The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 18, 1949
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLK. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THf NAT/ON TODAY— President Truman Puzzles Nation by Not Explaining Plan To Use T-H Act in Coal Dispute liy James Marlow WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Wy—President Truman puzzled people with a statement lie made last February. They're puzzled all over again by a similar statement he made yesterday. When the nation is faced with a* 1 — -— big strike which may hurt it badly, the President can stop it for 80 days —but for 80 days only, and not permanently—by using the Taft-Hartley Labor Act. / He does It by declaring a national emergency. Then lie gets an oi'der from a federal judge forbidding a strike for 80 days. After those 80 Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained a marriage license at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, yesterday: R. L Bennett of Heber-Springs and Miss Nclcla Keeling of Roseland. Final Report Made on Health Service Program in Manila's School System PAGE FfVB days, though, the workers are free to strike. This is the first and only labor ujaw explicitly giving the President ppouer to stop a strike. But neither Mr. Truman nor his labor-leader supporters like the T-H Act. The act svas passed in 1917 when the Republicans controlled Congress. This year the Democrats hnd control. As soon as they came into session in 1945, they set out to wipe out the act. But nianv people raised this question: If T-H Is kilted and there is no law explicitly giving the President power to stop a big strike that might endanger the nation, what can be done? The President was asked about that at a news conference Feb. 3 1949. He said (he constitutional and implied powers of the President are .sufficient to meet any national emergency, and need not be spellcc out in a new law. Meaning Not Kxplained And he said his attorney general told him the President has ample authority to deal with any strike crisis without using the labor law. Precisely what he meant by all that has never been explained. But Congress went 'home this fall without, after all, changing the T-H act. It still stands as the law. Now the nation may have another coal strike. When John L. Lewis on Nov. 9 sent his miners back to work after a 52-day strike, he said it.would be until Dec. 1. After that date, he's free to strike unless the President docs some» .thing to prevent it. Would Mr. Truman use T-H to do it? Yes. the President told a news conference yesterday, but--only if there's a national emergency. He would not admit therc'd be an emergency if. the miners struck Dec. 1. He said he was relying on the T-H Act, if needed. He said he would not In that case hesitate to use T-H and all the laws on the books. But aside from T-H, what laws— specifically — give the President power to stop a strike?. The President didn't clarify his statement yesterday any more than he did his statement on' Feb. 3. .T-H Act .tujl.Mr. Truman turned when the chips were down before. He used the act several times In 1948 to stop strikes One of them involved Lewis' coal miners. The others concerned maritime and atomic workers. Rotary Hears Discussion of Atom Energy Blytheville Rotarlans learnerl of the history of atomic energy, what can be expected in ati atomic war and how the atom might be controlled when Lowry Crook, of the faculty of Wilson High School, addressed the group yesterday. "Atomic energy was harnessed through the efforts of scientists of many nations. There were never any secrets about the discoveries in regard to atomic energy. Therefore, American scientists were probably less surprised than anyone v:hen President Truman announced that Hussia had the atomic bomb," he said. How can the bomb be controlled? "We have one thing in common with Russia and the rest of the 1 . This fear of total dcs- traictiou could lead to International control of atomic energy. "People must be Inught alternatives to war." he concluded. Mr. Crook was introduced bi Phillip j. D C er, superintendent of Queen Elizabeth Weds —But British Probably Don't Know This Bride There has been no official announcement from ' England, but Queen Elizabeth was married yes• terday. r As a mater of fact, the marriage may escape English attention 'altogether. Queen Elizabeth Woort- burg, an 18-year-old Negro girl from Little Rock, yesterday was married to Odell Henton, a Blytheville Negro. With the Courts Chancery: Marie Meharg vs. Buck Mcllarg suit for divorce. Fiornece Kahn vs. Samuel Kahn, suit for divorce- Norma Payne vs. James Payne, suit for divorce. Vernon Bollinger vs. Jackie Ann Hollinger, suit for divorce. l-Ti.-Siil. • Two 1% Hils THE STORY OF THE LOVE, LIFE OF THE BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ^ALL WHITE THEATRE Fri.-Sal. • 2 Hig Hi(s HERE'S A PICTURE WHERE 1 .rhe hero's a football coach who doesn'l v__ — *' l««-»«onrf fouchdown isn'l mode-ev, . .*« moid ctnans up-tcttrng on ijjo olh tr /t'Sttttoftl One tree may have as much as 0 gallons of water evaporated from ts leaves in a single day. Vilson schools. Two new members, Harry Brart- yey and Paul Lawrence, were reeked by the club- Guests Included James Cassldy, he Rev. Roy Bagley, W. C. Don- lelson, W. T. Malcolm and R. C. Iryan. The club will meet with the <iwanls club for a Thanksgiving program Wednesday. The final report from the first ed and the parents hive been notl- school receiving * full program of fled of the defeclsTlieTxamlna- llons Indicated that professional health services .hrotigh the school In cooperation with the North Mississippi county Health Unit was announced yesterday by Mrs. Annabe) Fill, health nurse. The Manila School system was one of about a dozen high schools and nearly as many more elementary schools In the county participating In the program, which covers Wassermans, blood tests, typhoid Innoculatlons and, where requested, vision and hearing tests. In Manila's report, the school was 100 per cent in each ot these phases of the program In the eye examination, 108 fall- --- — — -. Indicated and medical care was needed for the children. Of the 109, 31 corrections have been made. In the hearing testa, 4» students failed to meet the requirements, and follow- up work will be done on all those- n o t already under treatment through the health unit. One operation has resulted from the tests on hearing. The program started with a preschool clinic, conducted under the sponsorship of the Parent-Teach- Association Hearing and »t the vision lests were Blytheville High School last spring, but to date no reports have been submitted to the health unit on the' result of the tests. . Miss Alice Marie Itoss, a teacher at the Yarbro School with special training In the hearing and vision work, has completed the hearing tesls at Yarbro, and the follow- up work on these, lests is being done by the Health Unit. A shortage of field nurses has slowed the follow-up program, since according to the imputation count the county should have 20 nurses, r a I her than only two. State Taxes Boosted On Fifty-Two Counts CHICAGO (API-State legislatures pushed many taxes up to higher levels this year. The Commerce Clearing House, a private organization which compiles reports on tax The average annual cotton crop of Texas Is so large that Its value approaches the total value of the production of gold, silver, zinc, lead and copper mines In the United Slalf. and business laws, Issued a summary that showed 52 tax hikes. The tax Increases were on gasoline In 15 state, liquor in ten, cigarettes in nine, personal Income fn eight, corporate Income in six and sales in four, in additon, new taxes were placed on sales In Ihree states on cigarettes In two and on liquor In one. THE GRAXLS (O\1I>\\Y nj \f 1011^ Real E*>tdt<- - MoM«iu<j<- ln,i Phon. 3075 what happened to the price of coffee and why! TOURING tlie past several years, the world's -L^ production of coftee has declined, while consumption has been on the rise. Thus the demand has become slightly greater than supply on a world-wide basis. In recent months a severe drouth in'one major coffee growing country, coupled with hurricanes and floods in other countries, has damaged the! crop to be harvested next year. The extent of that'damage is riot certain, but it appears that early estimates were somewhat exaggerated. protecting your lupply Many consumers, reading and hearing of this crop damage, have laid away an extra supply in their kitchens. This "run" on coftee in stores has produced a few localized and temporary "shortages." If you have been limited by your grocer in the number of pounds of coffee you can buy, more than likely that is his voluntary attempt to protect his stock of coflec—and' yours— until his next shipment arrives: Remember, not a pound of coffee is grown in trie United States . s . it is an imported commodity. Coffee companies here must depend upon growers in foreign countries for their entire supply! wbtrt (offet print start Recently these growers, for the reasons mentioned above, together with other contributing factors, have been in a position to demand— and'get—more money for their green coffee than ever before. Thus the prices of green coffees have risen by leaps and bounds. So rapid in fact, has been the climb, that we have been selling coffee to grocers and grocers have been selling to you, at prices below what was called for by the actual prices we were paying for green coflce in the producing countries the same day, Coffee companies in the United States operate on a volume basis. The profit on each pound of coftee is small indeed. Without a tremendous volume there would be no profit at all. Likewise, the grocers of today sell coffee on a neat- cost basis. 1 lie increased price you are paying for cop fee originates in the coffee growing countries —not with the roaster or your grocer.- No one can foretell how far this combination of unusual forces may push coffee prices upward, nor how long the situation may continue. But we at Folgcr's believe that there is ample coflce on hand and in sight to supply the normal consumer demand for this special Mountain Grown coffee. and we make Ihis promise When you buy Folgcr's Coffee it will be the same wonderful coffee with the iiidiw'jidili'ly of flavor that has always set it apart from all other blends. Considering how much pleasure a cup of Folgcr's Coflce gives you—surely you must agree that penny for penny Foigcr'sstill provides the most pleasure you can put on your tabkj MOUNTAIN GROWN FOLGER'S COFFEE THAI'S A MOUNTAIN OF FLAVOR IN IVWY SPOONFUL

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