The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 18, 1947
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIEU NEWS FRIDAY. APRIL 18, 1947 idvocate HousingPriceCui Special Appeal to Go To jJeaders in Field Of Construction 'BY AUSTIN C. WEHRWEIN ttute* Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 18.— The neitstep in thc. administration's anti-inflation campaign will be a 9ectel appeal .to the construction Industry ito cut housing prices, a ••irce close to the White House revealed today. president Truman's economic ad- *1«ers were said to feel T5-t price cats in such a key Industry would lead'to lower prices in other fields. The administration's appeal will he made to Industry leaders at a series of private meetings to begin soon, this source said. The President's advisers will rely on '.'moral suasion" to convince the industry It shO'uld cut prices voluntarily. Mr. Truman already has made similar appeals to industry as a wbole. The administration dfies not feel that the response thus far has been satisfactory although several firms have announced price reductions. • , Meanwhile sen. Robert A. Taft, R, p, told a reporter that lie "fully ehd'ourscs'' Mr. Truman's campaign for lower prices. However, he <t«esUoned the president's statement of last week that another round of wage Increases would be Jwtlfied if prices are not cut soon. Taft agreed that commodity prices must be lowered to prevent a dangerous economic spiral, but he said that for the time being a teneral wage increase is not warranted. Recent price Increases have been mostly atwholesale, .he said and government figures show the cost of living has "hardly increas- • ed at all during the post four months" , -It should be pointed out, Senate Republican policy lender said, "The increase in the cost ol living- since 1939 has been about SO per cent whereas wage rates h»ve Increased 10 per cent and weekly wages or take home pay nas g«ne up 74 per cent.;' Ben Ralph E. Flanders, R.. yt., a former member of the Committee for Economic Development, said that>• he. too, believed prices ,rere too high. He said "further wage demands in view of the increased -cost, of living would be most unfortunate." Another argument against wage Increases was prepared by congres- - rional economists for thc senate l*bor, Committee, ol which Taft is SS?£.?&S3S('$ S£ •till higher prices. ^ ^ Congressmen Get Awards for 1946 Service Hair-Raising idea JAYCEES Continued from Page 1. Yates of Ozark, chairman; Bob Lane of Kusscllvlllc and George McDonald of Sheridan were named. Die Board ak o named Marlon Hartuz of Stuttgart to fill a vacan- greeted at Main and Division streets by a welcoming group which will form a parade "escorting the state executive to convention headquarters. Mr. Shepherd will be the party. Olhcr members worn honored at a reception at the Note - ble at 5:30. cy on the Awards Committee. .... . . Brief welcoming talks and „_ Col. Dill Lycrly, chief of the gov- spouses were given by state Jaycee ' Business meeting tomorrow will crnor's staff; C. T. Stiles, n llli 1 - officers including Jack Owlnn of Include forums on Leadership mfngham hotel manager also on Sheridan, vice president; Jlmmie Training, public Relations and the gubernatorial staff; Jake Mil- Sanders of Blythevllle, vice presl- Club Administration in the morn- chcll, director of publl: safety; A. dent; Bradley Klmbrough of Oz- '"g beginning at 10:30, and others E. Llttlefield, in the road matlim- 1 ark, vice president; Harrel Dum cry business; and Curti<j Prlzzeil, of pine Bluff, Immediate past pres- photographer (or tlic Slate ot Ala- idem; Bob Wheeler of Harrison. past president; and national diroc- >'• tors Otho Stanfield of Blythevllle Hlgglns of Fort Ben Poscy of bnmn. Piloting Ihc plane was LA. H. E. liumlcld ol £poKai>e, uro., niid Clarence an Army flight Instructo/' ai JV.r- Smith, inliighaiii. Co-pilot was Opt. Jack state president Rhodes ol Birmingham. . Shnrt'y alter Ms arrival here, Governor Folsoni Indicated 1.0 cani'cnllon officials that )he >lV«d Blythevllle .so much he would like to arrange an «xtens!oii of hid slay to remain |here over the wcek-cjnl un«J Jmect Gov. Ben Lancy ot Arkansas, who arrives lonjorrow morning. on Awards, Extension and Project Promotion at the 2 o'clock afternoon session. Thc Convention Ball In the Main Exhibit building at the fairgrounds lit Walker Park will ,cap the evening's entertainment. Climaxing Sunday's closing day Crossett presided at the meeting. I activities will be the installation of Tomorrow, President posey will' "C w static officers at an inaugural announce appointments for the | luncheon al 1:00 p.m. These offl- comlng term at a 0 a.m. business ccrs will be elected at a final busl- meeting which opens the day's activities. I.aney to Arrive Tomorrow Two high-ranking visiting dignitaries highlight tomorrow's schedule of events with their appear- A reception lor Governor Fol- ances at the luncheon and coiven- sonv was scheduled for 5 o'clock tion dinner. They arc Qov. Ben -this afternoon. Lancy, who will speak at a Junch- Enrlicr this afternoon, ucgkmiliig e(m al ]2 : 3o p.m. at the Hotel Noal 2 o'cltxk, air tours over Blythc- ( |,| c , niul John Ben Shepherd, ua- vlllc have been arranged for dele-, tlonnl Jnyccc vice president, .who gates aiul on IB-hole, medal-play w m (, c tne principal speaker at the' ncss session beginning at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. Principal speaker at the Inaugural luncheon will be Sidney McMalii of Hot Springs, prosecuting attorney of Garland Screen star Cesar Romero, top, shows Edgar Bergen liow 10 camouflage his receding hair line at a recent Hollywood parly. Romero, who grew the oversized beard for a new movie role, offered Ihe use ot his whiskers to Bcrgcn, who forgol Ws toupee. Dr. James J. Webb Sets Up Offices In Blytheville Dr. James J. Webb, physician and surgeon who opened an ollice here this week, is the son of 1> and Mrs. Floyd Webb of Blj'thc- lle and formerly mtulc his home ere. . • .. ' lie spent the >pasL year in Ho; jrlngs ns medical director of Hot Kings Sanitarium. Dr. Wcub ln- rncd'at Gorgns Hospital in Pivn- na Canal Zone. ' He received his Doctor of Mcd- in e and Buchclor of Science <tc- rccs at University of Arkansas. ijolf tournament at the Country Club has been sel to determine th c stntc Jaycee golf champion. Trophies and othcv prizes will be awarded. Also, an informal social session was slated to take place in the Jaycee club rooms this afternoon. '•' Tonight delegates will attend n wrestling match at the Lesion ^ rp na to b> followed b.v a floor show. At 11 o'clock, thc Kxhausleil Roos- ter,;—Jaycces over 35—will be hosts al a slag pirty at the Arena. "" Dlrrcfors Meet T.cadlnc yesterday's pro-convention events was n dlnner-mc'HIns nf the Slnte Board of Directors at the Delta Club cate to complete final' arrangements of convention pro cc (lures. Principal business before the Board was selection of a Credentials committee lo which Jack dinner there at 7 o'clock when award-winning clubs will be named. Arriving \)y,_ car from Little Rock it 11:30 tomorrow morning, Governor Lancy and his party will be WASHINGTON, April 18 (UP) — President Truman''yesterday, presented to former-'aep Eobert M. 1» Eolletle, Prog., Ws, and Hep. Jtese^P. Wofcolt,-R, Mich., -large sHver plaques arid Individual checks lor $10,000 for Winning the annual Collier's awards for Distinguished Congressional,'Service in 1946. LA FOllette was. recognized lor Ws " leadership In reforming congressional ^organization and procedure ' and Wolcott for "his remarkable poise and sanity in n year charactered by extreme positions and.^frenzied propaganda." NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION "Notice is hereby given that letters 'of administration were granted to the undersigned upon the estate ol B. G. Gill on the 8th day of April 1X7 by the Probate Court for Dip Chickasawba District of Mlsslssipp County, Arkansas. All persons having claims-ugalus said estate are required to cxhibi tttcm, properly authenticated, to til vrdersigneci for allowance \vuhii oix months from the date of the firs yiuljiKhUon of this notice ov the Eliall be barred forever and prc cmdeC from nny benefits In sue estate. Tlie definite address of th undersigned administratrix is Del Arkansas. Dated this lllh day of April. 1941 Kivers P. Gill Administratrix Kcld & Roy, Attorneys. : . 4IU-18-2 Patents on some of Ihe printed Ire processes lu electronics are u entury old. CITY CAB 924 Day or Night In Yesterday's Paper 1000 Hour RADIO BATTERIES $4.95 This Price SKould Have Been $6.95 -UtdoRpORAieBr 2OO E. MAIN ST. ^ summer comfort cool as punch You will look your immaculate best all summer long— in a style-wise Dixie Weave suit by Marl Sdiafmcr & Marx, This all-wool fabric is fcathci'-light and refreshingly cool —yet it has all thc fine tailoring and handsome appearance of jt regular-weight suit. Get acquainted wkh Dixie Weave at our store—and sec new proof tha; the craftsmanship behind thc famous Trumpeter label makes it a real occasion every time you wear liar I SchafTner & Marx clothes. Are These Fair Wages •• * • , •- ^|/'. • •-'• For Telephone People? Take a lw>k at yonr tires. If Uwy >rc wcarin£ uneven—or loo •act—the chances arc the wheels are ont of alignment Bring in your : car for a I «*iek check-up of the en lire steering system. This •ervice is FREE. LOY EICH CHEVROLET CO. Phone 578 'ccause wages are at issue nitric telephone strike, let's take a look at what operators and plant craftsmen are now getting. Four out of five telephone people are in these groups. . •> ' The basic work period is a 5-day, 40- hour week. Scheduled employees are paid overtime for time worked over 8 hours a 'day, premium time for Sunday and holiday •work, and added money for evening and night work. Operators Here a girl just out of high schooi, with no previous experience, starts at the beginner's rate of $26 a week. But if she works after 9 p.m., she gets $27.50 a week, and if that week includes Sunday work, she gets $30.10. The beginning operator gets a raise in pay at the end of the first six months and at the end of the first year. An operator with 18 months' experience, for example, gets $28 for a normal 40-hour week. If it includes evenings and Sunday, she earns $32.30. Periodic increases bring the operator to thc top rate of $34 a week. If she works evenings and Sundays, her weekly earnings are $38.90. But the union wants to increase the beginner's rate of pay from $26 to $41—up $15 a week. Also, they would increase the top wages from $34 to $51, an increase of $17 a week. Plant Craftsmen Here linemen.and installers, starting in right out of school with no experience, begin at $28 for a basic 5-day week. In two years they are earning $35.50 a week. Periodic increases raise this basic rate to a top of $56 a week. Exchange repairmen—the men who take cate of repairing the equipment in your office or home —reach a top rate of $58. Overtime and other extra SOUTHWESTERN BELL ~ ^SjM^&y jiii^* - ; What a Telephone Worker Gets: Steady work at good wages. Regular raises 'in pay. Good working conditions. Seven holidays with pay. Vacations with pay up to three weeks, depending on length of service. Sickness and death benefits. A pension—with the full costs paid by the company. pay during thc past year have increased the wages of most linemen, installers, and exchange repairmen substantially. The union asks that the beginning wage rates of these Plant workers be raised from $28 to $T3Tup $T5 a week. Thc union would also increase the $56 top wage to $78 and the $58 rop~ro"$8Q. Those would be increases of $22 a week. We believe most people will agree that present wages are good. The company believes that no increases are 'justified at this lime. The way to resolve these differences of opinion and settle the strike is to arbitrate the wage issue. That would be fair to our employees, to telephone users, and to the company. The company is trying to settle the strike. It has offered to arbitrate wages. It has renewed that offer and enlarged it. But the union leaders still refuse! 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