The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1950 · Page 18
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PAGE EIGHTEEN ' m,YTHFVTU,B fARlU COURIER TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1950 A-Planf Workers Given Pay Hike 13-Cent Increase Reported for Men On Wildcat Strike OAK RIDGE, Tcnn., June 13. —A 13-cent general wage increase for 700 laborers ana liodcarriers who started a wildcat walkout on atomic construction Jobs here lias been reported by an AFL official An arbitration board which met in Washington granted the increase effective yesterday, Fred Straiten, business agent of the AFL Union's Local 818, said. St rat ton announced he received a telegram telling of the Increase from Aaron Horvitz, chairman of the arbitration board ana member of the presidential Atomic Energy Labor Relations Panel, Both company and union were pledged to abide by the arbitrators' decision in the dispute in which the laborers sought a wage increase from 95 cents to $1.25 hourly. Stratton said all 700 members of the local, including foremen, are to receive the 13-cent Increase. Ordered Return Union officials denounced the strike May 29 and ordered the men io re turn to work on two ft torn ic plants being built at a cost of $227,000,000. Some 3,800 workers in other AFL unions refused to cross the laborers and hodcarriers picket lines and work on the two plants was halted for nearly a week. The plants will increase the nation's output of the atomic bomb element Uranium-235. Several I aborers told ne wsmcn they quit work because an Immediate decision from an arbitration session here May 29 was not announced. In Washington, the Atomic Energy Commission confirmed that the arbitration board met three Saturday and recommended a 13-cent wage increase for the laborers. Horvitz was reported en route to St. Louis and unavailable for comment. Grateful Burglars ELIZABETH, N. J., June 13. (/P)— Safecrackers lifted several hundred dollars in cash from the Universal Sportswear Co: yesterday and pen- cilled "thanks a million" on the side of the mangled'safe. Two Arkansas Rivais for Governor Announce Campaign Opening Plans ENLARGED PHOTOG — Robert Karl Hughes of Fishook, 11!., weighing 800 pounds, may not be Hie biggest man in Hie world but it's a safe bet he's Ihe world's biggest photographer. Seen trying out a new flash jjuci camera on his farm in Fishook, Hughes measures, eight feet around waist and 33 inches around one thigh. Gannett Newspapers Names News Director ROCHESTER, N. Y.. June 13. (AP)—Vincent S. Jones, executive editor of the Utica Observer-Dispatch and the Utica Press, has been appointed director of the news and editorial office of the Gannett Newspapers. President Frank E Gannett announced the appointment yesterday, effective immediately. Jones will assist L. B. Blanchard, general executive editor of the 21 Gannett newspapers. Blanchard recently assumed the editorship of the Rochester Democrat anri Chronicle. 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