The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 9, 1949
Page 9
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" THURSDAY, JUNE 9, Walkout Called By Miners' Boss John L. Lewis Tells 450,000 in UMW to Toke 7-Day Holiday WASHINGTON. June 9— l/n— John L, Lewis yesterday called a week's ccal mine walkout starling Monday, June 13. The walkout will apply to both mf'li coal and hard coal miners, Slumbering more than 45,000. "No work other than essential to the protection o[ human life ant! property is authorized during this period," Lewis directed his union locals and officials. Lewis termed the directed walkout a "stabilizing period of inaction," and specified that "a cessation of all mining will occur." His order to union district officials and locals said: "This period of inaction will emphasize a lack of general stability in the inrfastrs' and tile dangers! which will accrue therefrom if current harmful practices are not re- mldied. "It will contribute constructively to the abatement of current economic demoralization; it will not adversely affect the public Interests; It will help preserve property values in the industry; and it will help preserve the living standards of tile mine workers' income. "The cooperation of all (union) members with this policy is requested." Lewis' order came just three weeks ahead of the expiration of current agreements in the industry. Negotiations for a new contract have been fruitless so far. These have been conducted with the - Southern Coal Producers Association at Bluefield, w. Va. These talks recessed yesterday until next Tues- vday. ^l 1 Earlier Lewis announced r\rrnn!!e_ ments to begin separate bargain- Ing talks with the U.S. Steel Corporation in Philadelphia beginning next Monday, the same day the walkout goes into effect. Several months ago Lewis ordered a two-week mine slfutdown as a combined memorial to miners killed or injured at thetr Jobs and as a protest against President Truman's choice for a Bureau of Mines director. That director; James Boyd, subsequently was confirmed for his job by the Senate. Missouri Legislators Would Withdraw Limits On President's Tenure JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 9. I/P) — The Democratic Missouri House voted yesterday to change Its mind on whether the President of the United States should be limited to two terms. The last legislature, which was Republican, ratified an amendment to the U. S. Constitution to limit presidential terms to two. But this session the Democratic _ controlled House wants to withdraw the ratification. The measure. j< adopted 86 to 53, now goe-s to the E state Senate. Opponents argued Missouri had exercised the only constitutional power it had when It ratified the amendment. They snid the ratification can not be withdrawn. CHANCELLOR Continued from Page 1. • • • of Mississippi County walnut. Chancellor Buck will preside over an adjourned term of th« Chlcka- sawba District of th« Mississippi County cliancery Court tomorrow and hear equity and divorce cases. On Wednesday of next week he will hold court in Lake City in Craighead County. Appointed by G«reru«r Chancellor Buck and Chancellor Francis A. Cherry of Jonesboro will alternate in holding court In each of the counties in the district. The second division of the court was created by an act of' the IMS Arkansas legislature and Mr. Buck was appointed by Governor McMath to serve until his succe.ssor can be elected in the next general election which will be held In November. 1950. Mi. Buck was recommended for the appointment by members of the bar in Blythcville, and all of the counties in the Twelfth District. He has lived In Mississippi Coun ty since 1BRO. He was born in Bates County. Missouri, and his parents tnovert to Huffman when he was two years old. It was there as child lie saw river steamers plying the Mississippi River and as a youth yearned to some day be a captain and go places. In 1901 he came to what is now Blvlheville. but then known as Chick : isawba. and according to the federal census for 1900 had a population of 302 persons. The center of the town was at what now Is Main and Lake streets, and freight was hauled into the city from Barfield. The landing at that tune was known as Snow's landing and about a mile east of the present landing. Heliied City Gel Railroad Biytheville, or Chickasawba as !l was then known, had a railroad at that time, it was built primarily as a logins road from Caruthersville but men in that day saw need for an east-west railroad and the Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern h.,d been constructed as far east as western Mississippi County. The owners of the line were interested in linking the road with the Mississippi River and were somewhat at odds over the mcs' desirable route. One of the principal stockholders favored a direc' route from Big Lake east to the river, while two others were hold;n out for a line which would pas through Luxora and proceed east ward from there to the river. Mr. Buck and a few other men promised free right-of-way for th railroad .if the owners would bulk to Blytheville, and the right-of-way was provided and Blytheville a fei years later boasted two railroads. The new chancellor believes tha the building of this line was a turn ine 'jx>int in the development o Blythcville, Part of the right-of way within the town was donate* by the Rev. H. T. Blythe, pioneer Methodist minister, and later th name of the town was. changed k Blytheville. City Gels Bit Lumber Mill Building of the railroad to Bar field was completed a short tim later and as a result the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company, whlc! had extensive timber holdings in the county was moving logs over the new line to the river and b barge upstream to mills at Cairo MOi^^^M. .^'_, "Motor Magic" tig Champion New Deluxe "-™DO-, lfkO *Jfl life Twin J.oo.w..k J.lfO«OU • Alternate firing • 7.9 H.P.—O.B.C. Certified Undreamed-of comfort, luxurj', thrilling fun with a truly quiet motor. No ear splitting •roar. Just a gentle, deep-throated purr — plus Champion's performance-proved dependability. SPECIAL 2 Store Demonstrations Above Model is $ 159 50 i F. Good pic FIRST IN RUBBER <0\IP\Vi Rfrll I >(.-,», - \\ 111. Before lonr th* company <Ueld«d to locate a mill In Kytheville and hia development wa» followed by h« location of jeveral stave mills. Ittt a third railroad had iis erminua here. It was. the Para- ;ould and Southeastern, now op- rated by the cotton Belt. A year ater the north-south line between Blytherllle and Carutheravilie be- ame a link in what is'now the *risco Lines operating between •Cemphis md St. Louis, and even- ually the Frisco took over the J.L.C. and E. Development of the area famed momentum with the buildini In 18M of the first re«) levee on the west banks of the Mississippi River. The first attempt at levee build- ns was In 1«&S, but It filled to withstand the flood water* of the mighty Mississippi and it was 40 years before another attempt was m?de to hold back the floodwaters. When it became apparent that he levee would provide a reasonable amount of security, the agricultural development of the eoun- y started and by I** was gaining 1 headway which was to gain momentum as the forests disappears :hrou»h wasteful logging practices Farmland was cheap in those days. ! Mr. Buck recalled. It still was cheap when the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company closed down during the enHy days of the depression in the 1930s. Trend tn A-rlrullnre Since that time the acreage in cultivation in tills section of the county has nearly doubled and the orice of farmland climbed from MO to more than $200 in many instances and the county now is known throughout the world as the Wo. I producer of cotton and the home of the national cotton pickin- contest which is conducted annually by the Blvtheville Junior Chamber o! Commerce. The position Mr. Buck now holds is not his first political office. He served years ago is city recorder and as city attorney and has a rec- nrd of IS years as a member of the Blytheville S;hoo] Board. But he never h=s sought political office. He was elected to the school board while out of town, and his selection as chancellor was the result of activity on the part of his friends and it was with some reluctance that he agreed to serve, if appointed. It Is related that he agreed to accept the appointment, if it should be tendered, provided he could have it with the endorsement of the bar associations in all of the counties within the district. He won that endorsement, and the appointment. Tomorrow he will take his position on the bench to serve for a little more than 18 months. Coort Reporter Appointed /Under Arkansas law he cannot be a candidate to succeed himself, by reason of the tact that he was appointed to office. His successor will be selected in the general election to be held next year. Chancellor Buck today announced that his secretary «nd official court reporter will be Mrs. Eva Kay Scott, formerly of Marion, where she held various county offices before going abroad to serve as an otlicial reporter for the War Crimes Commission. (ARK.T COtTRTBK KEWS beauty on • a budget. , BOIM 10 Lk •Alt PEAK—in green or balenciago .. $3.95 GAIL—in red or green $2.95 DORIS—in white only $2.95 ALICE—in red or green J2.95 TRIO—in red or green $3.95 /•a , ... LETTY—in while or black ?.. S2 95 (Same shoe with straw trim 12.95) PRISSY—in white Only $3.95 LOLA—in white only J3.95 On Mail Order* Please Add 2% Sales Tax and 10c lor Postage Family Shoe Store 312 West Main Phone 2342 Van Heusen*. . . or else! Dad will gladly shed his barrel for these wonderful Father's Day gifts . ; < for they're exactly what he wants. Sliirls— sport shirts— pajamas— ties by those maslermakers of men' furnishings . . . Van Heusen. Did likes the Van Heusen label because it means style and quality . . . th« kind of style and quality lhal keeps him coming back for more. Department Store Across the Street trorn the Ritz Theatre 305-307 West Main Phone 3149 white ihtrt*-4he Other whHa, saart »N4 tolno ,mi Va. 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