The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 8, 1944
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MONDAY, MAY 8, 19-M (AUK.) THREE Few Negroes In State Qualified Governor Says Party £ Rules Would Prevent Many From Balloting \ LITTLE ROCK, May 8,-Gov- •tinor Adkins said Sunday he did 'not believe many negroes would vote in Arkansas even if they were allowed to, despite a prediction from an authoritative political source here lhal under the recent ruling of the United States Supreme court affecting primaries In Texas, "there is no way in the world we can keep qualified ne- groes from voting in our stnto primaries." "I Ihlnk II will bc just like Alabama and Florida," Ihc Governor said. "Qualified voters, of course, have to be Democrats and have a poll tax. Practically a majority of the negroes in this state are Republicans and wouldn't be allowed to vote in the party primaries." The political source added thai .the State Democratic Central Committee Is expected to make provisions which would allow "some of the negroes" to vote. Tlicse provisions will be made public within a few weeks, lie said. The authority was asked if qualified negroes would only be per- milled to vote for congressional 'representatives. He replied that on tlie basis of (lie Supreme Court opinion we're going lo have to let some of the negroes vote for ' all state and Federal offices at both primaries." Two committees were appointed April 25 by pally officials to study tlie Supreme Court opinion and Uiis source declared members had 'inched the conclusion there was ra> way of preventing negro Democrats from casting their votes in the primaries. , The committees will make their reports to a meeting of the State pcnlral Committee here May 17. At that time the committee is expected to amend ils party rules, making provisions' for voting by some negroes. Tills source pointed out that on the basis of the court opinion, any comity or election official who refused to allow a qualified negro vole would be subject to removal from office and criminal prosecution. A Fighting Artisan Using a pockel knlft, a file, and a coping saw, Navy Scabec Travis W. Montgomery, center, U. S. N. R of Tahcka, Tex., went to work In his spare time on several pieces of wood native to Guadalcanal. Whei he got through, he had fashioned the violin pictured above. With Montgomery are William II, Nettles Coxswain, U. S. N. R., uf Houston, Tex., left, and Ralph F. Ilutchlnson, Cnrpcnter'.s Male third class, of Los Angeles, Calil. (N13A Telephoto.) Rationing Board Hears "Jew One: Color Blindness ROCHKSTEli, N. V. (UP) -The lomoe County Kattonliii; lluiird hought It had heard cveryllilui;. ul an apologetic man turned U|> ecejitly with a brand now reason vhy his family's ration books hoiilil be replaced. The man said his family hail .so nuch canned goods on hand (hut >e tore out all the blue stumps In ill five books he Itemed hey weren't needed, lint, in Ills! colorblindness, he also lore out all he red stamps. So. proving him .rluhful by means of n lest the jomxt gave the man his five new books—wilh proper extractions, of course. African Tom-Tom Reveals Fate Of Man Unheard Of Since J804 Oklahoma Wheat Crof> Expected Double 1943 OKLAHOMA CITY (UP)-Okla- lioma's wheat crop apparently will be nearly double Insl year's production, Joe c. Scott, prcslcloiu of the state board ol agriculture, 1ms announced, The 10-14 yield was csllmiiled ill 59.814 bushels on au acreage of 4,586,000. Lust year's acreage was 3,338,000. The lale March freeze reduced the slate's fruit crop 71 per cent, Scott said. » EPSON IN WASHINGTON How Wage Boosts Are Hidden BY 1'ETEll EDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent Efforts to heal the waee slabtliza- ordcrs have developed what I rap. corn was a pillar of the church. The defense was that the head man didn't know anything about It. A son, the plant manager, touk the might bc known as "black market labor payments" o( growing proportions. Evasions are in many cases unconscious, but the ingenuity shown in getting around tlie. provisions of the law is piling an Increasing load on the wage-hour law inspectors who do tile policing job for the War Labor Board. These escapes, plus the hidden wage increases above the .Little Steel formula maximums, such as have been given to mine workers auci railroaders and arc being demanded by slcclworkers, make up a sizable amount of chiseling against tlie wage stabilization program. A few sample cases will show bow the invasions nre intended lo In Salem, O., Iwo small manufacturers had trouble getting tool nud diemakcrs at the prevailing $1.20 an hour ceiling wage. To keep their labor supply, the managements worked out formal agreements, making their top workers "part- thirty'days-in the court, pained in. ncrs" : In the business,-so- as to pay the caption hereof and answer the them ifore money and keep them complaint of plaintiff, Owen Me- . happy and on the job. The regional WAKNING ORDER 'In the Chancery Court, cliicka- sawaba District. Mississippi County. Arkansas. Owen McKay, Plaintiff vs. Ruth McKay, Defendant. No. 8G34. The defendant, Ruth McKay, is hereby warned (o appear within Belting the good out of legitimate engineering firms performing n real function. Truman Committee Investigators arc digging Into reported violations now, and will hold public hearings vithin a month or so to bring out whatever dirt they uncover. Basic trouble is thai there arc too many smart operators In the country, too anxious and with too much temptation to beat wartime regulations. Army Using Fabric Slings On Rifles To Save Leather WASHINGTON IU1>) — 'Ilie use if web slings for Army lilies has ronscrvcd a substantial amount of c'alher and saved the government «,UOO,000 since last September, the War Department announced. The slings which permit soldiers o carry rifles across their shoulders Kay. I WLB oflice went into the case and Dated this 20 day of April, 1944. made findings that this was a vio- Percy A. Wright, attorney for plaintiff. Claude P. Cooper, attorney for S Eiidant. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk. 1 ' ' By DORIS MUIR, D. C. 5-1-8-15-22 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Lloyd Wyalt, Plaintiff, vs. NO. 8584 | Margaret Wyalt, Defendant. The defendant. Margaret Wyalt, , Is hereby warned to appear within I thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Lloyd | Wyatt. Dated this 20 day of March, 1944. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk I Percy A. Wright. Ally, for Plf. C. f. Cooper, Ally, ad Litem. 4111-24-511-8 The Thomas river loses 30,000,000 I gallons of water by evaporation of I hot dsjs. lation of the wage stabilization rcg- Up-grading of workmen Is one of the oldest and 'commonest of the dodges to grant hidden wage increases. Under this practice, machine operators are graded as first- clnss machinists and are paid the higher wage rates authorized foi more skilled labor. These evasions are 'extremely difficult to catch without actually going Into n plant and checking on what each workman does. Wage-hour law inspectors try to check on compliance with stabilization orders while checking compliance in llicir own field. Another check is provided through the Individual', income lax statement on whether an increase In salary had been received during the past year. "ENRINREHING SERVICE" RACKET By far the most troublesome ot the evasions today are those of the "engineering service" racket. Firms purporting to give engineering service really act as labor . brokers, maintaining staffs of" skilled 'workmen who are hired' out at faney rates of pay. An engineering service firm, for instance, , will recruit draftsmen and hire them out as engineers. The draftsmen gel liigh- NOTICI: Notice is hereby given. Hint, the undersigned will within the time fixed by law apply to the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for n permit to sell beer at retail at Highway' 01 at State Line, Blythevillc, Mississippi Coun'»'. The undersigned states Dial he Is n citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted o violating the laws of, this state, or any other state, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Mary Sue Vlar. Subscribed and sworn to before me this S day of Hay, 1U-14. Oscar Alexander, Notary Public. were uiiule of leather until Ihe Quartermaster Corps mid Army Ordnnnce decided webbing could b c iscd. Guns Issued with leather slings were not - recalled for replacement with webbing. But as the leather wcnrs onl web slings will be substituted. Almost all new rides now have the fabric sling. OliANOh), Tex. (U,l'.-liecau,sc ho experienced Ihc lyplcul urge of n traveler tu carry home a .souvenir from abroad, Lieut. K, i,, accrue ol Ihc. U. Si Nnvy was set upon n slriingu scorch which cii- ubli'il him to explain the mystery lluil HO yours siirrmmik'il I in; dls- uppcanmco of a mail mimed Join-s. 'Hie souvenir which Mi'iit.Cli'oigc wlmso homo Is In Sun Krnndsro, brought buck lo Ilic United .Slates with him from forelnn duly was a tom-lom, , ' Me. acquired Ihe crude Insivu- incut when his ship hove In lo i desert cove nlong Ihc Atrium coast, Iteluivlor of the native* lu- dlcnled Mint while men riucly liai .set foot on (hut pai'llculnr sliin of the |>rent durk continent. Ul'lll. ClCOrijI! (jPt OUt 10 dl) H llHlt) "liorsu trading, llo swapped u unlive his jnck- knlfc for the loin-lom. Umls Letters "D. S." Almost from the Mini, (he nuvii officer /omul romcllilni; .slrunucl) fnsclnnlliiK about (hi! tom-tom. Ai unnsniil blue murk on (be IK-IK! o Ihc Instrument particularly In trlgniHl him. He wondered uliou ll-s orlatu for a lon|j Uiue. Determined (o learn cvcrylhln possible about lliat mark, he e\ iimincd it one duy lliroiiKh u 111111; nlfyliifi lens. Tlie mink iis-sumo the blurry shape of several of th Idlers oi Ilic alphabet. Not a won.' illsllnt'iilslmbii!. ITCH throuij tlie nmgntfylng glass, hut Uent. Cicoi'KP distinctly saw (he letters "U. S." He returned lo the United States icrlaln Hint' he hail come to the ml of Ills search when the navy ccord showed Hint the missing icamnn, of whom no word hud icon heard for 140 years, had n ntloo on Ills chest. The head of Hie lorn-loin was Jours' skin. Oklahoma Repairs OKLAHOMA CITY (UP) — Al- liounh details of Hie program have lot been completed, Highway Com- nlsslon Chairman Hen 'I'. Clillders ins ininoii be spent Overseas Marines,Can « Now Be Told Ot Births ' ' WASHINGTON (OP)- The .Marine Corps has eased restrictions governing the;transmission of Important personal messages to Marines overseas. * ' Radio messages heretofore' have been restricted to deaths In'the immediate family, but now maty cover births mid some urgent business matters. Messages not concerning Ihe »el- faro of the immediate family w(ll he sent by "matlbrlc'f" This, service cnn ba obtained through'. Red Cross chapters or through Marine Corps hcndn,uarlerfi here. _ .. „ „., Alt message* should bc confined loimced that $l,r>fjO,ot)U would lo "'"Hers of n "definite emergency I suun by Hie deparlincnt lo lmu " c ." It was said. •cpnir stale roads, ninny of which lave received little attention since i'earl llurbor. Hold Kverythinff ~ "" ~"^j~ Nips Nips Again (Seal) commission expires H|14|1D45. disallowing the partnership pay ineuts as operating expenses for income lax purposes. EARLY CLOSING IS ONE DODGE In a small plant in West Virginia a case was uncovered to show how an employer, while complying strictly to wage ceiling payments, gave his workmen a hidden increase by shortening their hours of work. The plant 'simply shut down half an hour early, and the workmen went home, though the time records showed they had put iri full work days and weeks. This case caused quite a commotion in the community. The head of Hie con- WE Fn,I, ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND BAVK YOU MONEI STEWART'S Drag Ster e Mara A Lake Phon« M "SQUARE DEAL" No. 104683 Minnesota Slalc Champion I!lt2, Senior Hoar IMg All American Champion, 1D42, Senior Boar fig FOR SALE A few choice FALL BOARS sired by SQUARE DEAL. Thick, smooth and well grown out, with plenty of quality. JOE T. CAGLE S. Hwy. 61— Phone 3390— Rt. 2, Blytheville JUST RECEIVED! 2 Carloads of 6 Foot CLIPPER COMBINES On Rubber — With Motor RED TOP GIN Call 2M2 or Write Hex 703 .eering firm collects a still higher onus from its client. Army, Navy, Maritime Commis- ion, War Production Board and Var Manpower Commission re- ently issued a joint statement of lolicy on breaking up the cugi- icering service rackets, while still FORT DOUGLAS, Ulflh. (OP) — Vo clues, no roll fall, no KP—those ire the by-laws ol the Copper Clul). oompos^cl of enlisted men from Untie, Mont., who nrc stationed at Fort Douglas. Kncli meint>cr ot the club holds a special office, according lo Ihe executive vice president in charge of the water bucket, S-Siit. Fred Steiner, who is a member of the Ninth Service Command public relations staff when not fulfilling his Copper Club duties. unit presently wns ossified n.s executive officer of the IMVIV! receiving station nt Orniiuc. The mystery of the tom-tom still nusorlii'd him, lie .sent thu liciul to Iliu Lmiviin of .slniuliird.s. yVu.shtiiylon, wheio it wns examined under powerful KliissDs mid fin winded io Ihc Siiiltli.'.oniim Institute when; ml- crascuplc photographs were Inken. The photographs revealed n inline—"!!. E. Jones"—iimonu the lulkrliitj. Rcndllng the letters "U. S." ami usIiiR tlu'in its clue.s, I.leut. Creole begun checking files of vavlmis liovcrniiicnl act'iicles. hoping to connect II. E. Jcne.s with seme government nctlvlly. Msti'd In iS'iivj' llfxwtl U took muny months, but the true .story ftunily citnic In light— from deep In an old Nnvy record. Tlicrc were more limn n hundred 11, E. Joneses In the- otil Navy file; but far down the list, Lieut. George spoiled Ills man. This R. I!. Jones bad disappeared from Ills ship ofl the const ol Africa in 1UIM. Whellicr he hnd deserted or wns wnshcil overbunrtl, no one will CVCM know, hut evidently lie fell In will the i cnnnibnls. Lieut. Gcoruc win Maj.-Gcn. Oscar W. Griswolct, above, of Elko, Ncv., comrnamtcr of all Allied troops on Bougainville Island, estimated that Japs lost 8000 dead of the 12,000 to \ 15,000 troops they threw into desperate, 18-day altempl to crush Allied beachhead nt Empress Augusla Bay. Aclion was most SDvagc pitched bailie of the Solomons campaign. SOOTHES HEAT RASH LIKE WHITE PETROLEUM JULY "No, no! That's no way lo pilch n lent, rookie!" Elm«r Cunningham VULCANIZING Tire & Tube Repair Colton Belt K R, * B. Hnj. (1 (Formerly with Injltr A*. I'U.| Underwear Thief ADl'tlAN, Mich. (UP)— A • tlllof vllli a flnlr for women's underwear' s al larijo In this nrcn. Three times he marauder struck recently, but ach llmo the loot wns step-ins, unities and brassieres. On one pc- -aslon, $20 In cash and Jewelry was oil In a drawer from which fcm- 'nlnc undcrisarnicnU were taken. Collectlns spider webs for use In iireclslon Inslniinenls Is one o[ the icilw of the Bi-ltlsh women's auxll- 'luy. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Beet PriCM Kirby Drag Stores 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vnlct nlilrn — Ttr« ud Tibe iUpitrlns Tractor Tires Onr Specialty. AU Work Quhuileed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red Aib C«al N. Hwj. 6J Ph. KM Pep»l-Cula Camimnii, Long Island City, N. V. Frnnchiscd ItoUler! Pepsi-Cola 'Holtllng Co. of IHytheville War Production Board calls for big drive to save WASTE PAPER nil It what Chairman Donald M. Nelson toyi about l/i« paper thortagu an ao f hling or 25 WAR PLANTS CLOSED! As we go to press, about 25 mills making war products out of paper have had to close down. Are-we going to let them stay closed? Or shall we open them again with a community drive to save waste paper ... and keep right on saving it? You know the answer! We MUST swing those 25 doors wide with tha biggest ava- lanche of old boxes, corrugated paper, cnr- tons, bags, newspapers and magazines, that this city has ever seenl Wa MUST organize our friend* . . . our children . . . everybody who has a loved ono in tha Armed Forces . . . everyone who wants this war to end soon ... in victory! Get going right away on that paper trail! telephones are hard to get in Blytheville SAVE A BUNDLE A WEEK SOME BOY'S LIFE pjpflrfti Fold them , flat (the way the papcf boj sellt them) and lie them in bundle] about 12 incbej high. Magazlno and Boofcfti Tie them la bundltf •bout 18 I ache* high. Corrugated intf C«rd< board Box* i inciCirtoniJ Flatten them OIK acd tl« the ml a bundle* about 11 tachet biftb. Wait«t»ik«t Papup lVrrapp«ri, Envtiopei, Hc-)i Flatten «ad pack down la *. box or bundle, to thic It c*o tn ctrried. U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign ' • • -1 ^ r > *3C * *^/n The telephone business is deep in the w;ir and gelling deeper all the time. The farther American forces advance, the more they need switchhoards, wire, and telephones—the more tliey need the other electrical weapons being made now in telephone factories. Yet folks at home want more, loo; Since the National Defense program started in 1940, we have supplied not only the needs of army, navy, and war producers but have given service to him drcds of thousands of others as well; In all, the Bell System has increased the number of telephones in service by over 4\/i million, s The equipment to do this came from reserves that are about used up. No more can be made for civilian use. Thai's why we can't fill orders as fast as we'd like; But—helped by the patience and understanding of telephone users—we're doing all we can to serve as many as possible as soon as possible by: Reconditioning and using every bit of telephone wire and central office equipment that will give good service; Recovering such equipment quickly when someone discontinues service: Operating central offices beyond their normal capacity. Taking extra-good care of switchboards, relays, cable, and all equipment that con't ba replaced. ' And, with Ihe co-operation of telephone customers; converting one-parly lines lo serve two or more families. If you are one of those who are waiting, we'd like you lo know we shall take care of your needs as soon as we possibly can; SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELE PHON E CO.

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