The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 5, 1951
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Strike Halts Production Of Military Transport Planes at Douglas Plant LONG BEACH, Calif.. Sept. B.» W—A strike of CIO United Auto , Sflprkers (odny cut off production of I mittary transport planes at the Douglas Aircraft Company's 13.000- employe Long Beach plant. The union's executive board, representing some 10,000 plant workers. Issued the strike call late last night after announcing that negotiations with the company over wages and working conditions had been broken off. A mass membership meeting was called today for Long Beach Municipal Stadium. There were 18 pickets' In front of the gates at midnight, when the graveyard shift reported for duty. The swing shift workers quit promptly at midnight, and the crew comkig on at midnight turned around and went home. Douglas e.xecutives said the em- ployes took their tools with them. Military transport planes constitute all the output at Douglas' plant here, except for some experimental work for the Air Force. Day Shift to Be Called The effect of today's mass meet' Ing will be to call out from work the day shift' that reports for duty at 7 a.m. This Is the largest body of workers. Douglas officials said they would make every effort to continue production. Whether the day shift and the other shifts, which report at 3:42 p.m. and at « inight, return to work depends in action taken at today's mass meeting. The contract between the union and Douglas ended at midnight Wages average about 81.65 an hour. Most of tha regular workers are getting from S1.30 to $1.95 an hour with higher bracket employees being paid as much a* $2.20 an hour, Demands are 26« Per Hour The company says tha union demands represent a 26 cent* an hour increase that would cost »7.7SO,000 a year, and that if this were added to other Douglas plants the Douglas system would have to pay $18,500,000 a year more In wages. The company offered 14 to 34 cents an hour Increase, plus job classification changes that would average about four cents an hour across the board, together with other concee ffona to the union thai would oos $4,250,000 a year. The company rejected, however the union's demands for more shop stewards, more privileges and pow ers for the stewards, a six per cen pay boost retroactive to last Octo her, formation of a union shop, an automatic p^y clause giving; in MCDOWELL- Continued ffcm Page « ny mobile service operator under lormal atmospheric conditions. And vhen he can hear at all, the voice s as clear as that on a conventional telephone. AH mobile service is on an open channel whlcti accounts (or the •party line" and an occasional oddly. One day, Mr. McDowell pressed ils "dial" button [or Poplar Bluff ind was rewarded by an operator's cheery greeting of "Enid." "Enid? Enid, where?" Mr. McDowell said In surprise, / "Enid. Oklahoma," she replied. "But that couldn't be," Mr. McDowell answered. "Operator. I'm down here in the southeast corne FOR RED "HEROES"-This silver star decoration, called the "National flag." was taken from a North Korean soldier on the battlefield. Awarded by North Korean Premier Kim Il-sung "for meritorious service." the badg« carries with It the title "Hero." PAGE SEVTOf of Missouri." ] "Nevertheless." she said, "Enid. Oklahoma it is." And Trian, Too His curiosity-aroused, Mr. McDowell (hen proceeded to establish contact with Oklahoma City and Abilene, Tex. These are the most, remote points he has contacted. Newport Is the closest Arkansas mobile operator to Mr. McDowell's unit which i» (lie only one in Blytheville. "This is the thing," Mr. McDowell says, "and It Is ideal for any professional man or anyone whose lob keeps him out of an office. "In a highly competitive business like cotton buying, it's .very practical." One Poplar Bluff man who has a mobile unit was able to help save ft Campbell, Mo., school by spotting a lire and reporting It to Popbr Bluff in time for its flrei depart- ment to slop the blaze. Twice Mr. McDowell has summoned wreckers to highway accident*. Mr. McDowell says his telephone costs about »25 per conth and IB easier on the battery than a car radio, Born in Tallulah, La., Sept. 26. 1015, Mr. McDowell has lived In Blythevillg for 26 years after moving here with his father as a farmer in 1925. He- has been in business for him- flf since 1043 although he works through the cotton firm of Hudson and Applebaum In Memphis. Most of his work is concentrated In Southeast Missouri. He Is married to the former Miss Jane Cunningham of Memphis and they have two children, Jimmy, 4, and John D.. Jr. 8. In addition to his cotton buying Mr. McDowell has an interest in Woods Drug Store and operates * Shetland pony "ranch" at his home on Highway 61 south. "But that'* Just a hobby." he lays. EDSOlT Continued Jrom Page t era! Communications Commission to license the dissemination of information on sporting events, Legitimate newspaper and radio stations would be exempt, other users of this Information would be licensed only If it could be proved they .were of good moral character, that the licensing <vas In the public interest, and that the information would not be used for gambling., FCC is objecting most strenuously to being made responsible for administering any such law. As a companion to this bill, the Senate Cflme Committee nas a proposal which would make it a Federal offense for anyone to transmit or lo lake by stealth from * race track any Information which ould be used for gambling purposes. All but two of the U. S. tracks now have rules to prohibit such practices But the gamblers, by semaphore, walkie-talkie and other Ingenious devices, have been able to beat the rules. They pay big money to get track dope they want What this Crime Committee Dill would do is put the track operators, who pay taxes to 26 states on the pari-mutupl receipts. Into an alliance with the Federal govern, ment against, the bookies who pay no such taxes. This is admittedly a compromise with the straight anti-criminal approach to (he gambling evil. It does not affect, the little cigar slore operator who pays off track oddj on $2 bets. And It avoids the moral issue of whether gambling—like prohibition—is right or wrong. But as a practical solution to th« prob- em, it is honed these- two bills will cut the heart out of the gambling empire. NEXT: Proposed Ui Mil amendments would hit K»mbltr». Handy Shorty OQDEN. utah--(/P>- One of th« handiest men around the hugs bombers at Hill Air Force Base i* 80-pound Shorty Osborne. Only 52 inches tall, Stanley Oeb- orne can crawl Into tight pltcw Sn bomber wings and tall to mak» repairs. He's a mechanic and M years old. Read Courier News Classified Adi. Scientists Seek Aerial Satellite For Moon Trip LONDON, Sept. ». W>—Scientists of 12 nations puzzled today how to j build themselves » satellite and set j it afloat SCO miles up in the air. | They want to us« it as a base from ! which man-driven rockets can take off for the moon. The scientists are attending the second international congress - of astronautics. Yesterday they formed an international federation to set up the satellite. Dr. Eugen Saenger of Germany, chairman of the congress, said It might take 30 years to maka the astral body, but possibly It could be done In five, it all depends on how much cash the federation can raise, he said. Milk-Fid Pork ZELMA, 8a£k, (/PJ—A eow which lost her calf on a farm here has adopted four young pjg«. The porkers started nursing while the cow wa« lying down one day and have been following her around »ver since. crease* after a lapse of time without merit or skill consideration i, and a single Job standard. Reason Opens for U.S. Business Predictions and Many Follow 87 SAM PAVVSOM NEW YORK, Sept. 4. (if. for predictions is -The here. There's an ample crop of them today. And you have a wide choice. Put them away, If you like, and look at .them two months from now and see which one was right. They range all the way from "it's (oing to get worse before it gets better" — meaning more lay-offq continued ilow retail trade, more distress selling and weakening of commodity prices, and lower profits—to "tha summer slump In business was just a lull before the coming storm of inflation"—meaning higher prices, a scramble for some commodities in short supply, and sUoitAges of some civilian goods. And that means a lot more dollars around—but cheaper dollars. The one thing they all seem to ee on \K: higher taxes—meaning on everyone's take-home 1. and a sharper cut in corporate earnings. Decline* Prove Sharp Declines In production in the | porting industrial mottvitT, «nptoy- ment and purchasing power, which on the one hand are counted on to limit the consumers' goods recession, and on the other threaten In th» long run to reviva inflationary pressures on prices." Rising prices and stronger curbs on production of civilian goods as the defense effort grows lead* the bank to predict: "It .must be pected that there will be more money than goods In the market.' And that spell* inflation and i sharply rising cost of living. Lull "A Passing Phase" The Guaranty Trust Company of New York in Its monthly survey also xelie* OB "Uie general consensus that Hie rail of demand Is merely a passing phase and that the combined effects of large personal Income, heavy business investment, and high rising government expenditures will become Increasingly evident. Even In retail trade there Is an expectation that the slump Is about over." weeks just past proved sharper tlian anticipated, says the National Association of Purchasing Agents in ite monthly business survey. But worse still is that new orders are dropping even taster than the rate of production. Inventories are dropping, although normally they \vo\ild be rising at this time of the year if businessmen were expecting a brisk pick-up in fall trade. The purchasing agents say they are not looking for any real bast. But they add that any optimism over a coming boom seems to be based more on hopes than on any current, indicators. "Soft goods Industries, and some of those making consumers' hard goods as well, will not be sorry to see the summer at an end, for they have had a dull time," soys the National City Bank of New York In its monthly review out today. Bank Sees a Lull Mjut the bank sees this more in V'Rr nature of a lull. It emphasizes •'the strength o! the factors sup- Shortages in steel are confidently predicted by the National Pro-1 duction Authority—which is in a j good position to predict, since It! parcels steel out among the Industries. The shortage Is going to be bad the rest of the year, and probably the first of next. It might get better about a year from now. 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