The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 3, 1950
Page 7
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MONDAY, APRIL 3. 1950 4 Big Electrical Companies Pay, Pension Demands Americans Are Strange, Question Arises Over What Union Will Do the Asking PITTSBURGH, April S. W—Four '•; electrical companies employing s ...jre than 300,000 workers are going to receive demands soon for wage boosts and pension and welfare benefits. The question is who will do the asking—the new CIO International Union of Electrical Workers or the Independent ^United Electrical Workers? , The companies are Westlnghousc Electric Corporation. General Electric Company, the Electrical Division of General Motors Corporation and Sylvania Electric Products Company. None now have pension or insurance plans wholly financed by the emnloyer. The new CIO-IM union has a , contract now with" General Motor's a contract won through a National Labor Relations Board election. Similar bargaining elections are to be held within the next few weeks. . .... Decides Contract The two major unions on the ballot will be the CIO group and the new-Independent UE "which was • ousted from the CIO several months j ago lor what CIO President Philip Murray described as left-wing tendencies. ...... •-..•. The new CIO union decided on its contract goals yesterday following three days r-f closed door sessions here. The ITJE claims to have 210000 members in the fold—all former members of the UE. , «The TUE didn't rspecify''Its wage ^crease desires for men now averaging about $MI an hour. However, the union says It wants a minimum pension of $125 monthly. The pension and social Insurance objectives are patterned after those sought last year in the steel Indus- , try.- But what role if any. Social i poratlon, declared- »;ras&& -r- ^^a~r t^i The CIO United Steelworkers ob- Pittsburgh and tell Westinghouse Lined 1100 innnf.KiV n*netn«. *_ work firs in ftv*>-,f *r —: i,._i. ..... TOMATO SUPPORTS-Comcly Joanne Jones, of Cleveland O demonstrate a rcw use for an old product she uses Z2-inch high woven wire, usually usc d for flower-bed bordersTto sUte as r t ir ,7thl° P ', an L 1S - W 7V- CnCine has •**" found sturdier^dTon^r! astmg than sta--mg frames most back-yard gardeners use. — ~ **»«ii*.« Ljitci wumers OD. Ulned $100 monthly pensions Including social security^ The IUE says it will also seek im- v » workers in front of me ]ust where he's going to take them." Mattes predicted the UE will de- i Mja n, win aiso seek im- ™aues predicted the UE will de- ication plans, nine-paid! feat the CIO group at the forth- eliminntinn «f ^ age in-'| coming NLRB election. He said his s which " n ' on is Bo'ng'to demand unspecl- •uH • . holidays, elimination, of Mri the companies. .CIO President Murray, addressing the IUE leaders." took occasion to Issue a scathing denunciation of Communists. He declared" . u *° rk - the prob- i • .u er - e prob- ,Jem of licking the'vertUble hell otit ,,<?V ™ .Communists 1 is 'one of the easiest problems facing you. You've got to keep track -of those boys • B ^ ££ fighting seven days a week /.and. yob-re sUre to'win -^ '••' • jjjfp ",: ChaUenje. Murray -' , •A few hours later, James Matles .organization director of the independent TJE, challenged Murray to Sfatles. speaking to members of XJE Local 601 at the East Pittsburgh plant of Westinghouse Electric Cor- n~"- O «.u ULaiiauu lAIlSpCCI- fled wage Increases, social insurance benefits and $125 monthly pensions-plus social security benefits. The CIO-IUE demands for Increased wages were made on the basis of a survey mndc by Robert R. Nathan, an economist. He made last il *ea SUrV<y ' S f ° r th ~ steelworkers Nathan declared that workers' purchasing power needs the stimulus of both Increase^' wages and lower prices. .He declared unemployment is rising and industry's profits are Increasing. State Tax Take Up LITTLE ROCK. April 3. CAP) — ^Arkansas .special tax collections last Mayor Lacks Heart To Hold Sick Man's Pay NEWBURYPORT, Mass.! April 3 (/Pj—Mayor Andrew J. "Bossy" Gillis hasn't got the heart to take ad vantage of a sick man. That's why he ordered release of ™ ™ eekS Pay he had neld U P on City Marshal James E. Sullivan The marshal .underwent an open- "I can't take advantage of a sick man. said the mayor who was known as "bad boy" during earlV terms. • . 3'IIis held up, the salary because the marshal refused to shake up the department He even named a marshal-, to act while; Sullivan was in the hospital. But Sullivan trumped him by naming another man. month totaled $6,013,897, compared to $5,988,280 for March, 1949. Revenue Commissioner Dear "—'— Gas Distributor Plans Expansion .HOUSTON, Ten., April s. <#) _ Tennessee Oa* Transmission Company plans a million-dollar expansion that will itretch it« pipelines almost from border to border, the length of the U.8. The company announced tha't some 6000 workers.b» mid-summer win be on the Job along a ITM-mlle front running from the-Quit- 41 Mexico to jjike Brie. Charles S. Coates, vie* president of the company, said Increase* to be made in the natural gas pipe line's capacity will take car* of expanded markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Western New York. $1 Million Dollar Hits Lumber Yard WILMINGTON, Del., April 3. HP) — A wind-whipped blaze swept through a Wilmington lumber yard and burned Into 18 nearby homes yesterday, leaving In Its wake damage estimated at $1,000,000. The fire roared out of control as every available, fireman In northern Delaware rushed to the scene, as well as units from Pennsylvania One death and eight injuries was the known human toll. Fire officials placed a tentative estimate of »1,000,000 damage on the conflagration. • - • At least 18 families were made homeless. The Red Cross set up an emergency station near the scene to aid the injured and evicted Plying sparks dropped as far as eight blocks away from the blaze. The lumber yard was the property of the Wilmington Sash and Door Company. '..I.-". No official cause for the fire was established immediately. Census Taker Covert Town in Three Minutes DELLVIEW, N. C., April 3. (flV ™? "Wle incorporated town, one of the smallest in the United states ites c ,? nslls tak en In three rhin- Enumerator W. S. Walters who knows the population Intimately innounced there are seven persons' And things aren't looking up , In 1930 the population was 10 ,nd in 1940 it was eight. Tax Man Must Wait 18 Years for $2 Payment WINTHROP. Mass., April 3. WPV- Thomas j, Plaklas cant see eye-tc- -ye with the town tax collector Three-year-old Tommy received poll tax demand for «2. Under tate l&w. Tommy shouldn't have o pay a tax until he's 21. Tommy's parents didn't know 'hat to make of it. Neither did the ix collector. . "Guess we'll have to wait It ears." saidfthe collector. "Soy It With Flowers" Blythevill* FLOWER MART Memphii Himy Phone tttt reported the totals in hI 5A monthly recapitulation. WANTED ;rffo btfest'-pticecr /&# tfsecfttrsfocfc/ r f«l uire . m ents..for successful' s a com - e• r.gbt level jor h, s h- vo u me sf,rix s se lli n And pur appraisals will show you we us.ness! Dme in toraorrow £ d -- att direction signals, fender shields, electric clock and cigarette liehte? ^ automatic m.nfc and counesy many other extras. AWtHt MAN WHO OWNS ONI PACKARD ____ ^^ 217 W«t» Wolnut. Blvth JlE Vf^* *fj\ |M Y Wolnut, Blythevillc, Ark. 'Bitter'Fight Over DP Bill Is Predicted WASHINGTON, April 3. (/P) — Senator Kilgore (D-WVa) today predicted a "bitter-end, no-comprn- mise fight" on displaced persons legislation which was once again before the Senate after being snarled for month*. Kllgore Is leading a bipartisan group of 18 Senators who oppose a bill submitted by,.the Senate Judiciary Committee under the leadership of Chairman McCarran (D- Nev). The Kllgore group has offered a substitute measure. The two bills are not far apart In the number of refugees they would make eligible for admission to the United States, but differences In the definition of displaced persona certain priorities and administrative features have churned up a heated dispute. • . . The present law, passed In 194(1 and expiring June 30, provides for the entry of Z05.000 DFs. The com- S!JfjSS' bu ' wollld Increase this to 320.000, the substitute to 339,000 Both would extend the program for Snyder to Speak At Jonesboro JONESBORO, April : J. (*)—Se relary of the Treasury* John W. Snyder win address th« fifth annual 4-H Club winner, banquet here May 29. :•'•-. County Agent John Cavender id the speaking engagement, Jlrst ___ (or Mr. Snyder here line* IW5, had gain been confirmed. The annual ban quet, sponsored by the Farm Bureau, lionors outstanding Cralghead County 4-H members. Secretary Snyder Is a, native of Jonesboro. another year. Under an agreement entered Into by the Senate Friday, voting on the legislation will start at Z p.m. (EST) Wednesday, and the Senate will stay In continuous session until all amendments are acted on. About a score of amendments have been proposed so far, and more may be offered.. President Truman has called the 1948 displaced persons law discriminatory against Catholics and Jews —a charge denied by McCarran— «nd repeatedly , has prodded Congress to revise It. Breakfast Every Day at THE RUSTIC INN • Piping Hot Waffles • Hot Biscuits Break/art Served Daily 6 a.m.—J 1 , BOSTON, April 3. W) _ ^ Americans are the strangest yet kindest, |« 0 ple In the eyes of a small 13-year-old boy on, himself as a displaced person and presented cards bearing the seal of the U.S. Immigration Said Capt. 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