The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1948 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 6, 1948
Page 11
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TUESOAT, APRIL «, 194g Coal.Mine Strike Far From Settled L«wis Makes No Move M To Comply Wifh ^ Order in U.S. Court WASHINGTON, April 6. (UP) — Thousands of anthracite miners today reacted to the threat of contempt, action against John L Lewis ay striking in sympathy with tha loft, coal walkout. A* tlie sympathy strike spread rapidly through the Pennsylvania nard coal country, the United Mine Workers president made no move to i?'?/'u Ult order dir <« : «ns him to iall off the soft coal strike. With the thousands of additional workers being idled by the 23. day-old soft coal strike, government officials said a breakdown is imminent, in the nation's coal-fueled economy. Three federal agencies prepared to issue new conservation orders to railroads and power companies if Lewis chooses to fight a temporary court order directing him to cni the walkout. But the miners' chief gave no Indication that lie intended Co re- 4\?onrt to ihe order. Government fM/vyfin liar) expected him to ask • U. S. District court today to dismiss the temporary order- issued Satur- oay night. They said they would be Use necessary first step to chal- enge the order and constitutionality of the Tare-Hartley act under \vnich it was issued. If Lewis does not make that move, however, contempt actiaa presumably would follow. The hard coal strike developed after rumors circulated last night that no UMW members would work while Lewis faced litigation over the soft coal walkout. Befoie the morning was well started nearly 7,000 anthracite m - ners had walked off their jobs, shutting down more than a dozen mines. The movement was spreading quick- An official hinted that if Lewis and the union failed to respond to the temporary order in any wtvy by tomorrow, the Justice Department may more speedily to cite .them lor contempt of court. Lewis and the UMW paid *710,000 in con- lempc lines last year for defying another court order. Meanwhile, the steel industry announced cutbacks in operations to ,J*iserve its rapidly-dwindling coal .BSpplies and the Baltimore and •Ohio railroad laid off 8&XJ more (ASK.)' OOtTKTEK Police Check Peasants in Trieste Loiig-Ume trouble spot in Europe, Trieste is once more Ihe center of international wrangling. Police al a road block between Trieste and Capodistria check Ihe bundles o( peasant women before allowing them to cross the frontier. (Photo by NEA-Acma stall correspondent Julius Humi.) ELECTIONS Continued From ters in the business district. The ordinance as passed by the City Council calls tor the nickel and penny parking devices and leaves II up Lo the aldermen to select the areas within the fire limits where they will be installed. Voters also will decide whether the city shall be enlarged by an; nexation and expansion of the city limits in all lour direction? increasing. the population by nearly 4,000 and bringing several large I industrial and residential sections into the city. The third issue on Ihe ballot Is workers. Some 100,000 persons In addition to the 400.00D striking miners, have- now been idled by the dispute over pensions [or miners. a proposed one-mill tax on all rent ami personal property to create revenue to be used for maintenance nf the city library. Approximately $2.500 may be obtained for this use if the voters approve the Issue. Llqimr Stores Close III accordance with state !mv liquor stores In Blytheville were closed today during polling hours and sale of beer also was prohibited. Votii.g at Osceola was reported us very light at noon today. This was atliiuutcd to the act trial there is only one election contest in all the offices to be filled, for the two aldermanic posts in ward Three The remainder of the aldormanic candidates are unopposed and all are seeking re-election. I" the Third Wan! four candidates are seeking the two aldermanic posts. They are Wade Qiiinn Tim Bowles, \v. B. Colbert and C W. Watson. Mr, Quinn is an incumbent and the second post was Value of Dollar Lowest Since '42 Economists' Report Seen at Basis for Urging New Controls »}• Au.tln C. W»hrw«4n VnUrt J" rfH SUff CarrftpfMtnt WASHINGTON, April «. (UP) _ Consumer |)iirch«slii(t nower Uxfuy is less th«i »t »ny time Mnc« 1M2 according to new statistlcn compiled by the prMldenv* Council of Economla Advisers. Climbing prlcM in Ihe first thr«e months of I94g not only »lp«i out an actual gain in p, r caplt* In- cotne nller [»XM, bill sent the purchasing power of (hut. Income reeling badwmd. The figures «n- » p» r | & U M council'* new monthly booklet called "Economic Indicators." The study will be the groundwork for a report to President Trum»n tomorrow. Sources close to tin council expect Ihe report to urge speedy »n- aclment 01 the standby price, rationing, wage, material and credit controls which Mr. Truman asked of Congress last November, The report. It was understood, will say the coniruls «ri> needed not only to meet the problems of high prices and scarce goods now, but to be ie,\dy for Ihe odrtillonul MtAlns the defense spending will throw on the nation'! economy. ' The study will be dlscu.vert Friday by the ore.;ldenfi cabinet. Tne monthly volume of economic fact* II not tor general circulation. Copies of the first ls«ue, out today, went to the desks of about 100 top administration officials. Price. Up F»t«r The report showed that per capl- IK dollar income in the lint three months o( 1948 Indicated an annual rate of 1I.274, or »M more Dun last years. But the catch Is that' while Income went up. pvicw went up even fasler. Henre real nurchas- l»g power suffered a net low r<ar example, In terms of what a dollar would buy In the first hall {•I 1M7, Ih. Indicated IMS ,«, cap. Ita income after taxes w»s 11 117 or 110 lew th, n in ttfl. ' «sl"» a eomuRier'Inneic that fls- ur« he fj Ml h .lf of IW1 eo.ualllng 100, the study allowed the , )llco , advanced ,/roin 102.4 for ,,„ ' ,," vear of 10«, | O 10< . a ,„ „ „ Ihrw monllu of (his year. Here's how per capita Income nl- * r '*"" h " l°°l<«< since IMJ on the bas* of what a dollar would buy in (!i* first half of ICMI 1M5 IMS— 41,151 1W7— 11,187 lM8-*l,mjlndic»led mtc) Truck Driver it Pinned In Wreck for Hint Hours MEMPHIS. Tenn,, A[>rll 6 <UP>- Alvln E. Ralner. 19, of Jnckwn, MlM waj rescued -todav from the wreckage n f hi, truck whlc j ," * cotto " "eW Pinning in .I „ ',' * -—„-... nlghl ot mv <fe, RRl.ier sn ld „., ),„ „,„, tHKheri to the hospllnl. His throat wiw swollen from ,.i)j during th< night. Rulner't buck mid Men «r>i* burned by liol water from the broken rRdl»tor of thn iriirk Bud raw (tasollne In which he livid for hours Dalncr wn.s weak from extinit*' Uoij and pain. He siiffcriHt » broken lf«, «nrt a badly iBccrnlcrt «|miiW m -. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS. April «. <UH>-Lh'Mlork" . -- yesterday. Sfnrkel ai-tlvp' an- even; weights 180 Ibs tip {DC t'o Jl mostly is to »l hlKhcr tlian avet-ngo Monday, no tta down *l-l,3is hl R h" er: sows 76c lo ?l hlRlie,-. H,,^ nnd choice |«o to '.MO lb.s top ^1.50; HO to a?o Ibs IBOU .V,270 to 30fl Ibs lg-10.75; over 300 ilbs IniKcly n.50-18; 1HO to no n,, i 20.M-2I; 130 to 150 U» ,„„., v i 17.50-20-25; 100 to | 20 Ib, 132S- 1725; soivs <so lb s down 1050- 1.2S; o«r ^SO Ihs 16-16.50. St'nij.1 H-lo. Cnttle 2.700. salnble 2.SOO; cMvcs vacated when B. w, Bragg moved to the Second Ward. The aldermen iipopposed for reelection nre D. S. Umey and C. D Ayers in the First Ward, unrt W W. Prewitl and A. W. Young In the Second Waid. Unopposed and running fof fourth terms on the Osceola ticket are Mayor Ben P. Butler Sr and City Marshal J. \v. Thrillklll. AUo unopposed are Miss Josephine Mon- Isgue who u seeking a third term as city treasurer and City Recorder Herbert Bryant who Is seeking reelection tor a tenth term. SAVE '25 EXTRA! 6-Pc. Living Room Outfit ""^88 227 templet On Term»: $22 D»wn, |I4 Monthly 2-Pc. Suite, Ktgularly 19^.95 3-Pc. Table Croup, KeguMy 33.8S Occasional Chair, KfguMy J5.95 J.1 . Iwn^omc 2.1'c. Suite buil, for InMin, comfort wil li roomy propitious and e,, ,rn, .pnng,,! Yon g e, T.IRKE occasional ul,,« f or gracious hosp , M'"y. . . hnd, f^nip and Cocktail with glass inset! You ge, a handy occasional c,air -<w «.n ,x, H >„,,,,. whcn cnlpr(a ,,; ing! 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