The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 25, 1952
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FRIDAY, JULY S5, 1952 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COOTIKR NT.WS PAGE FIVE It Will Take Year to Assess Steel Strike Damage; Many Of Losses Are Irreplaceable By DOUGLAS LARSEN WASHINGTON CN'EA) — It will take more than a year, according to government officials, to pet an accurate picture of the appalling damage done to America's economy by the steel strike, Its ramfications and costs are fearfully vast: and complex. It will also take more than a year before even the direct effects of the strike have been overcome by government and industry, although much nf the strike's permanent and can never be completely repaired. Here are some of the irreplaceable strike losses: : Far more steel his he«n lost than could have bfen produced by the facilities created since Ihe start o( .the Korean war. In other words, it is worse than if no steel rapacity had been added (or the Korean emergency. On July 1, 1952. proriuctton '.vas down 7.273,000 torn, nr 14 p r cent below the firs* half of last year. Two weeks later the loss was 13.0CO.COO tons. Total los-; could be many limes that, when everyfhinE is considered. Hundreds of millions of dollars In wages have vanished, ry At the middle of July the loss of L the .*teel workers was estimated at I $300.000.000. It's many times that for the rmre than one million workers in o t n er ind ustries ha He d by the steel strike. Anv Increase in waces won by the strike won't besin e to compensate the steel workers (' for their lo.<^. Hundred's of millions of dollars worth of production of auto*, trucks,, farm equipment, appliances And i other major Item,* iislnr *tr«l which | has been lout by the strike can only partially he marir "P by * production speed-up later. Strike layoffs spread all over Ihe U. S. Ford Chrysler. General Electric, Westinghouse,, Hushes Tool Co., and the Budd Co.. top a list that- reads like a full stock market report. Thousands of tons nf fond will be lost. IDLE SHIPS, like these ore rarrlrrs tirrt up at Milwaukee, usually work all Summer lo luiild ii|> siuclis fur Winter production. l<lle- • now will affect mills when lakes freeze. ules for many months before the troubles are ironed out,. I It only lake* a tvork afler a sirel strike 3s ended In eel hark close to ' maximum production. Hut U ^"ill he i many month* before vital stocks can he built up a^ain by ilefonse i contr?.clfirs and IIic government it-] self. This nisei complicates planning [ and puts the country in a rtanpcr- ously weak position in case nf an ] all-ont war, for at leasl n year. I Contractors whn have lost stockpiles of .steel riurinc the strike will be reluctant to take government orders until their stocks can be built up again. The effects of the strike will be felt on the political front for at. least the next year. The question Congressman BOYD TACKETT HAS A Practical Program A Program That CAN BE and WILL BE Carried Out When Elected Your Governor ! nf the need for new iPEfclM.k tnke care nf such disastrous lab disputes will be an important ca pruirn ir=suc? and is .sure to be fought nut by the 83rd Comrrcss. Increased inflation IK hmmri to fnlln^- a settlement railing for in creaserf prices and wapes. The mere statistical report nf the creeping paralysis on industry and the country's economy caused by such a strike't begin to evaluate the human suffering involved. Operations have to be put off, education delayed, and personal debts mount up. Practically every Industrial community In the U. S. will be suffering from the effects of the strike tor at least the-nest J2 months. Proceedings of Convention DENVER (&} — Gnu. D\vitrht D. ] About 70 miles west oT Denver. It. Eisenhower, the Republican pros-i was the first time the radio had idcntial nominee, listened over the radio last nieht 1c the tumultuous proceedings ai the Democratic National Convention, He tuned in the marathon Chica- co session on a set at his vacation cabin in the Colorado Rockies, Crops which can't be stored will, *• I ' « g T" fj. Sr-^TS.'.r^srsf SS '*e Listens to Tumultuous Ehortage caused by the strike. Fruits are the crops hit worst. Every day of th« s*Hke. enst to the U. S. Treasury U estimated to be at least S3 million lost In Income tax. The loss to the states in unemployment assistance is also stageer- ing. And certainly not the least 1* the permanent loss In the production of ammunition, tanks, Army trucks, B.iiley bridges, mine detectors and aircraft (*rtdin£ gears. That's merely the list put nut by Defense Mohlllzer John Steelman weeks before an end to the strike was tn Meht. Total damage done to defense production will haTf In b« kept • secret. It's vamnhle information to the enemy. Approximately 12 per cent of the ateel industry has been kept going for the most. pressing defense needs, and about Su'.small companies have Kirn? 1 * * q™ern.ent$ with the unions. This has helped stave off R downright calamity In production, but great damage has been done nevertheless. Hera are some of the direct effects of the steel strike which will , be felt during the next 12 months. | The strike "halted ore shipments; ncrow; the Great Lakes. This Winter, with the lakes frozen over and the ore boats idle, the hungry blast lurnnceA of the will have to ^fode down. It takes a non-interrupted Summer haul to slore up enough /nr full Winter production. When the .strike started there was talk of removing controls on steel because It was plentiful. Now the whole controls program will have to be completely revamped for each industry. It will force re- J adjustment of production sched- Puerto Rico Bosks In New Role of Tree Nation' SAN JUAN. Puerto Rico OFi — Puerto Rico joyfully assumed her new role as a f-elf-povernine "free commonwealth" associated with the United States today — exactly 54 years after American troops landed on the Caribbean island during the Spanish-American W a r. Flaps of the new commonwealth were to flutter out over all the island's public buildings at noon today, signaling the adoption of ] the new constitution under which the 2'<1 million Puerto Ricans will administer their own affairs. Gov, Luis, Nfunoz Mann, who has been active in pushing the new constitution since he became Puerto Rico's first elected governor in 1948, was to hoist the island's red. white and blue banner over the capitol building here. Parades and celebrations -Acre planned in al'. the island's towns and cities. been turned on for the convention, aides to the general .said. James C. Hacerty, Eisenhower's press secretary, talked to the General by t-elephone from Denver \ Ions before the convention recess; ed early today until 11 a.m.. EST ] Haeertv told newsmen at Eisenhow- I er hendouarters here that the een- j ernl bad listened to the proceedings 'for a while." Hajrprty also annnuncert that in nn event would Eisenhower have any comment on selection of a Democratic presidential candidate ntU the convention also has named a vicepresJdential nominee. Eisenhower was scheduled to confer today with his executive assistant, Arthur H. Vandenbert? Jr., who arrived In Denver yesterday after a series of New York meetings dealina with orpaniKition of the forthcomlne campaign. •••••••••*•••••••••••»•• Show Starts Weekdays 1:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. FRIDAY 'GOLD FEVER' John Calverl Ralph Morgan SATURDAY 'ARIZONA COWBOY' wllh Rex Allen SAT. OWI. SHOW "QUEEN FOR A DAY" Faith lialihvin John Ash worth St'N.-MON.-TUES. "MY SON JOHN" Helen Hayes Robert Walker NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Ccnier" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 FRIDAY 'BROKEN ARROW" James Stewart SATURDAY "WAGON TRACKS WEST' \Vild Bill Ellinlt AIR CONDITIONED I5Y REFRIGERATION !•••*•••••••• LAST TIMES TONITE Double Feature PATRICEJNVMORE *•—«!» ~"~"~""_i>i, us— 1 WUBIIC I n Cnrloon & Conrnlv SATURDAY 2 Features SAT. 0\VI, SHOW "DESTINATION MOON" John Archer Warner Anderson SUNDAY & MONDAY "S1NGIN' IN THE RAIN' Gene Kelly Debbie Reynolds Tl? ? 1 HOLT Boyd Taeketl will encourage the enactment of a law providing for increased salaries for teachers based on training and experience . . . with adequate financial support from stnte and local sources. A beginning salary of (.2.400 for eacher with a bachelor's degree Is a defensible minimum. HIGHWAYS Bayd TackeU Is the only candidate who will remove the Highway Department from the control of (he governor's oflire STARTING WITH HIS ADMINISTRATION. That Is th<» only way Arkansas will have a CONTINUOUS highway con."; true lion and maintenance program. COLLEGES £> UNIVERSITY Boyd Tacketl will secnr* cooperation between the heads of fhp institutions for higher learning so they may become more fully accredited and give th« greatest possible educational advantages to the youth of Arkansas. HEALTH Boyd TackeU -vlll promot* preventative medical services of fhe Stale Health Department through public health programs in each county—all public health inspections will be talr and impartial— not arbitrary. Boyd Tncketl will propose and work unceasingly to see that (hose in hnnest. need of assistance from the state will receive at le.isl 1h« $3R.OO national average moulhly. Red tape atirl continuous hivpsHgnMnns will nnf bfl tolernted. The Child Welfare Department must bo strengthened. liill GOVERNOR'S OFFICE Boyd Tacketl will consult, with the. Congressional delegation . . . work ft nd p d v Is e with th e S* a te Legislature. (He was elected to two term* In the Legislature and now completing hi« second term as Congressman. 1 * There will be NO DEPUTY GOVERNORS . , . NO THIRD TERMS! ^/ STATE INSTITUTIONS Boyd Tackett will cn-nnUnal*> the wnrk of the state hospitals and the ATedtcal School to Improve the stflndnrd.s of treatment of the slate's unfortunate .sick. Brttrr ma nape- men I, and personnel programs, nut- patient, treatment for mental and tuberculosis in^titurions must be established, AND---thp syptem and pracMrps of our in^Mtu- tions mil"! bo reformed . . PolJ- l ir.s mup( be removed from (he parole system. RESEARCH £> DEVELOPMENT Boyd Tacked will establish and develop a research program which will attract industry and, increase (lie pur nines of labor ?nd business by mrtkin? the state facilities available to private research. The TACKETT Program Will BB Accomplished Wifhout Increase in Taxes Through Greater Efficiency and Reduction of Waste in All Departments. Any Tax Increase Must Be Ap- proved by the People! a BOYD TACKETT Your Governor 2 Color Cartoons "Flying Disc Man From .Mars*' Serial Tackett Is Going to the People and The People Are Going to Tackett -I'olillral Adv. I'ald Vor hj .limmr JUClaln, NaOivllle. Arfc.

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