Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 20, 1955 · Page 15
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 15

Dixon, Illinois
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Friday, May 20, 1955
Page 15
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Minimum Wage Debate Is Being Watched by Millions Estimate 20 Millions Not Covered by Law By .JAMES MAKLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON CTi— Millions of workers are involved in the wrestling match between the Eisenhower administration and some senate Democrats over the meaning' of words. The words involve a boost in the minimum wage and its exten- ln spite of the talk and the words, there's a good chance there will be no increase. About 24 million workers in businesses which deal across state ;,;ies — such as factories producing • -nulls shipped in interstate com merce—are covered by the federal minimum wage law. It requires ■.hat they be paid at least 75 cents an hour. Not Covered Another 20 million people work-ins for wages and salaries are not covered. This group includes farm workers, such people as small "rocery store clerks, employes of banks, and people employed by •.heater, grocery, hotel and movie •.heater chains, and employed in 5-and-10-cent store chains. In his Jan. 6 State of the Union message President Eisenhower said of the minimum v. recommend its increase to 90 cents an hour. I also recommend that manv others, at present excluded, be given protection of the minimum wage." Congress set the present minimum of 75 cents an hour in 1950. Since then living costs have gone ud about 15 per cent. Want SI .25 The big labor organizations want the minimum set ' at SI. 25. The administration sticks to 90 cents. A boost from 75 to 90 cents would mean an automatic raise for about one million manufacturing employes in the South, and 300,000 others. Just how many of those 20 million uncovered workers did Eisenhower want brought under the protection of the law with a 90-cent minimum wage? He had left it "many others" in his message. But on April 14 Secretary of Labor Mitchell went before the Senate Labor Committee xplain the administration's views. The committee is consider- lg a bill to boost the minimum. Mitchell said he knew of no sound reason" why the minimum wage should not be extended to employes of interstate chain stores, interstate hotels and motion pic ture chains, and some other workers. They'd total about Wrestling Begins Sen. Douglas (D-Ill) a committee member, said he took this to mean the administration was recommending those two million employes be brought under the law. Then-the wrestling began. Douglas says the administration Reveals New Treatment For Polio TOKYO W' — A Japanese doctor :!a;ms extremely successful results with a treatment for paralytic polio. The doctor. Hideo Sato, of Kit-nmi, Hokkaido, told Kyodo news igency he had used a new drug an nine patients. He said an 11-year-old boy and a 4-yeai--o!d girl. crippled by polio, were able to walk in less than a month of treatment. Dr. Sato said he used adrenocortical hormones, strengthened with special vitamins derived from B2. He found the drug, in tablet form, helped improve the blood circulation in the paralyzed part of the body. He said it is too early to say if his treatment is perm- mtly effective. Attention, Mr. Farmer! For your convenience we will clean all day every Saturday. Bring your dry cleaning in by 3 p. m. and you'll take it back home with you in the evening. (No extra charge for fast service) During the week cleaning must be in by 1 p. m. for same day cleaning service. Moloney's Dry Cleaning & Laundry 110 E. 1st St. Phone 2-9521 OPEN SATURDAY NIGHT WILSON'S TV & APPLIANCE 60? DEPOT AVE. — IN DEMENTOWN CLEARANCE SALE 21" Crosley TV Table Model $149.95 21" Sylvania TV Table Model 159.95 G. E. Vacuum Cleaners 64.95 Thor Washers, as low as — 1 14.95 Thor Automatic Washers 209.95 Thor Electric Dryers 159.95 Monarch Gas Ranges 169.95 Camfield Toasters 15.95 Chrome Breakfast Sets 89.95 Complete Bathroom Sets 139.95 White Gas Water Heaters, 30 Gal 72.50 % Ton Room Air Conditioner 219.95 Crosley Refrigerators, 10.5 Cu. Ft 299.95 26" Girls' and Boys' Bicycles — 39.95 50 Ft Plastic Lawn Hose - 4.19 We Have a Complete Line of Emerson and G.E. Electric Fans veaseling." Mitchell says now the administration wants minimum age coverage "extended to mil lions more Americans." How manv millions exactly? That's up to Congress to decide, Mitchell says. He says ne nopes the issue of extended coverage will not be "obscured by quibbling about words. Before it quits in midsummer. the Senate may pass some kind of minimum wage bill. But it can't become law unless the House also approves. Yet. with summer drawing close, the House hasn't started committee hearings. Schreiber Desires to Clear Name OAKLAND, Calif. t#i— George C- Schreiber, former air force lieuten- i fivt after serving 20 months year : th the slaying of a Korean i. declared Thursday hopes his name can be cleared completely. Schreiber, released Wednesda; from Lompoc army barracks c der of Air Force secretary Harold Talbott. is staying with ar aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howard. Schreiber was convicted at Taegu, Korea, in August 1953 of having ordered two enlisted men to kill a South Korean who had en tered an ammunition storage are; near Pusan. Schreiber maintained during the <urt martial that the enlisted men shot the Korean to cover up a beating they had given him. "I understand Kep. Kicnara ±ion- man back in my home town, Brookfield, 111., is going to introduce a special bill to give me i honorable discharge," hcnreiDer lid. Talbott ordered Schreiber's re lease after 11.000 Brookfield people petitioned President Eisenhower to A Mo or^s On* ro»* ^oU8e Pa*** Claim State PTA Becomes Pressure Group CHICAGO <JB— One hundred and forty-two Illinois members of the Parent-Teacher Assn. have pro tested to state and national PTA officials that the state organiza tion has developed into a political pressure group. The disgruntled PTA member; who were delegates to the recent Illinois PTA convention, wrote letters of protest on the eve of next week's national convention in Chicago. They demanded that PTA groups. both on the national and state levels, refrain from adopting programs and platforms dealing with national and international political They said the Il.'ir.oi? P Bitter disputes over the United Nations, universal military training and the Broyles anitsubversive bills pending in the Illinois Uegis- e arose during the recent state meeting. / The 142 members said in their tters that wrangling over politics revent ed the state convention om working together on problems of direct concern to children and schools. State and national PTA officials ere not available for comment. Widow Leaves 8300,000 Will DETROIT uF) — Executors of the estate of Mrs. Emma McKenzie were surprised Thursday to find a fortune of $300,000 upon opening her safe deposit box. The <5-; old widow of a tailor had lived simply in a flat here. Mrs. McKenzie, who died March 27, willed her estate to the Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Institute for Cancer Research. There are no known relatives. VISITORS LAURENCE E. KLINE 503 S. 8th Street Oregon, Illinois ANTIQUE FURNITURE * RESTORATIONS REPAIRS — REFTNISHING and "DO-IT-YOURSELF" Designed for Modern Living . , » 4 TRACTOR . 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Moore S Consuff us obouf oil your poinf/ng questions. %/ANDENBER/. 204 FIRST ST. - PHONE 4-0711 OPEN SATURDAY UNTIL 9 P. M. She Bears 8th Cluld Minus Doc T1TUSVILLE. Fla. <i>— Mrs. Ellerbe W. Carter Sr., a fortyish housewife, went about her dut as usual today while her day-i daughter slept peacefully in a crib. Mrs. Carter, an advocate of nat ural childbirth, was unattended vhen her eighth child was born iat the family home Thursday die sixth without a doctor. Her husband Gen. Ellerbe Cart- a 71-year-old real estate man, jmained at his office. Ruthie Lee, Negro housemaid, was with Mrs. i Carter when the blue-eyed daugh ter was born, but the maid became so excited' she was given le afternoon oil. Marv Lou Culbertson, writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal nd a family friend, was called lUt when she arrived Mrs. Carter /as washing the new-born baby. i-hisky just before the birth, b-.»t | for relaxation she believes neces- not just for the annk, Miss . Culbertson reported. "When I it-ft le was dusting a piano m the i-ing room, the baby asleep in s crib." Mrs. Carter had this message ir expectant mothers: "Don't be afraid to bring a new I life into the world. There's no pain relax." In 1946. a Tokyo expert using an abacus proved he could calculate faster than an expert using a modern electric machine. Hallmark Graduation Cards Gift Suggestions To Please t/ie Graduate • School Memory Scrapbook • Parker and Esterbrook pen and pencil sets • Parker Jotter pens • College dictionaries HESS BOOK STORE 107 Galena Avenue If vou hit a lump of asphalt with I The hammer, it is much like hitting reached a low of 18.4 per thousand rock but a firm, gentle pressure i in 1933, climbed to 26.8 per thous- ith your thumb will change the and in 194' shape of the lump. | years. o- birth rate which i The Dixon Evenine Telegraph , a record lor recent for those who want Tubeless Tires of Friday, May 20, 1955 Page 15 i PREMIUM QUALITY at a POPULAR PRICE When vou chance to tubeless Tires . . . Chanee to the coolest running . . . SElbEKLiMi! Here's a NEW KIND OF T-l-R-E. Built with extra comfort . « < Extra Safety ... At no extra cost. Top-qualiy rubber, rayon cord, Flex-Arc construction . . . New "Stop-Slot" Safety Tread. And full original tread mileage is guaranteed in writing! 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