The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 8, 1949
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TKN mis; v IL.UU (.AUK,) UJUKH.K Outlook Gloomy On Strike Fronts Ching Urges Lewis And Cool Operators ' To Adjust Differences By the Associated Press 1 There wasn't much to cheer about en , the .nation's labor front today. Here's a quick run-down of major disputes which already have made idle riiore than a million workers: Tliere was nothing to Indicate an early settlement of the country's major labor trouble—strikes by some 850.000 steel and coal workers. There were threats of a nationwide railroad strike and a walkout by some 20,000 aluminum workers in eight states. The'continuing strike by Joiiu L. Lewis' 380,000 United'Mine Workers—now three weeks old—prompted Cyrus S. Ching, federal conciliation director, to warn: ''Each day brings the nation closer to a crisis." Ching, who urged Lc\vis and mine operators to resume negotiations in an effort to end the strike, said "this strike must be settled promptly." In Washington, Edwin G. Nourse, chairman'of the President's Economic 'Advisory Council, said that R month of continued strikes in the coal and steel industries would seriously threaten the national welfare. But Ching, after ins ali-day meeting In Washington with Lewis and the operators, made no claims about bringing a settlement any nearer. Both sides aired their' differences at the;meetlng..The government did not issue an ultimatum thai the miners must go back 'to work or that the negotiations' should be resumed at a specific date. At Ching's request, the'operators asked Lewis Ib meet with them next Tuesday or Wednesday. But the lime or meeting place has not been set. The government has made no move in the week-old steel strike. The dispute over pensions and insurance-has made idle" some 460,000 CIO United Steelworke'rs In basic steel plants and (orced the layoff or'thousands of other workers in steel-related industries. Ching said no immediate plans have been marie to call the union end steel com{>anics back into government sponsored negotiations. Biit he said t he was keeping in close touch with developments in the week-old strike. 8ATUKDA *, OCTOBER 8, 1949 —Couriers News Photo COTTON FASHION'S QDEKN AND COURT—Shown here as they appeared In the National Cotton Picking Contest parade Thursday afternoon are the "Queen of Cotton Fashions" and members of her court. They modeled cotton garments In the style show yesterday afternoon at Walker Park. Queen Mary Ellen Station! Is the girl at right tear wearing the crown and waving. On her right, also waving, Is ono of her "Maids" Miss Freda smith. With her back to tile camera is Miss Barbara Smith, the other "Maid". Sitting on the queen's' left and looking at (he camera is Miss Joyce Damon, the "Lady-in-Walllng." Between Miss Damon and Miss Stalford Is Lana Kay Towlcs. daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Herman Towtes, who was one of the "Junior Maids" The other "Junior Maid" was.Jeanne Ann Crook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Crook, who Is standing next to the driver, Beside her is Gregg.Hammock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Hammock, Jr.. who was the "page." Mrs. Hammock, who assisted In staging tho Jaycce-sjionsored Clothing from Cotton Bogs contest, and style show, is shown beside her son. • Negro Deaths Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Sandy Ridge Cemetery for Joe Henry Rarriey, ^10 .months, infant son of John Henry and Georgia Mae Ramey, by Rev. M. Freeman. The Home Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The child died at the home of the parents in Luxora. t He was their only child . * * * Services: for Mazle Oursley, 20, «ill be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church-by Hev. C.'W. Alexander, pastor. Burial will be in Luxora Cemetery. She .died' Tuesday at McRae Sanltorlum at Alexander, Ark She is survnid bj her mother,.Carrie Mae Harris, -i one daughter and one sister. Caslon Funeral in charge. RED APPOINTEE-Waller Ulbricht, above, Communist chairman of the German People's Council, is mentioned as the prospective chancellor of the "National German Democratic Republic." This government is expected to be set up by German Reds, with the support of the Ru5£ians. N E W llox Opens Week Days 7:110 p.m. .1 hi tin co Salunlay .t Sundays Mnl.-Sim. 1 p.m Com, Sliouinj Manila, Ark. S)in\r? EVERY NIGHT Saturday "WYOMING BANDIT" with Allen Lane Also ShotrU . Saturday Owl Show "NIGHT UNTO NIGHT' with Ronald Kragan Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "THE YOUNGER BROTHERS" nltli Wajriie Morris and Janls rai« Also Shnrls AFL Woos Members from Ranks Of Disgruntled in CIO Unions ST. PAUL, Minn,, Oct. 8. (/!>,—The API, today embarked on a plan to carve huge membership chunks from the CIO townrti achieving n figured 1,000,000-mcmbiT gain in 1050. Key officials of the American Fc'd-+- . eration of Labor said privately they expect to pick up big parti of CIO unions, when the factional scrap :in Ihe CIO conies to a head, as may happen soon. •A showdown between Ihe CId's left wing and the right wing elements is shaping up for the CIO convention at Cleveland later 'this month. CIO President Philip Murray has threatened his left wing union leaders with expulsion. Labor circles expect the result to lie a splintering up of the CIO's major unions, with the CIO trying to salvage as many members as possible and repudiated left wing lenders trying to drag large membership groups, from the CIO. ' Officials of the rival'AFI,, in an- i.ual convention here, are looking forward to an expected CIO civil war with glee They say they hope to woo big CIO segment.; into APL. ranks as n result of the spill. That's what is behind the announced API, goal to pick up a million new members next year to boost API, political power elections. in the 1950 The APL has dressed up Ita combined vote-gelling-mcmbeishIp'A3 n centennial bh'thclav celebration for Snimicl Gompers," the APb's la(e founder. . Gompers had advocated a neutrality, for labor In national politico. API. lias discarded that policy completely for : ^an extremely political role, mostly in favor of democratic party candidates. In fnct, the API.'. convention vot- td yesterday to quit holding conventions in presidential election years after election clay, a Oompcrs- policy practice, instead, APL conventions now will 'be held right before presidential elections— a mow designed to lit the API, deeper into politics. East and West Germany Sign Trade Agreement FRANKFORT; Germany, Oct. 8, (iT)~ A huge trade agreement between Eastern and. Western Germany wns signed here today despite the fact Oermany has two rival governments. The agreement calls for the cx- chnnge of 000,000,000 marks (S150.- 000.000) worth of trade between the areas occupied by the western allies and by the Russians. A proposal by the Western Germans that Western Berlin should benefit from one-third of the exchange of trade produced a promise of "consideration" Zone signers. from the East BANKER ' Continued from Page I for needed Industries, he pointed out, mechanization will increase purchasing power anil improve standards of living. " Hefrrlng ID the "dark days of Hie 30V jintt the "p]ow-U[i 'campaign of 10M," Sir.- Itavis drew a .comparison bchvcch present times ami pre-tlcnresslon days. "I sec many things Imlay which rrinlmt me of the 20's," he saiii. "Kilt I ilou'l expecl similhir drops In farm prices." He also stressed the necessity of meeting competition provided by synthetics. "Our Job is to keep cotton competitive and it is n big one," he said. "Our future in the textile field, in competition with test tubes, depends on our efficiency." The oiillook. however. Isn't altogether dark, he said. KG cited the present up swing in the nation's population and Ihe opportunity to supply an increa.s-•'. demand for staple products. This upsurge, which has resulted in a population twice that of 1900. will Increase .demands for meat, n:i|k and other staples, he said. He said that experts who had predicted 1 that the nation's population would level off at 150.000,000 by 1350 "have been ptc-cii as wrong as the. political lorccaslers of lost November." Totol U.S. population now exceeds 152.000,000, Mr, Davis -I ! 6" point up his tln-me of "All This and Heaven, Too," Mr. D;ms said that tlu Sonlli lias ttn> tni|ii- lal. l<now-bnw and resources to bring II ric"hcs in excess of that which It now has. - As nn example, he said that the Sonth's weather Is an advantage for mnintnining such things as pas- turcs-.nn a ycnr-round basis. He praised •Mississippi County for making .use of its many resources and Its efforts to bung In industries to bolster its agricultural economy. In calling for concentration on "solving our own :prob!cms" anil quoted by the.speaker as saying: " 'Onr people, as well as those people onr borders, must work out their own destinies, solve their own problems and heal their own wounds.' "We are not different from the rest of the world and are not entitled to any special dispensation. " 'Our farming can feed and clothe the South. Only in the South do we refuse to produce the necessities that we ourselves consume. We blindly and stupidly insist on buying them.' " Honker Introduces Speaker Mr. Davis was introduced by B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co. of Blytheville. Mr. Lynch reviewed the numerous federal commissions and boards on which Mr. Davis has served and the honorary degress that have been conferred on him. In beginning his address. Mr Davis said •• »(, h c will be here for next year's cotton picking contest. . Prececdiiig Mr. Davis' address, welcoming talks were made by Mayor Doyle Henderson mid Roland Bishop, president o' the Bly- thevillc Jaycees. Rosco Crafton. Blytheville businessman who originated the contest in ]<MO, and Ralph Rohweder of Chicago, vice president in charge of public affairs for the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, spoke brief- JUDGES Continued Irom Page i C. Bright, Ross Caldwell; clerks, Mrs. Ed Rice, Mrs. Fern Sammons, Dell—Judges, C. C. Burton, JS. H. Hall, Mrs. Curtis Duncan; clerks, Curtis H. Downs, Jr., M. R. Griffin. Half Moon—Judges, Jake Richardson, Henry Buck, I. T. Walter; clerks, Mrs. 'j. E, Johnson, Mrs O. M. Mitchell. Box Elder—Judges, Acy Gunter, Jelf Hauls, C. E .Buck; clerks, Mrs. J. D. Young, Ruth Rauls. Nodena—Judges, Maurice Lynch, N. B. Ellis. Sr., C. H. Whitaker; clerks, Ed Stoffle, Lynn Trannum. Carson Lake — Judges, Charles Cullum, Bill Cromer, Bill McMath; clerks, p. s. Reese. F. P. Jacobs, Jr. Joiner — Judges, Bill Ralph/ H. P. Howerton, Wallace Miller; clerks, Jim McDonald. Tull Johnson; alternate Judge, Meyer Silverstein, alternate clerk, Donald Perry. Frenchman Bayou — Judges, A. Biggins, L. E. Speck, Sr.. A. Rhoades; clerks, Mrs. A. Wiggins, Charles B. Kichanls. Pawheen—Judges, B. L. Edgln, A. R. Gifford. Glen Mctheny; clerks, K. O, .May, W. J. Camel. Boynton School—Judges, W. M. t-kjnner, Bruce Byrd, J. A. Ward; clerks, Joe Morgan, E. M. Eubanks. Promised Land — Judges, C. F. Tucker, H. L. Halscll. Sr.. Felix Hill; clerks, Clarence Moore, Hubert Mitchell. Blytheville Ward 1—Judges, Richard Becker, O. Hudson, Leo Brawtey; clerks, Mrs. James Nierstheimer, Mrs. Paul Marion; alternate judge. H. R. stricklcr; alternate clerk, Mrs. Bob Scott. Blytheville Ward 2—Judges, Chester Caldwell, w. R. Campbell, Ira Gray; clerks, Tom Jackson, Mrs. W. H. Slovall; alternate judge Paul D. Poster; alternate clerk, Herman Carleton. Blytheville Ward 3—Judges, Gentry Adrian. D. R. Graves, Charles Penn; clerks, Mr.s. Rupert Crafton, Lee Poivell; alternate Judge, Mrs. Walter J. Ross; alternate clerk, Mrs. L. G. Nash. Blytheville Ward 4—Judges. C. G. Whitakcr, 11. B. Candle, Wilson Henry- clerks, Mrs. Paul Human, Mrs. Toby Long; alternate Judge, Leon Ocnning. Armorel—Judges. Eric Waddell, Marion Dyer, Mrs. E. B. Elini; clerks, Eddie Hagen, Jack Hale; alternate E. M. Reginold. ' Bi'own Spur School—Judges, Von Rao Jollfl, Barney Threlkeld, Lots Love; clerk.?. Sid Nichols, Marvin Plccman. Manila—Judges. C. B. Joe Edwards, P. M. Sweet; clerks, Mrs. V. B. Osborne. Charley Henry; alternate judge. Kenneth McQuirter, alternate clerk, Mrs. Elizabeth Miles. Lcachville—Judges, B. W. Pearce, Robert , Slay ton, Mrs. Pascal Maynard; clerks, Mrs. Delbert Hooker. Troy Joyce; alternate judge. G. M. Nelson, alternate clerk, A. F. Pierce. Number Nine—Judges, Mrs. Reese Moore. William wyatt. J. J. Moore; clerks. Fred Bean, Mrs. Charles Langston. C?rmi—Judges, J. M. Howerton, J. W. Patterson, Eya Mae Poe; clerks. S. K. Carter, Mrs. E. E. Wilson. ; Roseland — Judges. Mr.s. R. ..O. Rc,?e. ,-\. p. Miller, Mrs. E. A. Stacy; clerks, Jim Henderson, W ; R. Dens- niore. Huffman—Judges, Max Hay. Jr.. W* E. Hognn. Rex Hushes: clerks, Richard Green. James Hatchell. Forty and Eight—Judges, Harvey Adklsson. H u 1 b e r t Welch, Ben White; clerks, Jack Adklsson. Johnny Ray. Yarbro—Judges, Herbert Mullins, Spencer Bunch, Paul Abbott; clerks, -Mrs. W. N. On-, G. T. Oracey. Clear Lake-—Judpe.s, Ray Haynes, Billic Middleton, Paul Haynes; clerks, Louis Ball, Mrs. A. P. Burks. -—. „, i'.ome Gin—Judges. Walter Lutes, more than 6CO.OOO books and> James Middleton, H. B Shearhv phlcls, is'one of (he largest and t clerks, V. R Dixon P s Porker finest in the world. Wilson- Judges, Bruce Wilson' A Introduced during yesterday were Miss the program -ss Clara Kills, nead of Ihe Tri-States Labor Office in Memphis; Jack Rawlin^s general chairman of the National' Cotton Picking Contest: and Darryl Francis, vice president of the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis. Mr. Francis .accompanied Mr. Davis here. T. j. Bailey was master of ceremonies for yesterday's program In addition to Mi-; Davis', address, the p -Vain also included the Clothing from Cotton Bags Fashion Show, an exhibition of marksmanship by Herb Parsons and the music of four Western and hillbilly bands BIylheville High School and the band. An open house at the Jnycee clubhouse prcccede'd the Blythevlllc- Pine Bluff football game. Johnny Polzin and his orch stra provided the music for Ihe Cotton Ball that concluded-the contest program. The law collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, comprising L. Oreenwell,' O. T. Lynch; elerto, D. O. Anderson, Jack Tmnmel; alternate Judge, Raymond Cottner, alternate clerk, Walter Camper. Stillman—Judges, H. T. Bonds, Monroe Dobbs, LouU iff. Bonds; clerks, Harry Bonds, Everette Young. West Ridge — Judges, Clay Mays, Troy Langstoti, Louis Mobley; clerks, Prank Bell, Mrs. Mabel Titleton. •• , Etowah—Judges, Benny Jackson, A. M. Miller, Brit Sharp; clerks, Amos Weathers, Floyd Morgan. Milligan Ridge—Judges, P. W, Watson, Bob Baker, R. U Halmark; clerks, B. S. Jackson, Floyd Morgan, alternate B. W. SIsco. Laney Gin—Judges, Bob Noble, Herman Holt, R. P. Kennedy; clerks, C. E, Bell, L. E. Ashley. Whitton — Judges, Frank Dean, Jess Forrester, Prank McLendon; clerks, Gene Minor, Fred Mooring; alternate, Harold Smith. Bassett—Judges, Calvin Williams, Ed Bell, Herman Oden; clerks, Robert N. Johnson, J. V. Westbrook; 'alternate E. B. Jones. , ; . Rosa— Judges. Hugh Wright Logan Rozell, Will Dillard; clerks, Walter Permenter, Paul Jackson; alternate, John Bower. Pecan Point — Judges, R, C. Branch, Jr., R. W. Freud, Eetor R. Johnson; clerks, Mrs. H. L. Childs, Jr., Mrs. Bert Johnson. • Rocky—Judges. Frank Noe, Cleo Croom, Wootirow Wright; clerks, Ed Moore, S. H. Carter; alternate, Claude Hill. Shady Grove—Judges; Bethel Bollinger, C. R. David, K. S. Loveless; clerks, Mrs. C. R. David; J. H. David. Tomato — Judges, Andy Harshman, Lewis Tillman, J. T. Carson; clerks, Joe Jones, Bole Lee. New Judge on Bench To Hear Murder Case • LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 8. IIP)— 'Hie first degree murder trial of Harold Raymond Houchlns entered the second day this morning with a new judge on the "bench. any Amsler, judge of the'second division of' Pulaski Circuit Court, took the bench this morning, replacing first division judge Gus Fulk, who became ill from an infected hand. Amsler, who sat with his 71-year- old colleague during most of the trial yesterday, snld Judge Fulk had been advised Irv his doctor not to continue hearing the case. Houchins is charged with killing Seth L. Reed. Ciarksville business man, in a iiotel room here last Nov. 23. Houchins, 33-year-old University of Arkansas " ledlcal School student, was arrested several months later and charged with fir: 1 - degree murder in Reed's death. Gl TRAINING Continued from Page 1 tie. As a result— VA banned — unless a veteran could prove he needed it to make a living — recreational courses like dancing, mixing drinks, and learning to fly. But— VA let the other courses stand like 'college or a trade, such as plumbing—if they'd help a veteran learn to make a living. . • He could take such courses and even switch or change them as he wished^ Seek to Curb Abuses In August, 1049 the policy got a little tighter. Congress did it by banning the spending qf government money in schools that nad been in- existence less than one year. The VA, on its own, tightened up the program even more than the law iiseif called for in so mtfny ords. Why? On the grounds that the program is being abused. VA not only continued to ban purely recreational courses but added something else. . Under this last' rule, unless he could show it was really necessary for him, a. veteran no longer could resume an interrupted course, even In a regular college, or transfer to * new course or>a new school, lake post-graduate work, or enroll In schools established 'since I9i4. The VA released this ruling-Sept. IS. It raised such a storm of protest in Congress, amoiig veterans and even among some educators, that this week VA wiped out the Sept. 15 order. L • Recreational courses still are banned, unless a veteran can show how one of them will help him make a living. But VA now will let a veteran, without "proving anything, change courses, resume Interrupted ones, and take post-graduate work —provided it's In the same general field. For example: A'veteran taking a bachelor of arts course in college could switch from chemistry to physics without having to prove anything. But a veteran who had been studying law and then wanted to switch to the ministry, which is in a different field, would have to show why. . New Schools Hif By Ruling And further—. VA under its latest ruling, knocking out its Sept. 15 ruling, won't let, a veteran enroll in a school that's been In-existence less than a year. H. V. Stirling, assistant veterans administrator in charge of the education program, still thinks it's being abused because "practically every World War II veteran Is eligible for education or training without regard to need, with a potential, total additional cost to the government Of $" The program since 1944 has already cost the government between using" idle resources, Davis quoted Alfred H. stone of Greenwood, Miss., vice president of the Staple Cotton Cooperative Association. Mr. Stone, whom Mr. Davis said he considered "great, man," was ^ "Blondie in the Dough" ALSO Tim Holt in BLYTHEV «Ll.E'S ONLY . •>"> "on in ALL WHITE THEATRE "WILD HORSE MESA" SKIUAL • CARTOON OWL SHOW 10:15 1'cniGe In "Tnr .HAD MOXSTKK" SUN.-MON. = TWO BIG HITS • OPEN 12:45 Plus Terrific Color Co-Hit \ POWELL ' BEERY Also—World Wide News,— Color Cartoon SKY I DRIVE-IN THEATER MONDAY IS "BUCK NIGHT" FOR ALL PLYMOUTH OWNERS All Plymouth Owners Admitted for Just $1 Sunday and Monday Night Feature "EASTER PARADE" With FRED ASTAIRE GINGER ROGERS Plus Added Attractions 2 Mrlfli North of BlythevilU — R.gulor Adrrm.ion SOe Box Office Opens at 6:30 — Show Starts at 7:00 SKY LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER 2 Miles Nurth ol Blytheville Ilux Office Opens at 6:30 Sliuw Starts 7:01) Saturday 'OKLAHOMA BLUES' with Jimmy Walwly . and Uub Taylor Added Attractions Sunday & Monday "EASTER PARADE' Fred Asia ire Uinj'cr llosers Added Attractions $8,000,000,000 and *3,000,000,<X». Of' the 15,000,000 veterans, meat of whom are eligible for It, about 6, 300,000 have used the program. Stirling has indicated he believes the living allowance given veterans while attending school has induced many of them to lake a course Just to get the government money. In addition, he says, 1,400 new schools, teaching everything from business administration to paper hanging,' have sprung up in the past year, man yof them just to get government tuition money. Under present hv, Stirling says, VA can't stop all the abuses. So, apparently, stopping them Is. a Job for congress under a changed law. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Salufday ; "WEST OF EL DORADO" wilh Joliiltiy .Mack Brown Cartoon and Serial 'Saturday Owl Show "FRANKENSTEIN MEETS WOLF MAN" wllh ISoris KarlolT anil Lon Chancy Also Cartoon Sunday & Monday GIANT GORILLA ] PANICS N1TE CLUB! — as screen explodes with 10 most terrific thrills ever pictured! D.llnb.Ttd b An Warner News & 1 Short Box Office Opens at 6:45 p.m. Week Mghts Show Slurts at 7:00 Matiner S;ilurdn> & Sunday at 2 p.m. with conlfnuiius .shotiln MOST SENSATIONAL SCENES EVER BROOOHT TO SCREENS •Baby Gorilla Recited By Girl Becomes Powder-Keg Pet Of Society! A masterpiece of amazement and excitement —including THE 10 MOST TERRIFIC THRILLS EVER PICTURED! TERRY MOORE. BEN JOHNSON ond OTBERT IRMSTRONS .,» FMNK McHUGH Qtrefvd 6y ERNEST B SCHOEOSACK MOTIAN COOMB'S AMAriM* ADVINTUKt IN TMI

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