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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 14, 1949
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PAGE SIX THt NATION TODAY— Missouri Pacific Strike Result Of 15 Years of Wrangling Over Conditions of Labor Contracts By Nornun (For James Marlon-) WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. (ff>—For 15 years a sorespot has been festering In labor relations on the railroads. It's getting worse all the time. It's th< main reason for the present strike on Hie big Missouri Pacific railroad. It's ranking labor dealings on practically every oilier railroad In the country. What's It all about? Not \vagcs, nor hours, nor the usual reasons you read every day for strikes or threats of strikes in other Industries. The railroad fuss Is simply this: A growing batch of arguments between the operating unions and rail managers over the terms ol their contracts. The unions say some contract clause means one thing. The managers say it means another. These grievances pile up, unsettled, until one day their Is a strike threat. This has been going on. and getting worse, ever since 1934, Then BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Kentucky Police Capture Last of Three Escapees LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 14. M>>— The last ol three men who made ft break from Ihe criminal ward of the Arkansas State Hospital last month has been caught. Louisville, Ky., police reported yesterday they were holding Herman Horton, 34, and Arkansas Slate Police planned to send for him. Horlon, who gave his home address HS Modesta, Calif., is charged in Sebastian County with burglary and grand larceny. Morton, Olile Ray Doshler, charged with rape, and Hubert Lee Craig, charged with burglary and grand larceny, made their bleak Aug. 17. . , „ , • Do shler was injured fatally In There are four panels, all based dropping from the first floor roof at Chicago. All have been getting IK, the ground. Craig was captured along okay except one. That one a few days Inter. Congress, as asked by the railroads and rail unions, set up an agency called the National Railroad Adjustment Board. Ifc has panels composed of equal numbers of union and management men, supposed to settle such grievances. Grievance Beard Boss Down deals with grievances brought by rail operating employes such as engineers, firemen, trainmen, conductors. Things went bad with the operating workers' panel from the start. Because labor contracts covering these worker* are so complicated, it now has a backlog of more than 3,000 grievances. Officials estimate It will take four or five years to settle them. This doesn't leave much room for new ones. So the unions representing the engineers and other operating em- ployes have just about put a boycott on the adjustment board. They take their cases there any won't more. A few months ago railroad managements and the unions got together to try to clear a way through this blockade. They agreed to set up two more panels to work along with the over-burdened one. The idea was to make prompt settlement of grievances possible. A* good idea—but Congress hasn't appropriated the money yet to put the new panels Into operation. Union, Tire of Waiting ThB unsettled disputes are rattling around until the unions get tired of waiting and tell a strike. A threatened stop in rail service makes t problem for the National Mediation Board. This is a separate agency, charged with helping the carriers and their unions writ* new contracts without strikes. These threatened strikes have often caused the White House to name special fact-finding boards to look Into the trouble and attempt to avoid a strike. Lately these boards have all recommended the aame thing: Take the grievances to the adjustment board because that'i its Job. But, as we've seen, the adjustment board is bogged down. The unions are sore about it, and the railroad! are facing strikes which they feel are unjustified and unnecessary. In a number of cases railroads have proposed letting an outsider come in to make the final ruling of pending grievances. That's arbitration. But the unions don't want that They say the cases are too complicated for a layman—that the railroad men them selves have to work them out, either through '.he adjustment board once It gets working right, or in collective bafgain- ing. Circuit Clerk Appoints New Office Assistant Miss Anita Sykes was sworn In as a deputy circuit clerk this morn- Ing by Harvey Morels, circuit court clerk, in his office at the court house. Miss Sykes was added to the personnel following the resignation of Mrs. Ramon Morton, who has accepted a clerical position at the Blytheville High Sihool. Miss Betty Ball, who has been recording deputy for the past 15 months will become chief deputy. Pollen from flowers varies in color from white through all the colors of the spectrum to almost black. All were at the hospital for mental examinations prior to court trials. Horton was found to be sane. Morley Explains Denial of Beer Permit to Woman LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 14. (/]>) — Renewal of a Pine Blulf dealer's license to sell beer was refused to prevent possible racial disturbances This was disclosed by Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley after the dealer yesterday filed a suit In federal court here contending that her constitutional rights had been denied. The dealer, Mary Ella Case, operates the Castle Drive Inn on West Sixth Avenue In Pine Bluff. She complained that Morley refused to renew her permit on the ground that she sold beer to both white persons and Negroes. "Her place of business Is In * predominantly white neighbor hood," Morley told a reporter. "Peace officers In Pine Bluff fear that racial disturbances might result If she continues to serve Negro patrons at this place. This Is the reason that her license was not renewed." The woman alleged that Pine Bluff police recommended renewal of her license. 75 States Taking No Chances; Laws Forbid Video Sets in Autos CHICAGO—W,—If you want .„ stay out of trouble, don't loolc at a television ihow while you drive your car. It shouldn't be necessary to pass this warning along to anybody who can count without using his fingers. But. 15 states are taking no chances. They adopted laws this year that either (n prohibit operation of motor vehicle equipped with a 1 . set in view of the drive, or <2> forbid Installation of a set In a place where a driver can see It. The American Public Works Association says the states with such laws are Colorado. Connecticut, Indiana, Illlnol, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts. Minnesota, New Hampshire. North Carolina. Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1949 IT ALL STARTED OVER A BEER—Truck driver Mike Mcsko, 26, got a beer on credit from Cleveland lavern keeper Jack Rolfe. Mike spilled the beer ami ordered another. Rolfc decided he'd had enough. A slight scuttle followed and Mike was ordered out. Before he left, Mike made a promise: "I'd put you oul of business this morning." Shortly afterward, Mike drove his 1936 model coal truck alongside Relic's tavern, r ammed it into reverse, cut his wheels sharply and smashed through the tavern's front. His prom iso kept, Mike Mesko was laken to the clink. Union, Reynolds Officials Enter New Discussions LITTLE HOCK. Sept, 14—(fl'j—A renewed effori is being made to settle the strike ot 1,800 workers at Arkansas aluminum plants and miner of the Reynolds Metals Company. Representatives of the company and the CIO United Stcehvorkers met yesterday for the first time in three weeks. They scheduled another session today. Charles E. Smith, union subdirec- cor, said negotiations now concern his revised contract proposal. He said the proposal Is "along -the lines" or tho recommendations of President Truman's steel fnct-flnd- li'lf board—the latter calling ror Insurance and retirement benctits 3Ut no general pay increase. Attends Naval Academy Midshipman Frank G. Pcrrln of the United Slates Navy, son of Mr. ind Mrs. Elcctra Pcrrln of Osceola, s scheduled to return to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., September 21, after completing a scries of air tours of the United Stiitcs as a part of summer training and indoctrination In aviation. With the Courts Chance 17: Minnie Wilson vs. A. T. Wilson. and Ely Hood, suit for divorce ami j property sett! erne tit. $7,000 per Lb.~Beef HOLLYWOOD. Sept. U-iVPi— Johnny welsninller, who ate himself out of his Tarzau role, has dieted himself back into junfle movies. He welched in yesterday at Columbia Studio at 199'i ami nill begin work as "Jungle Jim." a sort of Tjirzan-wilh-clothes-on role. A clause In his contract stipulates that he must pay producer Sam Katzman $1,000 for each pound of weight over 200. The swimming star lost his Tnr- zan role when he zoomed up to a paunchy '238. Prescott Has Birthday PRESCOTT. Ark., Sept. 11-W1— This south Arkansas city celebrates Its 75th anniversary today. A full dress parade, complete with bc.iuty queens and colorful floats, wns to be staged today, highlighting the fete. Rep. orcn Harris (D-Ark) who graduated from Presaott High School In 1926, was to speak. Arkansas Penitentiary To Pinch Its Pennies LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 14—W)— Arkansas' Penitentiary is going to have to pinch pennies. Stale Comptroller we Roy Beasley ipp'orted yesterday that an audit of the institution's finances showed them to be in a prccurious position, due largely to expenditure of $550.388 in a building program during ihe past tivo years. He told (he stile parole board. ho-Aevcr, lhat careful spending next June 30 will keep Ihc situation from being "particularly alarming." Contract Let By Methodists For Parsonage Contract for the construction of a six-room parsonage for the First Methodist Church at Ninth and Walnut was awarded yesterday by the church's construction committee headed by J. W. Adams. Low bid for the project was submitted by the Holly Development Corporation ami the parsonage is to be erected on a lot previously purchased from the B. p. Gav Estate. The church plans to sell the present parsonage, which Is adjacent to the church, Seventh and Main streets, to provide additional space needed as a site for the new auditorium. Bids for the construction of the auditorium arc to be received by the committee on October 18. While the new parsonage is under construction, the pastor, the Rev Roy I. Bueley, uncl his family will live at 1037 Walnut in the G S Barnes property which has becri rented by the church. The new parsonage will be a story and one-half structure witli three bedrooms and two baths. It will be of Cape cod architecture with an exterior of glazed asbestos siding 8he»irock for the interior walls and both the walls and ceiling will be insulated. ANDERSON COAL CO. 300 S, 1st St. Phones 4907 3561 135 Miners Cheat Death in Cave-in At Western Mine McAI.-ESTER, Okla., Sept 14. (/!', —A coal mine cave-In killed one muu and injured three others last night but 135 miners miraculously escaped unhurt. Rock and coal crashed down from the mine celling, killing Buster Nail. Leroy Holt and Tom Emberton were seriously injured and Skeets Shores suffered minor hurts. The accident happened at the Lone Star Steel Company's carbon mine, number five east of McAlestcr in the heart of Oklahoma's conl fields. McAlestcr Is about 130 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Mine company officials -jald a water slip caused the cave-In. The mine entrance was not blocked and workers freed the buried men by the time ambulances arrived from McAlester. The niu:e supplies coke for the Lone Stiir Steel Company blast furnaces at Daingerfield, Tex. Thanksirivlns day has been proclaimed every year since Abraham Lincoln began the custom. WARNING OUDKK Bernard B. Yocom is warned to appear in the Chancery Court for (he CMctoaivta District of Mis- slssippl County, Arkansas within thirty (30) days from this date to answer a complaint filed against him in said court by Prances Louise Yocom Dated this 23rd day ol August 1049. HARVEY MORRIS, Chancery Court Clerk By Betty Ball, Deputy Marcus Evrad, attorney for plaintiff. 8:24-31-917-14 The swordflsh hns no teeth. n A CARTON OF GOOD COOKING OPENED UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT LOST BOY CAFE & COURTS Highway 18 West Hickory Pil l?;tr-B-Q and other Tasty Sandwiches Mayola Trotter Evans A worker bee weighs about one 'ive thousandth of a pound. NOT HALF-SAFE Bearden Man Killed CAMDEN. Ark . Sept. 14. W)—A truck overturned on a Bcarrtcn street yesterday, killing an occupant, James S. Matkin, 18, of near that community. His was the seventh violent death reported in Arkansas this week. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk: A. B. Baker and Miss Ruby Graham, both of Blytheville. Geiand E. Dlomcyer nnd Miss Frances Field, both of Blytheville. LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 19-19-Lor raine Dnvics of Little Mock, and <)j lanclo, Florida, says: "A girl docsn irct around much if she's only hall safe. So I make sure I don't lose ot; on dates and dances. I use a dencloi ant that stops my perspiration 1 t' 3 (lays. Kills perspiration odor in nnntly, safely, surely, better tha; anything I've found. Safe for mj skin and clothes." How about you? Don't be half safe—be Arritl-safe! Use A mil to fc, Hire. Buy new An i<l with CroanioKcn Arrid with Cronmr>>ren is guaran Iccil not to crystallize or dry out ii the jar. 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