James Davis of Hayti

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James Davis of Hayti - i ' • . i Hayti Union Workers Charged With...
i ' • . i Hayti Union Workers Charged With Violating State Labor Act in CARUTHERSVILLE. Mc .. May 24,-Two union employes of the National Gas Company of Hayti, Mo., face a hearing here June 1 on :harge of violating a Missouri labor, statute which says a man cannot b c prevented from engaging in lawful employment by threats of violence The charge resulted from a strike; called recently by a CIO affiliate against the National Gas Company in a dispute over a contract. Wilbern E. Elllsworth of Hayti charged in a complaint filed with Magistrate Sam J. Corbett here that Dayton Ford and James Davis prevented prevented him from making delivery of appliance and forced him to abandon his truck. The two men were arrested on Ellsworth's complaint but posted bond immediately. Bonds were set at S500 and a hearing scheduled for June 1 before Magistrate Corbett. Hailed Delivery of Stove Elllsworth said in his complaint that Ford and Davis forced him to abandon his truck when he at- .empted to deliver a stove from the Hayti office at Maiden. He said the men then drove him to Maiden In an automobile. J. W. Moore, president of National National Gas Company, which handles bottled gas fuel, said the strike was called when the firm refused to sign a contract allowing the union to mate all Installations. The company company wanted to contract for a part I of the work by advertising for bids, he said. The union held 'his to be unfair and called the strike. Strikers were still picketing company company offices In Hayti. Maiden and Sikeston today. At first, all of the employes struck but most have returned returned with the exception of the installers. This ts believed to be one of the first times that Ihls slate labor sUitule has been invoked in a dispute dispute In Southeast Missouri. 'Excess' Cotton Penalty Is Set Rate to Be 50 Per Cen Of Parity Prices Effective June 15 The penalty rate for cotton pro duccd In excess of farm markctin quotas in 1950 will be 50 per ccn of the parity prices as of June IS A. C. Spellings, chairman of th county Production and Marketin Administration committee, an nounced loday. The parity price on March 15 wa Apr 30.01 cents a pound, and on 15 was 30.26 cents. Mr. Spellings said mat the PM committee was calling cotton grow ers attention to the fact that th penalty may be about 15 cents pound. Under previous quota pn arams. the penalty has been abo 1 seven or eight cents a pound. Similar Figure Assumed The 15-cent penalty Ls based < the assumption that the parity pri> on June 15 will not differ far fro :he March 15 parity fisrurr. Mr. Spellings indicated that th cotton subject to penalty Ls bein designated as the "farm markctin excess" of cotton. It will be deter mined by multiplying the farm nor mal cotton yield by the. acres? planted to cotton In cxcc-ss bl th he is nn Full at ire i cal He the be ed to

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 24 May 1950, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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