The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1938 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 22, 1938
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1938 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Welder's Torch Signifies Expansion •• '*•*"" * , ' BY WII.US T1IOHNTON . *. Service Stair Conesnonueiil . DETROIT. Jan. 18.-Tho motor industry, recovery bell-wether is down but not out. The present recession, which has Hut half or the half million motor workers out on Die street Is less fearful than U looks at Ihe moment coming at a time when there Is alwavs a mid-rear slackness. Also consider the recent]',- announced addition of 100,000 workers to lh e Genera] Motors payroll, 55,000 to Chrysler and 0000 lo HnJ- £0n. Also'Ford's addition of 40000 men in conjunction with a $40 000 000 expansion program. When such men as President William Knudsen of General Motors, aided by the best economists he can hire, admits that he tjticssed wrong for 1937. It is thin business guessing at 1938. But here is Die best guess available: . In 1937, the motor industry mad'- Just over 6,000,000 cars, as compared with a recent averaae of about 4,000,000. The Auto Workers' Union Is guessing 3,500,000 for IMS. The Board of commerce, 1 shaking down guesses bv many manufacturers, guesses 3.150.000, perhaps a few more. Industry Digs In If these guesses are valid, it means that motor industry einolov- , meiit would rim between 350.000 and 375.000 ns compared with the high point of 517,000 reached In late 1.937. That (lijure would depend. 1 of course, on how widely the present three and four-day "share-lhe- work" working shifts are continued. It might be 400,000. In other words, things won't be as bad as they look right now, but on the whole, the motor industry Is digging in for a lean, sub-average year. This is reflected not only In Ihe curtailments by management, but In the changed altiliule of HIP United Auto Workers. A year ago Ihey were gleefully sitting iloivn. nil over a rising industry. Today they are grimly sitting tight, hold- inn fast to prevailing wage rates. Instead of wage rates and contracts, the union is concciilratin? on relief for Its members, new government regulations and aid for"Industry,, government "pump-priming" through a i .liousirig:-'.pr6gVam, and national Jegislatioirlike the I.udlow amendment. ' Locally, 'the U. A. W. works on 1 social and athletic events, tlif v women's auxiliary campaign for lower retail prices, nnd things like a petition to remove five member:; of the Deal-torn Safety commission as a result of the fiyht last year at the Ford gates. No Hourly Wage Clils The union is content to let Its epoch-making contract with General Motors ride aloiisc on automatic renewal without eftort lo better or change it. The next biggest contract, with Chrysler, expires March 31. What altitude will be taken toward this contract depends on a study now being made of Its working. Other contracts expire in February. Thus far there have been no hourly wage cuts, though of course men on a three-day basis at G. M and Chrysler or four days at Ford are getting less income. But there have been petitions circulating In some plants for a return to piece work. • Many of the faster and more skillful men believe they have been penalized by the decision to put pay on an hourly basis, and ,are seek- Intr a return to piece work. Most union contracts up to now have left this decision up to the men. Best news is the fact that the second-hand car market is at last beginning lo move. Here, arcordhv to William Munger. statistician for the U. A. W.. Is the log-jam. Munger believes that the new auto-financing plan begun last year and allowing 2-4 months instead of 12 or 18 months on extended credit plans for auto buying, helped to load up the second-hand lots with cars that were almost new. The unusual "number of repossessions that followed the layoffs complicated this situation. But now the second-hand lots are beginning to show activity as it becomes clear that they offer the best bargains In several years. Recall Full-Time Work It has even been suggested here that a government which plowed under surplus cotton nnd bought lip and slaughtered surplus pigs might buy up a million or so jalopoies for scran steel to be used in the armament program. Thus at government expense would be cleared up the second-hand market, eliminating the auto surplus just as crop surpluses were eliminated. Stories that the U. A. W. Is on its last legs nre probably exaggerated. True, the union ;.» hard hit, With nearly half of Us claimed 400.000 members suddenly laid off, dues have slumped alarmingly, and it Is highly doubtful that today the union really has any such membership as 400.000 In an active sense. Defeat at the municipal elections last fall lost prestige for the union, nnd the memory of steady work in the pre-sltdown days rises In the minds Of many men now on three days a week. The drive to organize Ford ln»s. nnd the union can never consider itself safe whlilc Ford remains unorganized, Siici'dliir; along the Ford Motor Company's f-IO.SGO.COJ expansion pronnim lo tnke care of Increased production, Ihe blazing torch of the welder, picture above be-fore n background of Ford's HU'er Rouge plant, binds Into a single milt tne new 'imo.oiio-cublc-fr.ol K ns storage tank, largest nll-wcliM structure in the world. To maintain the policy of imiiiufaclmlu (! in Ford plants almost all tue IKrts required for its motor cars, Ford will build n new 1000-ton blast, furnace, enlarge Its foundry to •over 38 acres, increase powerhouse, output with .1 110,000 klluwnU generator, reconstruct open-hearth furnaces, ndd new Bessemer converters and install iu-w steel-rolling and finishing mill equipment, sixty- one new coke ovens, gns cleaners and two huge :;to:-nge tanks, are under construction. With the ore tt- iulrements Increased from 850,000 ions yearly lo 1.500,000 Ions, new unloading and storage facilities will be built. FILLTEI Antarctic Phenomena Is IX'scribei! By Party's Konior Scientist nv JOHN llnili',1 I'lTss Slat) CunT.srmmlriit CHICAISO, Jnn. 21 (Ul 1 ) — Dr. iTInmuis c. 1'ouUi'r rubbed his diln with a massive haml uml si|ulhlfil Ills cyi'.'i ivlih ii lai'-iuvay lool:. Tl ini he tiliouk his head. "I'll like to no back thi'le— yes." 'he tnlil. "Kir 11 wink-eml visit only." ")!ml: (here" WHS to "Little rtin- crii'a," Hear Admiral IMchmil !•;. Hyi'vl's U'f-buuml homr Anire wuh- In the Anton-tic 1 circle where U'lii- . dropped lo (iu anil 7(1 below and (lie atmosphere WHS ti> deal yon ctnild see u cfintile llinnc for nine miles, Poulicr w;is senior scientist and si-rimd in I'uimiiuiul of the second By rd Antarctic cspedlllon-und for his work wilhlii "the circle" In! wits vutrd i\ cimKre.s.slcuial modal [ lor "M'h'ntiJU' jiccoiiipll.shmi'iit un- ' 1 c(|tuili'(| in poll,,' cxpUmilKin." i'milli-r, who .stands ii h-cl tall in! ttrli'.h:; 200 pouiuh, lotlay is irector .,[ |hc ri'.srarch fuimtlu- PAGE THREE Emimnld Tii "Wife Swapping" Charges Galled 'Tops" For Six Years Lombarrlo Goes On iking Good liY NORMAN SIKGKt, NEA Service H;ulio Kditor NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—Guy Lombardo is in the. sninc position today as thiit of the conch of :i slur bis- '.tctbull team which has won M Unishl gnmes and is about to eii- "- its 90th fray. For the past six years Lcmbardo's •'••siciil Canadians have been plck- "d by the nation's radio critics, as Ihe best band on the airwaves. Guy ; s now awaiting the returns ot the =»cnt)i animal poll. He figures he has to win again or the word will RO out Hi at the famous band is clipping. ' Oilier radio liands can finish •econd, third, or even loth Jn the survey without much harm, but nmlKirdo must finish first to keep ironi getting the skids. And it is '\ tough price Hint Guy Days lor this position, other bands can DO on anil otf commercial programs, Inke vacations and travel about the country. But not the Canadians. "We haven't had a real vacation i nearly five years," Guy explained lo us In discussing his position. "In icl, t haven't even had time to go r.n a honeymoon, although I've been married nearly H years." The Lombardo's present Sunday afternoon si^ies keeps them In Hew York, because the sponsor isn't Interested in having H broadcast -rim Ohicaao or Los Angeles where It Isn't relayed. Tlie band's sustaining programs are curried all over (lie country, but Guy believes lie has to have the sponsored Sunday :how to keep his standing. Whal a Vacation Lombardo did take a week off 'ast summer, for tvliat he thought was going to be a vacation. He planned to sail along the New Eng- and coast in his big boat. The norning the proposed trip was to !«t under way the captain of Die boat fired the kitchen steward. Lombardo called various employ- nent aqencies to get a replacement. Finally, he located n highly rcc- ;tnmpnded cook. He arrived just as 'he boat was ready lo sail. He was over six feet tall and insisted on wearing a high chefs hat. As a "uilt. Lombardo reports, he couldn't walk down the galleyway. Otherwise, everything went well the first iMit out, at sea. Tlie following morning, when Lombardo rang for the steward, the captain answered the call. It seems that the cook had never been on a boat before and was suffering from OUR COMPLETE SERVICE Insures Your Satisfaction * PRESTONE * RADIOS * HEATERS * DEFROSTERS * TIRE CHAINS PROTECT YOUR CAR AGAINST WINTER 24 Hour Service TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Calf 033 Cuy I.omlmnlo . . , fiiuls laurels have llitir thorns. sen-sickness. The result was tilat Lombardo had to drag him to" his bunk and spend most of the day trying to comfort him. The second day. Ouy's boat pulled into port and the cook left. So the Lombardos had lo prepare their meals during the rest, of the trip. That wouldn't have been ;;o bad. itiy' informed us, but the captain didn't like what they ordered, lor iheir dinners. That meant, cither cooking special for him or eating what he wanted. And that was s«p- [josecl lo have boon a vacation for the busy band leader. Never Affain! This year, Tambardo is playing (e. He plans five days off in March and will go down to Florida for a rest. Next fall he hopes to be able to arrange the band's schedule so that it can tour about the country again. While that is far from being n vacation. It will be n change of'atmos- phere. Being on top am! playing "the sweetest music tilts side of heaven" as the Lombardos have, Isn't ns easy as it may seem to the dialers who have been delighting in the Canadians' broadcasts for years. Being an institution means liard work •particularly in the band business. Osccola's Newest Factory To Be Ready Fov Operation March 31 OSCEOLA. Ark,, Jan. 20.—.Construction will be completed next week nnri installation of machinery will begin February 15 In the plant of the Mississippi Valley Canning Company, Inc., Osccola's newest Industrial concern, according to the statement mndc today by Jack Pills, resident malinger of the nlont. 'Die plant, which has been' built under the direction of Contractor J. C. Scurlock at a cost of around $20,001) Including cost o[ machinery, will Ije ready "for operu- lion March 31. in Unic to handle the spring spinach crop. The factory plans to tnke care of 700 acres per season or 2,100 acres ner venr, of truck crorM, with the major emphasis being placed upon spinach this year. The basis ol acreage allotment Is 35 acres for each $1000 Invested in stock, of the company. Fanners interested in sigpi'ta a contract are asked to see A. W. Young. Gerald Storey of Gentry. Ark., will lie the plant superintendent and Carroll Johnson of Cassvlllc, Mo., tbe bookkeeper. Two hundred people a (lay will be employed, working in two shifts. These will be local people with the possible exception of two or more experienced cookers and foremen lo train Die local employes. An Important meeting Is scheduled for February at which growers will be given an opiwrtunlly to hear three experts in seed and plant research. The board of directors is composed of II. J. Hale, president-, Leon Sullivan, .secrrlnry and treasurer; S. S. Laney, R. C. Bryan, G. A. Ixxiney of Whllton, and W. .1. Driver jr. Father of Osceola Woman Dies Tuesday F. P. Martin, father of Mrs. G. H. McMullan. of Osceola, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at his boiifc in Tuscumbla, Als., after | having been ill only a few hours ATTENTION LADIES PRICES FOR STUDENT BEAUTY WORK Shampoo, Set & Dry ..Z5c Wd Set '. !5c Hair Cut )5 C NVrk Clip ]o c Oil Shampoo ;;o c Oil Trralmeiil is c TVrnianrnls 51.00, ' 51.75 I'onnatients S2.50, $3.50 Hair Dye Wltli Set . .$1.50 Hcniu Tacli, Shampoo in- dueled ................. -J5c Color Kiiiw.9 ---- 10c & 25c Kachl ............ SOc & 15e Oil Manicures .......... 50 C Bn>»- A I-asli Dj-e ____ .35c Arch .................... 15 C All Work Is Under the Supervision Of Oiir EXPERTS^ AND IS GUARANTEED You May_Enrpl| in Our Roaii(y_School Now.' NOTICE - - - Miss Hazel La fK , s now colmM , C(l wm , the Eagle Beauty Slionpc .iinl will fo g | art to llavc ,, rr customers call on her for the same careful attention anil prices as btforc. Eagle School of Beauty Culture Cooper liUlg. 2nd & Walnut Phone 310 llyn! for a dlr lion of Armour lustllulc of Tccli- nolony. '"Hint job keeps UIL> busy," he salil. "I wouldn't Imve time for umiv limn n wirk-end trip lo 1,11- llv America even If 1 wanted II." Third Trip Doubled He .Mild he thought Admiral was Interested In rclmniui; third explorative trip, "but 1 'cju't think ills health would stand i iiollM'i- one-man observation •xjimciice again," Along with his other duties 'oiilter still is lit work complliin- cicntlllc dntii taken ut the Anl- .rrllc base. There nro 22 seiwrnlc Indies in all. covering aurora nnd meteor observations, mnrjiiellc _ . Ice conditions nnd ^co- physics. PonlU'r said It wns while nd- iiicini! over Jagged Ice toward ('id's lonely onc-innn observation past fin- from the home base that ho discovered the crystal clenr nt- mosiihi'i'lc crmdlltons in the Antarctic. "Our markers from the former trip were covered wllh Ice and' snow, so wo planted oiled wicks in ! Him at one. mile Intervals, Tho (lames were protected by pieces of !hss from tile wind. After we progressed nine miles, wo sighted buck from one side of the trail mid .saw eight liny spots of llgtit—the buriihij; wicks. "Not only that." he added, "but you could see wllh hlnocnlnrs SB meteoro u minute. Even more meteors fall In Chicago—bill they cannot he seen." Data to t'ill 10 Vnlnmra This <!tita will be released soon In a series of 10 volumes of 300 pages each. The first Is almost ready for printing. Bill Poullcr today Is mast Interested In "his new scientific lool which exerts hydrostatic pressure up lo 1,500,000 pounds ix-r square Inch—far In excess of nny previously ntlnliicd pressure. He stiii-led planning the press— a sleel machine operated by hy- drnnlic pressure, wheels, gauges and u pressure recording device— in IMG, while at lown WesK-ynn University, Ml. Pleasant, In. Poulter found, through experiment with die machine, Hmt aloms bcmd under pressure nnd that ordinary glass can be bent into spherical curvature having a r.irlius of i Inches. "This device." ho said, "opens wide a field of Investigation Into pressure phenomena, inchidini' studies of the structure of the eurlh 200 miles below Hie surface and behavior of untapped energy in^tiie Interior of the atom. "As for the atom, we didn't know whclhcr It would bend under intense pressure, or whether space between atoms just was compressed. We found the atoms would "H's n pack of llcsl" snys Mrs I'.clilh Lcc, slylisli Penbmly.Mnss., Hovcrncss, cnici'iiini; nhovc froin court in Salem, Mass., of cliarcos inntlo l>y licr hiisbntnl thai slic hncl \villini>ly pni llcipnlcd In nn nlloKcil miilnnl ninle s«'(i|i with Mr. nmi Mrs. Cnlvtii Wnlson Hie ivlffl swnnolnc rlmrRes worn nn milijrowtli of divorce suits n eel by Mrs. Leo and Calvin Wnlson, n Iree surRcon. nt lop A raid In wlilrfi lie wns Implied wllh Mrs Wntson was culled a (Iniihlc cross" liy nuymoml Lee; clinufTctir, helow. To olTset the testimony ol Mrs. Watson, pictured at the trial, above, who admitted she swapped husbands, Lyman G. Smith, Mrs. Ixe's stepfather, took the stand. "She Is a xood girl," h» Bnid, then died of a heart attack. A 5-day trial recess was taken. Hayti Has Three Fires Within Week IIAYTf, Ma, Jnn. Z'L — Three fires occurred this week In Iliiyli, two at Kohn brothers Gin and (lie other »l the C, J. Morgan Home. In the llrst fire at the Kin a damnse of iipproximnlely leu I holism id dollnrs resulted, nnd the second lire nt tho KM there was only slight damage lo u mnmllly of hulls. The lire nl the 0. J. Morgan home, which occurred Wi'tlnosday. dnmaged the entire Interior, The Joss wns piirtliilly covered by Insinnni.'!). The house wns (K'ciipied liy Mr. and Mrs, P. X. Schunwdicr Jr.. nnd family. Medical Group of Pcmiscot County Meets COOTEIl, Mo. — The Pcmiscot comity medical association meet Tliiirsdny nlyhl In tile office of Ur. u K. Cooper of this city. Itound (able discussions on stale medicine was held mid a pviiyer lend ))}• Dr. Cooper on stele medicine was followed by discussions. Or. .1. H. Clmimuis niid Dr. J. R. McIlanli'I. both of Ktc-ele, were reelected us members. Others who intended were Dr, W. R. I.lmbaueh of Hayti, Dr. ,J. T3. r.ulcn, Dr. Cain, Dr. Aquino, president of the association, and Dr Cnssdl nil of Cnriilber.wllle, anil Dr. X. R. Hnlnes of Keimult. Prompt Payment of P. T.jU)ues Urged Mcuibers of the County Council of tilt Parent Teiichcr Assocln- llou which met here Friday >vcrn urged by the president, Mrs. i)cr- ry Cnitn, of Wilson, lo pay their dues promptly, 'iiiese dues should be putd before the slate meeting, which will be held tho third Thursday and Pi-Way In April, she rjolnlod out In the business ses-| ston. which concluded the idi-day, | meeting. Ut-iiorts from Ihe library 'committee, Hie program committee, anil tin; treasurer were also hoard The neM meeting of the Council will lie held In Osccolu on the scconel Friday of April. Tim change from Ihe usual niccllng on the third Frlduy of the month to tho second Friday was made In order to "void « conflict with the state meeting. Among ' the schools represented here yesterday were: Osceola, L'.ix- ora, niytlit'vJUi!, Wilson. Armorcl, Mnnilii, Et'owjih, Lcachvllle Keiac and Armorel, South Wulcs I.ikfs Ikcr SYDNEY (UP) -The approximately 2,600,000 people In New South Wales drank 23.164,000 i;ai- lons of beer lasl year, spending $07,200,000 on drink. In 1032 they only drank 18,000,000 gallons. The city ot 175 cniinls. Venice, Italy, lias Ihe word' tao/e Is an English corruption ol the Turkish word buzc*. which la used in Syria to Include shergc-ts nnd similar Iced ' HAVE VOUK PHOTOGRAPH MADE NOW Satisfactory Work I.on- I'flrcs SOUTIIWORTH Over .tne Isaacs QUALITY FOODS MEATS GROCERIES We pay highest prices on poultry at nil times. $ SAVE MONEY AT GAINES MKT. 118 W. Main Phone 93 PUBLIC INVITED Free Lecture and Slide Pictures, showing construction of new 1938 'D' Line International Trucks. Illustrating 'the latest in truck safety, quality and stamina. Picture starts at 7:45 p. w. Friday at our Sales Room on South Second v Delta Implements, Inc. 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