The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1954 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 10, 1954
Page 13
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MONDAY, MAY ft, 1W Community Effort Pays Off — A little cooperation has carried a Forty and Eight community project a long way. The community'* new youth and community cent- er yesterday was opened for the first time. Until about two weeks ago, the building had been used only for storage. Jt is an abandoned two-room school house and was donated to the cause by E. ML Regenold of Armorel. Irving Harrison, who rents the nearby land, moved his seed and a group from the Huffman Baptist Church went to work on painting and cleaning the brick building. Practically everyone in the area chipped in something to help in the renovation of the building. Armorel School made a piano available and C. C. Langston helped out. Pain, lumber, window panes and drapery material were some of the items donated. Until a way can be found to provide benches, the building's old school desks will be used for seating. (A Courier News Photo Feature) CIO Board May Give Final Approval To'No Raiding'Pact with AFL Today WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIO-AFL "no raiding" agreement that Has been kicked aiDund for many months appeared likely to get a new shot in the arm at a special CIO Executive Board session today. Advance word from CIO informants was that, barring an upset, the board members would decide 'to ask the AFL to go ahead at once with 'the labor peace plan negotiated last fall by the rival'group labor groups. Flip of a Coin Deals Justice whether the defendant or arresting officer was lying. "I think both of them were sincere," said 75-year-old Judge L. H. CLAYTON, N. C. UP}—A Record- I Champion er's Court judge said he flipped a coin Saturday to settle a case be- Th coin turned up "heads" and thereby freed C. C. Stewart, 65, a cause he didn't want to put him-] friend of Champion's from charges self in the position of deciding I he had driven through, a stop sign. Wedding Party Killed COLOGNE, Germany (£>)—A gas explosion that shattered a three- story apartment building yesterday killed four members of a wedding party. The newlywed- couple, however, had just hurried away on their honeymoon and escaped. Police said they believed a defective gas stove caused the explosion. Eight persons were seriously hurt. Twenty-five per cent of all foods consumed by the average American consists of dairy products. She Loves Her Dog DALLAS, (£>)—A womaa reporetd to police that her husband had" disappeared with her Chihuahua "I don't care if my husband ever comes back," she explained. "I just want to find my dog." The agreement would bind a union in one federation against seeking to take over members already organized by a union in the other federation. The pact is regarded as a necessary first step toward any AFL-CIO merger. The CIO, worried that not too many AFL unions would.-join the pact, decided last Marcfti> to delay ratifying it. Later it learned that nearly 10 of the AFL's 110 unions were willing to go along, so today's Executive Board session was arranged- to reconsider the March action. There remained the possibility of some powerful opposition, however. The CIO steelworkers headed by David J. McDonald, one of the CIO's largest unions, may balk at apprpving. The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette reported yesterday that the steelworkers would balic. Private Talk McDonald had a private talk here 10 days ago with Dave Beck, president of the AFL : Teamsters Union, one of the AFL groups which is opposing the plan, and ' I with John L-. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers. Lewis is friendly with neither AFL President George Meany nor CIO President Walter Reuther, who are the prime movers behind the "no raid" pact. Reuther has said virtually all the CIO unions have been ready for some time to go along. But with Beck's teamsters refusing, McDonald's steelworkers may object too. Presumably if the CIO gives a new go-ahead, Meany and Reuther will be ready to sign for all their unions willing to go along. However, the agreement has no binding effect on unions refusing to sign. Whatever the CIO decides will be discussed by AFL leaders at their meeting opening in Chicago Thursday. At that meeting the AFL will .also consider a separate plan designed to minimize feuds over representing workers between the AFL's own unions. Criticizes Leader* Lewis, appearing on an NBC TV show last night, adopted a "plague on both your houses" attitude toward his giant rivals but did not mention the "no raid" plan. He said his talks with McDonald and Beck did not necessarily herald "bigger things" in labor unity, but declared they mean that "the present leadership of neither the CIO nor the AF Lis meeting the requirements of organized labor in protecting the interests of their vast numbers. "It's obvious that labor is badly organized into respective segments and that the collective strength of labor cannot be exercised on any given matter." Lewis said, making clear also that he sees no immediate prospect of his union rejoining either the AFL or CIO. The bushy - eyebrowed mine workers chieftain charged that some labor leaders, whom he did not name, devote more time to their own political interests than :o the needs of their union members. the boy and the world... A Father was trying to read his newspaper while his young son kept, demanding his attention. At last, the father, seeing a map of the world in the paper, tore it into small pieces, and giving: them to his son, said, "Here, put this map of the world hack together, and til give you a dollar," Then, thinking his son would be busy for the whole evening, he turned again to his paper. In a very short time his son returned. "It's all finished, dad" he said. "How did you do it so quickly?" asked the father in amazement. "Well, dad, there was a picture of a boy on the other side of the map, and when the boy came out all right, then the world came out all right." That is a startling, true statement. We need not worry too much about future world affairs if we see to it that our boys and girls "come out all right" through development of their characters along high morale and religious standards. —The Rev. Albert C. Baker SUPPORT YOUR "Y .. JOIN TODAY THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY Water Co. Water I $ Your Cta-pts* Commodity" Heck, no! He's been shopping w ith his wijei Away on vacation? Heck, no! You can find 94% of the people at home at any time during June, July and August*—still shopping at a fast rate. Still reading newspapers. Still buying the things they read about! As the famous retailer Bernard Gimbel said recently: "There is no excuse for reduced sales effort. The business is there if we go after it—all summer long." *Based on studies by Curtis Publishing Co. and NBC. DEC. 9.6% 1953 Retail Salts *171 Billion Ptrctntogti show how much of this total is ob- jorbod by each month of tht ytar. Only 3 othtr months outrank Junt, July, August. OCT. 8.8% MAY 8.6% JUKI t.5% JULY 8.4% AUO. 1.3 •/. AM. 8.3% sm. 1.3% MAR. 1.2 % NOV. 1.2% JAN. 7.6% m. 7.2% 100.0% 25.3% ofytor (143 Billion) ness because we feel that there are too many valleys between the peaks that have no reason to be there." And he adds that summer business is "the most neglected, the most under- promoted area in our whole merchandising system." Are you planning special summer promotion? BERNARD F. GIMBEL And they're using newspapers! They know there's no summer replacement for the newspaper. People buy and read newspapers avidly all summer long! If you haven't made big summer promotion and advertising plans, start now. SUMMER MONTHS g*t thtfr full ihart of year's -business — and mort bcsid«il 25.3%. (Sourer- Dtpf. of Commtrc«J Sales are as hot as the weather! People spend more money on merchandise in June, July and August than in most other months — as the chart shows. Are you taking advantage of this? Business leaders are capitalizing on this! Mr. Gimbel says: "We're going after summer busi- 10% 7% J Total Newspaper Circulation 82 ' ,*•"•••. I*"""" 3 8 •*~**, 3 8 ^t— , . 3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.* 8.4 85 g >4 circul •(Sourc 24.9% of ye log* of tht yeor't > olion absorbed by t: lurtau of Ad'trt I 1 or jtol wetkdoy ftach month. ""' s r tr ''i -n ~n FMAMJJASOND CIRCULATION IS STEADY- 54 'million dailies for tha nation's 45 million families. This mesMft prtptrtd by BUREAU OF ADVERTISING, Ancrfam Newspaper Publishers Association, to «<<<«> BJytheville Courier Newt

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