The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 3, 1955
Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1955 Automobile, Coal Industries Turn To Automation By SAM DAWS6N NEW YORK (AP) — Automation is moving in on that symbol of American manpower efficiency — the automobile assembly line. Other huge machines that ca dig and load six to eight tons o coal a minute are helping to re vive the once ailing coal Indus try but they are cutting working crews in half. Makers of electrical equipmen and aircraft are eyeing automatet has Installed in its semiautomatii engine assembly line in Dertoit. Labor, management nnd politi cians argue whether automatic! will mean the lo?s of present jobs or, instead, creation of more job; through a higher standard of liv ing. And while they argue new marvels of automatic and sc-miau tomatic machines keep coming. The Cross Co. of Detroit which Installed the new machines on the Chrysler line estimates they save up to 25 per cent in assembly costs of engines. There are 150 workmen on the quarter-mile Inni? line now, turning out 150 V-8 engines an hour. On the old assembly lines it took 200 men to turn out that many. The new Chrysler engine line has 280 operating stations — and at many stands there's a machine instead of a man. Cylinder blocks are fed into one end of the line by a machine, right cylinder heads at another point, left cylinder heads at a third. As these castings move along automatically, one engine part after another is added. At the end of the line completely assembled engines are removed for installation in new cars. The Ford Motor Co.'s plant at Cleveland has a 500-foot automated production line r or making engine blocks. In some coal mines new monsters are moving in to replace older forms of mechanization. They are reported cutting work crews from 17 men to seven or eight. Thanke in part to the steady trend toward mechanization in recent years which has held down fche once fast-rising price of coal, the coal industry is pulling out of NEW PHARMACIST — PhilUp Ball, a 1955 graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has become a member of the staff of Wood's Drug Store. Employed by Macey's Apothecary Shop in St. Louis, he recently was associated with Barney's Drug Store here. a bad slump. In 1948 nearly 600 million tons of bituminous coal v/as mined, but .his dropped to less than 400 mil- ion last year. The revival this year is putting output about 21 per cent above last year. One of the big lac tors this year has been the growing demand of lurope for American coal to keep t;. steel mills going at a record )ace. L. C. Campbell, president of the •rational Coal Assn., hails produc- ,ion strides attending mechaniza- ,ion in the past 20 years and adds, 'and the end is not in sight." Gathings Calls for Study Of Rice Market Development WASHINGTON HV-Rep. Gathings (D-Ark) yesterday called for an expanded program of research into ijfays of utilizing and developing markets for rice. Me asked Secretary of Agriculture Benson for his views on such an expanded research program "in view.of the critical surplus condition that has developed in the Unit- YEAR'S "BEST"-Mrs. Ezra Taft Benson, wife of the Secretary of Agriculture anri mother of six children, is 1955's "Homernaker of the Year." Accepting the award in Washington, D.C., from National Home Fashions League, Inc., she said mothers and homemakers have an "important obligation and sacred trust," ed States rice industry and its effect on our American rice farmers." "I am informed," Gathings wrote Benson in a letter his office made public, "that only $25,000 of the 2\'z- million-dollar budget for research at the U.S.D.A. Southern Utilization Research Laboratory Is allocated to rice. This amount . . . appears to be most Inadequate to finance an effective utilization research pro- grnm for a commodity so vital to the economy of the South and the nation." Noted Aviatrix Enters Politics RIVERSIDE, Calif. C/P) — Aviatrix Jacqueline Coclmui Odium, wife of financier Floyd Odium, will seek the Republican nomination for Congress from the 29th District next year. Mrs. Odium authorized friends to announce her candidacy yesterday. She will seek the post now held by Rep. John Phillips of Banning. Republican, who announced last week he will not seek another term. He has served since 1942. The 20th District comprises Riverside and Imperial Counties. Name Didn't Mean a Thing ZANESVILLE, Ohio </n — John R. Law didn't obey his last name and it cost him $1,084. Law, 27, of Strasburg, Ohio, was fined thai much plus costs last night in the court of Mayor J. K. Taylor of nearby New Concord. Tlv state highway patrol said the true he was driving was overloaded b 35,280 pounds. Law paid the fine. So Crisp, So Clean-Cut To The Taste! G'iesedUck Bros. Short Circuit Saved Lives HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (ffl—Mr. and Mrs, David L. Francis and their three children, 18 months to eight years old, escaped from their burning home early yesterday, thanks to a lieak short circuit \vhich caused the door bell to ring and awaken them. A faulty transformer w 'as blamed for the Maze which caused damiic;e estimated at "thousands of dollars." Stork Hurries Hospital Opening OKLAHOMA CITY (Jl — A new Oklahoma City Osteopathlc Hospital was opened 5!i hours ahead of schedule Tuesday by an impatient stork. The staff planned a 3 p.m. opening. But Mrs, Robert Gilmore was admitted as an "emergency" first patient at 9:30 a.m., and the hospital's second patient, Lawrence Robert Gilmore, was born at 11 a.m. I He's For Changes SACRAMENTO, Calif. Wl-Wliell Herbert K!um, 55, was arrested for cy yesterday he had his pants on backwards. Policeman Howard Bcrrlnger wlt- ed htm how come. 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