The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1949 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THf NATION TODAY— Lewis' Latest Coal Mine Deal Seems to Have Been a 'Misdeal 1 For Him and for the Miners, Too ' 'By Janifts Marloir. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (/TH-l'liis is no ' iv Ihe open season for why, John L.. Lewis called; 'off the coal strike yesterday. One man's guess li as good as another's, since Lewis doesn't tell hi* If you want to get In on the act, here are some possible reasons why Lewis told his miners to resume work. Start with some background, Lewis' contract with Hie mine owners ended June 30. Under that contract they paid into the miners' health and welfare fund 20 cento on every ton of coal mined. Lewis wanted a new and' better contract: more pay, shorter hours, and more money for the fund. Ths -owners didn't budge. In previous years, when his contract ended, Lewis pulled 'his miners out, saying "no contract, no work." He didn't do that this year. In•stead, when the contract, ended June 30 and no nesv one was signed, he ordered I hem to work only three days a week. This went on for a while. Then some mine owners turnt-il Lewis' old argument against hltn • »nd refused- to contribute any more, to the pension finiil, suy- Ing in effecl: "No contract, no contribution." The board of trustees which ran the fund—Lewis is on the board—suspended payments of benefits to miners from the funds. There have been charges—not of dishonesty, but of mismanagement In the way the fund had been handled—that, it had never been set up on a sound basis. 'But after - the fund °^ suspended: payments, Lewis called his miners out on strike. Tills was Sept-'' 19- On Oct. 1 the steelworkers went on strike because the. steer companies wouldn't meet their . demands. • It's possible Lewis figured wrong when he-struck on Sept. 19. He may have thought there'd be i»i steel strike. But, if his coal operators struck, it Would only be a matter of time before the steel mills ran out of coal. This would have been pressure on the mnie owners to settle. with Lewis and get coal mined. But when the steelworkers struck, this shut down the mills. They did not need coal while their strike lasted. So a rood but of effectiveness •f the coal strike—in so far us It touched the vital industry and therefore might bring prrMiure an tbe mine owners r to settle with Lewis—waa wasted. : When the strike started Sept.' 18 there . were widely' published estimates that this country had on hand a supply of coal to keep .its industries, such as steel and .railroads, going 50 to 70 days. • When: Lewis sent his men back to work yesterday,. they had been .on strike 52 days- Lewis^said: he issued the back- to-work-order as an.,"act of goo'cl faith' designed to contribute to public convenience." Which was Lewis' way. apparently, of saying he didn't want anyone to suffer because of the strike. ;Yet, from a practical standpoint, a strike Becomes most effective when the effects are most aciilcly felt. . So at the very moment the coal supplies were running down and the strike was putting on increasing- pressure, Lewis called his men back to work. He said he did this for public welfare. It's also possible his miners workless and payless for 52 days with a settlement apparently no nearer than when the strike •farted, couldn't stand it any longer. .If thai Is true—and some mine .•wners safd mi',era were bcftln- ninj to drift back to work—f^wls might low his grip on (he union. Something else might have Induced Lewis to call off the strike: If the strike la.sted iniich longer and the nation began to" suffer badly, President Truman might. have declared a national emergency. brought the 'Tan-Hartley act into trie picture, and set up a board of fact-finders to examine the Lewis' demands and the mine owners' ability to pay- Since Lewis wa* demanding more money lor the pension fund, the fact-finders probably would have ' rial Boyle's Column — Boyle Turns from Thoughts Political To Quaint and Old-Fashioned Subject 115 pounds overweight. But In two more years I'll be a sivashbiickllng, fascinating devil looking for his fair share of harp playing. There's a good gray lime a'comlng for us all, boys—If our arteries last. abl Ihe wanted to check Ihe" fund's operations. This report would have been made public. The public has not been informed of the detailed operations of the fund, which I; a private thing, and Lewis might not have wanted that publicity, particularly if the fnc'1-fimlers said Ihey thought it had been poorly managed. Since Lewis has called off the strike supposedly only for about three weeks, nobody's gur-.ss at the moment may have been right. Now we have to wait and see what he does next. Bolivian Official Testifies in CAB Probe of Tragedy WASHINGTON, Nov. lO-OT—A Bolivian official testified yesterday that the fighter plane which collided with an airliner here in aviation's worst disaster was being tested for faults that had caused his government to reject it three times. The witness, MftJ. German' Pol of the Bolivian Air Force, contended that the P-38 was not Bolivia's jut was still the property of Universal Marine and Supply Company at the time cf the crash In which 55 persons died Nov. i. Bolivian acceptance, Pol told the jivil Aeronautics Board, hinged on :he outcome of the test flight by Erick Hios Bridoux, only survivor of the collision. Pol said the P-38 had been Unwed down three times for faulty .brakes, faulty radio and trouble with one of its two motors. The Bolivian officer ; vas the third witness as 1 the CAB opened what was believed lo be the most elaborate crash Investigation ever held.; Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS in 'Nov. lO-f/I'J— (USDA)— Hogs 8500- barrows and gilts 15 to.mostly 25 higher than Wednesday's average 1 bulk good and choice 170-270 Ibs 16.50-75; top 16.75; occasional lots 2BO-325 Ibs 1000-25: good mill choice' 140-lfiO Ibs 15.65-16.25; late trade slower than early; sows steady to 25 higher; ~ weights «0 Ibs down mostly 15.25-16.00- heavier sows 14.75-15.00; slags 115013,50; boars 7.00-10.00. Cattle 1.800; c.alves 900- few good steers steady at 28.00; 6dd lots' medium and good heifers, and mixed yearlings steady at 19.00-25.00; cows opened steady with few ?ooii cows IS 50-17.00; common and medium 13.50-15.00; atrmers and cutters 10.00-1350; bulls 25' lower; early top 1800, on good sausage bulls; medium and good 16.50-13.00: cutter and common 13.00-15(10- vealers steady; good and choice 27.00-35.00; common and medium 11.00-26.00. NEW YORK <A1'>— With politics out of the way for another year, let us return to a quaint, old-faslr- loncd subject that enthralls us all. I refer to love—L'amour, 1'amour, 1'amour. The news from mis crowded field Is pleasant Indeed to those dwelling In the shady years ol Jife. For ivllli no govcrnuitnt subsidies of any kind, there has been wrought a "fair deal" for the middle-aged man in tlie imlllirs of love. He has turned out lo be the Romeo of our times. No longer do maidens rlgli for the young man with an apple in.his liand. Tlioy (urn to the older gent with a hundred acres of land. But he doc.sn't win them with his real estate. It's his sex appeal. For it isn't life (lint I at -10 for the American fiiri, it's love— you know, 1'amour, 1'ainonr, I'ajnoim The public awoke to this fact with the discovery that Jn-year-old Ezio I'liiia star of "South Pacific," was affecting the weaker sex in a way.no other matinee Idol has since Rudolph Valentino. This grandpa still has 'cm gasping with his bas-s- bellbwcd enchanted evening. And it isn't just a one-man matter The cuni'iu i.-sne of Cosmopolitan has found the same thing to be true in the movies: The real voman- tiu.s— the right top-drawing men film stars — are all over 40. Amon^ the standouts are Bing Crosby, 45, Gary Cooper and Clark Gable, 48. and Humph ley Bogart, the dean of panda-hugger.; at 50. one year older than the century he lives in. But this recognition of the amatory leadership of tlu tlrne-inellow- >C(D TO MAKE COOD COFFEE! WHEM TOW START ""'- -«r>-' 77-S oeL/cioi^ °%W¥ -TOO' r M 0 \? E ? F i U . I ;.n- OUIi fo * K * L SOUfHERN 8ISCUITS sisS|p^! *& BeHrCrs^*. >t G*i-(rol Mil'l 1 eipert, Betty Crocker. ' G«neral Milli £ GOLD ma$L "Try this low cost I family dinner" j Bean Soup (with h»m bon Coltasi Ch«eie ind mtajlti Butltr Rice Raliln Pudding Coin, oi Milk Money Bo<k Guarantee: S"?*? 1 "'"' s ua ; an| «»» o«.id Medai "KitcrWf«iej" Enriched . . I 10 "' to S' v « completely laiiifactory results or your money hnck eil male didn't becojne official—at [east not In my mind—until It was confirmed by Dorothy Dlx. I have always thought that Dorothy knew more about Jove than ellher Freurt or Dr. Kinsey suspected. They had. to ask people question* about Dorothy just knows all about, affairs of the heart—from some interior radar of her own. Well, '(other day, Mrs. Dlx said yes. it was true that men over 40 are most attractive to women. She said girl bobby soxers mightn't Hf;rr-c, but they didn't know anymore about men than they did about food. And Dorothy gave reason.*. She said the mature fellow knew more nboiit life, had more to talk about— Una uniler.'itvd women better than feckless youths. A bald head and a l>ot tummy didn't offset the ititel- eclual charm that only years bring, in he/ opinion. Dorothy summed It np: "It is because the man of 40 knows women and can play upon them as upon a harp of a thousand strings ;hat makes him more dangerous to women at that age than any oth- IT.'Oil. boy! Oh, toy! Oh, boy! Ladies, I'm giving you fair warn- ig. I'm 38. gelling bald, and I'm WAKNING OIIDKK In Ihe Chancery C'nurl, Chlcka- «a«ba District, .Mississippi County, Arkansas. Connie rrcsnell, Ptf. v.s. No. 11081 James Henry Pre.snell, Dft. The defendant James Henry Presnell Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff COH- nie Presnell. Dated this 18 day of October, 1949. Harvey Morris, Clerk By Beity Ball, D. a. Gene Bradley, attorney for plaintiff. 1020-21-11,3-10 Piles Hurt Like Sin! But Now I Grin Thousands clianxe Kroans to grins. Use * noctort' /uimijfa 10 relieve discomfort 01 Piles, Sent (JiURgJsts by noted '1'horn- ton 4. Minor Clinic, SurprlsJns QUICK lllatK* relief of paJn. Itch, Irritation 'ids to soften, Rhrink sN-pninj- IJ SQ doctor*' w *y. r.ti tube 'J'hornion & Minors Recta f Olnlnient or Krelal Sup- poMiorlen today, follow tahc! dlreel Ion* at all drug atorea everywhere Video Set Stolen ARLINGTON, Va. —(/Pj— Everybody had a good time nt the television party Ronald MacDonald gave at his home— especially tiio the set. guest who walked off with television >' MEMPHIS STABLE THE Coiti * Sit Mori But the Food I» Wo.lh I) ADMIRAL BENBOW INN 1S80 Uni r*von\ir. eiNiMC IHIPI rooa COMCS i CLOfflDA >« •> —UK*, r* ofi e vr THURSDAY. 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