The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1949 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

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PAGE FOUKTEEN BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWB WEDNESDAY, MAT 18, 1949 Change in Farm Law Advocated Otherwise; locks trwinan Plan By Chute* Hufet WASHINGTON, M»y 1*. (*»— Hep. Chrirtopher (D-Mo) taid y«- UnUy Concresi must change the p»miit farm law before It adjourn* or "we are likely to have a de- put.**." Christopher, himself a farmer, advocate* adoption of a program propoced by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan. He said tt would assure farmers cost of production and would eliminate waste. There would be abundant production of "everything to feed and clothe our jxopfco,- he added. "Th« main objection raised to rh« Brannan program," he said In an Interview, ,'ls the matter of cost. Some say the cost hasn't been estimated and that It would be fantastic. '.'The Brannan plan -.vont cost taxpayers anything unless prices of farm products sink below cost of production. If they do sink below cost of production and nothing Is done to stabilize them, a collapse of nrrlciilture will lead to Hie collapse of every other Industry In the united Statw. "It Is a matter of history that when agriculture starts to sink automatically pulls down fvery other industry because agriculture U the basic Industry. Christopher said that for th Brannan program to succeed, tlier would have to be "a measure" o' production controls. Under any pro grim, he said, such controls would be needed. "The question i.1 not. how nine the program will cost if we have It but how much It will cost the n» tlon if we don't have it." he said. Hi» objection to the present form program, h« said, Ir that It migh permit the price of farm product- to sink so low that 30.00C.OOO farn people will lose buying power. Tha he. believes, would lead to a seriou depression. Southwestern Bel Worts Inforrpatio On Workers Unio KANSAS OITY. Mav 18. «P)— T Southwestern Bell Telephone Company wants to know what union represents 51.SOO of its employes In Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas. Tex- u, Missouri and part of Illinois. The company Monday asked the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board here to hold an election to determine the employes' collective bargaining agent . Southwestern Bell has been dealing with an Independent union, the Oomrminicattons Workers of America. However, the union's president, J. -A. Bierne, recently announce;! rU affiliation with' the CIO. The company said It would not change wages or working conditions until the election Is held. Also, the company wants to know if the OIO union xhould get the $l,000,tt» annual union dues being deducted from the workers' pay under the present contract with the C.W.A. Union. Here's an ultra-candid picture made Ijy City Detective James Shu- imte after he had hidden lor five nights in shrubs at the home of Mrs. Marie l^onard, In Denver, Colo., trying to find out who punctured tires on Lcroy Smith's car wlicn smith called on Mrs. Leonard. Snunmtc snys ,e heard air hissing from a tire, Jumped up, took the photo and arrested he man crouching beside the auto. The prisoner was identified Daniel G. Leonard, divorced husband of Mrs. Leonard. After the court md a look at the picture, Leonard was convicted of destroying private property and was given a 30-day jail sentence which he appealed. (AP Rugged Texas Cowboy, 71, Indignant About Arrest on Speeding Charge B*ad Courier Newi Want Ad> Wolly's Choice DANIELSVILLE, Ga., IB. tm —* That nigged old Texan. Col. Zi\ch Miller, was let out of ]ail yesterday —and the kids around here were as sorry as could be. Since a couple of highway patrolmen coi-raled the bass of the 101 Ranch'.'; wild west show last Friday, the kids have been flecking to see a real live cowboy. For that matter, the colonel was glad to see the kids. They got coffee tor the old gentleman since he was getting lircd of "black ice tea and corn bread." The colonel was sllll indignant about his arrest, though, by highway patrolmen H. H. Magne.ss and D. S. Harris, Jr. And the 71-year old resident of Valley Mills swore apain that he was going to make Georgia safe "for a poor man to drive through •Now. what." he asked, "would have happened if I'd have been a $40 cowhand." The colonel and his driver were arrested after, the troopers said, they were clocked at 75 miles per hour. The speed limit Is 55. B:>th ere charged with speeding. They ere released on $250 bond each. Col. Miller said he protested the i-riwl of his driver. Jamc.s Colbert, igorously to the rangers. They toll! Im. said the colonel, that If he •ere a younger man. they'd whip lim. "Now." drawled • the colonel, "I old 'em my driver was up to either of 'em. Hang yo' pistol up and et's see." Col. Miller said the highway patrolmen a.sked his driver to plead guilty and they'll let them bolli go- This the colonel vetoed. Col Miller and Colbert were arrested while returning to the show Employees pf 4 News Syndicates In Wage Dispute NEW YORK. May 18—<rt'j— Employees of four affiliates of North American Newspaper Alliance, Inc., serving an estimated 1.400 newspapers, struck Monday night in a dispute over wages and other demands. Affiliates of the parent company arc Bell Syndicate. Inc., Associated Newspapers, Inc., Consolidated News Features, Inc.. and Nana Inc. The agencies distribute cartoons and features, Including columns by Drew Pearson, Dorothy Thmopson, Dorothy Dix and Billy Rose. Local 3 of the CIO American Newspaper Guild said contract negotiations have made no progress since January when the Guild was I certified as gnrgatning agent for j 49 syndicate employes. The Guild had no previous contract with the syndicate. The Guild said It was demanding a, union shop contract, severance pay. job classification, ond a SI 10 minimum weekly wage for desk men witli other ininimuins for other types of employes. Present wages average S65 weekly for dcskmen, the Oulld said. Thomas A. Brennail, aliorncy for the syndicate, said the walkout came after the syndicate "refused to yield on the Guild demand on the union shop and checkoff, and the Guild limitation on the man- agcment right to determine the umiber of force." He said management was ready to negotiate fur- at Greenville. B.C.. from Perry, Fin., where the colonel had been to .inspect - somc properties. ther. Rusty, a cairn terrier pup, wails in the radio room of a cargo plane in New York for his flight to Paris and his new mistress, the Duchess of Windsor. The dog was bied by Elizabeth Biaun, of Pittsburgh, Pa., who was contacted by the duchess, who saw a picture of one of the terriers in a magazine. Negro, Said to be TJ5, Dies at Home in Dumas OtlMAS. Ark.. May 18—i,Vi—I .T Canada. neRro man believed to have been 115 years old. died at his home on the Pickens plantation near here ye.slcrday. There is no proof of Canada's ape. but R. A. Pickers, owner of Ihe' plantation, said he had tried to check it and Is convinced the man was "more than 110." Canada remained active until shortly before his death and chopped and picked cotton last year. He was described by Plckens r.= alert mentally and with a sooci memory of the Civil War. at which time he wns living In Louisiana am 1 was married and had children Plcnens reported Canada has grandchildren who arc more that 70 years old. State Police Make 1,351 Arrests During April LITTLE ROCK, May 18. i.-1'l- State police Director Herman Ltnd- sey said yesterday slate trooper- made 1,351 arrests during April These resulted In 1.092 convictions and fines totaling S21.095.25. Stale Police Investigated '226 ac- cidenl.s last month. Traffic arrest included 126 for driving cars with improper lights, and IfiO for -speed, ing. Stolen property recovered iti April was valued at $"3,194.50. Officer; recovered stolen automobiles valued at $14,950. Read courier News Want Ads SELLING AT COST Our Entire Stock of GENERAL and McCREARY TIRES and TUBES Modingsr Tire Co. 41* E. Main Phone 2201 GRIFFIN LIQUID WAX SELF-FOLISHING Shine» and re-colon the leather trim without bmshing or rubbing. In brown, tan, ox-blood, black. Make this a Happy Occasion-Give Him a Hart Schaffner & Marx See the article by Bert Bacharach, nationally famous men's style authority, on pages 60 and 67 of this week's Collier's. 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