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August 31, 1950

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 81, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN Labor is Scare Buying With New Wage Demands By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, Aug. 11. <APJ — Wir-born inflation Is fathering still another form of scare buylng^r- .labor, restive under the threats ol wage controli, appears out to "buy" another round of pay boosts belore « out war could make them rce. Rising living cost's are stirring up wage hike demands among workers In the steel, rubber, auto and electric industries today, and some observers see another wage-price lu- llalion spiral In the making. Just as the Korean outbreak ^ave a new pattern to prices, It appears to have given a new aspect to the labor picture. Tills tune a year <igo the unions had switched from asking higher pay to demanding security in the form of pensions and "fringe benefits." In recent days, however, the soaring cost of living has brought forth demands for-still another round of wage boosts on top of the four general rounds since 1945. Ir yesterday's packet of news are these Items: 1. Philip Murray, head of the CIO steelworkcrs union, says it's "a very good assumption" that steel workers would ask for wage increases this fall. Demands on Ford 2. An immediate' cost of living wage increase was asked of the Ford Motor Company by -some of ILs tool aiid die workers. 3. Demands for a wage increase were made on the General Electric Company by the head of the ClO International Union of' Electrkal, ayulio and Machine Workers of SlKertca. t. Union and B. F. Goodrich Com- pany officials confer today on th« OJO United Rubber Workers' demand for a 25-cent hourly wage increase. These four Industries—steel, auto, electric and rubber—have usiu'.ly set the wage pattern in the postwar years. Some observers fear that the wage-price spiral may start up again ana lead to run-away Inlla- tion. in the Immediate postwar years each round of wage increases was followed quickly by hikes ir the prices of the goods labor pro duced. This in turn led to fri'sii demands for higher wages to meel the rising cost of living. And so on for four years. Labor's position now Is ,-:et fortl in a statement today by the CIO's executive board: "Labor enters the mobilization period at a' decldct disadvantage. There is ample roon for wage adjustments without dls. turbin? exlsitng price levels." Management thinks not, and there you have what may be this winter's big industrial controversy. Truman Names • Arkansas Man WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. OT— President Truman has sent to the Senate these postmaster nominations for Arkansas: Alfred Wade Bishop of Lincoln, Ark., to succeed Walter Finley, resigned. Elmer Peter Blanton of .Marked Tree, Avk.. to succeed Ry'E. Pace, Jr., resigned. T HAT 'drip will be mort fun, every jr.ile— if you're sure your Buick i* »t its noble best I Better call your n««r««t Buick dealer this week about these service); Saf*>ty-ch«ck stop light*, lights, brakes, front wheel beirinjs — lnip«ct tires, complete ignition system, battery, generator— C1««n fuel filter, »ir cleaner, spark plugs — llnt> up headlight aim, front wheel alignment — Stop up performance by checking compression, adjusting carburetor, telling ignition timing -Incr.oa* tfro Hf« by cro»S-switch- inl nil tires, including spare — Improve rU« by Buick's'own LUBRICARE, • special "lubrication- plua" maintenance. Dream of Four Irishmen Ends On Sad Note of Death, Illness HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. Jl.oob, was knocked overboard dur- KEYBOARD I TT E N S_ Mrs. Jewell Crowell, In Oakland. cal., points admonishing -"Prim-ess Yasmln," mother of Ihtse Burmese klllens owned br at one wandering off lune. Sff YOUR NEAftfST BUJCff DEALER <AP)—H was last Chiblmaa that lour 21-jcar-old Irishmen b»nded together to realist 4 lone time dream ot {ir-iw.'!iy adventure. There was Kevin OTarrel ot Dun Laaghalre and Anthony Jacob nnd John Kenny of Tlpperary and Desmond DaUon of Dublin. They hoiied to sail around the world, pausing In America for out year of architectural study under tin noted designer, Frank Lloyd Wright, In Sin-lug Green, WIs. The Intrepid quartet pooled »OO to buy » 33-year-old 38 loot jailing craft, Ituna, once a prize-winning hiE cruiser fallen on the plodding life of a shrimper. For months they labored making her seaworthy, and thai jht proved In the tradition of her name, Huna, which In the Greek means "salety on the seas." On Aug. 1. the Itima and her four adventurers sailed on their trains - Atlantic orfyisey with a message from DnV>- Hn'j lord mayor to New York Irish Mayor William O'Dwyer. Four weeks they were at They saw only one ship and one whale. Once the skipper, Tony Ja- .ng a sudden squall on a pitch black night In mid-Atlantic. But his companions found him "swimming like champion, looking like h« would make Bermuda under his own steam." Prom Dublin to Bresi, France, thence to Vlgo, Spain, on to the Matlclrns, the Canary Islands, .ind I hen Hie doughty little ship moor ed at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club here. The four bearded young irlih men came ajhorf—Joyful over i dream almost half-reallitd. Today, the Irish nig at hal(-ma*t on the Ituna alfnilM • heartbreaking disappointment. WaJUn» for Kevin O'Farre) wa* a cablegram that his mother had died and hia father was wrlotuly PI. OTarrel, abandoning hi* drewn, \R flying home. Now Many W§ar FALSE TEETH With LittU Worry eat, ulk, l«u»h or UMM without letr ot hntccur* ItlM U*th trapping, tupping or wobullnj. pABTnrm bo!4> plate* llrm«r ind mor* ooffiforubly. Tm» pleAunb powd«r baa BO guauaf, goo«y. put? uit« or f««lln» Doeaot c»u» niUit. it. •Ikmllm (BO Uh«clu "pl»t< odor' [dwatura Li.t iASTitru H u, tru, > DR. J. F. BRONSON'S CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 They leak alike...they work alike But there is one big difference This telephone... installed three years ago... had $223 worth of poles, wire, switchboards, and other facilities behind it to make it work. This telephone... installed last year...took $412 worth of added plant to make it work. RE AS OH., .higher prices for materials and labor. Every new telephone installed in Arkansas will keep on reducing the rate of earnings... already less than two cents on each dollar invested in telephone plant. That's why it is so extremely important that rates be increased before we can turn on the green light and go ahead with the $38 million Greater Arkansas Telephone Program. This money must come from the savings of people willing to invest in telephone securities. And they won't put up the money unless they see prospects for reasonable earnings. Would you?, K WEAJEK ARKAMSAS HfffW A GREATER ARKAHSAS TELEPHONE PROGRAM

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