The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
Page 9
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1949 MoPac 'Peace' Move Rejected Unions Turn Down Proposal for End Of Railroad Strike ST. LOUIS. Oct. 4. (AP>—Still another hops for settlement o! the Missouri Pacific) strike went up In smoke last night. And this time there were a few sparks. Ouy A. Thompson, railroad trustee, charged ihe tour striking union. 1 ! with "callous disregard for those who are suffering from this cruel" strike. He referred to the unions' refusal to end the walkout immediately and (hen placed their 'differences before three referees chosen ^ by mutual agreement. <y< In rejecting Thompson's plan, the unions submitted a counterproposal which called for full set- dement of 191 claims as a basis for ending the walkout, now In Its 2Cth day. "Thompson wants to buy a settlement "ruid that's the price," R. E. Davidson, brotherhood spokesman, declared. * The union offer listed 91 claims which the brotherhoods were wlll- hig to withdraw or settle for an amount substantially lower than the original sums demanded. But the unions asked that the rest o( the 282 claims be settled on their terms. Thompson said L.ese 191 claims were of major importance and if conceded would cost more than $1,000.000 In back pay alone. "I do not believe that there Is a. reasonable man or woman in the 10 states served by the Missouri Pacific who does nob think that my proposal was wholly Just, perhaps > even generous." the trustee said. "Therefore I had the right to believe It would be accepted." There had been considerable optimism here before yesterday's action that a slrike settlement would be reached. •• PEMISCOTFAIR Continued From Page One show will stress the value of balanced farming and "live at home" programs. Judging.of the exhibits will start at 1 p.m. Thursday and Ihe judges will Ire Miss Katherine Kennedy, home demonstration agent of Dunklin County, and Herbert Rolf, extension agent of New Madrid County. Special Days Designated A program of 20 horse races has been arranged with a total of 52,315 in cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. The best jockey of the .meet will also receive an award. There will be five races each afternoon, starting • Thursday. The major event .will be .the American Legion Derby to be run as the final race Sunday. Mr. Malloure stated that about 75 horses have been entered in the meet. Carnival lovers will find a big midway ready for them. One of the largest truck carnivals on the road Is bringing 16. rides nnd 12 shows BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS STRIKES Continued from Page 1. ton, 23, was killed in a rock fall that burled the truck in which he was hauling non-union mined coal. An employe of a strike-bound mine was questioned several hours, then freed. Coal Is being dug. One fifth of Lewis' miners—80.000 anthracite diggers in Eastern Pennsylvania and about 20,000 bituminous miners In 10 Western states- trooped back to the pits yesterday. Lewis himself ordered them back since their outp'.'t—mostly for home heating use—won't hamper contract talks with mine owners. Additionally, 15,000 non-union miners aud 15,000 AFL progressive union miners !n Illinois arc working. In Utah, the situation !s tense. Some 4,000 UMW members said they would not return to work- that they'd picket "m-unlon mines, Instead. The only bright spot was a statement from Governor J. Bracken Lee that operators of non-union mines had agreed to delay for 24 hours any attempt to transport fuel from the picket-patrolled mines. And he said UMW representatives and no-.-union operators win talk over the situation with him. A few steel mills are operating. Either they came to terms with Murray or they gave independent unions. But more trouble is ahead in the steel picture. Others May Strike* The 500,000 men who take the raw iron and steel and turn it Into refrigerators, baby carriages and hairpins are members of Murray's union, too. Their contracts begin expiring Oct. 15—and the CIO national president says they, too, will strike if necessary, for free pensions and insurance. Nothing; hut bad news comes from industry and business. Moans and groans accompany mounting reports of losses torillliiB millions. Dock workers quit their Jobs on the Great Lakes In support of the steel walkout. Packard Motor Car Company announced a two-day work suspension Thursday and Friday because of steel shortages. Nearly 80.000 will be idle ihe two days. Afterwards Packard announced, It will set up a curtailed working schedule. Railroads which dep'end on steel and coal business are getting ready to lay off more men. Already, they've furloughed 40,000. , Right now, nothing's being done to settle the twin disputes. Murray is silent. He hnd made no move to resume negotiations with big steel. And Industry spokesmen are mum, too. All are watching—and waiting— and hoping, maybe, the other side will give In. Seeks Pensions Murray's fight Is for free pensions and social insurance. But big steel—U.S. Steel Corporation which Ench day of the fair has a special designation. Wednesday win be Children's Day when all^chool children will be admitted to the grounds free as guests of the fair board Thursday is Agriculture Day; Friday, .Veterans' Day; Saturday, Homecoming Day, and Sunday, Visitors' Day. High School Pupils Launch Drive to Buy 105 Lockers The Blythevllle High School student Council today launched a selling program through which it hopes to net $2,000 for the purchase of 105 individual lockers. Pat Burks, president of the Student Council, said that the council will represent a publishing company in magazine selling, and win receive from 30 to 40 per cent of the sales price, through a special program, for promotion of school projects and activities. The first clues to Identify Mr. and Mrs. Blythevillc were given In assembly this morning, as a part of a mystery contest held to stimulate interest In the selling. Pat explained that a couple has been selected as Mr. and Mrs. Blythevllle, and that the student who establishes the Identity of the couple and niak- - them a magazine sale, will receive a watch. Daily clues are to be announced through the home rooms. The sales plan lasts from today through October 18, and the council representatives will bealn a hmise-ta-house solicitation soon. Carlights Guide Plane Carrying Mrs. Doughs To Justice's Bedside YAKIMA, Wash., Oct. 4— IJP t — Lights from hastily assembled cars and flares lighted the airport last night as the wife of U.S. Justice William o. Douglas arrived to lake up bedside vigil at the side of her hiisbann. The 50-year-old Justice suffered 13 rib fractures and a punctured lung Sunday when his horse rolled on him in the Cascade mountains. Mrs. Douglas arrived in a Iwin- englned northwest airlines trans- Port shortly after a power transformer burned out, darkening the The pilot circled overhead f or 20 minutes while an emergency cnll went out for cars to light Hie runway. The landing was unevcnt- Earthquake Recorded Off Aleutian Islands CLEVELAND, Oct. 4-(/l>>—The John Carroll University seismograph recorded a "minor" enrtli- quakc today which the school said probably occurred off • Ihe weslorn tip of the Aleiillnii Islands. The first tremors occurred at 5:31:52 n.m, (EST). Seismologist Henry P. Blrken- Jiawer said the shock was definitely an earthquake. "There Is no possibility, of It being an atomic explosion," he added. Doctors attending Douglas snfd he probably will be able to leave the hospital within two weeks Though in considerable pain, doctors f.niri the justice's physical conditioned, hardened by an active outdoor life, Is standing him in good Obituaries ' PACE NINE John W. Williams Dies in Hospital; Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for John William Brothers, 57, will bo. conducted at l p.m. tomorrow at the New Liberty Baptist Church by the Rev. Russrll Duffer, pastor, assisted by the Rev P. II. Jernlgan, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Brothers, a farme- who resided in the Clcnr Luke Community, died nt the Walls Hospital at 8:40 last night, a short time alter being admitted. He was born jn Little Reck October 29, 1832, but Negro Actor Sentenced On Mann Act Charge KANSAS CITY, Kas., Oct. 4. (/p) —A federal Judge sentenced Negro Actor Rex Ingrain to is months in prison ycs'.erdny on a 'Mann Act had lived in Mls*'-.slpp! County since 1921. His wife, Mrs. Blanche Brothers, survives him. Other survivors Include six sons, all from this county around Burdette and DlythcvlUc Vaud, Claud, John L. i.eon, Hilly Day, and George. Brothers; two daughters, Mrs. Dealrlre Webb of Elowah and Mrs. Klsie DrLscoll of Biirdcltc: and two sisters, Mrs Janle Hutchlns and Mrs. Lena Whit field, both of Little Rock. The Cobb Funeral Home will direct bi'rlal in Maple Gro/e cemetery and Is in charge of arrangements. Negro Deaths Funeral cervices for Rey j M Robinson, 85, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock In Bethel A:M.E. church by Rev H M Jones. Burial will be in Carr's Chap^ •.•1 Cemetery, Armorci. The deceased who died yesterday at his norm) liere, Is survived Dy tour daughters, two sons and 32 grandchildren. Home Funeral Home is In charge, charge Involving a 15-year old whllo girl. '"gram was charged with transporting 15-year old Jeanette Anna Hughes of Sallna, Kas,, to New Yorl: City for Immoral purposes. The 54-year old actor pleaded Biillty last May to that charge and also to one of Bending a lewd letter through the malls to the girl. More Legumes To Be Planted, Farm Agent Says Mississippi County farmers are following the state's "Blanket of , Green" program, ana more winter legumes and cover crops are being planted than ever before, Keith J. i Bilbrey, North Mississippi County ' agent said today. Mr. Bilbrey said that seed houses had Indicated that both vetch and Austrian Winter peas were moving rapidly but that the supply was good enough to meet the demands of the farmers. 'Mr. Bilbrey ' said that slightly moderated prices, along with information the farmers had gained through experience of a few farmers in the past who had successfully used legumes accounted for the increase planting this year. Under the Japanese system of computing ages—a system which will be discarded the ned of 1949— a baby born on December 31 would be two years old the next day. generally sets the pattern for the Industry-Insists that the workers help pay for them. The federal government is watching Die wordless battle. But it "apparently plans no Immediate Interference. U.S. Conciliation Director Cyrus S. Chlng, after - White House' conference, indicated he will take no steps to bring the disputants together in the steel strike. This week, anyway, Ching; apparently' has adopted the attitude that little good could conie from any peace parley called so soon after the strike's start. In coal, President .John L. Lewis of the UMW resumes negotiations with northern and western operators at White Sulphur Springs, W Vn., tomorrow. His men quit work after suspension of payments from the mine workers' pension and welfare fund. jTheSlorif of the Talking Coffee tot! Coffee Pot Just Mat you put into # THIS IS THE LADV WHO TOOK ME HOME AND PUT ME TO WORK. FOR MONTHS I KEPT ON BREWIN& TROUBLE AND THE MAN OF THE HOUSE BLAMED ME TIME THE . ONE DAY OUT THE WINDOW WENT, HEADED OVER THE FENCE INTO A NEIGHBOR'S BACK. YARD THE LADY NEXT DOOR HAD A SOUL-PICKED ME UP ANDBROLJ6HTMEHOME MARTHA, YOU MUST BE USING THE WRONG KINDOF'COFFEE YOU OONY WANT OUST ANOTHER 8 SAND YOU WANT A SPECIAL KIND OF COFFEE f HEAVENS.IVE ALREADY TRIED ABOUT TWENTY BRANDS JUST REMEMBER THE NAME ,cue ™ EY SOON O'SCOVEMO THAT EVEN A BATTERED OLD COFFEE MTCOULO PRODUCE A MIMCIE Of MFFK ri^yM YOU WlLl NEVER FORGET THE CIAVOK FOLGER'S COFFEE Restricted Price Watches Not Included'" iWELRY STORE

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