The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1950 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 25, 1950
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVIT.LB (AKK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1950 Truman Pleased WithWageBoost President Predicts Better Life for All • Through Social Justice WASHINGTON. Jan 25— (S"l— President Truman said today he looks forward "to great and lasting benefits" /rom the new 75 cents art hour minimum wage lap; which went Into effect at midnight. Asserting Hie united States will not relax its efforts "to provide t better life for all our people," Mr. Truman said the raising of the minimum rate from 40 to 75 cents an hour Is "dictated by social Justice." . > The law, to which the President 'called attention In a 700 - word statement, was one of the Key planks in his 1948 campaign. "Ours is a growing society," Mr. Truman said. "We-cannot Bf/nnl to stand still, and we cannot afford to have our legislation become outmoded-" He said the 40-cent minimum K'age standard had become "obsolete." . ' "Consequently, In 10-19. we re- Wamined and re-appraised (.lie federal waste-hour law In the light of the 11 vpflrs experience we had with it and In the context of onr present 230-billton dollar national economy," Mr. Truman continued. ' "The ammendnMnts to the act constitute our modernization of this •law. { "As now ammended, the fair labor standards act is a good law. But no law can he drafted which 'will not need re-examination if. the light of subsequent developments. I have therefore. asked the secretary of labor to keep me Informed on the operation of the new law. 1 ' "I am confident that our em- .ployers and workers will find compliance with this law evfn easier than compliance with the original statute In 1938. 1 look forward to great and lasting benefits from this legislation.™ - The president said the increases TtollW benefit 22,000,000 workers. Another amendment, he said, "provides greatly Increased protection for our young boys and girls against dangerous industrial work."' RFC and OTA Reported Hear Agreement on Loan For Tuba Toll Road WASHINGTON. Jan. 25H/F)— Oo»ernor Roy Turner of Oklahoma aid yesterday he believes the RFC ~and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority are near agreement on a 133,000.000 loan for the proposed Oklahoma City-Tulsa toll road. The governor announced alter he and authority.' members mot 'for two hours behind closed doors trlth the Reconstruction Finance .Corporation board of directors that ,no final decision had been reached. Hej said RFC engineers are continuing studies of the proposal. ' Yesterday's discussion, the governor said In a statement, was "a continued exploration o f purely technical problems with reference to the RFC loan to the Tulsa turnpike." ' TWO MOOS LOOK ALIKE—Candy and Sandy, purebred Ayrshire identical twins at Amenla, N. V., are exceptions to the rule that twin dairy cattle do not turn out well. They look alike,'walk alike and moo alike. Now nine months old, the calves show signs of becoming top milk-producers. The unusual twins belong la Mrs. Dorothy Long. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Many Ships Run Blockade to Get Goods Into China ^ HONG KONd, Jan. B5. W-Government Marine Department records reveal more than $100,000,000 In high priorily cargoes have been delivered to Chinese, Communist ports in the last seven months by blockade runners routed through Hong Kong. Some 500,000 gross tons of shipping left Hong Kong for Red ports since the Nationalist Chinese declared their blockade last June, the records revealed. Belter than 125,000 tons of Russian shipping slipped through the loose Chinese blockade. The Russian ships curried Industrial goods, high grade gasoline, medical supplies and Industrial raw materials. British ships accounted for about 2*0,000 tons. Along with other foreign vessels, they transported industrial chemicals, petroleum, cotton .eel bars, copper wiring and news- rlnt. Five American ships dcllvcret nore than 40.000 tons to Shanghai The $100.000,000 figure Is conser alive. Some sources say as rnucl *200.000.000 worth of cargo ha n delivered to the Chinese Reds America Has Many Kinds of Gaffers, But Few Rated Expert Glass Blowers ; Helium Is a colorle&t, odorless, »nd tasteless gns. By Boyle CORNING, N. Y—U'i—America is full of all kinds of nailers, but it has only a dow?n or so like James E. Janson. A "gaffer" is a master glass blower, and lie is a vanishing type. For glaStSmnkii.g, like most industries, hhK b?come heiivily mechanized, in the sprawling Corning works here mncl»ne<; liave* been developed that stamp out 37,000 different glass products for home, factory and laboratory use. But In one corner H old time gaffers still turn out exquisite pieces of hancl-mndc Sk-u- ben glassware, that sell anywhere frmo $20 to $1,000. They nre the aristocrats of an ancient art, and Janson—the workers call him "Johnny"—is one of the best. "I have been working with glass for 55 years now," said Johnny, who is 69. Like most expert glass |blowers he Ls Swedish. He came to this country In 1901. Craftsmen Musi Be ArtfsL The gutter rjosses a shop of five or .six men. Two or three bit gatherers collect molten glass on long Iron blow pipes. The servitor fashions the base and stem from the red hot glass, and the gaffer then takes over. Seated on a bench, tie shapes and finishes the glass, adding handles or decorative features with a pair of long applewood pincers. This requires nrtlslry as "well top craftsmanship—for the gaffer must have an nbsbh'ite sense of form. And he has to work steadily. I asked Janson how long it had tak-sn him to learn his craft. "A lifetime," he said, "I started learning as a boy from my lather, who was a glass blower. But you never stop learning. W e learn something everyday." All glass used to be made by hand. Then it was blown Into molds. Then machinery took over most of the work"But hand-made glass wM never die out," said Johnny. "They will always find someone in make it." Few Left in Carry On The company he is employed by hasn't found it easy. A few ycnrs ago they sent scouts through the West Virginia mountains, searching for experienced gaffers in small glassworks here. They couldn't find ft«y. Now the company is trying to train native American boys in the craft. 'It is like playing the violin," said Johnny. "Some can get farther along with it fhan other. But I am entitled to green pastures soon —like an old horse. I hope to retire next summer. I hilve a lot of fishing to do.*' Johnny's Interest In glass working doesn't slop when his day at the factory has done. He built himsctt a small experimental furnace in a. basement workshop. There he works out new patterns in glass for his own pleasure- He has them all over the house. And his cye.s shine with delight as he shows them. His wife take. 1 ; this hobby with some reservation. "He loves his work," she smiled "That's all there Is to it, Glass doesn't mean so much to me—I hear too much about it." 'erman Workmen Say Russians Are Mining Itanium in New Field LUENEBURG, Ocrmnny, Jim. 25 T'i—The Rnsslan.s were reported to ay to have he;;;:n digging Uraniim I'oni a ne» - ficlri in the Soviet Zone >( Germany. Five German workmen »-)m said hey fieri from the niiun described is located In the Hare Monn- ains. about 25 miles Iran the Bvi- ish Zone horder. Previously reported uranium nineR in the Soviet Zone were located in the Erzgeberge region near '.he Czechoslovak border. - The U.S. Bureau of Mines says regular-price gasoline averaged H1.9 octane rating In the summer o 1949, compared with 80.1 In 1948. Concrete Culvert Tile Sires op (o 36 fn v J\V Corrugated ..,'"" )_ Metal Culverts Sizes up (o S4 fn. Aulrrniatfr Flood Oalps Concrete Septic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Sewer Tile Bfst Prices We Dellrer A.H.WEBB '- Hljhwuj Bl it SlaVe Dot Phone 714 Jnclaimtd /«w«/» Valued at $40,000 BEVERLY HIULS. Calif., J»B. » —(4>)—James 3. Hudson wfu convicted as a burglar but he's richer today bf 740,000 worth of Jewelry —and on court orders. Since Hudson w«a sentenced on a burglary count nine Month* »«o, police have canvassed the country for a claimant to the jewel* they found in the radiator hose of Hudson's car. They couldn't find any takers. Ywterday Superior Judge Thurmond Clarke ordered the police to return the gems to Hudson. The 35-year old convict told the Judge he obtained the jewelry from man he staked !n a poker jam«. l/ftwc/coiiM Visitor CHICAGO, Jan. 25. W) — Mrs, Harry A. Unaweaver, wife of a divorce lawyer, answered the doorbell of her home last night. She told a strange, wen-dressed caller that the attorney was nut at home, ixclalmlnf, "here'* a present for The Prlbllof Islands sealing Industry brings the U.S. government more than 11,000,000 a year. FOR SALE Onerete • eilTfrta, 12 Inch I* 4i lack, pUlu ft nuftreed. Aim C*nrrr(. B«Udl»» Blwkl cheaper than ranker for kanu, chicken kMlti, pomp bvun, tenant ••««, ta*l aheda. We deliver. Call u 1H tn* •aUmate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Ph«a« t*l. your husband," the man punched tier In the nose, she reported to police. IT PAYS you To Keep Vour Shoei In GOOD REPAIR I HflLTCRS IQUflUITY SHO£ SHOP J.S. Engineers Aword $118,000 Levee Contract MEMPHIS. Term., Jan. 25_<;T>|_ A contract for additional levee construction In Cape Girardcnn County, Mo., has been awarded to the Forcum-James Company of Dycrsburg, Tcnii, Sol. Louis H. Footo, U. S. Engineer ,said today. The linn's bid was approximately ".LIGHT TREE"—A new multi-light lamp, designed to throv. light into any part at the room is demonstrated at the Mei chandise Mart in Chicago b Ruth Ellen Merlyn. Called th' "lifihi tree," it was designed b\ . "Sy" Miller. 3 DAY SPECIAL! Thursday-Friday-Saturday 4118,000. Ff»te said. The contract calls for the enlargement of an old levee and tin construction of a new levee in thi vicinity of Delta, Mo., in the Little River Drainage District. Work is scheduled to begin before July 1. Expert Service COY GOODSON can do (he job well. . .contract work, wiring, appliance repair. 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