The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 29, 1967
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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, May 29, 19CT — Page flvi_ People Bearing Brunt of Wage Law Move (Editor's Note): The main effect of any economic shift is on people and people are bearing the brunt of East Arkansas farmers' prblems with the new minimum wage law. In this sec- and of a three part series, two Phillips County farm hands discuss the matter.) By PETE YOUNG Associated Press Writer HELENA, Ark. (AP) - "Yes, there is a problem. Farmers just can't afford us. The speaker was Dude King who for 24 years has been a full- time hand for a Phillips County planter. King and Leroy .Chambers were the only employes working on a rainy .day. King, who is as short on formal education as he is long on farm experience, laid down a welding torch and studied his cigarette for a moment, ponder, ing a question about how the federal minimum wage law will affect him, top hand on a 900 acre farm. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act as amended in 1986 and effective since Feb. 1, women, children over 16 and elderly persons must be paid $1 an hour to work in the fields or do any farm labor. In previous years, farmers have paid field hands by the day, usually at the rate of $4.50 to $6 a day for hoeing fields. They have paid cotton pickers by the pound rather than the hour or day. Tractor drivers were paid ?8 to $10 a day. "We're making about the same money working one less hour a day under the new government laws," King said, looking to Chambers for approval. "It't going to hurt us much, but I doubt if I make as much money this year," King said. "Problem is with the other people who have worked here on the farm before." "Cripples and all ain't worth a dollar an hour ... they can't lift anything . . . can't work farm machinery." "Now you take this boy here," King said, gesturing to Chambers, "He drives a tractor, gets good pay, but gets off an that is it. He gets paid the same as the people putting fuel in his machine and cleaning the dirt out of the tractor wheels. Everybody is making the same and some are not worth it." But King couldn't remember a person who had lost his jjob outright since the federal wage law went into effect. "We're just not rehiring his planting season like in years before," he explained. "Like the man who worked here planting in the spring and ginning in the fall last years was not rehired this year. A great number of so-called displaced workers, King pointed out, were children and wives of tractor drivers. They still hove an income from the family head though it is now being limited by wage regulations. King painted a picture of a farm labor shortage. "Some men will be needed only part of the farming season !his year," he said. "Next year there will be a labor shortaga. All these men could work elsewhere." "I could be working in the lumber mills here," said Chambers. "They're always needing workers." Both said they would rather work on the farm. "The problem is going to be loss of money—pay—rather than jobs," said King. "Farmers are going to use less people. Old people, women and children are just out of jobs. And it use to be it was raining, we still got paid." Both men offered solutions and predictions. "Our people didn'l depend on government commodities in the spring and the fall," lamented Chambers. "Now they'll be on commodities the year round." Both felt welfare would be the only answer for many ex-tenant farmers and women and chil- dren who lived on the farm with no husband or fattier. "They (government) need to set up a 50 cent an hour wage, for disabled persons to work," said Jude, "That's better thaa welfare." Other observations Jude offered were; the wage law is going to eliminate the part-time worker, financially cripple previous farm labor, result in more chemical farming, turn kids loose on the streets and swell the welfare roles. Still frowning at the rain, Jude added one last comment: "I guess they're (government) gonna eliminate the small farm- NEW YORK (AP) — Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Even after 65, women are still the more durable sex. At that age a woman can look forward t» 15.9 more years of life, the average man enly to 13 years. Despite the spread of education, genius itself remains quite rare. It is estimated that only 2 per cent of the world's population has an IQ rating above 148, where the foothills of genius lie, Wouldn't you like to be able to tell your friends how many pencils can be made from a mature cedar tree? Well, the figure is 300,000. What caused ancient Rome to fall? Prof. S. C. Gilfillan of the University of Chicago thinks lead poisoning may have been a big factor. The aristocrats, who used lead cooking utensils, had a high death rate and left few children. The poor escaped, he theorizes, because they cooked their food in harmless pottery vessels, which were cheaper. Quotable notables: "In a way an umpire is like a woman. He makes quick decisions, never reverses them, and doesn't think you're safe when you're out."—Larry Gbetz, famed National eague baseball umpire. Don't knock your local U.S. weather forecaster if it rains when he predicts it'll shine. Checkups show that he is right in 87 per cent of his predictions. The male elk is one of nature's most determined polygamists. He tskes pride in the size of his harem and willingly fights any young bachelor challenger who tries to steal his brides away. Some elks collect as many as 60 cows in a season. But if he is defeated in battle his fickle ladies immediately desert him and trot off with the winner. At least three famous Americans once worked briefly as booblacks. They were Peter J. McGuire, founder of Labor Day, magnate Spyros Skouras, and President Lyndon B. Johnson. Folklore: A girl who stands under a Christmas mistletoe and is kissed seven times in one day will marry within a year. I you develop a mole on your am in childhood, you will spend 'our life on a farm. You'll have jad luck if you step over a nake, drop a comb or laugh jefore breakfast. If coffee bub- jles in a cup float toward you, you'll soon get money; away rom you, you'll lose money. Alexander Graham Bell was only 29 years old when he in- •ented the telephone. Had he leen older with teen-age children in the home, he probably wouldn't have bothered to. It was Ed Howe, the "Sage of Potato Hill," who observed, "If he fools do not control the world, it isn't because they are not in the majority." Jraham Sudbury 115 N. Second Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiff Marcus Evrard Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney-Ad-Litem 5-8, 15, 22, 29 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS CORA HICKS KNOX, Plaintiff VS. No. 17,217 JOHf'IIE KNOX, Defendant WARNING ORDER The defendant Johnnie Knox is hereby appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff he-ein, and upon his failure so to do, said Complaint wil 1 'ie taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the Seal of said Court on this the 5th day of May, 1967. Geraldine Listen, Clerk IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS , FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION and ERNEST P. SCHUMACHER, TRUSTEE, PLAINTIFFS .vs. No. 17172 HILLARD HOLCOMB, DONA E. HOLCOMB, EDDIE R ANDERSON and BARBARA J. ANDERSON, DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Commissioner in C hancery will pursuant to the Order of the Chancery Court of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas rendered on the 12th day of May, 1967, in a cause therein pending wherein Federal National Mortgage Association is plaintiff and Hillard Holcomb, Dona E. Hoi- comb, Eddie R. Anderson and Barbara J. Anderson are defendants, on the 6th day of June, 1967, offer for sale at public auction, at the south door of the Courthouse in the City of Bly- heville, County of Mississippi, state of Arkansas, to the highest bidder, the following lands and property in the Chickasawba Jistrict of Mississippi County, Arkansas, to-wit: Lot Number Three (3) in Block Six (6) of the East End Development, being a subdivision carved out of a part of the northewest quarter of Section Fourteen (14), Township Fifteen (15) North, Range Eleven (11) east of the fifth principal meridian, as shown and designated on plat of record in plat book No. 3 at page 27, of the records of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas. Said sale will be held between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon of the date aforesaid, upon a credit of three months. The purchaser at said sale will be required to give bond with approved security, to secure the payment of the purchase price and a lien will be retained on said lands further to secure such purchase money. WITNESS my hand and seal on this 12th day of May, 1967. Betty Coats, Commissioner in Chancery. Ralph E. Wilson Attorney for Plaintiffs 5-15, 22, 29, 8-5 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, May 29, the 149th day of 1967. There are 216 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1453, the Turk! captured Constantinople, capita! of the Byzantine empire. On this date: Today In History In 1736, the American patriot, 'atrick Henry, was born. In 1790, Rhode Island became he last of the 13 colonies ot ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin joined the Union as the 30th state. In 1918, The U.S. War Indus- jy President Woodrow Wilson. In 1943, Americans defeated the Japanese in the Battle of A Good Man to Know Charlts W Johnston 218 Walker Blvd. Phone PO 3-4217 Attu in the Aleutians. In 1953, Edmond Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Nor- kay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the top of Mt. Everest. the Treasury George Humphrey resigned, and Robert Anderson was nominated for the post. Five years ago — Israel's supreme court rejected Adolf Eichmann's appeal from' a death sentence for his part ia the mass murder of Jews. One year ago—A second nun burned herself to dealh in South Vietnam in the Buddhist campaign aimed against the Saigoil government and the United States. .: During 1966, the United Statei .„„„,.. imported a total of 22,055,'OOjl Ten years ago-Secretary of I bags of green coffee. 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