Independent from Long Beach, California on May 23, 1957 · Page 12
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, P«»i A.I2-INDEPENDENT ·' ** «««*· TM* """·- «·" * wr " v ·' v Merchant Marine · . i · i it- " j *^ * · " " - · - · " ' · T . " ' -· · · ' ' ^^BSS^ * ' * ' *M ' Warns Shippers on Deals unity among ihlpplnc companies--many of whom hav« rnade "iecr*t d*ali afd iweet heart pacts" with maritime unions--Is the greatest threat to the maritime Industry's welfare Ilalph E. Casey, preildent of the American Merchant Marine In stltute, said htre Wednesday. Casey watt main speaker at a National Maritime Day luncheon attended by mow than 500 Southland business executives In a Pier C. transit shed at Loni 'tB«»ch Harbor. · * * · ~ "EVEN IN my short experience ns president of the initl tute," Casey said, "I have seen companies breaking off by them, selves to make commitments with unions which did great damage to th* Industry as a whole." Unions compete with each other In "dishing It out" to the companies, the speaker said, As far as the maritime In* duitry Is concerned, he said, merger of the AFL. and the CIO has had little or no effect toward unification. · · "IT MIGHT be said." Casey asserted, "that th* AFL, unions «re now farther apart from the CIO unions than they were be- fort the m«r|tr." Somewhfr* along the line, he said, the unions must "rise above this petty bickering and sniping" and reeoenli» the merchant marine's defense nature. "Otherwise," he said, "they may find too late' that they have unwittingly played Into the hands of those who would have the United States rely upon friendly foreign allies for Its shipping needs." Host for the event was the Long Beach Board of Harbor \CommlssIoners. Thoie attending, in addition to businessmen, were Long Beach and Los Angeles commissioner* and other civic Steel Price ? Hike Seen. Necessary NEW YORK (*--A hike In the price of itw! will noon be "necessary," heads of both big and little iteel companies laic Wednesday, Steel Is an Important c o i t Item In hudredi of artlcl«n con lumen buy, from automobiles to can opener*, and a boost In iteel price* could eventually ha felt by everybody'* pocketbook The iteel linkers made the|r predictions In separate, Informal Intervlewi at the annual con clave of the American Iron Steel Initltute. The only thing they were not certain ^about wai how much prices should, be railed. President" of teveral l a r g e companies noted « pick up In orders d U r i n e the pait faw weeks. They were all uniformly URGES UNITED FRONT Ralph E. Casey, president of the American Merchant Marino Institute, Wednesday urged shipping companies to present a united front to union demands. He was main speaker at National Maritime Day luncheon In Pier C transit shed.--(Staff.) officials; memben of the Pro-' Long Beach Harbor Commission peller Club of the United States, Long Betch-Los Angelts branch, and higtvrnnklns military lend. rs, , · · · « THE DAY'S chairman was William A. HarrinRton, Long leach harbor commissioner. Rear Adm. A. W. Marshall, USN (ret.), was presented an honorary harbormaster's certificate by Maurice W. Duubney, president. Following the luncheon, guests THEY : POUR THE WATER V Graham Must Pay Two 'Stagehands' . , - - . . O...-.,,...,.,-,.,,··:· NEW YORK l/n--A squabble over a nightly pitcher of Ice water on the lectern at evangel. 1st Billy Graham's crusade was reported settled Wednesday night. Yielding to union demands, crusade managers have agreed to pay two stagehands a reported $15 p«r njght. All the stagehands have to' do Is provide the water pitcher and a glass, a Graham spokesman said. "We Juit felt that rather than do anything to Interfere with the success of th* crusade, ~w«-would accept the situation End go along with It," said Roger Hull, head of the crusade executive committee. .·*·.-· · · · · ' ' · -"' 'A CAPACITY crowd of 18,500 filled Madtion Square Garden Wednesday night, the eighth night of the crusade. Some overflow was sent Into a loud' »p*,aker-equlpped basement. . Hull, vice president of the Mutual Life Insurance Co, of New York, said the committee previously had cUclded no stagehands w«r* needed, and so notified the lUEthands' union. He said the union business Bgfnt "emphatically said that 'wt'dld need them." - Alkect If picketing 'of the Garden was threatened, Hull said. "The Implication was there ·'although we den't know that 'they actually Intended to picket." · Comment fnjm union head quarters was unavailable. We had to think of Billy," Ihill said. "If ft picket line was set up, we had to consider that some labor people might not com* through It." . ,, . . , , . . · · · - . · - : - - f · A LABOR DISPUTE also might affect Graham's television itans, since the stagehands' mlon Is active In TV. Graham's crusade goes on ABC-TV each Saturday night beginning June 1. Hull, In response to questions, aid he knew of no other duties he two stagehands at the Garden would have other than pro- Idlng tho water pitcher, since ·hairs and other fixtures on the ilatform remain the same. He said the committee was old the union had an arrangement with the Garden wherehy at least two stagehands would be kept on for any such event aa the current Graham rallies, Ic said Graham's contract for he Garden, however, Included no such provision. '"-Iraqis to Tour U.S. BAGHDAD UP--An I r a q i military mission leaves soon to tour army bases In the United Statea as guests of the Defense Department MaJ. Gen. Najeeb Alrublayl. a division commander, heads the mission. How to prolong the prime of life Instead of regarding old age ai · sad dragging out of existence, than U today chemical hope that for many m«n and women it can ba a period of active, productive life. In June Reader's Dlgeat Paul da Krulf Ulla how amazing dta- coverlea in nutrition nra helping to ward off the procMaeai of a jing. which may begin long be/or* you an old in yean, G«t Jutw Read«r'a Dlgeat at your newaataod today: 42 artl- clea of lasting Internal, Including the beat from leading mag- lines, newspapers and books, condensed to save your time. Arthur Codfrty talk* at»ut ttr-t Dll*t «wy Wtdn en CBS radio. Tuno In. hoarded thn cnilne boat Shearwater for a tolir of Long Beach and Los Anceles harbors. ptlmlstlc about' the long term outlook for steel. · · . » . « ' . PRICES WILL have to go up," Joseph Block, president of '·· IhiitMtistnemi In VODKA 10 iM 100 PrMf. Dili. Iran ftlln. ill. 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