The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1948 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 4, 1948
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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1048 PAGE Meat Prices Up; Increase Slight Survey Shows Trend Since Packinghouse Strike Ended May 24 (By United Press) Meat prices have continued upward since the CIO packinghouse workers ended their strike May 24 but in most ciises the increase has been slight, a nationwide survey in 10 cities showed today. Experts in (he various cities differed, however, as to Hie reason for the continued increase. Many had predicted that the strike's end .lyould tiring more abundant nnd * Cheaper meat to the nation's dinner tables. Today's survey showed' the following overage prices prevailing in the 100 cities as compared with those of May 21, before the strike ended: Osceola's Proposed Library (Per pound) Round steak Bacon Sirloin . .... Hamburger ., T-Bone . ... May 21 86.8 cents 14.3 87.0 52.4 92.0 Now D0.8 cents 11A 91.0 65.C 97.0 A campaign to raise $25,000 in Osceola to bo used in constructing a $50.000 Mississippi county JJbrary is scheduled to get under way Monday, it was announced today by the Rev. b. T. Lawrence, piistor of Osceola's First Presbyterian. Church, who is publicity chairman Jor the campaign. An architect's perspective ol the building is shown above. Site for the building U to be pro- house 8 collection of 25,000 volumes | persons, Hie Rev. Mr. Lawrenci vuted by the Progressive ciU 1 ' "•• ' ll - "*•"<•"'* "— —' — ! " <• ' Osceola which also is ready to inj on UIP ground floor mid will have snld> Mcill ' separate reading rooms for adults I a cash contribution of »3.000, and; and children nnd two restrooms. On | leaders In the campaign Indicated i the second floor there will be club The biggest Increases were at St. Louis and Detroit. Prices in those two cities appeared to Have risen almost 10 cents a pound on eivch cut. Several cities, such as Milwaukee. Pittsburgh and Chicago, reported no increases. Prices dropped on some cuts at Los Angeles and Atlanta. At Atlanta, round steak dropped from 90 to 07 cents a: sirloin from 99 to 95. Round sten dropped from 75 cents to 69 cents a pound at Los Angeles. General Increase Seen j I I that a $15,000 contribution would be made Liy the county to apply on construction costs. rooms, a kitchen and facilities for serving meals. The second floor club room, or auditorium, will have a The library is being planned to] seating capacity to acconiodate 400 served to 260 at one time. Team workers will take to the filed Monday morning and cam- pnlgn leaders said that it is hoped Umt the campaign can be completed by June 15. 3 Arkansans Killed, Bringing June Toll to 8 (By United Pmi) At least three persons died trngtc leuths In Arkansas yesterday, brlMg- I"B to ctBhl the toll for the first hree days of June. Two of yesterday'I dentils were caused from traffic accidents, mid tho third Iroin n fall. Arthur S. Armstrong, (i 43-ycnr- old Clurl: Comity farmer unit stock- mnn. WHS killed when tlio car he was driving overturned 10 miles north of Arkndelphla. William II. Iiogue, nn 81-S'e»r-old Bciiton man, died in a Mttlo Rock hospital nfler being struck by n truck nenr llcnton curlier tills week Officeis said Hoguc stepped InU, tho path of the oncoming truck. Lcn llurlon, a 48-year-old Stuttgart carpenter, was falnlly Injured when lie fell 100 feet from the top of n rice drier nt Slullgiirt, Witnesses said he nppiirenlly lost, Ills balance while working atop the drier, owned Negro -to Appeal Life Sentence in Rap* Cos* LITTLE ROOK, Ark.. June 4. (UP)—Attorneys for Charles Hmnm, J2-ycar-old College Station Negro, were preparing HII iipiwnl to the Arkansas Supreme Court toduy, after h« was sentenced to life imprisonment on v rape charge yesterday. Hamm, along with Mlzcll Palmer, second Negro, allegedly nttaeked American paper money vu printed In norne 3000 different <to- sUjns by Individual l«nJu before a standard federal currency finally was adopted, according to th« Encyclopedia Britannic*. . 'I1i« woman told lh« Jury the two Negroes held her »nd her m»l* companion at gunpoint wtill* both' assaulted her and robbed her »n<l her companlou. Palmer hi NOW! at FOUNTAINS Everywhere! Union to Make Effort to Avert ^Atomic Strike WASHINGTON, June 4. (UP) — A Mmnea'po"]is"nie'aT dealer said \ An AFL spokesman said today the the rising market was "definitely'""'on will do everything possible to continuing" but that he didn't ex- Vect prices there to rise 10 cents, ^i Spokesmen for the National As- 'sociation of Retail Meat Dealers did hot believe the price rise was general. Executive Secretary George Dressier said, however, that such a general Increase may come soon. Dressier said also that a price rise is normal for this time of year due to a seasonal drop in supplies. But, he said, the strike made matters worse by pushing livestock mar- ketings ahead instead of spreading them out over the season. The Detroit Retail Grocers Association blamed the price rise on the nine-cent hourly pay raise awarded the packinghouse workers under the strike settlement. A Cleveland retailer said pack- i avert a strike next week at the Oak Ridge, Term., Atomic Laboratories. "We will take every step we can to settle walkout," the dispute said James without Brownlow, Told to Sever Ties VIENNA, June 4. (UP)— Italy's left wing Socialist Party headed by Pletro Nenni was ousted from the Socialist Internationale, today until such time as the party may break its ties with the Communists. Biit he said that in such a case the Italian leftists would not be reinstated as an independent group. Instead it must get back in the fold -with thn Italian right wing Socialist group hended by Giuseppe SEiragat, lie said. The Saragat Socialists were admitted to full membership in the At Kirby's Three Stores KOLD KRUNCH IS BACK A delicious chocolate coated ice cream bar on a itick that Is different. The besl eating ice cream bar on the market. by the Arkansas Rice a rowers Asso- 11 Film! elation | A fourth death was reported yesterday nt El Dorado. Lonlso Jcanncl Campl:e!l. the four-year-old (tough-i I ter of Mr. and Mrs. .Johnnie A. 1 C'ampbill, was found dead In the, back seat of her parents' automobile! after a trip from Olney, HI. A cor-' oner said the child apparently died 1 of ptomaine poisoning. — . i yesterday, Lnncy invited Gov. Wil-! Mam Tuck of Virginia to attend or -Electric Fans—Picnic Jugs—All Picnic Supplies—Thermos Bottle* Evening in Paris Bath Powder and Cologne 1.35 secretary of the AFL Metal Trades ] Internationale as the only official department. j Italian representative. Some 14 AFL unions representing The spokesman said the decision 875 workers at the laboratories will to oust the Nennl group and give be legally free to strike after mid-! full recognition to the Saragat night Monday to back up their de- j Party was adopted unanimously by mands for a pay boost and a new I the representatives of 1G countries Anti-Civil Rights Strategy Tuesday JJTTLE ROCK, Ark., June 4— to lllimc delegates from his state. <OP> — strategy In the battle llc nlso sm l "" invitation to Gov. against President Truman and his J - Strom Thurmond of South'Car-i civil rights proposals will be map-! ollnn n "d Ci °v. Fielding L. Wright: ped by the campaign committee of °< Mississippi. Both South Carolina' the States Rights Democrats meet- ' anrt Mississippi huve named dele- j tag In Jackson, Miss., Tuesday i gtl ^', s , to H'e committee meeting. f. -r, . , . , ' Other active stales rlghtera In-1 Gov. Ben haney. chairman of the ; v!lcdi auhotigli not "official" dele-: states right movement, snld the ' gates were W. \V. Wright of Jack-! inlllal meeting of Ihe group will' son . J^ 1 ^- Horace K. Wilkinson of be held In the Hotel Heidelberg at 10 a.m. j Birmingham, Ala., and E. H. Ramr scy of Jacksonville. Fla. i Laney has not reveuled the Before leaving on a fishing trip names of the Arkansas delegates. Hudnut Hair Duet—Creme Shampoo and Rinse 50c Jergens Lotion and Face Cream 43c D. D. T. Insecto Light Shade 97c Sun Glasses — Polaroid and Flightline Film Developed IQc Prints, Small 5c, Large At Kirby's Three Stores contract. However. Brownlow said a meet- I — ing originally scheduled for Sunday ' [at Oak Ridge to set a strike date j t lias been cancelled. j The AFL official has asked Rob- I attending the Congress. ert N. Denham, general counsel of | ac- Natiom , L. lbor Rations Board i ing firms told him the rise was due (o LssuQ & comp i n int against Car- I Hie BUY, of simply to a scarcity of meat A dealer, at. Salt .Lake City said there was •"really : no. good reason for the price increase." ^ "The farmers and puckers were Pmaking plenty as things were," he said. "These new increases cannot be blamed on the meat strike alone," Candidate Enters Special Race for Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK. Ark., June 4. (UP)—One candidate had entered the race as a candidate for the state supreme court today, one day before the Democratic Central Committee was scheduled to call a special election. George Rose Smith of Little Rook, member of the law firm of Rose, Dobvns, Meek and House, announced that he would seek the post vacated by the death of Justice E. L. McHaney. The state committee will meet tomorrow morning to cail the special primary. Dates of the special balloting will coincide with regular elections but a separate, supreme bide and Carbon Chemicals Co., for refusal to bargain. The chemical company operates the Oak Ridge Laboratories for the government. Chairman David. E. Lillenthal of the Atomic Energy Commission met for two hours yesterday with AFL President William t Green, Brownlow and representatives of the unions involved. Later he told Newsmen, "we will have to keep the plant going." However, Brownlow insisted that the atomic workers have a right to strike if other means fall to settle the controversy. "When all the legal requirements | arc met," he said, "we still have a right to independent action—to strike."' court ballot will be used. 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