The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1949 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1949
Page 16
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Strike Threatens Second Railroad .' Burlington System '. facet TraublM Simitar to MoPo« . CHICAGO, Bept. •feUttjr of • «trlke »*aln*t a iec- eod major railroad—the 11,000-mile Burlington System—developed to*»• ' A ttrik* agaiiui the Burlington 1ft* bewi authorized by four operat- fcv brotherhoods in a drive to speed ap handling of grievance claims. * O. H. Atkins, general chairman of U» Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Lodges on the railroad. diKlodng the strike vote result, iMd "ft looks like another Missouri Pacific cat*." ' Atkins said that 85 per cent of the 7,000 Burlington employes affected had approved strike action. There has been no strike date set, but Atkins said a. dat« may be set vithin the next two or three weeks. : The other three unions invloyed art the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Eneinemen, tlie Order of Railway Conductors, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. ; The same unions have shut down the 7.000-mlle Missouri Pacific since Sept. 9 in a similar dispute. . Union, Protest Delay The unions are protesting delay in arbitration or 412 pay claims and grievance*, tome of them dating back to 1943. Atkins said that on July 19, 1948 there was a backlog of 1,000 cases, of which 588 have been settled. As In the Missouri-Pacific situation, the Burlington unions have been attempting to work out * /aster plan for handling claims in direct negotiations with the railroad. Normally, they are handled by the Railroad Adjustment Board, but the board Is reported about 3,000 cases behind, and adjudication sometimes takes as long as five yearj. A federal mediator Is trying to work out some plan for averting a strike on the Burlington. Atkins said, however, that "negotiation* have been anything but satisfactory." * General Burlington chairman on tb« four unions are in Chicago for * review of the jtrikt procedure piotan. QUEEN Tmu *afe on* Jr. br Mn. Gilbert D. Ifc. Lmitch today reminded potential entrants that deadline for anbraitting garments in the Clothing from Cotton Baga Contest is $645 Collecte In Blytheville For Polio Fund At least *S44.M hu been contribute by Blytheville residents for the Emergency Polio Drive. The funds were supplemented by street collections made Saturday by El H. Ford, totaling »106.06, and individual contributions of $10 from J. G. Barnes and $55 from Hank Harris. Previously |258 was collectd by solicitation at the football game and 1260.90 at local (heaters. Other contributions were lo liave been mailed into the postmaster at Blytheville and on to the IJttle Rock Postmaster for distribution by the state office. The Emergency Drive was plan- r.ed. to allow the chapters of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis with depleted treasuries to continue to operate. Many had spent all their funds because of epidemics. MlsMo Received $25,«0» The Mississippi County Chapter used all funds collected, an additional $25,000 from the national foundation, and will !xvsslbly receive other funds from the Emergency drive. During the past week the Arkansas Association for the Crippled has had two therapists in Blytheville working specifically with post-polio patients on speech and physical theraphy. Miss Mary Woody and Miss Elizabeth Samuels have examined a total of 35 children and are continuing appointments for several days, Approximately 30 have had physical theraphy and five have had speech difficulties and required speech theraphy. fngineers Dismiss 950 Civilian Workers WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., Sept. 21. <AP)—Some 950 civilian employes of the U.S. Engineers here were given dismissal notices today. Col. t. H. Foote, district engineer, said the dismissals are the result of Defense Secretary Louts Johnson's general cutback order last month. Most of the employes are doing dredging and revetment work along the Mississippi River from Cairto. lit., to the mouth of the "White River. Most of them are from West Memphii and Memphis, Tenn. Private contractors will take over the jobs abandoned because of the cutback, Toote said. Sunday. Cotton garments 'also entered in the district fair will be picked up by the contest committee after the fair closes If requested to do so on ,the entry blanks submitted for these articles. Truman to Meet With Lawmakers To Discuss Bills WASHINGTON, Sept, 21. <f) — Congressional leaders will discuss with President Truman tomorrow the legislation Hint may be considered In the remainder of this session of Congress. S|»aker Ruyburn (D-Texas) announced plans for the meeting upon his return today from a House recess thut started August 26 and ended today. Other matters may be taken up too. Rayburn told newsmen Senate and House lenders hope to confer soon and decide what should be done before final adjournment thte year. He declined lo predict when Congress will adjourn but said that I it stays here until the first of November it should consider expansion of the Social Security program. Legislation to broaden the Social Security coverage has been approved by the House Ways and Means Committee. )sceo/a Radio Station Obtains State Charter Osceola Broadcasting Co., which will operate Station KOSE in Osce- ila, has filed articles of incorpora- lon and has been granted a char- er by the secretary of State In Jttle Rock. Paid in capital was listed as '45,000 and Incorporators were H. Ohlendorf and nine others. Mr. Ohlendorf stated earlier this month that the station expects to wgln regular broadcasts by the middle of October. /RECLINING SEAT IN NEW NASH-Optional equipment on all models of the 1950 Nash is the airplane-type reclining seat above. The ri it front seat is adjustable lo five positions. ICC Boord Hears Application for Hauling Pickers MEMPHIS, Tenn,, Sept. 21. WV- The hotly contested Cotton States' Bus Line application for a permit to transport agricultural workers in thi% area went before an Interstate Commerce board here today. The dispute indirectly involves hundreds of small truckers and is opposed by several organizations, Including the Mississippi Delta Council and the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Th» main question before the board boiled down to whether a cotton picker, hauled across state lines by a trucker, is a paying passenger or an employe or the men who haulr him. If the ICC rules the truckers are carrying farm labor for pay anil Issues a permit to the Cotton States Bus Lines, then all others engaged In similar work must have permits, too. W. F. Goodwin of Hie ICC bureau of motor carriers said this would bring all truckers hauling agricultural workers across state lines under ICC rules and regulations. They would have to acquire Insurance and make sure their vehicles measure up to ICC standards. The board considering the application Is made up of representatives from the ICC and the regulatory commissions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. Denver Police Respond Quickly to Bank's Call For 'Help tor Watchman' \ DENVER, Sept. 21. <AP> — Ten ( policemen In a half dozen siren- screaming automobiles raced last night to the First National Bank. With hands fingering their revolvers, officers deployed and cautiously covered the entrance while other policemen hurried inside. Inside they found Henry Whitted, 43, an engineer In the building, just recovering from a faint. An excited fellow employe after seeing Whitted collapse had called police and asked for "help for the watchman." Fossils show that pyorrhea was a common disease among creatures many millions of years ago. New York City comprises an area of 6,930,446 acres, or 308.86 square miles. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER.«, 194J Churchman Dies LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21—(/P>— Dr. Hugh Kelso Walker, 87, onetime moderator of the Presbyterian Church of tve United States of America, died yesterday. Netherlands Envoy Selected by Truman WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. (/P) _ President Truman today nominated Selden Chapin, State Department career officer, to be ambassador to the Netherlands. Chapin was named to succeed Dr. Herman Baruch who resigned recently. The retiring ambassador, brother of the presidential adviser Bernard M. Baruch, said in a recent call on the President that he felt that at the age of 77 he should avoid than 2600 weddings. H e was president of the Southern California anti-Saloon League, a trustee of the Christian Endeavor' Society's national board and a member of the General council of the pres- Every state except Marjiand now permits dissemination of birth eon. trol information, with certain restrictions. At Port-au-Prince, Halt!, swift* were observed circling about an airplane which was traveling M miles an hour. spending another winter in the cold Netherlands. Chapin, 50, Is a native of Erie, Pa. Dr. Walker had officiated at more byterlan church from 1928 to 1931. Unusual Gifts Distinctive Curtains See Then at Ibe Linen & Curtain Shop 1M So. First Phone 815 fire Damages Truck Operated by Bakery Fire, believed caused from a welding torch, resulted in niino damage to a Meyer's Bakery truck parked In the nlley In the rear of the bakery. 117 East Main street yesterday afternoon. Wood on the Irame of the truck was believed to have been set while welding work was being done earlier yesterday. The fire did not break out until the truck had been returned to the bakery from a garage, Fire Chief Roy Head said Lions Hear Details Of School Program Max B. Reid, president of the Blytheville School Board explained the proposed S4«.ooo school bond issue whcih will be decided by voters at 3 special election Sept 27. to members of the Blytheville Lions Club at their weekly dinner meeting in Elotel Noble yesterday Guests at yesterday's meeting included B. c. Goyan of Memphis and Alex Carter. Don't Miss It! Electrical Equipment Exliibit At The Fair Ml This Week Sponsored by your electric appliance dealer > cooperation with the Hortheast Arkansas District Mr and your electric serrice company, Ark-Mv Power Co. Pitching to win . . . and ringing the pin! THIS IS PART Of After the match, toast thte winners with a winnihg whiskey-Hill and Hill! Rich and mighty mellow, this Kentucky favorite is always— Silver Trumpeter HART SGHAFFNER & MARX The SILVER TRUMPETER* label is found only in very fine Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes. SILVER TRUMPETER'clothes embody many of the quality refinements usually associated with mofe expensive, luxury clothing. They are ma de for men of discriminating taste, but for Ihose to whom budgetary considerations important. • IF IT'S FOR A MAN, MEAD'S WILL HAVE IT

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