The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1954 · Page 3
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TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, BLTTHErtLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TKREE Plea for Support of Ike Falls on Deaf Ears At AFL Convention LOS ANGELES (AP) — Secretary of Labor Mitchell's appeal that the American Federation of Labor support the Eisenhower administration apparently had fallen on deaf ears today at the Annual AFL Convention. Top APL leaders and delegates gave no indication of plans to mollify their steady barrage of criticism of President Eisenhower and the Republican administration. However, Mitchell in his address at yesterday's opening convention session appeared to be appealing to the APL's 10-million-rnember rank and file more than to the labor organization's leaders. He bluntly accused the APL face to face of unfair and unyielding- opposition to the GO and hinted that organized labor could get more of what it wanted by not- being so hostile. "I am disturbed when you criticize unfairly," Mitchell said. "In the past 20 months we have accomplished much for the working men and women of America, and I can pledge to you that we will continue to do so. "But I would like to suggest that if we were as confident of your support when we are right as we finished. AFL resident George Meaney said afterward that the convention would ''pass judgment" on the administration in its resolutions and promised "the appraisal will be completely .fair.". Meany said the AFL was tied to neither major party. Former Secretary of Labor Martin Durluiv APL lumbers Union president wnb quit as Eisenhower's first choice for the labor Cabinet job in a falling out with the President, expressed disagreement with Mitchell's views. "I don't know when the APL or it officers have been unfair to the administration," Durkiri told a reporter. Secretary Mitchell said it was hard for him to see how the APL was being neutral "when criticism of an administration is all-encompassing and takes no note of its intentions or accomplishments." Meany said the administration are of your criticism when we are I has boasted that 1954 is the second wrong, we would be even more j best year economically, next to effective in your behalf." The 750 delegates listened to Mitchell in complete silence and gave him a politely warm, but short, burst of applause when he 1953, the nation has ever experienced. Saying this is not, good enough. Meany added: ''Let us see that they emerge from the political campaign second best." Somnolescent's Delight^End of Daylight Saving Time By HENRY SUPPLE BOSTON {#) — Remember that hour of sleep you lost in April when your state went on daylight saying time? Well, you can have it back next Sunday — unless you live in • Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or a few communities in Vermont. The reason: the Massachusetts legislature decided last spring that whatever benefits accrue from having daylight time from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in September would be enhanced considerably if extended to the last Sunday in October. Rhode island and New Hampshire followed suit and a few Vermont tp\yns near Massachusetts or New Hampshire figured it might lessen the confusion by doing likewise. But don't go losing another hour's sleep trying to figure what time it is when you are in New England. Without the aid of an abacus or slide rule you can see there are chances for some dandy time-saving. For instance: If you take a plane from Boston to New York next week and there is a good tailwind you can leavt at noon, EDT, and arrive at La- Guardia Field at noon, too — EST, that is. Or if you live in Brattleboro, Benmngton. Rutland or Bellows Falls, Vt. (all staying on daylight time) you can "save" an hour in driving- to the state capital at Montpelier, which is going back on standard time. In Maine, the Legislature meets today on the time problem. If Maine doesn't stay on daylight time, it could be quite a "slow" trip from Portland to Boston. A fast train takes about two hours, but if you left Portland at 5 p.m. EST, it would be. 8 p.m. • EDT, Stevens Cites Army's Mobility ST. LOUIS (.^v-Army Secretary Stevens, citing the need for "maximum mobility" of fighting forces in this atomic age. says the Army is on the threshold of "battlefield mobility unparalleled in military history." Stevens, in a speech before the St. Louis Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Assn. yesterday, said: "We are moving into an era in which railroad cars will be highballed into a port, rolled into specially designed ships and at the end of the sea voyage returned to land rails." when you got to Boston. You radio and television fans are going to have your troubles, too. Networks originating in New York, for example, will be on standard time but the programs will come an hour later if you live -where the "fast" time will be held over. Oh, well. It will be all over in November. Wins Election In Phenix City Victory Hailed By Anti-Vice Crusade Leaders By REX THOMAS PHENIX CITY, ^ Ala. (£> — A Young, physician rode into office here yesterday in a City Commission election hailed by anti-vice crusaders as a..roaring protest from the people against racketeer rule in Phenix City. Dr. Clyde M. Knowles Jr.. who had the support of the racket- busting Russell Betterment Assc... was elected to the three-man Commission with a majority of almost 2 to 1 over the combined vote of four opponents. Armed National Guard troops stood watch at each voting place throughout the day and escorted election officials to City Hall where the ballot boxes were turned in after the polls closed. Gov. Gordon Persons ordered the guardsmen to police the voting places to prevent a recurrence of past elections which repeatedly brought complaints of wholesale ballot frauds. Complete but unofficial returns gave Dr. Knowles . 2,000 votes against a total of 1,250 for the other candidates. Runnerup was Judge John Freeman of the Russell County Inferior Court, who polled 941 votes. Grover P. Harden was third with 153, followed by Tom Corley -with 123 and W. H. Marlowe with ~33. The winner succeeds veteran Commissioner A. L. Gullatt, who declined to seek re-election after 22 years in office. The other two commissioners, .Mayor Elmer Reese and Dr. Seth Floyd, weren't up for election this year. Dr. Knowles is chief of staff at the city-owned Cobb Memorial Hospital. The 32-year-old physician is a Korean War veteran. He was the first doctor to exam- One Killed In Accident MATTOON, 111. (&}— One person was killed and 28 others were injured yesterday when a New York Central streamliner plowed into a truck at a crossing and went off the tracks. The NYC's diesel-powered Southwestern Limited, bound for New York with an estimated 95 passengers, struck the truck and the second unit of its diesel engine was derailed- Nine cars following it careened from the tracks and came to a screeching, rending halt 200 yards beyond the crossing. The last two cars remained on the rails. Woman Spends 40 Hours on Lake with Body TOLEDO, Ohio (£>)—For 40 hours after her husband died, Mrs. Iva B j Soncrant was alone with his body ; on rough Lake Erie in their dis-' abled outboard motor boat. \ "I prayed and I cried . . . only j the thought of my three sons kept I me battling when the odds against \ me seemed so large," she said yes- j terday after fishermen found her 4*2 miles offshore and rescued her, J Mrs. Soncrant said she and her j husband. Joseph, 57,' of Toledo, j went fishing Saturday. The boat's i motor stalled and Soncraat collap- 1 sed while trying to start it. i She said she did not realize Son- J ciant wa& dead for two hours. For \ Rescue crews attributed the rela- 1 40 hours she tried unsuccessfully to i tively small number of. injuries'to Attract passing boats with screams i the fact that the derailed cars did and a piece of her g^ vvas not splinter. Killed in the collision was Gary Bryant, 24, of Mattoon, driver of th truck laden with, gravel. The train was speeding eastward after a scheduled stop at Mattoon when it hit the truck at 11:42 a.m. I Father" is" gone." she ~said,"~"so~"l as a flag. She had to keep bailing water from waves out of her boat to keep it from foundering. "One of my sons is only 20. and 1 thought he needed me now that his (CST). Only three injured remained in the hospital overnight. ine the body of slain vice foe A.L. Patterson, whose assassination June 18 brought on the' cleanup in Phenix City that led to the young physician's election. While the voters were choosing a new commissioner, a vice-hunting Grand Jury returned to work after a two-week recess and resumed its inquiry into alleged widespread vote frauds in another election—the Democratic primary last May 4. ' DOIUR-WISE? THEN IT'S MAYTAG FOR YOU! 129.95 Adams Appliance Co. Inc. kept praying and pumping. . . ." Reds Complete Return Of Allied War Dead PANMUNJOM (JPj— The Communists today completed the return of 4,023 Allied war dead buried north of the battle line. Included were 1.869 Americans. The TJ.N. Command has returned 9,200 North Korean and Chinese bodies and will deliver 400 daily until 14.061 have been returned, a spokesman said. FALSE TEETH That Loosen Need Not Embarrass Many wearers of talac teetb suffered real embarrassment because their plate dropped, slipped or wobbled at just 'the wrong time. Do not live in. fear of this happening to vou. Just sprinkle a little FASTEETH.'tn* alkaline (non-acid) powder, on. your plates. Hold false teeth more firmly, so they feel more comfortable. Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get FASTEKTH »t any drug counter. Pumps For Farm Crop Irrigation Equipped to drill any Size Well 'You can't irrigate without wattr." ARKANSAS WELL COMPANY PO-3-4110 131 E. Main Richer Flavor—because Folger's starts with better coffee Only the naturally finer Mountain Grown coffees are selected and prepared in the unique Folger way to bring out to the utmost their extra richness, their deep vigorous flavor, and their matchless character. Goes further—because Folger's is so extra rich. There's more flavor per pound. That's why you ere urged to try using ] A less than with lesser flavored brands. So —for your greater coffee enjoyment and important coffee savings — Folger's is your best coffee buy—cup after cup, day after day. So Extra Rich Hi Flavor You Arc Urged To TRY USING tflESS to y*wr e*nv*ni* ••f wtor, Drip «nri Fit* iff 1•H* ». k.». A to* MOUNTAIN GROWN I ilpB'^ NvV^^^K^^^^/^ ^jSm FAIR wtiTS NORTHEAST ARKANSAS GATES OPEN AT 4 P.M. BLYTHEVILLE FAIRGROUNDS SEPT. 21 THRU SEPT. 26 FUN FOR ALL! TIVOLI SHOWS ON THE MIDWAY Rides • Games • Shows Exhibits • Livestock ! Entertainment Galore ! FIREWORKS TUES. and WED NIGHTS-4P.M. ADMISSION 25$ Per Person VISIT THE MANY BOOTHS IN THE EXHIBIT BUILDINGS. THEY ARE EDUCATIONAL 6 BIG DAYS 6

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