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May 7, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, MAY T, 1952 BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Will Government Permit More Strikes in Critical Industries? Absenteeism Again Is Plague For Some Industries in U.S. By JAMES MARLOW 4 WASHINGTON .'.ft — The question I fcat goes far beyond the present .steel dispute and faces both or' ganized labor and business Is this; Will the government ever again permit a strike In a critical industry, whether in time of emergency or war or peace, when a prolonged » walkout might wreck the » ) economy? Big labor unions and big business traditEonally have protested publicly against government interference. Neither side has fully practiced what It preaches. Organized labor welcomed and wanted to keep the Wagnci- Act, which restricted employers. Business welcomed and wants to keep the Tan-Hartley Act, which restricts both sides. With each act the government stepped deeper into union-management relations. The net result was less of the free collective bargaining both sides say they want. Their attitude toward tliesfi labor acts has been like that of those special groups which seek and :ic- cept government subsidies but complain about free enterprise when the government then moves in on their affairs. History One of Halts The history of the past decade has been a record of the government's trying to halt, or actually halting In one way or another, strikes in vital industries. In fact, the trend has been udder ^ way e ver sine e the midd Ic 19 10? & when Congress passed the Railway Labor Act, It didn't outlaw n ml strike. It just erected - long-drawn out machinery to delay it. The trend reached a peak in the present steel dispute when President Truman seized the steel Industry and threatened to raise wages until the Supreme Court blockec him. Congress Stops Short Congress, when it passed the Taf t-Hartley Act, stopped just slior of adding legislation which would Ice Observation Station May Be Retained by U.S. WASHINGTON (/P)—An Air Force officer said yesterday the observation station setup on an ice Islam near the North Pole may be maintained permanently to keep track of the "weather factory" which makes most of the weather for the United States, Canada and Alaska Capt. Marlon p. BrSnegar one o the three Air Force men who made the first landing on the floating ice Island near the top of the worlc on March 19, told a news conference 'the ice station will be operated this summer and may be continued on through the winter. It Is now stiffed by six men. this steel dispute has asked Congress for some solution, he hasn't suggested a no-strike law. It's an answer no one seems to like to think of. Yet, if Congress passes a law which deprives labor unions of their only weapon, the strike, labor in turn will pressure for some equal penalty on employers. That penalty in time probably would be compulsory arbitration. The very thought of which fills both sides with fury. PRACTICAL J O E - K E R S- Some of the volers who attended the annual fireman's ball in Chelsea, Mass., may have forgotten their veto of a fireman pay-boost referendum. But not the Bremen. Their special guest was effigy lying in state above. let the government forbid any strike at all in critical circumstances. And although Truman twice in NOTICE Notice Ls hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at, retail on the premises described •>s: 311N. 2nd, Blytheville. Missis- •Ippi County. The undersiRned states that he a citizen of Arkansas, of good mcral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; thai no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state or any other .state, relative to the sale o! alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning the 30 day of June, 1952. and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1953. Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1507 John V. Rawllngs, Gov. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6 day of May, 1952. Elizabeth Mason, Notary Publi My Commission expires: 4-26-54. Cracked, Dry Skin Soothe—soften—help heal and relieve fiery itch with Oil-rich Resinoi OINTMENT—'Contoiru Lanolin SC&ENS mfCNLYStffWY/ A)) Aluminum SCREENS 3 DAYS DELIVERY Rust Proof—Stain Proof- Lifetime Sturdy durable frames—fit* tight, will not flap> sag or rattle. 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PAGE THREE By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK Wi-Absenteeism is! aguing some industries again —' ostly those expanding Iheir plants nd labor force. They are hiring green labor, or ringing in workers from other ;glons, or working men longer ours and extra days, or hiring greater proportion of women. All of these things are likely to icrease a company's absentee ale, just as they did during war- me, the National Industrial Con- rence Board notes today. That bsenteeism should be a factor In ome cities and some industries 111 seem Ironic to others trou- !ed by slack times, shortened ork weeks or unemployment. But some companies complain igher hourly wage rates mean hal a worker can cover his essen- al money needs earlier in the •cek. Labor leaders deny this — he still high cost ot living keeps lost family men eager for over".me. Wherever labor markets ore ght men are likely to take a day ff to shop around for a job that >oks better. Housing problems are resstng in some defense -areas nd workers take time off to look or better homes, the board notes. Women returning to defense work dd to the absentee rate. Sickness •ithln the family, or other domes ic problems, keep them at home norc. The average lost time per year for men In manufacturing Plants is estimated to average nine days a year. For women the average Is 13 lost days. Manufacturers report lost time Is greater among workers on 6- day schedules than among those on 5-day work weeks. An Eastern metal manufacturer says: "Absenteeism increases our scheduled work nears 48 hours, and decreases as the scheduled work decreases toward 32 hours, or when layoffs occur resulting from an attempt to stabilize on a 5-day work week," An equipment manufacturer, who ran some departments overtime on defense orders, reports absenteeism grows during periods of overtime work. Both weather and climate play a big part. Weather is a day-by-day change, while climate is the season-by-season averages over the years. The climate of the Southland calls for few blizzards to keep workers away. But it also means more days when the temptation to go fishing Is strong. Plants along the Canadian border expect their climalc lo dole out days when some employes will stick close to the home fires. Weather plays a part because il Is capricious. A, severe winter spring floods like those on the Missouri and Mississippi, torna does, ice storms that make driving Yugoslavia Says USSR Prepares To Seize Straits BELGRADE, Yugoslavia Ifi — The official Yugoslav press said today Soviet Russia is building bases in Bulgaria and Romania in a plan to seize the strategic Straits of Dardanelles, guarded by Turkey. The newspaper Borba said orders for this "aggressive and expansionist" policy came from Prime Minister Stalin himself. It said major projects were underway Jn the Black Sea ports of Varna, Bulgaria and near Dobruja, Romania. Fayettevifie to Raise City But Fares Soon FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. </pj—Fares on city buses will be increased from ten cents to 15 here Saturday. The city council has granted a request of the University City Transit Company to liike lares. Fares for children under 12 years will be 10 cents per ride and high school students may ride for 10 cents during specified hours. to work hazardous, all ratse the lost day totals higher in one year then another. Personal matters and duties play a continuing, if varying, role. Jury duty calls workers away, sickness sometimes sweeps through plants like epidemics. And. in that category also could be placed spring fever, no doubt. The board says absenteeism is' likely to be higher among hourly ' workers than among salaried workers. But a shortage of secretaries in some cities has boosted the ab- san'c3 rr.te, firms say. The girls feel fairly secure of retaining jobs even if they take a day off now and then. And the calendar has a bearing. Some workers find it hard to got to the job on Mondays — or the day after pay day. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the state of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as: 401 W. Ash, Blytheviile, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he la a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he his never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked with, in five years last past; ind that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws ot this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. 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