The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1950 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 27, 1950
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PAGE TWO LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1950 THl NATION TODAY— New Wage-Hour Law Provides Many Changes in Coverage; Special Minimums Permitted By Normmn Walkw (For James Marlow) WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. W)—The new wage-hour law made n great many changes In coverage of workers. Who's now covered? Who Isn't? The law still says that, generally, workers arc covered If they are engaged In commerce between states or with foreign countries—or II engaged In producing goods for such commerce. Being "covered", such workers must get paid at least 75 cents an hour. Also, they must get time and a half pay for hours worked extra fitter 40 In a week. * : But .the. law specifically says that certain large groups of work ers are not covered. Those exempt Include workers in government sncl agriculture, domestic servants, seamen and fishermen. The agricultural exemption applies to those engaged In farming, dairying, arid raising livestock. Agricultural processing Is generally exempt If done within the "area of production."_ Fish cannery workers,' formerly exempt, now are under the minimum wage, but not the overtime, provisions of the law. The same Is true for airline employes. The exemption is continued for executive, administrative or professional workers and outside salesmen—as denied by the wage-hour administration. But the administrator has Just changed his definitions. Sp*cial Minimums Permitted A worker now is exempt as an executive if he gets. $55 a week— - instead of $30—and If his primary duty Is of an executive nature. Administrative and professional workers are exempt if they get $75 week—it was $200 B month—as long •5 their primary duty is administrative or professional. Various retail and service eslab lishments are exempt from the law but the rule has been sharply changed. Now a retailer won't come under the law just because somp o the things he sells within a state • re. later carried over slate lines. The wage-hour administration 1 still permitted to set special rnln Imum rates, below 75-ccnts an hou level, Jor leyners in an Industry and for messengers, apprentice and handicapped workers. New.spapers, dally or weekly, hav trig less than 4,000 circulation ar now exempt. Formerly only weckl papers with less than 3,000 clrcnla Blon«l* Rotary Clubs Function in 83 Countries HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Jittery Ghost Colls on Psychiatrist And Discovers Real Friend in Writer Iso exempt, Other changes exempt taxicab ompanies and telephone exchanges ervlng fewer than T50 telephones. Exemptions for railroads, steam- hip lines, oil pipelines, and local transportation companies are con- mied In the new law. The new law sets up certain restrictions on the use of child !alx>r. "here are exemptions here, too. But ir&t, what are the new restrictions? Stiff f'on a I UPS Provided These impose, for the first Limp, direct ban on employing children inder IB in nearly all industries, nd these under 18 in hazardous ndustries. Formerly, the only ban on child ahor was a penally for moving goods in interstate commerce wlth- 30 days after; they were made by child labor. The wage-hour administration said some lumber companies, for nstance, could employ minors cut- 1 ;ing logs In the woods and then just hold the logs lor 30 days before starting an interstate shipment. There was no penalty. Now an employer can be fined $10,000 And sent to Jail for six months for employing minors. Some exceptions to the child labor employment ban: Newsboys making deliveries to Llie consumer; minors employed in agriculture outside school; minors in radio, television, motion pictures und the theater; and minors employed by their own parents or guardians except In hazardous occupations. 'Hie exemption lor minors work- Ing in agriculture outside school hours has been changed somewhat. Under the old law's wording a school could legally exeuse minors from classes for farm work. Now long as their school is open. Longe Semester AttendanceReport Is Announced Perfect attendance for the first .semester of the school yea/ of Lange School is announced today by the prlnviunl, Mrs. F. K. Hal din. First grade, Miss Haistead—Jerry Wayne Hill, Ronnie Lee Knight, Jackie Wayne Nail, Harold Floyd Sharp, Von Riley Shlvley. Linda Joyce Fisher, Margaret Holbrook and Linda Gale Sharp. First grade, Miss Willyurd—James Harry Ashley, Clifford Counnllle, Bobby Hardln, Clark Milliard. Marvin Lee Smith. Barbara Lee James and Stella Dawn Perry. Second grade, Mrs. Warren— A review of Rotary International and a brief history of the Blythe- vllle club were presented members of the notary Club here yesterday by Rolarlan Charles S. Lemons. Mr. Lemons, a representative of acting district: governor Milton Nobles of Hot Springs, Ark., told the members that Rotary Internationa! now lists some 6,941 clubs In 83 countries with a total membership of more than 300,000. In commenting on the principles of Rotary, "individual freedom ant Initiative," Mr. Lemons said, "Now is the time, as 1 see It, lor the in dividual to exercise his talents fo. preserving our traditional American freedom." ' At the conclusion of his talk, Mr. Lemons presented three volumes on tile principles and history of notary Intel-national to club President Noble GUI. Mr. Lemons requested that the Blythevllle Library, the high school library and the library of the club each be the recipients of one volume. Guests at the meeting Included I3r. Edward Staples, Nashville, Tenn.; the Rev. Ira A, Bruniley, Conwny, Ark.; the Rev. J. A. Fisher, Union City, Tenn.: the Rev. Roy I. nagley; Tull Johnson, Joiner: H. E. Phillips, Osceola, and Onard Up- By Tal Boyle NEW YORK — t/P,— There is a classic yarri of a Jittery-ghost who went to see a psychiatrist. "Doc, you've got to do something lor me quick—I'm a nervous wreck," complained the spook. 'And what are your' symptoms?" asked the psychiatrist. "I keep seeing people!" the "ghost replied, biting its nails. And that Is one of the big troubles with being a ghost. As soon as it sees people— and as soon as they see It—well, they Who was she hurting? What if she did pad around after the family at 6 p.m.? She w«» probably lonely From prowling the house all night by herself. Instead of calling In the vicar, wouldn't It have be«tt nicer to bonow a ghost from some other haunted house to keep her company? They could play canasta by the light of the moon. Think how Krateful dear Mrs. Drury would be to the new tenants. And one has to take with a grain tion were exempt. Newsboys are these minors must attend classes. Two Members of Hollywood's Younger Set Meet, Swap Blows »n J 37 UP)--TT\o ^members of Hollywood's yoimg«r,*et r either slugged it out, or pushed each other around al a golf- club yesterday, depending on whose story you listen to, The principals were Singer Johnny Johnston and Joe Kirk wood, Jr., actor and golfer, who was best man At Johnston's marrtaRe to Actress Kalhryn Grayson. The trouble goe.s baefc several months to Shirley Temple's scpar- j a tion from John Agar. There were published reports at the time that Shirley was interested in Johnston. This both Shirley and the singer denied, and Johnston denied It again today. But both lie and Kirk wood said that's where their difficulties started. In recent months, what would happen when the two met has been a favorite topic of cocktail hour conversation. They did meet yesterday, at Rivlern Country Clifb, and here are the principals' versions of what happened: Klrkwood: "Johnny has been going around saying I WAR 'no pood. 1 A friend told me he said he wns going" to see 'what 160 pounds can do to 210 pounds.* So T walked up to him and said: 'Well, here I am What ore you going to do about it?' He made a mutlon so I pushed him In the face and he went down That's alJ there was to it. Then I told him if I ever carght him my name again, I'd push all his teeth out." Johnston: "Kirkwood started in suiting me. I didn't want any trouble so I walked away. He said 'that's right, be a coward.' So T came back, I told him to stay out of my life, stop spreading stories about my wife and me and slop trying to louse me np. He .swung on me, but missed.'Tlien we exchanged & couple and vent 'down, finmn frlpnds broke it up and we talked for 40 minutes. I told him again to slop spreading stories." Neither would discuss in drtall Ji'st what aspect of the Shirley Temple divorce set off the feud, but Johnston declared: "When I was singing at Giro's. Shirley and John came In almost every night. I danced with her. That's all there \vas to it." Then he added: "I made a rnistke trying to consider Kirkwood as one of my frtends Kathryn and I nre going to get married again, with a different best man." House Group To Take Look At RE A Deals Br Charles Haslet WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. f/F) — Ihairmnn Whlttcn (D-Mlss) of i House Appropriations subcommtltei safcl lodny that a .suggestion the HEA delay approval or controversial loans pending a hearing wa not directed at anv one project. Whiltcn salrt Clnude Wickard rural electrification administrator Is to appear before lljs snbcormnil tee Monday to lcstify*[>n budget re quests for tile Agriculture Depart ment. As with every department, Whit ten said, the committee wants see how HEA funds have.been spcn James. Lafayette Austin. Larry Gone Watson, Kloisc Bailey and Marilyn Sue Human. Second grade. Miss Hancock—Susan Smith, Gary Sparks, Billy Boone, LynwooO GtfAlg and Sherra Ann Via. Third sradc. Mrs. Fcatherston— Herbert Henry Baxter. .Jr., Arvil Ray Belts, James Travis Marshall, Jerry Lymi Adams, Josle Faye Crews, Edna Earl Jones .and Lydin Jo Sudbury. Third yrade, Miss Outlaw—noycc Moore, Nancy Mulllson. and Barbara Aim Webster. Fourth grade, Mrs. Cooper—Robert Lee White and Louise Stafford Fourth grade, Mrs. Gammlll— Harold O'Neal, Bruce Thompson aru Bobby Watson. Fifth grade, Mrs. Hardln—Smitl Taylor Brackin. J. G. Conley. Wayn Holbrook, David Lee Holt, Kcnnctl day, Johnny Priest. Frank Sparks Ihpt Fisher ami Dorothy Jones. Fifth grade, Mrs. Br'an.tley- limes Tremaln, Rodney Adkinson ). L. Webster, Ardrcne Hays, Bon ie Whlscnhunt, Billy Deal. Nnn filler, Barbara Graves, Gary Har- 'In and Bob Robertson. Sixth grade, Mrs. Slaughter—Eu-^ ene Bailey, John Deal, Micky hlvley anrt William Via. Sixth grade, Mrs. Penn—Bobby Bratlon, Mickey Fitzgerald, Max 'orter, James Pringle, Bemlce irump, Judy Michael, Susan Moore, Eupha Mulllns, . Imogene Owens. Bracie Owens and Shirley Wilson. ton. Slcole. James Garner was the junior Roman. a mountain village In Soviet Zcr baijan. near the Iranian border. The broadcast said the village] [Vfahmud Alvadov. heads a famil of 120, Including great-great-grandchildren. Made Him an Aclor Thomas A. Watson was the first lan to hear words -spoken over a ".lepnone. TO be more clearly understood when he spoke over the phone, he took up the study of locution and became so Interested hat he became an actor at the age of 56. A biyger and bettor flywheel tire Lester, for use in determining what happens to' the tire on a speedy plane when It hits and rolls on the runway, ha.s been constructed. It eliminates the need for testing by actual plane landings Just won't let » ghost alone. People give ghosts the creeps. They bothe the life out of them. A case In point Is "Mrs. It," the ghost of a dear old lady named Mrs. Gladys rsniry who died 18 years ago In a fine old Victorian nome near Bristol, England. The William Baber family moved nto the house in 1937, Reports vary is to how they stirred up Mrs. Drury's gliost. One story said they opened the room in which she died In violation of n clause in the lease that it should remain lotked. Anoth'er story said the ghost appeared aft^r they opened a closet in which Mrs. Drury's trunks had been stored In any event Baber said the ghost began appearing at 6 a.m.. every morning and following members of (he family around. Also, he said,she woke up the children. Troubled Man Calls for Help He asked die city council either to find him a new home—or get rid of the ghost. So a young vicar of the Church of England was caller! in to exercise poor Mrs. Drllry't, spectral figure by ancient rites. Somehow this whole business seems grossly unfair. Shouldn' ghosts have equal rights with people? The average ghost is much les. trouble that the average weck-en( guest, it doesn't eat you out house and home, it doesn't run up the elcrtric light bill by rending late at night. It doesn't borrow money from you. All it wants to do to haunt the house in its own of suit the charg« that ihc woke Baber children up earlj. After all, isn't it more likely the kids hud been disturbing her ghostly dumber during (he day with their childish prattle? If they gave her any welcome all. wouldn't she probably jump the opportunity to be their b ilttcr? She could iceep them enter- amed lor hours just appearing and IE >appearing in a soft phosphorescent glow. Personally. I'll be jlad to tat 'Mrs H" iijto my home—If she can ;«l n visa and transAtlantic ;ag«. She'd b« less of a nuisance .ban trie noisy neighbors who haun house now. Don't ghosts deserve even the ghost of a chance? Come on over. -"Mrs. It."—if you don't mind central heating. light Nations Reoc/y to Sign For Arms Aid WASHINGTON, Jan. Eight Western countries sign on the dotted lln« today for 51.000,000,000 In American arnu ild. About three months behind sced- ule, ambassadors from Britain, Prance, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway and Denmark were to put their signature! to teparate nrrns agreement In ceremonies this afternoon at the State Department. These documents jive In detail the conditions under which the United States will ship guns, tanks, planes, ships, raw materials and machinery to Us Atlantic pact al- les to bolster lh«lr defenses »- jainst possible Russian attack. President Truman's formal- approval of a master defense plan or the North Atlantic area wai' expected '» few hours later. This plan was worked out secretly lust month by military 1 ' chiets ol the Atlantic pact countries. Despite the slo« start, American officials are confident that American military equipment will begin to move overseas about Feb. 15. The initial supplies, they estimate, will be on the way to East Coast ports within i week. day of January, 1950. Harvey Morris/ clerk Hhine and Rhine, attorneys, Paragould. Ark. 1'8-13-20-21 Man Hunting for Water Finds Only Gat Wells DECATUR, III.—Ml— Every time Smith FHzwater has Dewey Bales drill for water a new gas well is discovered. Fiizwater tapped th«*, first one to the furnace. He capp^Bl the second one for future use. Oil "drilling operations in the neighborhood last year arc believed the cause of the new gas supply. . The Fitzwaters still would like a good water well. quiet Royle Extends Invitation Take nror ghostly Mrs. Uniry. THE CIIICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COURT, ARKANSAS N. F. LOONEY, Pltf. vs No. 4293 THE B. O. BULMAN MFG., CO., INC. AND STANLEY FLORA, AGENT, Dfts. WARNING ORDFR The defendants The B. O. Bulman Mfg. Co., Inc. and Stanley Flora, agent, are hereby warned to appear it] this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. N. F. Looney, and upon their failure so to do, said complaint will be taken a£ confessed. Witness my hand as clerk of the circuit Court of Mississippi County, chickasawba District, Arkansas, and the seal of said court, this 5 NOTICE JANUARY 31st ii the last day to purchase City Auto and City Truck License Plates to avoid payment of the penalty. All unpaid Privilege Licenses and Garbage Fees or* past due, and should be paid immediately. CITY OF BLYTHEVilLE W. I. MALIN .CITH CLERK Plane KcMedinr In Arizona and Ncv Mexico. ;arse areas have been resecdd by dropping millions of seed-bombs i 'rota nlrplnncs. The bombs, which I bury themselves on strikinR the \ carlh, contain grass seed, fertilizer, and rortcnt repellent. BOY, WE KNEW YOU'D LIKE THIS SALE! HOTTEST USED CAR SALE YOU'VE SEEN IN 11 YEARS thls r ycnr anrt what they will be usea~for during the 12 months starting July I. ! Rep Morris (D-Ok!a) sairi earlier' this week that he wndersljyid the REA was preparing to gran* # $12.000.000 loan to the Western Electric Cooperative. Inc.. a group of 1' Western Oklahoma cooperatives until it was suggested by Whitte: that the loan be justified at a com mittee hearing. The loan would be used for an REA steam power plant near Anadarko, Okliy. and for transmission lines. Morris said the Southwestern Power Administration (SPA) proposed to buy the power output from the plant and lease the lines. SPA operates In Oklalioina. Ark- I nnsns, Louisiana. Mississippi, Te.xas, ' Missol rl and Kansas. Th« response has been terrific! On the first few days we offered these bargains, sixteen people have bought cars. If you doubt at all that you can now get much, much more for your money by buying your car now at Shelton Motor Co., we invite you to call any of those people and ask them! But don't wait. This special sale ends February IstI SHEET METAL WORK— OF ALL KINDS Custom ivork for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up fo 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Rronrlway Phone 2R51 IF YOU HAVE A STEADY JOB AND NEED TRANSPORTATION, YOU CAN PAY FOR YOUR CAR ON THE EASIEST TERMS IN BLYTHEVILLE — SMALL WEEKLY PAYMENTS! Reai Old-Timer Found In Mountain Village LONDON, Jan. 27—(iT)—Moscow radio last night reported the discovery of a 141-ycnr old man in FARMC** IMSUtAMCI **O«r uiifln uniMAMc* DIOUNM 4 HI. ntCMAMM Swr witk S.;«jr N>*1 M STRICT \V. L. "BILL" WALKER DWrkl A&cnt 300 Kucs Bid*., Phone 34M Km. Phnne 2113 LISTEN TO BOYD McKAY'S "Songs That Arc Different" Station KLCN 5 P.M.—EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY Sponsored by the RA70RRACK DRIVE-IN No. 534—1942 Dodge 4-door Sedan, practically new tires, radio & heater. . No. 532—1946 Nash Ambassador 4-door Sedan, with radio, heater, new seat covers, blue paint, good tires No. 425—1942 Ford "6" 1 '/J-ton long wheelbase Truck with good motor, fair ttre» . ,._ „. . . '499 '749 '299 GOING FAST! $69 $149 $299 $249 $99 686—-1934 Dodge 4-door Sedan, nearly new motor No. 680—1939 Ford V-8 Va-Ton Truck with flat bed .- . . ......_.,._.. 1—1940 Hudson 2-door Sedan, has newly overhauled motor. No. 576—1939 DeSoto 4-door No. 652—1937 Ford V-8 2-door No. 683—1940 Oldtmobile 4-door Sedan. This car has been completely reconditioned and is in perfect condition, radio, heater, new seat cover* and new gray paint No. 473—1942 Plymouth 4-door Sedan. The outside if a little rough but it's a terrific bargain $499 $399 -Master Plumber- JORDAN PLUMBING COMPANY, Inc. All Work (iuar.inlccd For 12 .Months I 531 Nnrfh 10th. . I'hone (HIOI No. 682—1941 Nash "600" 2-door Sedan equipped with a good heater. . ._., No. 514—1940 Ford V-8 2-door Sedan. Here . is a bargain that you should be •ura to ••• . . .,... These Cars Won't Wait! Please Come Down Soon! SHELTON MOTOR CO Blytheville 215 South 2nd.

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