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June 25, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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FRIDAY, JUNE 2$, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THKE« 3rd Largest Antracite Producer In Nation Suspends Operations LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) — The once-booming Panther Creek Valley faces the greatest economic crisis of its history today following an announcement that the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co. is suspending its anthracite operations. Lehigh, third largest anthracite producer in the nation, is the principal source of employment for the some 40,000 residents of this Eastern Pennsylvania hard coal area. Lehigh's board of managers decided yesterday at an emergency meeting in Philadelphia to liquidate its coal producing subsidiary —Lebigh Navigation Coal Co.—because a plan to step up production had net with opposition from some miners. "This is the climax of years of heavy losses which we are no longer able to absorb," said Lehigh President C. M. Dodson in a statement announcing the shutdown. Ironically, tomorrow the 5,000 employes of the subsidiary begin their annual 10-day vacation. Dodson said he hopes the company will be able to meet the $400,000 vacation payroll. But as of June 30, Dodson said the services of all LNC employes- including salaried workers—will be terminated. The parent firm plans to continue its profitable New England Railroad and other interests. The apparent end of Lehigh Navigation Coal Co.—known only as "the company" to all residents of the valley—i? but the latest of a long series of setbacks to the staggering anthracite region, The switch to oil and gas heaters in homes and the trend toward diesel locomotives has brought critical unemployment problems. Yesterday's announcement didn't come as a complete surprise. Lehigh suspended operations last May 3 when it said it wanted to reevaluate the firm's "excessively heavy financial losses." The company had offered to reopen the mines June 7 and scheduled work for some 3,500 valley miners on condition that the workers agree to a plan calling for more production per miner. United Mine Workers chieftain John L. Lewis approved the back- to-work plan. Five UMW locals also agreed to the proposal but a fifth— the Tamaqua Colliery Local—rebelled. It threw up pickets around the mines on the back-to-work day and all miners, as they traditionally do, refused to cross the picket lines. Even a trip to the region by Lewis himself failed to persuade the Tamaqua miners to call off their pickets. Last night, some 200 members of the Tamaqua local heard Floyd Business Shows Confidence Going into Summer Season By SAM DAW^ON NEW YORK (tf)—Business enters the hot weather slowdown season with a show of confidence. Stock prices rise as' traders assess the chances of inflaton to out- weight deflation in the months ahead. Leading businessmen express faith in the future of their own companies and industries. New plants are being opened, and still others planned, in spite of a year of slackening in general business activity. More new businesses are being incorporated than at any time since 1947. Businessmen are setting their sights on fall. For many of them July will be a slow month. Whole plants will close for vacations. People will stick close to the fans at home and make fewer trips to the stores. But there is an impressive list today of predictions of more prosperity on the way and of industry's plans to grow so it can meet new demands. General Eelectric's chairman, Philip D. Reed, says his company expects to sell more in the next 10 years than it did in all the past 75. Ford's vice president, Benson ord, says his motor company is considering the "longest -range plan for expansion and modernization we have ever undertaken." Both of these companies are in the business of making and selling consumer goods. And in expressing optimism both men are acting in their role of salesmen. But both the appliance and the motors industry have been putting much of this optimistic talk into concrete form in the way of expansion of plant and equipment. There are many signs of industrial health jight at the moment. Electric power production has been rising since the end of May— hot weather helping to boost power consumption for air conditioning systems and refrigeration. Power use is now six per cent higher than this time last year. Some 48,000 new businesses were formed in the first five months of the year, Dun & Bradstreet reports. This topped the 1953 figure by six per cent. Business failures have been higher this year than last, too. The general slump has taken its toll of marginal firms. But faith in the future burns bright in at least 48,000 corporate breasts. The food industry is listed among the optimists. Grocery store sales are topping even last year's record volume. Food processors say their sales should continue to grow —a rising population and fairly pro sperous one cheers the handlers of vittles. The farm outlook seems better, too. The department of agriculture says the demand for farm products is holding high. And makers of farm machinery say sales volume is healthier now and helping them to work out of the slump that bothered them in former months. So confidence in the days ahead is strong. Everyone seems to expect an upturn — the question being when? Eveland, of the local's Mines Committee, tell them he believes the company "is bluffing. They have too much invested in the coal business' to pull out at this time." But the company said its order, while issued with regrets, was final. Constantine was about to fight Maxentius, a rival for power in the Western Empire, when he had his vision of the cross. NOTICE My Office Will Bt CLOSED Until July 8 DR. F. DON SMITH ALUMINUM Half - Full - Shade SCREENS "Madt in Blytheville" Aluminum Storm Windowt KNOP farttway Correct Installation Provides 1. Maximum Reception. 2. The savin? of costly damage to the structure on -which it is mounted. 3. Safety from the possibility of serious injury—or even death. For Safety's Sake . . . 1. Locate antenna so that if it falls it will not come in contact with electric tines. Keep it away from electric lines a distance of not less than the height of the mast, plus 8 feet. Strengthen all antenna masts over 10 feet high with guy wires. 2. Keep guy wire* away from electric wires. approved by Underwriters' Laboratories. 3. Install a lightning arrester •L Ground all metal masts or towers with No. 6 or No. 8 wire— bonded to a water pipe, if possible. 5. If possible have the work done only by a competent technician equipped with the necessary tools and equipment. 6. An annual inspection of anchors, fittings, guys and connections by a qualified TV service man will assure safe and efficient service from your antenna. BARGAINS -For You- Piper Sweeps SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Site Price 4 Inch I M < inch 45 * inch .75 U inch J5 12 inch l.W 14 inch 1.25 U inch 1.50 See the new Poor (4) Row Cultivator. For all Ford and Fer- fn»on Tractor*. Quick attach. Independent Beanie.. 12 Sweeps ap front New Hi-Speed font Hole Dif fftr Only I147.M 112 N. Franklin 8«r*et POplar S-MS1 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 45 BE rr KESULA'JSD by the House ol Representatives oi the State of Arkansas, and by the Senate; « Majority or all the Members Elected to Each House Agreeing Thereto: THAT THE FOLLOWING Is hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, and upon being submitted to the electors ol the State for approval Or rejection at the next general election for Representatives and Senator, U a majority of the electors voting thereon, at such an election, adopts such amendment, the same shall become a part ot the Constitution of the State or Arkansas, towlt: SECTION 1 The Executive Department oi tnis State consist ol a Governor. Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State. Treasurer of State. Auditor of State. Attorney General and Commissioner of State bands, all oi whom shall keep their offices at the seat of Government, and hold their offices for the term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified. SECTION 2. The annual .salaries 01 such State officers, which shall be paid in monthly Installments shall be as follows: The Governor, the sum oi Fifteen Thousand Dollars i?15.000.00>; the Lieutenant Governor, the sum of Three Thousand and Six Hundred Dollars ($3.600,00); the Secretary of State, the sum of Seven Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00); the Treasurer of State, the sum of Seven Thousand and Two Hundred • Dollars ($7,200.00): the Auditor of State, the sum of Seven Thouand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00); the Attorney General, the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8.000.00), and the Commissioner of State Lands, the sum of Six Thousand Dollars (S6.000.00) SECTION 3 The above mentioned State Officers shall be elected by the qualified electors of the State at large at the time of the regular general election for voting for members of the General Assembly: the returns of each election therefor shall be sealed up separately and transmitted to the seat of government by the returning officers not later than the last day of November oi the LITTLf LIZ— «n being able to he about others the wowou would iike to hove them I.e about you year in which the election is nela nud shall be directed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives The General Assembly shall convene- in special session on the first Monday in December Of the year in which the members of the General Assembly are elected and shall be in session for a period not to ex, ceed three days, unless called into special session by the Governor At such session of the General Assembly, and upon both Houses befng organised, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall open and publish the votes cast and given for each of the officers hereinbefore mentioned, in the presence of both Houses of the General Assembly The person having the highest number 01 votes lor each of the respective offices shall be declared duly elected thereto; and shall immediately begin his term of office; but if two or more shall be equal, the Highest In votes for the same office, one «>t ; them shall by chosen by a joint vote of both Houses of the Genera) Assembly, and u majority of all the members elected shall be necessary to a choice SECTION 4 The Genera) Assembly shall meet in regular session of sixty (60) days, which need not be continuous, at the scat of government every two years on the first Monday "in February ol each odd numbered year until said time be changed by law The members of the Genera) Assembly shall receive as their salary the sum of Twenty-lour Hundred Dollars (S2.400.00). except the Speaker of the House ol Representatives, who shall receive as his salary Twenty- five Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2.550.00). for each period of two (2) years payable at such time and in such manner &F the Genera) Assembly may determine; and In addition to such salary the members of the General Assembly shall receive Ten Cents (lOc) per mile for each mile- traveled In going to and returning from the seat 01 government over the most direct and practicable route, and provided, further that when &aid members are required to attend an extraordinary or special session oi the General Assembly, they shall receive In addition to salary herein provided, the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per day for each day they are required to attend, and mileage, at the same rate Herein provided SECTION 5 There Is hereby created a joint ad Interim committee of the General Assembly to be selected from its membership, as may be provided NOTICE On the 30th day of June, 1954, from 9:00 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. the Receivers of Shelton Motor Company *Bly- anytheville, Arkansas, will open the Shelton Motor Company for the purpose of allowing inspection by interested purchasers of the assets of Shelton Motor Company. These assets consist of automobile parts, office equipment and furniture, shop tools and many other items too numerous to itemize. Written bids may be given on that day by interested purchasers on any or all of the assets "of the Corporation, such bids must be acceptable to the Receivers of said corporation and the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. On July 21, 1945, said Court will be requested to approve said bids and order sale.. Shelton Motor Company is located on U. S. Highway No. 61, South of Blytheville. Arkansas. James M. Gardner, Receiver John W. Steinsiek, Receiver CHARLEY'S ELECTRIC CO. 112 South Fifth Street — Blytheville, Arkansas • Electrical Wiring • Commercial Refrigeration • York Air Conditioning Sales & Service • Appliance Repairs N.F. Marshall-Frank Westall-J.T.Stalcup Tel. PO 2-2993, Nite Tel. PO 3-6109 or 3-4029 We Close on Saturday Afternoons LOANS We do not have money to burn, but we do have money to loan, If you live in Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri and need a Real Estate Loan, see us. We make Government insured FHA and Gl Loans: also all types of Conventional, Commercial and Industrial Loans, and we have the best Farm Loan available. If it is money you want, see as. David Investment Company FHA Approved Mortgagee 418 W. Main St., Blytheville, Ark. Ph. POpIar 3-3633 by law for Uir purposo vt wuttuet- IKK research Into [-.ovcnum-ntul problems mid imikiuv, .»mllt;> ot 8Uite iigencu's Tin- liotu'ni! Af.M-iuOjj sauli fix thv amount o! pi'i ill»>m ami i-s- pcnst's uf committee members "i> d the cotnpcMMiuon :ui>l expeuhej. or tlu- committcf'b ouuMovees. SECTION 6, t(iu Tlie General Assembly shall from time to time provide foi the xiilurle.- ;uiii comprusji- tiou of tho .insures ot the Supreme Court unct loi the siilurles ivtul expenses of the uuls;es of !Ue Circuit and Oliuncory Courts of this State; provided, that such salaries, uncl compensation ol the Justices, ol the Supreme Court and the salaries (tncl expenses of the Judges or the Circuit •ind Chancery Courts html! not be less than now provided by law 11» me uciierui Assembly r.hiUl by law determine the amount and method of pnyn.cDt o{ suJnrlr.s to the commissioners of the Workmen^' Compensation commission, provided, that thii salary of any Commissioner shall not bo k-s»K than now provided by law (c> 'J ne General Assembly shall by law determine the. amount and method of payment ol salaries of county officials Nothing herein nhall bt* construed as tibrotiiitlnt; any rlrJu ol the people a.s the State of Arkansas undei the Initiative and Rett-rcndum provision:; of the Constitution of the statutes of Arkansas, (di I'hal Section 23 of Article XIX ol the Constitution and Section 2 of Amendment IX to the contltutlon of -4 Delightful Day ...A Breeze-swept Night At the COOL. 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