The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 12, 1947
Page 12
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TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 194T Britain Launches Peacetime Draft * * Unprecedented Order To Mobilise 500,000 For Essential Work LONDON, No*. 11. (UP)—The labor government yesterday announced Its first peacetime Industrial . draft calculated to mobilize some SOO.OOO persons now Idle or In nonessential employment to bolster Brl- uln's battle for economic survival. Labor Minister George Isaacs announced in Commons a government decree effective Dec. 8 drafting street traders, night club employes, "funfair" workers and the Jobless into essential industries. .The order was framed partic.ular- Vlj to put into' useful work those , Britons who live just within the law but without apparent moans of sup•port, They have become known in British slang as "«plvis" and "drones." Isaacs told Commons the new order would be put into ctfect through extension of the existing |«w providing for direction of labor. He said the decree would require all men beU'eeu 18 and 51 mid women between 18 and 41 who arc . employed In belting and gambling, including football pools, amusement arcades, night clubs and street • Irading to register at government •nvploymeivt offices. There they may be offered n cliolc* of work in essential Industries, particularly textiles, coal mine* and agriculture, If they rc- . fuse to take one of the proffered Jobs, they may be ordered Into one. Penalties Sel I>o\vii Penalties for failure to register or liilure to accept directions will b« a fine of $400 or three months imprisonment. Isaacs estimated Hint 500,000 per- tons would be affected by the order. .'It was the first time the government had employed anything like industrial conscription in peacetime. Conservative Qulnton Hogg asked of Isaacs: ,"Do you realize that compulsory registration of people in time of peace is, in the view of many people, reintrottuction of chntllcd slavery?" Isaacs did not reply. .."I am relying on the people coming forward," Isaacs said of the registration. "But should it become . necessary to take other steps, we «haH not hesitate to come to the house for that purpose. "So far a* .sending people to prl- The Champion Ted Horn waves to his public, acceptinR (he gold V/ngKoner Cup, which goes to the winner of a 100-mile race at Arlington Downs, Tex., track. The victory gave the Peterson, N.J., driver ;i lotnl <>/ 1800 points and American Automobile Association racing chum- pionship for 1841. German Instructor Held For Carrying Weapon 1XDUDON, Tenn., Nov. 12. CUP)— lynn Jclicr.son, until a week a|;o a German instructor at the Unl- •ctsity of Tenne.s.'iee. was jailed icvc yesterday uiuter $5,0(» bond on -•Imrge.s of carrying » concealed vrapon and threatening to kill. Jefferson was arrested near Swectffnler Monday night as he fled n his automobile following a riis- .urbance nt ft local cafe. Officers snid ilie Uovible started when Robert Cook, a university student and acquaintance of the teacher, sat dawn with him at a table. Cook snid he noticed Jeffer- son was holding a gun under the tablecloUi and a struggle followed. Both men fled and Jefferson was arrested a short lime later. University officials said Jefferson resigned his Job because of ill health. Newark, Navy Enmeshed in Port Quarrel NEWARK. N. J., Nov. 12. <UP) — Mayor Vincent J. Murphy announced yesterday Ilial firemen »nd policemen would patrol the port of Newark to halt the battleship New Mexico in a showdown fight to see who Is running the harbor, the city or the U. S. Navy. me New Mexico j-ft Boston towed by three tugs bringing her here to be dismantled by Llpsett, Ino:, a. New York salvage firm. Mayor Murphy and Gbv. Alfred E. Driscoll protested that the salvage operation would halt the port authority's {70,000,000 expansion program for Newark's waterfront and airport. Murphy said two iwHceinon and two firemen, headed by Fire Chief Charles Burnett, would patrol the harbor In the fireboat Michael P. Dully to stop the baUlewagon If the *alvase company attempts to bring it Into Newark channel. "When teH New Mexico comes In we'll rely on the fact Uial we're firemen and they'll respect us," said Burnett. "We'll hope for the best." The Navy holds pail of the Port of New York for the duration of "hostilities" which have not yet been declared at an end by Congress. The Navy leased its part of the port to Upsclt, Inc., for scrapping outmoded warcraft. City officials said the Navy gave the sal- vnge firm a five-year contract. "We don't want our port turned into a scrap heap/' one city official said. Gov. OrLscoll telegraphed Mavy Secretary John L. Sullivan, charging the Navy with "direct breach of understanding." Sullivan acknowledged the Utegram and said the Navy was "Investigating." A conference between Murphy, port authority officials and Navy officials was scheduled In Washington today. Meantime, local officials said the New Mexico would not be allowed in the port. Bee* have a special llklnf for blue-cole—-' llowtrz. 'Eat Hint to He/p' WowM Aid in 6*0111 Saving CHICAGO, Nov. 12 (UP)—With "Poultrvlew Thursday" called off, the poultry and etf national board cam* alonr yesterday with a campaign called "eat hens to help." The board, representing the poultry Industry, wants «ach American family to eat one hen Mch we«K for six weeks. Thin will save 30,000 000 bushels of grain for Europe by killing off 136,000,000 (rain-eating hens, the board, said. son is concerned, we have nc desire to send people to prison, but in these days everybody who wants to eat and live ought to be performing some useful duty." A government source -said that night clubs nnd other affected nonessential industries might hire as many over-age persons or employes suffering from physical disabilities as they liked to replace drafted workers. Hstures Finest! The he.-uitiful, food fish, Rainbow Trout, is R member of the Salmon family. (Saltno Diversified m coloring it usually Jms d red band along tlipjside nf tlinbody. Weighs up to 50 pounds! The Crude Is^The Answer To Phillips 66 Fine Motor Oils Mother Nature was in a good mood the day she produced the Rainbow Trout—ask any fisherman! And she was .very, very good when she produced the crudes that go into Phillips 66 Motor Oils, too! These fine crudes, plus years of experience and research, result in two fine motor oils—Phillips G6 and Phillips 66 Premium. Phillips 66 has had a great repuUUon (or years «s a fine, dependable motor oil. Phillips 66 Premium is a brand new dclci's-eat- type, corrosion-resistant oil for those who want premium quality. 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