The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 31, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS »• DOMINANT NKWSPAPKn or NmrrHKART mnua>a ..... .«, — VOL. XI,III—NO. 00 B!ythe«lll« Dally New» Blythevllle Courier Soybeans May Rival Cotton as Cash Crop Within Another Year OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UISBOUH1 ARKANSAS, I''U11)AY, MAY m.YTUBVll.U' crops, and the estimated in ihoi 'T S a T'". 1 in »»»«i»»ii'Pi couiily this year o,f of u .<-•>'« 'I'l'odm-,,,,, crops and is f llc i,, B the pron- PCLI ol | oMsiljlu ck'tlH-onemeiil before lon K i, v wvbenns survey ol iierertjfes in these two ' «> "c.uis, yields for 1H4G, lias revciiled Approximately '200,000 acres are — In cotton this year in (lie cuutUv niul the No. 2 crop \vill be soy- tcnns with 1GO.CIOO acres being cul- livatccl which means that one-fourth of all the farm land In the county is crowing soybeans this year. Soybean harvests las', season showed a yield fl r nearly l,:>90,flOI) bushels and (l-is year tile eurrent estiirales point to a yield of perhaps 2,0(H\OCfl bushels. Ami the rnnn experts are pleased with the shirt In agriculture In this the largest cotton producing county in tile world, a county where cotton has reigned .supreme as kin;; for years and years. The shift from a one-crop agricultural practice has not come about by accident, however. It is the result of an experimental pro- Brain with extension agents K)x>n- soring the movement to bring about a better balance in fanning than a one-crop system ever can offer. Soybeans have proved profit- contract able in this county because: ' ' The crop requires less labor than cotton, and less worry. Soybeans can be planted after a wet .spring has made it loo lite to plant cotton. And, because the soybean improves the soil when planted in rolalicn with corn and cotton. The soybean lias proved to farmers of this section that it can withstand more unfavorable weather and is subject to less disease and insect injury than any crop grown here, as well as growing equally well on all types of soil in this county. Soybeans Enrich Soil This crop is n "natural" in the crop rotation here for most farmers since it adds considerable organic matter and some nitrogen to the soil. This organic matter is especially valuable on heavy soils. Prior to 1930 there were no soybeans planted here and in 1937 but UMW Boss Sends Miners fo Work Wage Benefits Due To Bring Coal Cost Up 25 Cents Per Ton. By KAYAIONU LAIIR United Press Slaff Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 31. (UP) — The ceiling price on 'soft coal today was expected lo rise as much as 25 cents per ton as a result ol the wage contract signed between the Government and John L, Lewis United Mine Workers. Informed sources said that the mtract will increase production costs 30 cents per ton, but the operators probably will absorb about five cents of the increase. This would be the amount absorbed by the operators i n!945. five Hoover Enroute to South America the It is the equivalent of the cents per ton royalty which Government has agreed to pay into a miners' welfare fund administered jointly by the Government and the union. Miners also get an 18 1-2 cent per hour pay increase. The contract j s between the UMW and the government, which signed us manager of the federal- Anthracite Pits Idle as UMW Contract Expires Hard Coal Min«rt i. Demand ScaU G*wft Okay by Government. NEW YORK, Mdy 31. (Ul>>John L. Lewis, whose demands for a. wage Increase and welfare fund for 400,000 soft coal miners were framed two days aeo,'seiit 74.000 haid coal diggers out on strike today to force similar concessions from anthracite operators Representatives of the United Mine Workers (API.) and thc operators scheduled a meeting for 2 p.m. EOT today and there were Increasing indications that Lewis would cotiip to New York to direct the negotiations now that the bituminous strike has been sotted. _ Although no strike was called officially, the miners were notified W the union negotiating committee that their contract expired al midnight last night. The miners, in accordance with their "no contract-no work" policy, did not report when the mines were scheduled to open this morning. In a carefully worded telegram to the union's three districts in the anthracite fields, thc negotiating committee made no mention that the miners should stay from their' jobs. The telegram said only that maintenance men should remain at work pending the stgn-J Ing of n new agreement. The negotiator; agreed in. New York yesterday that any contract made will be retroactive t o May 31, thereby protecting the maintenance i)y United r r ess men, the telegram said. 1 Americans observed 'their first Pica for Trace Rejected (postwar Memorial Day In pre-war Hie work stoppage came despite stylc . Thl , snmc ukl lull(mlD bn cs e operators' plea for a truce sped over the same old highways during negotiations with all con- | u> bring a return of the peacetime automobile accident mid, deatli rate. 11MG SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTB President Asks Re-lnsfalement Of Work-Qr-Be-Drafted Clause !n Legislation to Control Strikes Frightened Mule Many Misconstrue Measure, Execut i ye Informs Former Burdcttc Blacksmith Sees Son Dragged to Death. Surrounded ClT"," 7 City by ca crowds of curious upcctalors, Herbert Hoover, left. I,, M'u r-i, L '™' MCXlC ° S( T ITll "'»- 0( ltK Interior. Hoover stopped In Mexico City enroutc to South America l u Inspect the food prospects (NEA Tclcpholo.) u lle Na •ly-seineci pits. Lewis, however, pre- surnably will try to same terms from the erators. Lewis' 400,003 soft obtain the •private op- Not/on Counts Heavy Holiday Traffic Death and Injury Toll cessions retroactive to the expiration date of the old pact. The Issues In dispute are'i the miners' demands for a wage Increase and a health and welfare fund similar to that granted soft coal workers. Wage talks have been in pro- coal miners, meanwhile, resumed work pending'gress here for three weeks with negotiations with the owners. The. Thomas J. Kennedy, secretary' treasurer o f the UMW, 'directing Solid Fuels Administration expected full production by Monday fbr the first time since April 1. . . the unUjn negotiations. But actually, both sides have been sparring for, time pending settlement of the John D. Small estimated that the bituminous dispute. ft'^lo: (belter-,^varieties*. t • ,,- rhis plarijis'to 'do!'away witliithc i '-tely ^nd^lo.j to spqed^ ,specrt a seltlcmcnt They i Sddns on Ba a ( a not indicate their detailed shift Tl: Arksoy plant Ralso'y.4 a'llrl ~Og' per cent of the 1946 acreage. The olhcr 15 per cent would go into early maliirinK varieties as Macou- pins and possibly Lincohis. Cleaner Grain SnuRbt Tho committee is asking for cleaner combining in Ihe field to prevent "dockage" at the market, and recommending that all receiving stations pay on the grade basis (by oil and moisture content) as soon as practical erudite equipment is available. Tile extension service was asked to arrange lytmblnc adjustment schools in 19.10 and to urge all farmers to use "sour clcnners" on lite combines. Olhcr recomiti£Uda- tions were made on variety atici fertilizer tests throughout the county. With tests proving that a .shift fo pure Rnlsoys or Ogclcns would increase the yield bushels per acre, depending some on the season, farmers are contract, ncgoti&tiqn!;' in New and *tfre expected 'fvi take steps to plans. Fuel Administrator J. A. Krui; was reported considering operating the soft coal mines six days a week to meet fuel demands and replenish stockpiles. A five-day week would yield less tonnace than required for the nation's industrial machine for several months. The six-day week would pivc Ihn miners $fb.25 weekly t.aki- home pay. The old rate was $53.50. be worked out. Furthermore, the operators con- tend.ithal the soft coal settlement wad'-baied on a price increase which they cannot meet because anthracite i s used primarily to heat homes, and therefore must compete with fuel oil. At least 109 persons were killed In accidents yesterday. Of these, 44 were killed in traffic accidents; 34 were drowned; and 31 died fniin falls, fires and other miscellaneous causes. , The National Sn'fcly Council hart predicted thai 57 persons would IK killed In automobile accidents. The council's figure Included those who 1 " c ' m 'n. would d|e. subsequently of ' ' ' suffered on the holiday. ... The greatest number of motorisls since-1941 swarmed over the highways to begin a four-day week-end of travel. Thc Safety -council said at least 32D persons would die In week-end traffic accidents/ The peak was expected Sunday night. Many persons were injured In accidents. Thirty persons, many of them children, were Injured at Chicago when n zoo-bound streetcar crashed into thc rear of another trolley. CUIifornin reported the largest On-lllc Clinton j oil ,. s , H "1 Cimrli's A. June.s, llragu Mo., wn.s drained io his dratli' yr-Nlmlny mum by a mu \ v w |,,.,, | Ihe lad's foot became entaiii/lcd in Ihe hnrnrss us he .souijhl.' In ildi' OH! iinlmni from Ihe Held lo I lit- home. Tli« family moved to n fi\rm nnir Jiraitu oily only recently I no mule had not bd-n ridden before mid became frluhlcncd when tint youllt iilti-mpUtU (o mount, His father called''to warn him. but the warning wns too Int,.. The fnlher, helpless, saw his son drugged across the field and mound the house several times with .,lhi! mute kicking and ,,t times-, pnwliiK al tltc bmly, when rci-owrcd Ihe body wns burtly crushed and inrniglcil. FuneVal siu-vlcv.s will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Uiirdnlie Church of Clod, with Ihe llev. ,1. A. Hilrcloth, pastor, offl- cliillnu. liurlnl will follow In Memorial Park, wllli Holt Mineral Home In charge. The fnmlly niiide Ihelr home at lliirtldtto a number of years, where thc father farmed and was a NEW ORLEANS. May 31. (UP)- Wlu ' ksl » m '' Emlle Boyle, a cleric In the euro-' Cr , vl "° la survived, In addition ner's office who drives the ruoifjue to llls fi>tlll!l ', by Ills stcp-mollier, wagon, was one of those people M[S| °' A - Jl) ncs; Ilireu brothers. Theft from Dead Man Charged to Coroner's Clerk Naval Academy Senior to Be Commissioned . people wlio would "steal money from n dead man," police reported today. Boyle was arrested and charged with taking $40 of $205 which wns , removed from the clothing or n injuries short-order cook who died List night. Catholic School Plans Commencement for Five Commencement exercises for eighth grade students of the School of the Immaculate Conception will Tonn h|1 ncl(l Sunday afternoon, 1:30 from two 'to 10 °' clot *' ;lt the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The Rev. B. Francis McDcvitt, very co'-opcra'tvie in shifting t.i i I > ^J or -,™;I. I _^ cllvcl: thc commcncc- thcse varieties, according to Keith ''"""* ^''-" ment arklress. Those graduating are Ann Robinson, Hazel Shclton, Fred Child, .'Frank Wagner and Francis •While. J. Bitbrey, county extension agent. Reports of samples sent to labori'.'.oi y ' for oil analysis last) Fall were publicized which show-1 ed: Ogdcns, 18.7 per cent; Hatsoys, but ninny agricultural 18.G per cent and Arksoys, 18.3 per cent. Thc Lincoln variety, n newly developed oil bean replacing almost all other varieties in The North. is beinc; tested here this year with much interest shown, because this variety matures in a much shorter time than Halsoys, it has been pointed out. Decausc soybeans have become second top-ranKing crop in this ricli agricultural section, much concern has been felt because the support price was not increased by th R government recently when a rise was given in prices of corn and wheat. Want Injustice Corrected The Mississippi County Farm Bureau was among thc firsl groups in llic nation wh'ch protested this failure and Is asking its representatives in Congress to correct this "injustice," so as to further insure a continued increase in soybean planting here. Most soybeans are combined in fields and taken directly to elevators where sold, although sonic growers slore Ihcfr crop in soybean lin this couny. houses owned by the government) M. D. Amburgey, extension leaders predict that approximately 2,000.000 bushels will be harvested in this area for important food and feed commodities and. at the same time, approximately 160,000 acres of Mississippi County farm land will have been kept fertile because of the energy this crop gives to thc soil. AveraSc yield in Mississippi County is from 22 to 23 bushels per acre, over a period of years, with many farmers growing as much as 40 bushels per acre in 1945. Missouri Counties Shift, Too What has been done in Missis- This group is small, however, survey lias revealed. Because of the frequent rains during the past month, many farmers have planted soybeans Instead of replanting early cotton damaged by rain, to thc acreage. Estimated < Kiri further Increase sippi County is true nlso in adjacent Pemiscot Coifclly, Missouri, where, In thc past six years, soybean acreage has increased from none to 50,000 acre.? in a county .which has approximately 300,003 acres of farm crops. This Is true of entire Southeast Missouri, with Arksoy and Ralsoy being the most popular varieties planter there, although some farmers grow Boone variety. The same methods of harvesting arc used in Southeast Missouri, as asrcnt there, is a leader in the 'shifting from cotton to soybeans with the late Spring seasons of the past several years influencing him to encourage increased growing of soybeans which can be planted in Pemiscot County from April until June. Cotton can not be planted that Henry K. Berry, Retired Farm Operator, bies Hcnr" K. Berry died last niflht, 0:30 o'clock, at his home, 101 East Sycamore. He was 86. Funeral services for thc retired farmer will be held tomorrow afternoon. 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home chapel. Plans for burial arc not complete but will be In a Bly- thevilte cemetery. The Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church, will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Berry; two daughters. Mrs. Minnie Barnes nnd Mrs. Lillic Barker, both of Blythcville, and three sons. Jerry B. Berry, J. J. Berry and Ed Berry, all of : Blythevllle; 33 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Parade to Put Emphasis on Safe Driving Additional prize money lias been offered for another oldesl cur (o Ix.- driven in tomorrow's snfclv parade which is being sponsored In Ulythc- nuniber of fatalities, with 11 per- j X" l!> '>y automobile dealers In con- sons .killed—six of them; in auto-| ncclioh , with the nation-wide ob- I servance of the .golden Jubilee of Uiijiotlvc.Industry. Ijoy Eicli Chevrolet, Company will pay $10 to the owner of Ihe oldest model Chevrolet in the pn- rade which will move on Main Street from Sixth nl 3 p.m. The cars will ,.poi.,ii!cJilijjita;i;. v cIeaiHs:..Wc!rc iff,-, tjjt autniji ported in Washington!'D."'C., for] The I^oj the first time on record. The stales 01 Washington and Oregon nlso reported perfect records for the day, Two freak accidents occurred in Los Angeles. A woman was killed „, when she fell from a window white officials said wntchlns thc first, buses gel iindn:- way following a city transit, strike. A man was electrocuted when a powerline, which had been snapped by an airplane, fell on his nula- mobile. I-cslie Ann Rose. two. Detroit, was the first chll'.l fatality, she died of a £kull fracture In the same hospital where her brother had been born Friday. She wns injured when her falher, Edward. 24. fell while carrying her downstairs. A Chicago woman wns killed when an automobile struck her while she was sweeping loaves into the .itrcoi. At Wnuwalosii. Wis.. John J. Dun:], 65, a Spanish-American War veteran, died of .1 heart attack after collapsing during a Memorial Day parade. assemble at 2:30, parade- I'fc. n. f,. Jones, Jicrvliiii with (ho Army In Qcrmany; Pervls Jones, Albert Jones and a sister, Delenc.. attended will Work of V/oman Member of 'Y' Staff Praised Miss Alice Biillbn will continue ns a member or the staff of nlytlic- vllle Y, Russell Darlmin, chnlrmtui of the Hoard of Directors, snld to- dny. Mr. narham said that "under Die capable leadership of Miss Sallbn. sign when he graduates. the Y has conducted a splendid characlcr bull gram In the Ing recreational pro- city of niythevllle, which lins won the acclaim of citizens. Beginning July 2:1, in4!i, nnd lerminatliiB August :iO, tho Y Summer program attracted 207 boys and Kirls IjuUvcen Hie ages of li-lil." "Tlie Fall program was carried "n In Hie U. H. o. building and reached n total of C50 Y members. In addition to tlic scheduled rccrca- Earlier it had been announced the Phillips Motor Company would pay $10 to the oldest driver in the ' parade, nnd a similar sum to the owner of the oldest I-'ord. J Tho parade will place stress on Die danger of opcraling unsafe vehicles, and spectators will be given . ... . . .--— «y to reinstate tho ilnilled iwovifiion in Uio emergency strike control iiskiw ol (.onjfivss hint Saturday. .'. At (he s;m u . tinio, he told his new* conference that he, not via ills ormiiKKlwhether lo «hrn or veto'the CaSe< «; I»H, which establishes now restrictions on strikef . Ihe measure is violently opposed -by ill .segments of lalwr. Mr, Truman said ttie draft provision ot his emergency labor bill designed to cope with strikcs"'ln' government-seized plants, had been generally misrepresented and misinterpreted. Tlie Senate two 'days ago removed the J provlslort llic House-approved bill. Declaring his whole-hearted support of the draft proposal Mr Truman said it had long been custom in this country, even on llic county level of government, for sheriffs to 'deputize 'citizens event of a civil emergency. This, Mr. Truman ' said, was what he had in mind—hot Uio authority to draft ' .labor" but to deputize civilian experts to cope with crises in essential industries taken ovcr by the government. The Houso passed the President's emergency measure , Intact two hours after he requested It. Tlic Senate, paced by an unusual coalition of Ropubllcaiis ajid'.'pnj- Lribor Democrats, combined to knock out the draft provisions 70 to 13. Sru«Le Rnafnes Debate The Senate resumed .debate.;':on the measure today, with strong'' Indications that 1U fate hinged on the outcome of, the scheduled June is maritime strike. ...• Mr. Truman told newsmen thc Kovrrnmfent would go as far as • possible under .Its present poweti to keep U)e ships running in eveni of a strike. Butt he added,' the / government'* position would ->be' far stronger if |iis einergency measure were passed^ -• If the maritime dispute Is solved, the emergency bill may be shehred. It wa« on that busl« that',the. Senate took a Memorial Day recess after deleting the "works or draft" feature of the measure. Drastic labor law revision this. year, Including thc urilon-curbihir- Ci:sc Bill already approved by-both Houses of Congress. If industrial strife subsides to thc point where Congress sidetracks tho emergency measure applying only to govrrosi'.Q'-seized property, Mr Trumari undoubtedly will veto the Case Bill. .There was considerable doubt that both Houses of Congress would over- rlrlp such a veto. • : The Case Bill, although not as drastic r.s the emergency powers iskcd by Mr. Truman for the. re- conversion, 'period, would impose severe restrictions" on' unions; John Oliver Coppcdac, nbovc. who Ulythcvlllc High School, receive his commission from the United status Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., June f>. He Is tho son of Mrs. Iva Thomnr, Coppcdgc, Victoria, and Shelby W. C6]>pedge, LimslhB, Mich., nnd n nephew of Oliver W. Coppedgu IMyihovllle. In Annapolis he wnfl outstimdliiff In sports nnd also ranked high scholastic iicllvltlcs. He slnrrcd In foothiill and wns n member of this academy wrestling lonm. Hi: will be commissioned an Coppcdue, known to his friends hero as "lio", 'made his home In Blythevllle while uttcndlns hlKh school and wns a star on the footbiili team and took part In other nfhlclic activities. Winning a football scholarship upon his graduation from high tchnol. he attended Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. There, he 'AOII nclaiin in football ami In addition to achieving Air Air Base to Sell Surplus Plumbing, Other Items Capt. Robert H. Duke, base salvage officer at thc Blythevllle Army Air Field, announced today that 13 I . lots of plumbing fixtures, cafe kit- ' of Chen equipment, hardware and paint will be sold at thc base and that the articles may be inspected after 9 a.m. next Monday and before 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 7. The sales will be made on the 'jasls of scaled bids submitted nf- Vctcran to Manage Wholesale Grocery Frank Ashby, veteran of months service in the Armv Corps, has assumed managership of Arkansas Central Cash nnd Carry Wholesale Grocery, llf> Ea.-.t Main. Mr. Ashby, who wns graduated from Blythcville High School, made his home in Bnkprsficld. Calif., where he was employed, before returning here recently. Mr. and Mrs. Ashby are p;irenLs daughter. Carol Lee, aged three. graphic view of what can anil does happen on the highways. Tow cars will pull some actual wrecks, Ihey were picked up on tho highways after accidents clldnm;cr- IIIK the lives of the nccup;inLs of such vehicles, and (he lives of safe drivers who must use thc lilghwnys, loo. The intrude will move east on Main to Franklin and loop tack on Walnut, (li'.baiulin;: nl Seventh. N. Y. Stocks A T & T •;....'. Anaconda Copper . ... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Cien Electric Cicn •Motors Montfiomerv Ward . N Y Ccnlral Int Ilarvestrr North Am Aviation . . Republic Steel Radio Eocony Vacuum Istudcbakcr inn 43 1-2 inn i-a 135 1«7 4!l I-i 74 I-B 101 1-2 20 7-H 100 1-2 lionnl program, which Includes a high Kcolitsllu average, tctherbnll. crotiucl, checkers, mnr-| He was given Ihe appointment hie.-;, box hockey, badminton, volley to Annapolis by Senator Hnttlc W. ball, barrel Rolf, deck tennis, rope Caraway in recognition of his school 'fclpplng and iiri.3 and crafts pro- i records. grams. thcr p . have been such events • . as nature hunts and holiday par- lies." "The winter program was conducted i|i the City Hall auditorium which will continue to be Y headquarters. A total of 11:12 boys nnd i filrls of Junior and senior high I school nge were enroled in various ' activities. Mr. liarlnim concluded his resume <if Ihe work under Miss Hnliba'.i WASHINGTON, Mny 31. (UPi — Inulcrshlp with tile stntcmont "she . ' |1 - sl<l( ' llt 'rnunan lolil reporters has done n Kralld job and luis tlic! 1? <I "- V " ml "" fiiclllllcs of the th(^ Coast Guard and Maritime Strike Threat Lingers iati thc full confidence of the entire Honrd." Livestock tcr inspections have been made. No contrnct will be necessary, he explained, and no deposits need be made. No loU will be broken tor the convenience of a bidder. Cost prices for thc lots will average under $150 and In no Instance will the figure be higher than $300 for one lot, it was stated. Thc merchandise is in the black hangar at the basa. Firemen Make Run Thn Fire Department answered a false alarm today »t 1010 Hcarn S t. The alarm sent in because of smoke the chimney being blown against the appearance ibrtrnini'. roof, thr.t noon at was from down which gave the thc house was Wounded Veteran Combines Nursing Limbs and Garden Phillip Hollcman, Blythcvill? native who made his home here before going into service four years ago, always gets "a great kirk out of seeing livings grow." Hr- is now "watching his garden grow" in Seattle, Wash.,—from a \vhoelclmir. The veteran, Mrs. Hollcman. nnd their eight-inonlh-old dauah'.cr, Kathleen Marie, make their iiomc ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. May 31. (UP)- (USIMJ — Llveslock: Hogs: fi.flOO; salable 3,500: 1,800 salable hogs in curly. Slniighlor classes active: steady; barrows and gill.s $H.80: most snws and stags $K ( .05: feeders strong; spots 25 cents higher: $>. Cattle: 4.500; .salable 700. Cnlvc.;: 700, all salable. Not enough steers 137 7-8 on Mile to mention: vcalers slroiti! :<R t"-i to 15 cent.s higher; other clnsws 10 1-8 alxiiil steady ill clean-ui) trade, ex- 17 7-a i ccpt some weakness on canncr and 35 7-8 ! cutter cows; odd lots medium U> j good heifers and mixed yearlings $13.50-15.50; few common down lo $ll.. r >0; (rod cows $12.75-13.50; common and medium beef cows $9.7512.25; dinners and cutlers $7009.25; odd head good beef bulls $13.5013.75; medium lo good sausage bulls mostly $11.75-13.00; choice venters ing him working from his wheelchair while his wife and daughter, celling; highest since look on. 25; most medium lo good $13.00-10.- Wnlchlni! (he vegetables In his i?ar- 5u : cull nnd common $7.00-11.50; den grow and develop is only part! slaughter steers SI 1.50-17.90; slaugh- of thc process. The other Is his dc- i Icr heifers S10.75-17.50; stockcr and Navy, the Coast Guard nnd thn War shipping Administration will he IK.«l io keep the U. S. Merchant Marine t>i|irallm; ir a strike is culled for .June IS. Mr. Truman ndmlllrcl that the; maritime situation—the prospects of a strike — looked dark at present. He .said the government is taking every necessary prr-parallou to be sure that the ships \vould continue op- cnitlni;. At the same time, the President reiterated his wholehcarl M support for Ihe emergency lalxtr !CK!S- lation he requested of Congress last week nt thc height of the railroad and coal crisis. Meanwhile a shipping rcprescn- latlvc protested Hint seven marl- tihif. unions have Iticrcascjd their \\ac_c nnd hour demands during current nccotlnlions designed to avert thc shipping strike. He said union demands presented to thc operators yesterday "went far tcyond'' anything previously requested by the labor organizations. The unions no\v ask wage increases ranging from 22 to '35 , 1, 'I cents nn hour, a 10-hour week and an eight-hour day at sea and In perl. They also overtime pay- Cheaper Shoes To Cost More, OP A Reveals WASHINGTON, May 31. (UP,) — OPA. today Incrcnsed ceiling prices on standard low-priced shoes 10 to 15 per cent to.spur production. :, .The order- takes- effect Immediately at both manufacturer and consumer levels. It is expected to affect one-fourth of the present shoe production. Examples of the retail price increase: Men's and women's shoes which sold for $4.30 In 1942 will cost from $4.75 to S-t.95; children's shoes that sold for $2.50 in 1942 will cost from;f2.75 to $2.85. . . ,,.. Shoes selling at thc higher prices must be similar to the 1942 models in style and ruggcdncss. OPA admitted that low-priced ' shoes—particularly. for women—largely disappeared from thc niar- ket during the war, when many manufacturers dropped low-priced shoe lines. By restyling their footwear, they received higher ceiling prices from OPA because of increased costs. termination lo make his limbs "grow r.nd develop." too, and during tnc week he undergoes live treatment* each day on his limbs. On \vc?k- at 11358 14th Ave. N. E.. Se.ii'le.j c-ncis he sor-s home, picks up his where he is undergoing treatment at i;,kc and hoe and trundles his chair Seattle Naval Hospital. Suffering from spastic rmnlysis, thc disease struck him during I he war davs at Anzto. A bullet wound in the head left him with slifTc' legs and a right arm which Is hard to manage. Friends here have received HUT. Into the garden to dig away. Injured almost n year and a half ago, thc fo] nier Blythcville salesman expects to be walking next Summer. Blythevllle friends think "maybe then he will come back home." Mr. Hollcman, although an Army ntnn. Is rcrrivini! bis IrentmciH ot feeder steers S10.50-IG.50. N. Y. Cotton of his physical and gardenim: :>rog- the Nnval Hospital through the Vcl- .:, and ne". rllpj i crans Admln!strs'i"H. NEW Mnr. .. May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. YORK. May 31. (U.P.) — 2860 2871 28fiO 2884 ... 28BB 28M 2«fiO 2Sfif> ,... 2799 2813 2709 2803 2828 283!) 2827 2fl35 2840 2856 2844 ,2850 Chicago Wheat July . Sept ments of SI.25 lo $1.75 an hour for all hours ovcr eight a day, overtime for nil work on valurday, nnd rctroactivity of all wage Increases to last Oct. I. It wns pointed out that the union during early wage-hour talks asked for a 30 per cent wage Increase, a 40-hour week, adjustment of overtime pay and retroactivity of any agreement to Jan.'l. Weather 183':. 183'L '.i 183 ',4 3!i 183',;, ARKANSAS—Cloudy, showers and thunderstorms today and in south nortlons 'tonight and Saturday. Rotariqns Hear Veteran Tell About Shanghai . KIs personal experiences ' in Shanghai, China, were discussed by Oscar Fendler yesterday at thc luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club ai Hotel Noble. Mr. Fendler, a' vetcrjm of World War II, was stationed there for some time. Quests attending th«"nieeting included R. C. Bryan and Arthur Rcgcrs, both of Csceola and Russell Frakcs and Roy L. Glover, both, of steel*, Mo. Chicago ftyw July Sept J*4'i 1«',4 IWVi l«'i

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