The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 24, 1950
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Striking Soft Coal Miners Show No Inclination to Dig on Emergency Basis PITTSBURGH, Fb. 24. (AP) —< Striking soft coal miners are show- Ing no inclination to dig coal on an emergency basis despite pleas from fuel-hungry cities and hospitals. • The trickle of coal milled by non- .^jnlon diggers is being choked off ,Wy roving bands of pickets who Insist production stand still. Unemployment In coal-allied industries Is rising by the hour. That's the picture in the nation today as John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, continues to slug it out with soft coal operators In government-prodded talks to try, and get a new contract. • The St. Louis hospital council said it got a reply from Lewis to Its 1 urgent plea for him to help provide coal. It quoted him as saying: "Suggest you urge coal companies heretofore supplying you coal to sign contract with United Mine Workers of America, which will permit immediate resumption of production." The Board of Allegheny County Commissioners In the coal capital of Pittsburgh also wired Lewis, asking him'to permit a few mines to operate near here. The commissioners said only 3,000 tons of coal are available and that from 7,000 to 10,000 tons Is needed daily. Lewis didn't reply. The situation in Pitsbiirgh is no worse and no better than in majiy otfjer cities. Stringent emergencu measures are going into effect across the nation. Officials have ordered dimouts « d Industrial layoffs, forced schools close and put other conservation insures into effect. The situation in New York state is so bad that coal administrator .Bertram D. Tallamy says no one will . get any soft coal except hospitals, food processing plants, municipal water works' and other essential consumers. Emergency In St. Louis . The St. Louis anti-smoke ordinance has been released for • the first time to permit use of soft coal by fuel-short schools, hospitals and industries. Some relief was expected In St. Louis as hospitals were promised help by the striking Progressive Mine Workers union of Illinois, also on strike. A small emergency shipment of coal already mined was arranged. : The picture Is dark for Industries which use coal. ' Best estimates are that 100,000 workers nl coal-dependent plants will be idle by ..the.,week end. ; InternationarHa'fvester Company Is putting 27,500 employes on three-day Monday in Illinois. ^Some Communities, .like Erie, Pa., ^ve voluntarily set up plans to cut buck. All Industries in that, town of 140,000 population will close Sunday and Monday. About 40,000 workers are affected. Big U.S. Steel corporation plans to close its Ensley Works and curtail operations at its Fairfleld Works in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend. That will effect 12.000. Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation, nation's fourth largest steel producer, is closing its Pittsburgh and nearby Aliquippa works. Nearly 23.000 workers are expected to be idle by weekend. The nation's coal-burning railroads are rapidly running out of fuel. Coal which is available' is of such poor quality that the New York Central railroad reports its steam- powered passenger trains are run- 78 De// Boy Scouts Receive Advancement at Honor Court Advancement for 18 Boy Scouts ln^ Troop No. 255 at Dell was made official last night at a Court of Honor; ' • > • Three of the 18 rank advancements were for Tenderfoot Scouts and 15 others were made Second Class Scouts. • Merle Osborrie conducted the tenderfoot Investiture, and Harry Cook the advancement for the second class group. Noble .Gill, as chairman of the troop committee, presided over the court, and John M. Stevens, Jr., conducted the opening ceremony. Those receiving Tenderfoot Badges were: A. C. Rhodes, Jerry and Douglas Stallings. Second Class Badges went, to Carlton Alexander, Donald Barnes, Jimmy Calvert, Harold Dixon, Noble Gill, Jr., .Jimmy Holmes,'. Ted Johnson, Roland Mitchell, A. G. Moody, Billy Max Overton, Junior Richardson, Leroy Richardson and Allen Thrasher. The Kiwanis club, sponsoring institution, has announced that one scout from the troop will be sent by the club to the National Jamboree in June at Valley Forge, Pa. At least two from the Dell Troop will attend the Jamboree. Noble.> GUI, Jr., has already'been registered. Obituaries 'ROTESTS Continued from Page One the new application are the same as those asked last year. The minimum is the same as for residential uses If it passes through a five- eighths inch meter. Other charges include: one-inch meter, S3 per month; 1.25-inch, $5; 1.5-Inch, $7.50; 2-inch, $10; 2.5-inch, $15; 3-inch, $25; 4-Inch $10; 6-lnch, $160. The last rate increase granted the company was in November, 1947. It added about $2.000 annually to the company's revenues. The new rates would bring a general increase of about $43,000 annually, which the company says is necessary to obtain a reasonable return. More than $138.000 was spent last year, in expanding the company's service. A $35,000 well was placed in service and a $3,000 coke filter was added to the water plant. Between five and nine miles of pipelines were laid and more than 3o fire hydrants were installed. ning up to five hours late. The New Haven Railroad suspended 25 passenger trains today because of the lack of fuel.'Fifteen of them are In the Boston commuting area. -The nation's miners are suffering more and more from the strike, too, although they're getting some help from various relief agencies. In the northern panhandle of West Virginia diggers set up an organization to solicit aid for those "in dire need." President Sam Sanzeri of UMW local 3229 in Ohio County announced plans for a house to house canvass, saying: . The drive is a necessity. The miners need food, clothing and inoney and we hope to get those things for them." Services Held For Aivin Hardy Pureral services for Alvln Hardy, brother of Miss Rosa Hardy, assistant superintendent .of Blytheville schools, and Mrs. Ira Gray, librarian were conducted at 2 p.m. yesterday at R.pley, renn. . Mr. Hardy died Wednesday at a hospllal in Brownsville, Tenn. A here he had been a.' patient for several days. Miss Hardy and Mrs. Gray are in Ripley for the services. Miss Hardy has been there for the past few days. Sur'lvors include six sisters and two brothers. His wife died about a year ago. « • * Rites Conducted For Mrs. Hocott Funeral services for Mrs Lula B Hocott, 81, wife of the late R. T Hocott, were conducted this afternoon at Searcy, and burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery there. Mrs. Hocott,'who had.made her home with a son near Gosnell for the past two years, died yesterday afternoon. She was born In Virginia but had lived in Searcy for 41 yean prior to moving to Gosnell.. Survivors include two sons, John Hocott of Gosnell, and Ben Z. Hocott of Lansing. III.; and a sister Mrs. John Froaly of Bcnton. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. MERCY / Continued from Page One Dr. Sander, when asked If he "realized the seriousness of it," ; replied: "He assumed the medical association probably would reprimand him for It; tell him not to do I again." Miss Connor said Dr Biron toh Sander It was "out of the hands of the medical association." Then, the nurse said, "Dr. Sander asked who in particular was interested." She testified "I started to tei him the staff meeting coming up but Dr. Biron Interrupted and said he was Interested." Miss Connor said the conversation between the medical referee and the accused physician lasted five to 10 minutes and was carried on In a normal tone of voice. She testiiied she "remembered that Dr. Sander said more than once "that he hadn't done anything morally wrong." Earlier, the hospital records o. Mrs. Borroto were introduced In evidence by the sMe. Under cross-examination by thi defense Miss Connor said Dr. San der wrote "cancer" on Mrs. Bor roto's death certificate as the cause Butane for Better Tractor Power! Tractor and' Engine Performance atlts Best! More power, less repairs, less oil, less failures, longer life, no carbon or crank case dilution and sti 11 cheaper than any other motor fuel and better too. Have, your present tractor and cotton pickers changed to butane power. Order your new tractor for butane or have it converted. .Cen- 'tury gas equipment has proven better and cheaper in the long run, with balanced performance plus a safe and neat installation. .Ask your tractor dealer about butane of contact us for detailed information. Weis Butane Gas Co. CENTURY DISTRIBUTORS There h no better fuel for tractors than Butane Gas. It is better than best gasoline plus, "no tax problem." JUDGE Continued from Page I was unconstitutional. Hopkins said that the union's In- .ernatlonal executive board, which las the power to call a strike after a referendum vole of Ihe member- ihlp, had Issued no strike call. The union has not "done any act to cause, Induce, engage In, permit or encourage any allied strike or its alleged continuance," Hopkins snid. With negotiations toward ending he great strike apparently bogged down once more afler a brief period of optimism'yesterday, the effects of the walkout piled up across the nallon. . •• .More Were Laid Off Thousands more were laid off in coal-dependent Industries. There was violence in the coal fields. Steel mills and coal-burning railroads were hard hit. Householders ran out of fuel for heating. Still the miners chin? doggedly :o their "no contract, no work" stand, indicating strongly that even wspltals would have to get by without coal until Lewis and the soft coal operators agree to a new contract. Mounting demands for new Presidential action brought this news conference response from President Truman yesterday.'It's In the haiuls of the courts. x For United Mine Workers attorneys heading for a date with federal JudKc Richmond B. Keech (10 a.m. EST), It was the third trip to court In three years in answer to contempt ^charecs. Twice the UM\V has paid fines, enriching Ihe federal treasur yby a total of $2,130.000. On both occasions, the union was found guilty of disobeying a court strike-halting order. Brivinq V/hi!e Drinking Nets Fines for Two Men John P. Gilbert was fined $35 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. W. B. N'cely was fined $25 and costs on Ills plea of guilty to a similar charge. of death. This testimony came shortly after the prosecutor said he does not have the death certificate, adding "I imagine It is on file with the town clerk." Standing close to the nurse on tlic uitness stand, chief defense counsel Louis E. Wyninii read from a hospital card this cause of death: "Carcinoma (cancer) of the large bowel with metastasis to the liver, and inanition." (Caricinoma is a form of cancer. Metastasis indicates the development of the disease In a new location. In this instance the, liver. Inanition means exhaustion' from failure to assimilate food.) Read Courier News Classified Ads SOCIALIST Continued from Page One 10,938,204, Liberals 2.318.247. With the race so close It was possible that votes in four constituencies In the remote parts of Scotland could have an Important bearing on the Issue, localise of travel difficulties they will not report on how they voted until next Monday. The constlluences are In the highlands and Islands off the Scottish coast. Of the four one voted Liberal National, one for Labor, and two for the conservatives In 19«. Many of the districts still to be heard from were in traditionally Labor strongholds. The race was so close, however, that many leaders on both sides speculated on the possibility that neither party would be able to muster a working majority in the new parliament. That would force a new election In the; near future. The turnout of voters smashed all records. Rome 85 per cent of the electorate, more than 20,000,000 of the 34,400,000 eligibles, went to the polls yesterday to register their answers on the outstanding Issue of the campaign:' more socialization under Attlee, less under Churchill. About 13 per cent of tlie electorate had voted In the 1Q45 election. Laborlte spokesmen said the Labor victory had been definitely established by dawn. Wo will form the next government," Morgan Phillips, secretary of (he Labor Parly, told reporters. The Conservatives had taken some comfort In what had appeared to them to be a trend in the London suburbs in their favor, and in the fact that many of their seats were won with majorities increased over 1915, went Conservative by 1,200. North Hendon, which Labor took by 4,664 In 1345, gave the Conservatives a 2,555 margin. The biggest Conservative surprise in the London area was a 139- vote victory in working class Woolwich West, on the capital's eastern outskirts. Labor won there by a whooping 8,884 in 1945. The Conservatives similarly had edged up a bit In other big cities which in 1945 had been almost solidly Labor. . In Liverpool, with nine .seats, the conservatives won four as against three In 19-15 In Birmingham the Conservatives won four, against three In 1945. He-elecled to the Commons were Prime Minister Attlee. Chancellor of the Exchequer Stafford Crlpps, the czar of the belt-tightening austerity program; Health Minister Aneurin Bevan, who bosses the giant socialized medicine program; Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln. Deputy Prime ' Minister Herbert Morrison and most other Labor ministers. Colonial Secretary Oustcil But Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones lost to his Conservative opponent by a slim 01 votes. Solicitor General Prank Soskice also was defeated. So were L. J. Edwards, parliamentary secretary of the board of trade, and David Rees-Williams, undersecretary for iy and colonies. Among Ihe defeated Conserva- Ives were Randolph hurchlll, son of the Tory leader, and John Astor, "on of Anierican-born Lady Astor. Tory loader Churchill, who at 15 has fought possibly the last big lolltlcal battle of his lifetime, sat J|) until the small hours receiving :he returns by direct teleprinter al his home near London's Hyde Park. It was Churchill who had thrown the taunt "dollops of dollars" at the Laboi-ltes, -saying the labor government defended for Its life on American aid. It was Churchill who Injected the International atomic deadlock Into the campaign. It was Churchill who supplied a highlight of the nicapalgn with a proposal for a meeting of the British Prime Minister anl American president with Russia's Prime Minister Sa- lln. The Laborlles called this appeal a "stunt" to gqt votes from 'i'c people's yearning for peace. Chancellor of the Exchequer Crlpps trounced his Conservative opponent by more than two to one. Commenting on this, the austerity leader told his supporters: "The results show that the people are determined to hang on to what Ihcy have won In the pnst. We rave done all sorts of things In the Labor government which have not been popular, yet yon are coming along and supporting the most unpopular man of all," He referred to himself. Minister of Health Bevan, de- RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. nounced by Cliurchlll during the campaign as "minister of disease," won by a crushing four-to-one mars'" In tlic Monmouthshire, Wales. Foreign Secretary Ernest Devln ;>olled 26,001 votes to 14,234 for his Conservative opponent, j. B. Campbell. , Minister of labor deorge A. Isaacs was returned to Parliament from the new district of Southwark, working class area south of London Bridge He polled 35,048 voles to 12.071 [or the Conservative. Sir David Maxwell Fj'fe, a member of Churchill's "shadow cabinet" who had been slated for Labor minister If the Conservatives won was elected In the West Derby district of Liverpool, by a vote of 27,443 to the Laboiite's 25,417. February 26 and 27 For Expert Laundry ; and Dry Cleaning—Call A BETTER LAUNDRY —-NU-WA— Friday & Saturday "WESTERN JUSTICE' with Bob Slcelc Cartoon and Serial Saturday Owl Show "MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA" with Rosalind Kiisscll and Kirk Douglas ^Also Cartoon Sunday. Monday & Tuesday "ROSEANNA MeCOY" with Farley Granger and Joan Evans Warner News and Short PAG* FIVE 250-310 Ibs 15.25-16.60; 140-17*' It* 14.50-16.50; medium and good 100130 Ib pigs 10.50-13.75; good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 14.50-15.00; heavier sows 12.50-14.00; stags 8.5011.00. Cattle 700; , calves 600; generally steady In cleanup trade; few arnall lots medium and low good steer* 23.75-25.00; medium to good heifert and mixed yearlings 22.00-25.00; common and medium 18.00-22.00; common and medium cows 17.0018.00; few good cows 19.50-20.00; canners and cutters 14.00-16.75; medium to good bulls 19.00-21.00; cutter and common bulls 18.00-18.00; good and choice vealers 28.00-35.00; common and medium 19.00-27.00. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., Feb. 24. (fl')— (USDA)— Hogs 10,600; 180 Ibs up 25 to 50 lower than Thursday's average; lighter weights and sows 25 lower; bulk good and choice 180-240 ib barrows and gilts 10.1617.25; top n.35 for several loads; GIVES i FAST* 1 RELIEF wh«n COLD MISERIES STRIKI BLYTHEVII-LE'S ONLN A LI WHITE THEATRE Last Day • 2 Biir liifs W&YNE? f 0WifJtVTEMPI.e FORT APACHE Also Co-Hit |l ^^Jm^iKMrptrHi^T^fj ROY ACUFF WIlj-IBAWIIClb^COSOCAN Serial Cartoon NEW Box Opens Week [>aji 7:M p.m. Matinee Saturday & Snndij. Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cant. Showing Manila, Ark. Friday "THE GRAPES OF WRATH" with Henry Fondm Also Short* Saturday "DAYS OF OLD CHEYENNE" wllli Don "Red" Barry Also ShorU Saturday Owl Show "THE TRAVELING SALES WOMAN" with Joan Davis Also Shorts Sunday &• Monday "ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY" with Clark Gable Also Shorts Plus Added Attractions AHQMEf ^OFYBUROWN Yes, a homo of your own . . . that's the happy dream of so many, many people. But it remains a dream unless you plan, really plan, to fulfill it. 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