The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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• TUESDAY, APRIL T, 1968 BLTTHIV1LL1 (AMU COXJKIER NEWS PAQE ELEVEN AFL and CIO Start New Merger Talks -: By ROWLAND EVANS JR • WA8HJNQTQN (*-The AFL and CIO start new talks tod&y, the first In almost three years, aimed at merging their forces Into a giant federation to represent more than 13 million workers. The unity talks get under way In an atmosphere hardly encouraging success. Neither George Meany, president of the AFL, nor Walter P. Reuther, CIO leader, has predicted merger any time soon. 'A'Meany has said repeatedly the odds are about 8-5 against a merger; Reuther said yesterday the chances are "very good" If both organizations negotiate on an "honorable, constructive and Intelligent "basis." But last month at the CIO United Auto Workers convention, Reuther, president of that union, issued a formal statement setting up four conditions he said the AFL must satisfy befoie unity could be seriously considered; (1) The AFL must eliminate racketeering wherever it is found In any AFL unions; (2) it must accept the concept of industrial unionism on .which the CIO was founded; (3) it must enforce a policy of no racial or other discrimination within any of its unions; and (4) it must agree to some kind of machinery to eliminate jurisdictional dispute—disputes in which two unions seek to organize the same workers. Coming just two weeks before unity talks were to get under way, Reuthers statement was not ap- , predated by the AFL. Meany said ''he was "very much disappointed that the issues are going to be discussed in the public press before we meet." Reuther, questioned at a nes conference, said yesterday the purpose of his convention statement was to "bolster up" the chance for a merger and that too much emphasis had been given to the four conditions. Formation of the CIO as the "Committee for Industrial Organ- Izaton" came in 1935 after a bitter fight at the AFL convention between one group of AFL leaders, headed by John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers, and another group which included most of the AFL Executive Council. The fight was over organizing workers in miss-production Industries into one big union for each industry, »s Lewis wanted, rather than by to dividual crafts, several crafts to an Industry. Most AFL unions, but by no means all, are still organized along craft lines. Changed In 1937 In. 1637 the .committee changed its name to Congress of Industrial Organizations and elected Lewis president. Three years later he took his miners out of the CIO. Most CIO unions today, but not all, are organized by industries, rather than crafts. The two major past efforts to merge the AFL and CIO occurred in 1947 and 1950. Both ended in failure after two-day meetings. Meanwhile, John V. Riffe. 49- year-old veteran organizer, was elected CIO executive vice president by the Executive Board. Reuther, announcing yesterday that Riffe had been selected to fill the post of the late Allan S. Haywood, said a new organizing drive to take "millions of the unorganized' into the CIO would be Kiffe's first job. . Reuther said it would concentrate on textiles, oil, chemicals, electrical manufacturing, synthetics, telephones_and "white collar workers in basic industries.' ', Isserman Barred By Hiqh Court WASHINGTON (/P)—Abraham J. Isserman, attorney who took a prominent part in defense of 11 top American Communists, has been disbarred from practicing before the Supreme Court. The court in a 4-4 decision yesterday said Isserman had failed to show 'good cause" why he should not be prevented from appearing before the justices. Chief Justice Vinson announced the ruling in an opinion which noted that Isserman had failed to tell the Supreme Court in his application to practice that he had been convicted of statutory rape In New Jersey in 1925. A proclamation issued July 17, 1917, changed the name of the English royal house from Hanover to Windsor. Men's SPORT SHIRTS • Cotton Skip-Dent e Short Sleeves- C, 'Blue, Tan, Grey, Green & Maize • Solid Whites • Sizes: Small, Medium & Large KRESS clear an area at PBI<5flNFB FXCHANCE—Preparing to handle the hoped-for exchange of sick •oners if an aCTeement with the Reds is reached. First" Marine Division engineers 'Munsan Korea Tents, hospitals and administration buildings will be built in the area called "Freedom Village." Movie Actor Named in Damage Suit LOS ANGELES W) — Movie »nd television actor Robert Cummlngs 1ms been sued for $20,341 damages by Sheriff's Deputy William M. Conroy, 28, who claims he was Injured when he attempted to serve a court summons lost Dec. II. Conroy said in his action yesterday that Cummlngs refused to accept the papers and drove his auto away, catching Conroy's arm in the car window and dragging him across the street, where he was pltahed to the pavement. At the time, the actor told authorities he thought Convoy was an autograph seeker. The summons concerned a $19,500 damage suit of Mort Greene against Cummlngs, claiming that the actor was instrumental In causing him to lose his Job as a TV producer. Steel Workers Strike TOKYO m—About 100,000 Japanese iron and steel workers went on a 24-hour strike this morning demanding a pay boost. 1946 Plymouth A BVD SPECIAL! EQUIPPED WITH RADIO & HEATER. EXTRA CLEAN NEW PAINT GOOD TIRES $ 495 T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 121 East Main Gas has got it! D A MUCH IGGER ALUE FOR YOUR J3 COOKING & KEATING 0 L L A R . . . and Natural Gas is Naturally Better Ark-Mo. Power Co. Ladies 7 Batiste NIGHT GOWNS Values to 3.99! Sizes 32-38 Lace Trimmed Pink, Blue, Nile, Maize and White BVD ONLV! FEINBERG'S 100% NYLONS Non-Run - Mesh - Bare Leg Regular, $1 Value Paper Says Wealthy War Veterans Cashing in on Free VA Treatment LOUISVILLE, Ky. Wt—The Louisville Times said today that wealthy war veterans are taking advantage of inadequate laws to get free treatment at Veterans Administration hospitals. All they need to do, the Times said In a copyrighted article, is to state they are unable to pay. The law will not permit an Investigation of their ability to pay. Abuses of the law's loopholes have been pinpointed by the U. S. comptroller general, Lindsey Warren, in a report to the House Armed Services Committee, according to the parer. It said the report cited examples, Included in a cross-section summary of the financial status of 336 veterans getting free care at gov- erment expense for ailments, in no way related to war service. More than half of the 336, the report was quoted, have incomes of more than $5,000 a year and at least one is worth between $500,000 and one million dollars. Others were shown to have assets ranging from $JO,000 to $500,000 in addition to incomes of up to $50,000 a year. The comptroller's Investigators, the Times ssld, found that In to veterans hospitals two-thirds of all beds were occupied by 'patients with nonservice connected disabilities. A largs portion, it was noted, were tubercular and mental patients and chronically 111 veterans. Eisenhower Plugs Korean Relief NEW YORK (« — President Els- enhower says there is "no cause worthier" than the nationwide clothing drive this month and next by the American Relief for Korea. Eisenhower supported the drive yesterday in a letter to National Chairman Douglas Fairbanks. Six million pounds of clothing are being sought in a house-to-house canvass. Prince Watches Hula HONOLULU (/P)—Visiting Crown Prince Akihito of Japan fulfilled a wish last night In common with almost every man who has set foot In this tropical wonderland. He quietly watched a hula dance. EXTRA LOW PRICES! BOYS JEANS $1.00 1 Roomy action-fit in S-ounce sanforized blue denim. Heavy duty zipper. Riveted and tacked for extra strength! Sizes 4 to 12. SAVE AT PENNEY'S Men's White DRESS SHIRTS Brand New Well Tailored Sizes 14-14!/2-15-15'/ 2 Rose Sales Co. Two Locations 408 last Main Street 201 So. 21st Street Automobile Front FLOOR MATS .49 18x24 BVD Special Noble Gill Pontiac, Inc. "Your Pontiac Deafer" 5th & Walnut ' Phone 6817 Your Advertising Dollar Reaches More For Less! AM KLCN Over 2,000,000 Persons Can Hear About BVD Over KLCN FM Canvas Lawn Chairs .99 Regular 2.99 WADE FURNITURE COMPANY Blytheville Courier News The Accessory Shop 123 North Broadway 6 Gal. Galvanized GARBAGE PAIL Hubbard Hardware Co. 213 W. Main F MOVIE WED. NITE! "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" Starring Dennis Morgan • Virginia Mayo BIKES 20", 24" and 26" Bicycles Regular Prices 26" - - - - 45.95 24" .... 44.95 20" .... 42.95 SAVE , BVD ONLY FIRESTONE 207 W. Main

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