The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 28, 1950
Page 14
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IPOUKTEEN BUYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NlfiWI > R1DAY, APRIL 18, 1000 Chrysler Talks Resumed Today Strike Enters 94th . Day CM Mediators "•'. DWCWS Minor Issues 1 DETROIT, April 28. W)—After « night'* rest negotiators in the fcrirysler strike resumed their task toctajr (10 ajn. EST). lit was the 19th consecutive day o[: talks, and the 94th day of the •trlke of 89,000 CIO auto workers. .:The negotiators, each day now netting a record for successive days' of •' work, haven't had a holiday »i»ic« Easter Sunday. ^Yesterday's session, which follow•d upon a previous 20',4-hour meet- Joi,' was recessed after nine hours. •;- : WUnot Issues •Reports from the private bargaining room Indicate that relatively minor issues stand In the way of a settlement. ">; But as a group they add up to » major stumbling block. »-; According to informal advices, the scrap over $100 monthly pensions .(including social security) was long since ironed out in principle. :X Chrysler has agreed to fund the plan. The union has been willing lo drop its demand for a specific cents-an-hour contribution from the company. i^Thls is where one of the repotted minor Issues comes in. The company offers the pension to men of 45 years of age &tfer 25 years of work.. ;: Voluntary Retirement ;'"- Retirement then would be voluntary. At' age 68 it would be compulsory; ' v Those three interven;ng years are reported to stack up as a problem. ;-~-Th'e union Is said to be insisting that a worker be allowed to accumulate time toward a full pension tt he Is short on sue! time at age 65. "5 If. if or example, he lias 24 years Tat age 65, 'the .union wants a year's grace' lor him. : , The company has set a "graduat- .*d" ! pension system. But nil the wriall details of the whole scheme adjusted. /y ;, Details Adjustment ;->;. In addition, company and union "»eek to adjust details of grievance procedure and a hospital-insurance .benefit setup. ' -~ There Is also the "area wase differential, " 2j This, the union says, deals with iwage icain Detroit, where the bulk of Chrysler's •mployes work, as eompared with Indiana and Calif- ;0rril», where the company also has plants.. . - - • ..'•.••. j; The average wage is »1.«5 an hour The union says that In some categories Chrysler pays less outside Detroit.' :: Newsmen asked Federal Mediator CANDIDATE-John .J. Cowan, Osceola attorney. If. a candidate for state representative, subject to this summer's primaries. He Is seeking the legislative post now held by Leslie N. Speck of Osceola, who is not ft candidate for reelection. APPEAL Rotations Hear Talk on Junior Service Auxiliary Fuiiclions nnd purposes of the Blythevllle Junior Service Auxiliary were explained lo members of Blytheville's Rotary club yesterday by the Auxiliary's president. Mrs. Oscar Fendler, and Mrs. Hernion Carlton, Mrs. Monroe drain and Mrs. S. E. Tune. Mrs. Fendler outlined the history of the national organization and reviewed the purposes of. the local chapter which fs now one year old. Bound by the natlonnl organization to refrain from obtaining funds through solicitation, Mrs. Tune explained the Auxiliary's money-raising projects. Mrs. Carlton told the group of the Auxiliary's welfare activities and pointed out that 33 children arc given milk daily through Auxiliary projects. Mrs. Drain spoke on the club's visual screening program which thus far has tested the eyesight of over 1.000 students. R. A, Porter, Keith J. Bilbrey and U, S. Branson were named by the club yesterday as delegates to the Rotary district conference May 1416 at Hot Springs, Ark. Alternate delegates include Noble Gill, J. a. Gilard and James Uoy. Gucst.s at yesterday's meeting Included Tull Johnson, Joiner; Miles McPcck, Little Rock; S. E. Tune and Hcrmon Carlton, Blythevllle. Continued from Page 1 [ion in their new homeland. It is impossible for the Jews of Israel to do this job alone." Mr. Lcvitch said lack of support for the local drive ^'on behalf ot the United Jewish Appeal would have to be innde up by the Israel Government, which must use its funds not only for normal governmental functions but for the critical defense needs of the new nation. "Israel," he warned, "must be prepared to meet any threats of renewed warfare in the Middle East. We dare not put its security In jeopardy by failing to carry our part of the burden for the care and settlement o'r the newcomers." Employment Boosted WASHINGTON, April 28. </F>— The spring pickup In job openings in factories and on the farms sent Uie number of employed up 1.I17.00C Iri April to a 58,664,000 total early this month. E. Marvin Sconyers at last night' surprise recess In negotiations If the recess wasn't unusual in the light of earlier optimism. "There are more unusual things about this case than any other I've ever been in, the mediator replied. Obituaries Bookie Clams Up In Gambling Hunt WASHINGTON. April 28. (/T>— Puclgy-fnceci Frank Erickson, reputedly one of the nation's biggest bookmakers, clammed up today and refused to answer senutors' questions about his gambling business. Eiickson acknowledged to a Senate commerce subcommittee that he accepted wagers from anybody who wnntcd to bet. But then the New Yorker, who was labelled a "Lin horn punk" by the late Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, claimed nucsUons about his business infringed upon his constitutional rights. So, he refused to answer. Erickson'a attorney, O. R. Mc- Gulre, said his bald, round-faced client didn't wont to answer to questions that would "Involve him with local authorities." FIELD Continued from Page 1 on whom Louis Budenz "put the finger" as a Communist in secre testimony Tuesday. Senator McMahon) (D-connl, '« member of the investigating coin mittee, interrupted to declare thn the inquiry group unanimously ati Blytheville Woman'* Sister Dies in SUKI'KISKI) MAN — Frank D. Bascy uses a baby's teething ring to hasten appearance of a third set of teeth he reports are arriving in his S5lh year, at Denver, Colo. He says he first felt the teeth Browing last October and did not believe it for several months. Now he says six uppers and seven lowers are so nearly through his gums that he is able to do .some biting and chewing with them. (AP Wirephoto) Mrs. John D. Vaughn, sister of Mrs. Alvln Hardy of Blythevllle, died yesterday morning it Central, Tenn. Funeral services were to be conducted at 3:30 today at Central, with burial in the Orace Cemetery. Mrs. Vaughn died at her home after an Illness of several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Alvln Hardy, Mrs. J. W. Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hardy and Mrs. Francis Wood, all of Blythevllle, were in Central today attending the services. Railway Talks Still Deadlocked CHICAGO, April 28. (yp>— Federal mediators talked with union, and railroad s)X)kesmen today in separate sessions but without reported progress toward averting a strike •t for May to. The meetings followed an exchange of charges yesterday by union firemen and a spokesman for four major lines threatened by the strike call. Members of the National (Railway) Mediation Board conducted preliminary negotiations with both sides but said "we have nothing to report." former Farm Agent To Join FHA StoH Here G«orge E. C»ln of P»r«gould, former assistant county agent for Greene County, will join, th* staff of the F-ii'inera.Home Administration in Blytheville Monday. Mr. Cain, a native of Mississippi, has been assistant to Greene County Agent T. N, Sanders for the past two years. He worked on the over-all farm program in that county, which placed-emphasis on 4-H Club work and loil-testlnz. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS III., III., April 28. W—tUSDA)—Hogs 8500; barrows and gilts 25 to 40 higher; extreme 50 higher, especially weights under 170 IDS; bulk 180-240 Ibs 17.25-40; considerable sprinkling 17.50; 250-270 Ibs 170035; few 210-825 Ibs 1655-17.00; 140- 170 lb« 15.3S-17.00: «ra*Ipnslly 17.25 on 170 Ibs; liW-]:K ib» H.50-14.50; sows steady to mostly 2S lower; bulk 400 Ibs down 14.75-15.25; occasionally 15.50; heavier sows 13.25-14.50; stags unchanged, 9.50-11.50; good early clearance. Cattle 450; calvei 550; «upp!y small; fairly active in fully tteadj cleanup trading, txcept bulk m higher; odd lots medium and good slaughter steers and heifer* Zs.oo- 27.50; odd head good st*«rs to JS.SO; common to low medium »t«en fend heifers 23.oo-24.50; few good eowi 20,00-21.00; common and medium beef cow< 18.00-19.50; carmen and cutters 14.00-18.00. ARCHIE LOVELACE Plumbing Now Open For Business .... We offer you the services of Jim Carulhers, master plumber, whose 25 years »f experience assure you. of the expert workmanship you have always received in the past from our concern. 311 North 6th Phone 2186 Training School Held For Ark-Mo Employes The latest developments, and techniques in household electric appliances comprise the subject matter of n two-day training school being conducted today for honie service advisors of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company by Miss Ollyne Jefferies and Miss Margaret Aubrey, home economists for the Westinghouse Company's mldwcstern division. The school got underway this morning. Attending the classes were home service advisors from the power company's Mammoth Spring, Ironton, Walnut Ridge, Caruthersville and Blythevllle districts. Mussolini Knick Knacks ROME —W)— Benito Mussolin! was an enthusiastic collector of curios. His left-over kntck knacks fill seven rooms of a minsion at Brescia. Custodians of the collection say It Includes a portable prayer-stand, a rare old violin, Japanese vases donated by the Mikado, a Roman gladiator's sword donated by Hungary and about 1,000 books. Mussolini's widow, Rachele, is seeking to recover the collection from the government. Bill Hawkins, football star of Navy's 194B game with Army, is both a pitcher and first baseman on the Annapolis baseball team. thorized him'to say McCarthy was "not accurate" In his remarks about Hanson. Hanson Fired Back Hanson himself fired back In a wire to Chairman Tydings (D-Md) that "if any witness has said under oath that I am a Communist, that man Is a perjurer." There was no comment from Budenz. KIDS! 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