The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1949 · Page 3
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS PAGE THREE Knights of Labor Formed in 1882 Workers Staged First Parade Two Years Later in New York By James Mar low WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. W—This is Labor Day but how did it, get here? It was started in this country In 1882 by the Noble Order of the Knights of Labor, of which more in detail later. The knights were tne first huge labor organization in America and in 1882. 1883, and 1884, they paraded in New York City on the llrst Monday In September. In 1884 the Knights adopted a resolution that the first Monday In September every year should be set ,aside as Labor Day. *3r Then iKgan efforts lo have It "made a holiday. Various other !a- •bor organizations joined in the idea. The first state to pass a law recognizing the day was Oregon. It did that on Feb. 21, 1887. This was followed by similar laws in New York, New Jersey and Colorado. ,, And Congress made it a legal holiday in the United States by passing a law to that effect on June 28, 1894. Now all states and territories observe the first Monday in September as Labor Day, a holiday. It is also a national holiday in Canada. Furope Observes May I In Europe May 1 is celebrated as Labor Day. It had its start there in 1889 when the second Socialist In- ternationa! chose May 1 for international labor observance every year. Tile Knights of Labor had a strange history. It was founded in Philadelphia. Dec. 9, 1869. by nine tailors. The purpose: to include all workers, of all colors and races, and both sexes, in a single big union. And it took in the skilled and unskilled workers, unlike the craft unions. A craft union is made up of workers skilled In one craft. (Everybody was welcome in the Knights of Labor—except saloonkeepers, professional gamblers, lawyers and bankers—and it made no difference whether they had small businesses of their own.i &; Began as Secret Order ^ The first real leader was Uriah S. Stephens, who was [rained for Ihe ministry. The knights began as a secret organization—to Increase its appeal And to protect members from retaliation by their employers. Although organized in 1859 In Philadelphia, it didn't take national form until 1878. The membership in that year numbered less than 50.000. but It had jumped to 700,000 by 1835. It won power and followers bv a successful railroad strike in 1884 but later got into oilier strikes that began to cut down Its power and Hal Boyle'* Column— Labor Day Big Holiday for All -Except the Large Majority NEW YORK—</r>—This Is Labor* Pay, a holiday (or all those who do America's work. And everybody is off having a wonderful time except— The cops on the beat. Firemen, Motion picture operators, Telephone gils, Utility plant woker.s, Subway track walkers. Bus drivers, And pickpockets. Yes. everybody has a grand feeling of freedom except— Bartenders, Husboys, Chambermaids, Airplane pilots, Bellhop.?. And mothers. Oh, sur.. everybody is blis.sfiUly ROOSEXKI.T AM> 11KIDK LEAVE AKIKU WEDDING—Hop. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., of New York, and his bride, the former Suzanne Perrin, 28, leave apartment of her mother at New York after iheir wedding. Roosevelt, who is 3o, recently was elected to Congress Irom New York's 20th District. It was his bride's first marriage. CAP Wire- photo) . iempstead County School districts Have Surplus LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 5. (/I 1 )— iempstead County's eight school llstricts had a net cash surplus of 23,929.35 at end o( Ihe school year, iune 30. the slate comptroller's office reported Saturday. Combined current assets of the ight districts were $41,914.33, and current liabilities $11.984.18. The report noted fixed assets of 1.577,430; fixed liabilities of $523.- J51.24 for a capital surplus of $1,154,078.76 and n lotal surplus account of $1.018.008.31. Total revenue ilurint' Ihe school year was $808,381.10; total expenses $776,798.96. PSC to Hold Another Hearing on Gas Issue LITTLE ROCK ,Sept. 5. (.<!>(— Highway Will Link Arkansas, Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5. (JTi The Arkansas Public Service Com- _ The aute Highway Department mission has scheduled for next Fri- . . . . , , . .,. , , , day another hearing on (he Fort! llils dcc " icd to bulld a hard-surfaced Smith Gas Company's application I ro; >d joining Hayne.sville, La., with to build a distribution system at \ Arkansas Highway 15. which soon Pocahontas. W JH te 1>avcd to t i le Louisiana line. The new hearing was suggested by Governor McMalh after a delegation of Pccahoncas citizens called on him and the PSC "to find out why we can't get a permit for construction of the system." membership. ft was dead by the middle of the I89's. One of its weaknesses was the poor leadership it got after the death of Stephens. The Knights of Labor had a number of aims—such as the eight-hour day and abolition of child labor, plus other social and economic reforms — which eventually became part of federal iinci stale laws. R. B. Richardson, director of the Highway Department, said no definite date had been fixed for commencement of the work, but decision has been made to assign the job to the department's own crews, eliminating the necessity of advertising for bids and letting a contract. He .said the Highway Department planned to complete blacKtopping of a road that \vill in effect extend Arkansas Highway 15 into Louisiana main arteries at Haynesvilte. Paving of the Arkansas road to the state boundary is nearly complete, and 011 the Louisiana side, only about a four-mile gap remains. relaxing from the daily routine except— Performing bears and other actors, Train crews, Lifeguards. Night club entertainers. Waiters (at the Stork Club the; stand on one foot lo give loca color to the ilace). Watchmen. Dairy cows. And the men who give them hand. What a gay day. Indeed, it for everybody except— Druggists, Ice cream cart entrepreneurs. Delicatessen owners, Chinese restaurant keepers. Hatcheck girls. Panhandlers. Street cleaners, And men who make a career of taking dogs for an airing. Even the escalators in the dc- nnrtment sto.ss have a full day off i Who doesn't except^- ! Wireless operators on ship* at Ken Agents of the Society lor thr Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Nurses, Hospital internes. The nian at the morcnc, waiting for careless holiday motorists, Tirucball players, rrcehorses and jockeys. Weather forecasters. Roys and girls trying lo swim the English Channel, Flacpole sitters, And me. Yes, everybody else Is celebralin" Labor Day. But who are thev? Well, there are barbers, floorwalkers, people planning roc' ' flights to the moon, men who wind eight- da v clocks and—. Happy T ibor Day! Wife Dies 90 Minutes After Husband's Death CONWAY. Ark,, Sept. 5. W')— Mrs. Sam J. Jc,slin, 61-year-old farm wife, died of a heart attack al her home near here Friday, a short time after her husband v;us stricken fatally. Mrs. Joslin died at 10:30 a.m Her Maj. Gen Short To Be Buried In Arlington DALLAS, TeX., S*pl. 5— ilf)— The body of MuJ. Gen. Walter O. Short, who called himself the military's scapegoat for pearl Harbor, was en route to Arlington National cemetery today. The 69-year-old commander Army forces at the Pacific bastion when the Japanese struck unexpectedly on Dec, 7, 1941, died quietly at home Saturday night. He. line been 111 for some time of chronic heart disease. Short's body was placed aboard train for Washington late j'es lerday. There was no military guarc and no ceremony. A flag-drape crate held the casket. The general's wife and only son Maj. Wnllcr Dean Short, accom panled the body. Burial services will probably b Wednesday. Short was stripped of his com mand within ten days of America Greatest military disaster, one Ilia hurtled the United States I n t World War II. Within a tew hour after this he retired at his perm anent rank of major general. Short will be burled In the mil form of a United Stales Cienenil- the same uniform he took off whc ospitof Drive Starts Wit/i Gift of $100,000 St. Bernard's Hospital In JonM- oro hm* announced through Rond Hughes, chairman of special ifts, i gift of $100,000 to the ulldlng Fund Campaign now in regress In Northeast Arkansas, his pledge came from the sisters f the Order of St. Benedict, who cslde in this area of Arkansas. This girt toward the $100,000 goal a.s presented lo Mr.!! ughes b> tcv. Mother Perpclun, O.S.U., who husband, also Bl, died at 9 ajn. lie lie retired after 40 yean of scrv suffered a paralytic stroke. They' had lived in this vicinity all their lives. tee. r Niwj Want Arts lain cooking lop • Fluor*«c«nf cooking-lop lamp $329.75 Of her mode), f rom $154.75 The qulnoa plant, which grows in the Andes at altitudes of 12,000 and 15,000 feet. Is useful as food, drink and medicine. AUTO & TRUCK PARTS OFFERED AT COST! $3,000 worth of auto, truck, and Iraclur parts arc now offered for sale al wholesale price he- cause we're closing out our parts department. You are urged lo contact us soon lo get the parts you,need. Davis Bros. Garage Manila, Ark. Phone 71 H*f»'i rfl« Idaal •Itdric rang* for targe famili*t. You can bake ana* broil or roail and bake all al onc«, electrically I Twa complete, all-porcelain, Bv»n-H»at Ov«m and two imokff«ii-type, broiTtfi. Cadi ov»n hai il* own control* tnd jTgnal llghU. Heavy Initiation Vc*pi h»at RI6IDAIRE Electric Range GEORGE APPLIANCE CO Luxora, Ark. NOW OFFERS YOU MORE THAN EVER AT SHELTON MOTOR CO. 30,000 MILE GUARANTEE! IN COOPERATION WITH THE WOLF'S HEAD MOTOR OIL CO., SHELTON MOTOR CO. GUARANTEES TO MAKE ABSOLUTELY FREt-OF- CHARGE ANY REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS TO ALL LUBRICATED PARTS OF THE MOTOR, CHASSIS, AND GEARS WHICH MIGHT OCCUR DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF OPERATION OR UNTIL THE CAR HAS BEEN DRIVEN 30,000 MILES, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. YES, WHEN YOU BUY A NASH, YOU GET A CAR THAT'S GUARANTEED. FOR YOUR NEXT CAR SEE TL^A. Shelton Motor Co. ltd the money has been saved )y Iho Sisters from gifts received n the line of duty or from friend* and relatives, all of which goej into a common fund. It was emphasized that It does not represent profits from the operation of the hospital. Chairman Hughes pointed out the Importance of this gift to the success of the campaign. 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