The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1946 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 24, 1946
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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 19-16 BLYTHHVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Striking Unions Close Throttles of 43LSOO f n .Halted for First Time In 24 Years Union Rule Changes Causes Tie-up Rather Than Wage Deadlock. WASHINGTON, Miiy 2-1 (U.P.)r—Two striking unions —untfiheors mid trainmen 250,000 strong — today had tho nation ncfti-ly all ol' schger and paralysed' mul the 17,500 2<1,000 freight en me of 4 stag- hnur Medal of Honor Winner Gets Low Down 6h Big Dam Project WASHINGTON, May 23. (UP) — President Truman today explained iatlsfactorily lo Mclvin Muyflcld, 27-year-old Medal of Honor winner why the government must build a flood control dam thai will Mayfleld's Ohio farm. decided to keep his Congressional Medal of Honor atui hunt for another piece of land. Ho ;)re"vl6Usly had been thinking about turning in his medal if the dam project was not killed. Mayfield came to Washington to construction of n near Dillon Falls. trains in the country idle fur the first time ((iiarler century. First Impacts of the .strike even before the zero hour J.m. yestcrdiiy but, the first geilng blosv came iit that mil hour by hour it spread across tho'land until virtually every cuinc to a standstill. Only a few passenger trains kept moving. They were manned by irregular crews of supervisors and other non-union engineers and trainmen. Settlement qfforts snagged on union demands for rules , changes, which were described as the '.'most, important issue." The railroads and IB other brotherhoods accepted, but the trainmen and engineers rejected Mr. Truman's compromise proposal for a $1.48 a day pay raise but no rule changes. . • • Adamant on Kule Changes The engineers anil trainmen nre willing to settle : for an 18 per ceui raise.. with a , minimum boost of k S1.44 a .day. But they are holding; out for some rules changes whiuh would menu more money to ths workers." The worst traffic tie-up In the nation's history stranded thousands of passengers, commuters were cut off. But these were lesser effects ef the first, nationwide-, rail strike in 24 years. The paralysis in freight shipments was more nearly complete. Except for milk trains.'litt!6 or no freight moved . The government promptly mobi- lised all of the nation's planes, bits- cs, trucks ami boats to carry the most Essential cargo. 'The.'army and the; navy pitched in to help tide the-'comHry through its blackest transportation. crisis, placing planes, Aiotor vehicles' and water- Boiiig craft ,nt.the disposal ,of the Office bit/, Defense' Transportation. the ! -%m£ri<3>ir <Trafekmte Asso- riiilion mobilized 4,50'0,CO'0 truck 1 !; to h:iu! fiMulsflllfs. Hut ihey could not meet the needs of :i ii:ttion geared tn mass moveircnt of goods by mil. •Mail service was curtailed. Non- esseiitiM c:ir£ti was banned. Prior- Hies were clamped nn c,argo shipments. Top rating went tn food, tnel :fri<l meiUeal supplies. Hours after "the strike begnn iiere was no- evidence of violence. 'But Army troops stood ready tj carry out nil necessary orders to safeguard" life and property. The Federal Bureau of :VivestSgation watched .for any violations of the Smith-Connnlly anti-strike law any law ; prohibiting trespassing on federal property. All told, the strike Immobilized practically all .of the 17.500 pas- senRcr ,and 24.000 freight trains which Operate • daily over the nation's _327,OCO-mire rail (network. Only milfi. Ariny hospital and troop trains v.'er e exempted from the strike order of the engineers and trainmen. firings Industrial Stagnation The rail shutdown, parlayed with the coal ciHsis, brought the nation face to face wilh economic stagnation, mrtss unemployment and industrial paralysis unless a settle- ,nient. Is reached in a matter ->[ "•• A spokesman for flic soft coal industry said that 90 per cent of protest against $10.000,000 dam O. Mayfield^ after lie got baek from heroic service in the Pacific, mar- lied Emmie C.rossenbacker five months "go. They took over his father's ISO-acre farm. He took his own savings of $1,000 and bought an additional eight acres on which h e planned to build a cottage. Then he heard about the dam. He came here where he received the help and advice of Sen. James W. Huffman, D., O. '• President Truman explained thai, despite the hardships the dam would bring to several hundred valley families, the more imiwrtanc thousands of other families from floods. "He let me know what was BO- UiB on." Ufayfield .said, "so I'm «o- ing bark home, I guess, and see If flood I cannot buy another piece of land." "Are you going lo keep your medal?" 'Yes, sir!" Mayfield added proudly. "The President told me he would rather have, thai medal than li e President of the United States." President Truman told the Ohio farmer that he favored holding n)> the dam project. The housing ex- peditcr, who has the authority . to order It iwslponed. previously told Mayfield that he believed it should be delayed. Tlic President, told Myfield he wolild be glad for the daui lo wall until the housing shortage eases. At The Hospitals Hlythrvllle Hospital Admitted: Billy Wane Garner, city. Mrs. Klma Arclnlllon, eily. J, D. Clifton. Warden. Mo. Mrs, Floyd Jones, eit.y. Mrs. K. o. Overman, city. Charles Dinkens. city. Murjorle Alexander, city. Wanda Hamilton, Cooler, Mo. Mrs. Callle Moore, Clrldcr. Dismissed: Billy Hardy, city. Mrs. Winford Ledbctter. city. Hliiliwny Department officials to urinft> use of highway rlnhl-of- v>'ay in ginning operations- because hinders Ihe chalniige of water from the highways, The officers i\i a recent mcc!lni{ adopted « resolution railing attention to Ihe fa.milhir lint harmful prai'tlfe on (he ])url of some IUIIIHT.S. Tliv iissoelatlon also is on record »l>lV>shi[! Hie duuiphiK of trash In Ihe roiidslde dltehi's and will comity a'HhorlUos to clean out the diti-hC 1 .^ with the assurance that once past (lunu\i>i* has been retnov- dui Inu the' business seulon. . ClUb Get Invitation The' obgwood !toni« Uci'nohsli'n- Mi's. Joi> McClnre and baby. city, t'd," the dilehes enn be kept Joe- Ksplnona, city. I (But eventually, the over-all flood control program would have lo Us carried out in the Ohio Valley. Miiyfleld was told. Maylieicl estimated, after Mr. Truman's explanation, that it would be about two yours before his farm is flooded. He said he thought )ie would go ahead and build n small cottage on his elBhl acres with thing was that it would protect lumber from his father's sawmill. Russians Give Earl Browder A Big Welcome -, MOSCOW. .May 23. (UP)— Earl Browder. former Aiherican Communist leader, said today that lie has met with Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov since the Big Four Conference In Paris and that he has been received everywhere "as an old and trusted friend of the Soviet Union." However. Browder in a press conference at the swank Moskva Hotel here, said that he is "out of politics" and that "I am not a member of any political party at this time." .Browder said that his visit to Molotov was a "courtesy call" and that he had seen Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs Solohion LozoVsky several times. I have been received as an old and trusted friend of the" Soviet Union." he said. "I am very pleased at the cordial reception given me everywhere. " Seen Stalin asked whether he see Generalissimo lot taking the initiative In seeing Soviet leaders." '\ It appeared from this remark that Molotov may have suggested that he pay him a courtesy call. Browder said that he had made nn agreement with the Soviet .publishing houses to act as their representative In the United Stales. LozQvsRy, he revealed "was kind enough" to put him In contact with the directors of the Soviet publishing establishments. Browder declined to make any statement regarding the American Communist parly, but said that his trip to Russia had nothing to do with the fact that he is no lonqor the leader of (}\c American party. Leonard Ashabranner. Manila. Mrs. Goldle havls. Steele. Mo. I lifts. Floyd Crallon, Maiden, Mo. Dismissed : Mrs. H. p. Johnson, Carnlhors- vllle. Mo. Mrs. Karl Wilson and daughter, city. Mr.s. Tim llowletl. city. . Ellis Swain, ya'rbro. Klolse Richardson, Dell. Mr.s. H. K. Smith, city. Mrs. R. A. Nelson, city. Mr.s. James Hicks. Sleele, Mo. Joe Paul Dunham, Tomato. Mrs. .TOO Klklns, city. Mi'inplils B'AliUst Ht>s\ilUl Admitted:. •A. O. Graham. Leachvllle. M>'hi]ilils Mrtlimltsl Hospital Ad mil led: Mrs. li. p. nradley, carnthers- vllle. Mo. Attend Health Meet Mrs. John Fill and Mrs. Nor- liian Hunch of Mississippi County luillli Unit. went to Little Hock otlny to a) tenet a slnlc nu'ellni! Jl the (tepartment. Mrs. E .(). Ambrose, also of the local offh'O, and Airs. Employment Security Claims Examiner Named John P. Cross has been appointed- claims examiner for Mississippi County from, the position or claims deputy, connected with the Employment Security Division, Mr. Cross \vlll remain in the office hero at 118 South Second. Here since Feb. 15, he came Taxpayers League to Help Solve Highway Problem Officers and members of the .executive committee ol the West Lake Taxpayers Association In Manila are coopcralhuj with State Rock. Mr. Cross is a veteran of tour years service In Ihe Air Corps, of which several months were the Aslallc-l'adfic Theater. The appointment (o Claims Deputy was made by Purifoy Ctlll, State director of Employment Security Division. Skin Irritations? •Pimples tilng of.Fruits rind Vtgetub)«s," ntirt No. 3«2, "Prevention and' iJradltn- llon of Household Pests." . ,clubho\n«j Mrs. H. B. Parker l>r'eslddfl',' WhiK 'the fcrotip .«ks fcikitit'Mni; Miss Com Ijtt Oulouiiui, liumc tlem- onslnilloh ai(t'nt, showed nieinbet'S crbchried bttby bjbs which Ktrs. Mary. Henley, mid Mr.s. W. A. titkkirimi of Ulytlievllle hud muck'. The County Fulr wns • discussed Meetings To Be, Held At Mti Zion Cemetery Tht Pehilscoi County • ^inglil^ Convention mid th« Mouiil zlon. Cemelery Association meeting i'lll uc held Sunday ut Mount Zlon'Cint- L'lrry, on« • nnd a hulf mll*« e»«t »t ateelu, Mo. ed to brine them 'tttlt W morning. The mfletlht.wlU <»htm« throughout Ihe dtv lee itfm and cold drinks tjl'l J» 3 *fc?vcl " ' ^ M ^#**<- t A tliiglAe and ~ "•OKI am *Dr *••* lei 1 6f (h* bsiiol'i 1 . of'icf". weht to Li I tit Hock yi'6Uri.i»y . lo atlimd I lurry Mil- the two-dny iheitlnB. TO TH€ AND FUTUlic ^: American Fire and Cistttlty F/r. »r' Aftld«nl U i jh tnturtiK*, n" In en* mtn t* d««1 witli'.ln c4 mlrilniUrn num^vr of p«tl([« «f !«*», 209 i/i American Firi and Casiiiil S«rvlt* UMtctUM MOMI ornci . ORLANDO, HOIIDA A. F. DIETRICH, Agent U tiitcil Insiiranve Ag*'ricy' . \V. Main; Guard Htdff., I'hoho 510 CHAMBLlN SAUS WE Lex Chamhlin ] FhOft« 2195 •••^^•••••••4a> SELL (ioob lMi dx| ."! BW * * ^f *.? • *j>.**,*i* • •• • • «"iy»• ^. ••••••.* Eczema Itching — Rashes OVLT lilt- yi!iii-H hi> tuany ' Has Not Browtlcr was was going to Stalin. "I ddubl It." he replied. "I :un the biluniinoVis mines, operating under a strike truce expiring Snt- uiclrtj', \vould be forced to sh\it down by nightfall unless the rail dispute ivcrc .settled today. , The Ci\ r iliaii Production Admlri- istration stood ready to order unt- forni brown-oiits in all communities, cut commercial use of electricity by 15 to 20 per cent and brtn non-essential use of power. Amusement places may be closed. The railroad strike halted shipment of grain from midwest elevators .to seaports for delivery to starving millions abroad. Congressional ire crystallized with a statement by Sen. Harry P. Byrd. D., Va., that the rail walkout is "a strike against thp government." He urged Mr. Trrmian to appeal' before .Congress so the- "sternest iiie'iisures" could be adopted imme- diat'ely. The Senate stayed' in session until 1:15 n.m., today to vote on labor restrictions. MONARCH faet SPINACH mKNTITY o, MroTwim Jolly. I"oa s*t A qui'nticj-of ty doctors.demand. Soothing minor Gives bonus mileage ... Dial 474 and We'll Pick up Your • DRY CLEANING • LAUNDRY NU-WA LAUNDERERS DRY CLEANERS 218-20 No. RADIOS! RADIOS! We have just received a Shipment of Table Model Radio's—(he best quality we have seen since the war. Also a few Record Players. See them at once—only a limited stock. •W.IY YOUR RADIO ON OUR BUDGE* PLAN BUN HEATH AUTO & HOMK Phone 828 SUPPLY •119 West Main SI. Extra Service! Extra Safety! Check us regularly ior new Urea ... let us check your old tires regularly. $1C20 Need Tractor Tires? Use Our Gbnvehient Budget Payment Plan For Your Purchase , Make This Store Ywir TrilclOr Hchdc(iiilr(er9 Wuods I>ruf Klore - City Drug Co. The Store of f£udlity and ^«rvict The ttvKi Todn.v — O. O. Hrtrdhway I > h(.no2i02 Iletler Tomorrow W. H. Peas* . 207 '.W«at Main St. YtfUf Time Is Voluoble ;4 ., Our Service Is QUICK! Call 2611 ' * for Rood • Ti«$ Repairtd—any Kifid. , • BaHeries Charged---Qu!«k or S!6w • Washing and Greasing • All STANDARD ?R6btfcf$ • Mechanical Repairs. MARR'S AUTO SERVICE YOU KNOW WHERE ;:;| .C.i'fA vj*\'\ ,.('/• ....•.-Vf iv FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION 15 plus la* 4.00x14 Ldf Us Test Your Wheels on Oiif New "Bear Balancer" If Makes for Safer Driving! Why Waste Precious Titrs When fanliincctl Wheels Will Give from 50^ lo 100'i More Tife Unbalanced wheels pound and bounce aloVig the road, chopping )>rcclo«s rubber from your tires. Why suffer this needless \vsiste when our Hem Dy-Nhmic Wheel Bnlnncer will restore proper balance lo the whcrlt of your c:ir. The Denr Bnlnncer will ^how you what yovir wheels ai'e cloln 1 lit every speed up to 100 miles \n hour. ' GOOD/VEAR 8. J.COHEN CcwitractcS LYNCH BLDG BLYTHEVII.LE ARK RKD RYDER -Tutis'aosM RYDER EVADES HIS Give your car that spring look. Let in gIV* i our special wash and lubficaHdti job. Every part of your car get* a lubricant >sp>ciqlly:: designed for it. Our car .wash -if Langston- Sales U. S. fires OPEN 24 HOURS Wnlnul & B'ro&divtiy Service Mobil Gas SERVICE 533 Ca'iiifht BY 410 W. Main Phone 2492 WASH TUBBS Sf»« i THEV «HO 51HLY THE NA« Of RU. i\ w FACVS L6MZSE FBO:ViOLD ALONS THE WATER FRAVT,

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