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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1953 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PA01 FTT1 AFL Calls for More Political Activity By NORMAN WALKER ST. LOUIS (AP) — The AFL today sounded a call for stepped-up political activity after hearing a message from President Eisenhower that the Taft-Hartley law is essentially sound. AFL leaders seemed to take this to mean Eisenhower's administra- tloqgiintends to retain most major features of the union criticized labor relations law. Eisenhower's message, read to AFL convention delegates by Vice President Kichard Nixon, promised he will recommend T-H amendments to Congress next January to correct "a number of defects." James L. McDevitt, director of the AFL's Labor League for Political Education, said in a. report prepared for delegates: "Let's go home from this convention and get the people we represent in action now." Eisenhower's message did not spell out what labor law changes he has in mind. He said the administration has the law under a continuing and critical study and will be prepared to send suggested changes to Congress in January. He said the general aims are to "remedy defects which cause concern on the part of working men and women over possible results and uses of the act to their detriment," to improve the law's administration, allow growth" of unions, "h e a 1 t h y and lessen "government interference" in labor relations. " The convention heard addresses today from two mem- hers of Eisenhower's Cabinet, Secretary of State Dulles and Welfare Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby as well as from former President Truman. Memorial Services Held Truman was to speak at convention memorial services for the late AFL President William Green and there was no advance indication he would engage in the running controversy between AFL leaders and the Eisenhower administration over Taft-Harfley changes. Nixon, in remarks of his own before delivering Eisenhower's views to the convention, said he was confident President Eisenhower hadn't broken his word on Taft-Hartley changes as claimed by former Secretary of Labor Martin Durkin, an AFL union leader. Durkin quit the Eisenhower Cabinet job two weeks ago. He said Eisenhower gave him a persona] ,1 promise to support a set of 19 changes in the T-H law, but Commodity And Stock Markets- York Cotton (12:45 quotations) 3270 328S 3265 "".'.. 3310 3317 3306 ... 3350 3356 3344 . 3369 3318 3364 Oct . Dec , Mc'n May New Orleans Cotton (12:45 quotations) Oct 3268 3280 3263 Pec 3310 3315 3303 Mch .... 3348 3355 3343 May 33C8 3315 3362 Chicago Corn Dec .... 146% 148% Mch .... 148% 151% Chicago Wheat Dec .... 189>,b 1S3 Mch .... 191 is 105!2 Chicago Soybeans Nov .... 259S'j 261% -258ft Jan .... 260^4 263 260 Mch .... 261'/. 263 260V 4 May .... 259 2601/2 251% 146% 148% . 189 V, 101 Vz 3266 3365 3263 3304 3344 3302 182' 194 : ! 258!-:, 2001/4 260 258 later said he couldn't "go along" with the changes. Nixon said Eisenhower In 40 years of service to hts country "has never been guilty "of breaking his solemnly-given word on anything and I don't believe anyone can claim he broke his word in this instance. "Misunderstanding Cited" "I know Martin Durkin and I also know the President of the United States," Nixon said, "and I consider them both to be honorable men." Nixon said there "apparently was a misunderstanding between them," a comment that brought a burst of laughter from the delegates, who had considerably more applause later for Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind-Ore). Morse said a comment made by Nixon that an administration message outlining T-H changes had been prepared for Congress indi- dicated Durkin was right about claiming he had an agreement. "The time has come to reject this kind of alibing you heard this morning from the vice president,' Morse said. He called for election of a Democratic congress In 1954. Nixon later talked with AFL leaders, including Durkin and AFL President George Meany, to get their suggestions for amending the T-H law. He said he was "working as a reporter" for the President in getting the view of labor officials on what changes they think should be made in the law. RUNNER-UP BOOTH — Taking second place among educational exhibits at the District Fair here was this display set by the Dogwood Home Demonstration Club. It compares modern home laundry methods and equipment with the back-breaking process that washing was for grandmother. (Uuur- ier News Photo) FAIR (Continued from Page 1) and Grow Slim." Awarded second place was the "old and new" home laundry exhibit set up by the Dogwood Home Demonstration Club. Third place went to Leachville club for a health habits display entiled "Peeling Tip Top." The Fail-view club placed fourth with an exhibit showin roadside park improvement project. Winning entries in the Heirloom Department, a new addition to the fair this year, included: Outstanding exhibit—Mr. and Mrs. E. H. George L. New York Stocks (12:45 quotations) AT and T K3 3 ,< Amber Tobacco 72U. Anaconda Copper 30 : !i. Beth Steel 46% Chrysler 65 Coca-Cola lus General Electric 71U Gen Motors 55 "A Montgomery Ward . '. 5G N Y Central 20 !i Int. Harvester 25: -'' J C Penny ™7j, Republic Steel 43 '' Radio 23W Socony Vaccuum 31 Studebaker . 23 Standard of N. J 68% Texas Corp 50 H Sears 57 U. S. Steel 35 Sou Pac 3 8 '<i Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (M _ (USDA)—Hogs 7,000; active; 200 Ibs up 10-25 higher; lighter weights 25-50 higher; sows strong to 25 higher; choice 200-250 Ib 25.10-25; few early 25.00; several hundred head at ,25.35; heavier weights scarce; 170-180 Ib 24.5025.00; 150-170 Ib 23.25-24.75: 120-140 Ib 20.25-22.50; sows 400 Ib down 22.50-23.75;'few at 24.00; heavier weights 20.50-22.25; boars 15.0018.00. Cattle 3,000, calves 1,000, little demand early for steers; heifers and mixed butcher yearlings slow; few early sales about steady; cows slow; general undertone weak to lower; little done"; bulls strong to 25 higher;, utility and commercial 11.50-14.00,- few 14.25; canner and cutter bulls 8.00-11.00; venters and .calves steady; good nnd choice vealers 16.00-22.00; odd head prime 25.00; utility and commercial 10.00-15.00; good* and choice slaughter calves 14.00-18.00; utility and commercial 0.00-12.00. Brown; Dolls—Mrs. ,Muir; dishes—Mrs. George L. Muir; glass—George Muir, Jr.; books and papers—Raleigh Sylvester; needlework—Mrs. T. W. Neil of Steele; Primatives—Bob Thompson, Rt. 3; silver—George Muir; coins—A. J. Hill of Luxora. Winners in the handicraft exhibits were as follows: Homemade stool—Mrs. Dewey Vance. Victoria, 1; Mrs. Billy Me- rmrg, Blytheville, 2 and 3. Wnstepaper basket—Mrs. Don Wilhelm, Blytheville, 1; Mrs. Lea Stiles. Blytheville, 2; Mrs. Leonard Smith, Blytheville, 3. Metnl Trays — Mrs. Lloyd McAdams, Osceola, l;\Mrs. SmJtii, 2; Mrs. Aubrey Bruce, Blytheville, 3. Wooden Trays — Mrs. Forrest Moore, Blytheville, 1; Mrs. Wil- ichn, 2. Shellcraft — Mrs. C. E. New- ;omb, Blytheville, 1 and 2; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Book ends — Mrs. Stiles, 2. Lamps — Mrs. Wilhelm, 1; Mrs. Stiles, 2; Mrs. Smith, 3. Lamp shade — Mrs. Smith, 1; Mrs. Wilhelm, 2; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Plarjue — Mrs. Stiles, 1 and 3; Mrs. Wilhelm, 2. Flower containers ,~ Mrs. E. A. oodrich, Blytheville, 1; Mrs. Smith, 2 and 3. Lapel ornaments — Mrs. Virginia Bowen, Blytheville, i; Mrs. Wilhelm, 2; Mrs. Smith, 3. Novelty corsages — Mrs. James Hay, Victoria, 1; Krs. Wilhelm, 2; Mrs. Smith, 3. Ear screws — Mrs. Gilbert Lynch. Victoria, 1; Mrs. Bob Copeland, Biyiheville, 2; Mrs. Moore, 3. Hooked Rugs — Mrs. Ray Ha Blytheville, 1; Mrs. T. R. Watson, Armorcl, 2: Mrs. Ira Koonce, Blytheville, 3. Crocheted rugs — Mrs. C. F. Keith, Blytheville, 1; Mrs. George Muir, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. R. L. Atkinson, Blytheville, 3. Braided rugs — Mrs. Watson, 2 and 3. Pieced quilts — Mrs. Winfred Mick, Blytheville, 1; Annie R, Smith. Blytheville, 2; Miss Adaline Lee, Blytheville, 3. Figurine — Mrs. Smith, 1. Copper -ictures — Mrs. Smith, 1 nnd 2. Leather article — Heard Wylie, Blytheville, 1;, Don Whitney, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. Max Watson, Armorcl, 3. Wooden novelty — Mrs. Wilhelm, 1. Handwoven chair or stool — Mrs. Paul McLerkln .Paragould, 1. Best craft not mentioned — Mrs. Stanton Pepper, Blytheville, 1; Don Whitney, 2; Mrs. Lillie Sisk, Blytheville, 3. Deconpage — Mrs. Bertha German, Blytheville, 1 and 3; Mrs. Stiles, 2. Best home arrange picture — Mrs. Atkinson, 1; Mrs. Smith, 2 and 3. Driftwood — Mrs. Smith, 1 and 2; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Slenciled luncheon cloths — Mrs. Ernest Hazel, Cnruthersville, 1 and 2. Other stenciled article — Mrs. bpolnnd, 3; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Hack woven articles — Mrs. Gene Bradley, Manila, I; Mrs. Mick, 2; Mrs. Copcland, 3. Best raffia article — Mrs. Stiles, 1, 2 and 3. ROBBERY Cars Collide on 61 Prank Reklski and Hcnery M. Rcddell, both of St. Louis, Mo., were involved in an automobile nc- cldcnt on Highway 81 south of Blytheville yesterday causing some damage to both cars. (Continued from Page 1) 'hurry up and get it open.' " "I told him I was a little nervous, but I would open it." With the vault finally open, the robber ordered Taylor to open the inner time safe, where the money Was. "I told him I didn't know if it would open," Taylor recalled. The robber replied, "By God, It better." I was pretty worried," Taylor related "because the safe was set for 8 o'clock ,but I started working with the combination and it barely clicked and opened." The robber repeated his earlier warning- "I'm fixing to take the money; don't try any funny stuff." Taylor assured the robber, "You can have the money; just leave me alone." While Taylor was putting the money in the cotton sack, the robber asked if there was an air hose in the vault. Taylor told him there were air vents. The robber forced Taylor to get on his knees facing the back of the vault and for the third time warned the manager against "any funny stuff." Taylor heard the robber walk away, slamming the vault door as he left. "As soon as I thought he was out of the bank," Taylor said "I started banging on the door of the vault and hollering." W. W. Carpenter, operator of an adjoining drug store, and R. E. Jordan, a customer, heard him and came to the vault. The robber had left the bank door open. Working from Taylor's shouted nstructions, Carpenter and Jordan worked the vault's combination ock and freed the bank manager. Taylor described the robber as apparently about 30, nearly six feet tall and weighing around 170 pounds. He wore brown coveralls, a dark felt hat and sun glasses. Scott Noel, assistant cashier of the parent Paragould bank, said loss in the robbery was covered POWs (Continued from Page 1) attitude of the entire Chinese people." The Allies Thursday boosted the number of missing United Nations soldiers for whom they demand an accounting from the Reds by 17 to 3,421. The Allies conceded at a meeting' of the armistice commission secretariat, that some POWs on the original list submitted Sept. 9 had been repatriated. The U. N. Command deleted 27 names from the original list of 944 Americans, then added 41 more American names. They also added the names of two British soldiers and one Canadian. Two weeks after the Allies submitted the first list of 3,404 .names the Reds answered that most had never been prisoners. The Communists said some died in captivity, while others either had been repatriated, had escaped, or had been released at the front during the war. The highest ranking American turned over to Indian custody is a sergeant. There were three Negroes. The Americans laughed and smiled as they were turned over to Indian troops. They talked in loud voices imd. appeared to enjoy the attention they were getting from onlookers. MOX -THEATRE - In West Blytheville Air Conditioned by Refrigeration Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1.00 Always A Double Feature On Our Wide Vision Metallic Screen THURSDAY & FRIDAY Special Stage Show! You have asked for him and now we have brought him back by popular demand. Michie The Magician Comedy Magic at it's Best, LAUGHS GALORE! He will present a complete show with audience MIRTH & MYSTERY participation. — With The Feature — THE LUSTY MEN With Susan Hayward & Robt. Ryan — COMING — (In 3-Dimension) "FORT-TI" Cooter Student Heads Annual Staff at ASC Gene Hopper of Cooter, Mo., will liead the staff of the Arkansas State College annual, the Indian, this year, it was announced by the college today. This year's annual, according to Gene, will consist of about 225 pages, with delivery date scheduled for isbmetime in May. by insurance. Marmaduke is about 10 miles west of the Southeastern Missouri "bootheel," and some 30 miles southwest of another Missouri border. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. TONIGHT ONLY THE HIGHWAYMEN In Color With Wanda Hendrix and Charles Coburn FRIDAY ONLY BANDITS OF. CORSICA With Ilichard Green & Paula Raymond GEM THEATRE "Osceolo's Finest" SAT - SUN-MON-TUBS 4 Big Days "SHANE" In Technicolor Starring Alan I.add WILEY (Continued from Page 1) dollars a year. Sen, Wiley said a sales levy "is the worst, unfa ires t type of tax" because it falls most heavily on low income families. He offered no specific tax suggestions of his own. Wiley did not expand on why he felt that defense spending would have to be upped. He renewed, however, his call for the administration to give the American people "the minimum facts about the menace to our survival." "Operation Candor is the prelude to Operation Survival," he said. "A people groping in 'the dark cannot come to sound decisions. A single pound of tungsten can be drawn into a wire 8.5 miles long, enough to provide filaments for 23,000 60-watt lamps. U.N. (Continued from Pag« 1) debate now on the Communist Chinese demands for an expanded "round-table" peace conference with four Asian countries and Russia included as neutrals. Russia's Andrei Vishlnsky fought hard early in the week to fret the Assembly to reconsider the stand it took in August that the conference should be a two-sided parley with only belligerents representing the U.K. He failed but is expected to try again to force a debate on the Chinese demands. Rites Conducted For John Jacobs Services for John Jacobs of Forty nrid Eight will be conducted in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel, Friday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. J. Patterson. Burial will be at Fortageville, Mo. Mr. Jacobs, who was 48, and livod in Forty and Eight for fifteen years, died at his home Wednesday after an eight-month Illness. He was engaged in farming before his illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Jacobs; two sons, Andrew and Louis Jacobs; a daughter, Hazel Jacobs; and a sister, Ida Jacobs, all of Blytheville. Mother of Blytheville Man Dies in Louisville Mrs. Ruth Jones Hughes mother of Paul Hugnes of Blytheville, died at Louisville, Ky-, last niglit. Services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. Henry's Church in Gillette, Ark., Mrs. Hughes' former home. , Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harry L. Smith and Miss Toni Hughes, both of Louis- DEFENSE (Continued from Page 1) with destructive power. Scientists have given the military and the government an outline of what to expect in the weap- Arkansas Mother P/eoc/s For Son to Reject Communism By RAT STEPHENS MONTICELLO, Ark., Sept. 24 Ifi — A broken-hearted mother, her voice choked by sobs, pleaded today for her boy to reject Communism and come back home. "Tell him I want him home so bad I don't know what to do," Mrs. Chester Green told the Asso- DULLES (Continued from Page 1) tlon as we know it." Mankind, Dulles added, faces "an ultimate peril" never known before. 3. The Chinese Communists "seem to be pursuing tactics of delay" in- negotiations to bring about a Korean peace conference but the United States and its allies will do everything possible to bring about a conference and make it successful. 4. Recent French steps to grant full independence to the Indochinese states have made it possible for the United States now to contribute substantially "in money and material to the successful conclusion" of the anti-Communist war In Indochina. 5. The recent overthrow of the Mossadegh government in Iran lias created a new opportunity for Iran to tackle pressing internal and foreign problems largely related to its long dispute with Britain over oil nationalization. 6. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's spectacular victory in West Germany Sept. 6 constituted an endorsement of the policies "of tying West Germany to the Western world" which the United States has pursued jointly with its allies and with the West German republic. ons being made ready for America —and presumably, for Russia by Soviet physicists. They argue:: No longer will you be dealing with mere atomic bombs, like those dropped on Japan, which 'release energy equivalent to thousands of tons of TNT. The hydrogen bomb must be measured in multiples of millions instead of thovl- sands of tons of force. There is no limit, except in mass and size of package, to which a hydrogen bomb can be built. The talk now is of a weapon which can produce complete devastation over 100 square miles—the total area of the District of Columbia. elated Press. She had just been notified that her 20-year-old son, Cpl. William A. Cowart was listed by the Reds as one of 23 Americans who had embraced Communism and elected to live behind the Iron Curtain. "This is the first time In hl« life that he's ever done anything to make me ashamed," said Mrs. Green, who had stubbornly refused to believe that her son was lost in Korean action. "There's nothing I can say — I just don't know what to think," she cried. "I just can't believe that he refused to come home." Mrs. Green said she received her last tetter from Cpl. Cov?art on May as. She said her son wrote of the things he planned to do when he returned from the Bed prison camp. "He said he was going to make me quit work and we would take a long vacation," said Mrs. Green. "He told me about all the good times he was planning lor us to have." "I just can't believe that h« wouldn't want to come home — he thought so much of his step-father and me (sic)," she cried in her disbelief. Mrs. Green described *>er son as "very stubborn once he's convinced that he's right." But, she added, "he wasn't very easily led, and I think that if he's staying with the communists, they are forcing him to do it." Cpl. Cowart. who entered the Army four days before he was 16 years old, was captured by the Communists July 12, 1950. When the exchange of prisoners started, Mrs. Green sat up night after night listening to the names of those being returned to the American territory. No word was heard from Cpl. Cowart, and finally the Defense Department listed him as one of those believed to have been captured, but unaccounted for. Mrs. Green immediately started a single-handed campaign to find out about her only c'. lid. She began getting in touch with each returning Arkansas POW to see if they knew of her son, Mrs. Green said then that she knew the job mould take time, but added: "I want to get In contact with all the boys who were released. Maybe one of them will know about my boy." She found out what happened to her son today — from the Communists. 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