Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on July 25, 1952 · Page 22
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Friday, July 25, 1952
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ALL EDITIONS Page 22. .The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona. .Friday, July 25, 1952 teelworkers Jay Over Word Strike Is Ended Go Wild With $3 Payless Days Leave Many With Lean Larders By BOBERT LORZ i PITTSBURGH, July 24 (UP) 'The nation' ' steelworkers, yvho counted eight straight payless weeks, went wild Thursday over the settlement of their 53-day "strike. They cheered the settlement to the skies. In taprooms, at home, on the picket line, the steelwork-en went crazy with joy. v Pickets tore up their signs. They couldn't contain their joy. rl "I almost hit the ceiling when I heard the good news," Crucible Steel employe John Mihelcic shouted. "Boy, I got on the phone. I called everybody." THANK GOD, thank God. it's over,"- hi wif er Eleanor, said. "I'm too excited. I'm too happy. I don't know what to say." Some heard the news while watching the Democratic-convention on television. T "I was listening to the Harriman demonstration on TV," James Duncan, pipefitter at U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Works, said. "But when the strike settlement was announced that was the biggest news I wanted to hear.". In Lennie's Bar near the sprawling U.S. Steel plant in Homestead, bedlam broke loose as more than 30 workers heard the settlement announcement. "THERE WAS MORE noise here than in Chicago," proprietor Len-nie Shappe said. In the Neptune Bar it was the same story. 'They bounced up and down with joy," Russell McAllister said. "I'm, damn glad it' over," steel-worker Mike Carsevich said. "I'm tickled to death," a fellow employe, Harold Harper, said. United Press reporters covering the VS. Steel's huge plant at Homestead and the big Jones & Laughlin works on Pittsburgh's south side said - the steelworkers "went nuts" when the word of set tlement came. "I never hea'rd such cheering,' a bartender in Lennie's said. "Ev- erything was on the house after that" v 1 ... ; "MY IOOR'S been clean now for 53 days,, and I want to start seeing a little dirt on it." Lennie said. But joyous as they were, most of the steelworkers let it be known they dida't like being out of work for 53 days. "We were getting a little pan icky," Andrew Sayko, said, "It's only my opinion, but I think the strike went on too long. The steel people are in business like every-" one else; they've got to make a profit." r . . "WE'RE HAPPY, all right, but it should have been settled a lot sooner," Chester -Kobus said. . "We were all getting pretty worried," Joe - Baginski said. "The strike had us busted wide open, and it's going to take some time before we get back on our leet. SMS ... atfuned to.fhe rhythm of . . , - . - ' . .. . glamorous fashion by FERNCRAFT 1 fek j COOL CLIMBER A Douglas Skyrocket reaches dizzying heights in a hitherto unpublished photo. Bill Bridgeman, 35, flew the new navy ship 1,238 mph at an altitude of 79,-494 feet. Since the high speed would melt the plane, it carrjes a refrigeration unit capable of cooling a large auditorium. . KOY Seeks TV Channel 10 Radio Station ' KOY has filed with the Federal Communications Commission a request for a permit to construct a television station for Channel 10, Albert D. John son, KOY president, said Thursday. He said KOOL-has also applied for Channel 10. "Probably the FCC will set a hearing to determine who gets the permit," Johnson said. Just when such a hearing will be held, Johnson said he wouldn't want to guess. "It may be a year, it may be two years," he said. Dope Suspect Slain In Resisting Arrest LOS ANGELES. July 24 (INS) Stanley Mutersbaugh, 36, asserted onetime head of a dope ring,! was snob ' and killed ' Thursday by a veteran narcotics officer when he resisted arrest. - Police said Mutersbaugh was re leased from a lengthy prison term two months ago. 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Retroactivity to last March L Previously the industry had said it could pay back wages only to March 30. This does not involve a great deal of money, however, because the steel strike started June 2 and the retroactive pay would naturally be cut off on that date. 6. A reduction in the southern differential by five cents an hour. Only UJS. Steel and Republic are affected on this point. Present pay differentials between North and South average 10 cents higher in the North. 7. The agreement anticipates a two-year contract effective June 30, 1952 with a wage reopener on June 30, 1953. 8. OX THE STICKY union shop issue, the parties agreed to a modified union shop arrangement which exempts all present em ployes who are not members of the union and gives all new employes the right to leave the union at any time during the last 15 days of the first month they work. Upon going to work, an employe must sign an application card for union membership. If he fails to notify the company within the 15th to 30th day of employment that he wishes to withdraw from the union he must stay in. The agreement also includes a Drovision for a 15 day withdrawal period foT all present union members at the end of each contract period. This was seen as a victory by the industry. The union originally demanded a full union shop under which all workers would have been compelled to join the union. Ultimatum Ends Steel Strike (Continued From Page One) reflect cost increases up to last July 26. TRUMAN'S announcement was quickly relayed to the Democratic national convention in Chicago, where Chairman Sam Rayburn read it to the delegates. A tremen dous outburst of cheers greeted the news. The President personally told newsmen of the peace pact. He said Fairless and Murray "have just advised me that six major steel companies and the United Steel Workers of America have reached agreement on important basic issues." Truman added: "This should lead to a speedy resumption ot steel production." Defense Secretary Lovett told newsmen weanesaay, nowever, that if the strike were called off immediately it would take three to six months to resume full produc tion of vital defense items bogged down by the. strike. After the announcement of the agreement defense officials esti mated the strike would cost the nation 21 million tons of the basic metal before full output is re stored. That is slightly less than a fifth of a full year's production. TRUMAN told reporters- that CIO President Murray is -calling his 170-man wage policy committee to meet here Friday to ratify the agreement, y A few hours before the agree ment was announced Sen. Wayne Morse (R-Ore) urged Truman to call a special session of congress to deal with the strike if it was not settled by the end of the week. The strike, longest in the indus try's history, had already bitten deep into the nation's rearmament program, had stalled auto production, threatened to disrupt canning of the season's perishable fruits and vegetables, and thrown upwards to 1 million workers into idleness in allied industries. Henry H. Fowler, administrator of the Defense Production Administration and the National Production Authority, issued this statement: "IT IS TOO early yet to assess the full extent of the damages to our defense effort and the civilian economy caused by the steel strike. Much more of the damage will become clear in the weeks ahead. We have made our plans, including the use of the Controlled Materials Plan, as to what we would do when the strike was settled. Monday we will announce those plans." The walkout by 650,000 CIO steel workers began early in June immediately following a supreme court decision outlawing President Truman's seizure of the steel mills. In prolonged off-and-on negotiations, the steel companies and the unions reached agreement on many issues, including wages, but dead locked on the question of a union shop. As the conferees left the White House, newsmen asked Murray if he was happy about the agree ment. "Well, I am relieved," the tall, white-haired union- chief replied. Fairless commented: "I AM VERY happy that this disastrous steel strike is nearing an encL I hope it will be the last strike we will ever witness in our great industry." At that point, Murray chimed in : T echo the sentiments of Mr. Fairless. I hope we will be able to build up good, friendly and co operative relationships between all the companies and the union. Defense Secretary Lovett, in formed of the White House ah nouncement. broke into J- a wide erin and exclaimed: . "Gosh, that's wonderful! Now lefs pull up. our socks and . get going, full speed ahead." Lovett had told newsmen only Wednesday that the strike was a greater blow to the nation than if it had . suffered a mass bombing attack. Such an assault, he said, would not have shut down so many steel mills in a single day as did the walkout by the CIO steel workers. UJS. Arms Mission Faces Red Check BERLIN, July 24 (AP) The Russians, contending that the Soviet liaison officers assigned to Frankfurt are shadowed by West German police, said Thursday they're going to keep a check on the U.S. military mission in the Russian zone headquarters city of Potsdam. -' More. Car Workers Laid Off DETROIT, July 24 (AP) The steel strike's settlement Thursday came as layoffs of another 35,000 automobile workers were ordered adding to the growing army of unemployed created by the long CIO walkout. With steel shortages continuing, Ford and Buick ordered layoffs. The strike's settlement meant no immediate return to work for the vast majority of laid-off men. 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