The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 13, 1949
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PAOC TEH BLYTHDEV1LLB (AWL) COURIER KEWS MONDAY, JUNE 13. 1949 3 Unions fo Begin Wage Hike Talks Miners IdU a* Lewis And Operators Dicker; Demands Kept Secret Thre* Giant unions *'erc expect»d to »et a pattern lor the nation's labor showdown ia 1 ks this veelc cm wage boosts. The 450,000 members of the pow- trful United Mine Workers Union rere idle CLS their president, John L. Lewis, and the Southern Coal Producers Association prepared to resume dickering tomorrow on a new contract. The miners' one-week work stoppage, effective today, was ordered by Lewis to Impart what he called merely a necessary stabilizing influence to the coal industry's production. Also tomorrow, the CIO United Electrical Workers Union is -scheduled to present its new contract proposals to General Electr!c. On Wednesday the CIO United Steel Workers will hand in their new BonLract terms. AH have made It known that they expect management to come across with something more SUB- itantia], either In direct wnges, other benefits, or both, Before the end of the week, Lewis U expected to ad rise the northern ooal operators that lie has new contract matters to talk over with them, too. Walter R. Thurmond, secretary of the southern operators, called the miners' work stoppage a violation of terms on the ground that there Ls nothing in their current contract under which Lewis may order the men from the pits for R "stabilizing period of inaction." Lewis' demands to the southern operators have remained secret but there was fairly general speculation he has asked that the union's royalty on mlned coa 1 be hiked from >14.05 a day. The royalty goes Into & fund from which the union finances -its health and welfare program and $100 a month pen- lions to members. If the miners return to their jobs next Monday, as expected, they will work only live days then RO on vacations for 10 days and the mines will be shut down again. By the end of the vacation period, the nation's present coal supply above ground, estimated at from 52 to 80 days, is expected to be considerably reduced. But the contract expires on June 30 and if a new one has not been signed by the end of the vacation, the miners probably will not return to ork. Their practice long has be«n to adhere to the policy of "no contract, no work." The Electrical Workers have made known Hhat their new terms are a $50Q-a-year "package" increase for each member. That amount, they said, would include both wage increase and social bene- present wage Ls $1.50 fits. Their hour. SALUTK FKOM PRESIDENT— President Harry Truman responds to greetings Irom thousands of persons massed along sidewalks with a wave of his hat as he marched in the 35th division reunion parade in Little Rock Saturday. Left to right: Frank Pinna, Kansas City, the president's favorite harbor and old marching companion; Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson; Mr. Truman; Gov. Sid McMalh and, MaJ. Gen, Harry Vaughan, presidential military aide, (Associated Press Photo). Mrs. Chambers Credibility As Defense Witness Is Questioned NEW YORK, June 13. W)—Mrs. Whittnkf?r Chum hers, testifying at the perjury trial of Algcr Hiss, admitted today *he once used deception to gqt a kindergarten scholarship for her daughter. The admission was drawn from Mrs". Chambers by defense counsel shortly after she returned to the stand to corroborate previous testimony of her husband, the government's star witness. Chambers is a former courier for a Red spy ring who has accused Hiss of feeding him secret government papers for transfer to a Soviet espionage agent, Lloyd Paul Striker.' chief defense counsel, launched an attack of Mrs. Chambers' credibility as a witness shortly after she took the stand. lie quickly obtained from her an admission that she misrepresented facts in regard to a Jotter she wrote to;the Park School in Baltimore. asking a scholarship for her daughter, Ellen; then four years old, The letter was dated Oct. 4. 1937. Mrs. Chambers admitted that the letler described her husband as a "free lance write" who hnri just been employed by a Manhattan liferniy agency. Under. Stryker's questioning, the witness conceded that the letter was "only a part truth 1 ' and that she h:id suppressed the fact that "Mr. Chambers wa.s an underground Communist." Stryker drew from Mrs. Cham- The steelworkers have four major j bers .statements that by April. 1938, proposals which president Philip Murray said are a general but unspecified wage raise for men averaging $1.69 and hour, "adequate she nnd her husband made their final break with "the Communist conspiracy" and that in April, 1937 they had begun considering I lie pensions," "decent insurance," and break and had "given up lying and improved benefits In insurance and j deceiving." pensions with companies which nl- i Reluming to a loiter. Stryker nsk- ready had such programs in effect \vd, "in writing his misrepresenta- tion to a private school fo get your child in on a scholarship, did you feel no qualms of conscience?" "None whs (soever," Mrs. Chambers replied calmly. "But haven't you told me that Aging Warlord Takes Over As China's Premier CANTON, June 13. IIP) —Marshal Yen Hsi-shan, an aging warloard from Shansi Province, look over today MS Nationalist China's premier. He succeeded Gen. Ho Ying-chin, ... - , . who resigned. Ho declined to take you had begun your repentance six j any ))Dst ln Ule cablnet 11|)on sur . months before the writing of this lettev?" "We had begun to consider withdrawing from Ihe activities in which we were engaged." she answered. Slryker's line of questioning paralleled (hat of last week when he hammered at the character and credibility of Chambers himself. He termed the former Red courier a "moral leper" and liar. Mrs. Chambers staunchly defended her husband as a "great, decent citizen" under Stryker's rapid-fire questioning. Asked whether she considered rendering his seal of office. He had been defense to premier. minister in addition Yen once pledged to defend Tai- yuan, the Shjinsi industrial city, to the death. Taiyuan is now in Communist hands. Today Yen pledged at H brief cabinet session that he would do "everything for victory" for the hard-pressed government he leads. Luxora Man Is Held On Statutory Charge G. C. Petty. Lusora crugglst, "Vas LIBRARY Continued from Pig* I. * * • Laney.Mra. John White, Mrs. John Edrington, Mrs. W. B. Burkett, A. W. Young and Reverand L. T. Lawrence, all of Osceola. Mr. Laney Is president and the Rev. Mr. l*w- rence is secretary and treasurer of the Board or Trustees. The members of the Mississippi County tjb- rary Board Include Mrs. W. B. Burkett, of Bassett, A. W. Young, Osceola, T. D. wilklns, Luxora, Sen. Lee Bearden of Leachvllle. John Mayes, Blytrievllle and L. H. Autry or Burdette. Title to the new build- Ing is vested in the corporation. I/at It Donated The lol on which the new build- Ing Is located was donated to the Progressive Club in 1912 by the late William J. Driver. It Is located on the corner or Maple and Hale Avenues, immediately west of the Postoffice. The building erf red brick Is of colonial structure and was built at a cost or approximately $70,000. The equipment In the new library Is of white oak, consisting of tables. chairs, charging desk, catalog cases, card files, and magazine, section. There are eight tables with 48 chairs. Bulletin boards will be provided In all divisions. There will be two divisions for the library: circulation and reference division, and the county and school division. The circulation division will be open to all individuals in the county and books will be checked for a period of two weeks. The reference section will be used by adults and students. Plans are being made for reference service to supplement the reference study In the local high school. The building is two blocks from the high school building and students will be allowed to use the reference material during: the day at scheduled periods. The county librarian and the local high school librarian are working on a program of coordinating the service so each will supplement but not duplicate the other. The county division will house the collection for county schools and county branches, a special collection for teachers, and the working division for processing the books. Teachers will (ind here the latest book selection aids, book lists, books on the use or the library, new books to examine for purchase for school libraries, records suitable for school libraries, suggestions for pu- PROM GENERAL STORE-BANK TO V. S. TREASURES—This is combined general store and bank owned at Richmond, Kan,, by Mrs. Georgia Neese Clavk, President Truman's nominee for U. S. treasurer. Customers at cashier's window when this picture was made are Mrs. W. E, French, Emiioria, Kan., and her sister, Mrs. R. E. Lepper, Richland, Kan. (AP Wire-photo). ------ ..... . . . Chambers a "decent citizen" in spite ! in Osceola's county jail today of his earlier testimony that as a j statutory charge involving a 15- „ ........ „.„,.„, ^. sf ^ nal , ,„ „„communist it hnd licen his duty to year-old Luxora girl, Deputy Sheriff hlicity, books on teaching methofes further the "criminal conspiracy" Dave Young reported today. and books to be used in courses by devious means, Mrs. Chambers The sheriff's office said the al- that teachers lake throughout the bridled. "I resent lhat," she remarked firmly. "My husband is a recent citizen and a great man." Q. Was he a great, decent citizen in October, 1937? A. Yt;s—aVd always. When Strykcr asked whether n „ 'plotting and conspiring by all ] sault took place. He said hei means to overthrow country' 1 wns a "decent citizen," Mrs. Chambers replied: "If he docs what he believes is tho right thing to do at the moment I believe he is a great man who lives up to his beliefs. Beliefs may change ami his did." ^ BlytheYille Delegates To Girls' State Return Nine Blyllicvllle girls, delegates from various civic organizations to (lie annual Girl's State at Little Hoek, were returned to their homes Saturday after the camp. They were taken to Little Rock about a week ago for the camp, when a Hlytheville School bus went [o Little Rock to return the delegates (rom Ihe Boys' Stale. Girls attending were: Carolyn Lentzenich. Vivian Taylor, Jaiict Nelson, Mary Jo Eaton, Ma.vine Hipp, Nancy Shivlcy, Patsy L.«u Pope. Patsy Joan Haynos ami Naii- cy Hamilton. attack (ook place in Petty's Drug Store in Luxora about 7 o'clock Friday night. Marshall Joe McDaniels made the report which led to Investigation by county authorities. Mr. Young stated tiiat the girl was working In Petty's store only temporarily when the reported as- father went to the store when the girl failed to return to her home earlier as expected, and reported the incident. The hearing Is scheduled to be hcrid iu Blytheville tomorrow or Wednesday Petty is said to be about 49 veara old. Negro Is Fined $75 For Sunday Beer Sale Charley Johnson, Ncsro cafe operator. \VKS fined S75 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on his plea of guilty to selling beer on Sunday. Johnson was arrested yesterday morning at his place of on South 16th Street. In other action, fonr men forfeited cash bonds on charges of driving while under the inlluciicc of liquor. They were Norman Hamilton. Nolan Clcrmcy. O. T. McOantc and J. B. Williams. throughout the year. Open Sii Days x Week The library will be open six days a week from 9:00 am. to 6:CO p.m. It will be open during the noon hour for service to school students who come on the school bus and do not have time for visiting the library after school hours. County teachers will be encouraged to visit the library with their classes. This has been done in the present building but the seating capacity has been increased to accomodate the average class and provide better facilities for the story hour and other group work. There are 26,236 OOOKS in the county collection. This Is supplemented by several hundred books each year on loan from the Arkansas State Library Commission. The schools cooperate with the county librarian in meeting special requests. Very often books are borrowed from school bilraries to meet Driver. requests from readers in other schools or requests from other county readers. The library reaches Its readers through the schools, branches, small deposits and direct mall service to readers. Church groups borrow collections for use in study courses, Bible training schools and young peoples groups. The circulation for the twelve months ending In May was 154,235. During the school term ending In ^fay. the county schools used 14.201 books from the county library collections. All school districts received service from the library. Four library Science Extension courses were conducted In the county during the year. These courses were sponsored by the county Library, the State Library Commission, the University of Arkansas, and the State Department of Education. These courses were a part of the plan for the Improvement of school library service being stressed by the State Department of Education. In addition to these credit courses, the county library gave eighty-three lessons In the use of the library to teacher- librarians and student assistants in the school libraries of the County. Supported by Appropriations The County Library is supported by yearly appropriations from the county court, state aid. ' and donations from the city. The library receives $7,500 from the county for maintenance, and during the year of July 1949 to June 1950. the library will receive $3478.25 from the State Aid fund. This Is granted on the basis of five cents per capita for rural population and Is spent for books. The City of Osceola makes donations of money and free light and water service each year. The library has a collection of autographed copies of books of lead- the children's writers, which will be increased and will be on display In the new building. It also has the original drawings and note books of some of the children's favorite writers which will he added to this collection. Local clubs are interested in this collection and will assist in locating this material and adding it to the collection. Several valuable books were received from the late Judge Driver's library which were donated to the county library by his son, W. J. Obituaries Mother of James Hill Jr. Dies in South Carolina Mrs. Rosa McMillan Hill, mother of James Hill, jr., of Blytheville, died Saturday night ill a hospital in Bamberg, S. C. She was 84 years old at the time of her death, which was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Hill left by plane yesterday for Bamberg, where funeral services are to be held on arrival of four sons and three daughters, who survive. Cooled Off Evidence now points to the conclusion that a hundred million years ago ttie .sea water off the coast of western Europe \va.s warmer than it is now, with tempenitures ranging from GO to 00 degrees Fahrenheit. Thore are more than 120 species of asparagus. NEED A TAXI? DIAL 968 BLYTHEVILLE CAB 501 E. MAIN Jack Ozment ">- Richard Pujjjh AMBASSADRESS?-!"'*. Eugenie Anderson, Democratic Commitlcewoman from Minnesota, is expected to be named ambassador to Denmark by President Truman. If appointed, she will be Ihe first \vom;m ambassador in U. S. Mayor Steed of Pine Bluff Proudly Inspects City's New South Bend "Guttersnipe' The new model "E" South Bend Guttersnipe Street. Sweeper was placed in service a few weeks ago at Pine Bluff. Mayor George II. Steed 'right) Is shown with the superintendent of streets, Alfred Wnrriner (icft standing) inspecting the results of the first "run." The Guttersnipe purchased by Pine Blud »a« delivered by the Lyons Machinery Co.. equipment I with oilier mnkcs. and In addition. distributors of ijttle Rock. It was Hie first cost was the lowest bid purchased afipr an exhaustive study submitted. Records of Ihe onern- of different mako.s and models of j tion and maintenance costs of many street sweepers, which were person-1 makes nnd models from over 25 ell- am- insiiMied by Hie mayor and su- ies throughout the United states pcrinteiidcnt or _ ___ studies, it vva sprovcd that" operation and niaintennnci much less \vith i rost would be was Hi ebasis for the decision. Mayor Steed was quoted as being "highly pleased" with the "Gutter- than isnipe." PIANO TUNING The world's finest — done wilh (he famous STROBO- CON N and EXCLUSIVE In this Icrrilory. Knjoy a per feclly tuned piano once. 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