The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 26, 1950
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' PAGE SEVEN THf NATION TODAY— Amended Wage Low Poses Some Tough Puzzles for Men Wfio Must Enforce Provisions By Norman Walker - v (For James Mario*') WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. lift —The case o( the winder wuher 1* one of the tough ones under the new wage-hour law. A window washer doing his Job In a building where there were firms engaged in interstate commerce was held to be covered by the old la Now he may be exempt. But nobody's too jure about It. The doubt comes from the*- — , changed definition ol who i-s and who isn't covered. A worker covered by the law must get at least the .new 15-cent hourly minimum wage, •«arus overtime pay at time and a Tilt for every hour he works over Out Couple of Snakes POPLAR BIAJFK, Mo., J»n. 26- (fPl— Even the snakes are fooled by this unusually warm weather. Yesterday the mercury cllmbe< to 70 degrees. Some residents said their early flowers are about U> bloom. Not only mat, but S. R. Smith a farmer, said h* and his son. J R. Smith, killed two rather large timber rattlesnakes, while they were repairing fences. Truman Nominate! River Commissioner WASHINGTON, Jan. 26—M>j- Presldent, Truman today nominate Brig. oen. Don G. Shinglcr to bu a member of the Mississippi River Commission. If confirmed by the Senate he will succeed Col. calrk Kittrell, A native of Perry. N. Y., Shingler has been tipper Mississippi Valley Division engineer »ith headquarters at St. Louis, Mo. Liz to Visit Husband LONDON, Jan. 26—(jTj—Princeu Elizabeth hopes to find time this spring for another visit with her sailor husband. Prince Philip at Malta. A Buckingham Palace press officer said yesterday the timing will' depend on Elizabeth's heavy schedule of public appearances The heiress to the throne has had to tnke over many of her father's engagements since he came down with a serious leg ailment in November, 1048. Elizabeth and her 14-monlh-o!rl son, prince Charles, returnee! to London yesterday from a stay with the King and Queen at the royal vacation home itt Sandringham. More Turkeys LI'ITLE ROCK, Jan. 28—(/PI Arkansas turkey growers plan to 40 a week. The original la\v said workers were covered if they were engaged in commerce between states or tn production of goods from such commerce. It also covered workers "necessary to the production" of goods for interstate commerce. There were some specific exemptions written into the law but that was the general rule. Unrter the new law workers still are covered if they are engaged in commerce or production of goods for commerce. (Still covered, too, are workers of an employer whose product, even IhougVi sold ivithin one state, later gets shipped acros.1 slste lines HE an ingredient of another employers product.l nut— there is one biK change. Inloiil May Be Deciding Factor No longer does the law affect those workers whose Jobs are " nec - e.ssarv for production of goods" lor Interstate commerce. Instead of that. Congress applied tile new law to workers engaged in a "closely relalcct process or occupation directlv essential Ui the pro- di'ftinn' of goods for Interstate commerce. Now back to the window washer. His job was held to be "necessary to the production nf tjoods" for commeice under the old law. Will his lob be "directly essential to the production oE goods" lor commerce Binder the new law? ,WMast people think not. But it's still a question. Why? Because the congressmen who had most to do with Hie final version nf the new law put out a statement containing an apparent conflict This statement is not part of the law but it's a clue the courts will use when in doxibt about what Congress meant. This statement says In one place that maintenance, custodial antf clerical workers nf firms in interstate commeice are still covered— even though actually employed by = an outsider to do that sort of work I raise 190,000 birds thi. for an interstate firm. Bui in another place the statement says Congress intended to ex- emni a window washer employed by a local firm to clean windows for firms engaged in interstate commerce. Tims the case of the window wither may wind up in the courts. In other cases, a lot depends on what, an employe does nnd how it relates to his employer's business. For example, ^the man- who mows the lawn outside a factory was cov- f =d by the old law. He probably ;'t under the new one, because F. job appears only remotely—not "closely — connected to interstate commerce Some Questions Posed But a man who sweeps trash from around machines so they can bf kept producing efficiently might be deemed "closely related" or "direct-1 ly essential" t/t production. Here's another change in the new law: Coverage formerly applied to any firm shipping "from any state to any place outside" that slate. Now It applies to any firm shipping "between any state and any place outside" that state. This two-word difference means that Importing firms, handling ioofls from foreian countries, are now covered where-they were previously exempt. Exporting firms still are covered, as before. In addition. Congress for the first time defined what it means by saying a worker must get 1!= times his "regular rate" for hours he works overtime. Regular rate now Is defined to ex- rivide gifts, bonuses, certain premium payments, payments for vacation and illness, and other types of payments unrelated to straight pay ^or employment. ™ But say most workers in a plant get SI an hour for a certain type of work, while the man who docs the same work at night gets What's the night worker's regular rate? It's SI.10. says Ihe wage-hour administration. For every hour he works overtime he'll collect S1.65— or time and a halt based on his J1.10 wage. Berlin Now { Smaller But Is Smokes More BERLIN <Al')— Berlin's population IK about one million less than before the war, but its cigarette consumption has Increased by two b!l~ ha.? gone down -10 per cent since early 1010, but even .so meat remains he most expensive Item lit a town- dweller's family budget. Consumption of meat has decreased In town and Increased in rural areas as compared to 1930 Peasants who In the old days ate meat once, at most twice a week now cat il i\t least once n day According to Miircel D/usbert, head of the butchers' syndicate, the medical profession Has- iis mud to do with tlie decrease In the ctt; meat npnclltc as high prices. "Many doctors have said it wa bud for people with Irij^h or lo\ blood prcs.surc 1 ' he points oul "Hr-sult—the iiveniKe nikldle-chts. family cute out meat in the eve ning meal. This U why the Frenc Government is able to export 300 heart ol cattle monthly." lion a year. City stall.?tics show that Berliner* moke eight billion cigarette* t ear, compared with six billion li re-war years. This makes an av> rage ot 1 to 3 cigarettes a day fof ach adult. Also more Berlin womea lave Joined the smokers. Only eight icr cent used to smoke 2f> years age. Toxlay it's 36 per cent. Missourian Scores Truman for Strike ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26—(.'!»»—George C. Smith, president of the St. Louis Chamber o f Commerce, blames President Truman for the recent Missouri pacific Railroad strike, terming the wulkout "a dart and inexcusable spot on the local transport picture." In his annual report t o '.he Chamber's membership, Smith declared: "Entering the picture early, the Chamber urged President Trumar to use his authority to prevent the strike, inasmuch as there existed ample machinery and opportunity or settlement of the Issues with- ut a work stoppage. "The President, however, chose not to enter the picture personally, nd the strike resulted- It was an unfortunate, expensive affair . . "The loss represents a staggering ,um." + 1550 I.IN'COLN ON DISPLAY—Shown here Is the 1050 Lincoln Cos-fr inopotttau six-passenger coupe, which has an improved liydnnnnlic transmission and a high compression V-type 152-horsepower eight-cylinder engine. The 1950 Lincoln will go on display In Blythevillc tomorrow at Still and Young Motor Co., 101 west Walnut. 1 Last Ration Coupon Gone for French; After 10 Years, So is Their Appetite — year, an increase ot IS per cent over 1949 tile crop reporting service said yesterday; The proposed national increase In turkey production Is one per cent The report said that in 1949 the number of turkeys actually raised in Arkansas was four per cent above January Intentions. Czechs Give Back Of Hand to Palmist PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia. Jan. 2fi. i— The Czech government has ordered all palm readers, fortune tellers and other specialists in the occult to hit the road. Hudp Pravo, official newspaper of the Cze communist government said: "These medieval remains of the capitalist era" were told to close up shop after "many citizens had complained of their activities." The government action' came at a time when Prague and many otliei parts of the country were ensulfeii in a nn.v naze of fortune telling . Czech observers reported the home of fortune tellers have beer jammed from morning till nigh with hundreds of Prague citizens. anxious to find out their future under the Red regime. Rude Pravo says all this has got- lo slop. By KOSliTTK HAKGKOVIi NKA Staff Currcsrmiulcut PARIS—(NE'A>—The coffee coup. on lias at la-st disappeared irom the French scheme of life, wiping out tiie final trace of 10 years ol | 1'ood dictatorship. The passing ol a decade ol rationing was scarcely noticed by the image Frenchman. The monthly iour-oimce allotment ol coffee per yicr.^on \vas so inadequate that only the -economically iccljlc" bothered with it in the last year ot rationing, collce was abundant on the Black Maritel. Nevertheless, the 10 years brought about a radical change in living lor Hie F.cnch- MorulisU consider rationing impaired the Integrity of even the mcsl liuucst cUi/.en, anil they wuiKlcr how 10115 it wilt tuke Frenchmen to forget !he intrigue, fraud, doubtful exchanges and general trickery which rntioiiing posed on the most straight-laced citizen il lie wanted sufficient food clothing and fuel. The moralists go so fur as la trace much »f the prcsr-nl soela 1 agitation In Prance back to the days when lews-favored citizens overhemd their luckier compatriot* exchanging addresses where butter meal, cheese and eggs could br bought without coupons. Mast people in France Have ior gotten what rationing meant !i and the furtive visits to IJlaek Market, buck-shops seem a long wa'y oil. Today, food stores are spilling over with goods of all kinds, available to anyone who can pay J ligh prices. The salient [act Ls that FrciK-h- icn cat mid drink less than ihcy did in pre-war days, simply be- Itir two years after. Two ounces o meat weekly, potato coupons, in monthly egg. the long hours spen standing in line, oulside toon rA Pumpkin Center and Pumpkin Chapel are two Kentucky postof- ices. Concrete Culvert Tile Sizef up lo 36 In. Corrugated Metal Culverts Slza up to ft In. Automatic Flood Galen Concrete Septic Tanlta Mefal Septic Tanks Sewer Tile »tsl Prices We !)cli»e A.H.WEBB y 61 at SUU Line Phone 114 cause they have last the habit. Moi'c bread, Eor example, used to Uc to i l.s DM led per pcr.son in 1-Ynnce thr\n in liny oilier KLiro]>cnii country. Now the French cat 20 per cent less bread This also applies (o svine. Obliged to do without it, uliieh was practically what Hie monthly ration of two fiu^t-s represented to the average Frenchman, they have not regained their erstwhile drink- hi? capacity. Cost Ls another factor; prices have Increased hi the proportion of 34 to 1. Meat, rationing wius abolished In 10-16 and since then butcher hhnpa have been plentifully supplied. Competition Is again In full sv.'iriR and is slowly brtnyini! down price.-). l*ork OLD STACC ^Straight Kentucky Bourbon in all its Glory! DITCH BANK LEVELING . EXCAVATION # S.J.C0HEN Contractor Naturally a finer drink Nntnrull\ agcwl '( yours in wood i\n t U ml I y lighter in body Nfttiimlly smoother in taste QM.vSlSO SO94 -8/167 JLi/2i>r. £J TL< I/SOT. Ncuur Sold niilil Four (4) Years Old! K FvJCI. KENIUCKr SIJdGBI BOURBON «:1ISK[T. ]k[ CIO. T. iliCt CGVPllM, flUIKII. J(l||ieU. . (Tomorrow: Specific exemptions and the child labor ban.) All species of pumpkin and squash originated In the Western Hemisphere. oT>ALSE TEETH Rock, Slide or Slip? FASTEETH, in improved ponder to he sprinkled on iippfir or lower ptntes, nolds false te«th more Cirmly in place. Do not ciidc. slip or roclc I No gummy. Rooey pasl ,. i astc or feeling FASTEETH u* aifcaiW |non-actrt> noes not sour. Chrcks "piatfi odor' (denture breath). G«L FASTEETH »1 any drug store. FOR SALE Concrete diverts. 12 Inch to M inch, ilia'" "r rwnforced AIM Conrrelc Buildins Blocks rhr»^- er llian lumhtr for barns, chlckea houses, pump hnv^s, («nan( houses. Infll shrcts. We rlelirer. Call ns (or free txtlmal*- • • OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone 891, Announcing - 1950s First and Foremost Fine Cars The NEW ON DISPLAY FMI&AY TVTOTlllNr. could lie fincr-insi<lc or ont-llian llio beautiful new 10SO IN 1.inr;nln r.nil tin: ningiiilicrnl new I'J.iO Lincoln Cosmopolitan on dUplny sUnting tomorrow in our .slioivrooins. Oulwariily, llicir supcrli new Ixuly slyliri); sl.imps llicm as being tbe most (li.sliiifjtivr; fine eors in Aiwiricn. Inwardly, llitir ritli new upholsteries and appointments mako tliwn llic most- luxurious, too. For llieir brilliiintiy fasliioncd new "Snton Styled" interiors arc definitely the most Ijf.niilifnl in the world. And on the road,their new range of performance is iiii(|iif5lionahly in a i;la.-.s liy ittelf. I" ihc thick of Irallie, or on the wide open higWay, they are ii sheer joy lo drive...instantly alert...powerfully responsive. ,Ju=l a few minutes lichinil the wheel will convince, you that nothing could )<e finer in action than Ihc R reat lii^h toillptcssion Lincoln "l.sVlNCIIii.K 8" engine combined wild IIYUKA-AUTIC'...wilh fiecdom fotcvct fioiii peat shifl and elulrli pedal! And nolliing, you will aU<> discover, could hcc.nsier Lincoln') new \uhel-lonch peering...:<r mote comfoilaljlc than its new weather ctmliol system...or more restful than its new I'ihcrglaa soundproofing niuri: iclaxing than the wondeifully soft Lincoln springing. 1 f you h.ncn't yet made an appoinlmcnt with 115, by nil means do f o now. DIM e you drive the now 1'JoO Lincoln or new 1'J'iO Lincoln G)STi>"potiV,in, you, loo, will lie cctUiti thai nulAi'/ig could lie jincr. And we promise you'll he pleasantly surprised about the piicca. \\v sum: TO coMii us AND SEE THEM... STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Walnut at First Street

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