The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1947 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVI1.LF, (AUK.) COUKIBR NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL. 30, 1947 Strikers Stick To Wage Demand ; Dial Phones Function In Blytheville; Many Emergency Calls Made "tion e of us are suffering economically because of the. stnue. I've bad to cash none of my bonds and don't know anyone who has, 1 ' a Bt'thcrille operator said today as ihc nation-aide telephone strike continued. "We are still standing pat—H'O per cent." she said. Explaining that they . had received back pay only n few days ago, she said the ouei'aLors would "get along all right anyway." Anotheir opera- operator voiced the same opinion, adding that she was not worried about "going back to work." airs. iM. -B. Brooks, chairman of the local strikers, said that many of (be operators were married and single girls could depend on their families until Ihc strike was over. '•Nobody is going to suffer," she said. 'Linemen hero also remained on strike and said they did not ,pl:in to return to work until Ihc strike" is settled. Dial rhoncs Function Blvthcvillc telephone users have fared better than those in manyi other cities over the slate and na-i tioii because this city is one o! the few in Arkansas which has! automatic dial systems and local cnll s i'avc been going through almost as usual. Supervisory employes OE the Southwestern P.ell Telephone'. Company here are handling as many long distance falls as possimc to meet emergency demands of the plant, and traffic department, Jerry Poe, manager, said today. Working an average ten-hour day. they are receiving regular overtime pay, which varies "according to how many extra hours we had to work this week. We are all working as we nre needed." Afr. Foe said. CommcimUic-, to the West and Nortli of Blytheville obtain their telephone service from companies not involved in the strike and the service has teen restricted only to the inability to obtain long distance calls in areas served by the Bell System, nnd in most instances all e:ncr;;eney calls have been bandied. Speed's His Goal Jisulo flattened Ihrcc square blocks' of 1I02IIC.S 1 , civic buildings ji:id slows. I Missouri state highway pulrolmenl patrolled the debris slrc\vu .streets t icre lo prevent looting. | Sweeping down out of a black :loii(l in the western sky, ihu lor- uulo struck at 2:45 p.m. yosierday. t swept the town's main street like . broom, leveling everything in Jts >ati). All of the lott'ii'w 15 civic imd >usiness buildings were ilaU r :nc,d. Most of the houses were damiujcd, ]itl miuiy collupscd. Tu'o rhurtOu's were destroyed a»i( GCT.C May, veteran Los Angeles pjlol, holils ;j mode 1 ) of Ibc Douglas "Skyjitreiik," in which lie will try to approach the speed of sound in tests at Muroc Dry J.nke, C;i!if. He wears special equipment lo protect him against shock of driving the Navy's supersonic jet plane at COO in.p.h. and over. Cimtiniictl from I'anc. 1. left this little farmland community with ii third of its :,opul:uk)i dead or injured today. Thirteen were killed and 69 in jnrecl here yesterday when a tor- the (lilrcl WHS hadly damaged. jj y "mcdli-iil 111:111," were th^liercc; Most Hi Ihe townspeople ra w nit; of this devastated town, dread black runnel cominn and ran! Si'hx.l Teacher is Umilnc to their slonn cellars, other-, v,'!,<,| Mrs. Trump had hi'spm ihc first took no warning from UIB darkened ui-idc aiilhinelic lesson, when a m:in ,,,,; Find .sonic .skies were killed. The tornadic winds smashed au-l "A tonrndsi is count tomobJIcs, tossed mangltxl p;uls oi ' shc-ller!" the wreckage into tree tops, b"l>jr"' Sh speeding across the Iowa bi.rtk-r W ' Irtl miles away, where It csuiaal )u-:ivy CL-ll:i damage at Clin, la, niK } ( Mi.s. Ann Trump, tcai.'lu'r, and Mr.s. N. A. t;-,.]Hl>s, ii ' *1''P< i-ejii-steix-d i»iir;« nnd Ihc town':, on- to ti Iwiurs after (lie tornado. Ti;? sloini barely had cleared the 1 l.nva, when I :;he turiiixl her homu InlJ a fh'sl aid station and ordered Die injured tit km tlu-re. ) l'V;rtv-tliree persons wen.' %'ivcii Ural aid tiTaLnivul. Sixle?n pi'i-sons, ione critically injured, were taken to nearby towns for hospitaliza- lion. The dc?ad were taken to noai by • Cjjaiil City, whore tin; Memorial IlLill Ki'iTCd as a moruu^. Woilh it- sell' li;::i no [iiDcral parlor, at Us injured dunti", the lin.L | About fiO of ULL town's pL-opio. h-ft, calmly closrtl lier book aivl IT I'J pujiils to a nei'ibv fiuii A few nimutes laVr the lor- li-vi'k'd the .school building. town, v.'hicli has u:: <loctor, hoineles:i by (be tornado, slept on cots in the city hall al nearby Grant City last ni^ht. Another &0 home- le.ss pcr.suns were {toviblini; up with the tolk.s whoso homo:; :u(lercd least cJaiitajic. Worth looked like a finest town la.st night. There were no lights except lor lla.shliyhta and the liny Blow furnished by a small fj*meraiuj brought in by ihu HinL Crosw. All 01 ^ii> town's civic ami business buildings v;cro cojnpiili'lv do- !;troyrcl--lhe sclioolhuu.se, liurlhtc | ton Railroad depot, community hall, post of/ice, telephone office, a small, eight-loom frame hotel, two filling ' stations, Iwo garages, threo grocery stores and two feed stores. Air Letter Now on Sa/c In AH U. S. Post Offices WASHINGTON. April SO. ruPl — The Post Office Department's first "air letter" — peacetime successor toiV-'inuil — wns presented to se- crgjtaiV ' of Commerce W. Averell Harriman yesterday. The new "nir letter'' went on sale si 7 post offices throughout the country .today. The air letter mnv be s"nt nnv- whcre outside the United Stales f»i' ID cents, it is a 12 bv il'.j inch sheet of .paper that folds into an ordinary size business envelope. Un- Hki; V-mail, it will not. be photographed. The air letter will save as much as 15 cents ,a_ letter on correspondence to such'places as Cairo. Sydney aim Shanghai, jvyreisn air mail now moves under a maximum postage rate of 25 cents a half ounce. Duke of Windsor Dines With Democratic Bigwigs WASHINGTON, April 30 (UI'i — The Duke of Windsor- slipped into Ihe Senate for n quiet star; luncheon with a small group of Democrats yesterday. Host at the luncheon was Leslie Bifflc, director of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. 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