The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 23, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 23, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIKR NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1950 Indians to Pow Wow Bridge with Rivet Hammers f f. WIUMINOTOK, DrI, March 13* ' </T>—A band'of Canadian Indians •fathered oo the banks of the Delaware River today wearing, plastic helmeta ' to ' ptaee of their tribal ~ haaddreat. , "" And the "weapons" they carried '•ere rl»et : Kammen rather than tomahawks. * M The redrriehlnlhi* case are Vet* wan* "high steel men" employed by the American bridge company to work oh the huge span to be erected across the river from a ' point aouth of Wilmington to New Jersey The Indians coming here are mostly from the C»(jhnaw«ga reservation on the St. Lawrence River Quebec Province. ' Skill ll Old • ?* According to Free) Montoiir, one of the first to arrive, Caghnawagas have been building bridges since !M«, when Ihefr skill was discovered during.the construction of a Can) adlan-Pacific bridge over the St .'Lawrence'. The story goes that Ihe bridge ^company on the-. St. Louis • project agreed to hire reservation Indians as .common I abore rs—depend ing on wind-jammer sailors for .the rivet work >loft. Hare Catlike Ability 'As work pressed, the CaiiRnaji 1 - agas demonstrated their catlike ability In scaling the bridge's uppermost-girders as well as an un• cannyjsense of -handling 'the rivet hammers. 1 Since'then, a* the. story has it, scarcely a major 'a0ad> has been erected without,the" h*4> of Indian rivet _ \"_^ •D^aj. ^viw^, , _ — : as a bridge rivet- coming , , c , . ne was employed ._ the Mystic River bridge project 'in Massachusetts. ; Montour says that, while the 'Indian; can walk a girder 500 feet 'in the air with the same .ease the ' average person feels on a city ;walk, safety is still the watchword with the "high rteel" men. Sneakera and HelmeU He wears a stout pair of rubber «0led shoes, a sort of cross bet ween the Amencan schoolboy's "meakers" and bowling shoe*; A 'piaatic helmet offers protection from falling rivets. The rivet crew Is made up of four .men— a riveter, a "heater," a 'sticker-lri," and a "bucker-up " The crews usually have worked together for a long lime and move from one Job . to another as a team. . .'..... ' '; ' The\ heater operates the small forge in which the rivets are heated. The bucker-up removes the temporary bolt from the girder hole. The sticker-in jams the rivet In place and holds a special anvil while the riveter applies the pneau- mallc hammer from the opposite side to form a second. head on the glowing rivet. Like many of the Caughnawagas. Montour travels with his wife, setting - up housekeeping near each Job. , • : Between Jobs, ne aim his wife return , to the reservation on the banks of the St. Lawrence. Belgians Seek Answer on Kinq In State Council 'BRUSSELS, 'Belgium,' March 23. P)— Count Henri. Carton dc Wlart. Belgium's oldest statesman, has been; called on to convene with the nation's most venerable political heads lo try to solve the bitter question ; of king Leopold's return to the throne. ; . The 81-year-old count was given the consultative job by acting Premier ' Gastoh Eyeskens, whose coalition of Social Christians and Liberals government fell last week because .It failed U> unravel the sticky problem. \ Count De Wiart Immediately called . for a solemn Council of State to convene today— the first In Bel- glum sjnce; 1914 when the Germans imaded the country The aged Royalist was at the head of that council also. Although the council, made up of 28 leaders of parties on lx>th the pro-Leopold and the anti-Leopold sides of the fence, has great pres- ON WINtiS OF I.OVK—William P. Corkcry of Providence,,R. I., student of Far Eastern history at the University of Michigan,' greets his Japanese fia:;cce Rlyo Sato, at William Run air|x)i-£. Ann Arbor, Mich., after a flight from Yokohama. The couple plan to wed Saturday 'in a chapel at the University. (AP Wire- photo). tigc In' the country it lias no power to take action. It Is only hoped that the grey heads of Belgian politics may be able to iron out a situation which threatens to split the nation.. . Their meeting Is expected to make a strong moral impression 011 the opposing' parties, who tliusf far have been deadlocked on the L^. and have been unable lo fcach a compromise. Because he was the first to devise a. scanning disc back In 18B3 Paul Nipkow is looked upon' b'j some authorities as "inventor ol television." The Motion Today: U. S. Loyalty Program Bailey Loyalty Case Up to Supreme Court -By Jamrs Mario* v WASHINGTON, March 23. (/P)— Now it's up to trie Supreme Court to decide: Is the President's loyalty program constitutional In the way it's being carried out? The program's purpose is In fire government employes found- to foe disloyal or whose loyalty Is considered questionable. Take the case of Miss Dorothy Bailey. She worked in the U.S. Employment Service. Her work was satisfactory. An' her Job rfld not Involve national security. It was a so-called "non-sensitive" job. As part of the loyalty program, the FBI Investigated her and turned' Its Information over to the loyalty board set up to carry out the program. ' Charge Denieit The Boardnotified Miss Bailey it had been informed she at one :ime was a Communist Party member. She denied this rind protested she was entirely loyal to the United Strifes, She was allowed to appear at 7 a iipnring before the boiud. to bring her lawyers, an(t to produce witnesses who testified for her. Rut — she was not allowed to know where the board got its information. Nor was she allowed to see or know her accusers. Therefore, she. was denied the chance to question them. ' , She was fired because, the board said, . there were "reasonable grounds for belief that Miss Bailey is disloyal to the U.S." She appealed to the U.S. District Court here She lost. Then she appealed to the next highest court, the U.S. Court of Appeals here. She lost In that court yesterday. She has one more appeal left—to the Supreme Court, which will be asked to give the fihnl word on whether the • loyalty program procedure Is right. The opinion of the three-judge appeals court was. not unanimous Two of the Judges — E. Barrett Prcttynian and James proctor—upheld the loyalty procedure.' The third 'judge, Henry W. Edgerton disagreed. The majority opinion covered 22 pages. Ettgcrto'n's dissent look an- .other 10! The two opinions covered many' points. Some of them very technical. There's room here for explaining only one. Work Nat > Ki c ht The majority opinion, In brief, said .no one can claim working for the government^ a right. There's nothing In the Constitution guaranteeing anyone a government Job. Therefore— •, Since a person has no right to a government Job, the President can fire him from a government Job without any explanation at. all, If that's the way the President wants it. '•• .' • In other words, since no right to a job is involved, no right is taken away even if he's fired without seeing his accusers or knowing precisely of what he's accused. ' , But suppose the individual—in this case; Miss Bailey—is injured In this kind of situation, particularly at this time when being tagged with "Communist" may mean real hardship for the accused. As to that ,the court said, with world conditions as jittery V. they are and Communists trying to in- fllterate the government, an Individual may be hurt but the governments-meaning the public Interest—comes first. Interest! Conflict But Judge Edgerton said Miss Bailey's interest, and the public Interest, instead of being In comuct, coincide. Wny? Because Uiere was no record olfered the court U) prove Miss liaUey • wus' disloyal, and— Since'* dismissal irom the government on disloyalty grounds is a punishment, she should be given full protection of the law. That is. A procedure, or trial, where she could face her accusers and be given the chance to refute them, If possible. . ; While a person may have no right to a government job, the Judge argued that in : inls country a person, before he's punished, does have a right to a fair trial. He didn't think Miss Bailey had one. . . Arkansas Congressmen Split on Housing Vote WASHINGTON, March 23. Five Arkansas representatives voted yesterday with the house majority which adopted an amendment to the administration's housing bill eliminating the co-operative provision which President Truman sought. The other two—Reps. Mills and Trimble—voted against the amendment. Those voting for the amendment: Since the introduction of the 16- inch television receiver, manufacturers report it is fast becoming the popular set. ;... OLD Jl ^Straight Kentucky Bourbon in all its Glory! ^Naturally The State Financial Responsibility LAW , Is Very Strict! Hefore you have an accident, call 3361 for automobile Insurance protection. For small premium, we include $10,000 Personal Liability. W. M. BURNS Insurance Agency Reps. G a things, Harris,' H»y». jj«. rell and Tackett. Yaks and ponies are the means of transportation over th» Himalayas from India to China. For Improved KIDNEY FUNCTION In o majority of caut inv**|jS gated in several hotpMi oo? clinics, tobnormol Kidney function was Improved, Madder pain and discomfort reduced after the ute of Mountain Valley Water. , If your doctor no* diogneied • your condition ai functional Kidney impairment thh natural, w*. treated mineral water may be very beneficial. Try K for a few wvelu. 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Von know there's no livelier action—no smoother ride—no roomier comfort for the money than you'SI find righl here. /Vnd if you don't know it —we'd like lo repcut this: If you can afford a new car, you can afford a 1950 Buick. The SiMir.lM.'s prices start just above the lowest bracket.You can choose between thrifty standard- finish models—anil dc luxe versions in trim and outside finish.. You can have a Coupe, two-door or four-door models—sleek-lined jelbacks or tburbacks" with roomy luggage compartments. You can dress them up, if you like, with a long list of added equipment—including 1950Dynaflow Drive* for instance—or hold the list down to the essentials everyone wauls. And your budget is going to find continuing reason (o be content that you blossomed out in a Kuick. For in the hands of owners, the SPECIAL is proving thrifty to run as well as thrifty to buy—and what more could you ask? Which suggests—why not sec your Buick dealer now and ask him the exact details and prices, trade-ins, delivery and terms? Memphis Hifhway Phone 6*02 PLUMBING Prompt, Expert, Guaranteed Work Harry Myers in Charge of Plumbing Department BLAN HEATH CO. 112 North First Phone 6828 AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT TR r ? 267 50 ET '297.50 1,000-Gallon '' Storage Tanks with all hose and fittings $497.50 Barksdale Mfg. Co. South Broadway Phone 2911 SHEET METAL WORK ————— OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway . Phone 2651 * JKX4 B.V.I STE». llt**ttl rztra Bi*U Howl LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK Co WALNUT & BROADWAY TELEPHONE 555 BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Now in Stock: Baseball Uniforms LIVE BAIT All Types of Athletic Equipment "the Only Exclusive Sporting Goods Store in Mississippi County" Phone 6762 421 W. 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