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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS T'AGE SEVEN THE NATION TODAY Steel-CIO Battle HoldsGreatDanger If Strike Develops By James Marlow WASHINGTON, July 13. (If) —Once more in a deeply serious moment of Its history the nation holds It* breath as two giants, the steel"workers and the steel industry, get braced for struggle. Turn the pages of history back a* momcllt • • • they can't get it. Former Share-Cropper Buys 200 Acres; Builds Fine Home It was a cold, gray, snowy day, the striking steelworkers set up their picket, lines and began their endless, slow, shuffling, circling around. They had built small fires near their line of march around the gates of the steel mills at Pittsburgh. Every onee in a while a picket dropped out of line to warm his hands and bones by a fire. The clay was Jan. 21, 1948. It was the first day. Ihe start, o! the big postwar steel strike. I was there and saw It begin. The whole nation was watching. At Ihe time, I wrote that this might be the start of a tragic charter in American history, for America at th-t moment was trying to reconvert to peace. Steel was then, and is now, the heart and backbone of the American economy. Steel was basic, it was needed everywhere to get the country going on the high road to great peacetime prosperity. Could Upset Whole Economy But a steel strike, if It lasted long, could push the whole economy into a stumbling, staggering downhill gait and for a very simple reason that anyone could understand: Since steel was basic In all kinds of industries—building, autos. wnsh- , Ing camhines. any number of Indus- Atries—they'd have to shut down for lack of steel if the strike was long. And that would have meant spreading unemployment at a time when it was vita! for the country to get people Into Jobs, to swing over smoothly from war to peace. In short, a long steel strike would have crushed recovery in a thousand If this should happen soon, or In the next couple of months, there's no telling what damage might be done the nation. Because of 1U vital seriousness President 'i'nmian has stepped into the tangle, asking that there be no strike at for least 60 days. He asked the CIO steelworkers and the big steel companies to keep everythini going at least that long. Tlie steelworkers were to decide today whether they'd agree to wha the president asked. But— The daddy of the whole stee industry, U. S. Steel Corporation rejected the plea. It told Mr. Tru man he ought to use the weapon he has under the law to flat I. prevent a strike for at least 8 days. So the bitter antagonism betweei steelworkers and steel owners deep ened. ways. The strike lasted month, not long enough to throw the whole country out of whack. The men went back Into the mills and American prosperity began Its climb to the highest peak in history. Now. once more, the nation Is faced with a slant steel strike and once more the danger comes at a moment which might be critical, for now trie American economy has begun to slide down hill. Only two days ago President Truman and his Council of Economic Advisors reported triat the economy is slipping, that unemployment has increased to around 4,000,000, or double what it was a year ago. Further, the economists look for things to get worse before they get better'. They seem to think, they w41 get better if— There's more business investment, more business expansion, more employment, which means more people with money to spend. But a steel strike, coming at such a serious time, would have just the opposite effect. Decision Due Today The strikers alone would mean about another 1,000,000 unemployed If the strike comes, and lasts long, thousands upon thousands of other men will be thrown into idleness when their companies, which depend on steel, shut down because Niemoller Calls For Industrial Might in Reich CHICHESTER, England, July I (Pi —Pastor Martin Niemoller of Be Iln, ex U-boat captain and an 1 Nazi leader, demanded today th world protestants act to halt di mantling of German war plants. Dr. Niemoller addressed the Central Council of the 44-natlon "orld council of churches in a six-day conference here on world church problems. Cotton Seed Price Supports Sought Through USDA to Benefit 1949 Crop Representatives of the National, him through the fall months. With Cotlon Council in Washington to-1 it he buys his clothing, food ami day called -lion to the need for price supports on cotton seed for this year prd pointed out that even thmiRh efforts of Congressman Gainings of Arkansas others in Congress succeed. other ne"css!tics. Seed money circulates through the channels of trade. It is vital to the farmer, the tenant, Ih- merchant and t Editor 1 ! Note: ThU IM the i«- ond In a xrirs about MUcisslppi County farmer* whMe wiecew h*i made pouible the recent construction of fine farm bomje. By Hirry A. Hlines Courier News Staff Writer Like many other farmers In this area. C. G. Whittaker of New Liberty Community says he learned thrift before he came to Mississippi County in 1932. "My wife and I lived in L»gan County before coining here. You just didn't dare go in debl there . . . .you'd probably never get out," he eTlalns. Mr. Whlttaker share cropped with C. L. Denton the first 10 years he was In the county. He recalls that he got his first team of mules his first year here, added another the next and owned his first tractor In 1938. In 1942, he became associated with Harcld Olilendorf, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, and large planter in southern Mississippi County. Last year he acquired about 200 acres and started planning his new home. That his opinion of his former boss iemains high was evidenced when Mr. Whittaker said, -you Just can't say too many good things about Harold Ohlendorf." Currently Mr. Whlttaker Is catching up on about 30 years ot ; this year, lie and his wife moved nandatnry supports will not lie available ntll 1950. The council representatives said lhat Mr. Gathtngs and Hep. Aber- nclhy of Mississippi, both members of the House Agriculture Committee, had obtained committee approval of legislation to make the supports mandatory If the new long-range farm bill Is enacted into law. This was the first time that Congress l.ad shown legislative Intent to Include cottonseed In the list of supported commodities. Representative K Abernethy nnd Gainings point out that even If the .11 the welfare if every cntlon com- lhe| numlty. If the cottonseed price dropped to $35 per ton, the farn... would receive a disproportionately smaller return at the gin after deduction of the various charges On the other hand, if cottonseed l'rl«s were lortcd at 00 percent of parity Ihe farmer could rnim this year, for example, on about $50 per (on which would make a big difference In the amount o seed money he realized on each bale of cotton." Secretary Brannaii rccognii-.es the seilousnes and the I'rr.cncy of th situation, nnd his department Is io»- trying to device a plan for price supports in 191!). their new home 1 n May o f i prnpwKl , nm measure were pass- tills year. The house contains a I cri ,„ (he cm , grPs slonRl session. It largcjlyliig room, me Iront wall wm ,| d llot tnke e r, ecl lmtn , 950 and thus would afford no relief to hard-pressed Cottonseed pvoduc- fishing and la renting his land furnaces. of which Is practically consumed by a giant picture window, Mr. WhlttnkcT lakes particular pride in his pine-paneled den which contains a desk, softi and chairs. The two bedrooms in the house are spaclo..s and attractively fiirn- Ished and the kitchen Is conveniently arranged. When the Whittskers find their screened breezway offers no relict from summer rieat, an attic fan is pressed into use. The house is heated by gas floor ers this year. for At the same time, however, the fact that 'nrm lenders In ConRress. 1'ip >iUcc nre barkinp; Hal Boyle's Column— Boyle Pays Fine Tribute to Newsmen Who Lost Life in Dutch Plane Crash By Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP)—There is no need lo write an obituary for a good reporter. Ke's already done It himself—In of the times they lived In, But I do want to tell you something about one reporter, and why he was good. His name was John G. Werkley. He told the delegates that there He and 12 other newsmen returning are 12,000,000 Germans in western Germany from the nation's eastern provinces and that present German industrial installations cannot absorb them. "The question In Germany now is whether a plant can possibly be used for war purposes," he said. "My answer is that any plant can be. The question should rather be whether any plant can be used for peace purposes." "It is the duty of the world council of churches to look after this matter," he said. "I would have had a bad conscience If 1 had gone home without putting my finger on this matter. "Dismantling is a crime against humanity. It is a question of human rights and a world conscience if there is any." Dr. Niemoller wns Jailed for seven years by Germany authorities for his opposition to Nazism. !rom the Netherlands East Indies died yesterday in the crash of a Royal Dutch Airlines plane near Bombay. Several of the group had a wider •fame than Jack. Werkley. But I'd like to tell you about him because I knew him longest and best—and because 1 never met a better reporter. He had no background in this ;rade, craft, profession, game or business—this long nerve-ache for Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marrige licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, yesterday: Kenneth V. Jewson and Mrs. Marjorie A. Jewson, both of St. Louis, Read Courier News Want Ads. information called "newspaper- work." His dad was a veteran railroad conductor. But somehow Jack got the newspaper virus early. Had Energy, Determination I first, me t- him 18 years ago a the University of Missouri. Jack had gone there from his home in New Jersey—on a slender budget— because he'd heard Missouri had a good Journalism school. He \vas a slim, restless, energetic kid with a shock of unruly hair, a friendly smile that never rubbe off. We had adjoining rooms In 2 student dormitory. Jack would sta up half the night reading the live of great newspapermen and grea newspapers, t>ay«me he would ski classes to prowl the streets lookin for items for the school's daily pa per. He was a Tiatural newspaperman a star from the start. Reporting t 1m was for getting to know peo- le, a humorous .offhand way of leeting them lor the first time and naking them feel like trtey had :nown him for a long Lime. And hey usually told him what lie wanted to know. Perhaps because ne was such a good listener. He could—and did—cover any- hing from a fast-breaking crime .tory to the Texas City explosion >r the State Department diplomatic >eat in Washington. He Had » Knack He had thtf knack of putting words together — the thing that nakes writing luminous and readable. And he could roll the copy out fast and clean. And these are the hallmarks o! ability In our clan. Last year Jack left the New York Herald Tribune's Washington Bu rcau to Join Ihe staff of Time Mag azine here. For a time he mtssec the daily excitement of spot re porting. A few weeks ago we hai lunch together. "I'm going to Indonesia to get first-hand look at what's going o there." • he said. "Better com along." I was tempted. I had been in vited by Lynn Mahan, an old Mis sour! friend who acted as publi relations man (or the Dutch go\ ernment on the tour, and who als< was killed. But I already had an other assignment—a trip to th ASKFOR 666 WITH QUININE PACIFIC PLANNER — President Elptriio Quirino of the Philippines, above, announced plans for the formation of an anti-Communist Pacific union to parallel the Atlantic union. 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Cc- >iUcc are backing; a plan to Include -oltonsced has bronchi strong In *atSouR from lUc Ue- nartment of Agriculture that n Drnpram for cottonseed supports this year wi'l be worked out. It generally conceded that the secretary of agriculture has authority under existing law lo provide such price support for cottonseed, but he Is not r ulrcd lo do so. Within the past few days cottoi nroduccr leaders from across the belt under the auspices of the American Farm Bureau Federation have been In Washlngt^- urging the secretary of agriculture to develop a price support program for aid estimated net earnings were i cottonseed In tlr for the 1019 322,400, compared with $212,920 for crop. This group pointed out to officials lough Shows Increase MEMPHIS. July 13—«'j—Plough ic.. reported Monday that Us sales nd profits during the first six onths o[ 1949 were t!ic highest In s history. President Abe Plough Bull Sees Red —Charges Fire Truck — Barn Burns NORTH ANDOVPri, MASS, July 13. lift— William A. Mazarlnko and 1)K tiirne. brown bull aren't speaking—Not after what happened yes- lerndy. Hre bro'-e out In the Mazarlnko bnrn about awn nnd Mazarlnko called the fire department which rushed apparatus out to the farm— or almost to the farm. The bull plainly didn't like red fire engines—lie Just planted himself in a narrow roadway and challenged the firemen to come on They didn't. Doubling as picadors, the fire flBhters armed themselves \vlth pitchforks and drove the bull hack into a field. The bull got. loose NOT HALF-SAFE le same iveriod last year. nes ueau—at JD. iievur nav- i rled or become cynical. But, uropean war zone-s. That was the last time I saw ack. He was happy as a cub rc- ortcr off on his first story. Now he's dead—at 36. never liav- ng wca e had helped In a memorable way o tell the tale o( his time, uncl hat's what he set. out to tlo. He was the symbol of a great ype—the true rei>orter. And only eath stopped his questioning. USDA officials that unless some workable program -ollld be devised cotlonserd prices probably would open aroi"id $35 per ton, or 50 percent of the 1948 price. Such a drastic decline, the group pointed out, would seriously disrupt the economy o' the cotton producing South. Means Much tn Farmer "Unless the farmer gels a fair price for his cottonseed." Rep. Gainings said, "business will stag- ON TRIAL—Otto Abetz, wartime Nazi boss in Occupied France, is on trial by a French Military Tribunal In Pans, where he held sway for more than three years as HlUer'i personal representative. and came back. The fire was Being worse. The firemen finally penned the bull in ft nearby pasture. By that time the big. wooden Arn was beyond saving. 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