The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1949 · Page 3
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THURSDAY, ATJCUST K, 194* BLKTHEVILTJB (ARK.) COURIER KEWS PAGE THREB Lewis Is Quoted threatening U.S. Committee Hears Of Threat to Take Over Government Civil War Vets of Union Army Plan Morley Seeks Last Encampment, GAR May Disband WASHINGTON, Aug. 29— (ft— A Congressional committee yesterday heard John U Lewis quoted as »ying that labor would have to ''take over the government," if the practice of government-aided labor dispute settlements were continued. Adm. Ben Moreell, president of the Jone« Loughlin Steel Corp., related a conversation with Lewis to the Senate Banking Committee in Its Investigation of the economic power of labor unions. Moreell said that when he was federal coal mines administrator in 1946, Lewis spoke to him ngaltist jlhe growing practice of govern- Ijfcient boards laying down the twins Tor settlement In major disputes. The miners union leader. Moreell said, contended that over a long period of years more men favorable to management would become members of government fact-finding boards than men sympathetic to labor's viewpoint. "Since the government appoints the boards," Moreell quoted Lewis as saying, "the only way labor could protect itself would be to take over the government." Moreell operated the nation's coal mines In 1946 for the Interior Department after the pits were seized by the government to stop a serious postwar mining strike In a resulting povernment settlement with Lewis, the union's health and welfare fund was established for the first time. Adm. Moreell said comulsory government settlements of labor disputes are inevitable unless the economic power of labor leaders Is curbed and industrywide bargaining eliminated. He said this would lead to control of prices and eventually to government control of the entire economy. He said Congress must decide between "restricting th& size of unions or including unions within the scope of the anti-trust laws. By Monte M. Katttrjohn NEA Special Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS _(NEA)— This year's national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic will be the 83rd—and the last. The organization of the veterans of the Union Army o£ Hie Civil War Is disbanding forever. Their declining numbers Is the reason for the decision to hold final muster in Indianapolis. Of the 3.500,000 men who comprised the Union Army, there are believed to be only 23 still living. <|Co-Op Fifes Suit For Liquidation Of Parent Firm SHREVEPORT. La., Aug. 25. UP) —Records and assets of the Ark-La Corp., were tied up yesterday by federal court order obtained by one of the parent cooperative's ten members. Federal Judge Ben Dawklns signed the order to tie up the book*, assets, credits and properties pending a hearing. He declined to include approximately $95.000 in cash as requested bv the Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Texarkana, Ark. The seizure was made at the Of the 23, perhaps only five will be able to make the final encampment. One of tv-e five who promises he'll be there Is the GAR'S Ua- tional Commander, Theodore A. Penland. A native of Indiana. 100- La Jolla, Calif. "Ill make it to Indianapolis,' Penland says. "If only the national secretary and myself are present we will march in a grea parade to the reunion hall where r will declare the Grand Army o the Republic has completed it mission." « * « Penland recalls the first nationa encampment, which - 'fls held i Indianapolis in 1866. "Our comrades cnmc by thous amis iu long special trains," h remembers. "H was a tremendoi and tumultuous gathering—sort c like the American Legion conven tions of todav." The GAR's last natio-.nl coir mander was just under 16 whe lie lef Goshen, Ind., to join tr Union Army. I"e was sent to th Army of the Potomac a fe months before the all of Kiel mond, Va. I did guard duty," he sal "Nothing very heroic." Penland opes to meet an old comrade-in-arms from Indiana al the final gathering. Michael J. Thralls, 106. who was born in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, now lives in Nampa. Ida. He is going to try to attend and "smoke a few big mac* cigars with old comrades and sing the good old marching songs." Mike Thralls recalls his outfit., Company C of the 57th Indiana Infantry Battalion, was "the toughest war outfit that ever shouldered muskets and cursed its food." He believes veterans' of later wars who griped about C-rations Information on Punch Boards LITTLE ROCK, AUg 25—(.*>)— The attorney general's office was asked yesterday to say whether maintenance of punch boards, ba.se ball tickers and pinball machine violate Arkansas' gaming laws. The request was made by Rev enue Commissioner Dean R. Mode) He said numerous holders of whisk and beer permits had asked whe ther maintenance of such device threatened revocation ol their be\ eiace licenses. Morley said he had previous! advised that the attorney genera considered these devices it loiter but that he would take no actio until the attorney general express* a formal opinion. Morley added that he assume slot machines were gaining devic and would take action wnen the were found, unleses notified to U contrary. nophele* mosqultos, »uslrallan bblts, must b« exterminated, not lunUhed. "Precisely the same necessity rtsei In the ca.sc of incorrigibly Ark-La offices in Bossier Oity. Liquidation of the parent company was asked in the member's complaint, with assets to be prorated among the cooperatives. They include members in Homer, De Ridder. Bossier City, Winnsboro and Hutchitoches, La., and Camclen, Hamburg, Star City, Texarkana and Arkadelphia, Ark. The parent company has not functioned since its assets were sold in 1947, the Southwest Arkansas Cooperative asserted, and the directors have held regular meetings with tncreiserl fees to themselves without transacting business Read Courier New* Want Ad* I'KM.AMI: "1 will declare the Grand Army of (he Republic has completed its mission." • » • and the Spanish-American War's 'bully beef" hod it soft. He still thinks that t'.e Union Army's "sowbelly and hardtack" was much worse. Indiana's Lt. Gov. Joli A. Watkins Ls general chairman of the committee planning the GAH's final muster. Last Memorial Day —a holiday '''at sponsored by the GAR — the committee arranged tributes to the surviving "boys in bUie" throughout the nation. The encampment itself will, if Pcntand has his way, include a last parade. During the past few annual gatherings, the parades lave dwindled as the number of able-bodied marchers declined. Most rode In cars, or were pushed n wheelchairs. * • • Tile Union Army's faded battle streamers o' states and regiments will be on hand, with the few remaining men who carried them Banners that survived the Bloodj Angle at Gettysburg and were carried in determined charges at Chickamauga will be unfurled for the last Ume before the eyes the men who held them up. T.ie decision ?vi disband this year was reached at the 82nd encampment, held la.st year in Gram Rapids. v 'ich. Six veteran's of the 52 then alive, voted that their ranks were becoming too thin for more than one more solemn re- vmlon. Four of those six were in wheelchairs. All were attended by phy sicians and nurses. The combiner age of the six was 611 years. Although Penland, Thralls and the others will miss the spirit tiie encampments in the years they have, remaining, they are certain that the GAR'S traditions are in good' hands. Their last salute wil be 3 thankful one. '•New heroes will carry on, guard Ing our nationhood." says Penland. Show's Proposal For Crime Cure: All Criminal dangerous or mischievous human beings, sane or Insane, hopless id- lots, and enemy soldiers. "The kindest method so lai known Is to let criminals go to bed and to sleep u usiml, and then I It it estimated that the bUllon turn on an odorless z:it to prevent \ bluellehet In the north Atltntto them ever wakln. Enemy soldiers I destroy 10 billion other llibes «ver» we have to kill how we cnn." I day. LONDON, Aug. 25—W—George Bernard Shaw proposed a sweeping ure for crime today: abolish prisons and put their inmates to lea Hi. The 93-year-old playwright set ortli his views in a printed post- rard mailed to editors from his :iome at Ayot Saint Lawrence. "If we find a hungry tiger at Large or a cobra In the garden we do not punish it," Shaw said. "We ill It because, If we do not, it will kill us." Flees, lice, locusts, white ants. ATHLETES FOOT GERM HOW TO KILL IT. 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