TUESDAY, MAliCH If, Pension Dispute Idles Coal Mines 247,000 Workers Leave Pits After Lewis Airs Charges PITTSBURGH. Mar. pension strikes. Joinea in ncporis tram Ilic fields indicated Hint at least :M7,ooo or (he UMW's Trf? ,! 1C "" )m al!Md - v ™" idle i .Mid both operators and UMW f . ,™e |WC C '' * tolal vvork stol> - Thfi Wester,, Pennsylvania Coal ?4 P nn n V s llA «'"'<»«on estimated 44.000 ol (he Plitsbm-eh district's 55.000 m in C r s were out of the nils sn increuse of n.ooo since (he pension strikes .started yesterday. Association Secretary Hurry Sutler reported "very few" mines in the district, operating. Claim Cimfruct Dishonored Production in Alabama was cliok- fd off when all of live slate's 20- HflO miners quit. Complete tie-ups «'cre expected In Ohio and Illinois tcdiy. 'I'ho strikes were in support of lx!wis' charges that mine operators had "tiisiionored" the [!)4T contract. The mine cliief asked $100 a month pensions for miners "Red r>0 with 20 years service, The operators refused his demands. A state-by -state check showed tile following number of minors idle: We.st Virginia. 7:i.Mt>; Pennsylvania. 48,200; Kentucky. 54.000: Alabama.. 20.<!00 : Illinois'. 20000' Ohio. 10.000: Virginia, 0.000,- Indians. 4.000: Wyoming, 3,000- Tennessee, 3.000; Utah. 350. Reports from Washington sairt the government may soon summon Lewis and the operators toecllicr for talks. The Federal Mediation Service has authority under the Taft-Hnrllcy act to 'call such a conference. Cyrus s. Chin s . director of the Federal Mediation Service, said the govcrnmciu would not, "tolerate" s oft coal sfoppaae. He was expect- Fashion-wise Double Talk m.YTlllOVIl.I.K (AUK.)' COURIER tW YOltK —(NKA1 A RLI! can er suit in public llii-, without causing |>air of ryes to linderneiUli many which can lie Mouthed «fl willi ptrfccl inoilcsty for comfort tir tor a quick chauur of costume ;iu:iy I'rom huiue jrc cool .print drcsHcs. MLc the Harrj left. This ciicu flounced the^s of red. wliite nnd III u,. print crepe is enscmhlcd will] the hhick silk t.lillc MI stillwn at the rich|. -[I,,! Milt h;is .1 tiolero lti:il slips of): i b.n-k-liuU.Mi, ,t skirl th:K mil listens in ., jilTy for easy removal _ KI.V,\KI>. Ni:.\ l-'ashiun Legion Auxiliary Plans Birthday Party in Osceola OSCEOLA, March 113-The Womans Auxiliary of the American Le- t'ion will honor members of the a s o(t coal stoppage. He was expect- I 6'°" «'"' honor members of the cd to use his full powers to settle I Muck Gridcr Post 150 at a spc-lal I ,, di f'iT , „ ,- birthday party at the Le B iou-Com- , ,1' ? !£ Lornoralnm iirmo.m- munity House here tomorrow nieht wl lh.it If (he walkouts in the at V o'clock cclebrathlK the Mlh foal fields continue for 10 il:nx a anmver<;;irv nf ti,« r~ i;. t ., _ foal fields continue for 10 ilays enl in steel production win hc- cnme necessary. Assistant Secretary of tho in "It costs too much to live." Davidson said. "The miners themselves will force Lewis to call off a strike. They don'i have the money to keep away from their jobs." ' The walkouts started yesterday afler Lewis .sent a letter to UMW members saying that the mine owners had "dishonored" the union's contract. Tlie operators claimed there had been no violation' of the contract. They s.ild the dispute !iim:cd on the miners' welfare fund and that they were continuing to pay a 10 cent a (on royalty into the fund. The S29.000.0CO fund has been frozen since the dispute between Lewis and the operators began list atmont.li. ~ A separate S2S.OW.OOO welfare fund set up in 1046 by the Department of Interior after the government seized the mines is now being spent for miners' relief. "•••••" "-...ii.iyi .IIIIIK me ^?Jin anniversary of the founding of the American (.epioii. Mrs. Josic Cook, president of the cake"! "'kf' 2 " 1 ' 1 ' ! lle traditional 1 AU Legionaries and their wives ; arc expected to attend. The birthday cake mid coffee will be served as refreshments. Charter members of the Mack Gnder Post wil be honor guests 1'hc Mack Grider Posl was founded in 1919 with Dr. w. J. Sheddan as Post Commander. Other officers were Sieve Ralph. Tal Tongaic and the late Sam Coble. Presbyterian Auxiliary Has Meeting at Church OSCEOLA. Ark.. March 1C -The Presbyterian Auxiliary met yesterday ai the church for iheir regular meeting with Mrs. A. \V. Ho,v- levy a "constitutional slraij;lil- jiiekel." Mr. Held mutinied the .liiniiir rimtiher of a pnumsal that will appear on Ihe November ballot : tm | which, if approved, would remove the "reilini;" on M'hnol levies and allow districts (ti vole the taxes Ihev needed. Mr. Reid pointed out that the Columbus. Miss., school district planned to float a bond Issue ot about S1.WO.000 and said that "there is not a thins that Columbus needs Unit we don't need now." Columbus, he added, is about the size of Blv- thcville. In answering questions following his talk, Mr. Reid explained that the site for a new high school, which the Citizens School Buiklins; Association. Inc.. is mircrmsins!. Arkansans Pay Nearly $120,000,000 in Taxes Based on 1947 Incomes Ll'l'l'l E ROCK. Mar. 1C. lllt'i — Horace f. Thompson, colleetor of mt-rnul revenue for Arkansas, predicted loday that income tax puy- ments may drive federal tax collections in i!ie xtnte lo an unprecedented hinh this year. As Hie deadline for liliiiR iucmne tii\ forms Dusked last mldni«hl I homp.-,on said collcclloils miiy vciu'h Sln.fiOO.ono this veai $35110001) mon. limn last vrar. Methodist V/SCS Meets At Church for Program OSCEOI A. Ark.. Mar. Hi -The Woman',, Sacielyof Christian Service-of the First Methodist Churrh met ycsterdav nll?rncon ul Hie church for their rciuilnr pwiaitl ; with Hi members allentlip.". | Mrs. Samcurll., nas leader of Ihe iprosrum and Mrs c. M. Harwell (,'avc the devotional The | course on "GiTa! fraynrs : Bible" was Kin-n by 'Mrs. Coming Events Social Calendar Tursilay Voulh rellowshl|> of I.-JI-M. M,.||,. oillst Church Sub-District meelini: »l Hie Khal MolhodJM church In Oscoola at 7::iO p.in. Alpha AlpHli chnplcr ,,f ||,,(., U I'hl inccllnu r.l vhibriHMn nt p m. Wrdnesdiiy Alphn Helta Chapter of Krtil KJK- »iii L'hl will meet at the home ol Mrs, Jim Kmotheiinon at 2:'JO p.m, Maple Oiove Cemetery Association will meet at the hoim> of Mrs .S:<lll<< llulilcr on Mqrtl.vm si at 2:30 pjii. Airs James n. dark cntcitalnhiK memlii'rs o[ Town anil Country Club UVdm'Mlriy lirlduc Club im-i-ilnu' ill the home of Mrs. \V. J. Wimdei- lich. Avnlon Hunco Club hclni; cnler- by Airs. ni'WIK VauCleve H- II. I. M. (.'lull helm; Ciller- laincd HI (he home of Mrs. Ocorue Hllllbll. 'nmrsd:t.v Mrs. llyron Morse nilcrluintiiK members of the Thlii-sdiu- Lunch- con Olnli. Mid-Week Chlb Illeclitli; n( (he home of Mrs. Cecil Simile. Octi-np chib members brine ,,,,_ rlaincil .1 Hie home of Mrs |.'d- wlu Holijnsoii. .lolly Kluht (;|ub lii'liiK emcr. tiilned nt the home ol Mi's. VVemlei] Katun. Pathfinders Cluss of Die FirM Mi'lhmll.sl Cliun-h havluir class par- ly ul the churi'h at 1;:lO pin. i'riemlly KlRhl club meeiinn at the home ol Mrs. dene Kills l'i iilny Mrs. Lime Nowell enicrlniniiiK Alpha lleta Hunco Club. t:n " '' N, 1'. K. 0. Kisterhmid inec-llni- with Mrs. I,loyd Kilckmoii and Mrs. c. M. Smart. Saturday Miss Jane Casltio and Mrs. Garth Cnstiio cnlmnlnlns with a bullet supper nt Ihe Castllo home ul 7 <> clock hmimhlj; Mrs. w. [\ O-Keefe, the former Mls» June Gosnell. Cotillion Club will have then monthly dance. u : <;n , u ,,. ,, L lni> l.i'^Kin lint. Ilo.sts and liostr.ssrs wnl lie Mr. and Mrs. Freeman R,,I,. insiiii, Mr. :n,,I Mrs. K M. ite B cnold :mcl Mr. and Mr.s. James Hoy. Civic Calendar TllrMluy Ainerlran l.eiiloii. 'i!:ut) |:.m. VVeihli'Silny Kitt-ani.s Club. li>:io Cirl Sroiits of America 8:110 p.m. 'I'hmsda v Rotary Club, la: ill p.m. Oscco/o Events Men's night at Ihe Flrsl Presby- '- S. C. S. Conference ChurchK In w«t Umphl* The conference began today and will continue through Thursday Read Courier It«« Want A* .Mts. Cieoi«e stllwell mid .Mrs. _renl'BC Skellon from the lj,(;(. H reel Methodist Chiirc'h mid Mrs. w. A. IlollliiK.swortli representIIK uueid"' 1 "" Ml '" 10(llsl f'lwdi »rc Sr s,H! ::; s isES, PIN-WORMS' BEWARE OF DIONNI •QUINTS- untMilw •» CHEST C010S "' " ct! ° " 1 , HIM '-r Si Wu_i | Don't Forget the Big BINGO PARTY Wednesday, March 17, 8:30 p.m. at the LEGION HUT Prizes Valued Not Less Than $5 All I'rom-cls Will (in |.' or HuiUljng Sehiwl in Illyllu'villc Admission $1.00 Sponsored by the Ladies of the Catholic Church time plan and S325.000 bond issue now: " ot lle P» undertaken at this bcinp; considered by the school i He also said Ihe BlvlhcviJlc sclmo board. Th's bond issue would retire district would like JU1C>1 " C • SCl '°° SCHOOLS (Continued from P;ige 1) less than one per cent margin of financial safety today because of the 18-mill maximum, there would be nothing left with which to pay the principal and interest if the full S-125,000 were to be borrowed he said. He. also pointed out that the Rreatcst need for improvement Is not in the white high school but m the lower fjrade facilities and Harrison Negro School. Mr. Reid reiterated Ihe arguments he advanced In a talk at a Parent- Teachers Association Founders Day meeting last month, when he first omlmed the school improvement i Ihe iircsenl .5103,000 indebtedness well as finance proposed improve- Afr. Reid said Ihe school board's to Lange School at a cost of improvements lo Central School costing about S50.000 and constr.no- I lion of a new Negro school for an: pro.vimnteiy SHO.OflO. He cited overcrowded conditions gs a chief reason for the need to expand. Nefirn Sebonl Crowded The worst condition, he pointed out. exisis at Harrison Negro School where an average of 70 .students arc using rooms designed to accommodate .15. Even if Ihe district borrowed to caiwcily. S-IOO.OOfl would not build a complete high school, he said It would pay for the "very minimum' and would not include an auditorium. An architect, he said, told the school directors that SI.(100.000 would not be enough to pay for all the im- j provements and construction needed m present. Mr. neid pointed out the need for a new Necro hiph school the Negroes here should be given a new school "as a matter of com- c 1 ve A,morel. Hmdctic and Cos cl) d become consolidated with u I Heiiisuy of molortoats In III; United .states totals morn than ''SO CCO. U-rlun Chnrr'' at 7:00 p iii •18 Club mcetinc |,, the'home uf Mrs. Elllntt Sartain at 7:0o pin Sub-dristii't mecliiiK at the First Mctlioulst Chin ell nt 1:0n p.m. Wcdui'sdav •18 Club incctiiiB at'the home .)! Mi". Paiinei- Slanton at 2:00 pm Siiiulay School lesson T03 pin nt the First Hnpllst Church. liible Study mid prayer nt in,. Huptlsl Church at 7.0;) ,,,„ Mitl-Week Services of Hie Fir^t P. | Presbyterian Church from 5:00 lo J PREMIER AIRE-MATIC "80 Makes Quick Work of Housework.' M«ic It h., n-oyc-th^-ainpl/Miatn'^c/aod coniM equipped wi.h spcci,li«d auX^ « for » n n in pcrforouncc a penninclv hioh anal ,v »ncr a, . rcmarkahly J ow pricc . Se ci?]'J", ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 'hone 2071 J. W . Adams, Mgr. 2fl(i . ns w . Majn Knvnnis Cillb Antuinl Nicht nt Ihe Mrst M el hod i.si Cliurnl). 7:nn p.m. in time for Easter "X tome in t.Mjy ,,,ul SC c those ttirillmg Jolcoc Hollywood.in.pircH Shoo*. 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