The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 13, 1944
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:«?: BLYTHEVKLLS (AjtK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1D44 Farm Slaughter To Be Allowed Restriction* Lifted On Home-Killed Meat, Official Announces A. 0. Spellings, Chatrnmh of the it isslssippi Comity Agricultu ra 1 Conservation Comrntttee, lias nil' nounced that restrictions on farm slaughter of livestock have been removed so that "any farmer may. without a license or a permit, slaughter livestock owned by him and deliver the meat derived therefrom". However, Office of Price Administration regulations concerning the collection and distribution of ration points are not affected or changed by this an nouncement. Questions concerning the licensing of-, butchers, custom slaughterers or local slaughterers .oUier than farmers slaughtering livestock ovvned'by them, should be directed to E.'.F. Pranks, Area Supervisor, Food Distribution Administration, Jonesboro. Arkansas, for the area in which Mississippi County is lo cated,.Mr. Spellings said. Coming: Guns That Think 7 Mass. Extermination Of Minorities Nazi Goal •' WASHINGTON,.'June 12 (U.P.) —President Roosevelt told Congress today thai tha Nazis are determln ed to' ; complete their program or ivjiiES ."extermination of minorities before they lost the war. Ii> a report oil sleps taken by the government to provide refuse for victims.of Nazi cruelty, Mr Roosevelt said this ..nation is ap- jialled-by what "tie called "the systematic persecution of helpless minority grouixs by the Nnzts." The President's report went on "As the hour of the final defcai of Hitlerite, forces. draws closer the theory-of their Insane desire to wipe out the Jewish race ii Europe continues undimlnlshcd." "This is but one example,' 1 the Presidential report went on. "Many Christian groups also ore .beini murdered." Mr. Roosevelt said this progran Is but a manifistation of Hitler 1 aim. to salvage from military de fent victory for Nazi principle; the very principles he continued which tills war must destroy un less we shall have fought in vain The President reported on ar rangements made ,fo bring itnmcd lately to this country approximate ly 1000 • "refugees-predominant! women and children Who fled from central Europe into couthern Italy. • EDSON IN WASHINGTON Cows which freshen in November are higher producers than those which freshen In July. BY PETKR EDSON Cotarltr News Washington Correspondent For a preview of the most ad- ahced forces of destruction that •111 be loosed In World War III, or veil In World War II If II lasts long nough, tests of new weaixms and ew explosives now being made at ic U. S. Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgrcn, Va., and at the big Naval Mr Station, Patuxenl, Md., give the rest picture. A two-day inspection f these bases, arranged by Navy Secretary James Porrcslnl for a mall group of newspaper corresixm- ents, reveals the extent to which nival Warfare nt best has become a rar of gadgets. Begin right witn me explosives ;olng into shells, bombs nnd depth harges. The TNT of the last war was thought lo be the ultimate as \ force of destruction, but it has already been, surpassed. It is still ft ilghiy restricted subject for dls- nisslon. The British have permlt- ed some mention of their "R. D. X." explosive, but the Americans iave something that Is ft much more .table equivalent. What It will do, it course; Is'increase the range, vc- oclty and destructivcness of nearly every type of thing that can b; hrown nt an enemy. It Is only one of the new explosives under development. Tests arc being made with miw jowders that arc not only smoke- ess, but conceal the dash at the nuzzle when big guns nre flrcd Tills Is a highly important development. In night action, Ihc tell-tale flash of n main batlery is the worst give-away of a ship's position. ROCKKTS COMB IN VARIOUS SIVHES AND SHAPES. Rockets, which have caugiit the public fancy to such an' amazing degree, are now In production and In use In a variety of shapes'and sizes, and from special purpose mounts, necent Navy communiques have revealed the use of rocket barrages filled tram landing craft in the southwest Pacific, nnd in the sinking of a Nazi submarine In the Atlantic by planes nring rocxets. 'Against, submarines, the rocket projectile Is of exceptional advantage In Hint the rocket gives the shell head continued driving power under water. Having all the destructive force o( three and live-inch shells, rockets can be toed without recoil. Mounting a five-Inch gun on an airplane Is today unthinkable. Rockets on planes, however, can bo fired In pairs or In salvo lo give from two to 10 times as much lire- power as could be obtained from n single five-inch gun, and without the extra weight or strain. els to aircraft nnd surface vessels IS only one of Ihc means of Increasing :hc firepower which cuf.i plane and ship can throw agnlnst nn enemy. Every effort Is being made lo Increase efficiency and sl&e of each weapon. ritOBI.F.MS OF FASTER FIKING BEING SOIA'Kl) The normal rale of nre of a .50' caliber machine gun. for Instance, Is 150 rounds a mlnulo. That Is 12 rounds a second, but. even no, aircraft traveling 300 miles an hour, five miles a minute, 400 feel a second, stand a good chance of missing each other in the Intervals of one shot for every 30 feet or more of travel. 'Hie problem, then, Is one of making the machine guns fire faster and IL is lx?lng solved. The 20-nnn. cannon likewise seems destined to lx> stepped up in efficiency—first by twin mounting, second by Installation as a< packaged gun to be hung from the wing of a plane. This Is only the beginning of what will probably be nn era of automatic weapons of sizes thai used lo be considered too big for destroyers, for the tendency Is to make every weapon bigger, better, faster. Five hundred-pound bombs are still effective, but the ratio of 4000- pound iMinljs goes up and up and up. Advances In control of all these new weapons -have 1 kept pace wllh Improvements In the weapons themselves. Here is where the real gad- gotry comes Into play. There arc jombslghls nnd computing gyro- coplc gunslghls which do Ihlngs thu original Nordeii and Spcrry nodels cannot do—complex Ihink- ng machines which solve matlic- nctlcal problems faster than mechanical gunnery devices can execute the answers. Details about these Inntnstlc things will probably not be revealed until after the war. You owe it to Y9UR FAMILY . You ate tho'ifuifeo of your i health. You have the raiponiibilily of i*l«c+ing belter, more hoafthful ccoting Ingredienfi for ovary cooling purpoie. HumKo, the Dainty Cooling M. hat PROVED thai it It more digotlible, more healthful. NOW POINT-FREE! They will be placed In a vacated Army ^carnp at Port Ontario near .Oswcgo, New 'York, and will be returned. to their : homes at the end of the war. ;.-. .. The President said it is essential to take faction .without delay in order to save as many-persons as possible from German persecution. R«ad; Courier News Want Ads. Adding more guns ami more rock- WE FILL ALL DOCTORS 1 PRESCRIPTIONS AND SATE TOD MONTT STEWARTS Drof S l«r e M&In * Lak* Fhon. MM Plant Filler Makes Sponges CLEAUWATER, Pla. (OP)— The dry, sandy soli of Phidias county, Florida, has been found lo be Ideal for the cultivation of a' wartime substitute, the Luffn plant. The luffa is known as the dlshrag gonrtl. The web-like (Iber Inside the plants can be made Into IIEC'S for use In chemical factories and medlcnl purposes. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Son. Try onr "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory lnn| Aeron fr«m Hlfh gchtel Tuesday ' BUDDY NITE 1 Tickets For (lie Price of 1 "A TRAGEDY AT MIDNITE" with John Howard A Margaret I.indsa Kdgar Kennedy Comedy BOWL for fun and health! BILL'S ami GEORGE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second Rest Well and Do Your Job Whether your career is making a home or husiness--or hoth— adequate' vest is of greatest importance. Insufficient sleep can easily breed dull \vils, irritation and sharp words — all allies of failure. •''!• ~i If you have trouble enjoying dcoi>, un- restrained sleep, try a bath before bed- time each night. The liquid warmth of the water gently calms tensed nerves and muscles ... So that once you arc in bed sleep often arrives almost before you knbw it. Water is LIFE to your lawn and gar- den --- Give them a GOOD SOAK- ING tonight! Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "THE GAY SISTERS" wilh Barbara Slamvyck >t (leorge Bren and "FLY BY NIGHT" with Nancy Kelly * Iticharil Carlson Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Tuesday PAL NITE \ 'Million Dollar 7 Kid 1 wllh v The East Side Kids Selected Shorls Wednesday & Thursday 'Princess O'Rourke' with Olivia DcVavilanil & Koucrt Cutiiiiiin^s N'cws ol the Day Short NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 ille Water Co. Tuesday "HI, GOOD LOOKIN' wllh Eddie Qullhn Serial .t Short BERNARD ALLEN, Manager "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity!" Wednesday & Thursday 'CROSS OF LORRAINE' with Pierre Aumont & Gene Kelly Vox News A- Sliorl To The Employees of Rice-Stix Factory and the / (fens of Blytheville THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY THE AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND SOME OF THE WORKERS OF RICE-STIX OF BLYTHEVILLE WHO ALSO CONTRIBUTED MONEY TO BUILD AND PURCHASE THE FACTORY AND HAVE KEPT IT IN OPERATION SINCE THAT TIME. \Vc hereby wish fo ask once again, tliiit the business men of this community and citizens who have interfered with the workers' right to organize to please NOT pass judgment on a matter of which they are nof informed and which is of no concern to (hem. We hereby claim the right . to decide ALONE Ihc conditions tinder which we work and with (he protection'of the National Labor'Relations Hoard, we are doing so. THE FOLLOWING FACTS AND STATEMENTS ARE OUR THOUGHTS ON THE FIVE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS YOU BROUGHT UP IN THE PAPER FRIDAY— 4 The answer to the first question is wrong. Rice-Stix have closed *' shop agreements in other factories and in closed shop contracts ALL the workers in the plant must be members of the union. Our records show that at the rate people are joining now, the Blytheville factory will soon be 100 per cent union. 1 The union does mean a higher wage for the employees of Rice*•' Stix. Amalgamated union agreements have a 50c an hour minimum which means over $20.00 a month increase in wages. The Amalgamated union can show many contracts with the 50c minimum wage included as well as much higher wage rates and lower production than the Blytheville Rice-Stix plant. Over 700 contracts of this union were approved by the War Labor Board last year and .in each one higher wages were granted. The profits of Rice-Stix were higher last year than ever before in the history of this firm. This surely does not seem that the company may be "operating at a loss". Other manufacturers-getting the same price for their products are paying almost double the wages that are paid here and they too are not operating at a loss with the union. 3 A union has been proven the only means of bringing peace and •* harmony into a plant. People who are receiving a decent, living wage thru the union feel like -turning out the work. Facts prove that there are more government contracts in union plants than are.given to^non-union factories. Production rates will be lowered by the union. Present production rates in Blythevilie are some of the highest in the country and are beyond all human endurance. The union absolutely guarantees to bring production rates down to a reasonable rate as has been done in all union plants. f The vacation plan as it now stands is ridiculous. It means that **" practically no one receives a vacation. The three man panel of the War Labor Board has recommended only recently that this same vacation plan be thrown out in the Rice-Stix factory at Lebanon, Missouri and instead use the plan of the Amalgamated union which insures all the workers a right to a vacation with pay . . . without such restrictions as 2000 hrs., 80 per cent, and unexcuscd absences. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS TO PROVE THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT WORK IN THE FACTORY CAN NO LONGER SPEAK FOR THE WORKERS Not long ago at a meeting a business man speaking for the business men said, "we have been running this town for thirty years and do not intend to have anyone tell us how to run it now." To this man of our town we say .... WE, THE WORKERS, KEEP THIS TOWN RUNNING AND PUT THf MONEY ACROSS THE COUNTERS OF YOUR STORES . . . . AND WE, THE WORKERS, WILL RUN OURSELVES. i Last Friday's nil in this paper was confusing and untrue. Just as for example, i( said wages paid in this plant were highest authorized by the War Production Hoard. For their information the War Production Hoard has nothing whatsoever to do ivilli wages. The War Lalmritoard is the government agency which approves the wage increases requested by (he unions and has approved over a 1000 cases for the Amalgamated in (he last year. Perhaps the group sponsoring that ad did mil know any belter and did not deliberately try to misinform the Hlythevillc people. ' THE BUSINESS MEN SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT A REPORT OF THEIR INTERFERENCE HAS REACHED THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD THRU THE UNION AND AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION IS TAKING PLACE. The almvc arc the views of a group of workers in Ihc plant who are now fast reaching the majority .in sijncd union cards. We aiipral lo all rishl Ihinkinc workers lo join us in our slnigsle ami your struggle Tor higher pay and better working conditions. Sign Your Union Cards NOW.. .Attend the Next Meeting and Get Your Union In Soon! JO/N TODAY - FOR HIGHER PAY The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, CIO.

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