring aldermen, John German in Ward One and LeRoy Bain in Ward Two. were seeking re-election. The aldermanic terms are for two years. type should not be told what they have even though the particular cancer might be—and actually if —cured. A compilation of the ideas of the doctors on why people should be told. If at all possible, is aa follows: (1) The personal desire of everyone to arrange his own financial and other matters; (2) the possibility that the patient, knowing his time was relatively short, might want to do something he wanted to do all his life, like take a long trip, or even, as one doctor put it, "be like a friend of mine who, on learning he had an incurable cancer, decided he'd go back and fin- ish'out law school": and (3) the possibility that toe patient might wish to provide an example of quiet courage that would be helpful to others in time of adversity. Mort Comfort Wearing FALSE TEETH Hero Is n pleasant way to overcome loose plate rtlncotnfort. FASTEETH, sin Improved powder, sprinkled on upper uncl lower platen holds them firmer so that they feel more comfortable. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or reellns. It's nUaUiiH* (non- (\clcl). Does not sour. Check* " odor" (denture breath) , Git TKETH today at any drug counter. Church to Hold Youth Rally Here Burdette's Church of God will be host to a district-wide youth rally tonight. Jimmy Ray, Blytheville district youth director, and the Blackwater church are to have charge of the program. Revival services which are being conducted at the Blytheville Church of God will be discontinued for tonight only, resuming tomorrow nigjit. Use Tax Ruling May Hurt State LITTLE ROCK (tfl — The U. S. Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on Maryland's use tax may result in a revenue loss of about one million dollars yearly in Arkansas. Maryland and Arkansas have similar laws called for a two per cent use tax levied on goods pur- Feel Years Younger-or no tost Chased OUt Of the State. But the y olj don't risk » red cent! IF yo./re-10, 50, fiO nation's high COUrt ruled that the or over, see how much «r\v pep yon cim cnl. state_ of Maryland ,cannot_ make ^ fc™ ! lf Sr^,™ V^^. ness, Ions of currRy due just to body s lairk oi iron; rundown, below-pnr conditions you may call "beinp old". Puts new pep in both sett's. Be thrilled with results or your money hnck. Try Ostrex to get pep, feel youtiRrr, today. "Get-acquainted" si/n 50i'. At till druggists. In Blytheville at Klrby & Woods DruK Men! "Old at 40,50, 60?-You're Crazy out-of-state dealers liable for collection of a two per cent tax on roods retailed to Maryland customers. That action conceivably could affect Arkansas. Assistant Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Ed McLees said yesterday that the decision in the Maryland case will have to be studied before Arkansas' course of action can be determined. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY --April 7 & 8-ADULT ENTERTAINMENT MAWIilL GO«D\HII C\BOR LWKFVCE PEEK-A-BOO-IA-LA! 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