The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1949 · Page 3
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f THURSDAT, SEFmrBER 15, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Coal Wage Fight Hears Showdown Welfare and Pension Fund* Main Issue in Prolonged Dispute BLUEPIELD, w. va., sept. is. I./P) —John U Lewis and the Southern •oft coal Industry moved nearer today to & showdown bailie over nonpayment of the miners' welfare- Pension royalty. Lewis apparently lost a round In trying to get Ihe Cleveland Trust Company to pressure James D. Francis, leading Southern curator, into paying overdue Installments to the welfare tund. Francis, head of the Island Creek and Pond Creek; Pocahontas Coal companies In West Virginia, has «en classed by Lewis as the ring- eacler In a Southern revolt against he 20-cents-a-ton royalty which ^hls pension fund. ftt assumed that the Cleveand Trust Company, as trustee for lie Liberty E. Holden Estate, hac control of the two companies. In a telegram yesterday to Cleve• nd Trust Board Chairman I. P Freiberger, Lewis asked the bank to se its Influence to get Francis to pay up and avoid a "social convul ion" in the coal Melds. But Frelberger replied that Cleve. and Trust controls neither com. pany. Miners' Fund an Issue "The Cleveland Trust Company as trustee of the Holden trust hold » substantial but not a rontrolllni stork interest in Island Creek Coa Company, and only a very nomina stock interest In Pond Creek Poca hontas Company," Freiberger said It was learned also that the pow erful Pocahontas Fuel Company leaded by O. L. Alexander of Ne York, and the Ticrncy mininy ir terests headed by the brothers Lau rcnce E. Tierney, Jr., and Lewis C Socialite Produces Papers to Wed Son/a HEMPSTEAD, N.Y,, Sept. 15. W) —Winthrop Gardiner, Jr,, socialite- aviator, produced his final divorce papers yesterday, so he and Son]a Heuie, blonde skating star, gal their PAGE THREE . **_-ji-, v_ — STAKE IN AWE AT SLAIN DETECTIVE—SpectatoTS peer at bods of Police Detective Allen Lee, 38, who was shot to death at St. Paul Minn., by a man identified by police as Oliver Cmtchcr, 30. Crutcher, a suspect in a holdup of a liquor stove, was later fatally wounded by polite who trapped him in an apartment hou.se. A patrolman was also wounded, not seriously, in the intensive man hunt. (AP Wirephoto). marriage license. The thrice married Gardiner and the once divorced Miss Heiile tried to get a license yesterday, but marriage license clerk George Ahrens turned him down because he lacked his divorce papers. Tliey filled out tile forms, however, and this morn- j Ing a representative of Gardiner appeared at the murrlnge license bureau with Ihe documents. Gardiner, 36, and Miss Henlc, 33, plan to be married today. A yaclit- Ing honeymoon will follow. Buenos Aires city in 1580. was founded as Widow Hopes Veep Will Attend Party ST. IJOUIS. Sept, 15. (,?) — Mrs. Carleton S. Hadley doesn't want to Interfere with affairs of state but *ho docs hope Vice President Biirk- Icy cnn attend her 38th birthday celebration here Sept. !3. She said so yesterday and then laughingly declined to say whether It will be the scene of an engagement announcement. Burkley said In Washington h* plans to be on hand If It's it all possible. He has visited the attractive widow here several times. Ark.-Miss. Bridqe Prosoects Slated For Discussion JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 15— (>Fl— Consultations on a site for a Mississippi bridge in northern Mississippi were authorized Tuesday by the State Hishway Commission. Cost of the proposed project, ».«'~™ ™** wrnTcX^r jv^ their July payments. These and Francis' firms together produce nearly 20 million tons yearly. With other Southern companies also believed to be holding out, the miners' fund may be losing tSOO.OOO lo *1,000,OM In July payments alone. Negotiations between the United Mine Workers and' the Southern Coal Producers Association, In which Francis is a leader, were re- wpd here yesterday. ^ Lewis Silent as to Plan! Promptly the welfare payment is- i«e came np. The union's top negotiator here, Secretary-Treasurer John Owens, accused the Southern association representatives of backing down on an assurance that nayments would be continued de- •pite Ihe lack of a written contract, 'mis was vehemently denied by Joseph E. Moody, president of the association. Moody said Owens must have misunderstood his statement or August 10 that the SCPA had no control over the individual operator's payments. While Owens and Moody locked horns over the welfare and other contract Issues—each accusing the other of refusing to make a good d\ice by 1DO miles the New Orleai St. Louis route which now goes through Memphis. Tcnn. The project woulc 1 span the river somewhere between Friars Point. Miss., and a point south of Helena, Ark. The commission authorized state engineer Alex Harris to consult »i(h A. E. Johnson of the Arkansas Highway Department, O. Wood Smith of St. Louis, consulting engineer of the Mississippi- Arkansas bridge commission, and representatives of U. S. Engineers. They will pick the site. Bridges in this slate now cross the river at Greenvill. Vicksburg ana Natchez. Camels and pigs are said to be unable to swim. offer—the Blnefield negotiations rocked along amid rumors that a strike was imminent, Lewis gave no hint of ills plans. Mine owners from the North and West and representatives of the steel companies with "captive" coal pits were to resume contract negotiations with the union at white Sulphur Springs, W. Va., today. Strike Causes Difficulty in Mail Handling POPLAR BLUFF. Mo.. Sept. 15, Wj—"If we had a team of oxen." said a pastoffice employe here today, "we might be able to givr Poplar Blutfians better mail service." The Missouri Pacific strike resulted in shipment of mail from St. Louis io Poplar Bluf: over the Frisco Railroad to Sikeston, and then here on trucks. A F-" -co train, with nearly a carload or mail for Poplar Bluff, was stranded behind a wreck at Seventy-Six. Mo.. late Monday night. Tiie train, mail and all. went hack to St. Louis. There the 'car was transferred to another Frisco train which will lake It through Springfield. Mo., to Hoxle. Ark. where It will be placed on t)r branch line of the Frisco from Hoxie to Poplar Bluff. 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