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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' *T"HK rV»V*TM A WTi M wymMHrmm * •^••a .AB -—- . VOL. XLV—NO. 271 TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT MOBIHEAST ARKANSAS AND aOQTHEAST Blytbevllle UUly New Blylhevill* Herald BlythevtU. Courier Uisslssipp, V a"«y l«def BLYTHBV1LLE, ARKANSAS. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6. 1950 : — ' ~ — L>™^ ^AHM^ MONDAY, KEHUUARY 6. 1950 TEN PAGES 6INGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TRUMAN INVOKES T-H ACT IN COAL STRIKE CfcMeM Ht4 tro«p« arc •uw moiled oa Viet Horn- eie bonier. FrMch f Soviet reco<i»jHo«> ot "rebel" Ha IM Mh St04« for east-vest war. ««9< of codim* envelop Mot ofify Inde•o but Stow, Malawi, • e s t i* W«tem de- fens* scheme* ore India, Pakistan and All Jwnw recognized R«<t China orul pcewwoWy wiH carry o* diplomatic and economic reta- wit* Peiping, Western nations are drawing I in* against furtkeV Communist expansion across KMitfceoft Asia how iKe Himalayan to rhe Gulf of TankM. .Anti-Red front on nortfceni borders of ftttrmo. Stem and Inda-Ckma is being strengthened. Hoover Tells FBI Part in Fuchs Case Aides Also Testify] SOUTHEAST ASIA GIRDS KOK TKOUKI.K-Diplomatic sparring over recognition ot rival .ovcrnments in Itido-China highlights a growing fear that Russia is setting the stage for further conquest in Southeast. Asia. The map above points out various aspects of the Red menace to this vast and ricli area. (NKA Map). Nurse Slated to Make Inspection of Tomato Vicinity in Helicopter A Red Cross nurse, who is in charge of nursing services for Hie disaster area in Northeast Arkansas, was due to Mis, Floyd secretary for the Chicftasawba District chapter of the American .Red Cross, said that tlie nurse, a Mrs:. Grain, would probably complete the survey this afternoon since onlyrju few cases of minor Illnesses .had been reported in that area. Mrs- Grain will visit in homes where Illnesses are reported and «e that proper medical care is given so that any epitfemtcs might be prevented. She has been stationed at Wynne for the past few days, where she has been engaged in similar work in that area. To Land in School Vard The helicopter, reported to be a National Guard plane, was k> land at*ihe Tomato School yard, and the survey completed from there by boat. H.. W. Nichols, superintendent of schools at Armorel, was to' serve as guide for the Red Cross officials. Mrs. Haralson said today that 52 applications for assistance had been received from flood areas of Tomato and Musgrave Bar, and that 40 had been eligible tor assistance through the Red Cross. She emphasized the idea that only those, areas were entitled to disaster re-' lief through the agency. U.S. Said 'Open 7 To Red A-Bomb NEW YORK, Feb. 6— til'i —W. Stuarl Symington, secretary of the air force, said last night that Russia has , the capacity to drop atom bombs on any part of the United Slates. Speaking at the annual dinner ol the New York Baseball Writers Association, Symington declared: "We all know International conditions are not. hc.ilthy in this postwar cold-war period. Behind an iron cml.iin there has been an atomic exolusion, in a country which today has the capacity to deliver bomb's 'o any part of America, and '•vo have no sure defense." Relief Program /5 s Launched In Blytheville Blytheville's work relief program was scheduled to be in operation by noon today. Early this morning about 20 merchants had agreed to allow needy unemployed grocery products at a 10 per cent discount, after work was contributed by other businessmen and farmers. Arthur Rushing was named work chairman of the project and was to assign those applying for work to particular jobs. Each job was to pay the equavelcnt or 40 cents an hour in food. The plan is being conducted In Blytheville. Osceola. Lcachville and Dell to relieve the unemployment situation, much of which Is believed to be aggravated by inclement weather. The Rev. Roy I. Baglcy. pastor of the First Methodist Church, and chairman of the program, said Saturday that In Blytheville the program was to last only until March He indicated that the scale would allow a man work in accordance to the sac of his family. New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Open Hisrh Txiw 313! 3135 3124 3134 3142 313!! 3017 3032 3071 2802 5899 2885 1:3P 3133 3138 3078 28!)7 Dec 2881 28S9 2314 2887 Soybeans Mar May July Open High Low Close 227-r. 230'i 527 230',S 225?i 228's 22451 227-li 220 2S2?i 21fl»i 222'.i X-Ray Survey To Be Planned Clinic Committees Will Be Appointed At Meeting Tomorrow Plans for the x-ray survey to be conducted In Blytheville Feb. 28 to March a are to be completed at a meeting tomorrow in the municipal court room at the City Hull. ; Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, said that a schedule had been set up to read the various areas of Blylhcvlllv, and that clinic committees and hairmen would be named st the meeting tomorrow. Mrs: Redman said that while 4.966 were x-rayed during clinics in Blythevllle in 1943, it, was hoped that the number could be doubled this year. She explained that 70 per cent of the population was eligible for the free surveys, since all those over 14 could be tested, and that 100 per cent of those eligible should be tested to make the survey successful. Two Unils to Take Part Tlie clinics are being conducted throughout Arkansas by county tuberculosis association in cooperation with the State 'Health -Department Two mobile units are to be furnished Mississippi County, and one \ ... operate five days in cwceoln before moving to Blytheville. While In Blytheville one unit is to be located at the court house lawn near the Mississippi County Health Unit from Peb, 28 through Ai.iich B, and on March 6 Ihe second unit will be brought to Blytheville and will move to various locations in Blytheville for one-day schedules. The residential and business districts are' to be divided into zones so that the mobile units will not be overcrowded at any time, anr so those participating In the clinics will not have long delays after they are registered and before the x-ray is made. Mrs. Redman said that all civic church and service organizations in Blythevillc was bein^ contnctet for members to serve on the planning committee tomorrow. N. 0, Cotton Oct. . Dec. . Open High Low 1:30 3111 3119 3105 3119 3121 3123 3116 3128 3064 3070 3057 3068 287!) 2S87 2373 2885 2866 2874 2805 2374 In Arrest of Top British Scientist WASHINGTON, Feb. 6—W—J. Igar Hoover gave the Congressional Atomic Committee a first hand account today of the FBI's role in the arrest of a top British scientist accused of giving atomic secret* to Russia. The chief of the Federal Bureau Investigation, accompanied by us two top aides, met wilh the group behind closed doors. He told 'epoi-ters he did not plan any public statement after the meeting. Clyde Tolsou, associate FBI director, and L. B. Nichols, assistant :iircctor, appeared with Hoover. Lt. Gen. Leslie R- Gloves, war- lime head of the U. S. atomic enterprise who testified to the com- nitlee last week, will not appear igain today. It is understood that Groves may come back for a public bearing later. Before Hoover's testimony, Senator Bridges (R-NH) demanded a search in "high places" for any American contracts of the arrested scientist. German born Klaus Pilchs- Fitchs was arrested in London last Friday and charged with two violations of the Official Secrets Act. Scientists Ask Controls NEW YORK, Feb. B—</!>)— A new approach of inter-national control of atomic energy proposed by group of 1,500 American scientists. The plan—which envisioned the possibility of the U. S. making economic concessions in exchange for atomic inspection concessions by the Russians, was put forward yesterday by the Federation ot American scientists. The federation, many of whose members worked on the A-bomb development, urged President 1Yu- man to set up u new commission to study this nation's atomic energy policy. Here's the way the proposition was put at a news conference by Di-. Hugh C. Wolfe, federation chairman and professor of.' physics at cooper Union, New York':', "As Ion gas we stick to atomic energy as an isolated issue, we are not going to get'anywhere. We must consider it also' a political question to be settled between the United States, and Russia, with the possibility of economic concessions our part in exchange for inspection concessions on theirs." So/o/is Claim Small Business Slighted on Federal Contracts WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. (/T|—A* House committee said small business today is being cold-shouldered by government purchasing agencies and imperilled by failure to enforce tlie federal anti-trust laws. In a sharply-worded report, the louse Small Business Committee— 1. Suggested that a "lop to bot- loin" reorganization of the Federal I'rnde Commission is worth considering. 2, Declared that small firms arc plagued by delays, red lope, "tailored" specifications, and a ;'lacka- LONDON, Feb. 6—(fl>(—The British editor who correctly predicted the Soviet Union would set off an atomic blast in 1949 today said the Soviets already have made and exploded a hydrogen super bomb. The editor is 40-year-old Kenneth de Courcy, editor of the monthly "Intelligence Digest" who claims to have sources of information on both sides of the iron curtain. "There is now evidence of Russia having already made an H-bomb," De Courcy asserted in a statement to the press. "She has in fact made three and exploded one of them," the statement declared. De Courcy did not say when or where the purported hydrogen bomb was tested. Bomb Wrecks Mickey Cohen's Home m '•OS ANGELES. Feb. S-(,JV-A gangland bomb wrecked Mickey Cohen's $100,000 radar-protected nome before dawn today but the "ttle mobster—leading his usual charmed life—escaped unhurt. Mickey, his wife and a maid were home at the time—and the bedroom where Mickey usually sleeps Is in pieces out in tlie front yard. hurt. W1IC and maW " U ° W " e Utl ~ Police said Cohen wouldn't explain why he changed bedrooms »'hen he retired early today. The dapper little gambelr's ex- Pensive wardrobe took the brunt of the blast, the detective said, adding "it> in shreds." About half the seven-room house's foundation was damaged officers said, and one wall blovyn out by a f ll5 c bomb placed duriiig a brisk rain. Cohen had been In the room the explosion hit hardest only a few minutes before, checking an alarm set off by a break in his electronic warning device. The damage—estimated at $50.000 —was so great that police earlier reported that Cohen could not have been home and survived such a blast. Kalhryn Jones, the Cohen maid, called the West las Angeles police station and hysterically reported there had been a "terrific" explosion at the Cohen home. But the Wast was so shattering that police said they heard 11 even before Miss Jones called. 'Hie police station Is three-and-a-half miles away from the Cohen home. Cohen and his wife were sleeping at the rear of the house. Mickey described the blast thusly: "About 4:15 (PST) this morning my alarm v/enl of, that is my electric eye system. I got up and the rye system pointed at the particular part of the property that had been broken. T went to the front windows, didn't see anybody, and I didn't hear anybody. I acnt back to bed, that was about three minutes, and then the explosion came. "I jumped out of bed to see what It was, ran to the front of the house. I have no Idea what it was. It split the front door from lop to bottom, plus every window In the house. I think the damage would be about $.50,000." Cohen said he was out till midnight and went to bed around 1:30 a.m. "Why would anyone want to do a thing like Ibis to inc," queried Cohen. Police said a bomb apparently caused the blast and theorized It either was tossed or leaned agr.inst the house. This is the second attempt less than a j-ear to assassinate Cohen, boss of Southern California's gambling rackets. Fire Guts Kitchen In Slaven Home Fire believed caused by an elcc- (ric toaster yesterday gutted the kitchen ol the Paul Slaven home at 2225 Kenwood Drive. In addition to severe fire damage to the kitchen and furnishings smoke damage was general throughout the home. Tlie flames charred the kitchen walls, broke most of the window glass .burned a large hole in the ceiling and resulted In apparently heavy damage to a range and rc- Irigerator. Pood stored in the kitchen also was destroyed . Mr. and Mrs. Slaven and their children were not at home when the fire started. A neighbor saw smoke coming from the noose and called lircmcn. The Slavens were not located unlil after the fire had been extinguished. Mr. Slaven Is a .brick layer. rialslcal" altitude when Ihey try to do business with Iho government. "Despite the declared imllcy of Hie Congress and the directives of the President, there is no forthright or substantive evidence Hint small business is receiving any calculated or substantial portion of government procurement orders," It said, lidding: Hems "Tailored" "Although It Is generally denied, it is believed by the committee that Arkansas Wages Reach New High LITTLE ROCK. Feb. 6. (IP)— Ar- riansans who work for a salary drew the highest average wage on record last year. This was reported by C. Hamilton Muses, president of the Arkansas Economic Council-state Chamber of Commerce. He said the average animal wage paid lu 1049 was above the *2,000 mark. The estimated weekly salary average was $40.39. The previous high was In 1049 when the average weekly salary was $38.30. Moses said increased business activity and industrial development brought about the wage boost. However, non-farm employment in Arkansas last year was below the 1948 mark. His report, showed the earnings of 214,000 Arkansas employes last year was 5450,000,000. In 1U48 the wages of 210,000 workers totaled $437,500,000. School Damaged At Brown Spur Gas Leak Causes $3000 Explosion South of Manila An explosion In the kitchen of the Brown Spur school, four miles south of Manila. Saturday resulted In an estimated $3.000 damage. Slate Boiler Inspector M. L. Blair attributed the blast to a propane cook stove burner which was Iclt open to the extent that It permitted a small leak. He further reported that the gas evidently filled the room until It reached the level of the pilot light of the hot water heater which Ignited the ens. Tlie pilot light on the stove, he said, apparcnlly was not burning. Manila School Superintendent W. W. Fowler said the explosion, which occurred around 11 a.m., blow out two triple windows and damaged the east wall of the building. Interior partitions, he said, were also damaged. The building was practically new, having been In use since November. Mr. Fowler stated that Insurance was expected to cover the entire loss. Crawford Noble Rites Tomorrow Services to Be Held In Blythcvillc With Burial at Jonesboro Funeral services for Crawford M. Noble, widely-known Northeast Arkansas hotel owner, will be conducted in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church here at 11 a.m. tomorrow. The Very iiev. Coles-worth P. Lewis, dean ot Trinity Cathedral. Little Rock, will be In charge of services and will be assisted by the Rev. W. J. Pltzhugh, rector of St. Stephen's. * The cortcRe will leave from the church here and proceed to Jonesboro where burial and graveside services will lake place at Oaklawn Cemetery at 2 p.m. Masonic Kilr.s Scheduled Pull Masonic rites will be conducted at the gravcslle. c .Active pallbcaiers will Include B. A. Lynch, J. Stanley Grcsley and Harry W. Haincs, all of Blythevllle; Godfrey White, Osccola; Eric Rogers, William Stuck, Dr. L. N. Praz- ier and Frank Sluan, all of Joncs- boro. Honorary pallbearers from niy- Ihcville Include E. M. Rcgcnold, Russell Phillips, C. W. Afflick, J. A. Leech, Everett n. Gee, Aubrey Conway. O. W. McCutchcn, Dr. L. L. Hubcncr, Marcus Evrnrr, E. P. Still, Max B. Reid. Noble Gill, B. II. Goodman and A. G. Little. Honorary pallbearers from Jonesboro are J. E. McKeo, Dv/lglit Scott, Raymond Powers, Fred Shaver, Herbert Parker and Joe Barrett. IMtil In Michigan Also acting as honorary pallbearers will be members of Joncsboro's Hotary Club and Knight Templars. Among out-ol-town persons ex- icctcd to attend the funeral arc Reeds Anderson, Little Rock, brother of Mrs. Noble; Hollis Bush, Hhming- Jam, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Ja Walker Cain, Houston, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stilt, Carbondalc, III.; . SclHitt, W. H. cald- wcll and William Dolan, all of Memphis; and Mrs. Aleph B. Cartwright of Hot Springs. Mr. Noble died in the Baltic Creek, Mich, Sanitorhim Friday. He Is survived by his wife, the former Miss Sybil Anderson. be held, he slated, rooms of the wcs- Cla.sses will In the three wing of the building. These, he said, were undamaged. The Brown Spur school was consolidated with the Manila school les than two years ago. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T & T Atner Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N j ..... Texas Corp in i J C Penney |'° U S Steel ]. Sears " Southern Pacific ,..'....... 52 3-8 149 5-8 75 1-4 20 3-8 33 1-2 65 7-8 44 7-8 77 3-8 , 58 7-8 12 7-8 . 28 1-4 , 23 , 26 1-1 14 3-4 16 1-3 . 28 69 3-8 . 61 5-8 . 5D 5-8 . 30 3-4 Mrs. Caraway Continues Improvement at Hospital WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. M'j—Mrs. battle Caraway, 72, convalescing From a paralytic stroke, continues So show stow Improvement at Waller Reed Hospital, attaches said today. Mrs. Caraway, former U. S. Senator from Arkansas, was stricken nearly a monlh ago. She was reported out of danger ten days ago. Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness and mild tonight and Tuesday. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy cast and south, partly cloudy northwest tonight and Tuesday, becoming partly cloudy cast and soulti Tuesday. Rising temperatures northwest and extreme west Tuesday. LOW tonight 50 extreme south; high Tuesday, 60 south. Minimum this morning—49. Maximum yesterday—55. Minimum Sunday morning—.19. Maximum Saturday—54. Sunset today—5:34. Sunrise tomorrow—6:54. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—.05. Total since Jan. 1—15.11. Mean temperature (midway between hlRh and low)—52. Normal mean for February—43.4 This llatc Last Year Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—47. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -8.67. nany government specifications on common-use and standard items are, in fact, drawn from an Item, a product, or a machine produced by some particular manufacturer." On such "tailored" items, the ic- ;x>rt said, usually only one manufacturer can bid—the one who made the item In the first place. "Small business will never he iblc to secure government contracts In normal limes unless constructive steps are taken by nil agencies to cure the specification disease," It concluded. The committee was especially critical of tlie armed services. It accused them of apparently "padding" procurement reports, which "strangely enough" list many giants on the small-business side of the ledger." 'The committee staff has not found an Instance of a small-business Institution being included in tlie dirge-business category," the. report Bald. Tlie committee said the armed rvices "are apparently not concerned with the consideration that If smlnl business Is eliminated from the American ploture, we have lost the over-nil fight for the American system even without a battle, much less a war/' I'l'rll Cn-jiler Now The House group, which Is headed by Rep. I'atmnn (D-Tex) saved some of ils heaviest fire for the FTC. It said the agency was established to curb monopoly, but added that "it has not accomplished Its full objectives, and small business finds itself today, afler 35 years of >TQ operation, In greater i>erll than ever before." The report said tlie FTC is mib- Jcct to "Rip Van Winkle somnolence" In Investigating complaints, and concluded: "The committee must' Known', and the people ot the United states must know, whether or not Congress is justified in supporting the Federal Trade Commission In its present circumstances nnd whether or not a rcoi'Kani/atlon ot the commission from top to bottom should be recommended approval." to Congress for Board of Inquiry Named, Ordered To Speed Report President's Action Could Result In 80-Day Injunction WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. — (AP)—President Truman today invoked Hie Taft-IIartlcy law in an effort to restore coal production. He Appointed a hoard of Inquiry loaded by David I,. Cole, Patersoii N. J. lawyer, to look inlo the Issues nt dispute. The other members arc William W. Wlrtz and John Dunlop. In view of the emergency the President Instructed the board to than one week reiwrt "not, later" School Teacher Burned In Bluff City Explosion PRESCOTT, Feb. 6. in;— A Nevada County school teacher was burned critically today by n gas explosion in her Blulf City School room. The teacher, Mrs. Maggie McaOor, 66. was lighting a stove In the school room when the blast occurred. She was thrown against the ceiling. Mrs. Mendor was brought to n Prescott Hospital where doctors classified her condition as critical. /950C.O/C. Civic Projects To Be Planned Tlie 1050 program for the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce In to be correlated Wednesday, when 13 committee chairmen meet at a breakfast meeting at the Hotel Noble. Projects selected by the charter membership have been announced and the various committee heads were to work out committee projects in line with the over-all chamber program. Wednesday's meeting, scheduled for 7:15 a.m.. was planned to gire the committee chairman fl chance to do away with any overlapping or to fill any gaps in the program plans. Committees to be represented and their chairmen Include: civic and national airairs. II. A. Porter; education. E. n. Thomas; health and safely. I,. O. Hash; Industrial. J. L Clunn; membership. B. R. Hays; publicity. Harry A. Haincs; agriculture. L. \j. Ward; aviation, Harold Sudlxiry; budget. J. W. Adams; building and zoning, Jesse Taylor; traffic, .flmnile Sanders; welcome Jimmie Edwards; and E. B. Thomas! from today. Mr. Truman's move sets In motion T-H law procedures that could lead to n court order a week or 10 [lays from now for the miners to get back to work for so days. Whether the miners will par any attention to a "stop-strike" order from the courts— provided one is Issued— Is * question. John L. Lewis, the 70-year-old president of the United Mine Workers, told Mr. Truman last week that lie doubted they would. Presidential Secretary Charles O Ross said Mr. Truman's order covered only the soft coal Industry. He snld the three board mcmlJcrB had accepted tlie appointments and would meet In Washington tonight to begin work. When tlie President acted, reports from the coal fields indicated at least 3UO.OOO of the 400,000 soft coal miners were Idle. Coal Output D<nm Coal production was down to the merest trickle. Without it, many Industries will ^ave to close Boon, throwing thousands' out of work. Tn many cities, coal supplies for Homo heating are short. Mr. Truman's order creating the board of Inquiry said the dispute between the : Dnitcd.'Mine \Vorkers •and ;the- Soft 'coal -industry '"mis' re- : suited or threatens to result In a strike or lockout affecting a substantial part of the bituminous coal Industry" and that the "strike or lockout, If permitted to occur or to continue,' will imperil the national health and safety.". : Once the hoard rciwrts. the President can ask the attorney general to go to a federal court and seek nn 80-day Injunction against a further strike. If the miners should not obey It, the government might seek penalties for contempt of court. rn 1!K6 a court slapped the miners with a 5700,000 fine for contempt and Lewis with a $10,000 one personally, In 1948. in another contempt those fines \vcre doubled— $1,union and $20,000 on banquet. Some cormniUrcs have started work on some of the projects planned for the year. •K»,000 on the Lewis. Hits "Strangers" Lewis' suggestion that the miners might not pay any attention to a "stop strike" order was on Saturday when he turned down Mr. Truman's proposal for a 70-day strike truce. while a fact-finding board, appointed outside the Tart-Hartley See COAI, on rage 10 Gun Shot Wound Causes Arm Loss The left arm of Leonard Cock- rcli. 42, was amputated at Walls Hospital today after a gun .shot wound was Intlictcd accidentally Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Cockrell said that Mr. Cock- rcll was In a room alone when the gun went off, and that It was not sure how the accident happened. His arm was amputated just above the wrist. Mr. Cockrell. a sharecropper on the u M. Webb [arm south of Blytheville. will be retained at the hospital for several days. The accident was investigated by Deputy Shcrilf Holland Afken. Some Are Counting Coal Out Tod Soon By Sam TJawson NF.W YORK, Feb. 6. (AP)-Soml people may have counted coal out of the Industrial picture much too soon. It's still &wential to the nation's productive economy, as you'll see soon enough if the conl mines close down and stay cla-cd very long. The present revival of depends to a large extent on continued production In Hues which cannot do without coal. And on that your job may depend in time. Watching the steady inroads the oil and natural gas men have made during the recent years of lobor strife and mounting prices In the coal fields .some persons have tended to count coal out. Tlicy have been aided and abetted in this by the double fact that last summer the nation had a surplus of coal above ground and that this winter has been mild and called for less coal for heating. Therefore, the months of strife In the coal fields which come to a climax today haven't spelled the quick strang- ling of business they once would. But the chances of the present mild boom in industrial production turning into a solid stretch of prosperity hinge In large measure on the continuance of the steel mills at high speed—and on healthy state of Industries using slee, particularly the auto business. They still need coal to make steel. The amount of coal the various steel companies have on hand varies. But last month's slowdown In the coal mines was aimed largely at .some of the steel companies who own Ihclr own coal mhiea. The heads of the two largest steel companies, US. steel and Bethlehem, have said their output would have been 100 per cent of capacity. If they had had a'.l the coal they wanted. In other words, already the yare tied closely to coal's apron strings, and they probably can't go on long with the mines down. As yet, few steel furnaces, comparatively, have had to shut down. But If the coal miners go on a strict no-day work nee!;. Instead of the recent three-day week. It won't be long until the steel mllis do shut down—because here, coal isn't just a fuel, it is also a component, es- scntla part of the manufacture of steel. To the nation as a whole the peril of the coal stoppage would be not so much what happens to that lonq- troubled industry Itself, but to what happens to the general economy, when steel workers, rail workers, auto workers, home appliance workers, and countless others are laid off because Iherc U fiist no coal, and then no steel, no ports, no raw materials, for their factory to go on producing. When men are laid off work, the retail merchant will feel it quickly, and In time the service Industries. So, coal may be tottering on its once firm throne, but oil and natural gas hasn't knocked It out of the economy yet. That's -Vfh'y, what you might think of :<«?/». family light between a miner arid his boss turns out la be your concern, too.

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