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TUESDAY, MAT 18, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB CIO Steelworkers Open First Major Labor Talks of '54 By WILLIAM A. SWAETWORTH PITTSBURGH (AP) — U. S. Steel Corp. and the CIO United Steelworkers kick off the first major labor negotiations of 1954 today with the big union's bargaining power weakened by a six-month-oid slump in the nation's steel industry. The talks open the USW's new contract drive in the basic steel industry, employing some 600,000 Steelworkers. Contracts expire June 30. An estimated 190,000 steehvork- ers are idled by layoffs, an additional 257,000 are working only part time and steel mill operations hover around 70 per cent of national rated capacity. This leads observers to believe teh union will do everything possible to avoid a strike. The negotiations are -of national importance because: : . U. S. Steel, the nation's top steel producer, generally sets the pattern followed by. other basic producers in their talks with the union. Back-bone 2. The steel industry is the backbone of the American economy. Steel prices do much to determine the over-all cost of living. It's possible that steel producers may pass any added contract costs on to the manufacturers of autos, refrigerators, stoves and the thou-" refrigerators, stoves and the thou- steel, causing higher price tags. 3. The USW is one of the pace setters of American labor and other union leaders are sure to THE CHOICE—Actress Mara Corday enjoys the Hollywood, Calif., sunshine and her new title—"Ichi Bon Girl of 1954." Translated that means Number One. She picked up the title from a Headquarters Company of the 15th Regiment in when you use Mutgh SUNfMOF HOUSE MINT ,.. Smoke or gas can't damage or discolor it— it's Fume-Resistant New Pittsburgh Sun Proof, Fume Resistant House Paint stands up in all weather, in any climate! No matter where you live, its ttc perfect finish for your house. Its tested durability assures positive protection ... its new formula resists all discoloration. Self cleaning too —surface soot and dust are washed off witlj, each rain. MISSISSIPPI County LUMBER CO. 1M1 W. MMit Phone 3-8151 watch closely what the USW manages to win for its members. Announced objectives of the USW this year are a guaranteed annual wage, a wage increase, improved hospitalization and pension plans and better terms on such contract items as overtime, vacations and holidays. David J. McDonald, union president, hasn't disclosed how much of a pay increase the USW seeks for members now earning between $2.14 and $2.24 an hour. Last year the union won an 8!' = -cent hourly wage raise. It is expected to settle for less this year. PITTSBURGH PAINTS West's Trade With Red China Increased in '53 WASHINGTON UP) — Federal statistics show that trade between the free world ana Red China increased during 1953 while commerce with the Communist bloc as a whole declined. Harold E. Stassen, director of the Foreign Operations Administration, reported to Congress that the value of commerce exchanged between the West and Communist China increased from 634-million dollars in 1952 to 705 million last year. He said trade with the Soviet bloc in Europe dropped from about $2.400,000,000 to about $2,200,000,000. He said Red China in 1953 engaged in increased trade with Japan, Western Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia. Zeppo Marx Divorced LAS VEGAS, Nev. .UP) — Zeppo Marx, who played romantic leads and straight man for his zany Marx brothers on the screen, has been divorced by Mrs. Marion Marx. She obtained her degree yesterday, on a charge of cruelty. HAYTI HONOR STUDENTS — Dorothy v Jennings (left); daughter of Mrs. Ruth Jennings, has been named .valedictorian, at Hayti High School and Shirley *Dees, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Dees, has been chosen salutatorian. Dorothy is a member of the yearbook staff and has been class secretary and was a representative to the Sophomore Pilgrimage. Shirley, also on the year book staff, has been a candidate for Varsity Queen and a member of the school band and girls' basketball team. WASHINGTON BELIEVED IT PAID TO ADVERTISE-Newi from 1773 is what Joan Gambiere, of Cleveland, Ohio, is looking at, and this copy of the Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser is an extraordinary "find." The issue, dated July 15, 1773, carries an ad written by George Washington. It is said that he had 20,000 acres of land on the Ohio and Grand Kanhawa rivers and that he would listen to any proposal for leasing them "upon moderate terms, allowing a certain number of years rent" free." The paper, yellow and brittle, was found along with other old papers in a trash barrel. It has four pages, still very readable, except for the frayed edges. 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When Mrs. Wirt Steed entertained her dessert bridge club last week she had as special guests Mrs. W. T. Lyttle and Mrs. William Ellas. Spring flowers decorated the game room. Mrs. Mamie Simmons left for her home at DeWitt after a visit with her son, W, E. Simmons and family. Mrs. B. H. Pollard is visiting her mother. Mrs. H. A. Parker, in Booneville, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hyatt attended the state bar association meeting in Hot Springs last week. C. B. Driver, recently named personnel manager . for the Osceola Finishing Company, will leave Sunday for Waynesboro, N. C., to take a two-week training course. The Luxora Senior Class;, their sponsor, Mrs. Bowen Thompson, Superintendent T. D. Wilks and W. V. James, principal were entertained by grandmothers of three members of the class following baccalaureate services Sunday. Honoring the seniors were Mrs. H. P. wbrsley, Mrs. W. C. Howard and Mrr. O. Howton. Mrs. Herman Phillips was discharged from Blytheville Hospital Wednesday and is reported improved. Mr. and Mrs, Monroe Maxwell and daughter. Becky, visited last week end with Mrs. Maxwell'! mother, Mrs. F, W, Milkcy, in Huttig. Mr. annd Mrs. A. R. Gibson, of Covina. Calif., spent pan of last week with their daughter. Mrs. E. H, Burns and family. They especially timed their visit for this time so that they would be able to attend the baccalaureate service Sunday of their grandson. James Burss. Mrs. Bcttye Nelle Starr, who is in Methodist Hospital in Memphis, is reported to be improved, Six Osceola women attended a lureheon given by the William Strong chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Memphis Friday. They were Mrs. M. S. Barbiers. Mrs. J. H. Hook. Mrs. G. B. Segraves, Mrs. C. M Harwell. Mrs. H. B. Jones and Miss Ruth S. Massey. ANNIVERSARY-The German Post Office will soon issue this stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ottmar Mergenthalor's birth. 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