The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1950 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 25, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLrTHEVILLB (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1950 THl NATION TODAY— tiew Wage-Hour Law Provides Higher Minimum Pay Schedule But Big Objectives Unchanged V By Korman Walktr I; * (For James Marlow) i (First of three articles on the new wage-hour law.) WASHINGTON 1 , Jan. 25. Wy—The new 1950 model of the wage-hour Jaw ts, like some of the new automobiles, pretty much like the old one. . Something new lias been added here and there. The product is about the same. The new law went on (he books today. To understand the law you There was a three-fold purpose: 1. To put a floor under wages—a move to prevent a complete collapse of wages In case of another depression. 2. To put -penalties on working anybody more than 40 hours a week —so as to .spread the available work around, thus giving jobs to more people. 3. To stop employment of children. Those three objectives are carried over into the new taw. Exemptions have been changed to some extent, some broadened, some narrowed, "but the three main points are still there. .The-floor under wages !s higher under the new law. It was 40 cents an hour, or $1G for a -10-hour week. Now it's 75 cents an hour, or $30 for a 40-hour week. Congress decided on this change because of higher living costs, Cannot Hire Children Tinder 1C The overtime penally is still there. Workers covered by the law must get time and a half pay for hours worked more than 40 in a week. Now, too, there is a direct penalty _for employing children under 16 'years of age. Formerly It was simply Illegal to ship for 30 days any goods made by minors. . The employer or worker naturally wants to know whether the new ]aw applies to him. The best advice, .If there's any doubt. Is to consult the wage-hour administration. It has offices In nearly every state. Some of the law's provisions seem perfectly clenr. Others are so com. plicated the courts will have to k clear them up. In general, the law applies to sll employes of firms state commerce having- inter producing for .interstate commerce. Still, there are cJear-cul exceptions to Ihls. • Government employes are exempt. Bo are workers in agriculture, do- -meattc servants, seamen and (ishcr- . men. • Mos* Retailers Ex em pled Most retail stores or service establishments are continued, exempt : But the law has been changed to •-««mpt more of them. ' The old retail exemption said ' tton WHS exempt If half of Its rc- • tail sales was in "Intra-statc com- meice," meaning within the state where the store wns located. But many retailers sold goods in • a state which eventually were taken Now the law says retail stores .re exempt If half of its retail sale. 1 ; are made within the state where the store Is Incaterf. This means Die liter's exemption won't be lost If goods he sells at retail In a state are later carried over into another state. There are a lot of changes like hat which seem to make it wise or an employer to consult the vase-hour administration, or H tiwyer. if he has doubts. Some em- iloyers, previously covered, may r ind they are now exempt, Or the reverse may be true. Some vorkers. previously exempt, are now lovcret 1 . For instance, the minimum vage provisions have been applied o airline and cannery workers. They are still exempt from the overtime .requirements. New po wers to en f o re e the la w l,a\e been given the government Formerly only employes could sue f they claimed back wages. Now the wage-hour administrator can ; for them, if he has their written consent. (Tomorrow: More about the exemptions.) VETS GO VIA VETMOBtLE—At Wostover Field, Mass., Navy chief Edward Adkins tries the controls of his odd-looking "Vcl- moblle" before turning it over to its new owner, Bob Driscoll of Brockton, Mass., lelt, a paraplegic. Adkins, wlio lives at Palo Alto, Calif., designs and builds the fingertip-controlled cars for disabled veterans who are unable to control usual type aulos. StEirled as a hobby by Adkins, the Velmobile business has boomed into a lively. occupation. narcotics peddler, Leonard Selami, 37. The evidence included a film showing an alleged narcotics sale. "What m'd you think those movies wcrr?" the Jutiyc snapped at the jurors "Pictures of Mickey Mouse? Average weight for new-bor. babie.s in the United States is pounds 4 ounces lor boys and pounds, for girls. December's Employment level is High WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. (/TV-A new record in weekly pay and the year's highest level at employment were chalked up in the last month at 1949. the Bircau ol Labor Statistics said today. The average sveekly earnings lor 11.500,000 production workers ill the nation's manufacturing establishments reached a new nigh of $58.20 In mid-December. A 1049 peat: of 43.700.000 persons was reported In industrial and commercial employment. That was ai Increase of 024.000 over the mid' November figure. Pre-hcllday seasonal increases .In trade and postoffice activities tc counted for most of the gain In em ploymcnt. Also, 215,000 workers in steel and automobile industries wer back on the Job following wide scale strikes. ManufacturiiiG. led by textile am, wearing apparel. Increased by one quarter of a million between Jul; and December, the bureau reported With the end ot Ihe sUel strike In mid-November, the work week in manufacturing as a "whole wa pushed upward to 39.8 hours — slightly below the December, 1M( SO Schoolboys Set Junior Fire Marshal Ratings LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 25. MP) — 'lily schoolboys In Central Arlcin- as were officially commissioned Junor fire marshals here yesterday. The lads, recently appointed In their respective school districts In a move designed to cut down on School fires, received badges and credentials from State Fire Marshal B. J. need after a one-day fire safety training conference. The boys were shown how to make periodic inspections of their school premises, recognise fire barrels and other safety methods. This conference was the first of eight regional meetings for junior fire marshals. Others are to be held during the next two weeks in Mon- llcello. Forrest City, Jonesboro, Yell- figure of 40.1 hours. In the durable goods group, Die work week rose almost an hour, to 40.1 hour.s. Gross hourly earnings In durable goods Increased to S1.43 cents lifting weekly earnings by $231 to an average of $5931. The non-durable goods industries also lilt a new high of $53.02 weekly Hourly earnings reached a record o SI.31 and the wovk week vosp. almost a hall hour, to the October level of 39.6. Arkansas Boy Admits Robbery of Texas Man OL.AHOMA CITY, Jan. 26— James Edward Ogl&sby, 17, Little Rock, Ark., pleaded guilty to kidnapping and robbery charges before V. S. Commissioner Paul Showalter here yesterday. Oglcsby and John W. Collins, 21, Hobbs, N. M-, are charged with kid- naping John P. Dry, Winters, Tex., robbing him of $40 and tying him to a tree near Sayre, Okla. Collins pleaded guilty to the car theft charge and innocent to the kidnaping charge. Bonds of t27,SOO was set for each. The two were arrested near Springdale, Ark., Jan. 13. Jury Given Reprimand By Bronx County Judge NEW YORK, Jan. 25. </f>— Bronx County Judge Samuel Joseph tolt: Members of n deadlocked Jury yesterday that they "have less intelligence than a two-year-old child." The jury had failed to reach verdict In the trial of an alleged OUTSTANDING VALUES Sheer NYLON Hosiery IJY UKiucsimu: & KAYSKK All Si/.cs — Dark Shades Special #1.00 per pair LADIES BEAUTIFUL WINTER DRESSES Good Assortment to Select Krom Buy One at Regular Price and Gel Another For Only 11.00 [ Also Other Outstanding Values For Dollar Days At Blytheville, Ark. Phone 591 lls, Berryvllle, Paris and Hope. The junior fire marshal program s sponsore dby educational, stale government, fire prevention and afety groups and was set up at the equest of Governor McMath. One Junior (ire marshal Is to be appointed for each of the state's school districts, and deputies ap- rolntcd to supervise for each school building. Hindus of the 3rd and 4th Century recognized the diamond as the hardest of all substances. With the Courts Chancery Bcne McWIlllams vs. Margaret Mitchell McWillianis, suit tor divorce. 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