The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 14, 1953
Page 9
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JONDAY, DECEMBER K 1953 BI.YTIIEVII..LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE >anta Glaus Is Key (Issue in Britain's Railroad Dispute J LONDON (AP) — Santa Claus was a key issue today lin Britain's biggest strike threat since the general strike o'f 11926. The National Union of Railwayman (NUR) has called on its 400,000 members to strike next Sunday at midnight. A strike on the state-owned railways would paralyze a nation looking forward to its gayest (Christmas since before the war— -vith plenty of food and drink and [unrationed goods. The Immediate issue Is whether [the railwaymen are entitled to pay raise of 56 cents or 53.60 |week. But Santa Claus was quickly In- |jected into the dispute. "Railway scrooges." shouted The •People. Labor pnrly mouthpiece. Tin a front-page headline denouncing •union leaders for calling the strike |on the holiday week. "You'd almost think the leaders •of the NUB had no children of •their own and never believed in •Santa Claus," said the Sunday (newspaper. "At any rate they are going the Iright way to stop youngsters from • having a happy Christmas by Itaking a train trip to meet the •old man In white whiskers at he |big stores . . . Shame on them." The Sunday Pictorial, which calls Itself a newspaper of the left-wing viewpoint, cried out in big black headlines: "Cabinet Must stop Christmas Rail Strike." Seek Government Intervention Calling upon the government to move in immediately to settle the dispute, the Pictorial declared: ^"Forget for the moment wheth- the railwaymen's pay claims ire justified or not. Forget wheth- they are right or wrong to threaten strike action at such short notice at this time. "The first step must be to prevent this calamity happening at all." Interjection of Santa Claus Into the dispute brought, tills sharp retort from an NUR organizer at a meeting of union .members; "You are not to feel ashamed of yourselves when people say of the strike you are spoiling the kiddies' Christmas. There will be little or no Christmas festivities in the homes of railwaymen on the wages they are getting." The British Transport Commission was called into emergency session today to consider ways of heading off the walkout. Its chairman. Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, was reported ready to ask for government intervention if the union refuses to compromise. The last time labor trouble shut down Britain's rail lines was during the great general strike. The unions are demanding a 15 per cent hike in wages which now average $24.07—8 pounds 11 shillings 11 pence—'ii week. The Railway Staff National Tribunal whose rulings always have been accepted in the past, awarded a weekly increase of only 4 shillings, 56 cents. Real Live'Pony' Is Arrested PHOENDC. Ariz. (fl_A confessed woman bandit with a pony-tail hairdo was held today for investigation of five armed holdups. Pretty Nadine Bolton. blond and lanky at 21, was arrested with a male companion on a down town street. With out hesitating she admitted having robbed two liquor stores of $169 because "the men didn't have the guts." "I got liquored up and pulled the Jobs," police quoted her as saying. Fire Destroys College Chapel BELMONT. Wis. W)_ A lire of undetermined origin destroyed the Beloit College chapel Saturday night, causing an estimated $500,000 damage. Fire Chief Glenn Davis said the blaze apparently started in wiring Installed Saturday afternoon as students prepared decorations for the annual Christmas veper program. YOUNG EAGLE-Barry Bevan, who turned 13 on Dec. 4, proudly displays a chest covered with Boy Scout medals which made him an Eagle Scout shortly before his last birthday. He and his fellow Scouti of Fallbrook Troop 583, in San Diego, Calif., think that made him tht youngest Scout ever to win the high rank. The average age Cor Eagle Scouts is 15. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) LAST TIMES TONIGHT "SECOND CHANCE" IN 3-D Technicolor '" With Robert Mitchum Linda Darnell Jack Palance TUES., & WED. BATTLE ZONE With John Hodiak Stephen Mt-Nally Linda Christian ••••••••••••••••••••tit* Glittering- beads on the California ice plant, give it the appearance of being covered with ice. Air Travel Advantages Illustrated PHILADELPHIA MV-The ndvan-* (ages of air travel over ground transportation were strikingly Illustrated during open-house ceremonies at thiscity'5 new 15-niillion- dollar International Airport terminal btiildinc yesterday. An estimated 400.000 persons who turned out. to spe the building created one of the worst highway traffic jams in the city's history. At one time traflic creeped bumper to bumper as far south as Wil- mineton. Del. A Miller confidant was Arthur (Mickey) McBride. Cleveland taxicab tycoon, who was wheeling; into the professional football field with the newly organized All-America. "Here's five names." Mickey lold CreiRhton one morning in January, 1945. "Go down to Columbus to the coaches' convention and sound (hem out for the coaching Job. It's worth $25.000 a year." Rudderless Ship Neors Norway OSLO. Norway Wi—The rudderless Norwegian liner Stavengrifj- ord headed into calmer AUnntic spas today with f-ood prospects that llev 644 passengers will reach Norway well before Christmas. The 13,344-tnn ship, whose rudder broke Wednesday, rode out a weekend gale, and roucjh sea.s and was reported still plugging along on her own power. R| eering only by her twin .screw propellers. The hey word is organization. Paul Brown is a smart, coach, but not necessarily a brilliant strategist. He hns broimht no remarkable innovations into the game. He simply works harder at his lob than any one in the business, and his I work is well directed. His teams jare famous for their timing:, precision mechanics and attention to detail. Youngest president of ths United Si.atns was Theodore Roosevelt; youngest vice president, John Brrckenridge, who served under Buchanan. CHIEF RAIN-IN-THE-FACE—In hopes of ending the disastrous drought in West Virginia, students of Bethany College, in Wheeling stage a rain dance on the campus. Richard Kieler, left, and Elmer Haupt. of Bethel, P».. dressed as Indian chiefs, raise their arms in supplication to ancient rain gods. Radioactivity Studies Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Indian Culture MILWAUKEE (£t—Primitive Indians who fashioned artifacts of copper—a skill long since forgotten by those who encountered the first white men in Wisconsin — roamed the state more than 5,000 years ago. Proof of the great antiquity of Wisconsin's first known human residents lies in one of man's most modern methods of research — the study of radioactivity. This has been announced by Dr. Robert E. Ritzenthaler, associate curator of anthropology at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He said "carbon 14*' tests made at the Institute for Naclear Studies at the University of Chicago determined that human remains found in a burial ground near Qconto, Wis., last year were those of old copper culture Indians of about 5,600 years ago—plus or minus 400 years. These, he said, were the earliest people known to have lived in Wisconsin and the earliest date established through carbon 14 tests for human remains found in north- I eastern North America. i Charcoal found with the bones as sent to the institute for analysis. All charcoal is carbon and some of it is radioactive carbon 14, which loses abom. half of its radioactivity every 5,000 years. Besides the bones of about 45 persons, copper articles Were 'ound in the Oconto burial ground, including seven awls, four crescents, three clasps, a spear point and a bracelet. Dr. Ritzenthaler said the copper was mined in the Lake Superior region. Oconto Is In northeastern Wisconsin near the shores of Green Bay. ! Quick Relief for HEADACHE NEURALGIA T»»l STANBACK yourself . . . k*. l»ta or powdwi . . . «join»( any ^•partition you'v* fyer used. BORDER LINE OF AN ALCOHOLIC You begin taking a drink the first thing in the morning to get you started for the day. You take it not for pleasure or sociability but as a kind of medicine. You tell yourself you NEED it. You are feeling depressed, a bit shaky, and very possibly guilty for the heavy drinking of the night before. The drink eases your conscience. It lifts your ego. And, though you don't know it, it helps strengthen the process of self-deceit which is making you more and more dependent upon alcohol. Not long after you start drinking in the morning you find that you really prefer drinking alone at any time of the day. "Solitary drinking" only applies if you prefer not to share with anyone else the pleasure alcohol gives you. If you drink only to escape into the private distorted world of your own imagination—a world where you tell off your boss . . . bring home a fat raise . .. amaze your friends with your brilliance . .. become a great lover or poet or engineer , . . (hat is solitary drinking. And it can happen in your own home or in a crowded bar. What you cannot see now is thai drinking has become a flight from reality into fantasy. In both cases you tell yourself the planned periods of sobriety will give you a chance to recuperate— make a fresh start. But in neither case do you really intend to stop drinking. If you only knew it, your frame work of alibis and self-deception has grown until fantasy seems to you the only reality. FOR MORE INFORMATION Write Alcoholics Anonymous B873 Blytheville, Ark. 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