The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1949
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TWO BlATIIEViLLE (ARK.) COUTUEn NEWS Conference Held On Phone Strike •Missouri Governor Meets Union Heads On Ev« of Walkout JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., lire. 23. (AP)— Gav. Forrest Smith came up (delay wJih a plan In stave off a thrralcncd strike of 50,000 Southwestern Bell Telephone Company workers. Me said he might be able lo report latrr today whether hl.s plan would work. He would not disclose what the proposal was. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Doc. 23. CAP)—Union leadens meet with Gov. Forrest Smith today on the eve of a threatened strike by 50,000 employes of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. The purpose of (he meeting requested by the union w.i-s not clear —but the governor prcsunmbly vdll be asked to inter;ene in the dispute. Smith .said yc.strdtiy he wns not prepared to .step in ss a mediator "at this time." The walkout which leaders of the CIO Cotrmumiciuions Worker. 1 ; .s«y •they are ready lo call 'at any time" would cripple communications in n six-stnfe area. Including Arkansas. If any strike deadline lias been set, the union U keeping it secret. St. LouU Newspapers report the, strike may be called tonight or tomorrow If Gav. Smith Inkes no action. Making known liLs views on Uic subject for the first time, the gciv- 12,000 members in Missouri are sub- .einor satd yesterday the union's ject to the state's K.iH&-Thomp,«<wi Act barring utility strikes. Penalties provided by the law are sever, and it could prove a major stumbling block in the union's plans for a waJkout. Would Cost Union Under the law, tlie union wcmtri be subject to a forfeiture of $10.000 for each day of the strike. Flat forfeitures of $1,000 could be imposed on union officers encouraging or leading a strike. Strikers could be stripped of seniority rights. The law does out apply ,of, to the Southwestern Hell employes in other states served by the company, except that it could prove costly to f the Union's Division 20. which has headquarters In St. Licmis, Tile union has claimed that Missouri workers of Southwestern Belt do not come under the laxv. Advised - of the "governor's view; a union ipokieiriui said; "Wa don't know what effect—IT ny-^that would have on our plans." . ; The union official said Southwestern Bell-will not be given advance notice If a strike Ls called. "Why should we advertise such information?" he asked. The/company reported that sup- «rvisory-f^'em.ploye.s will replace Ewit'cHbcKifd oeprators "In a rcla- tlvely^short time" in the event of a strike. Obituaries C. A. Martin Dies in Home On East Rose Funeral services for C. A. Martin, 69, were conducted at 3 p.m. today at the Holt Funeral Home Chnpcl by H. P. Sharp, evangelist at the Church of Christ. Mr. Martin died at 11 p.m. yesterday nt his home on East Rose Street. He had been hi poor health for several years, Before his retirement a Iff: years ago he was associated with Ills son. Buford Martin, In several business enterprises In Btythevllle, Including Martln- Boydston clothing store, He was born in Ripley, Trim., where he lived until 30 years ago when he came (o niythcviUc. He Is survived by ills wife. Mrs. Nora :\fart!n. a son, and two sisters, Mrs. Alta Sweat and Mrs. Lucille Glassrock, all of niythcvllle. Pallbearers included: W. S. Allen, Lonnie Boydston, Alex Shelby, Bill Wright. M. A. Archer and Walter Clark. Burial was In the Elmwood Cemetery. Retired Farmer Thomas Smith, Dies in Michigan Last rites for Thomas Smith, 18, retired farmer from Dell, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Cobb Chapel, by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan. pastor of Ihe Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Smith died Tuesday at Coloma. Mich., where he wns visiting relatives. He was sick only a few- days. His body was returned here for burial yesterday afternoon. Mr. Smith had made his home at Dell for many years, and was born In Waverly. Tenn. Survivors Include six sons, Porter. Dilnhord find George Thomas Smith, all of Dell; James Smith "f Colomn. Mich., C. C. Smith of Flint. Mich., Taylor Smith of Oakhurst, Okla.: a daughter, Mrs. FXsrey Pmitt of Coloina, Mich.; and four sisters. Mrs. Mollic Hickrnan of Dyer.sburg. Tenn., Mrs. Sis Townsend of Nashville, Tenn.. Mrs. Dodo Parnell of Hiisttmrc. Tenn.. and Mrs. Georgia Reynolds of Bakera- ville, Tenn. Grandsons were the active pnll- bcarers. They were: Bobby Joe Smith. Eugene Smith. Frank I'rnltt, Thomas Pruitt and Burl Smith. Burial was In the Maple Grove Cemetery. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, til.. Dec. 23, (ff"r—<USDA>—HOES 9500; market mostly 25 lower than Thursday; spots 50 off; 180-210 Ibs 16.50; few 16.75; practical 16.50; 230250 Ibs 15.75-16.25; 250-270 Ibs 15.5075; 280-325 Ibs 14.50-15.00: 150-170 Ibs 16.00-50; 100-130 Ibs 14.75-15.15; sows 400 Ibs down 12.75-13.50; heavier sows 11.00-12.50: few heavies 10.75; stags fl.00-11.00;-boars ii.OO- 9.50. Cattle GOO; calves 250: not enough on sale to make a market; odd head canncr and cutter cows 11.00-14,00. Gifts are Presented At Kotarians' Luncheon B. G. West, with beard, bools, red Jacket, reindeer rind obvious physical a.ssct-S. brought a bagful of toys to members of the Blytheville Rotary Club nt their meeting yesterday. When it w;u announced that Santa needed a red-nosed reindeer before he could make the luncheon cull. Rotarians responded unselfishly by unanimously electing to sentl one of their members. W. S. Johnston, to guide Mr. West to the Noble's Mirror Room. Dnle Briggs acted as master of ccre.vionic.s during presentation of gilts. Guests included former fllythe- vllle Rotarlan Dr. W. D. McClurkin, now of Nashville, Tenn., Dr. R. F. Smart, Richmond, Va., C. V. Se- bmiKli, C. G. Redman, Jr., and E. B. Gee, ,7r. New Committees. Announced for S. Missco Scouts New committees Tor the South Mississippi county district of the Hoy Scouts of America were announced today by Herbert Shlp- pcrt of Osccola, District Chairman. Mr. Shlpperi Is serving with Harold R. Ohlendorf, vice-president, and Emmelt Wilson, Commissioner, as head of the South Mississippi County Scouts this year, and said that plans for Hie year's work would he outlined at a dinner meeting early next month. Committees will include: Leadership Training. Chairman Weston P. Kills of Victoria and Harold p. Ho'Aerton of Joiner; Health and Safety, chairman Or. I,. D. Ma«ey of Osreola and Dr. Eldon Falrley of Wilson: Organization and Extension; Chairman James E, Hyatt. Jr., of Osccola; Arthur L. Rogers, Jr.. and Ixjsllc N. Speck; Camping and Activities, Charimn Dr. Joe G. Hughes of Osceola, Emmett Dunn and Emmett Wilson. Vernon James of Osceola will head the Advancement Committee, a nit member* will be A. Welhy Young and the Rev. lj. TV Lawrence. Finance chairman will be Dr. Genrgc Cone of O-sccola and com- mliteemen will be Carroll W. Watson and Steve Ralph. SANTA Continued from Page I personally. Since that lime the calls have been coming !n steadily (one child, when asked what he wanted, outlined a complete wardrobe. . two have called from southeast Missouri). True to his word, Mr. Gresley will have Panta Claus in the Noble's lobby tomorrow afternoon. After 4 p.m. children will be able to re- cmphasize the importance of those lists they pave him over (he telephone. TOYS Continued from Page 1 other chiiilrrn. Toys to be given include a pedal car, electric; train, tricycle, mtchiin- Ical trucks, cars, Jeeps, buses. walk- Ing tin soldiers, balls, drums and almost every conceivable toy that would make & two-year old boy happy. Cash donations sent the child all were used in paying hospital bills, and the parents though saddened by the loss of their child, regained i. faith In the human race because of the response to their child's need. Blood donors were many, as were those Rivlnu cash and toys. Captains Warned To Avoid Sailing Shanghai Waters WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 IAI>) The government warned American ship captains today that they may lose their licenses if they rake their ships into ShaiiKhai waters. The State Department announced that tills warning has twice been given to the skipper of the Isbrant- sen Lille's Flying Arrow. The nxv-t recent warning was from American olticl.ils at t'u.san, Korea, on Dec. 20. A general wattling WHS Issued by the United State* on December 17 to all shipping companies and ship masters. This said the port of Shanghai ant! Its aproachc.s "constitute a zone of danger" which is extremely ha/.ardou.s to shipping because of the Nationalist ef forts to close the ]>ort. Bentonville Man, Wife Found Shot to Death BENTONVILLE. Ark.. Dec. 23. (Vl 1 *—A Bentonville real e.state man and his esirantjctl wife were shot to j death here yesterday. Coroner W. F. Burns said George I. Wilkerson. 5G, killed his wife. May, also 50. and then killed himself. Wilkerson went to his wife's apartment and sought a reconciliation. Other persons heard Wllkcr- son's pleas, lib wife's' refusal and then pistol shot.s. Negro Youth Club to Contribute to Needy The Nepro Youth Club will present three baskets io needy families on Christmas Day. The club project for 1(150 will be the buying of a site 'for the building of the Club house. There are thirty lumbers in the club. Officers of the club are president Charles Hodge; vice-president. Gene Hcnton; secretary, Melvin Wil/on treasurer, Herman Chroinslmw house committee, Robert Harriss; and publicity, Rudolph Taylor. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, Russians Accused BERLIN, Dec. 23. (API— The West Berlin City Council last night accused Russia of holding captive over 1,000.000 German war prisoners- some of them women and children. The Germans, said a resolution passed by the council, were being held despite repeated Soviet promises ami ngvecmenU to return them. Mercury Tailspim LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 23— l/T'l— Winter whistled.into ..rkansas last night sending the mercury on a downward spin. Coldest spot in the state was at Gilbert which reported a low of 13 degrees. Traces of snow also were reported at PaycUcrille and Harrison. It is the "wealth" of good will, and the "strength" of good fellowship that make fora Merrier Christmas and a Happier New Year. Carter's Grocery & Market Hiway 61 North Illegal Fishing Seen By Aerial Photographs WASHINGTON — W>> — Federal game officials arc using aerial photographs as evidence against commercial fishermen operating illegally In ccrlaln waters. The idea is showinR special promise In Alaska, where rough waters sometimes make it Impossible for a patrol plane to land. Albert M. Day. director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says the plane has replaced the dog sled In Alaskan patrols to the extent that only 13 miles were covered by sled last year, against 134,32!) by plane, .TOO by helicopter and about 100,000 by other means. Truck Driver Robbed JONESBORO. Dec. 23. fAP) — Lee McDonald, Paragould beer driver, reported to police here last niijht that an armed bandit robbed him of $i90-at 8:30 p.m. The holdup occurred six mtle.s east of Jone.s- boro on Highway 1. he said. .iches and expensive oifls do nol a'one make a Christmas merry. The simple, lamiliar wishes ol neighbors and friends are jusl as important for a iull • enjoymcnl of the holiday. Mindful o( this we are anxious lo voice our homey, old-fashioned greeting: "To all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Furniture $/ Warmed by the Star of Christmas, The heart grows tall and strong; And every passing stranger's vo.ce Echoes the angels'song; All men are friends-all friends are de^r ^M err y Chrises, friends. Good cheer. And happiness this coming yearl Ark-Mo Power Co \?§2

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