The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 20, 1954
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.1 COURIER NE\YS PAGE FIVB British Dock Strike Spreads Eight Die Food Supplies Threatened; Southampton Workers Quit Striking dockers walked off the liners LONDON (XP) Queen Elizabeth and America at Southampton today, spreading the shipping paralysis that now threaten this island nation's food supplies. Approximately 39,000 men—half Britain's waterfront working force —were out at London. Liverpool, Birkenhead, Hull and Southampton. Some union leaders striving to get the men back to work say the strike is being fomented by Communists. Prime Minister Churchill's Cabinet may decide later today to use troops to unload ships—particularly those with cargoes of meat, butter, eggs and fruit—if the men don't return to work by Saturday. These vital cargoes are beginning to rot in the ships. The strike picture by ports: London—26,000 men out, including 4,500 tug and bargemen. Complete paralysis of the port. Liverpool—8,000 out and 5,000 working. Birkenhead—Entire force of 2,000 out. Hull—2,000 out. fused to report to work this morning or walked off ships being worked. Workers Overruled A snap meeting called by unofficial leaders spread the strike to outhampton this morning after dockers there voted overwhelmingly at a meeting last night to stay on the job. About 700 workmen met near the dock labor board office this morning: and a self-appointed lead- i er shouted, "All who want to go ' out step over to the left." When about two thirds of those present complied, the leader shouted, 'Right, we are on strike. Another ireeting here tomorrow morning." Word of this meeting spread quickly to the piers and ships where men already were at work. Fifty-five men loading 100 tons of cargo into the America walked off at once. The liner arrived at sail this afternoon for New York. More than 120 passengers were booked to embark here. Many, but not all of the men loading cargo and stoves aboavci the Queen KHzabeth also downed tools. The 83.000-toa Cunard liner is due to sail early tomorrow with Queen Mother Elizabeth aboard. The Queen Mother is traveling to the United States for a visit. Shopkeepers predicted severe food shortages, especially of meat, butter and eggs, unices the 17-day- old walkout is ended by Saturday. The stoppage is holding up 200 mil- HOJ dollars worth of exports and imports and poses a serious threat Southampton—Situation still flu- Southampton from Bremerhaven id but nearly 1,000 men either 1'e-1 Germany, and was scheduled to 'JOINER NEWS By EDNA BROWN Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bennett and family spent the week end at Pulton, Ky., with her parents, Mr. mid Mrs. Harve Eudy. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cain of -Columbus, Miss., and Mr. 'and Mrs. Paul Driver ol Turrell were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Horace Felts of Bassett. Whitton W.S.C.S. served its Harvest supper at the local community house on Thursday. October 14th. After the, Pop Hodges' Ensemble of Marked Tree entertained with a number of songs and musical numbers. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ellis and family from Steprock, were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simpson. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hosey of Memphis were week end guests of friends and relatives around Joiner. They were house guests of his sister, Mrs. Beth Bowden. Kenneth Sulcer of Joiner and L. H. Autry o! Burdette, along with a . group of legislative members, toured the state last week visiting different state organizations such as prisons, state hospital, orphanages, State Industrial School and several otliers. Another group is continuing the tour this week. The reason for the tour is to determine the needs and state ot the institutions that get state aid. Reverend Leonard Kaffka returned Saturday from a visit to New Mexico to be with his brother for a week. Mrs. Hazel Caveness has z new cafe named Theatre Cafe, ft is owned and operated by her. It was open for business Saturday morning. It is located on Highway 61 at the side of the Joiner Theatre. The Ladies of Bassett Presbyterian Church ape invited to hear a book review by Mrs. Brian Burfcett at the home of Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf of Osceola. The Osceola Auxiliary members are to meet with her on that day. Mr. and Mrs. Russie Perry are the proud parents of Edward Perry. They drove to Little Rock last week and got him at an orphanage A large group of friends honored , them with a shower at the Wilson, Community house. There was a i truck load" of gifts and refresh- i ments were served by the nine: iiostesses. Texan Foils In Climbing Act PHILADELPHIA (J) — A daring Tpxan attempted unsuccessfully last night- to scale 30-inch cables lead- j ing to the top of the Delaware River Bridge. Identified as William W. Wells, 30-year-old Air Force veteran from fort Worth, he was shooed back down after climbing almost three fourths of the way to the top of the bridge's main tower, 380 feet above the water. An electrician and policeman beat him to the top oy using the tower elevator. Safely back on the ground, he fainted. Wells was booked on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct. Of Fumes In Detroit DKTHO1T W — I)e:idly carbon iiu»:ioxiiic }.'.;i s limit's, st'i'pini; from •A l.uiUy i-imuuoy, lu^i in^lu killed r!j.'.hi urctip;in!s ui" n rooming liou.^i 1 lor mrn on tilt* ediic of Del roll's uuu-uunvn district. Nun 1 iHluT roomers uviv nislu'd to dowmmvji Heeeivnii; Hospital lor iMntM^iwy tro.i I inon t. Their t'omiiiion \v:is said to bt; "UMII- pu:-;tri!y serious." Out 1 01 the victims was identified as Muroc Emiue. 75. of Detroit. Hospital nttfiidanls salci most of night at Southampton. where 2.000 j the vuninis were clad only in night to Britain's whole economy. j Government Ucad.v Labor Minister Sir Walter Moncbton pledged the government yesterday to "any steps which mny become necessary to protect ilu- national interest." Leaders of the Trade Union Con-, the parent body of the unions involved, denounced the strike last night as "useless sacrifice." Arthur Deakin, boss of the hime Transport and General Workers Union, to which most of the dock- ers belong, 1ms denounced the walkout as "a Communist conspiracy." A possible turning point in the mushrooming stoppage came last dockers voted tion. iiyamst strike ' clmhrs making positive Identincii- Holder of Drift Record Returns difficult, Most of the V.YU- between 50 \\\\A 70. Police said LM persons occupied I he three-story .room ing house. Quick iK'tion by Joseph V'Ujiu'ktnv- -ski, 58, owner of the building, was credited with saving additional live Filjaekowski told police he dis- PAGO PAGO, American Samoa | Rovc . red Ihe gas fumes shortly bl> UP) — William Willis, 61 -year-old j fore m j c i ni} , ht whon ne n-uirned New Yorker who recently complet- i | rom :l church service He said he ed a 115-day drifting trip of more j foimd uile of Ule vielini than 6,000 miles on a 35-foot balsa wood raft from Peru, stavted home yesterday. He left on the small ship Aolele Caruthersville News By SONNY SANDERS Gi'ornc Conk, son of Mr. and Mrs, George M. Cook of Caruth- iTsvillo, spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in BlytlicvllU- vlslilntr with his uncle, aunl and ™isln Mr. and Mrs. John C. Holland and Johnny Holland, respectively. Paul RasV spent the weekend here vlsiilw with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rust. He is a freshman at Cincinnati Bible Seminary, Cincinnati. Louie Dudley, Memphis State here with Mrs. L. P end. A Memphis freshman Colleue, visitec his parents, Mr. am Dudley, over the week- State sophomore Hob Trantham, spent the weekend Bob with his mother, Mrs. j Truntham. Dlckson visited over tlu weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mnx Dickson. He is a freshman at Memphis State. Cahokia Do\Vns, one mile soutli of East St. Louis. 111., will be the scenc of Southeast Missouri Night Friday. The racing attract ion will be sponsored by the Cnruthersvillc lyiiiK inj-uul Portiii-oville junior Chambers .t buthroom on the third floor, i O f commerce. Then hi- started banning on doors' Tickets are now on sale and to iiruiise sleeping roomers. for Suva in the Fiji Islands, wher he plans to catch a plane for New j the ijuiklirn;. They said ri'cenL York, where his wife Tess awaits rains apparently luascned mortur him. He expects to arrive Saturday. I in (he brick chimney, caiistUK par- Firemen salt! the fumes spread from a ^;is furnace which henU-d tides to fall over a fine. The pas. unable to enter the blocked chimney, entered the house through n Mrs. Ira Owens and Mrs. Maud l Corbit, both members of the \Vil-1 son Eastern Star chapter, were j honored Thursday night. i Mrs. Owens is chairman of the j home for the nged project and I Mrs. Corbit is chairman of the | to meet distinguished guests i at Grand Chapter. • I Both received gifts from the j chapter and friends. It was also Mrs. Owens' 83rd j birthday. j She received many remembrances of the clay. Guests were thftre from Osceola, Lepanto, Tyronza, and Monette. HEAR Candidate For Governor All Arkansas Radio Stations ^r *k ARKANSAS AND GOVERNOR Pd. for by Verne Tynda(l t StultRarL, Cainnalfin Manager, Rcmmel for Governor Here's Something to Crow Abut! 101 Pair of Little Girl's SUEDE Dress Shoes of Fine Weather-Bird Quality Sizes: V/2 to 8—RCK 8i/ 2 to 12—IU-K... 121/2 lo ;I_RCK. .. A. U. & C. 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