The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1947 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 17, 1947
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Two Navy Planes Collide; 7 Killed Fighter and Patrol Bomber Crash Investigated by Navy NORFOLK, Vs., Dec. 11 IUP1 — veil persons were killed today and ijther miraculously escaped ser- is Injury when two Navy planes collided 100 feet In the Mr and plunged Into a mudfltu while trying to l«ml nt the Norfolk Naval Air Station. A big PBY flying boat anil &:-. F4U Cor.salr fighter collided near East Field, Cnidr. S. J. Wornom of Fifth Naval District Headquarters reported. Both planes plunged to the ground after the right wing of the single seat fighter apparently hit the PBY, he said. The pilot of the Corsair was burned to death and six of the seven persons in the PBY were dead when removed from the wreckage. The only survivor was Ens. Joseph William Aklns, 21, of Kingsport, Tenn. He escaped with only cuts and bruises. The Navy called a board nf Investigation to find the cause of the collision. Wornom said the Corsair was attached to the carrier Coral Sea, and the PBY was attached to a squadron at the Norfolk Naval Air Station Both plants were on routine train- Ing flights. Names of (he victims were withheld pending notification of next, of kin. PAGE They Have a Line on Love For Labor Peace ST, LOUIS (UP)—The head of a long-established St. Louis Iron works offers r.s a formula for Industrial peace a labor program whlcli he said has piled up good will and bigger profits in his own plant for both management and labor. i Elmer Nootcr, president of the I John Nootcr Boiler Works, said the [ firm's labor policy 1ms been one of the principal factors in helping It Brow from A tiny outfit employing 35 persons to It* present big plant where 400 men and women me employed. So effective hiis the program been that Charles MacGowan, president of Ihe International Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of America (AFL). has called It "a shinning example of first class in- lustrlal teamwork." "We had some pretty expensive experience to guide us." the plant's Helicopter Hunt and general man- J. Ryan, said: "In vice-president ager, Robert 1921 the boiler Industry hero virtually was destroyed in a bitter six-month strike, and It never fully recovered. For years we piddled along on an open shop basis, not I doing badly, but not setting the I world on fire, cither." j Firm Starts Growing After Nootcr accepted the union shop In 1938. Ryan continued, the firm began to grow. "Today our union contracts are signed In. 15 minutes. We've never had reason to regret the decision made nine years BRO," he declared. The company, which fabricates special steel and alloy plate equipment, has developed a ten-point program for dealing with its em- ployes. It inclucds: Year-end bonuses averaging $300 to $400 per worker. A union shop with corresponding wages and hours for office em- ployes. ranging up to $300 for labor or money saving suggestions. Workers Kept Informed An Information program which keeps workers Informed on business conditions. Company-backed loans to workers in emergencies. A $1,000 gift life insurance policy for each employe after a year's service. An advice bureau where an em- ploye may obtain counsel and assistance on anything from buying » home to effecting a reconciliation with his wife An extensive sport, recreation and social program None of the points In the program Is new, but the thing tha makes It work Is Ryan's single- minded devotion to making it effective. He allows no portion of it' to fall neglect, and he devotes a major part of his time to labor relations. These excited German girls are pictured just after landinj; nt I.a- Guardia Field, N. Y., putting through phono calls to their just-ns- exciled cx-GI fiances, Left to right are Karolina llalbrittcr calling Henry Scheldt, Cincinnati, O.; Thca Kreuscl talking to Thomas Swint, Glcnville, Conn.; and Ingeborrl niichstab phoning Jack Wnldle, North Miami, Fla. ailrdad Unions Vote to Strike If Mediation Fails CHICAGO, D«e. 17 (UP)—offl- I»U of three key railroad unions oported today that their 160,000 iemb«ri »r» voting "overwhelm- igly" In favor of a strlk* against he nation'* railroads If government mediation attempts tall, J. P. Shields, first aulitant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Ixico- motlv* Englnwrt, said that the .trlke vote among the thr«» unions wa» running about M per cent In favor of a strike, In addition to the engineers, the brotherhoods involved were the Switchmen's Union of North America and the Brotherhood of Firemen and Englnemen. They hav« demanded a 30 per cent wage Increase and 44 changes In working rules. The brotherhoods and the railroads asked the National Mediation Board to Intervene Nov. SO when direct negotiation* failed. The mediation board has been holding conferences with the disputants since Nov. 34. Chairman Frank P. Douglas of the board aald that If mediation failed, the board would offer to arbitrate. We Suggest for Him: 100% Wool Gabardine TOPCOAT Ily Manchecttr Crav*n«tt«<l—In Natural and Tan Sftnte ft, N. M., won entered on Aug. II, 1846, by Stephen Watt* Keirny, who cluimfrt It for th« Unllert States. $3750 Martin & Boydston (Jo* liaoct Stow) Jacques Filliol, left, and Tommy k Hall ol Yakima, Wash., get around toting a gun through sagebrush in search of coyotes. They fly over their prey in a helicopter, and drop a rope. Instinctively the coyote grips the rope, and hangs on until he is lifted 100 feet, from which point he is dropped to his death. The aerial hunters then land, take aboard their catch and collect their bounty. Former Told to Tarn* Overflowing Well GRAND FORKS, N. D. (UP) — Damon Babinski, Manvel, N. D., farmer was fined J25 here for "failure to control an artesian well." A neighbor complained that Babinski's well had overrun part of his land and two county highways. The court, observing that "water still Is a mighty valuable commodity in North Dakota," ordered Babinski to cap the well partially. Knows your Pontiac Best! BUMPER TO BUMPER CHECK Keeps Your Pontiac Tip-Top! •r 406 W. MAIN PHONI591 Blytheville's Now Pontiac dealer Invites you to visit his new shop for all your Pontiac repairs, service or parts. Take advantage of REAL Pontiac service . . . Bring your Pontiac ,to Smith' Smith Pontiac Co. 126 South Lilly St. Phone 4371 Thursday, Friday and Saturday Speical Value Day! BUD WAFFLE SYRUP Rich in Dextrose the Energy Giving "Body Sugar" A Delicious Distinctive Flavor all its own TRY IT! AT TOUR GROCER'S - A PRODUCT OP ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC. • ST. 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