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AY. AUGUST 12, , (ARK.) Symbolizes Split C. I. 0., Meal Companies S p a r For Openings, Seek Public Favor BY WILLIS THORNTON NEA Service Slaff Correspondent CHICAGO, Allg, 12.—The biggest union of packinghouse workers ever organized, and the four big- Best companies in that Industry are Jockeying for position In public favor In the event negotiations Inll lo head off "the damndest strike you ever saw In this great. Industry." Tills forecast of the probable bitterness of such a struggle If R breaks is In the words of Van A. Blltncr, chairman of the Packinghouse Workers' Organizing Committee, an affiliate of the Council Of Industrial Organization. The day such a strike is declared, shipments of cattle and slock will stop Rowing into the big Armour yards and any others affected; Swift, Wilson, and Cudahy may also be struck at a no;l from union officials. Two and a half million farmers who raise livestock would be directly affected. Shortages of meat, or risinp prices might easily follow if (he strike became widespread COURT PUBLIC Both sides are attempting to woo public opinion, the P. W. O. C. by broadsides and pamphlets, the Armour company by advertising, each setting forth "their claims. NEWS PAGE THREE Where Are Yon Going, My Pretty Maid?' Tin Going Glamorous, Sir', She Said War 'risoner Says He Fears A Compi Breakdown el c , But the basic difficulty is simple: in» industry The, P. W. O. C. says: "We have a majority of your employes, and we want a national contract covering them." Armour says: "We doubt that you have such a majority. It is not prowl, in all individual plants where you have proved it before the Labor Board, we are bargaining according to law. VV« do not want a single national contract." Should such a nation-wide packing strike be unleashed, beginning with Armour, where the C. I. O. feels strongest, it might well be violent. The men t \vho slaughter and pack the nation's meat are a rugged lot, and past labor difficulties In this field have been marked by extreme violence. •J Split ueef carcass against background of Chicago stockyard empty pens symbolizes cleavage between workers, and management in pack- The P. W. O. C. was organized In 1937 by the C. I. O. in the same manner as the S. W. O. C. in steel and the T. W. O. C, in textiles, that is, by bringing together for effective 'organizing action all possible existing organizations In the- Industry 'concer'ned,'- and' building -on that "foundation. It seeks cbuntry- Says Will-Be Worthwhile To-Carry Cattle With Quality Prospects for better prices on cattle with finish this fall, as compared with grass caUle prices this summer, indicate that it will he worthwhile to carry cattle with quality through the summer in a gaining condition, D. S. Lantrip, county agricultural agent, said today. The cattle can be maintained in.a gaining condition by-supplementing permanent pastures with Gosnell Clubs Sweep Play Tourney Honors The Oosnell Boys and the Oos- ncll girls won the North Aiissis- slppi County 4-H Club Softball tournament honors played at Lone Oak yesterday when more than 100 players from nine clubs participated. The boys championship team of the county will be dedided Tuesday at the farm bureau picnic whe nthe Oosnell team will meet Burdette, winner of the South Mississippi county tourney. There will be no play-off for the girls, the honors for the county going to Gosnell as there was no girls tourney for the southern division. . Ben Hamner acted as host to the 400 members of 4-H clubs who attended tho all day tourney. In the girls games, Blackwa'ei defeated Rocky, 13 to 5; Oosnel! SALAMANCA, Spain (UP)—Harold Dahl, most famous of United States war prisoners in Spain, is fighting tcday against a nervous breakdown before Ihe lime comes for his release—primps a few weeks, possibly not for years, ' In mi exclusive Interview with the United Press In his whitewashed 1-0:111 In the Snlamiwcn provincial hospital, Dahl shelved signs of Use nervous strain he has undergone, lie was ihln, having lost 10 pounds (luring the past year and his hands trembled when he reached for his bowl at invalid's milk. 1 "My nerves sre going back on me," lie snld. "If I don't get out of here scon I shall collapse. It's not that I'm trented badly. I'm not. The director even lets me use his typewriter, But I want freedom. Freedom to go where I please" 111 Durhif Winter Dahl said he had been sick In bed fcr six mouths during hist winter but Hint he Is better today although he still suffers from rheuumltc palus In his back. "The doctor (old me my ner- •ous system was all twisted into :ncts," he said. "I seem lo be better now, but r want to get back to America. I want to get up Into n Diane and fee! the cnrlh slip away aeneath me. I hope I'm released soon because I can'l hold out much longer." Dahl said he fell encouraged, however, us a result ot the arrival of Ambassador Alexander Wcd- dell. "He's a swell fellow all right. I've received letters Irom him telling me he's interested In my case and is working Icr my release." Dahl then showed me a clipping In which Claud Bowers, former American ambassador to Spain, was quoted us saying that Dahl was leading HID "Ufc of Reilly" in Salamanca. "It seems from Ihis that Ambassador Bowers only remembered me after he left his past In Spain and returned to America. He certainly didn't do anything for me while he was Ambassador." Barred Frcm Town Asked regarding his treatment Dahl said: "I'm sort of honor prisoner here. In fact, now'that the war Is ovei I am the only prisoner in the en- 'tlrc hospital. I can go wherever I want iuslric tho hospital area, in- workers in the country. The P. W. O. C. claims that 80 per cent of Armour workers belong to it, which is probably the reason why they are beginning with Armour. The company denies thai this Is the case, though a string of Labor Board certifications in 14 large Armour plants in various cities indicates that the P. W. O. c. must be at least close to such a majority. The company insists that the certification of the big Chicago plant was obtained by the P. W. O. C. because It gat a majority of Referring to cottonseed cake, Mr. Muldrow, extension animal husbandman, has shown that steers make heavier gains during the earlier part of the grazing season when early legumes and the more tender grass Is available. The research \vork also showed that grazing on Bermuda alone has tailed to continue satisfactory Grandfather, 66, Proud Of First Son STEEL.E, Mo,, Aug. 13.—A 66- year-otd great grandfather is receiving congratulations upon the birth of his first son, born Thurs- gaius during July and August in I day. S. I/. Wagsler, well known most years. Just at this period, lespedeza is coming on, and will, under normal conditions, supply more protein and more succulence, which will help to maintain more liitlsfnctory gains. all votes polled in a plant election, but points out that this was not a majority of all employes, many not having voted at the election. The P. W. O. O. position is that. Muldrow said the steers should be started on two pounds per head daily, and the amount Increased one pound each week until five pounds are being fed. Cottonseed cnke is more satisfactory than cot- though they have -a majority ol all I tonsecd meal, as it can be' fed Avmour workers, that company has currier. The pea-sized , refused to bargain with them in; ca!cc is tnoro desirable than the accordance with the Wagner act. This Armour denies, insisting nut size. Cows with calves, where gracing that it has bargained and is bar- ls sllort > ca 'i also use lespedeza to gaining with every unit in which either the C. I. O. or the A. P. of I., has demonstrated a majority. But it refuses to negotiate with the P. W. O. c. for the national contract which the organization seeks. Neither side has gone to the Labor Board for a nation-wide election, apparently because neither can be sure whether the board would designate Individual plants or the whole Armour group as the appropriate bargaining unit. The result of such an election would depend heavily on what units wcre designated. Wage rates arc not primarily advantage, or they should have one or two pounds of cottonseed cake per head dally. Contributors May Attend Bureau Picnic The Mississippi County Farm Bureau announced today that in addition to having members x-f the burenii and their families attend the annual fish fry Tuesday at Walker Park that an invitation Ls being extended to alt who have contributed to the affair. It was also announced that A. C. Cf.vens, membership chairman ,'ol the group, idll be stationed at the entrance gate so that persons not yet having paid their 1939 membership dues may do so at Dial time. Charles Rose. Charles Coleman, Jlrtunte Smetherman, Jim Tomn- klus, H. c. Knappenburger, Ira Crawford and Charles Lutes are In charge of arrangements for the picnic which is expected to be attended by 3000 persons. nt stake; the union asks no general increase, but an adjustment of differential so as to provide C<IM! pay for equal work. The company says wages are at an all-time peak; hours well within the law; annual earnings comparable to other industries. The union asks better seniority rules to provide more job security; the company says present seniority rules are just and ample, developed by 50 years of experiment. The union claims certain insani- tary conditions should be remedied; the company insists that sanitary regulations made and enforced by the U. S. Department ol Agriculture protect consumer and worker. If the period of sparring, which may be prolonged, ends In a strike against Armour, or against all of the Big Tour, the Issue will be burial was made similar to that In steel-nation- The baby Is survived only by her wide contracts by each company parents with a single union, the P. W. O. C nanna Funeral Home was in I of the C. I. O. t charge. Caruthersville Infant Succumbs Demetria Ann Walpole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L, Wnlp:le of Caruthersville. diet! at birth yesterday at the Blythevllle Hospital. Funeral services were held this morning at Kcmiett, Mo., where merchant of Steele, who had two great grandchildren, Is the happy man. Mrs. Wagster was before her marriage five years ago, Miss Hail- tie Terry of Steele. Armorel Revival To Continue To Aug. 20 The evangelistic meeting which Is being conducted at the Armurel Baptist church by Dr. J. 3. Compere, pastor 'of the First Baptist church at Coming, will be continued thrcugli Sunday, Aug. 20, It was announced today. Services are held each day at ten o'clock and each night at eight o'clock. Holland Church To Be Revival Scene The Rev. W. C. Tharp, pastor of the Holland Baptist church, announces the opening of an evangelistic meeting at the Holland church Sunday. Services will be conducted by the Rev. \v. M. Hulfmon, paslor of the Haytl Baptist Church. ••COURTS Minor cases were also heard In Municipal Court today In addition to a number of more Important cases. The case of J. E. Robinson of McCrory, Ark., charged with reckless driving in a case which resulted from a highway accident, was continued until Aug. 23. Pleas of not guilty were entered by Pflrncll Mitchell, Francis Henson and Mrs. Mary Leathenvood on charges of disturbing the peace but the cases were not tried today. TERMINIX TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE-MEMPHIS continued. "I have coffee in the morning;; fish, meat nnd vegetable: for both lunch and supper, with a glass ef red wine at each meal. One of the.nurses also gives me n bowl of milk at tea-time. Because I'm In a hospital I probably eat better than most of the Spanish residents In Salamanca." Has Two Faithful Visitors Dahl has tivo friends who visit him. One Is pretty 19-year-cld Senorlta Manollta Bancora, student of literature and philosophy at the University of Madrid, and wnr- bllndcd Fernando Esplnhelro, a Portugese volunteer, who cnce stayed in the room next to Dahl. Mnnclita was caught, on a visit In Salamanca when the war brckc out and has not yet returned lo Madrid. During the war she frequently visited the wounded soldiers on Sundays bringing them flowers. On -one cf her lours ol the hospital last winter she found Dahl seriously III and without friends. The following Sunday she came and brought him flowers and has continued to do so nearly every Sunday since then. "She wants to be a French teacher in the United States," Dahl told me. "The Portugese ccmcs less frequently to see me now," Dahl said, "because he Is married to « Spanish girl in Salamanca and hns li'ss free time than before." Arthur Nelson Will Lead Paragould Choir Arthur Nelson of Pampas, Te.\'., formerly director of Music and Education In the First Baptist church of this clly, will be In charge of the Chorus choir and tho spcclnl music at the evangelistic meeting to be held In Paragould beginning Sunday. Dr. Joe Henry Hankins, pastor ot the First Baptist church at Little Rock will be evangelist for ths meeting. Rend Courier News want n<is. Going (o the Msvles on a FREE TICKET! Trade here and get free tickets to either Ritz or Roxy Theatres at our expense. Slff In Trade Adult Tlohct $5 In Trade — Junior Tlckes RITE PRICE STORES 111 E. Main 320 W. Main Believed Recovering From Injury To Eye Samuel Brltt Owen, •three-year- old sou of Mr. and,Mrs. Samuel o. Owen, is daily improving fyilowlhj an accident (wo weeks ago in which his eye bay 1 v/as cut. Memphis eiioclallst'i told M>. ant ) Mis, Owen yesterday that while It is possible that lie may te the .sight of the eye that there is u possibility Hint, this may not, cccur ami Ihat his sight may be cnly partially Impaired. [r c W |ll go to Memphis weekly for treatment over mi extended period. The accident occurred near Cape Olrardeau where lie 'was' visiting. He wns playing with a saucer and bottle which broke, causing a speck of glass to penetrate his eye. School Boys Complete 200-Mile Canoe Trip SAN ANTONIO. Tex. (UP)—Two San Antonio high school youths, Donald Dreyer, 17, and Jack Illn- glo, 10, tcok a 200-mile canoe trip this slimmer from Soguln to the mouth of tho Oundnlunc river nt fjcndrlfl, The pah- planned the trip last siiilng when they were students of Thonuis Jellersou high school. They loft Sefi|In In n I3-fcot ca- nce mid pnddlcil for 00 hours before rcnclilnu Sendriit on the Gulf I of Mexico, They released a.carrier . pigeon to curry hone the news thai they had arrived. Urcycr and Kingle said thai the last two mile:; o[ the trip, because of rough water and driftwood, were (he hardest. The call of glamor reached Into servant's quarters, and m comely menials turned out to vie lor uenu- hotel. One conlesuiiil, meant by housemaid'!! i „ - • - -[•"•• — >••, MUM i.u j \.uiuv*j i nit iiiua im ii •5 am! personality honors In a Klnmov housenmld contest sUi^l In a New York •eft, turns on so,,ie heavy charm, while another, center, demonstrates what Is ... knee. At right u the winner—Mnrlc G rosso o! Crotcn-ii-thc-Hudson. Lanlrip Says Proper Cutling, C u v J n g, Storing Helps Price Arkansas' one million ton crop of hay would be worth 15 to 20 per cent more lo the farmers of this slate If it wc re cut at (he Tight time, cured properly, and stored to protect it from the weather, county Agricultural Agent D. S. Lantrtp has Announced. The best time for cutting hay Is ro«Vi and allowed to euro for one or i wo dny.s. after which they should be cocked ami allowed lo finish curlUB. Alter (he hay has been cured It .should be stored lo protect It from the weather. Hiding Is not nom- inee, Dr. W. A. Orlnunctt, John P. Relumlller, lioas Stevens, Nclll lieed, O. R. Curler, Bryant Stevv- ini, James Costou of Osceolii, Hoi- coc CralUm, 11. U Halsel), done Brownlnif, Jim v. Harwell, Don Ed- snry nnd may lie otilv u tlme-cou-l sinning nnd expensive practice on the average Arkansas farm, Mr. Simmons snld. wards, John Nolen. Legion Members Attend West Memphis Barbecue Sixteen members of the Duel Cason post of the American Legion weru In West Memphis Thursday nlljht for a barbecue supper given at the community house by the Marlon and West Memphis posts. Those who made Ihe trip were: when the greatest amount of (heiE. R, Dickinson, J. D. Bmllh E bpst feed per acre can be obtained.' ,—:—. ''.' ' ' '. KXl'KHT ELECTRIC WIRING HKAUTH'UL LINK OF ELECTRIC FIXTURES Electric Jlniigcs mill Walcr Hctitars WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP UO So. 2ml , IMioiii: :il8 The arms of London's famous Towel- Drldgo arc raised on an nvorngc of about 13 llmc.» n day. Potty-two years old, 'the bridge was built (it a ccst o! $7,500,OIX). and nearly $00,000 Is expended annually on Its maintenance. — HOTEL PEABODY—, Air Conditioned For Your Comfort Lowest Rules 111 15. Main St. •— lllyllievlllo WHY PAY MORE? Keep Summer Clollies, Cool, & Ficsli at Less Cost to Yourself. Dresses Cleaned . ;fJ5c Suits Cleaned ... .65c PHONE 162 PEERLESS CLEANERS Cherry & Franklin Very early culling will result In n leafy hay high In protein, hut low in tonnage. The total yield can be Increased by cutting after the crop lias lully matured, but the leaves will be lost and most of the feed value of the crop will be lost. • The best lime, for ciitllnt' soybeans for hay, according to Oins. F. Simmons, extension agronomist. University or Arkansas college of Agriculture, is when the low leaves begin to turn yellow, or when the pods are mature nnd tlie seed me In the hard tough stage. Cowpeas should be cut when the lower pods arc well develpod but before the seed are mature. Even if cut at the right time poor curing practices can greatly reduce the quality ol soybean and cowpca hay. These crops should be cut after the rlcw or rain has dried olf, and allowed to lie In the sivath just long enough for Die vines lo wilt. When the crop lies In the swath longer, the leaves become brittle nnd arc lost on further handling the liny. Alter the vines have wilted in the swath, they should be raked Jnlo small wind- Firestone HIGHSPEED TIRES Give Yon GUM-I)II>J'ED CORD NON-SKID TUKAW lOOfo COTTON CONSTRUCTION Uuv Oti Our BUDGET PLAK Set of .1 Tires For As Litlle As $1ilO week PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Ellis Sniprs, Bmlgct Mgr. Slh & Walnut Phone 810 IMPORTANT NOTICE! As an additional service lo its customers, all cotton received at either llic Memphis Compress and Storage Go. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Co. will he insured for its full market value against any loss or damage by fire. No charge will he assessed for lliis insurance. When issued, the warehouse receipt will show ihat the hale is so insured. This service will eliminate the necessity of owners of the cotton taking out individual insurance policies against loss by fire. SIGNED; Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co. Evadalc, Arkansas and Storage Co. Memphis, Term.