The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 2, 1953
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PAgg TflM BI-YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NBW1 THURSDAY, JULY * 1»M Contactor Spokesman Says Labor Groups Use Violence KANSAS CITY (AP) — A contractor's association official testified last night strong- arm methods were so widespread in the labor movement here that various union represen- •tivM had been issued permits to carry guns. •Tame* J5. Burlte, an official for the Heavy Construction Association of Greater Kansas City, gave his testimony , before a joint congressional subcommittee studying labor strife In this area. Burke said that during one negotiating session with Orville King, head of the APL Teamsters local No. 541, he suggested that Ring and other labor leaders "lay their pistols down." But, Burke added, Hing told him that was none of his business. Burke also asserted an attempt of labor unions to get into the management field was the basic state where his company has to disputes. The disputes have halted He said that until they get out trouble in the Kansas City area, all major construction here for more than a month. Rep. Condon <D-Calif), a member of the subcommittee, interrupted Burke's testimony 10 say: "The unions have offered to go back to work. Why don't you start Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton Open High Low Close July ..... 3298 3306 3293 3300 Oct ....... 3374 3374 3366 3358 Deo . ...... 3395 3395 3386 3389 ' Men ....... 341J 3413 3405 3407 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close July . .. 3294 3300 32S4 3300 Oct ....... 3373 3373 3366 3367 Dec ....... 3393 3393 3385 3385 Mch ....... 3407 3411 3407 3409 Chicago Soybeans High Low Close „ Jly .......... 2781/4 275'/ 4 277 * Sep .......... 264% 262% 263=4 Nov .......... 2583/4 257 257=i Jan .......... 262 260% 261>/4 Chk«s° Corn High Low Close Jly .......... 155% 154 W 154% Bep .......... 151'A !«',', 149% Chicago Wheat work while you negotiate?" The contractors' official said "this community hns neon plagued with unions in the management field. They cannot go back to work as long: as local 663 (an AFL laborers union) insisted on staying in management." He said the contractors would reopen their projects only if the laborers union relinquishes its demands for the appointment of union men as foremen. Another construction company official told the investigators his firm paid S156.958 to non-working union stewards on Kansas City area jobs during a two-year period ending last May. William G. Eastman, Tulsa, Okla., said some of the stewards were paid as much as $14,000 to $15,000 annually. Eastman, who is secretary-treasurer of the O. R. Burden Construction Co., LtJbbock, Tex., testified Missouri Is the only state wherehls company has to pay stewards who c-3 not work Another witness was Wlllard Wilkinson, president of the laborers' union local No. 663. He replied to charges that he forced an Omaha, Neb., construction company to hire unneeded men on a bridge project and that he called the firm's president "a contemptible rat." Louis J. Pentzeln, president of the firm—the Pentzein Engineering and Construction Co.—had testified at an earlier hearing, "I did not call him a contemptible rat." Wilkinson said. "I told him he was a ratty contractor and that he ratted on union agreements every time he came Into this area." Wijkinson said the company had labor difficulties because it violated union regulations. NATIONAL FIU DELEGATE— Maurine Dobbs, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dobbs of Dell, has been elected to represent Mississippi County at the National Convention of Future Homemakers of America at Columbus. O., this month. Miss Dobbs was president of the P.H.A. chapter at Dell High School last year and I has been elected treasurer of the J Mi'si^!ppi-P 0 i nset k County Federation for the coming year. Wisconsin Bristles Over Latest McCarthy Attacks on Educator Jly Sep High Low Close 193 190'/4 192% 181 'A 104% 19T,i, New York Stocks A T and T ............... 153 1-2 Amr Tobacco ............ 74 Anaconda Copper ........ 34 Beth Steel ............... 51 Chrysler ................ 72 Coca-Cola .............. 109 Oen Electric ............. '12 Gen Motors .............. 58 Montgomery Ward ....... 59 N Y Central ............. 25 Int Harvester ............ 27 J C Penney .......... .... 69 Republic Steel ........... 48 Radio .................. 24 Socony Vacuum .......... 35 Studebaker ............ 31 Standard of N J ......... 12 Texas Corp .............. 53 Sears ................... 58 U S Steel ................ 39 Sou Pac .................. 45 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III. UV-(USDA)— Hogs 6,000; moderately active; 180 Ibs up 25 to 50 , lower; lighter weights mostly steady, spots 25 higher to 25 lower; sows strong to 26 higher; choice 190-240 Ibs 26.35-50; few uneven weights 26.25; several loads choice Nos. 1 and 2 26.60-75; 240-270 Ibs 26.65-26.40; 280-300 Ibs 24.35-25:10: 170-180 Ibs 25.25-26.00; 150-170 Ibs 23.25-25.75; mostly 25.50 down: 120140 Ibs 20.25-22.75; sows 400 Ibs down 20.50-22.25; heavier sows 1855-20.00; boars 11.50-15.00 • Cattle 1,500, calves 800; demand moderate; initial sales fully steady to strong on call classes; few commercial and good steers and heifers 17.50-20.00; small lots and few loads choice steers and heifers 21.0022.00; utility and low commercial 10.00-15.00; utility and commercial cows 10.50-13.50; canners and cutters 7.00-10.50: utility and commercial hulls 11.50-14.50; canner and cutter bulls 7.50-11.00; few prime valers 24.00; good and choice 17.0022.00; utility and commercial 12.0016.00; culls 7.00-10.00. RICH DEPOSIT FOUND- Cross on map shows location of one of the richest deposits of nickel ore ever iound. It Is near Lynx Lake in Western Ontario, 53 miles northwest of Kenora, Ont, Plans are under way to b«gin mining the ore ' M early « August., The nickel In th«i rich vein «says at 10 per cent, while .ore, which rum At 1-jxr-cent nickel is con» APPLETON. Wis. Wi—Sen. McCarthy was sharply criticized here n his home town yesterday by trustees of Lawrence College for what they called his "unfair and gratuitous attack" on Dr. Nathan Pusey, Lawrence president who Is leaving to take over the presidency of Harvard University Sept. 1. In a letter to a Boston newspaperman made public Tuesday, the senator described Pusey as "a man who has considerable Intellectual possibilities, but who has neither learned nor forgotten anything since he was a freshman in college." Of Pusey's departure for his new job, McCarthy said: "Harvard's loss is Wisconsin's gain . . , regardless of who takes his place at Lawrence, it will be an improvement." Cola G. Parker, chairman of the Lawrence Board of Trustees and president of the KimberJy-Clark Corp., suid: "Those familiar with Lawrence College and the activities of Sen. McCarthy can only conclude that the senator has gone overboard with respect to anyone who exercised his political right not to support McCarthy, or actively to support an, opposing candidate.'- ' i Another trustee. L. R. Wason, former Eighh District Republican chairman and.a long-time leader in Wisconsin GOP activities, said he felt "very badly about the 'Sen Mc- nrthy Ibast at Dr. Pusey ... I do hope that he has been misquoted.' Pusey's only comment was: "When McCarthy's remarks about me are translated it means only—I didn't vote for him." TRUCE (Continued from Page 1) Korea and have the major world powers and the U, N. guarantee her neutrality. He said he thought Russia and China would accept a settlement if each side would give reasonable assurance Korea would not be used as a jumping-off place for aggression. Knowland said present Soviet satellite uprisings might make Russia more ready to accept a Korean truce. In a Senate speech, Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) criticized "our (Korean) muddle." He said present U. N. rune proposals threaten South Ko•ea from the rear while Soulh Ko•ca is fighting at the front. Flanders, a member of the Senale Armed Services Committee, aid: "The suspicion is that this sick- ning threat came from the Penta- 'on. "It certainly could not come rom the White House." Salary Hikes Made LITTLE ROCK (API _ Salary In- reases have been approved for offi- ials and employes of the Arkansas Employment Security Division. Bitynard Taylor, in charge of the Arkansas division, said approval ame from the Dallas and Washing- cm, D. C. offices of the Federal Bureau of Employment Security. "ONLY THE BRAVE . . ."—Franciszek Jarecki, the first of two Polish pilots to fly a Russian-built MIG from Poland to Denmark, enjoys a vacation in Las Vegas, Ncv. Although he speaks np English, the brave young pilot seems to be doing all right. DANCING NiGHTLY! Wonderful Newly Inslailed Hardwood Dance Floor FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE HOLLAND 324T or 9411 GOOD FOOD At All Hours Sandwiches and Short Orders COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton Completely Air Conditioned Motel for Tourists HUBERT'S CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Hubert Utley Holland, Mo. Courier ttpws Crassirier 1 Atja Teen-Age Slayer Confesses Admits Killing Publisher And Wife SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A husky 14-year-old Wisconsin youth has admitted the fatal stabbing of a newspaper publisher and his wife at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., but he says, "I don't know why I did it." "I know it's too late lo be sorry," the 6-foot, 185-pound youth said yesterday as he signed a statement admitting the slaying of Sumner Harris, 53, publisher of the Door County (Wis.) Advocate, and his wife Grace, 50. Shelby County sheriff Robert Meltzer said the statement was made by James A. Duranty, who was arrested here early yesterday morning by two policemen who bund him sleeping in a restroom at the Courthouse. Duranty was booked at police headquarters on a charge of vagrancy, after telling police he was Joe Mead and that he lived in Michigan. His identity was not established until shortly before dawn, when Sheriff Meltzer was called to investigate the report of an abandoned car in a ditch 3'/ 2 miles northeast of here. The car, a late model sedan with Wisconsin plates, contained two uitcoats, a suitcase and an eyeglass case with the name "Harris" written in ink on the inside cover. Something "XJp There" The sheriff confronted the boy at the jail with the eyeglass case and a suit coat which matched he tweed trousers he was wearing. Then he admitted his identity, the heriff said, and stated: "I don't know why I did it. Something up there told me to do I." He pointed to his head. Mellzer said Duranty signed a tatement after Wisconsin author- ties were notified of his arrest. A first degree murder warrant al- eacly had been Issued against the oy in Wisconsin. The sheriff said the boy's statement told of how he went to the farris home Monday evening and mocked on the door. He said he attacked Mrs. Harris as soon as he answered the door, attempting o gag her with his hand. His statement said she broke loose and he chased her into the LAUNDRY IS HOT WORK So why do it? Especially durine; the summer months when toiling over your family wash lakes so much out of you! Declare your independence from wash-day drudgery for the hot weather months. Then, at summer's end, figure out how little it has cost you to let us do your laundry. You'll never go back to that tedious washing job! LAUNDRY-CLEANERS The Best Family Reference Work Available it: WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA Parents: The time to answer their question! Is the time they are asked. Can you do it easily? Do you have an up-to-date, pictorial set to refer to? They soon learn to look up their own answers - with WORLD BOOK. Order it now to give them confidence! Bill Patton A. A. Adams CALL Blytheville Osceola DUST BOWL NIGHTMARE—Scenes reminiscent of the dust bowl of the late 1930's appear again, as soil is piled half way up against this Dawson County, Tex., farmhouse. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson, touring the stricken region, said the situation creates a major emergency for 128 Texas counties. Peculiar Money In the 13th century, arco Polo returned from the Orient with the tale of a peculiar money that was current everywhere in the empire of the great Kubla Khan. Paper noney today furnishes every civil- zed country with its most flexible currency. [itchen but she got free again and ried to telephone police. He grabbed a knife "and stabbed her ieveral times," Duranty said. "I hink she must have died instant- y-" Denied Sexual Abuse He denied he abused her sexually, the sheriff said. Reports of he slayings said the woman's :lothing had been ripped almost lompletely off. Duranty said Harris returned lome about two hours later, and he said he jumped at the publisher. 'I dropped the knife while fighting vith him," the boy related, "and le made a lunge for it." He said le recovered the weapon and tabbed Harris. "I don't know how many times. I think he died right iway too." Meltzer said the boy then told if returning home and writing the lote. He then went to the Harris garage, took their car and drove through Michigan and to Indiana. Duranty waived extradition and was to be picked up today by Door County Sheriff Hallie Rowe. AIRMAN (Continued from Page 1) diffused through it, but the bolt came back into the tail and jumped the gap between the plane and myself, striking me in the chest and arm. "It felt like a two-ton mule had just kicked me in the chest. If I had still been touching the plane, or had contact with it, I'm sure I would have been burned." Sergeant Matus was not knocked unconscious by the shock, and was gasping and shaking when others ran to him, according to bystanders. An ambulance rushed him to a hospital here, where he was treated as shock gradually set in. Appearing none the worse for hie injury last night, the Sergeant moved freely about the hospital, and later sat up in bed to smoke and talk with a Courier News reporter and other visitors. After spending the night under observation, Sergeant Matua left Blytheville early this morning for his home base at Greenville, S. C. In a near brush with death several months ago, Sergeant Matus was the sole survivor in a crash which claimed the lives of three other crewmen when a C-47 fell in DEMOCRAT (OonttniMd from Pag* ft ever-present itruggle ... of itr* Ice partisans for a, larger propor. tion of the defense dollar" and to "the current effort to pile dollar; upon unexpended dollars in Air Force appropriations." "Through better programming ! and organization," he wrote, ".we., j will attain more combat air powei' i more swiftly than would otherwise j have been likely of achievement." j Scrlvner read the letter to the ' House yesterday as it started de- : ; bat on the biggest appropriation i bill of the year. ; Mahon interpreted it as an ad-, •'• mission of fear by Republicans th'^M they are in trouble In their fight 'to. j? hold the bill to the size recommended by the committee. • Attends Meeting M. L. Halsell, Jr., BlytheviUe Insurance agent, attended the silver, jubilee meeting at the Aetna Corp* of Regionnalre* at the Whitefacf Inn, Whiteface, N. Y., June 28- July 1. The organization is an honorary one made up of selected company representatives in this country and Canada. Fuss Causes Slaying SILOAM SPRINGS (AP) — Chief of Police' J. A. Davis* said a "fuss over a girl" apparently led to the slaying of a 22-year-old Si loam Springs youth after a highway chase early today. The body of Freddy Farmer was found sprawled on a country road near here this morning with a .22 caliber bullet wound just below the- ! heart. . •(• Storage Building Burns Fire this morning destroyed a- storage building at the rear of the residence of Arch Lindsey on North Franklin Street. Origin of the blaze wai undetermined. Pear Waste Alcohol SAN JOSE, Calif. A c«m- SAIN JUS*;, uanr. (/fj — A cflm-j pany has been formed here to pro-f duce industrial alcohol and stock! feed from pear waste .through fer-j mentation, dehydration and distil- 1 lation. The plant will handle 375 tons of pear waste daily. , North Carolina. At the time of the crash, Sergeant Matus was standing in the plane's cockpit between the pilot's- seats, and was thrown through the nose as the plane hit the ground. Dazed but otherwise uninjured, he was later found wandering threei miles from the scene of the urashi Hospitalized for several months,!j Sergeant Matus was only recent*? released and had been returned to" duty just prior to assignment M' flight engineer on flights out oil Greenville. I J I OWERS BUY NOW ON EASY TERMS GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE

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