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MACON COUNTY SUPPLY CO.
"Your Pioneer Hardware Store"
Franklin, N. C.
Power for Pulling
2-Wheel-Drive for the Highway
The Universal "Jeep's" wide speed range on hard
roads saves valuable working time and its 4-wheel
drive pulling power for slippery roads and steep grades
makes it the ideal farm tow-truck. It gives economical,
satisfactory service, whether hauling nay to the next
county or taking livestock to market. It's a handy pick
up, too? carries 1200 lbs.
4-Wheel-Drive for Field Work
For off-the-road service? in the field or over rough
ground ? the versatile "Jeep" has traction at every
wheel and a choice of six forward speeds to give correct
gear ratios for the work at hand. In 4-wheel-drive, the
Jeep" also works as a tractor . i . helps farmers the
year 'round and is ready for virtually any hauling jolx
Macon Willys Co.
Phone 265 Franklin, N.C.
Having qualified u adminis
tratrix of Jack Coleman Taylor,
deceased, late of Macon County,
N. C., this Is to notify all per
sons having claims against the
estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned
on or before the 22nd day of
January, 1949, or this notice
will be plead in bar of their
recovery. All persons Indebted
to said estate will please make
This 22nd day of January,
J29? 6tp M4
JOIN ? -
Oldest and Strongest
in the County
Moke it easy for Mother
with a shiny new mod
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stalling modern appli
ances. We can plan and
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en. Come in today and
let's talk about your
FRANKLIN, N. C.
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We wish to thank our many
friends and neighbors (or their
many expressions of sympathy
?ad deeds of kindness ?bowa us
during the illness and at the
time of the death of our mother.
Also for the beautiful floral o'
Children of Mr*. C. L. Bla
FOR YOUR OLD TIRES
We can give you a whopping trade-in
allowance toward the purchase of new
B. I\ Goodrich Silvertowns if your old tires
can be made safe for further use. Your old
tires may be worth more than you think.
Our allowance will be most liberal to help
make the buying of new Silvertowns easy.
IN YC'OJR NEW HMO}
B.F.Goodrich Silvertowns give more mile
age and safety than ever before. The
broader - faced tread means longer wear.
The stronger cord body resists road shocks
and blowouts better. New Silvertowns
"best in the long run" for your m
BURRELL MOTOR COMPAN
FiRSL IN RUBB1R
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2 Unions Block Labor Peace? Refuse Wage Boost
Already Accepted by 15 Other Railroad Unions! \
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neer*, Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen and the Switchmen'*
Union of North America, representing
125,000 railroad employee, have refused
to accept the offer of the Railroads of a
wage increase of 15# cents an hour.
This is the same increase awarded
1,000,000 non-operating employes by an
arbitration board in September, 1947.
This is the same increase accepted by
175,000 conductors, trainmen and switch
men by agreement on November 14, 1947.
Agreements have been made with
1,175,000 employes, represented by nine
teen unions. But these three unions, rep
resenting only 126,000 men, are trying to
get more. They are demanding also many
new working rules not embraced in the
settlement with the conductors and train
Incidentally, the Switchmen's Union of
North America represents only about 7%
of all railroad switchmen, the other 93%
being represented by the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen and covered by the
settlement with that union.
The leaders of these three unions spread a
strike ballot while negotiations were still
I in progress. This is not a secret vote but is
taken by union leaden and votes are
signed by the employes in the presence
of union representative*.
When direct negotiation* failed, the
leaders of these three union* refused to
Join the railroads in asking the National
Mediation Board to attempt to settle the
dispute, but the Board took jurisdiction
at the request of the carriers and has been
earnestly sttempting since November 24,
1947, to bring about a settlement. The
Board on January 15, 1948, announced
its inability to reach a mediation settle- '
ment. The leaders of the unions rejected
the request of the Mediation Board to
arbitrate. The railroad* accepted.
What Note ?
The Unions having refused to arbitrate,
the Railway Labor Act provides for the
appointment of a fact-finding board by
Thfl rnilmaila f.ml if !? rlna atiinnara
out these negotiations and in mediation,
they have not only exerted every effort to
reach a fair and reasonable settlement,
but they have also met every requirement
of the Railway Labor Act respecting the
?igotiation, mediation, and arbitration of
II seems unthinkable that these three anions,
representing lea than 10 per cent of railroad
employes, and those among the highest paid,
can successfully maintain the threat af a par
alyzing strike against the interest of the en
tire country ? and against 90 per cent of their
The threat of a strike cannot justify grant
ing more favorable conditions to 125,000 em
ployes than hare already been put in effect
for 1,175,000, nor will It alter the opposition
of the railroads to unwarranted wage In
creases or to changes In working rules which
are not Justified.
A glance at the boi shows what employes
represented by the Engineers and Firemen
make. They are among the highest paid In
the ranks of labor in the United States, If not
Compare these wages with what you make! J]
Here is a comparison of
average annual earn
ings of engineers and
firemen for 1939 (pre
war) and 1947. Also
shown is what 1947
earnings would have
been if the 16H cents
per hour increase, of
fered by the railroads
and rejected by the
union leaders, had been
in effect throughout the
entire year 1947.
Road Freight $3,964
(Local and Way)
Road Paaamger 8,632
Road Freight (Through) . 3,147
Road Freight 2.738
(Local and Way)
Road Paaaenger 2,782
Road Freight (Through) . 2,069
Railroad wage* computed from Interstate Commerce Commission Statement M-800.
Full year 1947 eetimated on basis of actual figure* for first eight months.
southeastern RAILROA OS
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