The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1954 · Page 2
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K BLYTHETILLEXARK.) 1 COtJRIER NEWS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24,1954 Pittsburgh Strike is Most Violent In City's History Walkout of 5 Storti By 12 AFL Unions Now 10 Montht Old PITTSBtJRGH (AP) — A 10- month strike of 12 AFL unions against Pittsburgh's five largest department stores. stands as one of the most violent in this steel city's history. Vandalism and picket line disturbance* have marked the strike since it began last Nov. 27. Violence ha* increased in recent month* and police fear new outbreaks may come anytime. Officers patrol sidewalks in front of the stores on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Squad cars prowl the streets at night. There is an air of tension at the stores. On at;least three occasions quick police intervention prevented pick- British Atom Scientist Gets Nonsecret Job et lines scuffles from developing Into full-scale riots. Damage includes 29 display windows shattered and many damaged by glass cutters with the loss estimated, at. about $40,000. Three trucklo_ads., of. furniture have been set afire. There have been numerous paint bombings of buildings and private homes. Police have arrested 106 strikers and persons,described as "sym- pathisers" on charges ranging from disorderly - conduct and assault with intent to kill to felonious burning 1 and inciting to riot. Sixty-erne.of the 10<J were fined; il were' discharged; 1 was turned over to. Jurenile court and 13 were held for grand jury action. Eleven of the 13 have been indicted and await trial. According to police, most of those arrested are. members of striking,AFL General Teamsters Local 349 and AFL General Warehousemen . Local 638. The two unions have supplied a majority . of the pickets. . Five store employes working as messengers also have been indicted on charges of riot and inciting to riot as the result of a fracas with, pickets: Stores , struck are Gimbel's, KfcUfmann's, Home's, Rosenbaum's and Frank it Seder. The teamsters local, which had about .800 members employed at the stores, touched off the strike after negotiations deadlocked on two contract Issues. They are:. 1. Whether the union or the stores should have the right to designate when parcel post is to be used for making deliveries in certain areas. 2. Whether the union or the stores 1 , should have the right to determine when helpers are needed on package trucks. Shortly after the drivers walked .out, members of 11 other smaller AFL unions struck in contract stalemates on an array of issues including wages and working conditions. Neither specific demands or pay scales have been disclosed. Altogether, nearly 5,000 store employes left their jobs. About half, the stores report, subsequently returned to work even though their unions still were striking. Some 7,000 employes, many of them members of four CIO clerical unions, never left their jobs. Store officials have declined to reveal figures on sales volume since the strike started. Most estimates put the over-all drop iri business at between 36 and 40 per cent, With regular truck deliveries shut off, the stores turned to parcel post and also are having goods shipped directly from manufacturers to customers. LONDON (*—An official source •aid yesterday Dr. Standish Master* man, 43-year-old government expert on guided missiles, has been transferred to nonsecret work because of past membership in the Communist party. ' Security agents and Supply Ministry, officials were reported convinced of his loyalty, said ••. the source, but • "in view of his past political associations, it was decided that he would take up other work." The ministry is in-charge of Britain's atomic and secret weapons projects. . Masterman was not immediately available for comment on the report. ..";•;.•,• ' • , The: Daily Express termed .his transfer "the first political purge of a defense scientist since the intensified security drive started a"-'year ago." Masterman, whose salary is the equivalent of about $100 a week, has been assigned to the ministry's engineering.division, which handles nonsecret civilian projects. The scientist previously had worked on 'experiments' with types of fuelfor rocket-guided missiles. He has been engaged on guided missile experimentation for about 10 years. Masterman's transfer reportedly came about in the following manner: ••., •' , • . • • . In filling out a questionnaire now required of all Britons en T gaged in secret work, the scientist Said he once belonged- to the Com-, munist party. He said he became disillusioned with Russia in 1944 and resigned. UNESCO Publication Says Integration Won't Bring Violence By WILLIAM N. OATIS tTNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Social scientists pooh-pooh the- notion that mixing Negroes and whites in American schools will cau»e rioting and bloodshed, a UNESCO publication said today "Apparently many people believe that somebody else will start the .rioting, even though they themselves are prepared to accept the new situation," said an article on the subject. "There will of course be difficulties in the way of further desegregation, but previous experience indicates that they can be surmounted." The article appears in the October issue of the UNESCO Courier, published monthly by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris and distributed here. The entire 36-page special issue was titled "The American Negro- Whittling Away the Color Bar." It was devoted largely to the U.S. Supreme Court's May. 17 decision declaring race segregation in public, schools contrary to the Constitution. The article, "Social Science and Segregation," was written by Dr. Otto Klineberg, Columbia University , psychology .professor and member of UNESCO's social science department. U* said social scientists — psy- chologists, sociologists and .anthropologists — and educators hac helped the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) fight the scnool case through the Courts. In the lower courts, he said, many social scientists 'were pro- NAACP witnesses, and in the Supreme Court 32 American social scientists signed a statement presented as an appendix to the NAACP brief. This appendix — based on a questionnaire on school segregation sent to "a large number" of American social scientists—marshaled "an imposing array of evidence" that desegregation usually occurs without violence, Klineberg said. It noted that-such moves in some Southern universities and in the U.S. armed' forces had gone 7 through "without major incidents." The statement reported that 90 per cent of the social scientists questioned felt that segregation was "psychologically detrimental" ;o the segregated Negro minority and 80 per cent felt it hurt the- white majority also. In Negro children, Klineberg re-" 1 Miss America Of Lost Year To Wed Ensign LANCASTER. Pa. (£>}—Evelyn Ay, who retired earlier this month as reigning "Miss America," will marry Ensign Carl Sempier Jr. here Nov. 13. Miss Ay, who was crowned at the ! Atlantic City, N.J., beauty pagent a year ago. met Sempier while both were attending the University of! Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. j Sempier, a football player at I Penn, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Sempier, Montclair, N.J. He is presently stationed at Corpus Christi, Tex., in the Navy. -^^^C ^jf§ Mfld ported, the experts felt it generated a "genevally defeatist attitude," while white children developed an overconfidence from "the unrealistic conviction that they are superior" because of their race. The statement by the social scientists concluded that fears based on the notion of inborn racial differences in intelligence "are not well founded." For suffering of Deat School Seeks ATd LITTLE ROCK If) —.Trustees of Arkansas' School for the Deaf have.voted to ask the legislature for $87,919.95 to equip the school's new vocational building. The building was completed with- a $210,000 appropriation by the 1953 General Assembly. Ginning Report Made WASHINGTON (Jf) —'The Census Bureau reported yesterday that 3;375,866 running bales of 1954-crop cotton were ginned prior to Sept. 16 The ginnings this year and last. in Arkansas: 217.383 and 156.070. Ate too much? welt, wherA your lOdofTUMS? f Modest Dme So modest was Elonora Duse, famous actress, that she did not like to sign her own name to her photographs. She always wrote the name of the character she represented in the picture. When Acid Indigestion Strikes, a handy roll of Tumi in pocket of purse can be "worth in weight in gold." 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Payment of the Poll Tax may be made by remitting the payment to the County Collector by United States mail/' If payment of Poll Tax is made by mail, sender should give the name of the person to whom the receipt is to be issued, relationship to the sender (if remittance is made for a person other than the sender), color or race, residence, post office address (if different from residence), name or number of school district, ward number (if resident of city) or name of township (if rural resident). HEY KIDS! KIDS' DAY! All School Children Regard less of their Age. •*r".''..'-.'-..'il-.''-.-.J FREE GATE ADMISSION ALL RIDES 10* Until 5 p.m. BIG STAGE VARIETY SHOW Presenting Many Talented Acts for Your Enjoyment WILLIAM BERRYMAN COLLECTOR and SHERIFF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS STOCK CAR RACES $500 IN PRIZES SUNDAY - 2:00 P.M. 6 THRILLING RACES * VISIT THE MANY BOOTHS IN THE EXHIBIT BUILDINGS. THEY ARE EDUCATIONAL. 6 BIG DAYS 6

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