The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 24, 1950
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS Telephone Strike Threat Takes New Twist for Labor Disputes; Union Would Jam Switchboards By Norman Walker WASHINGTON, Jan. 2-1. (AP)—The government took n hand today in a labor dispute which had brought a threat of a nationwide telephone strike. The union has come up with a new twist: a plan to make the strike effective by jamming company switchboards. The Federal Mediation Service^ said it was entering the dispute to help get a settlement William N. MargolLs. assistant director of the service, was to confer first with Joseph A. Beirne, president ol the strike-threatening CIO Communiea- Uaiis Workers of America <CWA). Jft said he would meet with company officials later. • The union announced it will call a walkout of 300,000 phone operators and equipment caretakers soon un- le.w companies of the Bell System negotiate an agreement based on tiie union's demands. The CWA is asking a wage boost, pension changes and a 35-hour work week. It has not fixed the amount of wage increase It wants. Beirne called on the public and members of other CIO unions yesterday to ime their telephones as much as possible In case a strike develops, In order to jam telephone switchboards. Din-ing a six-week strike In 1947 the Bell system used skeleton crews to keep service going. One .Manager I'rotcsls "We want, the public to use the telephone as much as possible so that the unattended equipment will develop mechanical trouble more speedily than when we were there to maintain it," Beirne told fcllou unionist 1 *. "We advise full and complete use of telephones during the strike. We even advise over-use of the telephone." There was a prompt protest from C. H. Johnson, vice president and general manager of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, •^•hich serves the Washington area. He said the plan "clearly Indicates that the' union eladership utterly '^fcf'egards its responsibility for maintaining a service so vital to the public health find safely." Johnson said in a statement that contract negotiations between his company and the union are not due to begin until February "yet Mr. Beirne again brandishes the strike weapon over our heads." More Coal Needed ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24. (IF) — An executive of General Motors Corp. said last night that steel companies supplying the automotive concern may have to shut down this week unless more coal is available. H. R. Boyer, director of Genera' Motors' production engineering sec- Sudbury Perfect Semester Record Is Announced Mrs. K. P. Fry, principal of Sudbury School, today announced the perfect attendance record for the first semester. First grade. Miss Mary Hubler— Robert Johnson, Claude Wheeler, Jr.. Linda Adams, Sandra Mae Dougherty, Linda Jean Meadows, Glenria Dale Turner, Pelton Smith and Leo Stephens. First Grade, Miss Beatrice Hargett—Joe Lee Burns, Wendell Chitmon, Larry Cummings, Johnny Mack Kclllck, Marshal Larkin, Larry Hargctt, William Panl Wamble, Linda Jo Cordell, Julia Phillips. Linda Anne Smith, Hilda Faj Barnes and Deiorcs Ann Wadkins. Second grade, Miss Luclla Barnes — Arend Collier. Waller Garrison. Jerry Polsgrove, Joe Harold Wicker, Carol Lee Beavers, Sarah Frances Hardy. Sara Lou Snow, Richard Haney, Sammy Saliba. Kenneth Skelton. Honorable mention—David Hodges, David Kclllck, Roger Robinson. tii lotprsf | .on, Aa id his company's plants would be forced to close in about 30 Jimmy Wealherford, Kemp Wliisenluml. Priscilla Burnett, Dolpha Mae Cole Linda Jo Ann Ford. Charlotte Lewis. Marv Ellen Thompson a'irl Lilly Mae Powell. Second grade. Miss Mildred Mca- dor—wina Mae Knapp, Lewis Alen Cline. Charles Ronald Cobb. William D. Crocker. Charles Lawson Enderson. Charley Ray Kcllick, William Kinnlnmnnth. Robert Gene Lovelace. David Thomas Mathenia. Billy Gene Nelson, Peguy Joyce Cochran. Sarah Lou Moody. Linda Uiu Tricschn'ian. Honorable mention—Ronald Frazlcr. William Stal- cun, George Webb, James Lynn Wilder. Margaret Farris. Linda Hannah, and Mary Sue Brackin. Third arade, Mrs. Joe Trieschman — James Garnett. John Ma.ves, Tommy Saliba. Carolyn Cordell, Linda Griffon. Brinda. McClahnhan and Linda McClanahan. Third grade. Mrs. Fry — Billj Baker, James Brogdon. Jimmy Ear Ford. Paul Goforth, Charles Hester J. T. James, David Kelly, John Edgar Meivin. Darryl Lee Thompson Charles Lewis Weatherford. Rilla Mae Davis, Mary Lou Garnett. Eunice Gean. Luberta Henson. Ann King. Jeanette Martin and Glenda Shamlin. Third prade. Mrs. Roy Kirksey— Glynn Bryan. Wayne' Lovelace Marvin Proctor, Jerry Rbnnsaval PAGE FIVS Pre-fab Homes Costing $5,700, Plus Land, Win Favor and Brothers Plan to Step-Up Production Wy NEA S*rrl» LAFAYETTE, Ind. (NEA>- A p?.lr days if the steel supply is cut off. j Robert . Westbrook, Joyce Halford | Marie Kelly. Frankie Marie Rich Wcod for coffins Is said to pro- | ardson. Carol Jean Scott and Caro vide one of the heaviest drains on lyn Ann Webb. Chinese forests. • Fourth grade, Mtss Flor»nce OPTICAL DISILLUSION—The painter intended lo set oil the brick front of the home of Samuel Cameron. Cincinnati, O., with neat white stripes. The color was okay, but the lines came out wavy, with the disturbing results above. Moore—George Bcasley. Larry Bur- ,eson, Clifford Goodson. Billy Carol Honey. Belly Lou douse and Nadene Yowelt. Fourth grade. Mrs. George Wiggs —Danny Joe Brntchcr. Lcndennie Fowler, III, David Moody. John Richaro Nelson, H. L. Rosamond. Jr.. Nancy Jean Barry. Jimmlc Helen Followay and Shirley Ann Kin- ninmouth. Fifth grade. Mrs. Dorothy Martin —Larry Campbell. Lurry Ellis. Dan Fj.nis. Wayne Hoiwycutt. Cnrrol Knfipp, Ronald McGregor, Willie Mullins, Rutliie Cooper. Xetha Fisher, Lola Lewis and Delorcs Lum. Sixth grade—Mrs. D. C. McLean —Billy Caldwell, Jimmy Lum. ,Jne Meivin, J. Mtillins. Kenneth Stanley. John R. Slovall. Max Walker, Shirley Ellis, Nancy Estes, Lin- cia Fou'ler, Imogene Fi'eeman, Olivia Skelton and Pearlie Sue Strib- Brings Safe Landing in Dense St. Louis Fog ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24. i)Vi—Hndar •ciiKht a lust air force pliiuc to -safe landing in dense (on last night. The pilot. 2nd. LI. James Alexander. 23, .said he «>\pecicd to enish before real-lung the field. His fuel tndirators indicated the twin-engine Beechcraft was out ol gas miles bc- lorc it landed. W r ith Alexander were 2nd Lt, B. D, Thome, 33, the co-pllol, and Sergeants J. M. Smith and C. E. Cook. All are in Hie Air F'orce Reserve and stationed at Hamilton Field, Calif. On a cross-country training flight, they were en roulc from Omaha. Neb., lo Scott Air Force base near Belleville, 111., when they ol enterprising young indl&nans are well on their way toward boosting Ihc manufacture of prefabricated homes liito the big business arena. Ever since federal authorities tried to spur output of low-cost "pre- fnbs" In the early postwar days, many companies have been struggling vainly to make a sizeable dent In the housing market. Only In Ihe lust year have a few begun Lo achieve real progress, One of those Is the National Homes Corp., headed by the Price brothers, James and George. SUul- ing with a small plant here In 1940, these two have hiked production to week—and nre promising to more a present 28 houses a day—140 a than triple that figure In two years. National Homes lias shipped more than 17,000 houses during 1U brief lifetime, ami claims to be thc world's largest maker of pre-fabs. Whether true or not, tlie firm now is producing nearly a third of US. output. The cosl of their product seems to be a big factor in the Price brothers' success. Their two-bedroom "thrift home" sells for i.~>100 —within range of Ihc family^earning only $40 a week. They turn out a three-bedroom model for $6300 Cost of the lot is not included. Says James Price, company president: "Thc market Is limlllcss. We me building for people who now live in trailer camps, allies and basements." The government would agree that Ihe market for homes In Ilils price bracket Is wide. Housing officials regularly cnll on the building industry to turn out a $0000 "economy" house that will tap Ihc broud mass demand. Nallonal Homes produces Its dwelling units in room-sized sec- lions, with plywood the chief material for exterior and interior walls Un;u-semblecl prc-ful)s are shlppec from the factory In specially designed trailers which operate ovci n 500-mile radius. More distant .shipments can be made by rail—two houses to a car. lave found it Impossible to finance he purchase of enough units to get "to business on a large scale. National Homes gets around this iroblem by using its 150-mim dealer organisation lo solicit otricrs foc- orc the houses are' built in the plant. Thus, dealers do not have to )ay for units they may not be able o sell. Rather than accmniiilalo a back, log o[ unsold pro-tabs, dealers focus their resources on developing community areas. They install sewers and olher utilities, put down ilrccts and sidewalks and lancLscap ing. Erection of pre-fubs In community groups is relatively new. National Homes soon will start building a 600-unit project at Columbus, O. It lias already put up 1000 in Indhin- apolis and 500 each In Fort,Wayne and South Bend, Ind. Many are gathered In compact neighborhood settings. Fifteen years ngo James Price (liiit farming (or a $75 a month job wilh a defunct bank. He got into real estate through his work In clis- nosing of the bank's property hold- Ings. Prom there it was a short stride to creating Nullonnl Homes in ' 1040 with n meaner $12,500 capital. ' The war gave tile company a big push into healthy production^ Jle- i tween 1942 and 1945 National Homes) built 7500 units for wur workers nnd military personnel. W:lh the cap- i ital amassed in this period, the Price brothers were'ready for an i ambitious Iry when peace came, j Their early ilostwar hoiises sold well, hut they felt the $7600-$ 10,000 > price was too high. : Hence was •*• lx>rn the present "thrift home" In late 1043. It ol-i fers a 12 x 16 living room, kitchen and closet space. The Reconstruction Finance Cor- [wralion granted National Homes a 56,500,000 working credit ill 1947 but thus fur the company has borrowed only $2,000,000 against It. The Prices say the business Ls sound. But they expect rising production to neccssl- latc lurlher borrowings ol at least $800,000. The Price team wants to reach into thc rich housing markets of the Pacific coast nnd the Atlantic seaboard. They claim they can ship a house to Los Angeles for $300 and still undersell competitors by $1000 And they're talking of establishing a branch plant In New York stale this spring. Those efforts to spread nationwide may be the real lest whether inefubricaied housing is nt hut to make the grade us big business. to tha Soviet army newspaper, Taeglichc Rundschau." The paper was complaining about the cigars on sale In the state-owned, ration- free chain stores In lh« soviet wn«. Some of the best Chrhtmis tre«a ar.> the tops of larger trees cut for Umber. NEW Box Opens Week Dayi 7:M P.M. Malinee Saturday & Snndij < Mat.-Sun. 1 pja. Cont Showing Manila, Ark. Gorman Cigars Spit Fire Like Mount Vesuvius DEHL1N IAP>—111 Eastern Germany yon ciin buy cigars thut spit fire Ilko Mount Vesuvius, according with built-in sink and caljincls, utility room with water heater and wall furnace, considerable storage The company now offers customers 16 different exterior designs, ei^ht each for thc two-bedroom and three-bedroom models. A major sticker In expanding prefab production has always been dealer trouble. Too often dealers Arc you HOlng t>iron K ]) the ruiicUorin] 'middle age 1 porlotl pcciilliir to women (38 to 52 yrs.)? Docs this ltial:e you fiulfcr from hot, HnskicK. Feel ,10 item- otis, hiKh'&triini;. tired' Ihrri DO iry Lydla t*. Plnktiain'a Vt^rlnble Com' poviuil lo relieve fciiuh Bj-Jtiptoins. rtnkhivm'K Conipmiml alr.n bus v/lml Doctors call a stomachic Kmte <-i!.ict! LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S BUY iHEVILLC'S OHLV ALL WHITE THEATftE Ttirjs.-Wed. • 2 Mils MAHC — ••« nillFICAUI 10101 { ^» Rnrry FitigeroW Also Jungle Thriller Tuesday "THE DEVIL'S HENCHMAN" with Warner Baxter Also Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "DAVID HARUM" with Will Kontri Also Short* RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark.! Times Today "SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON" (In Technicolor) with JOHN WAYNE and JOANNE DHIT Warner New. and Cartoon Wednesday & Thursday "THE THREAT" with Michael O'She* and Virginia Grey News A Cartoon became The naval air station here picked up Alexander's appeal for help and Sixth, grade. Miss Alma Peters— 8 uidcd thc Plane in by radar. The V Bratcher. Dean Doughertv j "cwmon won parachutes and were „• . . _ ' ' prepared to bail out. Jimmy .Wayne Polsgrove, Robert Ray White. Martha Jane- Bartholomew, Ella Sue Bensley. Jcaneltc Cobb, Emily Sue Damon and Jeanetlu Elmore. I Tlicy continued to Scott Ease today. Light travels about 5,880.000,000.000 miles in a year. Now-an Airliner Reclining Seat in the 1950 Nash Ambassador For the ]fl~t word in comforl Irv the iN'ash Ambass*tor's new Airliner Reclining Seat. At lever loucli tlic scat goes back as far as you wifh. Relax complelcly . . . oft lo sleep if you like, for there's Safety Bell protection. I'.xeept for tlic landscape flashing by. yonM hardly know you were in a moving car. For super-soft coil springs on all four xheels have turned tlic road to velvet... and wind•roar has liecn hushed by Americans hest •crodynamic design. The air you breathe is fresh and filtered by- the Nash Wcaihcr Kve Comiilionrd Air much room you can even have Twin Beds. HYDRA-MATIC DRIVE! Drive this iN'ash Ambassador. Discover America's lop high-compression engine that requi^s only regular gasoline—up lo 30% more economical than olher fine cars by ouner reports. Anil now yon can have HvdVa-Malic Drive plus new Nash Sclecto-I.ifl Sterling—avail- ablc only on the i\ash Ambassador. S.,», Nmfc t btpei 5 I,•,.„:! I.,, «»»r!.!.fr nn ?-<f<«r S (C>r ill ,„(,(,I,, Ni.h Am! !rm optin , n ,.ij^r "*••»• 1177189 $2104 84 See your iXash dealer and learn the good news aboiil price. The Amba.ssador—even in Ciislom models rrgally tailored to your order—costs as much as a thousand dollars Svsr^m I o, , ••)<•<•«""""••"". "ir onier—costs as much is a thousand dollar- -J-tcm. in bkv Lounge interiors ll.cresso less than other cars of its size and qualiij% ninn la t^c i\iift S'l front jral or bacV, in any ,\ash h« ,'|. ciar—n«™ 1 l/ ! "' car PP r £i s " >rl r "" Knock-free performance with iff.- gmc—now 7.3 | 0 ] The 0 . ular j«olinf American cnsmewiih it.ejcuclc.t A-t^.M«W.«K. r lr . coTier^irLe;^^ «^{|»» «"•' «•«' »"'">'• ^ Z™X«"™"™* ,n™ S'ni^Sc' ranlshaft. never ha.c d,, sl> or fcrum cold, fr^e and body, floor an^roof.rc ami rMing smooihnc«'' hrrr wcMrrl inln onr- pinplr, mprr- Mrnne unit, Sfpic-iV-f/rc unti rolttt- froip'alTo.herV.'irN'fn (he'eriTire I'ul .new'perYormance."'"^^^" THERf'S MUCH Of rOMOHKOW IN ALL NASH DOCS TODAY SHELTON MOTOR CO 215 South 2nd Strut, Blytfievill* If they're not, you'd never know the clifTcrencc—because women have never been so adept at making the most of 'their looks and charm. But we think electricity deserves iome credit, too. Drudgery may build up character, but it certainly breaks down beauty. And today's women know electric service is truly a wife-saver. It takes so much work out of houstiwik. It frees precious time for leisure and enjoyment. No other item in your family budget buys so much ease and comforl and real living value—for so little. Yes, your pennies are prettier nowadays, too—when you use them for electric service. _ — — "MP.KT rOFU.tSS AROIIKR" for drllclilful comcdr. CBS— Su«*aj»—ft t, M., Cciuul lime Ark-Mo Power Co

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