The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1949 · Page 9
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1949 New Rail Strike Is Threatened Walkout Proposed In Protest to Acts Of Emergency Board! WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. Wj—A nationwide strike of railway tire- men and enginemen Is planned for siext month to protest the rejection of a union demand for an extra fireman on Diesel engines. David B. Robertson, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enjlnemen. disclosed the plans last night. "We will do it," he »»ld, "to ai» sure a proper measure of safety for our members and the public." The union request was turned down by a presidential emergency board Sept. 19. Rail workers are barred by law from walking off "Iff.: Jobs until 30 days after an etflcrgency board makes Its report. The firemen's brotherhood had contended that (a) second fireman was required on Diesel engines for safety purposes and (b) the more e me lent Diesels are knocking firemen out of 'obs by cutting down the number of trains needed. The emergency board replied that Diesels are being engineered for greater safety, making the extra man unnecessary. And It refuted the union's second statement with a report that the Diesels actuary are creating jobs by attracting more treleht to railroads. "We think the fact-finding board Is 100 per cent wrong," Robertson said. "Some of these big engines have three or four units, and the railroads expect us to be both front and back at the same time. We can't do It." The union .will meet in Chicago October 7 and Robertson safd Its executive board will recommend a strike against all of the nation's class one railroads. "They'll do it without any question," he added. The same presidential board several months ago turned down a aimllar union request for another engineer on Diesels, which now are run by one engineer and one fireman. Members'of the board were Pro- fewors George W. Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania and Ceorge E. Osborne of Stanford, and Jfishlngton Attorney Grady Lewis. 13th Body is Removed From Wreckage of B-29 TALIHINA, okla., Sept. 2«—</PV- Losi of the entire -crew wa» con- Iirmed when the charred remnants of a 13th body were sifted from «shes-of a B-29 Air Force bomber which crashed near here Monday night. The superfortress* wsui on a nonstop navigational training [light from Smoky Hill Base at Sallna Kas., when it plummeted Into an oai-dotted hill near this southeast- em Oklahoma town. It is unlikely the cause, of the could ever be determined (ARK.V COUBIER NEWS .CHAMP GUZZLER^-the number one drinker—of rnilk—at tht Los Angeles County Fair In.Pomona, Calif., was AH«n Prosser, age 15, above "Pasteurized" Prosser—as he was nicknamed—put •way almost a gallon during the fast-flowing ]0-roinut« contest Al Comes up with a Couple Of Jolson Stories Himself WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. (AP) — "Mammy" singer Al Jolaon quoted President Truman as saying yesterday that he might run again on the slogan, "i-need the Job." Visiting old scenes In his home town of Washington, the ireprcssible Al popped the question to the President in a White House call: "Do you think you might run again?" He aald Mr. Truman • quipped back; "I don't know whether they will want me again. Maybe I can use the job and run on the slogan 'I Need the Job.'" The President recalled seeing Jolson-in a minstrel show at the Grand Opera House in Kansas City In 1908 or 1909. Jolson related that when he sing "I'm Just Witd About Harry" on the radio during the campaign, "I got congratulations from Democrats alt over the country. "I didn't think of the connection with the campaign at the time but got a. reputation as a prophet." Another Jolson.story: He was assigned to the room reserved Jor the President ,at the Key.,West, Fla., Naval station-when he visited there in 194« for the polio drive, but had a restless night. "It was a room with twin beds," Jolson explained. "I kept Jumping from bed to bed, but never did Jlg- ure out which one President Truman sleeps on." Victim of Fire Going Home After Spending 17 Months in Hospital MEMPHIS. Sept. Z9. (/Pt~ Ralph Mebane, 21, of Piggott, Ark., plans to return home this week after 17 months in a Memphis hospital. He was badly burned April 17, 1948, when an oi! tanker he was driving turned over and burned near Rector, Ark. He was rushed to a Paragould hospital and then brought here. Since then "more than 50 operations have been performed on him. He has been given more than 80 pints of blood and plasma. He wa* at the point of death for months. Mebane still has only partial use of his arms and hands and will have to take it easy for a while after he gets home. Confederates View Biloxi as Meeting Site 1/rrrLe ROCK, sept. »_ ye,— The 1950 reunion of Confederate veterans probably will be held In Blloxl, Miss. And It Isn't scheduled to be the last. W, Scott Hancock, adjutant to Oen. James W. Moore, Selma, Ala., United Confederate Veterans commander, said oen. Moore had accepted tentatively an Invitation to met t in Charleston, S.O., next year. Charleston, where the first shot Vis fired In the Civil War, however, wanted the final Confederate "m"'?' 1 ' Hancock said Charleston will be asked to withdraw lls Invitation In order that (lie 1950 meeting can be held In BUoxl. . "We are not going to subside," the adjutant said. "As long as there are two veterans living, well have " reunion." There was no election, as Hancock explained it was previously decided that Oen.Moore would continue aa commander for life. From Theodore A. Penland, 100 East Vancouver, Was., commander of the Grand Army of the Republic the Confederate veterans heard greeting which began 'Dear comrades." Penland expressed "earnest hope you will live to enjoy life for many years to come." The OAR held Its final encampment thii year. As the annual roll call, it wa» announced that the roster of veterans has been reduced to 29. Words was Just received. Hancock said of the death of J. H. Whlttett, 101 of Texas. Charleston and Biloxl both bid for the 1950 reunion by proclaiming their southern historic backgrounds. U.S^A-Bomb Program Slated For Expansion WASHINGTON. Sept. 29-WV- The Senate-House atomic committee and the Atomic Energy Commission yesterday discussed ways of expanding America's Atomic program. Senator McMahon (D-Conn) chairman of the Joint congressional committee, said the present program is being reassessed because' "'Ji! 1 ' at 9 mlc explosion in Russia. The discussion behind closed doors, he said, covered, "ways and means to expand what we can." touchtag on questions of "Increased facilities, Increased ore production and Increased scientific personnel. •• McMahon added that the session wag - only the first of a series of meetings to supey "plans for the future with the view In mind of increasing and maintaining our present superiority" In the atomic Mela. Biere are reports In Congress that British and Canadian scientists may be invited to Join in atomic energy development. In this country. A balfwag straw:hat often cosia $200 In.ManUa. •" Strange Circumstances Surround Bogart's Night Club Disturbance ' PAGE NINE; NKW YORK, Sept. 29. (AP)—The swank El Morocco night club posted a "keep out" sign for film tough guy Humphrey Bogart yesterday after two pretty girls got pushed around In a fracas involving Bogey and two toy pandas, a modern version ol the teddy bear. This sounds contusing. It Is. All that's really clear Is that Bogart and a waggish pal, Bill Seeman, showed up at El Morocco late at night—not with their wives but with the pandas. "Meet our girl Mends," they announced. All went well until fashion model Hobln Roberts playfully picked up one of the pandas. Robin got shoved and wound up on (he club's thick carpet. Glamor girl Pegy Rab« also made a pass at a paiida. she got shoved, too. Her escort, Johnny Jelk«, didn't like It. Hot words were exchanged. Somebody smashed a dinner plate over Jelke's shoulders. Bouncers restored order and escorted Bogarl and Seeman to the sidewalk, pandas and all. "Mr. Bogart no longer will be admitted," E) Morocco said today. Bogart, here between movies with wife Lauren Bacall, could not be located. VS. military missions in Greece and Turkey receive regular Red Cross service trom t field director In. Tripoli. FOR SALE One new M-12-H Iniernaiional COTTON PICKER complete with sealbeam light and 11x38 Rice and Cane (ires. 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