The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 5, 1954
Page 7
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TUESDAY, JANUARY, B. 1954 BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Texas Women Will Take Tax Fight to Congress Women Won't Give Up Bottle Despite Supreme Court Action By MARTHA COLE MARSHALL. Tex. 1*1 — Downe but not downhearted, the Marshal housewives are going to take thei tax fight to Congress. They never did want to collec < security taxes on the wage 'of their household servants—ani they never did. Now the U. S. Supreme Court In a decision yesterday, said the; had to do it. Two lower courts hai said they had to do it, and th' Supreme Court refused to hea fcheir appeal. The women said the tax wasn' constitutional. And through all thi rebellion that started almost threi years ago they have waited in their homes while internal revenue agents went into downtown bank: to take the taxes due from thei: bank accounts. "Where else can we go now?' asked Mrs. Carolyn M. Abney spokesman for the group of !• housewives and In whose nam< the suit was filed. Support Bought "W« have no further recoursi In the courts. "But the American people have • .recourse by protesting to Con gress who wrote these things. Aft er all, we elected those congress men." Mrs, Abney said she and the ether rebelling housewives had received "thousands of letters" o support in the 2'/ 2 years of their fight. She asked these people to write their Congressmen now to J Jet'the law changed. "We haven't done anything eel fish," Mrs. Abney said. "We don' want Jobs; we're housewives. We feel the home is the bulwark our system. When socialism came marching into our kitchen, it was time for us to do something. "It's not that $12.57—it's a matter of principle Involved .not prop erty. And that principle is persona liberty and individual freedom." Mrs. Abney filed suit to recovel $12.57 taken from her bank accoun one quarter for the social security payments on her servant. She said the government had taken forty- .odd dollars from her !n all. Federal officials said that in mid-1951 a total of 511,288 American housewives had filed the spe cial tax returns and that by February, 1952, the total had jumped to more than 700,000. Emergency Situation Turned into Big Burp PAWTTJCKBT, R. I. m—A Baby sitter's frantic report that a baby was chocking to death brought fire truck, two police cars and a utility company emergency car to a home last night. First in was fire Capt. Eugene J, Monahan, a father. He took one look at the gasping infant, picked him up and burped him. The baby sitter-a bachelor uncle apologized profusley. Fishes that cannot see one another will not school, nor even lorm Into aggregation*. Vision plays the dominant role in fish •chooling, although other senses like touch, hearing, and smell may have lesser parts. wore heat! better circulation! WITH You will be delighted with th« heating efficiency of the Williams UNIFLOW ... the abundance and quality of the heat ... the spic and span cleanliness... the remarkable fuel economy. 1 " h.'alT*?!™-' 1 " "" *''•*• ' Both linafo and dual madeli ilin-1 A.G.A, Approved for ciencr. conitruction ind itfa*. Ark-Mo Power Go. Diamond, Mink Clad Countess Found Dead LOS ANGELES I* — Countess Dorothy di Prasso, internationally prominent movie and night club society figure whose realm of acquaintanceship embraced both the nobility »nd the underworld, is dead at M. Her body was found by lilm actor Clifton Webb yesterday in her roomette aboard a train en route here from Las Vegas, Nev. Apparently she died of heart disease. Webb said he went to arouse her as the train neared Los Angeles. He found her lying on the berth, attired in a black sequlned evening gown, a full-length mink coat, and a 1100,000 diamond necklace. On her fingers and in her luggage were other jewels worth $150,000, including a 15-carat dla- Ford's $5~a-Day Minimum Wage Jolted Industry in 1914 By DAVID J. WILKIE DETROIT 1*1—Forty years ago today Henry Ford gave the industrial world a jolt it long remembered: he established the $5-a-day minimum wage in his factories. Ford's historic scale announced Jan. 6. 1914, became effective a week later. Factory wages then ranged from $1 to 12.90 a day, depending on skill. Ford's action was of tremendous significance, socially and eco- mond ring. The countess, famous as a hostess and party goer, was returning from * round of holiday social events in the Nevada city. Although she made her home in a New York hotel, she spent much of her time in, Hollywood and Europe. Her friendships ranged from Gary Cooper to Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel, the late gang leader. nomlcnlly. It brought Instantaneous criticism as well as praise. "Industrial suicide," some manufacturers walled: "Just social justice," Ford replied. "It will ruin the Ford company and others with it," cried the critics. "Ford is trying to buy the workers' souls." "It is a sound thing, economically and socially," Ford retorted, "and the time Is not lar distant when none can fail to realize it." Ford always maintained "the country's best • market is created by the wages it pays." The industrial bombshell he dropped on his competitors, of course, did not ruin them or the Ford Motor Co. . Further Adjustment! The company Ford rounded 10 years earlier on a shoestring and just filed its financial statement. This showed assets of approximately 35 million dollars and » surplus in excess of 28 million. A year later, after paying out 10 million In profit-sharing bonuses In addition to the doubled wage scale, the company reported more than 61 '/j. million In assets and a surplus of nearly 49 million. The profit-sharing plan Ford coupled with his minimum wage program in 1914 continued through 190. It was ended in 191 In favor of further wage adjustments. The day after Ford announced the (5 wage, 15,000 Job applicants gathered at the Ford plant. Thousands of others came to Detroit from oilier parts of the country. Squads of police were required to keep order. The influx of outsiders Into the city subsided only after the company announced that Immediate employment would be given to no one but Detroiters. The spool on which adhesive tape was wound makes an excellent spool for narrow ribbon. Formosa Plans Huge Welcome For Ex-Red PW's TAIPBH, Formosn Ifi — About 14.000 anti-Communist Chinese war prisoners are expected to arrive here from Korea in early March and the government plans s gala welcome for the men it calls "patriotic soldiers." The prlsonars have refused to return to Red China and are expected to be released from neutral custody in Korea Jan. 22. Gen. John E. Hull, the U. N. Par East commander, is to arrive here Monday, and he was expected to discuss final arrangements for the prisoners' transportation to Formosa. Reports circulating here said the U. N. Command was to assume responsibility for delivering the men safely to Formosan ports. Officials here said the prisoners will be given the choice of serving WWII Mine Explodes; Kills Two Miltouri Honors Carver JEFFERSON CITY W—Oov. Phil M. Donnelly has designated Today is Carver Day in Missouri in honor of the famed Negro scientist, George Washington Carver. Carver was born near Diamond, Mo., in 1864 and a national monument was dedicated there in his honor last summer. Massive Meali At one time, custom of the court of Tsu Hsi, empress dowager of China, decreed that 100 different foods be served at each meal. Each food rested in a gold or silver dish made in te likeness of the food it held. in Nationalist China's army or becoming civilians. All are expected to undergo "political briefing Bourses" on their arrival. FR08INONE, Italy M-n* w plosion of a World War n mint yesterday killed two young tout at an Italian farmer now working IB Venezuela. The blast near this centrtl ItaV- ian city also critically injured to- other of the farmer's son* and two cousins of the boys. The dead were Franco Mareoo-' cla, 10, and his brother, Enw, *. Their father, Loreto Mareaeelt.' emigrated to South America to find work. More than a thousand ItallaM, mostly children, are killed neb year handling explosives left from the war. RHEUMATIC UTHUTK TKTWI A tptcitl Catorlt Co«ta4 Tifclkt. Ir utan bio* >tcMi> W« MI n.guut j,- ,uick, tenrtr lutin. """• *• KIRBY DRUG STOKES '54 FORD the"worth more"car declares a dividend 3 distinctive lines-14 brilliant body styles You JUST OUGHT TO THY the "54 Ford ... the car that brings a whole new set of value features to the low-price field. You'll find that each new feature is an extra dividend in driving enjoyment. And each new dividend establishes Ford, even more in '54, as the "Worth More" car. You get a special dividend in styling, for example, with Ford's distinctive new appearance ... smooth, clean lines. You get sparkling new interiors, too, that are a dividend in themselves. New custom- telected upholstery and trim are color-harmonized with your choice of glamorous new body colors. And Ford's new Astra-Dial Control Panel is not only the most beautiful you've ever seen ... it's designed for safety, too^with the speedometer located high on the control panel, where it's more nearly in your line of sight. And each of the new Fords gives you special dividends in ride and performance ... with new Ball-Joint Front Suspension, the greatest advance in chassis design in 20,years ... with your choice of Ford's new low-friction Y-block V-8 or I-block Six, the most modern engines in any car today! And, as an additional dividend, Ford makes available all the power assists you might expect to find only in the costliest cars. With 28 brilliant new models to choose from, you'll find the exact car to suit your tastes and requirements. Come in and see the '54 Ford. Test Drive it. Once you try it, you'll want to drive it home. New Ball-Joint Front Suspension This revolutionary new suspension is exclusive to Ford in its field. It allows greater up and down wheel travel for a smoother ride. And it helps keep wheels in true alignment For consistently easy handling. Movement of the wheels is on hall joints, whether in up and down motion as wheels travel over rough spots, or in steering motion as wheels turn right or left. Lubrication points are cut from sixteen to four. PERFORMANCE DIVIDENDS • The new 13O-h.p. OVERHEAD VAIVIS HIOH-TUKBULCNCl COMBUSTION CHAMBERS SHORT-STROKl, tOW-flUCTIQN DESIGN DOUBU-DECK INTAKE MAN/FOID DEEP-CAST "Y" BLOCK The new 115-h.p. H-block OVERHEAD VALVES HIGH-TURBUltNCI COMBUSTION CHAMBERS SHORT-STROM, tOW-FRICTION DESIGN 4.PORT INTAKE MANIfOLD DEEP-CAST 7" B1OCK The greatest engine advances since the original FORD V-8 TWENTY-TWO YEARS AGO Ford introduced to the low-price field a fine- quality precision-engineered V-8 engine. This basic design — soon to become famous throughout the world-quickly established a new standard of performance for low-priced cars. And now, with its 22 years' experience in building over 13,000,000 V-8's, it is only logical that Ford is first in its field to introduce a brand new type of V-8-the Y-block V-8 . . . together with the most modern Six in the industry—the new and advanced I-block Six. Both new 1934 Ford engines have overhead valves for most efficient high- compression operation on today's fuels. Valves are free-breathing to give Plus five optional power assists* you might find only in America's costliest cars M«t«r-0uidt tanr StMrini Swift Sure Powtr Bnkit II dots up to 75% of your itwfnc ntk for you, wfien you need it... mik« "ligfil spol" parking i pleasure, ret It I paves you with the normal feel of steer. lnjontfi«slraJerrta*«j. Power does up to one-third of the work Of sto|>mn| your car for you! fou ar« far less faligued... much more relaxed In the stop and jo driving of today's toninteO traffic. Ptmr-Llh Window* Smooth, silent electric power opens « closes windows it the touch of l button. There's a master control on left front door beside driver plus an indivldull control under each power window. 4-WiyPowirSMt You push one ot two controls and lha front seat jtoes up or down,,. push the other and it joes front or back. It's a real convenience when different-sired people have to drivt Ihi umi cir frequently. Fwdtmitie Drlv* Gives you the most versatile automate shiftini tver. You ftt the smoothness of i fluid torque converter, the "eo" of an automatic intermediate gear. Ford also offers lai'Uirini Ovndrivi. you the most GO . . . free-turning to seat tightly and maintain high compression. Both engines have a deep-cast block with skirt that ei:tendi well below the crankshaft for greater strength and rigidity ... smoother, quieter performance and extra-long engine life. Their modern short- stroke, low-friction design cuts friction losses . . . gives you more usable horsepower, more miles per gallon of gasoline. And new high-turbulence combustion chambers assure a more thorough mixing of fuel and air for faster, more efficient firing of fuel. Plan to Test Drive a '54 Ford. You'll find these new Ford power pjanti stand out as the greatest engine advances since the original Ford V-8. '54 FORD More than ever... THE STANDARD for THE AMERICAN ROAD . -Af »xf« eo«f. Make tomorrow vour day fora Test Drive PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 4453

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