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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 20, 1945
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1945 MildreSBurkey/omen'sCharnp, to Wrestle Here Monday Night; Nell Stewart Will Be Opponent • Miss Mildred Burke Is , coming back to Bljthevllle' 1 Promoter Mike Meroney announces "that arrangements have been completed for the beauteous champion »oman wrestler of tlie world to appear on the weekly w resiling program Monday night nt the Ameiica Legion arena order. Miss Burke, undefeated since she won the title about a decade n go, on Miss Nell Stewart, another glamorous beauty and one ol the top ranking champion contenders,' in one of -the two matches on the card , Two . favorites among the , men, Floyd Byr'd and George Bennclt.'tle up in the other 90-mlnute tinie limit, twOrbest^alls-of-threc match Nol Al Stake 4 Because of the heavy extra forfeit purses necessary for championship affairs, the diamond studded belt, emblematic of supremacy in the uomens' field, vvl)l not be nt stake In (his match, Promoter Meroney stated But that should, and very probably will, not have any effect on the expected action when Miss Burke-'and'-Miss Stewart come together, •Ever since she emerged victorious in a nation-wide tournament to decide the woman's wrestling. champion, Miss Burke has defended the crown against all comers, regardless of size, age or weight Weighing only 135 pounds, she has piov- en a real champion over the long period of service and has sho\ui no signs of letting up She combines: tremendous -speed with cleverness and skill • to 'bowl over opponents in workmanship fashion, usually as quickly as possible PTOT« Her Class Miss Burke's last appearance here was several months ago when she outfoxed the cagy and lough Elvira Snodgrass in a hair raising— and pullihg — knock- doan- and- iirag-oiit • contest that thrilled n packed audience Mildred dropped the first fall to the redheaded meanle, but came through beautifully to take the second and thlid falls In a 'match that had eveiy- thing It was one of the few times that the champion has been beaten in one fall Usually she takes matches without a'loss and In neai record' time. , ~ Miss Stewart, rated one of the most beautiful women ever to cravv into a ring, as \vell as one of the cleverest and highly skilled In mat technique, is anything but a no- Vice A veteran of many seasons iii the * resiling game she Is expected to give the champion one of the •hardest matches of her brilliant tareer Not unlike Miss Snodgrnss, 'Mlss'Stewait knows all the answers and most of the questions and may be the first to upset the mat n the Legion arena, Byrd and Bennett are not strangers. They have met several times here and each has been a torrid duplicate of the other, a rough and tumble affair, teeming with action from slart to finish. The funs can look for another much on the same Fliers Outscore Memphis Quintet BAAF Officers Team • Gains Revenge With 45 to 42 Triumph The BAAP Fliers, post officers' team, turned the tables on the Naval Air Station quintet of Memphis in n basketball game at the recreation hall Thursday night, defeating the visitors 40-42. It was the second meeting of the two teams, NAS having bea.lcn the locals 41-38 in a recent game there. High point men for the Fliers were McGuffcy with 25 points, and Garrison with 12. Cnldvvcll anil Ward were high scorers for the Memphians, each making 14 points. After the uamc, spectators wll- lessed a production of "Hello Joe," a USO camp show. "Hello Joe" featured an act that >rought the greatest applause ever Tchicvcd by entertainers in the local recreational hall. This act stared Dean anil Brown, both of whom wcvo infantile paralysis victims during childhood, in an ainaziiv land balancing net. General Praises Group For Work On Saipan Base HEADQUARTERS, 21ST BOMBER COMMAND—(Delayed)—Corp. Johnnie . N. Brady, of Uoscland, Ark., and other ground specialists of this B-20 organization who took up the unfamiliar task of airbase construction In addition to their regular duties, have received a special commendation from Brig. Gen. H. S. Hansel), Jr., commanding general, 21st Bomber Command. With army engineers absorbed-In the priority task of completing the giant airstrip, ground echelons were called upon for the unusual assignment of building adminis (rallvc and service facilities as y;cll as living quarters. Men like Corporal Brady, whose regular Job Is military police, moved In on the area of battle wreckage, and, in less than 20 weeks B-29 Super- fortresses were bomblpg Tokyo from tills Saipnn base. "You carried on your official work with efficiency above the usual under rugged conditions," General Hansell said. "In addition, with hard labor, Ingenuity, and a kind of stubborn will that typifies the spirit of American pioneering, you made with your own hands, a place to live and a place to work, overcoming obstacles ,whlcli were not forscen." Corporal Brady's father, Andrew J. Brady, lives at Hoseland, and his wife, the former Miss OIHe Martin, and one year old son Johnnie, live at Dell. He entered the Army In April, 1942. Leachville Society— Mrs. Finos Jones and baby of St. Ixmls arc visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Forsythe and family. Miss Wllma Jean Moore, who Is employed In Washington, D. a, Is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O, J. Moore and family. ! Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Kennctt and son, Jimmy, arc visiting In DCS Molnes, Iowa, as guests •. of Staff Scrgt. Bryan Kennel), and family. Scrgt. Robert Sharp Is.visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs*4>l)jB. Sharp after 25 months servlriij'vin Aus- .ralla. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jones 'aifd'fanv [ly have as their guest their' son, Geroldene Jones, seaman 2-c In the Navy, who has been In service in the South Pacific for the past several months. 1,524 Notre Dame Ensigns SOUTH BUND, Iml. (UP)—Notre Dame University reports that 7,524 midshipmen have been graduated as ensigns of its Naval Reserve Midshipmen's school since October, 1942, when the Navy opened its branch there. State Guard Company Has Supper At Armory Company K, Arkansas Stale ! Guard, was host for u 'coon supper last night for members of the company' mxl a number of guest*. . The sUjj affair, held nt the Armory, was attended by a number of service men, some of whom were returned veterans following foreign sevvi'ce; mibllc officials and .'other local residents. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sal. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sal. and Sun. R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark, WEEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Of flee Opens 7:15—Shaw BUrli at 7:34. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Box Office Orwni 1 . Shew Start* 1:11 queen, Take Back Seat Though- crowded out of the spotlight by the champion and title seeker, Byrd and Bcnnet should ;stage a.,battle to .the special likes along local caulttlower row Rough and double-tough, both are well hnowri: here for their antics, ring skill anri versatility and quite probably will wage H war comparable to one of the bitterest over fought \ , ' • \ Donkey Game ' New Theater Manila's Finest What have you ilnne today thai some mother's son should die for you tomorrow? —BUY BONDS Last Time Today Double Feature "RIDERS OF SAN JOAQU1N" with Johnny Mack Brown & Tex Hitter "PARACHUTE NURSE" with ' Margaret Chapman Serial: "The Batman" Comedy Saturday 'MAN FROM RIO GRANDE" A Republic Picture Serial A Short Sunday & Monday "DESTROYER" with Kthvurd G. Robinson Universal News Comedy ''donlteyHsisiceUall game" between the' BAAP .officers and .the enlisted men played at the post recreation hall next Friday inght, Lieut Bill Adains, athletic officer, announced todaj These games have always furnished spectators plentj of laughs and thrills in the past and, Lieutenant Adams said, a record crowd if expected for ne\t week's content 1 Game tune is 8 15 p in Saturday OWL SHOW « "MISSING JUROR" i Wllh Jim Bannoii ami Janis CiirW ' "" ' Shorts Saturday "MARKED TRAIL" with Hoot Gibson, Bob Stcele Disney Comcily and last chapter of "IKON CLAW" - Saturday OWL SHOW 'FALCON AND COEDS" with Tom Comvay '.- : SELECTED SHORT SUBJECT Sunday and Monday "NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART" with Cary Grant, Miss Ethel Birry- more, Barry Fitzgerald, June ; Duprez and Jane Wyalt KKO NEWS AND DISNEY COMEDY Sunday and Monday "SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS" with Carmen Miranila, Michael O'Shea and Vivian Blainc Fox News & Short WRESTL LEGION HUT — MONDAY, JAN. 22 — 8:15 p.m. No Advance In Admission Trices Miss Mildred Burke World's t'lmmrnrm Lady Wrestler) Miss Neli Stewart EMERGENCY! The Navy Dept. has culled upon Arkansas pebpU to construct the most important United States-. 1 .'. , : NAVAL ORDNANCE PLANT AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS Production of newly developed and very essential weapon of World War 2 . . . u n Floyd Byrd vs. George Bennett Both Matches 90-Minutfc, 2 out of 3 Falls. : t_^. ..•'. , ' ROCKETS TO SAVE OUR BOYS' LIVES! LABORERS Enroll HOW! WINSTON, HAGLIN, MISSOURI VALLEY AND SOLLITT (Prime Contractors) GOOD PAY FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Tima and half for overtime. Food and lodg-> " ing available on the job for worker* at $1.00' '''J per day. Excellent working conditions . '.'"." ,;' Help build this plant so vitally needed by our fighting forces. Hiring on the Spot and Free Transportation Furnished at Every UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE IN ARKANSAS •v 1 TOO are now tnf*(td fa) »» Mientlal Activity at jonr htihett skin, do cut apply. Men under 21 must h»vi mln«*l rcle»w form sinned by par«|tu which can b« ohtwned U ErajJer mcnt Office. .' ROCKETS WILL SAVE LIVES! MONTGOMERY WARD'S TELEGRAM TO THE PRESIDENT January 17, 1945 The President of the United'States, < White House, Washington, D. C. Mr. President: At your personal direction the army seized Ward's stores on December 28, 1944. On the same day, you directed that a suit be filed in the Federal Court to decide whether you had any right to order this seizure. The constitution makes it the supreme law of the land that "no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." The supreme court has said that an order which is before the courts should not be executed before the judges have declared its legality. / In defiance of this safeguard of liberty, you have ordered the army to place in immediate effect the arbitrary and illegal orders of the War Labor Board without awaiting the decision of the courts. You have ordered these War Labor Board directives placed in immediate effect despite the fact that the courts have held them to be legally unenforceable, and despite the fact that in issuing them the board refused to give Ward's the hearings required by the War Labor Disputes Act. You have ordered the army to place in effect a wage directive at Portland, Oregon, which a representative of the War Labor Board admitted on January 9, 1945, was unworkable. You have ordered the army to place in effect wage directives at St. Paul, Minnesota, which unfairly discriminate against 60'/ of the employees. When several hundred walked off their jobs in protest against your command, the army forced them to return by threats of criminal prosecution. You have ordered the army at Denver', Colorado, and Jamaica, New^Y.ork/itp, ;, increase wage rates which the War Labor Board admitted were already : Higrier v then those paid by Ward's competitors. No increases have been ordered against these competitors. Finally, and most importantly, you have ordered the army to impose that form of the closed shop called maintenance of membership. Obedience to your order will require the discharge of all employees who have chosen not to maintain their union membership, and deny them the liberty to choose whether or not they wish to remain union members. Ward's, in opposing the closed shop in all of its forms, has not been prompted by any feeling of anti-unionism. Ward's has fully recognized the freedom of all of its employees to join or not to join a union, as they wished, and has assured all employees that their opportunity with the company will be the same whether they are union members or not. Ward's refusal to accept the closed shop arises solely from a determination that its employees be secure in their individual liberty to join a union or not—free of the fear or physical injury, damage to their property or loss of their jobs. Ward's, in opposing the closed shop, has not acted against the wishes even of its unionized employees. In the seized store at Chicago on December 15,1944, 9Q% of the employees, through a signed petition, declared against the maintenance of membership requirement. Spokesmen for the unionized employees in the four seized stores at Detroit have openly stated that they do not desire maintenance of membership. Ward's has been singled out for unequal treatment. The army has been used to.enforce orders of questioned legality without first giving the courts an opportunity to make a decision. These are the methods of dictatorship. The illegality of your order commanding the seizure of Ward's properties is now before the courts for decision. Ward's respectfully calls upon you to order the army to withhold the taking of action which would deprive Ward's employees of their liberty and Ward's and its customc rs of their property until the case has been decided in the courts as required by the constitution. MONTGOMERY WARD & CO., SKWELL AVERY, . • Chairman,

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