The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 11, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 11, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLnTTEVTLLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST II, IMS Ike's T-H Trial Balloon Gets Approval of API By NORMAN WALKER CHICAGO (AP) The labor law changes which the Eisenhower administration tested out on Congress but never got around to recommending formally look pretty good to the ' George Meany, president of the 10 million member senior labor federation, told newsmen yesterday that the reported Eisenhower plan for changing the Taft-Harlley Act seemed to'promise "a definite improvement" A proposed message to Congress* wns circulated among key congressional lenders just before Congress adjourned, out Eisenhower never sem it formally as his views to Capitol Hill. The message wns considered most favorable to labor. It stirred protests among business organizations, which generally have been campaigning to leavi the present labor relations act alone or to stiffen its provisions. "If the reports about the draft of the message are true," Meany told newsmen, "I feel that enactment would be a definite improvement in the law. Of course, they don't meet all the AFL, demands for changing the law." Meany and other top AFL leaders are here for an AFL Executive Council session, a quarterly meeting largely devoted to lining up recommendations for the AFL convention in St. Louis, starting Sept. 21. Purposeful Slip Some of the APL men said privately they believe the Eisenhower administration let the details of the proposed labor legislation silt out on purpose, and then just as purposefully arranged to have the message not delivered formally to Congress. Meany, when asked about this, spid he didn't know, but he said •he felt sure that reports that Vice President Nixon was the one responsible for blocking formal sending of the message to Congress were untrue. He added that he didn't know who did block It. Friends of Sen. Taft (H-Ohto), principal author of the present Jaw, were most agitated by the draft message, which was later described by the White House as just a "preliminary draft." Taft died on the very day that the message reached the selected congres : sional leaders. The AFL council issued a critical statement yesterday about the record of Congress at the last session, winding up by urging voters to prod Congress members to do better next year. The council may come up today with a decision on its East-Gulf Coast waterfront affiliate, the Internal Longshoremen's Association, but action may be deferred until tomdrrow. The council has threatened to oust the union, under fire for harboring criminal elements, from AFL membership. In another spat within the AFL family, the council scheduled for review today a "factional dispute" involving the Wayne County (Detroit) Federation of Labor. Meany said the fact so many Detroit area AFL unions have withdrawn support of the Wayne County group was troubling the AFL. School's Cat Knows His Job VEHO BEACH, Pla. (/?)— One of the seven pupils who received a perfect attendance record at the Winter Beach Elementary School isn't happy because school is out. He is Toby, a cat that began at- tendlnu classes the first day last September ,and not only was present every day, but also attended PTA meeting meetings and a!) other fichool functions. Not only did Toby show up Jor flag raising every morning, enter school through the private entrance the teacher, Mrs. Meta Chesser, cut for him in a screen door, and occupy a front row chair at PTA meetings, he once took part In an operetta. Every time the girl playing Miss Muffet got off her tuffet, Toby took over. If Toby decides to hang around school during the summer vacation, pupils have volunteered to bring him a daily ration of milk. But just to let the record show he doesn't have to rely on charity, every few days during the school term Toby showed up with a young rabbit \vhich he carefully left at the door of the school cafeteria. PEACHES Arkansas Elberta $1.49 P" Bushel Uring your own container. BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 120 E. iMain Phone 8201 AT WILSON'S NEW LIBRARY — Mrs. Elstner Beall Is shown above in Wilson's new library, which has been opened as a branch of the County Library In Osceola. Mrs. Beall is librarian in the rapidly-growing library which is open two afternoons a week. (Courier News Photo) Last Saturday, the library experienced its best "business" clay since opening when it dispensed 86 books. The branch opened at its new location next to Wilson's post office in June. It is open every Monday and Saturday afternoon from 1:30 until 4;30. In addition to several shelves of children's books, it has selections of current fiction and non-fiction. Nearly 190 persons are now numbered as registered readers. They include persons from Wil- Ktm, Driver, Frenchman's Bayou* Joiner, Marie and Whitton- WHO'S STEERING?—Roy Head, of London, and Josephine Rohn, of Chingford, need excellent coordination and balance to pedal this 1893 version of a bicycle built for two. They are attending the Crystal Palace Cycling Festival in London, England, held to aid British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance Brigade. New Strategy in Indochina; French Withdraw from Mountain Fortress HANOI. Indochina at) — The|ed, adding: French announced their withdrawal from the mountain fortress of Ha San today and said the move was part of new tactics to take the "Maginot Line" concept out of the Indochina war. Gen- Rene Cogny said the chief value of Na San, 100 miles west of Hanoi and the last strong French base in the Thai tribal country, had been to threaten numerous rebel battalions in the Jungle. "My tactic is to do away with fixed fornification," Cogny declar- PRISON CAMP WAS NEVER LIKE THIS— Repatriated prisoners of war enjoy a noonday meal in the mess hall at the Inchon processing center while a GI orchestra supplies the music. These men, exchanged on the first day, will soon board a transport for home. (AP Witephoto) Engineer Stops Train To Free Stuck Calf EUREAKA, Cain, Ufi — Engineer ~\rl Wahlund saw a calf caught in a fence, with its mother bawling helplessly. So he stopped his Northwestern Pacific passenger train, freed the calf and arrived here 10 minutes late. reprimanded? No, because NWP Superintendent A. G. Bays, who „„ .. ,. , .. . happened to be in his private "The purely theoretical ttoeat car on toe trata _ pra!sed Wahlund Transitors have proved satisfactory as electronic innards of special "translators" which have been designed to speed long-distance calls across the United States. 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