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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1944 mATHKVH.LE COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Osceola Pilot Wins Air Medal Lieut. Edward Ayrcs Receives Citation At Mediterranean Base First Lieut. Edward M. Ayrcs Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. IMward M. Ayrcs Sr,, of Osceola, Ark., was recently awarded tlie Air Mednl with two bronze Oak Leaf Clusters at an advanced nirbase In the Medi- yranean Theater of operations, he Air Medal was presented to Lieutenant Ayres by Major Gen. Joseph Cannon, commanding general of the 12lh AAF, who earlier in the ceremony, pinned the Distinguished Unit Citation ribbon upon the pennant of the fighter group to which the lieutenant is assigned. Brigadier General Chidlaw, commanding general of the XXII Tactical Air Command, Brigadier Gencr.il Israel, commander of a fighter whig, and Brigadier General Myers ot the l£th AAF, were present at tlie occasion. The two clusters to Lieutenant Ayres' Air Medal were presented by Brigadier General Israel in a ceremony held a( a later date. The citation pertaining lo Lieutenant Ayres J awards reads: "For meritorious achievement while participating in sustained operations against the enemy in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. . . . His courage, aggressiveness and steadfast devotion to duty have reflected great credit upon himself and the military service of the United Slates." From bases in Sardinia, Corsis- ca, and Italy, Lieutenant Ayrcs has participated In dive bombing, strafing, and reconnaissance missions. as .well as, fighter sweeps, fighter interceptions, and defensive patrols over harbors, military installations, convoys, and troopships. His squadron, 'm which he is an Operations Officer, is now engaged in operations that directly support tlie ar- ny ground forces. A graduate of the Osceola High Schcol, the officer entered the service in March, 1942 ns an enlisted man. In the same year he was graduated from the Army Air Forces Technical Training School at Mather Field, Sacramento, Calif., as an Aircraft Mechanic. He became an Aviation Cadet In March, 1943 and received his wings.at Craig Field, Ala., in August, 1S43. Pay Decision Industry-Wide BV PETER EDSON Courier Ne>vs Washington Correspondent A big step toward elimination of differentials in wago rates paid for the same work in dWerenl parls of Ihe country was contained In one section of the War Labor Board's decision granting wage 'adjustments to the United Steelworkcrs' union. This particular section did not get the lull attention it deserves, Jor it really represents a major .victory for the labor leaders who for years have been working against north- south wage differentials, though the recent \VLB ruling In the Big Steel case applies to the regional differences In wage rates. Furthermore, It sets a precedent which may:be applicable in the auto workers', packing house workers', textile workers' 'ana other cases still pending before the WLB. If the precedent set In the slecl workers' case Is carried through, It may eventually mean practically equal pay for equal work in every part of the country. That gives a jaugc to the Importance of this >ait of ihe WLB's big steel decision. Although llhc WLB denied a specific demand that geographical wage differentials be eliminated, the grant of rights to bargain for elimination of intra-plant inequalities drives in a big wedge to achieve this very thing. 5-CENT LIMIT FIXED In simple language, the decision calls for elimination of intra-plant Robot Gunnery Marvel Of B-29 pay inequalities by collective bargaining, with any. adjustments not to exceed an average of 5 cents ar hour per man. It would work otil sometime like this: • . . Suppose lliat'in a northern stee mill, the'average wages are 18 tenls an hour for unskilled labor, $1.05 an hour for skilled.' Then suppos that in a southern steel mill th average wages arc 60 cents an hou for unskilled labor, and $1.05, ai hour for skilled. In general, skillci labor in both north.and. south .ar now paid approximately the sam rates, the differentials being large ly in the unskilled labor rates. Under tlie WLB 'decision, the stee workers' u'n Ion representative would be empowered.to bargain co leetlvcly to raise the CO-cent rat up to the 78-cent rate, provide that the average wage rale of all employes in the southern mill, skilled and unskilled, was not Increased more than 5 cents an hour. It will probably work out that Hie full Increase can be given to the unskilled employes at the lower rate without going over the 5- cent maximum, because In most steel mills today only about 10 l>cv cent of the workers are unskilled. In eflect, therefore, the way hns been paved to eliminate the norlh- souih wage dlffcrcniial as it ,ijf- fects some 25,000 or '30,000 's'tjtel workers. PLANT COMTAUISONS CAN »K MADE This WLB ruling soes even beyond that. As a hypothetical case, uppose that even In the north the vcrage wage rates in Bethlehem teel plants were slightly below the •crage In U. S. Steel. The unions re now given the green light lo iake comparisons on a company by ompany, plant, or area-by-arca asis and open negotiations to raise le Bethlehem rates up to Ihe U. . Steel level, provided only that lie 5- cents- per- hour-per-workcr verngc adjustment Is not exceeded What all this means for the SO raslc steel companies is that thej nay be In for a long series of tough vage negotiations (ending towari cclassification of all their employes ami standardiz:4lon of wage rate. in a national basis. That is tremendously importnn as a national economic adjustment jut it is only a beginning of what may follow! If this principle of elimination of mequalitle.s in pay rates is applied to the automobile Industry, it may mean major geographic shifts in production Magic Brain Makes \t Easy For Gunner To Defend Bomber NKW YOUK, Dee. !). (UP)—Now the secret of the !l-20s can be (old It is a tale of power so great that the sky giants have been all but In- vulnevuble ii\ »lv combat ovcv Asia The closely guarded secret is mechanical and electronic brain. It's called n central gunfire control. The bruin applies Mie primary basis o naval gunnery lo the airplane, al guns arc alined' mid fired from i central position. The Supcrfort's guns arc, mounle In live turrets. Manning (hem nr obols, who aren't bothered b cramped quarter!; and low tem icratures. The men ride comfort ibly in pie.ssurized, healed compart nents. They aim and lire the gin by remote control. The Superforts have Severn 'sighting stations." Kadi Is tnaiine by one gunner. Through n small bo He sees approaching enemy flglite when they are just a speck In tl vast spaces. The gunner focuses tl From then on a nerk'3 of instru- ents computes the speed and range (ho approaching plane. And (he •aln directs Hie guns nl (he precise olnl where the enemy planes and ic bullets will meet. Hack In his station the gunner, 1 Milliter, has two switches, The rsl, the action switch, puts him In onlrol of his turret. Ills (rigger witch sends « hall of lead to meet ;ii' enemy plane. Kai'h gunner has primary control f one turret and secondary control f several others. If a number of nemy planes ultack nl once, ,the miner cun fire up to three turrets Imultauraisly as easily as If lie vci'c liring. only'one. All he Ims t( do Is keep Ills sight on (he cnem; ilimes and pull (lie trigger. And the brain of the dauntli's 13-29 docs (he vost. KcfiiRi'C.s Hfiich rnli'MhiQ NBW YOUK (U.P.)—During lh. llrsl week of November 1,000 Jew .sh refugees entered I'uUvslliii winging lo 0(!,000 HID number wh have sought refuge there since th war began. The newcomer.', in l M7 lt:imiiniiin. llungarla mid Polish Jews; -IO-I Genual Dutch, Belgian, Greek and Spin Ish Jews, and i)0 Burkliainite Jew The Jewish Agency for I'ale.stin whose American support Is derive from the UnllcA Jewish A)V;HM tpenl $3,171,849 for relief mill re cue of refugees during the fir plane in his sight and registers its nine months of 1044. : Bond Sales Dn Increase, Reports Show Huyors of Win 1 llmicis In Norlli llssls.slppi County lire rrspondlim ) the call for more "K" lloml sales ml Ijoforif 1 the end of the Sixth Var liond Drive It Is cspei'ti'd Mint ic quiitn of "K" bonds will him 1 cen Hold. Cirovev Kinder, chnlrnnm of the lanlla cominunltv committee, iv- lorted ycsU'i'dny tills commimll} md passed the hnlt-wiiy innrk "in ected In complete their work till: vciik.V.Mr.. Unlder suld, "We IHIVI mi out jOf blnntut mid are nmkliii o nuiny 'sales that we need two in ™ hundred more, tUiinllii I really oi'sunl/ccl for this drive an ,ve ilmiriuiU'i' tlnil we will snrpas lu> (inota nsttltiiii'd ,l« ILS." Two other HlylUcvillc commit lce;» huve returned "we have fin Islicd" rcporla. U.B. Uiun«m, Cinin ly Judge itolnnd Given and CIHIII ly Hii)ii'il]ilendeiit of Behoolu. I'll! 1 Ip UetT jTslerdiiy I in nisi In vi IHirt.s for their re.siU'clK'e commit tees. Mi'inliers of Ihe Future Bmne ol' Amciifit are dolni! a i;oiul jo iHTortttiiK to a reivort nvide Ccmnly Agent. Keith lillbrey. M Hlllirey liniii'd In reports slmwii that i'l'A boys In (he l.enclivlllc tiiinutilly liad sold In excess of O.OliO In "K" bunds and were BtnK- ij an Intensive cainimlgn to sell •cry ]imon lit Lenclwlllc. Mr. 1)11- •ey suld, "This Is only our prelim- mry report, look for another one AAU the following have bbeh named as possible recipients'of the award: Paulino Jletz, women's tennis champion; Aim Curtis, swimming cliamp; Oris Erwln, 400 meter hurdle champion; Alton Ford, swimming champion; John Kelley, marathon runner; Allic Banks Pate, All- nnorrow." Ix>y Klcli, general chairman of u< bond sale In Norlli Mississippi American AAU basketball player; oiiuty, told ihc_ Courier News this [Anne Ross, diving champion, and 1111 Smith,' swimming champ. Last year Ihe Sullivan Trophy vent lo Gil Uodds, the Boston dl- hilty student who holds the world's thnl the committee wns Wily pleased at the way all work- rs and bond buyers were respond- IK to the plea for more "E" bond ill's, "if they will Jusl maintain he puce for a few more days wo certainly sell our i|iioln of '£' emits I his time. Just ask everybody i) match the effort of the li-UO ioys thai are keeping Tokyo nd- l.si'd us to how the home front Is tuning along ami l inn confident North Mississippi Connly will be m (he honor roll uisiiln." All workers are requested lo make heir reports to Ihe toad sale hcad- :iunrter.s In the Chamber ot Coni- iiii'ice office in order llml nu accurate runnlnti report may bo kept on (lie progress of Ihe drive. fight Nominations For Sullivan Award Named ATLANTIC CITY, lice. 0. (UP) — The Amalcnr Athletic Union ha. announced el^hl nominations for tin annual Ji:mes U. Sullivan mvinorlii lumrd, pti'senU'd ntuuuvlly since 193 to the outsliindltii! athlete of Hi year. At the f>(!lh iiiininil ii'.cetlm; of Hie ndoor track mile record. ELECTRICITY IN THE FARM HOME Let us explain how easily you may enjoy electricity in your (arm home. listlnmtcs on wiring without fust! Charlie Stalcup tl« N. 1st. I'htmc 2993 "Wo Hcpalr Everything Electrical." The prewar automobile industry was largely concentrated in the Detroit area, in which there were relatively high wage rate brackets. When the automobile companies expanded into will' production, however, they located many new plants in the Chicago an<| Kansas Cily areas, and even farther west, where wage rates were lower than in Michigan. A major (joint in the auto workers' case before Ihe Wlli Is the plea IDT the elimination of these differentials. Bond Benefit Show Planned At Lux Theater A special War Bond benefit show will be staged Thursday • night at the Lux Theater in Luxora, it has been announced by Moses Sliman, 'owner. . '". •*.'•! "A?:. >x,.;^ ^ Any one purchasing a S18.75 bond anywhere next week may use the bond as an admission ticket to the special show. No bonds will he sold at the theater. "Hit the Ice," starring Abbott and Costello, will be the feature shown along with special shorts. ^-•There will be two shows, begin- %'ing at 7 and 9 p.m.. at which time only persons showing "E" bonds dated nex.t'wcek will be admitted, it was'announced. Warns Against Check Forgers Simple Precautions Are Suggested By Secret Service , Kiwqnians Seek Discarded Toys For Repairing A discarded rocking horse or an armless doll, now lying neglected in some toy chest, will gladden the heart of an underprivileged child on Christmas through the efforts of Blythcville Kiwanis Club members, who will be. assisted in their work by Boy Scouts and by members of the vocational class at Blytheville High School. Freeman Robinson, chairman of the project, today 'ttked that anyone having toys which they are f iling to donate, telephone 2631 d they will be called for by Boy Scouts. Broken, rusty or torn toys will be repainted, repaired and renewed by club members and students of the vocational class for Christmas distribution. Mr. Robinson will be assisted by a committee composed of E. H. Ford, Mike Meroney and W. R. Crawford. Check thieves and check forgers will do their Christmas shopping with stolen, and .forged checks merchants and hoiisewives aren't particularly careful, according to Prank J. Wilson, Chief of the U S. Secret Service, Treasury Department. "The government mails. out nearly one million checks' ever day," says Chief Wilson, "and about eight million go each month to dependents of men in the armed forces. Check thieves steal as man: as they can from hall .and porch mail boxes. Then they- fprge': thi endorsements and victimize retail crs; who are so anxious to maki sales that they fail to consider thi losses they may suffer . through carelessnes.' 1 The Secret Service ' offers som simple precautions to help flgh the forgery rachet. If you-recelv checks by,mail, be at home or hav CoWornio Girl WiH Wed Swedish Track Star PIEDMONT, Calif., Dec. 9 IU.P.) —Dorothy Nortier ol California j says she,and Guilder Hagg, Swcd- tn's star runner, will be marriec as soon as he arrives in the Unitcc Slates for the winter track circuit Miss Nortier says: "We haven't made any definite plans because his trip has been so uncertain." Hagg is tentatively scheduled to arrive in Ihe United States shortly ;'fter the first of the year and will stay through the entire indooi track season. The ace Swedish distance slai wooed and won Miss Nortier wliei | he was in the United Slates las r iir for a tour. Student Editor Named JOINER, Ark., Dec. 9. — Mis Wander Frew has been elected cdi tor of the Shawnee Squack, studen newspaper of the Shawnee Higl i School. She Is the daughter of M: | and Mrs. Dave Frew. Other officers elected .were Donn i Sue Johnson, assistant editor; Jca | Smith, makeup editor; Larry Jo Bell, business manager; Bobble Has kett, feature editor; Bobbie Haske nnd Bettie Eirod, assistant busines. managers; Francis OaU, sports ed tor; Donna English, fashion edltoi Eva Sue Lauderdalc, grade new editor; Bcltie Elrod, poem collC' tor; Bcruieo Bailoy nnd Jean Sla v'-Mail Greeting "orms Relieve Heavy Airload NEW ORLEANS, Dec. D.—Clirist- nas culminates the activity that has ieen taking place at all Navy V-niuil acilities, particularly at Pearl Harbor, where approximately 60,000 Christmas V-Mail greeting forms nave been produced dally for distribution among service personnel. With demands for this wartime substitute exceeding production capacity millions of homes will receive these greetings which, although devoid of traditionally colorful designs, will convey the sentiments of tlie season. The Navy urges that when tlie families and friends of tlie men overseas receive these V-Mail greetings that,they reply by V-Mail and in this way contribute to lessening the airload. ;'Air;transportation in the fighting areas is threatened as each advance is made; and in the event mails are clogged, V-Mail, as usual, has prl j orily over all other mail. a. member of your family at horn to receive the checks when ilie c due. Then they can't be stole: your mail box. If you are a retailer or cashier, in'I cash checks for strangers ithout proper identification. Know our Endorsees! . Before cashing iy check, ask yourself this queson: "If this'check is returned as forgery, can I locate the forger id recover my loss?" 'Christmas is not a holiday for ic forger," Chief Wilson said. He's on the job every minute, al- ays looking for merchants he can ool. Tlie only way to beat him to beat him to the punch, now your endorsers—require iden- fication." Fellowship Meeting Is Scheduled Monday A Sub-District Youth Fellowship meeting will be held Monday night. 7:30 o'clock, at First Methodist Church, it was announced today. Miss Mamie Young of Yarbro, president of the organization will preside. Representatives are expected to attend from Lake Street .Methodist Church, and from Methodist Churches in Promised Land. Dell. Gosncll, Osceola. Luxora, Wilson, Joiner and kciser. The Atlas mountain range, ex- ending through Algeria, Morocco, nd Tunisia, has a greater average Icvation than the Alps. ng, exchange editors: Jean Smllh nd Ruby Looncy, typists, and Miss lildred Martin, sponsor, and J. M. Jurr.ett, general superintendent. FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Uoof- Ing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. COLD WEATHER SERVICE —We install AUTO GLASS, new FLOOR MATS and SEAT COVERS, and REPAIR aiul KEl'LACE WORN TOPS! F. B. JOYNER Corner Second & Ash Sis. SERVICE STATION ~ Phone 2G11 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be mining your property. C»U w\t f<H check-up without cost or obligation. EATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTKOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C BLANKENSHIP M E. Kcnfafeky n»M UM DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" | ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE || TYPEWRITERS food costs down" I VE BEEN KIND OF BUSY LATELY so I've got to depend on you to keep prices down now—and afterwards. My wife and kids can get along on my allotment, if prices just don't start jumping all of a sudden. "I understand that's what happened in 1919. They tell me almost half of the rise in prices during tlie last war was AFl'UK TMli ARMISTICE. That's bad for everyone, especially for guys like me on fixed incomes; "I don't want to face inflation when I get home. So won't you folks keep tip your good work and keep on making that ceiling price plan work?" * * * PATRIOTIC GROCERS are posting their ceiling price lists : ; : charging only ceilings or less ; : : welcoming questions about prices; PATRIOTIC BUYERS arc using the lists : ; ; paying no more ; : ; asking friendly questions about possible mistakes; •, Arc you doing your share ; ; ; for the sake of America's future? This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by 118 N. 2nd STREET (Ewiry Transaction Most Be Satisfactory) PHONE 3332 Arkansas Grocer Co. L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. Th e Crafton Co. Delta Implement!, Inc. Loy Eich Chemlet Ct. Gay &.Billinj», Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Ha!ter'« Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardawty Appliance C«. Herrick'i Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Ct. Hubbard Huddlciton * C«. Jiedel'i Langston-Wrotea Ct. Charles S. Lemoni Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The New York Stwc Pat 0'Bry»nt Palace Cafe J. C, Penney Ct. ' Phillips Motor Co. Robinson Druf Co. !. Rosenthul, Inc.' Tom W. Jtckfti ' /• -'\£fj Rustic Inn _A. G. Shibley Wholeiale Grocen C.G. Smith I Floyd A. White ' Zcllner'i Slipper Shop ' '