The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1950 · Page 5
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MONDAY, JULY «, 19» BLYTHEVn.r-E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Railmen Refuse Uncle Sam's Plea to Halt Strike, But- CHICAGO, July t. (AP) — The « tollmen's Union of North Amer- refused yesterday t government a to call off Its strike against five Western and Midwestern railroads. At the same tune, it served notice that the strike will end only if the nation becomes Involved In war or President Truman should declare some other national emergency exists. It offered, however, to help In movement over the struck lines of any shipments the government should deem essential to the national economy. The statement was in reply to the request made of the union Saturday by John Thad Scott, Jr., chairman of the National (Railway) Mediation Board. In his request, Scott asked the switchmen to go back to their Jobs "in the national Interest" because of what he called "current critical developments" arising from the fighting in Korea. The union reply questioned exists. 4 Lines Tied Up The walkout of 4,000 switchmen June 25 has left four of the live railroads completely tied up since then. The fifth line, the Great Northern has been forced to curtail operations. Thousands of shop- craft, office, and other workers have been laid off by the lines since the strike was called. In addition to the Great Northern, the struck railroads are the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Chicago Great Western, the Western Pacific, and the Denver and Rio Grande Western. The switchmen walked out in support of their demand for a 40- hour week at 48 hours pay. They rejected a Presidential fact-finding board's recommendation that they accept the 40-hour week v.'ith a pay boost of 18 cents an hour. ' Move to Road A spokesman said yesierday the next move is up to the railroads or mediation board and added that whether a national emergency now neither had made mroe than "small effort" to settle the strike. "We've done all we can," he said. The union said it has made "major concessions" during negotiations ill an effort to compromise the differences and accused the railroads of "merely waiting for the government to crack down on a union and pull the carriers off the hook." The statement did not give details of the concessions beyond saying that the union has offered 'many times" to help move any equipment or materials "considered by the government to be essential to the national economy." Failure Is Noted It added that the railroad? have failed to meet with the union since the strike began, have rejected the union's compromise offers, and have made none of their own. Scott said in Washington that he was "disappointed" at the union'j reply but that the mediation board will "continue to use every el'for to resolve the dispute." He said he would return to Chicago early this week to try again for a settlement. Egypt to Fire Upon Violation Of Armistice CAIRO, Egypt. July 3. CAP) — Egyptian troops have be«n ordered to open fire immediately in the event of any Israeli violation of Palestine armistice lines. Mustafa Nusrat Bey, minister of war and marine, Issued the order after saying that the Israeli attacked the Egyptian lines east of Rafah on the southern Gaza front Frirtay. (Tel Aviv dispatches'Sunday said an Israeli patrol had "mistakenly" entered Egyptian territory near Rafali but had quickly withdrawn after an Egyptian patrol fired shots In the air). Before the new shooting orders, the Egyptian forces were under instructions only to report border violations to the United Nations armistice commission. The newspaper. Al Misri said Israeli troops, operating wllli air cover, attacked the village of Karam Ibn el Muslim, east of Rafah, Friday. It said the Israeli killed one inhabitant, and burned the village wheat crop and a number of Arab homes. The Notion Today: Notion Whispers of Rationing- — Psst!, Bud Want to Buy a Polar Bear Rug? They May Be Rationed 87 JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON. July 3. (If) — A woman neighbor of mine went into a store the other day to buy a pair of shoes. It was Just a couple of days after Americans began shoot- Ing in Korea. She bought a pair. Then the clerk aald in a low voice: "If I were you, right now I'd buy as many pairs of shoes as I could afford. I'd really lay in a supply." "Because," the. man said, still In his low voice, "we may be getting Into another World War. You can't tell—any day now shoes may be rationed." It was lucky for him that the woman was both small and old. If she hadn't been, she told me, she would have put knots on his head and wrapped the bench around his neck. An Appeal to Greed She knew what he was trying to do: appeal to any greed she had to get her to buy more shoes thin she needed by using "rationing" as a scare word. II she fell for It, he'd boost his of shoes. It was a low trick, a t- one, for, she knew what the aw'ul effect on. her and all others would be if cleiks In stores all over America tried the same •tunt on rhelr customers: It would mean a cnishlnK, sudden inflation. For If everyone began buying more than he needed— whether shr-es, food, clothes, or furniture — pretty soon the supply would be exhausted. Then, wTth demand outstripping •uppiy, prices would go soaring, Just »j they did after World War II when price controls came off and goods were still fairly scarce. Uncle Has No Power There's a simple answer to talk of rationing now: so far as I can learn, the government now has no power to ration anything or put price controls on anything unless Congress approves by passing brand new law. It talked with » number of people In the government about this, lawyers and heads of staffs which would be m a position to know what the government could dti in an emergency. ' I asked them: "I know that the government's • rationing and price control powers were ended by Congress. But— "Is it possible that somewhere, hidden away out of sight in some law still on the books, the government could find the power In an emergency suddenly to slap on rationing and price controls?" Power Is Unknown Everyone I asked—and one was a lawyer who should know as muchfr- anyone in this field—said they cnew of no such hidden power or ,aw—except for this: No one can say what the President might do m a fierce emergency, acting under his powers as cpm- mander-!n-chief of the nation's armed forces. In such a fierce emergency, rio one would venture to predict what the.President might say he had the power to do. He could act first and et Congress approve afterwards. But if the President feels he has such power, it's strange that only last year he asked Congress to give him stand-by powers—that Is, to pass a law giving him power to ration and control prices if an emergency arose. Congress Ignored this request. It never gave him the power. In two fields—by a Congressional act which still stands—the government could slap on controls in an emergency; rubber and steel. The government could freeze the production of natural rubber Items and it could seize steel mills and take first claim on all steel made. World War Hero Sgt. York Is III PALL MALL, Term., July 3. (/F) —Sgt. Alvin C. York, American hero of World War I, Is ill with virus pneumonia. Mrs. York said her husband, 62, was confined to bed Friday after being ill for several weeks. His conditioned was Improved yes-' terday, she said. A year ago, York returned to active work on his 306-acre farm ik few days after he suffered partial facial paralysis. The big, red-haired Tennessee mountain man single-handedly captured 132 Germans In one of the outstanding exploits of World War I. As a soldier, he was noted for his markmanship. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Crolx de Guerre. Bushman is Now Invalid; Old Gorilla Paralyzed CHICAGO, July 3. (/Pj—Bushman, the aged and famed mamoth gorilla, Is a semi-invalid. R. Marlin Perkins, diector of Lincoln Park Zoo, said yesterday the old fellow's right arm and leg are partially paralyzed and that he now spends most of his time lyim; down In his cage. Perkins attributed the stroke to * blood clot. A month ago, the 550-pound gorilla, which Perkins calls the world's most valuable zoo animal, was stricken with a heart ailment from which he was not fully recovered. At 22 years, Bushman Is an old man among apes. His age Is equivalent to 70 years for a human. fed* Beans and Kiem Bother Old Sotchmo NEW YORK, July J. (AP)—Louis 'Satchmo" Armstrong, krilg of the rot trumpeters, Is a happy man today. It's not stomach ulcers that have been bothering him—as he feared —Just New Orleans red beans and Ice. Satchmo recently cancelled all ik booking until February, rented i west coast clinic suite, and an- loimced he was ready to go under lie knife. But yesterday the clouds lifted. Armstrong got his medical report and prepared to go aheaci with Ills 50th birthday celebration tomorrow. "That' doctor x-rayed me every way but running," he explnii-.ed. "And he couldn't fuid no ulcers, tumor, nothing like that. "But he told me to stay off them beans." . v Hollywood ConlliMiccI from Page 4 nrc bred to brave bulls and produce brave heifers." Tlie nearest Mel has gotten to any oJ Hie Jiusbiuuls tiiat (Ills cow limy eel married to Is a pair of horns mounted either on n bicycle or carried by smnll boys during Ills training period for the bull-fighter role. He laughs: "The kids make snorting, wnoosh noises when they rush nt you. One of them really believed that he was a bull." 1'asslon I'llis Miroslava, a blonde Czech actress A large area on Okinawa Is being planted to Australian pine trees, under supervision of Occupation ail' thoritlcs, lor protection against salt water thrown ashore by high winds. I told Hughes so. I citiln't kid him who gave up noodles for tortillas during the war, k Mel's bundle of feminine allure In the picture. Before the contracts were Inked, Miroslava showed up for a screen test with Mel and developed the kind of shakes that made Ollda Orcy famous. Mel got a bright Idea. "If was a love scene," he said. "I poured on Hie Valentino technique. She was so surprised that she forgot her fright and passed the lest ivilli flying colors." Thnt may strike some of the boys In Kansas as dollnr-a-year-worls, but. Mel would still rather stick to directing the passions of other actors. Mel Is no member of the "How can anybody work with Howard only In the sense that he's so unavailable." Mel was assigned to "Vendetta 1 for a 10-day Job and stayed with It a year. "I didn't think the picture was very good when I kink the Job and HughesT" club. When Hughes finally releases "Vendetta," 50 per cent of the directorial credit will go to Mel. "We get along fine," Mel says of Hughes. "He's frantic to work with and he didn't kid me. He listened while I told him that I could remake the picture quicker, better and m6re economically than anybody else. Hughes said, 'Go ahead, that's & good bargain for me.'" Protect Your Furniture With Glass Tops Call for Prompt Service Blytheville Gloss & Paint Co. 330 E. Main Phone 6718 Loo Has Animal Laundry LOS ANGELES — {/ft— Beauty treatments for anything from elephants to hummingbirds, that's the motto of 20-year-old Loa Busche She has opened an animal laundry which she believes is the first of Its type In the country. She guarantee:to get customers clean by following this routine: (1) dunk It In suds and scrub (unless It's a bird, in which case she dry cleans it, (2) manicure and buff nnlls or horns, and (3) administer a thorough brushing. Her most exciting "laundry"? The Java monkey, which nipped her finger, and the 10-year-old East Indian leopard —which behaved like a perfect gentleman. • OUR GIFT TO YOU! T JULY 4 th DANCE Tuesday Night -9, til? Music by EVERETT BRANCH and his Southemaires Phone 3967 for Reservations *• FLY-INN Blytheville Air Base DON'T TAKE A CHANCE VOTE FOR VANCE! RE-ELECT J. VANCE CLAYTON STATE TREASURER "My record as TREASURER is my best recommendation.'* Exercise the same care In selecting Public Officials is yon would any other employee. Political announcement paid for by J. Vano Clijton, Llttlt Kock. Ark. 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