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VOL. XL1V.—NO. 13 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTBKA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI f ' ••I < r > Biytheville Dallj Newp Blythevlll* Courier Blytlicvllle Herald Mississippi Valley leader HLVTUBV1LLK, AUKANSAS, MONDAY, AI'RH. 7, 1017 SINGLE COPIES FIVE .350,000 TELEPHONE WORKERS WALK OUT 'Safety Strike' in Coal Mines Deals Severe Blow to industry With SteelPIants Hardest Hit John L. Lewis' Men Continue? Holiday Started as a Memorial Truman's Bid for 4-Year Term In White House Gains Strength Ky LYI.E V. WILSON United rr««s SUrt Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 7.—President Tninwn's campaign for a full White House term of his own is off lo a hold start today on a platform of debt reduction, protection of oppressed peoples abroad and no immediate lux cut at ionic. He is sharpening his veto pencil for some Republican egislation. *. * By LAURENCE GONDKI) United 1'rrss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 7.—A "safety .strike" nation's soft coal fields today dealt another blow .stool industry, already under short rations from week "memorial" work stoppage called by John L. Reports from mining areas in-* dicatcd lhat members of Ihe United Mine Workers (AFL) were staying away trom work almost solidly. Lewis had not is3U';:l any formal new strike order but had demanded lhat the government * keep the mines closed until they were Inspected and found sate by federal examiners. The formal "memorial" shutdown ended at midnight. It, was called us a mourning period !<ir the 111 miners killed in the Cer.- tralia, 111., explosion. But from district after district reports of idle miners. In Ohio there were 18.050 or Lewis' 4C2.000 soft coal union members are employed, the pils are empty. Thomas Price, secretary of Ohio's District 6. said that he didn't believe "any of our ill the at the a one- Lewi.s. Fierce Wind Hits Biytheville Area Telephone, and Power Service Interrupted; Stores Suffer Damage D.Fred Taylor Sr, Of Osceola, Dies Funeral Tomorrow For Former Attache In Federal Court to OSCEOLA. April 7.—Fimcriil services for D. Frccf Taylor Sr., attorney, who died at his homo here. Sundtiy night after a lengthy illness, will ho conducted Tuc.-d.iv morning at 10:00 at the Swift Funeral Chapel. Burial will he in Hie miners "re going back Memorial Park, Cemetery in Mem work until their mines have D2cn inspected and re-inspected." That was about the situation throughout the soft coal districts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other areas. In Illinois, members of the rival Progressive Mine Work- crs union were continuing to work, but the IIMW miners were out. Two mines where UMW members were working were two Union See COAL on Page 3. Gromyko Asks All Nations to Destroy Arms L,AKK SUCCESS. N, Y., April T. (UP)—Soviet Russia challenged the world today lo start junking arm.* and armies without waiting for the controls and safeguards demanded by the United States and Britain. Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko told the United Nations Conventional Armaments Commission tiiat disarmament must begin cinickly to wipe out "the mutual suspicion and lack of confidence that exists between countries." In a major speech which<;d sharply with Anglo-American views, Gromyko said it would be harmful lo wiiil for Ihe three guarantees which the Western countries ray must be provided by the UN before arms scrapping is possible. Theso arc: (1) World atomic energy control machinery, (2) formation of Ihe UN's world peace, fore;; and. (3i development of strict on- Irols and safeguards to assure hon- ost world disarmament. Gromyko insisted that Ihe UN outlaw atomic weapons even before fjAJhe inspection and control machin- Tiy which Ihe United Slates insists must be set up before American atomic bombs, presumably the only ones in the world, are thrown away and further production is halted. Gromyko had in his brief case a -second speech \vith which he wil] open Russia's assault on the tiuman stop-Communism doctrine bofi re Ihe Security Council later today. phis. He was 74. IBorn in Crockett County, Tenn, Mr. Taylor came lo Osceola in 1901 to establish law practice. 1 lead?; 1 in civic functions, he served as a member of the Republican Com- mitee of Arkansas for a number nf years. In 1920 he served as United States district attorney in Little Rock. He was a former president of the William and Emma Austin College. Stevenson. Ala. He. is-survived by his wifj, one son, D. Fred Taylor Jr., one sister, Mrs. Delia McLcod, Puente, Calif., and two grandchildren. Congressmen Not to Rush Ban on Strikes Easter Sunday in Biytheville wus clear ami mild but it followed ii LliR wake of a wind-driven clown- jour and electrical storm Snturcl:o which damaged houses, farm buildings, business buildings and ells nmtcd telephone and electric service in this vicinity. 'But, the storm, which brougli ,56 of (in inch of rain, pa.s.scc quickly and failed to halt the clitni of temperatures. A high of degrees was recorded yesterday, fol" lowing a high of 80 degrees Saturday, The lowest temperature here dui'ftig 'both Saturday and last night was 47 degrees, according to Retort E. Blaylock, official weather observer. 'Heaviest damage wrought 'by the .storm occurred when Ihc lornndo- IH;o wind lifted a 2a-for>t square portion of the sheet mclal roof covering the Chamblin SiLlc.5 Co. service department and tossed it about 10 feet into the air, striking a Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. cable and Arkansas-Missouri Fow- I er Co. lines. ! The metal cut through most of the more than 400 lines in the cable and disrupted scrvfce fov about 520 telephones. Repair crews worked'on'the civble over the weekend, completing repair's about u o'clock last night,, just. nine hours before they- went"b'n strike early this morning. A fow other lines were damaged by the storm but required only minor repairs. Aulo Firm Suffers Loss A series of street lights • wer; temporarily put out of commission when (he metal roofing also struck Ark j Mo power lines. Service was resumed by mid-afternoon. The torn roof did an estimated S1200 Lo $1500 damage to the Chamblin company's building, it was reported today. The wind also tore out, a side -wall of the auto- bile ngcncy'o .paint and body Re-pair crews finished repairs by MIC coal early evening ami no shutdown i was required. In this last week of his year as president. Mr. Truman /fin- illy has become the acknowledge:! leader of his parly. More thiin that, nc Is lhc party's candidate for presidential nomination and election next year. No challenger Is In sight.;Mr. Truman has been building in) for sonic months to his new position of great parly prestige. The new President Truman£np- pcared Saturday' night as chief spokesman of Democrats who ^rurc dining In scores of cqrmnuuiiitis hi commemoration of Jeflerson pay. He lalked and acted like a mun/who enjoys his job now and fccli able lo handle it. Here Mr. Truman addressed of lhc fallhlul at n $10O-a-ul»'.o dinner which raised close lo S?' 000 lor Ihe Democratic political". 1 chest. The President was as happy and congdcnl as a bridegroom. And he was full of fight. ; ' Chariii-s GOP Wilh False EcMlimy Mr. Truman accused the Republican congress of false economy In seeking tu lop and thousands Distance Calls Limited mergencies in Many Cities; Systems Still Operating^ ' ^ & ' ^ i the operations of government agencies. He said his $:I7.!>(K>,000.030 bu-.l- for lhc next llscal ye.iv could not salely bo cut. He promised, fur- :h<T thtil Ihls llscul year would t nil with lilt? budget balanced nnd a fat iurplus on hiind. "And lhal was done wllhnul Ihe help ot the Republican Pnvly," he snapped as the dinner iiudicnui 1 struck up Us applause. Proceeds of proper economy r.nd surplus funds should go lo deb' re- ducllon, lhc President warned. Thai was a direct challenge to Itepub- llcan plans lo .split lhc kllly between debl reduction and sulvilnn- llal cuU hi personal Incomi: laxes. The promise of a veto of the lie- publican tax reduction bill was implicit in the President's .Icllevsoii Day address. He .said present lax levels were too tmrdciiKOtnu !o remain permanent but thul he \vm;lil not agree to tax reductions and ve- uduJslinrnUs until the proper lime. Politically iieule Wushlnj;l/;n l.s l>retty sure by now that "the pr:>pi'i millions of dollars| time" will be next year on Ihn uvc of employes from'ot Ihi; jireKidcnlial election. one Employes Here Join Strike Placard Says 'Voice With Smile Will Be Gone for a While' GOP to Ignore Threat of Veto Party Leaders Plan To Get Tax Slash Approved in Senate j Oilier damage to Ark-Mo power WASHINGTON, April 7. (UP) Top congressional leaders indicated today there is little chance Congress will jam through quick labor legislation as result of and telephone strikes. Chairman Robert A. Tafl ofj Ihe Senate Labor Committee snicv, uiics W as slight, James V. Dates there was no disposition toward district manager, reported. A. few swilt legislation aimed especially nt' scrv ice wires were blown down, he the two walkouts. A lop ranking sa j c |, al , ( r a ,polc near the Cotlo: Republican in the house pointed Bclt , (jepot carryiilR a 33.000 voli out that neither the President nor lnlc was .broken. Service from this any of the executive departments ]m c was ,, 0 i interrupted, however has asked for help. as n, c hnc did not break or read •He said there would be no point t |,e ground. in passing emergency legislation] ,,\ slight interruption of scrrtd without knowing whether President to a fcw run \ customers was re Truman would accept it. I ported about onc-haU mile norl! The House Labor Committee has t ,f stcele. Mo., where four poic approved the Hartley bill lhat i carrying another 33.0CO volt Ark would permit Mr. Truman to gel, Mo "line were blown nearly ove federal court injunctions against and another nearly torn from In Entrance Forced To Two Stores Sheriff and Aides Investigate Burglaries At Dell and Driver Approximately 51) .SouUnv.-ntci n Hell Telephone Company employe nlllllalcd wllh tliu National l-'ccl elation nT Telephone Workers went on strike nr> scheduled at fr.OH this morning and picket lines wen set up palrolllnii tlie Iclephtmi building al Second and Ash slroois Ot Ihe lilriklni; employee';, nboii 35 are operator;;, the rest lest.-boavt workers mid con.strucilnn 'ITII\ memljeis. KverylhliiK wus enilcl -h;-n this iiinrnltiK as operators ben,in tin sliifl ot IM-lwur picket du!} The glils~-wciirlng Blgns suoh '"rhf voleu wlUi a smile will I) gone (or a while "--will curry on ih picketing (luring the day In MI or two hour chills, .1. 'I'. IllcUmii a strike dhertor, said today. Al p.m.. they will be relieved by m In the striking grnup, he said. Two supervisors were on him today lo provide emergency scrvli nfii'fcd upon by both the "01111,111 iind the union. Uceause or Hlylli vllle'.s dial nyslcm. the nlvikc pre: Mirr: wiis felt only on long dlslaii' calls w> [nr, live bron limited to calls for emergency pur- ity CHAUI.r.S H. HKIUtOI.I) WASHINGTON, April 7. (.U.I'.)— Somo 325,000 tele- plmiH! workers struck lorlny in an unprecedented co;ist-to- walkout, which di.iniptetl Normal long distiince and >cal noH-dinl telephones servico in all but scattered parts I' the country. # With President Trumsin "watching," federal conciliator nod dt'Kpoiatoly to end Hie wnlkout. Hut there \K\\t\ of a settlement on Hie horizon. The coiinlrywidi; strike, first 1114.-.-—-. . be nation's history, slatted at U In Itic various lime Jioncs. Dial clcphono service, ncwtpc.|)?r tele- ypes. and innjur radio network vh'C comiiumleiillous were not nf- eclcd. MamiKcmcnt supt'tvl.sors everywhere tried to handle us nany "emergency" culls a s possible. ' ' department officials, nwurc ,luit illsrupliun of service would ba nor John. W. Gibson and Concilia^ [ tion nlro:t(ir Edgar L. Warren kepi I representatives or long distance] workers and the A. T. & T. In scj-| slon. The strike hit long distance scrv T | Ice the worst. Telephone in Now York reported" thilt I only 742 of a normal force ol 2.891! I WASHINGTON, April 7. (UP.; Two grocery stores in dlltcrciit —Republicans in Congress luell- parts of lhc county wero buritlni- calcd today they will ignore Presl- izcd over the weekend, Sherirr tent Truman's veiled Ihreat ol a William Ucrrynian repealed loday, veto and go aheud with their or- and thieves escaped with npprn.xi- iglniil program lo cut personaf? nii>tely-MO nnd a shotgun as tl'.'jir ncome taxes by nuout. one-fifth, -loot. that the same They planned to push through their bill cutting laxes by t3,500.- OCO.IKD to $4,000,000,00!) and put it up to President Truman on a Lakc-it-or-leavc-it b?.sis. Sen. Robert A. Tuft, R., O., chairman of ins Semite GOP Steering Committee mwl Sen. Eugene D. Millikin, Colo., .say tl-oy believed it |X)i:u!es-; to try lo reach an agreement with the administration on ;i tax bill acceptable to President Triiiiu>.ii. Late May or early June IJT- the earliest date ment 1 j;i<:d for final proved bill. In its present form, Senate action on the House np- the measure provides a 30 per cent tax cut for persons v.'ith taxable income of Sl.OOO or xmdtr, niylliL'Vllle subscribers will reel pinch or lhc walkout, only if a breakdown In DID dial .syslym C'O cui.s us no repairs will he available during Ihe .slrike. H Is oxpcdcd, likely to got worse U automatic, systems broke down (or lack of repair, attempted in negotiations hero and Ihrouiihoul the country to wring u bnck-lo-work afit'cctucni Irom tin; disrupting pnrllca, Whllo lluusc uldcs .said President Truman wus keeping tin uye mi the xtrikr. Hut for the thnu ticlut;, nl travl, he mis nut Intervening personally In the liun- slip efforts (if his tahur 'le.parl- lurnl nfriclals. The Ilcpubltain congress also was waLehing the communications crl-1 sis. House GOP leaders generally (i.plored Ihe strike. Dili they said there was lillle likelihood tlicyi •would do anything ubout ti unless 1 the President personally „„ _ ^ n- grenslonal.Ac.tlon, Secretary nr Labor Lewis B. 8cli' vellcnbuch fulled In night-lone, CT lorts In wrest an iigicement Irom Lhc National Federation o( Tcle- l.hone Workers mid the American felrphonn ft Co Tho .inlun rejuyted • hh request for . distance operators across the nation had reported to work, by I 0:30 a.m. EST. ! Tlial meant, they , said, tlial the! strike, was 7l> ,ner 'cent efteclivel on Ilia long distance system Rlonc.l But In many parts of tlie'cpun-l try, nofit'lily llio -Middle 'West, I SDUlh. mid Mountain State regions; I su'oscrlbjrs wllh non-dial telephone, I ulSo wevc affected. ' '•"•' ....... ' Dial Systems Operate tin • 141 Illinois cities, for -exam- 1 pie, service was completely disrupt- J cd because. .Ihe cgininuiiltles affected dltl not hiivo dial telephones. llowovor service was normal hv 181 1 other Illinois towns. the tclephotic strike, but the Houio leadership has made no plans to consider the measure on the floor. They said today's telephone walkout hail not changed their minds. Meanwhile, Hen. Wayne Mor.-io, R., Ore., called on the telephone management and unions to arbitrate their differences at once. Negro Woman Held After Gunplay Follows Quarrel Geneva Bohanan. Negro woman, is being held in the county jail here for the near-fatal shooting of another NCRI-O. Eddie Lee Davis. last nisht in her home in the Barham Addition east of the Sawdust Bottoms. Davis is in a hospital here and was reported by a brother lo l,= in .serious condition this morning. He was shot in the neck and the .38 caliber bullet lodged in the back of his neck. Davjs' brother said the injured Negro was paralyzed from the waist down. The Negro woman told Blylhc- vilte police that following an ar- ciimcnl over another man and woman. Davis turned on her and shot him. Hearing of the case will be held I' vhen developments in Davis' condition determine the charge 1 ; to te filed against the Bohanan' woman. Policemen Arthur Book jmd Lcc Powell investigated and made Ihe arrest. ground. The poles leaned over the highway but traffic wa s not halicd, it was reported. Two Rural Electrification Administration power line poles or the Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc., were blown down near Ixme O*k by the wind that preceded the rain. Service at Lone The strike, Morse said, "could oak was disrupted about an hour. " and should have been averted." He said both .sides .should' agree now lo let the Labor Departmcnl "set up the terms." for arbitration of strike issues. New Jury Panel Called For Burglary Case Trial A nc\v panel of 2-1 vcr.ivoment has been called for the selection I of petit jurors to hear tho case of • Ralph Sharp, charged wilh burg-, lary and grand larceny, at Ihe final session Wednesday morning I of the Chicka.sawba District or the | Mississippi County circuit :c:xirl' it was announced today by Harvey Morris, Circuit Court clerk. The dozen jurymen to heat the case will be picked Irom this panel, which was not called lor previous service this term and 1ms not heard testimony hi' the companion case of j. c. Clayton for the same crime. Shaip was arrested in eriiinec- | lion with the burglary or Hipps Drug Store in Lcacliville Inr-t month. Clpylon was se.ncr.irl lo Ihroe years in the State Penilen- tiary last week for his part in Ihe break-in. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dee. open 2868 3511 3325 3005 2805 high 2880 3525 3339 3034 2042 low 2850 3474 3233 29W 2801 1:30 JSfiO 3516 Appliance Store Damaged •In the Biytheville business district, the wind lifted a 12-loot square portion or the Adams Appliance Co. roor and the rain lhat poured in through the hole caused a small flood in the rear of the store. Slock slorcd Ihore was moved before it was damaged by the water, however. A window in the rear or Woods Drug Store was broken by the wind ami rooting of the adjoining Jenkins variety store was damaged. •A barn on the farm or Harry Hcarn on North Franklin slrccl was demolished by the wind am the s;>!intcreri remains strewn over a quarter of a mile. The 32 by 36- loo', structure contained only several sacks of cotton seed, whicl wore moved Irom one portion o! the floor to another by the rorci of the wind. The back porch o the Hcarn home was also heavilj aamagod. In that vicinity, roor.s on barns or R. R. Brown and Frank Austin were torn ofr and a chicken house and a 20 per cent cut for most others. • 1 Some Republican* believed Unit fiscal developments between now and final pnsvips i.f lhc bill will answer "Mr. Tiiiruau's mt:in objections lo a lax cut In 1948. Jn his week cud Jerlcr.s':n Day speech. Mr. Tr.imMi said any sub- stanllal rcductlo-i in his $37.500.- OOC.Ot>o budget for fiscal 1918 woul<t be "false economy" and "F.n invitation to dis-is'-cr." He ssid in 'would be exlremeiy sho:-(.sighted" to cut laxes "witho.i- a real ctrnrt toward debt redJDtion." Spots on Sun Visible For Three Days in Row; Survey Makes Discovery Officers believe burglars onlcrcd both slores i>s en- Irance lo both concern.) was ii:u^- cd In the same manner, f Burglars entered t'.ve. Lowrnnee Brolhers store at Driver tialurdny lliglll or early Sunday e^captng with approximately ?2 In and a shotyun, chief nepniy Sheriff Hale Jackson reported today. Entrance to Ihe store was gained by prying open the front door. Two cash registers were opened with a screw driver and the dial on the vault was knocked ulf but entrance to Ihe vnull was not gained, Mr. Jackson said. I The work Is believed lo be lhat a or an amateur Mr. Jacksc.i slate:!, as the use ol a screw driver in Sun spots, visible lo Ihe naked eye at sunrise and stm.sct, were reported seen here by W. D. Cobb, Blyihcvillc surveyor, and others. Mr. Cobb said he first noticed the spots Saturday afternoon. The spots first appeared to be a kite, Mr. Cobb slated, but at sunset Suluvday he again noticed the spoLs. The kite-shaped spot appeared lo be in the center of the sun with lhc tail extending lo Ihe lower edge. Mr. Cobb stated he a^afn noticed lhc spots Sunday ,iiU-rnoin, lliis lime they appeared clearer r.nd the tail had moved lo tlvj upper center portion of the sun. Two Courier News reporters located the .spots at 9:00 a.m. today near the center of the solar lK>dy. They had. however, lost their kile- shapcd appearance and seemed to be several black spots on Ihe surface or the sun. opening the cash re^iMri was not necessary as neither cash register was locked. He nisi) slate:! lhat the Ihicf overlooked several hundred dollars tlmt v,a:; kept in .1 desk drawer. Similarity in "Jobs" Seen The shotgun was :x Ifi ((""Kc automnllc with n 28 Inch ribbed full choked barrel In a sheep lined leather case. Mr. Jackson snid. An extra 20 incn open lure barrel with a broken sight wan In the case wilh lhc gun, lie added A similar burglary was rcpoilct: at Dell when burglars C'iU:iT<i the Taylor Freeman store yesterday afternoon or early Ihls mom- ling, Shcrirr Willlim I'.cnyn a: stated, wilh $30 bchiy laken not the cash rcglsler. Entrance lo lhc .slorr; and cas! register was gained in ilic snn manner as at th--: Lowranre Brothers store, Mr. Ben'yn'.an<:, with the thief using .some sort of Instrument to pry f.ho front, door o])cn and a screw driver to open the cash register. The burglary w.-s discovered at 7:00 this morning when Mr. Freeman opened for Ihe day. My. Freeman staled lhat he \v:is in the slore for a few r.m-.ules Sunday afternoon aroun-l 1:00 o'clock and the burglary had not occurred t lhat lime. No arrests have been made in cither case. however, llmt emergency service tor tire, polisui, and hospital calls will he maintained. Strikers Set l^t Ilratli Strike hcadqnarlcrs have been set up In tin* Cilrncoc Hotel Arknnsns cllles served by hnn:l- 'ipi-rated sv/llchbiiards were in-lppccl In a cominuntcatlons deadlock loday us U,r>000 union employes manning -he .stale's lUfi.OOO li.'teiihoncs ti a nallonwldo slrike. Not adectccl Immediately on Incal calls were at Iciist (Ive cities served >y dial syslcnis and a score of jlhnra >V Indcpemliintly-owned ennipaulc^s The non-striking Independents inwcvcr. felt tin: pressure :m Inng llstance calls, many of which lir.vr lo clear through Lillle Rock, Foil :>mith nnd other lnj-Ror c-ltlcj. ni:il systems .serve Liltle Rock, •'ort iiinilh, lllythevllle, JnuesbQi-'i uul Hi>ringdiil' 1 . Independently j'lVlied !iystr:nii: u-ere nnl alTeded ex- I I'i'pl by I heir connection for long llisliiiUT with the Bell system. | rt total of (istl iinlnn workers the situation, walked out on I.illle Hock's "13,000 , move In." Lar ,elc]ilioncs, and picket lines formed irouml four buildings accommodiil- nt! the comijany. 411-hour strike (wstppncmcnt, ~ ' tho conciliation efforts id "^H9Utg. ^Iffji, <PM Asslsluiit. Secretary nut not stnrtcd, equipment stood up In case of I breakdowns, howrvcr, there wolildl be few maintenance workers to I mnke rrpalrt, I The strike affected most of the! •states pome, however escaped Lo-l cul service was maintained In the! six Now England suites besausel worker., belonged .to ^ union notl which! Fire Damages Bus Station Grease in a kitchen flue at the lunch counter in the Greyhound Bus depot became ignited yesterday morning with only slight dam- belonging stroyed. to Mr. Brown was de- 3332: age resulting. Insulalioir was LVn- :t03i|cd trom wiring when flames on- 2!MO lercd lhc atlic. Judge Designated WASHINGTON, April 7. IUP> — president Truman today nominated Jcri Johnson, former Democratic congressman from Oklahoma and long-time congressional foe ot former Secretary of Interior Harold L Ickes, to hp a judge of the U. S. Custos Court. Minister is Appointed WASHINGTON, April 7. 'UP)- Georw A. Garrctt, Washington, n. C.. financier, was nomidated by President Truman today to be the new minister to Ireland. Mr. Truman at the same time formally submitted to the Senate City Officials To Take Oaths Tuesday Night City officials named in last Tues- dny'f niuuirlpal election will be sworn In at a mcrlinu of the Citv Council tomorrow night r<l 7:110 in Hie Munlcliml Courlroom in Cily Hull. | Mayor I-:. It. .Jackson. Trensnrrr .S;(fn Morris and Aldermen Jno. C. McIIaney an<l Ilalfiuh yylVti.lLer will be rrinstaled in orfice ar, :i result of their re-election and Alilerman- I'leel Fainter I'.nglancl will t:tke of- tice for his first term. No new issues will be brought b^- rnrc the Council tomorrow nl'^ht. Mayor Jackson -said today. As is customary following an election, the Council will devote most of its !im.: (o completing old business b^torc the previous ndinlnislratkm. h? f^iul. C^ily Council meetings a.-i> open to Hie public. Laney Considers Legion Request Biytheville Post Asks Seizure by State of Telephone Properties LITTLE HOCK. Ark., April 1. <UP>—Oov. Ben ijiney .sniil tid:iy he was studying the legality of ex- ccullve action In the strike c.r 2,rjOO telephone workers In Arkaiioiis. "I'm not sure I have the authority to lake any steps, but If 1 fhul 1 have a reasonable chance lo help I'll not hesitate lo ncy said. The governor's statement came iif- ler he had received a telegram Irom Ihe nnd Cason Post of the American Legion at Dlylhevillc. Commander II. O. Partlow urged Laney to follow the example of the governor of New Jersey who ordered Mic Labor Department lo take o\er operation of the lelcphones. "We arc not taking sides," f'.irl- low said, "bill we wanl Justice done and the public Interest protected." Nr.w Jer.sry Governor 'NH.WARK. N. J.. April 1. (UP)—' of scrytcc T>ccauSc**leT( crs there arc unorganlied. ,The strike threw 45,806 telcph' employers out of work In " York, but some oth«r. big cities' were less seriously *!f«cted. Gill cage's non-dial systum was not affected because 8.COO local opera- lor.-, stayed on the Job','Only ,lohg distance and toll service workers struck in Chicago. In Lns Angeles 20,185 Tvorkcrs struck. But In San Francisco there Wii s little Interference .with service because the CIO American Communications Assoctatloh 'rtecld- ctl to cross NFTW picket lines and go to work. i,'• . :.,. - ,-. iMany tclrvhonc -workers 'In* per N;w, York state ig'iiorec£., strike call, and -the. walkout .made little headway In Pennsylvania Long distance workers picketed iha- jor Pennsylvanlii ."cxcnanges7."!)»ilt the only serious • disruption. ..was lo out-of-Rtrttc telephone calls: Conferences Fail [ The s^trike began cm scliedule following night-long conference, h^rc and in other parts of ihe country Which failed lo arcomplisl anything. When Echcwellenbacl pleaded lor n. 48-hour slrike delay VFTiW officials merely left the room'.alter noting lhat a pbllcj commitlec meeting was scheduled lor i p.m. Carlton Werkau, NPUW strike director, sold lhc postponement proposal came too late. N. Y. Stocks 2 p. in. Qunlnlinns A T and T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Cenlr&l Inl Harvcslcr | North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio The State Lu'bor Commissioner soi7.ed all racllille.s or the New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., al 6:12 a.m. today and a striking union picket was 43 minutes later State Labor Commissioner Harry C. Harper, acting on orders of G:>v. Alfred B. Drls:oll. seized the Now Jersey company 12 minutes alter llic Nnlional Telephone slrike got underway nnd immediately called on tlie firm's V4.C03 striking employes lo return lo work ror the slalc. Properly Owners To Extend Paving On West Walnut C7 Kxcaval ion lor tiavinp or liie 3D S-tl I7CO block on West Walnut street !)0 1--1 [ boaaii Ihis morning. Mayor K. 14. 9^ 1-Hj Jackson announced today. The piv- 35 3-3 ing project has been undertaken "This thing is so big." he tolc a reporter, "that it would havf been Impossible lo tlo anything at the- last minute. Sclwellcnbacti'i I proposal came only a lew minute; before the walkout was schedule to begin." Werkau said reports from unior locals, received -by teletype "at NFOV headquarters here, indicalec pi acllcally- Ihe entire ferieratioi membership had struck. He sale the national strike headquarter thus lar has no information as ,t< union Union leaders refused lo order whether any independent their men back lo work. | J Dmc « lhc walkout. lAl 6:55 a.m. -a picket at the Kearny, N. .1., plant ot the Western Electric Company, manufacturing subsidiary or the American Tele- ?Ti 5-li 57 16 1-2 8C 9 7-8 27 H-3 8 ;t- -"voperty owners residing Ihcre and they have named their own contractor, lie said. The city will cooperate on the paving job by providing concrete Tornis and some grading work, the mayor stated. the name of Henry F. Grddy of Sc/cony Vacuum H 5-ii San Francisco to be amoass-ulor to studebakcr 21 India. His intention to do so was standard of N 60 7-a disclosed last week. Garrelt was named to David Cray who resigned. I Tcxa s Corp 501-4 succeed Packard 61-1 Weather u a stcci ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy nnd mild: scattered showers Tuesday, 71 3-8' nnd South lodny nnd tonight. phone and Telegraph company, was arrested on a "disorderly person" charge. The picket. Edward Tcdrn. 32 of Sccaucus, was charccd with rr.-at- inc, a disturbance In violation or a lowu ordinance. He held under $75 bail. Alexander Ell man, attorney for 15 striking telephone unions, s.iid the seizure would have no ctfect on union determination lo slay on slrike until employe demands arc met. Eltman said tlmt the unions would complain to the Federal Coonmications Commission, chare- lug lhat telephone wires to union headquarters had been tapped and messages intercepted. Ellman rim not say who allegedly tapped the lines. The seizure wa s made under the Now Jersey nubile utility anti-strike law enacted last year following a nubile service, company clectri.; slrikn. Sen. Wayne Morse, . B.. Ore meanwhile, called on both sides U ask Ihe Lsbor .Department to se up arbitration machinery. He sai lhc slrike "could and should hav been averted." "Neither the companies nor th union," Morse said, "can justil the failure to submit this case; I voluntary arbitration." The issue was the union's tic rnand for a $12 weekly wage in crease and olhcr contract improve ments. Conciliators hc]«d A. T. T. and its long distance worked could get together on some lormu 1 la for resuming service. It wai those groups that produced; a pat tern last year which averted J scheduled countrywide strike min Htes before the deadline. The administration believes tha it has the power lo seize the lel« phone lines, but It apparently h* decider!- not to do it. One slati however, exercised seizure power; Twelve minutes after the Ml Do started, New Jersey's labor commls sloncr Harry O. Harper, on orders'p Oov. Alfred E. Drlsclll. seized al SCT FIIONF. STRIKE *n 't

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