The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1949 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 1, 1949
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FOURTEEN ' BTATHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COUWER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949 Total of Jobless Finally Declines First Unemployment Drop in 5 Month* Is Reported Today WASHINGTON, April 1. <«—The lovernment today reported the first drop In unemployment In five monllis. The number of people out of work and hunting jobs declined 44,000 from February to March a.ft- tr rising steadily in each of the previous /our months. At the same time the number ol people • at wort—both In factories »nd on farms—rose 419,000. This checked a two-month decline In employment. Tht Census Bureau In reporting thl§ today explained that the total civil labor force—that Is, people at work or hunting work*- increased from 60,388.000 in February lo 60,- Stt«,0r/l In March. Tim gains In the number of jobholders and the decline In Joblessness were explained by the bureau In these words: St»sonal Hiring Up "A seasonal expansion In employment in agriculture and some othei industries apparently counterbalanced the effect of further layoffs In other sectors of the economy." Shortly before Ihe bureau Issued the leport. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer gave the figures to President Truman and the cabinet at a Whit.. House meeting. Sawyer told reporters later It looks to him as if the uptrend In unemployment has been "stopped." He said also it is encouraging that there had been no "further drop in employment, but an actual Increase in employment." The 54.000 decline in unemployment from February's postwar peak left the total number of people out of work and hunting Jobs at 3,167,000—still 121.0CO higher lhan at Uii-s time last year." The number employed totaled M,6V!,noO. While up 419,000 from February, it was only 318,000 above March, 1948. New Rent Bill Seen as Last Of U.S. Control WASHINGTON, Apr. 1 (^/—Landlords and tenants began doing business today under a new 15- month rent law which many officials believe will mark Ihe end of federal rent regulation. As a starter, Housing Expediter Tighe Woods plunged into the paperwork which will remove rent ceilings from all or part of 100 rent celling areas over the country. The first batch of these decontrols Is due this week-end. Rent officials arc working nights, also, to write regulations putting the new law Into practice. A stream of new rules is expected. But several weeks will be required to fix standards under which landlords may seek rent boosts giving them a "fair net operating Income." Some top housing officials believe that peacetime federal rent control will die on June 30, 1950, when the new law expires. The "home rule" decontrol provisions, under which cities, counties and villages may throw off ceilings If the state governor approves, are believed likely to open up wide control-free areas as communities gradually overcome their housing shortages. At least one governor, James (Big > Folsom of Alabiuna, has made plain he will support any move y the state legislature for state- Ide decontrol. This also is l>er- nltted by the new law. The stubborn housing shortage In tig industrial centers leads some 'fficials to predict that mnny major itles will wish to keep controls bc- oncl the expiration date. Brooder House Heater Causes Fire Alarm An overheated oil heater in a chicken brooder house at the residence o! Will McClennon, Negro •t 207 West Rose St. was the cause of o fire alarm at 6 o'clock this morning. No damage resulted. The Fire Department answered : call yestcrdiv afternoon to 11 South Broadway where wiring ii Mrs. Loyd Arnold's car bccam •hort circuited and burned. Only minor damage resulted. Two Blytheville Wards Exceed Red Cross Quotas Contributions lo Hie 1M9 Ucd Grot* fund campaign being conducted by the Clilckasawba District, Chapter today readied * total o( W,547.22, according lo chairman, Jnclc Pinley Robln-son. The campaign, scheduled to close yesterday. b> being extended for an indefinite iKrlod because of the stow returns. A $13,743 quota has be-.'n set for thLs chapter, and campaign directors said that every effort would be made to put the chapter over the quota. The second Blytheville section to reach a quota was reported today, when Mrs. W. D. Cobb, chairman for solicitation In Ward Two, turned In an additional $459.15, lo exceed a $750 quota for that Ward by JH.15 Mrs. Wnde Jeffries previously reported that the section (or which she was chairman, Ward Three, had exceeded the J350 quota by *62, Blackwater Community, led by chairman L. V. Waddell, also reported having exceeded its quota today. Mr. Waddell turned in »lii over their JlOO-miola. Other reports received today Included a partial report from Forty and Eight by Chairman B. 13. While of $36; $5225 from Broadway to Railroad, retwrtcd by Chairman Dick White and O. B. Knud.scn: SCal.30 from Lcachville, reported by Chairman Fred Alexander; $13 from Pawheeti. reported by Chairmtm Olcn Mctheny; and $61.50 from Boynton. rc|»rtcd by Chairman C. E. Cagle. Tension High In New York Taxi Strike NEW YORK, April 1— (IV,— A len- sion-fraught taxicab strike started early today., As the morning rush hour began 101 cabs were reported cruising city streets under protection of 3,000 extra police. A Police Department survey at 8 a.m. showed 421 fleet taxlcnbs and 280 Indcpenclcnls operating over special safety lanes designated by police. The city hns more than 11,000 cabs. Police were uncertain how many normally operate during the morning hours but it was obvious tlmt far fewer were rolling than usnal. There were no imrnndlute rcporLs of violence in the strike, called by the union In Us bid for recognition as bargaining agent for the drivers. Union officials had threatened that not "a wheel would roll" once the Ike Murry Calls State Legislative System Outmoded LITi'LE ROCK, April 1 (J?> The Arkansas legislative system "is as outmoded as the Model T Ford," In the opinion of Attorney Genera] Ike Murry. He told the Society of Professional Engineers at a luncheon mcel- iB here today that: "Arkansas" legislative system was strike order went out. An extraordinary police guard, armed with anti-riot weapons, patrolled the streets, seeking to prevent a repetition of the bloody violence of the 1934 cab strike. Then cabs were overturned, drivers beaten and passenucrs terrorist. Seven men were arrested In the early hours of the walkout. Four were charged with disorderly conduct In the threatened Intimidation of a non-striking driver. Three other drivers were arrested In Brooklyn when they disregarded a policeman's order to move on, F.irlf Indian Trac« Found ELLSWORTH FALLS, Me. (U.P.) •Archeologlsts believe Wasp Island In the Union River was used as a camp site by nomadic Indians about 1.600 years ago, Rude tools and weapons have been discovered beneath four feet of silt disclosing three "layers" of occupation. The island was last used by the Penob- scot Indians in the curly 1900's. set up under the constitution of 1874 when the state's bugct was around $1,500.000 a year. How this same type of legislature Is trying to operate under appropriations which are totaling $160,000,000 of more annually." Murry said that neither the legislature nor Us budget committee has sufficient time to appropriate the state's money "adequately." "It is impossible for the members of the legislature in 60 days to acquire the Information It needs to intelligently act on all legislation that comes before it," he declared. Murry added that if the "new legislative council cannot take some of the resiwnsibllitfes from the legislature, then we've got to completely revise the system and set up a bureau of budget." Antarctica Is almost a> large as South America. The peacock is held in great reverence by the Hindus In India. Oarler, water and "keel-«aled" snakes do not lay eggs. pedal Chancellor Named to Open New Court Term A new Ic'fi of chancery court or the Chlcka.snwba District of he Mississippi County Chancery I 3ourt was convened this morning ' i )y C. M. Buck who served as special chancellor. j No cnscs had been scheduled for hearing today which was the date set by law for convening * new term and court was adjourned to meet again on April 25. Chancellor Francis A. Cherry will preside over | Ihe session. I Mr. Buck has been appointed t chancellor of the newly created Second Division of the 12th Chancery District but the act creating the office docs not become effective until 90 days from the date the 1949 session of the state's General Assembly adjourned. Members of the Blytheville bar this morning elected Mr. Buck as special chancellor to convene the new term In the absence of Chancellor Cherry. Reds Mining Uranium REONITZ-LOSAU. Germany, April, 1 (A'| Soviet occupation authorities have opened new, closely- KUnrded uranium mines In East Germany, reliable German inter- zonal travelers reported today. Uranium is an ingredient for atomic energy. Rec/i Return POW's BERLIN, April 1 (&> The Russians announced today they had returned 30,000 German prisoners of war in their riew accelerated repatriation program. Read courier News Want Ads. 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