The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 30, 1954
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Three of Nation's Top Labor Men Hold Meeting Big Labor M*r§*r Speculation Circulates WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of three of the nation's top labor unions meet today to discuss ways their organizations "can be of assist- Announcement of she meeting by Dave Beck; of the AFL Teamsters "Union in Chicago last night brought speculation a big la.bor merger was in the works. Beck said he would meet with John L. Lewis of the independent United Mine Workers and David J. McDonald of the CIO United Steel workers. Beck, before leaving for Washington, declined to discuss the topic of the meeting. Neither Lewis or McDonald were available for comment. Beck told a reporter he did not have authority from the AFL council to invite Lewis and McDonald to join the American Federation of Labor. However, in an Address last night at a conference of his union, he said: Wants All Together "I not only want the CIO to join the AFL in a common labor organization. I also want the United Mine Workers and other indepen- FRIDAY, APRIL », 1W4 FORMAL OPENING SET — Conny's Conoco Station, which opened recently in its newly-constructed building at tht intersection of Ash and Division Streets, will holds its formal opening to- morrow. The station Is owned by G. O. Poetz Oil Company here and is operated by Conny Moding- Soviet Concert Artists Find Things in Canada 'Charasho' WINNIPEG, Man. UP)—A troupe , be drawn out on differences be- dent organizations and utilize every resource I would at my command to aid and assist in bringing that about." In announcing today's meeting, Beck told the conference they planned to "exchange views on how our three organizations can be of assistance to each other." George Meany, AFL president, told a reporter in Washington he knew "nothing whatever" about the rumor that Beck intended to invite Lewis and McDonald into the AFL. There have been recurring rumors that Beck, Lewis and McDonald were thinking of forming a third labor federation in opposition to the AFL and CIO. but Beck last night praised the AFL organization. He told his union he opposed an over-all united labor organization, with the CIO joining the AFL. "until our OUTI AFL and the organizations within it have reached procedures of operation that will make that unity possible." The teamsters and steelworkers each claim membership of about of six Soviet concert artists currently touring this country find things in Canada "charasho"— very nice—and so is everything in Russia. Thus the group cautiously avoids al! controversial issues that might raise a howl in Canada or get the artists in trouble back home. The stars include a. violinist with a state-supplied Stradivarius, two ballet dancers, a soprano, a tenor and a pianist. They have been drawing capacity crowds in civic and school auditoriums across Canada since they arrived April 15 under the sponsorship of the Soviet Embassy in Canada and the Soviet Friendship Society. The general audience reaction is one of polite coolness. Violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan, 29, who boasted the Soviet Union had financed his entire training and even gave him the 1730 Stradivarius he was playing, refused to tween Canadian and Russian audiences. "I don't like comparisons." he declared to interviewers through the nonmusical interpreter attached to the tour. their places. "Dirty Communist propaganda as usual." Duplessis retorted. Solicitor General Antoine Rivard said the government hadn't been approached about the tour. Curiosity is part of the reason for the big turnouts to hear the Russians, since the Reds sledom have sent concert stars to the Western Hemisphere. Kogan's impression of the tour was: "I find Canadians interesting and clever regardless of political A questioner in Edmonton last interes t. They attend our concerts 1.300,000. The mine workers claim about 400.000. LUXORA NEWS By MRS. EARL M. HEWLETT comedy in three acts. Mrs. Bowen Thomp'son is the director of the senior class. Members of the cast include Billy Thweatt, Diane Stevens. Muddy Denton, Charles Howard, Billy Ray j Tucker, Buddy Stovs.ll, Betty Leigh, i Nora Ann Jackson, Mae Clark, ! Doris Clark, Pearl Davenport and David Towles. Stage director is John Wilkey, Herman White and Quitman Sullins are business managers, Billy Hollinger is electrician and Jerry Johnson is in charge of publicity. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robertson Sunday asked Kogan if he would like to stay in Canada. The violinist, who has a wife and a 2-year- old son back in Moscow, replied: "Such a question makes me smile. It takes only a month and I'm homesick." This was the general tone of the remarks by the other members of the troupe—38-year-old ballerina Sophie Golovkina; ballet soloist Leonid Zhdanov; soprano Elizabeta Chavdar: tenor Arturs Frind- bergs; and pianist Pavel Serebry- akov. The coolness of the Canadian reception was reflected in Fort William. There the Moscow stars had to settle for a high school auditorium because the sponsors had difficulty renting a more elaborate concert hall. The tour's Canadian manager, John Boyd of Toronto, said the Russians had to cancel plans for two performances in Quebec because auditorium owners feared Red-hating Provincial Premier Maurice Duplessis would padlock because they are interested in music. I am not a politician but it seems that music as art is one of the bridges which would facilitate understanding of the peoples of the world." Mean Gunman DENVER </F>—A gunman robbed Hummels Delicatessen of 1392 last night. Mrs. Mary R. Hummel, operator of the store, said the bandit had "the meanest face I ever saw." She added, "he had a mean disposition too. He even took the pennies." Tree Spider A trap-door spider that neste in trees has been discovered in the Belgian Congo. It hollows out a groove in the bark of a tree, builds its structure therein, and camouflages it so expertly that, until a few years ago, they had been overlooked. May Breakfast Saturday The Wesleyan Service Guild of the Luxora Methodist Church will j announce the birth of a girl. April sponsor a May Breakfast Satur- | 16. The baby has been named Beat- day Morning. The Breakfast, which ; rice. Beatrice has oeen ill in a is an annual affair, will be served : Memphis Hospital since her birth, .from five to nine a. m. i The mother and child returned Benefit Movie 1 home last Friday, where the ba- "Crazy Legs" is the feature pic- : by is now critically ill. ture to be shown at the benefit i jjr. Sam Bowen. who has been show at the Lux Theatre Monday i a patient at the Methodist Hospi- eveuing. I tal: in Memphis, returned to his All churches and community or-. home here in Luxora Friday. gaaizations are interested in this j Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hollinger and project since the proceeds will go | soni Billy, of Memphis were Sun- towards defraying expenses for the• day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil playground program for the sum- Howell and son. Jimmy. mer. Polio Vaccine Report Mrs. A. B. Rozzelle has announced that the polio vaccine forms are Mrs. May Bunch from Manila is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Arms for a few days. Mr. Wood Henry and son. Wood, near completion, and that the; j r , t Calvin Wilkins, Doyle McCain, greatest majority of the mothers | ciaudis Bonner. and other Scouts are agreed to let their children j we m to Memphis Saturday to buy participate in this campaign. j Scout, equipment. Troop 35 had a j Scout Camporee today at Joiner. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dugan and son. Charles, were visiting relatives in Luxora and Osceola this PTA Elects Mrs. T. L. Stanford, chairman of the Dominating committee an- PTA next year. Mrs. C. D. Smith. will be president: Mrs. Roy Permenter, vice president; Mrs. Je- fome Gordon, secretary; and Mrs. Wood Henry, treasurer. These officers will be installed i son . at the May meeting by Mrs. P. D. Johnson, Osceola PTA President. Birthday Party Given Mary Ann Wilfcey of Victoria was honored with a birthday party, _ , ,,. . ,. . . on her 12th birthday. 'There were! Patterson of Steele, Mo., and her c-end. Mrs. Elaine Holwig and Mrs. C. D. Smith, were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Cecil of Wil- T Lunce- Mrs. C. R, Wigton ford, HI., came to see her er-in-law, Mrs. Chester ford, for a few days. Mrs. Emma Koch spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. J. F. about 16 guests present. Refresh- j so "; Leroj : ^ock, ' n ments were served after the , Mr - an . d .Mrs Roy . „ „ games and favors were given the j f *™£ visitec? Mr. and Mrs. Har- children old Frazier m Mississippi this past weekend. Mrs. Harold Frazier is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walker of this ;ity. Miss Florence Rush, Mrs. Hattie Permenter, Mrs. Logan Rozelle attended the Peace Conference Workshop held in Jonesboro, last Tuesday. Thirteen members of the Luxora Methodist Youth Fellowship attended the sub-district meet at Promised Land Methodist Church last Monday evening. These young people" are making cookies and candy for the boys of the community who Joyce Humble and Emma Lee Rowal were injured Sunday when a car overturned at the double bridges near here. They were driving over one bridge and missed the other one. Joyce Humbles' arm was broken and she received several bniises and scratches. Emma Lee Rowal received a fractured leg and cuts. They were rushed to the Osceola Memorial Hospital where they received treatment. , Senior Play The Luxora Senior Class will are in service. Mrs. Belle Crank of East St. Luxora School Auditorium. 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