The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 1, 1950
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MONDAY, MAY 1, 1950 (ATtTC.Y COT711ITE5_ WEWB PAGE FIVE United Press Workers Strike Teletype Operators, Maintenance Men Ask Higher Pay NEW YORK. May 1. (A 1 )—United Press teletype operators and maintenance men struck for higher wages today In the 35 domestic bureaus of the ncivi; service. The OP said its operations continued "almost normal.'' with ex- ^toutives and workers from other Tfepartments handling the transmitting machines. The strikers, members of the AFL commercial telegraphers union, originally asked a $15-a-week pay Increase for their 265 members In the UP division. The union reduced this to SG.50 In the last minutes of bargaining, and the company responded with a final offer of $2.20 only 20 minutes hands o before the strike started last mid- pocket, night. ' The union said the walkout was the first In its history against one of the country's three major news services. Started In New York It started in New York when John Brucher. CTU chapel chairman, blew a whistle and the operators left their machines. The walkout interrupted a UP bulletin announcing the company's final wage offer The strike began simultaneously in all parts of the country. The strike vote was 212 to 14. Th» UP headquarters in New York ordered a 30-rrunute delay In news transmissions to allow the strikers to leave the bureaus, and then operations continued with emergency help. The company claimed the union was trying to force it to grant wage Increases that an independent arbitrator, William N. Margolis. appointed by federal mediation service, had held unjustified, BlBase pay of the 230 operators and ^K teletype maintenance men has been $90 a week, James H. Neary. secretary-treasurer of the CTU's up division, said. Wages Are Behind The company said Margolis held that the operators' wages had been kept ahead of the cost of living, and the union was not justified in asking for higher base pny or extra money for special jobs. He granted one claim for differential pay, however. Pickets appeared almost Immediately alter the strike call in front of the UP's headquarters In the New York Daily News building. Federal conciliation Commissioner J. H. Mandelbaum was working on the case, but no new talks between company and the union were scheduled. Life ± Tax Gremlins EDITOR'S NOTE: "Uf« With the Tax Gremlins" Is » U-part thumbnail story of the nation* complicated tax structure. The characters: Untie Sim himself, his Gremlin, Stale »nd Local Tax Gremlins, and you—the taxpayers. ICs .from an "American Affairs" pamphlet published by (he National Industrial Conference Board of New York, an Independent, non-profit ficl-flndmic ln- sltutirin supported by business, labor and other groups. This story begins with the empty bag and Uncle Sam briefing the three Gremlins who are going to fill it. The big Gremlin collects for the Federal Government; the other two go alone to collect state and local taxes. When the bag Is full the taxes have to be divided Uncle Sam's share will be approximately three-Quarters. What remains will be shared between the states aijd municipalities. Thus, three pairs of hands are always working in your HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Country Editor Stops Brass Knucks by Aggressive Policy SALEM. Ore. (ffr— Nobody likes to end up his clay's work by getting a fistful of brass knucks In Ills face. As a young newspaper editor George Putnam found that this was occasionally the price he had to pay for using his freedom of the press to criticize public officials. After he was attacked for Hie third time, interests." How much has It cost him over "Our economists seem to agree that taxation beyond 25% of cur national Income will bring disaster.*' If you arid up the actual and prospective annual expenditures of the Federal Government, and then state and local governments, aiid if you truly compute the national income THE BRIEFING: (Richard A. Mullens, NEA's lax expert, pollitt out that tills cartoon Indicates all taxes —stale, local and federal, are collected under direction of Uncle Sam. Actually, he adds, most tax experts feel we would have a much better over-ajl tax system if there was more cooperation between federal, state and local faxlnjt authorities to eliminate overlapping fields of taxation.) Is - vlolators you will find this warning red li?ht shines with an intensity considerably over 30 per cent. This means far more than nearly one-third of the national income. It means a combustion of your savings and vour nrjs-ible standards of living."— The Honorable HTtaeH KOOVM. • * * "If every farmer sold his farm al! the equipment on it, and all the livestock, the total return would be $25,000,OOI3.CO. The government could not run seven montlis on that amount of money."—Senator Edward Martin. • * * i "One worker out of nine in our country Is on the rmblic payroll." —Senator Harry P. Boyd. $6 Million Special Tax LITTLE HOCK, May 1. CAP) — Arkansas' special tax collections last month totaled $6,000,630. R e v e n ri e Commissioner Dean Morley said the Ji-rure was Mi Increase of approximately $160,001 over April, 1949. Mrs. Laney in. Clinic LITTLE ROCK, May 1. <AP) — Mrs. Ben Laney, wife or the former governor flncl current candidate was scheduled to undergo an operation at Mayo's clinic, Rochester Del/ Youth GetsNROTC Scholarship Elwyn C. Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E Caldwell of Dell and a student at Castle Heights Military Academy has been named as one of 19 Arkansas principal and alternate candidates for entry Into the Naval Reserve Training Corps. The candidates accepted by a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps college or university of their holce in the fall of 1950 will have fonr-year scholarships sponsored by he Navy. Other Arkaims candidates Include: James William Brandon, George Robert Cress, James Nelson Ellis, Paul Everett Speirer, Middleton P. Hay, all of Little Rock; Sain Tilden Hcllowell of Roland, James Robert Doyle of Bauxite. Franklin Pierce III of Harrison, Wade Edward Selph of Mansfield, Kenneth Joe Smith of Jonesboro, and David Charles Bonnr, George Patrick. Johnson, John Oliver Williams, Jr., and William Henry McGehec of Pine Bluff and Charles Reagan Johnson of Marked Tree. Alternate candidate arc Robert Dale Bickerstaff of Moro, and Robert Owen Hale and Henry Massle Rector of Little Hock. ' Putnam then got himself a pU- tol permit, tmd kept a loaded gnu tn his desk. After that the threats still came—but no brass knucks. At 18, looking back on more than 60 turbulent years of newspaper work, Putnam today can't think of a better philosophy than the one he coined In the early years, of the centnrv: No Enemies. No Friends "The p?!)er that hns no enemies has no friends." Putnam, who learned his craft as secretary for E. W. Scrlpps, a pioneer exponent of aggressive journalism, is editor and publisher of the Capital Journal here. He Is a tartly genial veteran who—ncarlng four sc-ire years—still walks almost two m"es to work dally. He opens slnp at 1 a.m., writes the headlines for all the top news stories Himself and makes up his own front page. And he still makes up his own mind, loo. A Biff Advantage "The smnll town editor has a big advantage over the big city editor," he snid. "He has mote Independence. He can tell everybody he thinks Is wrong to go to hell—and he can run the kind of paper he wants because he owns it himself." The principle of keeping himself understand It, they'll support you— o long ns they feel you really stand 'or belter government. You don't inve to worry about boycotts or Ucl suits." Reviewing his long flsht for honesty In government, Putnam said! "You nlways Imvc to fight for real law enforcement— any editor does. After n cleanup the people lle down and rest, nut the criminal clement never rests. . "So tt Is an eternal fight. Any Hclit for liberty is etcrnnl. For lib It Is the the W/sfi Jerusalem Hat 200,000 Goal by 1952 JERUSALEM —</r>— The Jewish >art of the city of Jerusalem expects o have a population of more than 200.000 by the end of 1952. A recent census showed there now are 110,000 Jews here. No estimate was made of the numlicr of Arabs living In the Arab-held Old City sector. WARNING ORDEK The defendant, Patricia Jacltson Dunn, Is hereby warned to appca: in the Chancery Court, Chlckasaw ba District, Mississippi County Arknrtsns, within thirty days, -1 answer the complaint of plaintiff. Minn., today. Laney left Little Rock Saturday to be with bis wile. free to tell everybody to go to hell is very important to Putnam, a bachelor who contributes to all community charities but doesn't mix too actively in civic functions. He is wary of being tied down by friendships. "My philosophy Is to expose anything that's crooked and to support anything that Is sincere and right. It doesn't make any difference who it affects--if It Is my best friends. I don't care about that." Putnam Never Ran And. editor Pulnnin, a slim, blue- eyed, white-haired man of gentle appearance, has never backed away from a fight. "We've had more libel suits filed against us — we've been boycotted more often — than any paper Orecon," he said proudly. "I've won every libel suit against me—so far as court decisions go And I've been boycotted by the Ku Klux Klan, the prohibitionists (I always ran a wet paper in a Methodist town), labor unions, the Townsend movement, and the gam- The world's highest postoffice, of a country affiliated with the Postal Union, is at Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 14,385 feet. H\K ARE Last BOB HOPE Lucille BALL ffUL SHOW STARTS-7:30 P.M. Cartoon Tues. — First Blytheville Showing LOOK. OUT BELOW—The fish is Green Lake at Seattle, Wash., will do well to be on their guard. Armed with a tree branch, a length of string, bent pin and a worm supply handled by a capable assistant, five-year-old Robert Morrison is out to fill his Mom's frying pan. Helper is Susan Murphy, age 3. Fishing In the lake is restricted to children only. SKYLINE T 11/2 Miles North of Blytheville on Highway 61 Last Time Tonight Gary and The Bishop's Wife with Cory Grant and Loretta Young TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY — RJG DOUBLE FEATURE— Monday 'HOLD THAT GHOST" with Abbott & Costello Tuesday "BOMBA" THE JUNGLE BOY Starring Johnny Sheffield, • Ann Garner ARSON;) INC*] ALSO 'Housekeeper's Daughter' with Joan Bennett and Victor Mature RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday "BRIDE FOR SALE" Claudette Colbert Roland Younff, George Brent Warner News & Short the years to fight for what he be- creation of cvi-ry generation. Anc paper had a circulation of less tha 5,000 daily," he said. "Now It Is ovei moment they become lax." 18,000. u give see put them, and explain It so they cai There arc 125 mountains of 5,000 feet above sea level in North Caro Una. CREASE RESISTANT GABARDINES • Navy Color Gabardine • Tan or Grey Sharkskin Bofh fabrics are crease resistant. Hand piped button holes. Styled by "Ranee Fran." Sizes 10 to 18. William Owen Dunn, filed ler In said court, Caw No. 11JM, and upon defendant's failure «o to do, Mid complaint will b* Ukea tt confessed. Witness my hand u clerk of Mid court, and the seal thereof this 39th day of April, 1960. Harvey MorrU, Clerk By Ruth Magee, D. O. Reid and Roy, attys. for plaintiff. Oscar Fendler, atty. ad litem. 6J1-8-1S-H Methods of preserving 104 million animal hides and skins from all corners of the world will be required In 1850 to meet America'! demand for shoes and leather sole*. 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