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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1049 BLYf HEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN THE NATION TODAY— President's Authority to Curb Strikes Under Taft-Hariley Act Limited to an Eighty-Day Period By James Marlow WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (fl't— The coal strike started Sept. 10. the sleel strike Oct. 1. What can President Truman do to stop them? No law gives him power to stop them akogelncr. He can interrupt them—at most for 2-![2 months—by using the Taft-HarUey law. Which means: He could gel the strikers back to work for 80 days. But at the end of that time they'd be free to strike indefinitely. Couldn't the President use T-H» all over again to interrupt the strikes another 80 days and so on? No. The T-H law doesn't give him that power. Once used In a strike to delay or interrupt it, that's all that can be done with T-H. ^, Mr. Truman prouuoiy would be j^Very rcluclant to use T-H anyway. He dislikes It Intensely and campaigned against, It for re-election. Philip Murray, leader of the striking CIO steelworkers, and John L. Lewis, leader of the coal miners, hate T-H. If he used it, Mr. Truman probably would lose the friendship and backing ot Murray who supported him in the 1948 elections. Over the weekend Murray said he thought Mr. Truman would be unfair to use T-H to force the steelworkers back to work, interrupting the strike. Why? Because, Murray pointed out, before his strike started Oct. 1 he had postponed it three times, or 77 days, without use of the T-H and merely by agreeing to Mr. Truman's request for delay in the hope of a settlement. Suppose Mr. Truman decides to use T-H. This Is how It would work. First, he must, decide the steel and coal strikes have f"-eed the nation Into a national emergency, that Us health and safety are In daneer. ' It's a question whether that point has been reached yet.' Then he'd appoint, a fact-finding board, one for each strike, to examine the dispute and report to him on the facts. Such a board cannot recommend anything. Courts Approval Required The next step, if there's still no settlement: Mr. Truman tells the at- M torney general to ask a federal Judge ™j for an injunction—court order—to stop the strike for 80 days at the most. The strikes can't be interrupted at all— and nothing further can be done under T-H—unless the judge agrees there's a national emergency and Is willing to ksue the Injunction. Let's say that he does that in these cases. The strikers are supposed to go back to work. Then the companies and the unions are supposed to try to reach an agreement. At (he same time the President calls back his fact-finders. Within CO days they must make their Ilnal report to the President, particularly on the latest oiler made by the companies. Then the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) steps Into the picture, arranging for a vole by the workers. They vote—no matter what their leaders say—on whether they want to accept the companies' last offer. If they vote to accept, that's the end. The strike Is over. Agreement is reached. This vote must be completed within 15 days after the fact-finders make their final report, mentioned above, to the President. Business Men, Big and Little, Learn To Sell Americanism to Americans Five days after the vote Is the NI.RB mvst make the aken. result known to the attorney general. Then he must ask the judges to end the injunction. The attorney general has no alternative. The injunction is lifted. It could not last more than JO days under the law. But suppose the vote was against accepting the companies' last offer. Then the workers are free to strike again. There Is nothing further the President can do ' under T-H (o stop the renewed strike or interrupt it once it starts again. Could Land In Lap of. Congress But, under T-H, he can lay the whole case in Congress' lap. Posslblj then Congress might pass some special law lo stop the strike. If Mr. Truman started the T-H wheels going today. It might bi some time in November before hi? INHERITS $125,000—Letha Lee Capland, paralyzed Po« Arthur giti. Is slated to receive an inheritance of $125,000 from an uncle she saw only once in her life. She was left the estimated sum In the will of Jake Miller, scrap metal dealer of Canton, Ohio. Miss Capland Is pictured above during a party at Port Arthur Roof club, Port Arthur, Tex. Her escort Is club Secretary Leon Smith. She says she may use the money to go to the Mayo Clinic. Her paralysis stemmed from an automobile accident. (AP Wlrephoto). . . Czech Barbers Spend Holiday Shearing Sheep PRAOUB, Czechoslovakia, Oct. 26 —M'i--The Communist newspaper Rude Pravo yesterday revealed the latest In Czechoslovvnkia's voluntary working brogades — barbers who spent their holidays shearing sheep. "There are many sheep In the Czech northern border regions," said the paper, "but noboday to fact-finders reported back and the fulfillment. is failing to fulfill government orders for materials. The strike-forced shutdowns in coal and steel undoubtedly are interfering with-such President was able lo get an injunction Interrupting either strike. At the end of 80 days, if there were still no settlement, the strikes would be resumed, this time in the dead of winter. But by that time Congress, which returns in January, would be back in session. Under the draft law the government can seize an industry which S3me people argue the President could use this law to seize the coa! and steel industries and smash the strikes. Others argue this way: That law wasn't meant to stop strikes but only to be sure companies fill government orders. It's unlikely the President would resort to such a law since strike-stopping powers are not clearly stated. Wealthy Philadetphian -' Placed on Probation ALFRED, Maine, Oct. 26—W)— Winthrop Lee Blddle, 53, member of a prominent Philadelphia family, is on probation from a two to four years' slate prison sentence for larceny. Superior Court Justice Percy T. Clarke suspended the sentence condition that Bidd'e replace what he allegedly stole—$1,107 worth ol household goods—and go to a veteran's Administration Hospital for treatment of a mental condition. ' "You have been examined by psychiatrists," the jurist told Biddie, "and they feel that you have a mental condition that can be straightened out." By Hurley SEARCY, Ark., Oct. 26—(/Pj— Men of big and little business are going back to school for sonic lew ideas on a subject more than 200 years old. That subject Is "Americanism" and how to sell to Americans. They are learning It at the "Freedom Forum," a week's study of concepts of Hie American way of life. The course Is sponsored by liny Harding College. Industrialist Harold M. Dooley of Saglnaw, Mich., yeslcrrtny summed up the reason he has at the school this way: "I'm learning now to fight. How to 'fight a battle against socialism and communism. "The weapon we are learning how to use Is truth. The trull about America and what this country means to every person living In It," As Dr. George S, Benson/ president of Harding, puts It, the forum Is dedicated to these fou things: "(1). To renew our conviction with regard to the superiority our way of life; "(2). To .supply the technique and facts behind It; "(3). To point out the enemy am his methods, and. '"(41. To inspire the enthusiasm to fight." On the program yesterday wcr Instructions In methods of gettln across to Americans "that this way of life Is the best In the world. The approximate 1 .' 75 Industrial Ists and businessmen who are at tending the forum were told earlie that it was their job "to leu the way in the fi^ht against th movement for nationalization an totalitarianism In this country. That warning came from Di Benson. He said that the job mean selling "AmerlcanlsiiT to Amerl cans. "The job Isn't an -easy one. Is one that involves preaching t the preachers, teaching to th teachers, and out politicking th politicians. He said that Americans "mil conspire to overthrow commnnls! Just as Communism Is seeking. overthrow Americanism." With the Courts Imnrtry Marlha M. Hays vs. Verne Adam ays, suit (or divorce. Europe Is the second smalle continent in the world. Deer shed their honis every year. U.S. Child Film Star Is Fined in England AYLESBURY, Eng.. Oct. 20. W) —U.S. child star Bobby Drlscoll got a verbal spanking from an appeals «>ml today (or "brazenly flovillng" Hie law of the land. The court upheld his conviction and.100 pound ($280) fine for making Walt Disney's film, "Treasure Island," here without a Ministry of Labor permit required for aliens who lake jobs In Britain, •', Bobby was convicted & month ago. An appeal was filed—and because It was, he was ahle to fo right on making the film. . "When It was suggested by th» police thai the employment of th» boy should cease (pending the appeal), they were told that 'We hav» too much money Involved, 1 " th« Judges said. Hobby's work In the 250,000 pound ($900.000). movie hti now been finished. So Easy To Be Thrifty ,ome and SAVE Sewing Machines • NEW MOTOR . NEW 5-SPEED CONTROL . NEW CARRYING CASE . NEW SEW LITE . . 5-YEAR GUARANTEE REBUILT ELECTRIC ,^~ttrKp8!?8'*fia»_ ^jpl^^asu^i^ PORTABLE' Easy Terms-$l Weekly CITY SEWING CENTER, Inc. - M- 55 So. Third SI., Memphis, Tenn. ' Tel. 37-1392 t would like a free home ilsmonsiraiion i>t your fully juir i-eliulll Singer Sewing Machine «t no obligation lo ir. City , T ..... SiaU shear them- Therefore the barbers of the district have established a voluntary working brigade to give the sheep a thorough wool cut—and without charges. 1 ' GRAND OPENING New Hudson Dealer •\ " " at your service THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 It's our family's whiskey, neighbor—and neighbor, it's your price! 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