The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 14, 1950
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PACK BIGHT : : ; •" ; Labor Rumbles Over Maritime Hiring System CIO Considers Appeal to Avert Shipping Crisis WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. «'j—The CIO Executive Board today considered an Immediate appeal to Congress to legalize the maritime unions' hiring hall system. Board members talked in terms of getting action in time to head off a hew shlpplna and waterfront crisis. A Senate labor subcommittee, headed by Senator Murray (D- Alont) will give the problem "prompt. attention," the chairman said. Murray added that the hiring hall had proved Itself to be a good thing for labor relations in the maritime luci'.'stry. and he expressed fear abandonment of It could "lead to'a lot. of (rouble and strife." As Jolis Come Ifp The Supreme Court yesterday cast donbts on (he legality of tbe hieing- hall plans of all seagoing and wnteriront unions, by which their members get preference in employment as jobs turn up. The tribunal refused to review the decision of the Circuit Court of A'^jpals in New York, which had ruled thiT-CIp-NMIonal Maritime Union's hiring hall contract with four Great Lakes sliinpcrs to be illegal under the Taft-Hartley act. That.had the effect of upholding the lower court's decision, which in turn had bncked up the findings of the National Labor Relations Board. The Taft-Hartley labor law forbids job discrimination on account of membership in a union. The CIO Executive Board was meeting here to' consider legislative, economic and international problems—along with the possible ouster of four left-wing unions charged with following the Communist Par- tv program instead of cro policy. The anti-Red issue was side-tracked until tomorrow. Taff-Kardcv Acf In tbe meantime, the hiring hall problem presented another legislative objective. Renewal of pre.ssure to repeal the Taft-Hartley act. with its provision)! for Injunctions In strikes like the present soft coal shutdown, also was on the agenda. Efforts are being made to.line up solid support of all maritime unions, including those In the AFL or independent as well as CIO organizations. One NMU spokesman said a strike dyer the hiring hall was a "definite possibility." 1 Renegotiation of entire contracts •woi'ld be made necessary by the removal of the hiring hall clause, the NMU representative said. While not all maritime unions have (he same contracts, all have the same objectives—lo keep their members employed. Even though Senator Murray's subcommittee might decide to offer an amendment to the Taft-Hartley act ; to make special allowance for the hiring hall, there is little likelihood; it would get by the Senate. Novy Veteran Draws First Payment Of Money 'Earned' in Jap ROW Camp By ItotrMm? Kvans WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. M>) _ Prank II. Ulgelow, of Roekvlllc, Mil. was handed a cheek this morning for SI.198. one dollar for eucli o] the 1.138 days he spent in Jap prison ca'iips. The two war commission commissioners, Daniel P. Clcary and Mrs Georgia Lusk, gave tiigelow the check, the first 1'OW subsistence payment made under die War Claims Act. He Is a navy veteran who was captured on Corriridor. About 250 other cx-POW's will set their checks this week, too Thereafter, payments will leave Washington at a 50-a-day clip. The money is supposed to cnmn from seizec enemy nssels. So far the fund conht pay only about one sixth the cla'ins. U'miii-r Hani (n I-'fnd Tbe commission nad a lough time selecting Rggelon- as winner of the first clicck. Pour other POW's whn 'Ive near Washington and who h-id segit Iheir applications in before BlBciow. led him on the list, nut— Ihey couldn't be located. In fact, the commission nccd'-d two days agid the aid of the Rockville police to catch np witli Blge- low. That's because the 29-year-old navy veleran owns a eab compiiny with his brother, nntl spends \veil over eight liours a day on the road. He's planning fo use nnrVof his check lo complete payment on two taxis. Artificial l.ijnh i'ou'd hardly notice that Klgelow wears an artificial llmo. Ho his leg when a larne rock fell on it In a Jananese coal mine, where he was put lo work. An American doctor tlid the opn-iiUnn with the only In- strnmenfs he bad—n meat cleaver meal saw and (wo U.S.A. rawrr' blades. [iii'Olow is Kind enoui-h (o f!ci the money but he says he wouldn't GO thrmi«h his nrlson experience ainiin for S40.000.000. Altogether, (he commisslogi ox- i-cta to pay out S10n.000.000 to 133.0(10 Amoiicarl POW's. their survivors and (10,000-100.000 Piliplno rows, who were members of the Pn'llnplne fsland military force.'!. The commlvilon has on hand abtvt T5000 claims. New ones are cciniinc in at the rate of 1,200 a day. The avcrase check win amount to SGflO. the commission said. The SI ner dav is navntjte only for davs iturlni: which POW's did no t gji-t food of (lie standard of quality and ounntity establi.stied by the 1920 Geneva Convention. The commission announced last week that all Geg-mnn and Japanese prison camps were sub-slandard all the time. Most senators take the position that they approved a labor bill lost year and the next move is up to the House. The Senate-approved measure made a slight revision of (he ban on hiring halls, inserted by Senator Taft (R-Ohio). Jap Novelist Suggests Annexation to U.S. TOKYO, Feb. 14. TAP) — Masao Kume. a leading Japanese novelist, .'aid yesterday Japan should be annexed by the United States and become the 49'.h slate. Writing in the magazine Sckai Shunju, Kume said US. annexation would be better for the country than independence through a peace trca- Communist-lcd regime. Three leaders of the group already have been sentenced to death and 23 other members were given prison sentences: on Saturday. Soviets Impose Brief Shutdown BERLIN, Feb. 14. (AH)—The Russians speeded up to normal their handling of Berlin's truck traffic today • alter a sudden three-hour slowdown lost night. Berlin-bound vehicles were allowed to enter (he Russian Znne at Helmstedt today at the rate of nine or ten nil hour, considered normal for the winter. Gentian customs officials said Ihey could offer no explanation for iast night's. Hussian-impoiJd slowdown. ' . He said Japan does not haw the ability to maintain her Independence let alono permanent neutrality. 26 Czechs on Trial PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia. Feb. 1-1. /TV-Twenty-six more Czechs, al- ('!,'cd members of a large antl- govorimient ring in Movavfa. went on trial today on charges of plot- ing to overthrow the country's at M thinet. Th« slain in Dyanjhire keeps your brown brov/n, black ttioet black, icd shoe* red. DOUBLE ACTION: COLORS as II . A (I i colart. U.S. Envoys Weigh Needs OfS.E.Asia BANGKOK, " Thailand (Slam), Feb. 14. (MW—American Far Easl Diplomats today rc|»rtcdly weighed Southeast Apia's needs for U.S. economic nid to combat the spread of ComunLsm. None of Hie 20 diplomat? attending tlie conference here commented directly. But some hinted at President Truman's program for aid to under-developed areas. Philip C. Jessup, presiding, rlid not bring a state Department plan from Washington but he Is soliciting Information from the diplomats that may be used by Washington to weld JUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1950 Vogeler J* American Attorney BUDAPKST, ' Hungary, Peb 14 (AP)—Robert A. Vogcier, U.S. businessman held incommunicado here on espionage and sabotage charges will not be able to have an American attorney defend him in his trial Friday, a Hungarian lawyer said last night. lie said Hungarian law permits only Hungarian subjects to practice law, and that only qualified lawyers can act for the defense. Foreign rudio broadcasts hetird here said Vogeler's family and the International Telephone and Tele. graph Co., of which )le wa* pean representative, had engaged an American attorn* yto defend him. a concrete program. Highly competent sources said the meeting was "wide open" for suggestion.? on future policy towards the Red-threatened Far East. Treat your COUGH INSIDE-OUT! I'll'- way to get nH of thai iiavtffnv, harking couuh JH todiBlmteeth* ylue-llkc phlovm uhleH causes t]ic tick!*. Tak« trooif. old Bel)'* Court Syrup; mi ,d very quickly llicmeinrjranw of your tiiroal an4 lunub pour rml extra — aecrctfuna which U'nd to rtuah away pettm from in«tJ«oul. No womler Hell's stops tlckl* aiit« cmiclis-nft/T-colds. eeen relieve. etj£ar- i-tte eoiiKh. Doctors prescribe the tame in- Kr«)iunta. GiiiiranUttd to'contain no dope. Harmless «vcn to children. Cet » bottle of IU-L]'* CouKh Syrup today. 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