The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1944 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 21, 1944
Page 12
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\||MlfiB>TWELVE BLYTIIEV1LLE (ARK.). COUHIEll NEWS ||Ai t^i'--iii • • "••> worp Amends Railroad Suit $16,750,000 Asked For Discriminatory Freight Rates ATLANTA, Sept. 21 (UP)— Tile slate of Georia lins amended its . Supreme Court freight rule suit ' against the railroads (o demand cpecifio damages totaling $16,750,000. . A motion to /He an amended bill of complaint !n the state's suit against the nation's leading railroads, was made today by Governor Ellis Arnall and Attorney Genera] T. Grady Head. The complaint cites injuries to Georgia and Us residents on four counts.. The petition iasks that the Supreme Court' fix token damages through dlsc'rlnUnntory freight rates at not less than Jive million dollars. As a representative of the people, or as a quasi-sovereign, the petition says, tile state of Georgia should be awarded an additional five million dollars. Suing in n proprietary capacity, or as a shipper of goods, the petition states, the state claims losses of $250,000 and asks triple damages of $750,000. On a fourth and final count, the 1 petition claims that as a protector of a general class of its citizens the state Is entitled to remuneration totaling six million dollars. Tills figure (represals three times the amount shippers and farmers and manufacturers linve lost annually through the alleged discriminatory freight rates. Amall's original suit against the railroads charged n conspiracy in violation of Die anti-trust laws to maintain freight rates at a higher level in the South than in northern or official territory. Leaders Pose In Quebec President Roosevelt arid Prime Minister Winston Churchill pose witli their Chief of Staff for the las' picture to be nmdc at the Quebec conference. (NBA Telephoto.) Negro Religious Sect Demonstrates In Tampa TAMPA, Plad., Sept. 21 (U.P.) — Tampa's courthouse square was taken over yesterday afternoon for a religious meeting, Appropriately 20 Negroes, members of a sect known as the church of Triumph or Holiness Church, moved into the courthouse square to conduct ceremonies. Tiiey screamed calls to dlellcs and saints, beat drums, strummed guitars and danced on the hot pavement in their bare feet before 6 huge crowd. They blocked traffic until police arrived and herded them Into patrol cars. The leaders told police llml they frequently . held such ceremonies throughout the state. They snlcl that prior to this, they conducted their meetings in churches or In Negro homes. .The chief, of police told them that he would not press charges If hey would promise to hold their services in the proper places in the future. New Purse Dodge, .CLEVELAND (UP) — Bystanders Who thought of stopping a man racing toward a waiting automobile with the purse of Mrs. Maud Mnr- fcoules hesitated when they heard him say the woman was his wife ; and she !s. trying to hold out on me." Mrs. Markoules, a waitress, later said she had never seen the man before. H you wan'/ to buy more War Bonds SEL*/"US THE FURNITURE YOU ARE NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 301 E. Main Phone 2302 ATLACIDE Kills JOHNSON GRASS Sept. and Oct. are considered best months for poUoning. E.G. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. E, Aik. FOB BALK CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than UrHie Lumber Oiceola Tile & Culvert Co. MI OtocoU, Art. I Hare Opened NfVY Offices 104 S. Second 'l/ocaUa In The First National Bank Building;. Brothers Meet In U.S. After Fighting Japs After 2C months of hard fighting .1 the Southwest Pacific Corp. J, W. Rodgers of the First Marines iml illicit Rodgers Jr. of the Second Marines finally met in Oak- and, Calif. J. W. fought at Guadalcanal and it Cape Gloucester, Evacuated from New Britain fsland, he was sent to i mobile hospital in Australia for four months alter which lie was scjil tack to a naval hospital In Oakland, Cnllf., three months ago. He now is convalescing at a naval hospital in Oakland where he is walling for a medical discharge which he (.xpccta to receive In a short while. ' He tins written Ills parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Rodgers of Double Bridges Community that Huelt nodgcrs Jr. had arrived at Treasure Island and immediately came to see him. 'We were so happy to see each other we both cried, but It was worth it," he wrote. They knew they were near each other but never met the entire three years they have been In set- vie until they were returned to the United Stales. Hueit Jr. fought at Guadalcanal and rested In New Zealand. He was in the battle of Tarawa and ivas sent to Hawaii. From (here he fought at Salpan where he was awarded the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds. He left Tinlan Aug. 12 for San Francisco where lie landed Sept. 4. As soon as lie receives Ills furlough papers he will have 30 days at home after which lie will be assigned to • duties in the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers have two other sons In the service, Lieut. Louie Rodgers In the Infantry, stationed at Camp Slielby, Miss., and Pvt. Charles (Mutt) Rodgers wlio now Is at Scouts and Snipers school, at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif. THURSDAY^SE^TEMBER 21, 19-M — ' '_**--..«•-i L r.»7T ,. . ... v , ., , , .^_ .. 'CG DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS | 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) Dead penguins are seldom found] on land. Sick birds struggle valiantly to reach the sea before death overtakes them. J. LOUIS CHERRY Kepraenttnx NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Bljthevllle, Ark. sen< _ DME ALONGS and SHEEPLEG when strain is put on see that r doesn t move. What language is that ? Prof. Tsk is a philologist. Words are his meat: Chinese, Sanskrit or Aztec. He can even understand h i s freshman 'daughter and soldier son! But the talk he's hearing now has him baffled. You, too? . . . Well, it's simply the every-day speech of the line crews who keep your home and community supplied with electricity—come what may. A "Grunt", for example, is the man on the ground who sends up material to the lineman.* These men 'don't coin curious words just for the fun of it. They use them, as a kind of oral shorthand—to speed their work and help bring you better electric service. Lots of folks take the linemen's work for granted. But they are an essential part of the industry which—under experienced business management — has met every war demand for electricity— without shortage or rationing—at low pre-war prices. , Tliafs an accomplishment in any man's language. * "Come alotigs" art wire pullers, » "Sheepleg" is a clamp mcii to attach wire to Insulator, f "Dead man" is either a metal anchor or kg buried in the ground to which guy wire is permanently attachid to bold the strain on the conductor, ,__ . ^ WASTE . ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war times! I'ut your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. ' * Belting * Belt La« Steam Packing ; * Piprf fittings All Size Pipe * Crane Valve* * Gin Saw Files and Gummers U; Hubbard Hardware Co. Bervlm BlythevUle 25 Year* ATTENTION Rice-Slix Employees Q. Did the union postpone the election in your plant because we did not have a majority? A. No! The election was postponed because of unfail 1 labor practices. Q. Docs the union have a majority of workers signed? A. Yes (According to our signer! cards we still have a substantial majority. Q. Did all employees sinning the petition to the N. L. R. JB. know what they were signing? A. No! Some were told it was for a social. Others were handed a blank piece of paper with nothing on it and wej-e asked to sign. Q. Was this petition passed around during working hours? A. Yes! But the union is not allowed to do this or even talk union during working hours. Is this fair? Q. Does this petition mean the union will cease organizing here ? A. No! This is America, where freedom of speech is accepted and not denied. Q. Will all the people who signed the petition be allowed to vote? A. No! There arc probably a dozen names or more signed that will not be eligible to vote in the election. DO YOU WANT- Higher Wages? Protection On Your Job? Better Working Conditions? Vacation With Pay? THEN JOIN WITH YOUR FELLOW WORKERS-THE\ AMALGAMATED CLOW ING WORKERS OF AMERICA! Union JOIT BCCAOSI IT?» CHIAP; AND IINfT RATIOMIDI (Signed) ,ees of Rice Stix I

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