The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1955
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9,1985 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Here's Questions and Answers On New United Labor Group By NORMAN WALKER NEW YORK (AP) — Here are some questions and answers on the new united labor organization, the AFL-CIO: What li It? The AFL with 108 national unions and the CIO'with 30; have banded together In a single association of unions. • How big ls"'it?' '*•.-. ,.V The Labor. Department,, hi a recent official report, ev.lmattd AFL membership .jit, 10,900,000) T h t CIO's at. 5,?0*000, for a total of over 16 million. But officials of the now AFL-CIO claim only 15 million. Why hive they merctd? Union leaders say pooling resources and strength will give organized labor more power in bargaining with employers, organizing more workers in unions, and influencing state and natioal politics. There is room for argument here. Some students of labor affairs feel the natural :ompetiU.on between two organizations tendec to keep both more on their toes. Will It actually Increase labor'! power? It will to some exlent. Afiliated unions will have the same autonomy as under the separate AFL and CIO. Any one of them can TOYS FOR UNDERPRIVILIGED CHILDREN The BlyfhevilleJAYCEES will be by to Pick Up Toys For Under Privileged Children SATURDAY, Dec. 10. Please leave them in Your Front Yard After 1 p. m. to be Picked Up. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22ND There will be Cartoon Shows - The Price of Admission — A toy, Fruit or Canned Goods. Show Begins at the RITZ at 10 a.m. and at the MOX at 2 p.m. The Annual JAYCEE Chritmas Party For Under Privileged Children Will Be Held FRIDAY, DEC. 23rd At The RAZORBACK Drive-In From 9 a.m. to 12 NOON At that time Mr. Sam Johns Will Have a FREE Christmas Dinner For the Children And Their Families. This Ad Sponsored by the BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity US Too 'Security Conscious', New NAM President Declares NEW YORK Uf — The man who will head ttw National Assn. of Manufacturers la 195« declared yesterday that the United States "has gone completely overboard on security." "Everything has to be secured— jobs, wages, hours," said Cola G. Parker, NAM president-designate, in an address at the association's annual convention. Parker called on the 3,000 Industrial leaders attending the convention to set an example for the country by insisting that their communities refuse to accept federal government help wherever possible. "We have no right to criticize the' farmer or the laborer for his reliances on government unless we stop doing It ourselves," he said. "Let us stop relying on the Great White Father, who has nothing to give us except what he took away from us in the first place." Parker declared that "in the 41 years from 1913 to 1954 our taxes were multiplied 45 times — from two billion dollars a year to more than 90 billions. Even more importantly, Uncle Sam's bite of this total widened from 33 per cent in 1913 to 74 per cent last year." . Parker, retired board chairman of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wls., will be formally elected president of the NAM at a meeting of the Board of Directors tonight. He will succeed Henry O. Riter III, president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., West Orange, N. J. Lost Girdle Puts Squeeez On Tax Company . OKLAHOMA CITY W)—Oklahoma City taxicab drivers in the downtown area were in a tight squeeze yesterday when an irate housewife demanded they find and return her girdle. The housewife said her husband' went to a downtown shoe shop to have the zipper on the girdle mended. "My husband says he remembers leaving it in a taxi," the woman ex- I plained. "He didn't get the cab number but he said the driver was taE and good looking." All the cabs in the downtown area were checked but no girdle. "If I don't get that girdta bacK, I'm going to sue somebody," the woman threatened cab officials. She said she needed It to go dancing. But AFL-CIO officials at the lo- pull out at any time, cal, state and national level naturally will speak with more authority and influence than was true When there were two such officials. A similar situation would be if the two main business associations combined, the National Assn. of Manufacturers and U. S. Chamber of Commerce. The fusion would not necessarily mean increased power but it would certainly point that way. Will union labor be more radical or more conservative? Traditionally the APL has been more conservative than the CIO. It appears likely that In the blend- Ing of the two a middle ground will be reached with the organization inclined to a bit more moderate course. This has already been indicated in resolutions adopted by the AFL- CIO convention and in suggestions that the AFL-CIO should work out a "llve-and-let-Uve" arrangement with American industry. Who are the top active AFL-CIO officers? George Meany, 61-year-old ex- plumber, has been elected president and William Schnitzler, onetime bakery worker, secretary treasurer. Both held similar posts In the AFL. Meany will get $35,000 annual salary, Schnitzler S33.- 000, the same pay they drew with the AFL. Bob Hope Willing To Apologize For Maggie Cracks LONDON W)—Bob Hope says he is anxious to find out whether Princess Margaret is angry with him for cracking wise about her broken romance with Peter Townsend. If so, the American comedian told reporters, he is ready to apologize. Hope said he is enlisting the help of Sharman Douglas, daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to London Lewis Douglas and an old friend of the princess. The jokes which brought adverse comment in England and Canada were tossed off during an American television show. One crack said "Townsend should have known better than to try to play the palace—I never could." Another: "The next time I'm in London I expect to see the princess' wet handkerchief hanging out the window to dry." Hope arrived from the United States Wednesday to make a movie.' Son of Colin Kelly Wants to Follow In Footsteps of Way-Hero Father CHESTER, Pa. WV-Colin P. Kelly III says he wants to follow in the footsteps of his famed father, one of the first air heroes of World War II, by going to West Point—or perhaps to the new U. S. Air Academy. The 15 - year - old preparatory school student told The Associated Press Wednesday night, "The only doubt I might have is whether I ought to go to West Point or to the new air academy out in Colorado. It would be one or the other." President Roosevelt recommended young Colin for a 1956 appointment to West Point shortly after his father, Capt. Colin Kely, was shot down in the Pacific by Japanese fighter planes three days after Pearl Harbor. Capt. Kelly kept his B17 airborne long enough to order several of his crew to para- crute to safety. Young Colin said he wished tn correct reports from New York Wednesday that he was in doubt whether to accept the West Point appointment — Which Roosevelt recommended be made in 1956, Observant Robber OMAHA (#)—A gunman who held up two drug store clerks Wednesday night while a dozen shoppers wandered about the store didn't overlook a thing. Clerk Craig Swanson handed the bandit a bunch of bills from the cash register. The bandit took a swift look as he turned to leave, saw a SI bill and three rolls of pennies remaining In the till. He asked for them. "I've never seriously thought of anything but the appointment, either to West Point or to the new air academy maybe," Kelly said. He said that because of his age he "couldn't accept the appoint ment until 1957, and we're agreed at home that a year of college first would be best. That's usually done, I thinK." , The boy lives in suburban Chester Heights with his mother and stepfather J. Watson Pedlow, former Navy officer and now a chemical engineer. Colin is president of his school class, an outstandini athlete ,and is to get his Eagle Scout award Dec. 15. Burglar Nabbed By 'Jinx' Cops LOUISVILLE, Ky. (&) — Edward Parker Jr. was arrested on a charge of storehouse breaking Wednesday by the same two patrolmen who arrested him on a like charge two years ago. Said Parker, 29, when arrested by patrolmen Paul Eubank and Leslie Duke: "You all are a jinx to me." Tell-Tale Trail TAZEWELL, Tenn. W) — When Hubert Osborne, 50, saw six military policeman converging on his mountain home, he grabbed a sack of bran and ran to hide in the barn. He'd have made it too, if a hole in the sack hadn't left a trail. 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