The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1949
Page 2
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' PAGE TWO COUBTRR NEWS State's Labor Picture Is Spotty; Trouble Brewing In Coal Fields and Paper By The Associated I'rcss Arkansas' labor picture is spotty One of the longest strikes on record in the state has been settled but « new one has started and a labor dispute is brewing in the Arkansas coal fields. The strike of about 800 American Federation of Labor workers on the Bull Shoals hydro-electric dam project In north Arkansas was settled Monday. At Fort Smith, Joe Fttlsom, president of the APL's joint trades council, said about 500 workers would go back to their jobs Wednesday. He said the contractor for the dam. Ozark Dam constructors of Houston, Tex., had agreed to a union demand that the men return to the jobs pending discussions on wage scales. Settlement Nol Slsrlilcd The strike of more than naif the news and photographic staff employes of the Arkansas Gazelle In Little Rock rolled into it.s fourth day Monday. No settlement was in sight. Some of the newspaper circulation aorkcrs have Joined th strikers. Thc v are members of th American Newspaper Guild. The strike was called Saturda, when the re]x>rters nnd photon raphers said negotiations had bog ged down. The Guild Is seeking ; contract and wants a voice in d'is missal of employes. Managcmen says It must have the final sayso Publication of the Gazette 1 , tin oldest newspaper west of the" Miss issippl Rtver has not been affected Union coal miners have announ ced plans to picket strip mining operations of the Philljiot Coal Co. near Oark. Ark., as soon as mining gets underway. A spokesman for the Unlffd Mill. Workers said the firm fired union minors as soon as operations were in sight. A company spokesman said the mine went into operation Monda> but no pickets appeared. About 135 AFI, basket workers in Jonc.sixn'o still are on strike. 'Impossible Christmas Wish To Come True for Small Boy CALIX1CO, CALIF.. Dec. 20 —Some small boy here Is going to have an "impossible" Christmas wish come true. On Christmas eve it will snow on this California-Mexican border town for the first, time since 1932. And al! because a letter to Santa Clans. The post office received the note iJl which the boy, who didn't sign his name, told Santa how good he had been all year and how- sad he was that he couldn't play In the snow at Christmas time, like northern boys- All he wanted this Christmas was * snowstorm. The post office passed the letter on to the chamber of Commerce and the board of directors decided they would fulfill this wish. So, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, planes of the border flying service will take off and, using crop- dusting ejectors, drop snow over the city. Snow will be freighted in from California monnlain areas. Santa Claus himself—plus a few helpers- will load It into the planes. The only thing now thru can hinder this tampering with, the elements is a switch In the elements themselves. Bui the Chamber ol Commerce, right on Its toes, brightly declared: "In case of rain .Saturday '.ve will have our snow fall on Christmas Day." Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained a marriage license at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythc. county clerk Saturday: M. R. Tyson of San Antonio and Mrs. Mary M. Neal of Soe, Ark. The Boston symphony orchestra was founded In 1881. -It has had ien conductors. Five Children Die When Flash Fire Destroys Home EMM PIT, Mich., nee. 20, (AP)_ Five children in the same family, trapped In their upstairs bedroom,' burned to death yesterday when a flash fire roared through a two- story frame farmhouse near Em- mftt. The parents, Clarence Bothway and hl.5 ulfe, Irene, about 40, escaped svith five of their II children and Mr. Beih\vay'.s 80-year-old" mother, through doun.stairs windows, Their nth child, Delia, 12, escaped the tragedy because; she wa-s spending the day wlih her maternal grandparents. Three brothers and two sisters lost their live.s. ' tic-fid are Freddie TieUiway, 3; Beverly Ann, -I; David, 5; Hilly 7 and Thomas,'11. ' TITO oilier children, Joe, 8. and Mary 1,011, 13, were taken to' Port luron (Midi) General Hospital, 18 ni.'e.s P.-I.SI o} Kminait. u'ith very scions burns. The grandmother, Mrs. -nilis ficlhway. BO, and (he mother were treated for burns and hock. "The whole inside of the house as afire when I first noticed jt," he mother told sheriff's officers. "I lon't kn:!«- how we managed to get 'Ut. the window," Sheriffs officers said the fire ap- i.wmly sinned from a heating tove. THIS Christmas give her a LANE the gift she wants that says ^?S^X'' ; 6ffi(Ss5!H&>s?Ni«BjBI 'hrice Married Woman letd in Death of Husband SOUTH HEM), luci., Dec. zo—tin -A pretty, (hricc-marilpd ife was belli yesterday in the rifle, ayitig of her husband, found dead i the kitchen of their neat ap- •Imonl on Smiih Bend's east.side. Selective capiain Fremont Lcm- snid the 31-ycar-olcl n-oman. lona E. Lonit, was charged 111 "invcsliiHitlon to murder." He id she iiclmfticrl the fatal shoot- B of her hsubsnd. Ralph Long, 40 rly Sunday alter an all-niehl' inking party an d niiarrel. "He is the only one or my husbands really loved," Lcinter jairi she bbod. The detective* said she told of mining- one shell into a hnnllnj; f!c and firing; it intc the floor «st to .scare him." she quoted r fitislKdKt us saying, "what's the alter, losing your aim?" Lemler said she then told of reaming at lilni (o turn around d face her. and (lien of firing oilier shot. The bullet struck nrar rig's heart. SHUTTERSUG - Ro«cr, the official 700 cameraman at Colorado Springs, Colo., has more fun than the people who stare through the bars at him. Looking in on Roger today, we find him all done tip like a press photographer, ready to smip a couple of fast ones. An average New York skyscraper will teem with thousands of workers in the daytime and be almost as silent us a tomb at night. Irate Husband Takes Estranged Wife's Shoes But Court Orders Return HAMILTON. O.. Dec. 20-M>i— Cecil owaltney, 47, will have to spend the next GO days in jail If he doesn't return to his estranged wife the five pairs of shoes he has taken from her—one shoe from each of five different pairs. Mrs. .Gkaltncy has had a divorce suit pending against her husband since last February. She also has a restraining order to prevent him from bothering her at her home. Saturday, however, she had her husband hailed into common pleas court for violating the restraining order. She testified before Judge P. P. fioli that, among other things, her husband went to her home' scattered her clothes around, held parlies and ate up all her food; turned up ihc gas furnace until tile house ',vas loo hot; connected an electriot lion and left it—and took the shoes, Judge Boll sentenced Gwaltney to five days in jail for contempt Yesterday lie Issued an order to Gwaltney which said there would he an extra CO-day jail sentence if the shoes were not returned mmediiuely on his release from the five-day term. Little Rock Man Robbed Slashed by Hitch-Hiker UTTLE ROCK. Dec. 20. f/P)-A knife-wielding hitchhiker was •sought for the assault of Kobert M Outhrie. 28, who reported he was robbed of $100 and slashed with a knife. Guthrlc, a North Little Hock construction company foreman, is be- inj; treated at Fort Roots Veterans Administration Hospital for cuts on the right hand and upper part ol the back. He was found slumped In his car on the Hot Springs highway Sunday by Deputy Sheriff Sid 'Sebastian, Guthrie said lie picked up a hitchhike]-, who pulled a knife and ordered him to drive out on a side road He said he was slashed in a struggle with Die man. TUESDAY, DECEArBER 20, 1.949 Coo/, Bauxite Reported Found in Montenegro LONDON. Dec. 20 —ItPi— Yugoslavia reported ye.stenlay rich deposits of coal, bauxite, niagancre and lead-zinc ore have been found in Mome-Ni'nio. The official rjeivs agency Tnnjiig .said deposits of rjutixiie, source of nlmimim, total "tens of millions of tons." With the Courts Chancery: Alhe Ainsworth vs. Gerald Lafoii Ainsuorth, suit for divorce. Siisnn Turuafje Hargett vs. Jesse iV. Hargctc, suit for divorce. Circuit: T. w. Neil vs. J. W. l.ovelady suit to collect S436.R4 on a note. W. w. Vopp, Jr., vs. P. I Byrd, suit to collect S3C1-67 on a note. L. D Buckley and I,. A. Rhodes vs. 11. T. nonets et al, suit to col- , led SU.fJOO for damages to first j party of the plaintiff for injuries I received in accident near Osceola, November H. and to collect 5750 ' damages to truck belonging to second |Mrty of the plaintiffs. Adopted Daughter Takes Milkman's Life Savings And Loses it at Races NKW YORK. Deo. 20 MV-Mllk- l'i''«o?» i "' lcs McKci '»a Is out his 47.749 life savings, and a 26-ycar-ol( daughter he and IMS wife adopted when she was two months old is accused of taking the money and blowing most of It on' horse races The daughter. Marlon said In court Sunday she would make restitution, vowing she would "get two JoDs to pay the money back all the faster." The girl, who had worked as a clerk, was arraigned on a forgery :hntfe. Accused of withdrawing the uoiiey from her foster father's Jtink account, she was held in $1.000 bail. Police, who brought the daughter hack from Fort Pierce, Fin said he admitted taking the money for •a \\-hirlc at the ponies" In Florida, jhe had only S3 when arrested. The initials "TV" have been introduced into the language as being synoinyuous with television. Heavy Fog Hampers Rescue of Injured BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dee. 20"''' A three-way street car collision In a heavy fog here yesterday brought injury to at least ->0 persons. The fog hampered rescue operations by delaying the arrival of ambulances to bring the injured to a hospital. None of the Injured was in serious condition. Mrs. Thomas Withd raws From Congressional IIACKBNSACK:, N i husband. The withdrawal j ef t over the weekend as the fie iw- organization candidate f iv, an congressional district Jolt 7 ' h "After much deliberation , * decided that i snail t * time be a candidate for r *^ s Mis, Thomas announced *>.,_ • President Coolidge's Inauguration in 1924 was the first to be broadcast. 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