The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1966 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 9, 1966
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Wytlwvllle (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tuesday, August >, 19W- ftp Ant Political Snag By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the worst messes of the year — the airlines strike — is beginning to cause the kind of irritation that in the end may put tight strings on both management and labor. The machinists' union has been on strike against five airlines over a month. This shutdown represents 60 per cent of the country's air services. But this is an election year and Congress, not anxious to antagonize labor, has been hemming and hawing about passing legislation to force the strikers back to work until a settlement is reached. The machinists say the airline companies figure they can hit a better bargain if Congress forces the strikers back to work and therefore for the past week have made no new offers. There was no bargaining last week, but talks resumed Monday. The machinists on July 31 voted down as not big enough a wage increase agreed to by their own negotiators and the airlines and blessed by President Johnson who intervened to get a settlement. The strike continued. Then the Johnson administration pussyfooted in this election year and refused to take a stand one way or the other on whether Congress should pass a law forcing the strikers back to work. The Senate finally passed a resolution ordering them ,to return to their job for 30 days and giving the President authority to keep them there another 150 days until a settlement is reached. (It would be a worse mess still if, after such a measure became law, the strikers refused to return to work.) At first the Senate sought to justify its action on the grounds that the strike had caused a national emergency. But Johnson's secretary of labor, W. Willard Wirtz, said there wasn't any such thing. Then the Senate said the strike "threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree such as to deprive any section of the country of essential services." The House Commerce Committee is now considering action on the Senate bill but meanwhile the chairman, Barley 0. Staggers, D-W.Va., urged the strikers and the companies to settle the dispute to avoid legislation "you will regret the rest of your lives." Thereupon Wirtz summoned the negotiators of both sides to a joint session. There have been basic frustrations about these negotiations — as there always are about any such dragged-out negotiations resulting in long strikes affecting the public interest — and the results eventually may not be good for management or labor. For more than 20 years, when big crippling strikes have occurred, there have been calls for compulsory arbitration to prevent any more of them. It seems certain that the only thing which prevented Congress from passing compulsory arbitration for labor and management was this simple fact: Thai the big crippling strikes were scattered far enough apart to allow public indignation to cooi down between them. But now the talk starts again. * * * Sen. Jacob K. Javits, a libera! New York Republican, has predicted within a year Congress will pass permanent legislation to deal with strikes in airlines and ofiier industries which, like airlines, are government-regulated. And Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said unless business, industry and unoins display "self-discipline" on wages and prices issues it could lead "to something nobody will like." He said there was a possibility that this something might be antistrike legislation. HER HIGHNESS makes a first-class base runner. That's Princess Grace at left, racing for first after connecting during a Monaco baseball game, part yf the principality's celebration of "Americaii Week." The former Grace Kelly of Philadelphia was one of the most enthusiastic participants. At right, she directs her enthusiasm toward a gen- nine American ice cream cone. Today In Washington Today in Washington By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Skiver during the organization of the antlpoverty program. But his appointment as deputy WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Labor says a i director of the Office of Eco- record 76.4 million persons were I nomic Opportunity, which di- employed in July while the jobless rate for the month dropped "not significantly" to 3.9 per reels the war on poverty, was blocked when congressional critics charged he was too liberal. cent. iHe then returned to the Penta- The department said Monday | gon to take the post he is vacal- the number of persons em-! ing, which does not require Sen- ployed last month rose by 680,- • ate confirmation. 000. The number of unemployed, " "."..' by 650,000 to 3.2 ! million persons. it said, dropped by 650,000 to 3.2' Capital Footnotes After reaching a 12-year low By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Smithsonian Institution of 3.7 per cent in April, the job-j w jii begin Sept. 1 displaying the less rate had held steady at 41 mi-foot sailboat Tinkerbelle, in per cent during May and June! which Robert Manry crossed — largely because of an influx < the Atlantic last year. of student job-seekers. I Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del., Commissioner Arthur M. Ross (has proposed legislation to give of the Bureau of Labor Stalls- j President Johnson authority to tics said the employment pic- raise the interest rate on gov- ture of the last year adds up to ernment savings bonds to 5 per virtual full employment for ex- cent, perienced, well-trained workers, j Donald G. MacDonald, But, Ross added, the picture director of the U.S. aid mission does not mean the same thing I in Nigeria, will replace Charles for the poor and untrained who]A. Mann as director of the aid make up the bulk of the jobless, mission to Viet Nam. He said "it is nothing like full! employment" for the socially transportation work A HELPING HAND LICTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — A brief exchange in a court case here: Magistrate: What do you do for a living? Witness: I help my father. Magistrate: And what does youi father do? Witness: He is looking for petet- the Mint bird. The eagle whose likeness appears on most- United States currency was actually a resident of the Philadelphia mint for about six years in the 1850s. Where he came from or why he chose the pressroom in the mint as his. hangout could only be conjecture but he was 'something special to the employees and was permitted to come and go as he pleased, inside or outside the complex. Peter's curiosity would give credit to a cat. ti* enjoyed watching coining operations and would get as close to the action as possible and remain there until he was satisfied he had seen all there was to see. This inquisitiveness was respected by the workmen bur it was to lead to Peter's destruction. If happened daring a est strike of a new die. Peter became so engrossed that he failed to notice someone starting the press on which he was perched. The lurch of the flywheel hrew him to the floor caus- naj injuries that proved oral in spit* cf the core md attention given him by lis friends. A taxidermist, hired by the entire mint personnel repaired Peter's broken wing and mounted him in a glass case in the cabinet room of the mint. Here he continues to model for his likeness on coins and notes of the United States. Peter's future as a model is assured since the coinage law requires an eagle on the reverse of all United States coins above the denomination of a dime. Since the new flying eagle cent of 1857 was destined for world-wide circulation, it was fitting that it advertise the four major export commodities of the United States. The design on the reverse is a wreath of corn, cotton, tobacco and wheat *** Missile Silo Blast Alters Boy's Life By ED SHEARER SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Gary Wayne Lay, 19, looks back on that dark afternoon one year ago and he knows it was a day that changed his life. "I don't think I'll never get completely over it," he says. "I still thank God for what happened to me but my nerves are just about gone. levels and suffocated. The underground silo is one of 54 in the United States holding Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles Cocked and ready for a one-way trip with a nuclear payloa'd. This complex, one of 18 in Arkansas, is outside this north central Arkansas town of 8,269 population. The missile wasn't armed at "I had nightmares for several | the time. months and I still have them every once in a while." Lay, a student at the University of Arkansas, Was doing summer work as a part-time laborer helping renovate a Titan II missile site one year ago today when an explosion and flash fire tore through the nine-story underground structure — called a launch silo complex. Lay and another workman, Hubert A. Saunders, 60, of Conway got out with minor burns. Another 53 men died in the dark horror of the big tube, either killed by the explosion or the fire, or trapped at various A 30-man investigation team concluded that the tragedy, worst in the history of this nation's space and missile systems, started when a welder's torch touched a fuel line. Lay, who was working on the second level when the fire started, climbed up an emergency ladder after walking through the fire. "It was horrible. I could hear men screaming and crying. Somebody was yelling, 'Help me! God, help me!' I tried to go down the ladder, but the men were jammed up there, so I went up, through foe fire. If it hadn't been for God, I'd never have got out of there," Lay said. Saunders returned to. the Titan job three months after the blast and stayed on it until it was completed last June. He now is employed by a painting contractor in Morrilton. "It didn't bother me at all," Saunders said. "I'm not the excitable type. My wife didn't worry either. Neighbros talked about it some, but everything was back to normal in a few days." and economically disadvantaged, the undereducated and youths with little or no job experience. Capital Quote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "I can't offer one single ounce of encouragement" — Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz, re- A BATTERED CAN fashioned into a makeshift wagon provides a toy for a Monfagnard child seated on his mother's knee. The Montagnards, living in the rugged hill country of Viet • Nam, for centuries wejre— isolated from the rest ^ of the country until war swept over them. Their Water Source -v'-- : The group of islands know, T , - T ° wn York lawyer, is the new principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced Monday that Hoopes would succeed Adam Yarmolineky, who has resigned to become a professor at Harvard Law School. Hoopes has been deputy assistant secretary of defense for Near East, South Asia and military assist- porting that prospects of ending | as the Bermudas contain no.sur- the airlines strike at the bar- f ac e water. Rainfall is the onl£ table had ebbed to I source of fresh water, and it-is "ceiling zero, visibility zero. TURTLES SAY 'KERPLUNG'? MEMPHIS, Term. (AP) - The noise in C. B. Roach's car kept going "kerplunk," but Roach couldn't find the source. "I don't care what you do," Roach finally told a mechanic. "Take the car apart. Just find ance policy review. that noise." 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