The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1953 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, May 28, 1953
Page:
Page 2
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 2 article text (OCR)

PAGE TWO , BLYTHEVIIX15 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAT 88,19BB Chrysler Falls in Line, Gives UAW New Contract Bj GLENN ENGLE DETROIT (AP) — A new agreement with Chrysler Corp. has all but wrapped up the CIO United Auto Workers' drive lor wnge and pension Improvements in the union's live-year contracts with the auto Industry's Big Three producers. After only nine hours of negotiations, Chrysler nnd the UAW came to terms last night on contract amendments matching the best granted within the past five days by General Motors and Ford. Chrysler, as Ford did Monday, went beyond the pace-setting General Motors terms of last Friday by boosting maximum pensions to $137.50 a month. The companies pay everything above primary social security benefits of $85 a month. Otherwise the Chrysler amendments are virtually identical to those made by both GM and Ford. Immediately after t h e new Chrysler changes were announced, the UAW reportedly re-contacted General Motors and asked it bring its pension plan up to the Ford 1 and Chrysler levels. GM, which has maximum $130-a-month pensions, rejected the union's previous demand lor a boost to restore the pensioners' purchasing power as of I960, when all three contracts were signed. A tight secrecy was clamped on the latest GM-UAW talks. J7 Million A year More The Chrysler contract improvements, effective June 1, will apply to 114,000 hourly rated and 6,000 salaried employes and to about 1,900 pensioners. Robert W. Ctm- der, Chrysler vice president in charge of industrial relations, said they will add $7.000,000 a year to the payroll. These changes now apply to more than 700,000 workers in the Big Three's plants : Nineteen ol the 24 cents gained under cost-of-living'adjust- ments , since 1950 will be applied to base rates and cannot be wiped out by any plunges In price levels. 2. Workers will get a guaranteed rai.se of five cents an hour Instead of four each June for the duration of the contracts. This is called an "annual improvement factor" to compensate for improved production techniques. 3. All skilled workers will get a raise of at least 10 cents an hour. In addition. Ford and Chrysler will give pattern makers and die sinkers an additional 10 cents an hour. 4. The new Bureau of Labor Statistics price index will replace the expiring old one as the pay yardstick. UAW and CIO President Walter P. Rcuther, who joined Conder in making the Chrysler announcement, said he hopes and expects the pattern will be "universally applied in our industry." rtiDDFNT FVENT—Railroad officials in Chicago, 111., check Smmtmgs on a spt-,,,,1 low slung fl.,t or that will c:.rry this hufic 370000-pound Ktwrntor The K ianl stator. built by Allis-ChaU mers, will produce 60,000 kilowatts of electricity. Los Angeles Councilwoman, 22, Won Election by Poking Doorbells LOS ANGELES tf) — The youngest City Council member ever elected in Los Angeles turned out to be—shades of Susan B. Anthony!—a woman. But there won't be any "powder- puff politics" for 22-year-old Rosalind Wiener whose upset, victory was a highlight of Tuesday's municipal election. Lots of shoe leather and doorbell Tinging went Into the young playground director's triumph over Republican Elmer H. Marshrey, 51, a Lax consultant. Balloons, handbills and even her nephew's polll- wogs helped, too. A brunette Democrat, and single, Miss Wiener was graduated only last June from the University of Southern California, where she majored in public administration. "I always knew that someday I would run for office, but frankly I didn't think It would be so soon," Judy Garland In Hospital SANTA MONICA, Calif. (/P)—Actress Judy Garland is in St, Johns hospital for a physical checkup. Her doctor says he doesn't know how long she'll be there. Miss Garland has been Inactive professionally since the birth of a daughter last November. Her husband is agent Sid Luft. Bette Davis to Maine HOLLYWOOD f/P)—Actress Bette Davis will spend the summer in Maine recuperating from a recent series of operations to correct osteo- myelitis of the. Jawbone. Her agent, William Shlffrin, said she has bought a home in Windham. i she told reporters. She explained | that she was tupped by fellow Democrats in the Fifth District after "we cast about for a person who was well-informed, honest and reliable and we couldn't find one." Old Fashioned Campaign • dnce in the campaign, she and (her family and friends carried on a real old-fashioned house-to-house canvass. When Roz led nine candidates in the primary, she knew she was on the right path, "During the campaign I covered 30 precincts personally—150 doorbells each," said the first of her sex to invade the council chambers in 36 years. When Roz went to the polls she wore her favorite pair of shoes, heels worn down, a big hole in one sole. "They're a kind of campaign trophy," she .said, holding them \ip for photographers. ' 'They proved that leather is cheap, the results tremendous." Her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Oscar Wiener, ,both- pharmacists, let her use their 7-room apartment home as headquarters. Her 7-year-old nephew, Tony Wiener, contributed $1.20 after selling a dozen polliwogs at a dime apiece. Other aid from the lollipop level was obtained by passing out balloons at SaUu'dny movie matinees. That, just in case their elders had tossed away Rosalind's handbills. It paid off In 21,110 votes to Mjirshrey's 18,700. She is the third woman to be elected to the City Council. Five TJ, 3, cities have a population of a million or more: New • York, Chicago, Philadelphia, De- ( troit and Los Angeles. I Insulation costi 10 UUJe. average home $100. Keeps heat out In summer—saves fiicl in winter. Phone us for estimate atitl easy terms. E. C. Robinson LUMBER CO. Demand heavy for sensational Exclusive Twin Meter-Miser modeli Investigate the money-saving advantages of the Twin Models that offer amazing Selective Cooling for complete spring to fall comfort. One Meter-Miser operates in moderate v/eolher to provide cooling end dehumidify- Ing at lowest cost. Two Meter-Miien team up in hottest weather to double cooling power tconomically. Twin 75 only ................. look of these big early spring extras / 48 « Vtntilat* wilh windowt closftd—no drafts, dust, dirt and noiit. • K*«p horn* air frtsh and cool during warm rains whtn windcwi art cloud. Eliminate humidity in moderal* weather when full cooling powtr may notb»nec«nary. Be all tit for the first blast 'of summer with true air conditioning. icm.n HALSELL & WHITE Main & Divition FURNITURE CO.Phone 6096 Fire Destroys Korean Refugee Shelter Area TAEOU, Korea f/I 1 )— A rn^in-T fire eveled a bis refugee shelter area lere last night, leavinc 1.500 anti- Communist North Koreans home- ess. ' No casualties were reported among the refugees or hundreds of U. S. and Korean Fire Fighters who battled the two-hour blnze. j The fire destroyed 19 shelters | which housed 254 families and thn Tae My ting Presbyterian church, which was used as a school. Steve Cochran Sued After Brawl With Boxer at New Year's Party LOS ANGELES vn— Movie tough guy Steve Cochran told a court that when an uninvited ex-boxer assumed a fighting pose at a party he bopped him with a baseball bat. The actor too!; the stand yesterday as trial of a $405,000 damage .suit brought by the former fighter, I.eHWood (Buddy! Wright, 31, opened in Superior Court. Wright complained that he suffered a brain concussion when the nctor rut him at a 1951 New Year's Eve party. Cochran, 36, gave this version of the affair: The trouble started when Wright's brother. Marshall, 34, and another man crashed his party. After an argument, the visitors left, but returned with Buddy Wright. Cochran walked toward the newcomer, and Wright raised clenched fists to a fighting position. A softball bat was In the study close at hand where the actor had placed it following a workout in preparation for a hoped-for role in a baseball picture. "I knew Buddy Wright was an ex-fighter . . ..and I hit him with the bat in self-defense," Cochran said. .Wright will testify later. In his complaint he said the only reason he went into the house was to recover his brother's coat and .ring, which had been left behind. Read Courier News classified Ads. COTTON CHOPPERS FOR SALE Mature Geese, 1 Year Old or Older. 700 Head. WESSON FARMS, Inc. Tread thin? Jmde ml Tread thin? Tirade 'ml Tread thin? Trade in! IN SALE owns tomes on new cars SALE ENDS MAY 30™ 6.70-15 EACH L/ST PRICE $22 05 PLUS TAX EACH LIST PRICE '29.10 PLUS TAX • BIG SAVING ON OTHER SIZES, TOO • TIRES MOUNTED fffff • CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE All sale prices plus tax and your old firs suitable for recapping EXTRA SPECIAL L!ST MICI 11 $14.60 6.00-16 DEFIANCE PIUS TAX BF Goodrich • B F.Goodrich •*•• ' . . I»DCC 417 W. Main Phone 6331 FANS NO MONEY DOWN 39 MATHES COOLER *} Q95 12-Inch-4 Speed MATHES COOLER 16-Inch Size ESKIMO FANS 8-Inch Fans 5 95 ESKIMO FAN 10" Oscillator 11 95 ESKIMO FAN 12" Oscillator WINDOW FAN 20" Size CROSLEY AIR CONDITIONER i Ton Size WADE Furniture Company 'Trade With Wade & Sore"

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page