The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1941 · Page 4
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> "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY .J,. "" ^ ' BTTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Mass Plane' Production Proposal of 500-a-day Is Spark For Verbal Battle BY WriXrAM C. CAUAIIAN Editor, Automobile Topics DETROIT, Dec. 31.—Controversy which may- rock che automobile and 'aircrari branches of defense industrial production for some time has grown here in the last few days out, of Uie'C. I. O. Auto Workers' Union pioposal io mobilize idle, men and factories in the Detroit area to produce "parts for the assembly of 500 planes a day. Back of;che controversy, sire charges and countercharges between' manufacturers and labor leaders in. which motives of policy are questioned and:, issues raised which go deeper than mere defense production, into fundamental policies of labor supply, hours and overtime. Ajnd oh the .sidelines are engineers and production men who iay the whole thing is cock-eyed. The big idea, as presented to .Washington by Philip Murray, new head of. C.I.O., was originally conceived by Walter Reuther. director of the O.I.O. end" of the United Auu> Workers. A survey by the •union, -indicated that there' were from 5000 to 8000 unemployed skilled .workers in the Detroit area, and that there were idle machines and shops throughout the industry which, coupled with idle plants of bankrupt companies like Hupp and Graham-Paige,- could be pooled to make one huge plane production unit, turning out the 500 planes a day. Three'basic arguments cloud this .proposal : 1. Manufacturers maintain there is a shortage of skilled labor, which the unions deny. 2. Labor's adherence to the 40- hour week principle for defense production is criticized by manufacturers as a slowing factor in the defense program. 3. Manufacturers claim that payment of time-and-a-half overtime rates will increase defense production costs abnormally. While this cannot be denied, the union''argu- ment is that the overtime won't be necessary- if idle plant facilities and labor reserves are fully used. . And there the argument hangs •today. EQUIPMENT NOT SUITABLE FOR PLANES Prom the engineering s and production man's point of view, the weakness of the. Reuther '.plan , for using scattered idle machines is that production equipment in automotive plants is not suitable for aviation work and probably not more than 10 per cent of such equipment could be used for that- purpose. ^_ ^Planes that will operate hours,oh "end. will turn up speeds of better than 400 miles an hour in a pinch and withstand the''terrific .strains of combat acrobatics, cannot be makeshift jobs. They must be of, precision construction of the 'highest order. In addition to attain mass production these plants must be of standardized design, AS far as possible, this should be carried through to the point of interchangeability of parts to facilitate service in the field. This requires special materials, specialized equipment for manufacture and expert workmanship in assembly. TO obtain all three requires time, and any makeshift will" unquestionably result in disappointment in final results if the policy suggested by the union is adopted. PRECISION WORK TAKES TIME Here in- Detroit a committee of manufacturers is now trying to determine just what "automotive equipment can be applied to the production of airplanes. Airplanes and parts needed are brought here for study by engineers and production men of the industry. This, committee, known as the Automotive Committee for Air Defense, does not operate on a theor- „ - ... etical basis. Production men are P rs " is i°n which results in ^ called in to study the various i smootn rma l assembly. This same parts needed and to select those' precision mus t be applied to the Can 500-planes-a-uay zoom from idle factories that no longer build autos? The army planes are over Randolph Field in Texas. Factory picture was made when Graham-Paige plant was operating. * : _ , servation of traffic regulations as well as • her allround good driving. Mr. Harwarg has been driving for 18 years and has never had an accident. His main principle of driving is watching the other fellow. "I believe that safety in driving 5s in knowing your car, watching the other fellow and never being in too big a hurry." he stated. The officers of the Paramount Fewer Deaths 'Continued 'from Page 1) sumo Limp Foster died. Mar. 17— Wiley Gutherrez, 2G, Mexican of near Victoria, was stabbed lo death in a free-for-aii fight between I Mexicans. Mar.. 30—,Hm G. Bush, 40-year-old Elytheville negro, was .shot to death in an argument over a 10-cenL loan. Mar. 31—.John A. Ulm, 07, BlyilievilJc, slashed his 'wrists v.ith a razor blade and died, and Ruby Pay Sell, 13, of near Ashport Ferry landing, burned to death after .she poured tractor fuel oil on a lire, " APRllr-Three doalh.s. Apr. 20— Churles Decker, 8, and his brother, Joe, 12, of Half Moon, drowned. Charles was walking across bridge backwards with Joi; and fell ihroiitjh hole in bridge. iioi.h wi-rft drowned when older boy Lrii-d to .s:iv(- him. Apr. 21—Dorothy Pintle. 11. Number Nine, died after pouring tractor fuel oil in :i fire. MAY—Three deaths. May n — Hillie Alexander, 8. Driver, wris killed when his bicycle was struck by an automobile. May 12—-Most spectacular accident of t.lm yr : ar broulit de--iit,h to William "Red" Davis, 19- yci<r-o!d Hlythevlllr; mechsinic. iji an' Old Car Derby at the Fairgrounds truck ns 3.000 persons watched. His fear, an old Maxwell, crashed through the guard rail and over an embankment on a curve and crushed his skull. May 14.—Lloyd Hoiich- in, 45, dredge boat operator with the U. S. fleet, shot him.st-lf to death at Osceola. JUNE—Two deaths. June 14—A. B. Colston, 52, well known Calumet fanner, died instantly after shooting himself. June 26—Billle Skelton, 25, farmer of near Blytheville, was killed when a north-bound Frisco passenger train passed over his body while lie slept on the railroad track. JULY—One death, none during holiday period. July 8--Au unidentified, negro was drowne.l nenr Osceola when his skiff was rammed by a large barge. AUGUST—Three deaths. Aug. '2 —Edwin E. Mattox, 41, BlythevUlfi farmer, died oi" a broken neck suffered in a fall to the ground as his team ran' away with a hay rake! Aug. 11—Mrs. Ed Nettles, of near Marie, died of burns received when she used fuel oil to light a fire. Aug 30—Mittie Dennis, 69, negro, Promised Land, also was burned to death after pouring oil on a fire. SEPTEMBER—TWO deaths.—sept. 14 — Clyde Robinson. 34-year-old Cooter farmer, shot himself to death after wounding his brother- in-law and father-in-law. Sept. 24 —Henry Mosley, 20. Osceola negro, was shot during an altercation while attending ti negro entertainment program. OCTOBER—Four deaths. Oct. 5— J. T. Sherrod, 50. Marie farmer, was killed instantly when he was WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1941 Club, Mitchell . Moore, president; /thrown from his wagon as his team Billy Davenport, vice-president; lra " away. His wife escaped injury and Brownlee Shannon, secretary- treasurer, thank the driving public, city officials and judges for their cooperation. Walter Reuther Is the Umteil Auto Workers executive who thought up the 500-plancs-a-day plan. model to the next. To do this it is often necessary to shift the sequence of operations within the plant, install battery after battery of new production Outlook For Blytheville Is Bright For '41 (Continued from Page 1) with the end of the year showing construction underway on the new Federal Compress unit, recently destroyed in a 1.000.0.00 fire,' the building of which will cost in the neighborhood of 100.000. The Blytheville Compress also erected a new unit. The new annex to Walls hospital was completed this Fall at a cost of approximately $50.000 to convert the structure into one 'Of the most modern buildings of its kind in this section. Construction of more rural electric lines continue with 347 miles now finished in th<j second year of -w .»*,!. v. » j w* * *\_ w IJI \J\* \l^, L'HJt I | I ^ machinery, relocate conveyor sys- a three-year program. A total of terns from one end of the plant $212 -°°° lm bcen s P ent with $55.- to the other and then train men to G0 ° morc to bc spenl lo erect 80 cope with the new assembly prob- ! more miles to be s P ent in Lne ncw lems. Mass production does not start as a chassis heads down the assembly line to receive its component parts. Mass production The Armorel school, burned the first, day of school a year ago, was rebuilt at a cost of SGO.OOO. This \VPA project, completed in Novem- starts in the plants of the suppliers , bei \ is to xbe Iollmvcc ' *>y a gym- of parts and in the departments of'" the automobile plants \vhere these parts are united in sub-assemblies. It is a careful study in timing and parts which, they know they now have equipment to produce, or for which they are confident equipment can, be obtained upon reasonable short notice. These engineers and production men are permitted to translate blue prints and finished parts into mass prodction of airplanes ALLISON' ENGINE ILLUSTRATES PROBLEM As proof of the time required to shift into work of this .sort consider the General Motors experiments with the Allison engine. This program was started more than eight identical parts In their own plants. years a S°- I{ - has been pressed by When defense officials are con-| GM with v feor and economy. **• wa s aimed at meeting the needs of later day aviation on a profitable basis to the corporation. Yet GM has poured millions of dollars into its preliminary research and experimentation and is now employing over 10.000 men in the Allison plant in Indianapolis vinced that the men offering to do this work can actually do it. contracts are awarded and pro-, duction gets going, it is hoped that a method will be found to apply t aU equipment available to this work, but it will be a practical application. The automotive industry itself has probably been to blame in cre- . ating the public acceptance of its production men as geniuses. In this it has created the impression that any production job it tackles is as V good as "done. >- Behind this story, however, is . the actual .annual problem that ; -\-has faced' .the industry in getting _ v --new automobile • models underway. ?'~ ^e average time required from : : - the^ moment new model designs are ; ",accepted and approved until the ;',-":-. finished product rolls off the end of :•':' the final assembly line is from 15 *.V\, to . 18 aic-nths. This time, it must be r>^ •"remembered, is required merely for ?!/,?.making changes from one car 5 Ncw gymnasiums, also used for auditoriums, cla-ss rooms, social gatherings and home economics instructions, are being also erected at Gosnell and Lost Cane. The Blytheville gymnasium was finished at a cost of more than S50.000 after completion of the stadium morc than a year ago. A new $30.000 dehydrating plant was erected at Armorel to replace a structure destroyed by fire. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips exemplified better houses being erected in this section by building a $25.000 residence and dozens of popular-priced cottages sprung up to fill a badly needed housing situation, in addition to much remodeling and other improvements. A comparison of bank deposits now with those of a year ago reflects the city's financial and business growth together with the merchants having the best Christmas and the Cadillac plant here in De-' business since 1929. troit. Even so. production of these engines has hardly get beyond the trickle stage. Best Drivers Named By Osceola Paramount Club OSCEOLA, Ark, Dec. 31.-Mrs. C. L .toopre, principal of Osceola high school, and L. K. Harwarg, Osceola merchant, were declared the best man and women driver in Os- ceoll k_by the Paramount Club for th e month of D ecember < Although- Mrs. Moore has been driving only a short time, she was selected. because of her strict ob- The city's two banks reported combined deposits of more than 53.000,000. or an increase of more than a. million dollars over two years ago. With agriculture, business, industry and banking on the upgrade in Blytheville during 1940, it is believed that farm income will be even higher in 1941 and so retail trade, new construction and more building will result to continue to make Blytheville the heart of the richest county in Arkansas. TAMPA, Pla. (UP)—Hillsborough county believes it leads'all counties in the United states in tho production of winter strawberries. when she was thrown clear of the wagon. Oct. 10—Mrs. Earl Johnson. 24. Steele. Mo., died when a shotgun her husband was cleaning accidentally discharged. L Oct. 13—C. A. Crane, 13, Lost Cane, died when the mule he was ridiflfe stumbied and fell, crushing his skull. Oct. 31 —Thomas J. vWoodruff. 24. Osceola truck driver, was killed at Osceola by a Frisco passenger train which struck his oil truck. NOVEMBER—Seven deaths. Nov. 8—Etta Lewis, negro of near Rose- lancl.- was stabbed Lo death. Nov. 10—Willie Robinson. 40. negro, was shot to death by a neighbor who fired into his home. Nov. 14—A three-months-old Blytheville negro infant was burned to death in a fire. Nov. 20—Eddie Sue Sutton. 5. Promised Land, was struck by a car and killed en route from school to his home. Nov. 22—R. B. Love. 30-year-old negro of Weir, Miss., was struck by an automobile as he wnlked down a highway near Blytheville. Nov. 24—R. Everett Hudson. 45. Winfield. Mo., died when his cur was struck by a truck near Holland. Nov. 28—\V. M. Garner. 69. fanner and stock dealer of Rockmast, Ga., was killed by a hit- run driver near Blytheville. DECEMBER—1] "deaths. (Including those previously listed) Dec. 5 —Alice demons. 24. negro woman of .Blytheville, was stubbed by an unidentified white man who * apparently went berserk in a jammed crowd on a Blytheville street. Dec. 6—William Jeffries. Blytheville. died after accidentally drinking a large quantity of poison. Dec. 9—Lee Burks, negro of Joiner, was shot, by a white man in a gun battle. BE CAREFUL IN 1941! NORTHAMPTON. Mass. In her list year. Mrs. Harriet \v. Kingsley still is working. She teaches music. Lemon Juice Recipe Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly If you suffer from rhemuniir. artlmii* or neuritis pain, try ihix >ini]>)t> im-v- ! pensive homo recipe that thousands arc using. Clot a package of Ku-Kx C.KD pound today. Mix it with n. quart' ..f water, add the juire of 4 UMIIOJIS. It's easy. Xo trouble at. nil ami j>!,-;is.ini You need only 2 tablespnonsful :\\o times a day. Often within 48 hours sometimes overnight—splendid result* arc obtained. 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