The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1949 · Page 12
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March 18, 1949

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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PAUU TWKLVU VAhK.J UJUitliiilt Tax Test Case May Aid State Obituaries Suit Involving Men May End Mail Order Cigarette Sales LOTUS BOCK, March 18. W) —A Louisiana «uit m»y result in dla- continuance of mall order cigarette busineu which cuts the State of Arkansas out of much tat money, Arkansu Revenue Commissioner Dean Motley said last night. Morley commented on action of a VS. Grand Jury in New Orleans. The grand jury Indicted three Steele, Mo., men on charges of using the mall* to defraud the state of Louisiana of tax money throuh shipments Into Louisiana of cigarette* not bearing Louisiana tax xUmps. . ,, Morley said that if a conviction Li obtained in the Louisiana case. the cigarette mall order houses will stop making shipments Into other states. Because of this belief, he »id he does not believe it news- .ary to instigate legal action in Arkansas against such mall order houses. , Halting of mail shipments of cig- »rdt« from stales with no sta^e cigarette taxes or with taxes smaller than that of Arkansas will "close the major gap" In the loss of cigarette tax revenues in Arkansas, said Morley. The revenue commissioner said there is no doubt that Arkansas Is losing much revenue as a result ol Arkansans ordering cigarettes from out-of-st*te concerns to avoid the six-cents-»-pack Arkansas lax. Fearless Fella Former Resident Dies; Rites to Be Tomorrow Funeral .services for Mrs. Lillian Sullivan, 80, who formerly made her ionic here with a son, John L. Sul- Ivan, will he conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Holt Chnpel by the lev. E. W. Stovnll, paslor of the Sazarcne Church, Mrs. Sulllvnn died at a St. Louis Hospital Thursday, and her body irrlved In Blytheville this morning. She had lived here until Ihe first of the year when she moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo. Survivors Include two sons, John L. Sulllvnn of niythevllle and Leroy Sullivan of Oklahoma City, Okla., and two daughters, Mrs. Ogle Boorne and Mrs. Richard Heel of Mounds, 111. Burial will be Park Cemetery. In the Memorial Say BiBlnets In Legal Th* Steele Sales Company is operated by Simon S. Steinberg of Steele Mo., and two Memphis mer., Henry Loeb and Maurice D. Plough. The two Memphians through their attorney, declared that the operation at the mail order business in th« Mle of cigarettes Is legitimate. P nd that the defendant* have neither violated any law or perpetrated any fraud. Red Cross Secretaries Confer in Jonesboro Mrs. Floyd Haralson, exccuttv •ecretary lor the Ohicfcasawba District Chapter of the American ne<" Cross, yesterday attended the bl monthly home service confcrcnc for the Red Cross workers. I Jonesboro. The meeting was conducted b MiM Bemlce Falk, representative o the Mid-Western Area of the Amer Jean Bed Cross, from St. Ltmls. Representatives from the Clilcka nawba District, .Lowciice Count Randolph County and Crnighen County attended the conference. Tuberculosis Association To fleet County Officers Hay* Sullivan, president of tl MiMivsippi County Tuberculosis A loclatlon, today selected tnembe of i committee to nominate office {or the association. Th« group will meet. In the seen tary/s bffice in the Court House 11 am. next Thursday, and the officers' terms will begirl the first ol April. W. R. Nichols of Armorel, the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar. and Alvin Huffman, Jr., will serve with Mr. SulllYan and Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary for the RSSOC!- atlon on th« committee. Two Men Have Harrow Escape in Truck Crash A Blytheville truck driver and an unidentified companion narrowly escaped serious injury yesterday when the truck In which they were riding left Highway 01 three miles north of Luxora nnd crashed Into a ditch. Pete Necdham, driver of the truck j apparently fell asleep at Ihe wheel, ich March, owner of the truck, id after the accident. Necdham ffered only a slight ankle Injury id his companion was unhurt, Marsh said. The cab of the semi-trailer truck demolished. It was etiroute om Memphis with a load of crat- fruit, some of which spilled into he ditch. Scout Leaders Plan Camporee In Walker Park Plans for a Boy Scout Cumporee, which will be held in Walker Park May 6 and 7, were discussed last night by Scout leaders for the North Mississippi County district of Ihe East Arkansas Area, Boy Scouts of America. R. A. Poiier, district chairman, was in charge of the meeting and Wilson liohanlng, assistant Scout executive for this section, outlined the plans for the year. The camp- oree will include a Boy Scout Court of Honor meeting on the night of May 6, Mr. Bohrtiiing said. The leaders attending hust night's meeting In the City Hall voted to co-operate in the observance of Boy and Girl Scout Week, April 30 to May 7, It was announced that basic training course for scoutmasters will be conducted here April 8 In announcing last night's meet- inpf It was inadvertently slated in the Courier News that R. A. Nelson wns district chairman for the Boy Scouts. The office is held b; H. A. Porter, who presided at tin meeting. ATLANTIC PACT Continued from Pagt 1 rltaln. Prance, Belgium, the Neth- rlands and Luxembourg. In addl- lon Iceland, Portugal, Denmark nd Italy have been Invited and re expected to sign. After next month's signing, the •eaty will come into actual force hen a majority of the governments ave ratified It. But the majority must Include America, Britain, Canada, Prance, Belgium, the Neth- rlands and Luxembourg. Before fie United States can ratify, the Senate must approve the pact by .ivestock Two-year-old Teddy Seller, of Scarsdale, N. Y., overcame his natural fear and didn't mind petting this fearsome-looking alligator—when he learned it was stuffed. Both arrived at New York's LaGuardia Field on the same plane from Rio de Janeiro. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111., Imch 18. (/!>)—(USDA) — Hogs 4.500; market uneven; barrows and ilts mostly steady to 25 higher with eights under 170 Ibs extremely ir- egular; sows 25 [o 50 higher; bulk ood and choice 180-220 Ibs 21.250; top 21.60 for two loads;230-210 bs 20.00-21.25; 270-300 Ibs 19.50-20.50; 140-170 Ibs 19.2S-20.75; largely 20.50 down; 100-130 Ib pigs 15.259.25; largely 18.75 down; Rood sows 400 Ibs down 17.75-18.75; few at 19,00; over 400 Ibs 15.75-17.50; stnc.s 12.00-14.50. Cattle 500; calves 400; light supply of cattle rinding continued dull .nquiry; odd lots medium and good steers 22.50-24.00 with good heifer'- and mixed yearlings 23.50-25.00; general trade slow at Thursday's decline; cows also dull and weak; fe\v common and medium kinds ho'dlng around 16.50-18.00; canners and cut It-re 13.00-10.00. Bubby, Pokey Evidently Know That Red Cross Is Worthy Organization Two of the world's most philanthropic (logs were located in Blytheville today. The dogs were Bubby and Pokey '.short for Pocahontos), owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Barlvam. The charitable dogs arc the first canines to donate funds to the Cliicknsawba District Chapter of the AmeHcan Red Cross, and they each contributed »1, obviously "Unielicd" by the story of the solicitor, Mis. Henry Layson. Mr. Bargain explained that Pokey earned three cents a week watching mice . . . never catching them. He said that half of this amount was retained for room and board, and that Ihe SI represented the major part of her life savings. Bubby Is paid for barking. His | mistress has difficulty in hearln?. j and he calls her attention to what 1 he considers necessary. I Irish Songs Presented At Rotary Club Session A Rroun of Irish melodies was presented to the Blytheville Rotary Club at the noon meeting in the Hotel Noble. Harry Frltzlus, Jr., weaving green tic and [op hat in honor of St Patrick's Birthday, was the mastei of ceremonies, and introduced Miss Mary Jo Eaton, Miss Mary Margare Amen and Miss June Stlres, whi appeared with him in the musica program. Miss Stires accompanied th 1 group of singers at the piano, Miss Eaton sang "An Irishman' Divam" and "Danny Boy"; Miss Au'cn, "Gulway Bay"; and Miss Eaton and Mr. Fritzius sang "Wlier Irish Eyes are Smiling." Drunken Driver Fined W. F. Cobb, Negro, was fine $50 and costs in Municipal Cour this morning on his pica of guill to a charge of driving while undo the Influence of liquor. Rend Courier News Want Ads 1H, l»4!j within th« group. «. After 10 ye»n, the treaty may reviewed for possible revision nd after 20 years any one of the atlons may withdraw from It by ivlng a year'* notice, PACT REACTION Continued from P'ge 1 he draft, and Is expected even- ually to adhere. Iceland and Denmark also have been invited. In a news conference in Wash- ngton, Secretary of State Acheson went a little further than the bare two-thirds majority. Kven while the Senate Is debating the treaty, Prenidenl Truman Is expected to send to Congress a billion-dollar program to rearm Ihe treaty nations of Western Europe and thus srive added meaning to the all-important Article Five. Other major provisions of the proposed pact: 1. The North Atlantic council is -o be "so organized as to be abli to meet promptly at any time.' Presumably it would be called Into session as soon as an emergency threatened. 2. The defense committee "shal recommend measures" for defend Ing the whole area nnd building up the military strength of the pac powers. The committee would be created by the council. 3. Each of the member nation would be obligated to engage In "continuous self-help and mutua aid." It Is under this section tha the American government will a Congress next month to authorlra billion-dollar European rearma ment program. Armed Attack Defined 4. An armed attack which woulc cause the treaty powers to sprin into action would be (A) an attack on the territory of any of the pac countries, including Algeria (French North Africa); (B) on the occupa lion forces in Western Germany o Austria (C) on the Islands of an of the powers in the North Allan tic north of the Tropic of Cancer or (D) "on the vessels or aircraf in this area of any of th parties." 5. Several articles declare th treaty to be subordinate to the | United Nations. These articles spell '. out the intentions of the member ' nations to seek peaceful settlements of all disputs. call for "strengthening their free Institutions" and promise "economic collaboration" words of the proposed treaty. Asked about the extent of the ob- igatlon to fight In event of an attack, Acheson explained It this way: If in the judgment of the United States government, armed force would be necessary to restore the security of the North Atlantic area, then there would be an obligation to use it under the treaty. Acheson was asked at his news conference what might constitute an armed attack which would cause the treaty powers to spring into action with resistance measures. Cites Airlift Example As one example, he said It would be considered an armed attack if American planes flying the airlift to Berlin over the Soviet Zone were attacked by Soviet aircraft. He also strongly indicated that It might apply in some cases of an Internal communist uprising in one of the western allies. On this point, Acheson told reporters, the powers in his view would not be confronted with an "armed attack" which they would have to resist If a purely internal revolution occurred In on* of ' countries. But he added that should be revolutionary activity lnsp*| and assisted from the outsi^ such as the communist ward against the Greek government that very well might be conslde)]] an armed attack. As to whether the United Stil has a moral obligation to goil war in event prance or some ot-l nation was attacked, Acheson 11 not say specifically. If an attack threatened the curity of some of the allies, but I curred outside of the A ..^_' Western European region (for^ stance in the Middle East) the . I lantic powers could consult. Ac: I son said the members would hi I no obligation to act beyond cons | tatlon although they might do The whole world Is watching n | for Moscow's reaction. Approximately S.200 passengers ride each week on an average elevator, ft total one-fourth greater than the passengers carried each trip by the Queen Elizabeth, world's largest steamship. GET A MUFFLCR TO AVOID DANGEROUS EXHAUST FUMES AND TO MAKE YOUR ENGINE RUN BETTER AND QUIETER! 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