The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 11, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 11, 1953
Page 12
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 1958 DemosGleefulOverOutcome Of Ike's Effort to Woo Labor By JOE HALL uricHTNt-TfiN (AW — Martin P Durkin's sudden bow-out as secretary of labor rang down U,t c"Sn /etfthanS months on a bold political stroke attempted by President Eisenhower and his advisers. . Democrats, openly gleeful over the break in (. ministration would not find another man with a so 'One Democratic senator, May- administration" as "like an am- bank of South Carolina, comment- bassador to a foreign comt - • '•••-' The text of Kilgore's speech was id- "I would seriously suggest that others (to the Cabinet) should resign." gen. HIM (D-Ala), long-time member of the Senate Labor Committee, said in an interview: "They'll nev*r get another Marty Durkin for the job. They'll have to take someone now who is willing to march in the ranks of the Taft- Hartleyites." This reference to the controversial Taft-Hartley labor relations law struck at the heart of Durkin'e falling out with the administration. In handing in his resignation, Durkin accused the White House—but not Eisenhower personally of agreement with him to seek 19 specific proposed changes in the law. Mayoank said he was not surprised at the resignation, becavise he said "This administration has not done anything for labor, for agriculture or for the taxpayer." Asked H his suggestion about other resignations was aimed at Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson and Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey, Maybar* said Benson has "done nothing except create confusion in the farm belt" end Humphrey raised Interest rates "for veterans and homeowners." Republicans in Congress seemed loath to comment, for the most part, like Sen. Dlrksen (R-I11) who said that, although Durkin hails from his state, "Any comment I would make on his resignation would be a shot in the dark." However, Rep. Kearns (H-Pa), a member of the House Labor Committee, said he thought Durkin's Ideas for changing the Taftr Hartley law •tyled." were "too self- "Amendments to the Taft-Hartley law will be written here in Congress," Kearns said. At Chicago, Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell commented: "» it now obvious that the appointment was one of political expediency rather than a sincere effort by the administration to solve the problems of working people. "Mr. Durkin has a reputation for sincerity and patience. His patience was apparently tried too long, and his sincerity still is beyond question." Elsenhower's surprise selection of Durkin for the labor post was hailed at the time as a political triple play. It was reasoned then: 1. That it would appease organized labor, which staunchly opposed the OOP ticket in the 1052 elections, because Durkin had risen through the ranks to become top man In a prominent labor union—the plumbers. 1. That It would woo independent Democrats since Durkin was a member of that party and had supported Its 1952 presidential ticket. 3. That it would please catholics because Durkin was of that faith— the only Catholic in the Cabinet. The Senate and House Labor Committees conducted long hearings on revision of the Taft-Hartley law—one of the points in the Eisenhower legislative program for 1953 —but Durkin never testified. Durkin told reporters yesterday he was invited to testify by both committees but had not done BO, because the administration never had made up its mind on its stand, on the controversial law. He said he saw no point in testifying "only as to Mr. Durkin's views." Sen. Kilgore (D-WVa), in a speech prepared for a state CIO convention at Huntington, W. Va., today described Durkin's position "in the Republican big-business distributed before Durkin's resignation was announced. "Yes, a union man was appointed secretary of labor—and you can count the friends of labor In the new administration on one linger," Kilgore commented. The senator said that "candidate Eisenhower" promised in the 1952 campaign to remove "union busting" provisions ol the Tail- Hartley law. But these provisions are still in the law and the President never ; even sent any "specific recommcn- j dations" to Congress on Taft-Hart-1 ley revision as lie promised in his : slate of the union message, Kil- . gore asserted. j DYESS NEWS By MRS. J. I. JACOBS spent the week end here with rel- • atives. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dallas and daughters, Shirley and Irene, of Turrell, Ark., spent the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallas. Miss tJorene Winningham gave a surprise birthday party Tuesday night at the home of Miss Ola Jean Chrestman honoring Miss Maureen Butler and Douglas Passmore. i Pvt. Bernard Chrestman returned to Port Bliss, Tex., Sunday after several days here with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kenedy and children of Maplevale, Ark., spent ( the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Chrestman.' Mrs. Dclbcrt Prentice spent Tuesday with Mrs. B. H. Stover at Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Chrestman 6f Little Rock spent the week end here with Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Chrestman. Mrs. Ira Lewis spent Tuesday night and Wednesday In Lepanto with her daughter, Grace, and family and Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Scroggins. Mr. Scroggins has been confined to his bed for several months Mrs, H. Ij. Modesitt and son, Orville Lee, were in Memphis Friday. Hoyce Hodnett and sons, Larry, Harlin Bay and Willie Marion, visited his mother, Mrs. Delbert Prentice, and Mr. Prentice Sunclay afternoon, in Osceola. Willie Young, Charles Ezelle and Pete Allen of Flint, Mich., visited Mr. and Mrs. DolbeK Prentice the Monday. The Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Keel Misses Otlls Rider, Ruby Harris, Gathern Harris and Bobbye Harris were in Memphis Sunday to spend the day at the fairgrounds. They weer accompanied by Miss Ollie Faye Harris. Mr. and Mrs. John Mahan of Aurora. 111., spent the week .end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Smith. Mrs. Fred Short of Lansing, Mich., and Macon Swinney of South Bend, Ind,, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Swinney. , Miss Janell Cox and Mrs. Joy Mae Gower of Memphis spent the week end here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Cox. Mrs. Betty Rogers and baby accompanied her - father-in-law to Pontiac, Mich., Monday. The Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson motored Mrs. John Peterson and baby to Moberly, Mo., Monday. They returned Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Wood and daughter, Carol Ann, of Pontiac, Mich., spent the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B, Wood. Airman 3-c Steven Peterson left Thursday for San Antonio. Tex., after a week's visit here with his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson. Frank Huff returned over reek end from Pontiac, Mich. William Barnes loft Monday for returned to their home, at Val ey t Louis i Springs, Ark., after a week's visit ' Mrs. Millard Edrlngton h «'e With relatives. . and children of Michigan City, Ind., spent the week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Hall. Emery Hall, Jr., returned home with them, Miss Lavlsta Carroway and Miss Elolse Hall accompanied Jimmy Smith to Scnatobla, Miss., Sunday. Johnny Blcdsoe Is home from Sim Antonio, Tex., for a visit with his parents. Burl Raines, Robert Lee, and Robert Kimbow of Aurora, III., were guests of Misses Alice Taff and Lou Don Ray over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lartie and baby of Augusta, Kans., have moved back to Dycss. Mi 1 , and Mrs. Ralph Janes, and children of Collinsvlllc, 111., visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams, over the holiday week end. John Barnes. Jr.. 01 St. Louis. Mo., spent the week end wlih his parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes. Miss Glenda Williams of Mom- phis, spent the week ond here with ! her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Williams. . i Mrs. C. J. Miller and son of i Lawrencevillc, 111., spent the past i week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Pearcc. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pearcc and children of Towncr, Colo., left; several days ago for their home,' after a month's visit with his par-; ents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Pearce. ! here with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dallas and son, I Gary, of Little. Rock, were guests over the week end of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallas. ] Wayne and Ray Lemons of Ar- \ kansas State College, Joncsboro, i Personal Work HARTFORD. Conn. 17P) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the state is not require'! to pay for work assigned to mental patients for thenipuelic purpose.-;. Denying n $2.000 claim made in behalf of a woman patient for work In a hospital laundry, the court held: "Her labor was required not primarily for the benefit of the hospital, but for her own welfare." "Boiled" Complexion. 1 ! Special wedding complexions are effected by Albanian brides by smoothing their faces with a preparation of lemon juice and sugar, applied boiling hot. TRADE IT IN ON A NEW REMINGTON Qiuvt-Ate*. WITH AMAZING MIRACIE TAB DON EDWARDS CO. i:i:.\TAi,s-,s.\M-:s-SKiivicE 112 W. Walnut Phone 3382 ' cr Parts $100 ALL METAL PARTS SATURDAY ONLY! Beautifully Styled • • • Nationally Advertised • Men's Fall Suits r FLANNELS • GABARDINES • HOUNDSTOOTH CHECKS Regular 59.50 Values All Sizes Regulars-Shorts - Longs 100?° WOOL , •«-..„• „ Sheen Gabardine J Smartly Designed Tailored Shoulders All Sizes Pastel Colors HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheville, Arkansas Steels, Missouri

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