The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1953 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 21, 1953
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPT. «, 1988 AFL Begins Annual Convention Today Leaders Determined to Give Boot to Longshoremen By NORMA.V WALKER ST LOUIS (AP) — The AFL opened its annual convention today with leaders determined to kick the 60 000- member International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) out of the federation. If convention delegates go along with the officers' proposal to oust the ILA, accused of harboring hoodlums and racketeers along the New York and Ne«- Jersey piers, a rival longshoremen's union will be suggested. AFL President George Meany 'announced that the powerful AFL Executive Council had decided to recommend that the convention void the ILA's charter. Previously the council favored only suspending the ILA, but Meany said the ILA's failure to conduct a clean-up called for a stronger penalty. "We had hoped," said Meany "that our recommending suspcn ston would spur the ILA into com plying with our orders of last February to rid the union of racketeers and questionable practices. "However, we've seen no action to indicate they are going to clean up the situation themselves. So we're stepping in." Meany said that once the AFL convention, follows the executive council advice and lifts the ILA charter, he will announce plans to set up a rival union to accept ILA members under new leadership. The convention may act tomorrow or Wednesday. Two unions.competing for mem- tiers on the New York waterfront could lead to trouble. Complicating the situation is the fact the ILA's contracts with East and Gulf Coast shippers expire Oct. 1. Joseph P. Ryan, 69-year-old ILA president under indictment for larceny of his union's funds, had litlle comment, saying "we want to stay in the AFL, but we want the men to stay in the ILA." Meany and other top AFL officials said the ILA situation indicated what other AFL unions could expect if they became involved in racketeering. Meany Is Keynoter Dave Beck, head of the AFL Teamsters Union and an AFL vice president told reporters, that expelling the ILA will "give longshoremen a chance to have a decent union and clean up a dirty, 'lousy mess." Meany said about two thirds ot the ILA's membership is located outside the New York-New Jersey area and probably will join the new APL dock union once it is established. Top AFL officials, probably including Meany. are expected to act as temporary trustees of the new union. Today's opening convention session was to be featured by a keynote speech from Meany. It was disclosed that former President Harry Truman is expected address the delegates later in the week, perhaps Thursday. Other scheduled speakers include Vice President Nixon, who 15 to deliver a personal message from r 'resident Eisenhower Wednesday. Tills is 'probably the most anticipated event of the convention because AFL officials expect Nixon to answer charges that the admini- slratioe backed down on promises to recommend union-favored changes in the Taft-Hartley law. Martin Durkin, president of the AFL lumbers union and a Democrat, quit his Cabinet post as secretary of labor charging such promises were broken. Siamese Twins Reported 'Out Of Danger' NEW ORLEANS (tP)— Louisiana's famed Mouton Siamese twins are "out of danger," barring infection, Dr. L. L. Weissmillcr, Foundation Hospital director, says. Weissmil-ler added last .night that the twin daughters of Mayor and ' Mrs- Ashton Mounton of Lafayette > La., are now completely bottle fed i and their condition "looks good.". The twins were seperated last Thursday In history-making surg-1 cry. I Carolyn Anne and Catherine i Anne, who will be two months old j tomorrow, were given nourishment , through their veins following the operation. Saturday the two babies were given formula for the firsl time, but also fed Intra-veinously until yesterday. ; Dyes that both color fabrics and maite them water-repellent have been developed. The double duty dyes increase the water repellncy of wool BO timos ami cotton \'l tines. They color as well as protect against water. Read Courier News Classified Ads $ 4,000 IN CASH PRIZES NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST OCTOBER 1 & 2, 1953 Blytheville, Mississippi County Arkansas World's Largest Cotton Producing County — 4 DIVISIONS — Women's — Children's — Open — Over 65 (Inquire Box 707, Blytheville, Ark.) • Beauty Division, Oct. 1st Prizes $1,100 • Clothing from Cotton Bags • Cotton Parade • Cotton Ball, Night of Oct. 2 Chuck Foster & His Orchestra • Street Dancing, Night of Oct 1st • Free Entertainment BOTH BIG DAYS! Address All Inquiries to NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST Blytheville, Ark. *>» Sponsored By the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce HsWflNeftKijJiHiMliVSMiW'*'^'***** -~*r> , * »§>**.. i -. »M». ..f-K*w,,;^*fg^mtXKmmmi^ei:f<v---»****- "•• ••-•»—- "• ' '"•• " WDRKFRS ACT FOR DEFENSE—liescue workers snap into action as they remove "casualties from the wreckage of a building in Washington. D. C. Walls of three buildings were collapsed to add realism to the show. Medical and Health Service civil defense men held the show to demonstrate how new equipment can aid in the diagnosis of casualties in the event of an enemy raid. Texas Convict Flies Over Prison Walls, Then Jumps Back Inside HONTSVILLE, TCX. «>)—Convict Barney Thurmnn flics over the Texas Prison walls as easily as inmates singing "The Prisoner's Song" dream about It. Then he jumps back Inside—from 1,500 feet up. He'll do it four times next month, with the warden's approval, as a stunt for the Texas Prison Rodeo. The 22nd annual show will be held each Sunday in October. As usual, all performers in what Is billed as the roughest rodeo in the world will be convicts. Thurman, 28, arrived at the prison from Kilsore, Tex:, last November on a forgery rap. About a month ago he became a trusty in the prison store. Then he sent word to prison Gen. Manager O. B. Ellis that he knows nothing about riding broncs or brahman bulls but he sure would like to stand the customers' hair on end at the rodeo by making a parachute jump Into the arena. Thurman said that besides being a former welder and baseball pitcher, he's an ex-paratrooper who has made 37 military Jumps, including one at a county fair, since leaving the service. Ellis liked the Idea of the rodeo jumps. He got approval from the Civil Aeronautics Authority, itour- man signed a waiver to protect the prison system, in case anything goes wrong in his weekly leaps from 1,500 ItklMraillfc* tmmuimZZT LARGEST • f SELLER M I ST. JO SETS] f | . 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