The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 17, 1936 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 17, 1936
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FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1930 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS I'AGE THREE Hunt Finds Pennsylvania Workers for llic dcnl Almost lo a 1 resi- Man More than slcel Is being; molded in Hip smoke-gray towns of "Ihe American Kulir"—a mighty new imlitical furee Is In Ihc making. Tliis is Ihe com'lu.sion reached by 1 'lazier Hunt in the soeoiul ot Tour articles in wliicll tlie nok'd £[obc-lL"o(lhlff correspondent lias been "Listening to the Amerivan Jtuhr." lie's erossinu America, on alignment frnm NlvA Kmlee and Courier New;:, (o .sound nut voting sentiment prior lo the Ijrrridenlial clrcllou. By FHAZIKK HUNT (Copyris'nt. 19:)C; NEA Service. Tnc ) PITTSBURGH, l'n.—Steel Is the key induslry of America. With its Uvln brother, coal, it dominates nil industrial life in lliis connlry. Jolin I,, i/jwls Is Ihc coal dlcla- tor of America. Within 14 hours lie can close down ci'ery coal mine in the bud. Without coal mast railroad trains would stop running; factories would close down; power plants would throw their switches; oil stations would run dry; fond lines would be cut; city life would cease. Industrial—and class—war will bd fought out here In the Pittsburgh legions; in the steel districts stretc'ning along eastern Ohio to Detroit; In (he Chicago country at Gary; and in the deep south around Birmingham, Alabama. The Central Stalls of the two armies are tlie Iron and Steel Institute and the Committee for Industrial Organization. Owners Fear Union Control Here In Pittsburgh I went to one of [he most prominent stesl owners of. America for Ills side ot the war. He asked me not to use his name because all oltlcial action was .In the hands of the G. H. Q., the Iron and Steel Institute. Here Is what 'ne said: "We are not going to have our industry run by outsiders—by coal miners and pants makers (referring lo John Lewis and Sydney Hlllman). Just at the moment when we are starting to ma'jtc money again, after six years of depression, we get this threat Irom the outside. Why vlgiil now we arc employing 15.0IW more men In the industry than in 1!)29. Tnat Is due to our 40-hour week scale. And we're turning- out 90 |>cr cent, of our 1029 peak of primary slcel, Or ingots; that's 50,000,000 tons against a former total of 55,000,000 tons—and against the 13,500.000 tons we made In 1932 . . We have satisfactory unions within each plant. The conditions of four workers are constantly 1m- provtng. We're not going to stand for these outsiders coming In and | telling us what we can and what ' we can not do. We'll close down our plants before we'll stand for anything like thai," I take it that tills man fairly represents The altitude of the average stSel owner and manager. He has seen steel's mailed fist crush the great attempts of union Senator Caraway Enthusiastic In Praise of Dyess Coloily O?CKOI.A, Ark., July 11— Senator llattle • W. Caraway of Juncs- tovo was the guest of the Fat- lest City district of the American Federal ion of Women's clubs, cciuptlsliig 10 counties, am! ttu> principal speaker ul : n luncheon given nt Dycss Colony cafeteria yesterday. Mrs. Caraway, In her luncheon ldreFF. rccounled experiences ol her childhood on a hill, farm In Tennessee, seven miles from it rulh'cad find 10 miles from a j town and compared II wllli the orjpoiuinillcs and environment ')f children of farm famllhs r?arrit In st-sh a community ns the government has provided for the ';«.- hnbilllatlon cf (aim fniul!i.'s i-i Dyess colony, On a tour cf the colony Senator Caraway was emphatic In her praise of the r"l- ony, saying "I wouldn't mind liv- Out of Electric y Chair's Shadow. Without steel n thousand and. organizers in 1892 and in 1919, unit olio fabrication planls would. Silut he has seen the "company union" their gates within a week; HD wills- circumvent both Section 1A nnd ties M-onld blow men lo work In D3- | le WflgnC r Act In 1932 and inter trots great motor works; Ohio's vast spider-web of factories would be idle; Connecticut and New York mill workers could go fishing; WPA dam, bridge, road anil Ijnikl- 1ns linkers would have to join th3 •PWA shovcl-lefuiers' brigade; ten million men would join the ol'ner ten million already unemployed. A NiwSlrrl Diclalor? Coal dominates slesl. Steel dominates America. John L. Lewis Is the coal dlclalov. will he becomi the steel dictator? He wilt if he can bring the . 500,000 steel nnd Iron workers into a single industrial union. Its formal Klage name is the Amalgamated Association of Iron, steel and Till Workers—but in man} ways it's a phoney. As a distinct compromise and sop lo President William. Green's A. p. of L. craft unionism, John L. Lewis nnd his C.I.O.- Committee for Iiidustria Organization—agreed to let this oldest union America get the credit for and.most dc tcnhliiKl;;cttorUto.;assaull the stee , citadel and organfe n ll the work crt in the greatest mass production industry in America. But i Is'nno&ier case Df the tail w.->-~, : ng Hie iloj. driving power, ttic will to win, tils money and tlie organization, come from John Lewis and his somewhat left-wing Industrial unionists. Lewis lias assumed the leadership of-tliis group of 1.250,000 workers. This means almost 4.000,000 voters, if he cay organic the 500,000 slcel workers—and the 500.000 still unorganized workers in steel fabrication plants—that will give him three times this 1,000,000. or 3.000,000 more voters, (it is usual- He mid the other steel .masters have t within their power at this mo- ncnt to force a strike, by discharg- ng men v,'lio join the new Indus- rial union, and thus precipitate war before the C. I. O. nnd t'he rorkcrs have time fully to organ- Many think that, this is exactly what the steel owners plan lo do —feeling (Inf.not only would the nills win a strike at fin's time, hut that if it came before the election wauld have a disastrous effect on the election chances of Roosevelt. ing here myself." The principal address ot the mcrnliu session was given by Mrs, Flwood Daker. slate prtv!- dent of the federation, ot Dec- mott. Mrs. 8. S. ' Sternberg of Bly- thevillc read a note of thanks Ircm Mrs. Franklin. B. Roosevelt. wift> of the president, for th'.' tcce[:l!cn given in her honor nil lier recent visit io the colony. Currying out - the suggestion made by Mrs, Roosevelt on her visit Hie federation voted to .Center u drive for the next two years -for u library collection to known ns Hie "Forrest City District Addition to 'the Dyess Memorial Library. Honoring Anna E!e:mr>r Koosevell." Fresh impetus was given the movement by receipt of a check for }IOO given by the business men and county officials of Crlttenden county. Can oil Cloar of Earle, yoi'iij art student, expressed his appreciation for the district's rec- cgnilion ot his abllily in award- Ing him the mc:lal in a drawing contest several years, ago. Me has since advanced far In his studies. Before tfc -three-course luncheon. the visitors were taken foi a tour of the colony homos a-i'l administration bulldlnjs, Amoiif Ihe prorlnt'iit v'sltcrr were: Mrs. !•:. W. Hale, pvcslOnn 1 . cf (he Nlneleenlh Cenlmy club Memphis; Dr. Si") Powers, V,'.|HT- Inteiulent of Shelby ccunly, Te'.ni., schools; Mrs. W. J. Driver. 0;- ceclii; Mrs. W. II. McCal'l. C-J'.;ii:i Plant; Mrs. W, O. Dinning, s'.ate chairman of fine aria d:|>m!- meni. Hi-lena; Mrs. 12. \V. Frost, Mary Johnson, Syracuse, N. Y., and Washington, U. C. Visitor-. Irom JllylhevH'o ,iiiid Osceola Included, beside:; cHici'is. Mrs. J. W. I)!ul»r, .Mi'ii. S. S. Steinberg, Mrs. Howard I'rtc- Icr, Miss Cora Leo Colc;nan, .Rlv- Ihevllle nnd Mis. W. 13. Hu:jt-::l Osceola. ' v'.l' Clllcers of the dlsUlH feJcrii- llon who were present yc'sCnnlfty were: Mrs. O. L. Koulnson,'E:u-!e, rrrsident: Mrs' . T. ' T. Mnrdis, Hnrrlsbm-', Hist vlce-prcsl:icnt; Miss i:orothea Mrflowun. C'olton Plant, second vlce--|ir«:idcnl; Mrs li. II. Jones. Oscccla, recoidhvj secrelaiy; Mrs. John I. Jones, Var- ri'st Ciiy. Ireasm-er; Mrs. RmlrD Turner. Earle, conesnondlng sec- ictnry; Mrs. John W. Edrlntton. Osceola, fcderutlon director, ami Mrs. H.' S. Morrison; Earle, \y;.r- liameulai-hin. Woman and Two Men Fined for Disturbance 1 F.isie Davidson, Pcle Campbell and John McKeiv/.le were lined $10 each for disturbing Ihc |)cacc by Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson this morning, The charges grew out of a disturbance In front of n Railroad street beer "Joint" lost night, The Davidson woman received a black eye, in the melee. Preliminary examination for Bob Hubbard, accused of forgery and uttering in two cases, was continued until Saturday morn- :'UB. I put the whole situation up to Philip Murray, the Scotfh-born. ex-coal miner, w*no came to this country when lie was 15 years old. Soft-spoken nntl mild in his i-aclicnlisin. Hits field commander of the whole slcel unionization drive, nnd First Vice-President of the United Mine Workers, had this to say: "We don't want, a strike now or at any time, nut the men are fed-up. They've always been underpaid, nnd up to a few years ago many of them worked twelve •nours a day and seven days a week. They've seen the Supreme Court and tlie owners knock inlo a cocked hat everything that's been done for them by the Administration. And they sec now that the only way they can get even rudimentary justice is through their 9«-n union that would give them collective bargaining. Since the government can't give it to them t'ney're going after it themselves." Sees Success hi Long Figbt I erased the river into West Homestead, lying in the shadows of the riots and battles of the bitter I8D2 labor war. Here in these grey, smoke-tinged, forbidding streets poverty joins wit'n disease and ignorance, vice and fear, hunger and hate. For three hours I sat in the din gy, crowded office of Dick Lowry toe burgess or mayor of this stcc the town. He is an old I. W. W. "Wob „,,„..„ .,, , . j tactics and In organising the skill t.i^Mi.tmlilailpoS.^I^ ""' " nSkiltal »-«>-">• ' nlficaiice of what is going on in labor unionization. And this at- tciiipl to swing, steel workers into an industrial union is only the first attack on the w'nole -'opjn .shop" or non-union industrial setup of America. I The first conflicts in tills great j ly figured that each working man controls in one way or another three votes). That all adds up to a grand tolnl of some 7,000,000 voles, more or less in the hands of John L. L?wis. And at the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia Lcvds stood up on platform an men equally mass production. "If Ihe fne 200 organizers tha this C. I. O. have thrown into till district go at it right they organize steel there in GO days.' 1 Iflw-ry said to me. "You see, when these over-smart steel bosses forced their company unions down tlis men's throats they thought they could handle them to suit themselves. But they can't. Right here In tlie Illinois-Carnegie plant, at Homestead several of the company's :iions own elected representatives ire bitter against the company- mton, and are ready to throw t'nelr men into this Independent indns- .rial steel union. If the workers will only listen lo Ihelr leaders and lot get sucked into an unauthorized strike the whole industry will flop no lime. And it's sure lime ,1 did. For 5 years the men have been intimidated, brow-beaten and kicked around. It's tneir turn now. And.for the first' time, they have a friendly President in the while House, a governor on their side and local officials who won't turn loose the thugs." 100% for Kooscvelt . Steel workers drifted in and out of the office. I am rcj>ortlng exactly when I record that all of the dozen .or more with whom I talked at length were for Roosevelt. Two had been strong Coughlin "Unior for Social Justice 1 ' followers, and one belonged to a Townsend Club but when it came to fne Presiden tinl election they were going to forsake their leaders and vote lor Roosevelt. Certainly in the Industrial and mining centers of Pennsylvania Roosevelt will get more voles than he did In 1932. Throughout the state t'nc Democfats for the first time since the Civil War have now built up an efficient political machine. Berrymans Rebuild Cherry Street House Ttie residence of Mr. and Mrs William Uerryman, which '.vas almost destroyed by fire three weeks ago. Is being rebuilt. Work slurted Monday on the home a( IC5 East Cherry. When completed it will be similar lo the former residence of six rooms, exclusive of the hall and balh. Realty Transfers Warranty Deeds American Security company, to Artie and Mildred Wallace, lot 0 block 3, Ruddle Heightc addition lilythevillc. T. H. Hay-lies to R. C. Parr, lol.s 9 and 10, Block 1, Jones addition to • lilythevlllc. Love li. Adams, J. W. Adams jr., Sum D. Adams, Sunshine Adams Smith and Francis W. Adams to Aubrey nnd Leila Conway, loLs I and 2, Block E.. Richards Addition lo niylhevillc. REED'S mm n prpnon ( FOTBEIi (Continued From I'age One) governor, two years as senator (succeeding Mrs. Caraway) and then Hie Whllo House, she ailil Ballev Is the most ekollstlcal man tn I'm.' state and has fallen down on every big Job lie's ever had, tfie .said Ills sole act In the "Lucky" Luciano (New York vice chief) extradition proceedings was to Introduce the New York prosecutor's i^epresenta- llve lo tlie governor of Arkansas, retarding of his claim o( a "great rlctory over vice." Her tribute to Tom 'ivrral was that he changes color two years and, Iv.lln 1 nearest tiling lo CHURCH EXCUSES = By G. W, B*rh»ni- l sup|X>se, In every community, hcrc. iu-c some who fec-l llicy should bo recognized aiut allowed lo nssoclnti! those who fire tlirlr superiors, 'we now Iwvo surti n person who Is making crery cflorl passible to get In our ClnU. Six? claims (lint some prior (icrsoii of her name came? over on the Mnyllowcr. Slic 1 itlso says she 1ms been, mul iw Is, n member of one of our l»sl cluii-clies. I'nougli not regular Iti ntteiultincc. Of course, do not require regular nllciid- iince, but niiyoiii; wo allow to Join our club must be li member of one of the best churches, lint this i>,ir- llcnlnr «i>]>]lcnul shows very plainly by sjicech, mid uom'riil dc- meniior Hint siiis fnlKtl to arrive mul, (loiiblleos, lier father Is of the type llinl mixes pens with lioney. You ran si'e, to allow such n per- stnndnrds we have always maintained. I feel sure this Is a good enough woman, but she is trying to'jstcj) out of her class and our •cntci'taltmicnts are such lluxt one of her Mnmlliig would be nmbar- rnssttl. ved from Hie electric chair by court order for a new U'iiil, Mrs. IJornlhy Slicrwooii shows lilllc joy over release from Iliu Do:ilh House at Sinn Sing nnd return lo the comparative com- fnrl of Ihc county lail at, N. Y., lo mvoit n new hcariiiK. A former actress mul Salvatio:; Army worker, she was sentenced to death f»r drowning her baby eon. Mait of Ihe .sunflower seed and oil used in the United Slates comes Ircmi Hussin, (lie. Ukraine, and Ku- a clnimdeou In Hie nice. years on Tiie .slate payroll slioultl by ouoiujh for MelXmnld, .s Ini'y ol slate and candidate for crnur, Mrs. Klson said, adding that expenditure of several thousands of dollars for "exlermlimllon of termites In the concrete of lli^ cajillol," of which be Is eus- foiilan, Is worth Investigating. Scullers No liomim'ts i! Mnrais Hone was referred o as "Knlx Knox" Hone, apparent- ' y beeause of Ills Inlroihiellon In ils Or.Ht speaking engagement by lie head of a prominent oil company. She said he had "oil" on ils feathers. Arlluir Johnson, described as »n nknown from a Illlie town til a llt- .le county, thinks "four years In he big city entitles him lo be governor," Mrs. Kison said. Judge u. A, Cook of Pidoskl county calls lilmsclf the only "business man" In Ihc race and Ihc resl "lawyers," Mrs, ELsoii said, nddlng that "my diuldy quit practicing Inw" long before Cook became business man. Situ said Cook's administration ot I'nlnskl county nf fairs was good only by comparison with that of his predecessor, who went io Ihc penllentlaiy, and worse limn thai of 7-1 other county Judges In the state. Lee ca/oi'l, H years on I'iic stale payroll, made a race not long ago with n "pillow slip over his liead nnd a sheet around him," Mrs, Elson charged, presumably referring lo an alleged C[i/.oit-Ku Klux Klan tie-up. Judge Ashloy'ls just another man In the race wlt'n no ho|>c of election and no record -according to Mrs. Klson. son In a club that Is as exclusive as ours, would soon lower I'iio high I'tJI.I, IIEUCATKSSEN UNR Cheeses for all tastes Cold Meats of any kind Fntll Juice A; Ginger Ale FRESH YAHD F.dCJS DAILY FICK'AHD'S OKO. It MKAT MAKKKT Phono 873 —We Deliver OflDKRS TAKEN TOK "BERNAT" YARN INSTRUCTIONS FRBK Mrs. Leslie Hooiier Mrs. A. 0. Haley 1108 Chlckasawbft Flione 792 In parts of Victoria, Australia mice have become such a pestilence Ifnat they run over the boils of sleeping iwople and even attack cats. A Good Bank Loan —benefits (he borrower, tbc bank, the ik'|K)si(<irs, nnd the Community. f|MUO borrower is honclilcd, for it enables liini to enrry forward !m business >e- tivilies in n profitable manner nnd render tiHcful service. Tlie linnk is benefited, for a good loan (jives safe employment: lo the bank's funds and makes il possible 1'or reserves lo be set aside and surplus to be built up ns a further safeguard for deposits. Depositors are benefited by. good loans which einiblc Ihc bank to provide.- a safe, convenient place for their funds' mid lo render numerous banking .services. The Community is benefited by K«od loans which stimulate! employment nnd business activities. This bunk stands ready to make loans which conform to sound banking principles. Deposits Insured Ky The l''cilc] ul Deposit Insurance Corporntion Wiishiiifjlon, 1). C. Sfi.llOO Maximum Insurance For Knch Depositor Farmers Bank & Trust Co. HiythevHIc, Ark. The ' ctitnntity of water underneath the earth's surfnce Is snH to be more than one-third of the to- lal volume o[ the oceanic \vLers. This underground water is composed of rivers and springs with no visible sources. NKXT: Landon and Roosevelt race m-ck and neck in Ohio. ITS REAL OLD 5TYLE MASH O LD-STYLE mashlakcs Dninrn more time, and more lHlutll jjrain, and cosls more. But VVITH THE it gives Bottoms Up rcnl • niiiroT old-style riclmcssl 50 Proof. LUntol Bottoms Up KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBONWHISKY • BROWN- FORMAN Oiilillery Co. louftvil/e, Kenfurky »«i |/ Water... and your personal comfort A plentiful supply of good, pure walcr contributes in many' ways to, your personal comfort (luring hot weather. For instance, there's nothing that \vili restore your "pep" when the mercury is up like a good, cool shower. If your bathroom is not equipped with a shower, one can be installed at surprisingly plumber. low cost. Consult y o u r BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Courteous, Personal Attention to Every Customer Phone 80 113 S. Broadway G - mjrfiT^ /* lesterti • : ' " : • ... because it has the right kind of Turkish tobacco in it Lttrkish tobacco is expensive — that's true — every fiound has to be imported 4000 miles. But it's one of the biggest reasons why Chesterfields taste better. It's another reason why you'll like the aroma—it's more pleasing and fragrant.— tlie Turkish in Chesterfield is another reason why Chesterfield wins. 019J«..I.'«irr il MYIM Toiicco OM

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