The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 4, 1950
Page 7
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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1950 Wf VTHWVn.T R fARK.l COPRIHR Action Seen To Bolster Defense ' . By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, April. 4,-(/TV-Senator Hill (D-AIa) predicted yes, teiday that Congress will act,quickly to strengthen' the weak links he snid Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower lias pointed out in American delenses. Hill, a. member of the Senate* Appropriations Committee, told a reporter he thinks Eisenhower did | ; the country "a tremeric'oiis service" j by stating Inst week that some i-changes are needed In the military •budget. , . - "The general has -put his finger on those places where the greatest - niphasls is needed at the present time to build up our defenses," Hill Bald. "1 think Congress wilt act quickly to provide funds to meet his recommendations." Alaska Most Important Eisenhower wrote chairman EI-. mer Thomas (D-Oklal of a Senate appropriations subcommittee that defense of Alaska ts. so'Important llmt It ought to be considered ahead 01 almost any other project. . The general, former chairman of the jof t chiefs of staff svho now is President of Columbia University, proposed that the Air'Force be given at least $1,500.00'0,GOO a year for new planes and to keep up Its righting strength. This is $150.000.000 more than the House Appropriations committee has allowed In approving ,an omnibus money bill. The general called for "reinforcement of our anti-submarine facilities." modernization of tanks and other army equipment and said intelligence and industrial mobilization activities should have more funds and more attention. The anti-submarine proposal • struck & popular note as did the general's appeal for more'air force funds. AD A to Stand On Its Own Political Feet Senator Mnybank . (D-SC) and .Bridges (R-NH) said in separate interviews they will urge the com- jifiittee to earmark funds for im- I (^rovement of American defenses a• gainst submarins. Slay Aid Sub Hunters Some of this money evidently will go to-installation of new secret weapons on submarine-hunting airplanes. Bridges noted that while Congress had provided about $20,000,000 : last year for anti-submarine developments, the fundr were diverted to other uses. Maybank said he thinks the antisubmarine program ought to be stepped up. He said this .mig^it be done by converting destroyers, cruisers and other ships into anti, - submarine craft, with new equipment to be built later." , / "We know It, would be economy 'in the end to start the anti-submarine program now and keep the work load steady over the next few years," Maybank said. WASFHNOTON, April 4. W>—The Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) Is now committed' to stand- Ing oh its own political feet. The Idea Is to keep critics from calling it a "caotive" adjunct o: Ihc Democratic "Fair Deal" as some have been doing since ADA was organized three years ago to figh for principles of the Roosevelt New Deal. And it has a new chairman in former Attorney General ' Franci Blddle, one of the first New Deal ers. Bicldle is opposed to forming a third party at this time, uniting ant|-Cmnmunisl liberals, as is tbi ADA, but does not c!os° his .rnim to that possibility sometime In tin future. An Insurgent group 1st responsl ble for the new turn in ADA af fairs. It took control at the conclrd Ins session of the ADA convention and routed the leadership on Hi "F?ir Deal" tie. It won adoption of a policy com mittce minority plank striking ou a section saying that to achiev liberal aims, "cooperation with th Fair Deal elements of the Demo cratic Party affords the best oppor tunity on the national level at th time." "}7/ Record mutuel payoff in Hlaleah's V'|5-year-hlstory occurred this X'"~ t f-ier 'with Robber" returning {325.60 *-4jbr each $2 win ticket. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that th undersigned has filed with the Com missioncr of Revenues of the Stat of Arkansas for permit to sell an dispense beer at retail on the pren ises described as Sauth Hiway N 61, Dlytheville, Mississippi .County The undersigned states that he a citizen of Arkansas, of good mor; character, that he has never bee convicted of a felony or other crim involving moral turpitude; that r license to sell beer by the uncle! signed has bf;en revoked withi five years last past; and that th undersigned has never been conyic ed of violating the laws of this stat or any other state, relative to tl sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be L sued for operation beginning on ti 1 day of April 1950, and to expire o the 30 day of June, 1950. 'Bessie Shook Subscribed .and sworn to before m,e this 3.daylof>prll 1950.' . Mrs;' Marshall Blackard, My Commission expires: 3]9153. ISLAND DWELLERS MEET CENSUS TAKER — After a Journey by Coast Guard culler, census taker Helen Mabbott lines up almost ill of the Inhabitants of Faralion Island to be counted. In all she found nine men, five women and five children. Red-Led Raids In Luzon Kill 68 MANILA, April 4. OT—Commun- Lsl-lcd Hiikbalahap r»ld« yesterday boosted the death toll to at least 68 In six days In Central Luzon. , Scores have been wounded and whole villages left In blackened ruins. . The army, placed In complete control of Luzon Saturday, was finding It hard to ,->mc face to face with the hlt-«nrt-run Huts. Manila Is almost In a state of siege. Soldiers and constabulary man guard posts outside the city. Suburban and city police check closely all travelers and traffic. Police leaves In Manila nave been cancelled. Officials plan to call back more than 1,000 retired policemen. ' Every member of the U. of Texas 440-yard relay team—Charley Parker, Perry Samuels, Carl Mayes and Floyd Rogers—Is a former acholas- tis sprint champion of the state of Texas. You can't buy a better enamel s for woodwork and furniturti WATER SPAR ENAMEL A rral boiwhold MiuMl far w»n4", work, mcul trim tad t*f. niture. Dnm oukklr •» 9491 bh. fcQt > imooih, f ImnJBf tnbk. • Qt. PITTSBURCM PAINTS £vt Z13 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2O ). S. Flag Replaced Puerto Rican Banner • SAN JUAN. Puerto RICO, April 4. (AP)— The flag of Puerto Rico flew over the main dome of ;he capitol for 10 or 12 minutes yesterday, replacing the United States flag. Police raid three workers In the building were under investigation. Puerto Rico is a United ,- States possession. The executive power is in the hands of a governor who is elected by the people. Methodical- Thieves Rob Post Office in France MARSEILLE. France, April t AP) — French Police yesterday methodical thieves managed to steal 45,000,000 francs (120,000) from a main postoffice here over the weekend. •...•• They said the robbers built a scaffolding in a basement of the building an sawed through iron bars in the ceiling to get into a room where the money was. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting License. "Jimmie B" 12 ft. Boat $49.95. Aluminum Boats, 12 & 14 ft. . Fly rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. Shoes for every sport. "'421 W. Main Phone 6262 ; J ji ; V > <• • - '• • - .. etfrtc ' ^l.**m Here's the only possible source of a fourth-round increase in telephone wages WATER is your Cheapest Commodity ---Use ii FREELY! / ' Blytheville Water Co. , Ark. If - telephone union leaders are successful in their campaign for a fourth-round increase in wages, the money to meet their demands must be reflected in your telephone bilL . The company's position is this: It is in the public interest to pay fair and reasonable wages. It is not in the public interest to increase wages which are al- , ready fair and reasonable. If a wage increase were justified, the employees would be entitled to it even though it became necessary for the company to seek rate increases beyond those already needed. There is simply" no justification for a wage increase at this time. Wages and working conditions compare favorably with those nv other jobs in the community that require similar skills and experience. prospect of improved earnings — which mean* that higher rates are already a necessity. i .. Any fourth-round wage increases would mean rate increases in addition to those now needed. Premium wages for telephone work—above community levels.—would place an unnecessary burden on telephone customers. An increase of one cent an hour would add on* and a third million dollars a year to present telephone costs. Union leaders' demands for 151 an hour 'would add $20,000,000 — an average of $8 a year per customer. COST OF LIVING UP 66% Situ* Jan., 1941 BASIC TELEPHONE WAGE RATES UP 94% . Since Jan., 1941 mm AN HOUR $• A TEAR PER CUSTOMER To grant such an unwarranted wage increase would not be consistent with our obligation to furnish th* best possible service at the lowest possible cost. •, Basic wage rates.have more than kept pace with the cost of living. They attract and hold the capable people it takes to give you good service. Employment turnover in the telephone company is less than half the average rate for all manufacturing industries. But telephone rate increases in Arkansas lag far behind rising operating co'sts and have even failed by a wide margin to cover the current cost of wage increases granted during and since the war. This has been a big factor in pulling the company's rate of earnings down to the lowest level in its history. m l $1,755,000 RATE INCREASES $4,9OO,OOO WAGE INCREASCS Yet we are faced today with the job of raising millions of dollars in new investment money to meet the growing telephone needs of the communities we serve. This we can hope to achieve only with the rQ QIC ^0,3 I J A Week A Year HOW DO THESE EARNINGS LOOK TO YOU? The real test of telephone wages is how they compare with those paid in the same communities for jop» requiring similar skill and experience. Here ar« average weekly and annual earnings of telephone peopl*. FUILY EXPERIENCED PLANT CRAFTSMEN (Such as Repairmen) Plant craftsmen with five years' service: $61 a week, or $3,184 a year. One year's service: $42 a week, or $2,192 * y«ar. FULLY EXPERIENCED OPERATORS ...... ... A Week A Year Operators with five years' service: $42 • week, or $2,192 a year One year'» Krvice: $38 a week, or $1,983 a year. FULLY EXPERIENCED BUSINESS OFFICE WOMEN (Service Rcpresen/al/ves) A Week A Year Business Office women with five years' service: $44 a week, or $2,297 a y«ar. One year's service: $37 a week, or $1,931 a year. The above figures include basic wages for a 40-hour week plus extra pay for overtime, night, Sunday, and holiday worlc, SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

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