The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 2, 1949
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLJE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER t, 1»4» THi NATION TODAY— Wage-Hour Law Change Assured House and Senate Must G«t Together On Their Two Bills B<r James Marlow WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. M>> — Tin wage-hour law will be changed. The House »nd Senate have agreed on that. But they haven't agreed on exactly what changes to make in It. They've passed two different bills, agreeing on some changes in the present law, disagreeing on others. Now » committee ol senator* and representatives must compromise their differences in a single bill. Then that must be approved oy Ihe full House and Senate. The approval Ls pretly certain. Not until then, though, will the law be changed. Until then it's Impossible to say precisely what the new law will be. Lifts Minimum W'aec Therefore, this can be only sketchy explanation. Under the wage-hour law. passed In 1938, workers employed by firms doing business across stnte lines— with some exceptions—must now: 1. Get paid no less than 40 cents an hour. That's the minimum wage they can get. That's ahy (his is sometimes called the minimum wage law. 2. Get time-and-a-half pay for every hour worked over 40 hours. Tills was the law that established the 40-hour week for buslness»s In Interstate commerce. (The law passed In 1038 specifically said it 'did not apply to some types of businesses anrt their employes, even though their products went across state lines. Thej were exempt. The law applie.s only to "covered" businesses and em- ployes. (An example of an exempt business: farming ami fisheries.) One big: change ihe House and Senate »frrced on—for that rea- H>n i( will be the new law—Is this: the minimum wife Tor covered employes must be raised from 4* cents an hour to 75 cents. About 22.600,000 workers are covered by the present law. But so many of them already make 75 cents an hour or more that onl> about 1,500,000 will benefit by the boost In the minimum wage. President Truman wanted more than the 22,600,000 covered by th changed law; Congress thought otherwise. The House bill knocks about 1,005,000 from under the law's protection. The Senate bill knocks out about 200,000. So the total number wholl lose coverage under the law. when Congress finally agrees, will be somewhere between 200,000 and 1,005,000. This is an Important point to keep in mind as the congressional committee works out an agreement: Under the present law. If an employer owes an employe back minimum pay or overtime, the only way in which the employe can collect Is to sue his bosr. The wage- hour administration can't sue or compel the boss to pay up. Under the Senate bill (bnt not the House bill) the wa^r-hoiir administrator can sue thr employer for the worker. Whether the v iiou*e will *rrre to thai, thuft letting It become Uwr, remains to be seen. Pitching Horses/ioes BV BOXT BOSB Overlooking Times Square, th«r«'i big cigarette sign that blowa smoke rings In the direction o( the Aslor, and tn front of ll'e hotel on gusty days you'll generally find a cluster of men betting on whether the .'moke will come out in «jr«, Ills lif« thinner than th* dot on • penny gum machine. "It lives cherrj »trud«l for dessert," said Tobias, talcing the half- dollar out of his pocket. "Call." "Heads." said th« Zeppelin. Th« American eagle looked up the shape of a ring, a pretzel, or' »t them from the floor. as plenty of wispy nothing. "No sirudcl for you." said Tobl Then he turned lo Peewee. "Call." "Tails." said the skinny one. Lo! The lovely lady with the outstretched arm appeared. Mfe flooded Peewee's ey»s. "f win," he croaked. "Double portion, on the double." A minute lafer Tobias returned 'rom ihe kitchen. "The strudel is gefinlshed." lie said. "How's about •ice pudding?" Peewee threw h!s unused napkin on the table. "I flipped for strudel." le said, "and I ain't scttlin' for iiothin' but." In the ensuing hubbub. Manny Stcininger was called In (o adjudicate. Counter-proposals were made: Peewee could have quadruple rice pudding, all Ihr. btliuzcs he could ?at, or even a .small rebate on his rent. But Ellis stood pat. "Per three days. I ain't tasted a speckle a food." he said, "an 1 I figger ta hold out a w!i:lc. longer. It's gotta be strudel." "Where can I Ret strndcl at this ungodlike hour?" inquired Tobias. : I dunno, said Manny Steininger, "except maybe at IJudy's on 51st Street. The chauffeur 1 !! take you If you slip him a double sawbnck." While you're at it," said Peewee to Tobias, "bring me a box of bicarbonate of soda." "Supposen they oney got raspberry?" "I said bicarbonate!" "Raspberry!" "Bicarbonate!" "Tell ya what," said Tobias, "I'll loss ya for It." (Copyright. 1949. by Billy Rosel < Distributed by the Bell Syndicate. Inc.i Such a man is Tobias the Tosser —so-called because of the shiny lalf dollar he always carries In his pocket. The Tosser will bet you on anything—whether the license plate on the next car will be odd or even, whether your cigarette lighter will work, or whether a given sailor will pick up a given girl In a given number of minutes. As can readily be Imagined, this type of existence does not lend Itself to tlie amassing of great wealth, and so early this summer t came to pass that Tobias found himself faced with the nrch-buga- goo of all gamblers—the prospect of having 'o po (o work, fn desperation, he accepted a job as waiter at Manny Steinitiger's Hillside Paradise In (lie Catskills. Manny, a (oleram man, saw no reason to object when he heard that his new employee was matching guests for tips—double or nothing, and even turned his back when Tobias began to toss them for each course — double portions nothing. Somehow, it seemed like an extra fillip (o the report's program of athletics and entertainment. Tobias would plnv the game something like this: He'd walk up to a patron and whisper, "Ya like the stuffed derma?" "Sure." the diner would say. "You think I'm ncuroiic?" "You'd like, maybe, a double portion?" "A question!" "Well, ve ain't allowed to serve doubles. Rule of the house." "So why you flapping your big blue lips?" "Wait a minute. I'm willin' ta take a chance an' bring it out, ii yer game." "Waddaya mean, gam "I'll toss ya for the stuffed derma—double or nothing. ..." And so passed July, and so also would have August if two additiona smoke-ring students from Times Square hadn't arrived at Hillside Paradise to spend -. couple of week* resting up from their regular resting. The first, Willie the Zeppelin weighed close to 300 pounds and the second, a tooihpicky gen named Peewee Ellis, just broke 10i with a pair of loaded dice in his pocket. And when ihe duo startec Kiting against Tobias. Fate, capricious biddy that slip is. took ( hand in the game for laughs. Th Zeppelin won practically every time :ie tossed for double portions: Peewee. the reverse. For the first three days of thi. headsy-taiLsy, only the peanuts a (he Paradise bar kept Ellis alive and by the end of the wtek hi cheeks were buddying up to eacl other on the inside of his mouth LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 2. (,Pi However, in accordance wiih his Articles of incorporation were filed own cockeyed code, he was too in the Secretary of State's office proud to complain or sneak in food | yesterday by Lake Mena. an organi- from tlie outside. i nation to promote and develop rec- Monday night at dinner. Ihe game followed its usual pattern. After putting away a double knock- wnrst and sauerkraut, (he Zeppelin leaned back, picking his teeth with (he corner of a malch folder, while Peewee watched him with hungry President Plans Two Labor Day Addresses WASHINGTON. Sept. 1. tiP> — President Truman will spend Monday night at his home In Independence. Mo., after three airplane flights during the clay. The President will fly from Washington to Pittsburgh Monday morning to address the Allegheny County Free Fair around noon in a labor speech. He will fly from Pittsburgh to DCS Moines. Iowa, for a late afternoon address to the convention of the AMVETS. Immediately after that talk, he will make his third flight of the day to Kansas City and drive from there to his Independence home. Mrs. Truman has been visiting there. The President plans to fly back to Washington Tuesday. Recreational Unit Obtains State Charter regional facilities in Polk County. Authorised capital is S50.000. rn- corporators include Dr. H. H. McRee. pr.-'G. W. Ooforth and Russell Cox." Head Cf> r NLWS Want Arts Political Bigwigs Meet In Southwest Arkansas GARLAND CITY. Ark.. Sept. 2. tiP* —About 1,000 Arkansas politicians and voters gathered here Wednesday night, ate barbecue and talked politics. Sponsors of the barbecue had said the party would be non-political, hut It didn't turn out that way. Reporters thought the conversations made this sound like an election year. Among those present were Congressmen Boyd Tackett and Oren Harris. Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon and former Gov. Ben Lauey. White firm lumber production has increased more than six times since 1940. STEPHAN MUSIC STUDIO Classes Will Be Resumed Sept. 5th Mrs. Edith Stephan, G.S.M. London, England 207 No. 5th. St. Phone 3491 CHARLES "BUDDY" ROGERS, famous screen star and producer, says: SCHENLEY . . .it's richer, smoother, always!" MMN * J>ROOr TH£ STRAIGHT WHISKIES IN THIS ARE 5 YFARS OR MOR[ OLD _ 3S;i STRA , GHT WRITS. COPR. 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