M• Areas Are inert on Labor Iteport Shows The AsS6clated Press Washington. April 1 The 48« hofor work week went into effect in '1,3Z laborshort areas today and a purvey of affected cities indicated these general results: , 1< Compliance, as described by area directors of the War Manpower commission, was "good" to "100 per cent," and employers are cooperating. 2. No cases of open defiance had been reported to the WMC. , 3. Requests for exemptions were Comparatively few, and came prin- ally from concerns with a smalnu- cipally from concerns with a small number of employes. 5. Few workers will be released for other jobs, largely because virtually all war plants and many other concerns in the affected ereas already had gone to a 48- hour week, but employers' demands for additional workers will be eased. The area directors' reports bore out predictions by national WMC officials, but do not necessarily mean the novel presidential orders is getting perfect results because: 1. Employers adopting the 48- hour schedule are not required to report, and it is too early to determine whether silence means compliance, evasion, or unspoken defiance. 2. All requests for exemptions 1 are :iot in yet, since the deadline for mailing such requests did not pass until last midnight. Submission of these requests constitutes compliance until they are ruled up. The order, which affects lumber and non-ferrous metals mines throughout the nation as well as business and industry in the 32 areas, is one of three manpower actions carrying April 1 deadlines. The two others require: 1. Draft boards to begin reclassifying men in non-defeable occupations as available for immediate induction, regardless of whether they have wives or children. Those registered with U. S. Employment Offices for other jobs will get a 30-day stay of induction. 2. The Army to cease granting outright discharges to men 38 years and older. Instead, men released for work in agriculture or essential industry are to be transferred to the enlisted reserve. This means they can be recalled to active uty at any time. National WMC officials expressed satisfaction with early reports on 48-hour week results. They said they had foreseen the longer work week already irevail- ing in the 32 areas would mean that few employes would be released for other work. They said the purpose of the order would be effected by cutting down the labor requirements of concerns which would have to tap a tight labor market for more workers in order to follow a 40 hour schedule. No reports were available on what pay adjustments are being made by employers not covered by wage-labor laws or labor agreements, The order, as interpreted by the WMC, requires payment of time and one-half after 40 hours only by those so covered. Blanket exemptions were granted to firms having seven or fewer regular employes, those "principally engaged in agriculture," state, county and city governments; youths under 16, and "in dividuals who, on account of other' employment, household responsibilities, or physical limitations are not available for full time work." Area directors were given discretionary authority to grant exceptions to businesses where a 48-hour schedule "would be impracticable jn view of the nature of the operations, would not contribute to the reduction of labor requirements, or would conflict with any federal, state or local law or regulation limiting hours of work." HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS State Lumbermen to Go on 48-Hour Week Little Rock, April 1 — (IP) — All Arkansas firms engaged in the lumber business and mining of non- lerrous metals, unless specifically, excluded, are expected to go on a 48-hour work week tomorrow or to apply to the War Manpower Com- jrrMsion for exemption, acting State pirec'.or D. Palmer Patterson said today. Approximately 1,000 businesses 1 #re affected, including 900 lumber firms an about 100 mining establishments. Patterson said. He said ''only about a dozen" requests ,|or exemptions have been received 'to date, and these will be taken under advisement by the commis- West Plays East's Card Game frt r - - * $ »t *• x**v A^ 1 ^.'™ 1 "*^ " • w '*'- f,S| Poker? No, it's fan-tan these American airmen are playing as they await call to action at an airfield in China, where new U. S. 14th air force is stationed, that's a B-25 bomber in the background. Ahhhhh! Frances Gifford is the name,'fellows, and you can readily see why she's been selected the movies' newest sarong girl. Sympathetic Legislature Gives More Funds to Counties, Cities By ED L. CAMPBELL Little Rock, March 25 —f/T-j—The counties and the cities went to the legislature this year with tearful eyes and collected the biggest dividends they have seen in years. It was a new deal for the two sub-divisions of the state government. LLowest estimates give them 3400,000 to divvy up. And the counties are due to collect another S100.- OCO. A half-million dollar pick-up even in these times of big money isn't to be sneezed at. The combined forces made their killing on the sales tax, upsetting the old age pension forces and grabbing a five per cent share in the two per cent levy that is now producing about $8,000,000 a year for the state. Their bill iHB 207> splits the new revenue on an area and population basis but insures some nincls for every town no matter how btnall. The extra $100,000 for the counties comes from a measure (SB 531 dropping into the county highway turnback fund proceeds from the i oil and gas inspection fees. This I money previously went into gener- al rcvnuc and was used to finance the old food and cotton stamps program. In addition, municipal street improvement districts and county road districts that failed to qualify for state aid under the 1941 refunding act were given additional time to come in <HB 90SB 131). Another bill (SB 150) provides cities and i counties shall have free motor ve- ! hicle "licenses and counties which were organized into bridge districts will 'lave that responsibility lifted (HB 455.) Cities got authority (HB 159) to enforce clean up drives and city councils were given authority to fill vacancies in their groups (HB 33i. Organization of cities would be facilitated by one bill (HB 114). Other measures provide for changes in the municipal waterworks law (SB 283). create fire men's pension boards (HB 259), ease collections in certain improvement districts (HB 274), regulate refinancing of improvements (HB 385), provide for waterworks commissioners in second class cities (SB 95), validate some old street sales (SB 51), and provide for filling vacancies on municipal housing boards (HB 260). But it's going to cost somebody for there were plenty of salary raises dished out by the legislators. The sheriffs — many of whom arc still on a fee basis — got a bill (HB 224) making uniform the fees charged for the riscrvices and increasing most of them. They also got a bill increasing the fees charged by them for collecting mi- provemcnt district taxes (SB 299).' A general bill (HB 331) gave salary increases to the county judges in Craighcad, Franklin, Howard and Scvicr counties, but local bills were the vehicle for most raises. On the subject of local bills, the Huosc said little but the Senate squawked loud. One member warned that the local bills would not stand up in court, recounting an experience in his own county two years ago with a local bill to raise an officials salary. But the legislators wefe undeterred. So, bills were passed giving bigger salaries to all of the officials in Crawford, Ashley and Union counties; giving more money to the sheriffs or their deputies in Jefferson, Scvicr, Sebastion, Stone, Columbia and Lawrence counties; adding to the income of the circuit clerks in Fulton, Craighcad, Greene and Lee; the assessors in Craighead, Mississippi, Saline, Hot THE GREMLINS Firms not going on a 48 - hour week tomorrow, must submit a proposed schedule for release of workers necessary to put the establishment on a 48-hour basis, or ,an application for a work week of less than 48 hours. i Patterson said he expected few ; workers to be released, and that ^fae majority of firms plan to sue their present employes and in- prease production on a 48 - hour basis. The ruling applies only to firms with more than eight em- ployes. Lumber businesses affected in£lude: Logging operations, sawmills, planing mills, veneer mills, plywood mills, cooperage • stock mills, cooperage establishments, shingle mills, wopden box factories, and wood pulp mills. Mining regulations cover firms engaged in Dandling all non-ferrous metals and their ores. -*»-•»••.Airplanes have been built that (pan climb above 55,000 feet and travel more than 7 miles a minute. CARE —Improves Any Suit! No matter how well-cut a suit may be it still needs constant care to keep it fit. Hang up your clothes. Make them look best . wear best! Look Your Best. Hall Bros. Do a Fine Job of Suit Pressing. A Trial Will Prove It. HALL BROS. Cleaners & Hatters Phone 385 Thursday, April 1, 1943 Sprins, Jefferson, Polnsett, Lincoln-, Franklin and Sharp; officials of the St. Francis levee .board; quorum court members in Ashley and Pope; court reporters in Jefferson, Sebastian and the 10th circuit; the treasurer and coroner in Jefferson; the Boonc treasurer, and the Lee county clerk. Court expenses were augmented in the 12th chancery, first and tenth circuit court districts. The old county road overseer system was revived by local bills for Fulton, Greene, Randolph, Boonc, Newton, Cross, Pike and Randolph counties. On the city side, salaries were increased for the Fort Smith. Pine Bluff and Van Burcn rnunicpial judges: the Fort Smith mayor and city commissioners; and the Pine Bluff municipal clerk. The Jones- born municipal clerk was given authority to name his own deputy. The Little Rock and Fort Smith civli service systems were extended. An Arkadclphia paving district collected some $19,000 In taxes from Henderson State Teachers College, and the state was ordered to give North Little Rock title to some lands. •Puzzle Picture: Find the Yanlc It every housewife in the United Slates saved 4 ounces of waste :ookin« fats in a week, it would produce enough glycerine for the •equipments of 13 million pounds )f double base powder, used as a ligh explosive. The pocket watch was invented i Nurnberg. American soldier adapts lessons of the nnimal world by wearing uniform to blend with foliage when fighting in the jungle. This camouflaged Ynnk in South Pacific seems almost a part of the tree. Circuit Court Meets April 8; Jurors Named The April term of the Hempstenrt circuit court will be in session Monday J. V. Byers, clerk, snltl today in announcing the -list of petit jurors and nltcnuilcs to serve. The court will meet Monday probnbly to set cases mid the jurors will not meet until 'Wednesday. Those serving are: Petit Jurors J. 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