The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1944 · Page 7
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1944 Reporters Check Cipet Supply Shortage At Worst; Less Popular Kinds Are Now In Demand BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.). COURIER NEWS NEW YORK, Nov. 2 <UP>— The cigiuet shortage lilt rock-boltoin Across the nation today. . A survey by the United Press has been conducted In major cities. And UP reporters found It practically impossible to buy popular brands of clgarets mid, In sonic cities, impossible to get any clgnrcts ni all. Virtually all quarters agree tliat the 'Mortage can not become much worse. • A United Press reporter In Atlanta asked for clgareU In 19 stores In Hie business district .find found none. A tour of Chicago's loop district turned up lesser known brands, but no .popular ones. Of 14 stores along Manhattan's 42nd Street, the lieart of the city, two had a few packs of name brands, eight had none at all, and the rest had brands less well known. The president of the Retail To- nccb Dealers Association of America, Eric Calamea, confirms that a black market In cigarcts does exist. But he says it causes uneven distribution rather than contributing to the shortage. All manufacturers, wholesalers nnd retailers agree that there arc these basic causes to the shortage. First, 30 to 50 per cent of popular brands go to the armed forces. Second, large quantities go to occupied and liberated areas. Third, civilian demand is up. Fourth, manufacturing output is down because of the manpower shortage. And fifth, there's uneven distribution. Gofernment officials In Washington say there is little hope for any marked increase in supplies of popular brands for civilians as long as overseas shipments are as big as they are. However, the Agriculture Department says that because the 3944 tobacco production is the sec 7 ond largest on record, It expects little or no further reduction !n cig- aret stocks. But in Cleveland, the shortage is so bad, that some women have taken to smoking pipes. Orphans' Home President Pays 'Debt' For 79 Years INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (UP)— Final payment on a "debt" which James E. Sanders, president and superintendent of the Warrick County Orphans' Home for 35 years, paid "installments" for IB years, was made when he dfcil ii Bobhville, Ind. The "debt" to a German miller was to help anyone needing it. In 1864 when he was 11 year, old, Sanders traveled with his un cle and family to Richmond, Ind. where they contemplated crossin: back into Kentucky, their nativ state, to join the Southern forces Because of Union pickets, they were unable to-accompllsh> this. : . He and his uncle then headed West and, with five horses, attempted to cross a river in Missouri. A German miller assisted them in crossing and when asked the price for his aid, the old'miller replied, "If you ever find anyone else that needs help, pay them Instead of me." ; "I've tried to pay up that debt ever since," Sanders often remarked before his death. Since he had been abused so much at home and was forced to run away to his uncle, Sanders became a life-long advocate of good orphanages as one of the methods to repay the debt. Youths Prefer School To Jobs With 'Big Top' HASTINGS, Neb. (UP)— Playing "circus" is one of those childhood pastimes like "cowboys »nd Indians" that Just remains a game for most children and never becomes a reality. But Charles and Gale Fuller, high school sons of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Fuller, circus performers, are the envy of their schoolmates because they are veterans of the "Dig Top." The youths were with the Bud Anderson and Hugo Brothers Circus during the summer, and their sister, Bonnie, 19, still is with the show. Gale, who served as an elephant trainer and |»rformed horizontal bar and tight-wire walking acts, was featured as the "Montana Kid." Charles, the youngest, was a clown. The youths began their circus training 10 years ago by teaching dogs and ponies tricks and devel- ping styles. Gale said he lilted to work with lephants because they are the luickest animals to learn, with Jilmpan&ees running a close sec- ind. The elephants can't always ie trusted, he said, and named dung throwers" and "sappers" as xamples. "Dung throwers are elephants vho will pick up any object, usu- lly a stick, and hurl It at anyone jpon the slightest provocation," he ;aid. "Sappers are the elephants *'ho wind up their trunks as though :hey were feeding themselves and suddenly let you have It anywhere landy." Gale has been offered 5125 per veek plus room and board by the Al G. Kelly-Miller Brothers circus but he refused it to return to school. "After all," he said, "it would be only a temporary thing, while education will last "a lifetime." Gale expects to enter the merchant marine after Ills graduation Tom high school at mid-year. Meanwhile the youths are living n a small cabin near their home until their circus family rejoins them at the dose of the season. ' PAGB SEVER • "" Execution Date Set For Negro Slayer Of Deputy LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 2 (UP) — Governor Homer Ad kins has set Dec. 1 as the date for the execu- :ion of a West Memphis Negro, Levl Clingham, for the fatal shooting of Critlenden County deputy sheriff last February. Clinghnm's death sentence was affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court Oct. 2. RMd Courier mm . WHEN 4EAD COLDS I 2 drops in each nostril j work swiftly to help you I breathefrcerngain. Caution :Usc only us directed. PmTP'- -tfiSE DROPS Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 W. Ash Phone 2122 Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at GuarSY Jewelry 209 W. Main FOB 8ALB CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Loakw Oiceola Til* t Culvert Co. RUM Ml OMMH. Ark. FARMERS We have plenty of Ir«n Hoofing and Rough Cyprtn far barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Factory Method Motor Rebuilding * * Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABBITING MACHINE, elc. Our men are factory trained and use factory approved methods. .. .Take your truck, car or tractor to your own dealer or garage and have them send the motor to us to be completely rebuilt! 4 * * ' . John Miles Miller Co. Blyihevilfe, Ark. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS BEING PUBLISHED FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL MEMBERS f)F OUR ORGANIZATION AND THE PUBLIC. To All Ark-Mo Power Employees: The National Labor Relations Board has directed that an election be held November 8 and 9 to determine whether or not the Utility Workers Organizing Committee, C. L 0. shall represent many of you in dealing with the management of the Company in all matters affecting working conditions, wages, etc. This election will be held according to the order. We objected to this action for the following reasons: 1. There is no dispute between the employees and the management of this Company. 2. The National Labor Relations Board refuses to allow our working foremen and working combination local managers-servicemen to vote in this election. 3. The National Labor Relations Board denies the Company's request that eligible employees on leave of absence to the Armed Forces be allowed to vote by mail, but provides in its order that only those persons in the Armed Forces who are present at a polling place on the date of the election will be allowed to vote. . SO IN EFFECT, THIS ACTION DENIES EMPLOYEES OF OURS IN THE ARMED FORCES ANY VOICE IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL BE REPRESENTED BY THE C.I.O. ARKANSAS-MISSOURI POWER CORPORATION General Office j Blythovillo, Arkansas October 17, TO OUR EMPLOYES IN THE ARMED SERVICES: The National Labor Relations Board has ordered an election to be held sometime before November 8-to determine whether certain employees of this company shall be represented by the Utility Workers Organizing Committee, C.I.O;, in all dealings with the management affecting working conditions' ; mid wages, or whether such employees shall continue as they have in the past to deal directly with the management. This is the outgrowth of'the hearing held in Blytheville on September 1, which has already been reported to you. .' :; ', Your company does not agree with the'provisioris of this ordVr.'^At the hearing we made a strong appeal that you men be allowed to vote, and brought out tho fact that you have been promised and will receive your jobs with the company iirhe;n you .have been discharged from the armed services. We argued that you should have some voice in determining whether or not you wish to be represented by an outside labor organization or whether you wish to deal with the management direct. .Your company asked that men in the armed services be allowed to vote by mail,' and that sufficient time be allowed to elapse so that every employee in the armed' services could return his ballot and have it counted in the election. , . This request was ignored and the order as isbued stated that-if you happened to be>in any of our towns on the date of the election (which election will bo held sometime between now and November 8), you will be allowed-to vote; but if you are not at home on leave, there is no way you can vote. • . ... We are indeed sorry that we have no recourse .against .this .ruling. However, should you be at home at the time the election is held, we hope you will avail yourself of the opportunity to cast your balllot in this election. We are again protesting to the National Labor Relations Board against its action, but we have no hopes that it will be resoended. We are protesting • against this unfair discrimination and reserving .the right'to object to the result of any election which does not provide a practical manner f c-r you men to have a vote. We do want to assure you that whatever the results of this election are, you will have your job, or a better one, with our company as soon as you are discharged from the armed services, and that the rights and privileges whioh'you enjoy as. an employee of this company, such as our annuity plan, health and accident plan, group life insurance plan, and other benefits, wilL be continued to you no matter how the election turns out. We realize that you have a great deal more on your mind than the matter of an election between the C.I.O. Union and this company, but we assure you that we will at all times protect your interests as we have done in the past, even though, the National Labor Relations Board has virtually refused you any voice in this matter. With my very best wishes. Sincerely yours, (s) JAS. HILL, JR. ••HHBOH This is a reprint of a letter recently mailed all of the Ark-Mo I'ower cm]itoijc.cs ic'io are now in the Armed Forces POWERCO. 's OurBusiness to Serve

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