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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 5, 1939
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1?39 JBLYTHEVILLE, NEWS Unions Determined To Tic Up Jrnportanl Tool And Die Work BY WILMS THOHN'TO.V NBA .Service Xlnfr Wrilci- CLEVELAND. Aug. S. —Control of automobile labor is the prize in Hie -strike contest which forlh into fighting nbout (he. Fisher Body plant here niter nearly a month's effort io tie up General Motors tool and die work for 1'j-io. Just ns. more thnn two years ago, the great Industry wns para- lysed, in an effort lo gnln its first big collective bargaining contract, today It is threatened by n fight pver who shall hold the labor end of it. Behind the present General Motors tool nnd die strike lies the Internal trouble which .six months ago split the United Auto Workers into two factions. The history of (his union has been particularly turbulent, it was organized first by Ihe A. P. of L. It withdrew from this parent organization to join the C. T. o., now the Congress of Industrial Organisations. Under this leadership it gained in the bitter strike of early 1937 the first broad collective bargaining contract for production workers with General Motors and oilier • cpinpanies, LABORKRS SPLIT INTO FACTIONS But factionalism developed within the union. Charging that various radical organizations had obtained influence within the union beyond heir numerical strength, and that they were using Ibis jn- fluence to promote aims which •were not necessarily those of the union, part of Hie U. A. W. withdrew from c. I. o. leadership, nnd about June 1 returned to the A. P. of V- Homer Martin, who bad been head of the united group retained leadership of this faction. n. J. Thomas wns later chosen head of tlie faction of the U. A W. which remained within Ihe C. I. O. Tlie Martin faction heir! physical possession of the property and records of the union, and stills to determine rightful ownership of these are now In the courts. Immediately nfter renffiliatian with the A. P. of L.. and only two hours after the Thomas faction hnd obtnined an agreement with the Briggs Manufacturing Co. at Detroit, Martin called a strike nt General Motors plants in Flint and Saelnaw. He wns evidently aware that tho C. i: o. branch was about to press General Motors for a supplemeii tril agreement covering the tool and die workers, a highly speclal- • feed group on whose work depends nil production for the forthcomm yenr. Tlie C. I. O. men broke their wny through A. p. of L. picV-t lines in this strike, which appeared to subside after some spirited fist fightfna- at Flint. C. T. O. STARTS ATTACK On Julv 5, Ihe Thomas or C. I. O.-U. A. \v. faction made its move It called out General Motors tool and die mnkm, of which it claimed n majority, dcmanilinir n supplement lo the existing a»ree- mcnt which would cover this "xpo- oinlized grouo. General Motor.", acting on Ihe clinneed iwlicv of the National Labor Relations Board, reouosled Ihc board to determine, which (notion xvtis Hie Tiehtful rcnresonfative of thc em- ployes with which the company oiif-lit to deal. General Motors maintains it cannot neeotiate a simnlemcnt lo the oriemnl nercement until if. is determined who is Ihe ri-diUnl other onrlv lo the agreement Meanwhile, the A. F. of L held a raeetin? in Detroit j u i v 27 \ counter-attack w ^s nlanned. Many buihlmsr trades (A. F. of t,) men nre cmuloyed under contract in the struck nlnnts. and (I 1( , r e are conflicts, too. i>mor)» maintenance men and machinists of the A F of L aside from the basic conflict between the Mnrtin and Thomas factions of the U. A. w. The A. F. of L. Interests will certainly protest against any aareement iii the tool and die nlanls which excludes either their part of the U. A. w. or craft unions with membership involved. _ The tieup of tool and dip shops just nt the lime when 1839 production is Hearing nn end 'nnd production is about to hepin on 1940 models may well cause widespread layoffs anioiur 100.000 production einuloyrs not directly involved in the tool nml die strike. For (he products of the tool and die shops are dies. jigs, nnri othcv implements necessnry to production. If they are not ready, tho production shops must close when 1939 production is finished. The problem is one of the knottiest ever put up to the Labor Board. For the Thomas faction is not asking in the tool nnd die strike to be designated as general representative of employes, but is asking an agreement covering its members only. Tints the question of representation is not directly at stake. The A. F. of L. position is that representation is involved The battle is bound to be a bitter one, as (lie automobile field is a most important one to either tlie C. I. b. or the A. F. of L. ond neither can afford to lose the tool and die makers without standing a good chance of losing the eiitlro Where Bloody Rioting Occnml Men against men nn horses-Cleveland's mourned lM \\ cf Hiii- up against pickets at Flslirr Ilmly plain. Artie Sluiw, Earnest Young Man With Horn, Would Swing To Fiction BY GEORGE ROSS , NEW YORK, Aug. 4.-Of all thc swingsters I've met, the most authentic Young Man With n Horn is a serious-minded youth named Artie Shaw. He is a swing man with a mission—nnd n message- ami he lias been translating his musical fanaticism into the language of n clm-incl with eminent success. i He once tried to convey his swing I mania into readable sentences, also. That was the time he (lui 1 his job blowing into a clarinet to go lo n Pennsylvania farm and turn out what he fondly hoped would lie an acceptable novel. It was to be on Bi.x Bicdcrbcckle, that j fabulous, t'ren tly-niLsiiiiderstood I genius of swing. ' j For he had roomed with Bix, back in the coilee-and-cake days I when a five dollar bill was a rosy' dream and three meals n day .vyere he nearest thing they could Imagine'- 1 to' Utopia-. And" Slmu considered Bix n godlike, strange and tragic person. Anyway, he put on paper whatever he knew about. Bix. But, it wondn't jell- there seemed to be no beghmini; ami no satisfactory ending. So he gave It lip. TWO KINGS OF SWINCi But writing, curiously enough influenced Artie Shaw's career Some years ago. he was playing in n Cleveland band, earning just enough to keep going. One morning, a paper announced an essay contest, the prize being a free trip lo California. He catered, won and took the 5000-mile tour. That was tlic real Shaw beginning—for out on the gold coast his clarinet became eloquent nnd lucrative. He has been asked a thousand times what he thinks of swing's chances of surviving. He thinks its chances are as good as those of the human race, which is saying a lot for that racy noise that delights the jitterbugs. But he would to debunk swing—to take the nonsense, (he ballyhoo nnd the jive jnrgon out. of it. He says there are two types of swing. The lirst attempts to blow the roof oil. It's a punch- drunk form, grating, vulgar. An out-and-out- menace. The second "sophisticated" Is "smooth'.' swing. Swing—and he speaks for all thc musicians he knows intimately— is (lie creation of a mood. In it, there is blasting, purring, subtlety. obviousness — each in it's proper place. That's swing and that is wfiat it always will be if it continues to probe into a tune, be the tune by Bach or Duke Ellington. "XIGHTMAUK" BORN AT DAWN' For example, while he was play- Artie Sh.iir Is Hie pen mightier limn Hie clarinet? Shiny was up' at •! o'clock in Hie morning, getting down on Ihe manuscript a time thnt had roamed through his head nil evening. He wns testing the notes on his clarinet. In walked his sax player, Tony Pastor, who inquired in his rough-and-tumble way, "What's up? I thought I was having a nightmare." So Shnw called the tune "Nightmare" nnd hns been it ever since as a theme song. A few months ago, SwingFter Wage-Hour Probe At Maiden Plant Underway CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 5. —Investigation of records cf the Rcade Manufacturing Co. nt Mnl- den will be continued by the wages nnd hours division of thc federal Department of Labor in the Term of a hearing, under terms of a decision given by Federal Judge John C. Collet In U. S. court here. The labor unit has made a preliminary examination of records on hours nnd wages nt, the shirt plant nt Mnltlcn, the records first (icing- examined Inte in 1938. The department of labor, In thc name of Elmer E. Andrews, wages nnd hours administrator, hnd filed nn application asking the ccurt to hnve the Hende company, which employs between 200 nnd 300 persons at Maiden, .semi its records to the city hnll nt Maiden, ns a designated place for examiners to continue Ihc checkup. The company declined to have ils books, receipts, lot tags, etc., taken from thc plnnt, contending Hint the federal act did not require the records be sent out unless a formal hearing wns held. The court ruled thnt a hearing must be held with "uolh sides" permitted to sit In, II Hie records were required lo tie produced nivny from ttie plant. To Plant 500 Acres Of Green Beans Soon Five hundred acres of green heniis will be planted next week by farmers of this .section who arc making contracts with the Blyllie- ville Cnmtiiiff Company for the .second croji this yenr. There are a few ncres not yet contrncted for, according to George F. Orel), bond of the company. Tlie canning plant Is now opi-r- I aiing with 1UO employes who nre [canning lima beans nnd fresh prowcler peas. This will continue for some time ns some of the lima bcnns are being planted now for a late crop which will follow this harvest. There nrc 1000 ncres of lima beans and 300 acre.s- of Cro-.v- der peas being grown. The green bean.'; will lie ready for canning the Inst of September and the first of October. HIISIIESS 111 Shaw fell ill a rare blood discnsc. It wns almost fatal: Lying on a hospital cot, not knowing whether he would see the next morning's sun, gave him a new perspective on things. He realized that, his career in swing was important. But he also came to sec thnt there are far greater tragedies than a swing bandsman giving a slip-shod off-beat or hitting , - • ' — !••>• v i *• •riifj -uiiwi ^ii( -i/t"t ut iiit-tine ing in Lexington. Ky., one night, 1 "clinker" in n musical passage. Accuse Sikeston Men Community Fair At Manila Is Planned MANILA, Ark.—A community fair will be held at thc Maiulu gymnnsium Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 which Is the w-jek before the opening of the county Inir nt Blythcville. Prof. J. M. Hudson, vocational ngricultiiral teacher nt thc Manila high school, working In cooperation with n Lions club committee consisting of Graver Snydcr, VV. L. Thomson and Dean Pierce, will Of Bankruptcy Fraud CAPE O1RARDEAU; Mo.. Aug. 5. —U. S. Commissioner j. Henry Camlhers said today a hearing for E. A. Bandy and his two sons. Raymond am! Herman Bandy of Sikeston, will be held before'him Aug. 9, on charges they had conspired to conceal assets in a bankruptcy case from tho trustee in charge. The bankruplcy case is that of thc Sikeslon Oil Co.. nnd W. J. Hunter of Ca|>e Girardeau is the (r«s(ce. Commissioner Cnruthers said a Federal Bureau ef Identification agent, who had conducted an investigation at Sikeston, brought the three men here early Thursday night. When arraign'ecl before mbe 400,000 members, Commissioner Canithers they demanded n. hearing, and it was scheduled for Aug. 9. The bankruptcy case was filed • l!lo sikestcjj Oil Co,, before O. A land plans have been perfected for n much greater fair than was held here two years ago. A catalog and premium list is now being prepared with over iWJ in cash prizes to be awarded lor the various exhibits and entries. The best of these will be taken to the Mississippi County Fair -.vWch will open at Blythevllle tin; Jol- lowing Tuesday, Sept. 26. For Federal Position! No domilte arrangement hns y.>t been made on the form of cnl?r- Itainment that will be offered b:it COOTER. Mo.. Aug. 5.—Gordnn plans are being made for a i;;d.i Knehnns, bankruptcy referee, on June 12, 1939. 'Hie petition said Hie company had engaged in Ihe retail nnd wholesale gasoline and oil business. Resigns Cooter Post Former Gcininn Manufacturer Slarls Anew In lliis Country nv MAI)I:I,L\ iti.ny..sTi-;iN Mv\ Smli'i- Special ('ui-ri-s|iomlenl I'HI1.A1)KI,PHIA. Aug. S.-A GCI- 1111111 M'o used lo uwn n shirt factory in Germany and sell his pro- diii'l in K:mb Amorli'n lia.s wij- Briited lo this country, has oponrd a fiu-lory and is employing Amerl- hiiin lidjor. I'acili'niiy all our hni'iiionlens nml uecordlcns used lo come from Germany; now a refugee hns set up a shop for the making of these Instruments anil ,iie employs American workers. A certain German (Inn usc<l to semi Mm. woolen hcsu lo ihls country. Now the (lure members of thai Dili), all refluxes, hnve reestablished It In Massachusetts where they nre employing 3D American workers lo manufacture the simie type of goods. Still inisther refugee brought with him from Germany u patented process used In Hie miiimfncture of Kloves; the business lie established here Is doing an annual business ot $100,000. WANTS I'imi.lC / TO KNOW Time nre Just a few of the fuels on refugees revt-nled by the American Wends' Service Cominlf- tcc (Quakers), who are doing yeoman service in helping refugees from Germany and Itnly. Clarence K. Plrkett, cxeciitiv)! secretary of thc Friends, and winner of ihls year's liok Award lor hi.s refugee work. Is jmrllcitlnrly anxious Hint lire public at. large be apprised of thc line facts about refugees, to counteract, unfavorable publicity nnd fnlsc rumors. "Consider the follc.wln(; simi- nmry of the refugee, problem," explains Pickelt. "Evi!i\y human being Is n consumer, lie cats; he wears clothes; he requires n plnce to live. Every iminturnnt who ccmes lo America Is as much n ccusumcr ns anyone else, and his wants hnve to be supplied liy American business nnd factories. "In (his sense Hie reiugecs nrc nctiiitlly providing wprk for American labor. This Is especially true of the women nnd children ' among thc refugees. Perhaps nbout ' n third of Iheiu will become wage earners. This number must be reduced still further, however. Mnuy of the refugees nrc Intellectuals— writers, scientists, scholars. They to mnke our country the cultural center of- the modern world by their presence here. "Tlic larger proportion of them nre of course workmen, business men uiul mnnufncuu-ers. Of these individuals there will he tiuite a few who ,«'lll brine to nur country new businesses and skills which we have lucked." NOT AI.1, KEFUGKKS AUK JK1VS Pickelt feels thnt (here nre ninny fuels about the prcKcnt-dny refugees which nre not siilllcicntly clear to (he public. For Instance, most people think Hint the refugees from Germany are nil Jews. As n matter of fact. In 1918, one-third of ali refugees from Germany ,wcrc Christians, Picked estimates. In Ilic years before thnl, Ihe pro|x>rt!ou wns higher. According to the best estimates available there are nbout -100.000 Jews by rcglllon still In Germany nnd nljout 300,000 non-Aryan Christians, thnt Is, Christians with some percentage of Jewish bleed. "Up to Hie present, those arriving here hnve been divided In tin; proportion ot five Jews to two Christians, but this proportion does not mean that Christians arc not anxious lo lenve Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. H merely menus that Ihe Jewish coin- miltccs were the first in. the Held nnd ns n result have hnd more time to secure affidavits, etc. If thc Christians of the United Slates increase their assistance to their coreligionists, the proportion of Chris- Han refugee.'; will increase. In addition lo oilier misapprehensions, Pickelt hns round that Ihe public does not know how J really few people an: coming In under thc quota Jaws. "It Is Illuminating to sec that, compared with other years, bcfcre Hitler, the numbers who came in 1D38, the largest since Hitler, were; very small," .says I'ickcll. "Thc ; net 1938 immigration was one- j fifth thai of 1929 and one-fifteenth i that of 1025. "Fcr the -six months of July 1,1 1938, to Dec. 31, 1938, Uierc \vivs a ! net Immigration into this country j for permanent, residence of :H,G48. Based upon a population of 130,000,000, the 1938 net Immigration to this country represented less: than 1/100 ot 1 per cent of our population." Moore, vocational ngricullurc Icach- cr in the Cooter high school for several years, has resigned his ix>- sition to accept a position in the Farm Security office at Henderson, Tcnn. He left this week In take over his duties. Mr. T. A. Haggard, former vocational agriculture teacher in the Sleele school, who Is substituting m (he Cooter school faculty, has been offered the position vacated by Mr. Moore but hns not accepted. Tlic Coder school district showed an increase of more than 50 in the enrollment In Ihc past,week and more increase is expected, ' ntlair. Approximately 50 separate tests. requiring seme 60 flying hours and covering more than five months, arc conducted on the. latest and biggest Boeing Clipper 314. SBtT PIS! JOLT IN KB GUY Now Police Chiof Shows Sled In |. 1 i rs( ,s w ;(( Ads KAN.HAHCITY, AUK. 5. |1J1')-I,. I. lieod, DM. ,„.„, Kumus City po- Ui'i' I'hlel «•!») ran),. j n wllcll ,,„, lendi'i-isust machine \v», s mmbled (ruin p:.w<>r. sneaks with u slow pcorsln dinwl mm d<esin look hard, but most' «•),„ „„(.,, | Ktln| . ( ,,, llie polliT aren't killed Chirr Itml Is v.'i-y hard, nml lhf luiodlnins know uhmit a (xvansc- o«.- nf ihclr- |,, n ,i ( , ls , , h( . ltl , |(iui alien, Charles V, Cuinllo, ) ir <,» K ]>l tin-in the news. Cariillo Is tho nun who rr.rmerlv rnfoiwd DM- dlcluu-s O f the syndicate (hat continued mmibliim In Kansas City. A slatt> Indldment chiii-Bcs Hun h,. "muscled" two men out or a gambling house tl,,it inild him more thnu $10(I,<M(| a year. A federal liii)li;litn>i)l, rlmiui's Him ln> inflected io puy mo ,. c thnu $200,001) In Inrnmv tuxc.s He became Hie imlliin leader when John kiulii was machine giimied I!<: was I .rain's bodyguard up to Hun lime. All In all hi: was pretty tough. Word f;«cs ihin-ii Umi So. when Cnrollo came bnck from n visit with Chid Heed mid passed llu> word around, why the lio.vs kiinn- die 31-j-cnr-old former Ci-imm wasn't. lo'Mnn. n | s said that Curollo, a lew months ago would walk inui polti'u himrtiumr- tc'i-s, put, his fert on Hie coinniU- slcncr'.s desk, nml glvn orders. Ills visit with Ueeil was different. Uenl. John l>. llairlnglon Inp- in-il Ciircllo on the shoulder. "Tile chief wonts to see vou " ho said. ' ' "lOkeh." replied Cnrollo airily, "I'll drive dawn pretty soon." "NO," said IliUTlnijlon, "you will came now. Wild me. In u police car." The Heed - Cnrollo conference was executive, u inslcd ao mlnulea and the pudgy Curollo came out. wiping hh brow, llcwl rcmilcd some details. "I told him," Heed snld, "that tlic law would prevail In Kansas City or Hint. I .would (1 t!lt. Anil I don't Intend to quit. ] |o)d him that if necessnry we would bring his kind in on a slab." Police Drtnaiiil Kespccl Heed also told Cnrollo Hie hoo<l- linns were going Io respect the. police. "Vou are supposed to be the leader of Hie boys nroitml town, but to me you, «rc Just,, one of them." 1 snltl. "However, 1 want O'ou to tell them they cnn fall In line or (hey can' get tliemsclves a lot of grief. Hi: salt! he would tell them that he believed I meant, .what I said." After "telling olf" Hie lough clement, need cniTlcd his case to the public by radio. He asked for cooperation. Then he .slnrtcd a departmental fihnkcup. 'Machine wheel- horses were ousted or demoted. Men under probation in (lie vote fraud cases resigned. The whole business has been distasteful to gamblers who formerly worked fn the 00-odd ojien houses, nnd Io the hoodlum* who knew they would be "sprung" If aireslcd. \fany of the big gnmblcfs have moved on. but Hie lesser fry nrc still In town, hopeful Hint tde "heat' will l;c : turned -off." •• • TAGE THRE1 Adjournment ? ill! Thoiiyh John 1^. Lewis may linvc loosed n Wnst nt Vlcc-Prcsident Onrner, it Isn't (join Io Interfere with Mrs. aarner'.s vacation plans a bit. hi Inct she's even getting tho jump on official Wfishlnglon by doing her packing enrly so she nnd her Inistand can leave the minute Congress niljonrns. 'In Garden" Ennic of UK. most bemiltful lilies you ever Knw nn; now Iii bloom In the front yard of Miss Ellsc Mourc".s home, 7(10 West \Vnliutt Hired. The InvpiidiT blooms nrc In n cluster on n slnlk nnd resemble the Mndonmi lllly, which k while, tint Miss Moore does not know the iinint.' of her flower. The lllle.s ontita In » mixed collrdion, mimnrki^l, mul she has never learned ils idenltty. The foilnge of din plant appears enrly In ihc .sprlni;, before the other- lilies are up and (hen (lies down, n|i|mrenlly dend, until late July when Ihe bloom sdilk Appears and grow* tinickly to nlioiil two feel, in lielght before it blooms. 'Manila Lions Club AVars On Mosquitoes I MANILA, Ark., Alif. -I.—A movement was launched this week nt the Lions club mcolini; by C. W. Tlpton for eradication of breeding places for iiioM|iilt<x.Vi. Thq pests have been unusually active this year, due In purl, (o heavy rains filling up ditches and low pliiiTO thnl ordinarily are dry lit this season of the yenr. Mr. Tiplou believes Hint with llu> cooperation of thc comity Health Unit they could be almost completely eradicated by n concerted drive in all suctions of the town, • W. It. Rrown, president of the I-lons club und mayor of Manila. uiilil hr> \t'rMil,1 In, \t\ ,,,i1!iH l}m New Orleans Will Use Tin Cans Under Streets NEW ORLEANS (UP)— Traffic soon will roll over streets made partly of metnl, but it won't conflict -with the city's null-noise campaign. The melnl—tin cans—will be on the bottom. The scheme, a money-saving Men of Mnyoi- Robert S. Maesl)'!, will salvage the over-supply from cily dumping grounds. The Wen Is, the mayor said, tn provide n Iwse for pnvlng. Oi(a to lho lew, swampy nature of, city Innd, paving without mi upholding fonso often buckles and sinks. Ouce before, Maestri experimented with n pnvlng base City workmen dumped snnd into pre- imrcd ;-,romid In marshy sections of the city, sinking was Deduced to n minimum. "Blind Dates" Mustered 300 Strong for Party WILMINGTON, Del. <UP)—A local record of some sort was set when 350 male "blind dates" attended n dunce nl the t,nmc timo nt Ihc Hotel diiPonl. The occasion wns thc convention of Alpha Iota, n business school sorority, only 75 or so of whose members knew- local boys. So 1'hl Theta !'!. n Goldey College fraternity, cuinu lo the rescue with a dnte-hurenii recruiting service, to furnish the Herded racort.s for the out-of-town. Celebrate Anniversary Of LittleJlhevrolet Co. In observance of the fourth un- nlvcwary of the .Tom LiLH« Chevrolet company, (he 3-1 employees were entertained nt n supper given in the showroom Wednesday. night Mr. ^(((Je ac(ed ns toaslmas(cr for the infot-mnr pnrty nt which' •several Impromptu speeches were made. Rend Courier News want ads. Dr. M. I, Skaller ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF HIS NEW CLINIC ON THE 2nd Floor of The 1st. Nail. Bank Bltlg. WHY PAY MORE? Keep Summer Clothes/ Cool, & Fresh at Less Cost lo Yourself. Dresses denned (i.ic Suits Cleaned 85c 'PHONR 102 " PEERLESS CLEANERS Cherry & Franklin mi a. FREE TICKET! Trade here and get free, tickets to either Uilx Hoxy Then! res our expense. SIO in Trailc Adult Tfrhtl $5 In Trnile — Junior Ticket RITE PRICE STORES "nr.YT/ii: vii.i.i: s T i: A si 1-AlJNDItY liniullrs my family's wash ns ipnlty ns f would myself. Modern ri)lii|i- mi'iil Kkc tliciis ctcuis- rlnlli- rs beautifully without Ihe slightest rough hamlliiijr." For Belter Laundry and Dry Cleaning Tfrej, batteries, radios, heileri «DU other products for your car can bo bought on the Firestone Budget Plan for surprisingly mile cash outlay and terms so Tune In ihc Firestorm Voice of the f«rai R«j;o P;oirim twice cich we«k duiioji oooahouf PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut Phone 81*

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