The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 24, 1953
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MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1953 BLYTHEVIU,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 400,000Gained Illegal Entry From Mexico in Past Year By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — By the end of this year about 200,000 Mexicans will have crossed the border legally to work on American farms for six weeks to six months. But probably twice that number have slipped in illegally. Atty. Gen. Brownell says that in the past year U. S. immigration inspectors nabbed about 389,000 illegal entrants and missed perhaps another 100,000. He's searching for a way to stop* this flow of "wetbacks" whic" „•>-, ,'ormer President Truman's Con remission on Migratory Labor sa In 1951 was an "invasion." "Wetback" once meant a Mex can who came in illegally by swln ming the Rio Grande. The mea ing has been widened now to I elude any Mexican who enters legally by swimming, wnlkln across the border, or being Carrie over by boat or truck. There are about 750 guards ,a!ot the 1,600-mile border. Brownell studying the question of the go ernment's hiring more guards < perhaps suggesting the use i. American armed forces as borde guards. After t tour of the border are t week ago he said that amon other proposals he heard men tioned was this: passage by Con gress of a law to penalize Amer can farmers who hire wetbacks. An official in the Labor Depar ment's Bureau of Labor. Security in noting there is no panalty o them now, said there is a penait for transporting wetbacks bu thera have been few prosecutions In the same agency it was sal that if American farm owner "went legal"—that Is, hired n Mexican workers except thos brought in with U. S. gbvernmen approval—the need for "legal' Mexican Workers would Jump 2 to 50 per cent above the presen _figur« of around 200:000. Commission Caustic j^- Th« President's commission twi ™>fears ago recommended that em ployment of wetbacks be made un lawful. This commission was caus WATER BABY-Ondine Pi- roux, 7, wearing the latest professional diving gear, prepares to go in for a dive near Cap D'Antibes, France. She has been swimming since she was three years old. All colors look like different degrees of black, white, and gray to dogs. If your liot- wat« lyitem run* cold when It should 1 run HOT ... or if you h«vt old- —— fashioned equipment that heatt only when you light it... .then i*« the HEATMASTER. Fully automatic HEATMASTKR gives you piping hot water without the fuss •nd bother of tending outmoded wattr-hetter devices. [OE CALL YOUR PLUMBING CONTRACTOR'OR DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE Distributed In This Area bj . Midsoutti Plumbing Supply Co. (WHOLESALE EXCLIISIVELV) Rear 213-215 Walnut-Phone 8353 Save Money! Before yon sign a contract for * new roof, new sidlnjc. interior or exterior painting, insulation, Eas installation or an; olh,er building improvement, let us give you a fair estimate that will save you money. Phone 4551. £. C ROBINSON LUMBER CO. THERE'S REVOLT IN FRENCH MOROCCO — Newsmap shows French Morocco where revolt is feared against the Sultan of Morocco. Chief grievance against him is that he will not sign ; a reform bill submitted by the French for his approval. Several j thousand Berber tribesmen from the desolate Atlas Mountains poured into Rabat, capital of the country, to register their protests. Ic about the abuse it said some of the wetbacks have t-o endure: 'Those who capitalize on the egal disability of the wetbacks are numerous and their devices are lany and numerous, . . If the wetback makes a deal to be guided ir escorted across the Rio Grande r some section of the land border. verything he is able to pay is usually extracted in return for the ervlce which may be no more han being guided around the fence being given a boat ride across .he Rio Grande." The commission said a wetback r ho doesn't have the money to ay the smuggler for bringing him n is frequently sold from one "ex- loiter" to another. It said the wetback, since he omes in illegally, can't very well omplain to American officials bout the treatment he gets here, eluding the pay on a farm, since lat would disclose his illegal ntry and he'd be shipped back. Said the commission: "When the ork is done, neither the farmer or the community wants the \vet- ick around. The number of ap- •ehensions and deportations tends rise very rapidly at the close of s seasonal work period. "This can be interpreted not one to mean that the immigra- on officer suddenly goes about his , ork with renewed zeal and vigor I 'cooperation' in law enforcement but, rather that at this time of year by farm employers and townspeople rapidly undergoes considerable Improvement." Agreement Mad* Under law passed by Congress, this country has an agreement with the Mexican .government to bring in workers legally for a. period ranging from a minimum of six weeks to a maximum of six months. A subdivision of the labor security bureau has recruiting stations in Mexico where those looking for the temporary American farm jobs are checked for physical condition, criminal record, if any, and subversive activities. Farmers who want them have to pay the government $11 $" r man for their transportation- i*t the border they,are checked again and permitted to come in by the U. 5. Immigration Service. The farmer must guarantee them a minimum wage — the rate prevailing in the area — plus lodging .Under this arrangement, provided for by law, the American government' has some control of the number of Mexicans coming in for farm work and where they go. It has no such control over the wetbacks who, given no wage guarantee, can depress wages in any area where they go by working for what ,hey can get- TWELVE SUGGESTED STEPS As A Program Of Recovery STEP FOUR "We made a searching and fearless moral Inventory of ourselves" is the fourth step to recovery. Usually the main trouble is not some outward condition. It is within ourselves. As Thomas Carlyle said, "Always there is a Black spot in our sunshine — the shadow of ourselves." Rarely is liquor our primary problem. A guilty Conscience can wreak havoc with a person. Judas could not eland to live with himself so he went out and hanged himself. Some get drunk. Some go Into emotional hysteria, etc. Disappointment, thwarted ambition, lack of self-confidence, dissatisfaction with life as we are forced to live it, are some of the basic causes of alcoholism. Other causes may be loneliness, physical pain or great sorrow. The alcoholic's greatest enemies are self-centeredness, jealousy, worry, anger, self-pity, resentment and depression. So, if we are to slay sober and enjoy the heller things of life, we simply must search out the real reasons why we drank like we did. W* must he absolutely honest with our self-appraisal and forget the silly excuses we have been using to justify ourselves for drinking loo much. It isn't easy to meet ourselves face to face — to see ourselves for what we really are — and then do something aboul it. But if we are to reap the full benefits of a life of sobriety, we must bring all (he 'skeletons out of the closet.' Remember — we fried nil Ihe short-cuts before and half-measure* availed us nothing. NEXT WEEK - STEP FIVE ALCOHOLICS ANONMYOUS Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. Closed Meetings Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. Members Only Meeting Every Friday 8:30 p.m. Open to Public Ministers & Civic Leaders Invited i^Ka-girJi iSKiS '£**£»•:«::??* v --3 1 •- •' PA8B THIS IS A ROOF?—This saddle-shaped hanging roof of the "Black Forest Hall" In Karlsruhe Germany, will have no center supports. Concrete pillars spaced throughout the glass walls will •upporr the unique Ihroe-inch-thick steel and concrete roof. Designed by Prof. Erich Schelling the hall will be used for indoor sports events, exhibitions and rallies. It will seat about 4500 Four Injured in Little Rock Fire LITTLE ROCK (fi>) — A panicky Little Rock woman was injured critically when she jumped from the second .story- of a burning apartment house here yesterday. Three other persons—including a month old baby—wefe hurt less seriously and six persons escaped without injury. Hospital authorities said Mrs. Lela Geil suffered broken bones and third degree burns over 40 per cent of her body. An 18 - year - old mother, her month-old daughter and a department store manager received minor injuries in (.he fire. The blaze oi undetermined origin, was discovered shortly after midnight in the 9th & Louisiana apartment house on the edge of Little Rock's business district- "Bread" Money In Liberia. Africa, the value of paper money is depicted in varying numbers of bread loaves engraved on the bills. Pictures of something familiar have to be used since most of the population Is unable to read figures. Reporter Gets Agent Out of Jail BOISE, Idaho W)—"Anything going on today?" a reporter phoning the Ada County sheriffs office asked yesterday. "I don't know," a voice answered. "I'm an FBI agent, trying to get out of this Jail." The agent explained he was questioning a prisoner In one of the cells and had picked up an extension phone. He asked the reporter to call the number again and tell the sheriff he was still locked up. j Wainwright, III, Celebrates 70th Birthday in Hospital Bed SAN ANTONIO. Tex. 10 -- Gen.* Jonathan M. Wainwriuht (ret), the gaunt hero of CorreRidor, celebrated his 10th birthday yesterday, flat on his back in a hospital bed. Only a feu' old friends and his MI, Capt. Jonathan M. Walnwright V. gathered around his hospital bed. Only a few old friends and his son Capt. Jonathan M. Wainwrhrhl V. gathered around his hospital bed. Many, remembered with messages and flowers the nian who doggedly defended the rock of Corregidor in Manila Bay and finally had to surrender to the Japanese on May 6, 1942. Wainwright spent four years in Japanese prison camps. He was hospitalized here last July B following a reported stroke. His condition was reported improved yesterday [hough he renamed in serious condition. Read Courier News Classified Ads Draws VIP ST. LOUIS W> — "How about dt. livering this note for' me?" A secretary turned telephone operator here asked this question of: the man at the next switchboard. Both were on duty because of tht strike of CIO communication workers against the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. "Sure," replied the man, who was an assistant vice president although the girl didn't know it. While he was on the errand someone told the secretary. "Well," she said, "how wai I to know that I drew a VIP?" The not» was to her boyfriend on the next floor. Nathan Hale was SI yeiri eld when he gave his life for his country. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Call In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick. What's goiri on here ? 99 A crowd formed fast on a street in Providence, R. I. The police arrived-and the fire rescue squad. "What's going on?" people asked. A four-year-old girl had caught her head in an iron railing while watching a baseball game. Nothing serious,.. she wasn't hurt. But everybody wanted to know all about it... so they looked for the full story ... in the newspaper. And the folks who actually saw the rescue wanted to read about it even more. It's exciting to be an eye-witness to an unusual event. But it's like seeing one or two photographs of the action, or seeing a headline about it, or hearing a brief few words about it. They whet your appetite for news, but they can't satisfy your hunger for the whole story. • That goes for advertising, too. The message that hangs in the air ... or headlines here or there ... may have a momentary interest. But the newspaper ad carries the brass-tacks quality, the urgency of the newspaper itself. It can Be examined and re-examined ... read any time... anywhere. And just as the newspaper speaks the special language of the town it mirrors, the ads themselves have the same important local quality. No other medium can match this quality. Add to this the fact that the newspaper reaches just about everybody in town, and you know why the newspaper is the nation's most effective advertising medium. Th/i newspaper is always "first with the most" ,Thb mc*ag« frrtpursd by BUREAU OF ADVERTIStNG, American Newspaper Publisher* Association mil jiuMilJcil in lit Interest* at fuller umlcrsUiidlng of newspapers by BLYTI1EVIL1.E COURIER NEWS j

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