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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACT rmr Union, Steel Industry Have Week to Agree Contract Expires Wednesday; New Proposal Rejected PITTSBURGH (AP) — David J. McDonald, president of the CIO United Steelworkers, started out today to obtain in a week what hasn't been reached in more than a month — a new contract agreement with the basic steel industry. A strike is possible at midnight next Wednesday when the present contract expires. McDonald said yesterday that U.S. Steel Corp. has come up with a "completely unsatisfactory" new contract proposal. Details of the proposal, or the union's exact demands, were not revealed. However, the union's Wage Policy Committee promptly authorized McDonald and other international officers "to take whatever action they deem necessary." There was no comment from big steel, or from the other basic steel industries whose contract talks have been at a standby basis while they waited to see what the leader would do. Likewise there was no comment on resumption of negotiations. McDonald indicated he would like to have day and night negotiating sessions, if necessary, to hammer out an agreement before the contract expires. Sources close to some of the Wage Policy Committee members portance of proceeding immediately with negotiations with other basic steel producers rather than sit by and see what U.S. Steel does. There was every indication, these sources said, that McDonald is hopeful that some other large producer might see eye to eye on the union's demands. In Washington, some unidentified government officials said they expected the contract to be extended, if necessary, to avert a strike. The union is seeking an unspecified wage boost and improved hospitalization and pension programs, a guaranteed annual wage and other contract changes. The negotiations with big steel, which began in the middle of last month, recessed last Friday. Top officials of both sides reportedly met Monday night to make a last- ditch effort for an agreement to present to the union's Wage Policy Committee. Indians Open Fight for Land BERKELEY, Calif. UP) — California Indians yesterday opened a legal fight for 93 3 /4 million dollars for 75 million acres of California land. Their attorney, said the land was taken from them "in a more cruel and inhuman manner than any other people on the face of the earth." The 33,000 Indians, under a new law, are .suing the federal government for payment for land their ancestors lost to the white man during the gold rush days. Attorneys for the Indians seek to prove the Indians' ancestors formerly occupied about three fourths of California's area. Sparrows, Plane Tangle ATLANTA (#) — Six sparrows tangled with a four-engine airliner over the Atlanta Airport. Capt. J. B. Parker had to land the Delta-C. & S. DC7 yesterday and transfer his 69 passengers to another plane. The dead birds were removed from the engines. The plane was hauled to a hangar for repairs. Friendly Reference To FDR Deleted from Government Release By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — A friendly reference to the late Franklin D. Roosevelt was deleted from a government news release this week after some Republicans raised anguished cries. It happened when the Veterans Administration issued a statement taking note of the 10th anniversary of the GI Bill of Rights. The release, as it first appeared, read this way: "The law, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, contained three major benefits ... On signing the GI Bill in 1944, the President said . . ." A second installment shortly appeared, reading this way: "The bill, signed into law June 22, 1944, contained three major benefits ... On signing the GI Bill in 1944, the White House said ..." Gone was any reference to the World War H Democratic President. "Unbelievable pettifoggery," Sen. Hill (D-Ala) commented today. "It shows that many people fear the mighty Franklin Roosevelt." Sen. Douglas (D-I11) said: "Evidently the propaganda agencies of the Republican party are bent on rewriting history ..." A VA official, questioned about the change in the release said the first batch put out numbered about 3,500. When they were distributed, he said, some GOP congressmen he did not name lodged "protests" that the GI Bill of Rights was nonpartisan legislation. They objected to any mention of Roosevelt's name, the VA official added. A second batch of some 600 copies, containing no mention of the late President, was then run off. The official said the original release was ''not rescinded or recalled" but that when it became apparent more copies would be needed "we decided Roosevelt's name didn't add to or detract from the news value" of the statement. ment. "We had a number of "protests that the GI Bill was national legislation, passed without regard to political lines," he said. "We took these protests into consideration." The official, asking not to be named, said he had no indication that anybody in the White House J objected to the original language. j "I'm pretty positive we didn't hear from them," he said. UTTLB UZ— Why is it the woman who has nothing to wear always needs about three closets to keep it in? Actress to Quit Screen for Ring HOLLYWOOD (#1—Movie, actress Wanda Hendrix, 25, says she is giving up her screen career after her marriage next Saturday to James Langford Stack Jr., socially prominent brother of movie actor Robert Stack. "I am deeply in love and I do not want to be separated from my husband," she said. "We hope to have children and an integrated family life. I have made my choice because I feel marriage and family represent the best life for a woman." Hall Sees GOP Gain in November ALBUQUERQUE (#1 — Leonard Hall, Republican national chairman, says the Republicans will "pick up seats in both houses of Congress" in November because of the "good economic prospects" of the nation. "I think the American people are in favor of Eisenhower's program and will elect men to Congress who will support that program," Hall said last night in an interview. He said Democrats saying they are in favor of the President's program still present "an almost solid phalanx" against it when Congress votes. for those who want the finest... Write or phone for free estimate. Venetian blinds top to bottom • wipe-clean plastic tapes • Long-wearing nylon cords • spring-tempered, "snapback" aluminum slats • foolproof operating mechanism New Decorating Features: The extended headrail that holds draperies, too; optional cord placement; perfect matching of all parts. Choose from complete color selection. FORD AWNING CO. 113 S. 1st St. Phone 2-2972 Freeman's SEAFOOD MARKET 2008 West Main Phone 3-6023 • Fresh Catfish • Fresh Shrimp • Oysters • All Seafoods (Next Door to Barney's Drug Store) FLOWERS Continued from Page Two than you do. That builds up self confidence, just as it does in a small child. This type thing is bringing happiness to literally thousands, from the small child, who is stricken with polio or any lengthy disease to the aged, who, in some cases, are taken to institutions because no one at their home had taken the time to help them have the feeling of being wanted. In many institutions, the blind are gix^en herbs to plant. The distinct odors are easily detected and when they walk out in the small space alloted them to grow their \ r ery own plants, it gives them a feeling of having accomplished something wonderful when they say they grow them with their own two hands. To a blind person that is quite an accomplishment. » » » HOBBY CLUBS IN THE various institutions if a never-failing way to get patient* interested. They are easily organized, because the patients who are mentally alert are constantly trying to find something to help spend their time. Teaching flower arranging fits in perfectly with the convalescent. If the patient has been in the hospital for many months, no doubt his chances for receiving flowers from his friends and relatives have ceased but that doesn't mean he doesn't want them, so for those who have garden flowers and know some one who fits this category, carry an armful to the patient and sit there and watch him make an arrangement from your flowers. It may not look like it came from a florist but that isn't the idea at all. Let him exchange some of his flowers with the young man across the way. Maybe the two have never met before even though they have both occupied the same type bed in the same type of room, but this will make them want to get acquainted. Sometimes that might help more than one of the miracle drugs—at least it's worth trynig. Then there are the children, laden with braces, some, only (as if that isn't enough) on their ilmbs and then there are the little fellows who are completely encased in paraphernalia that would almost take a prize fighter to lift. Flowers and children have always been synonymous. Just think how happy "it would make a little girl or boy. who has to spend months and months in a hospital, to bring them a small flower or plant for them, to watch and wonder about such mysteries. • • • FLOWERS FIT IN, whereever you go and especially'with the sick The purpose of adding garden (or horticulture) therapy to garden clubs all over America, is to help rehabilitate others who need peace of mind and in nothing can that be found more abundant than to come closer to nature. Mrs- Bailey was born and reared in Atlanta, Ga., and as we expect those all bom there to . be brought u in one of those "Gone with the Wind," houses she actually was. Formal and informal gardens that surrounded her old home, made her grow up with a love for flowers. What she can't do with a handful of posies! * • * DURING WORLD WAR II, Mr. Bailey, who was a first lieutenant in the army, was transfered to Osceola as assistant director to train POW's at the camp west of Osceola. He traveled all the same type camps over this district and taught social education and Americanism. Mrs. Bailey saw the need to help the young German boys, who like our own boys in prison camps were put there trying to defend their countries. She spent a lot of time building up good will and found that, the biggest majority of the boys had no actual hatti in their hearts for Americans. "Of course." she added" There were a few fantics who were impossible to reach." The boys would make articles for her and felt they were telling her, in the best, American lanunge they had learned, how much they appreciated her interest in them. Mrs. Bailey said she knew people by the yards she passed daily long before she met them. Being brought up in a city, people didn't stop at a stranger's house and start up a conversation and she didn't know that not knowing the cocupant of a house wasn't necessary in a small town but one day she broke down and stopped while I was working in my flowers and told me she had felt the urge so many times to stop but didn't know how to go about it — so that was how I met Mrs. Bailey. . * * * IN SMALL TOWNS that is a wonderful way to do and that is why I am proud I grew up in this small town, you meet a lot of nice —and lonesome— people that way. As soon as the garden department was added to the Osceola Progressive Club, Mrs Bailey, who had been a member (and now an honorary member) of the Marked Tree Club, was really the only one. who was at the first meeting, that knew a thing about garden club work so it was through her knowledge in the study of flower arranging that gave the club a good start from that first day. She spent .several months in compiling the club's first yearbook which won for the club one of the most coveted honors. The year book (1952-53) won first prize in the state contest. That was the first year the national Federation of Garden Clubs offered prizes for year prised when the O»ceola Progressive Garden Club was notified they had won first prize for their year book in the national contest. The scrapbook she is compiling on garden therapy will surely bring another honor to her ind to the Osceola Club. A community with *, worker such as Mrs. Bailey Is bounr] to moke the rest of the communities want to call n special meeting of their garden club members and^establish gar- den therapy in their club. Mr. adn Mm Bailey have a ion, Prank, who ii eight year* old and it his mother's shadow in the gar* den club meetings. Who knowi, someday he might be the country'* most famous designer. 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